Here’s another dress in my line of shift dresses. I’m hoping that you have seen the previous outfit posts along this line.
What makes this shift dress so special to me is that it is a racerback. Racerbacks -whether in swimsuit or tank tops – are a sleeveless garment which tends to have a narrower line of fabric running down in between the shoulder blades. They are seen to be sportier than more fully covered garments. I like racerbacks because they offer some skin appeal without being too revealing. After all, who is going to say that your shoulder blades are distracting? Everyone has shoulder blades after all!
Laura Narayansingh is an architect and Monday Wear designer who has not disappointed since her first Monday Wear collection debut. HER – the LNMW19 debuted two nights ago and some of the pieces have already sold out. Can you believe that? I would definitely consider that a sign of a successful designer!
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Laura Narayansingh catches my eye for two reasons – the first, her architectural designs and the second, her Monday Wear designs. I’ve always said that I wanted to teach a studio class that combined different design fields. Laura does just that in her every day life. Without any further ado, here’s our virtual sit down with Trinidadian architecture, Monday wear, and now Every day wear designer – Laura.
You are an architect, what was the reason behind your career choice?
I’d always associated architecture with art. I’d been inclined to anything that had to do with a pen and paper for as long as I can remember. My parents both came from humble means and grew to become highly respected liberal professionals. So, my sister and I were always expected to do the same. To my father in particular, my attraction to art meant that I would have to become an architect.
I’d always answer the question “what would you like to be when you grow up” with “an architect”.
I have been super taken with high-waist, flow-y maxi skirts lately. You’ll probably be seeing a number of outfit posts with me in one. I like that they are feminine, offer coverage, and can create great peek-a-boo leg effects when slits are involved.
I really wanted to try my hand at mixing prints in an outfit I was making. I think that there are a handful of people that do it wonderfully and it is definitely a skill that I would like to hone as a designer. I feel like it would set my garments and collections apart if it was something I could excel at. Here is my first attempt.
I paired a blue animal print-esque pattern with blue and white stripes, treating the stripes like a neutral as I have seen many other fashionistas do, to make a playsuit that I think would be perfect for fete-ing Read More