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Month: July, 2012

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Peplum Parade

Today as I headed out to run some adult errands, I wanted to look trendy but professional. I thought the red peplum tiered skirt, that’s been getting no action, would be a good starting point. This is what I came up with…

Skirt, H&M
Shirt, BikBok
Sunglasses, Emporio Armani
Shoes, exē

I love these peplum-influenced designs from the Resort 2013 shows:

Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, Lanvin

The peplum parade continued on the Fall 2012 Couture runways:

Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrara, Chanel, Giambattista Valli

Whether it’s a peplum blouse, jacket, skirt or dress, here’s how you can incorporate the trend for under $100!

1. Miss Selfridges, $82
2. Oasis, $55
3. River Island, $44
4. Ally Fashion, $15
5. Rare London, $42
6. Debenhams, $39
7. Top Shop, $96
8. River Island, $55

 

DRANTS; Dresses-over-pants

Together or separate, you decide what works for you, but the drant (or dress-over-pant) is not going away any time soon. 

We saw these back in February 2012 at New York Fashion Week: 

Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, Rebecca Taylor

Then again on the Resort 2013 runways: 

BCBG, Louis Vuitton, Roksanda Ilincic

So it should come as no surprise that the dresses over pants made yet another appearance on the Fall 2012 Couture runway. With the long anticipated collection from Raf Simons, Christian Dior’s Fall 2012 Couture show in Paris certainly showcased elements of the trend: 

Christian Dior Couture

Still not convinced? Think of it as a long tunic over leggings or pants. 

So what will it be for you; together or separate?

OOTD: Interview with a make-up artist!

So today I have my first interview for an article that I will be writing for Carolina STYLE Magazine!!! I am responsible for writing the make-up artist feature for July, and have the honor of spending my Monday with Charlene Kongolo, whose work you can see here: http://www.charlyko.com/. Being that this is my first official assignment for the magazine, I have a whirlwind of thoughts and feelings going through my head. Thankfully I put my outfit together last night, relieving some of the pressure from today!

Skirt: H&M
Ruffle Blouse: MANGO
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Emporio Armani
Clutch: Wilson’s Leather
Bangles: uknown
Photography by JJ McDaniel

What do you think?

Check back for a link to the article!

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America the Beautiful

I am not an American but this is a country that I have called “home” for 6 years, and will probably continue to do so for many more years to come. Having assimilated to the culture, I have decided that the 4th of July or Independence Day, is my favorite adopted holiday. From the food to the fireworks, the gathering of friends and family, to the warm July weather…it’s a day that embodies some of my favorite things about life.

How do you like to celebrate this day?

If you haven’t quite put your outfit together yet, here are few of my favs to help inspire you….

Enjoy 🙂 and Happy Birthday America.

Capped!

I am absolutely smitten with the metallic trend, and even more so with the metal cap shoes that seem to be popping up every where recently!

I’m especially loving the merge of the metal cap with the pointed pump trend! Now I know you might be cringing at the thought that pointed shoes are back in…let’s be real, it feels like there’s a toe orgy going on down there the way they’re all squeezed in and awkwardly rubbing on each other, but alas, yes, they are back. 

If you are still not convinced, it’s ok, there is a good variety of shoes to choose from that are sporting the metal capped trend.

If you think the metal cap is too reminiscent of a dominatrix, then there are other options too. Some designers are combining the color blocking trend with the caps to create a fun and bright shoe.

What to rock them with? Just about anything. 

Jeans: skinny, colored, cuffed, or cut-off, I think the metal tips add a rock-star edge to any pair of jeans.

Skirts: I love the pointed metal caps with pencil skirts, as well as ruffled or peplum skirts. 

1. Yves Saint Laurent, $795
2. Loeffler Randall, $295
3. Tory Burch, $265
4. Dorothy Perkins, $79
5. Asos, $41
6. Oasis, $59
7. Reiss Alicia, $171
8. Giuseppe Zanotti
9. Kelsi Dagger, $79
10. A Wear, $27
11. Asos, $99

I personally can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of these!

Christian Louboutin