Best Dress

Best Dress

You know that great summertime dress you keep searching for? You can't quite picture it, but you know it fits like a glove yet never feels astringent.

6 TRENDS IN FASHION AND BEAUTY WE LOVE.

1. Past decades we own.

Silhouettes, fabrics and patterns from 50s and 70s are this season's hit. The devil is all in the details: overexposed zippers, wide belts and flowers.

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Dress: Zac Posen, Belt: Express, Necklace:H&M, Cardigan: bordeaux (Anthropologie)

Touch of 50s and getting stuck in 70s ...

2. Florals- Hot Right Now.

For those Spring and Summer outings it is only appropriate to come out all in floral color.  Classic floral dress is a carefully planned decision, cool and feminine. It needs to keep all proportions and balances in check. If high neck dress- we can go shorter, if neck and cleavage are exposed- dress should fall below the knees. For jewelry we go with oversized, heavy earrings.

Dress: Keepsake (sold out), Earrings: J.Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden

3. Three for Three Steps to clean Face.

Before any make up gets applied or after it is removed I use Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush with 3-Step Skin Care routine: foaming soap, clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel.

4. Cat Eye Running.

Eye Make UP: The cat eye look comes and goes. This is a rather subtle, lighter version and it works really well with darker tops. Love Tom Ford mascara, I use it for all of my eye make up looks.

Tom Ford

Bobbi Brown

Dior

5. Everything in Two.

Two piece combos are still in. You can wear high waisted skirts with cropped tops in all shades and colors. They can look very sexy or just plain playful.

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar here), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar here)

Two Piece dress: Lucy Paris (sold out, similar here), Necklace: Kate Spade (sold out, similar here), Cardigan: Alexis Mabille, Shoes: Top Shop (sold out, similar here)

Other fun pieces

Black Halo         Wyatt             M Missoni                   LULUS               Dillards              Forever 21

6. Shout Out to rag&bone Label.

Smart people make beautiful and interesting things. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's brand rag & bone specializes in genius, unique modern designs.  Thanks to them the brand is one of the most coveted wearable, prestige clothing labels in today's market.  New face of luxury with New York aesthetic. Made by people for people.

But beautifully constructed things are not anonymous, they don't just come out of nowhere. Without any formal fashion training there was an idea, project and passion that lead to creation of an ideal product. In short, these designers utilize a pure craftsmanship of local manufactures and some of the oldest factories in the country. Their brand image has been built on quality and expert skill. Everything is thought through with downtown sensibility and it is impeccably crafted. That's what I call "trendy."

RAG & BONE JEANS

JEANS: rag&bone (sold out), BAG: Philip Lim (sold out), SHOES: Sarah Jessica Parker (available here), TOP: Calvin Klein, BLAZER: H&M, Sunglasses: Krewe (available here)

Accessories

Another way to style rag & bone jeans:

Dreamy Necklaces

Mother's Day is almost here! Here are our picks for Spring's must-have necklaces. These beauties will be a nice additions to your Spring celebrations and of course perfect gifts to our lovely mothers!

For sexy moms conscious of their feminity, a flower of red-hot beauty elegances this necklace from Mahavir in India. This flowery pendant speckled with garnet stones that radiate like bright residues, forms a splendid contrast when styled with black turtle neck and blue jeans. 

Sweater: Alexander McQueen, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace: Novica, ( love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

Sweater: Alexander McQueen, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Boots: Frye, Clutch: Jimmy Choo, Necklace: Novica, ( love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry as an alternative and if you are not a big fan of pendant necklaces), Sunglasses: Wildfox

For young, perhaps still a bit naïve and girlish moms. Provoking with their innocence, they are beautiful and fascinating, consciously expressing their personality. This M. Haskell for Inc is perfect, it syndicates gorgeous oranges with stunning pink and looks fabulous with gold-tone mixed metallic dresses or tops.

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat: Drome, Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace: M. Haskell for Inc (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from Emerald Park Jewelry)

Dress: Marques' Almeida, Coat: Drome, Shoes: Yoins, Bag: Burberry, Necklace: M. Haskell for Inc (or if you are not into tassel necklaces, here is another great option from Emerald Park Jewelry)

For inspiring and creative moms who like to make bold statements with eye-catching accessories.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: Liz Clairbone (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Dress: Haute Hippie, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Clutch: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: Liz Clairbone (or this Assorted Fashionista Necklace from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Perhaps she is a bohemian mom who likes to mix her styles and likes dynamic jewelry. Display a lustrous iridescence and metallic rainbow luster, flashing all the colors of the rainbow with your flowery top and skinny jeans.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack: Hershel Supply & Co. Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

Top: Dorothy Perkins, Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, Boots: Dolce & Gabbana, Backpack: Hershel Supply & Co. Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity ( or if you like to pair your bohemian pieces with yellow gold jewelry, this is a perfect piece from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Victoria Victoria Beckham.

If your mom prefers paisley, flowery prints and lightness in her outfits, this colorful Shh by Sadie Rocked Up crystal quarts necklace shouts freedom, boho and luxe of effortless beauty.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace: Shh by Sadie Rocked Up ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

Top: Etro, Trousers: Etro, Heels: Guess, Bag: Yoins, Necklace: Shh by Sadie Rocked Up ( or if she prefers a more delicate pendant necklace to go with her prints, this is a great option from Emerald Park Jewelry), Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

For moms with timeless, classic sense of style but who are also not afraid of sharp, deep colors and simple forms, we picked this precious stone pendant.  One pear-cut iridescent green emerald gemstone would make the perfect mother’s day gift.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace: Allurez ( love this one too from Emerald Park Jewerlry), Sunglasses: Calvin Klein, Turban Hat: Choies.

Top: Roksanda Fuji, Skirt: Parlor, Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Necklace: Allurez ( love this one too from Emerald Park Jewerlry), Sunglasses: Calvin Klein, Turban Hat: Choies.

 

10 Ways To Revive Your Old Pieces - Old & New Spring Remix.

In this post I am reviewing some of the new, hot items available on the market but also going back into my closet to revive and rediscover once beloved pieces that are still very much wearable and classic.

1. In this first look I took the boxy shapes, cropped top from last summer and tweed jacket, and loosened the look up with long wide pants. 

Top: Someday Lovin, Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this one , Blazer: H&M (old) similar here, Pants: Daily Look, Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this one , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry too. 

Top: Someday Lovin, Jacket: Alberta Ferretti (old) also love this one , Blazer: H&M (old) similar here, Pants: Daily Look, Bag: Luis Vuitton (old) love this one , Necklace: Betsy Johnson (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry too. 

2. This next look is inspired by Spring- innocent ingénue, all sweetness and light. Spring is here, and with it comes a new crop of florals, pair them with your old pastels or neutrals in retro but edgy style. Love this A-Line dress by Ellen Tracy. 

Dress: Ellen Tracy, Blazer: Gant (old) similar here, Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love these flats as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this one too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Fedora: TopShop

Dress: Ellen Tracy, Blazer: Gant (old) similar here, Shoes: Christian Louboutin(old) love these flats as an alternative, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out), love this one too, Bracelets: David Yurman and Alexis Bittar (old), love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Fedora: TopShop

3. Dressing down for the most challenging role of my life- motherhood. You will catch me wearing no make up, linen wide pants and stripe loose top. If you desire to dress up this look a bit, below I added some bohemian elements. 

Top: French Connection (old), I like this one , Coat: Isabel Marant, Pants: Joie, Pumps: Valentino, Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from Emerald Park Jewelry ,) Bracelet: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Top: French Connection (old), I like this one , Coat: Isabel Marant, Pants: Joie, Pumps: Valentino, Tote: Henri Bendel sold out, Earrings: Bling Jewelry (love these from Emerald Park Jewelry ,) Bracelet: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

4. I love to dress down, but I'm the queen of boho and Spanish influenced style. I'll look at Rachel Zoe and say, yeah, that's cool, I'll rock that. I won't ever spend the money she does, though. Except for shoes and earrings most of these items are from new collections by Tory Burch and IRO. 

Top: Tory Burch, Jacket: IRO, Jeans: Page, Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure these are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from Emerald Park Jewlry, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry

Top: Tory Burch, Jacket: IRO, Jeans: Page, Pumps: Christian Loubouitn (old) love these but I am sure these are super uncomfortable, Bag: Deux Lux (soldo out), Earrings: Belk (old) love these from Emerald Park Jewlry, Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry

5. Pleats have been seen on the streets a lot lately: skirts, flouncy white shirts, spring coats etc. Street style is the fashion of our culture, and so for me, it is the way onward. It's all in the way we mix and match the pieces. You can mix this blouse with your worn-out boyfriend jeans, shorts or pencils skirts. 

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like this one too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love these pants, Flats: Bureberry (old) similar here, Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings: Blue Canday, Watch: Peugeot, Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Ring Set: T&C

Top: Alice+Olivia (sold out at Bloomingdales, I like this one too), Trouser: Jhonathan Saunders (old) absolutely love these pants, Flats: Bureberry (old) similar here, Bag: Versace (sold out), Earrings: Blue Canday, Watch: Peugeot, Bracelet: Liz Clairbone or this one from Emerald Park Jewelry, Ring Set: T&C

6.  Cape-style sleeves, embroidered and back cutout with tiered overlay, this season's sexiest dresses take their cues from traditional Mexican way of dressing. Don't forget to find your favorite vintage jewelry pieces to complete this look. 

Dress: Free People, Cardigan: H&M (old) similar here, Boots: Taryn Rose (old) similar here, Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love this one too, Belt: Stella McCartney, similar here

Dress: Free People, Cardigan: H&M (old) similar here, Boots: Taryn Rose (old) similar here, Bag: Saint Laurent (sold out), Choker: Mango love this one too, Belt: Stella McCartney, similar here

7. A new breed of suit has swept in this spring, coming directly from DVF SS16 Collection. Her new fashion maturity features the arrival of such elements of decent dressing as "safari styling,"glamorous taupe-grey linen, point collar, utility style front pockets and playful rainbow fringing twist. 

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept here, Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pants: Diane Von Furstenberg, Shoes: Michael Micahel Kors, Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Bracelets: David Yurman and Belk, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

Top: European Culture (old) similar concept here, Jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pants: Diane Von Furstenberg, Shoes: Michael Micahel Kors, Bag: Gucci (sold out), Earrings: Blink Jewelry, or these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Bracelets: David Yurman and Belk, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

8. Strong, romantic and feminine. This dress by Adelyn Rae suggests a wistful prettiness and openness, taking harbor in the formality of trapeze structure. Pair it with a tried oversize trench, a cropped peacoat or a bomber jacket.

Dress: Adelyn Rae, Trench: Hobbs Saskia, Shoes: Joie, Bag: Relaxfeel, Watch: Micahel Kors, You can accessorize with this bracelet from Emerald Park Jewelry and Sunglasses: Forever 21

Dress: Adelyn Rae, Trench: Hobbs Saskia, Shoes: Joie, Bag: Relaxfeel, Watch: Micahel Kors, You can accessorize with this bracelet from Emerald Park Jewelry and Sunglasses: Forever 21

9. Summer and spring as seasons are laid-back, which means you can play more with comfortable shirts and jeans or shorts. Once you're comfortable with your base, you can expand onto your accessories. 

Top: Madewell, Blazer: Alice&You, Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old) similar here, Shoes:Joie, Crossbody: Flora Bella, Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry), Necklace: Forever21

Top: Madewell, Blazer: Alice&You, Jeans: Abercrombie&Fitch (old) similar here, Shoes:Joie, Crossbody: Flora Bella, Bracelets: Zaful and Boho Betty ( I love this one from Emerald Park Jewelry), Necklace: Forever21

10. Bejeweled or silk pleated tops and pleated mini skirts are turning up the heat this spring.  Chic European meets bohemian is a sudden expansion of girlie femininity. Let's not forget to accessorize heavily with jewelry for maximum glamour effect. 

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this one too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning top, Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old) similar here, Shoes: Dior (old) love these, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out) love this one too. Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Sunglasses: ASOS

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (old) like this one too, Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (not available) here is another stunning top, Skirt: Alexander McQueen (old) similar here, Shoes: Dior (old) love these, Tote: Henri Bendel (sold out) love this one too. Earrings: Lali Jewels love these from Emerald Park Jewelry, Sunglasses: ASOS

The Look - A FASHION PAGE PRODUCT REVIEW * * * * *

1. Traditional borrowed from menswear styles are getting a fashion makeover this season. Impeccably tailored Page Skyline bootcut jeans and cut from crisp, airy cotton-poplin Equipment shirt are at once feminine and sporty. A modern take on classic boy look? We'll take ours with Topshop bomber jacket and Milly Fringe Satchel.

Overall Outfit Rating:  * * * *

These Page jeans are amazingly tailored but are designed for really tall women with long legs.

Jacket: Topshop, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Necklace: BaubleBar, Shirt: Equipment, Jeans: Page, Boots: Chloe similar here, Bag: Milly

2. Nautical themes are hitting the streets. For a lot of my clients the ultimate stripe top is the new "white T top." The latest must have from Theory- 'Ennayln B' Stripe Scoop Neck Top. Take this top with AG 'The Angelina' Bootcut Jeans and Topshop 'Kindred' Pointy Toe Loafer or into evening with stilettos. Don't forget to wear extreme chic mirror sunglasses by Karen Walker in city-savvy grey color.

Overall Outfit Rating: * * *

The top is designed for longer torso type of body but I loved the quality.

Earrings: Alexis Bittar, Top: Theory, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Jacket: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop, Jeans: AG, Bag: Milly, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar

3. Slip a printed sleeveless top over everything from distressed jeans to skinny pants or mini skirt. Milly Brushstroke Print Sleeveless Top is this spring's posh street statement. This sleek, vibrant in wildly beautiful colors tank is a work of art. When the sun goes down pair it with jeans or skinny trousers and heels.  With a stepped cutaway hem, the look is pure "modern abstract tabard." And the finishing touches? Alexis Bittar Crystal-Encrusted Lucite Spear Earrings and Colorblock Crystal Hinge Bracelet. 

Overall Outfit Rating: * * * * *

Loved everything about this outfit.

Coat: MSGM, Top: Milly, Earrings: Alexis Bittar, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Necklace: Maria Black, similar here, Bag: Milly, Shoes: Casadei, Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch

4. The latest halter tanks boast runway- ready details, from silk, shoulder-baring ruffled halter tops to floral motifs to sleek original sporty accents.

Overall Outfit Rating: * *

Needed a smaller halter top, it runs a little large.

Top: Diane Von Furstenberg, Earrings: Alexander McQueen, Necklace: BaubleBar, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Shoes: BCBG similar here , Bag: Milly, Jeans: Oasis similar here, Jacket: Drea Jacket by Related

5. Freedom of Choice:  There isn’t any one look- instead there are always choices, options that invite women to discover their own flair.

Those options include black and white print leggings and lace up high heel shoes, mesh jumper and oversized tweed coat. Accessories match the variety of looks to complement the season’s style directions.  Bracelets: This chic accessory comes in an array of options for spring.

Overall Outfit Rating: * * * *

Easy comfort.

Photography by John Rounds, Make Up by Danika Clevenstine.

Sweater: Ava, similar here, Coat: Vintage, similar here, Leggings: Gift, similar here, Boots: H&M, similar here, Clutch: Street Level, similar here, Bracelets: AeraVida, smilar here,  Alexis Bittar, similar here and NewChic.

Weekend Dress Code

This week is all about perfect pieces for a weekend in a hot spot like New York City or any trendy suburban neighborhood- from a fashion village bound top and faux fur vest to an ultrafeminine super comfortable pair of jeans and combat boots.

Let's get started with your cozy weekend look. Number one get the color right. The Fall/Winter collection featured a full spectrum of color- from outrageous neons to perfect primaries.  How to wear it?

20-year-olds or younger (like our model Angelica) can happily boast brights- including head-to-toe color and funky kaleidoscopic patterns or bold graphic sweatshirts. They can also experiment with textures and pair different styles like urban/boho or romantic with grunge. Shocking shades work well on 30-year-olds when scaled down to a chic accessory- think a vivid clutch or a pair of stilettos.

Update your wardrobe with pieces like slim pants or jeans that add miles to the leg and sleek, streamlined accessories.

Make a strong statement this season with punk-rock pieces, graphic sweatshirts and prints that pop.

Amazing dramatic eyes and pale lips by Danika Clevenstine.

Play with proportion: Try oversized coats, cardigans and vests.

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

MODEL: ANGELICA WALEJNIS

MAKE UP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA