Week two of the month-long fashion frenzy around the globe is wrapping up and I have some favorites to share.
I was asked to explain fashion week by quite a few people, so here it goes…….Fashion “month” occurs twice a year and is a showcase of designers Spring/Summer collections and Fall/Winter collections. These collections are shown in advance giving buyers time to fill orders and stock up just in time for the season. For example, right now it’s Fall and the designers are showing their upcoming Spring/Summer collection, and during Spring, designers showcase their fall/winter collections. Notice I said fashion MONTH earlier- that is because fashion week takes place over four consecutive weeks in four different countries, totaling a month of FUN! Is there an order? YES fashion week starts in New york, then jumps across the pond to London, followed by Milan and ending in Paris! There you have it fashion week/month summed up.
There are also other smaller scale fashion weeks across the globe, but the four countries listed are the main players in the fashion game!
Let’s get to my London fashion week faves!
Colorful catwalks and plenty of prints at Burberry and House of Holland. Glittery Glam rock at Tom Ford.
Sporty 60’s with a nautical twist at Topshop.
New York Fashion week is half way over and I’ve selected my favorite looks thus far. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, but I did it!!!!!
BCBG- Bows and flows. So ethereal and heavenly!
Diane Von Furstenberg- Flirty and feminine with a wonderful surprise(Naomi campbell graced us with her presence) AMAZING!
Rebecca Minkoff- I couldn’t get enough of the fabulous fringe bags!
Naeem Khan- Absolutely stunning lace & beadwork as usual! I’m in awe at his take on the traditional long sleeved baseball T!!!! I want to wear that with some distressed denim right NOW!
J. Crew- I always look forward to the shoes at the j. Crew presentation. They didn’t disappoint!
Monique Lhuillier- Ammmmaaaaaaazing! Details like no other- intricate beadwork throughout the entire collection. Simlpy stunning!
Floral and tropical prints are Summer must haves in any wardrobe! From dresses, to skirts, to kimonos, there is a printed piece out there for everybody! These gorgeous prints can chicly be paired with solid colors and denim effortlessly. If you own a printed piece, now is the time to bust it out! If you’re new to prints, go ahead and try an affordable option listed below! If you love it- which I’m sure you will- buy an additional piece each season. I picked out some of my favorite pieces for you to shop from petite to plus sizes at all price points! Happy shopping!
Floral maxi dress $104.80
Plus size floral maxi dress $27.80
Tropical floral woven dress $19.80
Black floral kimono $47.64
White floral kimono $28.90
Palm print pencil skirt $53.35
Floral romper $35
Petite size floral romper $36.20
Floral midi skirt $26
Every year Spring/Summer rolls around, I get so excited to use my bolder and brighter lip colors, eyeshadows and blushes! There is no better time to incorporate beautiful color into your makeup routine. This Spring/Summer Lorac released 2 great colorful palettes that are sleek and perfect for travel as well as reasonably priced at $24. Both palettes feature 10 shimmer and matte shadows which include 2 oversized neutral shades allowing countless color combinations. The palettes are quite similar, so if you can only afford one, don’t worry! One palette (After Glo)does feature some brighter colors than the other palette (Summer Glo) which you will see in the pictures below! It is just a matter of taste and whether you want to remain more on the “neutral/colorful” side or the ‘bright/colorful” side. Either way, these palettes are PERFECT for summertime and are So pretty!
Lorac Summer Glo palette $24 This palette is colorful, but includes slightly more subtle colors.
Lorac After Glo palette $24 this palette has more “BAM” to it, slightly brighter, bold colors.
Consider this your reminder ladies………The highly anticipated (60+ piece) Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration is upon us, well almost- it’s this Sunday February 9th! Right in the middle of fashion week? YES! Mark your calendar, set your alarms, grab some coffee and WAKE UP! Get your spot in line and shop ’til you drop. If you are in the states you can shop at Target.com and in select stores as usual BUT the great news for all of my international readers is that the collection will be available internationally on Net a Porter.com as well. Good luck ladies!!!!