Links a la Mode - Fashion Reality


Fashion Reality

This week, it took me a long, long time to curate the links, not because of lack of quality, but because there were so many interesting topics to explore. Look Sharp Sconnie, let her facial hair grow to make a point about femininity and documented it beautifully. Vic Styles pondered if you wear the same clothes, can you be stylish? My Fashion S/ash Life found some remarkably stylish gents. And Pupuren discussed the phenomenon of photographing oneself, how one's face changes. (I know this from experience). We may put a face on for the digital world, but there are always a few brave enough to take off the mask.

Links à la Mode: May 22

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A New Modernity at Chanel and Dior's Resort 2015

christian dior and resort 2015 show

This season, cruise (or resort) collections have become sort of a relaxing vacation for the press; on Saturday, some of the top fashion influencers will be flying to Monaco to see Louis Vuitton debut its cruise collection. And without a doubt, Dior and Chanel have inaugurated the 2015 Resort season with some noteworthy collections that defined the freedom and lifestyle of women today in their own distinctive manners. 


Honey-Glazed Chipotle, Chicken Wings

honey chipotle chicken wings

I’ve always had an exquisite appetite for food, and an enthusiasm to learn as much as I can about culinary as I do in fashion. In comes to mind that both are Art related somehow, are they not? In fashion, accessories are la crème de la crème in any outfit – they describe and vision a personality. In culinary, the combination of spices and herbs is what a chef or region is known by – that’s what divides a restaurant from one another. But I don’t say all this to tell you that I’m another expert chef who knows it all, but I sure am a follower who enjoys cooking a good meal like these honey-glazed chipotle, chicken wings coated for a delightful mixture of sweetness and spiciness.


Sneakers Attitude

mens luxury sneakers
Clockwise from Top: Ami, Gucci, Raf Simons x Adidas, Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Valentino camouflage sneakers


Daniela D'Amico, an Emerging Print Designer Worth Noticing

daniela damico spring 2014 collection

I recently had the pleasure to meet and chat with Daniela D’Amico, a new upcoming London women’s wear designer who just launched her own label this year. Making a successful career inside the fashion industry is a dream not all designers can achieve overnight. But with intense hard work and dedication, the possibilities are many. And Ms. D’Amico is one of many other designers who have one goal in mind: making their name (that being through clothes) known all over the world.

Having studied and graduated from the prestigious London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Art, and worked for a very popular designer, she’s now gradually working on making her own masculine silhouettes with a touch of feminine prints a signature of her brand. She was very kind to share some experiences she’s gone through as she’s still developing her brand, finding an identity in the fashion industry, and about her spring 2014 debut collection.