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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
Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to Vogue’s Fashion x Football event in New York City and it got me to thinking about how to score a touchdown with my own fashion flair while attending the games this season. In case you didn’t know, there are new rules when it comes to fashion accessories at the games this year and it has many fashionistas in an uproar. The new NFL All Clear policy prohibits camera bags, coolers, luggage or large totes of any kind within any NFL football games. In an effort to keep fans safe, the NFL encourages fans to not bring any type of bags at all – but they’ve made a few concessions with the women in mind. So what does that mean for female fans? We’re limited to what type and size bags we can bring into the stadium, but that shouldn’t prohibit our stylish options at all.
This year, I plan on attending a hometown tradition of Thanksgiving with a side of Detroit Lions football. Lucky for me, I won’t have to travel far for a stylish ensemble that’s stadium appropriate. With the NFL All clear policy, I’ve been prompted to invest in a clear envelope clutch purse (since it falls within the guidelines of permissible bags) and bring along only the necessities needed i.e lipstick, credit cards, ID & cash. For a complete list of permissible bags visit http://www.nfl.com/allclear. I created a unique sporty look completely inspired by the clear bag which includes a striped Golden Goose three quarter sleeve t-shirt from FarFetch.com, Von Vonni Maxi dress (which happens to be on sale) and Roxy gray wedge shoes along side tons of adorable accessories including a Michael Kors sports watch. Check out this collection and share how you plan on accessorizing for the NFL All Clear season.
Grab an ultra versatile Von Vonni dress to wear as a skirt below:
Check out this collection, create your own sports chic ideas on Polyvore.com and share how you plan on accessorizing for the NFL All Clear season below.
When functional style meets creative design, that’s a recipe for stylish success! Samsung, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, and New York-based designer Alexander Wang revealed the finished product following months of collaboration with some of the industry’s most creative contributors. The limited-edition Alexander Wang Wallie gym sack is the first co-created bag inspired by crowd-sourced sketches and images created using the GALAXY Note II.
Alexander Wang resourced the ‘collective inspiration’ of a select group of Samsung smartphone users for his latest collection. Called the ‘Wallie’, the gym sac has a drawstring closure, reinforced leather corners, and a black and gray print on the lambskin finish.? The bag’s abstract print was produced by Wang by combining different images (photos, doodles, patterns) created using Samsung’s Galaxy Note II smartphones by a group of his close friends, stylists, photographers, and others.
“The abstract print really captures the energy of New York City,” the designer explained. “This collaboration is a great example of how technology and style can come together in an unexpected but really meaningful way.” The bag will go on sale this August The bag is available in select locations from this month, and proceeds from the sale of the $550 bag will go towards the Art Start charity, that uses the arts to nurture the creative talents of at-risk children and youth.
Target is partnering with esteemed designer Phillip Lim on an exclusive fall collection of women’s and men’s apparel and accessories, including shoes, bags and travel accessories. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is a sophisticated and elevated collection that is both beautiful, functional and coming to Target shelves next month.
Since introducing 3.1 Phillip Lim in 2005 with friend and fabric supplier Wen Zhou, Lim has continuously challenged the contemporary market with cutting-edge sophistication and quality. He was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-Wear, accepting Womenswear in 2007 and Menswear in 2012. 3.1 Phillip Lim also received the CFDA award for 2013 Accessory Designer of the Year.
‘One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire – one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible’
The collection ranges in price from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target will be available Sept. 15, 2013 at most Target stores and Target.com.
Want more looks? Check out the following link for the behind-the-scenes look book video 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Behind-the-Scenes Look Book Video
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is a sophisticated and elevated collection that is both beautiful and functional. Rooted in a classic fall palette of neutral tones and prints, the collection features a variety of versatile, affordable pieces that modern women and men can wear on-the-go, while remaining effortlessly chic. For more information and updates on the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection, visit ABullseyeView.com. Join in on the conversation on Twitter using #PhillipLimForTarget.
Can’t get enough of Sex And The City style? It’s been years since the iconic show has aired on HBO, however through the power of reruns and box office hits at the theaters – Carrie’s Style LIVES ON!
Carrie Bradshaw shoe
Who better than the woman most synonymous with shoes to become the namesake of a shoe line. Sarah Jessica Parker’s new shoe line, SJP, will launch in January.
via Vibe Vixen
Sarah Jessica Parker is launching SJP–her first shoe collection in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik–bringing her character Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe dreams to life. Parker’s Sex and the City character is a style icon and because she “got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes, and by default I learned an enormous amount,” the actress told Vogue. Bradshaw’s alter ego is offering “something different” to reflect her personal taste and, according to British Vogue, “old-school labels like Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon” inspired her collection. “We’re putting new colors together that people don’t typically do.”
SJP will be introduced in Nordstrom stores, but everyone can shop the collection online at Nordstrom.com. The line will include sandals, flats, pumps, and boots ranging from $200 to $400. Which is what you’d expect from the woman who’s television persona, Carrie Bradshaw once confessed to owning about $40,000 in shoes. The line will be sold exclusively through Nordstrom in 2014.
Check out some of our favorite Manolo Blahnik / Sex And The City moments below…
Are you ready to step into Summer in your hottest stilettos? Hpotiq wants to see you adorn your glamorous gams in heels with the GlamLouder Bling It On Contest. If you love glam things, from now until July 28th 2013, Hpnotiq wants you to show them how you GLAM LOUDER to win fab prizes! During each 2-week challenge you can submit photos in different categories to win – including the glammest heels, nails, makeup and overall look. Entries can be pictures you snap yourself or images you find online.
Ready to Bling It On!? Here are the glamorous prizes that are up for grabs: One pair of shoes of your choice(Up to $800), One purse of your choice(Up to $1,000), One year of manis/pedis worth up to $1,200, a $1,000 gift card to Sephora or Ulta, AND a chance to win the grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity Los Angeles! Even better – the grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq Ad!
Here’s my entry, the fabulous Giuseppe Zanotti winged gladiator heels … Where’s Yours?
Want to enter? Hpnotiq’s Glammest Heels Challenge is going on RIGHT NOW – but hurry – the entry period for the glammest heels ends at 11:59:59 a.m. EST on June 16th! For the first challenge, participants are asked to share their latest SHOE CRUSH! Hpnotiq wants you to show them the glammest heels you can find. Snap a pic of your own, or find a pic of that pair of shoes online you’ve been stalking for months! For this round, they’re choosing 4 lucky winners to get their choice of glam heels valued at up to $800. To enter visit Hpnotiq’s Facebook page OR follow @Hpnotiq on twitter and tweet them your picture using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER. If you’re one of the 4 winners, you’ll also be able to compete in the final round for a chance to win a grand prize trip for you and three friends to meet a famous celebrity in LA, for shopping, makeovers AND you might also star in a photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq Ad!
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What happens when you mix technology, fashion and Project Runway 11 winner – Michelle Lesniak Franklin an Intel Experience in NYC? A day of entertaining fun & real life talks on the importance of portable technology on the go.
Over the weekend, DivasandDorks.com was invited to attend an exclusive presentation of where technology meets design at the Experience Intel pop up shop in Chelsea. Filled with live performances, gaming experiences and more, Intel offered unique hands-on experiences for consumers and fans alike.
One of Intel’s newest fans, Project Runway 11 winner – Michelle Lesniak Franklin shared the spotlight highlighting her love for the Intel Ultrabook convertable. After winning Project Runway’s host of prizes including a $50,000 suite of Intel products Michelle shares how her world of design has been
redefined with Intel technology. Check out the video to discover more from Michelle, Project Runway and Intel.
About Michelle Lesniak Franklin: Michelle Lesniak Franklin is a designer from Portland who won Project Runway season 11. She first took interest in the world of fashion during high school when she reconstructed vintage clothing to fit her needs and quirkiness. She then studied printmaking/fine art in college as well as pattern making and draping at her her local community college. Discover more of Michelle Lesniak Franklin designs at AU-Clothing.com.
If eye-catching prints, bold patterns and pops of bright color is your thing, then you’re fashionably on trend for a fabulous summer and the Summer collection from LOFT has you covered. During LOFT’s Summer Friday preview event, tastemakers, editors and bloggers were on hand to experience LOFT’s summer collection first hand. Mixtures of tribal prints, neon brights & nautical stripes were found throughout the entire collection of jumpers, dresses, shirts & shorts. Here’s a look of some of my favorite wearable pieces from the Friday’s event and more from the collection below.
LOFT Colorblocked Ribbon Waist Sleeveless Dress. After trying out the this colorblocked frock, I was pleasantly surprised with the look and fit. The technicolor vibe, elasticized ribbon waist and eye-popping design makes it an easy go-to summer dress.
LOFT Sequin Elastic Waist Shorts. The allover sequins add shimmer and spice to any summer ensemble. Add an elasticized waist, side seam pockets and hues of deep cabernet and you’re ready to rock this summertime one-of-a-kind finish anytime.
LOFT infused bright colors and patterns within their accessories as well – memorable pieces include the grass skirt clutch, bold, colorful necklaces, layered bracelets, colorblock sandals, chic jellies and cork wedges.
Which LOFT summer looks are catching your eye? Lucky for you, you don’t have to choose just one, you can find all your favorites at a LOFT near you or online at LOFT.com.