Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall Trend: Leopard Print

Animal prints seems to fall on and off of the trend reports but I'm a fan almost every season. These are the types of prints that when you purchase them in classic styles, they can last a lifetime...provided, of course that you can still fit comfortably into them.

This Fall season it's all about Leopard prints! From clothing to bags, shoes and yes, even accessories, now is the time to let the feline in you come out...I did!

Check out how Burberry is doing it for Fall 2013! From the runway to retail...Love!

Here's a few of my favs in stores now!

TopShop 3D Leopard "Jumper"

Alexander McQueen Leopard Skull Print Scarf

But Hey...you also don't have to be leopard print color-way shy! Try red! How about a little something like these Brinda Leopard-Print Calf Hair Ankle Boots?

2014 Mercedes Benz S Class - AutomotiveSTYLE

The Mercedes Benz S-550 is a super machine! With a 4.6L biturbo V-8 Engine and 449 Horsepower, I know this baby can walk down almost anything on the highway. 

But what I love the most about the S class is the new "Magic Body Control" which has the optional hydraulic active body control (ABC) suspension. THIS has got to be one of the most amazing things ever! If you life in NY or NJ, you will appreciate this given all of the potholes our cars and bodies suffer damage from. The ABC employs the car's twin cameras to "see" any bumps in the road ahead and relaxes the suspension to prepare for the obstacle. Your body literally sails right over it! The impact you were expecting to feel even at a moderately high rate of speed doesn't even exist! Now, tell me that's not worth whatever amount it cost to engineer it!

And just wait until you see the interior! It's the usual Mercedes Benz luxury on steroids! There's no way you're stepping out of this car, whether you're in the drivers sear, passengers' seat or chilling out in the back seat, (which by the way features optional super soft rear seat pillows and executive seats that electrically reline...GASP!) without looking like a million bucks...

...This calls for a tailor made Dolce & Gabbana suit and a pair of sexy Christian Louboutin heels. Or maybe a chic look by Mr. Classic himself, Oscar de la Renta! 
My fashion brain is on overload just thinking about a wardrobe selection to pair with this luxurious set of wheels! 

Then there's the all LED exterior and interior lighting that really makes a statement! The icing on the cake.

And it's all yours...starting at $92,900. Who's ready to hit the road?

Photo Credit: Mercedes Benz, Forbes.com

Saturday, October 19, 2013

hp + Project Runway - TechSTYLE

Recently, I had the opportunity to preview some of hp's hottest products including their newest line of tablets and PCs. There's nothing like getting a media sneak peak before products even arrive in stores and by the looks of it, hp is locked, loaded and ready to take over the market this holiday season with 10 new devices! 

One thing I love about attending NYC media events is the chic, northern hospitality... 

...and for this event, I  absolutely LOVED the opportunity to mingle with a couple of designers from one of my favorite TV shows, Project Runway! Project Runway alum Dmitry Sholokhov, most recent Project Runway WINNER Dom Streater, and DJ Robbie Wilde brought their art to life during the event.

Dom Streater and I even created a fabulous print! Well, maybe I'll leave her to the designing.

My favorite? The hp Envy Leap Motion SE Touchsmart Notebook! I had so much fun playing with the Leap Motion technology and can't wait to get my hands on some of the other devices and really put them to the test.

The hp new launches included:
  • Envy Leap Motion SE Touchsmart Notebook
  • Windows 8.1 Ultrabook
  • Omni 10
  • Slate 7 HD
  • Slate 10 HD
  • Pavillion 11 X2
  • Chromebook 14
  • Spectre 13 X2
  • Slate 8 Pro
  • Slate 7 Extreme
Find out more about all of the new products HERE!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Biscotti + The Mini Mayvin

Not a day goes by that I don't marvel in wonder at the respectful and beautiful little people my children are turning into and my princess is, not so surprisingly, turning out to be quite a lot like her Mom. She's the "Mini StyleMayvin".

When I was given the opportunity to review dresses by Biscotti, I knew this would be just as much fun for my daughter as it would be for me! Then when I told her that the dresses were a favorite of President Barack Obama's daughters, she was sold!

So... I figured a quick photo session with my Samsung Galaxy Camera would be in order. Can you tell she's already enjoying the benefits of her mini mayvin status?

For picture day at school she chose this beautiful red dress (Falling For Dots) with faux petals and silver adornments. This perfectly made and uniquely designed shift dress is age appropriate yet chic and stylish. I heard all about how it was a such a huge hit with her classmates!

Then, for her very first social gathering, the Mini Mayvin selected the Snow Princess sleeveless dress. She absolutely loved the jacquard print and jeweled neckline.

And... as usual, she was the perfect model! After looking at how much fun she had wearing the dresses, wouldn't you want one if you were 8 years old? I know I would!

I always tell her when you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside, the sky is the limit! By George...I think she's got it!

"Stylish holiday dresses are a must-have for festive celebrations. Add some shimmer and sparkle, luxury and elegance to your princess’ festive frocks this year with Biscotti, an international children’s brand dedicated to creating unique dresses and sportswear that combine timeless elegance with a modern flair."

The Biscotti collection is PERFECT for any little girl who wants to feel glamorous and for every Mom who loves style but still wants her little princess to look like one. SHOP Biscotti and Kate Mack today!

About Biscotti and Kate Mack:

Biscotti is an international children’s brand inspired by fond memories of the carefree and innocent days of childhood.  With headquarters in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, our whimsical and romantic apparel collections have captured the hearts of customers since 1986.  

The designs in our Biscotti and Kate Mack collections possess a nostalgic and modern appeal destined to please both the youngest customer and the fashion conscious young teen.  Whether the occasion calls for  a formal or more casual look, the combination of beautiful fabrics with eye-catching details fills the need for what girls (and Moms) want an outfit to be: hip, but also simple, pretty and modest.

Many Biscotti and Kate Mack styles have been featured in leading publications such as Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue Bambini, The Wall Street Journal, Child Magazine, Us Weekly, and Teen Vogue. Young actresses have worn our looks for their Hollywood red carpet events and our brand is a favorite among celebrities including Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham and Heidi Klum. A Biscotti dress graced television sets all over the world when Malia Obama chose to wear our red taffeta dress on her father’s election night.

Biscotti and Kate Mack styles can be found in luxury department stores including Harrods, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, Barney’s and Bloomingdale’s, as well as more than 1000 exclusive specialty boutiques across the United States and Canada. The brand has had tremendous international success, establishing a strong customer base in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Japan and the Middle East.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Design With A Purpose

“Design with a Purpose: Built Tough” panel brings together Ford designers and American Institute of Architects New York members to discuss what it means to build tough and to design something that stands the test of time. Like fashion, if you don't build a something that lasts, it simply becomes a fad.

I did a piece on the Ford Atlas previously because I was intrigued by the truck but also because I was even more intrigued by it's designer. To find the creativity and style in any and everything is really my purpose and the main reason I share my views here on the StyleMayvin blog.

So, how do Architects and Automotive relate? Trucks and buildings are expected to provide functionality, safety and long-term reliability, but both are also expected to stand apart from the crowd.

Since debuting in 1948, Ford F-Series trucks have pushed the boundaries of what built tough means. New materials like high-strength steel enhance durability, while added features such as improved braking systems and productivity screens that display fuel economy and towing information make it easier for users to get work done. Similarly, advancements in architecture research and technology have led to new designs and to improved living and working conditions. And isn't that at the top of the list of what we look for everyday?  A way to improve our life and how fabulous we look while we live it!

Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York are hosted a private luncheon and panel discussion that was intended to explore parallel design trends between the iconic buildings we admire and the powerful, utilitarian Ford F-Series trucks used to help build them. Cool idea right? 

I'm always in Manhattan shopping and it always amazes me when I look up at some of the buildings, even though I've seen them many times before. I recognize that some New York City buildings are actually symbols of the city and like Barney's New York...you've gotta be there to experience it.  

Many of the architectural structures are iconic around the world and just like them, the F-Series trucks have earned recognition as being synonymous with endurance and power. These buildings and trucks signal authority, while at the same time blending into the environment to which they belong. Isn't it nice to blend in, yet still stand out? That reminds me of eye-catching jewels or a pair of haute heels. It's all about having a conversation piece and when your look-of-the-day, the building you frequent and the car you drive all evoke "social chatter"...well, that's a winning combination.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fabulous Looks For Fall

Fall is absolutely my favorite season. It's a welcomed break from summer's sweltering heat but it's also just before the blistering winters we always seem to experience in New York. Yes, fall is the perfect season for layering, for beautifully tailored dresses and of course, boots! So what will you be wearing this fall season?

Here are a few must have ensembles I've fallen in love with.

Michael Kors Pleated Dress with Embossed Belt

Robert Rodriguez Marbled Warrior Top and Skirt

Herve Leger See-Through Crop Top & Perforated Bandage Skirt

Good Googly Gucci

The brands I love are somewhat like my babies....it's hard to choose a favorite. Gucci is equally as hard not to love.  Here are a few pieces that are on my "Nedd-It-Gotta-Have-It" list. And that's right...it's all Gucci.