I'm loving the whole colored leggings and jeans which are so much fun to wear! I'm loving the turquoise jeans by Topshop which are complemented by this fabulous yellow Tibi tank top which is such the look right now. Pair this with fun bangles from Aqua which compliment this vibrant look. Loving topping this look off with a scarf such as this one by Echo Design. Finally, I've been obsessing over Chloe since I have this fabulous pair of sunglasses by this designer that look very much like this but are in gold. Of course my wedge love continues with these fabulous tan shoes which become a stable for whatever look you're rocking!
If you follow me on Twitter (@CocoaBebe), you know that I was at Webster Hall for my sister's East Meets West event which brought the groups (Rize & Fade) that she reps as a DIgital Publicist for an amazing show with various people in the industry! Now I typically don't go to this venue so how do you dress to be chic and yet super comfy as you sip your beer? This was an easy look for me and I wanted to highlight a few accessories for a recreation of the look OR to pick up so that you have them for a future look!
I'm obsessed with a brand called Aqua which is available at Bloomingdales (and I believe is an inhouse brand of this department store) This blazer is shirred at the 3/4 sleeve and is a nice ponte knit that can be dressed up and down! I headed over to H&M and picked up a simple pair of knit pants, this fab black and white striped tops that is about 4 inches longer in the back and layered under it is a black tank! I have had this sherbert orange hued scarf for a million years from Gap. My rings of choice as always is my onyx Ana Reign ring and my San Benito from Virgins, Saints and Angels. My wrap bracelet is from Linea Pelle and I love that is provides depth and texture - such a staple. I obsess over my Brahmin collection and this Nicolette Dream Bag from the blogger collection is chic, roomy and can definitely play hard! Finally, I have been chatting it up about wedges for weeks and have the perfect comfy pair from Miss Trish (who just had a meet and greet in Dadeland last weekend)! Although my tan pair is a one of a kind, she has a number of pieces that are within this look and I love this pink sherbert pair which is available! I love that it feels like you're on clouds and when you're running around on your feet for hours, this is a go to!
I love rocking chambray and in this romper, it's all about being femme chic for sure! I love the ribbon and the button detailing that is on this wideleg look! With the fabulous weather that we have been experiencing all over, I had to show how Spring can be embraced within this look. I'm loving fuchsia an dthere are a number of ways of including this within the site. I love Nicholas Kirkwood's Snakeskin Platform Sandals that have a mixture of hues that make this the new neutral. This Panacea Agate Pendant Necklace is a simple way to bring color close to your face. Mix it up a bit by putting Zariin Pink Agate Gold Adjustable Ring which adds a fab mineral quality to the overall look.
Finally, if you find yourself doing a day where you're hanging in the neighborhood, then this Reagan Annapolis Shopper by Hobo The Original is perfect for you! If you have been looking through your Kitten Lounge's Spring Escapes Magalog you know that we introduced this very brand new shopper within our Magalog! We also gave you a chance to enter a giveaway! You have until noon on March 21st in order to be apart of this giveaway! Tell @KittenLounge and @HoboTheOriginal how you would fill your tote! Follow both accounts and let us know and you have a chance of winning this fun tote. Not only is this a cute way to complete your look but you can also wear this with so many looks!
There is nothing better then being able to rock the nautical look by embracing white and navy together! First off start off with a very simple white shirt dress that is comfort at its best thanks to Hache! Make this look classic with a bit of edge by pairing this with Giuseppe Zanotti Denim Peep Toe Pumps as well as their Silver Finish Cuff Bracelet. I'm loving this clutch by Marc by Marc Jacobs that is a straw navy striped bag. Lanvin's Short Petal Necklace adds a sweet element to this look. Finally, I love Emily Armenta's Blue Mother of Pearl Teardrop Ring on Double Craveli Band is the perfect cocktail ring to wear to complete this look.
What I love about this look is that it is super versatile whether you're working at the office, having a lunch with colleagues and continuing on for a night of drinks and dinner. These components are SO basic but together are chic and can be worn with a number of looks that will add classic elements to the overall look!
I hesitate to say it but in NYC, we've had one of the best winters ever! In many ways, we've been able to leave the house with a lighter jacket on and layers. Since it's almost mid March, we need to continue thinking Spring and rocking as many layers as possible! I'm all about taking super cute looks and keeping it easy. Pair this grey tank from Splendid with these super cute skinny jeans from Faith Connexion which has a great rinse and distressing on it. Top it off with Rachel Zoe's tailored leather jacket which is definitely a nod to menswear and will make you look ultra femme. To take this look for casual runs to the office and then to go out for drinks and beyond, I have fab accessories that you can layer in! First off, I'm DROOLING over Burberry Prorsum's rich plum clutch which I have been seeing in the windows currently and is always a head turner. Pair this look with these hinged bracelets (love mine) from Alexis Bittar to add in a pop of jewels and you can never go wrong with a cork heel. I'm loving this paisley brown toned shoe which is a great neutral fro Theodora & Callum. Finally, I love rocking fab rings on my hand and this one by Charriol has a nice texture and that casual bling which can go from day to night!
02/26/12: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (fashion detail) arrives at the 84th Annual Academy...
Gwyneth rocked the Oscars Sun night as she graced the red carpet in a gorgeous Tom Ford ensemble that had a phenomenal gown with a cape that was beyond amazing! Together, the look was perfection! The dress alone still drew eyes to its angles that made her look phenomenal. I also love the cuff that she wore to complete the look. This is the type of glamour that one expects to see on the red carpet; moreover, it is very memorable even days after the show and all of the parties!
Hello Kittens! I'm currently in LA for the week and just got here a few hours ago! Feb is the shortest month and of course, it's always crazy busy. We had fab coverage of NYFW with lots of inspiration and then after a few days of downtime, Team Kitten was off again! While in LA, for my tech lovers, I will be covering TV Goes Social Conference which is being co-produced by my boyfriend, Paul Farkas and is at this hotel (Loews Santa Monica Beach), I will give you fab sneak peeks on why this is a fab place to stay when you're doing business in LA AND of course, it's the Oscars this weekend so I will share fab events taking place out here!
Usually, when I stay in LA, I'm in WeHo (West Hollywood) but this time I wanted to be able to relax and as many of you know, I'm a fan of 2 properties the Morgan's Hotel Group and the Loews. After staying at the Loews in SoBe for so many years, I knew I had to try out the property here. As we speak (and as the above picture shows), I love that I have a view of the ocean, can exercise on the beach and also hang out at the Santa Monica pier! Upon my welcome here, loved that they sent up a fab tray for us to nosh on since I never eat before I fly out and this was definitely welcomed! Stay tuned with my tweets as I discover Santa Monica and finally attend the Eva Varro store (this brand is owned by the sweetest couple Eva and Kalen and they have been dressing me for years so seeing their boutique is exciting for sure)! A huge thanks to the Santa Monica Tourism Board and the Loews for assisting me in organizing this trip as well as sharing how this is a great spot when many of us are attending conferences OR doing personality work out here. We all have some cities that become like a second home and we want to know more about them!
Now as you know, this past Sat, I got an invite for Ainsley! I am such a fan of this clothing line as I wore portions of their Spring Collection during my photoshoot for Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 (my footwear line). About a week prior to the show, I received my invite in a flask with an A monogrammed on it as apart of my invitation to this fun show on the west side. I am such a fan of presentations as I love being able to see clothing placed within vignettes that allow you to immerse yourself into the line's aesthetic. This Fall/Winter 2012 NYFW show makes me giddy thinking about cute blazers, chunky sweaters and this merge between the preppy/rugged look. Enjoy some of my favorite images from this weekend's show!
In less than a week, New York Fashion Week for Fall 2012/2013 will hit NYC and I will be covering shows from Thurs all the way through Feb 16th! Then I have a few days and I am LA bound! I'm beyond thrilled as it has a been a while since I have been out West and I always love the food, scenery and style of dress out there. My inspiration today is all about west coast living and the zen I feel when I am out there! As a Botanical Goddess, you can go with the less is more motif. I am loving my tried and true designer, Roberto Cavalli one shoulder dress that has a gorge botanical print on the dress. I love that you can rock this Katie Decker ring with the citrine and diamond ring. Since there are a number of fab hues within this dress from purple to green, I'm loving this BCBG Maxazria clutch that is oversized and has a fab texturized look that plays well with this outfit. Finally, Giuseppe Zanotti's Crystal Zodiac Sandals (in Virgo of course as I am born under the sign) is the perfect way to complete this amazing look for a night out, opening and much more!
A good outfit needs support and I'm not just talking structure! When you know that you're rocking fab skivvies, it's fun to build you outfit and you have this sense of being able to take on the day because you started on the right track! With that said, I introduce La Verite Lingerie that has a number of collections that are perfect to start your day, evening and more off on the right foot! I'm loving the bra and pantie which has details on it that makes you excited to jump in them! In addition, it's about having fab robes! I own probably 6 robes and although we all love having our terry and cashmere robes there is something about getting ready in a silk robe and this one by Jenny Packham is decadent and a take off of a kimono style robe. In addition, when I am getting ready I love to get ready with my jewelry which is how I start getting dressed! We all know that I am a huge fan of Virgins, Saints and Angels Benito Magdalena in Gold with Opague Purple Amethyst. Since Amethyst is a calming stone complete the look with Sheila Fajl's gold plated Amethyst ring which is phenom! Now all you need to do is to decide what to wear!
Ah Kittens, we kicked off New Years Day talking about the Pink Prosperity Diamond which is phenomenal and decadent (more on that later); moreover, they are a family run business whose pieces are only available online! This diamond is one of many that is available at Leibish & Co! Valued at $1.6 Million, this is a piece that you will definitely remember seeing and if you have the opportunity to wear it, you won't want to put it down! With my love for all things glitzy and fab, when I was requested for a fun event - there was no way that I could say no! So after gathering fab influencers that should definitely find out more about fab pieces and picking out the perfect Theia Couture dress from their Spring 12 collection, I was very excited to host this event!
As an Accessories Expert, I have appeared on a number of segments, weighed in on articles and I always know the perfect item to complete a look. So when Leibish & Co asked me to come to the St Regis Hotel last Thursday to present their fabulous diamonds and World of Colors Fancy Diamond Chart, my schedule opened up immediately. In attendance was Leibish Polnauer, president of this company. For the past 30 years he has not only offered phenomenal diamonds from a number of price ranges but he just released a colored diagram that showcases the number of hues that diamonds can come in from various white, yellow, reds and more! This comes to over 250+ colors! Above, you can see a number of images from Leibish and I, their gorgeous model who rocked a number of phenom pieces - pieces that were actually owned by an amazing couple who attended sharing their story and how diamonds are an investment for them as they spent over $1 Million.
I loved being able to take attendees through a walk through of the diamonds offered and introducing people to those who have purchased Leibish & Co diamonds over the years. Being able to wear the Pink Prosperity Diamond was definitely something amazing and wearing a fabulous Yellow Diamond bracelet that was 54 carats and $160,000 was phenomenal - it was sad to take them off at the end of the night! Of course, at every event, it's a way for me to chat with friends and my sister (she is on my right above). See more about the event and those that popped by visiting, Leibish & Co's page! All images above are courtesy of Paul Schneck.
Yesterday, I shared how much I liked Paula Patton's look on the red carpet as it was a stunning Canary color. Although I loved many of her accessories choices, I had to pop in some other elements if you wanted to make it slightly edgier. Today, it's all about the dress being an accessory and I have to say that Janina Gavankar of HBO's True Blood wore this one of a kind silver sequin illusion dress by Jean Fares Couture to HBO's Post 2012 at Circa 55 Restaurant in Beverly Hills Golden Globes Awards Party. I love that this full length gown had nude sleeves and had sequin applique all over! This is one of those RARE cases where worrying about necklaces and bracelets becomes unnecessary as the dress in itself is the total accessory. I also love that this dress is backless and is stunning which she wore so well! I do love that she popped in a fabulously large ring which makes the look amazing and I believe she is wearing Jimmy Choo silver shoes.
Janina walked the carpet in this silver sequin illusion gown featuring full length nude sleeves with sequin applique. The gown is from the new Jean Fares Couture Timeless Collection which is a series of sequin and hand-beaded gowns.
Although we have had a seasonably warm winter with sunshine and fab temperatures, we know that we still have 3 months of unpredictable weather! Eventually, we will hit that portion of the season where there will be rain, sleet, snow and the icky period of slush that can eat away at your footwear. Fortunately, there are options to this problem and with a season still ahead of us, I had to share with you some of my fave women's rain boots that keep you dry but stylish. I'm a big believer in having more than one pair as I love being able to change from one style to another depending on what's going on or how I'm feeling.
There are always key staples that one needs to think about. For those days that are near blizzard conditions, you simply want a pair of boots that cover as much of the leg as possible and have the most amount of warmth. I definitely suggest Lauren by Ralph Lauren Shoes' which has a bold blue look but will allow you to trudge wherever you are heading! If you need the ultimate coverage but need something sleek and chic, BCBGeneration has a fab pair of white boots that bring the mod look to your inner snow bunny! Coach's Janeva boot is a fab pic when you're thinking of something that is not only chic but for a night out! Although you may have to consider cabbing it in these - you know that whatever sidewalk you meet is definitely easier to navigate with them on! With so many options, check out other pairs that are currently available at Macy's!
We're not quite at the half way point this month but we're super close and I have been opening and closing projects at a whirlwind pace! With all of this activity, it's time to think about taking a mini breather and go out dancing! I love a night of just grabbing some drinks but dancing until your knees can barely stand. When I have one of those ah ha moments, I know that I have to dress up in something fabulous and just get out there! With that said, you have to start out with the king of fun pieces - Roberto Cavalli knows how to come up with a fab item. I'm loving this one shoulder dress that's black and has a pop of animal print which is definitely a signature of his. The dress is a statement on its own but of course, a girl has to rock the night in fab accessories.
I suggest, Judith Jack's fun ring which is a great wrap style, a bit of rose gold and I love the play of the gems to add a little dynamic pop in black and in grey. Continue with Free People's vintage twisted arm cuff (perfect for the arm that is left bare by this outfit). I'm loving the chandelier earrings by Pippa Small which is the perfect way to adorn your neck without being on it actually. Hold this Anya Hindmarch fun woven leather clutch for your basic necessities. Complete this look with a fab pair of Fendi pumps that let everyone know that whichever night this is being worn, will truly be epic!
I am obsessed with kimono's and love infusing that aesthetic within my look whenever I can! With that said, I love Matthew Williamson created this fab Kyoto dress which embraces a palette of white, yellow and gray. I'm loving the wrap style, chiffon material and the sleeves. This look was inspired by my love for finding the perfect item to wear when you're having those meetings that you know are career changing whether you're talking about designers, brands, etc. You want to show that you're chic while showcasing your own sense of style.
which has a fab bib necklace that will definitely be a conversation starter. Slip on this topaz ring from Bora which has an antiqued look that truly compliments this look. Anthropologie has a phenom hammered golden cuff by Barden Brook, that incorporates beading as well as stones. I love having a pop of a new hue that has yet to be introduced within this look. Nancy Gonzalez never disappoints with this pleated pything clutch which mixes two hues of grey and cream together and is fab with this dress. Finally, slip on heels that beg to be the center of attention! Fendi's peep toe Watersnake Platform Pumps have a peep toe as well as a super sweet bow that truly brings the look together!
In our last week at looking at 5 accessories that are apart of my favorite ways to complete a look, we have to go super chic! This is perfect whether you're looking to get decked out for NYE, a gala or anything else where you need to look beyond phenomenal. Start off with a dress that definitely is a conversational piece from the moment that you walk into the room! When it comes to these pieces, there is no other designer to think about other than Donna Karan! I love this twisted jersey stretch dress which is very architectual in appearance; however, being the perfect way to look amazing in comfort. A dress like this doesn't need a lot of assistance but when it comes to true wow power, this look will look just amazing with my picks.
I don't talk about earrings a lot but I love Melinda Maria's Pod Collection Black Onyx Chandelier Pod Pave Earrings which add a textured look and a decadence as well. I'm obsessed with Lanvin's Pave Crystal & Rope Necklace which adds a regal element to the look. Slip on one of my fave designers, Stephen Dweck'sMother of Pearl cocktail ring which adds some levity to the pave and onyx portion of the look. Since you're dressing for an occasion, the shoes cap off the look of dazzle with Pierre Hardy's Circle Sandal which is a crystal encrusted suede shoe. Finally, I'm loving VBH's large envelope clutch which has a fab glimmer to it.Together or separate this is the epitome of neutral adoration.
We continue with my Kimmie's 5s which looks at the top 5 Accessories that create a designated look. Today, our accessories will build a cozy look that's perfect for running errands but also allows you to grab drinks and a nice dinner! Nothing is better than a fab cowl neck sweater by DKNY in a fabulous tomato red hue! I love this hue as it's not holiday red, or a cherry version and it looks amazing on some many skin types. Pair it with a pair of jeggings by Paige Denim. This is a great look but of course, we want to do a nuvo glam on this and take it to rugged chic!
First off, this pair of Sperry Trinity Hiking Booties which gives a slight nautical look but has the rugged look with a fab stacked heel on it. As you run out the door, the Pendelton weekend bag will ensure that you're able to take a number of items that will allow you to tackle your lists to do as well as to bring gifts with you! When it comes to your jewelry, a simple Large Gold Necklace will lay nicely next to your cowl portion of the sweater. When you push your sleeves up (as I definitely do this) , this Mallarino Alejandra vermeil cuff is the perfect balance of bling while having that fab ornate look that I look for that adds in the glam factor to a heavy rugged look. Finally, Stephen Dweck has a gorgeous ring that has agate as well as delphinium which is perfect to add another hue into the look!
I do love a monotone look from time to time and if it's in grey, then it's meant to be for me! I am loving Alexander Wang's sweater dress as this is a style that I can definitely wear whether I'm going to a meeting, coming back from an appearance or about to have bevvies and nibbles later on in the evening. It can be dressed up and down! Pair this with a fab pair of Prada's sequin platform heel which of course takes the looks to new heights. Arunashi's necklace adds a layer of texture to your outfit and rock a bit of old world style with pearls from Jordan Alexander. Of course the ring is all about completing whatever look you are trying to create. I'm loving this geode Heather Benjamin ring. Finally, I'm drooling over Balenciaga's grey lambskin bag which will be a fabulous staple for a number of seasons!
I love this time of year! Tons of events and so many more reasons than normal to get snazzy for fun evenings out. I'm loving this Bailey 44 ruched dress that is perfect for the season. This dress on its own is phenomenal for holiday parties, New Year's Eve events and so much fun. But it definitely looks amazing when you pair it with a number of goodies that will allow you to stand out! I adore Le Vian for its strawberry gold with various diamonds. In your hand, this envelope clutch by Emily Cho who has amazing exotic leather prints. I'm a huge fan of Dara Ettinger and her Hayden Stone Cuff has a phenomenal hammering on the arm with a fab natural crystallized stone. Complete the look with Jimmy Choo's Kevan's Feather Trim Gladiator Sandal which is a niced caged sandal with the pops of color in the feathers.
Yesterday I shared one of my fave looks to rock as you think about what you can wear for Thanksgiving. Today, it's all about that rustic boho chic vintagesque vibe that's fun to wear. Start off with basics such as jeggings from Seven For All Mankind and pair it with a Balmain tank which has the perfect amount of distressed detailing. Top it all off with this fabulous boucle Givenchy cardigan. Pair it with Yves Saint Laurent pendant which brings in natural qualities to the overall look. This cocktail ring by Dara Ettinger has a fab mix of clustered citrine and gold which is perfect as you're talking turkey. Finally, pop on Koolaburra's Veleta which has fab fringe detail which is perfect footwear conversation!
It's here! Finally, Kitten Lounge has released it's Holiday Gift Guide for 2011 which has a number of lifestyle components as well as brands that we have loved over the the past year or you will see a lot more of next year as well! In addition, you can find out about our Kitten Lounge Holiday Shopping Lounge which will be at Ink48 next month and allows you to check off your holiday list so that you're not rushing at the last minute! With such amazing brands included, you'll want to flip through our clickable pages to find out who we are obsessing over this season.
I have yet to fulfill my love for sequins but this dress from Rachel Zoe which also comes in another colorway (fab white dress with black sequins). Pair it up withYves Saint Laurent's black pumps which are always classic. Now your arm can rock this fun cuff by Anndra Neen which has a nice flow to it that is two tone and looks amazing with this Avindy Designs ring that has a bit of a rustic flare to it. Class up the entire look with this rhodium clutch by Alexander Wang. Now you're ready for holiday parties, special events and more!
I have been a fan of Hello Kitty ever since I could remember so of course I officially wanted to wish her a Happy Birthday which kicks off for the month of November. I know that the merchandise has been around since 1976 and being a 1979 baby I can say that I grew up with this brand from having school sets complete with staplers to being able to enjoy the luxe high end nature of it as well! I never travel without my Bling Mirror which is shown above and is available at Sephora along with a myriad of beauty items that will sass up your every day routine. In addition, she makes the perfect look when it comes to the perfect tee (available at Tilly's) which can be paired with a fab look when you're running around town! Get business done with this fab business card holder from Swarovski as well as the fab over the top ring which shows that cuteness and business can happen together. Finally, it's all about pulling it together. With the weather we're having lately, it's all about ensuring that you stay warm with these knit leggings from Y's, and perfectly layered with this leather jacket from Acne Studios and rock out with these heeled Hunter Boots (even if it's not raining or snowing you won't be caught unprepared)!
Last night, I headed to the west side to see the upcoming Coach Spring 12 collection! Although I have been to the showroom, Legacy Stores and more, this was the first time (as well as American press) that I had been to the Coach Carriage House Archives! It was quite a treat as everything that you see which is in cases has been cataloged much like a library and goes back to the beginning of the heritage of the brand - which started with men's! They are one of the the few American leathergoods that does this! I enjoyed seeing one of the first kits that men held their shaving items in (which included an old box from Gillette) as well as a ball and catchers mitt from way back in the day! They also had many suitcase sets that were chic and items from newer collections of Coach and Poppy that were on display. Many people looked for their first bags within these cases.
Of course, Spring 12 was on display and I loved seeing this gorgeously blue woven bag which I think every girl will want to have on their arm, these super cute almost pill box satchels which is another nod to a mod era brought current as well as an amazing collab which will be available within the mens stores although it's totally unisex. It's an ode to NYC and is reversible which I love! The images on his bag showcase sunglasses (which you see everywhere in NYC), coffee cups (the fuel that we use in NYC) and handcuffs (so not touching how or why but it's an image he has). Take some peeks at the images from above and the archives which is rather an extensive area!
When you work from home, you get to dress as you wish. There are times when you're home and you know people may be popping in and out or you simply want to look luxe from home. There's nothing wrong with blushing from home. Start off by staying comfy by rocking Elizabeth and James kimono which is so cute and sexy as well. Pair this with a fab pair of heels from Gucci as they're hand stitched and fabulous. Now blush it to a whole other level with a number of fab accessories, I'm OBSESSED with this Effy Collection ring which has rose gold and diamonds within it - love the etching! If you need to know the time, make sure you rock this fab watch which has the perfect amount of bling. Judith Jack rocks rose gold as well as marcasite in this fab necklace pendant. I have been a huge fan of them ever since I attended an Accessories Council event. Finally I love this bracelet from Carolina Bucci which is a super cute cuff. Together, everything makes you look super regal and happy and of course - ready for work!
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