Milano Fashion Week- VERSACE

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Ahh Milan, the city that’s recognized as the world’s biggest fashion capital, and the design capital. It’s not just Italy’s second most populous city, it’s where fashion lives and breathes. Milan FW brings in one of the highest revenue, and visitors each year!

With that being said, you best believe the designers stepped up their game for each and every show. Milan’s fashion week was from September 18th through the 24th. I’m focusing this post on Versace and all their incredible designs for SS19. I loved seeing so many vibrant colors and patterns mixed together. Some pieces are so retro and have huge throwback looks. Everything is coming back from the 70s, 80s, 90s, but with new twists. I’ve compiled some of the s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g designs from Versace and hope you enjoy all this glorious eye candy!

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SHOES- UM, YES PLEASE!

 

HANDBAGS- sweet like candy

 

 

 

BEAUTY- Lewks for days

Some major cat eye inspo! I love me a dramatic eye.

 

As stated in my previous post, all these photos are from Corey Tenold, @coreytenold. He’s an amazing photographer for fashion week and works for Vogue. Do you like the new Versace looks? I’m obsessed with the gorgeous jewelry & handbags! Leave me a comment on what’s your favorite piece, I’d love to know!

 

XO,

Stephanie

London Fashion Week

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London is one of the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the 21st century. I was lucky enough to spend a big chunk of my life from 2 years old and up in London with family. I absolutely loved going shopping there! The second my mom would say let’s go to Selfridges or Harrods, I’d jump out of my seat, grab my bag and we’d be off. Fashion in London is always 20 steps ahead to me. I remember seeing these amazing trends and buying so many great pieces, and then months later it would just start touching down in Los Angeles. I was a happy camper having 80% of my closet being awesome British fashion.

London Fashion Week ran from September 14th through the 18th and there were so many great designers showing off their creations. I’m focusing this post on three of the top designers that I loved from LFW: Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, and Simone Rocha. They are all so visually stunning!!

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Simone Rocha

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IMG_4835(All of these above images are from Simone Rocha’s personal Instagram account @simonerocha_)

 

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These photos for LFW are from Vogue Magazines official fashion week photographer, Corey Tenold. He takes amazing pictures during fashion week, and has great backstage shots that you don’t end up seeing as much. I love that because you get to see so much more detail and life brought to each shot. Check out his Instagram @coreytenold and see for yourself!

Which designer did you like most?! I love them all because of the floral patterns and designs. So much beauty and detail into each garment! I’m a sucker for detail and hope you guys enjoyed this post!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

NYFW 2018

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For anyone who uses any social media platforms, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen tons of pictures and videos from this years NYFW. What is Fashion Week you say? Well, in the shortest form: Fashion Week is when the industry’s top designers present their upcoming collections in a series of runway shows and presentations. These runway shows range from a simple setup to insane locations, set design, music, lighting, you get it.

NYFW has been a huge hit with some of the best in the industry setting the curve really high for the other big 3 cities. NYFW ran from September 6th through September 14th, with some fabulous designers like Oscar de la Renta, Alice + Olivia, Self-Portrait, Michael Costello, Ralph Lauren, Jeremy Scott, to name a few.

Scroll down to see some of NYFW’s best photos and top designers, I’m in love with these new collections for AW18! So many trends have already hit stores, so join in and enjoy!

 

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Max Mara

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Alice + Olivia 

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Cynthia Rowley 

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NYFW was a great kick off for fashion week, and all the designers showcasing their hottest trends. Autumn/Winter doesn’t need to be all dark and grungy, though that’s a whole lotta fun too! Designers like Alice + Olivia and Cynthia Rowley brought in the fun, floral, and sparkly side to AW18 and I love it! There’s nothing like bold animal prints with pops of color and sequins! Oscar de la Renta sure showed us what the power of prints, and detailed sequins look like this season. The touches of red and maroon are to absolutely live for! Which designers did you enjoy most? Stay tuned for more upcoming posts on fashion week.

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

Fall Beauty

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Saturday September 22nd is when Autumn 2018 officially starts, are you ready?! Well ready or not, it’s here! There’s Fall and Halloween decorations everywhere, pumpkin spice is in the air, and stores are already selling you on that must have sweater! Meanwhile here in LA, I’m still frolicking around in my rompers and crop tops…

One of my favorite things about Fall is not only the awesome fashion, it’s all the beauty products and creations that come to L-I-F-E! That darker, more bold makeup look is back in town. Many brands are showing off all their hot new collections, and beauty bloggers are showing off their Fall lewks. I’ll be sharing with you guys some of the great shades I’ve come across from six different brands. They’re all right on the ball with this seasons color trends, so take your pick!

 

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YSL has amazing hues for their new Fall collection. They hit the trend on reds, blues, and earth tones perfectly. Whether it’s for your lips, face, or nails they’ve got something just for you! Check out their collection and see for yourself!

 

DOLCE & GABBANA

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D&G has some of the prettiest and most bold shades of pink and red for this season. If you didn’t know by now, these are two of the top color trends for Fall, in so many variations. Check out their gorgeous lipsticks here!

 

SMASHBOX

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Gorgeous hues in matte, and shimmer for this new season from Smashbox! I’m dying for all the shimmer shadows! The amazing eye palette you see last, which is also the first picture on this post, is called ‘Sunlit Yellow’ and it’s only $29. Not bad at all ladies! Check out what’s new on their website.

 

DIOR

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Dior has always been one of my favorites for lipsticks and glosses. They offer so many great shades, and different textures. This look was created by @peterphilipsmakeup using two of Dior’s new Ultra Rouge Lipsticks. They’re ultra shiny, with a semi matte finish, and amazing hydration for your beautiful pouts. Dior has 25 shades currently, and each lipstick goes for $37 on their website.

 

CHANEL

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Chanel has got this Fall on lock when you see their newest collections. I mean look at those deep hues. Their olive-green hits right on Pantone’s ‘Martini Olive’ AW18 color trend forecast, check my previous post for more on Pantone’s AW18 color trends. The pods are Chanels ‘Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow’ and the green beauty is color ‘836- Vert Metal.’ Nordstrom carries them and they go for $36, not bad for such an elegant satin finish!

 

FENTY

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We all know how Rihanna changed the game of the beauty industry when she brought out her own brand last year. She has some of the best lip colors and textures out there! Fenty ‘Mattemoiselle’ has some of the top shades for this season, and they are only $18 each! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this read on some of the beauty industries top brands bringing their A game for this Fall! I’ve linked the brands websites, so enjoy exploring and let me know what you guys liked most in the comments! Oh, and if you’ve tried any of these products I’d love to know your personal review on them as well!

XOXO,

S

AW18 is coming!

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Here we go, another season is upon us with more dazzling and addictive trends coming back! Who’s excited for Fall & Winter?! I’m 50/50 about it, I love Summer and the sun but this heat we’ve been having this year is CRAZY! I loved all the trends and styles for Summer we had this year, but I’m excited for AW18! I’m excited to be able to open the window and get a nice breeze going, oh and 1 word, BOOTIES! I’m addicted to booties and boots, and nothing says AW more than boots right?

I’ve been doing a lot of research and scoping the fashion week shows that have been happening all over the world. Popular Fall colors for this year to look for are: Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Nebulas Blue, Pink Peacock, Earthy Browns, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal, and hints of Tofu and Almond Buff. Here’s Pantone’s AW18 Top 12 color palette: 

 

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Get ready to feast your eyes! I’ll be showing you guys some popular trends, styles, and colors that are already out and about for AW18. Follow along and let me know which you like or dislike and why!

 

Over-sized coats

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Over-sized coats from http://www.harpersbazaar.com

 

All over animal prints

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Lemill dress, Sigerson Morrison ankle boots, and Proenza Schouler coat and chunky heels from their AW18 collections

 

Dark florals & garden theme

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Alexander McQueen, Whistles, Dior, Zimmerman and Christopher Kane AW18 collections

 

It’s all about… RED!

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Here are some amazing pieces from Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Miss Selfridge, and Ferragamo’s AW18 collections

Check out Carolina Herrera’s Pre-Fall 2018 beauties here! They’re all to die for! Ferragmao also has this red trend so spot on, it’s ridiculously good. Check them out here.

 

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Metallics & sequins

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Rachel by Rachel Roy, Revolve, Topshop, Calvin Klein, and Bardot’s trendy pieces featuring top AW18 trends

These pieces are so darling and going to be a huge trend for AW18. I love the delicate looks, and fabrics that show all the right curves of your body. See, AW fashion isn’t dark and boring. You can find most of these pieces at quite affordable prices on Revolve, and Macy’s!

 

Stylish Sleepers

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Amazing new AW18 collection from For Restless Sleepers

Another fabulous trend hitting the streets is stylish sleepwear for outings. Yes, stylish sleepwear is a thing now. These aren’t your normal slips or pajamas, they’re sleek and sexy!  F.R.S. is the monogram of Francesca Ruffini, she is the heart of this project and is said to be a true monogram addict. Find all her amazing Italian beauties here.

As you can see, just because we’re going into AW18 doesn’t mean it’s all dark and boring. There are such great mixes of florals, bold patterns, pops of red, pink, and even bright whites! What I love is that some of Summer is still carried through AW18 but with a twist to the boldness and shades of the prints. Stay tuned for more fashion posts coming up this season but before I go, enjoy this great quote I came across.

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” – Diana Vreeland

 

XO,

Steph

Valentine’s Day XOXO

So Valentine’s Day is officially 16 days away! Can you believe it?! The year is already zooming by, and I’m still here trying to remember to write 2018 not 2017… Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be this crazy, stressful day where you drive yourself or your partner nuts on where to go. Or which crazy restaurant to book reservations at 3 months prior to… w h at ?!

Valentine’s can be any cozy, cute, fun, crazy, adventurous, day you want it to be. It’s a personal thing with you and your gf, bf, wifey, hubby, friends and family! Dressing for Valentine’s Day is really dependent on you and your personal style. Some hate the color pink or even red, so you do you girl! I LOVE red so any excuse to wear it more, I’m in!

Do you have your #ootd ready for Feb 14th?! If not, don’t worry I got you covered and have been hovering over the internet to find some cute pieces for every date! Whether you’re doing a girls brunch, dinner with bae, beach day, etc there’s endless options for you. Below are some amazing pieces from a few of my favorite brands, enjoy!

 

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If you’re looking for a little more of a high street, designer look. Who What Wear offers some fab-u-lous options! There’s a wide range of styles and price points listed, so go ahead and take your pick! I’m currently obsessing over these three below…  Check these babies out!

 

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You can find this sexy Alexander McQueen number here

 

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I mean can we all take a second and just appreciate the floral love in this dress?! I’m obsessed with it! You can pair this with an awesome pair of sexy strappy heels, or go with a more simple sandal. You can find this darling Proenza Schouler here.

 

 

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You can never go wrong from a classic D&G dress, especially in red!

 

I hope you guys got some great inspiration from my finds for this V-day. I did a bit of shopping myself from Revolve, that red jumpsuit is a MUST have and you can wear it so many times all year long!

 

Happy Monday loves!

XOXO,

S

The New Year is here! Welcome 2018!

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Wow I still can’t really believe we’re here in 2018!! I remember back when it was Summer, and I’d joke with my fiance about “oh there’s 5 months until Christmas, are you ready?!” Now look at us! It’s January 4th and we’re off to a great start. I’ll be writing more on my blog as the time goes by on helpful tips on how to start your year and plan each month accordingly.

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If you follow my Instagram, I posted a picture of a quote that one of my favorite bloggers Kait (@kaitness) posted earlier for the new year. I love her mindset and way of encouraging others that what they’re going through is normal and okay. She’s one of the most realistic bloggers out there today and I absolutely love that! Here’s to #transparency!

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While 2017 wasn’t fully an amazing year that made me go WOW! It did have some great moments for me and I enjoyed it. I did have struggles, bad days, rough moments that made me question some things in my life, unexpected events, etc. Those not so great moments, although were bad at the time, really helped me grow and transition into who I am today! Those events lead you to feel stronger, and more powerful today. I remember as we were getting closer to new years, so many posts were going up about how 2017 sucked, how it was the worst year, people cussing at it like it was a person… While I do understand that in life we have some pretty unexpected things that get thrown at us, things we can’t fully control. People get fired, sicknesses arise out of the blue, money becomes tight, breakups happen, family issues, the list can go on sadly. BUT! I believe the year, day, any moment is really what you make out of it. It’s really up to you and how you can transform such a rough time to a beautiful outcome. I’m all about building up others in life, and helping them see the strength and potential in themselves.

Throughout my college years at FIDM, and the 6 years after that in retail and fashion, I saw and met so many different people. Everyone had such different characteristics, and qualities than me and I liked that. I loved meeting new people and getting close as friends to help one another. I met some great co-workers through work whom I loved sharing my low points with to get their advice and vice versa. I enjoyed being a shoulder to lean on and trying to show the strength of that person to them. What happens to us out of the blue sometimes isn’t in our control, but what we do after that is. You can try to be optimistic and turn your life around or just be upset and blame the world for everything. How we react to those situations shows a lot about someone and how they take on their lives. No matter the situation whether it was a breakup, losing your job, a loved one passing away, you can get yourself back up. Some people like to lean on friends and family, some people love to go out and travel to their favorite place of peace and serenity. Some people get a fire burning in them to strike back and try harder, for example losing that job makes someone more hungry to refresh their resume and hit the ground running! You have the power and capability, you just gotta get up and do it!

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I’ve been through quite a few ups and downs throughout my life, and I know there will be more to come. The thing that always gets me through is being optimistic and having close family and friends to help me along the way. I always try to the see the better side of a crappy situation. The second something goes south, I start brainstorming what can I do to fix this and make it a better outcome? Who can I ask for advice? What’s the right thing to do to turn this around? Optimism has been my best friend ever since I was a kid. I was told no, and “you can’t do this” so many times. The thing that kept me going was the drive in me. I chose to not let any of those people get to me or hold me down. I got so much joy out of showing my doubters that I can and I will accomplish whatever it was at that moment. I still do! Even in your adult years, you will meet people or work with people who will doubt you and say no you can’t do that. For me, that’s the greatest challenge to hear. I get joy to show them what I can do, and how great I will be at it.

You are incredible, smart, strong, beautiful, and worth it. I will be the one to tell you, you CAN do it! You got this. Stay focused, driven, and dedicated and it will come to you. Nothing comes easy, or immediately. Remember that! Here are a few things that can really help boost you up and get you going for 2018.

 

  1. Get Organized
Printable planner from Etsy!

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Being organized and having a planner/journal to schedule events and jot down notes is a must for me!

     2. Plan Ahead and Schedule things

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     3. Make Time for YOU!

4. Stay Positive and Optimistic

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https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-to-be-optimistic

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, it’s a bit more of a personal topic but I really wanted to share some of my own experiences and tips with you. Sometimes in the midst of all the craziness we need to stop and smell the roses, no really. Smell them! Be the best version of yourself, be humble, help build others up, and run towards your goals with arms wide open! 2018 is going to be a great one, I know it!

 

XOXO,

S