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Solange Knowles for Ground Magazine by Seiji Fujimore


I'm a huge fan of Solange Knowles! I love her style. She knows exactly what works for her and is not afraid to take risks. What I really love about Solange the person, is the fact that she's been able to step out of Bey's shadow and create her own persona. I recently read an interview, during which she states that it did take her some time to find her "own place" and tap into her sense of self. She went on to say that she is now in a happy place. It definitely shows!

Solange Gets Grounded—Gracing the pages of The Ground Magazine's fourth issue, neo-soul singer Solange Knowles shows off eastern inspired looks for this feature photographed by Seiji Fujimori. The songstress poses in dreamy silhouettes and colorful prints styled by Nick Nelson, spotlighting kimono robes, decorated fans and sandals. / Set design by Davis Davis, Hair by Chuck Amos, Makeup by Munemi Imai (Fashion Gone Rogue)


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Full Skirting


I've been obsessing over full skirts for some months now. Sure, the short ones are plentiful, but I was searching for midi length or longer. Initially, I set out to find a pretty floral, but most that I found were a little too dressy. While I love those styles (the ball gown skirts by Alice & Olivia are amazing!), I wanted a cotton version for spring and summer that I could dress up or down. I stumbled across the site Soft Surroundings, and found exactly what I'd been looking for.

Their "Etruscan" skirt more than fit the bill. Not only is the length perfect, but the print gives it that extra bit of flair, much like Dolce & Gabbana's version. I'm so in love with it! I'll pair it with simple white tee, a denim shirt tied about the waist, and a black and white top, striped or otherwise. Of course I'll add some cute flat sandals!

"Etruscan" clearance price $34.99

Carven skirt, $670; avenue32.com

"Glint" $220; beulahlondon.com

"Tropez" $295; L.K. Bennett

"Rita" $125; coast-stores.com

Elle Strauss (Daily Telegraph U.K.)

Dolce & Gabbana, $1,110 (netaporter.com)

Lela Rose, $1,595

Alice and Olivia "Abella" ball gown skirt, $698

Alice & Olivia "Tina" ball gown skirt, $698

Alice & Olivia "Abella" ball gown skirt, $698 (neimanmarcus.com)

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Not the Average......


I love sharing with you, those fabulous and unique creations which truly make a statement. I hope you enjoy!

Alexander Wang, $650

Givenchy, $1,170

Valentino jeans, $895

Kenzo, $603.77

Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons, $703.40

Isabel Marant, $398.56 (farfetch.com)

Nocturne, $235

Iosselliani, $750

Bex Rox, $928

Bex Rox, $2,315

Donna Karan, $595

push by PUSHMATaha, $250

Alexis Bittar, $295

Jenny Packham, $340

Alexis Bittar, $275

Monserat De Luca, $62 (shopbop.com)

$198 (love!)




Love birds ring, $88

Wood cuff watch, $188

Clutch, $998 (anthropologie.com)

"Sierra," $368

"Spirit, $668 (AMAZING!)

"Rendering," $168

"Cabal," $220

"Mantra," $128

"Bali," $128 (freepeople.com)

Zara, $99.90 (love!)

Zara, $99.90

Sergio Rossi, $2,950

Sergio Rossi, $1,995

Maison Martin Margiela, $1,260

Christian Louboutin, $865

Fendi, $990

Alaia, $3,145

Alaia, $2,915

Kenzo, $220

Haider Ackerman, $1,560

Emanuel Ungaro, $1,645

MSGM, $355

Tibi, $495

Jimmy Choo, $1,695

Stella McCartney, $1,340

Etro, $1,660

Marc Marc Jacobs, $600

Emilia Wickstead, $1,070

Moschino Cheap & Chic, $495

Sacai, $2,155

Christopher Kane, $3,380

Christopher Kane, $3,045

J.W. Anderson

Moschino, $2,895

Fendi, $3,650

3.1 Phillip Lim, $1,195

Erdem, $5,100

Miu Miu, $5,325

Moschino, $9,995

Sophia Webster, $570

Erdem jumpsuit, $3,840

Mary Katrantzou: top, $995, skirt, $6,200

Bijoux Heart, $2,295

Anna-Karin Karlsson, $1,010

Paula Mendoza, $600

Chloé, $4,850

Paula Mendoza, $850

Bijoux Heart, $510

Junya Watanabe, $925 (netaporter.com)

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Shopbop: Gone to the Dogs!


How cute is this! There's nothing like using a cuddly pooch to really sell it!

Top Dogs–Online retailer Shopbop
enlists dogs for its new spring accessories shoot featuring the hottest
of this season's trends. Enlisting canine talent from some of its
employees, the result is pretty amazing as the pooches rock sunglasses, bags and sneakers in metallic and neon tones. Check out images from the shoot below and see more on Shopbop.com. (Fashion Gone Rogue)


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Iman for SCENE by Douglas Friedman


This AGELESS beauty makes for a stunning picture! And that hair......she should sport that style for a while!

Iman Steals the Scene–Living legend Iman covers the March issue of SCENE Magazine wearing a seventies glam afro and gold top. Inside the fashion publication, the Somalian model poses for Douglas Friedman of Bernstein & Andriulli in standout spring looks styled superbly. "It's thrilling to work with such a legend – the most important photographers of our time have worked with her," Friedman remarks about the fashion icon and businesswoman. (Fashion Gone Rogue)


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Spring/Summer Casuals


For those times when one needs something beyond the flat sandal or thongs/flip flops, a cute sneaker or espadrille flat fits the bill. You know, the outdoor concerts/festivals, picnics etc. Though slip on sneakers reign supreme, The classic Converse also ranks high among the fashionable. As you will see here, Converse has upped it's game by creating some jazzier styles.  Tie-dyed, studded, and eyelet to name a few. My current favorite is the slip on.....I ordered the style from Joe Fresh, which I expect to wear with many looks. I also lovvvvvvve those by Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Steve Madden, but can't justify spending $139 for them.

The coolest of the cool? Vans. Check out those from Zappos (the last six pair), I want them all! Especially the Vans x Beatles version and those with daisies that say "love me, love me not" on the sides. Hopefully you see something that you like as well!

Michael Kors, $135

Coach, $98

Circus By Sam, $50

DV8 Dolce Vita, $39

Sperry, $60

Converse, $74.99

Blowfish, $39 (macys.com)

UGG Australia, $80

Coach, $79.99

Gianni Bini, $59.99

Steve Madden, $59.99

Steve Madden, $99

UGG Australia, $110

Steve Madden x The Blonde Salad, $139.99

Betsey Johnson, $55

GB, $59.99

GB, $49.99

Steve Madden x The Blond Salad, $139.99

Converse, $55

Converse, $60

Via Spiga, $155

Steve Madden, $59.99 (dillards.com)

JCP, $24.99

JCP, $24.99

Muk Luks, $32.99

Yuu, $39.99

Keds, $39.99

Keds, $39.99

Joe Fresh, $24.99

Vans, $49.99

Keds, $44.99

Vans, $44.99

Liz Claiborne, $29.99

Converse, $44.99

Converse, $44.99

Converse, $44.99

Converse, $39.99

Converse, $44.99

Converse, $44.99

Converse, $49.99

Converse, $45

Vans, $44.99 (jcp.com)

Vans x The Beatles, $65

Vans, $49.99

Vans, $49.99

Vans, $55

Vans, $55

Vans, $55 (zappos.com)

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Spring Essentials?


Featured are items which the editor's at ELLE magazine state are spring essentials. As I review "the list," I'm reminded that I need to update my trench....I'll probably opt for something colorful. While I love the idea of a crisp white dress, I usually shy away from them due to their transparency and the SPOT FACTOR. Additionally, I not a baseball hat person. I love the way that they look on other people, but they just don't work for me. See what you think.

The Tiny Lady Bag

Brahmin Ophelia Shoulder Bag, $345; brahmin.comMarc Jacobs Grand Waxed Calf Mini Metropolitan, $1,595; marcjacobs.comCoach Mini Borough Bag, $398; coach.com

The Trench Coat

A.P.C. New Classic Trench Coat, $635; uscheckout.apc.frSmythe Water Resistant Trench, $695; scoopnyc.comSeal Trench Coat, $750; tibi.com

The High-Waisted Jean

Topshop Moto Raw Hem High Waisted Jeans, $80; us.topshop.comMango High Waist London Jeans, $69.99; shop.mango.comASOS Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jean in Warm Charcoal with Busted Knees, $56.46; us.asos.com

The White Shirt Dress

Mulberry Cotton Shirt Dress, $950; mytheresa.comRosie Assoulin Exposed-Back Midi Shirt Dress, $1795; modaoperandi.comTory Burch Carolina Dress, $350; toryburch.com

The Striped Something

Harvey Faircloth Striped Mini Wrap Skirt, $375; modaoperandi.comSaint James Naval II, $130; saintjamesboutique.comChloé Striped Cotton-Jersey Dress , $1295; mytheresa.com

The Ballet Flat

Anniel Ballerinas, $200; shoescribe.comYOOX Pretty Ballerinas, $109; yoox.comSalvatore Ferragamo Iconic Ballerina Flat, $450; ferragamo.com

The Moto Jacket

Coach Slim Leather Moto Jacket, $898; coach.comPapin Leather Biker Jacket, $650; us.allsaints.com

The Lightweight Sweater

Chinti & Parker New Mosaic Sweater, $545; chintiandparker.comVanessa Bruno Long Sleeve Sweater, $353; thecorner.comEquipment Roland Crew with Contrast Buffalo Check, $248;equipmentfr.com

The Sundress

Carven Printed Cotton Dress, $890; net-a-porter.comJoie Carlissa Dress, $298; joie.comMoschino Floral-print Embroidered Organza Drop-Waist Dress, $1,695; net-a-porter.com

The Baseball Hat

J. Crew Jacquard Baseball Cap, $34.50; jcrew.comFresh Floral Baseball Cap, $8.80; forever21.comFendi Hat, $135; yoox.com


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Ah Spring!


Happy first day of Spring all! I hope that you at least get a glimpse of sunshine today even though it might not be warm. My local forecast is 73 and sunny by the day's end, though it's still chilly at this point. In honor of the dawning of spring, I thought that I would pay homage to flat sandals. As you know, there are sooooooooooo many styles from which to choose. Had I added all that I wanted to, Id' be here for the rest of the day!

 I honed in on a couple of the biggest trends.....ankle-straps, and gladiators. Also, you've probably noticed an influx of Isabel Marant look-a-likes, inspired by one of her most popular styles from last year. I still get a shiver when I look at "Carol."

 photo: shefinds.com

Chinese Laundry's version, "Time Flies" is definitely one of the best, and sure to be a popular seller. I've included it below. Similar styles can be found on Go Jane, Forever 21, Lulus, just to name a few.

When sandal times arrives each year, they're always my first choice (aside from occasionally wearing a sneaker), as I'm not really a thong/flip flop person. While I like a thong-type sandal, I gravitate towards a toe-ring sandal like those from BCBG, shown in the first picture (those are on my list!). I just LOVE the way that they look on the foot. When I want something to just slip on, I will choose a style similar to the Michael Kors version in picture two. I'm also partial to both ankle-strap and gladiator styles, and look forward to adding some new ones to my closet.

BCBG, $89

Michael Kors, $145

Vince Camuto, $89

DV by Dolce Vita, $69

BCBGeneration, $89

Lucky brand, $79

Enzo Angiolini, $110

Circus by Sam Edelman, $45

Report, $60

Marc Fisher, $59

Nine West, $69

DV8 by Dolce Vita, $29

Guess, $89

Fergie, $99

DV by Dolce Vita, $79; macys.com

Zara, $99

Zara, $99.90

Zara, $69.90; zara.com

Michael Kors, $125

Vince Camuto, $89

DV by Dolce Vita, $69

Vince Camuto, $110

Michael Kors, $145

Steve Madden, $89.99

BCBG, $115

BCBG, $118

Vince Camuto, $98

Steve Madden/Keyshia Cole, $129.99

Volatile, $59.99

Lucky Brand, $79

Jessica Simpson

Report, $69.99

Vince Camuto, $98

Latigo, $110

Chinese Laundry, $89.99

Kenneth Cole, $130

Sam Edelman

DV by Dolce Vita, $79

Tory Burch, $275

Laurence Dacade, $975

Vince, $225

Pour la Victoire, $91.50

Gucci, $585

Christian Louboutin, $995

Joie, $315

Donald Pliner, $248

Alberto Fermani, $395

Christian Louboutin, $1,395

Donald Pliner, $228

Michael Kors, $125

Michael Kors, $150

Laurence Dacade, $945

See by Chloe, $345

Laurence Dacade, $995

10 Crosby Derek Lam, $295

Balenciaga, $865

Stuart Weitzman, $398

Ash, $195

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Robyn lawley for Cosmopolitan Australia


The beautiful Robyn Lawley dons some easy, wearable pieces. I'm partial to looks three and six.

Ahead of the Curve–Following up her cover last month, Robyn Lawley graces the pages of Cosmopolitan Australia once again for the magazine’s April issue. This time around she stars in a fashion feature highlighting the best in model off duty style.Nicole Adolphe styles the plus size babe in casual styles ranging from denim to comfy sweaters from local labels in these images photographed by Kane Skennar.


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Street Style: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Part 2


While the various Fashion Week's have come to a close, I wanted to share this last installment of fabulously chic looks.

Lupita Nyong'o

Natalie Joos


Love the cut of this jacket!

Another fabulous piece!

Jessica Alba

J.J Martin

Kate Foley

That Michelle Elie!

Michelle Elie wearing Comme des Garcons

Miu Miu boots

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo in Valentino

The Nike socks actually work well with this look.

Sarah & Giovanna Battaglia

Tina Leung

Photos: Vogue.it; harpersbazaar.com; elle.com; Vogue.mx; style.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


"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