Thursday, April 20, 2017

Step Into Spring

Timelessness. That’s what this creme de la creme look encapsulates. Labor day is nowhere near, and thank goodness for that as I’m stepping into spring with my tailored, yet whimsical and sophisticatedly-chic creme look. That's the essence of the trend for this season- structured yet a loose playfulness coupled with a 70’s vibe. I’m sporting white wide leg cropped pleats with a white lace cut out crop top, and black 70’s platforms.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Classic Playful

Seeing lots of happy Bostonian’s out on this beautiful Easter Sunday. Blessed with good weather, and a long time coming…it makes me feel like I never left Dallas. Pastel flowers are blooming and lawns are earthed with the smell of freshly cut grass. The warm sun streams over our faces as we stroll along the Seaport district and the dark red cobblestone streets of the North End. 

Feeling slightly whimsical and totally happy in my breezy off the shoulder blue Zara dress, with funky silver sandals, and a pearl necklace to add a touch of classic for Easter. Of course, the touch of ‘classic’ is kindof negated by my bohemian blue fringe purse and the silver sandals, but who said you can't mix classic with playfulness…after all, Coachella is coming up where the fashion trends are ‘anything goes’ and the styles will be taken to the extreme.  Stay tuned for my next post on festival styles. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sporty Chic Tennis and Track

In 2014, the athleisure trend hit the major runways from Alexander Wang to Balenciaga, Acne Studios, to Stella McCartney, and Emilio Pucci--pioneers in creating this runway trend to ready to wear. Now, almost every brand has their own lines of active and sportswear.

In my track inspired outfit, I'm wearing Nike's with a black origami skirt, a white knit sleeveless tunic from Max Mara, and a letterman jacket from Forever 21. 

In my tennis inspired outfit, I’m wearing a green Zara skort, with a white lace crop top from Intermix and Zara tennis shoes. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Teen Vogue Fashion University 2015

I had lofty expectations about Teen Vogue Fashion University, as it is quite highly regarded in the blogosphere arena, so when I walked through the double doors of the first TVFU event, heels and fur to the nines, (March in New York was bone chilling) I was expecting all the bells and whistles. And let me tell you, TVFU 2015 exceeded my expectations by far. "Teen Vogue Fashion University, is a weekend of fashion education for the next generation of Anna Wintour's, Grace Coddington's and Eva Chen's." Accepted students attended classes and seminars taught by the fashion industry's brightest and most successful professionals, at the Teen Vogue headquarters in New York City. Students were able to gain connections by networking with other students, Teen Vogue editors, staff and industry speakers.

 500 students were selected from around the world to attend a three day seminar at One World Trade Center in the Condé Nast offices. Fashion crazed boys and girls “ood” and “awed" as we were shuffled from room to room, and were entranced after listening to high profile and very influential speakers; of course, none with less than 240,000 followers on Instagram. 

A major part of the TVFU experience was networking. Fresh glossy business cards were thrown at you wherever you went, as eager fashion connoisseurs were thirsty to connect and get that much closer to their dream careers. I met some amazing people, and felt extremely lucky to connect with teens who had very similar and very different interests within the fashion arena.  

I was accepted to the Design and Styling major and listened to talks from Zac Posen, Rebecca Minkoff, Jodi Snyder, Vashtie Kola, Micaela Erlanger, and Erik Torstensson. I  was also able to interact and gain advice from the Teen Vogue editors, Amy Astley, Marina Larroudé Elaine Welteroth, Andrew Bevan and Drew Elovitz.

Andrew Bevan

Marina Larroudé

Jodi Snyder from DaniJo

We started with the kickoff event at Express in Times Square. I swooned and just about fainted when I caught glimpse of the lovely Andrew Bevan (style/features director) and the wonderful Jessica Minkoff (senior fashion market and accessories editor) who were greeting attendee’s at the door. I got a chance to chat with Mr. Bevan himself, and I have to say, he’s just as rad (this word describes him well) and personable, if not more,  as he is in his interview’s in the magazine. 

The kickoff party featured a Photo Booth that created flipbook’s, an eyelash and flash tattoo bar, and a 25% off discount to Express. To top it off, the event was dj’d by Chelsea Leyland, who has clientele from Burberry to Valentino to Chancel. At the end of the party, I spoke with Elane Welterroth, Teen Vogue’s Beauty and Health Director. She was incredibly down to earth, and even complimented my outfit. To say the least, it was an incredible first day and I could not wait to see what the next day’s had in store.   

The next two days consisted of  seminars with some of my fashion icon’s. 
The night ended with an editors panel, where the editors answered questions, told their stories of how they came to be, and gave advice on how to make it in the industry. I spoke with Marina Larroudé (fashion accessories editor and a personal icon of mine) who gave me insight on how to differentiate myself through social media in the fashion industry. 

The last day was graduation, as well as listening to the keynote speaker, Zac Posen!! 

Advice for TVFU: network, network, network. Don't be afraid to raise your voice. Ask questions, because you are there to learn and have fun! Who know's, you might even be able to land yourself an internship after your weekend at TVFU.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mid West in MA

This year, designers like Kenzo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vutton, Burberry Prorsum, Chloe, and Dolce and Gabbanna (just to name a few) inscribed suedes, fringe, studs and Navajo accessories, full throttle, into their 2015 spring/summer collections. My favorites are Stella Mccartney and Burberry's lines. Stella revamps this ancient look, and by ancient, I mean that in a compliment (this style just keeps coming back), into that of an elegant and sophisticated series, while Burberry takes raw materials to a whole new level- only the finest. Burberry joins together the "amorous feelings" of tassel design, with elegant British inspired pieces. Christopher Bailey, definitely has his own unique understanding of western wear/ cowboy trend, and you know what?! I like it.

Seriously though, I dig the organic inspired, rugged cowboy trend, that's somehow surfacing amongst the other very, VERY structured trends, in this 2015 spring/summer season.
My reason for posting this, is not only because I love cowboys (if you couldn't already tell), but because I recently visited my sister at SMU, in Dallas, and YES, I enjoyed the hot sun and 80 degree weather. To top it off, I practically came back with a southern accent-Texas is too cute! In light of visiting the south for the first time, I thought I would do an east coast winter, meets mid west, inspired look. Sorry, you will be seeing no cowgirls boots because this is New England after all.

Photo Credit: Amanda Lin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Femenine Menswear Meets Prep

Plaid, 90's inspired looks hit the fashion market big for the 2014/2015 season, which I am a major fan of.  Hello, does Clueless ring a bell?! 
The look I portrayed was geared towards encompassing a feminine menswear meets collegiate private school look. I also incorporated different patterns into this look, with a plaid skirt with a hounds tooth tweed jacket.

Collared shirt: U.O
Jacket: River Island
Skirt: U.O
Boots: Frye