Every now and then, I like to buy something totally out of the norm and see what I can do with it. I just love these crazy pants with the bold graphic print and side slits running down the outside of the legs! I found them in a cute store in my neighborhood, called Heavenly Couture, where everything costs only $16.00! I kept the outfit simple – I wore them high-waisted (on trend) with nothing but a simple bodysuite and a pair of heels. My boyfriend and I ventured into downtown for dinner and we ended up at Bottega Louie (yum!). When I sat down to eat, to my surprise, both of my legs were completely exposed… all-the-way-up! Oops. These pants are so fun and when the mood strikes, I’ll definitely wear them again!
#1 The Statement PomPom by Charlotte Olympia Pomline: Show some spirit with the PomPom shoe! I have yet to see the PomPom shoe in the mainstream retail stores like Aldo or Steve Madden, but you can purchase some PomPom shoe clips and add them to your shoe of choice… or… you could even make some at home yourself.
#2 Transparent Vinyl by Gianvito Rossi Plexi Pump: This sexy see-through material adds modern elegance to classic silhouettes and has been seen everywhere from the runway to streetwear.
#3 The Mule by Aldo: From closed-toe to open-toe to flats, the slide silhouette is a staple item for every season.
#4 The Lace-Up by Christian Louboutin: Any material from leather to ribbon, laces traveling all the way up and tied at the ankles is sexy and fresh.
#5 The Ankle Strap by Steve Madden: The simplicity of this shoe makes it a go-to shoe for any occasion.
Jewelry by Virgins Saints & Angeles:
Black Lace Dress by Free People
Jewelry by Virgins Saints & Angeles Huichol Collection:
Red Lace Dress by Free People
All of the treasures I’m wearing, including the magnificent headwear pieces, are designed by a contemporary jewelry brand called, Virgins Saints & Angels! VSA has a stunning collection of metalwork halos and jeweled tiaras fit for a queen! The brand is inspired by life and culture in Mexico, as well as symbolic religious imagery, and is best known for its Virgins Saints & Angels necklaces, including their classic San Benito rosaries and cross pendants. Each piece is hand-crafted in beautiful San Miguel, Mexico. Influential celebrities like Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Beyonce have all been seen strutting down the red carpet wearing VSA’s striking jewelry designs.
Coachella 2015 is right around the corner. This is the place where many Spring trends are born, thanks to the fashionistas who flaunt their most creative outfits. If you’re one of the lucky ones going to this amazing music festival this year, it’s time to start cultivating your most thought-out ensemble and rock your boho best! Flower crowns are the most covetable hairstyles for festival-goers, but this year, why not take it a step beyond the traditional headgear, and flash an alluring tiara on your head? The tiara trend is a luxe update to the flower crown and will add captivating interest amid the sea of tousled braids, buns and waves. Shall we call you Queen of Coachella or do you prefer Goddess of the Desert?
Check out this article about the tiara trend posted by The New York Times.
Photos by Marc Josef Rosario Cabanig
Marsala is the new neutral for 2015!
For those of you that don’t know, as described in the About Us section on the Pantone website, “The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.” In the fashion industry, we rely on Pantone colors all the time – we have huge books containing little swatches of color and we can communicate the color codes to vendors overseas. Pantone colors are a universal language. Every year, Pantone chooses a “color of the year”. Once they announce the color of the year, THAT is the color you will see everywhere – from fashion to beauty to interior design. If you would like to learn more about their process for how they choose the color each year, watch here.
For 2015, the color is Marsala – an earthy wine red that is flattering against any skin tone! Check out “color pairings” that combine well with Marsala, by clicking here (scroll down a little).
In the collage above, I have provided you with 3 products, that are toxin free, that you can purchase online in the Marsala hue. I have not yet tried 2 of these brands myself, but I did do research on them and other non toxic beauty bloggers have great things to say!
3. Illia Lipstick, in Femme Fatale.
Fashion Side Note: Suede, believe it or not, is predicted to be a big trend THIS SUMMER… I’m already imagining a pair of suede shoes, suede shorts, or even a beautiful suede jacket – in MARSALA – making its way into my closet, very soon! Imagine all the vintage fashion you can find in this color too…
In the collage below, I have provided you with 3 products that you can find right now at most drugstores – in MARSALA! Although I usually try to use toxin free products, I’m not perfect, and if you’re anything like me, when I get excited about something, I want it NOW! You can do head-to-toe Marsala if you’d like (see picture below), or if you want to pair it with other colors, don’t forget to check out Marsala’s perfect color pairings as mentioned and linked above.
Now get out there and start representing this amazing color!