So our Tuesday was going great so far. My "non model" Caitlin turned it out, like a pro.........
|Caitlen, working it! This awesome photo was taken by Craig Doyle Henry|
........my co-photographer/husband/ride, headed off to work, and after one final shot with the designer, Caitlin went off to school..................
|Desiree and Caitlin, before I "did her up!"|
....so it was just me and Desiree, and it was time to turn my brushes and lens on the woman of the blog-hour.
Desiree Marshall is the genius behind the genius that is AFRODELIK DESIGN, a creative line of hand drawn (by Desiree herself!) sketches, character and celebrity faces. In her art, you can see strong influences of the stylin' 70's and African art. She says: "as a teenager I had a dream that I was sent to Afro City, where everything was smooth and funky. Our designs are inspired by the essence of out soul brothas' and sistas', and our ancestors from Africa. Through their guidance and influence, designs are born".
The company is more popularly know for their funky t's, but most recently, Desiree has decided to pull out her inner fashionista, and designed her first evening dress for the line! She was shy but eager to show it off herself!
|she started out a little nervous...|
|...and it took a minute to get into it....|
|...but she got into it!|
....here's a closer look at some of the great details...........
Desiree, my new friend, you've got something beautiful going on! Thank you for letting me share! I had a fantastic day before yesterday! :-)
So there it is BEAUTY AND THE ARTS family! You're the very first to lay eyes on this new project. For those of you who will be in the Toronto area this weekend (Saturday July 9, Sunday July 10 2011), AFRODELIK will have a booth where you can BUY THIS DRESS!!!, along with her funky t's, jewellery, and some other new goodies you'll love! --GUYS!! No need to feel left out, cuz AFRODELIK has something new and fancy for you too--but you'll have to check it out at the booth! All I'll say is that it will be nice to see the return of the "gentlemen"..........hmmmm?
Make sure you check the website WWW.AFRODELIK.COM