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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fashions for Gold

Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Prada and Stella McCartney are making a huge splash in the sports world. No it's not for fashion week, but a worldwide runway, the 2012 Olympics in London. While most athletes across the world are scrambling for a gold metal these designers are giving Olympians the midas touch with their fashion collection.
South Africa- Leigh Schubert
Ralph Lauren designed clothes for the American team.
USA- Ralph Lauren
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England-Stella McCartney

France Equestrian team-Hermes
Stefano Rellandini / Reuters
Italy- Giorgio Armani
Puma
Jamaica- Cedella Marley and Puma
                                                             Reporting from London cheerio!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday in the Garden

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers.
skirt-vintage, shirt-F21
belt-River Island, shoes- Robert Cavalli
fascinator-from portobello market
earrings-vintage

                                                                         Have a blossoming week!
(Thanks Mavis Ntam for the wonderful photos)

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Showstoppers of Paris Couture Fall 2012

Paris Fall 2012 couture fashion shows just ended and it was amazing. I always anticipate the end of each show, where designers showcase the showstoppers of all showstoppers. No haute couture show is ever complete without the bride and the wedding gown. *As i gasp just thinking about it.  Here are some of my favorite finale constructions from the Fall 2012 Couture shows.

Just a side note: In France, the term haute couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris based in Paris, France. The chambre syndicale de la haute couture is defined as "the regulating commission that determines which fashion houses are eligible to be true haute couture house". Their rules state that only "those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label haute couture. (found on Wikipedia) 

Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture
Giambattista Valli
Valentino Fall 2012 Couture
Valentino
Versace Fall 2012 Couture
Versace
Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 Couture
Maison Martin Margiela
Alexis Mabille Fall 2012 Couture
Alexis Mabille
Armani Privé Fall 2012 Couture
Armani Prive
Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture
Christian Dior
Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2012 Couture
Ulyana Sergeenko
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier
Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture
Eli Saab
Chanel Fall 2012 Couture
Chanel
                                                                          Be.Inspired


(photos courtesy of style.com)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fashionista Wear: All of the lights

Awhile ago I attended an intimate event with designer Isabel Toledo and her husband Ruben Toledo at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. What a vivid night. I was accompanied by my cousin Mera and my friend Jasmine of  Webhautejas. This is What I wore.

dress-Zara, necklace-Oscar De La Renta

shoes-Rock and Republic
Me and Jasmine, clutch-vintage

Have an illuminated weekend!


Monday, July 2, 2012

The Allure of the Maasai

The Maasai are a ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and nothern Tanzania in east Africa. They are famous for their unique customs, noble physique and vibrant dress. Not to mention the most amazing beaded jewelry.  No wonder why many luxury companies have placed them in national ads.

In 2003 the Land Rover Freelander was developed after studying the Maasai tribe.
Land Rover Defender: Landscapes, Masai
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The newest ad campaign with this captivating tribe is this Armani Ad.


More stunning pics of the native tribe.


masai people

Maasai Cricket Warriors

                                                                       Have a colorful week!

(photos courtesy of google images)