What’s Trending: Glamorous Gowns

Wedding season is almost upon us, which means lots of dressing up (and sometimes parading around in even fancier dresses as part of an elite crew for a day known as “the bridal party”.  Of course, this is all really a very convenient excuse to go shopping and spend an entire paycheck on a beautiful, shiny new outfit.

Check out the top picks below, from any style and price range, to fit any wedding (and most other spring and summer occasions…).

CALETTO MAXI DRESS NIGHTCAP, $495.00

Nightcap Caletto Maxi Dress, $495.00

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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: Emilio Pucci

Funky suede boots are seriously trending right now in the fashion world, and these blue suede boots by Emilio Pucci are no exception.  With a gold colored heel, embellished with beads and luxe embroidery, and with a zodiac motif ford decoration, these bad boys are a serious statement boot.  I’d balance out these bold boots with a feminine, short, and flowy navy blue printed dress, or take the look up a few notches with a gold cocktail dress, like this one from Herve Leger.

Emilio Pucci, $5,575

Emilio Pucci, $5,575,  via Luisaviaroma

They do come with a hefty price tag, but…look at the detailing (cue dramatic ooh’s and ahh’s here)!

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See?  Totally worth a few months rent.

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What do you think of these Emilio Pucci blue suede boots?  What would you wear them with?

xo, loves

Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol

Style Inspiration: Andy Warhol’s Pop Art-Inspired Fashion

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait, 1978 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Andy Warhol represented a revolution in art with his pop-art creations, poking fun and making light of America’s consumerism & celebrity obsessed culture.

Advertisement by Andy Warhol for Schiaparelli gloves printed ink on paper 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (32.4 x 23.5 cm.) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Advertisement by Andy Warhol for Schiaparelli gloves printed ink on paper. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

He passed away in 1987 at age 58, but in honor of the anniversary of his birth on August 6, Warhol is the inspiration for today’s style inspiration.

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

Warhol on the famous red couch in the silver-lined Factory, 1967

“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” “In 15 minutes, everybody will be famous.” “In the future, fifteen people will be famous.”

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s sporty aesthetic is evident in everything he designs, including his high heels.  For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, his shoes combined the perfect balance of mesh detailing, velcro, and a white leather for a futuristic look.  The cutout wedge details make for a unique visual illusion when worn.  These wedges would look perfect mixed with this polo dress and duffle bag, both from Wang’s Spring & Summer ’15 collection.

Alexander Wang, $625

Alexander Wang, $625

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What do you think of these sporty sandals?

xo

5 Easy Hacks to Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

5 Easy Hacks To Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Etro

One of this summer’s hottest trends is bohemian-inspired styles circa 1970, as seen on the runways via platform shoes, fringe, wide-legged flares, and paisley prints.  Etro, a label known for its free-spirited flare and colorful prints, showcased knee-high fringe moccasins on their Spring/Summer 2015 runway, while these beaded suede sandals are now stealing the show.

Etro Beaded Sandals, $1,100

Etro Beaded Sandals, $1,100

Pair ’em with embellished white denim trousers for a low-key daytime look, or with a fringed skirt, like this DKNY one, to amp up the sex appeal.

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What do you think of these delicate sandals?  What would you pair them with?

xo,

Sophie

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nicholas Kirkwood

What better way to wear a pop of color than on your feet?  

Colorblocked shoes were seen all over the Spring 2015 runways, from blue & pink at Versace to green, blue, pink, & yellow at Burberry.  Nicholas Kirkwood shows off his unique style with an orange, yellow, pink, & blue pump adorned with a chunky silver metallic heel.  Although it seems at first glance it would be difficult to pair such a colorful shoe with many outfits, I’ve found that the more colors in a shoe, the easier it tends to be, as each one of the subtle colors blends perfectly with a solid color outfit on top.  Or, pick one or two of the colors, and match it with a printed dress in the corresponding color, and voilà!  A perfectly styled outfit that’s right on trend.

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

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What do you think of these Nicholas Kirkwood pumps?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Maison Margiela

The house of Maison Margiela is known for deconstruction and discretion.  The Belgian designer Margiela has never even appeared on the runway for any of his shows, and wishes to be completely anonymous (here is a wonderful resource with more information if you’re interested).  However, whether that is why John Galliano, who recently took over the reigns as designer for the house, did not take a bow and instead let his work stand for itself at its Paris Fashion Week show is up to you to decide (the designer was briefly out of the fashion world since being fired from Dior in 2011 for an anti-semitic rant at a bistro in Paris, then spent some time in rehab).

Maison Martin Margiela’s style has always been gritty, minimalistic, and art-centric.  Enter, these Maison Margiela hand-painted booties.  They’re certainly out there, but the style is a Margiela signature design, and are kind of like high-fashion’s answer to floral Doc Marten’s.

Pair it with this adorable matching silver-plated daisy earring for a perfect Spring outfit.

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

Maison Margiela Hand-Painted Floral Booties, $1,260

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What do you think of these booties?

How to Wear: 10 Ways to Style Adidas Superstars

Adidas superstars are making a huge comeback, and I love how they are casual enough to be styled with just about everything.  With different styles and colors to choose from, they’re this season’s go-to shoe.  Check out the unique ways to style them after the jump below.

ADIDAS MANIA! What is your favourite?

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