Mar 20, 2015

Spring Has Sprung - Blog Post #5

Last week, the city seemed to change for the day as the sun came out and the temp reached above 40 degrees. It was amazing and I just had to take advantage of the warmer weather and the chance to not have to wear a coat. I love bringing out my lighter jackets like this Levi's Trucker Jacket. I paired it with a simple striped tee from Gap, some dark jeans from Lauren Conrad, and booties from Joie. All in all the outfit combo and warmer weather made me a very happy girl. Till next time...xoxo

Mar 14, 2015

Off-Figure Styling: Blog Post #4

Spring is approaching faster than we know (finally!) so now is the time to start preparing our wardrobes for warmer weather! Some people might find themselves anxiety ridden while thinking about getting ready for a new season, but I look at it as a fun challenge! Here are three off-figure outfits I've created (one from my wardrobe and two from Polyvore) that are perfect for our upcoming season!

Image: My own

Sometimes jumping into bright colors and florals right away can be hard for people who have been wearing dark colors all winter long. An outfit like this is a great transition because you still incorporate the darker colors you're used to wearing, however its much more weather appropriate! I love this crop top-skirt combo from Joie! And of course if you want some edge add a leather jacket and some studded heels!

Image: Collage made on Polyvore

Now, if you are ready to bring out some color and rock the florals, an outfit like this is perfect for you. I always love the bohemian trend when it comes to spring. The more fringe, the better!!

Image: Collage made on Polyvore

Finally, as a huge admirer of ANYTHING Olivia Palermo wears, this number is something I would love to rock. The denim on denim trend was huge on the runway for Spring fashion week, and I think the mix of that and the 90's vibe this outfit screams, it would be a perfect spring outfit!

Mar 8, 2015

Blog Post #3 - Evolution of Dance

Our group decided to make our mood board inspired by dance and to incorporate all things bright, colorful, florally, and powerful. We decided to not choose one type of dance, rather several; or the evolution of dance. On the left we have the fun and bright "pop" dance, then the florally and romantic sophisticated "contemporary" dance, and finally the darkest and most sporty "hip hop" dance. The pop section is inspired by the youth and the lightest and most fun kind of dance. As we move on the more contemporary dance this brings out the elegance in the type of dance, and the last look is inspired by the inner tough chick that has a 90's edgy and wants to bring out the hip hop. 

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Starting with the ultra bright and crazy expressive "pop" dance. These looks include a ton of the brightest colors and also the most youthful pieces. Lot of layering and mixing of brights give the outfit and look an overall fresh feel. We want the hair and makeup to reflect that too using bright shadows and a bold lip to make everything really pop. The accessories will be of course fun and playful tying it all together. The setting for this shoot would be on set with a white background allowing all the colors to really pop! Some props that might be used would include colorful balloons and cotton candy to keep it fun and alive. The model I would choose for a shoot like this would be Taylor Swift, someone who is always colorful in her appearance and personality.


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This look is inspired by the contemporary type of dance and brings an elegance to the look while still incorporating color. A long floral maxi dress is key to this look allowing it to really flow. Some bright accessories like these red boots and blu hat will give the look a pop while keep the hair and makeup somewhat natural to balance it all out. This shoot might be shot in a field with nature around. This will give the colors a chance to pop while still keeping that romantic feel. The model I would choose for this shoot would be someone like Taylor Hill because she has a look that is mature but not too old.


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The final look is the darkest theme but still incorporates color. The hip hop portion will bring back the 90's fashion more than ever with bright eyes and dark liner. The grunge look will be threaded through this look as well. Some accessories will be a bright backpack like this yellow fringe one and the shoes will be another pop of color like the neon teal Nike's. Keeping it sporty choosing a cut-off top and black leather jacket will give the look the edge it needs. This shoot would take place in a street in NYC, where there is the real world all around. The toughness of NYC will feed off of the theme we are going for. A perfect model for this look would be someone like Cara Delevingne, someone with a naturally darker look and she is someone who is not afraid to move and use her body to captivate a look. 

Mar 1, 2015

Leather Friends - Blog Post #2

I celebrated my 22nd birthday two weeks ago and I was lucky enough to have my two best friends fly into NYC from different parts of the country. Upon our last day it just so happened that we ALL wore our leather jackets and all in black. Along with my roommate, the four of us have very different styles when it comes to fashion, but I loved how each of us had the same staple item in our wardrobe; a leather jacket. This just proves how classic of an item it is and how no matter what style you rock, leather never will go out of style and it will fit into any wardrobe. Naturally, we had a mini-photoshoot in midst of my leather realization...enjoy!

Julia in AllSaints, Kara in a thrifted jacket, Me in Zara, and Tess in AllSaints

Oscars Best Dressed

Let's be honest; the most important thing about the Oscars and award shows these days actually isn't the movies or performances. For the fashion world its all about THE DRESSES and this year was anything but disappointing. These four ladies were at the top of my best dressed list this year, and each woman deserves their own award for how amazing they looked. First we have Reese in this classic, perfectly fitted, black and white gown. I mean STUNNING. That dress literally fits her like a glove and shows off her amazing figure. The off the shoulders neck line paired with her hair tucked back let her feminine collarbones show and it was simply elegant. Next is Rosamund who legitimately looked like a rose in the best way possible. This red on her fair complexion was perfection. Also, the fact that she had a baby not even six months ago and looks like that is mind-blowing! Next, Lupita. Ahhh the gorgeous Lupita has become this industries shining star when it comes to award shows and I think she held her title this year. Some people really hated the beading on the neckline and thought it looked to heavy but I think it makes her look like a gorgeous and strong woman holding her ground on the carpet. Lastly, my absolute FAVORITE, Emma Stone. She is forever and always my favorite when it comes to award shows and events, she will never disappoint me. This pastel, lime green, beaded and twenties inspired gown physically took my breath away. With her red hair and fair complexion this dress was made for her and only her. I loved the high slit showing off her killer long legs: amazing. She won my vote for the best dressed on the whole carpet. 

Although the men are not as talked about on the carpet compared to the ladies, I still think they deserve some love...because I mean, look at them. Not too shabby, gentlemen! I think its safe to say bowties were a huge trend this year and rightfully so. All four men look insanely classic and handsome with the bowties. Channing Tatum and Chris Pine chose the timeless black tuxedo which they both rocked. However my true favorites were the men who took a few risks bringing color to the carpet. Best Actor winner Eddie Redmanye was ravishing in this Alexander McQueen navy suit. And the amazing David Oyelowo wore this burgundy tuxedo that caught my attention all night. Bravo, boys!