Fashion Meets Art ft. Isy B & Jawara

I was recently invited to a fashion exhibition for two local fashion designers at the National Gallery art museum. The inspiration behind the fashion pieces were paintings, sculptures, and photography. Here are my favorite pieces designed by Jawara and Isy B.

The first 3 pieces represent slavery in the islands are made out of leather. The ensembles in the second and fourth photos are inspired by paintings painted by local artists on the island.  The white dress in the second photo is inspired by a winding sculpture resembling a conch shell, sculpted by a local artist as well.

The last two dresses are inspired by Caymanian Culture. The brown dress is made out of a potato sack, embellished with pearls and cinched in with blue fabric. The last 2 dresses (in the last photo)  are inspired by local thatch work made in the islands’ earlier days. I couldn’t get a photo of the back, but there is beautiful thatch detailing.

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Formal Floral

For the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant at the Westin hotel  I had fun dressing up in a flowy, long- sleeved sheer dress by Betsey Johnson (my childhood favorite). My shoes are from Payless (because why spend 100’s of dollars for cute heels?) and my clutch is from Tous. I accessorized with a diamond pendant of my island and Swarovski earrings.

What’s in my Purse!

I love collecting purses and filling them with random things so I decided to film a video about what’s in my purse! I’ve filmed this video every year since I’ve been on youtube and it’s honestly just a reason for me to go through my purse and clean it out (if I’m being honest). Hope you all enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe!

XO- Ally

Current Fashion & Beauty Favorites

For the past few months I’ve been reaching for a few favorites in my closet and makeup drawer, so here is a video from my youtube channel (XOALLYY) showing you guys all the goods!

Alexis

Here are some outfits from the latest Spring collection by Alexis (sold on netaporter.com)

The True Cost

Hey guys! I’ve been getting into fast fashion more and more recently and have been educating myself by watching documentaries and reading articles & news. Here is my most recently watched documentary, The True Cost. It’s on Netflix and available for download so I hope you take the time to watch it! I want to do more fast fashion related posts and put a spotlight on sweatshop-free brands so if you like this post, don’t forget to like or comment.

Check out the movie here

XO – Ally

We’re Open

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Alyssa is styled by me and photographed by Jeremy Walton.