This is Detroit. Not bad huh? No, the city isn’t burning down in despair – as a matter of fact, it is alive, well and bursting at the seams with rich art and re-defining style everyday. While in Detroit, I decided to visit one of my favorite open art installations in the city – The Heidelburg Project. Known for its colorful backdrops of bright hues, political messaging and plenty of mixed media – this area has been around and re-defining how we look at art since 1986. Armed with a camera (a little extra time on my hands) and a crisp, sunny Spring day – take a look at my interpretation of the bright side of art and style below (…and let me know what you think!)
Dress: Von Vonni Transformer Dress – VonVonni.com
Jacket: White Moto Jacket – Forever 21
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Mirror Lenses
Earrings: Cushion Set Neiman Marcus
Necklace: Private Designer
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Peter Pilotto x Target
[For more on the Heidelburg Project visit DivasOnDestinations.com]
StyleChat is the brand new app that brings your entire fashion world to your phone like no other. The free app allows users to become their own stylist and find the latest fashion trends from anywhere online. Users can then create unique collections, style looks and mix-and-match pieces with items they already have. With groundbreaking new technology, users can also try on looks on their selfie, and when ready to buy, simply purchase with just one tap.
What makes StyleChat so unique? It delivers a social element for consumers and fashion pros in a one-stop-shop for online shopping, augmented reality and social networking in one more app. You get the in-store shopping experience (fitting room included) without ever having to step foot inside of a store.
· Create collections while browsing and shopping online
· Dress your selfie with your fashion finds
· Instantly remove image backgrounds, eliminating the need for applications like Photoshop
· Style unique looks by pairing new styles with existing closet items (like “Cher’s dream closet in iconic 90s film ‘Clueless’)
· Store favorite fashion sites with auto-bookmarking
· Share your style! Share with friends, chat, and get opinions
· One-tap to buy! Simply tap the item you want to make a quick purchase
But wait! There’s More! If that wasn’t enough, the ‘StyleMe’ visualization feature allows fashion enthusiasts to discover items from anywhere online and virtually try them on, anywhere and at any time. ‘StyleMe’ will allow users to try-on jewelry and eyewear, and in the future will expand to cover additional accessories and clothing.
StyleChat has just launched this week and is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD in the iTunes store for iPad and iPhone. To discover more, connect with StyleChat online at StyleChatMobile.com – you can also get social and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today.
In celebration of summer, celebrated designer Monif C debuted her latest swim collection in New York City. The “My Beach is Better” event hosted a variety of fashion editors, models, bloggers and fans to celebrate the arrival of the stylish swim collection for curvy women. Launching her 2014 Swim Collection, luxurious and ultra-feminine plus size fashion designer Monif C., transformed a Manhattan loft space into a Miami beach-themed party. As guests entered the venue, they were greeted by ten curvaceous models in flirty and chic swimsuits on lighted platforms. With the room flanked by real palm trees and purple, blue and pink lighting, one felt like they just walked into a Miami beach party.
“It took me many years to appreciate my curves and recognize them as a plus and not a minus. I know there are women like me who recognize that we get dressed everyday in the hopes of reflecting creatively what we bring to the world. I was tired of buying the standard uniform that every plus size woman has, I needed luxurious feminine clothes that make a statement…” - Monif Clarke
After making her grand entrance Monif Clarke delivered a heart warming speech acknowledging and celebrating her 9th year as a successful fashion designer. After the speech, guests continued dancing to a mixture of reggae and hip hop music by DJ Amanda Blaze.
Live models displayed the latest collection on low-lit pedestals and on an indoor-sanded beach. Some of the most recognized names in the plus-size fashion industry were in attendance as guests danced to a live DJ, sipped beach themed cocktails by Bacardi and enjoyed an unforgettable night in NYC.
Today as a plus size woman, Monif understands the need for a new perspective in the plus size market. Monif C. has been featured on Fox Business, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News, Barbara Walters’ the View, The Washington Post, Latina, Crain’s New York Business, Essence, Glamour, TLC’s What Not to Wear, Seventeen Magazine, Ebony, Jet and many more. The Monif C. collection is quintessentially the wardrobe for the young, contemporary, sexy plus size woman. When you wear Monif C., you reclaim your femininity and your strong sense of self.
This week, Sears hosted a Fall Preview of the latest trends, styles and collaborations of the Seventeen, Kardashian Kollection, Bongo and more. I love getting a sneak peek and Fall styles early, but I love it even more when I can spot seasonal styles and trends that I can find now and wear all year long!
If you’re a girl who’s always on the go Sears Style fashions from the Kardashian Kollection or Metaphor are the perfect option for who want to dress in trendy and popular styles. When you’re sporting the latest threads from brands who understand your style, you’re sure to look and feel amazing. At Sears, you can find the hottest trends in the colors you love, so you’ll be ready for anything.
Take this conservative Kardashian Kollection moment for a spin now. Why wait for fall? The midriff exposing trend with a pencil skirt only works with modest skin exposure but this look is so hot that you can grab similar separates and take them for a spin this Spring.
The beauty about many of the Sears Style trends and fashions spotted at the Fall preview is that you don’t have to wait until later this year to find them online and in stores. Many of the items will be available and can ship as early as later this month. That’s a stylish solution that’ll keep your closet chic and trendy for seasons to come.
In case you want to find what’s hot and what’s now, Sears has you covered with a curated selection of the latest styles and trends all in one place. Now + Here. A contemporary shop found in stores and online, it’s currently stocked with every must on our list: graphic tees, jumpsuits, boyfriend jeans, maxis, bombers, skinnies and that’s just the start of it. You can begin shopping them all in preparation for warm weather—and before they expire. But hurry, cause once it’s gone – it’s GONE!
Check out more of the looks from the Sears Fall preview below and discover some of your favorite and new seasonal trends that you can style ahead of the curve (and season) today.
Could Shoes Dsire is the number 1 social app for shoe lovers to see, share, scan, search, and buy their favorite shoe styles all from the comfort of their iPhone? The app’s revolutionary ‘Shoe Recognition’ technology may be the one element that is a game changer. Upload a picture of any shoe to Shoes Dsire. The app will scan the shoes and display a list of nearby stores and websites that carry that particular style, including the current retail price. Shoes Dsire’s ‘Shoe Recognition’ technology also displays related styles to provide additional shoe-spiration and help users find the right pair of shoes at a price that matches their budget.
Shoes Dsire is also a social community where shoe lovers receive discounts and last-minute offers on shoes, share and discuss their favorite styles, and get news and tips on the latest in shoe fashion directly from their iPhone.
To celebrate their recent launch, the team at Shoes Dsire is giving all new users the chance to win in their $3,000 shoe shopping spree giveaway. The giveaway runs from January 22 to April 2, 2014, and each week 1 lucky new user will win a $300 shoe shopping spree. 10 winners, 10 weeks. Simply download and start using the app today for your chance to win.
“Shoe Dsire is a distinctive new approach of looking at shoes,” said Walter Bernacca, founder of Shoes Dsire. “It welcomes users to a completely new retail concept offering today’s aspiring lifestyle-oriented customer the most unique access to shoes.”
Shoes Dsire is free to download, available now on the iTunes App store. Currently available for iPhone users only, Shoes Dsire will launch an Android version in mid-2014.
On January 25th 2014, Roc Nation hosted the 4th Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch at a private location in Beverly Hills. Presented by MAC Viva Glam, the Roc Nation brunch was the most anticipated event during Grammy weekend.
The star studded event brought out celebrities including JAY Z, Rihanna, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Kevin Hart, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, T.I., Ellen Pompeo, Kelly Rowland, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Sasha and Theo Spielberg, Chris Ivery, Adrienne Bailon, Meek Mill, Wale, Julian Morris, Diane Warren, Sylvia Rhone (President, Epic Records) and more.
At this year’s celebration M.A.C Cosmetics donated $0.25 to the M.A.C AIDS Fund for every #VIVAGLAM mention and retweet during the event. Ambiance, nourishment, sounds and beverages were provided by sbe Events, Pepsi, TARGET, D’USSE, Bacardi, Budweiser, Sonos and Comador. Check out more photos from Saturday’s brunch below…
Join fashion’s trailblazing startup Wantering, in celebrating fashion’s love for Tumblr with an intimate evening of Tumblr Talks from some of fashion’s most influential social media and digital experts. Hear about their innovative digital strategies, do’s and don’ts, and up-close-and-personal stories about how Tumblr has played a part in their brand marketing.
January 29th 2014 @ 6:30pm
Projective Space (Lower East Side) | 72 Allen Street, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10002
Why Tumblr: Fashion brands, retailers and publishers have been drawn to Tumblr because of its highly visual and highly aspirational nature. With over 100 million Tumblr blogs and 11.2 billion monthly page views, Tumblr gives companies the opportunity to drive incredible engagement and an open platform to create some of the coolest brand marketing out there. The fashion industry has embraced Tumblr by creating unique blogs, contests and collaborative design campaigns as a way to encourage sharing branded content amongst users.
About Wantering: Wantering is an alumni of CTA@NYC which is an innovative initiative of the Consulate General of Canada that offers Canada’s most promising tech start-ups an opportunity to benefit from tailored mentoring program to accelerate growth in the United States and globally. Wantering was born on social media. We literally started our fashion tech company in one night on Tumblr. Over the last two years we’ve evolved into Wantering.com, where you can search and shop for fashion across over a hundred stores online all in one place. Our community of over 300,000 fashion fans on Tumblr has been tremendously valuable for our business. So we’re big fans of sharing and learning more about the impact of social media on the fashion industry. Connect with Wantering online at www.wantering.com on Tumblr at tumblr.wantering.com and follow on Twitter at @wantering.
The next highly anticipated designer line is on the way to Target stores everywhere, and once again – this collaboration does not disappoint. Peter Pilotto announced he would design a line for the retailer back in September, and we have all waited with bated breath for any clues into what the collection might look like. We know that his designs have graced the flawless frames of fashionistas and starlets including Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton and Beyonce – and now we know what his collection for Target will actually look like. Check out items from the collection below.
PETER PILOTTO for Target features nearly 70 items, consisting of women’s apparel, accessories and swimwear. Ranging in price from $14.99 to $79.99 for apparel and swimwear and $16.99 to $39.99 for accessories, PETER PILOTTO for Target will be available Feb. 9, at most Target stores and Target.com. A curated assortment will be available to global fans via online luxury retailer NET-A-PORTER.COM.
I’m already excited and can’t wait to get my hands on a few key pieces in this collection. As a matter of fact, I’ve already got my eyes locked on these fresh, fly and fancy looks below.
To see the entire collection and up to date details on pricing/availability on the PETER PILOTTO for Target collection visit Peterpilottofortarget.com. Follow @PeterPilotto and join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PETERPILOTTOForTarget.
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.
It’s no question that accessories can completely upgrade an entire look from head to toe. Why not play up your look this party season with a pair of your built in assets… your legs! Tis the season for fashionable leg wear and believe it or not, Duane Reade has a variety of traditional and fashion forward hosiery for just about anyone to step out in style. Are you looking for a textured pair of tights to take your look to new heights? What about graphic or fishnet leg wear? Duane Reade has it all for much less than what you’d pay at a department store. SCORE!
Last week, I had the chance to stop by Duane Reade to stock up on hosiery and I was really surprised by the quality and wide selection that I found. Once I in the aisle I found more than six pair of tights to add to my collection this winter. I’ve already paired several of them with a few of my upcoming holiday party looks, so you know I’ll be stepping out and celebrating the in style.
Do you want to score haute holiday legs? Put on your holiday legs with Duane Reade and enter to win fabulous prizes! All you have to do is check out Duane Reade on Facebook – click on the “Show Us Your Party Legs” tab and snap a photo of your party legs to enter. Make sure you check out the #DRPartyLegs twitter party online this Monday, December 16th from 7 to 8 pm EST for details.
She’s a Detroit native, the world-reknown designer favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama and Tracy Reese has done it again with her Spring 2014 ready to wear collection.
Tracy Reese Then & Now
We recently spotted First Lady Michelle Obama celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in the Tracy Reese Fall 2013 collection look that debuted in February. Take a look at FLOTUS evolving Tracy Reese styles and in case you needed a style refresher, you can check out some of our favorite Fall 2013 looks below.
Tracy Reese Then & Now
Tracy Reese Then & Now
Tracy Reese Then & Now
Tracy Reese Then & Now
Tracy Reese Then & Now
Are you ready for a vibrant, colorful and island-infused looks from the runway? The Tracy Reese Spring 2014 collection is a breath of fresh Havana air with lady like silhouettes of lace, eyelets and pastels. White lace, midi floral dresses and a flouncy tanks punctuate an airy and bright Spring 2014 collection. Add a sprinkle of “First Lady” worthy frocks and eye-catching patterns and you’ve got yourself a collection that you’ll soon never forget.
Tracy Reese Then & Now