Posts Tagged ‘chanel’

Red Carpet: CFDA Awards 2011

On Monday night, I went to Lincoln Center to watch the arrivals for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. I got to see so many famous celebrities, models & fashion designers including Zac Posen, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Tory Burch, Anna Wintour, Ashley Greene, Michael Kors, Kanye West, and so many more! I even got my picture taken with the one & only Betsey Johnson!

As much as I enjoyed all of the celebrity sightings, what I loved even more was the red carpet fashion. There is just nothing like seeing the red carpet fashion in person – a whole new experience. Here were some of my fashion favorites:

Ashley Olsen in The Row & Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row & Chanel Couture. (WireImage/Mazur)

Ashley Greene in Michael Kors.

Karolina Kurkova in Diane Von Furstenberg

Katie Cassidy in Behnaz Sarafpour.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Prabal Gurung.

Fashion Books: Style by Lauren Conrad

This past week, I finally got around to finishing “Style” by Lauren Conrad. This one of the greatest books on styling I have ever read. After being filmed for days on end during her Laguna Beach & The Hills days, she never repeated an outfit. This book, will show you simple styling tricks that will help you to prolong the life of your clothes & develop your own personal style. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Lauren, although she can afford to buy nearly anything, still purchases  tons of brands that are completely affordable for college students & fashionistas alike. Levi’s, TopShop & Steve Madden were all included in her style guide. Of course, Christian Louboutins, Chanel & several other designers made it into the book as well. Lauren also mentioned that she loves mixing vintage items into an outfit.

Here are some other things I learned from reading “Style”:

  • Quick fixes for fashion emergencies
  • How to transform your make-up from day to night
  • The best ways to mix & match prints
  • Her favorite sites to online shop

And tons more!

I would highly recommend reading this book. It is filled with great tips that everyone can used. Plus, all of the clothing, accessories and products featured in the book are documented in the index for easy shopping!

Must-Have: The Perfect Purse

Are you looking for the perfect purse? Marc by Marc Jacobs made a purse so perfect that they literally named it the “perfect purse.” When I first saw this purse, it seemed very similar to the classic quilted Chanel that I know and love so much. This particular purse is a black crossbody shoulder bag with allover logo embossing and a gold chain shoulder strap. It features a flap closure with a turnlock clasp. On the inside, you will find Marc by Marc Jacobs signature lips patterned fabric. This is not a huge bag but a nice size to fit everything that you truly need – ID, phone, wallet, lip gloss, etc. The perfect purse to grab on the go & wear with almost anything!

You can purchase this bag online at Nordstrom for $258.

Inspired By: MTV’s “The City”

Nothing is better than watching four girls journeys to break into the fashion industry than watching what they wear while they do so.

Must-haves from “The City”:
- Oversized shirts paired with skinny jeans & pumps
- Lace tights (Whitney Port designed a pair for her first collection)
- A fashionable watch
- Sequins, bows & lots of black!

Tune in tonight at 10:30pm EST on MTV to watch an all new episode of “The City”

Must-Haves: Summer 2010

Summer is here & in full swing! So what are my must-haves this summer?

  • Bright colors
  • Flowy tops
  • Fun nail polish
  • Aviators
  • Denim shorts
  • Gladiator sandals
  • Frilly summer dress with matching clutch
  • Denim vest
  • High-waisted shorts
  • Statement ring


What are your must-haves for summer?

Top Five: Worthy Investments

1. Jeans – In our society, jeans are pretty much a necessity. While buying cheap jeans are great, everyone needs that one pair of jeans that might have cost more but fit perfectly and will last forever.

Brands I Love: Citizens for Humanity and Department of Peace.

2. Boots – A great pair of boots are a cold weather essential. Instead of opting for several cheaper brand boots, I would recommend investing in one great pair of boots that are versatile and comfortable. Two years ago, I purchased a pair of brown Coach boots on Black Friday. While they were much more affordable due to Black Friday deals, they were still fairly expensive. My only regret? Not buying a pair in black as well since they drastically changed their boots this year.

Brands I Love: Coach.

3. Makeup – As any girl might agree, make-up is the one essential that you actually wear each and every day. I would say that a great foundation is a very worthy investment since your face (and skin) is the first thing people see. An amazing foundation (no matter the price) will help you make a great first impression.

Brands I Love: MAC and Nars.

4. Purse - I am not a huge purse fan. I like them but I do not buy many purses. Sometimes due to price, but mostly because I am very picky about purses and how they fit and look. To me, buying a more expensive purse is a worthy investment because I know that if I love it, I will definitely get my money’s worth.

Brands I Love: Betsey Johnson and Chanel.

5. Suit - A great investment (especially for those about to graduate from college) is a nice suit. This suit will be used often when going to career fairs and/or interviewing for jobs. When looking for a job, a great fitting suit will be crucial to your success.

Brands I Love: Nanette Lepore

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Events: Fashion’s Night Out

nyfnoFor those of you that don’t know, Fashion’s Night Out is happening next week in New York City. The goal of Fashion’s Night Out is to help the economy by promoting both retail and fashion. On Thursday, September 10th, participating retailers all over New York will keep their doors open late.

Different events will be taking place throughout the night at participating retailers. Walk the red carpet at H&M, create your own custom handbag at Chanel or meet up with celebrities at Bergdorf Goodman. Most events will be held between the hours of 6pm and 11pm.

Fashion’s Night Out is not just being held in New York City. Fashion’s Night Out is a global celebration with events being held in Greece, Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, India, China and Spain.

If you happen to be in New York City next Thursday night, I would highly suggest that you go. And if you happen to purchase a plane ticket for me to go too, I definitely wouldn’t complain.

All of the information that you need can be found at Fashion’s Night Out official website.