Your 90’s favorite staple has gotten huge again and even better. Velvet, metal, leather, or rhinestone, the choker adds a little edginess to your look.
The trend started making a buzz here in Haiti and we’ve spotted a couple of different chokers and looks:
Ditching the usual little black dress and heels, girls, as well as guys put on their sneakers and jackets on Saturday night and headed to Nocterm’s hill top party in Fort Alexandre, located 45 minutes from Petion-Ville.
Needless to say that the most common trend on Saturday were sneakers. From men to women can I just say shoe game on point?
A surprising but very approving trend was faux fur and fringe vests amongst the ladies.
You can never go wrong with leather
Girls in denim
Accessories made a big statement!
Ladies with chokers
A big hair trend this season is the two dutch/french braids
Nocterm Entertainment first came up with the idea of Le Get Away about a year ago. With islands as previous destinations, the concept behind Le Get Away is to discover Haiti’s true beauty in a party atmosphere.
Picture credit: @verdyverna
They don’t call it the Oscars of Fashion for nothing! This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala’s theme was “China: Through the looking glass”. Although only some managed to understand the theme, here is what we saw at the Met Ball last night:
The Show Stoppers:
Talk about making a statement! No other way to describe Riri’s Guo Pei gown? train coat?
After making photographers and fans waiting until the last minute, Beyonce arrived and did nothing less than steal the show for herself. Wearing a very sheer and embellished Jewel gown from Givenchy, queen Bey out-shined Rihanna, Kim K and everyone else.
Ever since her marriage with George Clooney, Amal Clooney has been wowing us with her regal look and elegance. This Met Gala was no exception.
Talk about getting the memo! Supermodel Karolina Kurkova followed this year’s theme to perfection!
Kate Hudson looked absolutely regal in this gold Michael Kors dress.
Another star who nailed the theme to perfection is Zhang Ziyi in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown.
In my opinion, Zendaya pulled off the “modern, Princess of China” look with her bold Fausto Puglisi gown.
Jlo just like wine, only gets better with age.
The back of Kerry Washington’s gown is everything!
YES KENDALL!! YESS!! At least one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan knows how to keep it sophisticated.
Now, I don’t precisely “hate” these looks, but I expected a lot more from these fashion forward celebs:
In any other circumstances, in any other event, this dress would probably have made my best dressed list. The dress is beautiful itself, but it looks like Kim here is trying to copy Beyonce’s previous looks.
NO! NO! and NO!!!!
I think the pictures speak for itself!
Best Dressed Men:
Classical handsome in a Dior Homme Design!
The White Collar sensation redefines handsome in this midnight blue cashmere Giorgio Armani
And the best dressed couple of the Met Gala 2015 were:
For Viv Magazine’s February-March 2015 edition, we decided to shoot with Wild and Free Baby Wear for the fashion editorial.
Wild and Free Baby Wear
Wild and Free Baby Wear is a classic bohemian line of outfits for little girls (and now little boys) ages newborn to 12. The brand stirs from the traditional pink dresses and embraces the freedom and wilderness that children often carry and reflect. Created and designed by Haitian-Canadian mother Melanie Brierre in 2014, the garments are designed and handcrafted in Haiti. The pieces are “envisioned in a rain forest, on a beach, or on a lazy barefoot setting” explains Melanie, “I want my daughter A’Sya to get her hands dirty, to dance in the rain, to fall and pick herself back up. That is the ‘wild and free’ I want to celebrate and nurture”.
Wild and Free Baby Wear is available for sale at Abako store in Petion-Ville.
To complete and emphasize the wild and free theme, we opted for Wahoo Bay Beach Resort as our location on a sunny Saturday morning. Unlike most shoots, this one was a particular challenge since it was our first time working with kids. As you can imagine, our “young models” preferred running around playing with each others instead of standing still under the beating sun. However the super moms who were present along with the Viv team did an awesome job and the outcome of the shoot came out beyond incredible.
Check out some pictures of the shoot:
Photos by Frederick Alexis for Viv Magazine
For more about Wild and Free Baby Wear visit http://www.vivmaghaiti.com
Coachella. Not only a music and arts festival which brings over 150 thousand people in the sunny and dusty desert of Indio California, but also now a fashion festival. Over the las few years, Coachella quickly became the #1 most fashionable festivals where fashion statements are made by celebrities, bloggers and your average fashionistas. Today, Coachella is also a destination for young Hollywood, fashion designers and bloggers who gather for brunches, parties and shows hosted by fashion brands.
Crop tops, maxi skirts, cut offs, and head pieces pretty much sum up Coachella style. This indie-rock festival however is one for all kinds of style and fashion. Here are some ideas and inspirations.
This is the traditional Coachella style. There is no such thing as “too hippie” so go ahead and embrace your inner boho glam.
Style tip: Crochet is always a good idea. It is both chic and fun, and is perfect for the “Summer during Spring” atmosphere at Coachella.
Not so Boho
It’s okay if Boho isn’t your thing:
Geometric, floral or tribal, prints are spring’s favorite trend.
Headpieces are Coachella’s favorite accessories.
When it comes to Coachella there is not such thing as too much accessories. Stacks of rings, body chains, funky glasses, big hats and flash tattoos …. they are all welcome!
Yes even men make statements …
If you want to go all out:
Summer is a beautiful time to embrace white. It is an elegant option, and it reflects the sun rays.
Beauty and Practicality = Winner
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” – Rachel Zoe
Trends come and go but having your own style is what makes you stand out. We spotted a few different looks over the weekend and we love how these fashionistas and fashionistos are embracing their own style. Check them out:
Look #1: The Brooklyn City Slicker
Her Misfit clutch in hand, pink shoes and funky jumpsuit, this Fashionista is ready to make an impression.
Look #2: The Upper East Sider
With just a simple white shirt and black shorts, this fashionista is evoking a city chic look for a night out on the town.
Look #3: The Wall Street Bachelor
Move over Chuck Bass, this bachelor is taking over!
Look #4: The Hampton’s Heart Breaker
Every town has it’s heart breaker, and this lover boy is channeling his inner Nate Archibald.
Which was your favorite look?
This summer, we decided to be a little different in picking our “IT” person. We tend to look at women when they walk in a room, and we’re all about celebrating female form. This time however, we met a unique Haitian we felt earned this spot. With his Basquiat-esque looks, and Pharell swag meet Carl Eric Jabouin… Summer’s IT guy!
He is a man of few words, armed with a sharp tongue, and quirky opinions. Carl Eric is a breath of fresh air indeed.
I’ve always been a fan of fashion, I just never knew it. When I was younger I even used to dress my dad every morning telling what I liked and what didn’t.
What draws you to fashion?
I just love looking good. It gives me confidence.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
I’m a shoe guy.
Do you follow trends or do you prefer to have a timeless style?
I like to think I have my own style doesn’t matter if it’s the trend or not. If I like it, I will wear it no matter what people think about it.
Who is your favorite designer?
Who is your biggest fashion influence?
I look up to Pharrell Williams and Will-I-Am. Clean cuts, bold colors and effortless.
What is your favorite girl’s clothing item?
I can’t say I have a favorite women’s apparel favorite. But I do love a girl who embraces different styles and changes her look up often. I like women with bold fuchsia hair, it’s sexy and shows confidence.
How do you decide what to wear?
On the spot. It’s easier that way.
Meeting this humble young man with a flare for fashion was a pleasure. His style reflects his unapologetic uniqueness. A quiet and cool confidence is always in. Whether roaming the streets of Montreal or spotted in Haiti, look out for this one!
It’s finally spring! For most of us anyways (We’re looking at you, dear readers in Canada). Spring is the time to embrace the most lady like frivolities. Skater skirts, fun vibrant patterns, killer orange lipsticks are all a part of fashions most colorful season. As everything thaws out, our spirits are lifted and what better way of showing that than by ditching the see of black and grey we stuck to for the last 5 months?
A trend we’ve seen almost on every Spring/Summer 14 runway: pretty pastels in mint green, lavender and blush pink.
Yes don’t give up on your gym routine just yet, crop tops are not going anywhere!
Ladylike and preppy florals à la Blair Waldorf.
More ladylike trend with this voluminous silhouette.
The classic white button down shirt was seen on most S/S14 runway.
Making a come back this season are wide-leg pants!
All of us girls have dreamt about having Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection. We’ve all gone through pinterest looking for pictures of our dream SATC shoe closet. Well it seems like that dream can now become reality with Sarah Jessica Parker launching her very own shoe line.
Yes you heard it right a shoe line by the very own Carrie … I mean Sarah Jessica Parker.
For months now the fashion world has been buzzing about SJP’s shoe collection worthy of Carrie Bradshaw. Partnering with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO George Malkemus, her shoes range from $195-$485. SJP’s collection is available at Nordstrom which includes 25 made in Italy shoe style (each with a name), three handbags and a trench coat.
You’ve seen all the stars sport this look. Different versions of it have been on every single runway this past year. Problem is, you can’t seem to get it right. Don’t worry, not all women are born with the steady hand of Mr. Miyagi. So here are a couple of tips to get a perfect cat eye every time.
First of all, you have to know where to draw the line. I suggest either following the natural curve of the bottom eyelid or taking your eyeliner (or angled brush) and using it as a ruler from the side of your nose to the tip of your eye. This should provide the perfect line for your cat eye. Now are you ready?
1. Use a light pencil first.
Using a light eyeliner to draw the cat eye flick makes it not only easier to draw, it prevents bleeding of liquid products. It’s also much less of a pain to remove if you miss the mark.
2. Use an angled brush
Follow the curve of your bottom eye and lightly pat the brush until you have the length and consistency of color you want. Using eyeshadow also makes the look a lot more soft.
3. And when all else fails: Use an old business card
This is foolproof. Use an old business card to draw both lines. This prevents bleeding, and gives you a clean and sharp line.
Now have fun experimenting with colors and lengths.