Loafer Platform Love || The Best Of This Trend

Via Style.com Whether high-end or low-end, loafer platforms are a definite MUST for this fall, as well as next spring-no excuses. I mean it-Absolute necessity! And, since I included Fall styles in this ‘guide’  you might even find a pair … Continue reading

The Panther Inside Me Photo Session

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Stylist Christina Borrotto A panther always lands on her feet. Against all odds, today’s photo shoot was a success! I want to give a special thanks to Photographer Jose Bravo and Model Menissa Rijos.

The Answer is CLEAR:: This Trend Is Here To Stay

via style.com Phillip Lim, Cheap Monday, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Jasper Conran Once only used in retail as a method of loss prevention, the clear bag has come a long way! The accessories above are not only current Fall must haves, … Continue reading

VELVET:: High End vs Trendy

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There’s a true brawl going on inside me! For those of you who did not read my previous post-Velvet Is On My Mind, I am referring to my blogging dilemma; of whether my followers are interested in High-End Designer Fashion or the Trendy & Edgy stuff. And even within High-End, do you prefer the grungy look currently on stage?

Anyone slightly into fashion, or interested in relevance, must have noticed that we have 2 worlds or fashion spinning simultaneously: the designer world and the real world. Usually, we like to think of High-End, Luxury Fashion as the trend setter for the mainstream stuff you see in lower end brands, and this will always be the case to a certain extent.

However, more so now than ever, many of us are not dressing “HIGH-END” and if we are, we are bringing some nastiness to it.

Whether you will admit it or not, generally we are into some crazy stuff right now. I often prefer to look like I just rolled out of bed; of course I really didn’t (most of the time) and actual thought went into my chaos. Still; the hitch hiker look is often the goal. The point is, the messy bun is a trend, the cut of shorts are a trend, crazy platform shoes with spikes are a trend,  the muscle t-shirt with your bra showing and  some tit falling out of the side is a trend; AND I LOVE THIS TREND!!

To kind of hone it all in, I really want to know what ignites a reaction in you? Do you prefer to be the perfect socialite in designer threads head to toe, or are you into all this nasty, sick with it, fashion around us?

Velvet Is On My Mind

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As we get deeper into Fall, I can say it’s nearly acceptable for me to bring out the velvet. A trend we’ve been seeing up and down the runway this season, has recently made its debut in my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve truly always loved velvet, I just kind of pushed it aside until now.  You have to keep in mind that I live in Miami, FL and I can’t just throw it on whenever I feel like it. I mean, I could, but it’s 80º outside.

You’ve seen many types of velvets this this Fall, such as those by  Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Lavin, Rachel Zoe. . . .But I must say these clean and simple looks by Carven make velvet look timeless. In comparison to, in example;  Emporio Armnai, who used velvet in a much more complicated way, the looks above will be in today as well as tomorrow. Who knows, you might get 12 months out of one of these .

If you’re not an experienced fashion risk taker I suggest you take this route in terms of what velvet you should buy into. Making something look good is about carrying it with confidence. Velvet is often dramatic in itself, so toning it down with a classic silhouette  is a good idea.

Now for the biggest dilemma of my week – I’m completely  torn on whether my readers prefer to read about High Fashion or are they more interested in Trendy & Edgy? So My solution is the following, I will show you both aspects of fashion; the $50 way and the $3000 way.

Look out  for my next post, where I will discuss a different side of velvet.

Must Have Sunnies:: Take The POLL


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There is no surprise that all of my picks above are derived from the 50’s and 60’s. Depending on how long you’ve been following me, you may already know how incredibly inspired I am by all things retro. I’m magnetically attracted to fashion from every era but my own, and with good reason! Just look at these frames previously used by fashionistas for decades. For many of us, these iconic silhouettes have helped  define our style more clearly and consistently enhanced our probably already inspired looks.

If  you haven’t so far, I encourage you to pick up a pair of Cat Eye or John Lennon inspired sunnies and explore them for yourselves.

As a consultant, I should be telling you which frames go best with what shaped face and so forth. However, in doing so, I would be implying that this trend is limited to many of you, as by the textbook definition; some of these frames are not suitable for all faces.  No need to worry about that.

Luckily for us all, there is such a vast assortment of retro inspired sunglasses out in the market right now, you will be sure to find a pair that suits your face perfectly. By simply dedicating the needed time to “trying on” you will notice how drastically one pair of ” Jackie O” sunglasses varies from the other.

Please take the time to answer the poll below and tell me how you feel about this trend.