Joe Zee recently announced via Instagram that he was leaving Elle magazine as creative director to head Yahoo Fashion as the editor-in-chief and executive creative officer. I'm really expecting great things from Joe Zee and Yahoo Fashion in the near future! Joe Zee has really been in the media lately and he did a great job at Elle Magazine.
I recently came across New York based Designer Shumpei Okamoto collection and I was very pleased. His clothes are very flirty and feminine, yet have a futuristic edge.
There's always unique ways to transition your wardrobe into different seasons, take Spring for example, I've started wearing my cardigans, button down shirts, and sweat shirts with heavier materials to substitute for a jacket. It can work for a 60-70 degree day during the Spring, sometimes I don't like bringing along a jacket and just want to be on the go. Try it out and style it your own way.
Came across the Talking About The Abstraction Fall/Winter 2014 Look Book recently, and was very pleased! The styling of each look is very editorial, and Fun. I personally like a lot of the shirts, jackets and pants separately to be worn a regular day. Talking About The Abstraction is a Osaka based fashion label. Check out some of my favorite looks from the look book below.
With the Spring bringing warmer weather this week, there were plenty nice looks I came across on Instagram! Take a look below to check them out!
Kevin Durant of the OKC Thunder, Pregame look
How do you feel about the current fringe trend?
The weather is beautiful! That means its time to bring out our legs to play. With all the new trends and fashion statements out there, it can get a little over whelming when deciding how to pull off a great mini skirt look. Especially when you're worried about showing too much skin or flashing your underwear. Cosmopolitan suggested 7 different ways that we can wear a mini skirt, while still being very trendy and flirty. Check out some of their ideas below!
1. Wear a bodycon miniskirt with an asymmetrical top
When one side is more covered than the other, we subconsciously place the hem somewhere in the middle — like taking the average of the two lengths. *Fashion Math*
The infamous "Cat Look" is as hot as a smoky eye but takes fewer steps and way less makeup!! That means no meltdowns ladies!!! This is also a great way to add a little sexy to your make-up.
Everyone knows the most important part of an outfit are the shoes. Take a look at some this Spring's must have styles below and make your feet happy!
As you know I love finding all natural beauty products and DIY regimens. Recently, I was introduced to oil pulling. Oil pulling is an ancient Indian method of removing bacteria and build up from your teeth and gums. It is said to help whiten teeth as well. Though not clinically proven, after a bit more research I decided to give oil pulling a try. It only takes 1 tablespoon of coconut. Swish it around in your mouth for about 20 minutes, spit and rinse with warm salt water. Follow with your regular brushing and mouthwash routine. So swishing for 20 minutes was definitely a lot harder than I expected, after about 90 seconds I was tired and ready to move on with my day. I was able to fight through and last about 12 minutes instead. By the time I was finished the oil had almost doubled in size which was supposed to be the toxins pulled from my mouth. So it definitely looked like it had done some good. And my teeth definitely felt super clean. All in all, I'd say it's worth a try if you have coconut oil already laying around the house. I'm always down for a quick detox!
Sunflower and sesame are oil alternatives if you are allergic to coconut oil.
The much anticipated Playland collection from MAC Cosmetics will be on sale this week! There's some really pretty shades of pink and pastels to perfectly accenrt your Spring 2014 looks.
Check it out!
My latest designer obsession is Elvira 'Y Hart. Elvira is a recent fashion graduate from Germany, with a very unique approach to fashion. She has fused the art of fashion sketching with fashion and turned her collection into what is known as wearable art. A brilliant and fresh concept that I love!
Check out her collection here!
This year I had the pleasure of attending the International Makeup Artist Trade Show in New York City! Thousands of makeup artists and beauty gurus from all over the world to shop, learn and network. There were open forum discussions and classes teaching everything from basic makeup application for television and film to special affects. Top industry professionals share their knowledge and do live demonstrations. The best part about, all of the products were 30-50% off!
Check out some of the photos from IMATS
I'm always looking to add to my wardrobe when the warm weather seasons come. While browsing through Instagram, and looking on a couple store sites, I came up with a to do list.
Take a look below!
Recreating this look of Russell Westbrook in French GQ is probably at the top of my list. It's simple yet creative, very cool pic!
In yet another Adidas collab, here's UO x Adidas collection for Spring 2014 exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters! Adidas Apparel is starting to grow and be more than just athletic wear. Take a look below to see what the hype is about.
The first weekend of Coachella looked amazing from the line up of artists that performed. I can't quite say the same for this year's festival fashion trends.With festivals becoming more and more popular and mainstream, party goers are dressing more and more like "hippies". I understand that fashion is forever evolving and eventually just repeats from decades past. But there's something unauthentic about some of the styles from this year's Coachella festival. It seemed as if people are turning festival fashion into more of a costume rather than expressing your sense of style. Yes fringe, cowboy boots, lace, oversized fedoras etc. come to mind when you think of the 70's. But true style is be able to use current trends and put unique things together with your own twist. It seems that everyone looked the same this year.
What are your thoughts on festival fashion?
Spring is in full effect. Unfortunately not everyone got the memo. There was a lot of black and dark colors, which I am a strong believer in all black, in intimate everyday settings. Celebs strutted the red carpet over the weekend at the VMA's. I fell in love with patterns with pops of black, bright colors and pastels.
Which landed me on my top 3 favorite looks from this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
Pretty in pink. Iggy gave us sheer, pastel, embroidered realness in this John Galliano number. Pulled back hair, soft natural makeup and fun wedge. She takes the #1 spot for me.
Spring is my favorite season of the year, Style is ALWAYS refreshing, Whether it's 80 or 60 degrees, the spring is always a very comfortable dressing season. I've took some of my favorite looks from off the runways of the Spring 2014 shows and put them together for Style inspiration.
From the Nautica Spring 2014 show, digging the neutral colored sweat shirt and hoodie. Love the prints of the shorts in middle!
Not only do I have Kanye West x Adidas to look forward to, now I have Alexander Wang x H&M added to the list. The collab was announced to the public yesterday via Instagram where the Alxander Wang IG page was just launched, H&M and Wang also threw a big bash out in Coachella to kick to everything off last night. I'm excited to see what Wang is going to design for H&M. Here's some pics from the H&M and Alexander Wang party below!
Iggy, Wang, and Fergie
ShoeDazzle is a fairly new website, created in 2009 to spoil women who love fashion and has a lust for shoes, while bringing them a personal stylist experience right in the comfort of their own home. Chief stylist Rachel Zoe, along with many others, help you narrow down your most beloved looks by allowing you to select a number of trends in shoes, bags and much more that meets your fashion needs, whether it be classic or a little edgy. Once your personal style has been identified, your own personal show room appears. Even celebrities, such as Gwen Stefani and Steve Madden have chosen to release their line through ShoeDazzle. Below you can check out Gwen Stefani's GX, and Steve Madden's Spring line available only on ShoeDazzle.com
GX by Gwen Stefani
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending Cupcake Society's first Girl Code event. The event was geared toward young girls ages 12-18. There were several guest speakers, an award ceremony, self defense demonstration, fashion discussion and vendors. All in all the event was a success, very inspiring to see other's giving back to the community and mentoring our youth.
Check out some photos from the event
We are so thankful to everyone that came out to the iCreate Networking Mixer. Everyone had a blast! Here's a quick recap