Hand woven by the skilled women of the Wayuu Taya tribe of South America in a village called La Guajira, the colorful and beautifully made Miss Mochila bags have invaded the streets of New York and Paris, quickly becoming everyone’s latest obsession…including my own!
What makes these bags truly one-of-a-kind and special, is that each one has its own unique pattern and color combination. The designs are entirely handcrafted by memory, using methods passed down from generation to generation that can take up to 21 days to complete.
Carine Roitfeld...it's difficult to describe this woman without using words such as incredible, provocative, creative, innovative, trendsetting, bold, fearless and, of course, inspiring. To me and many other fashion enthusiasts, I am sure, she is an inspiration- the inspiration.
Animal print- definitely something not embraced by everyone. I'll admit, at first, I felt a little intimidated by this fierce print. I guess it was because I always sort of thought of animal print as being "sexy" and, at that time, I did not want my image to be that of a "sexy" woman. Actually, now that I think about it, I realize that not wanting to be seen in such a way had everything to do with my insecurity towards my body (or even, myself) and absolutely nothing to do with animal print.
The more I read about Miranda Kerr, the more I admire her. Putting aside her ultra sexy Victoria's Secret bombshell appeal, her passion for yoga, organic food and perception of beauty, spirituality and motherhood are all things I can really relate to. And to top it all off, her sense of style, as of late, has been more than "Style Crush" worthy.
Since my birthday is coming up in a few days (tomorrow is the celebration, YAY!), it's only appropriate that I share my latest shoe obsession with you (thanks, Jimena!!): the adorable flats from Charlotte Olympia's new Cosmic Collection.
The "Oscars of fashion" took place last night. Considering that it's an event which recognizes and celebrates the talent, creativity and hard work that goes into fashion and its design, you'd think that the fashion would be, well, grand, inspiring, fabulous, exhilarating, dramatic, we can go on and on. But no. It seized to impress me. Still, I was able to choose my favorite gal of the night- and no, it's not Betsey Johnson (although I do love her personality).
With her undisputable talent for all things embroidery, Olympia Le-Tan has started a whole new kind of book club. Meticulously made entirely by hand, these adorable book clutches have become sort of an obsession and must-have in the fashion scene. They are witty and fun, and when not used as arm candy, they'll look just as stylish sitting on your coffee table or nightstand. Not to mention, they can be incredibly addictive to collect- which, I might add, may not be very healthy for your bank account.
Bold? Yes. Daring? Definitely. Haute? Sure. Trendy? Apparently. Chic? Debatable. The black & white vertically striped pants is one trend you will not see me wearing, like, ever!
I admit it, I'm having a major girl crush. Not only is Mrs. Timberlake absolutely drop-dead GORGEOUS (look at that body!), she also has a style to kill. Her Red Carpet choices are flawless nearly every time. However, it's not her glammed-up, couture ensembles that I've been crushing on...it's her casual, relaxed, hip and always feminine everyday fashion that has intrigued me as of late.
Fashion Week in São Paulo has to be the biggest in all of Latin & South America. Just as New York and Europe do for countries around the world, each year, the Spring/Summer Collections shown in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo help set the summer fashion trends here in Latin America. I mean, if there's a country that understands what a summer lifestyle requires, it's Brazil. Brazilians LIVE for summer and the beach.