Trend Alert- Mini Low Down: Bitty Bags Pre-Fall 2018 Spring/Summer 2019

Small bags have been hitting the runways hard since LV showed it’s small boxy trunks and Moschino caused a sensation with quirky bags made to look like (extra)ordinary objects. From Balmain to Chanel, houses have begun putting out alternatives to the classic clutch and small handbag or pocket-book. We’ve seen menswear shift to accommodate men’s…

Vicuña: Wealth in Wool

In modern history, the animals rightfully owning the en vogue skins and furs have literally been hunted to the brink extinction; and in at least 13 cases, made extinct!!!  That’s right, we totally wiped out a species- the Steller’s Sea Cow, which is similar to dugongs and manatees.   Whenever a species is targeted for its…

Coach X Rodarte

Collaborations can be everything- not only are they usually more affordable than the larger designer brand, but there is this creative mainstream appeal that has a different voice than the brands individually. The Coach Rodarte collaboration is hard edged and soft, masculine and feminine with ornate beaded and studded sequin floral embellishments on leather, gold chain…

Ray-Ban: All Shade

Ray-Ban‘s new collection of sunglasses is chic, with classic and new styles in bold in- your-face shades that still look like designer sunnies.  I shamelessly selfied all of them at Ilori Optical.  The New Gatsby is to die for-it’s like a steam punk modern take on a bar wayfarer…it’s a must have. *This is NOT…

Resort 2017 Fashion Shows

Helmut Lang Altuzarra Boss Isa Arfen Givenchy: youthful yet mature, edgy and ethereally feminine, the Givenchy Resort ’17 collection was beautiful, fun, chic and wearable. Norma Kamali Marchesa is known and renowned for its carpet-worthy gowns. The Resort ’17 collection was full of beautiful dresses and gowns, embellished with feathers, beading, and floral embroidery. I…

My Harness Bag

This is part of my class assignments for the ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Industry Essentials certification program.  It will be costing the bag I’ve designed,  showing you how to sew, use fusible interfacing to give your bag stability, and give you tools and tips to help you complete your sewing project.  Be sure to subscribe to my…

Prescription Sunnies

When asked to review a pair of glasses from GlassesShop.com, I was game, but hoped I would be satisfied as I am always going to be honest with you.  I was pleasantly surprised: they arrived within a few days, came with a plastic carrying case and cloth, and to my delight, felt sturdy, well made,…

Kawaii Jewelry By Perry Uwanawich

Kawaii and Pastel Goth Accessories designed by fashion and accessories designer Perry Uwanawich.  They’re Hand-made and painted: I didn’t use any molds.  Kawaii is an Asian trend, it means “Cute.”  Pastel Goth is another trend that has been around for several years, it contrasts pastel colors and cute accessories with dark gothic elements, which I…

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week runway show melded high fashion with athletic inspiration, made evident in the sleeves and cut of dresses and pullovers. Leather pants, jackets and coats were paired with silk dresses and skirts, fur, and cropped jackets. Remember the halfsie fingerless gloves from SS16? They’ve seemingly inspired leather finger-wrap…

Designer Spotlight: Dominika Swiack

Dominika Swiacka is a London accessories designer that creates stunning kaleidoscopic photo print bags.  At first  sight, you’d never guess they were huskies, birds of paradise, or stained glass windows.  The hardcore graphic bags retail from $416-$707 or £299-510 at shop.dominikaswiacka.com.