Monday, January 28, 2013

SAG Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Fashion

Award show season is one of the most glamorous times of year and this year I thoroughly enjoyed the SAG Awards Red Carpet fashions.  Check out my favs!

Jaime Alexander in Marc Bouwer

Ellie Kemper in Reem Acra

Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen

January Jones in Prabal Gurung

Kerry Washington in Rodarte

Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood

Morena Baccarin in Basil Soda

Viola Davis in Monique Lhuillier

 Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab

 Naomi Watts in Marchesa

Who was your favorite?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Style360 Presented by CONAIR

The countdown to New York Fashion week has begun and the invitations are already coming in and boy am I excited!

Many people who are not in the NY area, may not know that there are tons of shows that go on throughout the city that do not happen at Lincoln Center. Designers may choose to show wherever they like and last season there were quite a few who chose the NY Public Library, MILK Studios and a whole host of other fabulous locations.

The producers of STYLE360 always have a very exciting line up and I am happy to share their schedule with my readers. So everyone...here it is! P.S. I'll be attending a few of these shows...maybe I'll see you there!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Miami's Finest - TravelSTYLE


By: b+g design

After six years of planning, demolition and construction, in July, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami commissioned a husband-and-wife design team to combine their vision on a glamorous, fashionable project. 

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort boasts a billion dollar development, soaring towers with phenomenal views of the Atlantic Ocean and a first-class location, directly across from the famed Bal Harbour Shops.

Perhaps it was the infamous Bal Harbour Shops that inspired Giselle and Brett to infuse the style and feel of Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Ralph Lauren into the St Regis residences. Is this not the most fabulous chair ever?!?


b+g design has found its niche in high-end residential and executive-class commercial projects, and has made a stamp across the nation. Brett and Giselle are ecstatic to add the St. Regis residences to their glamorous portfolio. The design duo shares a common philosophy, “Design should be both functional and innovative”, and that is exactly what they have implemented into their custom units. From the warm textures, rich materials, and bold architectural detailing, which b + g design is known for, to in-house designed furniture and carefully procured artwork, potential buyers are falling in love.
The St Regis was named number one of the “ten most anticipated hotel openings of 2012” by Forbes. It was also deemed the most highly anticipated luxury hotel opening of 2012 by Luxury Travel Magazine and I can see why?




Starting at $1.9 million, the five residences range from 1,700 sq ft. to 3,600 sq ft. Each are “unique and bear our own personal touch” explains Giselle. Alexander McQueen, Missoni & Emilio Pucci accents, Holly Hunt & Ralph Pucci furniture, Niba Rugs and Roll & Hill chandeliers are just a few of the statement pieces utilized in the units. No two units are alike. They are individual works of art that showcase the couple’s boundless range of style and design.



Fashion Week Prep - TravelSTYLE

Last season, I was honored to be invited to a myriad of Blogger events during NYFW. One of which was the blogger lounge at The Duane Hotel, a beautiful boutique property.

Located downtown, away from the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week itself but very easy to commute back and forth to, this hotel is one of my favorites in the area. Just take a look!




So...if you're planning to attend New York Fashion Week this season and haven't yet booked your accommodations, this is a great place to be!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fashionable Fragrance - Enter to WIN!

To close out 2012 I gave away quite a few fabulous items during my "Stylish Stocking Stuffers" promo but there was one particular category I left out...unintentionally so I thought it best to start 2013 off with this!

Who's ready to win a great pair of His and Hers fragrances, just in time for Valentine's Day?

Well, I've got a great smelling...not to mention great looking duo for you!

Ladies...it goes without saying that this guy makes any suit, any pair of underwear and especially a soccer uniform look like a million bucks. And trust me...the David Beckham fragrance "Homme" spells almost as good as he looks! ...Almost.


And for you, my lady, I have Heidi Klum's fragrance "Shine". I've been wearing it for the past few days and I think it's quite spectacular.  No, it's not "the body" in a bottle but hey, if you're confortable in your own skin, that's all that matters. Right?


So... how can you win them both? It's simple and like I said before, it's a package deal! 

If you're NOT already a fan of StyleMayvin on Facebook and/or a follower of @StyleMayvin on Twitter, logon and take care of that now!  That's step one. If you are already a fan/follower, you can move on to step two: Enter by visiting one or both (to double your chances) of those social media outlets (FB and Twitter) and leave the following comment: 

For Facebook:
"Fashionable Fragrances are a great way to say Happy Valentine's Day the #StyleMayvin way!" 

For Twitter:
"@StyleMayvin Fashionable Fragrances are a great way to say Happy Valentine's Day the #StyleMayvin way!"

Contest starts on Monday 1/21/13 and ends on Friday 1/25/13. Winner will be announced on StyleSaturday 1/26/13. Good Luck!

Spa-taclar - TravelSTYLE

Whenever I mention anything about traveling to Arizona to anyone who's been there and those who have not, the first piece of advise I'm given is that I just HAVE TO go to one of the world renowned spas. So, for my very first trip to Arizona, there was an obvious resort choice. When you think of trusted, luxury resorts, you know you can't go wrong with a Four Season's Property!



So... off to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North I went!

A huge thank you to Kim and her team of hospitality professionals for making me feel welcome as soon as my car service driver opened the door and I walked into this desert oasis. As expected, the grounds were absolutely breath taking...especially the pool side view from my room.

So, after a couple of days of rest and impeccably prepared food...



...It was time for you Spa Adventure! I arrived at the Spa early because I'm a bit of a "pampering enthusiasts" and wanted to be sure I had time to enjoy all the amenities. The steam room and sauna were the perfect beginning to a wonderful experience. I even had time to cuddle up in the waiting area, wearing my Four Seasons Spa robe with a cozy chenille blanket, a hot cup of green tea and of course...the most recent Elle Magazine.


There were so many options to choose from on the spa menu however, my contact suggested their most popular massage service, the Aromatherapy Swedish Massage.

The treatment room was beyond welcoming and most importantly, calming. I was ready for the highly anticipated service and my masseuse did not disappoint.


She worked every single muscle with just the right about of pressure. It took all I had within me not to dose off...well, maybe I did just a little. The only thing that could have made my spa experience any better better was, for a nature lover life myself,  a pool side treatment. Can you imagine?


The weather wasn't quite warm enough for me to do it during my most recent visit but I'll be back, for sure! So, if you ever find yourself in the Scottsdale area of Arizona, I've got three very important things you simply must do...


2. Treat yourself to one of these or some variation thereof...

3. Pull up a chair, relax and enjoy the view.

*Special thanks to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale team. They made this very special trip, even more special.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring 2013 Trends

There are three trends for the spring season that I am absolutely loving right now.  Of course there are quite a few more trends for the season but these are standout! And you know how much I love "notice me" pieces.

So here we go...

Prints: Prints have long been a favorite of mine as I am totally addicted to Missoni prints and the unique and intriguing prints that come from the House of Cavalli. The look below is by Akris and is available for pre-order on NeimanMarcus.com NOW!


Neutrals: I know neutrals may sound a bit weird as a "stand-out" piece but trust me, when you do it right, it can be stunning enough to turn the heads of even the biggest fashion critics. Since I've loved orange since the 90's, having orange as the new neutral makes me very happy and so does this look by Stella McCartney. (Also available at NeimanMarcus.com)


And finally... Face Framing Jewels: The statement pieces are here to stay and thank goodness! As long as you don't over do it with multiple accessories, a statement piece can go a long way! This super fabulous necklace by Nest can be ordered on NeimanMarcus.com as well.


Photo Credit: NeimanMarcus.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gladiator Style

The Gladiator style shoe and boot has been in and out of style for the past few years but it seems to continue to surface. My husband is so not a fan of the look but it's really starting to grow on me.

Here's a few of the newest versions you can find at Neiman Marcus. Thoughts?

 Alexander Wang
 Nicholas Kirkwood
Brian Atwood

Experience the Richness


Ladies...I am 100% sure that I am not the only one who struggles with dry skin in the winter, especially if you're a northerner like me.  The cold weather can be brutal on your skin and just like last year when I shared tips on Fox News Rising via my "Life & Style Tip of the Week" segment, the same is true today. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! After all, it's certainly one very important key to the beautiful red carpet looks all of the celebrities have and you should have it too!


I mean, why not add "beautiful skin" as the perfect accessory to your head-to-toe look? Exactly!  There's no reason why you shouldn't and here's a fun way to do it. First, find out more about Suave Skin Solutions via the Suave Facebook page.  I already love their products and I can't wait to get my hands on the newest collection. They are new and improved body lotions that make it easy to have beautiful skin with richer formulas that leave your skin moisturized all day long!

Next, there's an awesome campaign going on with Suave and celebrity fashion stylist and TV host George Kotsiopoulos where YOU, my readers can enter to win the "Experience the Richness" contest. What's that you ask? Well, Suave and George have teamed up to offer the super grand prize -- the ultimate day of richness!  Now, here's the kicker... if you can tell Suave why having radiant skin is important, in just 50 words or less, you could win free product or a year's supply of  Suave® body lotion AND $1,000 to create your ultimate day of richness.  How's that for fabulous?

So, what are you waiting for? Remember, you don't have to be an A-list celeb to get the look!




Monday, January 14, 2013

Moncler Gamme Blue

This is for all my fashionable, yet eccentric men out there... Moncler Gamme Blue - Fall 2013 Enjoy!









Backpacks Are Back!

Designer backpacks are back and I am in love!

About a decade ago designer backpacks were all the rage and for a moment in the mid 2000's Kanye West certainly put forth a valiant effort to bring back the oversized Louis Vuitton backpack but now these cute little babies are right on trend!  Don't you just love them?

Chanel

Hermes'

 Louis Vuitton