Who Is Maye Musk & Why Is She The New Face Of James Perse? 

“I love to say at 68, I am only just beginning!”  ~ Maye Musk

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Courtesy of mayemuskmodel.com

by: Neki Bosh

MayeMusk 2Fascinatingly enough, Maye Musk is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has run her own nutrition business for over forty years in eight cities and three countries. Maye has also been a professional model for more than five decades with her modeling career beginning in Pretoria and Johannesburg at the age of 15. Some modeling jobs have taken her to Cape Town, London, Munich, Amsterdam, Zurich, The Bahamas, Montreal and Toronto. Her New York magazine cover won best magazine cover in the USA. You may recognize Maye from Revlon commercials, and you may have also seen her in Beyonce’s Haunted video.

MayeMusk 5Her latest campaign is for the James Perse Fall 2016 collection. The traditional James Perse imagery has relied less on personalities and more on young, anonymous-looking models in beachy settings, or even just the product on its own. According to WWD, a company spokesperson noted that the 20-year-old brand is trying to change customers’ expectations from the young beach set to underscore it has clients of all ages and ethnicities. Maye was the perfect choice to represent this change. Her story, much like the James Perse brand, is classic, sophisticated and timeless. We are extremely inspired by this beauty, as she is also an incredible mind.  Thanks for reminding us all that age really is only a number.

Below are images from the James Perse Fall 2016 campaign. Click here to shop the collection.  Click here for more of the beautiful Maye Musk!

~xxxooo

Summer’s Sangria ~ Neki’s Rainbow Recipe

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by: Neki Bosh

Last weekend I re-mixed a recipe I found online for the Rainbow Sangria.  It was so good I wanted to share my version with you guys.  Please try this recipe.  You will be the belle or beau of the ball!

~xxxooo

NEKI’S RAINBOW SANGRIA
1 Bottle Moscato
1 Bottle Peach Sparkling Wine
2 oz (60ml) Peach Vodka
Strawberries (Sliced)
Kiwi (Chopped into chunks)
Pineapple (Fresh preferred, chopped into chunks)
Blueberries
1 Peach (Fresh, chopped into chunks)
1 Orange (Sliced)
1 Lime (Sliced)
1 Can of Peaches (Drain juice and hold for later)
½ Cup Sugar

Sangria Mix:
Pour Moscato & sparkling wine into 1 gallon container. Add peach vodka, juice from canned peaches, 1 sliced orange, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, 1 sliced lime, 1 diced fresh peach, 1 cup pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup sugar, stir and refrigerate to chill.

To Serve:
Add blueberries, kiwi, canned peaches, pineapple chunks and sliced strawberries in a wine glass (or glass of your choice). Pour sangria over fruit mix, add paper straw and serve.

Haute Floats in The Summer Time

Courtesy of FUNBOY
Courtesy of FUNBOY

by: Neki Bosh

We’ve all seen those really cool pictures of the amazing over-sized pool floats.  They’ve almost become an essential fashion accessory for summer fun.  Our friends at FUNBOY have the hautest pool floats we’ve seen! Click on links below to purchase, and to get free shipping on US orders.  You absolutely need at least one for summer ’16!

~ xxxooo

PEGASUS POOL FLOAT

$ 99.00

Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @cdearbornw
Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @cdearbornw

ARTIST EDITION SWAN FLOAT

$ 128.00

Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @Natamal
Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @Natamal

BLACK SWAN POOL FLOAT

$ 99.00

Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @raekanoa
Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @raekanoa

CHERRY POOL FLOAT

$ 79.00

Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @partylikejz
Courtesy of FUNBOY ~ @partylikejz

You can also find cute pool floats at a fraction of the cost on Amazon!

Coco Cuba ~ Chanel Resort 2017 Collection

Chanel Resort 2017 in Havana, Cuba.
Courtesy of WWD

“Suddenly, Cuba is the most talked-about thing in the world and we’re the first with fashion.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld

by: Neki Bosh

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Courtesy of Reuters

As with the rest of the fashion industry, we are obsessing over the the Chanel Resort 2017 collection.   We were completely blown away with the entire Havana experience.  Karl Lagerfeld brilliantly connected us to this collection by including personal touches, like his love for Latin music and Cuba’s rich culture.  He told WWD he found it all “beautiful in a way.  The colors, the cars, there’s something very touching about it. Cuba is like nothing else in the world.  It has an identity I love, and I always wanted to go, but I need a professional reason.”

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Mower / @sarahmower_
Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Mower / @sarahmower_

Guests were chauffeured to Havana’s Paseo de Prado, the dividing line between Old and New Havana, in more than 100 brightly colored convertibles from the 40’s and 50’s.  A colonial avenue was transformed into a runway and the VIP seating consisted of park benches.  The sounds of Latin music filled the air as models graced the runway in looks inspired by the elegance of pre-revolutionary  Cuba.  Heavily influenced by the 20’s and 30’s, the looks included sequinned berets, fedoras and spectator shoes.  As an added touch of amazing, the show ended with a conga line of models and dancers.  Please take a peek at some of our favorite looks from this amazing collection.  Coco Cuba is truly fashion history.

~ xxxooo

Photos courtesy of WWD

The High Tide

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by: Neki Bosh

Who says a trip to the pool or the beach can’t be glamorous?  Make more than a splash in the coming summer months with amazing swimwear and accessories.  Our friends at Moda Operandi has amazing pieces available for pre-order now through Sunday, May 8th.  I’ve also included some of the pieces in the looks created below.  Have fun this summer and replace your boring swimwear with a little glitz and glamour!  ~ xxxooo

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swim by nekibosh featuring bath robes

Bath robe
modaoperandi.com

ONIA bandeau bikini top
modaoperandi.com

Charlotte Olympia gold sandals
$750 – ssense.com

Brown purse
modaoperandi.com

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swim by nekibosh featuring a sporty bikini

ONIA tankini top
farfetch.com

ONIA sporty bikini
$115 – farfetch.com

Gucci high heel shoes
$1,015 – neimanmarcus.com

Eugenia Kim straw hat
$395 – net-a-porter.com

Prada sunglasses
$240 – stylebop.com
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Viva Aviva white crop top
modaoperandi.com

ONIA one piece bathing suit
$210 – farfetch.com

Alameda Turquesa platform sandals
$340 – shopbop.com

Pink purse
modaoperandi.com

Red jewelry
modaoperandi.com
swim

Brazilian bottom bikini
modaoperandi.com

Gucci high heel sandals
$760 – net-a-porter.com

Fendi acetate glasses
matchesfashion.com

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Tank swimsuit
modaoperandi.com

Tie shoes
shoptiques.com

Tory Burch handbags tote
$260 – neimanmarcus.com

Linda Farrow clear glasses
matchesfashion.com

My Bob straw hat
lanecrawford.com
swim

Norma Kamali one piece swimsuit
$91 – theoutnet.com

Isabel Marant brown sandals
$625 – net-a-porter.com

Straw hat
modaoperandi.com
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Swimming costume
$63 – modekungen.se

Multi colored purse
modaoperandi.com

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Crop top
modaoperandi.com

Kayu straw purse
$145 – net-a-porter.com

Tread Lightly, Trend Brightly

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by: Neki Bosh

When I consider traditional Mexican fashion trends and style I can’t help but think of Frida Kahlo.  Widely known for her self-portraits and being a feminist icon, Frida Kahlo also brilliantly captured personal style in all of her art.  The upcoming summer trends are heavily influenced by the fashion traditions of Mexico, but you can also expect to see some reflections of Ukraine and Hungary.

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Much like Frida Kahlo’s painting, you will see an array of bright and beautiful colors.  Your summer wardrobe will not be complete without at least one of the following pieces…well maybe two or three.  In addition to vibrant colors, you will also see airy embroidered dresses and tops, denim shorts, fringe, aztec prints and gold accessories mixed with bold color!  I’ve compiled some looks with some of my favorite pieces.  Get a head start on this beautiful trend by clicking the links below.  If the items are out of your budget, I encourage you to visit your local thrift stores. I’m sure you’ll be able to find the gems needed to pull off these looks.  I’ll be sure to share what I find when I take my trip!  Enjoy ~ xxxooo

Summer

 

Vita Kin red dress
matchesfashion.com

Panacea bohemian jewelry
lordandtaylor.com

Yoko London pearl earrings
$2,190 – neimanmarcus.com
Summer

Vita Kin white peasant top
$1,930 – farfetch.com

Talitha colorful shorts
$300 – net-a-porter.com

Chloé brown leather handbag
$2,490 – neimanmarcus.com

Bangle cuff bracelet
$15 – very.co.uk

Mint jewelry
fab.com
Summer

Vanessa Bruno cotton slip
$625 – avenue32.com

Amrita singh jewelry
amritasingh.com

Flower jewellery
onekingslane.com
Summer

Talitha open back dress
modaoperandi.com

Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toe pumps
forwardbyelysewalker.com

STELLA McCARTNEY beaded purse
bergdorfgoodman.com

Druzy necklace
carbonandhyde.com

Pearl pendant
janestone.com
Summer

 

Talitha swimming cover up
matchesfashion.com

Talitha shorts
$390 – net-a-porter.com

Gianvito Rossi brown heel boots
$1,160 – mytheresa.com

Sarah Magid studded jewelry
$255 – veryexclusive.co.uk

New Look red bangle
$8.72 – newlook.com
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Summer by nekibosh featuring a 18k bangle

Vita Kin linen dress
$2,375 – farfetch.com

Christian Louboutin high heel sandals
$1,185 – saksfifthavenue.com

Eddie Borgo gold plated jewelry
$105 – net-a-porter.com

New Look hinged bracelet
$8.72 – newlook.com
Summer

French Connection blue dress
$195 – johnlewis.com

Chloé crossbody purse
matchesfashion.com

Isabel Marant bracelet
$145 – luisaviaroma.com

Amber jewelry
chairish.com

Beaded jewelry
kohls.com
Summer

Talitha white top
modaoperandi.com

Glamorous denim shorts
$33 – glamorous.com

Disney gold jewelry
hottopic.com

Stud earrings
maykool.com

Forever 21 jewelry
forever21.com
Summer

Sans Souci gray shorts
sanssoucistores.com

Kat Maconie black bootie
$290 – thecorner.com

Tassel jewelry
$15 – very.co.uk

Topshop band jewelry
nordstrom.com

Earrings jewelry
$6.04 – yoins.com

Haute Collabs ~ Kenzo x The Jungle Book

Looks from Kenzo's "Jungle Book" capsule collection

by: Neki Bosh

This week Bergdorf Goodman celebrated a collaboration between one of our favorite designers and one of our beloved childhood stories, Kenzo x The Jungle Book.  The ready-to-wear collection includes jungle-esque prints inspired by the film’s beloved characters – Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, King Louie and more.  The pieces include silk shirts, dresses, trousers, denim jackets and shorts with fun vibrant colors.  The collection is available now at Berfdorf Goodman and will be available tomorrow on kenzo.com.

We can’t ignore the fact that the childhood thrills The Jungle Book movie provides just makes  our hearts beat.  The Jungle Book movie trailer brilliantly captures our attention by revisiting our fondest memories of Mowgli and Baloo, but in a more modern and humanized form.  The visuals and details of the new version are extremely impressive and far from the animated version most of us are familiar with.  Not to mention, some of our favorite actors (Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johnsson and Idris Elba) are starring in the movie.  The film is set to release on April 15, 2016. Check out the trailer below. We will see you at the movies rocking your favorite Kenzo x The Jungle Book pieces. Enjoy ~ xxxooo

 

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