DOVF Interview: Let’s Talk Style with Ashley Lindo!

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A few weeks ago I sat down wit Ashley Lindo who is a good friend of mine to talk about style among other fashion related topics. Ashley is a 20 year old Fashion retail and management student at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. I chose to interview Miss Lindo because her style has always stood out to me way before we became friends. When I think of a “Fashionista” this girl definitely comes to mind. Read on to find out where Ashley’s love for fashion came from and why she adores Rihanna and Olivia Palmero!

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I Was There: Zero Power Smart Fashion

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This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Zero Power Smart Fashion event held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The event was organized by the Zero Power Swiss initiative, Guardian Angels EPFL, swissnex Boston, and ETH Zurich.

The goal of this special, one-day exhibition and symposium is to showcase the latest innovations in wearable technologies, and to connect the fashion and high-tech industries with the research institutions and universities from the US and Europe.

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Fashionistas Flock to Paris for Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

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Paris. Often revered as the most fashionable city on the planet, the fashion capital of the world. So when it comes to Haute Couture, where else would fashion’s design elite congregate to showcase their most precious and expensive collections? Fresh from the throes of yet another fashion week- Haute Couture fall/winter 2013 to be precise- it is time to sit back and explore the new trends that have emerged.

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Is that a “REAL” bag?

I love cartoons and I love all types of bags. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear about a new line that has combined bothJumpFromPaper is a fun & quirky bag line by Taiwan-based designers Rika Lin and Chay Su. The global brand just turned 3 years old and shows no signs of stopping.

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BYOB receives a fashionable upgrade

Bringing boxed wine to a nice dinner party may usually seem to be tacky or taboo, but now fashionable dinner guests can feel secure in their “bring your own box (bag)” choices. This unique and creative “Bag-in-Bag” wine carrier, not only is a testament in good taste, but the contents are just as delicious!

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Bracher Emden : A pleasant discovery!

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I came to London with a dream to live by the iconic Thames River and work for a fashion PR Company. Today, the accessories brand Bracher Emden, has put me a few steps closer to making that all a reality. I’m now working in fashion PR while I search for a beautiful apartment by the Thames!

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House of Shoena – London!

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Londontown’s very own, a very Fab Chick, and oh so Stylish Blogger (our own amazing Guest Writer)….Sheena Isokari,  has just added Fashion Boutique Owner to her already impressive resume!

SHOP HOUSE OF SHOENA TODAY!!!!

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Allow me to introduce: Jake Bullough

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Meet Jake Bullough; the brain child behind super cool, ethical brand Beara Beara.

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Beara Beara produce beautiful bags that will leave you swooning for hours. They work with a local families/communities in Bolivia to produce these beauties.

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GenArt Fresh Faces.. Fresh Fashion- Part 2

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Forget Lincoln Center or other venue’s runway presentations… During NYFW, the real runway shows are found with the people in attendance and on the streets of NYC!! Lol.. of course the designer collections are the highlight… but sometimes the people are more interesting to watch!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I took some pics of a few of the stylish attendees at Sunday night’s GenArt Fresh Faces in Fashion event. In true New York Fashion Week style, there were a lot of unique and creative looks Continue Reading

Fashion truly an art?!

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One of the oldest Italian fashion house’s created history this week, by taking over the arcades of Louvre, and running the first ever fashion show in the 900-year old world famous building.

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This is one event that captured my attention, as the debate of weather fashion is an art has been going on since centuries; and this was the perfect answer to it, portrayed in the most unbelievably aesthetic manner. The 140 metres long runway in the temple of fine art was by far, the longest for a Paris show.  The audience included Hollywood celebrities Hillary Swank, Frieda Pinto and Fan Bing Bing from China, who were given a private tour of the exhibition before commencing the show.

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The fashion house unveiled their latest collection that Giornetti designed in shades of pale stone, to keep the palette in coherence with the Louvre and Paris. Slouchy leather trousers with flat boots clearly brought out the Parisian aesthetic and then there were more Italian mini dresses formed major part of the clothes collection. The crochet short dresses definitely were my favorite and without a doubt the highlight of the show were the heritage of the brand, gladiator sandals, and thigh high boots in snakeskin with various embellishments.

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The brand Salvatore Ferragamo, is an 84-year old fashion house, that has always been associated with art and culture.  It is also considered the first fashion house to establish a link between celebrities and fashion. It is said that screen siren Marilyn Monroe and Greta Grabo were pivotal in bringing a mere shoe repair shop from California to a leather star shoemaker.

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At the event, Ferragamo’s creative director, Massimilanio Giornetti, explained to the audience the early links between Leonardo Da Vinci and Salvatore Ferragamo, and that the latter also studied the anatomy of feet to understand the function of the shoe and appearance and make sure he produced something that was wearable. The brand’s motto that makes it so successful, is “beauty with functionality”.

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Salvatore Ferragamo has been one of my favorite brands for shoes and bags! I can truly vouch for the confidence and faith, that all us fans across the globe have in the groundbreaking future of this iconic fashion house.  This magnificent event is just the beginning of their cutting-edge potential.

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