Paris Fashion Week Bling

Now that the dust has settled on that certain Paris heist, lets talk about the real bling seen on the runways -- metallic!  Seriously, who doesn’t like a bit (or a lot!) of sparkle to spice up their wardrobe?  Metallic adds dimension to every outfit and the best part is that it becomes the main focal point, and therefore, your key accessory as well.  The Paris runway shows were draped in metallic, here are my favorite looks...

Milan Fashion Week - Better Late than Never!

Outwear is not just for the cooler months, it is a fashion essential for upgrading your wardrobe during all seasons - so I loved seeing Milan Fashion Week runways covered in classic outerwear pieces, but with an edge added!  For example Versace took the classic leather jacket silhouette and twisted it into a color block leather jacket that amps up any outfit.  Taking a classic item and adding a little something extra to it can really personalize your style. Here are some of my favorite looks:

London Fashion Week SS17

Flower Mania!

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,” this quote from Miranda Priestly on the Devil Wears Prada couldn’t be more wrong. Although not groundbreaking, florals are a trend that have become a classic and don’t appear to be going anywhere soon. Floral motifs adorned almost every runway during London Fashion Week.  Here are a variety of different ways to incorporate flowers into your spring wardrobe and break you out of your winter slump of bulky layers.

Bold is the New Black

Sunday night marked the 68th Emmy’s award ceremony and there was no shortage of brightly dressed stars. I can’t think of a better way to end NYFW than have award season fail right behind. Let’s be honest, the Red Carpet is the best part of any award show and the Emmy’s Red Carpet is no exception.  Here are my picks for the best (and boldest) dressed:

Top Row: Viola Davis - Marchesa, Sarah Paulson - Prada, Priyanka Chopra - Jason Wu, Amanda Peet - Altuzarra

Bottom Row: Emily Ratajkowski - Zac Posen, Angela Bassett - Christian Siriano, Constance Zimmer - Monique Lhuillier, Terrence Howard - Isaia

All images from Vogue and Yahoo Fashion

SUMMER FAVORITES 2016

Summer is the time to liven up your wardrobe by taking advantage of the beautiful colors and patterns!  It is important to push your boundaries a bit by adding elements that make you stand out  - especially those of you whom revert to the same old neutrals in your wardrobe. 

And while the summer months seem to be drawing to a close the heat isn't going anywhere soon! With that being said, I wanted to recap some of my summer favorites, from sunglasses to sandals, and give you a guide to follow when pondering what to wear through Labor Day Weekend. 

Speaking of LDW, I will be lounging at Gurney's in Montauk Friday, 9/2 - Tuesday, 9/6, and am available to book time styling looks, accessorizing outfits and to help with any fashion emergencies. 

 

SUNGLASSES

 
 CHLOE, $395

CHLOE, $395

 PRISM, $340

PRISM, $340

On the left are Chloé's 'Isidora' sunglasses in rose gold. The brown degradé lenses are transparent enough to showcase the eyes while shading them as well. PRISM's Venice sunglasses, on the right, are inspired by the 50's cat-eye shape with a multi-colored pattern accentuating the acetate frames. This shape is most complimentary on a round face.

 

SWIMWEAR

 ERES, $520

ERES, $520

 MISSONI, $530

MISSONI, $530

I have always been a fan of Eres swimwear and lingerie as their fabrics and silhouettes flatter the body in the classiest of ways. This beautiful hunter green in particular would be stunning on any skin tone.  And Missoni's two-piece on the right is the perfect summer bikini. The colors within the chevron pattern in the crochet-knit fabric give off a classic bohemian feel that I love.

 

COVER-UPS

 

 ELAN, $54

ELAN, $54

 LA PERLA, $828

LA PERLA, $828

You can find this flirty crochet cover-up on Nordstrom.com for an extremely affordable price, in both black and cream. I personally love the mix of textures and how it will showcase any swimsuit underneath. The La Perla satin cover-up in an optical print and color-blocked handkerchief hem creates a sophisticated look that can easily be carried into sunset cocktails at the beach bar.

 

summer dresses

 ZIMMERMAN, $740

ZIMMERMAN, $740

 FREE PEOPLE, $248

FREE PEOPLE, $248

Zimmerman's 'Roza' dress is the perfect white summer dress. Pair with sandals or wedges in neutral tones and natural hair to create an effortlessly relaxed look. The gorgeous floral printed dress is from Free People. Its over sized silhouette makes it the perfect dress to throw on with sandals and walk out the door.  This dress can easily be carried into the fall season because of its darker tones.

 

sandals

 PRADA, $875

PRADA, $875

 RACHEL COMEY, $247

RACHEL COMEY, $247

These Prada block heeled sandals are the quintessential "Laura shoe". The gold hardware and crisscrossing solid black leather make them a classic staple for any wardrobe.  On the contrary, the stunning yellow and black croc-embossed leather of these Rachel Comey rounded heel sandals will automatically amplify any outfit -- including a solid summer dress.

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, Day 1

Our favorite looks from the first day of #NYFW - Fall RTW 2015. 


TADASHI SHOJI


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BCBG MAX AZRIA

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DIANA TAYLOR on AVENUE MAGAZINE

It was a pleasure to work with New York's unofficial First Lady for AVENUE's October edition.  Diana is so very accomplished, yet naturally low key. Therefore I decided to match her wardrobe with her strong and elegant personality.  Her amazing figure made my job easy!

Cover Look:  A Larimar silk faille trumpet gown with a Navy silk faille overlay by Oscar De La Renta, Fire opals by Dori Love and Angel skin coral and Ruby ring set by Aaron Basha.

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Second Look:  Duchess Print sleeveless swing dress by Ports1961, Oval T bar cuff by Reed Krakoff accompanied by Black Enamel and Diamond earring and ring set by David Webb.

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Third Look:  A Gold beaded gown by Carmen Marc Valvo, accompanied by Double pavé oval earrings, White Diamonds and leaves ring and Gold cuffs by Cynthia Desser.

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Fourth Look (left side):  A Leather embroidered gown by Carmen Marc Valvo, Tubetto White Diamonds and Pink gold drop earrings and a Jiya ring, set in pink gold by de GRISOGONO

Fifth Look (right side):  A Pleated Vneck dress by Valentino, Perlée by Van Cleef and Arpels, Picoolina S06 Watch on a signature Black Galuchat strap by de GRISOGONO, topped off with an 18K Diamond necklace by Aaron Basha.

Diana is as graceful in person as she is seen in the media, it was an honor to work with her.  Make sure to grab a copy of AVENUE's October issue and read all about this fabulous woman!

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