African Designer of week: Mimi Plange

The Brand: Mimi Plange.  Based in NYC. All pictures below courtesy of Google Image search.

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The IT Factor: Feminine silhouettes with lots of funky lines.

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The Designer Behind the Brand: Mimi Plange.  She has a great story and good advice for anyone trying to break into any field, really. Inspirational. See blog here. What I like about her is that she used her background in architecture design to fuel her passion for clothes. And her hoe collection for Manolo Blahnik is pretty awesome too.

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Country of origin: USA (she grew up in California) but her parents are originally from Ghana

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WebsiteMimi Plange

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Where to buy: Could only find her clothes on ebay…anyone knows where to purchase?

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Sissi’s Notes: No use of Dutch wax material, but she uses very feminine silhouettes and is not afraid of color….my type of designers! 😉

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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OI: Geometry and the occasional colors

Some outfit ideas for this week. Oldies from Boden, J.Crew, H&M and Gap. I will be updating links later today.  The bright salmon-colored tuxedo (grosgrain ribbon)shirt will be reviewed next week 😉 Let me know which outfit you like best.

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dress — pants/topskirt/shirt/boots — top/jeans/bootsskirt/necklace

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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