Author: KnowlesMalinda

Beautiful Mural in Miami

So while in Miami this week I stumbled upon a beautiful mural of a woman’s face with flowers in her hair at this hole in the wall café. Forgive me I forgot to take note of the name of the spot but it was a café neatly nestled in between some of the fabric stores downtown. I was in complete awe of the painting and have to say that every time I go to Miami I find some amazing artwork. What do you think? 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Meghan Markle in Givenchy for Royal Wedding

So it’s official ladies and gentleman! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gotten married y’all! And it was a royal wedding with a Black American twist all the way from Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir to Michael Curry to Sheku Kanneh-Mason! It was definitely not lost on us that Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, is African-American. In any case, Meghan Markle wore Givenchy for her big day along with the Order of Splendor tiara loaned by the Queen. I have to say I was a little bit underwhelmed by her choice of dress but I guess she had to keep it conservative. I must say though the cut on the dress was perfection. It fit Meghan’s frame perfectly. Here’s to the new couple!

Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Five Looks from FIT Future of Fashion Show

Stacy Isaacs

Happy Monday everyone! Last week the Fashion Institute of Technology Future of Fashion Show took the runway in the Garment District and what great looks. I picked five of my favorites, a few of which received awards. Stacy Isaacs was a Critic Award Winner and Chaya Hoffman’s beautiful dress was the People’s Choice Award Winner. All of these looks definitely make a statement and can be rocked off the runway too. Check out more below. Which is your favorite?

Veronica Apsan
Chaya Hoffman
Grace Insogna

Tirzah Rasys

Photo Credit: Lorenzo Ciniglio

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

For Love and Lemons Tati Lace Ruffle Dress

 Happy Saturday! I enjoyed wearing this For Love and Lemons Tati Lace Ruffle Dress in the sun in Palm Beach recently.  I also loved wearing my new Steve Madden Camille Sandals along with it. Chanel sent several models down the runway for Spring 2018 with plastic shoes, handbags and even raincoats. So, I wanted to try the spring trend and these clear sandals go with almost everything! Anyway, check out more of the outfit below and enjoy the weekend!

Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Mother’s Day Memories

What are you doing for Mother’s Day? It’s May 13 for those that don’t know. And it’s coming up very soon! One of my favorite Mother’s Days was back in 2009 (pictured above). My grandmother, mother and I went to church early and then went to The Breakers Hotel (pictured below) for a fabulous fancy Mother’s Day brunch. Everything you could think of was there to eat plus a steady flow of unlimited mimosas. It was a day I’ll never forget. I lost my grandmother in 2010 and dream about her all the time. If you are lucky enough to still have your mother or grandmother enjoy the day!

And what better way to celebrate with a nice gift? Inspire her to stay active with a fitbit or go for a nice hat. It will definitely come in handy this summer. For the wine aficionados, check out the wine decanter and glasses below. Finally as a last resort, you can always just buy a gift card. Happy shopping!

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Give a little wow: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. Shop gifts at NORDSTROM.

White Theory Dress and Tom Ford Zebra Heels

 

So while in Palm Beach the other day I stumbled upon a fabulous little shopping center where Kirna Zabete has recently opened a store. I’m a big fan of Kirna Zabete from seeing their stores in New York. One thing I have to say is that Palm Beach knows how to do landscaping. The flowers and plants in this little shopping center were gorgeous. 

Anyway, I love wearing this vintage Theory dress on a sunny Florida day. They go perfectly with these white BaubleBar earrings (similar below) and my vintage Tom Ford zebra heels. The dress also does well with my white Proenza Schouler handbag which has been a gem this spring. Check out more photos below!


 

Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin

Sincerely,

”Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles               

April Showers Bring May Flowers

It was storming here yesterday. It rained cats and dogs. And from what I hear it is still snowing/slushing in some parts of the North. Well, you know what they say. April showers bring May flowers. And one of my favorite flowers are tulips. People sleep on tulips! But they are so pretty.

Anyway Spring usually promises a lot of rain. Do you have a raincoat? If not or if you just want a new one, check out these cute ones below from Vetements, Proenza Schouler and Moncler

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles