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[ doesn't only cover what's current but also what i think looks good + relevant, no matter what's the trend | art, design, music, street style, architecture + film are just a sampling of other interests i love to write about, which in a roundabout way, do affect fashion ]

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Don’t miss out on this exclusive collaboration from Shopbop, Vogue, + 22 top designers including Marni, Versace + Celine where 100% of the profits from this women’s + children’s collection will go toward Born Free’s mission to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth.  The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund will match all donations + the total purchase price of all products sold, up to $500,000.  

Besides sale proceeds benefiting a great cause, the pieces throughout the collection are not only colorful, but, their patterns alone will make you want to click ‘CONTINUE SHOPPING’ + buy every last one.  Here are a few pieces from the collection.  

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1 Gisele Bundchen Baby Bib  Stella McCartney Child’s All In One Versace Child’s Tee lemlem Patio Dress Urban Zen Women’s Scarf Celine Tote Bag Diane von Furstenberg Diaper Bag

For the full SHOPBOP + Born Free collection, click here.

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22nd Apr 2014

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Why not channel the 30’s with way more sex appeal in this yellow Jarlo Siobhan Maxi Dress, NASTY GAL If you lean more towards mint, why not try on these Patent Leather Pumps with Marbled Heel by Pollini, Browns Nothing with the name Marc Jacobs on it could possibly be bad especially this ’Katherine’ Square Dial Bracelet Watch with an iridescent mint face, NORDSTROM The 'Marion Mini - Prisma' Leather Crossbody Bag by Alexander Wang is the perfect bag prone to damage by overuse, NORDSTROM 5 With this 'Bianca Ring' by Vivienne Westwood, featuring a mother of pearl signature orb charm + a thin band, you’ll be able to make a statement with so little, farfetch Zara’s baby blue Faux Leather Skirt With Zip marries hard + soft elements perfectly, ZARA Your laptop would more than love you if you repeatedly placed it inside this luxurious lavender 'Landa' python laptop bag by Casshmi, my Zindigo Facebook Boutique You’ll easily be spotted in these Skull Detail Sneaker by Philipp Plein in pink patent leather, farfetch What’s not to love about KENZO’s Sweat Jacketfarfetch 10 These Eytys Mother Spink kicks with pastel Eighties graphics would update any look, DOVER STREET MARKET 11 Nothing screams Spring like a great peach bag + this Leather Mini Handbag by Nina Ricci can’t keep quiet, SHOPBOP 12 Why resort to yellow daisies or bugs for that sense of whimsy when you can opt for mice like this Bracelet Rat Blue by Ikeke, cityblis 13 T by Alexander Wang’s Grid Jacquard Neoprene Longsleeve Top looks great with its matching 14 Grid Jacquard Neoprene Shorts 15 And if you’re not tickled pink yet, what about wearing this Textured Silk-Blend Trumpet Skirt by Vika Gazinskaya that would welcome a ruffled crop top with open arms + a kiss, MODA OPERANDI

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22nd Apr 2014

Last month’s passing of Frankie Knuckles touched a lot of us, including myself, triggering random lapses of crying throughout the day I found out.  Yet, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a tribute from a U.S. President + a First Lady, but that just goes to show you how super cool the Obamas really are.

Barack + Michelle Obama’s open letter was put on DJ David Morales’ Facebook page – Morales + Knuckles had worked together over a number of years on various remixes including Alison Limerick’s ‘Where Love Lives' + his agency, Def Mix, represented Knuckles.  Morales said online, “Frankie’s memorial service was emotionally special. To have his friends, family + the Governor speak about Frankie goes to show the impact he has had on people,” + the worldwide outpour of tributes from musicians + artists who worked with him is a testament to that.

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But it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise as Obama’s adulation for Knuckles was instilled a few years earlier.  As Illinois state senator, Obama pushed for the street where the The Warehouse once stood, to be renamed Frankie Knuckles Way + in 2004, Obama also declared August 25 as Frankie Knuckles Day. 

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Obama + Knuckles in 2004

(via DAZED DIGITAL)

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22nd Apr 2014

For her Active SS/2014 collection, Norma Kamali took many factors into consideration than just fitness with a color palette of black, white + steel gray.  Beauty was achieved by her simple yet practical shapes while support was addressed with flattery + function.  Mesh inserts also played a big role in her designs by allowing the wearer to breathe, sweat + aerate while working out, like her tank below (3).  Her bottoms on the other hand, had mesh placed in areas that worked with performance while the body is reacting when it heats up.

Now lets take a look at some of her designs that although not for the shy, you can mix + match the pieces to suit your needs + accommodate your comfort level.

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1 This LONG SLEEVE CREW NECK TEE in black mesh, shows off your killer bra + to really play ‘show off’, pair it with DIAGONAL LEGGING WITH MESH INSERT  SLEEVELESS CREW NECK DRESS could double as a great swim coverup For Norma, nothing’s better than a good tank that offers support + allows you to move without feeling squashed, especially one that comes with a compression bra that creates shape + not flatten like this RACER ACTIVE TANK.  Pair that with a SIDE STRIPE CAPRI WITH MESH INSERT + you’ll command respect.  4 Now if you’ve started working out sooner than the rest of us + have killer abs, the LONG SLEEVE MIDRIFF TOP is the way to go in black mesh.  As for bras, there are two options to choose from - The JOG BRAThe DOUBLE STRAP JOG BRA  are so stylish, I would opt to wear them out under something sheer than to the gym.

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When it comes to her swimsuits, Norma liked the mixing of fitness + beauty themes with graphics like her mesh + matte combination.  In a way, she sees them as sculpture, artfully sculptured 360degrees around the body.  In the SPLICED BANDEAU MIOyou see hints of skin through mesh inserts, both front + back The RACER TEE DEEP V MIO has a deep V in matte while the straps + back are in mesh The V NECK SPLICED MIO only has a deep v mesh insert, but from behind, it’s nothing but backless with minimal straps for less distraction.image

After all your working out pays off, be the envy of all + show it off on your big wedding day in killer style in this RACER TEE DEEP V FISHTAIL GOWN, a modern take on the wedding gown.

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For summer, Mandarin And Oriental offers simple silhouettes with clever nuances, including the pants above with legs partly made of mesh fabric + the sleeveless dress below, with chiffon cutouts.  But it’s not surprising, as designer Peggy Tan found inspiration in the geometric decal patterned mixed media paintings by artist Max Warsh, by interpreting his vision of a modern city as a collage.

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Not only do these same geometric shapes show up as a print throughout the collection including the tote above + the all-around print looks below, but they also appear in the impeccable tailoring of each piece.  For purchase, you can head over to WE ARE SELECTERS.

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(via WE ARE SELECTERS)

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Well, isn’t she just worth the indiscretion?  I mean look at her - could you ever go wrong with Pucci, Starck or Kartell!  

The latest ‘Madame’ chair iteration was created for Salone del Mobile 2014 through a designer collaboration between Kartell, Emillio Pucci + Philippe Starck.  Called ‘Madame – World of Emilio Pucci Edition’, Pucci was to upholster one of Philippe Starck’s newest designs for the brand, the padded polycarbonate ‘Madame’ chair.

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Chairs depicting the surroundings of four world-class flagship Pucci stores: Paris’ Avenue Montaigne, Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, New York’s Fantasia + Madison Avenue, come to life with colorful prints from Pucci’s scarf collection.  With a padded seat + a soft, rounded back + armrests, sitting on a polycarbonate base, while embraced in an all-around Pucci print, what’s not to love?

The ‘Madame – World of Emilio Pucci Edition’ is part of Pucci’s Cities of the World project, created to celebrate its boutiques worldwide with limited-edition scarves printed with abstract designs of city squares, plazas + skylines in the style of the Italian fashion house.

(via Vogue Australia)

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1] PUFFA 3 PEARL CUFF by A’N’D + selected by Valery Demure is a modern tongue+cheek take on the pearl cuff featuring printed pearls on silk satin, backed with felt, Valery Demure  2] BRASS CARPEL BAND CUFF by MIESNOBIS is a cuff with a cut-out design that allows for different effects depending on how you wear it: on bare skin or on top of clothing, NOT JUST A LABEL  3] JCREW HONEYBEE GOLD-PLATED CZECH STONE BRACELET can add the element fun + surprise to any look with its honeybee-inspired motif with Czech stones, resin + glass + foil-backed crystals, NET-A-PORTER  4] ASHIANA NEON ORANGE AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET by Ashiana features a two-tone design on a wide cut cuff, perfect for those too shy to wear full-on neon colors, asos  5] MIDOLINO CUFF by Osanna Visconti screams luxury in hammered gold, SHOP LATITUDE  6] TRANSPARENT CUFF by KENZO is a reminder of Carol + Humberto’s West Coast roots, depicting the perfect Cali sunset, OPENING CEREMONY  7] ROBERT ROSE HAMMERED CUFF can add that vintage vibe to your lazy Spring look in the antiqued finish of Patina, NORDSTROM  8] HIGH POLISHED GOLD AND PYRITE CUFF by Janis Savitt adds the right amount sparkle with edge, My Zindigo Facebook Boutique  9] SAGITTA CUFF by Nicole Romano features an assortment of multi-colored stacked navette crystals perfect to add the right amount of sparkle to any casual look  10] CODDINGTON CUFF, also by Nicole Romano, adds timeless appeal with a hand knotted rope chain, making it a staple to any outfit, anytime , My Zindigo Facebook Boutique 

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