Month: April 2012

Vionnet

 Have you guys heard of the line Vionnet? I hadn’t until today. This line is refreshing and sophisticated, I wanted to share some pieces with you. You can see all of their collection here or a portion in our facebook album.

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DIY: Inspiration Neon Shoes

 I have been very into the DIY blog world lately, reading all of these a pair and a spare, Trash to Couture, Tidbits from the Tremaynes, and many more. I hate taking pictures but love doing projects so hopefully my picture skills and ambitions will improve if I keep up this DYI thing. Here are the pictures from my finished product, the inspiration and the process. Please tweet me the pictures if you have any DIY’s you want to share.

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 The neon shoe is so in right now and I love them. Here is how I created my own.

Before

 Tape off sections you do not want to be neon, then primer.
Then you paint the neon color of your choice. Mine is a Martha Stewart one from Michael’s. I also added upholstery nails and twin to my shoes. I didn’t get pics of that process sorry! If you have any questions about it email me or leave a comment. 

Mirabelle S/S 2012

 Mirabelle makes trendy chic ethically sourced jewelry for the fashion forward by fusing ethnic and contemporary aesthetics in vibrant shapes and color.

I saw Mirabelle on Twitter and thought her jewelry was great to layer with. This season, layering jewelry is a all the rage from the “arm party” to multiple rings and necklaces. Mirabelle jewelry is perfect alone or paired with one or more piece. Check out part of her S/S 2012 lookbook.

Mirabelle also has a beautiful Talisman Collection, which is my favorite! For more info, follow the links and you can also follow Mirabelle on twitter.

Trending Frayed Shorts, Fringe Tops, and Friendship Bracelets

Happy Monday!!! My day has been really good so far. I went to spinning early this morning and have a jump on my week. This weekend, I started using the Beauty Bioscience line of products, which I posted about here on Friday. So far, I am really happy with the cleanser and moisturizer. I am using the Lash Allure on my lashes and brows morning and night, along with the RetinoSyn-45 just at night. I am enjoying the process so far, but let me tell you it is a process. I ALWAYS wash and moisturize my face in the morning and at night, but the extra step of Lash Allure and RetinoSyn- 45 is adding some time to my routine. I am sure all of those 2 minutes will be worth the beautiful smooth skin and lush lashes. I just need to get used to spending the time.

 Back to the topic of the day, have you all seen the photos from the last weekend of Coachella? I really like the free spirit hippie vibe in fashion right now.  It opens up a whole host a cool DIY’s and if you don’t wash your hair, you are still stylin’!  Are you going to be sporting any frayed shorts, fringe tops, or friendship bracelets this summer? Check out theses shorts. They will add some style to the shorts and t-shirt rut some of us fall into each summer.

A twist on a classic denim short, these high-waisted shorts feature a bright, eye-catching print on one leg and a studded pocket on the other. Olivia Ethnic Printed Shorts Runawaydreamz

This is a fringe short from Runwaydreamz

Please note: These are one-of-a-kind vintage shorts. Actual item will vary slightly from what’s pictured and sizing can be inconsistent and tends to run small. 100% Cotton.
Handmade Vintage Hot Pink Shorts

High-waisted cutoff denim shorts featuring American flag patchwork. Please note: These are one-of-a-kind vintage shorts. Actual item will vary slightly from what’s pictured and sizing can be inconsistent and tends to run small. 100% Cotton. Made in the U.S.A. Vintage American Flag Shorts Runawaydreamz

Vintage ombre cut off denim shorts. High cut and high waisted. Silver punk spike style studs. Holes, rips and frayed with pockets showing on the bottom. Super frayed. Please note: These are one-of-a-kind vintage shorts. Actual item will vary slightly from what’s pictured and sizing can be inconsistent and tends to run small.Vintage ombre cut off denim shorts.

Unif Studded and Distressed Short

Beauty Bioscience Product Review Coming Soon

 I have been seeing many ads about the lash enhancing and beauty med products on the market. They are filled with the small print warnings about possible side effects like iris discoloration, darkening of the area around the eye, and itchy red peeling skin. However, I am still extremely curious about all the med cosmetics. Is there any without all these irreversible and uncomfortable side effects?

Recently, I have been seeing more buzz about a company called Beauty Bioscience. Their  RetinoSyn-45 and Lash Allure MD products have none of these harmful side effects.

Beauty Bioscience, founded by the father-daughter team of Dr. Terry James and Jamie O’Banion is dedicated to providing Truth in Beauty™. They generously sent their line of products for my review and I am super excited to give them a try. Keep an eye out and your lashes ready for upcoming posts about my beauty journey!

Jimmy Choo for You

 Women around the world prize Jimmy Choo shoes for their classic design, fine craftsmanship and surprising comfort. Jimmy Choo offers a fresh selection of innovative, trendy shoes each season without abandoning the classic silhouettes that never go out of fashion. The company also makes handbags. Jimmy Choo became a house hold name being immortalized on the HBO shoe “Sex and the City” Carry Bradshaw and her friends teetered around NYC maxing out their credit cards on the seasons latest styles.
 I haven’t been paying much attention to Jimmy Choo lately, but I saw these yesterday and I had to see more.

An intriguingly slim heel and smooth, wrapped platform support a decadent sandal sculpted with slim straps. Color(s): leopard print calf hair. Brand: Jimmy Choo. Style Name: Jimmy Choo ‘Mira Flower’ Sandal. Pre Order only!

From the 24:7 Collection. Paxton Sultry patent leather straps weave their way across the front of the foot, concluding with an adjustable, secure ankle strap.
“Sleek snakeskin with contrasting patent leather trim and an exposed back zipper.
Self-covered wedge, 5½” Jimmy Choo Topaz Elaphe Snakeskin Wedge
Intricately woven leather straps sprinkled in artfully crafted beads, grounded by a skinny, lacquered heel.
Lacquered heel, 4½” Jimmy Choo Beaded Woven Leather Sandal

A lace less leather design sprinkled in shimmering glitter with a rubber sole for traction.
Glitter-coated leather upper
Leather lining. Jimmy Choo Wheel Glitter Loafer
Vibrant, floral-print wedge with leather straps and braided suede laces that make their way up the ankle, concluding with tassels.
Self-covered wedge, 5″ Jimmy Choo Leather and Suede Floral Wedge Sandal.

For more summer shoe trends check out this post Sarah’s Summer Shoe Trends. For more Jimmy Choo products check out Jimmy Choo on Fashion Stylist.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year

The Pantone color of the year is Tangerine Tango! I love it. We have already seen it all over from Phillip Lim to Kate Middleton in the tangerine jeans. Fashion Stylist has changed its color as well, have you noticed? We have jumped on the tangerine train and are happy to stay aboard until next years color of the year. Are you going to me be incorporating Tangerine Tango into your closet, or have you already.  Here are some fun finds you will want to add to your wardrobe.

Phillip Lim Draped Pocket Trouser
Phillip Lim Patent Leather Satchel

Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Danger Island Necklace

 Remember to check out the new color on Fashion Stylist too!

Affordable Spring Dresses

 April showers bring May flowers and tons of springy events. Here are 5 affordable Spring and Summer dresses to add to your wardrobe, perfect for any Spring fling.

Forever 21 Womens Spring Floral Sundress: Blooming with romantic springtime florals, this sweet sundress features low slung front patch pockets and partially elasticized waist. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Button placket. Lightweight. Woven. Partially lined.     
The nude cocktail dress from Greylin is perfect for any spring event with a bra friendly neckline and exposed back zipper.
The Spring collection by Vero Moda is just to die for. This dress is stylish, feminine and just a bit flirtatious with its short hem and heart and polka dot print. Features: Oversized, contrast collar Concealed zip at side Full lining Frill at waist seam Sleeveless
This soft woven dress features a simplistic construction and features a mod style print with pops of color. Smocked bustline and waistline. Sham ruffle trims the hemline.
Midnight Sun indigo printed navy blue short ruffle dress from Gilli