Friday, October 31, 2014

Technicolor Fall

I wore this outfit to the Carla Fernandez show and I really wanted to do an outfit shoot for the blog because I loved it so much. There is also an interesting story behind the jacket. A very sweet woman named Heidi gifted me this stunning piece along with a bunch of other garments she was not using/wearing anymore. She messaged me one day and said she kept getting this feeling like she needed to give me this stuff. I had never met her in person so it was nice to have lunch and chat. She has AMAZING style obviously and this jacket was actually given to her but she said it was a bit too colorful for her. Even I thought it was a bit too colorful but I knew I could make it work somehow and I did! I think?! It's actually handmade in Lebanon by a company called Atelier Nanou that creates pieces that take you "back to a space and period of time in the Arab world." Sounded right up my alley and it also reminds me of hippies which I love! I was in a witchy mood so I paired it with mostly black. I added the touch of pink at the waist and some colorful new rings I just got from Avizeh and Zamarut Jewel. I've been on an jewelry high lately. It's the only thing I ever splurge on because it's my weakness! Everything else is basically thrifted.

Have a wonderful festive weekend! I'll be staying in watching scarrry movies and eating food.

Much love and PEACE OUT!

Boston Fashion Week: Carla Fernandez

Saving the best for last, witnessing the Carla Fernandez Spring/Summer 2015 show at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum was a breath of fresh air and the highlight of Boston Fashion Week for me! I felt so fortunate to be able to see her in Boston in such an intimate and artistic setting. It was also my first time at the Museum and admission was complimentary with the ticket so I wandered around after the show as well. If you are ever in Boston or live in Boston, this museum is stunning and a must see simply for the architecture alone. It was modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo and it's walls and art spoke of another time and place.

Seemed liked the ideal atmosphere for Carla's designs to walk through. "The Barefoot Designer", Carla, is a Mexican designer that works with artisans in Mexico to bring back indigenous textile techniques while simultaneously supporting the artisans socially and economically. When reading more about her I was struck by her methods of creating together with the artists, buying their work but also their artistic integrity in design. Carla also utilizes sustainable techniques using squares and rectangles to reduce waste. This also lends to the geometric quality you see in the pieces.

This was the first time the Gardener Museum had an in house fashion exhibit/show. The show was actually inspired by the Museum, titled Gardener, and featured animals/creatures/designs taken from 17th century Mexican church tiles that are on display on the walls of the Spanish cloister. The talented Dynasty models walked with their feet painted in white, into the center of the room where they stood on a white tiled square turning into each direction of the room then walking back out. Effortless and fresh makeup was done by the amazing Mariolga of DB cosmetics. I can't recall who did hair (bad memory and I can't find it online! Please fill me in if you're reading this and you know.) and I believe her son was DJ.

Just as the walls spoke of another time and place, the presentation of the pieces as they entered also transported you to a new space in your mind. It was just beautiful and refreshing to see. I will stop blabbing now and hopefully you can feel this for yourself through the images. These were some of my favorite looks from the night :)

Amazing right?!
Enjoy the fall festivities and weekend!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boston Fashion Week: LIT Boutique Modern Mixer featuring Stylist Nathalie FanFan

I was invited to LIT Boutique a few weeks ago to attend a mixer presented by stylist Nathalie Fan Fan. I was intrigued to visit because I really enjoy her use of pattern and color in her styling. LIT Boutique has a few locations in Boston and they have an "eclectic mix of fashion-forward designs" according to their website so I thought it was up my alley ;) I really enjoyed mingling with such beautiful and stylish women. Below are some shots from the night!

Throughout the event Nathalie styled models Alina, Mary, and Shay with clothing from the boutique. Janeen Jones provided hair and makeup for the girls. Attendees got some goodie bags to take home.

Quick selfie!

I think what I enjoyed most was seeing the beautiful women that attended, each having such unique personal style. It's always fun to have an occasion to rock your own ways of expression!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boston Fashion Week: Art N' Fashion Pop Up at Liquid Art House

So last week was Boston Fashion Week here in Boston! My friend and artist Sara Marhamo was showing some work for Collective Creature at the Liquid Art House, so I headed out with my sister to check it out. 

The event titled, Art N' Fashion was curated by Olivia Ives-Flores and featured local artists and fashion designers doing what they do best. "Collective Creature is an artistic form of journalism, featuring one of a kind individuals, and the things they make and do." It was an eclectic visual experience in an equally unique new space in Boston. Below are some pics from the night of some of my favorites!

Artist Sara Marhamo showed her collection of lint roller art. "These excerpts from the Lint Roller series are individual compositions, memories, proof of the process." She explained how she works for others creating garments and doesn't get to keep or use the outcome. She used duck tape to collect and create her own record of the experience.

Brandon Kirk shared his intricate garments inspired by "old-world execution methods," referencing  "acts that were once seen as crimes and are now widely accepted." "The fabrics used in the collection derive from various countries and were hand assembled and embellished by the designer." I enjoyed the mix of textures, colors and details in these garments.

The creative duo Erin Robertson (designer) and Jordan Piantedosi (artist) combined forces to create a collection called Love at First Slime. It is a "body of work that strives to marry the elegant and the obscene." I loved the bright colors and the fusion of artwork into wearable fashion.

Had to get a snap with my girl Sara Marhamo, artist and designer. Below is my sister who attended with me.

Here I am in goth mode. I've been in a darker mood clothing wise. Mostly dressed in some thrifted finds and my Avizeh jewelry headpiece worn as a necklace. My turban was doing it's own thing that night haha!

Hope you enjoyed! I really love seeing creative people doing their thing. It is inspiring and gives the world that glimpse into the power of self-expression and art and its ability to open our minds and explore different ways of being. I always feel at home when people are expressing and being themselves.

Have an expressive week! I will be posting about a few more events I attended as well as some outfit posts of the things I attempted to rock during fashion week ;)