Styling Tips By Kristin

Gala Gonzalez

Turn a basic white dress into a completely different animal. Copy a page out of Gala Gonzalez’ style book, and instantly add pizzazz to a LWD via a bold hued striped shirt tied at the waist. Try topping off your look with a contrasting horn printed clutch and classic black oxfords as Gala did.

Street Style

If you’re a fan of the increasingly popular bubblegum stripe, but think it’s resemblance to the Fruit Stripe gum packages is just a little too sweet (pun intended) this street style blogger has the perfect remedy! Simply add a dose of edge to your look with a black motorcycle jacket, and white sneaks for a casual vibe.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge nails the track pant rage I’m obsessed with.  To give this old classic an updated and modern look, it is best to wear this trend with heels. She keeps the rest of her look simple by pairing with a basic silk tank and classic understated accessories. The rainbow stripe elevates this look to WOW dimensions!

Man Repeller

Leave it to Man Repeller to take a seen every-where and in every-way trend and provide it with a new slant. This sexy take on the off-the-shoulder top takes on a casual vibe when paired with a denim midi skirt and flats. Adding a pop of color with these kelly green knot detail slides (from Zara) to your basic black and white look is what keeps it grounded for the perfect day ensemble.

Sophia Vergara

Pair a rattan style bag with a streamlined pencil skirt and classic tank with a twist for an unexpected and chic look. Sophia Vergara’s Chloe’s crossbody is an ideal choice, as are her  gold rattan platforms for finishing off the look.

Rhianna pulled off another unexpected rattan bag look by pairing her day time Marc Cross wicker bag with an evening slip dress and strappy heels. She topped it off with a casual embellished denim jacket. Looking oh so cool!

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Amanda Brooks

Summer is the optimal time for an all white monochromatic look as seen here on Amanda Brooks. To take your look to obscenely great heights, like Amanda, try playing with proportions by wearing a sleeveless white vest and cropped jeans. Amanda’s choice of jewel encrusted sandals adds texture to her all white look.

Romee Strud

Taking a pair of black sneakers and composing an uber chic look isn’t as easy as Romee Strud makes it appear. Pair it with a denim dress (Romee choose Madewell), a front-tied indigo bandana and a ladylike shoulder bag ( Chanel seen here) and you have nailed it!

 

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It’s F**king Summer III – Annual Play List

Today I’m celebrating my favorite day of the year — the official start to summer! There aren’t many duo’s better than long summer days (over 16 hours of sunshine today), and stick in your head, heart pounding, get-up-and-dance music. With that in mind, we  continue our tradition of celebrating summer solstice with our third It’s F**king Summer annual playlist.  Enjoy, and remember, music is meant to be shared, forward to your friends!

Happy Summer Solstice and have a rockin summer!!

 

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Taking Advantage Of The Bookmark Tab

Figue Tula Embroidered Cotton-Blend Voile mini DressElizabeth & James Alanis Flare Sleeve Blouse

Tulum Fringed Studded Suede Sandals3.1 Phillip Lim Bianca Small Fringed Leather Shoulder Bag

Self Portrait Guipure Lace-Paneled Crepr Mini DressVeronica Beard Chiffon Print Peplum BlouseIro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket6397 Mini Skinny Jeans

Today is all about the Dads, as it should be, but there’s no harm in sneaking a look at some amazing sale finds I’ve curated. You can spoil Dad for the day and leave the  splurging, or as I like to view it, taking advantage of fantastic deals on designer pieces you’ve had your eye on, or that will boost your closet’s depth, till tomorrow. Put your bookmark tab to use!

Figue Tula Embroidered Cotton-Blend Voile Mini Dress// Elizabeth & James Alanis Flare Sleeve Blouse // 3.1 Phillip Lim Bianca Small Fringed Leather Shoulder Bag // Veronica Beard Chiffon Print Peplum Blouse // 6397 Mini Skinny Jeans // Iro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket // Self Portrait Guipure Lace-Paneled Crepe Mini Dress // Aquazzurra Tulum Fringed Studded Suede Sandals

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This Week’s Wish List & Tony Award’s Best Looks

This Week's Wish List

This Week's Wish List

After all the tragedies that happened over the weekend my heart, along with the nations, has been heavy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families, survivors and those still clinging to life in the hospital. Love and light to you all.

Besides doing what I could to help the victims and their families (you can donate here) and exercising my voice, again, for gun control (here), I thought a few pretty, light chic goodies were in order for this week’s wish list! I’ve got my eye on those 3×1 white mid rise fringed jeans. Love them for summer!!

1.Cartier Love 18ct Yellow-Gold Necklace // 2. Self Portrait Felicia Embroidered Sheer Lace Dress // 3. Stella McCartney Falabella Chain Round Aviator Sunglasses // 4. Figue Heidi Tuk Tuk Embroidered Tote // 5. Ulla Johnson Mia Fringe Sandal // 6. IAM by Ileana Makri Mini Thunder Gold-Plated Anklet // 7. Alexander Wang Black Roxy Mini Bucket Bag // 8. Caroline Constas Carmen Off the Shoulder Top // 9. 3×1 Mid Rise Fringed Jeans // 10. Dior Vernis Couture Color Gel Shine Nail Lacquer & Dior Beauty Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss.

Tony Awards Best Dressed

Bebe NeuwirthMichelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Judith LightKrysta Rodriguez

Karolina Kurkova in Coach 1941Alicia Quarles

Don’t know if it was the mood I was in from the tragic news of the day, but I wasn’t that floored by many of the dresses from Sunday’s Tony award’s red carpet. Um….Food for thought. Here are my favorite looks from the evening. Congratulations to all the Tony winners!!

Bebe Neuwirth // Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton // Krysta Rodriguez // Alicia Quarles // Karolina Kurkova in Coach 1941 // Judith Light.

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The Best Father’s Day Gifts

The 6 Best Father Day Gifts

Imagine Nations Custom Travels Pushpin Globes

For The Wanderlust: Imagine Nations Custom Travels Pushpin Globes

For the man (and his family) who is an avid adventurer, or just dreams of being one, this  ivory and dark grey globe will put the world at his fingertips. Customize with his name and this 12″ globe is sure to be a keepsake to be cherished for years. Includes kit of pushpins, flags and string to pin his travels.

The Hairy Gentleman Beard & Mustache Care Gift Set

For The Hairy Guy: The Hairy Gentleman Beard & Mustache Care Gift Set

Give the gift that will spiff up his manly scruff.  This facial hair care kit includes everything he needs to keep his beard and mustache looking top-notch. The natural concoctions – beard wash, beard oil, beard balm and mustache wax  — are all crafted with organic and all-natural ingredients to treat his hair and him with luxury.

Jack Spade Tech Oxford Bond Brief

For The Unorganized Guy: Jack Spade Tech Oxford Bond Brief

Jack Spade’s tech Oxford bond briefcase is a modern take on the traditional one. Designed to carry all the essentials and for easy organization without looking overloaded, the smart-looking bag features an expandable front pocket with zippered closure and a padded tech pocket for his laptop or tablet. We all could use a little help now and then staying organized.

Phaidon Where Chefs Eat

For The Foodie: Phaidon Where Chefs Eat

For the foodie who loves to wine and dine, this ultimate restaurant guide will be his bible. The book is written by more than 600 of the world’s best chefs, and features more than 3,000 restaurants in more than 70 countries, including detailed city maps, reviews, reservation policies, and comments from the chefs themselves. Including recommendations from René Redzepi, David Chang, Jason Atherton, Shannon Bennett, Helena Rizzo, Massimo Bottura, Yotam Ottolenghi, Yoshihiro Narisawa, and more.

H By Hudson Baron Hightop Sneaker

For The Stylish One: H By Hudson Baron Hightop Sneaker

Give the guy who cares about looking good a touch of trendy street style. H By Hudson’s Baron hightop sneaker with its bold lacing and versatility are the very definition. The Baron sneaker is shaped from high-quality calfskin leather inside and out with a rubber sole for comfort.

 

Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter

For The wine connoisseur: Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter

Every wine enthusiast knows a good decanter is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who wants to make the most of a great red wine (it allows the wine to separate from its sediment). Created to commemorate Riedel’s 250th Birthday, the Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter is a masterpiece of mouth-blown glass art, in 24% lead crystal. The skillful glass blown art is so intricate that it makes each piece unique from another. No two Lyra Decanters look alike.

A Few More Of My Favorite Look From Resort 2017

GivenchyYigal Azrouel

MarchesaTibi

Rosie AssoulinHelmet Lang

Alberta FerrettiCarven

Givenchy // Yigal Azrouel // Tibi // Helmet Lang // Carven // Alberta Ferretti // Rosie Assoulin // Marchesa

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NYFW Resort 2017 Trends

Prabal Gurung Lace-Up ShoesPrabal Gurung Floral Print DressPrabal Gurung Wide Leg Pants

Rosie Assoulin SlidesRosie Assoulin Floral Print DressRosie Assoulin Wide Leg Pants

Tory Burch Lace- Up ShoesTory Burch Floral Print DressTory Burch Wide Leg Pant

Roksanda SlidesRoksanda Floral Print DressRoksanda Wide Leg Pant

Elie Saab Lace-Up ShoesElie Saab Floral DressElie Saab Wide Leg Pants

Adam Lippes Lace-Up ShoeAdam Lippes Floral Print DressAdam Lippes Wide Leg Pant

Four times a year designers work hard to present creative collections that are unique to their aesthetic interpretation of the season. As individual as each collection is, every season a few trends stand out. The Resort 2017 monomania’s lace-up shoes (with slides a close second), floral dresses and wide leg pants, aren’t all that new — I’m sure you have seen them on a few street style icons. But, for as many runways as they’ve popped up on (and the season has just begun) these trends are about to go viral!

Lace-up shoes, floral dresses and wide leg pants may be Resort’s latest trends, but partaking in the craze doesn’t mean you have to give up your individual flair – every designers interpretation is as distinctive as they are.

From top to bottom: Prabal Gurung // Rosie Assoulin // Tory Burch // Roksanda // Elie Saab // Adam Lippes

Littionary 14k Rose Gold Filled Personalized Three Initial NecklaceMinor Obsessions Gold & Diamond Starry Night Pendant Necklace

Celine Patchwork Necklace with PendantsMarc Jacobs Charms Lipstick Necklace

Sydney Evan Queen Bee Charm NecklaceRenee Lewis "Everything You Need In Life" Charm Necklace

If you’re looking to add a little flair to your summer look turn to the fun and flirty charm necklace. Summer dressing tends towards the basic, where cut-offs and tees can be an everyday staple. Adding a necklace with dangling trinkets is a fun and whimsical way to liven up your warm weather looks.

Choose from simple charms. Minor Obsessions’s white gold and diamond moon and star pendant necklace – to a variety of charms on Renee Lewis’ “Everything You Need In Life” 18k yellow gold, diamonds, and black enamel chain necklace.

Littionary 14k Rose Gold Filled Personalized // Minor Obsessions Gold & Diamond Starry Night Pendant Necklace // Marc Jacobs Charms Lipstick Necklace // Renee Lewis “Everything You Need In Life” Charm Necklace // Sydney Evan Queen Bee Charm Necklace // Celine Patchwork Necklace with Pendants

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Gucci Resort 2017

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Sometimes,the adage less is more is just that, less. Sometimes, more is more is actually the better way to go. Take Michele Alesandro’s Resort 2017 collection for Gucci, it’s a mastery of brilliantly quirky looks that somehow defy reason and don’t seem excessive. And, when dissected lead to a plethora of stunning separates — ones to pair with and elevate all the basics in your closet.

Presenting in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, with a heavenly choir singing the old folk song Scarborough Fair, Alesandro marched out 94 looks, mixing boys and girls. He continues down the path of his gloriously creative “attic chic” aesthetic with many looks taking on a Tenenbaum (to the nth degree) feel. There were leopard fur coats (long and cropped) with vibrant colored trim worn with acid washed jeans and sequin skirts; a skirt in a MacLeod tartan with a flaming King Charles spaniel worn with black lace stockings and a multicolored striped knit (with lace inserts) on which a cat sat comfortably in a sunburst; an embroidered oversized denim jacket with howling tigers, flowers and oversized owl eyes worn with a pleated floral and geometric printed silk skirt and ruffled calf height striped socks with high-heeled sandals. The handbags were classic yet all embellished, as were the belts (a favorite was the pearl studded butterfly), necklaces were ornate and grand with earrings oversized.

I could go on but I think you get the picture — a visual delight to behold.

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With the days warming up I find myself turning to my trusted skirts. They lend themselves to any number of various occasions and can be more fun to play with than a dress!!

Shop The Look:

Alexa Chung For AG Cool Denim SkirtYosi Samra Reese Slide SandalsLacoste Half Sleeve Fitted Polo Shirt

Arrowsmith Concert T-ShirtSophie Hulme Nano Milner printed leather cross-body bagFlower Pleat Panel Midi Skirt

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My Obsession With Dresses Continues

Lineisy Montero in Ralph Lauren

Montero In Calvin Klein CollectionMontero In Celine

Tami Williams In Balenciaga Dress & Louis Vuitton Shoes (with Shanenegue Barrett Wears Prada)

Montero in Altuzarra Dress, Celine Earrings & Michael Kors Shoes

 Montero In Alexander McQueen, Gloves and Cuffs

Get Up Stand Up, an editorial in June’s US Vogue magazine quickly caught my eye with it’s gorgeous dresses and picturesque landscape. It contains such visual delights that it’s no wonder it was styled by none other than Grace Coddington and lensed by Jamie Hawkesworth. Set by the shores of Jamica, Get Up Stand Up, features models Tami Williams and Lineisy Montero along with a few local girls. Nothing beats the heat better than a “pull-on-and-you’re-done day dress” that easily delivers double duty — converting to evening with a switch of accessories, or by layering a pair of trousers underneath. My obsession with dresses continues.

Shop the look:

Zara Linen Studio DressMarc by Marc Jacobs 'Debbie' Platform SandalUlla Johnson Clementine Midi Dress

A.L.C. Deloro Tie Dye Maxi DressLong Black Leather Gloves with Diagonal ZipA.L.C Madeleine Buckle High-Waist Trouser

Lineisy Montero in Ralph Lauren Dress, Saint Laurent Belt, Gucci Shoes and Proenza Schouler Earrings // Montero In Celine Dress, Pants, Bag and Boots // Tami Williams In Balenciaga Dress & Louis Vuitton Shoes (with Shanenegue Barrett Wears Prada) // Montero in Altuzarra Dress, Celine Earrings & Michael Kors Shoes // Montero In Alexander McQueen, Gloves and Cuffs // Montero (with Brianna Brown) In Calvin Klein Collection Dress and Trousers //

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Nicolas Ghesquière took his Resort 2017 collection to Rio De Janeiro, more precisely, to the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum — an architectural marvel which sits on a cliff overlooking the sea and Rio’s mountainous landscape. Rio and the upcoming Olympic games gave Ghesquiere half of his Resort theme – his most athletic collection to date.

Printed dresses, both grand prix and fútbol-inspired, with asymmetric hemlines and cutouts will be winners with everyone from editors to buyers to shoppers. (Aldemir Martins is the artist behind the futebol prints). Ruched parachute dresses and windbreaker parkers carried on the athleisure theme and along with the bright vivid colors in the aforementioned deconstructed scuba suits like dresses were an artful nod to the city’s culture.

Ghesquiere’s second theme links back to his origins, “I never forget that I’m a foreigner, so I’ve also brought Paris here,” he said. “I think what defines our time is that women want to look sophisticated and they want casual sports clothes—those are the two big obsessions.” Paris came via a cropped jacket with metal hardware paired with narrowly cut pants with a kick flare (a to die for ensemble), a hybrid cropped sweater and flowing long cape, leather shirts, and sequin sweaters and scarves. And, of course, there were handbags. The Twist now comes in tropical colors, and a new style, my fav, the Pilage, comes with nearly a foot of fringe. Oh, and if you’re a music lover or a tech junkie you’ll be delighted to know that his boombox bags, thanks to Bluetooth technology, actually play music!

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Romance In Spring

Givenchy Lace Embellished Top and Black PantsSaint Laurent Gold Paillette Embellished Sweater and Floral Print Dress

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As the air fills with the aromas of jasmine and cherry blossoms, the days are delightfully longer and temperatures warm, romantic notions take up more and more breadth in my thoughts. These days my indulgence in amorous day dreams translates to my preference in wardrobe —  flowing bohemian and ethereal dresses.

Next month in China’s Vogue David Bellemere shoots Vittoria Ceretti (one of the finalists of Elite Model Look 2012 Italy) in Spring’s most romantic and dreamy dresses. Stylist Irina Marie selected the designs of Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy and more for the poetic shots while makeup artist Tiziana Raimondo gave Vittoria her natural glow and Maxime Mace her soft upswept hair.

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Lovers & Friends Haiden DressIsabel Marant Jane SandalsLola Lace Ruffle Mini Dress

Zara Guipure Lace JacketASOS Floral Ruffle Top Maxi Dress See by Chloe Vicki Small fringed suede and leather bucket bag

Givenchy Lace Embellished Top  and Black Pants // Saint Laurent Gold Paillette Embellished Sweater and Floral Print Dress // Vittoria Ceretti Models Spring Romance  // Alexander McQueen Lace Tiered Mini Dress // Roberto Cavalli Ruffle Embellished Minidress

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