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!
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There were several fashion trends that emerged from the 2014 Spring Ready-to-Wear runway shows back in September. Now that the Spring buying season is nearly upon us it will be interesting to see which trends will make it to the racks and which ones will remain on the cutting room floor. In the next several blog posts I will share with you my favorite Spring trends and translate them for your buying pleasure…
Bring out the ART! Wow! Talk about a pop of color… many designers made quite a splash using bold brushstrokes and hand-painted murals as prints. Fashion Royalty like Chanel, Prada, Dior, Versace, Celine and many more chose this time to show us their artistic side in a most literal way. Here are a few of my favorite canvases…
Now let’s translate this look into something you and I can actually wear. Finding a “printed dress” in the stores or online is not difficult. They’re everywhere. What you want to look for in order to nail this trend is a piece that looks like it may have been hand-painted. Try to find a bold, colorful print that doesn’t have a repeat in the pattern. Keep your accessories simple. Either choose a couple of colors to highlight or go with all black and let the dress do the work…
Shop The Look:
1. Catherine Malandrino Dress, $183, theoutnet.com
2. Alexis Bittar Lucite Bangle, $40, mymoshposh.com
3. Isaac Mizrahi Clutch, $158, lordandtaylor.com
4. Jeffrey Campbell Holographic Sandal, $165, neimanmarcus.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
Are you a fashionable female with a penchant for football? Well good luck trying not to look like one of the boys on game day! For the gal who likes to show her team spirit without wearing a linebacker’s official jersey there aren’t a lot of stylish options on the market. When I saw this NFL ad in last month’s Vogue, I was instantly inspired…
photo credit: allsportcouture.com
Why not mix it up a bit? There’s no need to don your boyfriend’s jeans and sneakers just because you like to play armchair quarterback on the weekends. Capitalize on your femininity and win the trophy for best looking lady at the tailgate party! Take a couple official team pieces, like a fitted tee or hoodie and a ball cap, throw some silk drawstring pants and high heels into the formation, layer on a few pieces of bling-bling, and you’ve got a winning play!
1. Lizzie Fortunato necklace, $470, farfetch.com
2. Chain necklace, $11, forever21.com
3. FSU Seminoles hoodie, $36, footballfanatics.com
4. FSU Seminole hat, $22, footballfanatics.com
5. Jet Set drawstring pant, $623, farfetch.com
6. Joie gold sandals, $275, joie.com
7. Fossil chain bracelet, $30, fossil.com
8. Givenchy cuff bracelet, $695, barneys.com
~XOXO… Go Noles!
Vera Wang is femininity personified… this we know. But did you also know that her fashion collections, above and beyond the amazing bridal gowns she’s most well-known for, are edgy and sexy and very rock-n-roll? I’m here to tell you that Vera Wang rocks! Check out my three favorite looks from her Fall 2013 runway show below. The layering of shimmery sequins and sheer floral prints paired with tailored skinny pants creates an overall effect that radiates confidence and sophistication…
Here’s my shoppable version of Vera Wang’s Fall 2013 runway style…
1. Michael Kors short dress (altered), $180, yoox.com
2. Mango sheer long sleeve tee, $34.99, mango.com
3. Floral cigarette trouser, $76, topshop.com
4. Betsey Johnson mini satchel, $108, lordandtaylor.com
5. Michael Kors suede platform sandal, $150, neimanmarcus.com
I saw this press photo of Amanda Seyfried attending the London screening of her new movie, and I could not get over the adorable dress. It’s from Gucci’s pre-Spring/Summer 2014 collection. I adore the vintage silhouette with its housewife charm, but wait! …it’s sheer! I love that the underpinnings are quite modest, as far as those go. I love the choice of red lipstick against her pale complexion and I love-love the navy polka-dotness of it all! … and don’t get me started on the Givenchy platform sandals! All. Day. Long.
Here are some similar dresses for your consumption…
Charles Anastase Vault Polka Dot Layered Dress, $1298, farfetch.com
Charlie Lace Dress, $262, monsoon.co.uk
Marni Suede Platform Sandal, $810, neimanmarcus.com
Erdem Floral Silk Organza Dress, $1891, brownsfashion.com
top photo credit: British Vogue
My family and I just returned from a very relaxing pool-side vacation, so naturally I have swimwear on the brain. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to dive into a new one-piece swimsuit. The trend has swept the runways and fashion-minded women are embracing this fun, yet sophisticated style. While I love the retro-inspired one-piece numbers shown all over the runways, I don’t want to look like I just popped out of a vintage Florida post card. I’m looking for something a bit more subtle. These printed versions bring a modern vibe to the classic swimsuit style…
1. Roksanda Ilincic, $452, matchesfashion.com
2. We Are Handsome, $344, my-wardrobe.com
3. Paul Smith, $115, paulsmith.co.uk
4. Zimmerman, $265, net-a-porter.com
5. Lucas Hugh, $95, theoutnet.com
6. Oscar De La Renta, $173, theoutnet.com
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $210, stylebop.com
8. Heidi Klein, $237, net-a-porter.com
P.S.- Take a walk on the wild side in the tribal-influenced styles pictured below. All suits shown below are on sale currently at Neiman Marcus.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
XOXO~ Runway Translator
There’s something so intriguing about the unexpected combination of lady-like refinement and rough-and-tumble naughtiness! I love pairing a soft, feminine gown or dress with something dark and tough like a leather biker jacket. It says, “Would you care for some tea… or perhaps a knuckle sandwich?”
On a recent visit to Neiman Marcus at International Plaza, I had the pleasure of styling my own ‘Biker Chic’ vignette with the help of models Sue and Erika. I had a blast scoping the floor and pulling looks… landing on my two favorite ‘ladies with attitude’ ensembles. I totally want to go wherever these gals are going…
The shoppable ‘Biker Chic’ look below is a great way to experiment with the juxtaposition of a black leather jacket and a soft, flowy chiffon gown. Let’s say you have a bride’s maid dress and you’re not sure why you’ve kept it… NOW is why! Add a girly statement necklace and drape the biker jacket over your shoulders for a more delicate look…
1. Erickson Beamon necklace, $625, farfetch.com
2. Alexander McQueen gown, $3440, alexandermcqueen.com
3. Z Spoke Zac Posen clutch, $395, couture.zappos.com
4. Red Valentino biker jacket, $1065, farfetch.com
5. Saint Laurent sandals, $1195, luisaviaroma.com