SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Givenchy

Givenchy mules first debuted last year in New York Fashion Week on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, where it caused that notorious Candice Swanepoel & other model’s fashion week fall.  Nonetheless, these Italian-made Givenchy mules are exquisitely beautiful, featuring a lizard-effect and smooth metallic leather.  Pair these with a colorful, monochromatic outfit to accentuate the silver heels.

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter 

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givenchy mules

 

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

xoxo

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew has a knack for creating beautiful, sexy, and also comfortable high heels, which is a rarity among designers.  These wedge heels boast a gold geometric cutout pattern on the heel, which blend elegantly with the black satin fabric that composes the rest of the shoe.

Wear these with gold jewelry and a LBD.  ‘Nuff said.

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

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

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Giannico

Giannico came onto my radar this past year after coming across a pair of Andy Warhol banana heels (there’s also a Picasso-inspired pair that’s to-die-for).  With whimsical, fun-loving designs, styles, and lots of bright colors (for my inner 5-year old), I’m completely smitten with the designer, Nicolò Beretta’s designs.

My latest loves are these yellow, blue and white mules that are simply perfect for Spring.

Giannico, $878

Giannico, $878

Pair them with a midi skirt for a brunch date, or with a pair of white culottes to accentuate the bright pop of these mules.

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Kat Maconie

Kat Maconie is a British fashion designer who started her eponymous in 2009.  She is known for her bold colors, strong prints, architectural shapes, metallic details, all infused with her signature tongue-in-cheek attitude.

With so many fun and lively designs to choose from, it’s difficult to choose a favorite, but these colorful India heels caught my eye (well, naturally…).  With embroidery detailing and a bright suede chunky heel, these sandals are perfect for a sunny Spring or Summer day.  Wear ’em with a white, blue, yellow, or green sundress for a perfect mix of playful and chic.

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Kat Maconie India Heels, $265, via Shoescribe

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What do you think of these colorful heels?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Miu Miu

Miu Miu is totally killing it in the shoe department lately.  First, the glittery retro heels that dreams are made of, and now…  Pink, yellow, and grey color blocked cowgirl boots with their logo and KITTENS (they are always kittens, never cats, to me…) emblazoned on ’em.  These badass boots scream IDGAF…  in the cutest way possible.  Wear ’em with a pair of denim jeans and a white button up, or with an all black ensemble for a chic look that lets these boots stand out on their own.

Miu Miu Leather Boots, $1,600, via MyTheresa

Miu Miu Leather Boots, $1,600, via MyTheresa

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What do you guys think of these pink cowgirl boots?  Would you wear them?

xxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Pierre Hardy

French designer Pierre Hardy is known for making statement shoes with a unique and modern touch.  His shoes are anything but boring, as evident with his giant eye shoes and futuristic, sculptural shoes.   This pair of boat shoes are emblazoned with a detachable colorful shoelace motif, which naturally raises the cute factor by 110%.  Wear ’em with cropped, white skinny jeans or with a loose-fitting midi skirt for a chic and unique look.  And simply detach the motif for a more professional style.

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Pierre Hardy, $595

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What do you think of these funky shoes?  How would you choose to style them?

xo

Your Go-To Guide for Spring & Summer 2016 Beauty Trends

Hottest Make-Up Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

We love runways! The glitz, the glam, the excitement, the everything. I’ve been working as a stylist for many years now and I still get chills whenever I go backstage with my models or when I style any of my celebrity clients (you’ve got to look good when you are in sitting in the first row). And, runways are the start of all new trends we later adore, which is an additional reason absolutely love ‘em.

Another interesting aspect of runway shows is that, while clothes are the focus of every catwalk, we can also spot the ever-evolving makeup changes presented on the runway as part of the collection. Most designers say they rarely think about makeup as a separate things to the clothes, but rather tend to make it an accessory to it in order to make the whole look be cohesive, aesthetically appealing, and to the point. Still, us who are on the other side, tend to single out things about the whole presentation and then play it up in ways they are most fitting for us.

It’s wonderful that the makeup palette is seemingly broader than ever, so there is so much for everyone! I am singling out some of my favorite makeup trends for the upcoming spring and summer and I hope you’ll love them as much as I am loving them. Enjoy!

Color me blue

Blue is currently trending and it’s not going anywhere in 2016 either. Although, this time around things are getting a bit bandit-like; Chanel introduced the look.  It’s perfect for both a daytime look, with a hint of blue eyeshadow, and a nighttime look, with a blue smoky eye.

Doll-like vibes

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from left, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino

For all the girls who are channeling their inner Lolita, this makeup trend is everything! No, we are not talking red, heart-shaped lips… things are more subtle this time around. This Lolita is a free-spirited doll who decided to go bohemian on her style. The exaggerated lash look was first introduced by Louis Vuitton and it was well received.  If you are daring, this is the look for your spring.

Contour me, please

With contouring being the absolute hit in 2015 (thank you Kim K!), and multiple sister-techniques emerging I am absolutely positive 2016 is going to be major when it comes to this makeup trend. Contouring, strobing, tontouring… you name it – they are all going to make your face look slimmer and your nose more defined.  Although the techniques do take a lot of time, the results are simply amazing.

Femininity re-born

 

Plenty designers have turned to more feminine vibes by channeling the simplicity of hairstyles, colors and makeup techniques.  Marchesa, DKNY, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Carolina Herera… they are all relying on the rich texture of reds, pinks and purples on the lips while staying faithful to the simplicity of eye makeup for contrast.  A little bit of liquid liner on the eyes or a hint of glitter are what’s going to be our major love in the summer of 2016.

Take me back to the ‘70’s

It’s getting hot! DVF made it all about curls and tropical makeup, paying tribute to the first time Diane went out and let her hair curly. Clean, healthy skin and pops of metallic blue and shimmery green on the eyes channel the easygoing and fun vibes of a summer holiday vacation.  Simply adorable!

So, which of these do you think will be your favorite vibe the upcoming summer?  Share in the comments section below!

xo

What’s What: The Top Trending 5 This Week

What’s Trending this Week:

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This week marks the second week of December, which means the Christmas Hustle is on.  Check out this ultimate holiday gift guide here for last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.

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A random stranger caught the perfect engagement moment on camera…and by the grace of social media, the couple was able to track down the photographer and the darling photo.  Read more about this wonderful coincidence here.  Then, check out Harper’s Bazaar’s top 100 engagement rings inspiration here.

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pantone color of the year 2016

Pantone officially declared two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity.  Rose Quartz is a dusty rose hue, while Serenity is a soft, purplish blue, which represent the blending and blurring of gender lines.  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design.  This, [with] societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information.

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Scientists have finally discovered the secret to Rapunzel-esque locks: Mushrooms.  Read more about the how and why here.

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Pirelli's 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli’s 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli is changing things up for their annual calendar.  For their 2016 edition, they traded out their pages of sexy, provocative stars with influential and powerful women that includes businesswomen, athletes, and other world thinkers alike.  The cast includes Fran Lebowitz, Yoko Ono, and Tavi Gevinson, to name a few.  Check out the other photos and inspiration behind it here.

I hope you all have an amazing week!

xo