SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Marni

Swiss-born, Milan-based designer Consuelo Castiglioni, who founded the brand Marni over 20 years ago, stepped down from her position earlier this week to welcome her new replacement, Francesco Risso.  While it was rumored that Castiglioni would be stepping down after her runway show this fall, the news has stirred up controversy in the fashion world.  Nonetheless, she gave her blessing to Risso, and is confident he will design with her vision in mind.

Marni's Spring/Summer '17 show at Milan Fashion Week via Elle.com

Marni’s Spring/Summer ’17 show at Milan Fashion Week via Elle.com

In a 2014 interview with The Telegraph, Castiglioni said:

I design for an independent woman. She dresses for herself, not to please others or to be judged. She wears Marni because she feels good in it, individual… I don’t like clothes that are tight or fitted, clothes that are about… [she spits out the word] SEX. This you will NEVER find in my collections. There is femininity, but it is an elegant femininity.

Take these one-of-a-kind sculptural pumps by Marni for example.  In a world dominated by sex appeal, they are a refreshing reminder that fashion is not about sex.  It is about uniquely expressing one’s individuality through the simplistic art form of dressing.  

Marni Sculptural Pump, $980, via Moda Operandi

Marni Sculptural Pump, $980, via Moda Operandi

 

Wear these babies with a flared midi-skirt and a tucked-in blouse for a look that’s both fashionable and feminine.

Marni White Sculptural Pump

 

What do you think of these heels?  Would you wear them?

xoxo

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12 Seriously Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween always comes up unexpectedly.  If you are going to a costume party or going out this weekend, here are 12 DIY costumes you can easily put together using items you most likely already have around.

1.

Drake, via MTV

Drake, via MTV

Turtleneck Sweater + Vampire Teeth = Drake-ula!

2.

Princess Leia, via StarWars.com

Princess Leia, via StarWars.com

Flowy White Dress + Hair Buns = Princess Leia

3.

Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, via Pinterest

Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, via Pinterest

Layers + Layers + Layers = Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

4.

Grace Coddington, via Presley Ann/PMC

Grace Coddington, via Presley Ann/PMC

Red-Haired Wig + All-Black Outfit = Grace Coddington

Read on for more outfit inspiration! Continue reading

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Vetements

“I always look to the example of Comme des Garçons for what we want to do,” Gvasalia, the head designer of Vetements, explained in a Racked interview. “Steady but slow growth while doing things their own way.”

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements, pronounced vet-MAHN is the cool-girl, underground brand that debuted with a boom in 2014 (despite Lorde’s twitter feed officially calling the brand “uncool” back in May).  With a selection of hoodies, quirky t-shirts, and other miscellaneous items of clothing.  Additionally, they make some badass boots.  See below.

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

I can’t think of a better way to channel your inner street starlet than the look below, socks and all.

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

 

What do you think of these boots?  How would you style them?

xo

5 Unbelievably Chic Street Style Looks To Copy Now

There’s something about the way some people are able to style pieces that give them a certain je ne sais quoi.  Fortunately for the rest of us, we can always copy them.  Didn’t someone once say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

 Check out these amazing street style looks from Fashion Week.  Then, choose to shop the items listed below, or scrounge through your closet for similar items.

1.

NYFW Street Style: Day Two

M Missoni shorts, $193, via farfetch.com

Gianvito Rossi black booties, $995, via farfetch.com

Sergio Rossi clutch, $1,370, via farfetch.com

H&M sunglasses via hm.com

H&M Ruffled Blouse, $49.99, via hm.com

2.

NYFW Street Style: Day Two

Antipodium silk cami, $132, via runway2street.com

Chloé wide leg denim jeans, $695, via matchesfashion.com

Stuart Weitzman leather footwear, $375 via julian-fashion.com

Lacoste blue leather shoulder bag, $175, via lacoste.com

Fallon choker jewelry, $125, via barneys.com

Lens sunglasses, $33, via brazilianbikinishop.com

Chanel long wearing lipstick, $37, via violetgrey.com

Mac Opulash Optimum Mascara, $18, via saksfifthavenue.com

Macaron Lip Balm, $7, via boogzel.com

3.

 

NYFW Street Style
Lemaire white top, $182, via farfetch.com

Ray-Ban sunglasses, $123, via vestiairecollective.com

Gucci leather belt, $290, via gucci.com

V neck sweater, $15.48, via sammydress.com

High Waist Fringed Asymmetric Skirt, $14.75, via sammydress.com

Black pumps, $19.54, via sammydress.com

4.

Day Two: The Best NYFW Street Style

Autumn Cashmere turtleneck top, $162, via theoutnet.com

Paul Smith coat, $850, via paulsmith.co.uk

7 For All Mankind slim fit jeans, $249, via stylebop.com

Sophia Webster leather sneaker, $260, via lanecrawford.com

Emoji handbag, $24, via pixiemarket.com

J Crew leather glove, $81, via jcrew.com

Samsung Galaxy S6 4G Cell Phone, $200, via bestbuy.com

Beanie hat via aliexpress.com

5.

 

NYFW Streetstyle

Monki knit shirt, $33, via monki.com

Shrimps blue coat, $448, via thecorner.com

Miu Miu purple skirt, $660, via net-a-porter.com

Isabel Marant black suede booties, $594, via theoutnet.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder strap purse, $180, via veryexclusive.co.uk
What are your favorite street style looks?  Will you be channeling any of the above looks?
xo

Pantone’s Top 10 Colors For Spring 2017

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Pantone has expedited its color forecasting this year and released the top colors for Spring 2017.  The immediacy of this release is in part because of the see now, buy now movement following New York Fashion Week.  Niagara Blue, a denim-inspired hue, is number one, followed closely by a ladylike yellow, known as Primrose Yellow.

Check out the top 10 picks below.  

10. Hazelnut 14-1315

Pantone Hazelnut

9. Kale 18-0107

Pantone Kale

8. Pink Yarrow 17-2034

Pantone Pink Yarrow

7. Greenery 15-0343

Pantone Greenery

6. Pale Dogwood 13-1404

Pantone Pale Dogwood

5. Island Paradise 14-4620A

Pantone Island Paradise

4. Flame 17-1462

Pantone Flame

3. Lapis Blue 19-4045

Pantone Lapis Blue

2. Primrose Yellow 13-0755

Pantone Primrose Yellow

1. Niagara 17-4123

Pantone Niagara

 

What colors do you like the best?  

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Chloe Gosselin

Chloe Gosselin is a newcomer on the design scene, and is sure to be a name you’ll be hearing more about in the coming months.  After working as an internationally recognized model for almost a decade, she studied shoemaking at FIT in New York, along with Ars Sutoria in Milan.  The French designer blends her heritage culture, along with influences throughout her travels, to create shoes that invoke feelings and thoughts; inspired by music, contemporary art, photography and vintage aesthetics.

Check out these Plumeria pumps by Chloe Gosselin below, adorned with emerald Orylag fur.  Wear them with an A-line mini skirt and black tights for a fashionable fall look.

 

Chloe Gosselin Plumeria pumps, $1,100, via ChloeGosselin.com

Chloe Gosselin Plumeria pumps, $1,100, via ChloeGosselin.com

chloe gosselin plumeria

What are your thoughts about these shoes?  How would you wear them?

xo, lovelies

What To Wear To a Presidential Debate Party

The first presidential debate is tonight, September 26, between the democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, & the republican candidate, Donald Trump.  Here’s the skinny on what to wear if you are heading to a presidential debate party, whether you are a democrat or republican.

If you are a democrat & voting for Hillary….

 

What To Wear: Presidential Debates

 

WearAll blue shirt, $12, via We Are All

Navy skirt, $129, via PopMap

Schutz blue shoes, $210, via Saks Fifth Avenue

Mansur Gavriel blue purse, $445, via Moda Operandi

River Island watch, $100, via River Island

BillyTheTree drop earrings, $63, via Billy The Tree

Lipstick Queen lipstick, $25, via Barneys

Drinkware, $14, via Fish’s Eddy

If you are a republican & voting for the Donald….

 

What To Wear: Presidential Debate Party

Alexander Wang white shirt, $675, via Harper’s Bazaar

Miss Selfridge pants, $61, via Miss Selfridge

Trump thong, $13, via Cafe Press (yes, we went there)

Valentino Rockstud heels, $1,070, via StyleBop

Gucci handbag, $3,800, via Saks Fifth Avenue

Rosendahl watch, $155, via Trouva

Christian Dior lipstick, $35, via Bloomingdales

Bella Bellissima perfume fragrance, $245, via Fortnum & Mason

Home wall decor, $17, via Art.com
Care to share who you will be rooting for?  Will you be attending any presidential debate parties this evening?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gucci

A pair of perfect black boots are basically quintessential to each winter.  Gucci has made an extremely enviable pair this season, complete with their signature navy and red canvas panel and gold pearl embellishments.  Wear them with cropped & flared culottes and a tied neck scarf for a perfectly polished, french-inspired look.

Gucci Carly leather boots, $1,250

Gucci Carly leather boots, $1,250, via MatchesFashion

 

GUCCI Carly leather boots

What do you think of these boots?  How would you wear them?

xoxoxo

Something Borrowed, Something Blue: The Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses You’ve Ever Seen

Wedding dress shopping is something a woman does only once (hopefully) in her lifetime, so finding the perfect dress is essential.  Below, you’ll find the perfect compilation of wedding gowns to feast your hungry eyes upon, regardless of if you’re in the market for wedding season or not.

BERTA Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470.00, via Nordstrom

Berta Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470, via Nordstrom

See the rest after the jump: Continue reading

Trending Now: Fashion-Forward Rainbow Bags That Will Make You Smile

It is easy to opt for neutrals when picking out outfits, but adding a pop of color always makes outfits more fun.  It can be even more fun to add a bunch of colors, all at one time (especially when you actually manage to pull it off!).  Check out these fashion-forward rainbow hued bags that will easily brighten up your Labor day.

 

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MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

 

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Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00

Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00, via Neiman Marcus

 

3.

Superdry Rainbow Alumni Bag, $54.50, via Superdry

 

4.

Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill

Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill 

 

5.

Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

6.

Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 Now $344, via MatchesFashion

Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 now $344, via MatchesFashion 

 

7.

Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus

Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus 

 

8.

Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

 

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Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

 

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Sarah's Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 Now $356, via MatchesFashion

Sarah’s Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 now $356, via MatchesFashion 

 

What do you think of these rainbow colored bags?  How would you style them?

xoxo