Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A MEAN SHOE GAME

Boots, booties, slippers and stilettos, open toe or peep toe, ankle strap, slingback, pumps and platforms...today's blog post is dedicated to my sister Rhonda, a known shoe lover just like Carrie Bradshaw and all the fabulously chic and shoe crazy women who are apologetically "Carried Away". Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Monday, September 26, 2016

PAT AND ANNA CLEVELAND FOR NEIMAN MARCUS ART OF FASHION

The family that slays together...Mother and daughter model muses Pat and Anna Cleveland for Neiman Marcus fall 2016 Art of Fashion campaign. The pair pose in pieces from the runway collections of fashion’s top brands. Captured in what looks like an artist’s studio, Pat and Anna model everything ranging from gorgeous gowns to tailored leather coats. Leading brands including Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Chloe, Chanel and more are featured in the studio portraits.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!
**images can be found here**

For those of you that don't know who Pat Cleveland is she was a fashion model who rose to success in the 1960s and 1970s and was one of the first African-American models within the fashion industry to achieve prominence as a runway model and print model.

It was on the runway that Cleveland established her fame. She brought her own theatrical style to the business, and her appearances were viewed more like performance art pieces. Cleveland could “tell a story in a dress”, remarked fellow model Rene Hunter.

Cleveland settled in Paris in 1970, vowing never to return until US Vogue printed its first black cover. From her new base the young beauty's career took off. She modeled for designers such as Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler, Christian Dior and even artist Salvador Dali. Along with Karen Bjornson and Anjelica Huston she became one of Halston’s favored troupe of models, nicknamed the Halstonettes. Cleveland returned to United States in 1974 (the year of US Vogue’s first black cover model), and continued modelling into the 1980s.