BARBIE CROP TOP $20.00
SERVING FACE SKIRT $30.00
ARABIC CROP TOP $30.00
When Akkera (founder and sometimes designer of LALIVINGx.com) reached out to us for a review we were beyond excited. We choose 3 of our favorite items and got to work.
LALIVINGx.com limited selection of crop-tops works for just about every fun in the sun occasion, which makes it the place to shop if you’re looking for cute fun stuff to wear this summer. I’m not a leggings girl but if you are LALIVINGx.com has some cute ones for you.
All the garments seemed well priced, with sizes ranging from small to large. Oh get this, no two barbie crop-tops are the same! LALIVINGx.com also stocks a some rather cool all over digital print T-shirts
Nene L.A Shiro “Gamine Collection"
The highly anticipated S/S 2013 Gamine Collection from Nene L.A. Shiro is here. We asked designer Nathaniel White about his inspiration from this collection and this is what he ha to say:
I usually do very Pretty feminine clothing. With this collection, I wanted to switch it up a bit and make a part of it less girly and more on the tomboy side, hence The name of the collection “Gamine Collection”. Gamine has two meanings, “A wide eyed girl who hangs around the streets” and ”a mischievous girl with a boyish charm” and Both meanings simply fit the mold of the direction in which I wanted to go. This collection touches all of the bases of fashion, Urban, high fashion, couture, avant garde, eveningwear, and everything in between.
The Archetects presents
ALCHEMY, THE LOOK BOOK.
- A visual product of NYC collaborative, The Archetects. The Alchemy collection is comprised of two key pieces that focuses on infusing African wax fabric with leather, hence, the use of the term, Alchemy. Designed by teff, THE don; sewn by Zunyda Watson. The design will extend into a variety of prints and patterns, as well as pieces in the coming seasons.
I recently had the opportunity to interview 19 years old, Brooklyn native Nathaniel “Nene L.A. Shiro” White. Nene L.A. Shiro is a fashion designer who’s ability to mix and match colors are out of this decade. The colors, prints and patterns Nene L.A. Shiro uses are vivid, vibrant, and advanced. Shiro’s designs were recently published in the Aug/Sep issue of Culture magazine. He snagged a spot on Fox 5’s Good day New York to talk about a wedding dress he designed at the age of 18. He was also featured in Women’s Wear daily and the New York Beacon. Enjoy this snippet which didn’t make the interview with the man behind the name, Nene L.A. Shiro.
Outfit Inspired by: The Dutch architectural aesthetic found in their design process and construction. I am also inspired by minimalism, clean lines, and structural materials.
Wearing: Blazer: Thrifted Vintage [ DIY zipper detail ] Skirt: Thrifted [ DIY zipper detail ] Top: Black Halter
Describe your personal style?
You can do so much when you have a vision for yourself, when you discover what it is that really works for you it can only grow, morph and get better over time. I am attracted to strong proportions, monochromatic looks, minimalism, and the ever present air of masculinity. The idea that certain things belong to men and others to women in fashion is silly, I like to blur the line inherent in gender roles. Above all I have learned that If you have confidence in yourself and carry yourself in that respect people see that, that is the number one approach to my personal style.
Name: Shelly of thepeppymay.blogspot.com
Occupation: Student in Economics in Sorbonne, and fashion blogger.
Shelly writes “Sorry for my English, my native language is french…”
Outfit: Blazer, Bag, Heels: Zara - Sweater: Mango - Skirt: American Apparel - Sunnies: Burberry - Watch: Guess
I wear basic pieces. The zebra bag, the shoes’ details, and the burgundy skirt add a unique touch. This is to me an elegant style.
The Many Styles of Msbambaataa
Name: Nnenna Bambaataa
Outfits’ Descriptions: I actually didn’t wear these outfits anywhere, but to take pictures- I have no life outside of school. I love to wear prints, colorblock, and on my fierce days I throw on all black everything. Usually people get their inspiration from magazines and blogs, but I get mine from the random, beautiful people I see walking among the stylish streets of New York.
A Pastel Love Affair by Patience of justpatience.com
What I am wearing:
Skirt:ASOS, Top: D&G, Shoes: Miu Miu, Bag: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: Express
I love A-line skirts and what’s to jumpstart spring than this pastel one from ASOS. Paired it with burgundy shoes and accessories and a black lace top.
Name: D’Andhra Bascomb | Age: Nunya | Location: Southern California | Occupation: Freelance Artist, Jewelry Designer, Digital Illustrator & Pizza Consumer
About the Outfit:
Since Christopher, my photographer (CastleTree Studios- CastleTreeStudios) and I caught some sun in between the storm and winds, we snapped some shots of my Valentine’s look.
Jacket: EBAY (Similar-style), Red maxi skirt: Vintage (Similar- style), ‘Mustang’ t-shirt: SUPER Vintage, Shoes: UrbanOG (Similar- style), Bag Colored (Pink&Yellow) Clutch c/o Clutched Purses, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Jewelry: Rings- Betsey Johnson, Versace for H&M, & F21
Name: Ariel Sansaricq
Location: Boston, Ma
Occupation: Student, fashion blogger
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I’m Sabla`, pronounced (suh-blay) and Im a 17 year old Fashion Design student in my senior year of High School. I work at American Apparel just to add some extra money to my pocket but more importantly I’m an aspiring designer, blogger, artist, and analyzer lol. The look I put together is just a combination of all my top favorite kind of things to wear and I wanted to “feminize” my look up a bit because I’ve been dressing very masculine lately. The gold skirt I’m wearing is actually a dress I made into a skirt and I wore it high waisted because I feel high waisted items look best on me due to my thin frame, plus I just simply like it. Gold is the only metallic accent I wear and probably will ever wear. My wide brim hat and denim shirt is the masculine touch of the whole look, I ‘m a sucker for collars and beaded jewelry. Not much of a fan of bandeaus so it kind of shocks me that I even threw one on for this look and actually liked it.
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Recently I got the chance to interview Jerrica a Dominican fashion blogger of Fashionnostalgia.com who shared with us her Five Fashion must haves along with being Latin in the blogging industry. Check it out!
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The many fall styles of Chanel of Chanelfiles.com
I would say that my favorite designer is Rachel Roy. She has an eclectic sense of style and I love how she always incorporates menswear into her designs. June Ambrose is also among the list of style icons I look to for inspiration. She has an uncanny ability to mix traditional, more classic pieces with edgier, funkier pieces creating what I like to call “Juniverse Syle.”
My favorite item in my wardrobe would be either one of my two capes, particularly my J.Crew. Thrown over jeans, shorts, and even riding pants, and they immediately take your outfit from basic to classic and tailored.
Do you care more for fashion or style? I would say that I am in the middle. I would definitely say that style is more important than fashion becasue essentially, style is how YOU interpret fashion. Style is everlasting whereas fashion fades in-and-out. Nevertheless, I think it is very important to stay on top of fashion and its many trends, but always being mindful of your particular taste.
Favorite current fashion trend?/least favorite? (right now) would be the return of capes and ponchos, as well as all of the menswear inspired pieces. Everything plaid, wide-leg pants to oversized flared denim jeans, I absolutely love the return of 70’s inspired pieces.
Something in my closet that I couldnt live without would actually be my David Yurman bracelets. I was so excited to have finally gotten my DY collection statred and would definitely say that my bracelets are the icing on the cake to any great outfit.
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