Friday, November 13, 2015

Beyond the Beach

Edgewell Personal Care Company, home of iconic sun care brand Hawaiian Tropic, recently partnered with The Fred David International Group to announce the launch of its highly anticipated fashion line, Hawaiian Tropic Apparel.  To get you all in the mood to shop for upcoming resort trips, I wanted to bring you info on a trusted tanning brand who's expanded their a step further by giving you the perfect pieces to wear while enjoying your sunny oasis.
An international sun care brand synonymous with summer indulgence, the Hawaiian Tropic brand is no stranger to the lifestyle industry, so it’s no surprise they are expanding the brand beyond the beach with a stunning apparel range. 

The Hawaiian Tropic Apparel 2016 collection features ready to wear styles, reminiscent of the brand’s sunny aesthetic. The tropical inspired range incorporates colorful prints, cutting edge styles and comfortable lightweight fabrics for a fashion forward look. The vibrant collection is sure to make every woman look and feel effortlessly beautiful with cover ups, rompers and key trendy separates designed to cater to every woman’s style and body. With versatile designs created to take you from the “beach to beyond”, Hawaiian Tropic Apparel makes preparing for your next cruise, weekend at the beach or girls’ lunch simply a breeze.

Check out more of my favorite looks from the collection: 

Satellite Imagery + Fashion

To literally have the world on your shoulders (and all over your body) is a pretty cool concept, no? Cityzen by Azin designer Azin Valy uses NASA satellite imagery of the world’s capitals printed on the finest fabrics and materials to create women’s and men’s apparel and accessories.  The process merges art, culture, geography, fashion and photography into high concept global style.
Azin utilizes her award-winning architectural expertise from her previous career to match topographical details in the NASA imagery to specific details on her designs.  The Tiber River appears as a thin ribbon in the satellite image and forms a strap on the “Rome” dress.  The Zagros mountain range becomes the gathered neckline of the “Teheran” dress.  Closer to home, the George Washington Bridge straddles the front and back of the “New York” dress establishing distinct New York and New Jersey sides.

According to Valy, “Cityzen blends the human form with the urban landscape to link people to the places they love the most.”  Each item includes a hangtag with a mini-map and travel guide to the hippest places and events in the city represented in the design.

Available from the Cityzen online shop and at select specialty stores in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, New York, New Jersey and around the country.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Your New Favorite Outerwear - Spiewak

I have a new winter love to cuddle up with! Recently I was introduced to a fabulous outerwear collection that's both innovative and functional. Spiewak is an innovative women's line that has positioned itself at the forefront of modern outerwear. It's perfectly tailored and I know all of my true fashion girls can appreciate that in a coat right? It's not easy to find a flattering yet warm winter coat but Spiewak hit the nail on the head for sure.

Let me tell you about all of this fabulosity!

  • The Aviation NB-3 Parka is THE winter staple. It not only has functional qualities but also has a feminine silhouette (reiterating what I said above in case you missed it) and includes an exaggerated hood, detachable fur trim, hand warmer pockets and eco-friendly recyclable down insulation. If that sounds like a dream, it kinda is but it's totally a dream you can actually make a reality. This one is my personal fav!
  • The Delano Jacket is a knit jersey with an asymmetrical, quilted shape with a standing collar and double zipper. The "Thermore" insulation provides warmth without the bulk and isn't that what any girl wants? Seriously, no one and I do mean NO ONE wants to wear anything that makes them look bigger than they actually are. Not even in the winter... This one is perfect for transitional weather wear.
  • The Catalina jacket is the classic fishtail reimagined. So...if that sentence alone doesn't draw you in, I don't know what will! When something is "redone/reimagined" in such a truly awesome way, it makes choosing between them a very difficult task. Believe me, I know. Meanwhile, this one is even lined with faux sherpa!

Spiewak has seriously created a modern collection that seamlessly blends trend driven design with everyday functionality. Listen, I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to wear mine! This might be the first time in like, I don't know...EVER that I've welcomed winter.

Check out the look book from the newest collection below and for more info or to purchase your own, go to

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sexy French Courtesans

Introducing Naja's new fall collection "Courtesan"! It's inspired by the French Courtesans of the 1890's. Do you know who the French Courtesans are?

If not, don't feel bad. Neither did I. The Courtesans were women who seduced the world with their charm, wit and style and were considered some of the most liberated women on earth. They became muses for artists, married kings, and came to occupy important positions in history.  One of the most famous courtesans, Kiki de Montparnasse (nee Alice Prin) was the inspiration for Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau and Man Ray.  Les Femmes D'Algers, a painting by Picasso of nude Courtesans is the most expensive contemporary artwork ever sold. The Courtesans inspired men and they ruled them.

This is a theme that carries through all of Naja's collections:  the empowered woman.  Naja's courtesan collection is elegant, playful and seductive, in the style of the Courtesans.  Boning, which is present throughout the collection evokes the corsets of the time. Old french wall-paper prints in soft pinks, and black lace are whimsically combined with black and white houndstooth and cut outs to give it a modern flare.  The interior print, always a surprise at Naja, is all graffiti skulls.

The collection reminds us that on the outside the Courtesans might have looked sexy and delicate, but on the inside they were strong and deviant as all women are. Prices range from $15 - $195.

Holiday Under the Stars

Ready to get the Holidays started? Now's the time and The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC is the place!

On November 12 at 5 p.m., The Shops at Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center will light its “Holiday Under the Stars,” the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color mixing in the world featuring twelve 14-foot stars that hang from the ceiling of the 150-foot Great Room overlooking iconic Central Park. The free, indoor colorful spectacle with stunning views of Central Park is an ideal destination during the cold, shorter days of winter. The destination also will offer extended shopping hours so there's no excuse to not get started on your holiday gift giving list!

This year, under the massive stars and through tiny doors is the world-famous Astolat Dollhouse Castle, valued at $8.5 million and built and furnished by master artisans. It features 29 rooms filled with 10,000 miniature pieces, including elaborate furniture, oil paintings, mirrors, fireplaces, gold miniature jewelry, rare-mini books more than 100 years old, fine rugs, fabrics, and pieces made of and silver and gold.  This is the first ever public viewing of the famous dollhouse.

The Astolat Dollhouse Castle will be on daily display on the second floor Mezzanine through December 8 during normal shopping hours.  Admission to both the Astolat Dollhouse Castle and star viewing is free, courtesy of The Shops at Columbus Circle.  For more on the dollhouse and specific viewing hours visit:

The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan on Columbus Circle, is one of New York’s most iconic destinations and an urban oasis. It’s the place to dine, shop, live, entertain, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Central Park.

Visit to learn more and get the full schedule of events and activities throughout the holiday season.

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