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Birthday Girl Invites you to Celebrate the Gift of Life

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On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, I attended the Celebrate Life! Soirée’ presented by the Birthday Girl and the JED foundation at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Birthday Girl is a birthday apparel and lifestyle brand that was established by Mary J. Blige & her protégé, Starshell, who lost her sister to suicide at the age of 14.  The efforts of Birthday Girl are combined with JED foundation and the Love is Louder movement with the goal of breaking the stigma attached to mental and emotional illness such as depression, anxiety and body image issues.

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

The event was held to raise awareness to the mission and programs of Birthday Girl, and the celebrate life movement. Attendees enjoyed cocktails compliments of  Birthday Cake Wines and Ciroc, and had photos taken in an interactive photobooth.

Perhaps most poignant was when Birthday Girl Founder Starshell addressed attendees with the story of her personal tragedy, and encouraged the audience to share their own stories. One by one guests shared emotional anecdotes to a crowd full of strangers about losing loved ones and learning to celebrate life.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Guests also had the opportunity to shop Birthday Girl apparel available at the event – a portion every sale funds suicide prevention programs. To learn more about the organization click here.

 


Celeb-spiration: America Ferrera’s Red and Black Polka Dot Print

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 - Source: Bauer Griffin)

 

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 - Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 – Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera looked amazing as she arrived outside the ITV Studios. Here’s how you can copy her look. But, it you don’t want to make the celebrity splurge, I also provided some options that incorporate the same pattern (black polka dots against red) that will be much friendlier on your wallet.

STEAL HER LOOK

For $498.00 (on sale by the way, it retails for $995), you too can own a blouse straight from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring-Summer collection. It features a round collar and 3/4 length sleeves.

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse - Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse – Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

BE INSPIRED BY HER LOOK

Not all of us can afford to spend $500 just on one shirt. Just because America rocked an expensive blouse, doesn’t mean you can’t draw inspiration from her look to cater it in a way that works for you –  make the black polka dots on red look work for you without breaking the bank with one of these options.

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Take the style a bit further by wearing the pattern as a dress:

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

With the 4th of July coming up, I think this pattern is a winner for the summer.


Celeb Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Black Romper

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Taylor Swift looked amazing as she entered a NYC gym on June 14th wearing a classic black romper, a perfect outfit for a warm summer day. Steal her look with one of these sleek one-pieces.

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H&M Romper, $17.95

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Lulu's Strap-sational Backless Black, $36

Lulu’s Strap-sational Backless Black, $36


Couture Design House Draws From Historic Royalty

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TeKay Designs, a couture house based in Houston, debuted its “Queen of the Brides” royalty themed bridal gowns during New York Fashion week this past February. The collection was inspired by the elegance of historic monarchas, and featured luxury fabrics, textures and colors.

Not only were the gowns unique, but the faces that graced the runway were as well, as diversity was applied to the model search.

“Women of royalty are represented from all over the globe through these gowns,” explained Kimma Wreh; the Fashion Designer and Creative Director for TeKay Designs. “Places such as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East influenced the current collection. The gowns express cultural themes that resonate with many ethnic groups.”

Some gowns featured intricate embroidery, while others were accented with shimmering beading. Each represented a woman of royalty who has left behind an indelible mark. “I am proud to present a bridal collection that acknowledges style aesthetics that many cultures have contributed to humanity.” said Kimma.

Check out some of the photos below to see some of the gowns that were inspired by women of royalty from various cultures throughout history.

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Get Glamorous Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands

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A few weeks ago I attended an event where I was introduced to Bandelettes, a brand that produces thigh bands to relieve all of the uncomfortable problems of inner thigh chafing that many women encounter when wearing skirts and dresses.

What is chafing? It’s the irritation skin may experience due to the repetitive friction from a specific area, such as the thighs, rubbing together. Bandelettes prevents this problem, with an exclusive trademarked and patented design that features non-slip silicon on the underside of elastic lace that lightly wraps thighs and stays in place. The result: no more redness and soreness and the elimination of messy powders or lotions. Moreover, the garment is not just functional, but aesthetically pleasing, as the 6-inch long chic lace can provide a sexy peek-a-book look to rev up any outfit.

Developed by Rena Abramoff and Julia Abasova, the product is available in 4 different shades for $14.99 each. Get one now»

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Diego Binetti NYFW F/W 2014 Hair Recap

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During New York Fashion Week designer Diego Binetti revealed his FW14 collection title LOVE. The collection features cape-like wool coats, wild prints, and oversized knits and tops. According to Binetti, “The LOVE by Diego Binetti FW14 has a spirit that is Nomadic with a city-slicker vibe…LOVE collection is unapologetically street-inspired with a sophisticated bohemian flair.”

Stylist Jenny Balding created the hair look for the collection’s debut developing hairstyles that had a naturally disheveled, rocknroll, effortless feel. “This is a woman who wouldn’t spend much time on her hair, but looks effortlessly sexy and disheveled. “ said Balding. “Enhancing natural beauty was key for this look.”

Here are the steps to create the look:
•Start with clean, dry hair to showcase hair’s natural texture
•Use a dry shampoo like Redken pillow proof blow dry two day extender & oil absorbing dry shampoo to give body and volume at the roots
•Spray section by section from the nape of the neck, right up to the front hairline
•Mist hair all over with a light hairspray – “I used Redken fashion work 12 versatile working spray as you can layer it on without it becoming sticky” said Balding.
•Use a large curling iron only to create a bend in the mid shaft of the hair – this creates movement and texture
•Shake your hair out and let it fall into its natural part to give this effortless, sexy disheveled finish

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Couture Fashion Week New York 2/14/14 6pm Show

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On Friday, February 14th I attended the 6pm show of Couture Fashion Week featureing designers Nonye Lumm Couture, Wesley Petermann and Marisol Henriquez.

Set to the pulsating beats of African music Nonye Lumm Couture was first up with a vivid display of gorgeous evening gowns, billowing dresses and tailored suits. The edgy androgynous creations of swiss designer Wesley Petermann was up next. Highlights included a show-stopping fur dress creation, and a flamboyant Lady-Gaga-esqe metal top with spikes. Lastly, Marisol Henriquez presented her with “Retro Texturas” Collection featuring rich and varied textures, oversized bows and translucent bodices.

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Nonye Lumm Couture

Wesley Petermann

Wesley Petermann

Marisol Henriquez

Marisol Henriquez


Macy’s Wear Red Sale

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According to American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, an estimated 43 million women in the Unites States are affected by cardiovascular disease. To help combat this, Macy’s is hosting a number of ways to raise money and awareness for women’s heart health.

The Wear Red Sale (starts February 5th)
Get an extra 20% off in-store at Macys on select items when you:
1. Wear red to any Macys store
2. Buy a $2 red dress pin at any Macys store (100% of the proceeds of the sale goes to Go Red For Women)
Get an extra 15% online at Macys.com when you:
3. Shop online using the promo code: RED

The Go Red Shop
Starting February 1st, purchase select red dresses from Macy’s and 10% of the purchase prices of the items will go to Go Red For Women.

Go Red Total Makeover Events
Macy’s will be hosting 8 events across the country on February 7th & 8th. Event attendees receive an event passport to be stamped at heart-healthy stations throughout the store offering access to medical experts, heart-healthy tips on physical activity and nutrition, and more. Find out if an event is happening near you.


Find Your Next Outfit: New Arrivals at Liveinfashion.com

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Looking for you next fashionable outfit? Check out the new arrivals at Liveinfashion.com , an online boutique launched in December 2009 by Michelle Akers. The website features unusual, daring and bold pieces for the woman who dares to be different and is a reflection of Akers’ unique style. The new winter collection includes feisty jewelry pieces, sultry peek-a-boo black garments, and metallic gold and silver fashions at affordable prices. Check out some of the new items available now below.

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The Ice Skirt, $50.00

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Triangle Shimmer Earrings, $15.00

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The Royal Jacket, $60.00

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Jaguar Post Earrings, $25.00


“Faith. Hope. Fashion.” 2013 Annual Gala

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On October 9th the 3rd Annual United Colors (UCOF) was held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. Event Honorary Chair Fern Mallis presented legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award against a colorfully lit backdrop that spelled out the night’s theme in oversized letters: FAITH. HOPE. FASHION. Additionally, the event honored Sade Solomon, UCOF’s top student, with the Achiever of the Year award. Solomon presented her first collection featuring bold geometric cuts and a feminine tomboy aesthetic to the packed room of attendees.

In addition to Solomon, seven international designers showcased their collections: David Tlale, Marc Bouwer, Naked Ape by Shaldon Kopman, Ron n’ Ron, Sukeina Kosibah, and Carmen Marc Valvo.

Founded in 2010, United Colors of Fashion is a New York City-based non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides a free fashion education and mentorship program to under-resourced youth in New York City. The organization also offers financial assistance, food, and clothing to youth in South Africa who are living with HIV/AIDS, sickle-cell anemia and paralysis. Proceeds from the gala’s ticket sales will go towards the cost of running a year’s worth of the orginzation’s programs.

Check out photos from the event below.

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Fro Fashion Week Features Plus Size Designer

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On Saturday, September 7th, Atlanta-based Fro Fashion Week closed out their four-day takeover with a GOTHIX themed fashion show, featuring the fashions of 6 upcoming designers chosen from across the US. One of the designers featured was Antoinette Middleton of I AM Designs, who creates fashionable clothes for curvy women. Sassy pieces were showcased on the runway including garments adorned with chains and waist-clinching belts. Check out some of the fabulous fashions from the designer below.

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Celebspiration: Nicole Kidman’s & Kristin Cavallari’s Open Shoulder Dress

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Kristin Cavallari  (August 13, 2013 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures)

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Nicole Kidman (August 13, 2013 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures)

Nicole Kidman was spotted leaving the Creative Artists Agency after a meeting in Century City, California in early August, wearing a tight-fitting blue dress, which featured cutout shoulders. There must be something in the air, because Kristin Cavallari wore a shoulder bearing outfit that same day. Show off your saucy side by stealing their look with one of these similar dresses.

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Sheer Genius – Stay Cool this Summer with these Maxi Skirts

At the beginning of this year I decided to get laser hair removal done on my lower legs. It was winter, so the rule of having no sun exposure two weeks before and after treatment, didn’t phase me. But, not that it is summer, I realized I have a problem. I can’t have sun exposure to my legs during the months when it’s over 90 degrees outside. So, what’s a girl to do? Look for alternatives! I think I found a good solution with these sheer maxi skirts, which are lightweight and offer sun protection.

Ombré Chiffon Maxi Skirt, $22.80

Ombré Chiffon Maxi Skirt, $22.80

Stooshy Sheer Maxi Skirt - Juniors, $23.99

Stooshy Sheer Maxi Skirt – Juniors, $23.99

ASOS Maxi Skirt in Sheer Check

ASOS Maxi Skirt in Sheer Check, $38.18

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Panama Maxi, $49.99

Lace Maxi Skirt

Lace Maxi Skirt, $29.99


Wear Stars & Stripes this 4th of July (2013)

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Show off your patriotism this 4th of July by wearing the stars and stripes of the American flag. Below are a few ideas.

MOTO Ecru Flag Denim Western Jacket

MOTO Ecru Flag Denim Western Jacket, $92.00

Crystal American Flag tank

Crystal American Flag tank,, $58.00

Lucky Brand Riley Short - Americana

Lucky Brand Riley Short – Americana, $79.50

ASOS Mini Skirt in Stars and Stripes Print

ASOS Mini Skirt in Stars and Stripes Print, $27.15


Transitioning into Spring

Bold Strips
One trend seen on the runway for spring 2013 was bold stripes. Whether you are looking for a striped dress, top or skirt – it can be certain that every store will be carrying spring’s newest trend. Worried that stripes won’t work for your body type? Throw those fears out the window. Stripes work for most body types. Dare to be bold!

Nautical Striped Turtleneck Sweater

Nautical Striped Turtleneck Sweater, $78

Striped Off The Shoulder Sweater Dress

Striped Off The Shoulder Sweater Dress, $158

Leather
In an interesting twist, leather debuted on the runways for spring 2013. Spice up your traditionally light and springy wardrobe with a faux leather jacket or black pants with a leather trim. It’s the perfect way to take a daytime outfit to the night. Not sure if the leather look is for you? Try adding leather to your outfit with a clutch or over-the-shoulder bag.

Asymmetrical Leather Jacket

Asymmetrical Leather Jacket, $328

Contour and Faux Leather Legging

Contour and Faux Leather Legging, $49

 

Oversized Ruffles
Out of all the predicted trends for spring 2013 fashion, oversized ruffles add the perfect feminine touch. Adding a ruffle top to your wardrobe is the perfect way to take a daytime outfit from casual to chic. Wanting to dress up a little more? A bold-colored peplum dress adds a subtle ruffle while accentuating your feminine figure.

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Contour Belted Peplum Dress

Contour Belted Peplum Dress, $168

 

These style tips are from Caché. Caché is a specialty retailer of fashionable women’s clothing for the style-conscious woman. Visit http://www.cache.com/ for these looks and more today.


Spotlight on African American Designers in honor of Black History Month

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Designer Laura Smalls (September 10, 2012 - Source: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images North America)

Designer Laura Smalls (September 10, 2012 – Source: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images North America)

Laura Smalls has been on the fashion scene since for some time; bit now she has become a household name since Michelle Obama wore one of her designs for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. A graduate of Parson’s school of Design in 1976, Laura started small selling a handful of designs at Blookingdales and Henri Bendel. Soon after, she was approached by Vogue to show at New York Fashion Week showing her one of a kind pieces and then subsequently showing a collection of evening dresses and cocktail gowns at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in South Africa.

Small’s designs are that of classic elegance, beauty and grace. She chooses fabrics that complement the design and the figure. Her pieces are truly one of a kind and designed with the individual woman in mind.

“Even though designing starts with a dream… it has to work for [a] woman.” – Laura Smalls

Delialicious Picks attended her Fall/Winter 2013 presentation a few weeks ago. Click here to read that article.

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Monif Clarke, CEO & Founder of Monif (Photo credit: http://monifc.com/inside-monif/)

Monif Clarke, CEO & Founder of Monif (Photo credit: http://monifc.com/inside-monif/)

Monif C. is unique in her own right. Not only in her style but who she dresses. This designer works specifically for the curvaceous individual allowing them to look beautiful and be themselves without worry of any fashion faux paus. Monif started her career in fashion after working in the non-profit sector and finding a lack of style and design set for the plus size woman. So, she started out on her own, traveling to London to start her own fashion house.  She is now a sought after designer for plus size individuals and has been featured on Fox Business, ABC and Seventeen Magazine.

“Who Says Plus Size Can’t Be Sexy, Luxurious, and Feminine?” – Monif Clarke

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Designer B. Michael (Photo Credit: http://www.bmichaelamerica.com/bio/)

Designer B. Michael (Photo Credit: http://www.bmichaelamerica.com/bio/)

B. Michael was born a designer. He grew up in a house of style; many of his style secrets coming from his mother. After designing for Oscar DE La Renta, B. Michale decided to launch his own couture fashion line; he is now sought after for the classic woman. He has dressed Halle Berry, Angela Basset and the famous Lena Horne. He also dressed Whitney Houston in her role in”Sparkle”.

“It is a modern approach to glamour. It is also about achieving a very sophisticated, yet simplistic look. A woman who wears b Michael knows how to wear a basic dress and make it look glamorous.”

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Ring in the New Year with Flirty Dresses

Deco Sequin 2-Fer Dress, $36.99

In just a few short days, the clock will strike midnight on January 1st, 2013. What will you be wearing when it does? I’ve pulled together some of the hottest dresses I could find on the web, that will make you stand out in a crowd of glitter and overdone hair.

Add a little color: If you want to stand out in a crowd, sometimes the only thing you need to do is wear a unique color.

Deco Sequin 2-Fer Dress, $36.99

Deco Sequin 2-Fer Dress, $36.99

Accentuate your figure: Body-hugging bandage dresses show off your silhouette.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Petite Beret Cocktail Dress, $156.99

BCBGMAXAZRIA Petite Beret Cocktail Dress, $156.99

Jazz it up: If you must wear sequins, opt for a style that doesn’t make you compete with the New Year’s crystal ball. Subtle hints of shimmer in unexpected areas of your dress will make heads turn.

Blondie Nites One-Shoulder Dress, $199

Blondie Nites One-Shoulder Dress, $199

Have fun: You don’t always need to bring out the bling at a New Years Eve party. Dresses with fun patters and embellishments show off your personality.

Silver (SL) Fringe Hem Dress $42

Silver (SL) Fringe Hem Dress $42


5 Cold Weather Fashion Essential Trends

Animal Print Blazer, $128.00

Animal Prints

A quick and easy way to add flare to your outfit is to add a hint of animal print. However, even easier is going from stylish to tacky when wearing animal print. To avoid overdoing any print, try it out on one piece of your outfit. If you are feeling bold, try a printed dress. Make sure that the print is not too busy, and keep your accessories simple.

Animal Print Blazer, $128.00

Belted Animal Print Dress, $158.00

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Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) – Badass Pretty Clothing

Badass Pretty Clothing

On the evening of Saturday, September 29th, I attended the 2013 Spring/Summer shows at Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} (BKFW) at Industry City at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. Over the course of four days, BKFW gives emerging international and local designers a platform to showcase their work, while supporting charities. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit The Paul Robeson Theater, The SCIP program and Soles4Souls®.

At Saturday’s show, one presentation that absolutely blew mind was Melissa Squire’s line, Badass Pretty Clothing. Models donned outfits that looked like 1950s pin-ups got together with rocker chicks from the 1980s and decided to start a clothing line. This, as it turned out, was a very good thing. There was nothing bland or ordinary in this show. Vivid colors, fun prints and peek-a-boo lace detailing made for an exciting parade of fashions on the runway. Dresses that looked very sexy, all of a sudden became sweet, as models turned around to reveal cute, unexpected bow detailing on backside of the clothing. The fashions in this line are over-the-top and playful, but still very wearable. All of the items can be dressed up with accessories and heels, or made casual with funky jewelry and layers. I should also point out that a lot of the dresses are actually reversible, so you get two outfits for the price of one. The collection is, as the name of the line says, pretty badass.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: Angelys Balek

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On Wednesday, September 12th, I attended the fashion show of Thailand-based designer Angelys Balek, as part of Nolcha Fashion Week at Pier 59 in New York City. The show opened with playful patterns, and slowly transitioned to a more subdued style. The incorporation of cut-out leather in bold colors amplified what would otherwise be monotone, black clothing. Though a little rebellious, the leather somehow managed to be sweetly feminine, elegant, and absolutely chic.

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William Okpo S/S 2013 Presentation

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On September 11th I attended the S/S 2013 Presentation of William Okpo, a women’s wear collection designed by two sisters, Darlene and Lizzy Okpo. The line, named after the sister’s father, takes its inspiration from their parents, Nigerian immigrants, who would often intertwine their culture’s clothing with American styles.

NYC skyscrapers peeked through the glass windows of the The Ailey Studios, as guests marveled at the clothing that seemed to evoke work wear of historic plantation workers mixed with modern-day sophistication. Earthy tones, playful polka dots, color-blocking, and some abstract silhouettes were noticeable trends in the collection.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2013 By Misha Fashion Presentation

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On Friday, September 7th, I attended the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion presentation of By Misha. I love the whimsical themes of By Misha’s collections. The Autumn/Winter 2012 line, Crown Jewels, was fairytale-inspired (read my review of that collection here). The theme of this year’s collection is Wishing Well, and features charmeuse and chiffon fabrics in shades of honeysuckle, mint, forest, marmalade and crème brulee. Beautiful organza pearl flowers stood out as a strong characteristic of this collection, as they adorned romantic dresses, skirts and tops. Modest sequin detailing is also prominent in some of the clothing in Wishing Well. Hey, a girl’s got to have a little sparkle.

White-Rose: cream full-length fitted strapless gown

(L-R) Meadowsweet: mint chiffon cocktail dress and Lemon-Mint: grey pleated, wide-legged chiffon trousers with half-sleeve mustard brocade jacket, with pearl flowers

Foxglove: fuchsia cocktail dress with transparent top adorned with organza pearl flowers

Tiarella: shoulder cream blouse with organza pearl flowers paired with a high-waisted, puffed brocade skirt.

(L-R) Daffodil, Dandelion and Elderberry


Interview with the Founder of Couture Luv

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Ashley Nicole Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Couture Luv

Ashley Williams, the brainchild behind online fashion boutique, Couture Luv, didn’t always want to work in the fashion industry. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, she was on a career path of becoming a lawyer, until she realized she had a strong desire to combine her love of styling with her desire to be an entrepreneur. Williams now exercises her instinctual knowledge of what women are looking for in terms of fashionable clothing and affordable price points with her online clothing boutique, Couture Luv.

From trendy tops to colorful leggings, the online store, which launched in March of 2012, offers pieces that super chic and trendy, and feature unique clothing and accessories that you are going to “luv.”

How did you decide on the name?

Because of the love I have for couture and vintage fashion, I decided upon the name couture. Luv is because of my personality and how I present myself. I am a very ‘luving’ and caring person. I have a deep yearn in my heart to help others, and the best way to help is to spread the luv.

What motivated you to start your business?

My love for fashion and design lead me to starting my own business. I loved to style others based on the things that make them unique. I always feel that how a woman feels inside should be reflected through her clothes, so I wanted to start a store that carried things that could be beneficial to all women in their own unique ways.

How did you come up with the concept for Couture Luv? Any specific reason behind why you choose to use “luv” vs “love”?

Yellow Geometric Bodysuit, $30.00

I chose ‘Luv’ instead of ‘Love’ because I thrive to be unique.

Is this your full-time job?

Yes this is my full-time job.

Do you have any employees?

No, I do not currently have employees. I only have interns who are working towards a career in the fashion industry. I do look to expand in the future.

How do you find the models for your website? What do you look for when selecting someone to model the clothes?

I have not held any model searches, I hand-pick my models randomly. I see someone walking in the mall and find the perfect model. When selecting models I look for everyday body types. I don’t typically cast models who are a size two, because the majority of women aren’t that size. I try to find models people can identify with. I love all nationality and races. I thrive for diversity when choosing models. I am currently searching for plus-size models. Finding plus-size models is my biggest challenge when searching for models for the site.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of launching the site so far?

The most rewarding aspect from Couture Luv has been the positive feedback I’ve gotten from my happy customers. Just knowing I made someone’s day, is very rewarding for me.

Geometric Dress, $20.95

What has been the most challenging aspect?

The most challenging aspect has been marketing the brand.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from within. The artist that lives within me paints the pictures that I bring to light.

What is the company’s best-selling item(s)?

All of our unique tights/leggings are most popular right now.

What do you look for when selecting items for the website?

Sometimes I look for creativity and sometimes I look for simplicity; it depends. My fashion intuition has many different sides and angles. I look for everything from bright neon colors, strips, and patterns; to old English button ups, and pearls. I like to be out-of-the-box.

Do you have any advice for young women looking to start their own business?

For young people wanting to start a business, my advice would be to be determined and unafraid. You have to market yourself well, sell yourself and your brand. I am very open to others emailing me with questions about my success in such a small time frame.

Are there any special promotions going on now that you would like to highlight?

In July 2012, I am giving a percentage of my sales to the Barack Obama campaign 2012. I would love for everyone to come on-board in knowing we’re supporting a good cause. We also do hour deals which there are promotion code discounts from 10% to 50% that is available to those who are following us on twitter. ‘Fam28′ is the permanent code that will give you 10% of on every purchase. This code can be obtained once you register with the site. The code can be re-used.

A percentage of Couture Luv’s sales to the Barack Obama campaign 2012

Is there any additional info you would like to provide me with?

Our slogan is ‘Pretty Girls Rock’. We are a vendor at many events in the South Florida region, so if anyone is in area, they can find out where we will be selling from our Facebook page. We update regularly.

Follow us on twitter: @Coutureluv1

Instagram: Couture_Luv

Facebook: CoutureLuv


Kardashian Spring/Summer 2012 Accessories

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Last week when I previewed the Kardashian’s new home collection, I also had the opportunity to preview the upcoming swimwear, bag, and accessories that will be launched later on this year. This expansion of their current Kardashian Kollection line shows that there is nothing off-limits for the trio. Take a look below. Which piece can’t you wait to see in stores?

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