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Charlotte Olympia Resort 2016


Jul27

Bejeweled clutches, shoes, and THAT metallic mule, are just some of the highlights in Charlotte Dellal's  resort collection. Among the decadent whimsy, is a dash of denim.

wwd.com


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New In


Jul24

I added a couple of new things this week.


"Farrah" from Circus by Sam Edelman from fall/winter 2014.

 In need of a new loafer, or oxford, I found them during my weekly visit to Burlington Coat Factory.  This style is pretty much sold out online, with the exception of a size seven and eight, at amazon.com. There are also other colors available, see more below.


I like this one as well, and may add it later. It's available at amazon.com ($64-$80), and 6pm.com ($59.99). All sizes are available on each. 


This style is also available at amazon.com ($64-$80, all sizes), and 6pm.com ($48.88, all sizes).

This style is available at urbanoutfitters.com only. $80; all sizes.


Extreme High-Lo Knit Tank, $36.95

I received this today, and absolutely love it! It's vibrant as it appears here. The material is rayon, which gives it soft, and smooth feel, as well as a little luster. I'm all about those pieces that can be worn from season to season. I'll wear it now with shorts, and pair it with a moto jacket and jeans for fall. Below, I've added some other styles from New York + Company, which I also like.


Extreme Hi-Lo Halter Blouse (euphoria pink; also in black), $46.95

Extreme Hi-Lo Sleeveless Tunic (winter berry; also in black), $46.95


Wrap-Front Extreme Tunic (grecian blue; also in black), $46.95


Button-Front Extreme Tunic (pink hottie; also in black), $46.95

Sharkbite Extreme Tunic, $49.95


Extreme Hi-Lo Wrap Tunic (amplified blue; also in black), $46.95


Extreme Hi-Lo Tee (winter berry), $39.95

Sharkbite Extreme Tunic (grand sapphire), $46.95


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Accessories Trends: Prints, Brow Bars, and More


Jul23

There's nothing quite like an accessory that packs a punch. Floral print pumps, print bags, and an amazing crop of statement sunglasses are among the latest and greatest designer offerings.


Nine West's polyurethane pump; Guess' polyester heels; Schutz's leather pump; Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet's sheep napa leather pump; Via Spiga's silk fabric pump.


Jessica Simpson Collection's PVC handbag; Snob Essentials' polyurethane binocular bag; Trina Turk's cotton, rayon and silk clutch; Furla's saffiano leather handbag.


Kate Spade New York's glazed printed cotton bag; Nine West's cotton piqué pump; Ivanka Trump Collection's leather bag; Fendi's acetate and metal sunglasses.

Fendi's acetate and  metal sunglasses.


From top: Dita's 12-karat gold-plated titanium sunglasses; Emilio Pucci's acetate and metal sunglasses; Haze Collection's metal sunglasses; Dior's metal sunglasses.


From top: Salvatore Ferragamo's plastic sunglasses; Gucci's stainless-steel and acetate sunglasses; Ray-Ban's metal sunglasses; Michael Kors' acetate and metal sunglasses; Balenciaga's acetate sunglasses; Tory Burch's metal sunglasses; Giorgio Armani's acetate sunglasses

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Mansur Gavriel Debuts Two New Styles


Jul22

The designers of THE BAG of ALL BAGS, are back with new styles just in time for fall. Will the new satchel become the season's new "it" bag? We shall see. Following, the editors at style.com give their take on the latest creations.


Considering that Manusur Gavriel's Bucket Bag caused something of a revolution in the handbag market, one can only imagine what the two new styles the brand is revealing in it's fall lookbook will do. Called the Lady Bag, a roomy satchel with a shoulder strap, and the crossbody, a smaller flap bag with a rounded bottom. The pieces are targeted to two very different spectrums of MG's clientele-you could imagine a woman carrying all her needs for day at the the office in the lady, a teen packing her lip balm and sunscreen into the crossbody before heading out to a concert. Truthfully, you'll have a hard time resisting either in the brand's new lookbook, which sets it's newest styles against brightly colored, delicate floral arrangements.

You won't have to wait long to get your hands on these styles, or any others. The brand plans to restock it's e-store next week on July 28th, giving those with quick hands the opportunity to scoop up a mini bucket, crossbody, or tote without spending months on a waitlist. See all those styles and more in Mansur Gavriel's new lookbook, below.


  

style.com


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Feeling Groovy


Jul21

I've been in a denim frame of mind, the last few days. Not that I'm longing for fall and winter, but this is the time of year when the new crop of jeans and such, starts to trickle in. In the past, I've missed out on some goodies, waiting for the official fall season.

I'm currently in flared, and wide-leg mode. Yesterday, I ordered New York + Company's high-waist sailor flare (worn by Jennifer Hudson below), and the patchwork flare.

I love the fact that this whole '70s retro thing is happening right now, the styling options are endless!
I've pulled together some current favorites, maxi dresses, ponchos, ankle boots, and more.




Jennifer Hudson for NY + Company
(see jeans below)


Soho Jeans - High-Waist
Sailor Flare - Theatrical
Blue Wash, $64.95
(buy 1 get one $10)


Soho Jeans - Patchwork
Flare - Howling Blue Wash
$69.95

Soho Jeans Patchwork Pencil Skirt -
Blue Mink Wash, $59.95


Striped Open-front
Duster, $56.95


Soho Jeans Boyfriend
Wander Blue Wash
$69.95
(nyandcompany.com)

Suede Effect Kimono, $129


Vintage-style Denim Skirt, $39.90


Long Tunic, $49.90

Tunic with Slits, $49.90


Fringed Suede Bucket Bag, $139
(zara.com)

Oversized Crochet Paneled
Poncho, $39.90


Faux Suede Strappy Sandals
$32.90


JJ Winters Josie Fringed
Suede Crossbody, $165

Buttoned Denim Midi Dress
$34.90


Embroidered Poncho Top
$29.90


Life In Progress Wide-leg Denim
Pants, $29.90

Embroidered Gauze Peasant
Dress, $34.90


Embroidered Cotton Poncho Top
$34.90


Pinstriped Chambray Midi
$34.90

Sixty Seven Nira Platform
Sandals, $159

Sonia Rykiel High-rise
Flared Jeans, $670


Jerome Dreyfuss Gary
Small Fringed Leather
Shoulder Bag, $395


Chloé Paisley Print Silk
Chiffon Mini, $3,350

Daniele Michetti Jubei
Fringed Suede Chelsea
Boot, $965


Talitha Dia Printed Silk Crepe
De Chine Maxi, $1,345


Talitha Sasha Fringed Embroidered Silk
Poncho, $2,800

Valentino Spring Garden Brocade Ankle
Boots, $1,495


Tom Ford Stretch Denim Shirt
$1,190


Tom Ford High-rise Flared Jeans, $990


Stella McCartney The Falabella medium
Fringed Faux Brushed-leather Shoulder
Bag, $2,185

Current/Elliott The Flip Flop Mid-rise Boot-
Cut Jeans, $230
(netaporter.com)


Twin Sundown Platform, $168


Brentwood Fringed Heel, $150


Minial Lace Up Heel, $178

Sonny Wood Mule, $158


Rae Gladiator Sandals


You + Tennessee Ankle Boot, $205

Bali Footbed, $68


The Endless Poncho, $98


FP X Road Trip Dress, $148

Heart of Gold Mini, $148


Antik Batik Embellished Kaftan, $500


Get Yer Gauze Tunic, $78


Dazed Dream Maxi, $298

Emperor Dress, $245


Tucker Washed Short, $148


Joan High Rise Flare, $89


Destroyed 5 Pocket Flare, $78

Denim Super Flare, $78


Sacred Valley Blanket Flare, $198


Everleigh Slit Wideleg, $148

Modern Geo Print Flare, $248


FP Vintage Extreme Flare, $148


Head West Buttondown, $128

We The Free Circle In The Sand Tee, $78


Riptide Tunic, $98
(freepeople.com)


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Giannico


Jul16

Nicolo Beretta, the designer behind Giannico, is one of the finalists of Who's On Next? His collection of sculpted pumps, and dressed up mary janes are for those who like a little something extra with their shoe.









vogue.it


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Last of The Paris Crowd


Jul16

Here are a few street style looks from the last days of the couture shows in Paris.



Tina Leung



Nicole Warne


Olivia Palermo wearing Fendi


I love the ease of this look

Miroslava Duma


Miroslava Duma is wearing Chanel


Miroslava Duma

Love!


Susie Lau is a true "mix master"


Anna Dello Russo

Gwyneth Paltrow at Valentino


Olivia Palermo and husband Johannes Huebl at Valentino


Susie Lau at Valentino

Shu Qi at Valentino


Miroslava Duma at Valentino


Valentino show attendees


Tina Leung at Valentino

Photos: vogue.it; telegraph.co.uk


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This Girl Is On Fire


Jul15

 Introducing the face - and voice - of  the new Levi's campaign: Alicia Keys.

The singer stars in the 'Live In Levi's' ads for the label's autumn/winter 2015 collection, which has been designed around the idea of women feeling strong in their denim. It uses cutting-edge fabric technology to help create the perfect fit.

'I've come to the revelation that I'm just a jeans girl at heart,' Alicia says.

 'I feel the most confident, comfortable, sexy and strong in my jeans. Levi's is for every woman... There is something for everyone.

 'Much like music, Levi's brings people together from all walks of life and cultures.'

She adds: 'When you are authentically yourself, you are so gorgeous and powerful.

'

Hear, hear.

So behind the project is Alicia that she's quite literally lending her voice to it too, with 28,000 Days - a new track that will feature exclusively on the adverts.

 elleuk.com


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New In


Jul13

I thought I'd share my thoughts on some pieces that I purchased last week.

Floral Peasant Dress, $64.95


I'm sure that you remember my including this dress in my "All The Pretty Peasants" post last week.  I received it a couple of days after that, and it's just as nice as it is in the picture. the colors are so vibrant, which I love! It's fully lined and skims the body nicely, like this style of dress should. I read a review on the nyandcompany.com site, in which a shopper stated, not only that it's to tight in the bust area, but that the material/print, looks like something from the '70s. Now, we all know that not all bodies are created equal. I too am busty, but had no problem with the fit, lining or otherwise. I find it true to size. If it looks like a '70s throwback, all the better in opinion!
Belted Wrap Romper-Abstract Floral, $39


I purchased this little number in-store this weekend, and it's perfection! The material (polyester)
has a soft, silky feel, which makes for comfortable wear. Overall, it's also very flattering! With flat sandals or heels, it's a winner!
Eva Mendes Collection La Bohéme Dress, $89.95


This is such a pretty dress, and I had to HAVE it! Unfortunately, this one didn't work out for me, darn it! While I found that it does run true to size, one me, it gapped in the bust area when I moved. Don't you just hate that! It buttons from the neck down to just above the waist; you step into it. I also had a problem with the fact that the top portion is sheer (really sheer!), and the bottom lined. While this is not a problem for some (it's received great reviews), I wouldn't have wanted to add a camisole or something similar. Oh well. My search for a long-sleeved, floral maxi continues!


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Riley: The Ugly Shoe


Jul13

Well, I ordered my "ugly shoe" of the season (there are others!) this morning. While the Birkenstock, and those of it's kind are still quite popular ( I already own two pairs of that style), I went with a contender. Circus by Sam Edelman's  "riley." I ordered the black pair from amazon.com. I'm drawn to their unique design, and feel sure that I'll wear them often.

On Amazon, they're priced $37.37-$79.99, based on your size. You can also find them on lastcall.com Both colors are priced at $35.40 + $5 shipping. Zappos and circusbysamedelman.com has them for $80.


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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

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