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.
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Oh, how I love Mona Kowalska’s A Détacher Spring 2015 dresses… let me count the ways: The bohemian prints were soft and fantastical, evoking a 70’s vibe infused with clouds and rainbows and all things groovy. The shapes and fabrics were comfort driven, which makes me want to wear them all day long. The overall message was confident and relaxed, two things I strive for when selecting a day look during Spring.
Below are a few budget-friendly options that will help you to achieve the same easy, breezy vibe as the A Détacher dresses above. These are shoppable now, so if you want to get more bang for your buck throw on a pair of tights, some flatforms, a jacket, and voila… you’re Spring Shirt Shifter suddenly becomes a year-round piece!
Runway Photo Credit: Gianni Pucci via Style.com
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 🙂
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
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
I hired a new assistant. She’s six, so she works for snacks and candy. It’s working out well. She’s a wizard with the Nikon…
Here are some samples of her work behind the lens…
Outfit 1: Cacharel top & Bloch flats (Deborah Kent’s), Lil skirt (closet), Nine West handbag (DSW)
Outfit 2: Naked Zebra jumper (JC’s Boutique), Humanoid silk jacket (Deborah Kent’s), MaxStudio.com heels, Total Betty Society necklace
Outfit 3: Bellatrix shirt (Nordstrom Rack), Tart sequin pants (JC’s Boutique), Vince Camuto booties (Nordstrom), vintage purse strap as necklace, MaxStudio.com leather cuff