Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Fashion: The 70s and a Cape

Vera and I could so rock this look in a park. If only I didn't have to work and could just play and play. The style of the 70s is very popular at stores like H&M, Forever21 and Gap this fall. Choose some easy pieces to spruce up your wardrobe like a cape jacket, platform heels and a mini-shirt dress with leggings. Plop a slicked back bun on top of your head and a bold lip to get the whole effect. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New York Fashion Week

As we hear from the ladies in the show Sex and the City, “Each year young 20 something women gather in New York in search of the two L’s: love and labels.” In keeping with that heart, today’s post is all about the labels you will see and when to see them during the Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week in New York from September 8th to the 15th. Man, what I would give to be there right now! Fashion week is an opportunity for over 200 designers to launch their Spring/Summer 2012 collections and for us fashion junkies to get hooked on what we will want to wear after the winter passes. Impractical as runway fashion can be, we decided to unpack a designer each day  that has great ready to wear pieces in their collections.

My New Favorite Designer Candela:

A collection inspired by Uruguayan designer Gabriella Perezutti, who now lives and works out of New York. Perezutti launched Candela in 2006 and the company has simply boomed ever since. Her pieces are inspired by her equestrian-gaucho past melded with her urban present. In her spring/summer 2011 collections she melds together femininity and tribal patterns to create some really gorgeous pieces. Candela offers a wide variety of ready wear pieces and some absolutely fantastic shoes. Check out the goods on her website. They have an awesome trunk sale going on right now for pieces from the Spring 2011 collection.

Stay up to Date:

Email/Phone: You can head right over to the website and fill in the drop-down link titled Get Updates to receive information on what is happening during each stage of Fashion Week and when the live streams will be airing. There is an email option and a text to phone option.
Twitter: The official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Twitter from IMG Fashion, the company that produces the iconic New York, Berlin & Miami shows! @MBFashionWeek
Facebook: Follow the link to LIKE the page, see updates and photos.
By Designer: If you find a designer that you really like click on the link next to their name to browse their information. From there, type your information in the box titled Get Updates from this Designer to be in the know!
Live Video: Mercedes-Benz has done a brilliant job of setting up live video streaming of certain events throughout the week. To find the list of what you can stream straight to your computer check out the link here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Get the Look: Adele VMA Outfit

What bad can be said about Adele? She is a stunning musician, songwriter, and as MTV's 2011 VMA Awards confirmed, she is just plain talented. Tragedy seems to strike when famous fashionistas hit the red carpet, but such was not the case for Adele who let her 50s inspired look carry her through the night to a stunning performance. Let's check out this gorgeously voluptuous lady's look! Check out the full post at Citizens of Beauty...Adele VMA Outfit

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How to Wear It All Tucked In

Flip through any fashion magazine in the past month and you will see it: tops tucked into bottoms. At first, the whole tucking in thing seemed completely ridiculous to me and slightly reminiscent to elementary school when that was the only way you wore your shirts. But, as is my way to give everything a chance, I rocked the tucked in look until I could wear it with confidence. Here are some tips on following this trend. Check out my latest How-To posted on Citizens of Beauty.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 3 with a Blazer: Blazers for Every Body-Type

Menswear inspired fashion is all over the runway with tailored pants, polished oxfords and button-up shirts. Want to catch the menswear trend but can’t afford a wardrobe overhaul? Add a tailored blazer to your closet! The key? Choose one that is right for your body type and you’ll have a versatile piece you can wear everywhere. Head over to Citizens of Beauty to see my picks. Suit up!