Quarantine Look: 2

Hi everyone, hope you’re all keeping safe and well! I’ve decided to document my quarantine looks since I’ve been trying to drive my blog back to the outfit inspiration platform I had initially made it to be. This look was worn on Easter, and I love how girly and kind of shabby chic it looks- a side of me that exists but people rarely see. This dress is from one of my favorite independent brands and Topshop “Lace and Beads”. If you’re into girly, romantic, frilly clothing or pastels it’s definitely a brand I’d check out. Then I just paired it with some nude strapped Jessica Simpson heels.

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Quarantine look: 1

Since we can’t leave the house, I’ve decided to use every opportunity I can to wear a cute outfit. I know, I sound crazy. But if dressing up gives you a sense of sanity and control, then you’ll understand. I decided to make a mini series here on my blog, and document outfits I’ve worn during this time, not only to look back on but to get back to my roots. I originally made this blog to post outfit inspiration and style tips for people who needed them, and I feel like over the years I’ve strayed away from that, and created more of a lifestyle blog. I’ve been finding my love for clothes and creating looks again, so expect some new outfit posts from me during this pandemic and beyond! Outfit details below.

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Outfit details:

Top: Zara
Jeans: Topshop
Bag: Monki
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Zandra Rhodes Exhibition

Before visiting this exhibit, I’ll admit, I didn’t know who Zandra Rhodes was. I was looking for new fashion exhibits in London because I love to see the way different designers did/do their craft. It was so interesting to see her designs and to realise that her work has probably inspired many of the lifestyle wear that’s around today (being from the Caribbean and working at a lifestyle retailer, it’s been interesting to compare her work with the lifestyle brands we sell in-store!). Below are a few photos of pieces that I found really interesting.

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This sunflower dress caught my eye first, because it’s my favorite flower, and second because so the cool materials and patchwork details that were used
I love how campy this dress is and the way it reflected light. I also don’t see many pieces with foil fabric, and I noticed that she used a lot of that
I loved the detail, materials and costume-like appearance of these pieces. As you can see she used the metallic/foil fabric again!

Sustainably Radical: Look 1

This is the first look of a sustainable series that I was assigned to do for university for a “Sustainably Radical” assignment. Everything used to style my models were articles of clothing or fabric and objects that we already owned. My goal with these looks (6 looks in total, more to come) was to spend the least amount of money possible, be sustainable, and contribute less to the fast fashion market by not ordering clothes for this shoot. My concept was to portray how fast fashion effects the sea surrounding the island I come from, as people only think the results of fast fashion can only be felt where the production takes place. But the ocean is all connected, and the fibers and dyes spread all over the ocean, through the waves and beyond, and I wanted to focus on the emotion I have towards that situation.

Model: Deshawn Seymour

Alexander McQueen

i love a good McQueen exhibit

I recently stopped by the Alexander McQueen London flagship store to see the latest exhibition and there were so many glorious and one of a kind pieces that made me feel  so inspired and excited!

I took photos of some of my favorite pieces that were on display and inserted them below for you to have a look, of course. I am in LOVE with the pops of pink and the stunning flower inspired shapes (I’m a big flower person if you didn’t know). My absolute favorites are the hot pink sleeved suit jacket and blue died floral inspired dress, and I found the jute (i think?) dress with the leather harness so unique.

What are your favorites?   XO- Ally

The Attic

One of my favorite shoots to create and model for..

Over the summer, I styled a 90’s/early 2000s inspired photoshoot and I enjoyed it so much. I’ve been modeling since i was 14 years old, and I love every bit of it. The photoshoots, the networking, the fashion shows, the list goes on. But I also love the creative side behind the scenes: styling, creative direction, etc. So I try to do collaborations with local photographers as much as I can. Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot below.

Enjoy! XO- Ally

Dipped in Acid

A little OOTD for ya

Just an everyday outfit outfit picture. There’s nothing much to it, and not much that I did this day haha. For this look, I paired a mesh dragon top from Bershka and paired it with acid wash jeans from American Eagle Outfitters. I finished the look with my usual air force ones and accessories.

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JLO

the ultimate birthday celebration..

For my mom’s birthday, we went to Miami for JLO’s birthday party concert, and it was such an amazing concert. It was about 3 hours long and for being 50 years old, she was unreal. Beautiful, energetic, and passionate after all these years still. She did about 10 outfit changes, and had so many touches to her show that made it personal and one of a kind. She’s a triple threat, and it’s so awesome to see someone so talented in person.

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Terrible photo, but the only picture I have of my outfit for the night

In Bloom

Breakfast date turned photoshoot

Hello loves,

Long time no see. Here’s a quick little outfit of the date from a breakfast date over the weekend. I can’t believe that summer came and went just like that, and I’ll be back in London in 3 weeks. Already can’t wait for Christmas!

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Flower Power

A quick little OOTD featuring pink corduroy trousers (Topshop) and a floral mesh halter top  (Urban Outfitters). Don’t forget to follow my instagram (@xoallyy) for regular outfit and lifestyle posts!

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