I discovered the Bali-born, Antwerp based jewellery designer, Heaven Tanudiredja, last year when he showed his Fall 2012 collection, soft classic details and hard avantgarde futuristic shapes. Though I must confess I didn't pay too much attention to it, until now. After his exhibition in Paris in February, Business of Fashion, Milk Made and Dazed and Confused have created spotlights on his latest collection, an amazing translation of mental disorders such as Pyromania, Trichotillomania, Delusional and Anorexia Nervosa into jewels, quite a dense subject to handle, but what he wanted to show was the beauty that lies beneath this chaos, oh my and how he did it! Embellished crystals with gold, brass, leather, pearls and other materials, are key ingredients in Tanudiredja's aesthetic, which is what has made me fall in love with the collection. The clutches and hard bibs are an absolute must.
wearing: Max Mara vintage cape, Top Shop beanie, skirt and stockings, Juan printed tee, Jil Sander heels and ethnic jewelry.
The colombian menswear brand, JUAN, selected some 'trend setters' to send over this t-shirt and mix it with their own personal style. I was their first special guest with three outfits incorporating the JUAN tee, I actually been wearing it quite a lot since the cotton is amazingly soft and the fit is just perfect to combine with my outfits.
Here is the translation of the little interview they published about me, for the images and complete post
This is Aysha Bilgrami, she is 26 years old and is a Fashion Designer
It varies according to my mood but my mottos are: more is more and 'in case of doubt, over dress'
-Was was the worst fashion decade
None! All of them have fantastic and decadent aspects
-Any embarassing 'Fashion Moment'..
During my teenage years, I experimented so much I looked insane
-Your most prized posession
I can't pick just one. My most prized ones are my Chanel bag, which was my graduation gift, my ring, sunglasses and keys collection, and my iPhone.
-What is playing on your iPod lately
Fleetwood Mac, Silver Convention, 2 Guys in Venice and Fabriclive vol36
-The last movie you watched
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson
French fries, Bhindi Masala, Steak Tartare, Melanzane alla Parmigiana
A while ago I discovered Society6, a website were artists display and sell their work on different means: printed on t-shirts, pillow cases, hoodies, cards or as simple prints. They also do iPhone covers, my obsession since I got my iPhone, something I have enjoyed dressing up and down. These are my top 12, still having a hard time in picking one or two to purchase.
Stay tuned for more LR bombshells and their adventures in the Ramona closet.
I have abandoned this blog for the past month because I have been busy with the costume production
of an 80s musical called MENTIRAS, I haven't had time to even look at my self in the mirror. So, please forgive me, will post some pictures up of the musical, as well as other happenings.
This pic happened this morning, my first day free, I finally decided to get dressed up and get on my heels again. Wearing shades of black and red, from head to toe, my favorite colors.
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This is a little something I got during my trip in Turkey, it is a kind of necklace or bling for the forehead, a head piece made out of glass beads and engraved tin. I bought it in a little antique shop with and Iranian owner who told me that this piece was actually from Afghanistan. I've been wearing it with simple outfits since it is such a statement piece.
When one thinks of layering clothes one thinks of jackets over sweaters and topped off with a huge heavy scarf or hat, like seen at Tommy Ton's streetsyle pics for FW13-14 mens shows. Well, since it's not that cold here in Bogota, I've been lately adventuring with the layering of thin layers, tee over tee, with my current obsession: this little knitted cropped top I got at Jil Sander during my last trip to Milan. It compliments every outfit, with shirts, over sweaters and dresses or just by it self.