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Entries from June 9th, 2015
Summer Style Trends
Monday, June 8, 2015
Don’t let the June Gloom fool you, it’s officially summer and here are some of the hottest trends to keep the spirit of summer alive and inspire your inner fashionista.
Haute Hippy: Coachella might be over, but the fashionista’s love for billowing dresses and hippy-chic looks isn’t going anywhere any time soon. My personal favorite brands that are inline with this trend are the chic, flower-power ensembles by Free People, kaleidoscope motifs by Etro and the rockstar-glam looks from Saint Laurent.
Khaki: Having first been introduced to the catwalk over 30 years ago, this safari-style trend is coming back with a vengeance. With designers like Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Chanel and Marc Jacobs introducing radical twists to the classic utilitarian wardrobe.
Folk: This seems to be one of the more creative, youthful and interesting twists to the fashion trends. Designers like Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Balmain have been showcasing patchwork patterns in their latest designs. I absolutely love these ensembles decorated with sweet prints and embroidery, which make your outfits naturally effortlessly elegant.
Ballerina: Long, sweeping tutus certainly didn’t fall short while gracing the SS15 catwalks. Designers like Giorgio Armani, Vionnet, Dolce & Gabbana and Top Shop showcased classical, on pointe silhouettes that will have you looking like an elegant cross between a prima ballerina and a vestal virgin.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment that I wanted to work in entertainment and fashion, but it is something I remember always having my heart set on. The fashion industry is fickle and fast-paced – Trends and faces change every season – though, I have always loved the creative process. For someone who is only 5’7″ (give or take an inch), shy and unique looking, becoming a true model was no small feat. But, as fate would have it, I became one of the lucky ones. I was discovered by Steven Meisel and given my first VOGUE cover in Italy, March 2004, and shortly there after my first campaign, Prada FW2004. I had no idea what being a model even entailed – even though I knew that it was what I wanted to do and a part of who I was destined to become. Showing up at Milk Studios in Chelsea Piers surrounded by models like Karen Elson, Elise Crombez, Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam and Raquel Zimmerman was SO intimidating. These were the beautiful women who I looked up to and admired as I poured through my monthly fashion magazines… Then suddenly, there they were in the flesh. These women were shooting a campaign for one of the greatest fashion houses in the world and there I was, among them. This moment was a dream come true! And yet, it was only just the beginning…
From my experience, I can honestly say that one should never give up on their dreams. Instead of going through life saying “I want” or “I hope” say “I WILL”! It is important to always believe in yourself and chase your dreams. I did, and I still do.
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Friday, June 5, 2015
PRABAL GURUNG, Molded Seam Dress in Navy $1,995.00 ON SALE $1,197.00
NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, Pearl Satin Wedges $795
ALEXANDER WANG, Prisma Envelope Clutch $895 ON SALE $448