Style Snap! How do you give summer’s ‘night out’ staple - the white jean - a little bit of rock & roll edge? Python! Here is an instant “High Gloss Snake” update into printed pant territory that coincidentally can go with everything! A t-shirt says errand chic into dinner cool! Bold brights and soft pastels have haute-ness equality here! I am loving my 7FAM jeans so much that I turned my Friday night out into a photo shoot! Click through to see the party snaps!
Style Snap! Being a great designer starts with great personal style! Meet Toni, designer of jewelry label Per Te NYC (means ‘For You’)! It came as no surprise when I complimented her wrist candy that she was the style eye behind it! Just look at her cute outfit! After all, her purpose is not to blend in, but to stand out! Mission accomplished.
Vintage Galliano tank + Urban Outfitters denim + Jimmy Choo’s = High-lo!
To shop her collection, click here! (Photos via Instagram)
Style Snap! Ob-serve the sequin jean! When it comes to 7FAM, it’s safe to say the traditional denim model that may come to mind is a wash out. ‘High Shine Gummy’, ‘Stretch Sateen’, ‘Pyramid Jacquard’! This is just some of the vocabulary (and coincidentally some of my favorites) that I picked up along the way, as I observed the ‘Elegant Anarchy’ coming our way come Fall (and Holiday)!
Of course, my bargain heart always skips a beat when I see a potential score and such occurred over the “Crackled Leather Like” that looks like thousands but cashes in at under $200! Factor in cost-to-wear ratio and we are at pennies people.
Guys, take note as there was plenty of style candy for you too! Have you heard of ‘Luxe Performance’? Just the sound of it makes you want to get involved right? If you wear your jeans 100 times (maybe with a few less washes than we may care to know about, ahem Anderson Cooper) then you want to give these a try — and only 7FAM has ‘em! Milled in Italy, with 93% retention (a.k.a won’t stretch out, like ever), and so super soft that you wouldn’t believe it’s denim! Snap!
Style Snap! Nothing says “carnival” better than a bold print (and I always prefer it involve something of the pink persuasion)! I left the ‘Chloe’ couture to the celebs (ahem, the stunning Katie Holmes) at tonight’s Coach Carnival Summer Party on The High Line, and opted for an under $100 number a la ASOS. And now, for the “threat of a thunderstorm” outdoor party trick of the night:
Beauty = Braid!
Whether you go half-in (braid, join, pin, done) or all-out like Chrissy Teigen and Anna Kendrick, smart sense also just happens to be a haute hair trend!
Style Side Note: I need to own these Coach shades like now!
Style Snap! Looking for some summer party style inspiration? Then look no further than the celeb showing at tonight’s Coach Carnival Summer Party staged atop NYC’s The High Line! Kicking off my night with a first glimpse at Katie Holmes stepping out in Chloe, I wondered how the style could go up from there?! Well, just keep on browsing through the looks on Chrissy Teigen (host of VH1’s Model Employee) in a knockout braid against black leather leggings, Anna Kendrick in black and white (also in on tonight’s braid trend) with a pretty-in-pale-pink Naomi Watts, and Aimee Song (Song Of Style) in all white. Look at how cute her white t-shirt is against a sleek mini skirt!
I also got an eyeful of Coach eyewear and accessories that I am now officially lusting over! From an oversized white tote with multicolored handles, to the bold turquoise and pale pink mini or medium sized bags, it’s hard to choose my favorite! Which is your fave?
Style Snap! Light and lacy, I’m bringing a touch of country inspiration to the city! My light denim vest (scooped up at G-Star Raw) and sling backs (via Topshop) add something new to the look of my lace mini (may be seasons past via Nordstrom, but the lace is so now)! Finally, thank you sun for giving me a reason to show off my aviator shades, a major Mango score at under $30!
Style Snap! I think I’ve died and gone to onesie heaven! With fashionable places to go and stylish people to see (in the New York rain), I am dying over the easiness of my one step look. Sleek alone, it’s even more powerful with a pop of yellow (BCBG) and lace-up pumps (Zara). No it’s not tailor made to me like many party goers asked, it’s under $70 (as part of the H&M Conscious Collection). Score!
Style Side Note: Throw on a white blazer and you’re uber suit chic a la Jessica Alba and the rest of Hollywood of right now.
Style Snap! Can I just import Christian Siriano’s entire Resort 2014 Collection into my closet right now please? This was my immediate thought while taking in his hand picked favorites on display at his fabulous home in NYC, for fans like Anna Chlumsky, Alicia Quarles, and hello, yours truly!
Let me put it simply, this collection is everything and I want just that…everything. The graphic lines of fuchsia and purple boldly (and fittingly) zig zagged their way into a gorgeous showing of black and white sculpted in stunning silhouettes. Let me just say there were some billowing sheer sleeves playing on ‘Christian Siriano TV’ as I called it, that I would love to live in. The combo results in a super stunning collection (inspired by a mix of artists from around the world including the likes of Nicholas Wilton) of bold pairings and abstract prints that still have a balance of easy wearability. I prefer that I wear all of it on a yacht in some fabulous far off locale come 2014. Come to think of it, does anyone have a yacht I can borrow?
Style Snap! What do you think of when you think of G-Star Raw? Do you think premium denim? You’d be right! Case in point, allow me to introduce you to the ‘star’ of Fall’s denim future, the “JEG”! This is by far the most exciting jean I’ve spied for planes, trains, and city streets. With high stretch and high recovery, this pencil thin silhouette defies the eye, by sculpting to your body for an all lift and no spill over effect (thanks to the innovative waistband detail). Did you know that all waistbands are not created equal? Most have a tougher material almost daring you to show your muffin top. Well, the “JEG” has the same material all the way through, so take that! I’m shaking in my ankle-zip booties over it (click through to see a snap).
I would say though after getting my sneak preview of the Fall collection, to keep G-Star Raw in mind for more than just jeans. The same quality and construction could be said for some of the other wardrobe essentials i.e. a statement leather trimmed hat, the perfect leather tote, or a leather oxblood jacket that I would give blood to score. What, so I have an affinity for leather?! Can you blame me! No wonder some of the most powerful stars (ahem, Gwen Stefani) rock G-Star Raw!
Style Side Note: Guys, where do you stand on overalls crossing into male territory?! Incoming!