Dreaming of Africa

I swooned when I received my J.Crew catalog with the Style Guide photos of Liya Kebede taken in Africa.   Not only is she stunningly beautiful, the wilds of Africa provided the perfect backdrop to the latest pretty summer line from J.Crew.   Liya started the Liya Kebede Foundation, dedicated to saving lives of women and children who die from complications from child birth.  It’s mission is to provide life saving care to women, no matter where she lives.

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What a dream to have a photo shoot like this.  The animals, the Massai, the clothes! I had the opportunity to attend J.Crew’s Style Guide launch (sipping sodas, snacking on mini cupcakes all while shopping the new line) and it’s one of their best summer collections to date.

Here are some pictures from the event and my picks for your wardrobe:

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Postcard mini in textured stripe ($88)

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Cafe capri in tuxedo stripe ($110)

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Crystal compilation bracelet ($125)

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Kiki Cap Toe Ballet Flats ($160)

and of course the photos from the event:

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That’s my girl Tyleasi on the left.  If you ever need a new fabulous wardrobe, she’s at the J.Crew in Walnut Creek.   I was also excited to discover Spindrift soda which was served at the event (and can be ordered online). First sparkling water mixed with fresh fruit juice.  It was delicious! I want to order the sparkling lemonade for my next shindig.

Straw pinched a nerve in his neck and was completely immobile the entire weekend so needless to say, P was unable to don his darling blue blazer at the wedding we were supposed to attend on Saturday (P now has his own russian tailor for dress attire).  Poor Straw.  He couldn’t move his arms.  Doing better today, but still not feeling great.  That’s why I’ve been MIA on here.  No time to post!  I hope you’re having a good week! C

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