Alexandra Del Lago – Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre, Cape Town

January 25, 2011

ohhh how I love those American parties!!

Filed under: Beautiful and stylish women I love, style inspirations — Tags: — alexandradellago @ 10:34 pm

…they are always a feast for the eye! …I miss seeing people dressed up…I mean, REALLY dressed up!!

This is the House of Lavande dinner party… a gorgeous vintage store in Palm Beach!! see http://www.houseoflavande.com

just look at this venue!!

 

 

 

 

…one of these days Alexandra Del Lago will throw a party…but only when we can do it in FULL style!! …getting there…slowly…

xx

me

January 21, 2011

MOTHER like Daughter…

…do you see now where Jane gets her amazing sense of style from??

this is Judy her mom…

 


 

These pictures very much capture the essence of my recent inspiration…and alter ego… The sexy wood chopper 😉 …watch me this winter and you’ll see what I mean…wink wink..

 

Happy weekend everyone!!

xx

me

January 17, 2011

gotta’ gotta’ love her!

Jane from Sea of Shoes never ceases to be an inspiration….!!

Mad as a hat… here she goes:

Wearing the most amazing vintage asymmetrical Bill Blass jacket, vintage Elvis tank top given to me by the sweet ladies from Fruition in Las Vegas, vintage belt, Ralph Lauren bandana, vintage clutch from Vintage Martini, beetle and octopus necklaces from our own jewelry line, Current & Elliot jeans, and my beloved new Yves Saint Laurent platforms.

I am a huge, huge Adolfo fan but ironically I do not own any Adolfo hats (Adolfo began as a milliner). My mom was at Vintage Martini with our partner in crime Tina (the Bag Snob) and called me wondering if I’d be interested in a raccoon hat by Adolfo. In my mind’s eye it wasn’t quite as…intense. But you know what they say here in Texas, go big or go home.

In New York I saw fur hats in this style that were much larger and more dramatic. I couldn’t help staring at them like they were big furry fungal growths on their owners heads but it didn’t seem to phase New Yorkers.

This hat will keep me warm in the weeks to come…it hasn’t gotten above freezing all week here in DFW.

and more MAAADNESS…:

to put them on…they are exquisite! Thank you so much Natalie and Ferdinand!

thanks for making my day in style today… now I can go sleep peacefully!

xx

me

January 13, 2011

MOTHER Jeans…. the NEXT big bang..

Filed under: designers, Fashion Industry news, jeans, style inspirations — alexandradellago @ 6:14 am

EVERYONE in the fashion industry is talking about MOTHER Jeans… Their collection is barely out yet and already all the rage! For me it was love at FIRST sight and I’m currently looking into getting them for Alexandra Del Lago!!

read below what Dena Rochelle has to sat about them from www.treschicnow.com has to say about them!

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Sometimes it’s torture to have access to beautiful new things months before I can share them with my readers (or put them in my closet). I was introduced to the brand-spanking-new Mother denim label last fall and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. Below, you’ll find an interview with the designers Tim Kaeding, former Creative Director/Designer at 7 for All Mankind, and Lela Tillem, former President of Sales + Marketing at Citizens for Humanity. As you might have guessed, their previous experience at such powerhouse premium denim labels has prepped them to launch a new line that will surely attract my fellow denim aficionados.

See for yourself: our slideshow and designer q+a [below] feature the full look book from the debut season, spring 2011. Mother has a definitive retro vibe, which is timely for denim trends. But as any good denim line does, they cover everything from skinny jeans to micro-flares, as well as short shorts, a high-waisted mini skirt and leggings. I’m smitten with The Looker skinny jean in Heaven, Texas wash, which lives up to its name, boasting some of the softest and most comfortable denim I’ve ever touched:

I also love The Straight A long denim skirt… actually, obsessed would be a more accurate description of my adoration. As in, it’s definitely on my must-have list:

 

Without further ado, here’s what designers and company cofounders Tim and Lela have to say about their new line:

D~ What sets this line apart from other premium denim lines?

Tim~ “We have exclusive denims that we’ve developed with our mills in Japan and Italy. We’ve worked with a lot of them for years and years, which gives us the luxury of doing exactly what we want for fabrication…We are also trying to bring denim out of the typical ‘vintage’ arena and bringing back bright colors and minimalist design details like simple welt pockets and clean lines with simple stitching.”

D~ Lela, which styles will you be wearing this season? Any personal faves?

Lela~ “The Drama Trouser in Forever Blue.”

D~ Which styles were the most popular among buyers?

Tim~ “Almost every boutique placed orders for The Wilder and The Drama (both denim trousers).” [see slideshow below]

D~ Lela, what brands/designers do wear with Mother denim?

Lela~ “Isabel Marant.”

D~ “I’m kind of obsessed with the long denim skirt … will you repeat that style for fall? How did the buyers respond to it?

Lela~ “It seems everyone is obsessed with The Straight A skirt, it is so simple but the buyers said Mother was the only denim line with that silhouette. Yes, we are repeating for fall in some beautiful soft new washes.”

D~ What are some of the denim trends that you’re most excited to feature for fall 2011?

Tim~ “Adding pop—shiny saturated pop. Also elaboration on lengths—dropping waists and raising inseams, really exploring ways to elongate the ­figure.”

Mother will be in major department stores, as well as boutiques Curve New York and Ron Herman LA at the end of this month. Visit MotherDenim.com for more info.

 

as for me… I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

xx

me

January 12, 2011

..like oh my GOD..bounce girl..

Filed under: street styles from around the world, style inspirations — alexandradellago @ 9:57 am

1000 BC

 

 

Fort Worth was amazing!

 

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2010: THE YEAR IN FASHION PART 2//

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January 7, 2011

whats coming in 2011..

2011’s Top Trends!

By: Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi

 

No one can deny that 2010 was a seriously good year for fashion. But with a new year on the horizon, it’s the top trends of 2011 that have our full attention. If you track back to any of our Fashion Week roundups, you’ll see that there were plenty of trends to get excited about. And now, with spring right around the corner (well, almost!), we’re circling back to get you up to speed on what you need to prep your closet for. So, without further adieu, here are the best and biggest trends of 2011…and yes, we’re already on the hunt for pajama bottoms.

1. That ’70s ShowFrom the wide-leg trouser to the sexiest classic halter top, the ’70s are back (again!) in a big way.

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Above, from left: The ’70s trend on the spring 2011 runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Tory Burch.

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2. The Return Of MinimalismPhoebe Philo started it at Céine this year, but for 2011 it’s all the other silky, simple separates, neutral tones, white-washed palettes, and future-friendly utilitarian details like paramilitary straps that have positioned this trend as a Big One for 2011.

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Above, from left: The minimalist trend on the spring 2011 runways at 3.1 Philip Lim, Richard Chai Love, Yigal Azrouël, Rag & Bone.

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Above, from left: The minimalist trend on the spring 2011 runways at Alexander Wang, VPL, Rag & Bone, and Calvin Klein Collection.

3. Going LongDowdy or not, fuller, longer, smarter looking skirts, dresses, and their maxi siblings have been giving minis a major run for their money. Call it a grown-up moment; You can bet your bottom dollar that, come spring, those thighs of yours will be staying nicely undercover.

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Above, from left: The long skirt trend on the spring 2011 runways at Diane von Furstenberg, Jil Sander; Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Collection.

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Above, from left: The long skirt trend on the spring 2011 runways at DKNY, Givenchy, Dries van Noten, Proenza Schouler.

4. Printed MatterEven if everyone is copying, we still can’t get enough of prints. And spring/summer basically turned up the volume: think bigger, louder, more playful and expressive than ever, from the sweet fruit prints at Suno and Prada to bold animal prints that were…well, everywhere.

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Above, from left: Burberry Prorsum, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Prada.

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Above, from left: Givenchy, Diane von Furstenberg, Suno, Z Spoke.

5. Block Party—The palette for the season was super intense with bright orange, turquoise, honeysuckle pink, and yellow dominating. A lot of designers played with pairing multiple intense colors together, which provided a beyond bold effect.

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Above, from left: The bright color trend at Peter Som, Karen Walker, Christopher Kane, Rachel Roy.

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Above, from left: The bright color trend at Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Z Spoke.

6. Pajama GameLoose and lovely loungewear inspired many a runway with drapey weekend trousers, matching printed tops and bottoms, and nightgown-esque slip dresses. While this might be one of the tougher trends to pull off, it offers an interesting nod to the shift in modern sportswear…sexy, casual, and very appealing.

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Above, from left: The loungewear-inspired trend on the spring 2011 runways at Karen Walker, Vena Cava, Thakoon, and Ralph Lauren.

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Above, from left: The loungewear-inspired trend on the spring 2011 runways at BCBG Max Azria, Proenza Schouler, Karen Walker, D&G.

Color Trends 2011: 6 You Can’t Miss!

By: Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi

 

With a new year comes all new everything to become obsessed with—that is, from a fashion perspective. And that always begins with rich, vibrant, turn-up-the-volume color. Along with silhouettes (long and lean ’70s!) and pattern du jour (Ikat!), spring 2011 color trends offer a perfect barometer for outfit planning in the coming months. What to pack up and what to move front-and-center in your bursting-at-the-seams closet.   And with the spring season already peeking its rose-tinted shades out from beneath the 3-foot drifts of snow, we’ve got the six hottest hues of the moment right here. Not just any orange, yellow, or blue…this season, classic brights are a whole lot more interesting. And if you’re wondering if white is really a color…well, this spring, it certainly is!

Pink: But not just any pink! Honeysuckle pink (a bright, almost reddish hue) was voted the color of the year by Pantone, and, as far as fashion goes, it showed up on miles of spring 2011 runways, from Jil Sander to Valentino to DKNY. This signature pink also loved to pair up with other brights like aqua and orange or offering some bold contrast to more neutral tones like khaki and sand.

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Above, from left: Peter Som, Jil Sander, Valentino, Badgley Mischka.

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Above, from left: Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, DKNY, Valentino.

Orange: The fashion Universe loves orange, and this spring 2011, it sprung up in a bushel of juicy hues like this mouth-watering persimmon shade, which we can’t get enough of.

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Above, from left: Vena Cava, Prada, J. Crew, Versace.

Yellow: Yellow is often a tough shade for many women to pull off, but given the extremes it went to for spring, we’re willing to go there, despite the risks. Here, it ranged from a warm, buttery tone at Chanel to the palest, prettiest shades of chartreuse at Jason Wu and Proenza. In the spirit of the ’70s, modern shades of mustard emerged on the runways, too.

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Above, from left: Christopher Kane, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, VPL.

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Above, from left: Yigal Azrouel, Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Nina Ricci.

Blue: Truth be told, nothing gets more classic than blue, especially this spring’s offerings. Think a vibrant aqua, a dusty sky blue, and the richest navy (obsessed!) lead the trend pack. Surprise blue move of the moment: Sky blue was often paired with bright orange and rust to gorgeous effect…who knew?

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Above, from left: From left: Diane von Furstenberg, J. Crew, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander.

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Above, from left: Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Peter Pilotto, Jil Sander.

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Above, from left: Peter Som, Versace, Burberry Prorsum, DKNY.

Earth Tones: In a sharp contrast to all the spicier hues of spring, the season also welcomed a cool breeze of soothing, wearable earth-colored tones, from sand to a Santa Fe rusty red.

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Above, from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vanessa Bruno, Rag & Bone, Victoria Beckham.

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Above, from left: Isabel Marant, Unique, United Bamboo, Marc Jacobs.

White: Yes, white is pretty much always a big color for spring and summer. But guess what? This spring 2011, it’s like the shade (or, non-shade!) of the moment. Going well beyond your go-to white trousers and bundle of white tank-tops, crisp, head-to-toe white, jackets, and gowns were all a major designer favorite. And we’re on board…totally.

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Above, from left: Derek Lam, Peter Pilotto, Yigal Azrouel, Rag & Bone.

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Above, from left: Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein Collection, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London.

4 Unexpected Color Combos That Wow

By: Willow Lindley & Connie Wang

 

In the winter, it’s all too easy to slip into the usual routine of combining the same colors again and again (blue and red anyone?)—or, even worse, slipping into all black everything. We’ve seen some seriously inspiring color combinations post-fashion week for spring ’11 that have us tasting the rainbow. In order to diffuse some winter gloom, we’ve decided to share our very favorite combos. While they might not seem for the faint of heart, we’ve got some styling tips that will help you rock anything from orange and gray to copper and hot pink.

Mint Green and Maroon

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Marigold and Neutrals

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Green and Cobalt Blue

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Copper and Magenta

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…expect to see some of of these latest trends at Alexandra Del Lago! …in fact we just got in some fabulous new STUDIO PARAS stock that will wow you!!

xxx

me

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