Fashionista is wearing:
Shirt from Brian Lichtenber and shoes from Top Shop.
We’ve seen them on the runway, and now Lucite accessories are spotted everywhere this Spring/Summer season.
From clear plexiglass clutches, to high Lucite platforms and transparent totes, clear accessories were once a go go dancer signature, and now this hot new trend is spotted amongst many celebrities, and are even seen in many houses.
Clear Home Accessories
Picture sources: bergdorfgoodman.com, main.stylist.com, blueroomswhitehouses.com
“Before, I was cutting metal but I had to focus on painting after the death of my father to help my family. I’ve been painting for five years and I want to paint more and more.” Haitian artist, Norelus MacKenly, 18.
Philanthropic shoe brand TOMS, known for its One for One principle that matches every purchased pair with a new pair of shoes donated to a kid in need, took this time a different approach by commissioning 30 Haitian artists to design a limited edition of TOMS shoes.
The project behind this initiative is to support the recovering country by creating jobs for these 30 artisans with the collaboration of Haiti-based Caribbean Craft , an organization dedicated to work with Haitian artisans.
In addition, it gives the artists the opportunity to show and express to the rest of the world their cultural visions while portraying the Haitian scenery, community and life-style on the footwear.
The shoes, which are individually hand painted by local artists between the ages of 18 to 45 in a Haiti based TOMS atelier (workshop) will be available for both women and men for a price of $68.00 at the TOMS website or US flagship store.
“For years, I have been inspired by the perseverance and passion of Haitians and the work done in Haiti by people such as Donna Karan and others. The Haiti Artist Collective is the first small step toward us going beyond One for One in Haiti. Our ultimate goal is to provide sustainable jobs that drive artistic expression and generate a desire with customers throughout the TOMS community to participate in this exciting new program,” Words by the company’s founder Mycoskie.
Below is a short video about Haiti Artist Collective and its artists:
All pictures and information are take directly from Toms.com
Wedding march, white roses and lights, that special White Dress …
It was all there, the decor, the setting, the music, the entertainment, the loved ones … a dream wedding. Perfection from beginning to end.
SHE walked down the aisle and wow-ed everyone with her gorgeous Vera Wang mermaid style gown in organza.
The Maid of Honor was stunning in her sheer top embellished with black flowers with a black slit skirt. Her hair was pinned with a black pearl and crystal head piece with soft waves falling down to the side of her face and wore black Louboutin pumps.
Bea in a sweetheart neckline beaded dress in silver.
Abir wearing a flowy red dress with an open front, a sheer back with a low U-shaped draping.
Left: Deep V top with black belittlement, a beaded belt at the waist, and veil slit skirt. Designed and made by me and mother. (see end of post)
Center: Bianka wearing a gorgeous strapless embellished with silver stones, finishing with a beige veil and a mid-thigh slit.
Right: Melissa in a long sleeve dark blue dress with a sexy cut in the front and back. Made by a Haitian designer (see end of post)
Accessories: Ankle strap sandals, Bold necklace, Millinery hat …
Some guests had their dresses made by Haitian designers:
Dark blue long sleeve dress slightly cut open in the front, with an opening in the back as well. Made by Djenane Desrouleaux.
In my case, my mother and I took on the challenge of making my “Geisha style dress” as I like to call it.
I had so much fun and STRESS working on it that I had to leave you with a few pictures! Hope you enjoy them!
Working on the pattern and lining …
The details on the top: Embellished with flower designed that were hand glued to the top right of the dress, and back lace sown around the V cut all the way to the back of the neck.