Monday, 17 November 2014

*the other chanel... #modelmonday

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Seems like one of my absolute favorite models is back to work.

After taking a hiatus [I'm actually not sure that she did; regardless] she is back on the scene!

And, with a name like Chanel Iman, you know she's destined to be a formidable fashion force.

“If I could, I’d have strawberry pancakes with whipped cream every morning, but during the week I eat fruit, yogurt, cereal, eggs, toast, and, of course, oatmeal.”- Chanel Iman.

Here's her amazingly chic cover story for June's edition of Harper's Bazaar Russia.

Enjoy!




Isn't that last shot just gorgeous? I love it!

[Can't believe she's younger than me! *grumble*]

xx
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

*waking up


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Hello kiddies...


...and welcome to the new site!


Who would have thought that a "simple" website migration would be so time consuming!

Alas, it is finished [for the most part; just a few minor adjustments to make] but, with a number of unfinished posts and NYFW coming up *bites nails*, no time like the present to get up and running!


Just to get back into the groove of things, here's a funky fresh throwback editorial entitled 'Haute Tension' featuring one of my all time fave models, Natalia Vodianova (who has recently been named the fifth highest-paid model of 2014).
'Haute Tension,' featuring Natalia Vodianova; shot by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Paris March 2003.



Isn't she gorge?!


So much more to come, so buckle up!


And have a great day!


xx


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Friday, 27 June 2014

*R15; next up, burberry

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Ok, so I have a confession to make...

I am really, really liking the Burberry brand.

I don't know what it is; maybe it's the fact that they're moving away from that nude-checkered pattern that the brand is known for and into a more...colorful territory, but something is speaking to me, and it is saying, "I'm fun, I'm playful, I'm luxury."

Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative and CEO at Burberry, seems to really know what he's doing, steering the 158 year old brand in a magnificent direction. Recently, we've seen a unique use of materials-from shiny metallics to see-through plastics- and while, the clothing still retains its luxe feel, designers have taken that and added a fun ease to it, experimenting with new, bright colors and textures.

Love these textured skirts!..and the length=sophistication

The classic elements are still there- the British feel, the longer silhouette, even the "Burberry Trench,"- but this time reworked in a fresh, modern take.



Ruffles, ombre AND leather; what more could you want?

xx
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Thursday, 26 June 2014

*Buy or Bye?!: @rihanna

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Darlings, Queen B reigned supreme in our last edition, but now it's time to put your voting fingers to use again.

Queen of controversial outfits, and ex-queen of Instagram, Rihanna, covers the July/August issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia.

While the title "The New Modesty: Cover up in Style" suggests a bad girl gone good, we all know Rih loves to bare it all.

Do you believe this Bajan beauty and recent CFDA Style Icon Award recipient has changed her ways? Or are you not buying it?


...harem action realness...
I think she slays...but it's not for me to decide.

Let your clicker do the talking.

xx
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*R15: from the top, A. Wang

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So kiddies, it has indeed taken me quite a while to compile and document my favorite resort collections which I guess I will quickly run through, showing you my favorite looks.

First off, we have A. Wang. A relative newcomer to the fashion scene, Wang first gained notoriety for winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition in 2008. Since then, he has, in addition to maintaining his own line, been hired as the Creative Director for the fashion powerhouse Balenciaga and successfully demonstrated impeccable tailoring skills and innovation when it comes to design.

His offerings for the 2015 Resort collections are no exception, with Wang, showing progression in his work and featuring his own urban, street flair with a tongue-in-cheek nouveau approach to tie-dye.

Wang said he was preoccupied with the idea of care instructions and things being ruined by washing, colors running and such, and thus, a laundromat setting was the designer's ideal setting when preparing the lookbook.

And, while not all of his clothing may be to my liking, none can deny that he is has a unique perspective when it comes to clothing.

What do you think?

I'm diggin' it...hehe

xx
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*last resort?

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..to get us in a summery mood!

With summer in the air [and thankfully so] nothing says easy, breezy like the new 2015 Resort Collections that have recently debuted.

Coming from the Caribbean [which is probably the pioneer of resort clothing], I find it quite interesting to see how foreign designers interpret resort clothing. And, while these collections need not necessarily showcase blowing-in-the-wind, tie-dyed fabrics, due to a global shift towards simplicity, comfort and chicness, it seems that these pieces are [in the same vein] stylish, wearable and easily integrated into any wardrobe. I mean, isn't that the point of resort, effortless comfort?

I'll stop now and let the clothes do the talking...

Click for hyperlinks to some of my favorite collections and head on over to Style.com to see ALL the gorgeousness.

Enjoy!

*BURBERRY PRORSUM*
*CAROLINA HERRERA*
*CHANEL*
*DIOR*
*FENDI*
*GUCCI*
*LOUIS VUITTON*
*MICHAEL KORS*
*OSCAR DE LA RENTA*
*PROENZA SCHOULER*
*RALPH LAUREN*
*VERSACE*

xx
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

*splish splash

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Darlings, happy to report that I am in sunny Miami, treating myself to a very well-deserved graduation present!

This past year has been without-a-doubt very rigorous and it's nice to have time to kick-back, drink lots of wine and relax.

The weather in Miami is absolutely gorgeous now; not too hot, but sunny and warm enough to tan by the pool, cocktail in hand, something that I have been taking FULL advantage of!

Lots of fashion coming up lovelies...

...right after I return from the beach. *wink*

Enjoy this wonderfully appropriate editorial featured in this month's Vogue Australia's issue.

"Splash Out" featuring Edita Vilkeviciute; shot by Gilles Bensimon
...wish I could look like that on the beach.

xx
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

BRB: Back and Ready to Blog.

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Sigh....

So this has been such a hectic and crazily eventful year, but I am glad to say that it's over and, almost a year later (since my last post), I am now a college graduate *blush* with a number of new experiences that I am so eager to share with you all!

I always mention just how much I love blogging, as not just a means of keeping up with the fashion industry, but also simply as a creative outlet, and I am just itching to dust this keyboard off and stretch these editorial muscles.

Thus, apr├Ęs a little blogging cat nap, I am back, happily so, and ready to blog.

umm..how do I do this again?? Eek...
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