All of the Highlights From NYFW You’ll Want To Know About (Besides Strippers at Alexander Wang)
Karlie Kloss’ darling Barbie-looking wrap dress at DVF.
The model who tripped at Givenchy, and the two darling gentlemen that immediately helped her up….which made me notice all of the models shoes looked like they were untied…
The plethora of other Barbie-worthy dresses at Carolina Herrera.
The cringe-worthy idea that models should take selfie-sticks on the same runway…
The Always Gorgeous, Fairytale-kinda Beauty, Marchesa show.
The rainbow eyelids at Betsey Johnson.
That Dress at Givenchy. Yes, please.
The gorgeous braids at Herve Leger.
The Awkward Nipple Dress at Idan Cohen.
And That Gorgeous Yellow & Pink Crop Top & Trousers Ensemble at Idan Cohen.
Marc Jacobs’ Indescribable Super-Hollywood Show at the Zeigfeld Theatre. Hence, the following video:
Shiny, Pretty Things! at Tory Burch.
Americana-Inspired Plaids & Red, Whites, & Blues at Victoria Beckham.
The white bikini at Herve Leger.
Legs for Days at Altuzarra.
Anna Sui’s Rockabilly Beach Party.
The Mohawk Headphones at Desigual.
Those Lace-Up Shoes at Derek Lam.
What were your favorite highlights at New York Fashion Week? What shows did you like the best? Share in the comments section below!
stay lovely, xo
There’s really no easy way to say this, so I guess I’ll just get on with it… As many of you witnessed at NYFW, the bucket hat is back. And BCBG really wants to make sure you are aware, as every model at the Spring/Summer 2016 show in New York adorned one of the 90’s inspired floppy, patchwork hats.
Anyway, I think it’s safe to say, the real question on everyone’s minds is: Where can I score one a pair of mohawk headphones from the Desigual show? Sigh.
Really though, the bucket hats can’t come as too much of a surprise, considering the 90’s are (and have been back) in full force over the last few years. Since you might as well give into the throwback Sugar Ray-inspired fashion trend, here’s some picks to shop below.
Quick side note: BCBG had an amazing playlist. Like “almost forgivable for bringing back the bucket hat trend” -kinda good. I digress…
What do you think of the comeback of bucket hats? Will you wear the trend?
Charlotte Olympia Teams Up With Havaianas To Create Fashionable Flip-Flops
What is it about the (unofficial) national sandals of Brazil that designers and fashion insiders alike love so much? This upcoming collab is one of my favorites: Charlotte Olympia teams up with Havaianas to create perhaps the most fashionable flip-flop ever. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection will debut this upcoming February after a preview at Milan Fashion Week this September.
The collection will include 3 flip flop styles and a beach towel. The best part? You can snag a pair for only about $40, rather than the usual high price tag for Charlotte Olympia shoes. The collection is inspired by her signature kitty motifs, retro pin-up style, and, of course, her quirky, tongue-in-cheek attitude.
The designer, Charlotte Dellal, is daughter to Brazilian model Andrea Dellal, which may have contributed to one of the reasons for the collab.
What do you think of Havaianas? Will you be shopping this collection?
How To Sound Like A Fashionista Even If You Aren’t (or, Shoe Types Decoded)
Read on for an elaboration of some of the most dizzying shoe types shown above (and some they neglected to give honorable mention).
Flatforms: Shoes with a uniform-height platform wedge that run across the entire heel, popularized this season by designers such as Marni, Opening Ceremony, and Stella McCartney.
Frye Boot: (See: The Buckle).
Lobster Claw: (See also: Armadillo Heels). Famously popularized at Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 runway show, these heels are 10 inches high, and only 21 pairs have ever been produced. They are rather impossible to get your hands on, and range from $3,900 to $10,000 depending on skin, style, and embroidery.
Mary Janes: The name is taken from the character Mary Jane in the Buster Brown comic strip. Characterized by a strap across the top of top the shoe running from ankle to ankle, fastened with a buckle.
Mules: Heels with open backs to expose the ankle. Whereas these heels were once reserved solely for “exotic dancers” (see Stripper Heels), they are currently trending in the fashion world.
UGG boots: (See also: Teenybopper, Guilty Pleasures, Things That Are So Bad They’re Almost Good, Velour Tracksuits, and Things Hipsters Will Find ‘Cool in an Ironic Sort of Way’ In 2 Years).
What are your favorite shoe types? Did we miss any? Share in the comments section below! Also, be sure to check out the weekly Shoe Porn Thursday for a curated selection of the best, worst, and all-over craziest shoes around town.
Pantone’s Fall 2015 Color Palette
Pantone recently revealed their Fall 2015 color palette, which consists of earthy neutrals and bold, standalone colors that balance each other and “reflect landscape of hope, fun, fantasy, and all things natural”.
These colors were evident in Fall 2015’s runway looks, featuring timeless pieces inspired from the free, bohemian vibes of the 60’s and 70’s, and the allure of the 1920’s. The color palette is, for the first time ever, truly androgynous, and work with both men’s and women’s fashion.
The top ten colors for men’s and women’s fashion for Fall 2015 are:
- PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather
- PANTONE 16-1144 Oak Buff
- PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb
- PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala
- PANTONE 18-4726 Biscay Bay
- PANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium Orange
- PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose
- PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage
- PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting Pond
- PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid
Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway. The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette.
-Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute®
What are your favorite colors from the palette? I am a huge fan of “Dried Herb”, “Desert Sage”, “Marsala”, “Cadmium Orange”, and “Cashmere Rose”. And basically, all of them.
5 High Heel Hacks To Make Your Life Easier
Every woman I know has a love-hate relationship with high heels. They love the way they look, but hate the way they feel (especially after walking about 100 meters…). Here are 5 hacks that every woman should know to make walking in high heels a little bit easier. As you read, feel free to browse Trends & Tribulations top high heel picks that you can finally be excited to wear!
Tape your 3rd & 4th toes together using clear sticky or nude medical tape (count starting with the big toe out).
This trick helps to take pressure off the ball of the foot. There is a nerve between these toes, and the tape helps to balance the weight by minimizing strain from shifting the weight forward.
Apply fabric plasters on your feet.
Wear your new shoes around the house to find out where they rub uncomfortably around your feet. Then, apply fabric plasters to those parts of your feet. Soak your feet in water for a minute or two (with fabric plasters on your feet), then walk around the house in the shoes some more. The wet plaster will expand and help to soften and stretch the shoe in those places.
Use shoe cushions (or petals).
Shop foot petals here in all shapes and sizes to help provide a cushioning wherever your need it.
Spray your feet with an aerosol deodorant.
Feet can often slip around in your high heels after wearing them for a bit, so spritzing them with aerosol deodorant before wearing can provide traction and ensure your feet stay in place.
Choose a heel that crosses around the front of your foot.
This will provide more support over your foot and around the heel and ankle. Think of it as a “seatbelt” for your feet (awe!), if you will- it takes pressure off your feet, as they do not have to work so hard to hold the heel in place. The Jeffrey Campbell ones (above) and Steve Madden pair (below) are chic options.
What do you think of these tips? Will you try any of them? Do you have any tips that you swear by? Share in the comments section below!
Tom Ford’s Tom Style Commandments
DON’T LET FASHION DICTATE TO YOU
I always feel a little sad when I see a woman head-to-toe in a runway look. Women also change their hair a lot, but if it’s done in an insecure way, that makes me feel sad, too. You need to make what you are wearing your own.
NEVER TRY TO BE OVERTLY SEXY
I’m more interested in a little bit of mystery. Maybe it’s my age… Or maybe it’s because the women in my life are starting to wear stockings now because they think the skin on their legs isn’t as good as it used to be!
FIND YOUR UNIFORM
If you have five outfits that you love wearing and always make you feel your best, which are comfortable and confident and just work, why do you need all the others? Yes, you need some variations on the theme – you don’t want to wear the exact same clothes every day – but I think it’s very important for everyone to figure out what their look is.
REMEMBER: SEXINESS IS ABOUT CONFIDENCE
Sexiness comes from the way you move and the way you handle yourself. It doesn’t come from short skirts and low-cut tops.
REASSESS YOUR STYLE EVERY FIVE YEARS
Bodies change, looks change, everything changes, so every five years you need to take off all your clothes and reassess yourself. Try your clothes on and see what still works and what should be rethought – not in an emotional way but in a detached way. Also, do it on your own, because it’s not about what your friends or partner think, it’s about how you feel.
MAKE AN EFFORT
No matter what your personal style, people have to look at you in the same way they have to look at a building, or a piece of art, or a table, or a new car. You become a part of the photograph, the landscape, someone’s vision.
DON’T BELIEVE YOU NEED WARDROBE ESSENTIALS…
It isn’t about owning a classic white shirt or a black blazer – I know women who wear that and look like they’re doing a chic androgynous thing, and other women who look immediately like they work on Wall Street. It’s about your own taste; camouflaging the things you don’t like and accentuating the things you do.
…BUT EVERYONE NEEDS AT LEAST ONE LBD
Because you never know when you’re going to have to go to a funeral, or a job interview, or a last-minute wedding (maybe you’re not supposed to wear black to weddings, but I would). It’s perfect for everything: you can wear it with sandals and it’s a summer look; with a heel, it’s an evening look. Long, short, fitted, loose, it’s such a key piece. It is always chic.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF MAKEUP
By changing your makeup you can channel the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s… You can do everything with beauty because it’s the character; it’s who you are. I find that fascinating. There was a trend a couple of years ago that saw women dressed casually in jeans, T-shirts and sneakers with mega makeup – I loved it. It’s a great way to express yourself that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a lot of money.
FOCUS ON ONE FEATURE
I don’t like to see a major lip and a major eye statement [at the same time]. I think if you’re going to accentuate your eyes, great, but then you need a neutral lip. If you’re going to do a bold red lip, it looks the best with almost nothing on your eyes, except maybe a little bit of mascara. I really like to see one makeup statement and just beautiful, glowing skin.
What do you think of Tom Ford’s fashion & beauty advice? Do you agree or disagree? Share in the comments section below!
Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol’s Pop Art-Inspired Fashion
Andy Warhol represented a revolution in art with his pop-art creations, poking fun and making light of America’s consumerism & celebrity obsessed culture.
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.
“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.”
The Simplest 4-Step Strategy for Organizing Your Closet
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.