This lady, undoubtedly, manages to take the essence of the Caribbean and transform it into clothing. I’ve only watched one season of the Project Runway and it is the season that Anya Ayoung-Chee won. I watched it back in February or March but I won’t even lie, despite knowing she won, I got antsy every single time a critique and elimination came up. I was so antsy; right down to the final I had butterflies for her. All of her creations are flowing and brightly colored. There isn’t a piece she has created that I wouldn’t wear.
While searching for some Cirque du Soleil inspiration, I came across designer Guzel Bakeeva. Her work is phenomenal. She is from Russia and has an amazing eye and hand at beading. All of her pieces are exquisite statement pieces and I don’t think I’d be able to choose one for myself. She has won a barrage of beading competitions and uses beads, natural stones, freshwater pearls, glass, Swarovski crystals, and semi-precious and precious materials. I can’t choose which one of these I want to share, so here is a ton of eye candy.
Let me preface this post by sharing this with you.
Now on to the t-shirts I’ve had my eyes on for some time. I’ve never been a fan of graphic tees. All but two of my t-shirts are either striped or plain. However, I do like these but $10 is pushing it for a t-shirt for me, much less $39.
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Some time during this week, I read a blog post that mentioned wearing all black vs all white outfits by Gracey from Stripes and Peonies. With a little thought, I came to the realization that I’d never actually worn an all white outfit but I have worn all black outfits on numerous occasions.
Then today, I went to lunch at Kaleisia – a cute little Japanese tea house place that sells vegan meals – with a friend who had on all black. She mentioned it and pointed out that it wasn’t planned and she realized it after she’d gotten dressed but didn’t bother to change. So here I was having all white vs all black outfit thoughts again and she too mentioned she’d never worn an all white outfit. Will our first times be our wedding days?
Do I not wear all white because I’m a dirty person? The truth is I have white skirts, pants and shirts but it has never crossed my mind to pair them together. To me, all black seems to be more edgy, and truthfully it won’t show as much when I spill soy sauce from Kaleisia’s Asian Noodles on myself . Plus, one of my friends say art students tend to be the ones dressed in head to toe black more often.
Do you prefer one to the other?
Colors seem to pop against all black outfits as opposed to all white outfits.
Do you prefer all black or all white? Let me know in the comments below!
While I have to admit that I am a few years late on this one, as this show occurred before my interest in the fashion industry grew really, I just have to share it. They’re not quite the type of garment I’d wear on an everyday basis, and to be quite honest, they surely aren’t garments I’d wear to a formal function, but they are dresses that I would ooh and aah over and not buy because of their impracticality. Do pardon me while I sound like my mum.
The folds, the layers, the detail and time put into every single one of these dresses is simply incredible. What do you think?