Saturday, February 28, 2015

Beauty: New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Trends To Try Now

Now that New York Fashion Week has come to a close, let's take a moment to reflect on the beauty looks that were sent down the runways.  From fresh faces and dramatically drawn eyes to avant garde and second-day-like hairstyles, the looks were all over the map in the best way possible.  Here are some of our favorite Fall 2015 hair and makeup trends that you can try right now.

xo,

Hair - The Headband

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Hair - The Deconstructed Chignon

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Makeup - The Graphic Liner

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Makeup - Rosy Cheeks and Lips

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Photo Credits: Elle and Harper's Bazaar

Friday, February 27, 2015

Steal The Look: Valentino Pink Cady Shift Dress

Emma Roberts looked absolutely beautiful in a signature collared mini by Valentino at a couture event hosted by the brand.  Re-create her look at a fraction of the cost with this Valentino Pink Silk Cady Dress $1075 (original retail price $2690).  


Valentino pink silk cady dress

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Favorite Looks: London Fashion Week Fall 2015

London Fashion week has come to a close, and in the true spirit of fashion, the masses are now descending on Milan.  Before we move onto the next, let’s first take a look at some of our favorite Fall 2015 runway looks from #LFW. 

xo,




Photo Credit: Vogue UK (all)
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Best Dressed: 2015 Oscars

Jenna Dewan-Tatum was equal parts alluring and classically beautiful in this Zuhair Murad couture dress with delicate beading.

2015 Academy Awards Best Dressed
Photo Credit: People.com

Inspiration: Break the Rules

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all of the fun.” 
~ Katharine Hepburn

xo, 

Photo Credit: McMullen

Friday, February 20, 2015

Steal The Look: Stuart Weitzman Black and White Cap-Toe Pumps

Draw some style inspiration from Nicole Richie with these classic black and white cap-toe Stuart Weitzman Capnaughty heels $207 (40% off the original retail price of $345).


Stuart Weitzman cap-toe pumps

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Favorite Looks: New York Fashion Week Fall 2015

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the shows did not, we repeat, did not disappoint.  Here are a few of our favorite Fall 2015 looks.

xo,

Day One 

Tome Fall 2015 - A study in contrast inspired by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and fashion designer Donna Karan.


Day Two 

Jason Wu Fall 2015 - Minimalist construct meets ultra luxe dress code.


Day Three

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 - A jewel-toned collection of silk and lace combination pieces with a nod to the 20s and 70s.



Day Four

Victoria Beckham Fall 2015 - Deconstructed familiar shapes and subverted volume with menswear elements re-engineered to fit the female body.


Day Four

Carolina Herrera Fall 2015 - Exploration of the water element in terms of pattern, shape, color and detail.  



Zac Posen Fall 2015 - Glamour with a bit of spice for the modern-day woman.  



Day Six

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2015 - Minimalism inspired by clothing of Indian rulers, specifically Maharajas and Maharanis.  



Day Seven

Boss Fall 2015 - Industrial elegance at its finest.  



Day Eight

Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 - Dark whimsy meets Downton Abbey.  


Photo credits: Vogue, Getty Images & E Online.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week 2015: Did the Kanye West x Adidas Collaboration Live Up to the Hype?

The chatter surrounding Kanye West these past few weeks has been constant.  First, it was about his union with Paul McCartney and Rihanna.  Then, it was about his rant against Beck at the Grammys.  Now, the focus has turned to his inaugural debut collaboration show with Adidas at the New York Fashion Week.  

All eyes were on him especially since his first eponymous collection of womenswear at the Paris Fashion week met with awful reviews back in 2011.  The reviews, this time around, have been mixed.  For example, Vogue heralded it as “memorable [and] … satisfyingly instigative for a line of sportswear.”  Meanwhile, in her piece for New York Magazine, Cathy Horyn equated the positive responses to the collection as a type of fashion Stockholm syndrome.  She also noted that the collection was aesthetically similar to the designs of Rick Owens and NSF but with “no synthesis or transcendence of these references.”

Whether you think the show was indistinctive and unremarkable or that it was the best thing since sliced bread, one thing is for sure: Kanye had a point of view and he remains unapologetically himself.

xo,



Photo Credits: Lucas Jackson/Reuters & Getty Images for Adidas

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Rag and Bone Moto Boots

Monday, February 16, 2015

Inspiration: Spread the Love

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." 
~ Mother Teresa

xo,

Photo Credit: McMullen

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Inspiration: Happy Valentine's Day!

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” 
~ John Lennon 

xo,

Photo Credit: McMullen

Friday, February 13, 2015

Steal The Look: Striped Tee and Jeans

Khloe Kardashian definitely knows how to make a nautical statement in her Whetherly tee and jeans.  Easily recreate her look with this Whetherly Riley Tee $73.50 (30% off the original retail price of $105) and 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Jeans $138.60 (30% off the original retail price of $198).

Whetherly Tee and 7 FAM jeans

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beauty: Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Hairstyles

Even when it’s a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, you probably don't want to spend hours getting ready.  Here are some quick and easy hairstyles for a night out with your man or your single girlfriends (courtesy of Cosmopolitan UK).  

xo,

The Undercut French Braid

Part hair into three sections (one down the center and two down the sides).  Apply a dime-size amount of styling powder to your fingertips as you French braid each section of hair.  Twist the ends of the three braids together.  Pull them over one shoulder and secure with a hair tie.  Finish with a shine spray.   

Quick and easy Valentine's day hairstyle

The Side-Swept Chignon

Rub a styling cream between your hands and apply to dry ends.  Twist hair into a knot below your ear and secure with hairpins.

Quick and easy Valentine's day hairstyle

The Milkmaid Braid

Divide your hair into four sections.  Braid the front pieces and twist the back pieces, wrapping each section around your head and pinning in place.

Quick and easy Valentine's day hairstyle

Fashion Finds: Valentine's Day Jewelry

Flying solo this Valentine's Day?  Be your own Valentine and treat yourself to something special and accessorize with some Alexis Bittar arm candy.

xo,

Left:  Alexis Bittar Infinity Hinge Bracelet $136.50 (30% off original retail price)
Right:  Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Bangle $47.50 (30% off original retail price).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fashion Finds: Valentine's Day Dress

February brings many things: Black History Month, Red Carpet Best and Worst Dressed, New York Fashion Week, and, of course Valentine’s Day.  You may think of this day as just another holiday created by the greeting card industry.  However, there is no denying that Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to put on a cute outfit and hit the town.  

Whether you’re going out on a date with your love or meeting up for drinks with your girlfriends, you can always count on Jay Godfrey for just the right dress to make the night memorable.  For example, you're bound to make a statement in this Jay Godfrey croc-embossed dress with a flirty ruffled skirt $175 (40% off the original retail price of $290).


xo,


Monday, February 9, 2015

Best Dressed: 2015 Grammys

When it comes to red-carpet affair, Taylor Swift never disappoints.  She broke her four-year neutral streak by showing up at last night's Grammy Awards in a sophisticated blue-green Elie Saab dress with curtain skirt and mini-hemline in front.  Taylor finished off her look with matching Lorraine Schwartz earrings and contrasting fuchsia Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

xo,

2015 Grammys Best Dressed

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Best Dressed: 2015 NAACP Awards

Gabrielle Union was absolutely flawless last night in this beautiful ballet-pink Gauri & Nainika gown at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards. 

xo,
 

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2015 NAACP Awards Best Dressed