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Looks Like Street Style to Me!


You know those standout pieces that we often see, that are worked into a fabulous look by some chic women. Whether a statement skirt, shoe, or perhaps a pared down leather sneaker, I've added some things which I feel, falls into that broad category. I'm contemplating a few for myself, especially the scenic skirts (the "Oh London" is calling my name!) from Chic Wish. 

Blooming Camellia
Waterfall Skirt

Marvelous Floral Maxi

Oh London Pleated Midi Skirt

Glamourous Poppy Full
Maxi skirt, $50.92

Chic Flamingos Pleated
A-line Skirt, $42.42

Chic Illusions Skater Skirt

Exotic Blooms Maxi
Full Skirt, $59

New Swan Stone Castle
Pleated Midi Skirt, $48

Dance With Music Notes
Pleated Midi Skirt, $48

Rose of Sharon Printed
A-line Skirt, $29.90

Striped Sheer Mesh Midi
Skirt, $42.42

Red Flower Embossed
Mesh Tulip Skirt, $39.90

Scenic Print Midi Skirt

Autumn Forest Painting
Midi Skirt, $48

Hot Pink Floral Print Tulle
Midi Skirt, $48

Night Skyline of London
Print Midi Skirt, $48

Santorini Print Pleated
Midi Skirt, $48

Turn Back Time Scenic
Print Midi, $48

Bubble Sleeves Hi-Lo
Chiffon Top, $44.97

Tiered Frilling Off-shoulder
Dress, $53.47

Blooming Magnolia Organza
Dress, $59.42 (chicwish.com)

Hunter Slides, $59

Adidas Originals X
Neighborhood Adilette
Slide, $49

UNIF Slides, $78

Nina Z Sonja Sandal

Swedish Hasbeens Kringlan
Sandals, $259

Jeffrey Campbell Murdoch
Sandal, $160

Adidas Originals Lotus
Print Track Jacket, $75

Urban Renewal Remade
Asymmetrical Oxford
Top, $79

Mixed Business Pleated
Oversized Shirt, $79

Forestbound Escape Tote Bag

Hunter Clear Mini Tote
$225 (urbanoutfitters.com)

House of Harlow Mala
Gladiators, $158

Kalliste Suede Cedar Slides

Tsumori Chisato Metallic Kiltie
Flatform, $328

Tannerie Belt, $118

Forever 21 Plus A Tou ('See You
Later' in french), $22.90

Shirred Trumpet-sleeve Top

Lace Trinned Off-shoulder Top

Other World Coastline Kimono

Fashion Patch Shirt, $24.90

Adios 25 Top, $19.90

Strappy Maxi Dress, $24.90

Contemporary Draped Longline
Vest, $29.90

Frayed Hem Denim Dress

Life in Progress Mixed Patch
Denim Jacket, $34.90

Pizza Denim Jacket, $34.90

Distressed Denim Jacket, $29.90

Belted Drapey Crepe Jacket

Forever 21 Plus Fleurs Graphic
Crepe Top, $17.90

Faux Leather Platform Brogues

Lace Up Wedge Gladiator Sandals
$39.90 (forever21.com)

Under One Sky
Reversible Tote, $39.99

Halston Heritage Leather
Structured Bag, $249.99

Michaella Barri Made in Italy
Leather Tote, $179.99

Iacucci Made in Italy Patent
Leather Satchel, $169.99

MMS Printed Belt Bag

Alberto Di Canio Made In Italy
Leather East West Tote, $129.99

Asia Bellucci Made in Italy
Leather Hobo, $149.99

Charles Jourdan Paris Leather
Orah Ankle Wrap Pump, $79.99

Charles David Made in Italy
Leather Picchio Slingback
Platforms, $59.99

Missoni Criss Cross Peep Toe
Sandal, $179.99

Donald Pliner Freja Bootie, $249.99

Joe's Jeans Leather Ankle Wrap
High Heel, $59.99

Joe's Jeans Bijou Wedge Bootie

Charles David Leather
Kalia Mules, $99.99

Proenza Schouler Fringed
Plaid Basket Weave Canvas top

Linda Farrow Aviator White
Gold-plated Mirrored
Sunglasses, $1,215

Stella McCartney Metallic
Snake-effect Faux Leather
Platform Brogues, $1,100

Saint Laurent Court Classics
Star-appliquéd Leather
Sneakers, $645

Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather
Skirt, $2,855

Aquazzura Belgravia Pumps

Aquazzura Rebel Studs
Cutout Leather Sandals

Stella McCartney Odette
Faux Leather Slingback
Platform Loafers, $1,055

See by Chloé Metallic
Suede-Paneled Leather Ankle Boots, $415

Christopher Kane Crystal
Embellished Patent-leather
Loafers, $920

Saint Laurent Monogramme
Bourse Mini Fringed Leather
Bucket Bag, $1,290

Charlotte Olympia MOMA
Swarovski Crystal-embellished
Patent Leather Pumps, $895

Charlotte Olympia Mosaic
Glossed-leather Wedge
Sandals $1,395

Alexander McQueen
Exaggerated Sole Sneakers

Loewe Flamenco Knot Small
Leather Shoulder Bag, $1,950

Isabel Marant Set of Five
Gold-plated and Resin
Rings $110

Balmain Printed Cotton Jersey
Top, $285

Charlotte Olympia Geometric
Cutout Metallic Leather
Sandals, $1,295

Moschino Calf Hair and Leather
Shoulder Bag, $1,295

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Charlotte Olympia unveils "Around The World Collection"


Charlotte Dellal is that rare designer whose collections are always fun, fresh, and exciting. This one is no exception, as each shoe represents a particular city. Here's the scoop.

Charlotte Olympia has delivered yet another capsule collection of playful and whimsical shoes just in time for summer. Her latest project, called Around The World, features nine shoes inspired by the cities in which the label has stores. 

In true Charlotte Olympia style, the collection's heels are a bundle of fun. The t-bar strap of each shoe is transformed into an element representing one of the cities. London has the Queen's guard on a red peep-toe pump, and Miami boasts a hot pink flamingo.

From the Statue of Liberty on New York's shoes to the palms of Dubai, each store will carry the style inspired by it. (Footwear News)


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Rachel Zoe Jewelry


tjmaxx.com recently added some pretty gemstone pieces by Rachel Zoe. Perfect with a flowing maxi dress or cutoffs, each is it's own statement.

 Gold Plated Mother of Pearl Horn Earrings, $29.99

 Gold Plated Aventurine Square Ring, $39.99

 Gold Plated Aventurine Horn Cuff, $39.99

 Gold Plated and Crystal Tassel Earrings, $24.99

 Gold Plated Aventurine and Mother of Pearl Tassel Necklace, $49.99

Gold Plated Aventurine Donut Crystal Earrings, $39.99

Gold Plated Aventurine Horn Pendant Necklace, $39.99

Gold Plated Aventurine Horn Necklace, $59.99

Gold Plated Aventurine Horn and Crystal Necklace, $49.99

Gold Plated Crystal Pendant Necklace, $24.99


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Rosie Assoulin Resort 2016


It's said that Rosie Assoulin feels that every article of clothing should be a statement piece. This is most evident in her resort collection which boasts ruffled pants, skirts and tops for day. Her cotton poplin shirtdresses are highly favored among the "street style stars." My sense is that, we'll see many of these unique pieces worn during fall's fashion weeks.

Photos: style.com

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First Look: Eddie Borgo for Target


As I'm sure you've heard, Eddie Borgo is the latest designer to collaborate with Target. The collection will be available in stores, and online starting July 12. Here's the scoop.

Ready for the newest designer line heading to your nearest Target? Well, here it is. Designer Eddie Borgo looked to the galaxies and beyond for his new collaboration, with a customizable  collection that includes necklaces, belts, bags, and even a wall mobile. Priced for $7.99 to $49.99, the line hits select Target stores and target.com beginning July 12. (marieclaire.com)


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New In


Kenneth Cole Reaction "Slim Zo 3" Footbed Sandals

 I needed a pair of  silver metallic, "kickn' around" sandals to replace the old ones. I ran across these at Marshalls  for $19.99, and was so thrilled to find that I really got a deal. Macy's just added them, and they're priced at $65. Amazon has them as well, for $57.99. Because both Marshalls and T.J. Maxx buy overstock items, I usually check their stores first when looking for something in particular.

Olivia + Joy Wristlet

While I love the versatility of a crossbody (I carry them often), I'd been looking for a wristlet that would hold all that I need (okay, need is a strong word, maybe I should replace that with WANT) to carry. I absolutely love the cutesy ones (I've added some below), but I was looking for something a bit more functional. I found this one at T.J. Maxx, and it's a winner. It actually has three compartments, and an outside pocket. All of my stuff fits nicely, as well as my phone. If I didn't carry so much, I would have chosen more than one of the styles below!

Nila Anthony Sun Pouch, $19.99 

Le Miel Playing Card Clutch, $12.99

Le Miel Playing Card Clutch

Imoshion Sage Word Clutch, $12.99

Foley + Corinna Leather Framed Wristlet, $39.99

Emma Fox Leather Wristlet, $29.99

Lucky Brand "Chamayo" Wristlet, $29.99; 


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Street Style: The Women of Men's Fashion Week


Candy Li wears a dress from a boutique in China and an Olympia Tan bag.

Cloufe Chen wears a Loewe top, COS trousers, Chanel bag, and Loewe shoes.

Sarah Reverbi wears Flea Madonna dungarees, vintage shirt, Prada bag, and Portamento Store shoes.

While I'm not a fan of  overalls in general, I love these. The wide leg and cuffs give them a chic, updated look.

Sindy Lou wears a No. 21 coat, Topshop shirt, Marni skirt, Marc Jacobs bag, and Miu Miu shoes.

Caroline Issa wears a Sacai jacket, Giulietta dress and Paul Andrews shoes.

Sarah Ann Murray wears Bespoke suit, Ralph Lauren bag and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

This is one of my favorite looks. That suit if perfection! Thankfully, there was another picture which shows a closeup of that gorgeous Ralph Lauren Bag.

Victoria Sekrier wears Dries Van Noten.

Another favorite. Victoria shows us that wearing metallics  to complete a daytime look, is a do.

Megan Steel-Knowles wears a Zara gilet, COS top, J Brand jeans, Celiné bag, and Topshop shoes.

Caroline Issa

J.W. Anderson shoes, fresh off the runway!

Love this too! that jacket is amazing!

Photos: elleuk.com; style.com

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PRIM by Michelle Elie Fall 2015


Michelle, known for her fearless style, (I've featured her here many times) captures the attention of all onlookers, as she strides through the streets of Paris in the bold and edgy styles of her favorite designers. Her dedication to detail is further reflected in her own designs. style.com, shares the aesthetic behind her latest collection.

Michelle Elie is a street-style fixture at every fashion week—we've lost count of how many times Tommy Ton has snapped her in a Comme des Garçons coat or Junya Watanabe jeans this season alone—and has become synonymous with fearless, experimental dressing. In addition to shooting videos for Garage magazine, the mother and former model has been designing her own accessories label, Prim by Michelle Elie, since 2010. Approached with the same art-driven passion she has for clothes, each collection channels a different person: Last year, it was Claude Lévi-Strauss, whose anthropological travels influenced her tribal gorilla bracelets, frog minaudières, and rings with male genitalia. For Fall '15, Elie wanted to pare things back, citing Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa as her starting point. His mid-century designs combined sharp, geometric lines with rounded forms and teamed opposite materials like wood and metal. Similarly, Elie used gold spheres for the hardware on bags and as studs on square bangles. Other pieces pulled directly from Scarpa's work, like the Veneto wooden bag, which features carved sides that mimic the facade of Scarpa's Foundation of Querini Stampalia in Venice. Each piece is handcrafted in Spain, where Elie traveled to personally select artists, wood-carvers, and goldsmiths to work on her collection.

 Elie presented the line this week at Jean Cocteau's former apartment at Le Palais Royal in Paris—an apt setting for her creations that bridge art and fashion. Find more on her work at MichelleElie.com.

 Accessories + Article: style.com

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Resort 2016: The Other Side of Denim


Each season we see designers sort of one-up themselves with fabulous denim designs. With jeans always the hottest property, resort 2016 offers up a bit more, in the way of dresses. Embroidered, frayed and mixed fabrics (I love 7 for all Mankind's leather and denim patchwork; can't you see wearing this, or something similar as a sleeveless vest over your jeans?), are all in the offering. Check out this "new" crop of denim.

Adam Selman


Alice + Olivia


Anna Sui

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

See by Chloe


House of Holland

Isa Arfen

Jonathan Simkhai

J.W. Anderson

Kate Spade

Marques Almeida 

Misha Nonoo

Etre Cecile

Sport Max

7 for All Mankind


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Free Spirit


This editorial, styled by the ultra chic Giovanna Battaglia, is a beautiful mix of colorful, free-flowing dresses and eye-catching accessories. That retro vibe is in full effect!

Valentino dress; Eric Javits hat; Hermès scarf (on head); (from top) Marina B 
collar, pendant necklace from Camilla Dietz Bergeron, New York; (from left) Verdura cuff, Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet; Michael Kors sandals.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia

Proenza Schouler dress; Marina B collar; David Webb bracelets and ring; Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia

Chloé dress; 
Sidney Garber earrings; (on neck) M&J Trimming ribbon, brooch from Fred Leighton, New York (on ribbon); 
Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals.
Etro gown, necklace, and belt; Eric Javits hat; Van Cleef & Arpels bracelets; Gianvito Rossi sandals.
Beauty note: You won't need a hat this size if you use Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia
Emilio Pucci dress; David Yurman necklaces and cuffs; Marie-Hélène de Taillac ring; Alberta Ferretti sandals.
Beauty note: Flow it, show it with Eufora Style Sea Spritz Beach Texture Spray.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia
Altuzarra dress; Salvatore Ferragamo scarf (on head); Marina B collar; Vhernier cuffs.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia
Salvatore Ferragamo dress, scarf, and sandals; Piaget necklace and bracelet; Perez Sanz belt (in hand).
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia
Hermès coat; Proenza Schouler dress; 
(from top) Marina B 
collar, necklace from Camilla Dietz Bergeron, New York; David Webb bracelets.
Beauty note: Swipe on Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine 
Lip Lacquer in Forbidden 
Fruit for a coral kisser.
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia
Photography by Roe Ethridge

Vera Wang Collection gown and petticoat; Marni scarf 
(on head); (on neck, from top) M&J Trimming ribbon, Octium brooches (on ribbon), Siegelson necklace; Verdura cuff; Jimmy Choo sandals.
Photography by Roe Ethridge
Styled by Giovanna Battaglia


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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


"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