Hi everyone! Black Friday was last week, so I’m a bit late to the game on here but it was a success! If you don’t keep up with my youtube channel, make sure to be subscribed so you never miss a post outside of my blog! I hope you all enjoy, I had so much fin filming this video.
The Virgil Abloh X Louis Vuitton pop up was such a refresher for fashion. Seeing a brand like Louis Vuitton, known for it’s classic style, flipped upside down and dipping it’s feet into the world of streetstyle was an experience. From an all white, clean detailed collection, to chained high-tops and fanny packs, Virgil did something that no one has ever seen before and he was the first person of color to do so which is a huge achievement. I hope you enjoyed the photos I snapped while I was there, and I will see you all in my next post.
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.
Today’s outfit was inspired by my idea of a skater girl. A fashion forward skater girl of course. I cut my men’s Thrasher t-shirt in half and some destroyed denim from American Eagle. Then added some Vans to top off the look.
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.