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How to... Wear Your Cutoffs this Summer!

Every season is the newest, the most exciting, and filled with endless possibilities. Your next bold and trendy outfit featuring super sexy cutoffs could be: gorgeous, unconventional or wildly sporty.

Jessica's look is Glam but still very outdoorsy! We decided to put on a leggy display (and it's never a bad idea to show a little leg!) in edgy True Religion denim shorts and a red, stripy shirt as she stepped out for an AFP photoshoot, shot by John Rounds. 
We love anything that's feminine so we gave this look a feminine twist thanks to the denim blazer and subtle details.

Ladylike blazer?

What's making our hearts go pitter-patter? As fancy as it looks, this season's denim blazer by J.Crew is wear-everywhere (day or night), with-everything (jeans or satin).

How can we look good in a blazer? It's easy! Just remember these three simple rules: Think curvy, not corporate; girly, not giant; and fun, not frumpy.

Short Shorts

It's almost Summer, so naturally that certain adventurous freedom is in the air. When it comes to fashion, that means the perfect excuse to act on a style crush- a piece so utterly cool, pretty or just right that resisting it is simply out of the question.Distressed denim shorts give summer's new look a street-wise vibe that's not so innocent. Been a while since you had shorts this short? Try these slightly longer versions:

AE Skinny Bermuda

AE Skinny Bermuda

Band of Gypsies

Band of Gypsies

at PacSun.com

at PacSun.com

Re/Done

Re/Done

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

Distressed Essence at Modcloth.com

White House Black Market

White House Black Market

at Rosegal.com

at Rosegal.com

The right mix of reds and blues, comfort and glam.

Inspired by Jessica's look? Then check out these alterna-buys:

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Top: Brunello Cucinelli, Blazer: Hugo, Shorts:LE3NO, Stilettos: Gamis, Bag: Armani Jeans, Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Eyewear: Gucci,

Tops

New infatuations: This Summer's tops are a little dressier than the standards you've seen before and stripes will send your style in the right direction.

Getting dressed up like this doesn't have to be such a major production - just jazz up what you wear during the day.

Jessica is very natural and very feminine. She makes this outfit look effortless.

To compliment and make this look even more classic Jessica wears nude pumps by Franco Sarto and crossbody bag by Ted Baker. 

Bows and other Details

 But let's not forget about some intricate details, and a provocative sexy edge.  This season bows are wrapping up summer's sweet clothes and accessories.

Dsquared2 Earrings

Dsquared2 Earrings

Betsy Johnson Backpack

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Jaded London Swimsuit.

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Fenty Puma By Rhianna

Giani Bernini Choker

Giani Bernini Choker

Milly Dress

Milly Dress

Anna Sui Top

Anna Sui Top

Sunnies

Sunglasses featured here come from J. Crew’s first full-fledged sunglasses collection.

Makeup

Color your mouth more irresistible. Danika,  our wonderful Makeup artist, can make you look so sophisticated without using an entire makeup bag on your face.

This super classic pair of pumps will instantly polish your weekend.

Jessica wears: Sunnies: J.Crew, Earrings: Marchesa (similar here), Choker: Aqua, Blazer: J.Crew, Top: J.Crew, Bag: Ted Baker, Shorts: True Religion, Shoes: Franco Sarto.

MODEL: JESSICA FALCO

MAKEUP AND HAIR: DANIKA CLEVENTSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

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

 

Colder Spring Days. Pink Chic: 5 Pink Spring Trends You'll Love!

Yet, another option for colder spring days from our chilly March photo-shoot.

More and more women are mixing destroyed denim jeans with cropped tops, denim shirts and leather biker jackets. You can also cuddle up in an extra soft, oversize turtleneck poncho.  

With Jamie’s look I think we got the balance right. The key to this look are multipurpose items that will give your wardrobe more mileage. And mileage is what most women are looking for anyways. Classic pieces that never go out of style.

Then, lest we forget, there’s the jewelry. Today it’s gold hoops, leather bracelets and watch.

Bag amped with rock & roll details- fringe and studs- turns up the volume on gutsy glamour.

Once again special thanks to our Fashion contributors: photographer John Rounds, his images are beyond reproach, if there is an essence to fashion, he has captured it, and Make-Up Artist Danika Clevenstine who creates gorgeous faces every day.

Jamie is wearing: Earrings: Khole's, Turtleneck Poncho: DKNY, Cropped Top: Topshop, Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelets: Khole's, Belt: J. Crew, Jeans: Hollister, Bag: Steve Madden, Boots: Dolce Vita

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra

PINK CHIC

5 SPRING PINK TRENDS YOU'LL LOVE

1. PINK JEANS

These J.Crew jeans are great-they're fitted and comfy.

2. PINK CASUAL TROUSERS

Pink, heart-print Moschino trousers  paired with hot red Tory Burch tote is the way to have more fun with your clothes. 

3. PINK FRENCH JACQUARD SKIRT

Always dress to feel like a woman. The pink Orlay Kiley skirt is a very eclectic and feminine piece that will make you look and feel beautiful and with deep V-neck lace crop top you'll look glamorous.

4. PINK SHORTS

Need a break from jeans, jeans, jeans? You got it: This pink shorts refreshingly polished look is ladylike and so sexy.

5. PINK HIGH HEEL SHOES

With hot pink Miss KG pumps wear an outfit that hugs your curves.

What are your favorite PINK SPRING CHIC ITEMS?

A Fashion Page Gets More Support from The Pros. Plus, Trending Now Floral Midi Skirts, Floral Blazers, Statement Bib Necklaces And More…

Getting back after a long trip, I‘m finding out that it’s not so easy to pick up where you left off. Especially that so much had happened right before I left. We had a fabulous photoshoot session, shot by our brilliant photographer John Rounds.  I am also beyond happy to announce that our team has gained more professional support from a wonderful Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant Danika Clevenstine who is drop-dead gorgeous and a perfectionist.  Her amazing portfolio can be found on her website at http://www.makeupbydanika.com/.   I am obsessed with her artistry and can’t wait to work with her again.

Lastly the most dramatic change on our blog and I hope I am not committing a fashion blogger cardinal sin but we are going to guest feature model Jamie Klein. We’ve all literally gone loopy for her! At such young age she is beyond professional and amazing to work with. Did I mention how beautiful she is? She reminds me a little bit of a young Catherine Zeta-Jones but there is even more mystery and sultry about Jamie. She will definitely be more appealing to the younger demographic with her girlie a bit hipster slash urban appeal but with a timeless, classic beauty that completes her most definitely unforgettable look.  Big, I mean huge thank you to Teresa Klein, Jamie’s mom who is such a wonderful person to have around. She is Jamie’s greatest support and motivator, obviously doing an incredible job at raising Jamie who is truly a serious professional at the beginning of an amazing fashion career.

When we were shooting Jamie Klein for this blog post, we knew one thing; For a Spring fresh/western look and a girl this beautiful, we could go low-key with hair and makeup. Thanks to our make-up artist Danika Clevenstine’s tricks we got an amazingly fresh and gorgeous face!  I have to mention of course that the day we were shooting turned out to be one of the coldest days in March. So thinking about Spring was a little bit… should I say challenging?  Jamie makes it look seamless though and by just looking at her you’d think it was at least 75 degrees out. So just ignore the snow on the ground and think happy thoughts: sun and blooming flowers.

Speaking of flowers, when it comes to florals this season, there is only one rule- Be Creative! Opt for a denim jacket or denim blouse and layer it over with a biker jacket or a blazer. It is the right balance of mystery and feminity. Fun and flirty. You also can’t go wrong with basic suede boots this season. They are more versatile than you think. Nude matches everything: Wear them with mini- or at-the-knee skirts, or tuck your jeans into them.

Jamie is wearing: Skirt: ROMWE, Denim Jacket: American Eagle, T-Shirt: Wet Seal, Biker Jacket: Dollhouse, Boots: Dolce Vita, Earrings: Khole's, Tote: J.Crew,  Sunglasses: Coach

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra


Hot Trend Combos

Statement Bib Necklace paired with a Floral Blazer:  this look is about as sexy as it gets.

Print Tank Top  styles go with Nude Ankle Boots  and look great with Loose Cut Jackets or /and Asymmetric Skirts.

I would wear this Leather Fringe Jacket until it would disintegrate, which it probably won’t! The best thing about this piece it looks great with Spring Hot trendy Swing Dresses. 

Indulge in the high drama of Spring's romantic evening look. Classic Strapless Overlay Dress with trendy Gold Cuffs.

Do combine Ripped Boyfriend Jeans with Blue Wayfarer Sunglasses. Such a smooth, cool look!

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.