I am proud to say tonight was my first time sitting through the Oscars from start to finish. Easy for some but a true accomplishment for me. I’m typically the type to review the best dressed stats the morning after, but this year I’m calling the shots and there is no doubt that Jessica Chastain in her Armani Privé gown was titled best dressed for the evening. At a close a second, Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute Couture. After watching five hours of oscar coverage I can confidently say there won’t be many that would disagree with me.
Although all the women looked beautiful in their own individual styles they all seemed to be variations of one another and nothing to risky. Through my eyes it was old hollywood strapless glamour or 90′s necklines that walked the red carpet. The stars have spoken. Continue reading →
Being that it’s such a simple concept, I’m surprised it has taken me so long to endure a sarong on my vacation getaways. As a simple piece of fabric. The size, quality, design, and style you wear it, gives you so many choices when it comes to the right sarong. For me I bought a yard and a half of fabric at my local fabric store. And I loved the look. Below are some great sarongs that might be worth the investment or at least some good inspiration.
As NY Fashion Week 2013 continues I would like to take a moment to applaud Kenneth Cole for his amazing comeback to the runway and his always witty ways of keeping the label sleek and smart. The looks focused on detail, the colors were intelligent, and the technology throughout the show, stand out. See for yourself. Live Runway Show.
I have had the privilege of seeing the inner workings of the collection and to work with the brilliant team that made this collection happen. With an industry so small see the collaboration of past and present coworkers and the result is something to be proud of. Also as the fit model, I am also the lucky girl who gets to try everything on before it hits the runway!
I look forward to the continuation of all Kenneth Cole and his team has to offer.
Warby Parker isn’t one man, it’s actually a collaboration of four close friends who together have found a way to make unique, affordable, glasses for the masses, all the while paying it forward with a pair to those in need for each pair purchased. By partnering with non-profits such as Vision Spring they can ensure a great service to the billion people worldwide that without glasses are unable to learn or work to the best of their ability.
With the amazing styles they have designed and the reasonable prices I am no longer scared to make the eye appointment because if, in fact, I do need them, I know where to go.
With every year comes the good and the bad, especially when it comes to fashion. Lets reflect on the trends gone by and evaluate what’s worth carrying into 2013.
Those that flourished this year and show a lot of potential for next year. Trends worth keeping around. Fabrics: Faux Leather Pants & Combinations with Leather. Color: Burgundy. Detail: High Low Hems. Shape: Bomber Jacket, Mid Length Skirt, Mid Rise Jean. Inspiration: Masculine. Shoe Style: Loafers & Dress Shoes Turned Casual, Ankle Boots. Accessories: Men’s Watch & Glamour Earrings. Print: Reptile Skin.
Those that worked well throughout the year but probably won’t see much of a future. Detail: Peplum & Graphic Sweatshirt. Style: Wedge Sneaker & Printed Pajama Pants. Detail: Colored Soles. Inspiration: DIY.
Those styles that were on the way or should have been. Shape: Bubble Dress. Color: Neon & Pastels. Style: Jump Suits. Print: Animal.
Twas the night before Christmas. When all through the house. Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Unless it’s an old NYC apt. that is. And as I settle down for a long winter’s nap I hope to be wearing this great classic pajama from J Crew. It even comes with the traditional back flap (opening from the waist). So lay out the gluten-free cookies and the almond milk and head to bed before Santa comes!
It’s the end of the world as we know it? Or is it? I know we have heard this many times, and everyone believes something different when it comes to THE END. But it makes you think…What would you do if this was your last day on earth?
Not much needs to be said when wearing your graphic sweater this season, it speaks for itself. What’s it saying? Well, you obviously like Sasquatch or whatever may be plastered all over your chest. But you’re also a fun and honest gal with a great sense of humor. That’s why I’m keeping my mouth shut and buying one asap.
When it comes to the debate of pleather vs leather and the energy, chemicals, waste, emissions, and cruelty they use to make our favorite products, it just might be easier to shift your window shopping to a whole new alternative. Below are some great alternative products so you can shop happy and leave the debates to Obama and Romney.
Elvis & Kresse make beautiful products from de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses.
Olsenhaus use a combination of recycled TV Screen & microfibers to create their shoes.
Paper No.9 products are made of recycled paper with oil and fabric backing to give the weathered leather look.
Last night as I stood amongst all the fashionistas at the Stone Rose to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week (at the IMG Friends and Family Mercedes Benz Fashion Week After Party) I had a moment. A moment to think about the power the industry holds. I love fashion and have recognized even when I try to step away from the blood, sweat, tears, and drama of the industry, it will forever be apart of my life. And for those of you who aren’t part of this world, or don’t think of yourself as fashionable, materialistic, or a designer of any kind you are still forever influenced by fashion industry.
Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada states it best “‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
With that being said…these are the reoccurring trends I noticed throughout Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week.