"Maya Angelou, May you Rest in Heavenly Peace you ‘Phenomenal Woman’." #MayaAngelou #Poet #PhenomenalWoman #Love #SoundOfLanguage #TheMusicInLanguage (at Inside a Writers Mind)
"Colour Me Neutral - Essential Accessories for All Year Round Take 2" #FashionJunky #GoldClutch #GoldSunnies #GoldWatch #GoldPumps #GoldFlats (at Chuck’s World of Fashion and Goodies)
"Four essential accessories a girl must have all year round!
#FashionJunky #BlackSunnies #ClassicBlackPump #BlackStatementWatch #BlackHandbag” (at Chuck’s World of Fashion and Goodies)
"LMFAO! #JuneAmbroseLeftAndRightHands #Fashion #PeopleBehindFashion" #EliWasserman #TukiB
"Kanye finally got his girl on the cover of VOGUE! It only took a international tantrum to make it happen. #TheyMadeIt #GrownManTantrums #Covers #InternationalTantrums #FromRealityStarToVOGUECover #HashtagJustToHashtag
These March Issues are just in time for Spring!
Burberry Prorsum’s Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey has taken Burberry’s classic trench to a whole new level. His inspiration comes from the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England – who knew so much creation could come from a farmhouse – which is not your typical farmhouse. The Charleston was an oasis in the country for writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.
Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter Womenswear 2014 collection introduced The Bloomsbury Girls. The show was an artistic mixture of floral prints, lightweight silk cotton organdy trench coats, silk crepe dresses, sheepskin lining classy and comfy jackets, and to top off all the looks, the final walk included the Colour Block Check Blanket Poncho. All the accessories were paired with a trench, or a coat to create an effortless-layered look; the accessories included toggle belts, hand-painted bags and shoes.
The Bloomsbury Girls hit the runway while British musicians Paloma Faith, Ed Harcourt and Rhodes performed live. Their specially arranged runway tracks will be available for download on iTunes.com/Burberry.
Photos Courtesy of Burberry.com
Checkout Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 show and the more of the still images here.
So it’s been a few weeks since my last blog post. I have been distracted, unorganized, and unsettled; but never not inspired. As I was organizing my creative space today, I began to think of the direction I would like Chuck’s World to go in–but I had no clue–all I did know is that I want Chuck’s World to highlight my passion and love for Fashion, Art, Music, and anything and everything that is created from a passionate creative mind.
Only time will tell and only time will mold Chuck’s World into the perfect combination of it all — as we wait to see, I would like to share a few timeless pieces that embodies the culture of Chuck’s World!
Creative Director Riccardo Tisci’s muse for Givenchy’s 2014 spring/summer campaign is the one and only Queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu. Givenchy’s spring/summer collection is influenced by African aesthetics. This new and vibrant collection is out in stores now.
Streetwalkers are the best part of Fashion Week; FW brings the boys to the yard in their own unique way. Here are that caught my eye!
Disclaimer: These photos are borrowed, found, and linked. I own no rights to these photos.
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When Solange Knowles announced via Instagram that she is the new Art Director and Creative Consultant for PUMA “Girl of Blaze” Sneaker Collection, I instantly knew that this was the perfect fit for her. Solange embodies what PUMA is – from her funky and stylish looks to her sharp and tailored style.
Solange’s style seems to be influenced by Brooklyn (New York) and New Orleans, which makes perfect sense, since she resides in both cities, half the year in BK and the other half in NOLA. With both cities having their own unique out of the box style, they would be great places to get inspiration from, however Brazil inspired her first collection.
She collaborated with four designers to create four different looks for the epoch Disc Blaze shoe, this is the first time PUMA has signed on to created a women’s version of the Disc Blaze shoe.
The PUMA “Girl of Blaze” ad says Solo all over it. To see more looks from the PUMA and Solo’s personal style click here.
Creative concept & art direction by Solange Knowles
Photography by Alan Ferguson
YOUNG MUSICIAN AT WORK
Oh, my gosh this is such an amazing and inspiring video of Emmanuel Houndo, a brilliant young violinist from West Africa, who currently lives in Philadelphia. The music he covers seems to be songs he is familiar with and enjoys playing – you can tell just by his facial expression when he hits that certain string that he is one with his instrument. The original artists covers are all songs in today’s pop culture. By Emmanuel using his violin to cover songs like, "Drunk in Love" by Beyoncé, "A Brand New Me" by Alicia Key’s, "Roll Up" By Wiz Khalifa, “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Hero, featuring Adam Levine and many other artists: Kate Perry, Drake, and Bruno Mars.
Emmanuel turns these mainstream pop songs into a classic piece of music, I like each song with their lyrics presence, and however, I now prefer hearing the instrumental version by Emmanuel and his violin.
Emmanuel and his collaborating friends are the main reason music should remain in schools; music is an art form that will never die, so why should generations of children be deprived from enjoying the lessons and discipline of music in school? Especially when music is the only avenue to a universal language in the world.
On his Facebook page, he shots out his music teacher Mrs. Reifsteck. Stating that she is the greatest music teacher he knows and listening to all of Emmanuel’s covers, I can truly say he is a talented young violinist and Mrs. Reifsteck is a reflection of that.
And maybe I’m playing favoritism because although I did not play the violin in life, for the mere reason I was too shy/nervous to play an instrument in front people, and that it is one of my favorite instrument… the piano is the other.