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NEWS: Find My Work On A New French Fashion Blog

Hi everyone! I have been dying to share this news with you all and I finally get to spread the news! There is a new French fashion blog in town and I am the official illustrator!

Let me introduce you to, www.ByBaya.com! Based in Paris, ByBaya is the brain child of writer and fashionista, Berenice Foussard – Nakache. It talks about all aspects of fashion, from history, icons and trendsetters to items you just need to have! I am so DELIGHTED to be contributing!

It is written entirely in French, but hopefully, to those of you who don’t speak the language (like myself) will let the photos and illustrations speak for themselves! Plus, pretty much everything sounds better in French am I right? 🙂

So check out the blog HERE , and for updates on posts, please like ByBaya’s Facebook page HERE!

Here are a few of the many illustrations I have contributed to By Baya!

La robe portefeuille de Diane Von Furstenberg

La saharienne d’Yves Saint-Laurent

Les Stilettos de Sergio Rossi

Les ballerines BB de Repetto

L’oreille absolue

 

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FASHION: YOUR “I DO” SHOE

I have been a little MIA over this past month. What can you do? summer makes many people MIA…especially in Spain! It’s such a different life in Europe. Vacations are sacred! It’s fantastic (when you’re on vacation!)

Anyway, in the past few weeks, I received TWO wedding announcements!! One of my best friends, and my cousin are getting married next year! And next year isn’t so far away! Weddings are really hard work, you have to think of minute details…from table settings, colour schemes, all the way down to your shoes…

I always ask myself what kind of wedding shoes would I wear! I guess it really depends where you are!

Guest Poster Andrew Wenzel gives us the when and where / do’s and don’ts of your “I do” shoe!

Depending on the type of bride you will be, the location of your wedding might help decide your style. With the dress—anything goes (just avoid heavy lace or velvet covering your body in an outdoor summer wedding). With the shoes—consider the terrain.

Meadow or Lawn Wedding

If you are walking down the aisle across a damp grassy knoll, save your stilettos for the after party or you may find yourself sunk, stuck or shoeless. There would be nothing worse than taking a fall in front of everyone. Consider flats for this type of ceremony. Whether you’re a romantic, shabby chic or wild bride, there are a wide variety of specialty slippers to consider for the special walk down the aisle.

If your heart is set on the new 3-inch high Christian Louboutin Cinderella slippers, try heel stoppers. This small invention makes a big difference by allowing you to keep standing tall in your stilettos. Heel stoppers are little attachments that widen the base of your heel allowing you to walk on grass and helping you avoid tripping on cracks. They can be adorned with stones and color to parallel your style.

Beach Bride

Avoid getting sand in your shoes by wearing either special flip flops or ballet slippers when sharing your vows near the sea. You can also simply go barefoot. Although an open-toe shoe is typically a “don’t” for the bride at her wedding ceremony, it’s perfectly acceptable to adorn your perfectly manicured feet with foot jewelry. Jewels are strung on an elastic strap that loops around your ankle and toe. Light and comfortable, foot jewelry, or “barefoot sandals,” is the perfect answer for the beach bride. Let the sand cushion your stroll to the alter.

Cobblestone Street

When marrying on cobblestone streets or stone walkways, consider wearing slings or classic pumps. With super-thin heels, you run the risk of looking clumsy on these ancient, uneven streets. There is still a lot you can do, even with shoe restrictions. The “shoe world” is your oyster, as far as style goes. You might consider your shoes be the good luck token of the “something blue” wedding tradition and choose a pale blue Prada sling or a Badgley Mischka cobalt peep toe.

Rain or Shine

This wedding is going to happen come rain or shine. If there is the slightest chance of rain, avoid velvet, suede or any other material that might be ruined if it gets wet. Think about what fabrics and textures work in different types of environment. If you’re getting married in a small space or on a rocky terrain, avoid patent leather because it can get easily scraped.  

No matter the terrain you choose for your special day, be sure your shoes fit, are comfortable and appropriate. Go wild with color, studs and glitter. Unlike your wedding dress, you can wear these shoes again and again. The place to express yourself is under the dress. And, really, anything goes.

Thanks Andrew for your great post!

Have a great article you want illustrated??  Email me at lsillustrated@gmail.com

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LOOKBOOK: Beach Babe in Spain

So what do you do if you are living in the tropics and have been a bona-fide beach babe all your life, then eventually move to a place that witnesses all seasons? How do you dress??

My friend Tiffany has the style you are looking for! She grew up in the Philippines and recently moved to Spain. What does she do to keep the Summer feeling all year ’round? It’s as simple as the word, COLOUR. 🙂

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FASHION: The Magic of YSL

For my friend Ysabel…who somehow manages to be in 5 countries in 3 days!

I found out how she does it! hehehe

AN ALMOST LIMERICK

I once had a friend named Ysabel,

Who constantly traveled and loved to wear YSL,

 Sometimes I wondered, when she was somewhere over yonder,

 how in the world she got there!!!

….it’s the shoes

Meanwhile…at Ysabel’s house….

Magical shoes aren’t they?? 🙂

SHOES: Yves Saint Laurent Trib Too High Heel Pump in Red Patent Leather

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FASHION: Super Superga!

Move over Toms! There is a new comfy shoe in town! Well…not really! For me at least. I know these guys have been around for over 100 years but I just discovered Superga. I recently saw a video for their new ad campaign featuring Alexa Chung (gorgeous) and I really really want a pair! I really love the classic ones but there are so many to suit your own taste!

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FASHION / LOOKBOOK: It’s a Karl kind of day

I’ve always found Karl Lagerfeld to be a very interesting character. Always, and I mean always dressed in black and white, with his signature black shades intrigues me. I remember a casual conversation of mine with some friends and hearing about his obsession with weight and how none of his parties ever have food! Does anyone know whether that is true??

Well, this morning, I was flipping through the April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar and there I found a cool little 2 page view into Mr. Lagerfeld’s day! I loved it! He certainly is a character and he had pretty interesting….and as some may say eccentric things to say!

So here is my tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and a little Lookbook entry on how to sport his look day to day! There are also a few little add ons at the bottom from the Harper’s Bazaar article!

If anyone is interested in reading the entire article, you can find it in the April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (Mila Kunis) pg. 93 to 94 “My List: Karl Lagerfeld in 24 Hours” As told to by Kristina O’Neill

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LOOKBOOK: “Beach/Snow/Beach/Snow”

Let’s take a look at musician, dreamer and my favourite space cadet, Elena Rohmoser’s personal style.

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FASHION: What if the world was flat?

Yes, you may cringe at the thought! But what if there were NO HIGH HEELS?

If this tragedy were to ever occur, this is what my basic shoe closet would contain

Top left to bottom right: TOMS , LANVIN, REPETTO, CHANEL, PRETTY BALLERINAS, TORY BURCH

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