Roll over the images to see what BB Creams (check out the initial post here) I have been testing out. Today, it's all about The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cool BB Cream and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone BB Cream Medium/Dark.
Roll over the images to see what BB Creams (check out the initial post here) I have been testing out. Today, it's all about The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cool BB Cream and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone BB Cream Medium/Dark.
Over the next few weeks, I will be focusing on BB Creams - we've seen them in a number of ads, hearing our friends rave about them and more! I have requested a number of BB Creams and will be trying these out for you guys so that you know what works best and more importantly, for those that are in darker skin tones - what works for our skin? I will be sharing my findings on the following BB Creams - Jane Iredale, Avon, Palmer's, The Body Shop, Aveeno and Maybelline. BB Creams (which stands for Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beauty Balm) are still new into the Western market but have flourished in East and Southeast Asia. Those who use it do so as they are an all in one facial product that is meant to replace serums, moisturizers, primers, foundation and sunblock! You can wear it alone as a tinted moisturizer, you can opt to wear it over moisturizer and serums as if it is foundation and it can be worn under your powder. The opportunities are endless and of course, I'll share my thoughts and alternate uses.
Back in 2007, I launched Kitten Lounge and during that time, there were other sites that had just started as well - Total Beauty was one of them. They were the definitive beauty one stop shop in terms of finding out about a number of beauty items. As everyone knows, the older your site gets, there are changes that allow you to evolve in order to be the best version of yourself! Total Beauty has done just that by having its shops which continues to provide expert advice, how to tips, tricks and unbiased product reviews. Launched earlier this month days before NYFW, they have created Total Beauty Guides, Total Beauty Collection and Total Beauty Deals. Combined this gives you access, resources and a place for you to have a platform to share as well. Total Beauty Guides allows you to find out about a product you have heard about, have or are thinking of getting. Here first hands from others how they feel about and what their results were in order to form a better opinion. Total Beauty Collection allows you to buy a sample of goodies so that you can play with it before investing in a full product and there is no subscription service so get it when you want to get something. Finally, Total Beauty Deals allows you to get what you have your eye on with promotions so that you walk away with what you want at a special price!
If you haven't checked out Total Beauty or it has been awhile, now is a great time to take a peek!
And so it begins, the Kitten Lounge team will be all over the city checking out shows, presentations, parties and more. We'll be sharing what we're seeing but so that you're constantly in the action, you can come to this post from now through Feb 14th to see all the shows as they are being live streamed and if you're missing anything from Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week (the schedule for this season is here), you can come back here!
Tackling The Office
- Find comfy seating for pitch meetings and watching video feeds for future coverage
- Organize our samples for shoots and vids
- Create a cozy nook for shoots and vids
- Create inspiration with our samples by having them displayed in the office - it is fashionable after all
- We agree with Bravo's Jeff Lewis that every evening should be a martini break at the office
We have been working like anything to turn one of the Kitten Lounge's spaces into a hybrid between a closet as well as a room to work in which allows us to shoot videos and to hold our meetings internally! Although there have been some ups and downs, it's good to get to the point of thinking of what to bring into the space. We have plans of making this fully functional within the next few months and as I'm a fan of making lists, you can see above what we're focused on! We want comfy seating so we can chat as well as to watch red carpet coverage from the office as we tweet or to think about what I'm wearing when I'm on the way to thinking about my segments. Samples are a huge issue with us as we shoot with them, use them for our spreads and more. We also want to have a section where we can do shoots here for things that don't need a huge production around it. Our samples stay a bit longer then we initially think whether we use them for a number of projects, are awaiting for them to go back somewhere or it's decided that they become owned by us - why store them away when it can become apart of our decor - hello storage that keeps them in a dedicated space but allows us to be inspired! Finally, we love on Bravo that Jeff Lewis' team is known for having martinis at cocktail 'o clock and we do too! There's something about toasting the end of a successful Fashion Week season, projects we've enjoyed closing (which is all of them) or to hail my return after a long trip - all of it needs to be done well and why not start here.
I want to share with you our initial points to tackle as we continue to go forward! I've been obsessed with the Napa Kitchen/Bar Carts for awhile and this one from JCPenney is perfect as it makes your options mobile. A simple drink can now open itself up to having light snacks whether it's after work or watching Fashion Police! Bookshelves are fantastic when they're art even when empty! We're excited to see our shoes, jewelry pieces and more sitting there on this Maria Yee Ventana shelf on Gump's. A proper bar set is key and is the only civilized thing to have in the office we love this Waterford barware set. We love a fabulous coffee table that can double as quick seating such as this reclaimed table from Anthropologie. I grew up with wing tip chairs in the living room as well as having them in my mother's bedroom! It's so decadent and I think no room should exist without one and this Biltmore Chair - this is perfect for the office and can also work well in a shoot. Glam it up with these Marrakesh style pillows from Horchow with this rich orange hue - amazing! We will keep you up to date on the progress and once completed or within our beginning steps, we will show you as well. Going forward, many of our videos will be done here so you'll see how it all worked out and the brands that graciously became our sponsors for our enlightened and inspirational space!
Last night as we jetted on our way to RSVP, on the West Side Highway, we saw that the Empire State Building (thanks to The 212.com and Reddit/NYC for the fab image) was lit up in a festive LED light show that went from white to the fabulous colors shown and it twinkled. 2012 was an amazing and challenging year for many of us no matter where we reside or what we faced individually or collectively. It was great to see people on a mission to enjoy closing the year and paving the way to a new year whether it was going out to a club or doing a soiree at home!
Today, like many we took a step back, relished the thought of enjoying a chill day and contemplating how we get back to work and attack a number of resolutions, tasks and more to begin making this year count! Kitten Lounge and its related properties will be back and running with amazing and fabulous posts as we all get back to our schedules!
As Publisher and Founder of Kitten Lounge, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas Eve! Whether you're traveling to your destination or have already made it, I hope you're having an amazing time and will have an even better 2013. With only a handful of days left of the year, I wanted to include things that have taken place this year with Kitten Lounge as well other brands that I am apart of!
This past Sept, New York Fashion Week came showcasing the best of Spring/Summer 2013 fashions. In addition to Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and Milk Made Fashion Week at Milk Studios in the city, I was so pleased as Paul Farkas and I co-founded and launched, Shoe Week which I serve as the Creative Director for this brand which focuses on a fashion week for shoes. We presented a number of shoes during our runway shows at The Glass Houses, we had a kickoff event that we did with a shoe's best friend - handbags, at Linea Pelle's showroom here in NYC for our Style Tweetup hours before Fashion's Night Out and we had a fab closing party at XVI Lounge focusing on Sneakers! Our sneaker focused closing party, known as Sneaker Sessions was sponsored by Alma Tequila and Hot 97.
Being able to launch a Fashion Week here in NYC with a number of fabulous partners was such a great time and of course we will be presenting a fun showcase during NYFW in a few short weeks as well as a series of events in Sept for Spring/Summer shows again!
2013 for Shoe Week will be phenomenal as we're styling a number of shows throughout the year for a number of global Fashion Weeks, lookbooks and of course our industry focused events through the key portions of Fashion Week calendars! As an Accessories Expert, it's definitely amazing to share and pair phenomenal footwear designers with apparel designers whether they're brands that I have always loved, have become obsessed with overtime - with a need to share their brand with an audience of buyers, media and influentials.
We have been a fan of Linea Pelle for years and now you can win this fab bag known as the Jesse Speedy which is perfect for the fall and all the holiday events that you will be heading to as 2012 quickly comes to a close! We love the ease of this bag and how it also can dress up your look while carrying everything that you need (meaning that you'll have to pass on some items that we carry as our necessities such as our laptops - it's about having the important items so you can have a great time).
We're making it super easy to enter simply click here to join Linea Pelle's list which will not only give you an instant code on something you may have your eye on now as well as to keep you looped into sample sales, product launches etc BUT ALSO make sure that you TWEET and FOLLOW @LineaPelle and @KittenLounge to say where you will #RockJesse and a winner will be announced on Mon, Dec 3rd by Team Kitten Lounge.
It's funny, everyone that I have been talking to over the past few weeks all seem to be saying the same thing - that the month of Oct was a crazy series of weeks and nothing short of a test to say the least! Many of us dusted ourselves off and focused on being positive and making headway. Being in NYC, we not only had the hurricane, the aftermath of it but there were also a ton of things that took place that definitely felt like I was getting a chaotic learning experience. Coming into Nov, I was still feeling the shakes but at least, there was a light at the end of the tunnel and I was seeing the makings of what I truly wanted even though I had no idea that all the chaos, stress and near "holy crap" moments could lead to what I wanted. When I hit those points, I dig deep within and get into uber focus mode which means a lot of work, internal assessment and I emerge on a whole other level.
Every now and then, I like to talk about what you can expect over the next few weeks and now that we're days away from being apart of the festive holidays, Kitten Lounge will be in holiday mode to talk about dressing you to the ultimate fabulous person that you are! Kitten Lounge will also be incorporating a number of items that I have been working on - like my line which will be out next month in one of my most favorite stores that's a must visit (deets to follow as I definitely want you at the launch) and I am truly excited about it and can't believe that that is coming forward and just in time for the holidays. We'll also be going behind the scenes on a lot of the things that I do as an Accessories Expert and the people within my community that I work with from those that I dress, to those who assists me in making my nuvo glam world a reality! With less than 7 weeks to the end of the year, I'm excited to bring a number of new concepts on to the site which will carry over into next year.
We're uber excited for next weekend as we will be in the thick of the Black Friday, Shop Small - Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday madness (you can look above to links about what this is and how your brand can be involved). With the holiday season there is a massive adrenaline rush so check out your holiday goodies to add to your wishlist (or to check off) via our Holiday Gift Guide and on Dec 1st we will have our Last Minute Guide which has a number of additional goodies to keep an eye out for! Also check out our recent Style Tweetup that we had which has some fabulous tips to look holiday ready. Once everything calms down, I'm so thinking of going back to Montego Bay (which I was at this fall for a press trip) as I could use a little R&R after all this activity!
The month continues as we celebrate Kitten Lounge's 5th anniversary (and you still have time to win yesterday's Giveaway with Crest). As an Accessories Expert, I believe that we must accessorize everything and this includes my phones as well! I'm obsessed with my phone and after getting a fabulous pink silicone cover, I now have an even more fabulous Swarovski Crystal that sticks in the speaker jack of my phone (and when I pull it out because I have to talk on the phone, I slip it into my laptop). I introduce you to Jack Gems, which I have been rocking since NYFW! It's super easy, cute and always fun to hear people ask me if I have Swarovski on my phone! You too can enjoy this by following the instructions below!
We only have 2 more days left of Paris Fashion Week and then Fashion Month will be closed for this season and we will be back to our normally scheduled programming. We're playing a bit of catch up as we have been covering a number of Fashion Week's, the launch of Shoe Week which took place during NYFW and more. We will also be sharing my recent trip to Jamaica to cover the Miss Global International Pageant just days after NYFW! With all of this going on, you may not have realized that Kitten Lounge has turned 5! It has been such a blessing to share my thoughts on fashion, insights to the industry and also what I have been up to. Many of you have seen me grow within the fashion industry from a model to someone who now runs a number of brands as well as represents them! Thank you so much and there is no better way to say thank you then to do a giveaway each day during the month of October!
We're kicking it off with Crest 3D Whitestrips which many of you know that I am a Brand Ambassador for but also a HUGE believer in as well. Last week upon my return from Jamaica, I was invited to an event with Crest that was hosted by Bride's Magazine (congrats to Keija Minor their new Editor in Chief) and Kleinfeld's Bridal Salon. What a fun way for brides and their friends to see what's out there from dresses, cakes, beverages and more! Being a newly crowned Maid of Honor for my sister, I definitely enjoyed learning about what's out there and loved that Crest ensures that on your special day and everyday that you look your best!
Catch previous shows as well as shows that are hitting the runway right here on Kitten Lounge! You have a front row seat to a number of shows from today through Sept 18th as we continue on through Fashion Month thanks to Rightster!
The countdown continues towards New York Fashion Week continues! In the last few weeks, we're all working to make sure that our schedules make sense for shows. Here at the Kitten Lounge Loft, we're adding to our team to cover the shows as I will be focusing on Shoe Week! As the Co-Founder and Creative Director, I'm up to my eyeballs in planning a number of details from runway shows to private events. Whether I'm in our offices or hanging out at home, the theme is always fashion!
It's easy to tweak your office to ensure that it is ready for New York Fashion Week whether you're covering Shoe Week, Milk Made or Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. I love having a fab armoir from Viva Terra, whether you turn it into a place that houses your favorite beverage a la Mad Men or you place your shoes in there - or both! Add some art by taking your favorite images and placing it within this frame from Macy's. Prop your feet up on this ottoman from Ethan Allen. I also love that this piece of furniture makes for a great table! I would also use this to store my Duracell Powermat which ensures that while you're at shows in the tents, you don't have to worry about your phone powering down in between tweets! Charge it up in a specially made case from Duracell and leave it on the mat. In addition, power the back up charge so that if your phone does lose a battery, you can charge it on the smaller one when you're out and about - it's definitely helped me in a pinch! You can win a Duracell Powermat of your very own by entering our fab giveaway - continue reading and enter!
Relax or power up some work on this chaise from Urban Outfitters in this fab grey shade and pop on a pair of peacock themed pillows from Gump's and Dwell Studio. Finally, have your nightstand in your office to handle odds and ends with this piece from Anthropologie and if you have some space, you can use it as a way to display your shoe of the moment such as this Camilla Skovgaard.
Coach ColorTag is showcasing a number of hues that has been apart of their collections since 1941. That's 100's of colors and one of my favorites is Magenta which is a great hue that is one of our prime colors that's within Kitten Lounge's logo. Feel free to click and share my favorite hue between now and the end of the month and you may unlock opportunities to receive a gift card!
As many of you know, as an Accessories Expert, you'll find me in a number of projects whether it's styling people during Essence Music Festival on behalf of Crest earlier this month, being in a Palladium Jewelry campaign in Cosmopolitan Magazine or being on HSN on behalf of Sebago (I'm back on again Aug 16th at 7am and 3pm) talking footwear style and showcasing my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 collection. I love operating within the world of accessories whether I'm a spokesperson, working with lines or educating people. It has taken me around the world and it's a continual process in understanding the vitality of the industry!
I am very excited to be the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Shoe Week which is a shoe focused series of events that will take place during NYFW SS2013 (Sept 6th - Sept 13th). Attendees will enjoy watching a variety of runway shows, presentations, exhibitions, media lounge, Handbag and Shoe Lounge, cocktail events, parties and more that focus on luxury shoes and related accessories as a means to place this category and its designers front and center. Although our events will be throughout the week and at a number of venues, I love that one of our locations will be at the Glass Houses on Sept 9th as we have a number of venues within our schedule. In conjunction with my Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Farkas we were pleased to see this week's Huffington Post Style article and have enjoyed interacting within the industry to put on an amazing experience during Fashion Week as well as to continue with our ongoing mission!
Of course, my Kittens will be looped in so each Saturday leading up to these events, you'll get to know a little more about Shoe Week and our phenomenal partners! I am so thrilled to have Q by Pasquale as one of our participants. Pasquale comes from a shoemaking heritage where his family's craftsmanship with "made to measure" shoes could be seen on Carey Grant, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. Today Pasquale continues this heritage with placing his skills on such stars as Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron. Having them included within our Shoe Runway show as one of a number premium heels is a great way to extend the vision of Shoe Week!
Next week, find out more about Shoe Week and my Co-Founder, Paul Farkas.
Today Kitten Lounge launches it s Spring Escapes Magalog 2012 which is filled with a number of amazing finds that incorporates fashion, style, beauty and travel. There are so many brands included that will help you get ready for official Spring (no matter how much we have enjoyed amazing weather, we're still technically in winter), Summer transition as well as lifestyle components. In addition, I'm excited about the giveaway that we are doing with Hobo The Original which is in our Magalog twice. You'll have to see which one we are actually giving away! With a number of fun items available you'll enjoy clicking through and being able to shop directly from it as well as being able to interact with these brand's social networks as well.
Makeup Looks Created by the Makeup Team of Houghton at the NYFW FW 2012
What a day! New York Fashion Week is always a lot of fun as it is about creativity, hard work and of course meeting those within the fashion community. Today, I kicked it off with Houghton which this Fall/Winter, you can expect to see a white and cream collection that has feminine whimsy but also has that matrix/Goth sensibility! This presentation allows us to see the models on the platform but they each took a turn on the runway so that we could see the movement of the clothing. Above, enjoy some of the videos that were posted on my networks if you are not following me on my social networks personally or via the Kitten Lounge pages. Backstage took place courtesy of L'Oreal Professional (definitely check Kitten Lounge's Facebook Page in order to see how today's look was created and morphed from an initial look to two additional ones as the show progressed! You'll see me chatting with Laura Polka the lead hair stylist who shows us how to make a look that is super fun and easy to achieve.
Growing up, my sister's closet was always a gem to run through. My style was preppy and conservative while hers was a lot more fun. I wanted to merge my style (great investment pieces that are core to the closet) with hers (surprise pop elements) that would make my look one that was super comfortable and chic. Borrowing items continued until I started to build my new wardrobe which became the beginnings of my dream wardrobe once I arrived to NYC! I always think about my Sister Closet and the importance of remembering to balance the aesthetic. I would define my look with great classics, boho chic style and more. My sister and I don't borrow from our closets as I have amazing showrooms that have opened up my world! My sister and I now share business ventures with one another and I love when she shows up to my events (upper left hand corner I hosted a phenomenal diamond event, lower left hand corner my sister came by with the launch of my collab shoe line at Robert Verdi's and lower right she was there for the 4th birthday of Kitten Lounge) or will work with me on photoshoots.
As different as we are in terms of some elements of our styles, we love the idea of having core basics! Navy is always super chic and we love the blazer which can go from preppy to sexy chic depending on how it's worn! I love this J Crew blazer. A few times when I have been on HSN for my segments, Molly Sims has been rocking it out with her line right before mine or after - loving this lariat style pearl necklace which blends prep with a sexy edge. A fun statement ring is an essential in my wardrobe and I love that my sister also expresses her style in this way as we are both focused on accessories - this ring by Mark Davis Bea is perfect in blending of materials and really making the cocktail structure of this piece as an added bonus to any look that you're looking to complete. Finally, those who follow my social networks saw me tweet out about these YSL Riviera Suede T Strap Wedges that I saw in the windows of Bergdorfs! These shoes are drool worthy and are cute additions to any look that you're rocking - they're sassy, preppy and in a sense it's like taking the French Riviera with you wherever your heels go! My Sister Closet sense still drives many components of my look but now she knows her actual closets are completely safe from me!
From now through the end of the year we will have a number of Top 5 lists that will appear on the posts on Kitten Lounge. You'll see what we have our eye on, what can be gifted and how you can bring all these things together for your next holiday event, outing, party and so much more. This time of year is all about having a fun time while prepping for the next fun item with all of your friends!
I have to say that the idea of having Christmas around the corner is exciting and yet slightly daunting! But no worries, I have you covered as we have our 2nd guide of the holiday season known as Kitten Lounge's Type L Gift Guide! This is the Last Minute Guide that's jam packed with goodies from a number of brands that you have seen from the Holiday Gift Guide that launched last month; however, we have a number of goodies that are in there that are fresh to the magazine! I'll let you know when we have new items added to this guide as it's a great way to keep you in the loop on what is a must on your list to gift others as well as yourself! Take some time to check it out!
Can you believe that we are about to come into the last stretch with two of my favorite holidays, Christmas and New Year's Eve - right around the corner. In essence, it's saying a proper goodbye to the very interesting year that is 2011! Although I'd love to just think about parties and the fab gifts that I have been receiving at this time of year from friends and brands, I have to say that there is still so much work to do as I prepare for Kitten Lounge's Holiday Shopping Lounge which takes place next Sat at Ink48 as well as the launch of our second holiday gift guide for this year, Type L (Last Minute Guide)! Both of these are huge for the the Kitten Lounge brand for the end of the year.
Next year brings a number of amazing projects from the launch of my clothing line under my own label, an amazing collab with a jewelry brand that I talk about a lot on Kitten Lounge as well as my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 being available in select Bloomingdales as well as on HSN which I will be back on in March with! Of course I will also roll out a Fall 12 line with them as well which is taking the brand to an entirely new level with an entirely new design that I am pleased about. Of course as an Accessories Expert, there are a number of fab TV ops that are coming out that I can't share but I am super excited about. Obviously, there are a number of items that will be coming to Kitten Lounge as well so it's nice to see that all the brands will have something new for the new year!
With that said, Paul and I celebrate our 1 year together this weekend as we wear a number of hats together as a couple, him being my Brand Manager, etc but we need to have a proper vacation! Yes I travel a lot to a number of locations - many of them are beyond fabulous, but they are still for work in terms of designing, working with brands, etc. I know that the first two months of the year are so out of the question as we're in planning mode with events but I am obsessed with the thought of a reasonably open March and I am now manifesting - Turks and Caicos (pictured above). After having a fab chat with the Gansevoort in Turks and Caicos, I am now on a quest to get some downtime. What's not to love about breezes, relaxation and beach time? I'm also loving that in 3 hours, not only would I arrive but the inspirations that come from being in such a space will definitely get my juices flowing and give me an excuse to create new outfits and have a fabulous series of pictures for my return! Bound for 2012.
As an Accessories Expert, I enjoy sharing what looks makes sense and how they are supported by accessories! Throughout the rest of the year, I will be hosting a number of seminars that look at accessories for fall, holiday and spring 12 trends Yesterday, I announced the first date which will take place in November at a fab space in the Garment District! If you have yet to have a one on one personal shopping session with me or have always wondered what it would be like, these sessions are in intimate groups (no more than 30) and will allow you to hear my thoughts on the topics of Accessorizing for Fall by showing how you can integrate key pieces within a number of looks, you'll receive a lookbook to maintain these trends, obtain accessories that will get you ready to start on your style path and of course, you will receive a complimentary one on one session with me that we will schedule based on your calendar!
I am so excited to see everyone during my Mix Fall's Accessory Trends Into Your Look and to share the vibe that you have been accustomed to from my style that is available on Kitten Lounge or on my appearances on such networks as HSN - right in front of you!
We have a number of upcoming sessions which you can see in the sidebar. But if you are one of the first 10 people to lock in your attendance, as opposed to paying $250, you will receive a 40% discount and receive this for $150! Simply use the code KimmieFallAcc at checkout in the field for discount codes. Find out more about myself and upcoming appearances at She's Kimmie.
Yesterday's post shared a fab giveaway that is available on Kitten Lounge thanks to the month long partnership with Affinitas Initma. For rules on winning a Lingerie Bundle of Goodies you'll want to click here (just 1 lucky winner). With the site focusing on bridal for the next month, we'll be including fab ways to enhance your big day or to let your bride to be friend know! Today, I'm inspired by one of the favorite accessories that a bride can use to replace using a veil - the headband! I'm loving Cara Accessories Headband which has fab feather detailing and let me start thinking of all the ways your decor can embrace feather glam from day to day as well as the upcoming holiday season!
When you're lounging in your bed or on the couch, having fun pillows to add a pop of color is a fab idea! This peacock pillow from Dwell Studio is a great way to add in a new hue and a texture without being concerned about having feathers literally being left behind! Roll over every morning with West Elm's duvet which blends in a number of fab neutral hues to create a cool sense to your boudoir decor. Move on to serving guests or significant others with utensils that have feathers on the handle thanks to Horchow.Vagabond House takes sea salt to another level with these fab dishes that are peacocks and have feather that can be used to take your allotted amount of salt to your plate.
As guests come to visit, your doorway begins a feather feel by having this fab white wreath from West Elm. Your cabinets and tables, just in time for Thanksgiving, can have super cute turkeys welcoming everyone to your feast via Pottery Barn. As you begin thinking ornaments for your tree, I'm loving these glass feather ornaments from Gump's!
It's official, today we kick off Bridal Week! I'm beyond thrilled for next weekend as I will be viewing a number of shows from Romona Keveza at the St Regis Hotel. For the rest of the month, I'll share some fab items that you should think about for your big day as well as for the rest of your wedding party. I've got the scoop on fab gowns, accessories, his attire, beauty items and so much more! In tweets leading up to today, people have been asking why Kitten Lounge is going to be chatting about this glam topic. For one, I love bridal and have so many friends that are in this phase of their life. I know that one day, I will join the ranks of brides to be so I thought it would be great to share with you what my fave styles are. I love period pieces to be honest and the dresses above are from
renowned fashion stylist and creative director of The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, Charlie Brear, who created a collection that showcases the wedding dress by various Decades. I am a huge fan of the 20's (on the left) which allowed lower waist lines and plunging necklines. I love that headbands became an acceptable alternative to veils.On the right, this dress shows the 30's which is an era of femininity and glamour. This curve loving dress allowed for higher waist lines and a flowy essence to it.
To kick off bridal season on Kitten Lounge, we have partnered with Affinitas by G Grace who has such a fab line of lingerie and we are giving away the entire lingerie collection shown above! Retailing at over $200, 1 lucky bride to be will receive a Bustier (with removable straps), Balconet Bra, Push-up Bra, Hipster, Thong and Garter Belt ( please note size range for Bustier + Bras is A-DD cup, bottoms is XS-XL (approx 0 – 12)). You may be selected as the 1 fabulous winner if you do the following:
1: Visit Affinitas and tweet @AffinitasIntima and @KittenLounge what item you would wear on your honeymoon (or if you're not getting married where you would wear this in general) via Twitter. If you don't have Twitter and use Facebook, Like Affinitas and at Kitten Lounge and let us know via FB what you would wear from their website on Kitten Lounge's FB page under our Affinitas contest!
2: This contest runs now through Oct 31st, 2011 at 12 noon EST
3: One winner will be selected during a random drawing and announced via their Twitter and/or Facebook account on Nov 1st, 2011 so that they can claim their prize!
4: No prize substitutions.
5: You must be 18 years old or older to enter and a resident of the USA.
6: No purchase necessary.
7: Void where prohibited.
As many of you know, in addition to running Kitten Lounge, being a spokesperson and designer with collaborative lines - I also work as a stylist and a personal shopper. Many people ask how I made this as apart of my career. Since I have always worked in fashion, I combined my modeling career with my visual merchandising sensibilities and created looks that made me feel great. Others saw this and believed that if I could create my own signature look, how much more could I do the same for them. My look was based in simple pieces of clothing that were paired with dynamic accessories. When it comes to styling, let me introduce you to Style Made Simple's Style Society, an education program designed to share rare insider knowledge for those looking to break into the world of professional styling or looking to host a corporate program or special events. You'll gain access to learn the skills and develop the connections that turn a dream into reality. All classes are developed and taught by professional stylists. Below are some great upcoming courses that you can take! There is one later in the month as well as one for next month. Simply choose your interested course on Style Made Simple and include the checkout code: KLSMS.
Personal Shopping & Styling Unveiled
October 22nd & 23rd from 10AM-1PM
If you love to shop and have great personal style, this talent can be turned into a career. During this 2-day intensive, you'll see what it takes to be a Personal Stylist professionally. Develop the knowledge and structure necessary to start your own consultancy. Take the next steps in defining personal style via portfolio building and shopping exercises.
Essentials of Styling
November 7th & 8th from 6PM-9PM
During this 2-day intensive, you'll learn what it takes to become a successful stylist and how to break into the fashion industry. Gain insider information and develop skills that every stylist needs to excel. Learn how to present your work to the right clientele and the differences between editorial, advertising and broadcast styling.