From Genocide to African Catwalks – How Rwandan Women are Building their Lives and the Fashion Industry

KIGALI, Jun 23 2014 (IPS) – Before Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Salaam Uwamariya’s husband, a professor, was the family breadwinner, providing for her and their eight children. Uwamariya sold vegetables at a nearby market to supplement their income. But like many in this Central African nation, her life changed in just the 100 days starting in April 1994 when … Continue reading

Best Summer 2012 Accessory: Bicycle

  This Summer get in gear & good shape while looking quite cute riding around running errands on your bicycle. Here are some pretty cool ones that have appealing features. I threw in some of my favorite ladies who represent quite well. Solange Knowles out on her bike looking like Sunshine. The Viking Shopper is … Continue reading

Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012/2013

I’m super excited about fashion again as a result of what I’ve seen so far from day 1 of Milan Fashion Week. I’ve been working on a few projects and have not had time to dedicate to this space, however I should be writing and updating here with more consistency. Thank goodness I was on … Continue reading

Cici Ali: Somalian Beauty

Since her discovery by scout master Elmer Olsen, Canadian model Cici Ali has brought her gorgeous brown eyes, killer legs, and most importantly diversity to catwalks around the world. Hailing from Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, she studied fashion at Humber College before deciding to pursue a full time modeling career. Today the 5’9 … Continue reading

Marihenny Rivera Passilbe Dominican Princess

New face at New York Model Management. Height – 5’9” Bust – 34 Waist – 24 Hips – 34 Eyes – Brown Hair – Black Marihenny Rivera  New York Model Management New Faces Poster 2011 Dominican Models are making a strong presence in the Fashion Industry, from veteran Omahyra Mota, to new stars Sessilee Lopez, … Continue reading

elements of style

elements of style by pipercarter featuring striped bags Below my fashion collage is a picture of each item. If you see something you like, just click the image. You will be directed to the site to purchase.

Melodie Monrose

Fresh Face Melodie Monrose! Her stunning beauty is a mix of elegance, sophistication & quirkiness. This French newcomer has to be the most impressive of all: She’s a style.com Top 10 new face!, She made COACD’s Top Ten!, & On E! news they mentioned Melodie in a little segment about fashion week. She was one … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.