On February 12th 2014, Venezuelas Youth day, students gathered the streets throughout the country to protest the insufficient and corrupt government. The current university students residing in Venezuela are considered the most educated group of the population. This video shows the Venezuelan National Guard kicking, punching, and physically abusing peaceful protestors. Many of the armed forces are taking Venezuelans hostage and refusing to supply food or water. In western Venezuela , the internet is completely blocked off, and for the rest of Venezuela, Twitter has been deactivated to avoid publicization of the events.
Many Venezuelans I have confided in can describe the Venezuelan society in one word: Corrupt. University Students in Venezuela are fighting back for the human rights and for the country’s progression. According to the Huffington Post, a non governmental group that tracks violence, estimated that in 2013 the homicide rate in 2013 had quadrupled over the past 15 years. Since the increase in violence, the Venezuelan government has failed to provide violence statistics to the public to conceal the truth . Recently Forbes, has pronounced Venezuela doomed to collapse due to numerous economic setbacks such as , ” Riots in the streets. Killings of protesters. Shortages of consumer staples like toilet paper and flour. Power outages. Confiscations of private property. Capital flight. Inflation running at more than 50%. The highest murder rate in the world.”
Many students may ask, ” Well how can I help ?” SImply by keeping the public informed. University students around the world are creating a media movement known as ” Pray for Venezuela”. This movement represents the international unity and support in these times where there is injustice.
With little time I had during my exam week, I followed the Mercedes Benz Fashion week and fell in love with the Dennis Basso Fall Collection.
Dennis Basso introduced his first collection to the world in 1983, and now is regarded as a world fashion icon.Dennis Basso’s inspiration for his fall 2014 collection stems from American contemporary artists . He states his key pieces in his show were all that were ” handpainted fabrics”.
His Fall collection included many fur accessories in saphire, emerald, and white and black color blocking. This collection can be defined as sublime in the sense that each piece represents a regal work of art.
These are some of my favorite items transitioning into spring time. I have an addiction to fur and leather fashion pieces because both can serve as key pieces to any outfit.
Black Valentino Slingback : Valentino was one of the key designers that supported the studded embellishment trend. I absolutely love both the nude and black slingbacks.
Arma Blue Rex Fur Jacket: Usuaully I stick to neutral toned furs to have as an everyday accesory, however, this hue of indigo matches perfectly with all black leather items.
Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch: After working for Michael Kors, I have discovered my love for the original runway collection. I love the staineless steel boyfriend watch look and could pair it with every outfit I own.
Balenciaga Motorcyle Bag: I have always followed Balenciaga’s current trends, but this bag is an absolute must have. The silver embellishment with the hard leather look , makes the bag all the more beautiful.
Helmut Lang Stretch-Leather Leggings
Dior Rouge Lipstick in Zinnia Red- This color is a good transition from fall to spring due to the purple hues but overall rose tone.
Unfortunately I have not been able to post for a WHILE, to say the least. Last semester I took on Finanacial Accounting while taking other hard classes at the same time. Needless to say, whenever I had spare time, my nose was always in a book.
But I am here to catch you up on my holiday !
I was employed by Michael Kors as a Seasonal Sales Assistant for November and December. This was my all-time favorite job I have taken on during the holidays. I had the best management team to work with, but also worked with the nicest people I have ever met in the retail world. I learned so much about the Michael Kors brand during my time there and continue to follow the new Michael Kors collections throughout the year.
Also, I finally decided on a study abroad program ! I will be studying at the Florence University or Arts for 6 weeks over the summer , specifically Italian Fashion. I am so incredibly excited to take on this opportunity and study in one of the major fashion cities to fufill my desire to study fashion.
That is all I have to catch everyone up on, I will be posting my favorite trends of the season soon !