Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tunes-Day Volume XII.

I love a good remix. I think it has something to do with my inability to listen to an entire song without changing it half way through {helllooo ADD}. When a remix is done right, it brings an entirely new life to the song and I just can't stop listening. Here are a few of my current favorites that are sure to get you through the week and pumped for the weekend!

9. The Edge of Glory {Foster The People Remix} - Lady Gaga

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Personal Style

There is something about New York Fashion Week that brings out the inner fashion risk taker in everyone. The Lincoln Center and streets of Manhattan are filled with ladies and gents dressed to the nines {or their personal interpretation of 'the nines'} in hopes that Mr. Bill Cunningham of The New York Times or Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist will snap their photo. For one person, 'dressed to the nines' may be a vintage Chanel Suit and Louboutin's, but for another -- it's a pair of ripped Levi 501's, tailored blazer and spike embellished shoes.
 "Fashion Fades, Style Remains The Same" - Coco Chanel
Personal style is all over the place and all the rules have changed. No white after labor day is now an entirely passé fashion faux pah and dark denim jeans are becoming increasingly acceptable in the workplace. Here are a few of my favorite photos, snapped on the streets during Spring 2012 NYFW. To me, each image exudes a confident portrayal of their own personal style.

**{all images via Harper's BAZAAR

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Saucy Glossie

Lindsey Calla, the fashion maven behind Saucy Glossie, is a fashion blogger I have admired for a while now. With a degree in Art History and International Affairs, she has used her artistic and business savvy-ness to jump start her career in the highly competitive fashion industry. Lindsey documents her outfit's, as well as interviews with relevant designers around her hometown of New York City which is a fun little inside look at the NY fashion scene. I have recently been enamored with the African vibe her outfit post's exude, {accessories, color stories, prints, etc.} a growing trend we should expect to see a lot of this Fall. Do yourself a favor and check out her blog, Saucy Glossie for an abundance of outfit inspiration. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion's Night Out: San Francisco Edition

Last night, all the fashion freaks were out, puttin' on the ritz in celebration of San Francisco's annual Fashion's Night Out event. We started at Gucci and made our way down Maiden Lane to Marc Jacobs, ending at Sax Fifth Avenue for more champagne sipping and shopping. It was a sight to see, herds of style drenched ladies & dapper gents running around Union Square and the surrounding area's bopping from store to store. Who ever said San Francisco lacks fashion obviously needs to attend this event for a little major reality check. Until next year! 

 Sweet face, Linds. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Words Of Wisdom : A Conversation With Diane Von Furstenberg

{Skip to 4:40 for the interview}

In November of 2009 I took a trip to New York with my family {seen here}, and it was the first time I had visited the Empire City since I was about 12 years old. A few weeks before that trip I had just started writing this blog and I began to seriously purse my dream of starting a personal styling business. It was the perfect time to explore one of the most influential fashion capitals of the world to get inspired for both endeavours. During that trip I made it a priority to visit some of my favorite designer's stores, located in the Meatpacking District. Among them was the Diane Von Furstenberg flagship store. While in DVF, I picked up a copy of her book "A Signature Life" and immediately started reading it on the cab ride back to the hotel. Prior to reading her autobiography I was a fan, although it wasn't until after I read her truly empowering story that I became enthralled with her not only as a designer but as a mother, a wife and an entrepreneur. Diane Von Furstenberg has since become my biggest role model in the fashion industry which is why I was so thrilled to come across this conversation she had with Lucky magazine's editor in chief, Brandon Holley at the Lucky Fashion and Beauty Blogger conference in NYC yesterday. This 45 minute conversation is just a teaser {you will have to read her book for the full story of her life} although I encourage all of you to take the time to listen to her uncanny ability to inspire you to become a strong, independent and successful woman in your professional and personal life. 

**Skip to 27:20 to check out her sick new handbag ... seriously, genius.