Monday, March 28, 2011

Burberry Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign

Now that spring has finally arrived, you are probably trying to figure out what to wear for the season.  Well look no further as Burberry's spring/summer 2011 ad campaign features many fabulous looks with hints of color.  From trenches to animal print accessories to bold leather jackets, this campaign has it all. Photographed by the famed Mario Testino, Burberry's spring/summer ads are sure to inspire many.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Shoe Pick of The Week

These edgy Rock & Republic Saffron studded booties are sure to make a statement when you put them on.  The allover cone studs with the pastel hue give these booties a rocker chic look.  These booties would be fabulous with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, or leggings.  The Rock & Republic Saffron are a great addition to your collection and sure way to get many compliments.

The Rock & Republic Saffron booties are available online.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Oscars of Fashion - The CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees

Let the predictions begin! The official nominees and honorees for the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) were announced by the CFDA chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg.  Alexander Wang leads the nominations with three for his edgy designs while Marc Jacobs will be honored with the lifetime achievement award.  The ceremony will take place on June 6 at the Lincoln Center.

Here is the full list of nominees and honorees:
International Designer of the Year 
Phoebe Philo, Celine
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc Jacobs
Fashion Icon of the Year
Lady Gaga
Eugenia Sheppard Award
Hilary Alexander
Eleanor Lambert Award
Hal Rubenstein, InStyle
Womenswear Designer of the Year
The nominees: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of the Year
The nominees:
Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr
Accessory Designer of the Year
The nominees:
Reed Krakoff, Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough, and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
The nominees:
Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, and Prabal Gurung
Swarovski Award for Menswear
The nominees:
Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
The nominees:
Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, and Pamela Love

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood

The Hollywood Reporter recently released a list of the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood.  Topping off the list is none other than Rachel Zoe. She has come a long way from her days at Gotham and YM. Her client roster includes Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, and many more. With her reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project, collection, and book, it's no wonder she stands tall at the top of this list.

2. Kate Young
3. Petra Flannery
4. Jen Rade
5. Anna Bingeman
6. Cristina Ehrlich
7. Deborah Waknin
8. Elizabeth Stewart
9. Lesie Fremar
10. Jeanne Yang
11. Leith Clark
12. Estee Stanley
13. L’Wren Scott
14. Jessica Paster
15. Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn
16. Maryann Malakpour
17. Tanya Gill
18. Tiina Laakonen
19. George Kotsiopoulos
20. Nicole Chavez
21. Annabel Tollman
22. Brad Goreski
23. June Ambrose
24. Samantha McMillen
25. Simone Harouche

June Ambrose started as an intern at MCA records and later became instrumental in creating looks for Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Ripa, and many others.  She had the most nominated videos of any stylist at the MTV Awards in one year and published the book Effortless Style in 2006.

View the full feature here.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I must say I am extremely humbled and honored to be recognized by one of my peers in the fashion blog world, Angel Garcia who has the fabulous blog, Fashionably Numb

Rules of the Award are as follows:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to the in your post
  • Tell us seven things about yourself
  • Award seven recently discovered new bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received this award
Seven things about me:
  1. I am obsessed with casual tops with faces on them.
  2. I am a huge Lady Gaga fan because she likes to go against the grain.
  3. I love to travel.
  4. I lived in Haiti for 2 years.
  5. I wear only one earring so people always think that I have lost one.
  6. My favorite show is Luther .
  7. I absolutely love statement pieces and feel as though everyone should have at least one.
Seven seems a bit overwhelming so I will pick my top two:
  1. Alex Matoshko at Lifestyle Geek
  2.  Mihaela Gurau at Overseeing Fashion

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shoe Pick of The Week

This week's selection is from Mr. Red Bottom, Christian Louboutin.  The Louboutin Lady Peep Slingback Pump is a seductive and flirty shoe that is sure to get some looks.  The bold colors on this patent leather pump are perfect for spring/summer and would be paired perfectly with skinny jeans or a summer dress.  This shoe is perfect for the fashionista who is bold, daring, and ready to be the center of attention.

The Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Slingback Pump is available online.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Vanessa Simmons by Itaysha Jordan

Photographed by the esteemed Itaysha Jordan, Vanessa Simmons delivers a stunning pictorial for the "Beauty is Diverse" wesbite.  Vanessa is styled by Kanayo Ebi, makeup by Alana J, and hair by Dante Blandshaw.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Handbag Must Haves

A great handbag is a true companion.  It holds all the essentials that a woman needs on a daily basis and makes for a fabulous accessory.  Handbags make for great statement pieces (such as the Mulberry bag shown above) especially in the winter when you are bundled up. From satchels to handhelds to hobos, the possibilites are endless and every woman's dream.  Here are a few options to help create your look.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Proenza Schouler

Juicy Couture

Marc by Marc Jacobs


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Monday, March 7, 2011

Designer Feature - Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr

Hailing from the small town of Tripoli, Iowa, KahriAnne Kerr has made a name for herself in the fickle but fierce fashion industry with her Kahri collection.  Celebrities such as Fergie, Paris Hilton, and Keri Hilson have donned KahriAnne's designs. With her "Be Rebellious" motto, KarhriAnne, has done just that by designing her own clothes in high school without any fashion or sewing experience and moving from a small town to make it as a fashion designer in New York City.  Her designs are sold in stores worldwide and can be viewed on her websiteKahriAnne's designs are edgy, sexy, and chic. Having recently won Lord & Taylor's "Rising Star of NJ Fashion Week" award, KahriAnne has ensured that her star will continue to rise.

AFFF: Were you always into fashion or is it something that later interested you?
KahriAnne: I didn’t start sewing/designing until I was a junior/senior in high school, but I think I’ve always been picky about what I wear.  I definitely got more into fashion during college. 

AFFF: How was the move from Iowa to NYC for you?
KahriAnne: I always wanted to get out of Iowa and move to a big city.  I had no idea what NYC was like or what the fashion industry was like before I moved here.  I transferred to FIT from Iowa State, which my Dad was not happy about.  He is an Iowa boy through and through and hates NYC, so I had to pack up the car, handed him the keys, and made him drive me out to NY.  The best part about moving to NYC from Iowa is all the fabric stores!  Iowa just has Jo-Anns, which sucks.
AFFF: What is your favorite part about conceptualizing a design?
KahriAnne: Well I like to think of a theme for each collection and go fabric shopping and figure out what types of fabrics I like that fit the color story and season and then do a lot of draping and thumbnail sketches.

AFFF: How would you describe the style your line exemplifies?
KahriAnneHip, funky, and rocker chic.
AFFF: Where do you get your design inspiration from?
KahriAnneUsually rock 'n roll.
AFFF: What are your favorite trends for spring/summer?
KahriAnneWell my favorite items from my Spring 2011 collection are my best selling "Jesus Loves the Stooges Dress," "Sister Midnight Dress," Look So Sweet Dress," and the "Party Time Dress."

AFFF: What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?
KahriAnne: Go to fashion school, don't be boring, make some famous friends (although I didn't do that one, it sure seems to help other designers), sew a lot, and don't give up!

AFFF: Who are some of your favorite designers?
KahriAnne: Stephen Sprouse, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Luella Bartley, and Sass & Bide.

AFFF: What are you thoughts about the current state of fashion? Do you feel that it's moving in a positive direction?
KahriAnne: Well, I don't think anything I can say can change the fashion industry, but I do agree with Donna Karan and her plight to change the fashion calendar as in clothes are shown too early and delivered too early.  Everything is on the internet now, so everyone gets ripped off.  And I think it's crazy that Spring deliveries are so early; who wants to buy Spring items during a blizzard? Also, the whole celebrity pseudo designer trend is annoying, especially since the general public doesn't understand that the celebrity doesn't actually design anything. Because of the blogs and everything internet, everyone is a critic, which is for better and worse, but I think that it's better than magazine editors trying to dictate things. I think you should wear whatever you want whenever you want.

AFFF: What's in the future for the Kahri collection and what is your favorite piece from your collection?
KahriAnne: Well right now I'm starting to work on the Spring 2012 collection.  I wear stuff from my collection everyday. My Spring 2011 samples are still in the showroom, but I can't wait to get them back so I can wear them! I wore the "Flashback Trench Coat" and the "Locked Groove Top" from my Fall 2010 collection today.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Shoe Pick of The Week

Spring is in the air so start off right with this Pour la Victoire Bria Platform Sandal. This leather platform sandal features cutouts at the band, three buckled straps at the upper, and a 4 inch heel.  Available in light grey, black, and cognac, this sandal is great with any look.  It's sexy and flirty and the light grey sandal can be paired with any color in your closet. 

The Pour la Victoire Bria Platform Sandal is available online.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Arlenis Sosa in Harper's Bazaar Spain

Arlenis Sosa turns up the heat in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain.  Photographed by Xevi MuntanĂ©, Arlenis dons colorful summer looks from Versace, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more. Styled by Leticia Riestra, Arlenis dazzles in La Isla, Bonita.





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