Monday, February 26, 2018

Animal Print!!!

I need to just talk to the creative type style people for a moment!! You know who you are!! You are the type who love to think outside the box. You love to be different !! You love to gain that attraction as soon as you walk in any room!! I'ts you, yes you who loves ANIMAL PRINT!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Animal print is a true elevation when it comes to fashion design and patterns and I am going to tell you why. First LET'S PAUSE FOR A MOMENT AND REACH THAT MOTIVATION STATION...NOW FINISH THIS SENTENCE I NEVER STOP....I would say that I never stop elevating in my ability to soar!! Take a look at this:πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡Image result for the body achieves what the mind believes

This simply means that success and the will power to never stop and conquer all is in the mind. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€  You must envision yourself spreading your wings and soaring across the sky....go ahead I dare you to close your eyes right now and just imagine yourself as the Eagles are high,  Such a beautiful thought...NOW MAKE IT HAPPEN..YOU CAN DO IT!! There are no limits to your extraordinary so never put chains on your self ...go on and free yourself because this is you..this is now and right now you are free!!!

Now animal print yes!!! The creative type style people are in love with this!! Animal print has that attraction. Animal print is outside the box and that's fly!! The unique fact about animal print is that it can mix with any type of  style clothing and material !! Jeans , dress pants, dresses, sweaters , t-shirts, crop tops etc.. Check these pictures out:

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This dress is simply stunning!!!!πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ Runway Ready!!!

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ZEEEEEBRA!!  I love this print.... Specially because

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This cheetah print with Jeans combination...simply perfecto !! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘

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This gentleman is stuntin!! Nice smooth cheetah print collar button up shirt!! Some people say men shouldn't wear animal print. What do you think?πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

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This is interesting because it is mixed !!! Check out the Giraffe print at the top of this dress. I love this because you do not see this type of print much on clothing.  It is actually an amazing print that should be expressed more!! What do you think?πŸ‘orπŸ‘Ž

CELEBRITIES!!! Here you have Robyn Rihanna FentyBeyoncΓ© Giselle Knowles-Carter and Miley Ray Cyrus all wearing cheetah print. They all look glamorous!!πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Throughout history, kings and other high people have used animal print rugs and such as a sign of status just as mounted animals are kept as trophies. Animal print became popular for women in the United States in the late 1960's during the Bohemian movement.

Animal print can include; leopard, cheetah, zebra, tiger, spotted hyena, striped hyena, African wild dog, giraffe or monkey.

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Hyena print!!! First of all this hat is one of my favorite style hats!! This hat is the classic type style!! This is for those people who treat themselves with respect and so others automatically feel compelled to treat that person the same way πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Second of all Hyena print is a type of design you don't see much either and I think it's a fabulous touch to the fashion Industry!! No?

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I love this dress. I love snake skin!!! The look of it is just simply fantastic. This creation took a master mind to think of . If you look closely you can notice the floral designs added. I love this clash of perfection. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Zebra with cheetah print combination, this is daring and bold!! This is the classic type style. This lady looks fabulous and ready for business. This is that all eyes on me BOSS LADY LOOK!! πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

This is specifically a dress that I own. I fell in love with this dress because the animal print has not only a mixed print going through it but there is also a lovely design of chains sort of cascading through each of the prints. I like to interpret this design as a fierce party!! This basically means that this is the type of dress for the fierce ladies who still like to have a good time!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘  

This type of animal print is actually very rare. It's the print of the African wild dog, While dissecting this print I became intrigued because this print has so much going on!! Come on..Look Closely.. It takes such a keen eye to examine the deep detail in this print!! I love it!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€. 

Again these are two a pair of leggings I own. This is a wild party!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–☺☺☺☺πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. I am engaged and entertained by what these leggings have to say!! Do you hear the sound? πŸ‘‚πŸ‘‚πŸ‘‚I'm loving it!! This is a combination of cheetah print, leopard print, and snake print all mixed in one on each pair of leggings. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Check out the music artist/celebrity Drake rocking this zebra printed jacket yazzzz pleaaase!!!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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The classic , business type man with a little creative leopard print!! What a different way to combine these two styles!! yay or nay?πŸ‘€

I deeply encourage every one to push their style to extreme levels. If you have never tried animal print go ahead give it a goπŸ‘, Self confidence has truly a lot to do with what you wear and how you wear it. Imagine two different people wearing the same outfit but one person stands out just a little more that the other person. Maybe it has a lot to do with the way that person carries his/her posture while wearing the outfit. Really this makes a huge difference. So try something new. Check your closets and don't lie☺ if you really do no have animal print I urge you to come on go for it excel in your levels of creativity and Let's ELEVATE IN FASHION!!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Ambitious and Talented Ms. Lamyae El Machichi the fashion Designer/Illustrator from Morocco!!

Fashion is all around us every where we go every thing we see expresses the capacity of fashion. The power to express ourselves is an unlimited feeling!! The most interesting thing I love about fashion is the fact that fashion is world wide!! I love meeting new people from different areas of the world who share the same love I have for fashion. I recently had the great pleasure of meeting this extremely detailed 26 year old  fashion designer who really makes me look at fashion differently!! Her name is Lamyae  El Machichi and she is from Morocco, a North African country.

Before we continue let's pause for a moment... Now let's reach our motivation station.....finish this sentence.....I NEVER STOP....I never stop being humble. It is important that even when success is everywhere around you to stay humble and grateful. Feel free to help someone else reach the same levels of success that you are at!! Be proud of yourself but as you rise don't forget to help others do the same as well!!! ☺☺☺☺☺.  While speaking to Lamyae she expressed one funny fact about her name she tells me " My name is an Arabic name meaning a girl with full lips"  This was very funny to me so i had to ask her if she actually has full lips in her opinion. She tells me " Haha no it's actually the opposite! I have really tinny lips"  We both couldn't help but share a laugh at this!!! Her name is still very unique to me. πŸ‘☺

'Morocco is rich in history and famous for it’s culture, cuisine and art.  There are so many different ways to express yourself in Morocco, through ceramic, sculpting, drawing and fashion. I am currently based in a Mediterranean city called Tetouan which was the first Moroccan city to join the Creative Network of the UNESCO"  Hearing this automatically made me light up in aw!!☺☺☺  My thoughts immediately are I got to visit this wonderful part of the world!!! Lamyae has a degree in economics and Management she graduated in 2013. Now she is studying Fashion design and will graduate this year!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘  She is a very intelligent woman!!   

Lets take a look at some of Lamyae's designs:

As I began to analyze her designs I specifically love how well detailed her creations are!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ Every one of her masterpieces tells it's own story. I asked Lamyae if there were any inspirations when designing this is what she said "Inspiration can be taken from everything and anything at anytime. There are times when I find myself lacking inspiration, so what I do is go out, explore new places because it helps me clear my mind .  Maybe, listening to Music, watching some fashion shows.. "  This answer is perfection to me!! My main thought is how I admire her maturity level!! It is evident to clear your mind at times and never become overwhelmed. πŸ‘☺. Being passionate is a great part of Lamyae's Individuality and her dream name for her clothing line would be called Morrocan Spirit  . I can clearly see how this young lady takes pride in where she is from!!☺ 

"During my early age, I use to draw models with dresses, gowns and caftan ( A luxurious traditional Moroccan dress), since then I knew that I have a talent in drawing and have always believed that my destiny is to be a fashion designer/illustrator. After high school, I was thinking about applying for Art school.  Unfortunately my parents were against it . Not that they didn’t believe in my talent but according to them, pursuing an art career would not provide a financially stable life. So, I went to the University of Business instead.  It‘s not until last year that I have finally decided to pursue my dream and be a self taught illustrator. "  I specifically adore the fact that she is a self taught illustrator!!  I love meeting and getting to know people who have that desire to break their own limits and see just what they can teach themselves!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Lamyae to me is not only an very interesting woman but more importantly I noticed how not only is clothing and gowns her specialty but accessories are as well !!  I personally must say I fell In love with this factor about her because I am a fashion stylist and accessories are extremely important to us stylists!!☺☺☺☺  

Let's take a look:


Those stilettos,,,They are just simply fabulous!!!! The interesting fact about her masterpieces are that they look realistic almost as though the sketches come to life immediately upon looking at them!! That's great because every designer should have a desire for their masterpieces to come alive. πŸ‘€

Lamyae enjoys using fabrics such as silks and velvet's , "I love the softness and the fine texture of it, and how elegant it can make you appear". " I also like crepe fabric, easy to work with and provides a comfort, light weight feel". Elisabetha Franchi, Georhe Hobeika and Pamela Rolland. These are some of the names of the designers/artists that Lamyae admires. I asked Lamyae if there were any favorite colors when designing, she expressed to me the colors she has the most weakness for, "I have a weakness for nude colors, different gradients of grey  and black".  In my opinion those colors are some of the best colors to work with because those colors are neutral colors and are very easy to experiment with!!!πŸ‘☺

While getting to know Lamyae El Machichi I had to find out the answer to one of my favorite questions to ask. I had to know how she would define herself using one word, "Emotional" was what she said to me. This answer was interesting to me so I asked her why she would define herself this way?


"I am a very sensitive person. I tend to let emotions get hold of me. Sometimes I can't control them. Little things can touch me either good or bad" I appreciate how honest and real she is!! She's not afraid to say anything about herself even if it may seem bad and that's an outstanding trait!! Lamyae is not only a fashion designer/Illustrator but she is an artist as well!!
Again I admire her detailed ability!! Just look at the expression on the face of this woman!! πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ "To me, Fashion is a way to tell your story, to share your thoughts through clothes without the need to speak".  Fashion and art are exactly the same  and I agree with Lamyae's definition of fashion 100% I can tell someones mood or the story they are presenting just by the artististic creation/design drawn!! "Do not stop practicing, learn to be persistent and stay patient". This is the advice that Lamyae has for any uprising fashion designers/Illustrators.  Lamyae El Machichi is clearly an ambitious woman who knows where she is headed in life and has a vision and plan for her future!! I commend Ms. El Machichi and I can only imagine where her outstanding talent will take her next!!



Monday, December 18, 2017

Meet AΓ―leen Melody Peters!! The Designer Who Knows Fashion Inside And Out!!

 “You either know fashion or you don’t.”  This quote by  Anna Wintour is a quote that sticks with me because it is very true. Fashion is the true art of  taking the most simplest of things and exposing the extraordinary within it and if you can't see the beauty in everything you encounter everyday then you do not know fashion!!! I met a unique fashion designer by the name of AΓ―leen Melody Peters who let's the world around her inspire her to create masterpieces!! 

Now before we continue let's pause for a moment and reach our motivation station....Now finish this sentence I NEVER STOP...I truly can say that i never stop respecting myself!! If you don't respect yourself than no one else will respect you!! Don't be consumed and conformed by what others think about you. Love who you are and treat yourself like you are a diamond because you truly are!! Ya Dig? πŸ’ͺπŸ‘☺ πŸ”ΆπŸ’ 

The unique thing I automatically loved about AΓ―leen upon meeting her was that there are actually two dots above the I in her first name (which is pronounced I -Lean). AΓ―leen which often times goes by the name Ally is a 23 year old fashion designer who was born in Haiti on August 7th 1994. Although Haiti is her home town  she is actually mixed with Cuban, African, Egyptian, Arabian, Asian, Cuban, Dominican, and German. She moved to Florida in 2006. Although she moved from Haiti she knows a fashion Designer out there that she sells her fashions to!! I asked Ms.Peters what is the name of her clothing line? "Ally Line" was her reply and she also informed me of her website that will soon be up and running.

Check out this dress:
This caught my eye personally because when examining the back portion of this dress you can see the lovely scrunched bow connection she applied which gives this masterpiece a wonderful drooped design!!starting from the torso on down. 

AΓ―leen graduated from Lynn University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Fashion Design. "When I was a kid I always made clothes for barbie and drew some designs for fun" 

Let's take a look at some of AΓ―leen's sketches:


" Fashion is a statement of who you are and what you want people to perceive about is basically you" I couldn't agree more with her definition of fashion!! It is evident as a fashion designer to express who you are...always so that when people see your designs they see something about your personality with each creation. AΓ―leen currently designs woman's apparel. She enjoys using fabrics such as silk with polyester and spandex. "Polyester helps to show off the figure without worrying  about too much tightness"  

AΓ―leen's biggest inspiration when designing is nature!! ☺☺☺
Look at this sketch !!!

I love this because i can see how it looks as though a tree is sort of hugging this woman in a comfortable way where she can still flaunt her figure!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 

While getting to know AΓ―leen Melody Peters I told her I specifically loved one main trait of her personality and that is that she is so real! She is the type of woman that holds her own head strong with such a great confidence. She doesn't take no for an answer and she is forever challenging herself to do better. She also is extremely loving and caring towards others. AΓ―leen is a very positive woman when i told her how unique she was and how i loved her attitude of perseverance she told me " you got to be just to be the best"  I had never heard this before so I asked her to eleborate,this is what she told me " Everyone is the best at what they do and people can achieve it!! They should try"  She tells me her parents taught her this when she was a child!! πŸ‘ Ms.Peters plans to have world wide fashion stores in the future. I believe there are no limits in life so why not reach for the highest degree? πŸ‘ When designing AΓ―leen prefers to use colors such as blue , pink , yellow , and green.  One interesting fact Ms.Peters shared with me while interviewing her was that she only attended an sewing class for five days then she automatically picked up sewing on her own!!! I thought that was pretty impressive!! That's how I knew fashion was surley her passion!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘☺

"I would tell a young uprising fashion designer to keep following your dreams and don't listen to anyone who says otherwise" This is the advice AΓ―leen has for all young upcoming fashion designers. I asked AΓ―leen Melody Peters one last question when closing my interview I wanted to know how she would define herself by using only one word?

 "Creative"  she says to me , and I'm thinking that's wonderful because creativity is what fashion is all about!!! ☺☺

"You either know fashion or you don't"- Anna Wintour.  I can confirm that AΓ―leen Melody Peters has just what it takes to Rock The Runway!! and I am excited about where her future will take her next!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

See Fashion Through The Illustrator Terrance Bernard's Eyes!!!

Fashion is in the perception of the mind. The ability to be creative is up to those who allow themselves to break limits and challenge the levels of their creative skills.  I think the story of fashion  and the power of creativity is told most through fashion illustration!! Fashion illustrators really have to open their mind completely to surely tell the story of the masterpiece being illustrated and the fashion Illustrator Terrance Bernard does just that!!πŸ‘

 Before we continue let's pause for a moment and reach your motivation station...Now finish this sentence I NEVER STOP... I never stop focusing on my success. It's evident to have a goal set and to not stop till you accomplish!! No matter what any body says this is your life so believe, receive and achieve! Ya Dig? Now to continue fashion illustration is by definition : the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form that originates with illustration, drawing and painting and also known as Fashion sketching. I like the word communicate because when i see an creation for the first time i am automatically thinking what does this outfit say to me? What is the flavor and the mood? Now fashion illustrators can sketch off their own ideas or often they collaborate with different designers to help make their vision come to life. Fashion illustrators are completely artistic!! They make sure every detail of the creation is shown!!πŸ‘  Their keen eye for design is compelling!!

 Terrance Bernard is a 48 year old talented fashion Illustrator/Designer born in Atlanta Georgia. The Interesting  fact that I love about Terrance is that he only graduated from Therrell High school and to this day has no college degree neither did he ever attend college!! The fact that he is such an amazing successful fashion illustrator without any college education is quite impressive!! When interviewing him I asked when did he become interested in fashion illustration and why? he responded by telling me "I have always loved to dress, no matter if it came to dressing casual, business attire, sports attire, and also preppy attire. As a kid growing up into my early teens , ever since I was 12 years of age I knew that I was destined for fashion because I always was drawn to clothing. It really runs in my DNA.  My great Grandmother , Grandmother and Mother were all seamstresses. I have been drawing since I was 6 years old. As I began to get older I really became more better at defining fashion. I guess that I can thank God for this vision because I am a self taught fashion designer/Illustrator"

Check out one of his illustrations: 

I specifically love this creation because dissecting this design first I love the royal blue!! As I get closer I began to admire the ruffles from the bust line down her waist. The v cut up the legs with a beautiful finishing touch of the baby blue lining tracing is just perfection!! 

The name of Terrance Bernard's clothing line is called Terrance Bernard Collextionz. This is for men's ,woman's,and children s clothing. Terrance Defines himself as optimistic. Which means he is a very hopeful and confident individual!!☺ Every designer and or Illustrator needs inspiration so  I asked Terrance who are his inspirations? What motivates him to create masterpieces?  Terrance began to share with me " I get my inspiration from other fashion designers such as Karl Kani, Gianni Versace, Tom Ford, Sean John, Ralph Lauren, Cacoste and Alexander McQueen"

Have a look at this masterpiece:   

This is lovely!! It is a mixture of the Natural type style and the classic type style!!!  There are natural style shorts with a classy blouse just gorgeous!! I also noticed the hat!! Simply flawless It is extremely important to accessorize always this gives your outfit that extra jazz when exposing your  personality through what you wear!! 

"My definition of fashion is something beautiful that is yet imperfect but beautiful as nature it's self"   

Terrance loves to use earth tones and pastels when designing. He has a very kind personality and loves to uplift others and spread positive motivations daily. He is a great supporter and a huge encouragement to all those he encounters.

Look at these pictures of his masterpieces: 


"My favorite fabrics would have to be mink,  fur, leather, all types of raw elegant, silk , Denim and cotton"

These are just some of his many powerful Illustrations. Over all I love how Terrance has the zeal to keep going until he wins!!If  he didn't believe he wouldn't be this successful today!! πŸ‘☺ I commend him for his accomplishments in the fashion industry!!

When closing this interview I had one more question to ask Terrance. I asked him what advice did he have for an young uprising fashion Designer/Illustrator? He tells me " The advice I have for a young upcoming Fashion Designer is to stay in your own lane and be different and have your own class of signature style. Never give up and never quit, keep the faith and always follow your dreams. Keep God first and everything else will follow"  I simply love this answer it is very encouraging!! I myself personally believe in uplifting others so these positive words automatically made me smile!! ☺☺☺☺  

Fashion is truly in the perception of the mind and Terrance Bernard certainly takes fashion Illustration to another level!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Finding your true Individuality!!!

Hey Extraordinary people!! and fashion Lovers. What makes you, you?  What's your flavor? Does your image reflect who you truly are? Your...