Monday, 25 December 2017

ALC PreFall 2018

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I admit the only reason I’m interested in Andrea Lieberman is because her past lies in being a stylist. My observation is that her line is perhaps too curated, too thought out, too sales oriented, but this is what you get with a background in  pushing each celebrity that she dresses to make the best dressed list. She is a perfectionist. 

The look of her Pre-Fall collection was balanced, clean and literally would be an asset in any closet. I like the silhouettes, I like the elegance and I certainly love the details in her extra-wide sleeves throughout. Simple, unfussy and the foundation of a good wardrobe.

Yet there’s absolutely no excitement. Yes, we all want to have classic pieces but the future generation also need a hint of individuality; they also need a little fun. She could have added three more pieces inclined in that direction. But hey, overall it was well crafted and modern. x


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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Versace. Versace. Versace Spring 1994 RTW. Gianni.

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The immaculate gold safety-pin dress worn to full effect by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994, a hard to look away collection that made your heart skip a beat this was Gianni Versace, the genius tailor of sex. 

Before Hurley, the show that will forever be stamped in our minds is the Spring 1994 Ready to Wear, VERSACE.

Kate Moss in a navy pin-striped suit, one part banker, another part Catholic school girl. Christy Turlington in full-blown Lolita mode, wearing a pink gingham pinafore paired with short white socks and pumps speared through with a kilt pin. The extended offering also included tie-dyed laces and lace-trimmed biker shorts that made abbreviated shifts "decent."


The source of Gianni’s inspiration was clear. Punk. The use of pins, slashings, the cut-outs all careful engineered. This was sex and rebellion.

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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.

curated by Nik Stewart and Tigerlily Hill Photographer - Cortez Vernon  BloggerImage BloggerImage

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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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