It’s that time of year again… my favorite season is finally here! The temperatures are dropping ever so slightly, the stores are stocking up on new fall fashions, my event calendar is getting a little more active… it’s Fall Fashion time people!
I’ve been to two trunk shows in the past few days and I’m planning on attending several more in the coming weeks… not to mention the absolute bombardment of fashion shows coming up in September (Stay tuned for more about that). Anywho, let me share with you the pictures from my recent visit to the WORTH NEW YORK Fall 2014 Trunk Show that was held at my friend Angier Miller’s home. My gal pal Denise Schultz and I had the best time shopping and modeling this fabulous collection. The pieces will only be there for a limited time, but Angier did let me know that she’s happy to give private and virtual showings to any interested buyers.
Rather than bore you with lots of words about how lovely the pieces look and how wonderfully they fit and how well-constructed they are and about how the quality and craftsmanship is superior to most, why don’t I just show you the pictures? Yes?
If you love what you see and you’d like to schedule some time with WORTH New York Agency Owner Angier Miller to shop the Fall 2014 collection email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The pieces will be in Tampa, Florida until August 20th, but she can hook you up with more information about how to get the best looks for Fall!
P.S.- The gorgeous make-up for this shoot was provided by Arbonne. “What’s Arbonne?” you say… well, I’m so glad you asked. It’s no secret! I’ve been using the made-from-nature line for years and my skin has never looked better. If you’re into pure, safe, and beneficial skincare email me at michelle@runwaytranslator and I’ll be happy to tell you more about how you can get your hands on some free samples 🙂
I’m all about the jumpsuits lately! I love the seemingly effortless combination of comfort and sophistication, top and bottom, the easy-breezy two-for-one fabulousness of it all! Top it off with a structured tuxedo jacket… “aaaaand scene!”
Shop The Look:
Ted Baker London white blazer (similar) here
Thakoon Addition striped jumpsuit here
Sergio Rossi ivory pumps here
Prada Belt (similar) here
Gold choker necklace (similar) here
Yves Saint Laurent red lipstick here
Throughout my long and spirited love affair with fashion there have always been two criteria by which I determine whether or not my relationship with any particular item will last; comfort and ‘wow factor’. Enter this silk jumper and these amazing blue heels…
When I think of Calvin Klein I think of clean lines and classic American style. White. Black. Modern. Minimalism. The Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection designed by Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa was a refreshing departure from the norm for this typically reserved brand. Experimenting with fringe and exposed seam allowances, Costa referred to the collection as “elevated deconstruction”. Here are my three favorite looks from the show…
In order to achieve this look several key elements must come into play:
Silhouette: Short Dress
Texture: Fringe and Lace
Color: Neutral Colorblocking or Patchwork
Here’s my sporty version of the look, complete with flatform sandals and the perfect nude lipstick…
1. MYF Short Dress, $187, yoox.com
2. Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, $70, bluefly.com
3. Tom Ford Sable Smoke Lipstick, $49, neimanmarcus.com
4. Nila Anthony Backpack, $65, nordstrom.com
5. Dolce Vita Flatform Sandal, $79, urbanoutfitters.com
Wow! What a week! The 6th Annual Tampa Bay Fashion Week was a whirlwind of stylish receptions, designer and model parties, vendor and exhibitor boutiques, a blogger conference and fashion shows… the proceeds from which will benefit Shoes for the Cure. There were so many opportunities to learn about the local fashion scene as well as brush up on everything from the history of fashion to kid couture to what’s hot in bridal wear… literally something for everyone.
As always, my favorite part of any fashion week are the runway shows. Tampa Bay Fashion Week’s presentation of the 2014 Spring/Summer Collections at the Hilton Tampa Downtown did not disappoint! I went as a guest of my friend Emily from Deocapac Designs, one of the sponsors of the event. Though we had great seats (there wasn’t a bad seat in the house), I quickly positioned myself on the front lines, at the very end of the runway, a few feet from the models, camera in-hand. I just couldn’t help myself. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show…
For more info about Tampa Bay Fashion Week and a full list of participating designers visit fashionweektampabay.com. Stay tuned for my next blog post about the St. Pete Art & Fashion Week runway show!
My name is Michelle, and I am a fashionholic. I recently went to Rehab…
… a trendy designer consignor boutique that opened it’s newest location in Downtown St. Pete this past weekend. Rehab Exchange buys, sells & trades modern & vintage designer apparel, shoes, handbags & accessories… with an edge!
I pulled a few dresses from the ubercool suspended racks to show one of my clients…
A little pre-fashion show action…
photo: Nicole Roach from Intuition Salon & Spa did the models’ hair and makeup
Rehab’s Grand Opening Fashion Show gave a glimpse into their naughty side, featuring a few overexposed avant-garde looks like assless chaps and chain bralettes. The runway portion of the event was held two doors down from the boutique in an outdoor courtyard. Apart from the drizzling rain, the show was fun and energized. Rehab’s own Lauren Hubbard moderated onstage in a gorgeous gold leather cocktail dress while the beautiful amateur models (friends of Rehab) rocked it out and looked like they were having a blast! They danced down the runway with so much energy my camera had a hard time keeping up. I picked a few of my favorite dresses for this PG-rated post…
Has anyone ever told you that you need to go to Rehab? Well trust me, you do!
Tunic by Express found at Sunshine Thrift Store
My friend Kim Davis, an Arbonne Consultant, recently used me as her ever-willing tester (we’ll say ‘model’) for Arbonne‘s collection of all natural, botanically based cosmetics. As I am already a huge fan of their anti-aging skin care collection, this was not a hard sell… and who doesn’t love to have their makeup done? During this process I discovered two things: 1.) I have no eyelids to speak of and 2.) I had to have their new mascara! It’s the first one I’ve come across that didn’t require pre-curling or post-brushing my lashes and I call that a raw to runway time-saver!
Shop The Look:
Makeup Primer (it’s a must!)
Perfecting Liquid Foundation- Rosy Beige
Bronzer (in lieu of blush)
Eye Shadow- Smoke with Cabernet as liner
It’s a Long Story Mascara– Black
Lip Polish- Raisin