I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Spring 2015 Fashion Trend Event at Neiman Marcus. For a captive audience of budget conscious fashionistas I presented the season’s hottest offerings from the American luxury retailer.
With the assistance of models Sonya and Melissa I showed my own translations of the runway’s predominant Spring trends, brought down to earth and presented in a real-life way; fashion made easy for the everyday gals. I styled four primary trend categories in a variety of ways, showing how one could take the trend quite literally or simply incorporate select elements from each trend to achieve the look and remain current.
The New Bohemian
Jet set meets gypsy in boho blouses and tunics, distressed denim, fringe, embroidery and maxi dresses…
Bold hues inspired by the organic rainbow of colors found in the spice markets of India…
On The White Side
From bright white to sand, this head-to-toe palette reads modern and sophisticated…
Other Spring 2015 Trends at Neiman Marcus (also shown above):
Long, Layered Necklaces
The Bucket Bag
To shop the trends visit Neiman Marcus at International Plaza or go to NeimanMarcus.com!
We had a lot of fun! In addition to the wonderful Amore Pacific beauty products each attendee received, one lucky winner recieved a gift bag that included a full bottle of Maison Francis Kurkdjian À la rose Eau de Parfum and a gift certificate for a 2 hour styling session with your truly!
Many thanks to Kim Biehl, General Manager of Neiman Marcus and Robert Roubideaux for having me…
Many thanks to my photographer Tasia Hron for capturing these images! There’s a video too which will be posted on my YouTube channel soon. Thanks also to Khadijah Brooks for making me look my best with Kevyn Aucoin make-up!
For more pics and coverage of this event visit Fashionably Fabulous.
For more info about Blogger’s Ball, a fashion industry night for charity, visit here.
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For the third year in a row Cocktails & Couture absolutely SMASHED IT at The Ritz in Ybor Tampa. The Cocktails X Couture event was held Saturday, January 17th and was sponsored by Tampa Bay Fashion Week, Tribeca Color Salon, Square One, The Ritz Ybor, & Kevin Murphy and select proceeds benefitted the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. I’ve been in attendance since its inception and can honestly say that this recent #CXC15 was gloves down the most entertaining show to date. What a visual cornucopia of flavor… a people watcher’s dream come true! This fashion-lover’s event was jam packed with style, both on the stage and in the audience.
Essentially, it was a show within a show within a show. There were three shows performed on stage in the impressive main ball room, breaking up the audience’s night into alternating periods of being entertained and being fabulously sociable. There were two additional bar rooms which housed performance art, local art for sale, and fashions by the designers featured in the runway show. This seemed to be where the pulse of the networking crowd would escalate between sets, where all walks of style combined and mingled with one another until the next show. I thought the timeline flowed nicely and was blown away by the music DJ Elias Throux was pumping out throughout the night. The runway fashion featured a wild mix of everything from everyday jeans & tees to whimsical paper dresses to leather body harnesses, a little something for every palette. I was also impressed by the heightened fashions adorning the diverse crowd of culture connoisseurs. All walks of life came out for this stylish event and I think that speaks volumes about the rise of fashion here in Tampa, Florida.
Rocking their GoBearr harness fashions, the bartenders served up custom cocktails like ‘Chris-Gin Dior’ and ‘Gin Kardashian’ to a very thirsty crowd…
Several talented dance companies appeared throughout the show. I loved the infusion of dance, song, and theater,
The evening’s host with the most, The Ritz Ybor’s Okie Tilo…
Let the fashion begin! Here are some of my favorite looks from the show:
Black and Denim Apparel Company…
Gianna Love & the House of Love ft. Haus of Blackbird…
For more info and pictures from the event visit the Facebook Event Page for Cocktails X Couture here.
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 email@example.com. 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 🙂
Be ready for plenty of international influence in fashion this Spring buying season! One of the most popular fashion trends for Spring takes its colorful inspiration from traditional tribal garments found in exotic lands around the globe…
If wearing an African Aso-Oke (traditional dress and hat wrap) is not your style, you can still become an honorary style tribe member and tap into this trend by incorporating a touch of print into your ensemble. Check out my runway translation below…
This look revolves around the ballet flats by Shola Designs… notice the fun African motif. When paired with a black wrap top, linen shorts, and woven handbag these comfy flats provide the perfect touch of tribal inspiration for a cohesive look that’s subtle and on trend. *Shop the look below.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Shola’s designer, Shola Yusuf, at a Trunk Show hosted by Farrah Estrella of Estrella Fashion Report. Shola is a local entrepreneur here in Tampa and originally hails from Nigeria. I love her premier collection of shoes! So much in fact that I couldn’t resist buying a gorgeous pair of turquoise platform stilettos. I can’t wait to feature them in a future blog post. Check out Shola’s beautiful traditional African ensemble…
Photo Credit: Gerardo Luna
My Outfit: Suncoo Paris vest from Deborah Kent’s over graphic tank from JC’s Boutique, gold chain belt from Rehab Exchange, Wilster silk harem capris from Nordstrom Rack, awesome new platform heels from Shola Designs.
*Shop The ‘Trending Tribal’ Look:
1. Barbara I. Gongini top, $428, farfetch.com
2. Red Valentino linen shorts, $226, farfetch.com
3. Snakeskin cuff bracelette, $70, bluefly.com
4. Tory Burch woven purse, $324, farfetch.com
5. Shola ballet flat, $73, sholadesigns.com
*Fun Fashion Factoid:
“Traditional African clothing is generally very colorful. These colors actually have meaning. The yellows and golds tend to mean wealth and fertility because it is the color of a precious metal and the yolk of an egg. Red is viewed as the color of blood and tension. Blue is the color of peace and love. Green is the color of life and prosperity.” ~Ask.com