Saturday, 16 December 2017

G U C C I | PreFall 2018

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The Gucci girl, we are all in love with her. Alessandro Michele, the designer, the recent phenom, we can’t get enough of him. With his help for Pre-Fall, the models roamed the Eternal City of Milan providing the perfect backdrop for the most exquisite and extravagant silhouettes.



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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Natural Hairstyles Stole The Runway At Fashion Week throughout this year

I’m never surprised during fashion week, positive or negative, but the excitement I feel in this era of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy is good for the soul. The  fight for diversity across all categories (skin color, hair type and dress size) is finally a meaningful conversation which may result in options. At the very least. This prompted my best friend, Nik and I to write a piece about the fashionable young girls back home in the Cayman Islands who has made every attempt to live a life outside of hair scrutiny.

#hairhaze |  Natural hair is imminent 

Interviewing the young ladies pictured, they spoke to us about their choice to have natural hair, we noticed that their stories were in essence the same. 

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The illusion of society’s definition of hair beauty being straight, chemically relaxed or enhanced did not appeal to them and this was purposefully passed down to them from their parents. 

They somehow had little tolerance for the lack of understanding for wanting to have natural hair and as they stood uncombed and purveyors of their naturalness, they had no apologies. We delved in further. 

The reality for black girls has always been to imitate European hair in order to be accepted as a true beauty, yet these girls seen in the photo had somehow escaped or defied those standards. 

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Their answers were all the same: their parents, their cognizance of the damage that could be done by altering their hair texture and their role models all had natural hair as well. 

In short, they had no interest in making others feel ‘relaxed’ by going out of their way to chemically relax their crowning beauty. They were born with this hair and they are hell-bent on maintaining the truthfulness of their hair forward. Unfazed by hair haze. 

Part 1 of Series 1

fashion. finance. future.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Dolce&Gabbana SP 18 RTW

The Dolce & Gabbana runway show was purely evening looks and it was all incredible.

The cast of millennials wore lit-up tiaras from the label’s last Spring show and if customers were flying in from all around the world for their #DG fix, the designers gave them more of what they came for?  "Queen of Hearts," was the theme.

The collection’s virtue was in its variety. But by positioning the Instagram generation on the sidelines and returning to a straightforward model cast, the show was superb.

The designers have promised to keep rethinking and renewing the model. We are always here for D&G.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

NAEEM KHAN | Bridal Fall 2018

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Naeem Khan included notes of the ’50s and ’60s in this collection, the traditional bride but also the girl looking for something vaguely retro. 


The standouts were an embroidered jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, the ball gown with intricate floral appliqués coating the skirt and bust,  an asymmetrical, off-the-shoulder gown with floral embroidery lining a thigh-high slit, and a strappy gown with a skirt made of five tiers of raffia. 


Khan gave options, he said "It’s the idea of showing a couple different dresses so you can change during your amazing occasion." Wedding season or not, these pieces are perfection.

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