SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni, the well-known fashion blogger who goes by the name of The Blonde Salad.  The street style starlet has collaborated with many well-known designers, including the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, and J. Brand, before starting her own brand of adorable & funky footwear.

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad via ShotByGio #theblondesaladneverstops

While her collection of flats are absolutely stunning, she has recently come out with more heels in her namesake fashion line (much to my excitement!).  These comic-book inspired mules are both fun and fashion-forward.  Wear them with a pair of high-waisted, cropped skinny jeans and a white t-shirt or paired with a simple red shift dress to complete the look.

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

 

What do you think of these mules?  How would you 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

Fashion Popsicles: Lara Atkinson’s Portrayal of Kenzo, McQueen, & More

lara atkinson's fashion pops

Dubai-based graphic designer Lara Atkinson collaborated with a high-fashion store to create fashion pops from designers’ S/S ’13 lines.  Although the cold winds are coming through in the states, in Dubai, the hot weather beckons for these adorable frozen treats.  Check out some of the popsicles below.

mcqueen fashion pop

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Gives an entirely new meaning to “too cute to eat”.

Louis Vuitton: “L’Invitation Au Voyage”

Louis Vuitton recently released their first-ever commercial in anticipation of the release of its feature film featuring a journey through the Louvre in Paris.

Louis Vuitton shared:

Paris and its mysteries… For centuries, the most wonderful intrigues have been woven in the Louvre, a haven of culture and history. An intrepid young woman enters this universal temple and unwinds the skein of time. After an encounter with the Mona Lisa and the Italian masters, armed with a key, she releases the secrets — also desired by a man hot on her heels — enclosed for more than 150 years in a legendary trunk created by Louis Vuitton. Like a thread stretching across time and space, a hot-air balloon rises above the Cour Carrée. The beautiful unknown woman leaves the Louvre for a far-off destination in pursuit of her destiny.

The film is titled “L’Invitation Au Voyage” and you can see it below:

What do you think of the new interactive campaign Louis Vuitton has incorporated into their brand?

Fashion News: Gun Manufacturer Launches Louis Vuitton Grip Handgun

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Why? “We have a real demand to cater to gun enthusiasts who also have a desire to look stylish, hence our foray into Louis Vuitton gun accessories” says the managing partner of Machine Guns Vegas, who released the gun (without the rights to the logo because Louis Vuitton has absolutely nothing to do with this accessory).  Kudos for their great timing!  Click here to read more on the story.