Monday, March 31, 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 - AutomotiveSTYLE

The all new 2015 Chrysler 200 recently made its debut and I had the opportunity to drive it and experience it up close and personal. Chrysler played host in Louisville, Kentucky and since it was my first trip there, I was all about driving around and checking out the sights! What better car to do it in than this?


Clean lines and expressive surfaces highlight the coupe-like appearance of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 exterior. Inspired by nature and classic American design, the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan with its athletic yet soulful presence, has a strong, sculptural exterior that drivers will want to touch and feel. It’s a timeless design based on simple elegance. It screams elegance, in a masculine way reminiscent of this look from the Haider Ackermann Spring 2014 collection.


The front of the new 200 debuts the new “face of Chrysler” with a unified look that integrates the grille and headlamps for the first time with a Mobius strip-inspired design that’s enhanced by a dynamic grille texture, providing a unique 3-D effect.


It certainly stands out in a crowd and makes an impact! In fact, the color and intricate design reminded me of these perfectly contoured models' faces from the Chanel 2014 Resort runway show.


Without a doubt, this car looks just as good coming at you as it does passing you by.


And I can't forget the shoes! Available with 17, 18 and 19" wheels, the Chrysler 200 allows you to "throw on your best shoes and step up your game."


Meanwhile, what's a great Spring 2014 Peter Som shoe in your arsenal without a fabulous new fringe bag by Gucci?



I really do see STYLE in everything and when I saw the interior options for this car, I loved them...however, when I heard the inspiration for the designs and colors, I fell in love! The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 interior is a sophisticated blend of hand-sculpted fluid shapes, high-quality materials, innovative material choices, precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and thoughtful, clever features.

Check out this video of Christian, the interior designer as he gives me a quick auto style lesson...


Now see for yourself! The 2015 Chrysler 200 interior was designed using four key principles:
Make an emotional design impact
Use high-quality materials
Include state-of-the-art technology
Develop clever storage features that use the interior space wisely


Based on three very different cities, the Chrysler 200 interior colors were inspired by:

First, Sausalito, California was the muse for the two-tone Linen and Black interior. The spirit of Sausalito inspired Chrysler designers with its different mindset: it’s a city that doesn’t act like a city. The city projects a “oneness” with its environment, a peaceful Zen that is represented by the linen and black interior. 



Second, Fifth Avenue in New York City was the inspiration for the black interiors. The City of New York represents a unique attitude – the city that never sleeps. It’s high fashion with a rock and roll edge. Edgy, yet classy. 


And last but certainly not least...the tenacious, never-say-die spirit of the City of Detroit was the inspiration for the S model’s exclusive Black and Ambassador Blue interior. The interior of the S model embodies the juxtaposition of the City of Detroit – the tenaciousness and never-give-up attitude that created and nurtured world-renowned inventors and craftsmen, a music scene that has inspired generations of artists, and the hard-working people that put the world on wheels with the gritty landscape in parts of the city today. 





I loved driving this car and with horsepower up to 295, 35MPG and for a starting price of $21,700, you will too!

PAX by Ploom - TechSTYLE

This is for all of my stylish smokers... Sound weird? Actually, it's not as strange as it sounds. I've never been a tobacco smoker myself but if I were to ever try, I'm sure this would be my way of choice. PAX by Ploom ...



This is a premium vaporizer that comes in 4 fabulous colors (I now own the emerald green one), is small enough to carry in your purse or pocket and it's quick heat up time (about 30 seconds) makes it convenient enough to use at a moment's notice. Listen, Audrey Hepburn made the long cigarette holder trendy and stylish and I'm seeing Pax by Ploom starting a new "vaporizing style" revolution! It's really just another "must-have" summer accessory... simply because it looks cool if for no other reason.


Aside from the sleek, stylish design, here are some features you'll love:
  • Three temperature settings: orange, yellow and red
  • Long battery life: Lasts up to an hour and a half on the highest temperature without need of a recharge
  • Heats but never burns delivering pure, clean vapor
  • Ease of use: One touch of the retractable mouth piece turns it on and off

Want to learn more? Check out their website at www.ploom.com/pax

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Romeo Returns - AutomotiveSTYLE

Alfa Romeo will mark its North American return at the 2014 New York International Auto Show with the highly anticipated and high-performance Alfa Romeo 4C! I'm excited and I can't possibly be alone!


This car is like a super design! Not only is it one of the most pleasing to the eye in this candy apple red, it also has a super charged engine influenced by Formula 1 and that means it delivers supercar-level performance and driving exhilaration. 

For the Alfa Romeo brand, the all-new 4C represents the essential sportiness embedded in the brand's DNA: Italian style, performance and technical excellence, for maximum driving pleasure in complete safety.

Imagine stepping out of the 4C in these Alexander McQueen's...


Yeah, that'll give 'em something to talk about! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Harvey Faircloth - Fall 2014 Preview

Every now and again I come across a brand so cute and smart that I cannot help but to smile when I look at the collection. In fact, I did a little piece on this particular brands' Pre-Fall collection also! I especially love when the marketing team is creative enough to add something interesting and memorable to their look book.



In this case, it's Harvey Faircloth and the idea of incorporating an old school Polaroid look to their photos perfectly embodies the feeling of the new collection.



Harvey Faircloth is an American spirited lifestyle brand that is fascinated with the dualities of personal style. We are inspired by the legacy ofAmerican fashion, the creation of effortlessly chic moments and the definition of “high/low” dressing. The juxtaposition of couture details and the practical ease of sportswear is no longer a coincidental pairing; Harvey Faircloth suggests opposites attract. With a natural affinity for the classics and a sensibility that is sophisticated, yet playful, Harvey Faircloth is where tailoring meets ease — with just the right amount of proper cool.

Check out some of the looks from the Fall 2014 collection and to learn more about the brand visit: www.faircloth.com.









Sunday, March 23, 2014

Timberland Spring 2014 Review


When you think of Timberland, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Boots, Rugged, Outdoor wear? Of course! All of those things are part of what the brand encompasses but would you think of maybe something like this as a spring Timberland style for women?


No? Well, you better think again because this is just a glimpse of what Spring 2014 looks like!

The warmth and sunshine of springtime brings eagerness to journey near and far and, with Timberland, Spring 2014 will be no exception. A new spring season marks a time for change, and Timberland understands that beautiful, versatile designs make for a smooth transition to the activities warmer weather inspires.



The Spring 2014 collection of women’s footwear and outerwear boasts stunning workmanship and thoughtful details that make it easier than ever for her to look effortlessly stylish head-to-toe all season. Soft, supple leathers, vibrant colors and lightweight comfort are among the many reasons the Spring 2014 collection is perfectly matched to the needs of fashionable and eco-conscious women this season. 



Whether it’s an impromptu escape from the city or a summer by the sea, men need versatile fashion that offers lightweight performance, plus authentic style and crafted details to match. The Spring 2014 collection of footwear and apparel is designed to carry men from those first days of warmer temperatures through to the heart of the summer – and everywhere in between. Vibrant pops of color are as spontaneous as his last-minute plans and crafted materials help him achieve a stylish, contemporary look all season long.



A few days ago I had the opportunity to check out the Spring and Fall 2014 collections and as always I will be sharing that experience with my readers and am looking forward to keeping you "in the know" regarding all of my future Timberland adventures! Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Acura TLX to Make World Debut in NYC - AutomotiveSTYLE


The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show next month and who can hardly wait to see it up close and personal, is me!



Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic-handling technologies. Meanwhile this cherry apple red color is EVERYTHING! Reminds me of Rimmel London's Moisture Renew Lipstick...perfect match! Wouldn't you agree?





Carolinna Espinosa - Fall 2014

Recently I had the opportunity to preview the luxurious new styles of the Fall 2014 Carolinna Espinosa collection which focuses on fusing contemporary details with classic styles and uses an array of textures to once again present a line that offers the perfect blend of old and new.  This particular shoe is my favorite from the entire collection and to say I need it in my closet is a total and complete understatement!

Using edgy chain details, bold gunmetal plating, and deep jewel toned hues, Creative Directors, Charles Amar and Gianni Velasche, have incorporated a refreshing take on the standard popular fall styles that make their appearance vin stores from season to season. A mix of modern and classic, this fall line offers something for every chic woman that seeks both style and comfort in her footwear. The line specifically "designed for the modern woman who appreciates sophisticated craftsmanship and is always at the forefront of fashion."


From boots to booties and pumps to wedges, there's something in this collection for EVERY woman! Here are some of my own personal most coveted styles...








Inspired by a style trendsetter from Spain, the brand is named after a woman that truly captures the essence of elegance, poise, and effortless glamour. A style icon among her peers, Espinosa had a presence that was never unnoticed as she entered a room. It is this essence that is captured in each shoe that is produced by the brand today – refinement with a hint of that special “je ne sais quoi.” So, if you're looking for something that's a bit different from the norm, Carolinna Espinosa is it. You can find all of these styles and more at Nordstrom, Macy's Herald Square NYC, Piperlime.com, Shoebuy.com and more!