Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hilarious Holiday - Target

So...When I first heard about the "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" at Target, I thought, "Why on Earth would I want one of those?" Then, to my surprise, it seems the whole world is going nuts for ugly Christmas sweaters, actually ugly sweaters in general...go figure! Even my Hubby says he wants one!

So...in great StyleMayvin fashion I felt it was my duty to head on over to my local Target and play around in the dressing room.  Although not every sweater has a Christmas theme, I do believe they just might ALL fit into the I'm-so-Ugly-I'm-cute category. Meanwhile, I'm quite sure the other shoppers found my little excursion either extremely entertaining or beyond annoying. Either way, I had a blast! Thanks Target! This just might be the most fun I've ever had prepping for a blog post!

Leather gloves...Patterns, Stripes, Black & White with a pop of color!

Pop, Pop, Pop...just like popcorn to string up and add to your super gaudy Christmas tree!

THIS...really is my Ugly (and Scary...hence the "paws out" stance) Christmas Sweater!

I'm so not a cat person but I couldn't resist the actual bell sewn into the sweater! Playing it sassy and...
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..playing it cool. This is multi functional sweater, just in case you didn't know.

And quite possibly my absolute favorite sweater! #SELFIE! Because no one does a selfie better than StyleMayvin!

*Promotion/Sponsored Post #HilariousHoliday

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Virtual Fitting Room?

With the news of the innovative 'virtual fitting room' App, Stylewhile, now I can truly say there's an app for everything! Launched in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Stylewhile has just announced the addition of Accessories and Shoes to the App. 


The App, which initially launched in September, has been changing the face of online shopping by allowing users of various sizes to virtually 'try on' clothes before purchase.  Sounds so cool right?  It is!

With the new version of the App, shoes and bags from the likes of Rebecca Minkoff, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg,  Marc by Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade, and jewelry from Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta and many others will be available.


It is estimated that in the near future 25% of all retail shopping will move online. Stylewhile is anticipating this move by creating an entirely new way for customers to interact with online stores, offering a highly personalized experience that allows and encourages creativity while shopping online, while also ensuring that consumers are buying the right clothes for their personality and body type. 

"Our dream is to build an App that helps women to find and buy the right items so that there would be a lot less of those ’I have nothing to wear’ moments or ‘this looks differently in person than it did online’!", says Stylewhile Founder and CEO, Jutta Haaramo “

Stylewhile is available in the App Store for iPads operating with IOS 6/7. The App is free to purchase.

For more information please visit www.Stylewhile.com 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Evening Of Style - StyleMayvin In LA

Lincoln Motor Company and actress Nia Long celebrated an “Evening of Style” in Los Angeles for the LA Auto Show kickoff and as always, I was honored to attend as one of Lincoln's VIP guests! The event, which took place at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, played host to the celebration of art, design and culture as well as the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle. 



Nia Long arrived in style in yet another one of my newest Lincoln favorites...the MKZ.


Gotta love a red carpet event...

...I know I do!

The “Evening of Style” was hosted by actress Nia Long and guest attendees included Daphne Wayans and many more. 



Additionally, Lincoln MKC Brand Manager Jeff Reid also held an in depth discussion moderated by Automotive Rhythms president and publisher Kimatni D. Rawlins. 

Guests enjoyed fashion, specialty drinks and the soul and garagefunk sounds of BLACK WAAT3R.






Meanwhile...I do believe the MKC is the perfect look for me right?


Other stylish attendees included...

Terrell Tilford (Actor, The Guiding Light)

 Zena Foster (Corespondent)

Kel Mitchell (Actor, Good Burger) 

Eddie George (Former Professional Football Player)

Pooche Hall (The Game) and Eddie George 

The 2015 MKC is set to debut this summer and is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles to be introduced by 2016. Lincoln MKC first appeared as a concept vehicle at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last January, and was warmly received by media and consumers alike. The production version was revealed to the media last week in New York City, making the L.A. Auto Show the first chance for consumers to see the vehicle up close. 

On the heels of the 2013 MKZ sedan, MKC is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles to be introduced by 2016. It becomes the newest entry in the small premium utility segment, the fastest-growing luxury segment that has seen more than 200 percent growth since 2009.  


LACOSTE + Peter Saville

The latest limited edition holiday collector polo shirt series by LACOSTE is now available online and at select retail stores!


Are you a LACOSTE fan? Well, to celebrate the 80th anniversary, LACOSTE chose the British art director Peter Saville (co-founder of Factory Records, created art for Joy Division, New Order, Pulp) to hype up the holidays!  He twisted the iconic LACOSTE crocodile and has made 8 contemporary collectable shirts complete with his signature humor, intelligence and creativity.





Where can you get yours?


2015 Lincoln MKC - AutomotiveSTYLE

I am completely in love! No...seriously...mini SUV's (crossovers) are my cars of choice for everyday driving. I like them because of the amount of space they offer and when it looks as haute as this one, there's no way you can go wrong!

The Lincoln Motor Company’s reinvention took a major step forward with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.
The Lincoln MKC is a unique creation from the ground up with an assortment of first-in-class features. Its all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine offers excellent performance while its ingeniously implemented wraparound liftgate is an example of masterful customer convenience.


Lincoln MKC is a perfect blend of inspired automotive design and dynamic driving performance in a segment that has grown in popularity in recent years,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “As a challenger luxury brand, entering this segment is a natural next step for us. MKC will do more than just compete – it will change the way people think about Lincoln.”

In the past, Lincoln may have been seen as a brand for an "older" customer but this MKC, gave me so much life! It's youthful, vibrant and modern design is reminiscent to the AMSALE "Noah" wedding dress...perfect in every way. Silk taffeta corseted bodice with straps and full skirt? A sleek, sculpted body with its "high beltline and low shoulders"? Yes...both the dress and the MKC possess a luxurious, sophisticated personality.





Then there's the interior of the MKC. It embraces driver and passengers alike...complementing and maybe even overshadowing whatever ensemble you may be wearing! And its new and innovative technology personalizes the MKC ownership experience. 


My favorite style features?
  • Inviting, plush leathers with French stitching
  • Optional Bridge of Weir leather
  • Real wood trim
  • Panoramic, all-glass Vista Roof® 
  • Lincoln’s signature push-button gear shifter
  • Owner Approach Detection illuminating “welcome mats” 
  • Soft exterior lighting
  • Signature split-wing grille


So, as Soo Kang, Lincoln interior design chief said, “Our use of colors, materials, stitching – every detail was considered to create an overall luxurious experience.” And that my dear is what you call success! From sketch to reality, just like any beautiful design, it is my pleasure to fully take in the MKC in all of its glory...


...Now I just need to drive it! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Love It Or Leave It?

Okay, okay...we all know that Isabel Marant was the first to put the wedge sneaker out there and yes, I know that there are more than a few designers who have followed suit...surprisingly even some who have always been synonymous with being a trend setter themselves and sure, as of mid July I was utterly and completely over the trend as I do not own a pair myself, and then...

Puma made me at least rethink my opinion...


The Sky Wedge Rose Gold Sneaker really is dope. Yeah, I said it and there's no other way to describe it. Love it or leave it, this is one "wedge sneaker" I just might be willing to try. Certainly never to be on that trend bandwagon but simply because Puma is and always will be one of my favorite sneaker brands.

Victoria Secret + Sophia Webster



Usually the Victoria Secret Fashion Show is all about the models, super fit bodies and of course...the many, many looks oozing with sensuality as the come down the runway but what about the shoes?

This year, some of the Victoria Secret models strutted down the runway during the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show last week wearing Sophia Webster signature shoes!

Sophia Webster worked with Victoria’s Secret to create twelve pairs of the show shoes for the annual catwalk show. Using two existing styles, the shoes were featured in the “Shipwrecked” theme in washed out browns, blues and pinks.


The photos certainly don't do them justice and I can hardly wait to see the show when it airs on CBS December 10 at 10pm!

Congratulations to Sophia Webster!!!

British footwear designer Sophia Webster debuted her namesake collection for Resort 2013 after two years as Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégée.  Sophia Webster has become known for her imaginative designs, playful patterns, and her ability to skillfully combine vibrant colors shown throughout her shoes and clutches each season.  Webster's collection is currently stocked internationally at stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols London, Le Bon Marche, Harvey Nichols Dubai and online retailer Net-A-Porter, amongst other leading retailers worldwide.

Intel Inside® - TechSTYLE

There's always something fabulous going on in NYC! It really is the city that never sleeps and since I'm always on that quest to keep my readers in the know...you're gonna love this! Especially all of my TechSTYLE junkies!

Intel is opening its first ever Pop-Up Store this Saturday in NYC!


Intel is opening pop-up stores for the holiday season in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, giving people a unique opportunity to learn about Intel technology and get hands-on experience with Intel-powered products. Visitors to the Intel Experience Store will be able to test-drive some of the latest Intel-based devices on the market from a variety of brands, including laptops, tablets, 2 in 1 devices and all-in-one PCs. They will also be able to purchase the products online from inside the store! 

With so many new devices to choose from, it was difficult but I think I may have selected my top 3 favs...

Sony VAIO Tap 11

• World’s thinnest (0.39”) Windows 8 Tablet PC 
• Features an aluminum magnetic full pitch keyboard/cover with a touch pad 
• SD card reader, USB 3.0, micro HDMI and Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi),
which easily streams the computer screen directly to compatible HDTV
• Estimated 6 hours of battery life
• OS: Windows 8.1 
• Powered by the Intel® Pentium® 3560Y or 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Ultrabook™ 2 in 1 with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design that allows
up to four innovative usage modes in one device
• Weighs only 3 lbs. and measures 0.7” thin and 11” wide
• OS: Windows 8
• Powered by the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processo

Dell Venue 7


• Affordable, yet versatile, slate tablet with HD screen and dual-camera
• Slim (9.5 mm) and lightweight design allows you to enjoy rich features anywhere
• OS: Android Jellybean
• Powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z2760 processor

Yes...there's something for EVERYONE and for every budget! If you're in NY, go check it out for yourself and you just might be a winner! The first 50 people will win a prize; throughout the day shoppers can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks from local eateries; neighbors in the 10012 area code will receive a free sweatshirt (with proof of residency, while supplies last); and there will be an evening performance by Tailan Rayan.

The Intel Experience Store will open in New York City on Sat. Nov. 23 at at 10 am and is located at 262 Mott Street between E. Houston and Prince St.  It will stay open through the holiday season, closing Jan. 25, 2014. The regular store hours are Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

And...as an added bonus, if you bring in your old electronics for recycling - anything from small electronics to laptops and printers - in exchange, Intel will make a cash or technology donation to local schools in the area! Awesome right?

The Chicago store opens on Nov. 25 and the Los Angeles store opens on Nov. 26. 
For more information about the stores and events, visit www.intel.com/stores.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tom Ford... Hashtag:ThatIsAll

What am I lusting right now? All things Tom Ford of course! He's got us covered ladies from head to toe...Literally.  Take a look at some of my top 5 favs at the moment. I am 100% sure there will be many more added to the list. How could there not?


Metal-Heel Zipper Sandal