Thursday, January 30, 2014

Porter Magazine Is Coming!

Have you heard? Net-a-Porter has created a NEW and I'm sure...totally amazeballs magazine! Introducing Porter Magazine...


If you're a fan and loyal shopper of the site, you're gonna LOVE this! Since I've worked for a few magazines in the past and style is one of the essential things that get my blood flowing each and every day...it is my life...I have no words to express how utterly excited I am.

So...who will be at the newsstands on Feb 7th when it hits the shelves is ME!

Want a yearly subscription? Got you covered! Click HERE.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Suave Professionals Natural Infusion

I'm so happy to finally have the opportunity to review this awesome new styling product! Introducing new products from Suave Professionals® - the NEW Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion range!

The salon-inspired hair care products are infused with specially chosen natural ingredients, and contain no parabens or dyes, so you can have glam hair while looking good AND feeling good. Gotta love that! I thought it was such an awesome concept that I decided to try it out on my daughter. I have locks so it's hard for me to personally test things sometimes but you know if I thought it was ok for my 8 year old daughter who has natural hair, I definitely did my research and believe it to be a safe, natural product.

NEW Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion range offers three hair care collections:
  • Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion Anti-Breakage & Strengthening products with Awapuhi Ginger &  Honeysuckle
  • Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion Moisturizing products with Macadamia Oil & White Orchid
  • Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion All Day Body products with Seaweed & Lotus Blossom

I went for the Anti Breakage and Strengthening for this experiment.

Here's her before shot... She has super long hair!


During...
And I must add that although her hair has a very fine texture anyway, it was a breeze to comb through with the conditioner worked all the way through!



And finally...the "after" shot. Her hair was silky, clean and smelled awesome! We still love our ponytails of course.



I was actually so impressed with the "Strengthening Light Leave In Cream", we've been applying it every couple of days to help smooth down fly aways. I also received the Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion Moisturizing products with Macadamia Oil & White Orchid so we will certainly try that one next time!

Fortunately, I also had the opportunity to gift someone else with the Suave product! She also chose the Awapuhi, Ginger and Honeysuckle. Here's what Krystal had to say:

"During my use of the Suave Natural Infusion Anti-Breakage Shampoo with Awapuhi, Ginger & Honeysuckle, I couldn't help but notice the fresh clean feeling and smell during and after the use of the product. The shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling revitalized. With only one use it was difficult to determine if it prevented any true breakage. However, I must say how much I LOVE the Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream. Upon the application it softened my curls while giving it added moisture. Overall I give this product a Natural Girl thumbs up!"


During the washing process...


Working the product generously through the hair from root to tip...


The big blow out...

The final style! Curly and cute!


Thank you for your assistance in reviewing this product Krystal! It looks and sounds like you love it!

For more info on the Suave Professionals Natural Infusion check out the WEBSITE today! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oliver Peoples + Isabel Marant


Eyewear designer Oliver Peoples and Parisian designer Isabel Marant have come together to create a line of limited edition glasses, available from February 1st!


"Inspired by the romantic, rock and roll style of Isabel Marant, this capsule collection contains two pairs of Seventies-inspired retro-style sunglasses. One pair has round frames, the other is an aviator style, and each pair of sunglasses features metallic frames and tinted lenses in either pink or gold."


And just a quick "recent history" lesson...if you don't know who Isabel Marant is, she's the fabulous designer that brought us the original wedge heel sneaker. 


Photo Credit: Vogue

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tribal Walk

So apparently Giuseppe Zanotti team was on a mission to take over the shoe game with their newest tribal inspired releases.  I think they did an awesome job because clearly I'm in lust with a number of the styles available at Neiman Marcus! Take a look...






Photo by: NeimanMarcus.com

The Legend Returns


Sneakers? A trend? Not highly likely.

I've been wearing and loving stylish sneakers all of my life so when I heard that Adidas was bringing back Stan Smith's, well...that was truly a reason to get excited!


For 2014, Adidas is bringing back its iconic Stan Smith model and just for the sake of sneaker history...it was first created in 1963. The sneaker was marketed a year later with the name Adidas Robert Haillet, after a French tennis player, and went on to change its name again in 1978 after the German brand signed a contract with tennis player Stanley "Stan" Roger Smith

Originally designed as sportswear, the Stan Smith was soon taken from the tennis court to the streets, becoming one of the first sports shoes to be worn for leisure...just to look fresh. If you didn't already know, this sneaker is completely white, a rarity in the current world of colorful footwear, with a green Adidas logo on the tongue and heel. You can also get them with a black or red logo and there's even an all black version.

Despite its original popularity, poor sales forced Adidas to stop marketing the Stan Smith in 2012, causing uproar amongst fans of the legendary sneaker and in my opinion, they acted just a wee bit too soon. I mean, all things retro and considered "old" become new again. Especially the classics! It only takes a little time and patience.  Needless to say. the Stan Smith has returned.

Jeremy Scott + Moschino

Who loves Jeremy Scott? I know I do! But let me give you one more reason to get excited...He's showing his very first debut collection for Moschino...that's right MOSCHINO this year in Milan!


In October, American designer Jeremy Scott, who founded his own eponymous brand in 1997 and has since been awarded two ANDAMs, was named creative director for Moschino. 

Taking the reins from Rossella Jardini who was at the helm of the house for the 19 years following the death of founder Franco Moschino, Scott will also continue to develop his own label which shows in New York. He is set to unveil his first collection for Moschino in February at Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014-2015.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

"The Return" - The Film

So often, I spend my time doing fashion research...why? Because you must be a student of your game. I love, live, eat, sleep and breathe this. There's always a lesson to learn in watching the greats. Even Style Icons sometimes stumble before the "greatness" arrives. So, with that in mind, I'd like to share with you a short film  entitled, "The Return" by Karl Lagerfeld.

Coco Chanel = Everything.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Make Excellent Happen


On a quest and journey to get in better shape, I reached out to New Balance to help me "Make Excellent Happen"!


As a track runner in High School I thought that getting my "stride" back would be the best option for me to start with. And who can even think about running without considering a stylish running shoe? These were the perfect choice... the 890V3 and 1080V3


Gone are the days when looking frumpy was the norm when going running or to hit the gym. Here I am headed for my first run...looking very fashionable in my NB performance gear!


The jacket I'm wearing is the absolute best! Now I never go running without it! Some features include:
  • The New Balance® Impact Thermal will keep you warm mile after mile during your cold morning run!
  • This n2 Series mid-layer garment is moisture wicking and ideal as a light to mid-weight layer in cooler conditions.
  • NB Heat technology that holds in the warmth and keeps you toasty when there's a chill in the air.
  • Semifitted cut follows the contours of the body.
  • Half-zip placket at front allows for controlled ventilation with easy on and off.
  • Long raglan sleeves provide a wider range of motion while thumbhole accents keep hands warm.
  • Slash zipper pocket is off-centered at right back provides secure storage. (for my iPod running tunes!)
  • Reflective zipper and trimming throughout offers increased visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Flat seams reduce chafing and increase comfort.
  • Contrast trimming adds the perfect pop of color. (Fashion's finest running clothes, for sure!)
  • Curved hemline flaunts a feminine flair.
From the New Balance Moto Pullover, Impact Tights and Short Sleeve Graphic tee to the Impact Long sleeve, the Shockingly Unshocking Bra and Lined Sequence Pant...I am beyond in love with the NB performance attire.


And of course my favorite feature... Love this!


Who's ready to hit the gym? Be sure to look stylish while you get fit! Go out and get your NB wardrobe today! All black looks awesome on me if I must say so myself! 


Jet Way Love

Last year during FFANY, I was introduced to a footwear company I had not previously worked with but instantly fell in love with! Diba True.


Their boot selection for the Fall/Winter 2013 season was not only eye catching and trendy but also comfortable and classic in so many ways. My favorite...simply named the Jet Way Boot has been my best friend for the past 3 months.

They were perfect to wear to my son's football games and kept me looking like the stylish Mom that I am...


The, out to brunch with my fashionable friends which of course led to a mini photo shoot in the Bronx...

 ...and finally, out for a walk with the dog. My leather pants, these shoes and the leaves certainly had me enjoying the fall weather.

Even into the winter and cold weather days, I've rocked them quite a few times. I'm actually proud to say that these shoes stay in my weekly rotation these days! 

I'm excited for the release of the spring version and can't wait to try them out! Aren't they just dreamy?


Stay tuned for all of the new and fabulous styles from Diba True and many more as I attend FFANY once again in February!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Football + Fashion

Never would I have ever guessed this as a possibility of something that would cause a bidding war but Bloomingdale's has brought together the worlds of football and fashion, just in time for the Superbowl.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) formed an elite squad of top designers to create 48 bespoke helmets and you could bid to win one! Here's a look at my personal favorites...

ALICE + OLIVIA


 BETSEY JOHNSON


CYNTHIA VINCENT


NICOLE MILLER


RICHARD CHAI


TADASHI SHOJI


BLOOMINGDALE'S

The bidding has already begun so don't miss your chance to grab one! Check out all 48 helmets and place your bid now through February 4th HERE.

Photo Courtesy: Bloomingdale's

Ford + Fashion

Recently, Ford and Rent the Runway are joining forces to make great style accessible on and off the road to fashion fans across the country. Through the Test-Drive Style campaign, Ford and the premier destination for designer fashion and accessory rentals will give consumers an opportunity to test out their very own stylish new drive - the Ford Fusion.

  • From cars to closets, Ford and Rent the Runway are coming together to make irresistible style accessible for consumers
  • Consumers can catch the stylish Ford Fusion and Rent the Runway's designer looks at upcoming Test-Drive Style pop ups in New York City and Los Angeles
  • The one-of-a-kind Test-Drive campaign will include a nationwide consumer promotion offering fashion fans a chance to win a new Ford Fusion

Check out footage from the Detroit Style Forum where Ford’s senior interior designer, Anthony Prozzi and co-founder of Rent the Runway, Jennifer Fleiss discussed this unique collaboration, exploring the top trends today’s fashion-forward female car buyer is looking for.  From the closet to the car, they preview the latest looks for 2014!


Watch live streaming video from ford at livestream.com


Want to know how you can enter to win?

From February through June, Ford and Rent the Runway will offer fashion fans the chance to win the ultimate style prize – a brand-new Ford Fusion and a $1,000 gift card for Rent the Runway’s dream closet full of designer dresses and accessories. To participate, visit www.renttherunway.com/fordfusion to register.

To support the nationwide consumer promotion, Ford and Rent the Runway will take to the streets of fashion-savvy New York and Los Angeles in the spring. The Test-Drive Style pop-ups will give consumers the opportunity to choose their must-have designer looks and register for the promotion. The stylish Ford Fusion will be on display.

Friday, January 17, 2014

2015 Acura Future - AutomotiveSTYLE

If you're a fan of Acura, you're gonna love this!

Recently, Acura unveiled the inspiring new 2015 TLX Prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Organically developed to further synergize man and machine, the TLX will be a pure driver's car— powerful, nimble and aero-tuned with elegance and innovation to spare.





Could it get any better? Of course it can! Revealed moments later was its even more aggressive sibling: The 2015 TLX GT Race Car.


And last but not least... I have to offer an honorable mention to the NSX Concept. This car gives me more goosebumps than the edgiest, sexiest Tom Ford dress! Now that's saying something! Just watch...

Monday, January 13, 2014

GT4 Stinger Concept - AutomotiveSTYLE


If you saw today's unveiling of Kia's GT4 Stinger Concept car, you just might be thinking that what you "thought" you knew about Kia could be totally wrong.

Hearkening back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars, Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the brand’s most aggressive concept car ever when wraps came off the GT4 Stinger at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  



In one of my favorite colors of the season, Kia’s eye-catching design language moves in a bold new direction with the introduction of the GT4 Stinger. The concept pushes the boundaries of performance with a rear-drive 2+2 sports car that places man and machine in harmony on the road or track.  



It comes as no surprise that the GT4 Stinger is the wild style child of Kia’s California design team, home to its 2012 predecessor, the Track’ster concept.  And like the Track’ster, the GT4 Stinger’s racy appeal is more than skin deep.




My favorite features...
  • Ignition Yellow exterior
  • Molded leather race-inspired bucket seats
  • 315 turbocharged horsepower
  • Six-speed manual transmission (because it has to be fun to drive)
  • 20" Pirelli P-Zero performance tires