10 February 2013

NYFW Day 3 Recap

Day 3 of New York Fashion Week was amazing! For the most part I was very impressed by all the collections. However, Rebecca Taylor and Prabal Gurung were my favorites of the day.

Rebecca Taylor

I loved Rebecca Taylor's collection because it had so much versatility. She didn't stick to neutrals, she used tons of fabrics, and many of her pieces (with the exception of the crop tops) can go from the office to a night out. Sweatshirts with fitted pencil skirts, structured blazers with sweatpants and heels, I am in love with this collection!

Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart was one of the designer's whose collection I was looking forward to seeing and she did not disappoint. Most of her looks were very structured yet relaxed, which I loved. I also loved her dresses, with the different prints, lengths, and architectural shapes, you would be hard pressed to find something in this collection that you did NOT like. 

Helmut Lang

This collection was inspired by an exhibition called Picasso Black and White, and it definitely shows. Many of the pieces were geometric, and save for a few pieces that had a bit of blue or yellow, most of the pieces were black, white, or nude. Most of the pieces had a boyish feel but for those uncomfortable with the androgynous look, Lang also showcased a few feminine, sheer tops. 

Prabal Gurung

When I saw the first look from this collection (the first picture on the left), I couldn't help but let out a tiny excited yell. I had read that his collection had a heavy military influence and I was a little skeptical. Could it be very feminine? Could he put together looks that we hadn't already seen a million times before? The answer to both of my questions was a resounding YES! He completely nailed it. His use of Aztec and Asian inspired prints added tiny pops of color that gave the collection a more complete look.

09 February 2013

I'm Sorry Ms. Jackson...

...but you look too good to be 46 years old. These pictures are enough to make me want to change my diet around and make sure that I'm getting plenty of rest and exercise in hopes that I will look half as good as that when I turn 46!

Janet stepped out in a backless Haider Ackerman gown to kickoff this year's NYFW at Cipriani Wall Street!

Check out her look below!

Beyonce Covers Vogue

King Bey is back and her reign is showing no signs of letting up! Performing at one of the most watched Super Bowl halftime shows, having pre-sale tickets of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour sell out within minutes, and now she is on the cover of Vogue again!

Mrs. Carter slays on the Vogue front cover in an outfit that is rumored to be Givenchy. What do you think of Beyonce's second Vogue cover?

NYFW F'W 2013 (Days 1 and 2)

NYFW has begun and designers are showing off their Fall/ Winter 2013 collections. Leather and fur will still be trends this upcoming season but you can expect to see a lot of other textures and fabrics such as suede and even satin.

My favorite collections so far have been Kate Spade (I loved her bright, girly and chic clothing!), Balmain, Jason Wu, and Charlotte Ronson!

Check out my favorites from those collections as well as looks from Cushnie et Ochs:

Kate Spade

Kate Spade used tons of bright colors to design her F'W 2013 collection. You can find leather gloves in red and pink (how fun is that??), and satchels and clutches in bright colors, animal prints, and metallics. Although her collection is girly and chic, a few looks have an androgynous feel to them as witnessed by the collared button down and the cropped printed pants with the leather jacket. Kate Spade has an amazing F'W collection, her use of color will definitely set her collection apart from the rest. 


Balmain has been at the forefront of the fashion world for years and this collection definitely was not a disappointment. Sheer blouses, cropped pants, belted jackets, and mesh tights all came together to form a collection that had the perfect amount of edginess and chicness which will probably endear this collection to many people as it has something for everyone.

Jason Wu

Ahh Jason Wu, since I first started following his career, he has yet to disappoint me with one of his collections. This collection had it all,from funky prints, peek-a-boo blouses, and flowy dresses to structured blazers and jackets. Mr. Wu did not stick to the common F'W color palette of black, brown, and gray. Like Kate Spade, he also used color, including red and a beautiful royal blue. This collection showcases his talent and gives insight into why he's a favorite of FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.

Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson's collection had me in complete awe! From the first look (which gave me a toned down Freddy Krueger feel) to the mesh shirt and prim leather skirt in the second, to the structured blazer and cropped pants in the combo there was literally something for everyone! If you value comfort over chicness, you can turn to her fashionable yet comfortable sweaters, daring fashionistas will love her leather minidresses, and even the most modest girl can find a piece they'll love in her very ladylike A-line dresses.

Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et Ochs delivered an amazing collection! The use of different shapes, some dresses/skirts were very fitted and structured while some were loose and simply flowed with the model that was showcasing them. Daring splits, bold prints, and sexy cutouts made every single piece of this collection a must have in ANY fashionista's closet! 

07 February 2013


I was invited to a club for a friend's birthday and was instantly overcome with excitement! It was the PERFECT opportunity to wear my fur jacket! I pulled on a pair of patterned tights, a black sleeveless turtleneck dress and suede/leather wedges. My fur jacket, simple eyeliner, and black lipstick were the perfect complements to my aforementioned items.

I had a great time and revived tons of compliments!

Dress: American Apparel
Wedges: Forever 21
Jacket: Vintage

In the Heart Of the City...

Last weekend, a couple of my girls and I decided to head into the city and have some fun. I was dying to wear fur but I wasn't sure that my fur jacket would be appropriate for what we had planned.

For once, I actually remembered the pieces I had in my closet and realized that I had a fur infinity scarf that I had gotten from UO in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Wrapping it around my neck was not only uncomfortable but it threw my outfit off so in a burst of inspiration, I slid it on over my arms as a "shrug". I paired my denim button down and "fur shrug" with leather leggings and suede platform booties (I love to mix patterns and textures!). A few bracelets, rings and a air of hoop earrings completed the look.

Shirt: Vintage
Shrug: UO
Shoes: Bakers