Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol

Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol’s Pop Art-Inspired Fashion

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol represented a revolution in art with his pop-art creations, poking fun and making light of America’s consumerism & celebrity obsessed culture.

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He passed away in 1987 at age 58, but in honor of the anniversary of his birth on August 6, Warhol is the inspiration for today’s style inspiration.

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” “In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous.” “In the future, fifteen people will be famous.”

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Leo

Guys, I want to introduce you to one of my new favorite designers: Leo.

Meet Leo, Shoe & Handbag Genius.

Meet Leo, Shoe & Handbag Genius.

He’s been on the scene since 2014, when he launched his shoe and handbag line with an experimental, totally unique, and daring style.  He developed his craftsmanship in Milan while collaborating with a master shoemaker, and has stayed true to his roots, creating high quality pieces Made in Italy.  Beyond that, he’s basically a ghost on the internet, but you can shop his shoes & handbags at FarFetch & Luisaviaroma.

While all of his shoe designs are colorful and whimsical, my top pick is this pair of Circus Leather Pumps.  I love the artsy, mixed media -inspired details.  Style with a pair of cropped white skinnies, or with a bright purple ensemble for a chic look that is guaranteed to make heads turn.

Leo Circus Leather Pumps, $182

Leo Circus Leather Pumps, $182

Leo Circus Leather Pumps, $182

What do you think of these eclectic pumps?  How would you style them?

xo

7 Overnight Beauty Secrets to Wake up Looking Gorgeous

7 Simple Overnight Beauty Fixes to Wake Up Looking Beautiful

They call it beauty sleep for a reason. You’re ready for soothing rest but your skin is preparing to work hard overnight so you can look gorgeous. Here is how to enhance your skincare routine before bedtime to improve your complexion while you dream. 

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Get Your Beauty Rest

While you are sleeping, your skin is regenerating and repairing itself.  During sleep, the cortisol, or stress hormone, of the body decreases, which is a good thing because it’s associated with weight gain, skin discoloration, and thinning skin.  On the other hand, the melatonin hormone is increased, which not only makes you sleepy so you can recharge, but fights wrinkles and age spots.

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The best way to ensure these hormones work effectively is to get enough sleep every night.  Follow a relaxing routine before bedtime, such as by having a warm bath or drinking herbal tea, so that you train your body to establish a daily sleep routine.

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dolce & Gabbana

A while back, Trends & Tribulations did this post on high-end shoe designers who created their own sketches of the Cinderella shoes for the movie that came out in March.  As mentioned, those designers designed and created the actual shoes, which were then displayed at an exhibit at the Berlin Film Festival, and at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City.  Five of those designers chose to sell the shoes via special order at Saks, but only Dolce & Gabbana‘s are currently being sold to the public via Luisaviaroma.

Dolce & Gabbana, $1,795

Dolce & Gabbana Cinderella Swarovski Pumps, $1,795, via Luisaviaroma

Adorned in Swarovski crystals, and created with Plexiglas, these transparent 105mm heels are gorgeous enough to make anyone feel like a modern-day Cinderella.  Finally, a shoe solution for all of your #formaldressproblems.

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What do you think of these Cinderella pumps?  How would you wear them?

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: DSquared2

Due to the ridiculous rather high number of LBD’s & LBH’s (Little Black Heels) in my closet(s), I started to get picky when adding any more of them to my wardrobe.  They have to really tickle my fancy, per se, or, sadly, they’ll just be taking up more coveted closet space.

(Side Note: Since I moved into a new apartment earlier this summer, I had to go from two walk-in closets to a tiny little one.  Needless to say, it’s been tough, but a learning experience in minimalism…  I’ve also taken to decorating my apartment with shoes as art to make up for storage (i.e. shoes intertwined with my books, in my living room, laundry room, etc.)…)

Take, for example, these beauties from DSquared2’s Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection.  They have just enough glitz and glam to make them stand out, and simply exude sex appeal.  I love how the fringe, metal zippers, and chains give them a rock’n’roll vibe, while the all-black color keeps the sandals from looking overdone.

Wear ’em with cuffed blue denim, or with a structured leather skirt and chiffon blouse for a sexy, edgy look.

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe

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What do you think of these little black sandals?  Would you wear them?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo, Sophie

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Try These Easy 4-Steps to Organize Your Wardrobe

The Simplest 4-Step Strategy for Organizing Your Closet

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We’ve all heard countless ways to simplify and organize our closets.  And many of those ways are extremely smart, albeit always easier said than done.  This new 4 step strategy for simplifying and organizing your closet, courtesy of WhoWhatWear, is one of my new favorites.  It’s super easy, and, simply put, it works.

What do you think of this 4-step closet organization method?  Will you try it?  Share in the comments section below.

xo, loves

Beauty Review: OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant

Beauty Review: OZ Naturals Dermafoliant

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Recently, the company OZ Naturals asked if I would sample their Dermafoliant facial scrub, and post an honest review of my thoughts on Trends & Tribulations.  I obliged, as I love trying out new beauty products, especially natural ones.

OZ Naturals Dermafoliant Powder Scrub

OZ Naturals Dermafoliant Powder Scrub, via Amazon

First, here is the skinny on Oz Naturals Dermafoliant:

  • Uses bamboo to gently exfoliate skin and unclog pores without irritation, drying or stripping.
  • Contains Lactic Acid, which further helps the exfoliation process by breaking down and removing dead skin cells, revealing the glow of healthy skin beneath, and assists in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage.
  • Another key ingredient: Green Tea Extract, which is rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent collagen breakdown, as well as tones and protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • The Pro-Vitamin B5 is readily absorbed by the skin and penetrates deep down, retaining moisture and relieving dry, irritated skin.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid provides anti-inflammatory effects by reducing redness and blotchiness, shrinking pore size, and imparting a healthy radiance to the skin.
  • Safe for all skin types.
  • Natural and paraben free.

My review after trying out the scrub for a week:

This scrub is amazing!  It made my skin feel super soft, and I love that it is made of natural ingredients.  Also, it’s great as a travel product, as it comes out in powder form, and only liquidizes when water is added.  After a week of using it, my skin feels softer and brighter.  I would recommend OZ Naturals Dermafoliant.

OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant, $24.95, via Amazon

OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant, $24.95, via Amazon

Have you ever tried this exfoliating powder?  Or, do you have any other exfoliating products you love?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!  

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paula Cademartori

Paula Cademartori made headlines when she debuted her first collection of handbags in 2011.  Since, the Brazil-born, Milan-based designer has flourished, while staying true to her roots.  With colorful prints and designs, the Brazilian influence is strong, while the fine Italian craftsmanship of her handbags is clearly evident.

Recently, the designer made her forte into shoes.  These Lotus Lace-Up Sandals are inspired from Paula Cademartori’s Nouveau Risque bag series, as they celebrate the beautiful shape of a lotus flower.  I love the seductive lace up front, and bright colors that blend seamlessly with the neutral tan colors.  These would look ultra-chic paired with a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans, tan button-up, and a bright purple bag.

Paula Cademartori Lotus Lace-Up Sandals, $1,053

Paula Cademartori Lotus Lace-Up Sandals, $1,053

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What do you think of these sandals?  Do you prefer Cademartori’s handbags or shoes?

xo

How To Pose Like a Fashion Blogger

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It’s amazing how self-aware we become when a camera is pointed at us.  Suddenly, your arms seem like they’re 5 feet long, and what did you ever do with them before?  These awkward hands?  Why didn’t I pay more attention in Top Model when Tyra was explaining how to smize?!

Luckily for you, ModaMob analyzed 7 of the top street style bloggers, and their signature ways they like to strike a pose.  Take some inspiration from them, and soon, you’ll be comfortable enough in front of the camera to find your own unique style.

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ModaMob explains the details:

The Man Repeller: The key here is not to look like you’re having fun, but to actually be having fun.

The Song of Style: This one’s all about legs. Turn slightly and lock your knees. Easy peasy.

The Fashion Toast: A great one if you’re camera shy – just tilt your head down and play it cool.

The Blonde Salad: Keep your body loose or else this one can look extremely pose-y.

The Style Bubble: Having an awkward moment? Go with it!

Gabi Fresh: This one’s our favorite; it’s not about what angle makes you look slimmer or taller. It’s about working it, plain and simple.

The Anna Dello Russo: You’re a rare bird of fashion, act like it.

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Do you have any signature, go-to poses?  Which of these are your favorite?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Fendi

When will Fendi’s furry little buggies get old?  One thing is certain: They are as adorable as ever, and a fashionista’s quintessential item.  Currently, I’m obsessed with these sneakers adorned with a hot pink buggie, aptly named “Karlito“.  Check ’em out below.  Wear ’em with a colorful, knitted midi skirt and bright cropped tank.

Fendi 'Karlito' Genuine Fox Fur Trim High Top Sneaker, $1,550

Fendi ‘Karlito’ Genuine Fox Fur Trim High Top Sneaker, $1,550

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What do you think of these sneakers?

xo