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

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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

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

Get the Look: Suki Waterhouse

We love Suki Waterhouse, we love Coachella street style, and we love the Tommy Hilfiger 90’s inspired outfit Suki Waterhouse wore at the music festival.  See below for the details on how you can create the look for yourself.

 

Get The Look- Suki Waterhouse at Coachella
Do you love this look?  What are some of your favorite street style looks from festivals this year?
xo

Happy 4th Anniversary, Trends & Tribulations!

Happy 4th Anniversary to Trends & Tribulations!

When I started this blog, I had no idea that 4 years from then, I would still be passionately writing away about my favorite fashion designers, trends, and everything in between.  The main reason for creating Trends & Tribulations was really just because I was living this new life in NYC as a fashion trend consultant, and basically, my life was centered around fashion, which meant that I wanted to talk about it 24/7, and it just so happened that my then boyfriend wanted to talk about other things once in a while (I know…it was totally nonsensical of him).

via Shop Ban.do

via Shop Ban.do

Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed by how much things change.  I had no idea I would be where I am today, and, honestly, I didn’t plan my life like this.  But I couldn’t be happier, and this is exactly why I am certain that everything happens for a reason.

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via LeoandBella I love you all

I love you all, and want to give a big THANK YOU to you readers for your kind words and support.  I welcome any and all feedback, and am so happy to continue to evolve and grow.  I hope you all will continue to enjoy Trends & Tribulations for years to come.

xoxo,

Sophie

The Best Fendi Buggy Street Style Snaps of 2015

Fendi’s buggies have been a huge hit since making their debut a couple years ago.  Since then, they’ve expanded beyond their initial start as a playful bag accessory and made their way into clothing, shoes, and pretty much everything else in between.

Spotted at Milan Fashion Week.

Spotted at Milan Fashion Week.

Check out these darling street style pics of the best Fendi looks of 2015.

Model arrives at the Fendi show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Model arrives at the Fendi show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie.

Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie.

Leaf Greener & her Fendi buggy keeping her Hermes bag warm.

Leaf Greener & her Fendi buggy keeping her Hermes bag warm.

Street style featuring the Karlito buggy.

Street style featuring the Karlito buggy.

Backstage at Fendi Spring 2015.

Backstage at Fendi Spring 2015.

Fendi buggy on a Miu Miu bag.

Fendi buggy on a Miu Miu bag.

Chiara Ferragni at Milan Fashion Week.

Chiara Ferragni at Milan Fashion Week.

Fendi buggy on a Prada bag at Paris Fashion Week.

Fendi buggy on a Prada bag at Paris Fashion Week.

Olivia Palermo wearing Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Satchel Bag, Gestuz Contrasting Sleeveless Coat, Westward Leaning Voyager 9 Sunglasses and Fendi Fur Buggie in Lucky Look.

Olivia Palermo wearing Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Satchel Bag, Gestuz Contrasting Sleeveless Coat, Westward Leaning Voyager 9 Sunglasses, & a Fendi Fur Buggie in Lucky Look.

The most coveted bag buggy of them all, featuring the one & only Karl Lagerfeld.  Spotted at Fendi's runway show in Milan.

The most coveted bag buggy of them all, featuring the one & only Karl Lagerfeld. Spotted at Fendi’s runway show in Milan.

Milan Fashion Week street style.

Milan Fashion Week street style.

Fendi buggy on a Fendi bag, photographed by Tommy Ton.

Fendi buggy on a Fendi bag, photographed by Tommy Ton.

Veronica Ferraro at the Fendi Bag Bugs event in Milan.

Veronica Ferraro at the Fendi Bag Bugs event in Milan.

Fendi heels & buggy on Hermes bag.

Fendi heels & buggy on Hermes bag.

Rocking the micro-Fendista shoulder bag & mini-Karlito

Rocking the micro-Fendista shoulder bag & mini-Karlito.

Spring 2015 Couture street style.

Spring 2015 Couture street style.

Chiara Ferragni (left) & Candela Novembre (right) wearing oodles and caboodles of Fendi.

Chiara Ferragni (left) & Candela Novembre (right) looking adorable in oodles and caboodles of Fendi.

Spotted outside Rochas.

Spotted outside Rochas.

What do you think of this trend?  Would you wear a buggy on your bag or sweater?  

Happy New Year!

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Aleksander Siradekian

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Aleksander Siradekian: The man, himself.

 

Aleksander Siradekian is a new shoe designer that’s managed to keep a low profile until now.  The brand’s signature heel is recognizable by a unicorn-like flowing fringe off the back of the heel.  Every year, the Russian designer’s beautiful, feminine heels are shown at Paris Fashion Week.  I recently stumbled across these red and black houndstooth stilettos, and am absolutely smitten.  Wear these to a holiday party with a LBD or with an A-line mini-skirt and tights.

 

Aleksander Siradekian Houndstooth Black and Red

Aleksander Siradekian Black & Red Manu Pumps, $800, via MoreIsLove

What do you think of these houndstooth pumps?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Camilla Elphick

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Funky statement heels are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.  These Camilla Elphick PEZ heels are no exception.  Camilla, who designs feminine, yet playful shoes, has worked with all of the greats, from Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, Donna Karan, Paul Andrew to Charlotte Olympia, although she’s only been around for 2 seasons.  The PEZ shoe she designed for her graduate shoe collection prompted her to launch her eponymous label in Spring/Summer 2015.

Camilla Elphick PEZ Pumps, $1231 now $861

Camilla Elphick PEZ Pumps, $1231 now $861

CAMILLA ELPHICK 100MM PEZ CAT PATENT LEATHER PUMPS

CAMILLA ELPHICK 100MM PEZ CAT PATENT LEATHER PUMPS

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

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Tom Ford

Tom Ford is, and always will be, the sexiest designer known to the fashion industry to date.  He proves this time and time again, and honestly, the fact that he is able to make a pair of denim boots sultry is only further evidence.  These patchwork denim and leather knee boots from his Fall 2015 runway collection are a perfect blend of bohemian and badass.

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

Pair them with a chambray button-down & slit maxi skirt, as seen in the photo below, or with a leather ensemble for a night out.

Tom Ford Patchwork denim and leather knee boots, $2,690

 

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

xo, loves

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