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Posts Tagged ‘Haute couture’

Congratulations Lupita Nyong’o!!!

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on January 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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Lupita Nygong’o just received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Congratulations, Lupita! This young lady is certainly going places, and to top it all off, she is stunning!! Did you see that red dress at the Golden Globes! In the photo above, yellow truly becomes her, don’t you think? No matter what Lupita wears she looks gorgeous.

The beautiful and talented actress from 12 Years A Slave has truly made her mark on the film world. Let’s stay tuned to see what she does next.  I hope she takes home that well deserved Oscar.

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Yellow Is The Colour…

In Daily Musings on April 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Valentino

Yellow is the colour of the season.  I love love, this very lady like Valentino suit.  Let’s hope Zara recreates a perfect reproduction very soon!

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Yellow Truly Becomes Solange…

In Daily Musings on February 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Solange Knowles

Solange’s sunshine yellow dress, which she wore to last night’s Vanity Fair’s Oscars after party, inspired me to write this quick post, featuring a few of the elegant yellow gowns she has been featured wearing.

Yellow appears to be one of her favourite colours and truly becomes her.  With her everyday, funky Boho Chic style, which I love, Solange truly knows how to really dress up when it’s called for.  Ms. Knowles knows what works for her, and pulls it off effortlessly every time.

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Dior Couture with Patrick Demarchelier…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

Though this book was released back in November 2011 {and I still haven’t purchased my own copy!}, it truly is one of the most gorgeous coffee table books around.  With absolutely stunning images, taken in equally glamorous locations, by renowned fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier; he and the house of Dior have come together to chronicle some of the most beautiful and incredible haute couture.

The book takes us through a gorgeous pictorial voyage, through the history of the house of Dior.  Beginning with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Lauren, Marc Bohan and ending with John Galliano.  I had the chance to browse through this book  earlier this year, and it truly is a stunning piece of art, worthy of any well-dressed coffee table.

This book will definitely go on my 2012 holiday wish list!

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Wow…

In Daily Musings on September 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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I just found this Walter Steiger shoe from his 2013 Spring/Summer collection, and all I could say was WOW!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love my high heels, but for some reason these made my feet hurt just looking at them! {Although I do love them and think they’re sexy!}.

Would you wear?

Wednesday With A Swirl…

In Daily Musings on August 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

I was a little hesitant to post this image as I have no idea who designed this stunning creation of a dress.  My sister always advises me, to try to post designer information whenever possible.  If anyone knows who the designer is, please let me know.

The fit; the beading, the swirl of the train, with its Pucciesque print {could it be Pucci?} is in a word… Gorgeous!  The print reminds me of the beautiful latte art some baristas are able to create with steaming milk; a skill in itself, which can take years to master.

For me it truly is, Wednesday with a swirl.

 Happy Wednesday Dahhlings!

Africa In Technicolour…

In Daily Musings on August 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

While perusing for ideas, I came across these gorgeous images relating to fashion, from the African diaspora.  The colours are simply stunning, which causes the images to simply pop from the page.  I’m totally loving the dress above. This couple looks like they just got married at city hall and are now about to paint the town every colour under the sun.

There are many wonderful designers coming out of the African continent, it’s time they had more of a visual presence throughout the fashion industry.

We need more of these fashions readily available to us here in the States.  If you design gorgeous garments, jewelry and/or accessories, please contact me at lana@maylana.com; I’d love to feature you on this blog.  See my blog post “Where Do You Sika” featuring designs by Phyllis Taylor the owner of Sika Designs, who is of Ghanaian descent and is based in London.  Click here.

Kiara Kabukuru & Debra Shaw in Christian Dior Haute Couture

The gorgeous Kiara Kabukuru

August, August…

In Daily Musings on August 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

It’s not very often I write 2 blog posts in one day, but I just had to acknowledge the fact that it’s already August.  Where did July go??? It seems to me that 2012 is going by in a flash.  Wasn’t it just recently we were freezing to death in winter, then we were baking to death a couple of weeks ago; and now we’re already more than half way through the year.  We’re going to blink and it’s going to be Thanksgiving… Wow!

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and still accomplishing your new year’s resolutions… Are they even still in effect; did you create new ones; or abandon them altogether?

Above is the beautiful Joan Smalls, on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Vogue Korea; and below is Julia Stegner on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, fitting don’t you think?

 

Happy Wednesday Dahhlings!

If I Were To Do It Again…

In Daily Musings on August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

Get married that is!  This could possibly be the dress for me.  There is only one word for this gown…  STUNNING! As someone who crochets, this is simply amazing to me.

The intricacy of the stitchwork is simply remarkable craftsmanship.  To me it truly is a museum quality work of art.  I’m sure it took many months, or at least a year to create.

 

Disclaimer: Dress image obtained via Pinterest

Wow!!!

In Daily Musings on May 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I know I’ve been posting a lot of shoes lately, but there are so many interesting shoes out there, in other words expect a whole lot more! Now, when I came across these, I didn’t even know what to say. Never have a pair of shoes left me speechless.  These are Christian Louboutin 8″ ballet pumps!  I’m pretty sure that the only thing you can do with these, is to place them in prime position and just admire them. They are obviously museum pieces and weren’t created to be worn!! (who could!)  They’d look really nice on my coffee table.  Mr. Louboutin does it again.

Have a fabulous Sunday evening.  See you tomorrow.  It’s going to be a fabulous week.

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