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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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.

anthro_spring15_3Stripe Jade Skirt

anthro_spring15_5kanara pencil skirt

anthro_spring15_4clementina pencil skirt

anthro_spring15_2lourhina joggers

anthro_spring15_1 geo safari vest

Africa & Fashion: Nana Wax

Designer of the week: Nanawax.  All images below are courtesy of nana-wax.com.

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I found this fashion house while perusing instagram for inspiration on wax-made clutches. The good news: the store is located in Cotonou, Benin but ships worldwide.  The sad news: there are only eight items listed now on her etsy store. There may be more coming…:) Also, her website needs to upgrade, but she definitely has some interesting accessories to offer 🙂 Will keep you posted if I get more info on this store.

 

Review: Leopard Loafers

I was so excited to get these loafers when they went on sale. Though the quality is good, I was a little disappointed by the off sizing. My full review below.

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What: Collection Sofie Calf Hair loafers by J.Crew

Season: Winter 2014

Material: 100% calf hair outer, leather lining and sole.

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Quality: Very good! The calf hair and loafer style are all nicely done, but the sizing is off.

Fit: I’d say the shoes run half a size bigger than normal.

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Sissi’s verdict: Return. I’d recommend half a size down if you are considering.

Do you agree? Please share!