Missing Italy & Fendi Spring 2017

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Street Style

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My first glances went straight to the streets and buildings of Milan, by passing the impeccable street style captured in the photos. I  haven’t laid eyes on these streets that I strode over for years. I didn’t realize how much I miss this city. How much I long to visit this delectable country. After a much needed trip down memory lane I returned to the inspiration these editors, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts were throwing our way, and I missed it even more.

Lately, my favorite new street style stars are the gorgeous Italian’s Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio. The beginning of this year saw the fashion consultant (Tordini) and designer (Ambrosio) team up, with their vastly different aesthetics, to debut their own fashion line, Attico. Their fall 2016 collection was so successful it is practically sold out. I’m dying to see what these two designers present for next spring!

Giorgia Tordini // Elsa Hosk // Street Style // Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio// Anna Dello Russo // Giorgia Tordini  // Sarah Rutson  // Gilda Ambrosia

 

Fendi Spring 2017

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Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld presented another quirkily beautiful ready-to-wear collection for Spring 2017.  Lighter and airier than the house usually is for the season with sheer floral-print dresses, organza blouses with scalloped edges running around the shoulders and sleeves, and most notably apricot ’20s-style silk lingerie-like pieces with cut-out butterflies on their bodices.

There were unique, smartly cut, striped sets with cut out backs and over sized pockets, exquisite leather flower embroidered onto a khaki jacket and a trench coat, but the key looks were floaty ribbon tied aprons exposing gathered pants at the back.

“I like clothes when they move and float about,” he said. As Silvia saw it, the different points of view offered by the aproned front and knickered back were a perfect expression of Fendi’s peekaboo sensibility.”

And, let’s not forget the little frame bags with adorable details: chunky whipstitching, brocade flower-decorated guitar-style straps, rosebuds and  snippets of fur. You can count on a waiting list for these dun ditties.

More Favs From Italy Fashion Week Spring 2017

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Aquilano.Rimondi // Bottega Veneta // Jil Sander // Prada // Salvatore Ferragamo // Missoni // Versace // Marni // Stella Jean // Dolce & Gabanna

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White Street Style @ Fashion Month

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As if we needed any more proof that it’s acceptable to wear white after Labor Day, the streets of London, New York and Milan were brimming with chic, head-to-toe white style statements at their perspective fashion weeks. So now that a major fashion barrier has been broken, let’s learn how to wear this bold new look by gathering inspiration from a range of stylish women who wore it to the shows.

Here’s a sampling of the assorted looks that caught my eye: sweet lace camisoles worn over trousers; romantic ruffled dresses paired with a menswear-inspired vest; minimal pant suits with trending cropped bottoms; lace-up detailed pleated outerwear, and cropped sweaters worn over eye lit ruffled skirts. And there’s one simple way to pull it all together: a pop of color via accessories!

Leaf Greener / Street Style // Street Style // Street Style // Selby Drummond // Eleonora  Carisi  // Jyoung Kim // Karlie Kloss

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The 10 Best Dressed At The Emmy’s

Priyanka Chopra In Jason WuKirsten Dunst Givenchy Couture

Claire Danes In SchiaparelliAimee Teegarden In Kaufmanfranco

Sophie Turner In ValentinoSarah Hyland Monique Lhuillier

Emily Ratajkowski In Zac PosenSarah Paulson In Prada

Emilia Clarke In Atelier VersaceKerry Washington In Brandon Maxwell

Last night’s 68th annual Emmy awards officially marked the start of Hollywood’s red carpet season. (And, for me the true end of summer.) While officially the Emmy’s are known not to be as dazzling as say, its big sister, the Oscars, last night the stars lit up Hollywood with major glamor. From Claire Danes in a metallic Schiaparelli gown, to Priyanka Chopra in a flowing vibrant red Jason Wu dress, to Kerry Washington, the most beautiful pregnant woman I’ve seen on the red carpet, in a sexy cutout Brandon Maxwell gown. Well done ladies!

Priyanka Chopra In Jason Wu // Kirsten Dunst In Givenchy Couture // Aimee Teegarden In Kaufmanfranco // Sarah Hyland Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016  // Sarah Paulson In Prada // Kerry Washington In Brandon Maxwell // Emilia Clarke In Atelier Versace // Emily Ratajkowski In Zac Posen // Sophie Turner In Valentino // Claire Danes In Schiaparelli

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NYFW Top Ten Spring 2017 Trends

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Fringe: Anna Sui // Marchesa // Coach 1941

Fringe is officially not just a term that refers to details on accessories or bangs. It was on everyone’s runways and everything– dresses, skirts and tops!

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The Cold Shoulder: Prabal Gurung // Rosie Assoulin // Vera Wang

If you didn’t get enough exposed shoulders this spring /summer then you’re in luck! It’s back again for next spring/summer, and it’s on most designer’s runways. Expect this trend to hit overseas as well.

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Deconstructed Shirting: Victoria Beckham // Monse // Concept Korea

This season designers took the scissors to shirting, and reconstructed them in unconventional ways. Giving us unique alternatives to the classic button down.

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The Bra Top: Altazurra // Victoria Beckham // Tory Burch

Ladies start working on those abs. For spring this lingerie piece was paired with evening skirts, cropped jeans, slinky suits, and more. That is for those brave enough to bare.

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Ruffles: Marchesa // Altazurra // Rodarte

This season you’ll find it difficult to find many collections without a ruffle or two among them. From a sleek few added to the flounce of a skirt, to tiers of them top to bottom, to ruffle details at the shoulder and hips, this is a BIG trend.

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The Foldover Waist: Diane Von Fursrenberg // Rosie Assoulin // Monse

Waistlines have gotten a makeover for the upcoming spring season, and I’m loving it! No belts needed with the new and refreshing fold over waists.

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Yellow Mellow: 3.1 Phillip Lim // Tibi // Versus Versace

The color from New York was yellow. From bright lemon yellow to mustard’s to chartreuse to your more sedated “mellow yellows”; they were in full force on the runways. The various neon yellows also made an appearance as piping on dressing and pants.

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Split Sleeves: Hellessy // Prabal Gurung // Michael Kors Collection

Due to the Vetements craze sleeves have been getting longer and longer. For Spring 2017 designers found a way, by piercing them down the middle, to add an elegant, bell-shaped silhouette to those longer lengths.

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Sheer: Marc Jacobs // Narciso Rodriguez // Jason Wu

With the ease that social media stars expose their naked, or nearly so, bodies these days it’s no wonder sheer clothing sauntered down so many runways. It’s also a wonderful feminine antidote to gender-neutral dressing.

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The White Shirt Dress: DKNY // Rag & Bone // 3.1 Phillip Lim

It’s chic, minimal and easy to wear. Just throw on a pair of ankle boots, or wear over a pair of pants, and your good to go.

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NYFW: Salty & Sweet

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Leave it to Alexander Wang to spicen up NYFW with what he anointed his, “50 Shades of Grey meets Lords of Dogtown” collection. To me it was a merging of his California roots ( Wang hails from San Francisco), and his allegiance to present home: New York City. Surfers and skateboarders were presented via board shorts, knit dress that must have been morphed from rash guards, and lingerie feeling pieces cut in neon track suit material. New York appeared in the form of banker’s stripe, grey flannel and Glen plaid. Of course, when all mashed together – a one button grey blazer trimmed in lace worn with hip slung shorts; the bankers stripe miniest below the hip slung skirt paired with a cropped white poplin blouse; and Hanne Gaby Odiele’s sheared white mink bathrobe coat, bra top, and board shorts – is when the spice, sex and cool pours out.

For those who aren’t exhibitionists (or have washboard abs) Alexander Wang also debuted his collaboration with Adidas. Take a look here.

There was plenty of sweet to be seen at NYFW, especially in the form of dresses. But, not too sickly sweet, this is New York after all!

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Prabal Gurung // Altazurra // Karen Walker // Johnathan Simkhai  // Jason Wu // Zimmerman

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The Complete Guide To The Best Dressed At The Venice Film Festival

Suki Waterhouse in Dolce & GabbanaGemma Arterton In Stella McCartney

Giovana Battaglia-Englebert in Giambattista Valli

Alicia Vikander in Louis VuittonAmy Adams in Stella McCartney

Amy Adams in Tom Ford.Naomi Watts In Elie Saab Couture

One of the most romantic cities in the world, otherwise known as the floating city, Venice, Italy, is presently hosting one of the most prestigious international film festivals (behind Cannes) — The Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 – Sept 10). Closing out the summer film festivals the VFF attracts some of the most renowned talent today, guaranteeing an A-list of celebrities, and promising a plethora of some of the most stunning gowns and fashion looks.

This year Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse and Dakota Fanning were the best of the best when it came to appearing on the red carpet, at photo calls, and day looks spotted by the paparazzi — all pros so new big surprise there. But, a name you might not be as familiar with who looked equally as fabulous as the above well-known stars is Giovana Battaglia-Englebert. Giovana, a fashion editor at W and Japanese Vogue, is a street style star in her own right, and certainly gave the seasoned pros a run for their money. You don’t get much better than her red carpet Giambattista Valli look! What celebrities and looks were your favorites?

Above: my favorite red carpet looks. Below: my favorite photo call looks.

Emma Stone In ChanelDakota Fanning In Dolce Gabbana

Naomi Watts In RoksandaSuki Waterhouse In Fendi

Gemma Arterton In Ralph Russo CoutureBelen Rodriguez In Alberta Ferretti

Suki Waterhouse in Dolce & Gabbana // Gemma Arterton In Stella McCartney // Amy Adams in Stella McCartney // Naomi Watts In Elie Saab Couture // Amy Adams in Tom Ford. // Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton // Giovana Battaglia-Englebert in Giambattista Valli

Emma Stone In Chanel // Dakota Fanning In Dolce Gabbana // Suki Waterhouse In Fendi // Belen Rodriguez In Alberta Ferretti //  Gemma Arterton In Ralph Russo Couture // Naomi Watts In Roksanda

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Labor Day Dress Code

Labor Day Dress Code

I can’t believe it’s Labor Day Weekend already? Where did the summer go? I say it every year, but this time it felt like summer lasted for two weeks!

This holiday weekend marks the last hurrah of the season, and it’s the ideal time to bring out your favorite pieces that might not have seen the light of day as much as you would have liked. Or, maybe you want to add that one thing you were dying for, but never got around to buying? For me, it’s the Valia Gabriel Bahia leather sandals, with our Indian summers they will still get some good ol’ wear and tear!

Have a wonderful holiday and remember to travel safe!

Alexis Juliette Off-The-Shoulder Top // Tortoise Bellatula Cropped Jeans // Eugenia Kim Brigitte Daydreamer Hat // Valia Gabriel Bahia Leather Sandals // Sensi Studio Maxi Woven Toquilla Straw Tote // Prada Round-Frame Silver-Tone Mirrored Sunglasses //  Jo Malone London French Lime Blossom Cologne.

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Valentino Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Campaign & More

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As a previous dancer, I love the lyrical perspective of Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 ad campaign exquisitely captured by Steven Meisel, and starring models: Julia Nobis, Karen Elson, Jamie Bochert, Katlin Aas. Seems as if these girls might have some dance training in their background. Make up by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau. Fashion editor was Karl Templer.

The Best of MTV Video Awards

Rihanna In Alexandre VauthierTinashe in Juan Carlos Obando

Naomi Campbell in Brandon MaxwellHolland Roden

Ariana Grande In Custom Alexander WangBeyonce In Francesco Scognamiglio Couture

The night belonged to Rihanna — 4 performances and her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, and Beyonce – taking home 8 awards which included Video of the Year and her fiery Lemonade medley performance. But there weren’t the only ones who ruled the red carpet!

Rihanna In Alexandre Vauthier // Tinashe in Juan Carlos Obando // Holland Roden In Pantsuit & Cape // Beyonce In Francesco Scognamiglio Couture // Ariana Grande In Custom Alexander Wang // Naomi Campbell in Brandon Maxwell

Fall Sunshine

Gucci Leather Loafer Pumps

I’ll take a little bit of sunshine in my fall shoes! I want these for fall, I’ll wear them with everything.

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When Will I Have My Last First?

Alice & Olivia Clarice Macrame Trimmed Embroidered Georgette TopExclusive for Intermix Marion Ruffle Gingham Skirt

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Ugh. I’ve been back in the dating world for a few weeks now, and what I want to know: Is dating in Los Angeles any different from dating in other major metropolis’? Do other cities have the cliché older, successful man yearning for the all-to-available young, beautiful girl syndrome? If so, is their left over pool of men as allergic to commitment as they are in LA? In fact, so averse, that at the first signs of the relationship heading towards the “C word” they pull out their Epi pen (and we know how expensive these have gotten), shoot themselves full of mojo juice, or such, in order to jolt such dreadful thoughts from their mind?

Or, is it us women? Does an answer lie somewhere in the depths of the age-old adage —  You always want what you can’t have? Maybe, we are too often attracted to the “bad boys” instead of the giving the trustworthy, kind and dependable, but not quite as enticing guys a fair shake. Food for thought.

I don’t know many of the above answers, but what I do know is where you can get a fab look for a date (see my curated look above), whether it be with a good, bad or hopefully somewhere in between the two guy.

Alice & Olivia Clarice Macrame Trimmed Embroidered Georgette Top // Exclusive for Intermix Marion Ruffle Gingham Skirt // Whiting & Davis Saddle Bag // Iro Wikson Booties // Burberry Brit Stretch Denim Jacket // Joomi Lim Love Thorn Crystal Floating Spike Stud

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This Week’s Wish List

This Week's Wish List

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My wish list for this week kept growing and growing! I had fallen in love with Loewe’s Puzzle shoulder zip bag at Barney’s when I also happened upon the Punk elephant key chain, and had to add that to the list as well. Same thing with Saint Laurent’s out-of-this-world Texan fringed jacket which led me to Saint Laurent’s Paris lace-up bootie. They both were no brainers when it came to making the cut on the wish list!

I’m still in love with burgundy for fall hence Nicholas Kirkwood’s rich Beya suede pointed toe flats, and Ulla Johnson’s Elke embroidered blouse (an excellent transitional piece). I’ve never been a huge pink fan but Rachel Comey’s blush pink Sanctuary dress is so soft and beautiful it deserves a spot on the list. It also is a fantastic transitional piece as it looks just as wonderful layered over a turtleneck.

Last but not least (of the major items) is Nili Lota’s,one of my new-found favorite designers, black stretch-cotton sateen Tel Aviv cropped pants. I could see myself wearing these like a uniform. I also fell for Janessa Leone’s Gabrielle boloero hat. It is time for a hat in a new silhouette.

1/ Rachel Comey Sanctuary Dress 2/ Ulla Johnson Women’s Elke Embroidered Georgette Blouse 3/ Christian Louboutin The Noirs Bianca 4/ Tuleste Marabou Pom Earrings 5/ Nili Lota “Tel Aviv” Pants 6/Nicholas Kirkwood  Beya Suede Point-Toe Flats 7/ Janessa Leone ‘Gabrielle’ Wool Felt Bolero Hat 8/ Loewe “Puzzle” Medium Shoulder Bag 9/ Saint Laurent “Texan” Fringed Jacket 10/ Saint Laurent ‘Paris’ Lace-Up Bootie  0/ In Case Of an Emergency Apply Mascara to Yourself Before Helping Others Exclusive Canvas Bag * /This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil  **/ Loewe Punk Elephant Charm Key-Chain

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