Reminisce of the extraordinary; Fashion has transcended from the ordinary flow of fabric into the world of ultimate re-definition. We explore the thoughts of unusual forms that breed revolutionary creations in garment artistry...
Fashion revolution...Reina de las Fabricas
amoenus is aliteraryterm which generally refers to an
idealized place of safety or comfort. Alocus
amoenusis usually a beautiful,
shady lawn or open woodland, or a group of idyllic islands, sometimes with
connotations ofEdenorElysium and comprising
typically of trees, grass and water. It is no wonder that Ralph and Russo Autumn
Winter 20I5/2016 footwear collection breeds this in every piece. Finished in
satin, suede and patent materials with ornamental filigree leaves spiralling
naturally up the heel, the Eden Heel pump harks back to the beauty and
perfection of a lost paradise. As if from an enchanted fairy-tale, entangled in
the dense foliage of the forest and claimed by a wandering damsel, the Eden
Heel pump is celestial, refined and romantic. The Eden Heel pump is easily
transformed from day to night. The Eden pump is the locus amoenus of the shoe
Autumn Winter 2016/107 footwear collection raises the bar on the dynamism the pair
unleashes in the redefinition of what pumps and footwear in general represents. I am mostly intrigued by the rebranded image of the pump heel, easily
thought as the piece for simplicity and corporate elegance. But then, with this
collection, Ralph and Russo create timeless elegance with the detailing of the heels,
marrying them to the image of Greece and all things ethereal. The flowers and well placed leaves incorporated on the heels gives each piece flexibility and diversity on
occasion and event. Love the shoes, I can literally sleep in them-never take
the elegance of each creation is beyond impossible (I have tagged them the
vision for my bridal story….the vision lol). Ralph and Russo are likened to the Lebanese
who I categorized Indubitably Masters of Detailing
“Sometimes comfort doesn't matter. When a shoe
is freakin' fabulous, it may be worth a subsequent day of misery. Soak in Epsom
salts and take comfort in the fact that you're better than everyone else.”―Clinton
“There are women who only look at another woman's shoes and never at her face. And others who always look women in the face and only occasionally at their shoes.” ― Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
The fan pump according to the designers official website is, “Inspired by the spatial elegies of
Massimo Listri, the Fan pump is a masterful composition of symmetry and
elegance. The curve of the fan, flattering and flawless, revisits the alabaster
arches and the sculptured ceilings of ancient castello’s captured by Listri’s
artistic perspectives. Available in a variety of satin finishes and exotic
skins, from deep burgundy to gold tipped pink python skin, the beautifully
structured Fan pump encapsulates the dramatic yet delicate equilibrium of Ralph
& Russo’s designs.” These shoe are not overly embellished but radiates
elegance and would be undeniably, faithful lovers to the feet of any lady of class.
Can't go wrong in these...
the spirit of the ethereal theme that glows around the designers’ collections,
the Alina clutch-The swan feather featuring an ornate metallic feather handle
is an undebatable personification of elegance and sophistication. Inspired by
the same regal swan that roused the melodies of Tchaikovsky, the fluid jeté of
Swan Lake’s Princess and the elegiac prose of W.B Yeats, an intricately carved
feather sits majestically atop the clutch, perfectly arched to adorn one’s
is without doubt that the pair have created a dynasty distinct for the
reinvention things thought simple and stereotypic.
“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a
weapon! Modesty, what elegance!” ―Coco
Live in the light of elegance. Simplicity is more..
new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe- in
this case, let’s say something extra spicy- The Second Dress.The famous
saying dates back to Victorian times as many brides try to arrange their
wedding attire accordingly. Something old represents the link with the bride's
family and the past. Many brides choose to wear a piece of antique family
jewelry or a mother's or grandmother’s wedding gown. Something new represents
good fortune and success in the bride's new life. The wedding gown is often
chosen as the new item. Something borrowed is to remind the bride that friends
and family will be there for her when help is needed. The borrowed object might
be something such as a lace handkerchief. Something blue is the symbol of
faithfulness and loyalty. Often the blue item is the garter. A silver sixpence
in her shoe is to wish the bride wealth. And now, something extra spicy
represents the audacious diva in the bride.
white weddings have the bride glammed up in her Cinderella dress to meet her
prince charming by the altar with friends and family as love struck spectators.
It is famously said, 'it is all about the bride' and Nigerian wedding these days
are making it 200% about the bride than was originally thought. From the extra
effort put into pre-wedding shots, the outfit for the day, brides maids, shoes,
make up, nails, even the food (Party rice and the tradition swallow just got a
face lift as wedding now incorporate intercontinental dishes and desserts from
cakes to ice cream to small chops and sometimes breakfast for an early
engagement-talk about re-branding) .
the wave of wedding renaissance, the concept of a reception dress stands out as
a striking fascination. I for one attend weddings to feast on the bride’s
wedding dress as well as her bride’s maids. With the incorporation of the
second dress, you can be assured of two times the thrill and two times the wow,
depending on what the bride presents. In line with the booming trend, how best
can one achieve two looks and why?
second dress is a cheat platform for a bride to indulge her sassy side and walk in her spot light.
Reception dresses vary from length to silhouette- virtually
anything in any colour and silhouette that strikes the bride’s fancy. In the
field of presenting two statement looks, I would advise to have two different
silhouette for the big day( what better way to indulge your inner glam gal…lol)
I recently crashed a wedding and the bride while taking her vows, walked away
with a globe award for her smashing taste in sexy conservative fashion.
she slayed on all grounds, putting out the same mermaid silhouette for both the
ceremony and the reception may not have been the smartest idea. A wise woman
once told me, “make sure to wear a ball room dress for your wedding, you only
have one day to look like Cinderella and not be criticized for it.”
I am of the
school of thought that the second dress is a blank check for the bride to
explore more than one silhouette on her big day, thus, eliminating the stress of
what should and what shouldn’t be. Two in on wedding dresses are also easy
cards to explore more than one look for your big day, who says a skirt on a
gown cannot make a difference?
it is a whole new dress in a rootless affair with colours, lenght and texture or even a
jumpsuit, make it worth the glam; engage in an affair
with more than one silhouette on your big day after all, it is your spot light.