Daily Archives: July 9, 2012
Chanel Iman pose for Vogue Italia July 2012 issue wearing handmade West African and Ghanaian kente textile garments as head wraps. Inspired by the African continent, Rushka Bergman styled Chanel Iman for her latest Vogue Italia editorial.
I love how the fabric prints were used to give her editorial a pop of color against her teal Miu Miu Fall 2012 power suit! I could see Chanel rocking any piece from Jewel By Lisa’s Resort 2013 collection in place of wearing the scarf and head gear for this photo session! I do however love her Marc Jacobs skirt in the gif below…
It’s great to see West African wax print fabric being used in a high fashion setting. It continues to amaze me the growing trend of “African fashion fabric prints” in mainstream media. Influential African superstars are also embracing the trend of wearing textile prints on and off the red carpet. Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari just last month was seen in a cute jumpsuit at the red carpet premiere of Shackles and Secret Burden alongside Jackie Appiah and John Dumelo. What would blow my mind is when Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, or Nordstrom follows suit with H&M and do a designer collaborative collection with high profile African designers for their retail chains! A girl can only dream!
What are your thoughts on Chanel Iman and Nadia Buari wearing wax prints?
Lisa Folawiyo’s successful fashion brand Jewel By Lisa continues grow to new professional heights. Her newly release Resort 2013 collection can now be purchased at upscale retail boutique, Moda Operandi. (Jewel By Lisa is also sold at Heritage1960.com and Agnes & Lola.com.)
The good news was published on Jewel By Lisa’s Tumblr Page (jewelbylisa.tumblr.com) by Head of Brand Development & Communications – Zara Okpara.
Sold at a affordable price range between $528 to $960, Jewel By Lisa Resort 2013 has a look perfect for any special occasion! Celebrity Jewelettes of Jewel By Lisa includes Kendall Jenner, LaLa Anthony, Eku Edewor, Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Henshaw, Joy Adaeze, Angela Simmons, June Ambrose, Kelis, Catt Sadler, and Giuliana Ranic. I’m eager to see Solange Knowles in this new collection! Pre-order for Jewel By Lisa at Moda Operandi kicked off on July 7th!
Look 1 – The Classic Shirtdress
Look 2 - The Party Shift Dress
Look 3 – The Classic Cocktail Dress
Look 4 - The Michelle in Ankara Dress
Look 5 - The Party Shift I Dress
Look 6 – The Lady Skirt + The Double Frill Tank
Look 7 - The Jumper Peplum Blouse + The Thandie Organza Pant
Look 8 – The Blue Ameoba Peplum Blouse
Look 9 – The Blue Check Classic Cocktail Dress
Look 10 – The Michelle Dress
Look 11 – The Classic City Short
My favorite look from this collection is the blue and gold printed peplum blouse. The tag line that accompanies this collection is Jewel by Lisa A/W 2012 …”There’s something about a lady..” I couldn’t agree more. This collection is sexy, modern and feminine.
Which look is your favorite?
image credits – Moda Operandi
Cultural Shop highlights African fashion garments sold via upscale online boutiques.
Revenge TV star Ashley Madekwe jumped the broom late June to her long-time boyfriend actor & photographer Iddo Goldberg. Congrats to the newlyweds! I love these two ever since I discover that Iddo is the photographer behind Ashley’s personal daily style blog, Ring My Bell. He captures Ashley’s essence completely! Ashley has yet to publish official wedding photos on her blog and her accompanying tumblr page but she did however flaunt her wedding ring today!
Bookmark Ashley & Iddo’s social media links:
image credits – Iddo Goldberg for Ring My Bell
Cultural Love highlights couples in love!