September 22, 2014

A CLASS ACT

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Dress, THPShop Vest, Adidas Superstar II, Vintage Prada Bag and Quay Australia Sunnies.

I don't often go to fashion events, to tell you the truth they are normally not my scene and I am usually just too busy. This past weekend however, I had the pleasure of attending one with my friend M'c Kenneth, a re-opening for Boboli. The event crowd was lively, great company and they did an amazing job with the new space. I am glad I went, I was able to meet and talk with some like-minded people of all ages, who truly love design. If you need new pieces added to your closet I recommend that you visit them for a great diversity of designers, and while you're there you can also get some interior design inspiration.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.


September 15, 2014

WHITE ON WHITE

Wearing: Melissa Araujo Cut Out Dress, Oak and Fort Shirt Dress, Adidas Superstar, Alexander Wang Marion Bag, THP SHOP Bound Cuffs.

My prayers for a good September have been answered so far. The weather has been insanely nice for this time of the year, I have not touched a fall jacket or sweater yet. I have been able to spend my days in a dress and a light outerwear. This Melissa Araujo Dress is one of my favourites from the Linear collection; it is minimal, simple but has its own personality. There is also nothing like a good pair of sneakers to give some street style credit to the whole outfit.

One of my friends asked me to list my 10 favourite books... it is very hard for me as I love to read. Thinking about what I have read during different times in my life, and how I have liked or identified with different books, makes it difficult to pick so few, but I will try my best. In your comments please let me know what your favourites are as well. The ever evolving and changing list in no particular order:

1. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austin)
2. Jane Eyre (Jane Austin)
3. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
4. Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
5. The little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
6. Captains of the Sand (Jorge Amado)
7. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
8. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
9. Love In The Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
10. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)

September 08, 2014

FROM THE SIDELINES


WEARING: Zara Knit Top, Sandals & Cuffs, Vintage Leather Bermudas, Calvin Klein Bag and H&M Rings.

NYFW is in full force; most designers have already shown, but there are still a few more to go. Once again I am watching from the sidelines, appreciating everything from far, while continuing to dream that one day I will be part of it; even if it will be on a small scale. How wonderful would be to have the opportunity and experience of attending some of the shows and parties. Did any of you go? If you have been checking online like I have; let me know what were your favourite collections, and who you are still excited to see.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

September 01, 2014

GOOD SPORT


WEARING: DIY Tank Top, Melissa Araujo Asymmetric SkirtSplendid Leggings, Nike Free, Alexander Wang Marion Bag, THP Bound Cuff and H&M Rings.

Summer for me is the best time of the year, I cannot believe that today is already September 1st... which can only mean that Fall is just around the corner. Am I the only one who finds it hard to transition from warm to colder weather? I don't mean just with the outfits, but the actual weather. I will be holding on to the last sunny, warm days, because I know that it will be wet and cold in the coming seasons. I am in no hurry to jump into Fall, until it is absolutely necessary. As we transition, I will slowly add layers and long sleeve pieces as needed, I am trying to be a good sport.

Photo by Carmin Edwards.

August 24, 2014

FRESH WHITES

WEARING: Club Monaco Shorts & Leather Clutch, GX by Gwen Stefani Tie Ups, THPShop Bound Cuffs and 8 Other Reasons Undefeated Rings.

As I am sure you have all noticed by now, if I am not wearing all black, I am in all white or a combination of those two (still trying to work some grey in to my routine). Some people relate white to Summer, I disagree and continue to wear it year around. When I first started wearing all white I used to worry if I could keep it clean, and if so for how long? At some point I just decided not to be afraid, you learn what pieces work best for you, what to avoid, and above all realize that they are just clothes. If you do spill something you can use first a stain remover, if it doesn't work you can take the opportunity to use your scissors to make something new. Do you avoid white clothes because of the endless possibilities for disaster and spills, or do you just go with it?

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

August 18, 2014

MESH + LEATHER

WEARING: American Apparel Leather Skirt + Bra, Unif Mesh, Club Monaco Sunnies and Adidas Superstar II.

I don't think that I have expressed my undeniable love for leather, cotton and anything mesh. I live in these materials, constantly mixing and rotating the three of them. How can you not? It was a warm day, I went around thinking it was acceptable to just be down to one's bra. I usually don't show off too much skin, but I am trying to feel comfortable in my own body. Sneakers really come into play here as it dresses down any outfit, don't you think? I know that I said earlier in August that I was going to blog more often, and it has not yet happen, but please don't lose faith. I have been busy filling orders for my designs from earlier this month, so instead of blogging I have been cutting and sewing. I am catching up with my work load and will soon stop having to pull all-nighters.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

August 11, 2014

MA DESIGNS

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Vest Dress, American Apparel Crop Top, Vintage Leather Bermudas, Vintage Prada Bag and Zara Sandals.

Something I have not done enough of, is let my readers know that not only am a blogger, but I am also a fashion designer. From now on I am going to try and incorporate more of my work and designs into the blog. In case you haven't seen my work yet, please visit my website www.melissaaraujo.com, check out my designs which are all minimal, modern and monochromatic an extension of my personal style.

The vest that I am wearing here is from my latest collection called Linear, inspired by the Brazilian architect: Oscar Niemeyer. Have a look here to see the different ways you can wear the vest or how I styled it: here and here. This vest dress is one of my favourite designs, I wear it all the time.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.