3.05.2015

Fashion Week Chic in Black & White

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Does it seam like fashion "week" has been going on forever to anybody else? New York, London, Milan, Paris - it has really been a fashion month full of street style to admire. Many jet setting, show hopping fashion influencers have been keeping it classic in black and white - a look any woman can emulate for a touch of Parisian chic! 

For a laid back look in black and white try combining things that most of us fashion gals either have in our closets already or are leaning to buy: a Leather Moto Jacket +Adidas Originals Sneakers + Printed Scarf.


As fashion month goers know, black and white dressing allows for the ultimate in texture and silhouette mixing, making it the perfect way to show off a trend on the edge or stay understated yet chic in the classics.  

If you are looking to make a statement in monotone and want to shop for just one or two new items you must have an Oversized Fedora and a Blazer Cape and White Jumpsuit wouldn't hurt either;).

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2.26.2015

Currently Craving: Loeffler Randall Spring '15



TOP ROW: Fringe Sandals, Luz Tassel Sandals, Ankle Wrap Tassel Sandals  BOTTOM ROW: Flat Tote with tassels, Fringed Lock Clutch, Industry Tasseled Bucket Bag 

Loeffler Randall's recently released collection of spring shoes and handbags seamlessly melds the styles of sleek fashionista and gypset. A major spring trend is fringe, and the tassels adorning Loeffler Randall's new sandals and bags make for picture perfect accessories. Fringe isn't the only trend you can find in the spring collection, hologram slides and jeweled mules bring home the hits. 

Loeffler Randall is a staple in my closet when I'm looking for a statement shoe that is still wearable on a daily basis. Recently, I purchased a pair of the Ghillie Lace Up Sandals which will be a spring and summer wardrobe staple for work and play, and if my credit card allows I think I'll be welcoming home their Industry bucket bag as well.

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2.20.2015

Look Book Love: Intermix Spring 2015

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Intermix has killed it with their new spring 2015 look book. Think  an ode to nautical fashion with current clean lined styles and 70s inspired (think the current fringe trend) blended in effortlessly. 

I've always been a fan of fashion photography, and look books are a great way for a brand to communicate their collection message through images. Working in lifestyle and fashion pr, one of the favorite parts of my job is helping a brand develop their persona visually. In fact, stay tuned for a behind the scenes look at the Sophie Simmons for Diamondère collaboration look book shoot I helped direct a couple weeks ago:). 

Back to the look book at hand, Intermix combined calming tones of cream and navy peppered by vivid pops of orange and earthy greens and free flowing forms with more structured pieces. All in all, they created a look book full of styles that are equal parts weekend at the shore, fashion business and laid back luxe. If you weren't inspired enough to go spring wardrobe shopping there is a bonus, Shop online and save up to 20% on new spring fashions through this Intermix sale! What will you be buying?

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See the entire lookbook here. And don't forget,  you can save up to 20%  on new spring fashions on Intermix's sale

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2.18.2015

Street Style Inspired: Fringe Benefits

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While New York Fashion Week has been going on this year in ice cold temps, it has been a thing of intrigue to see how editors and street style stars have managed to stand out fashion wise while fighting the freeze. One trend going strong on the streets and on the runways is fringe. From dance worthy fringe skirts to flirty fringe accessories, this is a trend worth trying. 

FRINGE SKIRTS:
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Fringe skirts, like those shown in the J.Crew Fall 2015 collection, have made a major statement on the streets of the NYFW Fall 2015 shows. The movement adds an element of surprise to a classic pencil skirt form and it plays particularly well to photographers. Black leather fringe skirts have been the most popular, and spotted among stylish ladies including Eva Chen, but you're loving the above flirty red fringe skirt, try a sophisticated berry version like the one belowAs much as I admire those willing to bare even an inch of skin in freezing temps, if I was in New York for fashion week, I would be fighting the chill with these leather fringe gloves

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FRINGE TOPS & JACKETS:
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Although fringe skirts may be the skirt du jour, that doesn't mean that you can't incorporate the trend into your look with a sophisticated top or western inspired jacket, like the above NYFW street style stars. For a romantic transition into spring, white lace pairs perfectly with a tan suede fringe jacket and creates a welcome juxtopose to a black leather version.   

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FRINGE ACCESSORIES:
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If your not 100% ready to embrace the 70s nostalgia associated with fringe clothing, fringe accessories make stand out statement pieces. NYFW street style, like that above, has proven that a little bit of flirt can go a long way! For the easiest way to tackle the trend, try a tasseled statement bag or fun ornamental shoes. 

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*Images via WWD, Collage Vintage, Style Caster,  Pop Sugar

2.13.2015

Fashion Quote Friday: Kanye West


Happy Fashion Week,  I mean Friday! Since fashion hounds are abuzz about the Kanye West for Adidas show, which happened yesterday at New York Fashion Week Fall 2015, I thought a Kanye quote would be apropos.

"You can have a Zara pant, right? And a girl walks in with the Celine version, and you feel like shit. That is the problem." Kanye West has so eloquently stated. For more of Kanye's "genius," check out this post on Who What Wear

What does everyone think of Kanye West x Adidas Originals? I don't know about you, but forget shaping up for summer, I'm getting my flesh toned body stocking bod on;)Think little North West was crying during daddy's fashion show because she was stuck in fast fashion while the celebaby across the way was in infant couture? Possibly... Or maybe she was conflicted because she's partial to Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou.

And btw, speaking of Zara, have you read the story about the Zara's original name? Zorba! Not sure about you, but I think the brand made a name change for the better. 

One last thing, there's no need for FOMO, if your not in New York you can watch fashion week shows live here. Have a great weekend everyone! 

1.27.2015

Fierce Creatures | Patrick Demarcheliar for W Magazine

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Whoever says fashion isn't art obviously hasn't seen Patrick Demarchelier's photography. Shot in the Mojave Desert and posed as style soldiers, these futuristic stylbots were captured by Demarchelier for the fashion editorial "Fierce Creatures" in the August 2012 issue of W Magazine. Beautiful objects aside, one must question the confinement of modern fashion "rules" and style dictated by invisible editors. 

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*See the entire editorial on DailyBuzz

1.16.2015

What I Want Now: Oversized Scarves


I've lamented in the past how I've longed for an oversized scarf, but I'm in New York for work and I forgot to bring mine! Well, baby it is C-O-L-D outside. I'm particularly obsessed with neutral oversized scarves, like the blush one above. It compliments winter whites perfectly and would be an easy neutral to pack when traveling. So, while I'm working from my warm room at the Archer Hotel (great place to stay in NYC, btw) - I'm getting prepped for my 10 minute scarf shopping sessions before meetings this morning:). 

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12.17.2014

Beauty Beat: Dark Lipstick

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Dark, vampy lipstick is a makeup trend made for winter, and with all the parties this time of year it is the perfect time to try a new beauty look! I've been committed to oxblood nails every fall/winter for a decade, but I'm taking the rich hue a step further and am embracing a rich bordeaux lip this year. 

Dark lipstick in an oxblood or deep wine hue makes women look mysterious and sexy and in control, and I can speak from experience - it also makes you feel fierce! From crayons to glosses to traditional matte lipsticks, there are plenty of dark formulas on the makeup market at the moment. Just make sure to choose a shade that compliments your coloring. I have blond hair and light skin (similar to the top right photo) and found my perfect dark lip duo in Bite's cashmere lip cream in burgundy and Sephora lip liner in pleasant plum. 

A couple tips when taking this trend to the streets, line and fill your lips with a lip liner in the same color first, take your lipstick with you for touch ups and  don't forget to use a lip brush when applying a dark lipstick or even gloss, the precision is imperative!

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