The functional and fashionable award goes to the talented designer, Maria Cornejo! Her dresses are not something you would gravitate to by seeing them on a hanger at first. However, once you try on one of her masterpieces - you will quickly understand the buzz. I certainly did.
Its newest effort is Nike 1 Reimagined, a collection of 10 new takes on the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 designed by a team of 14 female Nike employees — including colorists, materials specialists and mainline footwear designers — handpicked by Footwear Director Andy Caine. "The genesis of creativity is diversity," says Caine in an official statement. "From a design point of view, each of the designers has a very unique background and personality. Our theory is that when you mix diverse creative talents you realize some magic."
With a simple brief by Caine ("Make some cool shit."), the select designers had complete creative power to produce their own interpretations of two classic Nike sneakers. Georgina James, Design Director for NSW Women's footwear and notable designer behind Nike's Studio Wrap, was assigned to lead the group, spearheading brainstorm meetings for a week at the brand's headquarters in Portland, and four days in London to actually execute the 10 sneakers.
My eyes light up whenever I see that distinctive blue - Tiffany & Co. box! I am also a big fan of their newest Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krakoff who took the creative position earlier this year. Reed Krakoff oversees the design of Tiffany & Co. brand jewelry, luxury accessories, store design, and marketing. Talk about a great gig!
Their most recent campaigns have included some famous (and talented!) women such as Elle Fanning, Zöe Kravitz, Janelle Monáe, and Annie Clark.
Heidi Klum is a woman that I admire. She is the queen of multi-tasking and just so happens to be one of the world's most hottest supermodels. In addition, she is a TV host, businesswoman, designer, and mom! Can you imagine what her calendar looks like?
Klum is used to wearing many hats and she cultivates a style as versatile as she is. Her personal wardrobe is sexy and always on trend. Recently, she launched a clothing collaboration - Esmara with German retailer Lidl Klum brings her perspective to the masses with a line of affordably priced statement pieces that dare wearers to try something new. For example, mixing basics like tailored blazers, little black dresses, and white sneakers with flashier pieces like billowing caftans, and animal print covered blouses.
When Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted her first collection as artistic director of Christian Dior back in September 2016, models wore t-shirts emblazoned with the statement “We should all be feminists.” And, indeed, since the appointment of its first female artistic director that same year, Christian Dior has become a vocal supporter of gender equality and female empowerment both on and off the runway.
I am a girl that loves lipstick and the ease of being able to put some on and run out the door! When in a rush or a quick morning jam - lipstick is always my answer when trying to pull a last minute look together. However, If you were to peak into my bathroom cabinets you would basically find a mini Sephora. Yes, I love products. Obsessed. But, I have learned to only stick with the basic essentials.
Happy May Day! This only means one thing in the fashion world. Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour gets to welcome celebrities, fashion designers, socialites and other guests for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York.This year, the gala is celebrating the opening of the new exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” which already is receiving high praise from the media.
I have a soft spot in my heart when it comes to fashion. And, I must admit that Spring has a tendency to make it beat even harder. Why? Well, next month is when the grand gala of all events takes place, where fashion and Hollywood are fused together on the highest level.
As we continue the week with our hearts open and hats tipped to animals, I must bring your attention to the queen of all cats, Choupuette! Karl Lagerfeld’s world-famous cat is like no other feline on the block. She has been Lagerfeld's sidekick for years and is a celebrity pet like no other.
If you were to take a look into my bathroom, you might think I went a little too overboard at Sephora. Yes, I am here to admit that I am addicted to beauty products. The good news - I am perfectly fine with this addition as some of the products I recently discovered have been a blessing to my skin. In addition, I've jumped on the rose water bandwagon and don't plan on jumping off anytime soon. Rose water has been proven to reduce the excess oils and maintain just the right pH balance of the skin.
My signature go to lip color is a vibrant red with an orangey undertone that somehow has the power to complete my outfit with two simple strokes. The power of lipstick I tell ya! What you probably don't know is that lipstick had quite the bumpy past. Red lipstick in particular came with some strong regulations and was looked at as a tool for "deceiving men." Yes, long before Coco Chanel said her famous line, "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack," there was some twists and turns for the modern girls go-to lip shade.
I am kicking this week off with a big kiss to all things lips. From fashion to female icons to everything else in between - lips continue to be an international symbol of the feminine mystique.So, follow me these next few days as I dive a bit deeper and take a bite out of the history of luscious lips and all the kiss marks it has left in its path.
I live in Arizona which basically means it is warm year round. It is so hot at times you are forced to stay in doors for three months. I basically say goodbye to any fashion trend that has to do with layers. So, for me spring in Phoenix is the one time of the year where I can indulge in some of fashion;s latest trends before the sidewalk starts melting.Many of the "it" trends that were crossing the spring 2017 runway shows included sleeve slits and exaggerated ruffles with a gentle romantic flare. With all that has been cooking in the world of politics, fashion has caught on to women embracing their femininity in full force.
As we continue to celebrate black history month and chit chat online about New York Fashion Week - I wanted to shine some light on America's first African American high-fashion designer, Ann Lowe. Ann played a significant role in the fashion industry including designing the wedding dress of Jacqueline Bouvier, who of course became Jacqueline Kennedy. That dress, an exquisite piece of American history in ivory French taffeta and pink silk faille, is just one part of Lowe’s legacy.
The Grammy Awards aired last night and although the universe is buzzing about the performances by Adele and Beyoncé, both strong creative female forces in music, my eyes always gravitate to the fashion.I am a firm believer that fashion is art—wearable art—that we use to outwardly communicate to others about who we are or what we feel on a daily basis. The same amount of artistic expression can go into fashion as it does a sculpture or painting.
I am not a beauty editor or one who must leave the house all glammed up, but when it comes to the latest and greatest in skincare or a new fad that does not involve being cut up - I'm in! And, yes I 100% appreciate inner beauty, but in our new superficial world of selfies, Snapchat, and social media - one must put her best foot (and face) forward.If you are in the beauty-know than you've probably heard the buzz around microblading. Unlike the not-so natural effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery that looks just like real hairs.
I am addicted to shoes, but not just any shoes. I love shoes that have structure, style and an over the top sense of sass. Much like my touch in the professional realm of architecture, branding and interiors, I like my daily wardrobe reflect my personality and passion for mixing the new with the old and layering of textures and pattern. The word “eclectic “sounds too casual to explain my closet so I’d rather define my fashion sense as; classically intricate, sophisticated when needed, and a dash of - I don’t give fuck.