Alexandra Del Lago – Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre, Cape Town

February 28, 2010

Inspired weekend…

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I just got back after a blissful weekend on my favorite farm in Greyton -The Blue Hippo… you can rent a cottage without electricity and be in awe of nature…swim in the nearby dam and contemplate the magic of life- and of course the first thing I had to do is get up to date with what has been happening in the world of fashion.. Here the bits that caught my eye..

Alexander Wang’s Spring 2010 collection…-photos curtesy of www.refinery29.com

Whether you love Alex Wang‘s nearly subversive aesthetic or loathe his mainstream appeal, there’s no doubt there’s something special about the man and where the brand is going.

I just love the way he mixes classics and basics in a totally new and yet familiar way… its soo now, soo modern and soo creative..

No, I won’t bring in his collection just yet… don’t think Cape Town is ready for him just yet…but inspiring nonetheless..

I love the simplicity of his shoes..

love these outfits..

just think of all the ways you could wear these pieces! …well lets see, I’m sure sooner or later I’ll feature some of his pieces!!

But going back to fall…-which may still feel like mooonths away but it is approaching slowly..- here are some of my favorite looks for fall: (photos by www.ssense.com)

…no they are not specific Alexandra Del Lago outfits..but similar pieces in this vein can be found at ADL…I just like the mix of the sequined trousers and the black top and jacket (I know turbans are in but…I’m not sure they work out of NY or LA)..

I like the mix of soft and hard…elegant and motor cycle style… strong statement pieces that exude confidence and speak of personality..

Look out for some great basics from Velvet-tees, Vintage Century  and Gryphon… arriving soon to ADL!

photo by www.ssense.com, how hot are the Proenza Schouler!? more about them… next time..

Love

me

February 25, 2010

My favorite winter outfits…from the streets of NY

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Take a look at these stunning street looks taken from the streets of NY by the http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com -for those of you who don’t know..he’s been selected by Times Magazine as one of the top 100 design influencers… so there you go..it’s not just me saying that THIS is cool! 😉

this is probably my favorite, even though a bit over the top for Cape Town… but hey, we do get cold days too!

loving the knee high boots!

soo creative… the shoes and socks make it..(not sure i could walk in them, but hey..I’m learning!)

I know its not politically correct and probably would not be able to wear a real one myself…but I do love the fur! and the boots by Martin Mariangela! Would love to bring some Martin Mariangela shoes into SA…!

perfect in every way!…the messy hair and the shoes (Balmain I think..) make the outifit…

..jeans, fur and leather/pleather pants are definitely the three must haves of the season!

Hope this has inspired you to get creative this winter! thanks to http://www.refinery29.com for the selection of best street styles!

by for now…

love

me

February 23, 2010

Patrizia Pepe- Firenze coming soon to ADL!

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…I still remember taking a train to Milan -I grew up in a little town on lake Lugano- heading straight to FIORUCCI and laying my eyes on what must have been one of the first Patrizia Pepe collections! I still remember the rush of excitement I felt for having discovered this amazing designer! …I left with a stunning black dress and a super soft fur bag in royal blue (I’m sure it’s still lying in my closet back in italy and would be soo IN right now!)- both items I’ve worn over and over again for numerous occasions and always felt great wearing them… Now that I have my own store I am sooo excited to announce that I’ll be getting in some Patrizia Pepe for fall and its all looking amazing!!

Here a little preview:

I just love the effortlessness of her chicness… the mix of “rock” and “chic” works beautifully well..

…the boots above are from the spring collection.. one look I knew…I HAVE to have them!!

love

me

February 22, 2010

STYLE IS SOO NOT ABOUT FOLLOWING TRENDS!

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STYLE is soo NOT about following TRENDS (for crying out loud!) its about dressing in what suits you and what makes you feel good… its about letting YOU shine, Above the clothing –there is nothing worse than when someone notices your big label bag before they see YOU!

Yes I’ve got a bee in my bonnet and that bee is called “people who dress to please others, or to follow trends to the T, or to impress, or fit in…” and thereby totally miss the point of fashion!

So here I’d like to introduce you to my current fashion icon and obsession: Jane from Seaof shoes seaofshoes.typepad.com

She is only ~19 or so… but has the most amazing sense of style! And her blog continues to inspire me on a daily basis!

Here some of my favorite outfits:


 


how totally sexy are the boots and the top?

 


Love this Comme des Garcons skirt…in both versions..

 


…am totally and utterly in love with this jacket from Dolce & Gabbana! I love the drama!


This is a piece you’d have forever… at least I know I would!

if I would have to choose an all-time favorite outfit- THIS would be it! The Martin Mariangela shoes obviously make the outfit… but its timeless and full of personality

 

Hope these photos have inspired you as much they inspire me…over and over again!

Love,

Me

 

Alexandra Del Lago email info@alexandradellago.com

February 21, 2010

Bee in a bonnet…

Filed under: style inspirations — alexandradellago @ 9:38 pm

STYLE is soo NOT about following TRENDS (for crying out loud!) its about dressing in what suits you and what makes you feel good… its about letting YOU shine, Above the clothing –there is nothing worse than when someone notices your big label bag before they see YOU!

Yes I’ve got a bee in my bonnet and that bee is called “people who dress to please others, or to follow trends to the T, or to impress, or fit in…” and thereby totally miss the point of fashion!

So here I’d like to introduce you to my current fashion icon and obsession: Jane from Seaof shoes – www.seaofshoes.typepad.com

She is only ~19 or so… but has the most amazing sense of style! And her blog continues to inspire me on a daily basis!

Here some of my favorite outfits:

love the shoes and pants!

everything about this outfit screams “FUN”!! I am soo glad leopard is huge this season as it is one of my biggest fetish 😉

…ok..so most of us would not be able to pull this off…but this Comme De Garcon skirt is soo effortlessly chic!…and versatile!…this is when fashion becomes ART!


how totally sexy are the boots and the top?

…am totally and utterly in love with this jacket from Dolce & Gabbana! I love the drama!

This is a piece you’d have forever… at least I know I would!

if I would have to choose an all-time favorite outfit- THIS would be it! The Martin Mariangela shoes obviously make the outfit… but its timeless and full of personality

Hope these photos have inspired you as much they inspire me…over and over again!

Love,

me

February 17, 2010

OUR NEW SHIPMENT HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

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Come and be the first one to view it this Saturday February 13th.

We are featuring the totally-hot-in-LA- label Raquel Allegra, where she is struggling to keep up with her ravenous followers! Raquel’s T-shirts are real pieces of art!  These individually hand-dyed and deconstructed pieces have been featured on the pages of Vogue and Elle, and are worn by tastemakers including Agyness Dean, Kate Moss, The Olsens, Erin Wasson and Kate Lanphear.


 



Other hot items are some handpicked designer pieces such as stunning TUCKER shirts and dresses, Rachel Pally dress-shirts in sexy fabrics, totally one-ff shoes by Dolce Vita, Jeffery Campbell and some ueber hot biker-gum boots, slinky motorcycle pleather pants… a Black Halo dress and and and …you’ll just have to come and see!!

 



Like usual I only buy what grabs my eye… great basics.. or strong stand alone items with a timeless quality.. I am on the constant hut for the latest and have been known to spot hot-designers in the making loooong before anyone else catches on 😉

 




Many more stunning new designer pieces coming in for the beginning of March- HOT HOT HOT from New York! So start following my blog at http://www.alexandradellago.com/blog.php and stay in the know!

I’ll soon start some cool give-aways on a whim and have many great surprises planned so it will definitely be worth following me!!!

Click here http://www.alexandradellago.com/blog.php and get started!

Chantal and I look forward to seeing you saturday!

Love

us

Alexandra Del Lago email info@alexandradellago.com

DANNIJO…

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ALSO COMING SOON…DANNIJO

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Here is another label that will soon be available at ADL- only one-off pieces! These are absolute must haves… timeless and elegant with a rock and roll twist… They could be your Grandmothers or a hand-me-down from a rock star friend…

 





About DANNIJO

Founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, DANNIJO jewellery is hand-made in New York and offers an eclectic range of designs. With the juxtapostion of varied mixed metals and the introduction of colorful elements, DANNIJO pieces seamlessly combine an indie chic vibe with timeless sophistication.

 



 



 

 

Alexandra Del Lago email info@alexandradellago.com

 

RAQUEL ALLEGRA LABEL COMING TO ADL SOON!

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Designer and musician Raquel Allegra originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue her singing career, while working her requisite day job on the floor at Barnerys New York. Her clients often asked her about the vintage tees she redesigned and wore. These discerning clothing connoisseurs quickly formed a ravenous Raquel Allegra following. As the demand grew and the designer needed a more steady supply of tees, she discovered what would become the trademark of her bourgeoning line, namely cast off prison tees from LA County Jail. These individually hand-dyed and deconstructed pieces have been featured on the pages of Vogue and Elle, and are worn by tastemakers including Agyness Dean, Kate Moss, The Olsens, Erin Wasson and Kate Lanphear.
www.raquelallegra.com

Alexandra Del Lago email info@alexandradellago.com

ADL STORE

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FEATURING EXCLUSIVE FASHION,

ACCESSORIES AND BIKINIS

Our passion is to travel the world and bring you fashion, accessories and decor that is truly unique, edgy and elegant. Most items are one-off pieces and some can be ordered to your specification.

Every piece is hand-chosen with love and dedication to its future beholder.


Alexandra Del Lago

mobile        +27 842572938

email           info@alexandradellago.com

address      Shop A08, Level A (Above the Spar)

                    Cape Quarter Extension

                    27 Somerset Road

                    Greenpoint

                    Cape Town

  
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