Whether you're old school and get your magazines on your local newsstand, at the airport when you're jetting or on your tablet of choice, we all love our mags and part of the fun happens to be the covers! With 2013 being days away, we have chosen 8 of our favorite covers that we flipped through. Take some time to check out our gallery to see what we loved this year! Our covers include various editions of Glamour UK, Elle, Vogue Germany and Grazia Australia to name a few!
Next week, we have the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics in London! France has such a dramatic look that will definitely catch the eye of those watching. Created by Adidas, I'm loving the long white trousers and the long coats as well. I could so imagine rocking these looks during the fall.
Suitsupply, for the third year in a row, will be dressing the Dutch Olympic and Paralympic team and their entourage! Their head designer, Murray Coetzee designed the above four looks which we will see next week during the opening ceremony. There is a nod within its style to iconic English sports and being trimmed by the colors of the Dutch flag. How cute is the oversized tulip just to remind you that this is the fkower of the dutch! How can you not love the tennis blazers and cricket cable knits. If you check out other portions of this collection which can be purchased, there are badges decorated with British landmarks.
In addition to loving the looks and wanting the trench coat! I would definitely suggest these fun hues if you're looking to rock a little orange and blue while watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony next week. As you know, I'm a huge fan of all shades Butter London and on my other days, Essie as these bring in both of the hues that these Olympians are wearing for their country.
During New York Fashion Week FW 2012/13, I was able to attend Gen Art's Fashion Show that was sponsored by Crest 3D White (which we all know that I have been a long time fan of this and also enjoy that as a brand ambassador, it's always fun to be invited to their events). Whitney Port emceed the runway show which had a number of designers showcasing their work. Designers competed in the "Little White Wardrobe" and Win Shi was the winner of this event. Enjoy the video that features this fabulous designer and see why she definitely won!
With Fashion Week officially starting here in NYC, we had to show a fab show of men's that took place last month in Milan! What I love most about Giorgio Armani, is that he knows a thing or two about outerwear! I love his double breasted leather jackets as well as pea coats! The classic winter coat layered over a vest is another perfect look. I'm loving the blazer with the glasses - so chic and how about fab bags being carried by these well suited gentlemen?
This summer in addition to all the fun you knwo you will have, we are all excited about one of the biggest time periods for sports - The 2012 Olympics which will be held in the host city of London! The US Olympic Committee and CharityBuzz have come together to provide an opportunity for you to attend the games in a completely luxe VIP way by placing a fab package worth $50,000 that's available for auction if you have the highest bid! You and your plus one will enjoy seeing the games with an all expense paid trip to London, receive tickets and of course special access with other surprises of course. Put your Olympic bid in now through Jan 19th to see if you are in the running for a package which includes:
* Pre-selected tickets to a variety of popular sporting events that include swimming, basketball, track, beach volleyball and more
* Personal concierge service from a U.S. Olympic Committee staff member
* 2 five-day passes to USA House, the U.S. Olympic Committee's official business and hospitality center
* Two passes to the exclusive CoSport hospitality center
* Access to a special reception with Olympians and Paralympians
* Commemorative Olympics merchandise
The proceeds from the auction wil benefit the U.S. Olympic Committee, supporting U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence. I definitely believe in having full access and this package does that and more!
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.
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