Friday, December 30, 2011

Pretty Patterns

Patterns are making a serious comeback in the wardrobes of in-the-know fashionistas. Here are some of my favorites from Essence.com. Take a gander and see what happens when the mixture of patterns is done right!


Anaelechi Owunanne
Photo courtesy of Essence.com


Brittany Burfenl
Photo Courtesy of Essence.com


Enyinne Owunwanne
Photo Courtesy of Essence.com


Fashion Stylist Rosemary Kokuhilwa
Photo Courtesy of Essence.com


Paula Rogo’s subtle brocade pattern
Photo Courtesy of Essence.com


Taneese Barksdale black and gold pattern
Photo Courtesy of Essence.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

Designer Showcase: Vicente Rey


Vicente Rey

The type of vision that designer Vicente Rey holds is extremely rare. With mass production taking a foothold on the fashion industry, to see this type of artistry is refreshing.

Vicente was born in Galicia, Spain and his experience as a fashion phenom began at an early age. He made his debut in Barcelona as a trainee, designing costumes for stage, dance programs and short films. His first shoe collection made from curved iron was presented as his graduation project.



A winner of numerous awards, Vicente is the recipient of the Escarpin de Cristal, "New Designer Award" (Sept. 2001) and the Footwear Designer Award (2003) in the ANDAM
(National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts), which was organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

I can't begin to describe this young designer's shoes. The clarity with which he sees and develops his product is astonishing. He is a true artist; to call him simply a designer seems like the ultimate misnomer. His creations are so far above what we knowingly call design; they captivate the mind and open the fashion psyche to new dimensions in the concept of footwear.

For those of you who have never heard of him, get ready to have your hair blown back. For those of us in the know, let us enjoy and have our hair blown back yet again by the creations of this genius extraordinaire in the area of fashion footwear, Vicente Rey. C'est bien!


Vicente Rey
Mariee Collection



Vicente Rey
Savoir-faire Collection



Vicente Rey
Savoir-faire Collection



Vicente Rey
Savoir-faire Collection


The Rise of Cultural Chic

In case you haven't noticed, I have a new blog. Cultural Chic (formerly Positively Lovely) will incoporate my art and design concepts. My goal with this blog is to connect with the interior design and home decor industries with new work and designs of my own.



So join me at Cultural Chic and take a gander (I'm on facebook too!) Hope you like what you see. How 'bout you let me know, humm?