February 2015

Checks Checked, From Runway to Street-24/7 Dressing.

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A Fashion Page is a laboratory site where I can test my more radical fashion ideas. I post my most original looks or outfits that hopefully will make my readers and followers reexamine how they look at clothes. Today my “checks on denim” look is a reinterpretation of classic military theme, completely nontraditional and right for the street style.

And a special thanks to John Rounds who shot my "checks checked" story and produced most stunning images ever. He is a modern renaissance man and you can take a look at his breathtaking portfolio here. His photos capture the fun, dynamism and beauty of fashion. Can't wait to our next photoshoot! We are also planning on featuring a model next time but can't say more at this time. Also anyone interested in wearing beautiful outfits (put together by me) and having awesome images taken by John for our AFP blog please contact me here.

Sunglasses: Prada, Jacket: What Goes Around Come Around, Denim Top: Charlotte Russe, Skirt: Levi's, Necklace:(Gift)  Clutch: ASOS, Socks: Hue, Shoes: Aldo, Brooch: Otrebor (European Jewelry Maker).

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Photography by John Rounds

 

From Runway to Street -24/7 Dressing.

Today we'll going to cover the veracity of 24/7 dressing as we tackle the issue of looking contemporary at work and stylish on the weekend.

AT WORK

It all comes down to knowing how to interpret the yin and yang of your daily demands into clothes that surely work for you. You really can't go wrong with white cotton-cashmere blend jumper. (below from Proenza Schouler featuring a crew neck, long sleeves, a ribbed knit and an asymmetric hem)

WEEKEND

I'm continuously fascinated by the trendy ways New York uptown women deal with changing their weekend wear.

Layla Leather Waterfall Drape is a wonderful piece to throw over just about anything a dress, sweater or blouse a perfect blazer to wear on your weekends.

AT WORK

My belief is that most of us fall into two types: Those who have a diverse closet for each situation (refined BCBG or Paul Smith suits for Monday through Friday, and casual Majestic long sleeve turtleneck and Cheap and Chic Moschino skinny trousers for Saturday and Sunday), and those who mandate more out of their separates and pair the same Paul Smith blazer with Cheap and Chic Moschino trousers on the weekend and a skirt from Chicwish during the week. I do a little of both.  I love to dress up though and the butterfly pattern that prettifies this cotton parka below is a keynote that Valentino is advocating for the season forward, and I love it juxtaposed against the iconic, down-to-earth silhouette. Or this amazing laser-cut shearling that was applied to a BCBG Max Azaria camel coat in a lattice pattern, so imaginative and fantastic but yet still very classic.

WEEKEND

So sometimes on the weekend I love to dress up in dresses and floppy hats; other times, for a walk in a park with my two adorable munchkins, I wear moto boots, leather jacket and cozy shearling coat over it to stay extra warm in this crazy whether. This Forever New slim leg pant is a clothing essential this season and is a seamless addition to your work wear style as well, and can be easily worn from the office to an evening out.

AT WORK

The chicest women also know that getting a look right doesn't stop with their clothes and basics. How you wear your accessories can be equally important. While I love the new fringe bag trends, you need to decide what works with your style and your lifestyle. This Prada Saffiano Two Zip Lux Tote is a staple to those who want both functionality and chic style.

 

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A Fashion Page Makeover, The Prettiest Yellow Top, Style Crush- Victoria Beckham

I want to give a nice warm welcome to our newest resident photographer and photo editor, John Rounds. He took shots of this entire post and one coming up next week. I can't wait to share more of his shots with you over the coming days and months. John truly believes there is something beautiful in capturing the special moments in someone’s life.  His photography has the ability to bring you back to a special place, a walk down memory lane, to life’s most joyful times. I am honored to be able to work with such an amazing photographer. Please browse John Rounds' website at www.jroundsphotography.com  for more information about John, his portfolio, and the recent happenings on his blog.

Leave your coat at home when you're stepping out in a yellow statement-maker like this. Granted, it's not for the style-shy, but a good bold color piece will never look dated. I was hoping to achieve a ladylike look, polished, never fashion victim. My favorite style shortcut is classic clothes with trendy accessories. I hope you enjoy this look and stay warm through this frigid catastrophe of a weather.

Vest: Zara, Top: H&M, Shirt: Equipment, Belt: Express, Clutch: ASOS, Gloves: Cejon, Sunglasses: Prada, Skirt: Vintage (Donna Karan), Pumps: BCBG

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Photography by John Rounds

Special thank you to Holly at Clementine Salon in Bethlehem for letting me change for my second look :).   Loved your little place!  http://www.clementinesalon.com/

 


Style Crush: Victoria Beckham

It's been a long time since Victoria Beckham has enchanted the world for the first time as Posh from Spicegirls! Since then, she made it her mission to redefine her success in fashion industry .  Of course being married to a timeless hottie like David Beckham did not hurt. The rest is history. Below are my favorite looks by this tiny little woman who I absolutely adore!

Don't forget to click on the WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER for this week's wardrobe inspiration featuring fun pieces like floral, pleated skirt that is so "in" this season!

Smart Stripes, Cute Couple Looks and Weekly Outfit Planner

Hat: Badgley Mischka, Sunglasses: Prada (love these to) , Blazer: J.Crew (similar here in Blue), Blouse: H&M, Necklace: Stella&Dot, Skirt: H&M, Thights: Hue, Shoes: Hush Puppies, Bag: Melie Bianco,

Celebrate February with stripes on your hips. Intimidated by this look's graphic boldness? With so many different patterns and textures out there, it’s easy to find one that makes you feel sexy, not silly.

If you are really stripe-shy but feel better in flowery prints you can try this look featuring Thalia Sodi Floral-Stripe Scuba Pencil Skirt. Mix the unexpected! It adds a pop of pattern to your look with a bold black-and-white print enhanced with blooming flowers!

If you’re comfortable wearing stripes try this color block , glam look. Opt for multicolor cotton-silk blend striped skirt with a subtle feminine accent like a silk scarf.

If you’re after high drama, try this sexy, slim-fitting skirt. The secret to this look? Mix in your dramatic stripes with your funky stuff.


Cute Couple Looks

Date#1.  Most laid-back dinner date! Invite your love to help  you cook. Hang out in your kitchen. Open a bottle of wine, delegate tasks like chopping or peeling and just enjoy one another's company.

        FOR HIM                             FOR HER

FOR HIM: Pants: Balmain, Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Boots: RICK OWENS, Wristwatch: Uniform Wares, Beanie: JIL SANDER, Coat: STONE ISLAND, Sunglasses: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Boots: CINZIA ARAIA, Blouse: Ellery, Sunglasses: jcrew, Thights: jcrew, Satchel Bag: Louis Vuitton,  Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shorts: jcrew, Vest: Zadig&Voltaire

 

Date #2. A country or a city trip! Maybe the beach and the sunset or perhaps a romantic dinner in the city overlooking a town center. Sky is the limit.. Dress for it.

Date #3.  Date in Paris. Of course it has to be on my list! There is no other city as magical as Paris on Valentine's Day.  One of the best "Valentine's Dates" I have ever been too. 

               FOR HIM                         FOR HER

FOR HIM: Jeans: Balmain, Sneakers: RICK OWENS, Jacket: JIL SANDER, Watch: Ted Baker, Shirt: Kidill.

FOR HER: Hobo Bag: Burberry, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Skirt: Marni, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Shirt: VIKTOR & ROLF, Boots: DSQUARED2, Coat: Temperley London

 

Date #4. Drinks, dinner and games! Bring him out for drinks and pizza. Take a walk outside after dinner and stop by a game room for some foosball, Pac-man and darts.

Date #5. See a Show! Improv shows are the best! They are much cheaper than traditional theater shows and they are great way to have some interactive fun. And who needs sequins when there are pants this decorative?

               FOR HIM                            FOR HER

FOR HIM: Shirt: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Watch: Givenchy, Jacket: jcrew, Trousers: JULIEN DAVID, Shoes: THOM BROWNE

FOR HER: Ring: Dinny Hall, Sunglasses: Victoria Beckham, Tote: ALEXANDER WANG, Trackpants: Draw In Light, Shoes: OFFICINE CREATIVE, Coat: Temperley London, Top: The Row

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

So this week you want a little impact but don't want to seem like you tried? Here you go.


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Slouchy Pants, This Month's Fashion Essentials & Weekly Outfit Planner

Today's look is all about slouchy pants or joggers. Make this look sporty or sexy, take it from season to season- it all depends whether you pair it with cozy knits or ruffly crop tops, rugged boots or beautiful jewelery.

Vest: Zara (similar here), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Top: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Pants: H&M, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Earrings: One Kings Lane

THIS MONTH'S FASHION ESSENTIALS

Slouchy pants and joggers come in crazy array of styles these days. Here, the right pieces to pair with each to achieve the fabulous look you're going for.

Guys just can't resist cute girls in stripe pencil skirts.

Which of these hot cropped top looks screams you?

Five gorgeous ides for one of 2015's big fashion trends: CHECKS!

Want to look flawless in your distressed jeans?

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

This week glamour is back- and you should be chic when going out at night. Show off your womanly shape in something sexier like snake skin print jeans.

MONDAY: Denim Jacket: Maurices.com, Jeans: New Look, Sneakers: Converse.com, Crossobody bag: Gigi New York, Tank Top: nordstromrack.com, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Ring: Ruby Heart Promise, Bracelet: overstock.com, Necklace: Adriana Orsini, Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli

TUESDAY: Necklace: Astley Clarke, Hat: Eugenia Kim, Jacket: jcrew, Backpack: JulesB, Jeans: Roberto Cavalli, Boot: Jill Sander

WEDNESDAY: Shoes: Burberry London, Tote: Céline, Bracelet: Spring Street, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coat: Warehouse, Dress: makemechic.com, Hat: Global Babe

THURSDAY: Sweater: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Sneakers: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jacket: JCrew, Tights: JCrew, Skirt: Kenzo, Clutch: Zadig&Voltaire

FRIDAY: Dress: Zeagoo, Tights: Sofie D'hoore, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff,  Necklace: Amazon.com, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Coat: glamzelle.com, Sunglasses: River Island, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti

SATURDAY: Monki, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Clutch: Vintage 1950s on Etsy, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace: beladora.com

SUNDAY: Bag: Burberry, Rings: Carolina Bucci, Kismet, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Dress: Temperley London, Pumps: BRIAN ATWOOD, Jacket: Temperley London,