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Author: Kia Danielle

25 Sep

NYFW / The Shows / Part 3

  Hakkaya Akkaya is a Turkish designer who studied fashion design at Istasyon Art Academy. After he graduated Akkaya worked as a Design Department  Manager for some leading brands within the Turkish textile industry. In 2010, he established his own atelier firm. He has been showing his collections at NYFW The Shows for the past 6 years now.  Black and white silhouettes and bold stripes with hints of Zebra prints hit the runway at the Hakan Akkaya S/S 18 Fashion show on Monday September 11th 2017. The collection was inspired by existentialism; which is the work associated within the late 19th - 20th century European philosophers. While the predominant value of existentialist thought is commonly acknowledged to be freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity. Often times black and white can be seen as boring or mundane,...
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16 Sep

NYFW / The Shows / Part 2

For the first time ever Fashion Week went BIG! Yes, they supersized it! Bold, Beautiful and Bigger models sashayed down the runway at the Addition Elle and Torrid shows at NYFW. Talk about a moment in history! For countless years the fashion industry has glorified the slim, slender, skinny (almost sickly) model. From magazine covers to popular television shows the imagine of beauty has always been “thin is in” and if a woman did not fall into that category then they were neither in or attractive. Well look how the that image is slowly changing.  These shows are helping transform the fashion industry with bold empowering moves towards diversity and inclusiveness; not just in fashion but in the world! Embracing oneself and...
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14 Sep

NYFW/ The Shows / Part 1

Well another New York Fashion Week (NYFW)  season has come to an end. This season designers presented their Spring/Summer 2018 collections at Skylight Clarkson, Pier 59 Studios and too many other off sight venues to name.  The hustle and bustle of fashion week is always hectic, but this season it was more than hectic is was exhausting. The venues were small, far apart and un accommodating. Sadly the essence of NYFW has dramatically changed for the worse not the better. I am heart broken that fashion week has come to this. Long gone are the tents at Bryant Park or the elegance of Lincoln Center. The reality is NYFW needs a make over! Yes a complete face lift; before it...
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17 Aug

Star Power!

A star is a fixed luminous point in the sky at night, it's a large remote incandescent body like the sun. We as humans have that same ability to shine in the darkness. Let us be the light and spread love, peace and joy throughout the world. "Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence , and (recognize and honor and) glorify your father in heaven."...
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26 Jun

New Beginnings!

     I am so happy to share with you all that I have been accepted into The Academy of Art University.  I will be obtaining my MA in Fashion Journalism.   My school is located in San Francisco, California and I live in New York City. Thank God for technology (lol) I will be attending school full time online. Now this should be very interesting for me because I have never been a part of an online program before. I am both nervous and excited to push past my comfort zone and be challenged in new ways. I know that this degree will help take my fashion career to the next level.  A few weeks ago I was able to visit the campus...
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31 May

Lace & Pearls

Timeless and Elegant are two words that I would use to describe the fabric lace and the jewel pearl. Both pieces make a statement all by themselves, but paired together they create a remarkable look of beauty and sophistication.  To create this look I decided to layer two shirts together. The first one is a black blouse with sheer and pleated sleeves and the second one is a all lace vest with ruffle detailing on the sides add this adorable yellow skirt and platform sandals and the look is complete!  Black Blouse with sheer and pleated sleeves : Forever 21 /  Lace Vest with Ruffle Detailing : H&M / Yellow Skirt: Who What Wear - Target /  Black Platform Sandals: Payless...
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2 May

Splash of Gold!

We all want to look and feel like a million bucks, but tell me who really wants to spend a million dollars on their wardrobe? Certainly not me! This looks total was over $2,000 , but I recreated it for only $150.00!  Now that's how you get the look for less! Ladies I have said it so many times you DO NOT have to spend a fortune to look fabulous.  If you see an expensive outfit in the mall or in a magazine that you would love to buy. Instead of trying to figure out a way to purchase it without going into debt (lol) May I suggest taking a picture of it and begin to shop around and see...
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17 Apr

Easter 2017!

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. and whoever lives and believes in me shall NEVER die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26) This is the resurrection power of Jesus, and it is available to all of us if we would only believe!!!!! Happy Resurrection Day from my family to yours..! Bunny Ears & Blue Hair ...
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