March 2012 archive

Timo. Weiland for Tsubo Spring 2012 Giveaway

How to enter:

1. Subscribe to the Timo Weiland Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TimoWeiland)
2. Like the Tsubo Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Tsubo)
3. View all the Timo Weiland for Tsubo Spring 2012 styles in the album on Tsubo’s page
4. Post on Tsubo’s Wall which is your favorite Timo Weiland for Tsubo style and why.

The winner will be announced on Friday April 13th and will win a Timo Weiland Spring 2012 look and Timo Weiland for Tsubo shoes!

Charleston Fashion Week 2012 Spring Bridal Show

During the last day of Charleston Fashion Week, I got up super early and headed out to Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show. I got to see a lot of bridal fashion from local boutiques. If you are planning a wedding, Charleston is definitely a great place to check out some fancy gowns for you or your bridesmaids. The trends seem to be the traditional white and cream, and the completely unconventional and daring pale pink and red. Watch the video from the Emerging Bridal Designer Contest winner Calvin James Bryant’s collection. It was fabulous. If I were getting married, he would definitely be someone I would be interested in working with. I hope you all enjoyed my Charleston Fashion Week coverage. As you can see I am still trying to recover and unpack from the week of events.

Former Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designers Get Featured

A few days ago former Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designers JLINSNIDER and Michael Wiernicki became featured designers and local retailers at this year’s Charleston Fashion Week. They have always been personal favorites of mine since I first saw them both present as emerging designers. I am so excited to see the progress that they have made since then. Both designers are graphic and experimental. I feel like their clothes are not for the faint at heart, but I will admit that JLINSNIDER’s designs were more wearable this year. Either way I am still a big fan and can’t wait to see their next collections.

Charleston Fashion Week Day Two

Charleston Fashion Week Day Two showed some very exciting new talent. Bob & Kris Galmarini showed some cutey patootey clothes for children inspired by their own children and Bob’s love of screenprinting. Jessica Patricia Krupa showed some lovely vintage inspired swimwear that really shows off a woman’s curves. Angela Sum, who gets to move on in the competition, showed a very light and airy Rodarte like collection. Many in attendance loved her collection. Ra Jang showed an interesting black and rainbow colored collection that also featured some graphic prints. Nina Awasum showed a very beautiful African inspired collection. I actually met Nina and Jessica last night. They are really nice, and I wish them and all of the other designers well.

Charleston Fashion Week 2012 Day One

Hey everybody! I’m back at Charleston Fashion Week again. Last night I went to see what the Emerging Designers Competition had to offer. The video below shows my personal faves out of the bunch. Samantha Michele Hyman showed a Downton Abbey type collection that was cute, practical, and very pretty. I met her after the show and she was pretty nice. She of the unpronounceable name, Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe, gets to move on in the design competition. Her clothes reminded me of a cool and sexy Gaga inspired Gucci collection. So I guess you can call is Gaga Gucci. Adrienne Antonson’s collection was prairie chic. If I were playing Oregon Trail, I would ford the heck out of that river in my chic felt bonnet! I can’t wait to see what the second batch of designers show tonight.

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Guest Post: How to Dress For Fashion Events

FASHIONMYLIFE! Since I am packing for my trip to Charleston Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow, I asked a stylist friend of mine to write a guest post on how to dress for fashion events. I was featured about a week ago on her website Mannequinsf.

The best part about being in fashion is all the amazing events that you get invited to attend. It doesn’t matter if it is a runway show, store opening, NYFW or whatever it may be. You must always dress to impress.

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Verlaine Spring/Summer 2012


Verlaine SS12, designed by Javier Garcia and Christine Dow, has got to be one of the prettiest collections I’ve seen in a long while. The collection looks like a post-apocalyptic spring of cool, neutral tones and tailored fabric blended with a feminine sexuality. The draping and subtle details really make the eyes move across the garments. I can’t wait to see what these talented designers do next.

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Guest Post: Spring Trends on a Budget

Spring’s Trends on a Budget

Ahhh, spring is near. The sun is a little brighter, the grass is a little greener, and the scent of fresh blooms is in the air. It’s officially time to transition your closet from heavy winter garb to light spring frocks. But if you’re like me, you want to pinch your pennies this spring, because maybe you’re saving for a fabulous spring break trip, or you have tons of weddings to go to (like me). I’m going to share three of my favorite trends for spring — and show you how to get the looks for less!

spring 2012 pastels

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Partnered Post: The BRITs: forget the music; it’s all about the fashion! By Very UK!

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The BRITs may have been a night to celebrate the best of the British music scene (complete with award winners cut off mid-speech) but for many, it was the glam dresses worn by the female stars that were the real highlight of the evening.

London-based vocalist Adele, who shot to fame in 2008 following the success of her debut single Chasing Pavements, attended the prestigious event in an elegant black number, complete with sheer sleeves and diamond-studded jewellery.

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French Artist Fafi Partners With Swatch To Bring You Fafi O’Clock

Fafi O'Clock SwatchI love Fafi. I have been collecting her products and following her since high school. She is one of my favorite female artists. Now  she has designed the Fafi O’Clock watch for Swatch. I am super excited. Here is what Swatch has to say.

Internationally-acclaimed artist Fafi- known for mixing strong graphic sensibility with vibrant and streetwise energy- has collaborated with Swatch creating a one-off design called Fafi O’Clock! A complete embodiment of Fafi’s bold personality and undeniable confidence, the piece merges a cheeky yet stylish character with the modern finish of the black plastic she rests on. Recalling how highly fashionable she felt when she wore her first Swatch as a kid, Fafi has long since become a renowned artist known for her enthusiasm for art and creative output. The limited-edition piece will be available in stores and online at Swatch.com now. Photo from Swatch.

Bond No. 9 Releases A New Fragrance Inspired By Central Park West

Bond No. 9 Central Park WestBond No. 9 New York sent me their newest fragrance to review. Bond No. 9’s perfumes are inspired by New York City, and the newest fragrance is inspired by Central Park West. Central Park West is inspired by the tree lined streets and vintage apartment buildings on the Upper West Side. The fragrance notes start with narcissus, ylang ylang, and pepper. Then in the middle you have orris, jasmine, linden, and gardenia. To round off the scents, the notes end with white oak, vetiver, and musk.

The reason I am in love with this scent is because it smells light and fresh, but the pepper and musk give it this dark bite. I love dark scents. Light scents usually make my head hurt, but because of the blend of dark notes this scent is very doable for lovers of dark, warm scents. I can’t wait to wear this. I have to hide it from my mom because she wants to steal it from me. Central Park West launches March 15 and will be sold at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and bondno9.com. Price: 100ml, $250; 50ml, $180; body silk, $130; candle, $110; shower gel, $75.

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