Designed by Bel: First dress!

Yes am still sewing…This month, am working on a long sleeved dress with a pretty red and white fabric.  Unfortunately, at the time of this post, I still have to attach the sleeves to the top of the dress. However, am running late on posting, so below are pictures of my progress and I shall update with the finished dress once completed!

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Afrique & Fashion: Viktor and Rolf

The Brand: Viktor & Rolf. Images under this post are credits to Style.com

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The IT Factor: For their Spring Summer 2015, the fashion house went for over the top and 3-D effects. I like the use of the Dutch wax prints to create illusions of floating flowers; however, the designs are so over the top, I wonder who can wear them in everyday life…I loved the simpler cuts of the Fall 2015 line instead. Sharp, colorful and elegant.

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The Designer Behind the Brand: Viktor & Rolf.

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African Wax/Java-like prints at Anthropologie

Loving the new offerings at Anthropologie for Spring 2015. Lots of tribal, “safari” vibe.  My favorites are the prints which are similar to Java and Wax patterns…My favorites below.

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anthro_spring15_1 geo safari vest

On Purpose – From Rwanda with Love @ Kate Spade

Kate Spade has launched On Purpose line of items made by 150 women artisans of Masoro in Northern Province, Rwanda.  All pictures below are courtsey of katespade.com

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The BrandOn Purpose for Kate Spade

The IT Factor: Handmade items by artisans from Rwanda

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The Inspiration: Provide means to these enterprising women so that they may work and feed their families.

Country of origin: Rwanda

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Where to buy: Katespade.com

Sissi’s Notes: Am sure Kate Spade is making money somehow but it warms my heart to see the women being given an opportunity to work at whatever their talent and feed their community. Please check out the items over at katespade.com