Thursday, April 5, 2018

Alicia Maxie - Rhode Island Fashion Designer

I love to see the work of fashion designers that may not be as well known as the high fashion celebrity designers.  They're work is just as inspirational and influential in the fashion world among those that view clothes as more than something to wear.

Alicia Maxie is one of these designers.  Designs by Alicia was started in 2009 in Rhode Island to serve the women looking for current and elegant clothes.  Alicia's creations are also available online for those outside of the Rhode Island area.  

Alicia has a website featuring her designs which you can purchase.
Alicia Maxie's current collection for spring 2018, called Maxie Couture by DBA Clothing Etc., has been launched.  Watch the video and pick your favorite dress. Enjoy!

Till next blog!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring Feet Mode

It's still cold, but, yes, spring is technically here.  If you're in my current position,  you really have to buy some covering for your tootsies.  What's in for spring for the lowest part of your body?  Well, let's take a look at just a few choices...

Time to shop!  Till next blog.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

High Fashion Wow!

It's the last week, actually, the last day of Black History Month. Everyone by now has heard of, and have probably seen, Black Panther.  This film was one of the most anticipated and is one of the most celebrated movies.  An all Black cast, a credible script, the rich African costumes, futuristic of course! 

I have to post what some of the stars of this movie were wearing on the red carpet.  Just wonderful and extravagant style!

Letitia Wright,
Angela Bassett, 

Donald Glover,

Danai Gurira,

Till next blog!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Style Icon - Cicely Tyson

Ms. Cicely Tyson.... wonderful style icon!  I first noticed a fantastic gown she was wearing for a formal occasion on Facebook.  I just loved the dress!  I didn't know this mature woman, who has won multiple acting awards,  had such an experimental free fashion sense!  Cicely Tyson is very daring and very successful with her dress choices. 

 I'm not sure how she was dressing as a young successful actress, starring in great movies such as Sounder, Roots and the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( but I'll have to research that). In her later age, Ms.Tyson has acted and is still acting in movies such as The Help, several Tyler Perry movies and The Last Flag Flying.  She is an energetic inspiration.

\Until next blog! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lovely Spring Collection

I found these beautiful clothes, I believe, on New York Magazine website.  They are fantastic!  Very new looks in terms of silhouettes, details and use of stripe and print fabrics.

These dresses, pants and tops are so fashion forward!

Till next blog next year!  Happy New Year!

Monday, November 27, 2017

What's the Material?

The first time I believe I saw a garment made from atypical material was on Project Runway.  It fascinated me that unusual items could be manipulated into clothes with an extraordinary flare.  I have yet to try making something using the unusual, but I think about it.

Found some fascinating designs made with objects with other original uses.  Lovely and time consuming work! 

Bottle gown,

Straw dress,

3D polymers dress, by Noa Reviv,

Balloon dress,

Until next time and blog!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Uncommon Blazer

It doesn't take a lot of change to stand out.  One striking clothing piece can do it.  I  came across some men's blazers with distinct details, fabrics and color combinations that aren't common, but are very attractive.  And will look good on the man with an eye for charming apparel.

Till next time and next blog!