Denim for this Fall is not for the Ordinary

Fall/Winter 2016 Denim Trends
Calling all of my bold spirits and not-so-perfect garment lovers: the denim trends of this Fall are in your favor! Denim has been slow moving in trends but they are picking up some speed lately. If you’re tired of “skinny” jeans, and flares aren’t for you, or heck, you’re just fashionably exciting, these trends may appeal to you.


Trend Report: Blue Stripes

Blue Stripes is the trend this season amongst bloggers, designers, and fashion lovers

Next to white and black, it seems like the minimal dressers are adopting this not-so-nautical blue and white pattern. The stripes sometimes are bold, or alternating, or barely-there pinstripe. This trend actually hit the runways in 2014, but here it is just arriving to e-commerce sites and stores this year. 

Australia has been very big on this trend, as seen in their street style photographers archives and by their local designers. Also you may have noticed a surge of light blue cotton pieces during the releases of spring/summer wear in stores. These two trends are hand in hand.  See below the "it" pieces and where to buy them:


See you again, Chi-Town

Lake Point Tower building in Chicago
Disclaimer: I am no Ezra Stoller, but these are my photographs.
“Are we on the North side or the South side Ma?” I asked her over a million times during our 4-day stay in the Windy City. If you have ever visited there with no knowledge, that little bridge over the river will confuse you days on. The only thing that helped was knowing if I was near State St. or N. Michigan (The Magnificent Mile). Cause of course I can link things through shopping (giggles).


Fashion has been ready for Cuba

Encuentro Junto al Mar Mario Carreño Encounter by the Sea
Encuentro Junto al Mar (Encounter By the Sea), 1976Mario Carreño

As Cuba opens up to US tourism and relations, the fashion world is not far behind. Or maybe, we’ve been waiting. Karl Lagerfeld hosted his Chanel Resort 2017 collection there this past weekend in the capitol Havana and it literally took over the fashion press. While traditional wear is not everyday for many Cubans, and is not a definition for their style today, it is trending now globally.  Cuba's Latin influences in their traditional women’s dress have lingered in designers' collections for seasons now. Tiered, or multi-leveled and exaggerated ruffled garments, bright floral embroidery and light, airy fabrics are included. Cuba's art history is also very rich, with colors, high contrast, and organic shapes. So I added some in. The artworks featured are by Mario Carreño, a Cuban artist (1913-1999).