When is cold and dreary what you gotta do is just pile on all your favorite things and you will be so happy you will forget you cant feel your fingers! – Great plan! Some current faves of mine is this sequin bomber from the terribly cool brand I am newly obsessed with, Line & Dot. Its just the right amount of matte sequin action for day or night. Another favorite of the moment, this insane gold sharks tooth necklace from Oia Jules! Have you ever seen something so badass? I have been wearing it non stop, I wore it out on Friday night with a simple black tee and it proved to be the ultimate conversation piece. Then I gotta mention the aptly named “Love” right from Emitations. I have been looking for the right little ring with the word “Love” on it for so long. When I saw this one with its pretty curly writing in delicate gold, I knew it was to be! And of course, no outfit of mine is complete with some fresh ZeroUV sunnies, loving these vintage feel black and gold ones!
PS. Shout out to my always inspiring and stylish friend Monica who lent me this beautiful blue scarf. Wearing it is like wrapping yourself in a big blue knitted hug. Thanks girl! xo
Photos by Carlis
My new solution to dreary winter weather (that just wont quit. Seriously, more snow today??) is metallics! I am still saving bright colors for when the sun decides to surface, but do greatly appreciate the people rocking colorful coats around town. I found this skirt at a darling vintage store in New Orleans called The Revival Outpost, you must visit it if you are in town. Wearing gold fabric reflected the little lit of sunshine that was out and at least gave the illusion of warmth.
As you can tell, I am sick of the cold weather. As a kid of South Africa I was SO EXCITED for my first real winters moving here. I had never bought a real coat before, let alone thermal gloves and snow boots. And I never thought I would say this but, take back the snow and give me the sun! My bestie Alina wrote a hilarious recap on why winter sucks, read it here.
*Also, sidenote: At fashion week, while waiting in line for a show I overheard 2 bloggers with pretty big followings discussing how they could “never” wear an item of clothing, pair of shoes or accessory twice on their blog (Unless Valentino or Celine, duh). I see what they are saying, and bloggers these days get a lot of free and sponsored items so I am sure it isn’t even that difficult. But isn’t that a bit silly, and taking away from the fact that their blogs are meant to showcase their true personal everyday style. Real people wear things wear things more than once. Anyway, just asking what people really think about this? Does anyone care?
Photos by Nathan Clark
Due to oversleeping in my dreamy hotel room at the Hudson (more on that later), I was in a race against time to get to my first fashion show of the day. I decided to just throw on flat boots (essential for running up and down town and for using the subway), my trusty gray coat and American Apparel skinny jeans with my favorite Minnie Mouse sweater I may or may not have slept in that night.
**Other essentials for the messy “I just woke up” look; mirrored sunnies to hide the under eye bags and some kind of hat, the bigger and fluffier the better- to cover undone hair.
Floral accessories, prints taking over 2014
It’s all flowery from the runway to the red carpet
With Valentine’s day just around the corner, flowers are sure to be high on the minds of everyone right about now. Flowers are timeless throughout the year, though, whether they’re used as gifts, prints, accessories, or even home decorations, and it looks like 2014 is going to be one big year for everything floral.
One great example of the floral trend taking over the year is Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda’s Spring 2014 collection. Presented late last month, the collection featured a heavy floral influence, more specifically the world of cut flowers. Vogue reports that Domenico Dolce even announced that they had secured the rights to several iconic floral artworks from a number of international museums.
Elsewhere, the floral craze is also taking root. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, UK-based retailer Marks and Spencer launched a bridal flower line to complement their annual M&S Valentine’s Day flower offerings. Celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Amy Adams, and Giselle Bündchen have also recently been seen rocking floral hair accessories at separate red carpet and everyday events.
Of course, you don’t have to spend big money if you want to add a few floral accessories to your everyday outfits as spring draws near. You can always just take a trip to your garden and make your own accessories yourself!
The arrangement depends largely on you. You can go for spare, simple look using a single flower or go all out with multi-hued arrangements. Just don’t go overboard or you stand the risk of the arrangement falling apart with every step!
Martha Stewart recommends the following flowers as great choices for turning into accessories: spray rose, freesia, daisy, Cymbidium orchid, Asiatic lily, baby’s breath, Stephanotis, and wax flower. She also recommends misting your hair with hairspray before attaching the flowers to keep the chemicals in the spray from damaging delicate blossoms.
The next time you need a hair accessory to give your clothes a bit of extra pop, take a look at your garden. You just might find the perfect piece there.
The days after New York Fashion Week are always a tad overwhelming. How does one possibly explain all of the wonderful and weird things you experienced, edit about one million photographs as well as tackle that massive suitcase you have yet to unpack. Lets just start with day one. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, it was FREEZING! I totally underestimated the chill and didnt wear nearly enough layers. After a quick and delicious lunch at LPQ with my dear friend who is visiting from Australia, Charlotte, her talented photographer boyfriend Nathan and new friend Adriana of Fake Leather, we all decided to play tourist and go for a stroll in Central Park. It was extra cold amongst the ice in Central Park, but totally worth it- how gorgeous does the park look all white? The iconic park is one of my favorite places in the world, and I love how dreamy it looks in winter.
Photos by Nathan Clarke
Valentines Day is coming up, time to celebrate love! To me celebrating the relationships with special friends who shape your life is just as important. And who better to celebrate with than a friend who sits with me and has endless chats about life and love over wine, not to mention has influenced me with her killer style (and shown me how brunch is REALLY done), Erica Lavelanet from LP Fashion Philosophy. To start the celebration we had an epic girly sleepover/ beauty fest in Erica’s cute Brooklyn apartment (more on that later) and styled 2 fun looks with gorgeous Lulu*s dresses. Of course we both chose LBD’s, mean to be huh?
At LuLu*s, Galentine’s day reigns supreme!! Forget the flowers and treat yourself to a year of fresh frocks! LuLu*s is giving away one free dress a month to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2014! Follow the link to enter and refer your best gal pal with your custom generated link for a chance to WIN: http://bit.ly/
DEETS/ MY DRESS: Party On Black Quilted Vegan Leather Dress by Obey ERICAS DRESS: Saint Bernadette Dress by Mink Pink c/0 Lulu*s