Ciara #amfAR Look

Every year, celebs from all over come out an support amfAR's all red fashion show. amfAR plays a vital role in AIDS research, identifying critical gaps in our knowledge of HIV and AIDS, and supporting groundbreaking studies that often lack the preliminary data required by more traditional funders.

This year, Ciara showed out! Wearing 30" of PURE Wavy styled by Celebrity Hair Stylist- Cesar Ramirez, Ciara was radiant in red! 

GabiFresh X SwimSexy 2015

Finally, a gorgeous swimwear line dedicated to curvy girls! GabiFresh presents her second collection for SwimSexy and it is exactly that- SEXY! Decked out with floral prints, sexy cut outs, and amazing support in the bust, this collection will not disappoint you! 

"I cannot express how happy I am to share my newest bikini collection for SwimSexy with you guys! ... This time around, I designed 9 different pieces (8 bikinis and a one piece), and they’re honestly my favorite to date. True to my style, I went for bold colors, fun designs and cool details. There was no watering down or holding back (this happens often when brands make things for our size demo); I simply designed beautiful statement pieces that I knew stylish girls would love. From jellyfish and oil prints to oversized zippers and cutouts, I really did think about every single element, and I hope you guys can tell how much time and effort I put into these. I care so much about the plus size girls out there who are constantly feeling left out or like they’re an afterthought to brands, and I never want to make my customers feel that way. We all deserve to feel confident and sexy, and that includes when we hit the beach. When I look back at my journey with the fatkini, I couldn’t be prouder of how far we’ve come as a community and how many women are now joining the movement. I’m so grateful to you and also to swimsuitsforall for giving me this unimaginable opportunity. - GabiFresh

We are so proud of Gabi and I personally can't wait to wear these fun suits! 

 

Weather the Storm: How to Make Your Shoes Last

Fall is here and soon winter will be knocking on our doors. Leather and Suede boots are more than a statement for both seasons, they are a "must have." With the snow and rain our boots and shoes go through trenches and sometimes barely make it by the end of the seasons. Leather is skin and it needs to be cleaned and moisturized. Taking preventative steps, like adding sole quads and spraying the leather can add years to the life of your shoes. 

Unlike leather, Suede requires a little more maintenance. If you douse shoes with a leather-protectant spray every few months it will create a shield that keeps water and grime from penetrating. If you get caught in the rain with either leather or suede boots stuff your shoes with paper towel or newspaper when you get home. It will help to keep the shape. Try these tips and your boots or shoes should stay durable throughout the season. 
 

Show Some Skin

Alluring python slithers this fall, giving your look an extra bite this season. Although this isn't a new trend, it seems to have revived once again. This Fall's fashion trend is all about statement and you'll definitely be making one if you add some snakeskin to your ensemble. If you're weary you can make baby steps. For example, a simple but trendy snakeskin heel or a clutch to make you look fierce for a night out! 

Trends on Trial: The Fur Vest

It's Girl's Night Out and you have no clue what to wear. You want to be comfortable but, simple and chic as well. You pull out a button up shirt and a pair of leggings or jeans but there's just one piece missing from your ensemble that would help to take this look up a notch. You look in your closet and notice your fur vest hiding behind your summer clothes. After pulling out your vest and trying on your outfit you notice your outfit went from simple to dressy thanks to that one piece! A fur vest is one of those perfect fall and winter pieces that can be dressed up or down. It adds a touch of extravagance and luxury to every outfit. Now add some accessories to your fit and enjoy your night out with your girls! 

Spiked Heels to Spiked Caps

When fashion’s most whimsical shoe designer branches out into nail polish, would you expect anything less than the extraordinary?With his shoes coveted the world over, Christian Louboutin's innate sense of allure, playfulness and theatricality make an entrance into beauty. Paying homage to the inspiration behind his iconic red sole, he introduces Rouge Louboutin, a striking nail color with a luxury soul. Matching the height of Louboutin's towering Ballerina Ultima heel, the calligraphy brush cap enables the application to be a truly artistic experience. Custom-designed for flawless coverage, the patented brush ensures precise application of just the right amount of lacquer. Choose from 31 glossy shades, including a red that matches Loub soles perfectly so you could in theory, use it on scuff marks. 

Trends on Trial: The Fur Vest

It's Girl's Night Out and you have no clue what to wear. You want to be comfortable but, simple and chic as well. You pull out a button up shirt and a pair of leggings or jeans but there's just one piece missing from your ensemble that would help to take this look up a notch. You look in your closet and notice your fur vest hiding behind your summer clothes. After pulling out your vest and trying on your outfit you notice your outfit went from simple to dressy thanks to that one piece! A fur vest is one of those perfect fall and winter pieces that can be dressed up or down. It adds a touch of extravagance and luxury to every outfit. Now add some accessories to your fit and enjoy your night out with your girls! 

Gwen Stefani Returns to New York Fashion Week

After a three year childbearing and child-raising break, Gwen Stefani returned to New York Fashion Week on Friday. Stefani debuted her modern tribal looks in bright pink trousers from her L.A.M.B. brand, She told reporters before the show that her three boys are slightly older now and able to deal with her return to the fashion life.
She described the batik prints in bright pink, earthy horizontal lines of color in another print and pops of orange her "New Nomad" collection for Spring 2015. A circular design was used in light breezy long dresses in blue and gray. Stefani also debuted new shoes and bags, including a pair of heels with luminescent strap detailing. The No Doubt singer described her new dresses and trousers as a mashup of tribal and graphic prints meet the Orange County girl, with a Jamaican vibe thrown in.
 

Beyoncé for CR

Were sure we weren't the only ones stunned by Beyonce's CR Fashion Book spread.  Not only did the superstar take risks in wardrobe her hair was in a class all by itself! From Avant-Garde posing to ultra sexy clothing Queen Bey showed us how finding confidence in your femininity is a plus!

Edgy Midi Ring Craze

Pump up your outfit a notch or two with an accessory like stackable midi rings. Mix and match gold with sliver, stones with crosses, determine how many rings you want stacked on a finger, and adding an electrifying nail color really turns up the heat. Take a look at some accessory inspiration below!

Tips to Re-Vamp Your Work Look

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Working environments can be kind of tricky.  No matter how casual Friday’s are there is always a fine line when dressing the part in office.  Try these fashionable ways to re-vamp your work look:

1) Invest in a great pair of pumps.  Splurge in your footwear it will take you a long way and will be essential to almost every work outfit.  These shoes were made for walking so comfort is key ladies!

2) Networking will put you amongst some chic individuals so you should always look professional but trendy.  Give them a reason to spark a convo.  Go for a bold printed key piece like a skirt or pants and pair it with muted accessories in the blush and neutral family. A bold print with neutral accessories shows that you are a risk taker but understand how to play it safe as well.

3) Show your creative side by building your own suit.  This is very easy to do with key pieces. Take polished separates that may include your favorite peg leg or harem pants and pair them with a nice tailored shirt and suit jacket.  Keep the color tones very work appropriate think gray, black and navy.  Opt out of over-sized accessories and instead show detail in your shoes or work bag.

4) Lastly if that promotion it what you are looking to get pull out the big guns!  Try wearing that statement watch that you never really wear or those flawless VVS stone diamond cut studs.  By wearing key pieces such as a high-end watch or jewelry piece it shows that you invest in YOU! It also is a key sign to your employer that you put your money into things that appreciate over time.
 

Balmain Fashion Fall 2014

Kim Kardashian and her sister Kendall Jenner joined the army--the Balmain Fashion army that is. The two attended the Balmain Fashion show this week in Paris. Kendall looked gorgeous in a long-sleeve green frock with her hair sleekly pulled back. While Kim's funky ensemble included a black knit sweater with gold embellishments tucked into a leopard pencil skirt. The two looked the part for the show as they posed alongside models. 

Re-Organize your Purse with these Cuties

It's easy for our purses and handbags to become stuffed and cluttered with unnecessary items. To keep you organized and to stop you from losing small items in your purse, like keys or your fave lip balm, try one of these cute mini travel pouches to keep everything in its place.

  Aldo KauKauna Case

Aldo KauKauna Case

  Madewell large zip pouch in beachday

Madewell large zip pouch in beachday

  Dooney & Burke Floral Tassel Pouch

Dooney & Burke Floral Tassel Pouch

  Coach Bleaker Cosmetic Case in Painted Dot

Coach Bleaker Cosmetic Case in Painted Dot

Step it Up, Gladiator!

Who doesn't love a stylish, cool, yet comfortable sandal for the summer. Gladiator sandals have become so popular this summer and compliment any outfit well. These sandals can be dressed up for an evening out or worn casually with your favorite pair of shorts.

Bey's Killer Tour Apparel

Bey and Jay-Z have been on the run since their tour kicked off in the month of June in Miami, Florida. For those of you who are unable to see the power couple in action, you can still feel a part of the tour with the stylish tour apparel available for purchase on Beyonce's Tour site. Prepare for the "One The Run" tour heading to a city near you with your apparel or skip the long lines at the stadium and have your items shipped to your home!

  Cigar Smoke White Tee

Cigar Smoke White Tee

  Big B LongSleeve Fleece Crew Neck

Big B LongSleeve Fleece Crew Neck

  Calendar Color Tee with Tour Dates

Calendar Color Tee with Tour Dates

  Mesh Mask Tour Itinerary Tee

Mesh Mask Tour Itinerary Tee

  Queen Tank Top

Queen Tank Top

  Fierce Tour Tee on Black

Fierce Tour Tee on Black

Resort 2015 Collections

Designers presented their Resort collections for 2015 all around the globe! The silhouettes this season were very relaxed and reflected an effortless approach to styling. 

We loved how designs had very sporty/athletic undertones but in a sophisticated way. Check out some of of our favorites from Fendi, Louis Vuitton, & Milly and get inspiration for your top vacay looks!
 

Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld & Silvia Venturini Fendi 

Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere

Milly by Michelle Smith

6 Must Have items for Resort Season:
Open leather cardigan
Vibrant print sets
Designer sandal
A-Line skirt
Pleated Dress
Wide leg high waist pant

Dive Into Mint Swimwear

Inspired by reality star Draya Michele, Mint Swimwear is sure to turn a couple heads.  The ultra sexy feminine line features a spread of one and two piece swim wear options that accentuate the natural curves of women who aren't afraid to flaunt it.  Our personal favs include the "Bianca and Michele."