Alexandra Del Lago – Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre, Cape Town

March 30, 2011

FOG

 

 

…I left for LA and disappeared into a cloud of FOG…

that’s what it feels like…

I arrived in LA and for 8 days -and nights until 11pm when everything closed- …I shopped LA Market Week as well as ALL the

vaguely interesting stores, department stores and markets in LA…I devoured the fashion, the newness, the cool people who dress soo freely, bohemian and understated…the individuality (not many sheep here!!)…the friendliness and the camaraderie amongst the fashion buyers… I met Raquel Allegra -a personal highlight as I just adore her designs!- and fell in Love with Orduna Designs (www.ordunadesigns.com)…her hand made jewelry is just too beautiful and poetic…I can just see her soul poured in every piece- I love that! …Oh and all the wonderful products that we don’t have here and that I just wish I could stock -I NEED a BIGGER store!!-. On most days I forgot to eat… and ONLY fashion does that to me!…nothing else can hold my attention for so long and intensely to make ME forget about FOOD…

Oh Barneys…Barneys as well as Opening Ceremony and Fred Segal…it was just too much for me!! I could have slept there and had a ball for days on end- without food! …Oh I also fell in love with Alexander Wang! His shoes especially are just magic!!

So now I’m back and I’ve had to digest it all…and most of all recover from a bad bad bad jet lag… dunno why it hit me so bad…probably because I slept so little in LA!

I’ve finally had a chance to spend time on my favorite blogs and scour some new ones for that LA feeling…

 
















Paris Je t’Aime Mon Amour !



Ohhh how I fell in love with MOTHER  jeans!! They are just the way I like them! …supersoft and yet they hold you in and just very flattering in all the best colors!! Can’t wait to get them in!!

 

much love

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

October 5, 2010

Paris Paris….a feast for the eye… and here?

3 BOLD LOOKS TO LOVE RIGHT NOW….

In theory its just a jeans and a shirt… but actually the shirt has a clever twist and the bold neck piece pulls the look together and gives it the edge… Try our Dannijo neck pieces to make a statement -each piece is a one-off!

Beautiful mix of colors…. if it suits you..go with it and create your own look! The lace top and head scarf makes it interesting..

I love the sheer look…I’ve always loved it and am so glad that fashion has now “legalized” walking around in our (beautiful) underwear! …I’ll show you mine if you show me yours 😉

xx

me

May 27, 2010

things that continue to catch my eye…

THIS BEAUTIFUL OLD SKOOL BAG BY SU-SHI.COM …WE’LL GET SOME AT ADL SOON SOON!

“TRIBALISM” WORN YOUR WAY… SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS!

RED HAIR OF ALL SHADES AND LONG FRINGES

SHORTS AND BOOTS COMBO…IT ALWAYS LOOKS HOT AND WORK IN EVERY SEASON!

SIMPLE OFF THE SHOULDER GREY SWEATERS… ALSO ONE OF THOSE STAPLES THAT JUST ALWAYS WORK

A GREAT LEATHER JACKET…YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY AS A GREAT LEATHER JACKET CAN ALWAYS PULL A LOOK TOGETHER! LOTS MORE STUNNING LEATHER JACKETS COMING TO ADL WITH NEXT SHIPMENT!

TEENY-WEENY LITTLE JEAN SHORTS ARE SOO HERE TO STAY! DRESSED UP OR DOWN THEY ARE FAB!

STUDS…I’VE ALWAYS LOVED THEM AND I’M SOO GLAD I CAN NOW SAY IT AND BE “COOL”…GRYPHON MAKES THE BEST STUDDED JEAN AND WE ARE GETTING IT AT THE END OF JULY!

OHH HOW I LOVE THE SWEATPANT TREND… I LOVED THEM DRESSED UP TO THE 9TH FOR AN ULTRA COOL LOOK!

STATEMENT SHOES ARE ALSO HERE TO STAY! INVEST IN A COOL PAIR…YOU CANNOT GO WRONG AS THEY CAN TURN ANY LOOK FROM CHIC TO UEBER-CHIC! WE ARE WAITING ON OUR CAMILLA SKOVGAARD’S -VERY VERY HOT!!

A DASH OF RED…

FABULOUS STATEMENT JEWELRY… DANNIJO IS MY FAVORITE LINE AND WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR JOHANNESBURG STORE!

MILITARY STYLE JACKETS AND LEATHER PANTS…MORE HOTNESS!

…YES YES, I’VE ALREADY DECLARED MY LOVE FOR MIU MIU’S NEW COLLECTION…BUT I’M HOPING TO SEE SOME CHEEKY PRINTS DONE BY OTHERS..

I’M STILL IN LOVE AN INSPIRED BY THIS DRIES V.N. ENSEMBLE…. WILL BE SEEING MORE TRIBAL PRINTS FOR A WHILE TO COME!!

STATEMENT BELT BUCKLES BY CHRISTOPHER ROSS- HOW AMAZING ARE THESE?? YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO SEE THEM AT ADL…SOMETIME SOON!

PLATFORM SANDALS LIKE THESE FROM CELINE ARE JUST WOW!

XX

ME

April 21, 2010

finally…FORNARINA jeans are in!!…and i love love love them!!

Filed under: ADL store, jeans — Tags: , , — alexandradellago @ 7:28 am

there are many styles to choose from so you are sure to find  the right fit for YOU!

xx

me

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