Alexandra Del Lago – Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre, Cape Town

June 25, 2010

chiqueria….and the going-ons of the “it” bloggers

here a glimpse of the everyday life of the “it” bloggers of the moment… it’s one fashion show and subsequent fashion party after the other…reinventing themselves every time and inspiring the rest of us who have more to think about than what to wear today… I am glad “they” are there for us as for they give me my daily fashion fix…something to dream about (…oh I wish I could travel around the world gong to one fashion show after the other but with two little kids this one is gonna have to wait!)…and more inspiration than any magazine can provide as what they give is fashion in the raw and now!

Danni and Bryanboy at 20 years of Dolce Gabbana Uomo

Danni from Chicmuse and the ever fabulous Anna Dello Russo …clearly she is very much into the lace look at the mo and only she can pull off that well!

the bootie is here to stay! …open toe or closed toe we’ll see many more versions..this one by Alaia is superb and look comfy too!

Karla from http://karlascloset.blogspot.com (here pictured with her stylish boyfriend) is another stylish blogger whose style I admire, especially her commitment to high heels! I just always prefer comfort over style…

I love this midriff bearing dress with the open back..simple luxury..

Hanneli from http://www.hanneli.com/ shows us her take on what to wear this summer…

..jeans..soft pinks and lots of nudes..

here the SS2010 Stella collection…not soo much my style but I love the colors!

but this…this BALMAIN combo I love! and I’m totally mad about the pants!! Glad Danny only got to use them for the shoot as it would have been a bit too much to bare had she been given them!!

just hot hot hot!!

PS- Patrizia Pepe has some of the best fitting leather pants I’ve ever tried! Come try them on at our new store in Hyde Park!

love

me

June 20, 2010

what’s coming for Spring from PATRIZIA PEPE

Filed under: ADL store, designers, new in store — Tags: — alexandradellago @ 7:03 pm

I love this ultra fresh spring/summer collection! with lots of great basics- its very wearable and flattering for many different body types and the accessories give them the edge..

I loove all these summer boots!

..look out fort this stunning collection from mid July at Alexandra Del Lago Johannesburg at the Hyde Park shopping centre!

love

me

June 15, 2010

best top ten… and top fashion inspirations

…from one of my highest ranked fashion icons – ANNA DELLO RUSSO …by the way I just learned that she has her very own blog! http://www.annadellorusso.com/ which left me very excited and wanting to share this with you:

Here her rules during fashion week…very funny and can be applied for several other events well!…


” During the fashion week I havemy rules to follow and I’m goingto tell my top ten list for the FRONT-ROW “ 1) YOU MUST WEAR OUTFIT ONCE.

2) WEAR GOOD SHOES. DON’TBOTHER WITH A BAG CAUSE WHENYOU PUT IT ON THE FLOOR IT COULDBE ANYONE.

3) WEAR COAT AS A DRESS.ONE-SHOT IS BETTER.

4) DON’T WEAR SUNGLASSES,IF YOU NOT ARE VIP (VERY VERYIMPORTANT PERSON).
IT’S IMPOLITE.
5) SOMEBODY WEARINGYOUR SAME OUTFIT?
WONDERFUL, YOU DID THE
RIGHT CHOISE!

6) FLASHY JEWELS PERSONALIZEYOUR STYLE.

7) NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE EXCESS!

8) DON’T PEEK INTO THE CLIPBOARDOF WHO IS SITTING NEXT.

9) DON’T SAY HELLO SHOWILY ANDWARMLY AT WHO IS IN FRONT OF YOU.

10) SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR THE SHOWON TWITTER AS MUCH YOU CAN.

But here my favorite top ten list yet!… I love how through her writing you can “see”/”hear” that she is italian… soo fashion! Then i think I should have/could have kept my accent…;-)

10 QUOTES OF STYLE & FASHION


1) If there is harmony between ITSELFand his own BODY, a STYLE will born.
2) When you don’t feel to dressmeans that you are depressed.You need a FASHION SHOWER.
3) If you like to be relaxed, you willnever get the LOOK.Fashion is always UNCOMFORTABLE!
4) NO matter the size of your body!
FASHION to flatter every figure(VOGUE US April 2010)
5) Wear just NIGHT-CLOTHESin daytime.
It is UNEXPECTED!
6) Color me! ACCESSORIZE me!shock me!
7) FASHION is such stuff as
DREAMS are made on…
8) Fashion is a MUSE,
you must seduce her.
9) Shall we dance? take your MUSE
to dance, fashion loves music.
10) So between FASHION and STYLE?
Absolutely FASHION… is less
pretentious, is authentic.FASHION is declaration of own freedom.
And here a few of my (many) fashion inspirations.. these girls are all soo young and gorgeous with a great/individual sense of style! I love how they push the boundaries and have become the new must have ambassadors of fashion!
The iconic store in Florence -Luisa Via Roma was celebrating their ten year anniversary and has flown in the top bloggers around the world for the occasion! …would looove to be able to do that! …Will SA fashion world ever be ready for that? or will they be just as blase as they are around other celebs?? ;-))
Anyway, here they are…the young stars..

Denni of ChicMuse wearing a look she styled from Luisa Via Roma…I love her…not only is she a gorgeous girl..she oozes individuality and class…very much her own brand! Her blog reads like a fashion magazine and her pictures are always amazing!

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Jane from Sea of Shoes is also a constant source of inspiration and a little bit of envy -there aren’t many 18 year old girls, or 36 year women for that matter! with her kind of wardrobe!! But besides that I love her style and sense of theatrical…it reminds me that fashion is meant to be fun and a constant dress-up party!

Here she is at the Luisa Via Roma event with two other prolific bloggers…
and some photos of the event:

How mad are these shoes by D-squared??

Mad about this shoe from Giuseppe Zanotti!

Vintage crocodile bag

Love the Acne shoes !!

Elin of Style by Kling,..  and her days in Florence…

…almost feels like I was there too…
dream on…
love
me

June 11, 2010

Exciting times…

Filed under: ADL store, Fashion Industry news, new in store — Tags: , — alexandradellago @ 4:24 pm

…the day all South Africans have been waiting for is here! The world cup kick off is happening in a few hours and the vuvuzelas have been announcing the big event since the early morning hours! I’ve tried to get some SA-flag colours fashion fotos…but quite honestly I’ve been too busy watching TV and preparing food for when the opening begins-my bum will glued to the telly and just get up for nappy changes!!

So no yellow, red and green fashion…BUT a really cool animal ring that will soon be available at Alexandra Del Lago

and if you need some more design inspiration go check out http://www.luxirare.com -an amazing, inspiring and seriously creative blog!

love

me

June 9, 2010

happiness is also…

…seeing gorgeous plus-size models as well as older/real women on the “runway” of the Chanel 2011 Resort Collection..

..moral of the story: value yourself…wrap yourself in gorgeous clothes and don’t wait until those ever present 2 or 3 or 5 kg’s are gone… BE beautiful NOW 🙂

…but happiness is also…seeing that Madonna is aging like the rest of us…in spite of some serious help from the best surgeons money can buy.. Here some un-retouched fotos of her from the Louis Vitton shoot -curtesy of Bryanboy.com-

…and here a shoot from the campaign…quite different I’d say 😉 …

See…there’s lots of reasons for happiness today!!…so pour some more love over yourself …dare to age gracefully and dress well- it does make all the difference!…(talking to myself here first and foremost by the way…

love

me

June 8, 2010

Loving the Fall 2010/11 Tucker range…

Filed under: designers, Fashion Industry news — alexandradellago @ 7:31 am

so chic, so simple, so retro & so now…so comfortable…soo want it!

Gaby Basora is the NYC designer behind indie brand Tucker. She is known for her simple cuts and staple pieces which simply go with everything. In her new collection there’s a couple of powerful punches of brightness, but overall, the clothes lean toward soft tans, heather grays, and some beautiful plums. The latest collection is inspired by French writer Marguerite Duras after Basora scooped up to first editions over at Dashwood books on Bond Street, saying, “There’s a fierceness packed into the author-director that I find inspiring and alluring.” That spirit certainly translates to Liu Wen, who shines in crisp shots in the lookbook—pensive on a couch, coy in a stairwell, and sexy against a fireplace—and makes us long for a quiet evening at home. We heart the tomboyish (but still feminine) culottes, the perfect white wool trench, and a sandy, pin-tucked dress. After peeping the pics, you may want to find a first edition of your own.

Look out for new Tucker collection at Alexandra Del Lago from Nov 2010 (as it is the Amercian holiday line)

Thats me for now… so far no new photos of the Hyde Park store as they are delayed (surprise! It does happen in Johannesburg too!)… so hopefully by the end of the week…we’ll get to open our doors!!

love

me

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