Runway MY Way
Separates: A Girl's BEST Friend
As I was doing a little bit of window shopping yesterday I decided to browse at some of my favorite stores in Soho. While I was browsing I started thinking about sets whether it be jewelery or clothes. I started thinking about the typical consumer and how its easier for them to just buy a set and wear it as such without really thinking outside the box with it. Having a keen eye for what looks good, what looks good on you and being able to take risks with style is definitely not easy for everyone.
This is why I started thinking about separates. Now separates are a girl's best friend in my opinion for many different reasons. 1. Not everything that comes together looks good together 2. Just because its a set does not mean you cannot think outside the box with it. 3. A set may work together for one person, but may not work for another person and so on. The new age concept when dealing with a set of something whether it be a necklace and earring set or a blazer and skirt set is to be able to use it separately. Separates help create a variety of new looks with just a few main pieces. A show that uses separates very well and teaches the everyday female on the importance of separates is "What Not To Wear".
Personally, I use separates everyday of my life. Rarely do I ever do anything together, but that is just my personal style. It's important, when using separates to think/know/fit what looks right for your body type and what compliments your personal style (whatever that may be).
Just some random food for thought I wanted to share from my recent browsing experience.
Labels: food for thought, separates, What Not To Wear
Just Some Nudes....
The other day I thought about nudes and what a big statement it has been this season. Retailers such as Topshop and Club Monaco have taken the nude trend to an elevated level in different ways. I am a huge fan of nudes because it has become a temp neutral. Combining nudes with various colors can give you looks you never thought you could have and with the help of Polyvore (my favorite site ever) I wanted to show you all what I came up with.
Labels: Club Monaco, Nudes, Polyvore, TopShop
Double L's: Lipsy London
Today I had the pleasure of attending the Lipsy London launch preview for the US. For those of you who do not know Lipsy London is one of the hottest new UK fashion labels. It sets the scene for young fashionistas who want that red carpet look, but not for a red carpet price.
Lipsy London recently launched in select Bloomingdale's stores this spring. The Spring 2010 collection is definitely a must have in my personal opinion. The pieces include something for every type of girl whether it be the weekly party girl or the stylish girl next door. Lipsy London has done a fantastic job of paying attention to detail and trends by adding jewels and bead encrusted waists, girly feathers and ruffles, sequins and various forms of layering. Not to mention, this new and hip label has featured red carpet stars in their fabulous pieces such as: Lindsay Lohan, Alexandra Burke, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Taylor Swift.
The launch was a tasteful and quaint tea party preview giving us a beautiful boutique feel downtown in the Meat Packing District of New York City. Models sat on select couches playfully sipping tea and looking radiant. Scattered around (on racks and hanging from various places) in the room were different pieces of the Spring 2010 collection.
When I first laid eyes on the pieces I immediately equated Lipsy London as a more trendy fun version of your classic pretty in pink dress. All their pieces have glam and glitz to it and come in different color combinations. Its a fun label with a 16-30 demographic and sizes ranging from 2-12.
Inspired by the double l's this week's fierce find will affectionately be called:
~ L I P S Y L O N D O N ' S L O O K ~
O F T H E W E E K
Name: Cutwork Drape Dress
Color: Pale Pink
This pretty pink dress is part of the Spring/Summer 10' collection and it definitely caught my eye. I love it because it has some great draping and detail on the back, but its still a soft look. Very eye catching, fitted and sexy. Trust me when I say Lipsy London is now one of my new favorite sites. If you are interested in this new label or want to check some pieces out in person please visit Lipsy London and find out if the collection is in a Bloomingdales near you.
Labels: Bloomingdales, Lipsy London
The Love Rocker Project Shoot
A week or two back I assisted recording artist Solomon with promo shots for his second album set to drop in July 2010. Check out some pics from the shoot and his feature on the popular fashion and photography blog: Homotography.
For further information on Solomon follow him on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Labels: Solomon, The Love Rocker Project Shoot