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Fashion Attack! ELIE SAAB SS 2014 READY TO WEAR COLLECTION

Elie Saab debuted his newest collection, “A Lace Garden,”. The collection featured bright colors including: camellia white, rosy pink, bright bougainvillea, and and greenhouse green. 

Read full show review at STYLE

I DIE. What is your favorite piece in this collection?

Fashion Attack! MSGM x TOILETPAPER’S “Beautiful Nightmare” Collection

"After their newest Kenzo campaign creative group TOILETPAPER made another big (and quite amazing) collaboration worth checking out!

Together with Italian fashion brand, MSGM, they designed and produced a limited number of crazy surreal sweatshirts depicting scenes you’d only find in an awkward but beautifully fashionable dream.”

At approximately 6:00am this morning, I was told by a friend that I have not done an outfit post in a minute. It is just that I have no one to take pictures for me. Tonight I am going to take more! I will just enlist my boyfriend to help me. We do have a crossfit and a movie date tonight…

Anyway, these pictures were from about a month ago when my siblings were in town. The Saturday we went out was literally all THINGS. We drank cucumber vodka, all of us BROs all weirdly enough wore peplum body con something or others, and high heels.

OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Dress: No designer brand. Purchased at Ross (my first body con dress)
  • Necklace: Nazar Designs
  • Shoes: Micheal Kors

I swear I am going to do more What I Wore Posts!

FASHION ATTACK! Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

I am currently coming off a post-vacation high. I went to Miami for 7 glorious days to visit friends, family, eat, sleep, walk, and think. I missed my boos here in Mexico, however I am back and feeling refreshed. I also found out my next diplomatic posting is in Brussels, Beligum! I will be leaving in July 2015.

Because of my trip to Miami, I thought it would be a perfect time to share one of Miami’s most famed former resident’s Versace! “Versus Versace has officially released their 2013 Spring/Summer line! The diffusion label has often been defined by its approach to creative under the elements of “innovation, flair and the unconventional.”

A look into the label’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign channels much of the brand’s energy through a series of psychedelic and semi-realistic patterns, styled in unison top to bottom.”

Isn’t this line fab!? Have a great week everyone!

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I am a serious fan of Target’s recent fashion collabs. Target’s latest collaboration with designer Kate Young is nothing to scoff at. I love the bright colors and the girlish flair! The whole collaboration screams I am ready for WARM WEATHER! Prices range from $15 – $90. The collection drops on April 14th in-store and www.target.com.

Below are some of my favorite pieces!

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Do you like any of the pieces from the Target X Kate Young collab?

These shoes are too good not to buy and it is ALREADY open-toe, bare-leg season here where I live in Mexico.

Get them here. Happy almost Friday! Tonight I am going out with my ladies and doing some Crossfit right after work.

I think that most people who enjoy fashion tend to focus on specific fashion Meccas (Prague, Paris, New York) but the truth is that there are plenty of places in the world that have bourgeoning with talented designers and lines. I think that Canada is definitely overlooked. One of my favorite blogs, I.LOVE T.O.  introduced me to Outclass. There Autumn/Winter 2012 collection is full of designs that take menswear to awhole new stratosphere. The looks are detailed, diverse, and each look says. “I am a modern man.” My favorite pieces, the bomber jacket. The jacket is chic, uses the 2012 leather trend effectively, and has lots detailing.

 

What else could you ask for men?


high quality fabric selection. Take a look at the pics, and pay close attention to the details.


Black Pilot Bomber with Wool Scarf


Order Online: outclass.ca/shop



Fashion Attack: Portraits of Some of the Best Dressed Men in Africa, The Swenkas

There is something about African men. Yes, I may be biased since my family is from Ghana, but it is the way they carry themselves. Even when times are tough and things get hard, attitude is what makes the most difference. Like the Swenkas (which I assume is derived from the word ”swank”) carry the weight of the world but also undeniable swagger, cockiness, and unbelivable style. From the color of their suits, to their wide smiles, these men have it.

There is no way you could deny that The Swenkas got it right. I dare you to say otherwise.  

Portraits of some of The Swenkas of Johannesburg, photographed by Marc Shoul, men who dress up every Saturday night, in their Sunday best, and compete in a mixture of fashion of choreography for prizes and prestige.

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Fashion Attack! Esther Quek, Women Taking Menswear to Another Level

Can I introduce you to the fashionable Esther Quek, fashion editor for The Rake, a men’s style and luxury magazine?

I tried to look for something that would adqequately describe her style and these eleven words do it better than I ever could.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn.

As one of her admires said, “Ladies, tired of dresses? Quek it & suit-up!” Want more fashion inspiration of Ester? Click here.

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Now that I have a large relatively sterile place (while temporary) I am always looking for ways to make it my own. I am a person that loves bright colors and loud prints. After browsing one of my favorite blogs, African Prints in Fashion, I loved the post about interior design! Surprisigly enough, (I have ceased buying clothing, jewelry, and shoes for myself) I have dedicated a large amount of my salary to decorating my home. I am hoping that Mr. Bannis’ designs are going to be a mainstay in my home!

Read more about my new favorite interior designer…

Andrew Bannis is a man on a mission to make African cloth fashionable, starting in his London loft. Read more of the article about his company here.

Andrew Bannis runs Royal Hut together with his business partner Louise Kay. There design company specializes in making African cloth become a mainstain in everyone’s homes. His line includes: bedlinen to bath robes and just about everything else in between!

 Photos: Andrew Bannis´ Home via the Telegraph

Happy Friday: Duran Duran “Girl Panic” In Honor of New York Fashion Week.

I am NOT going to repeat the millions of other fashion blogs that are covering 2012 New York Fashion Week because I just want to take it all in. I have already seen some AHMAZING coverage on some of my favorite blogs already! However, this video is dedicated to the covergirls/supermodels of the 90s.

Happy Friday and may you strut yourself all through out the weekend like Ms. Diva Naomi Campbell.

While I can participate in my usual blogger events from where I live in Mexico but I will be living through my friends and blogger buddies around the world! Fashion Night Out (FNO) is GLOBAL!

Fashions Night Out
For more information on the Mexico City celebration (tonight) and Guadalajara (September 13) click here.
 
What is FNO?
 
Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza.

The evening events include special limited-edition products, free nibbles and bubbly, celebrity appearances, and unforgettable performances in iconic stores, salons,  and boutiques.

 
I can not wait to hear everyone’s recaps! My wallet is in a fashion remission right while I focus in on home decor (I am a big kid now)!

My Ghanaian Culture: Ghanaian-Canadaian Designer, Yaw “Tony” Asante Takes Fabric to Another Level

Architect | Painter | Illustrator | Furniture | Designer of Many Things
Ghanaian graphic designer Yaw “Tony” Asante,  is based in Toronto, Canada.

"Heart of Toronto based artist and born with the gift to create and form amazing art, Yaw mastersin architecture, visual arts, photography, illustration, graphic design andplays with carpentry. Hedabbles in all the arts, except he can’t sing or act but he loves being able todo what he does with his talents to create solutions for his clients."

When I have finished my career in public service I am headed straight for a career in textiles. The attention to detail, explosive use of color, and brillance of his textiles is what really drew me to Yaw’s fabric prints. The prints are unique but still have West African feel.


Check him out! Tumblr, Behance, Twitter.

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Fashion Attack! JOSH GOOT RESORT 2013

Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, >Josh GootResort 2013 has brought together beautiful color and vibrant designs. His collection is an awesome display of coral pinks and ocean blues, which craftfully display prints derived from the reef and its underwater species. 

Goot’s designs have a sporty aesthetic with strong silhouettes. “Cropped jackets and flirty skater skirts are reminiscent of the iconic flamenco dresses and bull fighter costumes, both native to Spain. Minimal with an appropriate amount of shock value.” via  wetheurban

Fashion Attack! What I Wore to the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) Mid-Year Reception.

This past Friday I attended the a reception that brought together the past, future, board members to celebrate the achievements of the group and to discuss future and past of international affairs.

Every year in Aspen, Colorado ICAP brings together a small group of mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups with senior officials and policy-makers to spend one week discussing: international issues, common career patterns of a successful international career, obstacles that face high achieving minorities, and how to increase diversity in the senior ranks. I was able to act as support, in the selection of participants, actually going to Aspen, and making sure the event went smoothly. For more information visit www.icapaspen.org

What I Wore:

Dress: Piperlime.com

Earrings: Lulu’s DuPont Circle

Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Cuff: Banana Republic

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