Last year I checked out Houghton and was amazed by their Fall/Winter 2012 collection which had a number of looks that were white as well as great accessories that included cuffs and rings. This season I headed back stage to check out what could be expected from this season which included creams, pops of pink and an aesthetic which incorporated the UES granny done in a trendy way!
Houghton presented it's runway show for NYFW FW2013 as apart of Milk with their lead hairstylist for the L'Oreal Professionnel team, Joseph DiMaggio who created these low buns that were so simple that you could imagine wearing this to run errands as well as for a glam night out. This post will be updated for how you can achieve this look and how you can go about doing it yourself!
Nails were also a major highlight as they were in tones of mauves and blues which looked like a mesh that was placed on the nail which extended the "old lady vibe". Finally as an Accessories Expert, I loved taking a peek at the fab pieces that would be worn during the show today. As someone who loves a bold piece, this didn't disappoint by any means!
Tonight was such a fun night as I participated in Fashion Night Out with my favorite Accessory Designer that I have worn and talked about since 2004. Ted Rossi ensures that I look amazing in python and Swarovski whether I'm in town, on vaca or on segments! Taking place at Henri Bendel (my fave place to shop accessories and to see new designers that are out) Ted Rossi and I held a Meet and Greet where we met with fans of the brand. We introduced them to the phenom fall collection and I styled them of course to ensure that they had fab bling to where! It's always fun to do style sessions as an Accessories Expert, with people who know the brand, want to know or have been fans of Kitten Lounge and want my tips in real time - tailored just for them!
This is the time of year that I am seriously living in Starbucks (writing to you from here this second) and am catching flights to learn more about brands. This week I will be in Boston and next week, I will be in Vegas for a number of fashion trade shows where I will be looking at men's and women's collections so expect to see a lot of goodies as we make the descent into fall! I know it's super hot but unfortunately, that's how the calendar works!
If you have ever been out and about with me you know that I always have a notebook of some sort in hand as I do a number of inspiration walks around the city as well as impromptu coverage. I scour through my book to make sure that I have followed up with everyone or whenever inspiration strikes. Personally, I love a leather book that has a place where your pen can be held so that you're never searching for it as well as having the elastic flap to close your book so that it doesn't fly open and your pages are protected! I also love when there is the bookmark as well. I have found that others have adopted my behavior as well. In addition, I think (based on me being inspired by others) that having a nice pen is the perfect compliment to a book. These crystal pens are perfect for an Accessory Expert as well as those that simply like to have something pretty with heft!
Finally, it's all about the bag! Earlier this year, I was introduced to LUANA which has gorgeous handbags but I couldn't take my eyes off of the Meg. Here she is shown in the larger bag and there is a smaller one as well. I love this as it's perfect for your iPad, small laptop and the items you have to take with you when you're on the go. I love the colors (the green one is my fave) and I like that it has the old world school bag feel to it! This is definitely a bag that you should check out. I will update this post to let you know where you can find this but I had to share it with you for those that will be heading back to college in a few weeks, young professionals or those that are just chic wherever they go!
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As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
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