Festival season is among us, and it all starts with the one-and-only Coachella (April 10- 12 & April 17 -19) with Bonnaroo (June 11-14), Summerfest (June 24-28 & June 30-July 5) and Lollapalooza (July 31 – August 2) to follow. For are friends across the pond, Glastonbury kicks off June 24 – 28. (For all the music festival info, big and small, click here.)
My girlfriend and her fiancé just got their VIP tickets to Bonnaroo. And, I don’t mind admitting I am beyond jealous. A musical festival with an awesome line-up, and it’s just outside of Nashville — I should be so lucky!!
The festivals have become about so much more than music with fashion permeating the scene, churning out a literal whose who of bloggers, models, celebrities and rock stars. No more so than Coachella, it’s a weekend of endless parties, booths and music, so you’ll need to start planning your looks now!
I’ve curated 3 covet worthy looks, from Isabel Marant (festival goers fav) to a chic denim ensemble to 60’s bohemian girl, that will have you rocking your inner fashionista all festival long!
Isabel Marant Etoile Weston Printed Cotton Voile Dress $350.00 // Isabel Marant Etoile Ralf Harness Boots $665.00 // Le Specs Hey Macarena Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $50.00 // Mango Pocket Belt $39.99
Zara Side Tab Floral Print Blouse $49.90 // Citizens Of Humanity Premium Vintage Charlie Super Flare $298.00 // Tabitha Simmons Leticia Glitter-Finished Leather Sandals $595.00 // Foley & Corinna Southside Hobo Bag $198.75 COH jeans
Mango V-Neckline Boho Dress $79.99 // Mango Strap Cord Sandals $39.99 // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Fringe Crossbody $125.00 // Adidas by Stella McCartney Running Cap $45.00
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Will you partake in the spring’s nude trend? Not as in naked, but as in the color — a light, refreshing and modern look. Anywhere from jeans, to dresses to jumpsuits, nude is this season’s it color.
Today’s look is head-to-toe nude with the added pop of a white gold studded belt and Calypso’s brushed gold drop earrings. Yet, the color is as equally chic paired with white — try the silk Equipment blouse (a great basic for your wardrobe this season and beyond) paired with Joe’s boyfriend slim jeans (available at Chelsea Brentwood). It also looks sharp when paired with navy — as in these Joie pull-on pants.
I’ve been obsessed with Roger Vivier flats with its pilgrim like adornment for years now, and with this fresh new color, now just might be the ideal time to take the plunge!
Equipment Signature Nude Silk Blouse $218.00 // Rag & Bone The Skinny Jean $190.00 // Banana Republic Double Pin Studded Belt $45.00 on sale for $39.99 // Loeffler and Randall Python Envelope Flap Bag $525.00 // Calypso Brushed Gold Linear Drop Earrings $95.00 // Roger Vivier Belle Vivier Suede Ballerinas $691.00
We’re Not Done Yet
Life is full of surprises, and thank God for that other wise our days might tend toward the dull. I would be hard pressed to think of a better surprise then one of your oldest and dearest friends unexpectedly popping into town for the weekend! Luckily that is just what happened this weekend!
It’s been a world wind weekend full of dining, shopping and art galleries….. and more dining (one of our favorite past times). Last night we hit one of my absolute favorite restaurants – The Tasting Kitchen, and as expected, it did not disappoint. Technically, having dinner with one of your best friends, and her amazing (and so funny) husband isn’t a date, but it’s close enough for me.
I’ve been dying to get a pair of platform sandals for spring, and I flipped for these Pour La Victoria wooden ones. Extremely versatile, they’re perfect with denim, dresses – mini and maxi, and culottes or shorts. The Brave fringe leather belt with push stud closure secures the multitude of slotted leather fringe strips (shown above secured), and can also be worn with one side dangling – perfect for maxi dresses!
I wonder what surprises this week has in store for me??
Zara Dotted Swiss Blouse $59.90 // MIH Jeans Kin Stretch-Denim Culottes $215.00 // CXL By Christian Lacroix on sale for $37.50 // Brave Loop Fringe Leather Belt $168.00 // Lana 14 Karat Small Glam Flat Earrings $795.00 (alternate reality)// Pour La Victoria Saphira Wooden Sandals $245.00
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If the absence of physical matter is negative space, does that translate to comfort? That’s the question Alexander Wang’s new Celia wedge (first seen on his Spring runway) with it’s split shank construction brings to mind.
Kerry Washington, who posed in the suede stunners in the In Style March edition (she’s also the cover star) says they “were surprisingly comfortable”, even going as far as likening the wedges to the lightweight feel of sneakers.
Maybe it has something to do with the molded leather ankle strap with pull back velco closure providing a snug fit, and the extra added comfort from rubberized metal hardware and a molded leather outsole (for extra cushy support). Having not tried them on I can’t actually attest to their comfort level, yet I can say these are one chic and unique pair of heels.
It is quickly becoming the must have shoe of the season, and you don’t need to know a thing about Physics to enjoy them! Grab yours now, at Alexander Wang’s online store ($625.00), while you can!
We’re Not Done Yet
I’m still reeling from the news of John Stewart’s exit (later this year) from The Daily Show. Monday through Thursdsay watching John is how I prepare for bed. Not only does he make me laugh my arse off every night, I find him to be one of the sexiest man on television — he’s over the top funny, intelligent, with just the right amount of compassion/sensitivity.
Click on John to catch his funniest and most brilliant moments of his 14 years as The Daily Show host.
My first thought when I glimpsed the beginning Givenchy model as she strode onto the runway with her hair slicked into kiss-curls around her temples, and braided into rows at the back, along with her pronounced septum rings and striking face full of glued-on gems (besides, ‘Does that hurt?’) was that this was a whole other level of cool. “Chola Victorian,” he declared backstage. “She’s the boss of the gang.” This sublime Ricardo Tisci collection not only ruled Paris fashion week, but all of fashion month.
While the striking face jewelry formed the”chola” section of this story, the Victorian came by way of the exquisite clothing. Velvet dévoré tops and dresses, rich black tail coats, peacock feather-printed silk dress gowns, rouched sleeving and peplum waists high lighted Tisci’s remarkable and indisputable tailoring skills. Givenchy may no longer play in the couture world, but Ricardo’s final exits of ornately embroidered jet bead pieces – a strapless bustier dress over slimline cropped ankle trousers (one of my most beloved looks), bias-cut net gowns, and a pair of tailcoats with wide, short sleeves — were surely crafted from a hand, gifted with extreme couturier talents. They were remarkable, as was this, one of Tisci’s best collections!
As women’s fashion month is put to bed, I’ve selected a few of my favorite looks from Paris’ fashion week to highlight.
Givenchy Fall 2015
Giambattista Valli // Chanel // Saint Laurent // Juan Carlos Obando // Christian Dior // Miu Miu // Valentino // Alexander McQueen // Stella McCartney // Maison Margiela – All Fall 2015
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Fashion’s New Stars. Click on the model to see the top ten new models of the season.
Record high temperatures hit Los Angeles this weekend, and it was HOT. Don’t get me wrong I liked it, actually, loved it! It got me thinking about all the items I’m coveting for spring and summer.
Top priority on my wish list is Frame Denim’s high-rise flared indigo jeans which pair perfectly with Isabel Marant Etoile’s red floral top. They also look pretty fantastic with Zara’s feminine guipure lace dress worn as a tunic — that also looks great worn solo paired with Gucci’s stacked heel ankle strap sandals. Add Saint Laurent’s suede shoulder bag for the perfect chic boho look. (The purse/shoe duo also looks smashing with the aforementioned top and pants).
You get the drift, everything on this list is not only beautiful and melt worthy, but versatile to boot.
Let the count down to spring begin!
1.) Frame Denim Le Flare de Francoise High-Rise Jeans $220.00 // 2.) Saint Laurent Monogramme Suede Bag $1990.00 // 3.) Urban Decay Naked2 Eye Palette $54.00 4.) Gucci Candy Ankle Strap High Heels $1100.00 // 5.) Zara Tie Neckline Guipure Dress $79.90 // 6.) Solid & Striped Chloe Bikini Bandeau Top & Bottom Each $70.00 // 7.) Jennie Kwon Diamond & Gold Wire Ear Cuff $635.00 // 8.) Cole Haan Mesi Leather Sandal Slide $148.00 9.) Isabel Marant Etoile Floral Printed Cotton Voile Top $255.00 // 10.) Sylvain Le Hen Barrettes $80.00
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Fashion Month closed as the final collections were presented in the city of lights. It’ has been a full month of amazing fashion from the runways of New York, London, Milan and finally Paris.
Before and after each collection, outside specifically designed domes, the courtyard of the Louvre, or the Grand Palais (transformed into the Brasserie Gabrielle for Chanel) lives a runway all its own on the streets of Paris. Where famous and not so famous designers are mashed together in all sorts of delightful combinations.
I await the street scene of fashion week almost as much as the collections itself. The creativity of it inspires me to rethink leaving my house in a go to jeans and t-shirt combo. I bid Fashion month adieu with my favorite street style looks from Paris.
And, everyone was wearing high-waistedpants!
Veronika Heilbrunner // Hanne Gaby Odiele // Anna Dello Russo // Paris Street Style // Paris Street Style // Aymeline Valade // Paris Street Style // Elizabeth Von Guttman // Christine Centenera // Stella Tenant // Paris Street Style // Helena Bordon // Giovanna Battaglia // Paris Street Style
Camille Charriere & Alexandra Carl // Paris Street Style