January 2015

Fashion Now

Today being fashionable isn't about obtaining standing items that everyone else has. Women are demanding more personalized pieces- whether straight from the runway or custom made items, or unique gems found in millions of retail websites offering pieces that stores simply don’t. Pieces that set them apart from the crowd.

Jamie’s rusty orange and yellow combo is an easy to define bold color statement that will set anyone apart if wearing on the street.  ‘70s still growing trend is for women desiring understatement rather than logos.  

Now tags simply don’t matter as much. What we want are things that make us feel really singular. With one click of a mouse you are invited into the world of designers old and new, fast fashion and retail chains all catering to this new wish for more personal interpretations of indulgence.

When putting this ensemble together for Jamie, I gravitated toward the season’s latest off-the-runway looks. As I was looking through the photos taken by John Rounds I could not decide which ones are the best. All of them are incredible. As I was trying to narrow it down, looking at Jamie and how amazing she looked in those colors, I realized that the future of the fashion industry lies in offering different choices and styles targeted to specific types of customers. There will be a group of fashionistas that will set the trends and will need the most unique and extravagant items but let’s not forget about mothers, business women, tall or short women. For instance, not all designers make jeans for really tall women, in fact there are only a few brands out there that cater to really tall women.  Ironic, as most of the runways are walked by some of the tallest girls in the world.

Young women are outdoing their descents by purchasing never-seen-before pieces. The new fashion is unsolidified and energetic -fun, carefree traces like the tweed clutch or suede wedges are important parts of the equation.

Now the ultimate luxury is having the choice and freedom to dress exactly how you want regardless of brand or make. Luxury is being able to relax and enjoy things… just because.

Jamie is wearing: Coat: Chic Nova, Top: Free People, Skirt: ROMWE, Tights: Jonathon Aston, Shoes: H&M, Clutch: Vintage, Necklace: Kenneth Jay

Jamie is wearing: Coat: Chic Nova, Top: Free People, Skirt: ROMWE, Tights: Jonathon Aston, Shoes: H&M, Clutch: Vintage, Necklace: Kenneth Jay

MODEL: JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

The Scoop on Black, Weekly Outfit Planner and Brand Love: Banana Republic

Finally, all-black outfit. A low-maintenance looking in stress-free style. Of course it would not be me if I did not bring one item that's foxy- even if it's not very practical; DSW necklace that I got a year ago for thirty two bucks. The truth is a standout accessory- like a big statement necklace or a great belt, scarf- can make a simple outfit sublime. I guess the only downfall of the all-black, wool and knit attire is the dust that keeps settling on you....

Sunglasses: PRADA  (more choices here ), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also  love this one  , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck:  AKIRA , Skirt: (old) Derek Lam ( love this one too ), Bag: (old)  Bottega Venta , Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but  love these ones too

Sunglasses: PRADA (more choices here), Bomber Jacket: Acne Studios (old) also love this one , Necklace: DSW, Turtleneck: AKIRA, Skirt: (old) Derek Lam (love this one too), Bag: (old) Bottega Venta, Shoes: Liz Clairbone no longer available but love these ones too

WEEKLY PLANNER

Don’t have these exact garments? That’s OK; just use the outfit ideas as a formula for combining similar styles, pieces or colors in your closet.

MONDAY: BAG: Balenciaga, BLAZER:Chanel, PUMPS: Finsk, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, HAT: Stella McCartney, EARRINGS: Stephen Dweck, LEATHER SHORTS: French Connection, SWEATER: Zadig&Voltaire

TUESDAY: T-SHIRT: Alexander Wang, COAT: thatspoint.com, SKINNY JEANS: J Brand, OXFORDS: Toast, TOTE: Tory Burch, BANGLE: Chanel, EARRINGS: Chanel, BELT: Alexander McQueen, SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban

WEDNESDAY: TANK TOP: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, CLUTCH: Buba, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, COAT: Chanel, BOOTIES: GIANVITO ROSSI, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, NECKLACE: Suzanne Kalan, SKIRT: Marc Jacobs

THURSDAY: TEE: EXPRESS, CARDIGAN: beautifulhalo.com, COAT: N 21, THIGHTS: HUE, SHORTS: J BRAND, BOOTS: newlook.com, SATCHEL: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: amazon.co.uk, BRACELET: VALENTINO, RING: MACABRE GADGETS, SUNGLASSES: mymummadeit.net

FRIDAY: CLUTCH BAG: BVLGARI, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BOOTS: CHLOÉ, BANGLE: IPPOLITA, DRESS: JAY AHR, SUNGLASSES: Linda Farrow, COAT: LANVIN

SATURDAY: BLOUSE: UNIQLO, JACKET: ISABEL MARANT, WAISTCOAT: FOREVER NEW, JEGGINGS: VERO MODA, BALLERINAS: zalora.com.my, CLUTCH: EDIE PARKER, EARRINGS: DAVID YURMAN, SUNGLASSES: shopflyjane.com, NECKLACE: GRAFF DIAMONDS

SUNDAY: SCARF: Acne Studios, SWEATER: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, BRACELET: Carolina Bucci, BAG: CHLOÉ, EARRINGS: IPPOLITA, NECKLACE: IPPOLITA, PUMPS: Oscar de la Renta, COAT: Stella McCartney, JEANS: Stella McCartney

BRAND LOVE: BANANA REPUBLIC

I am always super happy with the clothes and products in general from Banana Republic. Below you'll find few pieces that I either already own or desire to purchase in the near future.  I also prepared few outfits ideas featuring items from BR.

All Items by Banana Republic: 100% Silk Top, Grey Wool Coat, Slim Fit Pants, Sandals, Leopard Print Leather Handbag, Knot Bracelet, Cotton/Modal Scarf.

Winter White, Weekly Outfit Planner and Style Crush: Khloe Kardashian.

Sweater Cardigan: H&M, Longsleeve Jumper: Free People, Dress: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Ring: Vintage (purchased in Europe), Bag: Bottega Veneta (Vintage)

Crisp white sweaters, dresses and jackets are the ultimate winter signature wear this season. I love white paired with gray and silver. Here I decided to go for a little bit of Aspen chic meets Anthropologie boho.

SIMILAR LOOKS:

Dress: M Missoni, Turtleneck: Maison Martin Margiela, Cape: Missoni, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Blackfive, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Necklace: Lana, Ring: Icepinkim

Tights: ASOS, Jumper: AUTUMN CASHMERE, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Ring: Nak Armstrong, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Dress: Temperley London, Jacket: Temperley London, Boots: Versace

 

WEEKLY PLANNER

It’s easy to fall into a regularity of wearing the same thing every day. To revive up our melancholy for this week, I looked to the street and newest trends for elegant, easy style inspiration. Consider the seven looks below my pre-planned, hassle-free attires for the week.  When I decide what to wear I first pick one inspirational piece- a T-Shirt, shoes, bag or earrings, I style around it my entire outfit. It can be a very creative and fun process...

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Colorblocked Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Blazer: Selected, Jeans: Paige Edgemont, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Butter Jewelry, iPhone Case: Apple, Lipstick: Inika

Brian Atwood Heels

Dress: ROMWE.COM, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Saint Laurent, Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bangle: Kate Spade New York, iPhone Case: Casetify.com, Coat: Artizia

FENDI Mini 2jours Structured Leather Bag in Yellow

Dress: societyofchic.com, Vest: Maurices, Pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Fendi, Hoop Earrings: Nyla Star, Ring: Eve's Addiction, iPhone Case: Couture. Zappos.com

Bling Jewelry Genuine Onyx Studs

T-Shirt: vineyard vines (vintage), Coat: Mango, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Boots: Hot Topic, Bag: Saint Laurent, Stud Earrings: Bling Jewelry, Ring: ICE, iPhone Case: ShopBob

KBETHOS Heather Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap Hat

Top: Stylemoi, Blazer: Rotita, Leggings: Rick Owens, Boots: ElaineTurner, Crossbody Bag: Henri Bendel, Earrings: Shaun Leane, Hat: KBETHOS Bracelets: Charlotte Russe,

Agnona belted oversized coat

Top: H&M, Skirt: Tiger of Sweden, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti, Hobo: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Aldo Shoes, Earrings: Tiffany, Ring set: Mango, iphone Case: Amazon

Ripped Highwaisted Jeans

Gym Sweater: Peacock, Jacket: Karen Millen, Jeans: KnowStyle, Shoes; Charlotte Ruse, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Bracelet: Amazon.com, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, iphone case: casetify

TODAY'S STYLE CRUSH: KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Bracelet: IPPOLITA, Sunglasses: jcrew, Top Cami: KAUFMANFRANCO, Earrings: Larkspur & Hawk, Necklace: Larkspur & Hawk, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Clutch: ISSEY MIYAKE, Pumps: PIERRE HARDY, Shirt: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Dress: Versus, Jacket: True Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Givenchy, Ring Set: Scotch&Soda

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg, Bag: Stella McCartney, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglassess: Victoria Beckham, Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Shoes: Aquazzura

Blouse:ASOS, Wrap: Madeline Thompson, Jeans: Paige, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bracelet: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Tank Top: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jeans: DSQUARED2, Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklaces: Laura Lee and MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE, Tote: Marni, Cardigan: M MISSONI

Longline Coat

Coat: Miu Miu, Dress: 3.1 Philip Lim, Thights: Hue, Boots: Nine West, Earrings: H&M, Clutch: ASOS, Sunglasses: H&M

Wow! Can we talk about longline coats? This season they are flowy, long and epically cool; the ultimate fashion must-have and the options are endless. Below you'll find pieces from designers like Temperley London, Prada, Vivenne Westwood, Cédric Charlier and Jacques Vert.  It is only fitting that for today's posts I wore my favorite Miu Miu black coat and paired with neutral 3.1. Philip Lim dress to keep it simple.

WEEKLY PLANNER

Wear something superb wonderful, premeditated, and exceptional every single day for a full week. Not that there’s anything wrong with a simple outfit but ….

Here are some unique outfit combinations for every day of this week.

MONDAY

This outfit was inspired by Rose Gold Pave Diamond A Little Light Necklace by Astley Clarke. Hat: Eugenia Kim, Sunglasses: jcrew, Ring: Kismet, Trousers: PAIGE, Clutch: SAINT LAURENT, Cardigan: Zadig&Voltaire, Shirt: CHLOÉ, Boots: LANVIN

TUESDAY

This outfit was inspired by American Eagle Hooded Surplus Jacket (Coat). sweater: Monki Bobo, Jeans: Punk Rave, Shoes: SoYouShoes, Bag: Chanel, Earring Studs: Sole Society, Bracelet: TDW Fashion, Necklace: Adina Reyter, iPhone Case: casetify.com,

WEDNESDAY

This outfit was inspired by Black Pleat Crepe Tuxedo Shorts MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Tote: Burberry London, Jacket: MONCLER, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglasses: TIFFANY, Boots: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, Tank Top: LOST AND FOUND.

THURSDAY

Inspired by c-10 sneakers by Adidas. T-Shirt: Chicwish, Coat: Chicnova Fashion, Jeans: J BRAND, Clutch: Mango, Cuff: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.

FRIDAY

Inspired by Valentino Women's 'Rockstud' Leather Clutch Bag from Pre-SS15 in Black Iconic studded clutch bag.  Longsleeve: LAUREN MOSHI, Cape: BURBERRY, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Trainers: Nike, Watch: kate spade new york, Necklace: Vivienne Westwood, Beanie: KBETHOS, Lipstick: M·A·C,

SATURDAY

Inspired by My Chemical Romance (sold out but also love this one) Black Parade Bracelet 4 Pack | Pack of four black and red bracelets with MCR charms. Dress: ASOS, Coat: Mango, Sandals: Valentino, Clutch: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Necklace: on Etsy.com SymphonyofShiny , Scarf: yoins.com Eye Palette: Bobbi Brown

SUNDAY

Inspired by asymmetric knit sweater by Le Moine Tricote, Pumps: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Clutch: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Necklace: Annoushka, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Rings: Kismet and Monica Vinader, Jumpsuit: MASON BY MICHELLE MASON, Knitwear Neck Piece: Wool and the Gang.

One Red: My Favorite Christmas Looks

This festive season is still not over and wearing red is definitely a way to go if you still have some partying to do.

Scarf: Target, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: H&M, Brooch: Fossil, Shirt: Choies, Sweatshirt: Anthropologie, Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, Belt: ASOS, Thights: HUE, Shoes: H&M, Bag: DVF

I hate the idea of Christmas being over. The saddest part is when I see all of the Christmas trees being thrown out onto the curbs and holiday decorations being taken down.  So to keep this wonderful time of the year alive I decided to post some of my favorite holiday outfits. There are several colors which are traditionally associated with Christmas.  Red of course is my favorite and it is the theme of today's post. 

Here are just few options I put together. Please leave a comment to let me know what are your favorite holiday outfits.

Necklace: Bex Rox, Shoes: CHELSEA PARIS, Scarf: JCrew, Blouse: Lela Rose, Sweater: Marni, Skirt: Roland Mouret, Bag: Valentino Garavani, Jacket: DSQUARED2

Shirt: Mickey's Girl, Coat: Derek Lam, Skirt: Topshop, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch: Burberry, Necklace: Kenneth Jay, Scarf: Burberry, Lipstick: Tom Fortd, Bracelet: Akoya

Bracelet: Annoushka, Ring: Carolina Bucci, Necklace: Herve Van Der Straeten, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Watch: J.Crew, Bag: Kenzo, Shirt: PROENZA SCHOULER, Coat: Smythe, Cardigan: ZANONE, Shoes: Dune

Sweater:ROMWE, Shirt: Maurices, Blazer: Catching Turndown, Skirt: BCBG, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Clutch: Edie Parker Flavia, Necklace: Finn Pave, Iphone6 Case: Zazzle

Sweater: Tory Burch, Coat: BLACKFIVE, Skirt: Chicwish, Shoes: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, Satchel: STYLEMOI, Necklace: Coast