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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yannid.net 2.0

Hey Luvs,

I am so EXCITED. Today www.Yannid.net 2.0 was launched. I call it 2.0 because Yannid.net got a fantastic face lift. I have to give all the credit to my wonderful web designer. She is a Jane of many trades which includes her owning a popular and well respected company called Love Life Massage.

After months of prepping I am satisfied with the layout that was picked and I would love feedback :-).



Monday, January 24, 2011

Yanni's Eye Candy - Versailles

Not sure how many of you explore the side streets of New York City especially down in Soho/West Village area, but there are some wonderful exclusive boutiques that cater to fashionistas. Some of these boutiques have featured celebrities in a number of pieces, but they also cater to non-celebrities as long as you can afford it ofcourse.

Anyways, one of my favorite boutiques is Versailles. They have featured celebrities such as Ciara and Trina in some of their one of a kind originals. Recently, I happened to walk in just to check out their new arrivals and this little number caught my eye and I could not resist sharing.

~ E Y E  C A N D Y ~


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Zappos Finds!

While browsing on Zappos I had to check out the "Girl on a Budget" headline. This is one of my favorite sections on the site because its a headline I can relate to. Being fabulous on a budget can be challenging, but finds like these make it easier.

Below are some of the finds I adore from the headline...

"Girl on a Budget"

Name: Baku
Color: Rust Canvas
Price: $65.00

Name: Analise
Color: Taupe Synthetic Suede
Price: $49.99

Name: Journey
Color: Black Medium
Price: $49.99

Name: Candice
Color: Yellow
Price: $94.00

Name: Margo
Color: Olive
Price: $98.00


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Best & Worst: Golden Globe Awards

Not sure how many of you saw the annual 68th Golden Globe Awards presentation yesterday, but there were some amazing gowns. I usually ONLY watch the Golden Globe Awards red carpet so I can see who is wearing what, but yesterday I watched the entire show. Before getting into my best and worst, I have to say that I am very happy and excited that Natalie Portman took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a motion picture - drama for Black Swan. Kudos to her. 

She looked amazing in an unexpected mix -pink and red-Viktor and Rolf Gown. 

Now for the rest....

~ B E S T ~

January Jones looks amazing on the red carpet in her red peek-a-boo Versace dress. Not everyone could pull this dress off, but she made it look extremely tasteful. 

Anne Hathaway looked stunning and extremely comfortable in this Giorgio Armani Prive dress. Good job here. 

As usual, lady Angelina looked beautiful. I thought the emerald green Atelier Versace gown fit her perfectly and it made her look radiant.

I adore Mila Kunis and she looked absolutely stunning in this Vera Wang emerald green dress. It was a great choice for the talented actress. 

Amber Riley really stood out in her floor length Oliver Tolentino silver gown. She was glowing and looked beautiful. Two thumbs up.

Jennifer Lopez looked great in this white chiffon Zuhair Murad gown. Granted it is a softer less edgy side of the Latin diva that we have all grown to know, but I think she looks stunning. 
Eva Longoria looked so glam to me in this black Zac Posen gown. I definitely think she does justice to any gown with color, but there is something sleek and beautiful about her in this black gown. 

Kelly has really come a long way from hotmess to fab. I am proud of her and her decision to wear this one shoulder Zac Posen gown. 

Usually, Halle Berry gives us red carpet glam, but this year she decided to be a little more risqué in her Nina Rucci bustier dress. I think that this dress would have looked amazing on the red carpet for another awards ceremony such as the Grammys, but either way she looks FABULOUS and no one can really deny that.

~ W O R S T ~

Seriously, I am not sure what Michelle Williams was doing in this Valentino dress, but I hate it. Bad color choice, too casual dress, hair and makeup is blah. Epic no on this. She could have done so much better. 

Another epic fail. I am actually disappointed in Heidi Klum. This Marc Jacobs dress screams beach resort not the Golden Globe Awards. 

I am not quite sure what statement Helena Bonham Carter was trying to make in this dress, but it should have not been worn. All wrong is an understatement (from head to toe) so we will leave it at that. 

This really is a charming gown by Romona Keveza, but not the best fit for Jennifer Love Hewitt. I was a bit disappointed in the overall execution. 

Not sure what to really make of this lacey Zuhair Murad gown worn by Christiana Augillera. Red carpet is not where this dress belongs, but I am confused as to where she should wear it. I think overall I just hate it. 

Sigh...this was a COMPLETE fail. I thought her choice last year was questionable to the max, but this look definitely tops the cake. On top of it not being red carpet attire, it is far from flattering. Color, dress and fit is all wrong. Not impressed. 

Overall, the red carpet attire was impressive I must say.



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kerry Washington - Azul

The more I look at this dress the more I love it in general and the more I love it on Kerry. She looks FAB!

That's All


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

~Weekly Fierce Find~

I simply adore Rachel Roy. I think that she is a really good designer that not only designs affordable clothes, but classic and fashion forward pieces for the everyday female. As I was checking out some of her new pieces this season I came across a great deal.

~  F I E R C E   F I N D  ~

Name: High Waist Rucksack Trousers
Color: Charcoal
Size: 2 to 12
Price: Orig. $99.00 / Sale: $48.74
Designer: Rachel Roy

Purchasing trousers can be a tricky process, it definitely is for me. You want to make sure the garment is a great fit on you regardless of the style it is. I like these pants because they are a clean straight fit plus they are high waisted. These particular pants accentuate the waist and give a relaxed fit through the hips and thighs. The material of the pants give it a sleek and casual look. Not to mention that these are on sale which makes this a great steal.


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Yanni's Q & A: Frumpy-to-Fab When Mixing Prints

A dear friend of mine asked me a question concerning prints and I felt the need to share:

Q: How come when I try to mix and match different patterns I come off looking homeless but I see celebs do it and they look Fab? Is there a correct way to mix and match different patterns or should this just not be done?

A: First and foremost, mix and matching prints should definitely be done if they are done right. It gives a newfound personality to something that is old and/or boring and it adds a certain spice to something new and/or simple. The key, I think, to mix and matching prints is to have a balance and in the end produce a cohesive look. Throwing too many prints together usually produces a tacky mess and not throwing enough prints into the mix usually does not give you the outcome you expected.

Tips I Follow:

For starters, the best thing to do when analyzing the right prints to mix and match is to think about the color scheme. Pallettes are everything. Keeping the color family consistent with prints helps the flow of the outfit. Secondly, vary the scale of the prints you are wearing. You can have a small neat print as a top and something bolder on the bottom or as an add on. You can also have on a bold print and throw something smaller in as an add on. Lastly, do not forget accessories. Accessories are a key element to any fit and you want to be mindful of them when you are mix and matching your prints. The perfect balance is key. Having too many prints in one outfit and then throwing in a printed accessory whether it be a headpiece, bag, scarf or jewelry can  definitely clash with everything else.

At the end of the day the real question you have to ask yourself is "Do I dare to be bold?".

Mix and matching prints is a fun and bold way to express your style. Not to mention there is some trial and error involved. So if you follow the tips mentioned and give it a few tries you'll definitely be able to answer that question. Before you know it you'll realize not just celebs can be fab wearing prints.


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Friday, January 7, 2011

Herve Leger: Pre-Spring 2011 Favs

Christina Milian, featured on the February cover of Latina Magazine that hits newstands on January 11th, was photographed wearing a pre-sping 2011 piece from Herve Leger that looks absolutely stunning on her. Herve Leger pieces are my humble obsession and this one is currently at the top of my list.

Since the snow in New York City seems to be neverending these days. Check out some sassy and adorable pieces with lots of color from Herve Leger's Pre-Sping 2011 collection:


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lovely Diva: Plus Size

I truly hate when people say "I'm too big for this" or "I'm too big for that" or "If I was smaller I would be so fly..."


Honestly, that's b.s.

I have said it once and I have said it a million times everyone is fabulous in their own way. It is up to you as an individual to make yourself shine. Size does not have a damn thing to do with anything. Granted, we all wish we could change physical attributes of ourselves and granted the plus size market is beyond sketch, but it does exist. It is very possible and encouraged to be as fly as you can be regardless of your size.

See that's the beauty with clothes.
For the most part, you can alter clothes to fit you NOT the other way around.
Note: That does not mean 1) if it is made in your size then it is for you to wear nor 2) if it was not made in your size it is meant for you to make it fit. Totallly different concept/discussion for another time

With that being said, I have to give two fashionista shout outs....

Monif C ~ A lot of  fashionistas (plus-size and non plus-size) have heard of or have worn pieces by Monif C. She is a great designer that really took the plus-size market by storm. Her pieces are made to help bring out the inner diva in all plus-size beauties and I simply adore it. If you have yet to check out her website or boutique you have no idea what you are missing.

Now I just had to include a photo from one of my clients that I do not even really consider plus-size in my eyes, but nevertheless she is a beautiful woman (inside and out) who truly makes plus-size fashion look effortless. Aside from me dressing her for events, she really is a fashionista. Always fabulous.

Event: New Year's Eve Black Tie Party
Dress: Marilyn Ruched Convertible Dress
Color: Blue
Designer: Monif C (NYC Boutique)


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Yanni's New Years Fashion Resolutions: 2011


Last year, I shared with you all my fashion resolutions for 2010. Now 2010 was a very interesting year lots of ups and downs, but I like to think I accomplished a good amount of my goals. I would like to do the same this year. Usually, I do not make resolutions because they always get broken or what have you, but in terms of my fashion resolutions I think I did a fairly good job of sticking to most of them. 

My motto moving forward in 2011 is "Toddler Steps In All My Endeavors". Last year, I was all about baby steps and getting my feet wet. My feet are officially wet and its time to take on things on a larger scale which I am ready to do.

With that being said I thought I would share with my luvs my fashion resolutions for 2011. It isn't much, but by the end of the year I should have seen improvement in each one of these areas.

~ Yanni's Fashion Resolutions ~

1. Continue to improve on my skills and take what I have learned to the next level career wise

2. Evolve on a larger scale as a blogger/fashion writer by making new connections to improve my writing portfolio

3. The next few months, for me, are test shoot months and to do a shoot a month would be fantastic starting in January to update my fashion portfolio

4. Launch Yannid.net 2.0 (upgraded version) hopefully by the end of this month

5. Finally, finish FIT with one more class left.

6. Work Fashion Week (Fall and Spring) - ALWAYS A MUST!

7. Build up my clientele

8. Continue on my grind to NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!



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