Christopher Lowman Spring/Summer 2019

Triumphantly titled The Glorious Olympics, Lowman’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection takes inspiration from the 1980’s Summer Olympics. Fusing street style with luxury fabrics in bold colors and patterns, The Glorious Olympics revamps looks from the official Olympics opening ceremonies of that decade, re-imagining it for the modern age by merging sophisticated, clean lines and silhouettes with a touch of edge and featuring lambskin leathers mixed with neoprene, mixed media cow hides, golden tricot nylons, pullovers, and tracksuits all in unique shapes and textures.

 

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Introducing Maxine & Jimmie

Maxine & Jimmie Los Angeles is a thoughtfully curated collection of timeless accessories celebrating the women who inspire our style.

Maxine Henry, mother of 4 and wife to the incomparable Morris Henry, was a women of flair and style. My cousins would tell me stories of how my grandfather would drive her across the country from Springfield Ohio to California so that she could shop the Neiman Marcus catalog in person. Can you say FABULOUS?!?!

She instilled excellence in all her children and was proud of their accomplishments. Always a beacon of Biblical teaching, Maxine was known to share the Gospel with anyone who graced her presence. With conviction and vigor she encouraged people to have faith in God, discover their purpose and to embrace change in their lives. 

Born to a bi-racial parent, hailing from Guntersville, AL, she was the epitome of strength, perseverance and zeal. Her experiences made her tough, but her faith enabled her to touch the hearts and minds of many.

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Her style and fashion artifacts are unmatched. From mink stoles and leather swing coats, to luxurious hats and vintage chiffon dresses. My favorite piece from her closet that I was given is a fur muff that is both absolutely stunning and absolutely over the top for this California weather.

Albeit, not only did she impact my style aesthetic, she impacted my persona of strength and courage and most importantly a steadfast faith. 

Whether playing in makeup or doing her hair, we shared unforgettable special moments that fundamentally shaped my style, femininity and the essence of who I would become. 

This I do in dedication of her memory. 

xo - Janelle  

Join me for New York Fashion Week

If you’ve always wanted to sit front row at New York Fashion Week, here is your chance. Join me and my Slay In the Spirit partner Raven, September 6th - 9th, in New York City for the most exciting fashion event of the season.

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Watch over 30 designers slay the runway as we have arranged for you to spend New York Fashion Week with us!

Your package will include 4 full days of runway shows, a welcome reception & dinner, outfit of the day photos with our photographerand a few extra special surprises! A full itinerary will be provided once you have registered. Additionally, we will fully prep you for your trip with a video conference for all who will attend. C’mon #SLAYboss!

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Yes, FRONT ROW and second row access will be included for the majority of the shows we attend. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures with the designers in most cases.

This is a stlyish experience of a lifetime! Due to the exclusivity of NYFW, we will only allow 8 #SLAYbosses to attend with us.

This opportunity is non-transferable and non-refundable. REGISTER HERE!

Balmain For Beyoncé

Whelp, since you all loved the Coachella performance so much, Beyoncé collaborated with Parisian powerhouse Balmain to bring you...the.. Same.. Looks... A bit of a snoozefest for me because I hoped for something new and original, but to my dismay, the collection includes the same designs as her ground-breaking performance. 

The beauty of the collection, however, is the philanthropy tied to it. Balmain X Beyoncé, based on key Olivier Rousteing designs for Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella weekends, riffs on the signature varsity styles and legacy of America’s 37 historically black colleges and universities. Proceeds from the collection, fittingly, will be used to help fund the impressive work of UNCF, which helps thousands of students attend college, thrive, graduate and become tomorrow’s leaders.

The collection ranges from $295 - $895, available for purchase online at Balmain, Net-a-porter, Barneys, The Webster, Harrods and My Theresa. 

xo - Janelle

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LOOKBOOK: TopShop Boutique Womenswear FW16

Two words: TOP .... SHOP!. The new FW16 boutique collection is the perfected pairing of femininity and power! Take a look at the new collection and tell me what will you be wearing this fall.

All photos courtesy of TOPSHOP.

Wardrobe Must Have: Ports 1961 Bee Sneakers

Available in stores, Ports 1961’s signature women’s Bee Sneaker features its distinctive bow, raw cut, hand-knotted and hand-stitched in order to be uniquely distinctive to the wearer.

The sneakers are available in fabrics and shades to match the season’s garments and
the classic leather and suede colors. They also feature rubber soles for comfort and durability.

Ports 1961 will launch a new version of the Bee Sneaker to headline its upcoming Resort 2017 collection.

Can you say "casual summer slay?" 

xo - Janelle

 

 

Designer Profile: Bridal by Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai is a New York based women's wear designer. Since launching his eponymous label in 2010, he had designed unique pieces capturing a balance masculine strength and feminine sensuality. 

Have a sneak peek at the brand FW Bridal collection. 

xo - Janelle

Style Stalk: Claudia Li

Being a PR Girl in NYC has its perks! So thankful to attend season after season of NYFW (New York Fashion Week). 

Meet New York-based luxury women's RTW brand Claudia Li. The designer has a reimagined take on knits and silhouettes, making her one to watch for the SS17 season. 

xo - Janelle