FashionNYFW SS2015: Top 5 Runway Shows

NYFW SS2015

It’s that time again – Fashion Week! This week we take on our top 5 favorite shows from NYFW. Check them out below!

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Monique Lhuillier
Monique, normally known for her dresses, delved into the world of separates for spring 2015, and did she blow us away! According to Style.com writer Emily Farra, her inspiration stemmed from a trip to the Bahamas. “When the sun rose over the ocean, the sky turned beautiful shades of blush and lavender, and there was this reflective quality to the water,” she explained. “I wanted to instill that sparkle in every piece.” This collection is dripping with that island sparkle in a way that is totally captivating and unique. Though she did finish the show with her normal foray of evening gowns, it was her separates the struck our heart-strings most, making this our favorite collection of NYFW!

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan
Silk beaded track suit? Check. Gorgeous lace gown with sheer detail? Check. Floral ballgowns you would die over? Check. Nareem Khan’s collection is made for the red-carpet starlets to wear, and we can’t wait to see them wear it (imagine Blake Lively in that nude sparkle jumpsuit. Right?). We loved his take on the sportswear trend with his beaded sweaters and silk track pants. It was a beautiful synthesis of the fast-growing trend and his normal evening wear looks.

Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley’s new collections is, in her own words, “about making fitness pretty instead of making pretty sporty.” And it did just that. Blow up mod prints on ’60s trapeze dresses were the real winners for us, and the pastel wave fabric came in a close second. What pulled everything together was the high-heeled gladiator mules Rowley paired with the collection. We want. Now.

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta
Be prepared to see the red carpets littered with looks from Oscar’s spring 2015 collection. Every piece reminded us of the feeling of a perfect spring picnic, transformed into evening wear. Fiercely feminine silhouettes trounced down the runway – with gingham prints in pink, baby blue, and black transitioning into full force florals. Our favorites were the midriff matching set looks, especially the gold sequin bandeau/ball skirt set with the ostrich feather embroidery.

Zac Posen

Zac Posen
Zac Posen’s vision for this spring is black and white, and red all over. The pure beauty of Posen’s collection is in the details, each piece was tailored to perfection. Though simple, you can tell this collection was well thought out, every curve, contour and boning. Bravo, Mr. Posen, for bringing us a minimal and simple way to feel sexier this spring.

FashionModel Moment with Anna

Anna Herrin is back in our studio this week, and we could not be more happy. Not only is she the ultimate bronzed beauty, but her spunky personality and infectious smile makes us never want to leave her side. We sat down and got the scoop on everything from her childhood crush to her favorite fashion trend!

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Where are you from?

Philadelphia

What’s your sign?

A crazy Pisces.

I never leave home without …

my pants!

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Who was your childhood crush?

Who wasn’t my childhood crush? I had a huge, huge crush on Ryan Phillipe and then this kid in my class named Jake Smith, who was so hot when I was in 7th grade.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?

Anything over-sized and baggy. I am all about comfort with fashion.

What is you current favorite album?

I have been listening to a lot of Pop2K, so like millennial hits. I guess you would say NOW!  27-34.

If you weren’t modeling, where would you be?

Bathing in warm water, in some fabulous ocean with a cocktail in my hand #donttalktome.

Name your dream vacation.

I was just in Greece which was my first dream vacation! After that I would say, Portugal,  Bali, Thailand… basically anywhere is a dream vacation to me!

When I’m not working, I’m…

chilling very hard, with Grace – my dog, my best friend, my sweet baby angel.

What has been your coolest modeling experience?

Getting to go to Austria and ski in the Alps for a ski job. I just got to hangout and ski and get paid for it. It was amazing!

Words to live by…

You are your own best friend, so start being nice to yourself.

 

Anna loves LuLu*s! Check out her picks below!

FashionWhat to Wear: Spring Weddings

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Formal Weddings:

Formal weddings, otherwise known as black tie, are some of the most formal weddings you can attend. Most of the time they are set late in the day and into the evening, so be ready to get your glamour on! Though you can opt for a floor length gown, we suggest classing it up in a midi cocktail dress! We love our Black Swan Wells Midi Dress because of the clean lines (can you say slimming?) and the modern digi flower print! Pair with some strappy black heels, a statement necklace, and the perfect cat eye.

Garden Weddings:

Garden weddings usually lean towards semi-formal, so don’t go too casual. Choose a dress that reads slightly more formal, but go for lighter and brighter color and prints, and make sure that it’s shorter than the knee! We thought the Save the Last Dance Light Blue Dress would be the perfect fit for any garden wedding with its avant garde peplum that combines flirty fun and a splash of formality! Be sure to wear thicker heels or wedges so you don’t sink into the grass.

Beach Weddings:

Although beach weddings can be a formal affair, most of the time they are very casual. Maxis are a favorite among beach weddings, and we went with one of our favorites: the B. B. Dakota Elvya Maxi Dress. With all beach weddings you need to be aware of the elements, so stick with an elegant sandal or flat (no flip flops!), the perfect pair of sunnies, and be sure to bring a scarf, wrap, or light jacket, since it tends to get windy near the water.

DIYAt Home Spa Treatments: Cold Weather

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Everyone knows that the winter is a tough season for your skin. The cold, the wind, and dry air can all add up to some skin disasters! You can try expensive beauty products to fix it, but why not try some simple remedies to heal your hair and skin at home? This blog will guide you through a few fun and easy ways to create great at-home spa treatments to help you through the winter months! Check out the simple recipes and directions below!

1. Brown Sugar Scrub for Chapped Lips

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Honey

Mix the brown sugar with the olive oil. Once fully mixed, add in the 1/2 tsp of honey. Apply a pea size amount to lips in circular motion. And voila! Super soft lips!

2. Oatmeal and Honey Facial for Dry and Dull Skin

1 cup Dry Oats

1/2 cup Warm Water

1/4 cup Honey

Mix 1 cup of dry oats with 1/2 cup warm water in blender. Blend until oats are ground thinly and pour into bowl. Mix in honey and apply to your face, leaving on about 10-15 minutes!

3. Peppermint Body Scrub for a Relaxing Shower

2 cup Raw Sugar

1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil

1 tsp Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients in bowl and place in a dry mason jar. To use the scrub, mix small amount in your wet hand and massage onto body. Rinse and pat dry.

4. Pumpkin Facial for Smooth Skin

2 tsp Pumpkin Puree

1/2 tsp Honey

1/2 tsp Organic Milk (Almond Milk is a great substitute!)

For Puree: Cut pumpkin into slices or cubes , discarding seeds and strings in trash. Steam pumpkin for about 15 minutes, or until soft enough for a fork to smoothly go in. Blend in blender or food processor until smooth, but not watery. Mix ingredients together in a bowl, and apply to clean dry face. Let dry for about 20 minutes, then rinse.

5. Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

1 Avocado

2 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Blend one ripe avocado with olive oil and honey. Apply thoroughly from root to end and cover with a shower cap for about 30 minutes, depending on the texture and dryness of your hair. Rinse with cool water.

FashionOne Dress, Three Ways with the Global DJ Silver Sequin Dress

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Office Party
Instead of just throwing any old blazer over this sequin dress to make it work party appropriate, we opted for the Chanel inspired boucle cardigan to give it a touch of class. The chain detail adds a bit of edge without going too overboard! Pair it with your favorite black pump and bowler bag and you are all set to win best dressed at the office!

NYE Party
Take your NYE to the next level by going with the monochromatic look in stunning silver. Some strappy silver shoes and silver bangles will add the perfect casual cool element to complement this look. Bring in a “pop” of contrast with a black statement necklace to play off those shimmering sequins!

Street Style
Wearing sequins doesn’t always mean you have to be decked out in glam from head to toe! Mix textures, styles, and prints to make the perfect street chic outfit! Grab your favorite flannel, throw on your go-to blazer, and pull on those knee high boots. Accessorize with a little black clutch, fedora, or your favorite pair of sunnies!