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My Summer Dream…

So I finally decided to get outside, moving away from the usual ‘in bed feel’ or even in the office. I work constantly and to add to that, I work extremely hard. Nevertheless, I took up my Armani Exchange Duffel Bag, and my amazing Ray-Ban Clubmasters and headed to the beach in order to take some shots for and some others to be used in the press.


photography | mikey rapley

La Mode Street Style

I made a choice today to finally post Street Style after the much anticipated column on hadn’t been posted much over the last month. Of course if you’ve been reading all my posts, you’d understand the fact that these days I’ve been extremely busy working on fashion projects, as well as the advancement of my personal style and my blog. I am incredibly eager to travel this summer and leading up to the day I actually leave Barbados, tons of planning must go into consider in order to pull off the best round of trips, while keeping you guys up to date. Today’s compilation of street style consists of some of my ultimate favorite looks for the general summer 2011 season. So take a scroll, and then comment and share your ideas or views. I don’t think most readers of blogs understand how much we love your feedback, since it opens us to different points of views and also creates conversation with the ‘people’ on the other side of my screen.

I love this classic female silhouette which is layered with a colorful tee underneath and a great fedora.

I could not get over this look at all, and for me, I had to find a similar look to wear sometime this summer. I love the chic addition of the foulard, as well as the well colored brogues.

Very cute.

A leather jacket and a red chino was definitely on my style lookbook list, and then here it pops up, backed by a denim shirt and a great mind like Mochine’s.

I love the bright colored snake skin skirt.

Of course very classic.

No one should be afraid to pull off an all black look this summer.

Love this basic look.

Sequin vest.

More strips and layers.

Short shorts!

Light colors and neutrals are also an options since we saw them on many of this season’s runway shows last year.

This is look is just too hot for words.

When I saw this, my jaw dropped, why? I can’t say as yet, but you guys will see soon. ūüėČ

Killer heels, and epic sunglasses.

I really love the fit of this polka-dot shirt,  and with the use of the yellow watch and duffel bag.

Simply fierce.

This too, like the look thr photos above made my mouth drop open. I absolutely love it, and I’m sure that you’ll love what you will see very soon.

The head turban along with the polka-dotted skirt are definitely the highlights of this chic get-up.

Prada Brogues are mostly all that I dream of now. But I assure you that I’ll have them this summer, for sure!

Elie Saab Le Parfum Campaign | Anja Rubik

Elie Saab is the complete definition of romance and femininity, locked inside the amazing red carpet looks that walk the runway every fashion season. Taking it a big step further, the label now locks it’s amazing scents inside an intricately designed bottle that screams beauty and poise. Anja Rubik takes on the major role as the feminine stunner bringing the fragrance to life. The campaign photo which was shot by Mert & Marcus captures Anja in a cascading gown standing as the light among darkness. The fragrance is set to hit store shelves in July, and I can already tell that it is going to be a big hit.

Freedom Reigns

The Fall/Winter season is about to be gone, and I am just about ready to make a big splash into the summer 2011 season. Trust me, they are tons of great things in store for me, and of course in turn my blog. ¬†Waking up this morning, I felt amazing to think first of all that I had another opportunity to be alive, and secondly, the semester is finally over. All my exams are done and now I’m free! Well, at least from school. No longer will I have to endure the pain of sitting in a cold room filled with smart students alike me, with a pen and paper writing my butt off. I think this was a tiring but great semester and year, as I’ve grown extensively and learned just about everything I need to get me to the end of 2011. I already predicted from the last day of 2010 that this would have been a great year, and I can already see the definition of that word unfolding in my life. I’m¬†currently¬†planning my busy schedule for summer, and I¬†guarantee¬†that you’ll be on the amazing journey with me this season. Getting personal with my blog is an ultimate goal of mine, and big plans are set for everything to come lashing your way this summer.

Today I’m ready to show you some summer inspired photos, so let’s enjoy some color and get ready for an amazing season!


All Images Courtesy | Jak & Jil / The Sartorialist 

Arlenis Sosa | Yo Dona | May 2011 Issue

Taking today’s glimpse back into the editorial world, I bring to you an amazing spread, which in my opinion captures everything summer is and more. Bringing the stunning Caribbean born Arlenis Sosa to center stage, Yo Dona magazine which is based in Spain¬†releases¬†their May 2011 issue. The black beauty who is ranked #25 in the top 50 female models, shows her stunning dark skin tone, that clad her precise and curvy body. Styled by Amparo Utrilla¬†and shot by¬†Miguel Reveriego the model dons a great variety of colorful swim wear, bold¬†accessories¬†all back by a tropical atmosphere.

Images Courtesy | The Fashion Spot

A “Monster” Pop of Color | Indashio S/S 2011

When I think Indashio, I instantly capture in my mind the awesomeness of combining fabrics and textures with a huge burst of color. I also think glitz and a shock of glamor, and in the vein of my interpretation, his Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook makes me go wow! Sticking to the summer trend of abstract color, Indashio brings together model and look for a hot street party entitled “Monster.” Check out the exclusive preview below.

Armani Exchange Style Splash Campaign | Summer 2011

The bodies, the sun and the splashing water…all resonate the feel of summer. And this season, Armani Exchange utilizes them all and brings together models¬†Antonio Navas,¬†Caleb Halstead, Charlotte Carter-Allen, Paola Rehmeier¬†and¬†Julian Schratter¬†in front¬†of the camera of ¬†Matthew Scrivens to show stunning bodies, with glow and extreme curves. ¬†Of course with nothing but beach trunks and bathing suits, the guys and gals are certainly ready for a summer party. Let’s hope that this summer season, to which the world looks forward to, doesn’t come and go fast. Entitled ‘Style Splash,’ all the looks were put together by stylist¬†Kate Lanphear.

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