Meet Mamie Walton, local philanthropist, British import, and hands-down the coolest and most stylish 80-year-old we've ever met. We fell hard for Mamie for a million reasons, most notably her warm, positive personality and undeniable grace and style. We can only attempt to follow in her flawless footsteps, so to point us in the right direction Mamie shared her secrets for staying beautiful and maintaining stunning style at every single age. You'll have nothing but respect for this O.G. (Original + Gorgeous) once you learn how she's stayed this stunning into her 80s. These timeless tips from a master are ones you can't live without.
Beauty 1. Exercise. Mamie, a former dancer, is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise, and has always kept in shape. "Exercise is so important, it's kept me around for a great many years." She devotes at least an hour a day to exercise. "I spend at least 30 minutes each day at the ballet barre, and I use, you know, the Chinese Wand."
2. Skincare. "I'm very particular about my skin." Mamie was a fan of Erno Laszlo for 25 years, but eventually moved on to products from La Prairie, and her current favorite, from Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. "Specifics is his line, I just love it."
3. Positivity. "I am a very positive person." Mamie's positivity and bright personality were evident in our interview, and this tip came as no surprise. "My mother would say, 'Always have a smile,' I believe that positivity and showing interest in other people helps you look better."
Who she is: Kristine Where we spotted her: On our way home from a street fair. Why we love her: Kristine has officially rekindled our love of wide-legged pants. She's smartly belted them and added big-time accessories to make sure they don't swallow her up! We wonder if that camera of hers was taking street-style shots, too?
Don't think we're doodling in those notebooks we keep out during runway shows—they're filled to the binding with trend notes and observations. And don't think we're flipping through all the fall fashion show images online for sheer pleasure—we're cataloging them, grouping them, and filing them. As for our sleeping schedules? Not important—as long as we've compiled the ultimate list of fall '11 trends that are actually relevant to you. From the color you're going to be stocking up on to new takes on old favorites that'll have you looking at your wardrobe in a whole new way, here are the 2011 fall trends you'll be seeing everywhere very soon.
Brightly Colored Pants
Whether they were cropped, flared, tapered, or high-waisted, the hottest shapes of the season also came in super-saturated hues, perfectly for punching up the clean silhouettes for fall.
Count on Topshop to instantly take to the big runway trends like viruses to their host cells, if you will.Regardless, if you're looking for Balmain's sequined minidresses, Dolce's big, shaggy "fur" coats,Rodarte's shredded knits, and, of course, those stellar thigh-high boots (somehow looks suspiciously amazing on the model...but we won't believe it 'til we see it in person!) at decent prices, Topshop will be your mecca this fall. The lookbook even has a little homage to New York with a section called "Manhattan Cocktail," which is a hodge-podge of going-out looks. Meanwhile, the "Highland Fling" section features that kind of rugged, bundled-up cool Opening Ceremony also copped in their fall lookbook. Finally, we're seeing another Edie Sedgwick revival in the leopard-print, brocade minidresses, and heavily-rimmed eyes. But then again, when isn't there one of those? More looks after the jump....
At the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Tanzanian model Millen Magese opened the JBL show with a dramatic strut down the runway. Therefore, it is no surprise that the model takes on the starring role in the lookbook for Jewel by Lisa’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.
For the lookbook, the collection has been edited and we are presented with the most showstopping pieces. While the recent J Label diffusion line is targeted at “the girl next door”, this collection is for the “girl on tour”, with the sequined drainpipe pants and lots of prints paired with prints, this collection will unleash your inner rock chick!
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It has now been established that there is talent in Nigerian Fashion, and there are amazing designers, the question now is, How do they differentiate themselves?, What is their story? For young label Jo Black Craze its the delivery of sophistication, class and style for the cosmopolitan and the distinctively cultured man or woman.
Owned by Sola Elegba , fashion label Jo Black Craze (JBC) specializes in ready-made and bespoke blazers, polo t-shirts, sweaters and velvet loafers. The designer holds a BSc. in Politics & Administration, anMSc. in Public Policy & Programme Management and a Professional Certification in PRINCE2-Project Management but chose to pursue his passion for fashion design.
Although the label launched at the beginning of the year, JBC has received recognition home and abroad, showcasing at ARISE Magazine Fashion Week and is scheduled to showcase at the Africa Fashion Week New York this summer.
“‘The Jo Black Craze label is targeted at the fashion conscious gentleman and lady who both appreciate the true essence of style and grace as the label represents style with attitude, be it formal or informal. The aim is not to look good, but also to feel good. This collection brings you the ultimate luxury experience by using rich fabrics to construct expensive looking pieces.“- Sola Elegba