SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gucci

Up until 2014 when Alessandro Michele took the reigns as the new creative director of Gucci, the label had lost some of its luster in recent times (aka: post the reign of Tom Ford).  Sure, they had maintained a luxury status due to their monogram and the loyal customer base, but essentially, it just hadn’t kept up with the ever changing world of fashion.

Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci's Autumn/Winter 2016 show

Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show

Enough lingering on the past.  The point being, is that Alessandro Michele is a freaking genius, and he’s dolled up the fashion house real pretty since coming into office.  After his first Gucci presentation in February last year he said, “It’s been 20 years since Tom worked his magic at Gucci. The world is completely different. What women want is completely different. Amen.

After their fashion-forward September catwalk show last season, they became Net-a-Porter’s second best-selling brand.  Naturally, the shoes have become a game-changer once again, with sky-high platforms, and enough studs to officially dub them a lethal weapon.  See the almost-sold out (albeit still in pre-order) Malin Spiked Leather Sandals below, with the signature Gucci colors, and adorned with dangerously alluring details.  Style these sandals with a boxy skirt and geek-chic details to balance out the look.

Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks

Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks

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Gucci Malin Sandals

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

xo,

stay lovely

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Peter Pilotto

Bright colors and whimsical designs that tug on our heartstrings make those of us in the northern hemisphere yearn for the lazy summer days and carefree nights.  The design duo behind the Peter Pilotto label, made of Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, capture this feeling beautifully in their new footwear offering, composed of vibrant hues and groovy (yep, groovy has been called) patterns.  Check out these blue and yellow leather and suede sandals below that are both playful and flirty.  Wear ’em with a loose-fitting, super short sundress to show off your stems whether on a resort getaway or in the heat of the summer.

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Peter Pilotto Cage Leather & Suede Sandals, $1,124

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

stay gorgeous,

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: DSquared2

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DSquared2 is one of those super awesome labels that just exude a certain cool attitude, with a unique IDGAF kind of feel.  And these skeleton heel ankle boots are totally in on it (and kind of perfect for the Halloween season…).  The outsides of the boots have a shoelace-inspired lace-up closure that reminds me of equal parts Frankenstein and football, which isn’t an easy feat to pull off.

Wear them with anything and everything during any months ending in -ber.

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DSquared2 Skeleton Heel Ankle Boots, $1930

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

Stay beautiful,

xo

Can Flip-Flops Be High Fashion?

Charlotte Olympia Teams Up With Havaianas To Create Fashionable Flip-Flops

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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.

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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.

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The designer, Charlotte Dellal, is daughter to Brazilian model Andrea Dellal, which may have contributed to one of the reasons for the collab.

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Brazilian model Andrea Dellal with designer daughter Charlotte Dellal, via StreetPeeper

What do you think of Havaianas?  Will you be shopping this collection?

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

Ultimate Fashion Bloggers Reveal Their Secret Tips

Fashion Union, a shopping destination for chic apparel and accessories, recently approached me with a couple questions about blogging.  With questions on topics from designing a website to finding inspiration, the answers bloggers gave are very helpful to fashion bloggers that are not only starting out, but also to many who have been at it for years.  Read on for answers, and be sure to check out the fantastic blogs featured!

sophie geisenhoffWhat tips do you find to be most helpful?  Also, if you have any other questions to add, feel free to send me a message or post a comment!

xo

 

 

Style Muse: Happy Birthday to Mary Kate & Ashley!

Today celebrates the 28th Birthday of the It-Twins who so many of us have admired since they were in diapers in Full House.  Growing up, I idolized Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen‘s sense of style, and spent my allowance money on anything they were wearing that week (while singing to “Gimme Pizza”, of course).  It’s amazing that we are still idolizing their unique styles over 20 years later.

In honor of their fabulous style, they are today’s style muse.  Get some outfit inspiration below!

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The Stylish All-Black Outfit

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The Dressed Up Outfit

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The Laid Back Outfit
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The Sweet, Feminine Outfit
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The Chic, Bohemian Outfit
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Whose style do you prefer- Mary Kate’s or Ashley’s?

Style Muse: Kate Moss

In honor of the Topshop x Kate Moss collaboration which debuts tomorrow, I wanted to highlight some of Kate Moss’s most amazing looks.  Her signature grungy, yet structured style serves as amazing fashion inspiration.

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And of course, how could we have Kate Moss as a fashion inspiration without one of her signature fur coats?
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Get the Look : Kate Moss wears animal print coat
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Which of Kate Moss’s outfits are your favorite?

Weekend Wardrobe: The Perfect Laid-Back All-Black Outfit

Black is my go-to color for pretty much every type of casual occasion.  While running errands, going to the gym, or getting coffee, I am always donning a pair of black jeans or yoga pants, and some type of black blouse or sweater.  Black is amazing for a multitude of reasons, most notably because it’s easy to mix and match from one color, and it always looks put together, classic, and chic.

As an added bonus, you can always throw on some funky heels in any color (or all colors!) with an all black ensemble, and it never fails to look stunning.  For inspiration, check out this fabulous outfit below.

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What are your favorite go-to outfits?

Style Muse: Lena Dunham

lena dunham fashion inspirationLena Dunham is one of those people that I am bewildered with for all that she does- acting, playwrights, directing…  She’s a definite modern woman with aspirations, deep thoughts, and an adventurous, and eclectic style that she often takes risks with, and doesn’t offer apologies when doing so.  Therefore, she’s a no-brainer for today’s fashion inspiration, which models clothes based on her indie, sexual, and carefree styles that she chooses to rock.

What do you think of Miss Dunham and her style?  Have you guys ever watched (my personal favorite) Girls or Tiny Furniture?