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International Street Style


Feb12

After the couture shows, and before New York Fashion Week, the spotlight swings to Copenhagen, Kiev, and Stockholm. With no shortage of fab looks, coats ( oh how I would love to get my hands on a few of them!) and bags (that would be Gucci), are the highlight among this group of fashionistas.

Photos: vogue.com; dailytelegraph.co.uk;


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Frances Valentine Spring 2016


Feb10

After selling her eponymous brand some years ago, "the real" Kate Spade is back with a new collection of chic footwear just in time for spring. Pictured below with husband Andy, their Frances Valentine is sure to be a hit!

Kate and Andy Spade

footwearnews.com


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In The "Pink"


Feb09

Rose gold that is. While gold and silver pieces are a mainstay, rose gold is gaining in prominence as the go-to metal when you want to switch things up a bit. As Valentine's day nears, we can count on retailers to offer up an array of fabulous pieces sure to catch a girl's eye, with plenty of rose gold in the mix. Here are a few items from tjmaxx.com.

Milor Italy 14k Rose
Gold Plated Bronze
Textured Cigar Band
Ring, $29.99

Escada Swiss Made
Rose
Gold
And
Black
Dial
Watch
$279.99

Milor Italy Rose Gold Plated
Bronze Horsebit Pendant
$49.99
Milor Italy
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Twisted
Oval
Rolo
Bracelet
$49.99

Milor Italy Rose Gold
Plated Bronze Nugget
Rolo Bracelet, $29.99

Mia Fiore
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Pearl
Domed
Ring
$39.99
Mia Fiore Rose Gold Plated
Bronze Pearl and Crystal
Ring, $39.99

Mia Fiore
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Aqua
Stone
Bracelet
$34.99

Mia Fiore Rose Gold
Plated Sterling Silver
Bar Necklace, $24.99
Mia Fiore
Rose
Gold
Plated
Sterling
Silver
Two
Bead
Cuff
Bracelet
$24.99

Isabella Rose Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Curved
Crawler Earrings, $16.99

Milor Italy
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Geometric
Link
Bracelet
$49.99
Milor Gold 14k Rose Gold
Puff Heart Earrings, $79.99
Milor Italy
Gold
Plated
Black
Matte
Onyx
Bracelet
$59.99
Milor Gold 14k Rose Gold
Polished Swirl Hoop Earrings
$79.99

Escada Swarovski
Crystal
Rose
Gold
Plated
Heart
Necklace
$99.99

Mia Fiore Rose Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Cage Concave
Ring, $39.99
Milor Italy
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Marine
Link
Bracelet
$59.99

Milor Gold 14k Rose Gold
Electroform Bangle Bracelet
$79.99
Milor Italy
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Freeform
Heart
Necklace
$59.99

Lisa Freede Rose Tone Luna
Triangle Necklace, $24.99

Milor Italy
Rose
Gold
Plated
Bronze
Black
Spinel
Bead
Bracelet
$40
Paige by Paige Novick 14k Rose
Gold Plated Brass Chevron Cuff
$40

Milor Italy Rose Gold Plated Bronze Polished Oval Link Bracelet, $48
Milor Italy Gold Plated Bronze
Rectangular Bangle Bracelet
$20

Jules Smith
14k Rose
Gold Plated
Brass Lotus
Hoop
Earrings
$24.99

tjmaxx.com


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Inside her Closet: (Princess) Deena Abdulaziz


Feb05

Deena Abdulaziz is perhaps best known for her amazing style. A darling of the many fashion week photographers, she's always the picture of perfection. Here, she shares (what I can only imagine to be the tip of the iceberg), pieces from her closet, as well as beauty favorites.

CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF D'NA. PARIS

Skirt, Rodarte; Sweater, Alexander Wang

"I always carry my IPhone, perfume, lip gloss, and cough drops [in my bag]."
Bags on L: Olympia Le-Tan; Bags on R: M2Mallettier
"[If my shoes could talk they'd say,] I've been to many a fashion week."
All, Various Designers

"I don't dress for street style photographers, but for myself. I always like revisiting old staples in my closet that stand the test of time."
Bag, Customized Hermès by Eddie Borgo; Bracelet, Eddie Borgo

"I fell in love with the necklace the moment she showed it to me and I was the first individual to own it."
Necklace, Annelise Michelson

"Since opening the first D'NA store in 2006, it has become a platform for emerging talent. Part of what makes my job exciting is the thrill of discovering new designers and introducing them to my region. I'm proud to say D'NA was one of the first retailers in the world to carry the likes of Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte and Juan Carlos Obando. As a small-specialized retailer I can take risks on emerging talent and help nurture a following for them amongst my clients."
Bag, CHANEL
"I never leave the house without my phone."
Bags, M2Malletier; Ring, Sevan Bicakci

Watches T to B: Delfina Deletrez, Rolex; Bracelets, Hermès

"The best advice I've ever received is to always listen to my initial instincts."
Heels L to R: Aquazzura, Alexandre Birman, Aquazzura
"I would have most likely been a stylist had I not opened up my store."
Top, Rosie Assoulin; Heels L to R: Gianvito Rossi, Dior, Alexandre Birman

Bag, Olympia Le-Tan; Bracelet, Hermès

"The best advice I can give to anyone who wants to break into the fashion industry is to cultivate one's eye and to be yourself."
All: Nathalie Trad for D'NA, Lee Savage
Bracelet, Vanessa Arizaga

"My signature look is elegance with a twist."
Dress, Rodarte

Sweatshirt, Natasha Zinko
"I like to use NARS' Light Reflecting Setting Powder because it just adds the last finishing touch."

"I can't live without my perfume, my Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle, my phone, my Alexander Fuchs floating diamond ring, my Sade playlist, and a photo of my family."
Bag, Hermès
"My favorite Tom Ford lip color is called Desert Rose."
Ring, Sevan Bicakci

Blazer, Haider Ackermann; Belt & Skirt, Nomia by Yara Flinn; Bags, M2Malletier; Ring, Sevan Bicakci

"When I decided to open my store, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of pioneering women retailers such as Joan Weinstein of Ultimo, Carla Sozzani of 10 Corso Como, Maria Louisa and Linda Dresner. All these women had a unique take on style, that in turn was reflected in their stores. It wasn't simply about presenting the latest trends to customers, but offering a unique approach to dressing. That philosophy embodies the way I approach my own store today, so much so that I only wear the designers that I carry, as I firmly believe in standing behind any label I support."
Top & Skirt, Roksanda; Bag, Olympia Le-Tan; Bracelet, Hermès

thecoveteur.com


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New In


Feb05

I'm in "tops-mode" this week. Here are couple that I picked up yesterday.

7th Avenue Design Studio - Poet Blouse - Floral, $46.95 (BOGO 50% off)

I bought this in-store yesterday. The picture doesn't quite do it justice, as the genuine article is much more vibrant.

7th Avenue Design Studio Belted Tunic - Super-Soft Chambray, $49.95

I bought this one yesterday as well. It's just as it's described.....super-soft. I love the wide belt and bell sleeves. It's such a versatile piece, and I look forward to wearing it often!

7th Avenue Design Studio Belted Tunic - Blue Streak, $49.95; (nyandcompany.com)

I like this style as well, but I think the chambray best serves my needs.

msgm Belted Cotton and Linen-Blend Tunic, $315; netaporter.com

Yet another version.


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L.K. Bennett + Bionda Castana


Feb03

Bionda Castana partnered with L.K. Bennett to create a collection of pretty footwear, perfect for spring.

The L.K. Bennett x Bionda Castana styles (priced between $475 and $595) feel right in line with our mood for spring, and—​the best part—​they'll be available starting Feb. 10 at lkbennett.com.

footwearnews.com


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Olivia Palermo Collaborates with Nordstrom


Feb02

The name and the face are equally recognizable, as a photographer's favorite among the "street style stars." First it was shoes, then jewelry, and now a line of chic pieces for Nordstrom. Read on for about this affordable collection.

By now you're probably familiar with the name Olivia Palermo, a woman whose chic street style maneuvers have made her a fixture on the front row. Turns out, the 29-year-old New Yorker has designs for your closet, too: On February 8, she'll debut a collaboration with Nordstrom's in-house label Chelsea28, just in time for New York Fashion Week. "It was important to start with life pieces, as I call them," says Palermo. "Taking a great navy wide-leg pant, for example, and being able to restyle it."

 The Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 collection is comprised of 32 moving parts that cover just about every aspect of a working wardrobe: boho dresses to hold sway in the city, menswear-inspired oxford shirting, and stylish everyday jeans that are easily dressed up at a moment's notice. "Denim is such an important part of one's wardrobe," says Palermo, whose collection includes a tailored denim jumpsuit and midi skirt. "It's important to understand what a girl wants. And Nordstrom has a similar take on the New York woman—she's a woman on a mission who knows what she's looking for." 

And since Palermo has a knack for mixing high and low fashion, she was eager to make sure the clothes were attainable for all her fans, too: The opening price point of the collection is surprisingly affordable—just $68. So can we expect to see more from Palermo and the Seattle retail giant in the future? "It's a learning process," she says. "We're just getting into the groove of working together, and I'm looking forward to the response!"

 vogue.com


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New In


Jan28

As you know, there's nothing that I love more than a good bargain! This is definitely the bargain time of year as stores transition into spring. I'm scouring every T.J. Maxx and Marshalls in my area, to take advantage of their red and yellow-tag clearance items.

New York + Company has also gotten a lot of my business lately. They've become my go-to store for jeans.

Marc by Marc Jacobs "Toggles + Turnlocks" Link Necklace; available on amazon.com for $59.99; also Ebay.

I found this necklace on clearance at T.J. Maxx this past weekend. It's such a nice piece, and is unlike anything that I currently own. The rose gold was a big selling point for me, it's such a "fresh" look. 

Yellow Box "Echo" Embroidered and studded Ankle boots; available on yellowboxshoes.com for $49.

I found these at Marshalls a couple a days ago on clearance. I'm usually not a fan of suede, but I love the vibrant color and detail---they're also a need.  

Soho Jeans - High Cuff Boyfriend - Rip and Repair, $69.95 (buy one get one for $10)

I featured these in a post a couple of weeks ago, but purchased them this week. Not only was I sold on the cuffs, but the rips with the darker denim peeking through is a nice touch. They're nice and soft, with that well-worn feel. 

Soho Jeans - Patchwork Flare - Released Hem, $69.95

This is one amazing pair of jeans! Not everyone cares for flares, but they do me proud! Out of all that I've recently purchased, these are my absolute favorites----the patches and released hem is "it." Most flared styles do run long, so a heel is usually required.

Lounge - Striped Cowl-neck Tunic, $22.47 (50% off)

I picked this up in-store earlier this week. While it's description say "lounge," that's not my intended purpose. I'm  not into the athleisure trend, nor would I wear this around the house. I find it a good transitional piece to pair with jeans and flats on a casual day. 

Lounge - Cold-shoulder Pullover, $27.47 (50% off) (nyandcompany.com)

Like the top above, I'll wear this in a casual fashion with flats and jeans. The reviews aren't so good, as some don't like the fact that it fits "full" and loose, stating that it's too big. I don't have an issue with that, as it's perfectly suited for skinny jeans.


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About The Shirt.......


Jan27

Net-A-Porter's Edit Magazine, says that for spring, it's all about shirt and the shirt dress. Whether worn front-to-back, or off-the-shoulder, styling options are numerous.

A back-to-front shirt

This is not just a trick but a micro trend, kick-started by a clutch of street-style stars who rocked the look at fashion week. It's pretty self-explanatory: just put your shirt on backwards and knot or button at the back. Not all the way, though – leave a flash of flesh on display to nail the sweet spot between sexy and prim.

A classic blue shirt 
with a modern spin

How to style something as timeless as a blue cotton shirt and make it seem like a new idea? Just so: look for a defining detail, like the peplum shape of this one, and style with slouchy pants, a robe coat (denim fits the theme nicely) and add a pair of flatforms for good measure. Just remember to keep the vibe more undone than buttoned up. Ease is everything.

Clockwise from left: Shirt by Victoria, Victoria Beckham; clutch by The Row; coat by MiH Jeans; cuff by Maison Margiela; ring by Jennifer 
Fisher; ring by Sophie Buhai; shoes by Alexander Wang; pants by Joseph; bag by 
Marni; Diptyque Florabellio 
Eau de Toilette

A skirt over a shirt dress

Sounds odd, looks amazing. Length is everything here; you want to be able to see a good couple of inches of the dress below the hem of your skirt. Shape-wise, look for a wraparound or slit skirt, something that when worn alone would err on the side of revealing – all the better to show off flashes of the shirt dress underneath.
Shirt by Emilio Pucci; jeans by Marni

Dress by Monse

Left: Shirt by
J.W.Anderson; jeans by
Sonia Rykiel; earrings
throughout by Melissa
Joy Manning.
Right: Dress by
Jacquemus; pants by
Lemaire; (right hand)
rings by Jennifer
Meyer; (left hand) ring
by Melissa Joy Manning

Left: Top by Rosie
Assoulin; jeans by
Victoria, Victoria
Beckham; necklace
by Stephen Webster
x Tracey Emin.
Right: Coat by
Lemaire; shirt by
Lanvin; pants by 
The Row; sneakers
by Golden Goose 
Deluxe Brand

netaporter.com


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New In


Jan22

I featured these two items in a post earlier in the week. After receiving them today, I'm really pleased with my purchase!

Soho Jeans Released Hem Culotte - Sassy Blue Wash
$69.95 (buy one get one $10)



This is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite denim purchases to date! Culottes are not for everyone, as I can imagine that they're not desired by most. There are so many styles out there right now, but my preference is more of a wide-leg crop. I'd been looking for a pair since last year, without success. Low and behold, New York + Company added this style about two weeks ago. For me, their perfect! They're nice and soft, with that well-worn feel. The legs are nice and full, and the released hem adds that little something extra.  

Soho Jeans Destroyed Lace-up Flare - Theatrical Blue
$64.95 (buy one get one $10)



Clearly I have a flared jeans obsession, but I love the fit! Lace-up fly, ripped knees and frayed hems----I couldn't resist! 

nyandcompany.com


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Favorite Magazines & Books

Accessories magazine

Lucky magazine

Elle magazine

Elle UK magazine

Vogue magazine

Vogue UK magazine

Bazaar magazine

Bazaar UK magazine

Marie Claire magazine

Marie UK magazine

W magazine

WWD magazine

WWD Accessories magazine

Vanity Fair magazine

Essence magazine

Quintessental Style magazine

Upscale magazine

The Andy Warhol Diaries

The Irreverent Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion

Vegas Magazine

Atlanta Peach Magazine

Nylon magazine

Instyle Magazine

Instyle UK magazine

The book of Film Noir

Town and Country Magazine

The Legs Are The Last To Go

The Jewels of Miriam Haskell

Interview magazine

"Faking It" by Kenneth J. Lane

Fabulous Fakes

Departures Magazine

 

 

 

Style Icon: Iris Apfel

This eighty-six year old lady is the epitome of style. She wears big, bold jewelry and beautiful ornate clothing. So popular is she, that a book was written about her titled: THE IRREVERENT IRIS APFEL: RARE BIRD OF FASHION. The book contains clothing and jewelry that is absolutely breathtaking. I like the fact that she has and revels in her "individual style". She does not follow the "fashion path"....she has created her own.

Gracious Beauty Audrey Hepburn

I think that she will always be remembered most for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany's, but from what I have read about her, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Here is a quote that was spoken by her that I think sums up the type of person that she was...."never let yourself grow up believing that anybody if different from anybody else.....love each other and do what you can for your neighbor".

"Lady Day"

Billie Holiday gave new meaning to singing a song.

Daphne Giunness

Another "lady of style"

Diana Ross

As she appeared in the movie "mohogany"

Butterfly dress

Prada

"A trunk full of treasures"

Dolce and Gabbana "Face" wedge platforms

Manolo Blahnik

This shoe belongs on display.

Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland

Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland