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

2012 CFDA Fashion Awards Presented In New York

NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awardsand commemorated the organization’s 50th anniversary at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Saturday Night Live’s head writer and anchor Seth Meyers was the host for the … Continue reading

A.F. Vandevorst Fall/Winter 2012 Ready to Wear

Mood/Style: it was all about the clothes for the A.F. Vandevorst’s Fall 2012 collection. Models with faces completely obscured by swaddling scarves and hats brought forth ample knits and trench coats, cinched at the waist by wide leather belts. Initially leaving all to the imagination, arms were obscured with long leather gloves; legs covered by … Continue reading

Ethical Fashion Designer: Sakina M’Sa

Born in Nioumadzaha, the largest of the Comoros Islands southeast of Africa, Sakina M’Sa arrived in Marseilles at the age of seven, studied art in France, then started to design clothes that she sold at festivals and bazaars. Her collection has an urban, eclectic sophistication, draped, looped, gathered and tucked into unexpected shapes, with a touch of punk … Continue reading

Wow! Naeem Khan Autumn/Winter 2012-13 is Breathtaking!

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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

Beauty In Nature: Designer Profile on Tracy Reese (Detroit flower girl)

TRACY REESE – MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SPRING 2012 COLLECTIONS Her inspiration, she explains is “A feminine yet relaxed mood is achieved through the juxtaposition of romance and sport, comfort and flattery. Subtle hues of khaki and blush mixed with pastel shades of waterfall, misty blue and aqua tears gradually intensify to deep saturated tones and neon … Continue reading

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