Have you ever heard of Habesha Poetics?? I just did. It's a record label that produces and distributes music from Eritrean, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and the Sudan. If you visit their site you're able to listen/purchase their music...it's sort of like a curated music library, kind of like the iTunes of it's genre. Such a brilliant concept with music from all over East Africa. I'm super impressed with Yonas and everyone over at HP and wish them the best of luck.
One of the greatest treasures in life is great music...so let's all explore and enjoy!
This is not how I remember skateboarding, she does look good though. Designers are going street in a new way by creating skateboards and longboards. I'm pretty sure that falling is much prettier when riding on one of these. Don't you think? It's like when you have to deliver not so positive news...it's always better to do it looking somewhat cute. Trust me, it works. This is a major DIY project. Hmm...
Not only is this song brilliant but the video is filmed in one of my favorite places in the world...yes, Cape Town! All the colors in this video makes me kind of want to jump in there and start dancing. Lovely!
We talked about this when the announcement was made but it's definitely on for November 15th. I can't stop thinking about Maison Martin Margiela's collaboration with H&M. It may actually be one of the best ones so far. This is huge and very different as MMM is known for playing with unusual shapes as well as being a very exclusive fashion house.
Ok, I'm loving Folake, designer and editor of Stylepantry. Her style is super gorgeous and get this...she's married and the mother of 3. Yes, 3! She looks awesome! I guess there isn't an excuse to ever throw on those mommy jeans, with the ugly no name sneakers tide so tight that it looks as if you're trying to strangle your feet. You know who you are...yes you do. She has this cool London chic thing going on, but I think she's in LA. Ok, laying off the espionage situation I have going on here. Check out her blog if you love fashion.
You know that dress that may become see through as soon as you step out of the house? That same dress, where the only way you're able to wear it is by first getting approved and checked by at least two of your closest girlfriends, preferably by individuals who are able to present sworn affidavits by their opticians in regards to their 20/20 vision. We all have one of those little monsters in our closets, if not several. Speaking as a frequent offender of the somewhat sheer dress. I'm beginning to think that I'm doing it on purpose...subconsciously of course. It's happened far too many times for it to be a "mistake". Hmm.
There is just something liberating about dressing a bit reveling and this is coming from a person who would wear a full length kaftan to the beach (not a bikini person). Since I'm not very big on cleavage maybe sheer is where I should put my efforts. I will definitely do some research on this matter.
Spotted, Gwyneth Paltrow at the Tracy Anderson event at The Standard in a magnolia light wool Alicia skirt from Misha Nonoo's Spring 2013 collection. Such a classic and chic look. I'm in love with how clean and easy this is. At times less is actually more.
One of the most important trips of my life. Not only was this the trip that put life in perspective for me but this was also the journey to some of the most important decisions in my life. Yeah, drama:)
For this fall think blinged out cocktail rings, cuffs, and collar necklaces. It's always fun with a little extra umf and accessories are the best way to add flair to the simplest outfits. Since I rarely wear jewelry this is probably going to be a minor adjustment for me but all you crazy kids out there should definitely go for it!
So, I finally wore the printed dress my mother got me in Addis Ababa. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I've always loved my mommy's style. To be completely honest she gave it to me, for me to wear as a nightgown. I tried it, but the darn dress almost choked me to death...couldn't do it. This is a more suitable match for yours truly. The dress was about $10 and the belt is a super old H&M treasure.
Bag: My mom's old vintage bag/Watch: My daddy's old Longines (20 years old)/Rings: H&M (right hand), Michael Persson Carling (left hand)/Coin Necklace: My own design
What's men's fashion without a solid paper bag? Nothing if you ask Jill Sander. As the fashion house unveiled their 2012-13 autumn/winter collection and this 100% coated paper bag, one couldn't help but feel a sense of nostalgic as this "bag" reminds me of your everyday restaurant to-go bag. I wonder what a paper-cut a'la Jill Sander feels like. This little bad boy goes for a cool £185. Hmm? Probably not.
I love a good flower-bomb dress! Although there is a sense of "who shot the sofa" about this dress, it makes me really happy. Back-less and all. This is one of my own dresses:) This has been such a great sumer! The best part has been that I have been able to spend so much time with my parents.
I'm finally going through the resort collections for 2013. This has kind of become my favorite season, not that I don't love the Spring/Summer collections but after spending half of this summer in Sweden/Europe aka "the land that summer forgot". I'm beginning to think we should have just skipped to Resort right away. If that's not payback, I don't know what is.
I love this look on Olivia Palermo. An all black outfit is such a chic look, especially if it has textures and maybe even some layers. I'm always a little extra scared of peplum tops but I'm learning it ain't nothin' to be scurrd of :) Very nice.
I'm so confused about this weather. One day it's super warm and the next it's raining and absolutely insane. My best bet is to layer up and strip as I go. It doesn't really help that Big Ruth is calling me every weekend to tell me what happened at the pool that day.
Right now I'm on my way to my non-paying internship/"we have taken care of you your entire life therefore you shall learn the family business" job. I don't mind though, it's actually really fun. I don't know too much about construction and building but I do love seeing a finished product as well as the process of getting it there. I have about one more month of this, just in time for my Shukorina stuff to be done. Yeah, baby!