I cannot believe that it’s St. Valentine’s Day! I hope that you enjoyed this month’s series of fashion posts and that you found the perfect dress (or gown) for this evening’s festivities! I end my St. Valentine’s Day blog posts, in the meantime, with this stunning tank dress from the captivating world of www.aleyacollections.com. It has an endearing V-neck and is available in the romantic color of “Burgundy Passion”! As always, our photographer did an excellent job bringing out our model’s charming demeanor. Her hairstyle is beautiful, and her choice of lipstick and makeup, as always, is impeccable. The beige sandals are a nice added touch to the presented outfit!
Who is our model? Her actual name is Sabrina, and I want to thank her for taking time out of her busy day to answer my questions regarding her modeling career and her work with www.aleyacollections.com. She comes from San Diego and is “currently studying fashion design and also doing freelance modeling work.” As a student of fashion design, Sabrina reads magazines like Vogue critically: “I read not just the words, but also between the lines of those exceptional designers and editors’ snippets.” I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to write about her fashion collection.
Franca Sozzani, who edited Vogue Italia, once commented that a model should have “versatility”; that is, "being able to interpret different roles according to the photographer's needs. And to move your body in an unconventional way, or a little more unusually, like jumping, dancing and so on. And also the face must be capable of changing expression and act following a story.” Sabrina, who agrees with Franca’s observations, writes that “I quite follow the notion … that every pose in modeling has an unspoken story.” Models like Carol Alt and Stephanie Seymour would agree with Sabrina’s statement that “every pose …. reflects individual personality.” Sabrina concludes by saying that facial expressions and gazes “can be very simple but [they] can also contain millions of details. Hence I agree with Franca's explanation about changing expressions.”
Sabrina has appeared in several of my fashion blog posts for www.aleyacollections.com. “What attracts me to Aleya’s Collections,” she wrote to me by e-mail “is that it’s just not one of those online retail websites.” On the contrary, Aleya’s group has invested “a lot of energy in building the brand.” The website of www.aleyacollections.com presents its “unique style” of fashion “in a very elegant way. It is a work in progress but to see the team working day and night relentlessly; I am positive they will shake up the market very soon.” I could not agree more!
Again, I want to thank Sabrina for sharing her thoughts with me on modeling and working with www.aleyacollections.com. And I also want to thank you, dear Fashion Friend, for reading my blog posts and wish all of you Happy St. Valentine’s Day. I end this blog post with Sabrina’s lovely reflection regarding this day’s intangible nature: “A day of not just love and romance but a deep connection with someone who you could trust and have respect for.”
I hope your visit to www.aleyacollections.com was an enchanting one!
Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of www.aleyacollections.com. He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.
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