Sunday, August 16, 2009

JRG's Bikini Under the Bridge 2009

Well since having worked this fashion show two years ago and also working at their all White Event, you would think getting in and treated like VIP was possible. Well, after arriving at the entry gate just before the show started, I had to wait 30 minutes to be let in while one ticket purchasers were allowed in with an entourage. Well, I never!

Well I made it in, I'm seated and the show has started with a Jamaican artist named Kamsha.
For starters I'm shocked at her leggings with the buttons on the ankles.

-Royal Rush

Very vibrant and girlie. Love the ruffles. The best to me was the one shoulder robe. The pallet was very bright colors of Royal shades. And the crowd roars for an Alek Wek look alike, Miss Antigua.

-Sannie B-all black and white asymetric one piece suits with some pop of color. The one breast jeweled suit was very cute. But some women can't wear just any swim garment. The jeweled suits are haute but not for the water. More suitable for just looking fabulous.

-Steven Daniel inspired by Sexy Pirates of the Caribbean. Didn't see a sexy pirate but saw some cute swim wear. I would never have thought to mix dominatrix with swimwear! But anywho, the men can pass for the sexy pirates! Miss Antigua was doing it. They actually had a model dressed as a Sexy Pirate and she looked sexy!

Camille from ANTM is hosting. She did a good job so far! Can use some more practice however.

-Bernard Moore--very shiny metallics; one piece suits with side and front cut outs are beginning to be predictable but still ready for the buyers!

The last was a Guyanese designer named Derek Moore; but why would anyone wear a utility belt with scissors in it with a bikini? The only thing that made the designs look different was the printed fabrics used. Otherwise, they all started to look the same. And seriously, button trimmed male speedos?

Here's to being Fabulous!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trashed Treasures

In these times of a recession, while consumers still want to shop to look fabulous or to get that one item that completes the home, who wants to pay regular retail prices? While settling in my new neighborhood, I found a great flea market just on the corner of my street. You'd be surprised at what people don't want anymore. The vendors have everything from homemade candles and scents to antique furniture to vintage clothes. They even sell old and new music for almost pennies on the dollar. The vendors are actually residents of the area which gives the market a family vibe. I decided to jump on that bandwagon so, what I've done was gathered up some collectibles from an outside source and set up my own section with great designer vintage pieces.

Afterall, they were gonna go down the incinerators anyway.

I carry items from Anna Sui, Oscar, DKNY just to tease you a bit. As the saying goes, "someone's trash can be someone else's treasure". I find that to be absolutely true. Why, because of the reactions I get from my fellow fashionistas who love one of a kind garments. If you're looking for an African print suit or even a Chinese smoking robe, I have it. If you need an outfit for later tonight, I have it. The stock of what I have is to cater to women of all demographics and age groups. As well as ways of life. There are no limitations to what you can kind for wherever you go. The most exciting thought of it all is when the season calls for items that are just right. If you need coats and jackets and all things for fall, Diata will have it.

Hmm, the things people trash; the things people buy and the way a true fashionista styles it is what makes trashed items fashionable "Treasures".

If YOU are interested in a fashionable "one of a kind custom designer vintage pieces" contact me.

In the mean time...

Shop on!

Here's to being Fabulous!