There is a California cool girl vibe emanating from August Getty’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Part feminine, part edgy he combined soft, flowing silhouettes in a trend you’ll be seeing a lot of come Spring – pastels – with sexy, crystal encrusted pieces that remind me of Hollywood cocktail parties and red carpets. Everything about the collection’s aura, right down to the minimalist styling with Stuart Weitzman’s staple sandal, the Nudist, 1970’s flat ironed hair parted down the middle, bronzed skin and baby pink lips made me want to be an August Getty girl.
Taught to sew at the age of five by his grandmother, Nigerian-born designer Washington Roberts originally pursued a career in chemical engineering. It wasn’t until his birthday, for which he had nothing to wear, that he decided to create a blazer for himself. That perfect blazer launched his career in fashion and he quickly moved on to design for brands like Tory Burch, Victoria’s Secret and Vera Wang.
His Spring/Summer 2015 collection combines clean, geometric printed silk with crisp pleating. Among my favorites are his flattering-on-any-body-type, expertly tailored shift dresses with quadrant based seams. I especially love how he extended the hemline and added pockets to the striped blue number shown above. And how incredible is his two-toned blue jumpsuit with dramatic floor length skirt? The juxtaposition of masculine and feminine in the almost cummerbund-esque shape hits the perfect note. No doubt the Washington Roberts woman is sophisticated, modern and in charge.
Sometimes all it takes is a little spark. A twinkle in the eye of the beholder, wondering, just wondering, what if… Never mind that it’s a hair brained and crazy little spark. One that has no idea what to do or where to start. A little spark with no place to go.
In Greek, we have many words for love, but there are four that serve as the pillars for all relationships. Philia, a mental love, refers to the love and loyalty we show to our friends. Storge, an affectionate love, is the kind we have towards family. And eros is a passionate, romantic love. It’s Agape, the fourth and most important pillar, that describes the truest kind of love. Agape is unconditional, selfless love. One that is given whole heartedly without ever expecting anything in return. It shines the brightest and can never be extinguished even against insurmountable odds. Two years ago today, I celebrated this incredible love by marrying my best friend. Happy Anniversary to the kindest, most amazing man I know. S’agapo.
My mother gave me this shawl to wear on my wedding day. Even though it’s suited for an insane, voluminous work of art, it shines just as bright with a simple silk top and a pair of jeans. Each year on this day, I wear it as an homage to the happiest, most love filled day I’ve experienced.
There’s something about voluminous white midi skirts that make me feel Italian. Perhaps it’s Diane Lane’s infamous white dress in Under the Tuscan Sun or practically every Dolce & Gabbana ad where the entire family goes to the farmer’s market, someone somewhere should probably be addressing me as Signora. The look can teeter on absolute lady, so I prefer to throw on some edgy tuxedo booties instead of dainty pumps. Gotta have that juxtaposition. Oh, and the black panther ring with emerald eyeballs solidifies my status not as lady, but boss lady.