Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Emmy Hits


Julie Bowen / Photo taken by Tomandlorenzo
Kelly Osbourne / Photo taken by Stylist
 
Laverne Cox / Photo taken by Stylist
     
 Michelle Dockery / Photo taken by Just Jared
Camila Alves / Photo taken by Just Jared
Taylor Schilling / Photo taken by Harpers Bazaar



Louise Roe / Photo taken by Monique Lhuillier instagram


Debra Messing / Photo taken by FashionweekNYC



Sarah Hyland / Photo taken by IAMFASH

Heidi Klum / Photo taken by Vanidades


These are my  66th Emmy Award Gala favorites: 

We  saw a lot of trends and colors that will mark this season's best style, but what highlighted the most was red and white gowns. Black is always a must and Florarls like Peter Som dress worn by Julie Bowen was definitely the perfect way to wear this type of prints, with glam, elegance and style.

Kelly Osbourne with Honor gown , this girl's style is absolutely amazing, she knows how to dress properly without leaving her unique style behind.

I totally love Taylor Schilling, Orange is the new Black star with a Zuhair Murad gown, she looked fresh, comfortable, chic, the makeup and hair style matched perfectly with the high neck dress. 

Michelle Dockery, (Downtown Abbey star) in Rosie Assoulin gown, white color dress with a touches of cobalt and green gives live to the dress. We can see how the high neck trend makes an statement this season. 

Laverne Cox in costume made Marc Bouwer gown, she looked stunning with a total white. Perfect for her figure, elegant. She rock it.

My favourite couple, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad, what can I say, perfection. They both lighted up the red carpet. A gown full of laces and transparency which in my opinion, is too demanding but fits perfect in a woman like ker. 

Debra Messing in Angel Sánchez, a venezuelan designer, blue cannot look more beautiful and elegant like this. The crackle effect makes it different, with subtle transparency in between that balance the total blue look. Completely stunning.

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano, proper for her age, the two colors for this season makes the outfit fun and relaxed. The skirt is a must, comfortable and a crop top totally chic. Love her hair and makeup. 

Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier gown, absolutely a non conventional dress, the print, a mix of red, white ang grey, touches of color that gives the animal print texture effect which I found it very sexy and subtle at the time. Shoes and clutch balance the color splash the dress alredy have. Gorgeous!

Last but not least, Heidi Klum in Zac Posen, just a little different for what we've used to see about this designer, but amazing, right dress on a right girl. The waves effect on the back makes it more interesting and glamorous. 

Have a great stylish week and weekend!!! 

Swak....


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beyond Fashion by Charles James

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
"Clover leaf ball gown with lace" 1953
"Silk Satin" ball Gown 1951

Georgia O'Keeffe inspired dress
"Swan" gown 1955
"Silk Pouf" ball gown 1947
"Clover Leaf" Evening dress 1953
Evening dress 1946
"Butterfly" Ball gown 1955
"Butterfly" Ball gown 1955
"Three ball Gown" 1955
"Green Silk" Ball gown 1954
"I don't think you can "feel" fashion without being exposed to imaginative and fashionable people" 
Red and white Ball gown 1949-50  pattern
"Tulip" Evening dress 1949


First, let me apologize if you find any non professional photos, they were taken with my iphone. The exhibition was with dark lights which I found it more appropriate for what I went to see.

I couldn't missed this exhibit, I guess a fashion lover has to be there and appreciate it with their own eyes. 

I'm not gonna say that I knew who Charles James was, in fact, I've never heard of him before since the met gala. I did some research and was done. I'm in New York and the exhibition was until august 10th, let me tell you, it was quite an experience for me to see this great work of art in person.

Every single person that knows me, truly knows me, is aware that I live in wonder with this type of antique dresses. I want to marry my "one" with one of these!!! So, try to imagine how amazed I was by having this opportunity. 

Charles James got me, really got my entire attention with details of every single dress. It's totally inspirational to get what it takes to create this pieces of art, because they are. 

I was magnified by being in the center of it, me, a random fashion designer Colombian girl who is in constant learning of my career. 

I leave you with some of the dresses I love and a quote that defines everything. 

If you have any chance to go see it, don't ever hesitate, be there. 

Here's a link where you can find mor info: Charles James - Metropolitan Museum

SWAK....!!!!!








Monday, August 4, 2014

Denimusing



Denim has taken every single season this year, and let me tell you, it's just the beginning of the endless season. 

I'm always saying that we wear denim when we have a lack of creativity; I think someone in the industry heard me because lately I've seen a bunch of creativity when matching denim outfits is about.
Well, for this and the upcoming season, at least, we're going to get a lot of new ideas, specially for total denim looks (which are my favorites).

I'm having a  legit crush with total denim looks, and I love how you can pair pieces and create different styles by maintaining the idea of a convert neutral like denim is.  The best part of this, is that it is an easy job to match garments with it; all the pieces are already set up to wear, you just have to guide your outfit to the desired style.  Any non-denim garments will work, so you have an unlimited database on fashion items. You have to play with colors, fabrics not to make it boring. 

This denim outfits are created to have fun, to have a perfect outfit for any casual occasion. And I like to guide them to a boho chic style. 
Denim skirts are always super comfy. This time I matched it up with a pair of sandals to look more fresh, a fringe red bag to give a pop of a strong color to the outfit and of course, hippie chic vibe.
Jean jackets, I recommend a biker jacket, just to give the outfit a different turn, leave the conventional way by giving a rockish style. And they are not the common jacket everyone wear.
Patchwork, totally 80's, the fun part of denim trend. Don't limit your outfit. Mixed fabric patchwork can be a little edgy, but it's amazing when you start pairing garments and colors. Try to light up with spicy jewelry.

Enjoy your ride, from NYC to my beloved readers.

SWAK...