When you hear the word,”bohemian” with regard to fashion style, you may think of earthy, flowy and colorful designs that are also affordable. The term doesn’t often elicit visions of refined, chic and expensive pieces that could be seen on fashionistas vacationing in the Hamptons. That’s probably about to change after you check out The Jetset Diaries lookbook for the summer of 2016. This Boho label showcases clothing that can best be described as, “bohemian luxe.”
The lookbook was shot in a location that practically screams luxury, Antigua, and it features pieces such as the Fuego romper and the Aztec short and bustier pairing. These outfits are breezy and airy, with the addition of sophistication and sex appeal through plunging v-necks, high-cut slits and flirty details like fringe.
The website itself describes the brand’s collections as,”a contemporary collection for the quintessential jetsetter wardrobe,” that is, “inspired by the need for luxe bohemian pieces for the modern nomad’s wardrobe.” The models in the Jetset Diary’s 2016 summer lookbook definitely fit this description and look quite at home in the ethereal setting of Antigua’s weathered architecture and tranquil waters.
You can almost feel as if you’re there, ready to enjoy a day of sight seeing, soirees and exotic fare. The Jetset Diary has definitely succeeded in solidifying its bohemian luxe brand with this most recent lookbook and the sophisticated, sexy collections within it.
At her couture fashion show on July fourth, Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen showed how fashion can merge with technology to make truly breathtaking pieces. The designer’s strangely beautiful dresses were inspired by cymatics, or the visual representations of sound waves. The clothing was symmetrical and featured geometric shapes, with textures and patterns resembling honeycombs, insect shells and wings, bubbles, and marine life. The dresses played with volume, dimensions, and material in a unique way.
According to Van Herpen, creating the line took a lot of trial and error. Because she worked with delicate, unconventional fabrics, getting the pieces to come out according to her vision was time consuming. Her “dewdrop dress,” created by suspending Swarovski crystals in a silicone dress, took lots of experimentation to achieve the perfect shape and stretch to make it wearable.
This heavy use of technology and science is rare to find in fashion, especially couture. Couture designers pride themselves on not using mass production methods and utilize “petites mains,” highly skilled craftspeople who sew and decorate the pieces on display in the world’s most extravagant fashion shows. Some pieces from Van Herpen’s show did still require this painstaking handiwork, however. One example is a dress made of tiny handblown glass spheres glued together with liquid silicone. This dress is a perfect example of the designer’s over the top, unforgettable style.
This year, a daring new trend in wedding dresses has emerged that is decidedly not for the blushing bride. Illusion wedding gowns have appeared on catwalks and in bridal collections everywhere. Formed from transparent fabric, with artfully placed intrusions of lace or appliqué covering the most “delicate” places, these dresses are a far cry from the traditional image of the modest bride in white. These are the gowns of the sexually confident 21st century bride.
The queen of the transparent dress is designer Vera Wang. In her hands the border between undergarments and outer garments has been dissolved and her wedding gowns resemble something more like ghosts of dresses or the skeletons of complex lingerie.
This is an intriguing style, but not many brides will have the audacity or the inclination to display their entire bodies when they profess their vows. Gowns that highlight a small area of transparency, revealing only the back, or the bib area, are a more restrained yet fashion forward choice.
One intriguing way that designers have tempered the outright sexiness of the transparent dress is by pairing transparency with an otherwise demure dress. These are both beautiful and perfect for the bride who enjoys a bit of irony.
On the other hand, pairing the transparent dress with another up-to-the-minute bridal trend, the plunging neckline, and you have one unabashedly sexy bride!
Our Legacy has released their new spring summer collection, and it is another notch kn the belt for the minimalist menswear heavyweight. The collection can be seen here on Vogue. While their resort collection was heavy on the pastels, this collection sticks to a more subdued palette. However, nothing is held back with respect to fabrics, and there are several luxurious materials making an appearance. Our Legacy is known for their incredible knitwear, and there are some beautiful distressed pieces in this release.
For those favoring a more put together look, the label also has a wide range of tailored garments. It appears that the label is pushing wide leg trousers, including a pair in a jaw-dropping red velvet. The jackets and blazers show crisp clean lines and tasteful details. Our Legacy continues their obsession with denim in this release, and the material makes an appearance in many washes and cuts. A long sleeve denim shirt with a half zipper fastening stands out as a hint towards the vintage masculine look that some associate with the brand. Other hints towards this theme are evident in the structured cut of the suits and the appearance of pinstriped fabric used in shirts and outerwear. The label also loves to produce shirts out of unconventional materials, and the famous terry cloth shorts make an appearance. The silk shirts are top notch, and will likely sell out quickly.
Maison Margiela just released their spring/summer collection, and it is another great showing of the label’s deconstructionist yet luxurious aesthetic. The collection is viewable at Vogue. The collection features a series of motifs and references to tailoring, ranging from visible tailor chalk on garments to intentionally-removed seams and playful twists on normal garment construction.
Maison Margiela has been under the auspices of their new creative director, and his influence can be seen throughout the menswear collection. Tailoring chalk makes an appearance on several garments, hinting at the hidden bits of structure that underlines the garments. There are jackets that have been taken apart and left half-assembled, with exposed stitching and arms missing. The fabrics are as luxurious as ever, with lush prints showing up on flowing silks. The highlight of the prints shows a fox chasing a duck through a marsh, and the paint appears to be applied by hand. The level of detail is immaculate and shows incredible attention to detail. A deconstructed plaid shirt nods to the grunge influence and the success of Saint Laurent in the past two years. Short shorts make an appearance, and the collection is not uncomfortable using feminine sex appeal on their male models. One outfit features short shorts and hip cutouts on a garment made of stiff olive fabric. This collection is exciting yet wearable, and the label is adapting well to their new head designer.
Religion in America is undergoing a revolution. Mainstream religions, Christianity and Judaism have members advancing in age and dwindling in popularity. The only aspect of religion growing is the segment that has no affiliation. Atheism is increasing in numbers in this one nation under God.
Sadly, spirituality even among the major religions is decreasing. There is a feeling of disconnection in society. People have come to almost worship their privacy in America. One of the most enhancing and rewarding aspects of religion is the sense of coming together as an extended family, congregation. The dwindling and changing concept of community has come to the point that Americans fear their neighbors and definitely do not love them. As we extrapolate this out into the global community, we are confronted by this truth. America has become a spiritual wasteland.
Is there hope? A new movement, the Kabbalah, with a functioning center in Los Angeles offers hope; it stresses the importance of giving and makes the connection between spirituality and giving.
Peter Berg and his wife, Karen, are the motivating forces behind this spiritual movement that has attracted the attention of the rich and famous and the just ordinary in the world. Courses are available both online and at the center in Los Angeles and at meeting places throughout the world.
Originally the movement focused on elements of the Jewish traditions but has since become more open to those who seek a spiritual answer to the problems of the world.
There are fascinating concepts built within the Kaballah movement which include astrology and mystery religions. They have a website that details in word and photo the concepts of the Kaballah Centre and its movement.
Religion by its very nature does not change. The hierarchy of the church fathers demands the strict maintenance of the religious texts and mandates. Religion has become archaic, a dinosaur in the ever-changing world. A stone aged value system that can not work in a society that produces ideas, and sees that change and updating are necessary in every aspect of the real world.
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West Michigan is home to one of the best and highly rated aviation schools in the mid-west. The West Michigan Aviation Academy began training and teaching instructional aviation courses in the fall of 2010. The academy was founded by Mr. Richard M. DeVos, Jr. who also ran for governor of the state of Michigan in 2006.
The mission of the West Michigan Aviation Academy is to prepare students for unlimited opportunities and success in the aviation field. The vision of the academy provides students with a well-disciplined environment. The vision looks at every student as having the potential to be a successful candidate. Instilling character, providing tough educational and technical training, and providing one of a kind educational experiences for their students is also a vision of the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Mr. DeVos, Jr. understands a basic philosophy that people learn best by having a hands on experience working in the aviation industry. With diverse staff and faculty West Michigan Aviation Academy is known as being among the top 10% of high schools in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Students graduate with a firm understanding of the aviation industry and the career opportunities that await them.
The academy has a website that gives a breakdown of the deans, faculty, founder, CEO and snapshots of activities that have taken place at the academy. The snapshots reflect picture of students and staff as they prepare to make a positive impact on the aviation industry. The site also provides information about events that the West Michigan Aviation Academy will be hosting, along with news about the academy. Students are also able to go to the website to utilize a list of student services that the academy offers. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the academy’s academic, career, and personal counseling services.
West Michigan Aviation Academy is developing and training the next generation of the aviation industry by training and developing young adults in their formative years of learning.
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There are some people that get appointed to CEO positions. They go to ivy league colleges and graduate at the top of their class. They often find themselves transported into businesses that they know nothing about. It is just their credentials that help them get into the door. That is one type of CEO. The other type is someone like Bernardo Chua.
He may have a resume that boasts of Harvard or Yale, but Chua has shown that he doesn’t really need this. He is the CEO of OrganoGold, and he has put his a lot of time into making this company what it is today. Chua has been the one working to get this company to the point where it is today. He has done it all. The research of the ingredients in his products, the marketing through direct selling channels and the educating of customers on the Ganoderma mushroom are all tasks that Bernardo Chua has taken on.
I do believe that his success is a direction contribution of his ability to juggle all of these different tasks. Some people may outsource their tasks to someone else. They will look for someone to take control of marketing while someone else does the research. It can become an expensive task to put so many different people in charge of different things. Facebook shows that Chua started small, and he spent valuable time researching the ingredients for the Ganoderma coffee before it was ever formed into a product. I think that this was important. He was inspired to form a product that was going to be of high quality. He has won awards for this product quality so I think that it was worth the time that he has spent to research the products.
Bernardo Chua has certainly seen his company take off, and I think that many more people will see what this company has to offer in time to come. His success is not a coincidence. This is sheer determination that has become the cornerstone of his success in the role of CEO.
By choosing to bypass the department stores Chua would gain more control of the way that his products were hitting the market. I think that he would have narrowed his growth margins if he would have made a product that sits on department shelves. The direct selling platform was more realistic for a product line like this one.