Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2018


Today, as I was looking for inspirational bohemian festival looks, I ran across this designer collection.  I love viewing collections for the upcoming season because you can generally get a feel for what will be trending. The Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2018 collection appears to be an extension of what is already trending, 70’s inspired looks.
I am a sucker for the maxi dresses. So comfortable and carefree. I guess you can call me a maximalist. 🙂

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The Model – Shudu


The older I get, the more I love seeing images of beautiful, rich chocolate women because growing up dark skin was not the beauty standard. In fact, it was shamed especially in black communities.
Nowadays, ethnic models are being represented more and more as a beauty norm and for melanin magnificent women like myself, we salute.
For instance, this model…………uh, wait no…….take a closer look, the model is actually computer generated by photographer Cameron-James Wilson.
Shudu has been taken social media platforms such as Instagram by storm because of her beautiful features and lifelike appearance. All I can say is when I read an article about the digital beauty, she gained a new follower.

Valentino Fall 2018 RTW


Modest elegance with a romantic twist is what I call Valentino’s Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection. Let me just say when I first saw the video of the beautiful, floor length gowns gracing the runway (during NYFW), I was quite impressed. This collection is everything I love about fashion. Beautiful free flowing gowns that are reminiscent of the 1970’s.
I was so inspired by Pierpaolo Piccioli’s designs that I even looked in my closet and thought “Wow, I can actually recreate some of these looks!!”
Don’t be surprised if you see an #OOTD post that reminds you of this collection. 🙂

Hunter X Target Collabo


My soul went into a happy dance when I found out about this collaboration. Let me just give you some history as to why.
I have been watching the price of these boots for a while now and when I worked at Nordstrom (this past Christmas season), I did all kinds of mathematical equations in my head which included my 20% discount on how I could afford such a purchase for some rain boots.
Well, the wait is ova!!!! From what I hear, these “wellies” that originally range from $140 – $165/pair will now be a ridiculously affordable $40.
I am sending all kinds of positive vibrations towards this collabo’s way. The entire collection, which includes men, women and children will be available April 14th.

Cooperativa Shop F/W 2017


Everything about this lookbook is super stylish and anytime I just want to endlessly stare at each piece individually, I go to the website for more info. (Seriously, don’t we all?)
Let’s just say when I saw the selection of designer apparel, I made of the most of the 10 to 15 minutes of my time daydreaming of what I would look like in each and every piece. #sigh ……….in my happy space.

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Andre 3000 X Tretorn


As creative as Andre 3000 (one part of the rap duo Outkast) has always been, I am surprised that this is one of the first fashion collabo’s that I have heard about.
I could have totally been out of the loop on previous collections but I will say these Tretorns did not disappoint in the “fashionably chic sneakers” department.
The candy striped versions are calling my name.

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Anouki Tbilisi Spring 2018

The asymmetrical skirt in Look 1 is a “statement look” that would be perfect for any upcoming holiday events.
Although, this is the first collection from designer, Anouki Areshidze that has really “spoke to me”, she is definitely going to be on my “Ones To Watch” list going forward.