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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Antonio Berardi: Futuristic Layers

Sometimes its hard to believe that we are in the year 2012. Things have been evolving such as technology and new inventions. When I saw the Antonio Berardi ready to wear spring 2013 collection I was quickly reminded of this futuristic era. It embodies a blend of the cartoon "The Jetson" and the movie "The Fifth element". The shapes and mixture of fabrics are well balanced to tell a story of our forthcoming, easy to wear layers for every body type. Here are a couple of my favorite looks.


 





             
                                    Have a Futuristic Week!

(Photos courtesy of style.com)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Etro Spring 2013

I can't get enough of the Etro spring 2103 ready to wear collection. I'm always simulated by bold colors and prints and Etro hit it right on the nose with this Asian influenced collection but with a silent nod to west Africa, I call it AsiaAfric. I just made that word up. Veronica Etro cited that she was feeling the primal discipline: martial arts, Orientalist paintings, the ingenuity of a dress cut from a square of fabric, the tradition of intricate knotting. she didn't mention anything about Africa, but I saw some of the influence through some of the cuts of the dresses, vivid colors and prints.












                                          Have a bold weekend!


(photos courtesy of Style.com)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mark Fast: Around The Way Girl

London fashion week is in full effect and I couldn't help but notice the Mark Fast collection. I keep singing LL Cool J's "Around The Way Girl", which came to mind with Fast's nod to the hip-hop. Ladies if you remeber that song, you know you wanted to be that girl in the video, trust I was one of them.  This collection is a fresh take on what I consider the "new homegirl".  She looks tough in the face, but wears light pastel colors and with a very girly polish. I adored everything from the fringed detailing to the metal-chained belts. Bravo to the designer for taking me back to my childhood. Here are a couple of my favorite looks from the collection.







                               "You got me shook up shook down shook out on your loving"
                                                                 Be.Expressive

(photos courtesy of style.com)

Friday, September 14, 2012

NYFW:Christian Siriano

I attended the Christian Siriano spring 2013 presentation, one word describes what I felt, WOW.  It was like walking in a dream, that's how light and beautiful the gowns were. Siriano a former dancer was inspired by a performance of American Ballet Theatre's The Dream. His vision was thoroughly translated from the ballerina bun hair to the satin fabric shoes. Did I mention that the shoes were to die for. I loved him on project runway and I'm really not surprised to see how successful he has been.  Here are some of my favorite looks and a video I shot of the finale.















                                    Don't be afraid to dream, have an inspiring weekend.


(photos courtesy of Style.com)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

NYFW: Arise Magazine: African Icons

I was honored to be invited to the "Arise Magazine: African Icons" show at New York fashion week. Five designers were selected in a continent wide contest to participate and present their collection in partnership with Mercedes Benz.  What an exciting experience to see all the talent that is coming out of Africa. I really appreciated how the the designers kept the essence of the continent thru the designs.

I'm still working on  my camera skills, but here is a brief video I took from the frontrow.

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Tiffany Amber




Tsemaye Binitie



Maki Oh



Gavin Rajah



Menswear designer Oswald Boateng was honored at the show and clearly the crowd favorite.




(Photos courtesy of hauteafrica.com)

Thank you Essence Magazine for the photo feature, this is what I wore.

Gorgeous in Green
Necklace-Oscar de La renta, Top-Calvin Klein, Pants-River Island