designer love in barcelona-martin lamothe

Just recently I moved to Barcelona. In July my boyfriend at the time asked me to marry him. I said yes, then he got accepted to his dream Business School in Barcelona- the next life changing question he asked was “will you move to Barcelona with me?”  At first I hesitated- leaving my work family, friends,city and life– I thought it over long and hard and gladly accepted. As a person who loves to travel and explore different cultures, foods, art and of course fashion designers—I came along with him. It is temporary and when would I ever have another opportunity like this again?

So here I am. I have been scouting out Barcelona’s  shops, museums, spas, streets, architecture, restaurants,  studying Spanish, discovering this new world of Spanish fashion magazines, fashion labels, photographers,designers and life in general. I have met so many wonderful artists, designers and photographers from here and worked on some amazing shoots. In the midst of all of this was I recently styled a shoot for one of my favorite publications located here in Barcelona, IT fashion. This online magazine featuring fashion news, art, new designers (both internationally and in Barcelona), and features the work of new talent photographers and stylists in their editorial section.

In preparation for a shoot I styled for IT I came across and exceptional label, Martin Lamothe, by Elena Martín. A brilliant designer, creative director, teacher, and person. I met with her in her studio here in Barcelona on an appointment to select clothing for this shoot. I was astonished by not only the designs and quality of the garments, but the textiles and for some —functionality . One of the various works of art I tried on was a stunning black cape made of a parachute like material — Elana proceeded to explain and show me that this garment was not only a cape. She pulled a few ties and snapped a few buttons— and vôila –the cape turned in  to a pair of wide leg trousers. We began talking more as I tried on other pieces from her incredible collection archive. Being the curious one I am I had countless questions-she began to tell me that not only is she a designer for her own label, she also makes her own textiles and teaches fashion courses at a post graduate school here in Barcelona. In addition, Elena develops textiles and does design direction for other international brands.  Last week I received a message from her inviting me to attend her Fall/Winter 2014 show in Madrid, I happened to be going there for the weekend so it worked out wonderfully—either way I would have attended!

The show began with a curtain slowly opening to 7 silhouettes lined up with wide brimmed hats beautifully contrasting against the white background. Presenting another version of the strong slightly masculine yet sexy Martin Lamothe women. The lights slowly rose and the ladies began to trot down the runway one by one. I was on the edge of my seat—my eye’s devouring every detail in a trance as each mysterious lady walked by.
mlopeningThis collection was a perfect mesh of sporty elements turned in sexy yet sophisticated shapes. Brilliant black textures —rubbery, leather,shiny and matte textiles with the perfect finishes. Kimono like jackets of leather translated in to clean geometric lines paired with wide leg leather pants that just hit the ankle. Leather tops with interesting pleated necklines, paired with leather skirts that just skimmed the ankle – also trimmed with this fine interesting pleated trim at the bottom. Tops and coats of leather were finely detailed resembling a sort of armor-perhaps something that Joan of Arc would have worn if she existed today. Wonderful over coats of leather paired with skirts that just hit the knee and beautiful turtlenecks in various black textiles paired with incredible over the knee leather boots and pointed toe loafer like heels. 

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The shoes were also stunning designer by Pilar Burgos —especially the boots designer by —I LOVE them, they were pointed toe leather boots that went over the knee in a geometric gray, white and black almost tile-like pattern. The show closed to the Velvet underground’s Shiny boots of leather.  The perfect song for this collection in terms of feel, the girl this season and of course—the boots and shiny leather.

martin lamothe 1Each one of Martin Lamothe’s pieces (even the most basic–or those that appear to be) have a story, having so many special and subtle details in each and every garment. Martin Lamothe’s pieces are modern yet timeless, and each one special and unique. At the moment I want a pair of the leather pants for sure, one of the black leather skirts, and definitely a jacket (I have a jacket obsession) I can not wait to go in to the studio and select some pieces of my own and analyze every piece—I will certainly keep you posted.

FEATHERED. outfit’s to wear this holiday season

feathers in fashion

feathers in fashion

here are some reasons to wear feathers. inspirations and outfit’s below (and above). add some feathered frocks, and or accessories to your wardrobe. they add a bit of  flair, and individuality in to every look. your entrances sure to make a beautiful statements. a glamorous touch to each ensemble. i will be purchasing some of these below pieces to wear out on the town this month, and in to the new year.

image via fault magazine

image via fault magazine

the red feathered shoe

1. marie turnor bag

2. paul andrew feathered shoe

3.zara skirt with fluted hem

4.faux leather safari jacket

5.elizabeth cole earrings

6. combined top

image via flickr

image via flickr

the feathered skirt

1. v-neck grey sweater

2.fabric beaded collar

3.feathered skirt

4.high heeled ankle boot sandal 

5.cropped biker jacket

image via TFS

image via TFS

the feathered jacket

1. american vintage, long sleeved tee

2.forget me knot scarf

3.cat bird, tomboy first knuckle ring

4.cat bird, knuckle ring

5. acne, petra boot

6.studded chain belt

7.meli melo bag

8.mother denim, jeans

9. feathered jacket

10. club monaco, set of 3 pairs of earrings 

chanel, image via style.com

chanel, image via style.com

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1. embellished sleeve grey sweater

2.row of rhinestones cuff earring

3. cheap monday, bren jacket

4.mermaid skirt

5.nina ricci feathered cuff

6.nail ring

7. jas mb clutch

8.bullet silver ring set 

9. acne, grey closed toe pump

photo by SolveSundsbo, image via fashion gone rogue

photo by SolveSundsbo, image via fashion gone rogue

the feathered dress

the feathered dress

1. clare vivier, fold over clutch

2.blushing ambition, pink biker jacket

3.feathered hanging earrings

4. pistol stilleto boot

5. feather fluff dress

Dreaming Of Another Era

It’s been a long time..I have been working quite a bit styling various editorials for different publications. . Here is a recent story I worked on for The Lab Magazine shot by the incredibly talented photographer Ira Chernova .  Beauty and hair by Erin Green. The amazingly beautiful model is Charlie @ Next . We shot this story on in my neighborhood. NYC’S upper east side. I hope you like the images as much as I do… :) x I will continue to keep you posted on my shoots and stylish obsessions. until then have a great weekend.lexyrose boiardo stylist 998910-470x335 31-470x335 8-470x335 9-470x335 21-470x335 51-470x335 41-470x335 61-470x335 11-470x335 71-470x335

trying to find the perfect shoe? i just did (it)…

so i just purchased these sky high nike dunks you can actually slam dunk in.. (they give you height–). they are exactly what look for in a shoe(or wedge.or sneaker) … they are comfortable (yes i always write about and seek comfort), versatile ( in style, color, and season), practical, and easy to run around and work in….oh and at a good price!

i love the look of a sneaker, but at times i find that a wedge or heel is so much more flattering on the legs (particularly when wearing super skinny jeans) this is the perfect solution. this nike sky high sneaker is now staple in my wardrobe. i have been wearing them every day, and i am going to continue to wear them through fashion week…. this pair i got is the nike and liberty collaboration. you can get them here, there are also many other versions. i recommend you get them..just do it. you will be happy you did. xoxnike-liberty-dunk-sky-hi-black-white-bolt-wedge-trainers-sneakers

some girls..a fashion story

SOME GIRLS..

photos by emese tot

styling by lexyrose boiardo/ myself

makeup and hair by natalie miller

models; sara gardner@ boss models and Melanie @red model management

lexyrose.wordpress.comknit caps, american apparel. stacked swarovski rings anna belen nyc. sweath shirts, championlexyrose2cross swarovski stud earring anna belen . nyc, ring stylists own. leather motorcycle jacket, balenciaga

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stud earrings anna belen nyc. distressed jeans,levis. cardigan sweater, zara. tee-shirt, sandro. sneakers, nike . (model on right) white oxford shirt, j.crew. hooded zip up sweatshirt, james perse. denim skirt, junya watanabe. chain link bracelet, chrome hearts. name plate bracelet, stylists own. rings, stylists own. brown leather shoes with tassel, dr marten x comme des garçons.

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stud earrings anna belen nyc. distressed jeans,levis. cardigan sweater, zara. tee-shirt, sandro. sneakers, nike . (model on right) white oxford shirt, j.crew. hooded zip up sweatshirt, james perse. denim skirt, junya watanabe. chain link bracelet, chrome hearts. name plate bracelet, stylists own. rings, stylists own. brown leather shoes with tassel, dr marten x comme des garçons.

lexyrose5knit cap, american apparel. long pinstripe coat, dolce and gabbana. jeans, levi’s. cashmere men’s v-neck sweater, lore piana. sweatshirt champion. sneakers, new balance. (on right) sweat shirt, american apparel.  white coat, balenciaga. distressed jeans, sandro. shoes, dr marten x comme des garçons.

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knit cap, american apparel. chain necklace, ASOS. men’s cashmere v-neck sweater, j.crew. pinstripe jacket, dolce and gabbana. (on right) sweatshirt, champion. hooded sweatshirt, vince. white jacket, balenciaga. rings , ann belen nyc .

lexyrose7(on left) stud earring, ann belen nyc. sweat shirt, champion. camoflogue vest, club monaco. jeans, mother denim. (right) sweatshirt, champion. army jacket, j.crew. jeans, mother denim

lexyrose9knit hats, tee-shirt dresses and sweatshirts american apparel. motorcycle jackets, balenciaga. rings ann belen nyc.

 

white magic–are you under it’s spell?

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                                                    acne rita jacket……………………………………….

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lexyrose                                                                                                                   simuji white leather tee…………………………….

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lexyrose                                                                                            organic by john patrick cropped knit sweater 

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lexyrose                                                                                                               ……… american apparel jazz shoe……………….

lexyrosela repubblica no.823 by emiliio tini

images via anothermag/ fashiongonerogue/fashioncopioustypepad/pinterest/tumblr

the meaning of white something i found on this feng- shui blog that i would like to share with you

  •  Innocence
  • Clarity
  • Cleanliness
  • Expansive / Open
  • Purity
  • Spirituality
  • Goodness / Hope
  • Humility
  • Infinity
  • Peaceful / Relaxing / Soothing
  • Detached (that’s why it is not very often people’s favorite color, life is colorful)
  • Sterile

i find color to be a very interesting subject.  i enjoy reading about it’s psychological effects and significance in cultures/healing properties/ auras. i find the above list to be quite true in terms of the color white’s effect/ and what it represents. do any of the above register or make sense to you when you look at white?

sneaker freak…love vs hate

i remember being the age of 6 and kicking the back seat of my mom’s car and obnoxiously kicking her seat. i was on my way to a birthday party and i vividly remember the opaque white tights and frilly dress and being so upset about the having ugly sneakers on my feet. the sneakers were ruining my pretty dressed up outfit. i thought is was incredibly vulgar and i was in tears. i wanted to wear dress shoes! for some reason my mom made me wear sneakers with the dress… i am not sure why-but i was so upset i still remember looking down at my feet with disgust -SNEAKERS AND A DRESS/ SKIRT—UGLY!!! Today about 22 years later i love the combination. i find it funny ..a lot of the time the things you hate or detese at one point in time you end up loving, and the things you love you end up hating (well sometime’s). ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

i am digging the sneaker skirt combo very much… here’s some outfit inspiration. change the look of a skirt by dressing it down with some kicks. i really admire the mix of these two elements. i have even worn them myself, check it out here

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images via tumblr, visual optimisim, fashion copious typepad, pinterest, TFS, fashiongonerogue

 

guilty pleasures…

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guilty of being beyond obsessed with this tee

today’s outfit certainly fits the description ‘casual friday’. i seem to be channeling a bit of a skater style, a laid back california-like vibe (i have been looking at alot of hugh holland‘s pictures of skaters lately..i enjoy them very much–clearly they are influencing my style of dress) i am especially excited to be wearing my new tee !! “celine.. up your bitches”… hmmm..so politically correct. months ago i was obsessed with the “celine” tee’s ( that came in white and black with the name celine across the chest) that were going for about 500 dollars a piece, and sold out straight away . i did not even have time to contemplate purchasing one because they were already gone by the time i reached the store. i went mad calling and researching numbers of every celine store (just about)  world wide.. the obsession finally passed -as most do, some take longer to fizz out than others.  then one day as i was surfing countless sites dazzled with the fashion imagery that i tend to be looking at- i came across this tee (see below). i was ecstatic to have found a tee that was for sale with the words “celine” on it…not only did it say that lovely name it was at a lovely and much lower price.. i even got a bit of a laugh after reading the words below  (celine) “up your bitches”. i proceeded to move my cursor and clicked add to cart and completed my purchase instantly-in this case i am not sure i even thought at all i couldn’t help but buy! ..and here we are today.  the tee-shirt is by michael agwunobi, you can find the tee’s here. he also makes a few other versions with my favorite commes des garcons heart accompanied a phrase that is a bit of a mockery as well, but i like a good laugh.ImageImageImagelexyrose.wordpress.comImage

this is an outfit of extreme highs and lows (price points that is). i like mixing cheap, expensive, men’s pieces, women’s, casual and evening, fake and real, funny and sophisticated…all in to one look- i am sure many of you out there enjoy doing the same… dressing should be fun and not something that should be taken sooo seriously… right? ha.. have a lovely weekend! xx

black tee shirt- michael agwunobi/jean’s chloe (from about 5 years ago)/ leather jacket maje/ black bag with gold chain handle and shoulder strap chanel/ grey painted leopard print canvas slip on’s topshop/ watch cartier/ gold bracelets cartier/ thread bracelet with star charm hortensegold rings cartier / costume stackable crystal rings from emitations

buenos days in buenos aires..my favorite spots to shop

lexyrose.wordpress.comi just got home yesterday from buenos aires. it was summer there, and i am sad to say i am back in the cold winter of the east coast. every time i go away i like to find interesting clothing (as well as absorb the culture and tour the monuments..well not really tour more like look at), and find and if not too expensive purchase special things to take home with me. i also enjoy seeking out new designers and keep a list from each place i go. below are some items from my favorite stores in buenos aires argentina. each time i go to buenos aires i bring back some lingerie, i find that they have the most beautiful delicate girly pieces…. something i have not read about in shopping guides–however, it is my little secret that i am sharing with you… among places to purchase amazing shoes, hats, and clothing as well…Image

i purchased these delicate underwear with lace details and an applique rose from one of my favorite lingerie and swim wear shops, la brunette.

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Imagei also love the lingerie designs of juana de arco, (above) and the store is quite interesting as well. the underwear comes in bright colors and interestingly unique patterns.

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this skirt is from another favorite shop of mine in buenos aires, it is called holi I! the clothing is very bohemian, made of beautiful colors and textures. the flowey shapes of the clothing allow you to move freely in warm weather. all the textiles are imported from india and the pieces in the store have a gypsy like vibe, you can even find some great jewelry as well. the items in this shop are very special pieces..you must purchase something from here if you ever find yourself in buenos aires..

Imagethis is the window from my favorite vintage shop juan perez, they have everything from dior, chanel, pucci, hermes, to versace as you can see above.  As well as an incredible collection of scarves, jeans, bags, jewelry, furs, hats..anything and everything you can imagine…and not as expensive as the vintage stores you find here in nyc…

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special pieces you will definitely find here, at gabriella capucci. i bought these two head pieces there. i thought they would be amazing for an editorial shoot. the prices are also extremely low considering how unique and interesting they are. in this shop you can also find books, stationary, tote bags, jewelry, and accents for the home as well . the store is also vibrantly decorated and a must see for those of you out there seeking a bit of inspiration and humor.

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 chicco ruiz has the most beautiful and unique handmade shoes. laces made of ribbon, and the shoes are a collage of materials perfectly placed together in to a lovely and unique shoe. i really loved the shoes in this shop..however, since most of them are one of a kind it was hard to find those i really loved in my size …i will be going back as soon as i arrive again in buenos aires…

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Imagesusila tantrik is another wonderful shop to find lingerie. a designer who hand makes and  designs all the pieces in her store.  mixing sexy with cute in to perfect pieces of feminine lingerie. some are made of sculpted tulle yet, lined in soft fabric for comfort (you can barely tell you are wearing them when they are on). others have subtle feather details, beading, and embroidery. a shop that has not been written about as much as it should… all the beautiful pieces are handmade and priced so well it is unheard of ..nearly all of my lingerie comes from susila..

if you have any questions as to where the shops are please feel free to email me, although the links should give you the information you need. i have missed blogging..and am happy to say i am back. i will see you tomorrow.

xx