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Yachting Attire: How To Dress In Seafaring Style

Aug 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A day out on your luxury yacht can be a good old time—if you’re properly dressed for the occasion. Every fashion maven will want to take her entire wardrobe aboard, when obviously we can’t, so being prepared for the right occasion is key. Being caught without a bikini or with too many can put a damper on your relaxation that no amount of pi?a coladas can fix.... Read More

SVEE Knits Are Dreaming of Being A Part of Your Closet This Fall

Aug 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There are some things that only experience can bring to the table. All of the natural talent in the world, while great, can’t make up for the know-how of having already done it. For SVEE designer and founder Voravit Lapnarongchai, his background in global fashion houses allowed him the knowledge with which to build his label and create a brand of blended knits, wools and leathers.... Read More

A New Generation of Talent: London Fashion House Karen Millen Features Fresh Faces

Aug 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Born as a result of the creative collaboration between designers, models, photographers and beauty artists, Karen Millen’s brand new Fall/Winter 2014 campaign is a stunning vision of fashion in its purest form. Gone are the boudoirs and dark angular scenery with models posing half naked, leaving you to wonder what the ad is truly for.... Read More

The Scoop on Lara Stone: The Trials and Tribulations of a Global Supermodel

Aug 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In a world where girls are easily chewed up and spat out, it takes strength and perseverance to be able to maintain longevity in modeling. Between the luxurious runways and glossy pages of campaign ads, lies the harsher reality of conformity and weight issues. Even for supermodel Lara Stone, the ride was not an easy one.... Read More

Step Aside TOMS: Julie Bee’s Takes on Eco-Friendly and Fashion Forward Shoes

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In a world of eco-jewelry, reworked leathers, organic cotton and recycled tees, we’re easily able to do double duty and save the environment while also looking snazzy. We can rock our conflict-free diamonds and know that from our head to our toes we’re saving the world. Except some of those shoes may not be the cutest, most comfortable or anything you want to be caught dead in.... Read More

Seasonal Transition: What to Wear In The Awkward Phase Between Summer and Fall

Aug 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s that time of year—the horrible-no-good-very-bad summer to fall transition. You can’t pack away your summer dresses and just the thought of throwing on a sweater makes you hot. The days are still warm, the nights are getting cool, and your local Saks is featuring leather pants that you know will go great with the green silk blazer you bought last winter.... Read More

Dea Rosa Zefyros Clutch in Sexy Snakeskin

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I hardly ever wear snake print. It reminds me vaguely of the Britney Spears performance where she danced with a live boa constrictor at the 2001 VMA’s—and there was nothing fashionable about that. But even now and then a designer comes along with a fresh take on a print, or just a touch of trim—something demure that makes me stop and think maybe python could be exotic again, fun and fashionable before Britney came along with her reptilian striptease.... Read More

Lingerie Fashion Week: Stockings and Panties and Bras, Oh My!

Aug 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

With Mercedes-Benz Swim Week wrapped up at the end of July and New York Fashion Week right around the corner, the season of runways is here; earlier this month Lingerie Fashion Week entertained with an entire show dedicated to intimates, shapewear and hosiery.... Read More

Eye on the World: Fashion Weeks To Watch Around the Globe

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

New York, Paris, Milan and London are the fashion capitals of the world, the upper echelon on which some of the biggest names in fashion walk. While we all love a Proenza Schouler runway show like nobody’s business, there are up and coming designers all over the globe that deserve a little of our attention.... Read More

Phoenix Keating Brings His Modish Designs to US Soil

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s something exciting about new designers. They bring something fresh to the table, something unseen before, something the longstanding Parisian and Italian houses may not have envisioned. Displaying unconventional modernity in his designs, Austrailan designer Phoenix Keating is launching his first collection in the U.S. this fall for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection.... Read More

Berry Brown Pairs Everyday Function With Vintage Fashion

Aug 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For women, bags are an extension of themselves. We carry leopard clutches, studded hobos and neon crossbodys, but when we’re not heading out for a night with the girls we need something functional. Something fun, sleek, big enough to carry the kitchen sink or at the very least our iPads. Giving your shoulder something new to wear, the Berry Brown debut collection is filled with large totes, satchels and crossbodys that could fit more than just your wallet.... Read More

Not For the Classic Princess: Extreme Bridal by Andre Soriano

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Every woman dreams of her future wedding day, but not every woman dreams in shades of white. With colorful wedding dresses breaking into modern marriage ceremonies, it’s no wonder the fashion industry is more than happy to provide avant-garde gowns. Southern California based fashion house, Andre Soriano is bringing in a new wave of luxury bridal with colorful and funky frocks.... Read More

Get The Look: This Season Mid is In

Aug 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Mid heel shoes are in. You can keep your statuesque stilettos and bejeweled flats, but mid is the new fashion favorite. It’s somewhere between still flattering your legs, adding height and being able to walk. They’re wearable, fun and oh-so-very hot. While you may be clinging to your five inch platforms, some of us are more than thrilled, (yours truly is a staggering six feet in height and is currently praising the fashion gods). So drop those shoes, (it’s not like you can walk in them anyway) and try one of these mid heels on for size.... Read More

Jean Paul Gaultier Goes Gaudy This Fall With Swarovski Crystals and Animal Prints

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  2 Comments

Never a stranger to avant-garde runway creations, designer Jean Paul Gaultier debuts his Fall/ Winter 2013-14 Couture Collection to reveal tulle, leather, silk and over 1.8 million Swarovski crystals. The runway was filled with opposing juxtapositions, feminine models in lady-like pencil skirts and girls strutting down the catwalk in spiked gowns roaring like jaguars.... Read More

Blumarine Abstract Flower Collection Brings Back Classic Black and White

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Fall doesn’t seem like the right time for flowers to bloom, but for Blumarine, their abstract flower collection has perfect timing. Designer Anna Molinari presented the Blumarine Abstract Flower capsule collection earlier this month in Milan to great applause. Amid the contemporary cuts and modern pastels of the Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection, the new pieces feature vintage shapes and classic lines reminiscent of 50’s housecoats and dresses.... Read More

 
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