April 02, 2020 3 min read

Dear Fashion Friends:

This lovely PLUS SIZE OFF SHOULDER TOP, as listed on the www.aleyacollections.com website -- is an exquisite piece of clothing– very informal and relaxed (see photos below). Pants work well for this outfit, but I would recommend a denim skirt. Our model, who wears this attire exquisitely, is radiant. She is stylish and knows how to work with the camera. Her use of makeup is flawless. Years ago, I met this wonderful young lady at a clothing store. It was during the Christmas holidays, and she was one of the salespeople. Like our model, she was elegant from her hairstyle to her use of makeup. She wore a beautiful beige turtleneck and sweater and jeans. She helped me find the optimal attire. I loved how she sang along with the music playing on the radio. She was charming – my best wishes to her and her family.

I can imagine our model working at Sophia’s boutique. (See my “Sophia and Ian” stories found on my AC blog.) They are the best of friends, and they love to spend time talking about all things related to fashion. They spend hours on the AC website looking for attire they would like to add to their inventory. I can also imagine the two of them going once a week to Jumps and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. As they eat, they talk about how things are going in their lives (see http://www.jumpsrestaurant.com/). Sophia cannot help but tell her friend about her Canadian adventure with Ian (see https://aleyacollections.com/blogs/news/a-story-canadian-adventure). As Wanda Hope Carter notes, “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches”(https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g25412857/family-quotes/)

My second choice is this beautiful FLORAL BOHO SUMMER DRESS – as listed on the www.aleyacollections.com website (see photos below). The colors are dazzling – an enchanting array of purple, red, and yellow. Our model, who wears this dress elegantly, is enchanting. Beautiful use of makeup and accessories. Her eyes and smile are indescribable. “I think that you can be a beautiful model," AC Catherine DiSpigno once noted, "but that does not mean that when someone looks at your images that they will remember you next month, maybe not even next week. The image needs to be creative; the model needs to be able to tell a story with her body and her expressions” Catherine concluded on this enchanting note: “The eyes are the window to the soul. It is that raw moment that gets you” (See my interview with Catherine on my AC blog: https://aleyacollections.com/blogs/news/lovely-muse-from-bellingham)

My third choice is ELEGANT ITALIAN LINEN DRESS – as listed on the www.aleyacollections.com (see photos below). Lots of features to admire from this beautiful piece of clothing. Its bow around the waistline is quite cute. AC, which offers this attire in a beautiful array of colors such as blue, green, pink, and red, notes that this dress' fabric is “pure Italian linen. One of the finest linens in the world. Rich silky velvet feeling. Extra soft with natural wrinkles.” Our model looks charming. Her makeup is chic, her choice of jewelry simple, but endearing. I can see her wearing this outfit on a date with her beloved. Perhaps they are having dinner at the Pegasus Restaurant in Detroit (see http://pegasustavernas.com/). Afterward, off to an outdoor concert to hear some jazz. "Music produces,” Confucius once said, “a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” (https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/quotes-about-classical-music/confucius/)

I hope your visit to www.aleyacollections.com was an enchanting one.


Gabe xoxo

Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

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