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Got the Look? : Awards Season Style

It’s Awards season and all the stars on the red carpet are setting trends and style standards.  While it’s Awards season, do you have your look?  Galas, formal events, and Valentine’s Day are just right around the corner.  Check out some of the designers represented by CreativPR below to check out their lines and find out below how to contact them to schedule your personal fitting today.  You can look just as good as the stars in Hollywood with these gorgeous looks from the designers shown below!  (All images are property of CreativPR.)

Yvette

These haute couture looks in the Yvette collection are simply fabulous with the color palette ranging from deep dark fall colors to pastel.  The embellishments are just right on every look!

O'Blanc

The O’Blanc collection is reminiscent of classic looks, A-line, and sheath.  These looks drape perfectly and every body type can find a style to fit them on the red carpet.  I love the use of the classic pan-tone colors and bold hues.  Anybody looking to be classic Hollywood chic can’t go wrong with this collection.

Lum

The Lum collection is very reminiscent of old Hollywood, the looks remind me of old films such as Cleopatra, and the looks of actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.  These looks seem as though their inspiration has derived from there and they are full of classic and strong lines and structures.

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Drenusha Xharra brings the glam with these sleek metallic looks, soft lace, and a golden yellow glow in the line.  If you’re looking to be chic and modern, this is the way to go.  My fave look is #84, it’s fabulous…you can wear this on the red carpet and mix and match the pieces for a night on the town. You can’t go wrong with #84 or any of these looks!

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Adolfo Sanchez’s collection is mesmerizing.  I love the soft teals, white, the entire palette!  I especially love the way that this collection builds up from modern/ chic to bring the drama with couture on the last picture #22.  The model is especially fierce, rockin’ her golden fro mohawk!  I love it!  The designers concept is clear and striking from onset to finish and this collection speaks volumes.  If you’re looking for anything bold, eye catching, dramatic, couture, or fabulous then you’ve found it all in this collection!

CHANDRA

After you’ve chosen one of the looks from above, take the time to style it with one of these fabulous pieces from Chandra Jewelry.  In one of my older posts, Walk the Talk Event, I had the opportunity to meet one of the designers behind Chandra Jewelry and view their beautiful collection of accessories.  Trust me, you cannot go wrong with one of these pieces!  They are fantastic!

If you’re looking for something to wear to a formal or semi-formal event, definitely contact CreativPR, they will not steer you wrong with these talented fashion and jewelry designers on their roster.  For more details on setting up an appointment, click on this link for details.

….As always…thanks for stopping by and drop a line telling me about your favorite look posted above!

Couture on the Runway x Lillie Designs

Lillie Feather Dress Photographed by Thein La Photography

In recent years, I have had the opportunity of witnessing the innovative and fabulous designs of the couture fashion line “Lillie Designs.”  Happening on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., Latasha Hall of Lillie Designs will be hosting her first ever major runway presentation showcasing the designs of her upcoming fall 2014 line.  I am so excited about this event, I know that it will be stunning and full of glamor on the runway stage!  This event will take place at “W Studio”, located on Delaware Ave in Philadelphia, PA.  This is one event that the fashion forward sure won’t want to miss!

Lillie Dress Photograped by Thein La Photography

The fall 2014 couture collection of Lillie Designs is inspired by the mystery and mysticism of Alice in Wonderland.  After seeing the beautiful designs by this young designer at Philly Fashion week in previous seasons, I am very excited to view this new collection!  This event will start with a cocktail reception, followed by the runway show, and an industry mixer.  I am doubly excited about this event and I am highly anticipating the runway looks Lillie Designs first official and major runway show!

Do you see the pictures of her designs in this post?  They are fabulous!  Thanks for stopping by!

Couture from the Runway floor!

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(Philly Fashion Week fall ’13, Bishme R. Cromartie designs)

Featured above is one of the beautiful avant garde designs from fashion designer, Bishme R. Cromartie. Bishme’s intriguing designs have been featured in Vogue magazine and in other top fashion publications. He has had the opportunity to show his work in shows in L.A. and in the illustrious New York Fashion week.

Bishme is a young man, age 22, from Maryland. He learned to sew as a young boy from his aunt. Today, at this young and tender age, Bishme is making some major accomplishments.

Age and resources should never be an issue when it comes to accomplishing goals. You can be young or old, the fact that you are still alive is a testament to the fact that you can still do amazing things in this world! I just found out about Bishme R. Cromartie a year ago, and he has truly grown and perfected his work.

His couture pieces are full of geometric shapes and designs that a woman can feel ‘haute’ in.

As always….thanks for stopping by 😉

Fear of Landing….

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Unlike this runway look from “Birds” by Catalin Botazeau from NY Couture Fashion week fall ’13….some of us have a fear of landing.

When various circumstances and situations arise in our lives, we react out of survival. Whatever event happens that calls for a change, we fly high seeking for that change. Sometimes….we may go back and jeopardize our survival….but if we are smart enough, we take the opportunity to fly off when it arises again.

So when we do fly away from events that are no longer helpful to us….seeking change….the process seems daunting. When we do finally find the answer, we are sometimes afraid to move forward. This fear can be paralyzing or we can choose to operate against it and move forward to the unknown.

Although the unknown seems like a scary place….it can actually be the the remedy for a situation. We cannot allow fear to paralyze us…rather we need to pull on the strength that God gives us and move forward into our blessing. For we do not know when the opportunity will present itself again.

So be like the bird in the picture above and fly across the runway of life and land for your pose. Because where you are going and moving forward into….will be fabulous. Continue to move forward and remain hopeful for the unknown in your future.

Thanks for stopping by 😉

Change is Evident

Much like the fashions and styles of the runway…..

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(“Birds” by Catelin Botazeau NY Couture Fashion week fall 2013.)

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………life is always changing.

As I look back over the years, I am amazed by the changes that have I have encountered. From being a timid college student, to being a social butterfly. From being overly religious, to finding a balance in life. From being fearful that I wouldn’t graduate from college to being a college alumni. From being totally single to becoming a fulfilled full time mom, who also works full time.

It feels like yesterday when I was 16 and endured my first heart break. Or being proud that I was a continuous honor roll student. I remember the childhood home that my younger brother and I grew up in and all the memories that we shared. Life seems to be just that….full of memories made and new memories to make.

Every time that I look up….it seems as if another relationship, another career, another home, another way of life is changing. Well….what can we do but embrace the changes that come our way? Some changes are good…others are not….and some seemingly good changes can be tough in the beginning. Well as for me….all I can do is trust God during these changes and have a positive attitude.

Change will come….whether we like it or not….and sometimes it’s for our best in life….even if we do not see that in the beginning. God reveals everything in time.

A change can save your life, change your perspective, and even humble you. I’ve experienced change in all three of those areas in my life recently. I will not deny the change that has come, instead I am embracing it and producing and moving forward everyday.

As always….thanks for stopping by 😉

Lucid Dreams and Drippy Paint for fashion!

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Back in February, I had the honor of being invited to and attending Jeantrix’s NYFW presentation of their current Fall 2013 collection entitled “Lucid Dreams.” The collection is filled with vivid colors, corsets, buttons ups, drippy paint, sweatshirts, and intense messages. The collection is both edgy and eye catching.

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Jeantrix’s corsets are always intricately designed with intriguing details. They are known for their corsets and couture clothing. But for their current fall collection, they created a ready to wear collection for customers.

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This hot rod, leather motorcycle from Jeantrix with their signature “drippy paint” is great for fall. It is definitely edgy and bold for this season.

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Yes, I agree with the caption on that shirt above, “Live your f*#*#*#g Dreams.” And I add to that….”by any means necessary!”

Jeantrix collection “Lucid Dreams”, is now available online. So click the link above and check out their artistic clothing line. I am a fan! And they’re from Philly!

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The innovators and designers behind this collection that is available now….Jeantrix

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And their collaboration with Al Rod, photographer, on this collection Lucid Dreams