Category: Fashion week

FashionFashion Around the Globe: Nigeria Fashion Week

From New York to London, to Paris then Milan. We all know of these fashion capitals, but it’s time to explore new fashion ground: Nigeria.  

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, played host to ARISE Magazine’s Fashion Week to highlight the work of many African or Africa-influenced designers. It was the event’s second year and a range of 77 designers offered outfits blending traditional fabrics with international flavor that really gave New York and Paris a run for its money! 

So let’s take a mini-trip to Nigeria just for a moment to ooh and awe at some gorgeous designs!
 Jewel by Lisa
It’s no question that Nigeria was definitely all about the prints. The models for Jewel by Lisa were so effortlessly chic with their fitted dresses adorned with bright stripes.
Madam Wokie

Madam Wokie created such beautiful, but very wearable looks with batik print minis with ruffled hemlines and pops of neon. Love the color!

 Eki Orleans
Sultry silk minis and gowns stood out at Eki Orleans, with abstract prints that were mesmerizing. 
Loza Maleombho
Structured separates crafted from batik prints, Kente cloth, and wax fabrics really had us hooked at Loza Maleombho. It was a perfect harmony of African influence and modern shapes.  
Maki Oh
Maki Oh was all about sultry and sophisticated looks with deliciously luxe silks and velour crafted into tailored looks we’d all want!
To learn more about Nigeria Fashion Week and other amazing African designers, check out AfricaStyleDaily.com or Arise Magazine’s website!
(Photos courtesy of AriseMagazine.net)

 

FashionCiao bella!: Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 Round Up

From sultry gowns that evoked pure Italian romance to innovative shapes and fantastic prints, Milan offered up some of the most visually stunning looks of this fashion season! So let’s treat ourselves yet again with a look back at this week’s favorite shows!
Prada
Models stomped down the Prada runway in platform mary janes and retro printed suits adorned with gorgeous gemstones and beadwork. Matchy-matchy prints have never looked so chic!
 Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli released the wild within with his collection of muted animal prints, sequins, and leather. Flared pants paired under matching billowy skirts evoked a sexy ’70s siren we’d all love to meet!
Jil Sander
It was Raf Simons final show for Jil Sander after seven years with the fashion label and it was also one of his best!  A soft pretty-in-pink palette dominated the runway with elegant car coats over silk gowns that were delicate, but strong!
Gucci
Midnight romance was definitely the theme for Gucci, giving us lush printed silks, rich jacquards and plush velvets. Pops of yellow and green flowers were a new take on floral prints that we can easily wear in Spring or Fall!
Versace
Versace brought its usual extravagance, only this time in a much tougher package! Futuristic chain mail gowns and retro studded leather dresses showed us that the future of fashion looks bright and sexy!
Dolce & Gabbana
A modern day Italian renaissance took place before our very eyes at Dolce & Gabbana, with lavish black and gold, white lace frocks, and beautiful cherub-adorned dresses that were works of art! The fashion heavyweight brought some of the most exciting looks of the week!
Which Milan Fall/Winter 2012 looks do you need in your wardrobe?
(All photos courtesy of Style.com)

FashionLondon Calling: London Fashion Week Highlights

The fashion baton was passed onto London Fashion Week this week, showcasing its best designers and their amazing collections. From cool and diverse styles to English-inspired tailored looks, London was a treat to our eyes! So let’s take a look at what our friends across the pond served up for Fall/Winter 2012.
 

Eclectic is Vivienne Westwood’s middle name and fortunately her Red Label show did not disappoint! Tailored plaid separates and dresses paired with edgy mosaic prints were a nod to the designer’s punk roots. Why not add some safety pins?! 

Cool androgyny was achieved with Paul Smith’s collection through sleek tailored jackets and velvet cigarette pants that screamed luxury. The pajama-like tops were beautiful yet masculine! 

Matthew Williamson’s show consisted of rich brocades in gold and green and full-length chiffon dresses that evoked bohemian elegance. The orange and robin’s egg gowns were exotic yet romantic! 

Duality was definitely a theme for Antonio Berardi with color block dresses and suits. But what really took our breath away were the evening dresses encrusted with swirls of molded sequins that resembled coral. Such detail!

Outerwear was king at Burberry Prorsum with reimagined yet flattering puffer coats and trench coats perfect for any young fashionista! Peplum skirts and cinched in bow belts showed off the right curves!
McQ Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen’s affordable line McQ showcased its first ever runway show at LFW with gorgeous tea-length gowns printed with oak leaves and colorful flowers that climbed to the neckline. The white gown stole the show!
What were some of your favorite looks at London Fashion Week?
(All photos courtesy of LondonFashionWeek.co.uk)

 

FashionStreet Spotlight: NYFW F/W 2012

 
    
 
Fashion Week is now synomynous with street style. I remember the time where I got most of my inspiration from the shows, but now I find myself more and more engrossed in the world of street style. To top it all off, I was able to glimpse some of the greatness that is the street style during NYFW. I picked some of my favorite looks below, plus, I added a special Sh*t Fashion Girls Say video after the jump. Enjoy ladies!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
    
 
xoxo
(Images via HB, Refinery29, & Vogue)

FashionLuLu*s NYFW Style Studio Event Recap! Part 2

 
 
Style Studio, our New York Fashion Week event this past Friday, was a night of fashion, fun and free swag! We had amazing sponsors, lots of bloggers in attendance and tons of free LuLu*s merchandise to give away to every lucky guest! We had 5 top bloggers representing 5 current styles such as Vintage, Sweetheart, etc. Every attendee had a chance to get styling advice from that rack’s top blogger in order to find and take home their special LuLu*s piece!
 
 
Our amazing alcohol sponsor, Hpnotiq, provided tasty drinks in a variety of flavors! Complete with champagne, fresh flowers and glowing stir sticks, these drinks were just as fashionable and hip as our attendees! 
 
 
Hpnotiq even provided a candy bar with all kinds of treats, including the best cupcakes I have had in a while! Everyone raved about these glittery creations.
 
At Style Studio, we were lucky to work with some amazing sponsors that provided our guests with only the best in swag! Take a look below for some photos of the fab set-ups and products they had to offer.
 
 
Motives Cosmetics provided touchups for attendees and was there to tell everyone about their awesome products!
 
 
We also had Daliia Cosmetics in attendance to inform all of the lucky guests about their amazing products and handing out samples!
 
 
Cor Silver products provided samples of their amazing colloidal silver soaps and a huge gift valued at $500 for our prize wheel!
 
 
Sabi natural hair removal giving guests the 411 about the products they brought! They gave away an awesome full size set to a lucky attendee!
 
 
We had so many awesome beauty products! EO provided natural peppermint lip balms, PopBeauty provided their bright Pretty Punk palette, chock full of colors for night and day! Te Natura provided an amazing vanilla lip balm, Lucy B Cosmetics sent a sweet perfume set and samples.
 
 
Queen of Aleppo provided their natural olive oil soaps, Violent Lips sent over their temporary lip tattoos in a variety of colors and patterns! Faux Lash provided sets of their awesome fake eyelashes, ready to apply for a night out! BB Dakota sent over several trendy jackets for guests to win when spinning the prize wheel! Luichiny shoes sent over prize packs full of branded flipflops and other swag!
 
 
Michael Antonio shoes sent over a rad display of the newest styles and gifted everyone a free pair of shoes of their choice! NYX Cosmetics sent over cute lacy pouches filled with a sweet selection of makeup and products. JewelMint sent every attendee a gift card for their site! It’s the perfect place to shop for a new piece of jewelry! 
 
 
 
If you haven’t heard of CraveBox you have to check them out! A monthly subscription box full of hand-selected goodies, either food, home or beauty products, that get delivered straight to your door! We were lucky enough to have them as a sponsor and they brought mini crave boxes for all of our guests.
 
PopChips was so awesome to send over a representative and tons and tons of their delicious bags of chips! They had a spinning display chock full of various flavors such as jalapeno, sour cream and onion, and original!
 
 
We also had delicious Newman’s Own Pretzels to pass out and delectable Godiva Chocolates!
 
 
 
 Time for the spinning wheel! So many prizes, so little time!
 
 
The line gets longer and longer as guests get ready to spin!
 
 
Super stoked to be winning jackets from BB Dakota!!
 
 
So many lucky prize winners!
 
 
Below you can see the lovely bloggers working with us to style all the attendees and represent each look! From left to right we have Bethany of Snakes Nest representing the Vixen style, Julie of Orchid Grey representing the Sweetheart style, Jen of Jen Loves Kev representing the Vintage style, Bonnie of Flashes of Style representing the Uptown Prep look and Laura of On The Racks representing the Edgy style! All of these girls have amazing blogs and as if that wasn’t enough, they are so charming and sweet in person :)
 
 
Excited attendees looking for the perfect LuLu*s piece to fit their style!
 
 
 
So many beautiful brights, ready for Spring!
 
 
 
 Laura chats with a guest!
 
 
What to pick, what to pick?
 
 
Everyone get’s a chance to find their perfect piece, accompanied by styling advice from your favorite blogger!
 
 
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us and party in New York City! Thanks again to Openhouse Gallery and all of our sponsors!
 
Where should we hold the next Style Studio?
xoxo