Zandra Rhodes archive collection

"I consider myself as an artist working in the medium of dresses. They're a living work of art." - Zandra Rhodes

Works of art they are! I'm officially obsessed with the dreamy dresses in Zandra Rhodes Archive capsule collection for MatchesFashion. The limited edition collection contains 10 of the London designer's iconic dresses from the 1960s, '70s and '80s and uses hand printing and expert craftsmanship techniques that helped put Rhodes on the fashion map. 

Zandra Rhodes Pat Cleveland Dress

Some of the most notable flashback designs in Zandra Rhodes Archive collection include 1986 Princess Diana dress, the gold lame 1981 Cleveland dress, as worn by Pat Cleveland in studio 54, the white kimono style frock similar to a Zandra Rhodes dress worn by Donna Summers on the cover of her 1977 album and the 1976 Grace dress, named after Rhodes' muse, Grace Coddington. 

Have a look at the entire collection on MatchesFashion and don't make sure to check out the video with Zandra Rhodes discussing her designs.  


Street Style: Return of the Graphic Tee


New York Fashion Week street style marked the return of the graphic tee, with trend setters pledging their allegiance to their favorite bands and brands! From models in Metallica to editors thanking Yeezus, concert t-shirts made the strongest showing, proving once again that fashion and music go hand in hand. 

Concert t-shirt street style

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Runway Report: WTF Accessories at NYFW Spring 2017

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It's only the beginning of New York Fashion Week's Spring 2017 shows and there have already been some seriously questionable accessory styling decisions. Socks and sandals.  Oddball "hats". My eyes... I can't!

Let's have a look at some of the most offensive accessorizing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2017, thus far. 

Nicholas K Spring 2017

Don't get me wrong, I'm digging some of the clothing in Nicholas K's spring 2017 collection, but the WT visors (yes, WT is short for white trash) with the neck flaps is a distracting eyesore to say the least. 

Public School Spring 17

I'm all for making a "statement" through fashion, but Public School's spring 2017 beekeeper inspired hats didn't do it for me. To read more about their spring collection's theme of urban revolt against the system, check out this review on Vogue

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2017

When it comes to the socks and sandals situation at Hervé Léger by Max Azria, I have mixed emotions.  I love a ballerina inspired lace up stiletto as much as the next gal,  but the fur stilettos with bubble gum pink knee high socks were a bit too "big bad wolf" for my taste. 

To get more insight on the unexpected accessory trend, socks and sandals, at New York Fashion Week Spring 2017, check out my article on Mode.
Check out We Need to Talk About the Socks & Sandals Situation at NYFW
by Chelsea  @ A Bit of Sass at Mode


Fall Wish List

Top: Bomber Jacket, Velvet Boots, Gold Pleated Maxi Skirt, Plaid Blazer    Middle: Tie Blouse, Merlot Leather Pants, Concert Tee,  Loafer Mules    Bottom: Drawstring Hobo, Plaid Dress, Brocade Booties, Fringe Earrings

I've been on a shopping hiatus this month and September 1st marks the day I get to break my fast! OK, I'll admit, I did buy one pair of sunglasses (but they were a replacement pair for ones I lost in the ocean). For fall I'm planning on adding one, or maybe two, of the above fashions from my fall wish list to my wardrobe. First priority being the Guns'N'Roses tee, because let's face it, I'm a sucker for a concert tee. After that I'm not sure where my extra cash will be spent, but a fab pair of statement boots are high on my list!


Fashion Editorial: New Orleans, Mon Amour {Elle, September '16}

As many, I've had a long love affair with New Orleans and when I saw the fashion editorial "New Orleans, Mon Amour" in the September issue of Elle, I completely swooned. Photographed by Yelena Yemchuk, the images capture a romantic otherworldly feel enhanced by boudoir inspired boudoir. 

Photographer: Yelena Yemchuk // Stylist: Samira Nasr // Model
View the original fashion editorial on Elle.com

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Get the Look: Floral Prints + Army Jackets

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We may be in the height of summer heat, but before you know it we will be reveling in Fall's beauty. Such is why I'm loving the transitional look of feminine floral prints and army jackets (see how I style it here). Great now to wear on a chilly evening and the perfect jacket to take floral clothing into fall, take a look at celebrities and bloggers style army jackets and floral prints. 

1. Go full force fashionista like Olivia Palermo and rock a chic army jacket with a bold floral jumpsuit

2. Festival style queen Kate Bosworth made gave made her boho vibe city chic by pairing her lightweight army jacket with a breezy  floral dress and ankle booties.

3. This Time Tomorrow blogger created a downtown polished look by pairing an updated army jacket with feminine floral jeans, a classic collared shirt and pumps. 

4. For a casual date night or concert in the park, pair your favorite floral print maxi dress with a light weight army green cargo jacket like Lily Aldridge. 

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