Continuing America’s Birthday Celebration


Reformation Jasper JumpsuitWhit Cage Skirt & Gwen Crop Top

Imogen + Willie Avarca Brown SandalJames Perse Brushed Jersey Racer Back Tank

Whit Tech TutuCynthia Desser Collar Tassel Necklace

Zady Classic Striped 3/4 Slleve T-ShirtAmour Vert Chanel Skirt

Let us continue America’s birthday celebration! Many of us have a birthday weekend, why not the U.S. Help support our United States, and buy American made products today (and always). These companies, not only excel in creativity, quality, ingenuity and design, they don’t make their product overseas, they utilize one of our greatest assets –  its citizens!

Reformation’s stylish clothes, a favorite among celebrities (Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), and Cynthia Desser’s unique and fabulous accessories are made right here in Los Angeles, with Reformation’s in a sustainable factory, no less. Amour Vert also utilizes a zero-waste design philosophy, non-toxic dyes, and sustainable fibers.

A new-found designer for me, Whit, founder Whitney Pozgay, creates her chic designs, from idea to fruition in NYC. Nashville’s denim royalty, Matt and Carrie Eddmunson, creators and designers of Imogne + Willie, recently expanded their repertoire to include jewelry and home goods that are turning out to be every bit as covetable as their jeans!

Not only does American made goods mean better working conditions for employees, but better quality items for you. It is a win win for all!

Reformation Jasper Jumpsuit // Whit Cage Skirt & Gwen Crop Top // James Perse Brushed Jersey Racer Back Tank // Cynthia Desser Collar Tassel Necklace // Amour Vert Chanel Skirt // Zady Classic Striped 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt // Whit Tech Tutu // Imogen + Willie Avarca Brown Sandal

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Free To Wear On The Fourth & All Summer Long


Ack Denim BikiniDolce & Gabbana

Marc by Marc Jacobs Candy Stripe Cotton BlouseIsabel Marant Etoile Cropped Denim Shorts

Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag Frescobol Carioca Striped Beach Towel

Eddie Borgo Extra Thin Safety Chain BanglePuro-Iosselliani Sapphire Ring Earrings

July 4th is a time to celebrate the birth of America and the freedom it stands for. Our flag represents us and our values to the rest of the world. The red, white and blue and stars and stripes of the flag will be everywhere this weekend, but if you choose to wear those colors they don’t have to be cheesy—they can be looks you’d wear any day of the summer not just to be festive on the holiday.

Look no further than FarFetch for everything you’ll need to create a 4th of July look worthy of any day of the season.

If you’re heading to the beach or to a pool party start off with Ack’s denim (you can’t get more American than that) bikini, and the perfect pair of white cutoff shorts. The bikini bra can double as your top, or you can add Marc by Marc Jacob’s striped button down. Look to Dolce & Gabbana’s fun rose print slip ons and Chloe’s Drew shoulder bag for a pop of red to accessorize a chic July 4th look. And, since you can never have enough stripes or quality in your life, make sure to sprawl out on Frescobol Carioca striped linen beach towel.

If you’re opting for a plan that include fireworks, or a more polished affair switch out your top for MSMG’s bold wide stripe shirt, and your slip on’s for Giamba’s gorgeous crystal embellished mary jane’s (these will be in your wardrobe forever) to create some fireworks of your own. So Chic! If your party is not quite that fancy stay with Marc by Marc Jacobs button down and swap your shoes for Aquazurra’s of-the-moment espadrilles.

Where ever you go, and what ever you do, please make sure to travel safe!

Free To Wear On The Fourth & All Summer Long is sponsored by FarFetch .

 

MSMG Wide Stripe TopGiamba Embellished Ballerinas

Aquazurra Belgravia EspadrillesMarc by Marc Jacobs Candy Stripe Cotton Blouse

Ack Denim Bikini // Isabel Marant Etoile Cropped Denim Shorts// Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Sneakers //  Frescobol Carioca Striped Beach Towel // Puro-Iosselliani Sapphire Ring Earrings // Eddie Borgo Extra Thin Safety Chain Bangle // Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs Candy Stripe Cotton Blouse

MSMG Wide Stripe Top // Giamba Embellished Ballerinas // Aquazurra Belgravia Espadrilles // Marc by Marc Jacobs Candy Stripe Cotton Blouse

Let music inspire you as get ready! ( For Michele B, your a star!)

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Along The Côte d’Azur


Adrian Brody & Natalia

Natalia Vodianova

He, Adrian Brody, had me at Summer Of Sam, spiked hair and all. He’s been wowing me, and eliciting swoons ever since. In July’s Vogue, Brody and Natalia Vodianova embody Bardot and Roger Vadim along the Côte d’Azur.

Brody dressed a la a Wes Anderson character, and Vodianova wearing enticing vintage feeling pieces from the fall collections (they’ll be in stores in a blink of an eye). We’re treated to glimpses of what’s to come from Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent to Maison Margiela and more, all along the idyllic scenery of the French Riviera.

It’s never too soon to soak up inspiration!

Natalia Vodianova

 

Adrian Brody & Natalia Vodinova

Photos by Peter Lindbergh for July’s American Vogue.

1st photo — Oscar de la Renta embroidered techno dress and Dior stretchy vinyl boots. On Brody: Saint Laurent.

2nd photo —  Marc Jacobs double breasted pea coat and pleated maxi skirt.

3rd photo –  Maison Margiela vinyl trench coat, wool dress and hat.

4th photo — Saint Laurent colorful fur coat, mohair sweater, micro leather mini and sandals. On Brody: Saint Laurent.

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When Will I Have My Last First?


Stone Cold Fox Radical Bell BlouseMango Ribbed Top

Stone Cold Fox Grom ShortSophie Hulme Lansdowne Medium Envelope Cross Body Bag

Zara Ankle Strap FlatsAstrid Sarkissian Motif Red Pops Pocket Silk Scarf

I’m the midst of reading Marie Kondo’s, The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, to prepare for the massive undertaking of “tidying” my home. It is has me uber aware of only bringing anything into my home that elicits joy, as that is the basic premise of the KonMari Method for what stays in your home.

As you know, Zara is in the midst of a huge sale, making this an ideal time to add some super fun pieces to your wardrobe. One of my favorite Zara sale takeaways (I only kept 3 pieces) were these ankle strap suede chic flats — an excellent beginning for a casual summer date night look.

Being a fan of matching print combo’s, I fell hard for Stone Cold Fox’s bell blouse/jacket and high-waisted  navy printed shorts (they make fantastic separates too). Layering a knitted halter top underneath, and a sleek small shoulder bag/cross body (I’m so into Sophia Hulmes’s bag these days) perfects your casual chic ensemble.

In lieu of jewelry I opted for Astrid Sarkissian’s printed scarf. Tied as a bracelet on your wrist, or as a head scarf, either way, the cherry red adds a welcome pop of brightness to your look.

And, remember, safe dating always!

Stone Cold Fox Radical Bell Blouse // Mango Ribbed Top // Sophie Hulme Lansdowne Medium Envelope Cross Body Bag // Astrid Sarkissian Motif Red Pops Pocket Silk Scarf // Zara Ankle Strap Flats // Stone Cold Fox Grom Short

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Monkey See, Monkey Hear, Monkey Do


Leon Bridges Coming Home

It took one listen to Leon Bridges single, Coming Home, to know I needed more of his smooth, soulful croon and Sam Cooke like tunes. Bridges, an American gospel and soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas was still playing dives when the world was introduced to the single, Coming Home. Soon the title track landed on Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks and before he knew it he was signed to major record label Columbia. I’m sure the rest will be history, and with the success he is garnishing now, it will be quite the future!

Read more about Leon Bridges debut album at Paste Magazine.

This is how I enjoy waking up of late: dancing to Beck’s new single — Dreams. Love how he switched gears from Emmy winning Morning Phase (which I also loved) in a heartbeat.

Check out Kate Bosworth’s 8 piece collaboration with LA based footwear label, Mattise, here.

Kate Bosworth & Matisse Lois Block HeelKate Bosworth & Matisse Catherine Ankle Boot

Kate Bosworth & Matisse Lois Block Heel // Kate Bosworth & Matisse Catherine Ankle Boot.

Y Yoko Ono: One Woman Show

If you’re in New York this summer take a visit to MOMA, and look in on Yoko Ono’s One Woman Show: 1960–1971  May 17–September 7, 2015.

It is Moma’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono featuring nearly 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. Definitely piqued my interest.

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The Best $15.00 You’ll Ever Spend


Frank & Eileen Limited Edition Barry Long-Sleeve Striped BlouseZara Jacquard Tube Skirt

Alexander McQueen Legend Leather Shoulder BagAdidas Stan Smith Tennis Shoes

How to get the most out of $15.00: purchase Zara’s sale jacquard tube skirt (I got mine in yellow/black/white color combo), on sale for $12.99, check out these 3 distinctive looks, shop your closet, and I’ll bet you can come up with similar (or better) day, work and evening ensembles. Also, shop these accoutrements — many, actually half, are on sale!

Unfortunately, the Alexander Wang Chastity tote is not on sale. But, is a worthy investment piece @ $895.00.

Which look do you prefer? Share your thoughts!

Frank & Eileen Limited Edition Barry Long-Sleeve Striped Blouse // Zara Jacquard Tube Skirt // Adidas Stan Smith Tennis Shoes // Alexander McQueen Legend Leather Shoulder Bag

Saint Laurent Georgette BlouseAlexander Wang Chastity Tote

Aqualino-Rimondi Black BeltMarc By Marc Jacobs Bianca Mary Jane Flats

Saint Laurent Georgette Blouse (alternate reality) // Alexander Wang Chastity Tote // Marc By Marc Jacobs Bianca Mary Jane Flats // Aqualino-Rimondi Black Belt

L'agence Criss cross Crop TopPre-Owened Charlotte Olympia Nylon & Tassels Black Clutch

W Britt Hinge CuffAquazurra Amazon Suede Heels

L’agence Criss cross Crop Top // Charlotte Olympia Pre-Owned Nylon & Tassels Black Clutch // Aquazurra Amazon Suede Heels // W Britt Hinge Cuff

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It’s F***ing Summer — Annual Play List


Today the sun will reach its farthest point north of the equator (day with the most sunlight ), and is the official start to summer, not to mention my favorite day of the year! Nothing goes better with summer than music, so here at Curators of Style we have an annual tradition of celebrating with a music compilation.

Have a rockin summer and a happy Summer Solstice!

Blondie  Call Me

Lou Reed  Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Florence + The Machine  Ship To Wreck

U2  One Featuring Mary J Blige

Eminem  Monster Featuring Rihanna

Mackelmore & Lewis  Can’t Hold Us Featuring Ray Dalton

Mumford & Sons  Believe

Robert Plant  Rainbow

Beck  Where It’s At

Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers  Mary Jane”s Last Dance

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band  Girls In Their Summer Clothes

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