So, after hearing so many amazing stories and dreams shared during the Bring Your Own Brilliance Happy Hours, this happened! I know, another tee-shirt but I had to!
I was completely inspired by all of the ambition, talk of triumph and overcome fears, so much so, that I wanted to create something special to share and hopefully inspire us all!
The thought behind Unapologetically Brilliant is to encourage you to live without limits. The journey to overcoming fear, and living out your dreams isn't always an easy one, but its beyond necessary in achieving your life goals. So, bask in your brilliance ladies and no matter what, never apologize for who you are or who you're striving to become. Get your tee-shirt here.
Photography by : Leroy Mikell
It's September and that means summer is on its way out but don't pack away all of your summer clothes just yet. Many of your tanks, tees, and even shoes can be paired with your fall attire.
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, especially in New York where fashion is at an all time high and #FallPrep essentials are affordable and easy to find.
For this look, I've paired a summer tank with a Forever21 button front high waist skirt for shape. This skirt is a fall must-have simply because of it's great color, maximized comfort and low price.
New York Fashion Week traditionally, is all about the glitz and glam of must see upcoming trends, but many star brands around the city are using this week to create awareness and leave a deeper impact.
Maserati, Star Vodka and Prive Group are presenting their Fourth Annual Fashion for Charity Runway Show, a benefit for Holy Apostle’s Soup Kitchen in New York City. The elaborate event will take place in NYC Meatpacking District at the Highline Ballroom on Monday February 16th at 7pm.
Last year's event attracted tons of support and coupled with an open bar and amazing music, the party lasted all night! This years run-way show includes high-end couture fashion from ConVino Denim, Fly Dove, Taylor Knight Collection, & Wicked Threads. Following the Runway show there’ll be music by Boom Boom - Francesco Mercier, Alex Ortega, and Impulse until 4AM.
The funds from the show generates aid for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, currently the largest emergency feeding program in NYC. The Soup Kitchen serves over 1,200 meals every weekday and offers counseling and referral services to help guests overcome the hardships of poverty and hunger.
For us, this is a must attend event! What could be more fun that a runway show, a few drinks and a good cause.
Come out and support your city and partake in the real passion in fashion! The event will be in NYC’s meatpacking district at the Highline Ballroom 431 West 16th Street. Tickets are available here.
Check out last years event!
Cosign is the App that allows you to shop, share and earn money in a whole new way! Have you ever scrolled your social media sites and come across a must have outfit? Are you a Insta-fashionista constantly posting OOTD’s and answering the question “where did you get that from?” With the new Cosign app your friends, and fashion are directly linked all while earning you a little cash. So the next time you post that OOTN, you’re able to tag each item with where you purchased it and how much it cost. The app allows your followers to purchase the item with a click and earn you a little cash.
“We believe that word of mouth marketing is the key factor that helps brands and retailers drive sales,” Cosign co-founder Abiodun Johnson told Luxury Daily.
The Cosign app is claiming to be the first mobile application to create a direct path to purchase from social media and a way for consumers to make revenue while doing so. Some of the first retailers to reward customers for featuring and tagging their products through Cosign are Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Swarovski.
Cosign has also attracted celebrity publicity from business mogul Russell Simons, who according to a BET article, partnered with the app to be the exclusive Livestream destination for Argylecture Spring/ Summer 2015 menswear runway show. The app has gotten a 5 star rating from the Apple store and 4.7 star rating from the Androids App store. So far downloader’s seem to love it. One downloader commented, “It’s a Great way to share and tag your fav items and earn some money!”, she continued, “This is the future of shopping!”
By: Shaquila Griszell
For us, 2015 is all about ambition, success and reigning from new heights. And of course we plan to look fabulous while doing it!
To really drive home this royal notion of achievement, we've made 2015 our illustrious #Golden year and our official style color. Gold, traditionally associated with kings, queens, pharaohs and all things prestigious and abundant, is fitting for a year that we know will overflow with prosperity. And, we want you to join in!
Don't wear gold much? No worries, we're going to show you how. From canary yellows, to mute mustards, and sophisticated golden rods we've got you covered. Our Looking Forward Fabulously: 2015 Gold Edition board on Pinterest will be your guide throughout the year, with tons of looks to try.
Keep it simple! Accessorize with dainty gold rings and polish, or amp it up with an elaborate sparkling statement bracelet. Take sequence to a new level with glittery "I'm still cool, while keeping it comfy", leggings! Don't be afraid. Be bold and fab!
Follow us on Pinterest for more ways to incorporate gold glam into your wardrobe and we'll follow back to see what you're wearing in 2015 and how you reign during this #Golden year!
Meeting his family this Christmas season? Want to impress the guy you have been eyeing for some time? Or you just want to be comfortable and in the Christmas spirit with your loved ones? Well we have just the right looks for you! Check out our Christmas season looks that would make you look and feel the holiday spirits.
Halloween is swiftly approaching so, creeping a little spirit into your everyday style is a must! Now we're not talking "costumes", cheesy masks, and graphic tees. Believe it or not, it's possible to show Halloween spirit while keeping it completely fab and living life as usual. And to prove it, we have three creepy, sexy, cool styles that are perfectly appropriate for work, your favorite happy hour or that hot date in the city. None of which will make you look at all like a trick or treater.
TIP: KEEP IT DARK
1. Or, ghoulishly professional as we call it! A smoky eye definitely sells this look. Matted purple lips will give you a pop of color but feel free to keep it nude and sultry. This look is well suited for work, happy hour, or date night. Although some of these items are a bit pricey, there are many inexpensive alternatives that look exactly the same. Suggested alternatives can be found on amazon, eBay, forever21, and H&M.
TIP: HAVE FUN
2. The second look is perfect for happy hour. It’s flirty, playful yet it still gives off that Halloween flavor. Incorporating lace or sequence keeps your wardrobe fun and throwing this button down cape over a fitted crop top will do its best to keep you warm. But don't worry, those bunny ears will bring enough heat to keep the party going all night.
TIP: CLASSIC WORKS
3. Now this outfit gives me an old school zombie vibe. What could be more classic than a laced corset and body shaping pencil skirt. The bold red lip gives great color and, works as a shimmer or a matte. This sexy silhouette is perfect for date night or dinner with the girls.
Hopefully these hauntingly good looks keep you awake at night inspiring you to embrace halloween for the runway that it really is. Have fun, stay fab and go out in style! To learn more about the individual items in these styles head over to LiVEDNDY's polyvore page.
_ Boots are an essential Fall and Winter accessory, but it can be difficult to choose the right pair that will be fresh and exciting for both seasons. If you're searching for stylish boots, we’ve got you covered. Excited for boot shopping yet? We don't blame you! Be sure to shop our favorites from the top 6 boot trends for the upcoming seasons.
METALLIC TRIM BOOTS
Metallic trim boots are a true standout for Fall and Winter style. With any silver or gold accents such as a zipper or buckle, it will complement any outfit. Team with an effortless leather legging and tunic for cold weather chic look.
Jade Metallic Trim Ankle Boot from Boohoo.com ($49.99)
Riding boots are a classic style that hit the right smart-casual note. With features such as an ankle strap, side zip, or buckle detail, riding boots are perfect for any afternoon occasion . An added bonus to the classic boot would be an inside zip fastening and back elasticated panel which would ensure a perfect fit. Pair with black skinny jeans and an oversized sweater for a casual cool look.
AEO Riding Boot from Amercian Eagle Outfitters ($79.95)
Buckle boots are perfect for adding a little edge into an on-the-go look. You might consider switching from laces and zippers for this Fall's new trend of buckle boots. Pair with a flirty dress and an army green utility jacket to balance out the edge.
Buckle Boot from Swell.com ($74.99)
STACKED HEEL BOOT
Skip the skinny heel and try a new heel with some weight behind them. Stacked heels are made for walking and are extremely comfortable. Perfect for a city girl who is always out and about. Pair with denim and a leather jacket for a classic yet trendy look.
Stacked Heel Ankle Boot from Express.com ($69.90)
When it comes to an intimidating Fall trend, over-the-knee boots are definitely at the top of most fashionistas lists. Often times the greatest fashion risks may turn the most heads. Over-the-knee boots are incredibly versatile and can elongate your legs when worn with a skirt. Since you may want to opt out skirts in cold temperatures, try styling the boots with a pair of skinny jeans instead. Your jeans should fit tightly with a bit of stretch, and a grey color denim adds just enough contrast while creating the illusion of never-ending legs.
Over the Knee Quilted Riding Boot from Overstock.com ($49.99)
Combat boots have grown in popularity ever since bloggers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York all started wearing this trend. Combat boots were generally seen in punk and hipster trends but this Fall everyone should try to rock this bi-coastal boot. It's not only one of the coolest looks of the season, but also a timeless staple you'll be able to wear for years to come. Pair with classic black leggings and an over sized stripe tee for a chic raw edge.
Combat Boot from Dailylook.com ($31.95)
By: Aisha Rowell
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end a day of shows than with the US debut of the Spring/Summer collection from OUDIFU. As the last show of the day, it was definitely worth the wait. Shanghai-based luxury brand OUDIFU made a lasting impression on the audience in an unforgettable show.
Founder and Creative Director Zhuliang Li unveiled the Spring/Summer collection at Lincoln Center which was inspired by natural elements and the environment. Li’s ability to create garments that mixed textures and bold prints was a unique and powerful combination. The animal print motifs on the garments gave the looks a modern edge.
OUDIFU took the audience on a safari that was accompanied by loud tribal music. A bright yellow linen high-low angled dress was paired with a white long sleeve cardigan and leather elephant print vest which took the show to another level. It was all very glamorous, with a sense of adventure for a self-assured and confident woman to wear. Then came a cool blue capri paired with an elephant applique shirt for a casual look. Sophisticated silhouettes flowed easily with the models movements and could be worn by women of all shapes. The looks were styled with cute printed shoes that perfectly complimented the springtime garments. The collection was modern, soft, minimalistic, and wearable by all body types. The show concluded with model Danielle Knudson and Miss Teen USA K by Li’s side as the audience gave the designer a standing ovation.
OUDIFU is definitely a name to look out for next season!
By: Aisha Rowell
Images via: Moda and Estilo