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Five Fall Fashion Trends You Can Wear NOW (…And Some To Avoid Later.)

August 13th, 2013 by Christen

It’s unavoidable.  Back-to-school sales & commercials ring the alarm that Fall is fast approaching, no matter if you’re just getting settled into summer.  Slowly but surely, summer styles are being pushed onto clearance racks and Fall’s trendiest looks are front and center everywhere.  Department stores, magazines and more – you can’t escape it, Fall is practically here!  This morning, as I perused through morning emails – I came across a gorgeous Baroque skirt and instantly thought “…but is Barouque still in style this season?”   I clearly needed a refresher on Fall trends to prepare me for what’s to come & thought I’d share some of my favorite Fall trends can wear now (and a few you can try to avoid later this season) below.



1. BEANIES – The beanie is one of those runway trends that won’t ever go away (so you might as well embrace it, right?) —it’s practical and affordable, not to mention super cute. One tip: Wear it on your way to the office or a cocktail party instead of just on the weekends. The contrast is part of what makes it look so chic.

2.  LAYERS & LAYERS OF LAYERING – Take a cue from BCBG and add interest to your fall outfit choices by piling on a few extra pieces.  Mix textures with your pants, skirts, and tops. A sheer dress over leather pants allows you to layer without looking bulky.

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BCBG, Fall 2013

3.  LEOPARD PRINTS:  Play with different colors of leopard this season. Classic brown and black will always be in style, so have a little bit of fun and choose a pink or red version instead.

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DKNY, Fall 2013


4.  WINTER WHITES – On the runway this season, head-to-toe winter white made one of the strongest impressions. Easy to assemble at any price and season-spanning, this addition for wearable trends NOW was a no-brainer.

Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger, fall 2013 fall fashion trends

Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger, Fall 2013


5.  BE SEEN IN GREEN:   Green is officially a thing for fall 2013. From emerald to army, there’s a shade for every skin tone, hair color, and personal style.

Cushnie et Ochs, Marc Jacobs, Richard Chai Love, fall 2013 fall fashion trends

Cushnie et Ochs, Marc Jacobs, Richard Chai Love, Fall 2013




1.  CIRCUS & FOLK PRINTS – Fall collections had a thing for earthy fabrics, wild patterns, and thus the folk-inspired looks came forth. While these hand-worked motifs aren’t terribly horrific, use extreme caution when attempting these looks on your own (or you could wind up looking like a displaced circus performer).

Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Suno, fall 2013 fall fashion trends

Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Suno, Fall 2013


2.  ROUND SHOULDERS – (shoulder pads required.) Busty girls:  Stay away.  Boy-shaped girls:  Stay away.  Any girl that doesn’t require the use of shoulder pads while playing stadium football…. STAY AWAY.

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Narciso Rodriguez, Rebecca Minkoff, Tibi, Fall 2013

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Now that you’re equipped with a few ideas that’ll help ease you into the most fashionable time of the year, which trend are you eager to try first?  Let us know below.


Wild Shoe Wednesday: Rodarte’s Medieval-Inspired Spring 2013 Collection

September 26th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Rodarte has stolen our hearts with the shoes from their Spring 2013 collection. This chunky heel platform sandal that hits at the ankle came in a variety of brilliant colors to tantalize our senses and stimulate our fashion eye.



Yellow, grey, and black with a reflective metallic patch on the front graced a pair of heels while a softer, more feminine peach color paired with black and metal hardware on a strap right above the toes exposes more of the foot.


This is the perfect shoe for looks that has a lot more edge and creativity behind them seeing as that they were featured in a collection inspired by dungeons and dragons. Does this futuristic shoe have a future gracing your fashion-forward closet? Sound off below and let us know.



Runway To Win: American Designers In Support Of President Obama

September 20th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Have you seen the latest designers in support of President Obama recently?  Celebrity designers like Tracy ReeseRachel Zoe, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, even Supermodel Chanel Iman, Mogul Russell Simmons and Beyonce & Tina Knowles created designs exclusively in support of Obama 2012.  The exclusive designs are all apart of Obama’s Runway To Win project in support of the Obama Victory fund.  Currently available online, items such as polo shirts, canvas bags, tees, backpacks, scarves and more can be found with the ominous “O” symbol.  Check out a few of the items below and guess which designer looks you can identify…



What do you think about the collection…. Could you identify which designer created each piece?  Check out the entire collection online at

HP & Anya Ayoung-Chee Highlight Fashion & Technology During New York Fashion Week!

September 14th, 2012 by Christen

One of my favorite highlights during New York Fashion Week had to be the HP Style event featuring an exclusive preview of Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee’s Spring runway collection.  HP was back in New York for Fashion Week helping Anya Ayoung-Chee unveil her first collection since winning Project Runway Season 9 and the Intel & HP design challenge.

Anya gave guests a personal tour of her new Spring 2013 collection – “Carnival of Colour”.  The collection, inspired by the eclectic Harlem area of New York City features beautiful bursts of colorful jumpers, floor length gowns & jackets.





Talk about a fun afternoon filled hors d’oeuvres and drinks at Morimoto NYC! Top fashion bloggers and stylists came together to fuse technology and fashion by styling her collection on HP’s newly announced HP PCs and designing custom textiles with HP TouchSmart PCs like the designers on Project Runway.

“Don’t I look completely engulfed in the designing process? This is serious business!”

This was my first time ever designing textiles, specifically using the HP TouchSmart PC and I have to say, it was super easy and super fun.  I decided to create a D&D inspired textile using gold & black colors…After creating my design, I got a chance to print it out and create my very own custom Starbucks tumbler similar the this one below…


In addition to textile design, I got a chance to style a few of Anya’s “Carnival of Colour” looks via Polyvore for a chance to win an HP Pavilion dv6 PC with Beats Audio.  (Check out all the styled looks on Polyvore via the #HPStylesAnya hashtag.)




The fun continues well after the event, right now you can check out the textile designs on HP’s facebook page, all of the styled looks on Polyvore as well as more photos from the event too.  Looking for more of Anya’s collection?  Check out

Carlos Miele’s ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Spring 2013 Collection

September 11th, 2012 by Christen

When you think of the jungle, rarely do you imagine animal prints billowing in chiffon down a runway.  However, Carlos Miele’s Spring 2013 collection was just that, “a step into a hallucinatory jungle”.  Many of the luxe print evening gowns were accented with heavy beads, stones & fringe for as far as the eye could see.  The use of charmeuse, chiffon, color and patterns in Miele’s collection took you on a journey through a safari with looks reminicient of leopards, zebras and even modelesque giraffes.


The looks not only exudes animalistic glamour but with colors present such as blue, green, black and ivory this collection could be considered a tribal as collections can come. I could definitely look forward to fashionable celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Solange Knowles wearing these jungle-inspired designs next season but with some of his more elegant designs – it’s quite possibly that you’ll see a few of these daring looks on a red-carpet near you come awards season next year.


No One Translates Historical Sexiness Like Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 Collection

September 11th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

When playing homage to the legendary bombshells of the past, no one does it better than Norisol Ferrari.  Her Spring 2013 collection, exudes the subtle sexiness of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s translated for today’s modern woman.


“Think the curves of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno. All strong, confident women who command attention, desire and respect.” Words from fashion designer Norisol Ferrari that describes her spring 2013 collection best.  Mature, yet sexy black and white looks tailored suits and mid/tea lenght dresses, both loose fitting and body pieces with nude, grey and red looks garments in between gave brought life to the runway. Legendary models Carol Alt, Alva Chinn, Karen Bjornson, and Carmen Dell’Orefice all made there way down the runway, walking in the collection hitting a home run on the mood she was portraying for her show.



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Kati Stern’s VENEXIANA Brings The Glamour To NYFW!!

September 10th, 2012 by Fashion Staff


OH the Glamour! The brilliant Kati Stern pulled out all the high-fashion stops for the SS 2013 Venexiana fashion show. Billowing boas, whimsical crystal beading, and dramatic silk and taffeta gowns floated down the runway in contrast to the flashing lights and booming music in The Studio of Lincoln Center. Onlookers literally Oooed and Ahhheed as each model flaunted down the runway.

Hair and makeup was reminiscent of old Hollywood black and white films, with luscious faux lashes and perfectly contrasted sausage roll up-dos. The very romantic collection boasted of magnificent construction, ruffles, crystal appliques, and rich bold fabrics and colors. With award season approaching, many of these red carpet looks are sure to make a few appearances.






MUSIC:  Ben Brunnemer

HAIR:  Jefferey Reitz

MAKEUP: Mehron

Escape To Fantasy Island With Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2013

September 10th, 2012 by Christen

Taking a dramatic, fantasy approach to Spring/Summer fashion – Mara Hoffman’s designs brought the runway to life!  With a trio of ukuleles, one by one the designs began to flaunt down the runway with flirty and fun out in the sun. You won’t spot any grass skirts or coconut bras on this runway, however you will find a variety of tropical mixed prints, vibrant colors, patterns and more!

A variety of mixed prints accompanied with florescent vibes were common throughout the entire collection. A few nude pieces were also incorporated and was a great neutral addition to the bright colors that led down the runway. Look forward to seeing celebrities like Rihanna, Zoe Saldana & maybe even Beyonce wearing similar looks next year, simply because of the mixed matching patterns and colors that they’re known to wear and love. But enough of my opinion, what do you think about Mara Hoffman’s island inspired collection below?

Don’t these vibrant frocks inspire you for an early Caribbean vacation or what?  Which look do you like best?

NYFW: Son Jung Wan Spring/Summer 2013

September 9th, 2012 by Fashion Staff


If a raspberry, ivory, teal and gray color pallet is your thing then the Son Jung Wan Spring Summer 2013 was right up your alley for the next warm weather season. The show started with a Beautiful canary pleated dress that moved effortlessly down the runway. Embellished garments, knits and chiffon pieces caught our eye but the show stoppers were these 3D lace appliqué designs.

One of our favorite pieces included a blazer that was paired with ivory lamb skin shorts and there was even a 3D romper that grace the runway. Son Jung Wan is on our favorite list for sure.  Check out a few of our favorite looks below that’ll give you a great outlook on what you’ll see from Son Jun Wan next year…







Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America

NYFW’s Urban Traveler With W118 by Walter Baker

September 9th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Do you want to know what the moderen jetsetter will look like next spring? Well she will definitely be wearing a look or two from the W118 by Walter Baker collection. Simple staple pieces like trousers, jackets, blazers and dresses have been taken to the next level for the young moderen, but trendy girl. Parrot Jungle Tuxedo Pants stood front and center, and spoke volumes, a Structured Mesh Peplum Jacket made our jaws drop an a Plaid Jacquard Chartreuse Blazer with Zipper Details made out wish list for spring. The presentation was also accessorized handbags and jewelry from Walter’s brand due to his latest expansion and the hottest piece of the season, skull candy head phones.




Looking for a close up of accessories?  Check out exclusive instagram only pictures from the W118 by Walter Baker collection from the presentation where we got up close for some detailed shots of the handbags, accessories and more.



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