It's all about glamour when it comes to Fashion Week and as you're reading this, I'm currently at the DVF Studio watching the fab accessories panel with such luminaries as Alexis Bittar and more! So we all know that I love accessories as they make the outfit. There are times when we have to wear certain looks and it's the accessories that allow us to stand apart from everyone else (you know we have those times where it says "Cocktail Attire" and you're bound to wear the same dress and heels that others are wearing) that's in the room. Enter the amazing and decadent pieces that are available at Carla Morrison - who doesn't love fine jewelry and pieces that have the perfect amount of bling. It's because of that, that I'm super excited that they are one of Kitten Lounge's Fashion Week sponsors. Whether you're looking for rings, necklaces, earrings etc - they have it and gold and silver girls can come together to find something that transforms your entire look!
In addition to checking out their line on their site (and of course picking up fab finds), you can also stay connected to them via their Facebook Fan Page as well! Find out about their Gem Show where they showed in Germany yesterday and today (who knows what fab pieces were showcased) as well as other tidbits! Take a peek at their site to see what your favorites are!
I graduated from Indiana University 8 years ago - it seems like forever ago but it's times when people ask what I do or try to guess my age (31 in 2 weeks) that they ask if I went to school to do what I do now. Although one of my majors was Telecommunications with a focus in New Media (social media), I didn't do anything in fashion but I grew up in this environment and always had my own sense of style. In fact, my way of dressing in college set up the way that I enjoy dressing now - casual, comfortable and well versed pieces that can go from a variety of situations with dynamic accessories. I came into my own sense of style when I was finally able to buy my own clothes, figure out the jeans that worked best for me (I never really wore jeans until then), my hemlines came up etc. I learned to incorporate many of the classic components of my style via my mom, into my look. So what you see today is a mix of what I grew up with (love of plaid, certain preppy elements, blazers, etc), with my love of casual and easy and once I got to NYC - adding the glam factor to create my nuvo glam look. Of course I enjoyed some items of collegiate fashion that sometimes are best left for campus (never wore my jammies to class but I had oversized sweatshirts that I wore during finals).
I am introducing a segment that is incorporated into our Monday posts on Kitten Lounge called, Kitten U. These are styles that are perfect to wear on campus when you're heading to class and yet - you can go out with friends, have items when your parents visit or wherever you happen to go. The beauty of this feature is that we're also going to highlight great style that's around campuses around the country. The fashions that are presented here are also fab for those that are not on college so you can get in on the fun too! For our college girls we're looking forward to seeing what style you and your friends are rocking so feel free to send pics as we will have a fun giveaway just in time for Fashion Week where we will giveaway fun key looks for the fall. The giveaways that are associated with Kitten U are for our campus readers.
Today's look incorporates the sweatshirt updated in a new way! I'm obsessed with this sweatshirt as it has a great fit (happened to see this in Bebe and couldn't believe how cute it was) but on the back it has the slashed effect that is sexy and casual. This can be paired with jeans, leggings, cute shorts etc. It's fun to grab food across the quad and also to go out in as well. Simply get a great charm necklace, cuff and a pair of booties (great year around) and you're ready to go. This is such a great versatile top that you'll gravitate to. if you feel that you're back is too exposed, you can put a tank under it.
To kick off these posts, we have a few fab beauty Care Packages to giveaway (thanks to Dove, Lush and a super cute chemise from Josie by Natori and more). All you need to do is to Like us on Kitten Lounge on Facebook and let us know what year and school you're going to on our Facebook Page!! This kicks off today and will run through labor day weekend! Keep checking our Fan Page as we will let you know about our clothing giveaway that is coming up in a few days! Follow the #KL31BdayStar picks for our essentials for fall and what's on my birthday list!
Oh yeah! #KLTweetOut got super sexy this week - maybe the fact that CurveNV took place out in Vegas had something to do with it? As a former lingerie model, I was super happy to have two brands involved within this week's #KLTweetOut! So for those that need a little background (and you can also see some of our previous #KLTweetOuts here), this is a method of sharing amazing brands not only on the weekly post each Friday but through our Social Networks! This way, your brand's site and networks get introduced to out and hopefully you have news eyes and followers! We use the hashtag so that you can search who is apart of this as it begins each Mon and concludes on Sun. Every week, there's a new brand and for those brands that participate, you can do as many weeks as you wish. If you'd like to get involved, find out right here!
So this week we brought bling with Calico Juno Designs! I've known about this brand for quite some time and they have been featured in Brides Magazine as well as The Knot! Whether you select a piece that you find on their website or create their own, they have a number of colors to add some pop into your wardrobe!.
I was so excited to be introduced to The Bra Fit Expert! I feel that undergarments are always an area where people have questions and yet where do you go? In addition to getting your questions answered, you can also purchase bras, panties and more! Follow them on Twitter at @TheBraFitExpert as well as their Facebook Fan Page so that you can find out about new items that are hitting their site as well as events!
Cake Lingerie hit the CurveNV tradeshow this past week from the 16th - 18th, you may have seen that their hashtag was @KLCurveNVTweetOut as we shared info about their booth. What I love about this Australian based lingerie company is that they will be in quite a few stores in the US and they ensure that women who are mommies to be as well as nursing have no excuse when it comes to looking sexy! From bras, undies and lingerie they have fab items! In addition, when you are gifting these items, I love that it comes in a cake box with rose petals! I'm nowhere near having a child but I have attended baby showers and would definitely gift this in a heartbeat! Follow this luscious brand on Twitter at @CakeLingerie and then follow them on their Facebook Fan Page as they have a number of amazing pieces here!
You'll still hear some tweets through now and the end of the weekend and of course, we can't wait to share some fab tweets starting next week! If you're interested in having your brand involved, definitely let us know!
People love reading Kitten Lounge as we cover fashion, style, beauty, food, music and travel not only here in NYC but anywhere where there is great style! But who doesn't love quick links that come out when you follow me on Twitter and on my Facebook Page as well as Kitten Lounge's Facebook Fan Page! Kitten Lounge is introducing #KLTweetOut that runs from Mon of each week and ends on the following Sun (7 days) for $25. This is a weekly opportunity where your brand will be tweeted, posted on Facebook and more so that others get to know about you and are just a click away from visiting your site! For you, it allows you to enjoy the benefits of being on our social networks at the super low cost of $25! A sample tweet would read "#KLTweetOut Check out @TedRossi who is currently at Henri Bendels" or #KLTweetOut @djeloy has hot video mashups check out http://ow.ly/2cOrB".
After securing your space, you will be included within the next Mon's slot so that you can run through the following Sun, send an email to Kimmie@TheKittenLounge.com including your name, brand, site, twitter handle and fan page on Facebook. All of this will be used so that we can direct traffic to your site and your networks. On Fri, you will be included in an email as a round up of all the brands that participated that week as the site enjoys over 18,000 hits in addition to our social network! The great thing is, with the hashtag #KLTweetOut, people will be able to search all those that participated which is a great benefit as well. We hope that you participate our Tweet Out opportunities. You're one click away from getting in on the fun by clicking the Paypal Buy Now button. During NY Fashion Week, we have another rate for those that want to be included in our Tweet Outs which uses the hashtag #KLNYFWTweetOut (Fashion Week is Sept 9th - Sept 16th). In addition, we also have holiday rates as well if you're interested in this as well. You can always check out rates, as well as those that are NY Fashion Week and Holiday focused specials that we have going on as well right here.
I can't believe after all the months the Walk on Water Fashion Show (apart of To Be a Star reality show) sponsored by Forever 21 (for it's Times Square Launch) and Smashbox Cosmetics is finally here. Not only am I co-hosting the show but I am also doing it with gal pals - Jeannine Morris of Beauty Sweet Spot and Celebrity Stylist Lauren Rae Levy! I was so excited to see the models during rehearsal and they were definitely rocking it! This lifestyle inspired show is taking place tonight at the Frying Pan on West 26th St and 12th Ave. With the amazing weather and NYC as its backdrop, I'm super excited. We have celebs coming, press, media etc and of course you will be there too whether you're at the venue or watching it via streaming and didn I forget to mention this event is one of many in the city kicking off Internet Week!
APART is sponsoring Jeannine and I! If you happen to follow Kitten Lounge's Fan Page, you know that you guys were able to vote on what I should wear and we are down to these looks! Is it going to be the pant suit or will it be the fun flirty dress? You'll have to see to find out! Of course, if you love the looks take a peek at the site and receive a discount when you use KittenJune at checkout!
We look at something someone wears today and we pay them tons of compliments and it's totally deserved; however fashion has always been about refreshing and recycling. It allows us to be over the top and enjoy the trend and a few years later, we take the best elements and pretend that the other part never happened. Now I happened to get a ping about Avenue Swank's post about Vintage Swank and Sammy Davis Jr! The post looks at how Gucci and it's phenom print has stayed true during the test of time. Those who know, understand that I am all about the classics and obviously Gucci is in the top 5 in that area! In addition, it also shows how many of the people who rock this look today have a little homage to do back to Sammy Davis Jr! The picture grabbed my eye before I even read the post (courtesy of Farabolaphoto on Gucci's Facebook Fan Page)
I love this post because of the use of accessories here! Here it is that Sammy and his wife, Altovise Davis. Being someone who travels quite a bit, I think it's important to keep it casual as well as keeping it chic and if this doesn't look like fab jetsetting then I don't know what does! Love the bags, the large sunglasses and just the air of being the coolest of the cool. Whatever that means to you or inspires you to be, definitely rock it! Thank you Swank Avenue for your vintage tribute and reminding us that we need to look in the past to see how our fab style came into our current wardrobe!
Last week, I talked about Kate Spade and the amazing installation that was created by Rebecca Ward! Today, I'm giving you a peek into what the team at Kate Spade is working on. If you were unable to attend the event, want to see if you made it into some cute pictures, or want to see how they went about creating this massive installation, check out the pictures and video! Once you've clicked through everything, you'll notice that they are giving away the Rebecca Ward Special Edition Maryanne one of the bags that Kate Spade created in conjunction with this amazing artist. This one of a kind bag could be yours! All you need to do is show how you create pops of color in your outfit and add this image to Kate Spade's Facebook Fan Page. A winner will be selected and the contest ends on March 12th so begin thinking Spring as the weather is cooperating and show us what you do!
We've all hit the gym, been out in the sun or had a night out at the bars. All of these produce some kind of a glow that makes you look like your full of life; however, how about something that not only creates the glow, but is also easily obtained and good for your body? Glowelle, is a dietary supplement (from Nestle gasp)that you can ingest in your water or favorite juice so that you have that glow and plenty of antioxidants which are essential! I took the 30 day challenge and am currently still in it! My 30 day pack is in a cute box and is Raspberry/Jasmine (also comes in Pomegranate/Lychee) flavored. I found that pairing this with one of the larger SmartWater bottles was perfect as there is a lot of powder within each pouch (some people also split the packet if they feel it is too much). If you feel that you taste too much of the vitamin or flavor, consider putting this in with apple juice, cranberry, etc.
Whether you get the 30 day pack or you try out the 7 day pack, you'll find that drinking this assists in protecting the skin from the sun rays (not to say that you shouldn't have your SPF handy; however, it does reduce it. You'll replenish your antioxidants and also you'll have an even skin tone which gives it that healthy glow and lets you know that you're giving off your best look! I love that you can enjoy this in a pre-made or you can grab your favorite water and put it in n the go. Each sip is packed various vitamins which ensures you're getting your daily intake while also being very convenient! For those who are ready to jump in with Glowelle, you can enjoy the 30 day pack for $112 which comes out to taking vitamins for under $4 dollars a day! That's basically deciding that you'll have one less latte a day to put back into your health! Since when has caffeine given you a healthy glow that make up couldn't do for you naturally? I will continue to let you know about Glowelle as I continue to take more of the packets.
I also want you to know that we will have a series about fitness for your body and also beauty regimine that you guys will want to tune into as well! Make sure to read here and on Kitten Lounge's Fan Page on Facebook to find out about exclusive giveaways!
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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.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.