Luxuriate In Laruicci | Megawatt Jewelry

A Detroit girl gone global, Lauren Ruicci was clearly born with serious cool-girl allure. Having studied extensively in Florence, Italy, she gives a nod to Linda Loppa and Pattie Wilson as influences. However, her creativity at finding inspiration in Aunties and automotive alike, make it no wonder her brand, Laruicci, is blowing up all over the world. Much like her presence, Laruicci exudes strength mixed with sass- think Megawatt Jewelry meets Wonder Woman. The result: instant superpower potential.

After a chance meeting over coifs at Didact Hair Building in Paris’ Marais; I had the privilege of previewing her most current collection, inspired by a girl biker gang, cruising down the Almafi coast. Her vision, aptly displayed in the textures and color (opaque white) of each piece, gives a nod to Italian décor and the architecture of vintage Italy, southern style.

Each Laruicci collection has a distinct story, where more is more or less can be made more, layered with Laruicci. Now, luxuriate here.

~ FACEMAID

Laruicci Overload

Laruicci Overload

 

You Have The Right To Remain Cuffed

You Have The Right To Remain Cuffed

If Wonder Woman Wore Rings...

If Wonder Woman Wore Rings…

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The Leather-Clad Creative Rocking Her Label. #BOSS

The Leather-Clad Creative Rocking Her Label. #BOSS

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Getting A Sneak Peek…

Biker Girl Gangs!

Biker Girl Gangs!

A Close-Up of the New Collection

A Close-Up of the New Collection

A Few of My Favs

A Few of My Favs

Luxuriate

Luxuriate

 

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तपाईं धन्यवाद Prabal | Prabal Gurung SS2016

Under amber lights, 28 monks emerge, and with clasped hands, begin chanting a prayer of gratitude; Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2016 opens. Suddenly I was emotional, not because I understood the prayer, but because I felt it, you could feel it, elevating the anticipation of what was to come…

Airy whites and soft saffron silhouettes in luxurious textiles float down the runway like Nepalese angels. An evolution begins, from fille to femme, timid to tigress, without losing a hint of grace; expressed in color, celebrating the strength of the shoulder in paint-stroked shades of cadmium, carmine, daffodil, dandelion, and embroidered textures brought to life in orange, copper and gold metallic. Beaded carbon elements add depth to the delicate…

Watching, was like witnessing a metamorphosis; the evolution of a being, be it human, soulful, or geographic, conveyed through fashion.  The show closes with the strength and boldness of vermillion, symbolizing perseverance through darkness, re-birthed with boldness.

It was only after the show I learned of the designer’s inspiration: a nod of love to his native Nepal, her perseverance through pain and tragedy, and most of all, gratitude to the world that uplifted her.
तपाईं धन्यवाद Prabal.

~FACEMAID

The sun beginning to set before showtime!!!

The sun beginning to set before showtime!!!

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…28 Monks…

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…Prabal Gurung SS 1016…

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…Coppering…

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…Coal Elegance…

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…Final Look…

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…What I Wore…

*NOTE*  All images from Prabal Gurung SS2016 are owned by the designer.  Please check out the full experience here.

To Donate to Nepal Relief Efforts click here.

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FACEMAID Vol. 1

It’s Here…It’s Here…It’s Here…It’s Here!!!!

My predisposition to fantasy leaves me living in perpetual theme inciting inspiration for not only my daily attire, but in my travels as well…A movie, a color, an icon, all evoke a feeling, a vibe…expressed via fashion and face…thus this virtual brain space was born…

FACEMAID | Celebrate The Pretty

FACEMAID is a celebration of inspiration encapsulating everything I love: fashion, film, places, products…all the ways I decorate my life, in theme…

I believe…In Having a Theme Song…In Love…In Experiencing the World (some call this travel)…In Caftans and Kimonos…In Midi Skirts and Maxi Dresses…I Believe in Finding the Perfect Red Lipstick…In Grandmas and Rose Gold…In Inspiration…In Hope…In Moisturizer and Liquid Liner…I believe in Natural Beauty AND Full Glam…In Mascara, Lashes, Mascara, (in that order)…I believe in Big Curly Hair and Fresh Flowers…I believe Sade will always get you through…I believe Moving Your Body means You’re Dancing…In Girlfriends and Gratitude…I believe in DREAMS and IDEAS…But Most of All, I Believe You Should
CELEBRATE THE PRETTY!!!!

Xo, FACEMAID

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