Posted on April 17 2012
Our very own Debra Edwards, who looks stunning in red lipstick, gave us her list of inspirational things. Jem and the Holograms? Yes, please!
Yves Saint Laurent
I look at this picture and see creativity and innovation of the late Yves Saint Laurent. He pushed the envelope of what women were supposed to wear and made fashion that much more fun and interesting. Hello female tuxedo suit and giant bow dress! Setting trends in every way he was also the first designer responsible for putting ethnic models in his runway shows, which as a little girl in Jamaica inspired me to be anything I wanted to be. He is without a doubt a motivation to be a fearless fashion representative on a daily basis.
Jem was my favorite cartoon as a child. She and The Holograms were unlike anything I had ever seen before. They had that certain je ne sais quoi, but moreover were proof that it was perfectly ok to experiment with fashion, mixing textures and colors to create your own signature style and make statement through magnificent eye-catching ensembles. Jem also inspired leadership qualities and girl power receptivity that has stuck with me to this day.
Dapper diner party
Yes I love to eat That being said, however, a picture of this nature conjures up more than just food and rather evokes a bigger and much more meaningful experience that takes careful thought to execute, and brings friends and family together. The décor just like the clothes we wear is at the center of it all, the bold printed tablecloths are the canvases on which the whole experience is built around. Candles and goblets add a pop of color to the décor which is complemented by stunning floral decorations only to be perfected by the beautiful settings. Similarly with clothing I like to use certain statement pieces and build stunning outfits around them.