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When it was announced earlier this year that Off-White designer, Virgil Abloh, would be succeeding Kim Jones as Louis Vuitton’s men’s designer, a sense of excitement and anticipation swept across the fashion world.

This can be described as nothing short of historic as Abloh is the first person of color to be appointed the covetable position.  One could only imagine how good it must feel for a guy from Rockford, Illinois to achieve such a feet.  Starting out as a protege for Kanye West, Abloh worked with the rapper on a number of things, such as his album artwork for Watch The Throne as well as collaborating with him at Nike. Virgil took his fashion cred to the next level by starting the streetwear label Pyrex Vision. He would later start the very successful streetwear brand Off-White in 2013 making him one to watch in this industry.

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Abloh’s first contribution, which is noticable right away, is the cast of predominantly black male models, which could, by far, be the best part of the show. The collection exuded that streetwear swag that Abloh has become known for with his own line Off-White.  The first few looks were all white including the bags and shoes, which could possibly have been a nod to his other line.  The sheer shirts and jackets with pockets were a familiar aesthetic that has become the designer’s signature.  As more of the models strutted out, the collection began to take a more neutral turn with a lot of brown, khaki and light grey pieces with a splash of yellow here and there.

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Abloh’s decision to appoint stylist Christine Centenera has proven to be a great one. Her flow from one color palette to the next shows her versatility as a stylist. The show was dissected into different acts as if it were a Tony winning play. There was a colorful tie-dyed section, a series of red looks, then a series of pastel looks, then a series of dark looks. There was a clear since of story telling with each section successfully transitioning to the next.

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Since this is Louis Vuitton I can’t forget about the bags. Abloh hit a home run putting his own unique spin on the classic leather goods. Many of the bags were seen in a clear iridescent fabric. Some were box shaped and came in colors like white, green, and of course with the classic monogram print. One thing most of the bags had in common were the chain straps.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t mind going into debt for one of those stunners. The highlight of the show was at the end as Abloh made his final bow to a standing ovation. His emotional hug with Kanye West, who was seated front row next to wife Kim Kardashian was enough to bring tears to even the hardest individual.

Written by Dominique Bedell

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Shoes

The Importance of Choosing a Pair of Shoes that Matches Your Personality

It’s no secret that you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear. So it goes without saying that choosing the kind of shoes that best match your personality is the perfect way to give people a great first impression of you. There is some importance of choosing a pair of shoes.

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It’s no secret that you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear. So it goes without saying that choosing the kind of shoes that best match your personality is the perfect way to give people a great first impression of you. There is some importance of choosing a pair of shoes.

Here’s our guide on how to choose a pair of shoes that matches your personality.

1. Keep it simple with sneakers

If you’re the kind of person that values function over form, then you’re probably getting around town in your trusted pair of sneakers. Sneakers are the go to for people who want to be comfortable, but who are also on their feet a lot during the day. Choosing sneakers are easy when you check out the reviews at https://bestshoes.reviews. Wearing sneakers shows that you’re low maintenance and understated, yet active and easy going.

2. Get noticed in some pumps

If you want to be noticed in your day to day routine, you’ll be wearing pumps. Some say that the higher the heel on your pumps, the more heads you will turn. Pumps give off a feminine charm and give great definition to your calf muscles, but they’re not for everyone. In order to pull off wearing a heel, you require confidence and grace and you won’t mind the occasional discomfort.

3. Be graceful in ballet flats

Ballet flats have become all the rage in the past ten years and for good reason. Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they are far easier to walk in than pumps, and even more convenient than wearing sneakers. You can just slip them on and away you go. The flats-wearer is unimposing yet likes to feel feminine.

4. Be dominant in boots

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Boots are strong and practical, with uses ranging from protection in wet weather and work situations, to support and function. If you’re into wearing boots, then you have a dominant personality and there’s nothing that can get in your way. If you want to show off your independence and command respect from people, then consider boots as your shoe choice.

5. Be casual in sandals

If you’re not caring what people think and you just want to feel free and easy, then sandals are the way to go. Sandals are great for quick trips out to the store, or for wearing when the weather is hot, but their real value comes in situations where other shoes just don’t cut it. For instance, a walk on the beach would be terrible in pumps or boots! Choose sandals if you don’t care what people think and just want to be yourself.

Shoes say a lot about your personality, and it can be important to pick a shoe that can make a lasting impression on others. Each shoe type portrays certain characteristics, and choosing the right one can be a laborious task. Use our guide the next time you go shoe shopping and you’ll find the right shoe for your personality.

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[PHOTOS] LIT! New York Fashion Week Highlights!

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.
The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabric

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New York fashion week spring 2019

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.

The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabrics.

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Marc Jacobs

Mary Katrantzou

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The Row

 

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Wild Thoughts–Fall 2018’s Printed Accessories!

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

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Printed accessories

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

Printed accessories

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

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Printed accessoriesPrinted accessories

                         Versace                                   Burberry                                Dior

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Printed accessories

                                                Burberry                                 Dior

That being said, don’t be afraid to have a bold attitude with all of your wardrobe. A printed dress hat or even wildly colored jewelry can take your look from drab to fierce.

Printed accessories

                         Balenciaga                             Versace                                   Balenciaga

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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