It's all about rocking fun hues and I love playing with a neutral palette and popping in a vibrant hue. Grey/white and grey/cream is a fave of mine without a doubt! In today's look, this is definitely a fun look to wear when I'm running errands, meeting with brands and need something fun to put on for an unexpected date night. Roll over the images to see how this Iro biker jacket, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen top and J Brand leather leggings are accessorized by this fabulous Carnelian ring at Macy's, Annette Ferdinandsen's Botswana Agate, McQ by Alexander McQueen and handbag by Alexander Wang.
Last week I had to share one of the favorite looks that was created by Johana from NBC's Fashion Star. This week she was paired with Daniel again as they had to create separate pieces that are meant to be worn together in order to create a cohesive look! Yet again, I was all about Johana's look as her pencil skirt was perfection and I love Daniel's tops! During the show, there were three distinct variations that made it on the runway; however, when it came to production (as Saks actually bought both), you can see that they have a blush/black ensemble as well as a black/white combo. The beauty of this look is that they look fabulous separately but when placed together, it's as if you have a dress!
Roll over the images to see how I would accessorize the above in terms of shoes and handbags! In addition, see how these items are a universal for your accessories and how you can include it within other looks that you plan on wearing during this season and the next! You'll find these accessories consist of Reed Krakoff, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta and Stephanie Cesaire.
Last week ended a series of projects that were focused on the beginning of the year and with a lot of them closing and transitioning into new projects to start, I had to take a bit of a breather from things and seek a little inspiration after going to a few meetings and events. There was just enough time to take a little personal time and to see what was out there. This time of year is amazing as you're getting items from Spring, carryovers of items from the fall/winter that you may not have received and of course, you start thinking of items that should be hitting your closet! With my initial focus being boots (which didn't happen) I decided to have an open mind to find whatever would catch my eye!
I walked away with a fabulous pair of heels thanks to the amazing sales that took place at Lord and Taylor. Getting these Joan and David Quella heels which are a mixture of burgundy/berry, a mossy green and skate grey in snakeskin obviously gives me ideas on how my accessories can inspire items to add into my beauty case. Joan and David reminds me of classic heritage heels - it makes me think of looking in my mom's closet growing up and seeing heels that were in an array of hues and in my favorite magazines.
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With such a mixture of hues there are fab items in your local counters or online that you can purchase to bring this into your beauty case. Butter London is not only a nail polish brand but they also have lip glosses as well - I love how rich their hues are and both allow you to rock the burgundy tone whether you choose Come to Bed Red (the polish) or Primrose Hill Picnic (the lipgloss). Yves Saint Laurent also has two products that are fabulous their Volume Effect Faux Cils Burgundy Mascara and Eyeliner in Moss is another way to rock these hues. Burberry makes a number of grey hues available with this eyeshadow palette. Another great eyeshadow option is from Giorgio Armani and is a mixture of grey and a bit of green mixed in (which reminds of these heels even more).
Finish the look with these great finds. Smashbox keeps your lips richly hued in this burgundy shade. Rock these Slate nails by RGB And finally, pop in a bit of green with this waterproof and retractable eyeliner in green from the Sephora Collection!
A great color in your favorite accessory is also a nod towards a hue that could work with you in your makeup routine! With the Oscars taking place this weekend, there are bound to be a number of beauty looks that will be great takeaways. We'll be tweeting the looks of the runway on Sunday starting at 1:30pm EST and would love for you to share what you're looking forward to seeing, what you think will be trending or what you thought should have been added!
Personally, I'm loving Coral! This hue has quite a range as it can be a bold vibrant color as you would find in this Giuseppe Zanotti heels which is a vibrant pink with a slight red element in it all the way down to a hue that has more of a dust rose/dust blush in a toned down version of coral like these Steve Madden heels which are perfect to accent your fab pedi and ankles!
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With such a wide range and so many options (I don't even want to tell you how many lipglosses, shadows and blushes I have within this range of hues), there are a number of ways to bring this look into your face to warm up your skin and to create the sunkissed look that I love wearing when I am on TV segments or that you see your fave celebs rocking. With the nail polishes, if you're going to go coral it has to be bold and although Essie has a number of polishes within this hue that are just slightly different from one another but still having major impact, this one in Geranium is a fave without a doubt! This is perfect for the days of being out and about, hitting the beach and just a fun color in general.
The lips are an essential when I'm on air as I love to do a lip cocktail (mixing a number of shades together to get the perfect pout). Within lipglosses, I'm loving Glazed Lips in Sheer Deep Coral and I love the subtle nature of DuWop's Venom Gloss Coral Tree. For the ultimate in lip color, Yves Saint Laurent has the perfect stain in Extreme Coral. For a shade that's in the middle of vibrant and subtle hues, Tom Ford's True Coral is a great option as well. Line your lips or fill it in as a layer with Colorescience's lip pencil in Coral Life's a Peach.
It's all about the cheeks and having those amazing cheek bones with great blush. For subtle style mavens I suggest Bobbi Brown's Coral blush which has a bit of shimmer. For those who wish to go bolder, I suggest Revlon's Photo Ready Cream Blush in Coral Reef. As a side note, I use a number of corals on my cheeks so those with mid to darker skin tones shouldn't be afraid to have blush that fits in the dark pink to berry tones. In many cases, I actually mix is in with a bronze hued bronzer to tone it down so you have the hint of pink or coral hue coming out which makes your skin look illuminated!
Last night, Kitten Lounge closed its coverage for the day by heading over to The Strand Hotel to see Victor de Souza whose collection's theme was Le Carnival du Destin which brought bold hues from vibrant pinks, baroque muted tones in mauve and purple as well as an amazing yellow gown. Here are some favorite picks of the night.
It's another cold day here in NYC and we're in day 2 of NYFW! Although many wonder weather the blizzard could cancel shows, my fingers are crossed as this weekend I have quite the schedule and hope to see the shows. If you've ever wondered how the whole fashion community seems to be in sync in terms of colors that are in stores within each season, I have one word - Pantone! This is a great resource of colors in general but more importantly to let you in on the trending colors you should keep an eye out for. Although many designers have hit the runway and there are more to come, here are the key hues that will be huge in Fall 2013 and some peeks into what designers are doing within these colors.
Part of doing anything is getting the right mindset and if you're thinking of tackling your workout, then you should outfit yourself for sure! I have come across some phenomenal items to add to your look! I'm a huge fan of mixing it up whether it's a jog in the park, Exhale Spa's Cardio Core Fusion, yoga and more. When I just hit a few of my favorites in the gym, I love rocking a pair of shorts such as these by Adidas as well as giving love to my alma mata, Indiana University with this Victoria's Secret Pink athletic tee! To ensure the perfect messy bun, I love these Jilly Bands which allows your hair to be pulled back without having undue stress put on it (and I love the range of colors - a must in my beauty pack no matter what). Keep time with 180Limited which is a fab rubber watch which comes in a square and circle face option. I'm all about drinking water and love this glass bottle from bkr which not onl y has a silicone sleeve (once again choose your colors) but also has a cap where the handle is slightly tilted which is easier to hold in your hand as it fits in the curve of your hand.
Finally, it's all about the shoes and ensuring that they're not even good for your feet but that of course they look amazing with your look. I've been wearing these Therafit Shoe sneakers since my press trip in Jamaica! I love how it supports my arches and allows me to have cushioned layers. Dr. Lisa Masterson, who appears on The Doctor's created this shoe to empower women not only in the gym but throughout their lifestyle. There are so many hues that are available that we're excited to give you the opportunity to win a pair. Tweet @TherafitShoe and @KittenLounge how you will be healthier in 2013 with the hashtag #lifestyle2013 and we will select 1 winner on New Year's Eve.
We know that in 2013, Emerald is the color of the moment throughout the year; however, we have to pay hommage to this year's color that was crowned by Pantone for 2012 - Tangerine. What an amazing hue that is perfect whether it was worn during the summer or in the fall. We had to share some of our favorite finds from this year and of course, wanted to show how it can still be infused throughout your home! French Connection has a fabulous dress that mixes various hues of orange which will make you look fabulous whether it's for a holiday party or something for the spring!
First we have to start in the bedroom, how can you not love this pop of tangerine with this bedding including a duvet and sham by Dwell - how can you not love how crisp it looks! Add this Boden chair to your vanity or use it as a little stool. Move into the kitchen with my favorite latte bowls (I have them in grey) in the orange hue and available at Anthropologie. When making fun beverages, put them in these Bormioli Rocco glasses (we need the bright pink ones for the Kitten Lounge Loft stat). With guests coming over, add these washcloths to your towel rack as they have stripes of orange and are super chic thanks to DKNY. After a busy day, rest in this Soren Chair and enjoy the scents of Archipelago Botanical's mango tangerine!
In co-creating Shoe Week, I had a number of responsibilities. One of the key ones being securing brands, pairing the right ones together and creating a flow from their lookbooks. I have worn Theia Couture for a number of my events throughout the past couple of years and when I thought of a phenomenal day dress and evening line, this was it. In addition, I knew that they had worked with the footwear brand, Q by Pasquale and so it was a no brainer to bring them together. I loved having the chic hues of creams, gold and white intermixed with florals to allow the shoes to pop! Just like our other shows, we had a phenomenal DJ, DJ PM who mixed a series of music that took us back to Frank Sinatra and brought it forward to modern day! Of course, you can see more via our Facebook album and we love that personality, Diana Falzone was apart of this show!
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!
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!
Earlier today we spotted and hung out with the ladies of Dior at Saks! With 12 shades that were released within Dior's Beauty Addict collection, the ladies above walked from the Dior store on 57th off of 5th Ave and made their way to Saks. They interacted with customers throughout the early afternoon to get them to the beauty counter to check it out! In addition, with purchases of $100+, customers were able to get a mani with hues that were from this collection as well. I definitely love the packaging of this collection which is in black and it was fun to tweet about this brand as everyone knows that I am a HUGE fan of all things within the Dior Beauty collection! Thanks to Lucky Magazine for having Kitten Lounge included as one of the select sites that were able to tweet throughout the day to share with our readership!
Lakme Fashion Week continues and I'm always a fan of white! It such a crisp color and on top that, I love that when you accent it with other hues it looks even better! To that end, I enjoyed seeing Suhani Pittie and Nimish Shah which showcased this hue within their shows. Of course with Sunday being our decor editions, I thought about how you could bring this into your home.
I like the idea of having at least one piece being completely white such as this fab cushoined couch available at Horchow. This white and black pillow sham is the perfect accent by Lauren by Ralph Lauren. I'm also obsessed with this fabulous mosaic lamp at Horchow which also has a stark white crisp lampshade which is piped in an accent color. This footstool by Ballard Designs is a must without a doubt! Since you have to have a sense of time, this minimalist Dot Clock by Areaware is the perfect item to pop into your living or sitting room.
In addition to the number of Fashion Shows that I will attend during NYFW this season, there are other events that take up my time as well! I love seeing my accessories designers as an Accessories Expert, it's essential to know what's out there for the various projects that I am working on. Today, I made my way to Kara Ross who is known for her jewelry lines as well as her handbags! I'm loving what Fall/Winter 2012 has in store in terms of enhancing our looks! This fabulous clutch has fab snakeskin that embraces a number of hues that you can rock when you're out and about it. In addition, I am LOVING this fabulously hunter green snakeskin bag which when opened, has a slot for the iPad. In terms of jewelry, I love the scarab jewelry that has rings, bracelets and necklaces. Finally, I'm loving the cuffs that provide depth to your look due to their shape as well as the texture that's on there.
After taking care of some stresses that on a normal day wouldn't matter but during Fashion Week does - I was off to cover backstage for Dashing Diva for Cushie et Ochs! This show dominated in hues of nudes, navy and a few metallics. Because of this, it was decided that the nails would rock the same colors in a new way of colorblocking. As opposed to the nails being colorblocked on their own, the concept became whatever color dominated the apparel, the nail would reflect it as well. See the Dashing Diva team at work as well as at rest (enjoy the video)! Also, I love seeing the model charts of who will be walking - it's fun to see them in their snapshot and then while they are being made up!
Although I have used beauty and accessories to establish the tone of your decor, there are times when decor inspires decor! I have been obsessed with this Louisa Settee couch available at Anthropologie for weeks. Partly because my sister loves her blues and also because I love a number of the hues that run through this couch that allows you to play with color within your home. This color is fab for your living room as you can include this fab lamp available at Horchow and can either maintain the classic look of your apartment or allows you to pop in a fun modern element for a chic apartment. Set your table in the dining room with the playful colors by adding in napkins in a fab navy available at Kohl's or visit Bloomingdale's fun crisp blue hue by Thomas for Rosenthal in Sunny Day with their fun dinnerware.
When it comes to outfitting your kitchen or bringing in this room into your living room with Le Creuset's teappot which has a fab whistle. Horchow has a fab floral series of pots which can be used for condiments or even flowers. Kosta Boda's vase is also a great way to pop in another element of fun while also adhering to the color scheme. Finally, after a day of updating your decor, head over to Urban Outfitters to deck out your bed in the most comforting of ways.
I love that coral can either be that chic lighter tone that makes you think of the Hamptons and subtle spring hues or the rich deep hues that invoke notions of Morocco! The entire look was created from a fabulous Missoni dress that has shades of coral, light mauve and white. This look made me think of all the ways that this color can work within my living space. I am obsessed with Anthropologie's small market basket that you can imagine placing fruit in and other tasties. Continuing into the kitchen, the rich tones is the Noritake Coral Soup Bowl. When it comes to your living room this bench by Ballard Designs is apart of a much larger collection but is a great way to bring in that sense or old world or you can place it in your bedroom to add a bit of edge to your sheets that are available at Williams Sonoma. Finally, add a touch by bringing in a fun bauble which is available at Gump's.
We are now securely in Fall so it's time to rock a number of styles that are all about layering and fun colors! Since the weather is in between you can have this fun asymmetrical tank top in navy by T by Alexander Wang and pair that with Paige Premium Denim jeggings which make this look super easy to wear and is perfect when you're going into various transitional temperatures. Pair this look with Pringle of Scotland's jacquard poncho cardigan (salivating over this and it is available in a camel color as well) - this does so well with the weather and will become one of your favorite items to wear! I love that it has such a fun collegiate and yet very autumn look!
Now it's time to accessorize! I'm loving Lanvin's pendant necklace which has a fab drop/lariat effect and brings out the inner goddess. Your wrist should definitely rock Chan Luu which adds just the right amount of chunky depth and I love the play of the hues within this bracelet. Slip on these brown Frye Shirley boots which are an essential as they are flat and are over the knee boots! Yes you can mix this rich brown color with burgundy hues as it's all just play. Finally, tote all your items in this fab hobo bag from Bottega Veneta which is a red snake embossed leather. This is such a fab look!
This weekend we had fab weather but when I think of the fall, I think about beginning to add on layers - especially those you put on in case of inclimate weather. Growing up, when I visited my grandparents in Jersey, we also put items away in the Mud Room. This room was intended for rainy gear or umbrellas; however, we also used it for much of our outerwear. So in thinking of the Mud Room I instantly thought about these super cute Ashdale slip on shoes from UGG Australia that protect your feet from being wet but allow you be without your boots. I would wear this with jeans or other items and only when the rain wasn't torrential. Thinking of these fab hues, I thought about that cabinesque masculine since of hues and how this can pop up throughout your living space from red, blue, green and tan.
To start, your living space needs that leather chair from Ethan Allen and this rich tan hue is perfect as it's unisex in tone and begs to be dressed with this fab throw from Anthropologie. Lean back in the chair for the ultimate cozy factor by popping in a fun blue tone with this pillow. When you think about relaxing and braving the elements, who doesn't want a pop of red color for your fave mugs from Sur La Table and this vegetable bowl is perfect for snacking at Cooking.com! Keep things close and uncluttered with these spice boxes from William's Sonoma.
Finally, that great Mud Room/Ralph Lauren feel to this entire space can only be upped by actually dressing your dog in this Big Pony Dog Polo which is super cute and cozy!
As I've mentioned before, this fall my wardrobe is all about neutral tones and playing with the hues together. It's all about playing with tones together and showing the dynamic abilities that monotone hues can have. I started off with a fab pair of lambskin leggings by Utzon whcih is the ultimate in luxe and comfort which is essential. I adore cowl neck tops and this one by Iliaria Nistri is the perfect balance of layered sheer fabric with a fab oyster shell color. With the in between color, this All Saints shrug is the perfect way to ensure that you are properly secure from the chill of fall. Of course when it comes to accessories, I am OBSESSED with Bottega Veneta's amazingly woven leather tote! A fab cocktail ring from Somchintana White is the perfect way to add pop to your hands and to add glamor to the overall look. Zoe Opaque's necklace continues the theme of rocking champagne hues with the fab drop pendant necklace. I love the antiqued look as it makes the outfit have a depth to it. Finally, slip into Camilla Skovgaard's ankle boot which has a mix of textures and hues.
As I headed over to the Cooper Square Hotel to see the Shiseido presentation, I had no idea what I was in store for but I knew it would be an amazing fall presentation. Upon entering the penthouse, there were a few skincare stations and everything was numbered. I enjoyed walking through each station that integrated a pre-recording of what I was prepping to see, which then allowed me to chat with the appropriate consultants that were staffing the space and then a chance to have the products used on me in terms of makeup. I began the tour learning about their silky Bio Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream and Future Solution LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum and the importance of staying hydrated (and of course staying well rested). Shiseido utilizes many of the Japanese elements that I have come to love when it comes to ensuring that my products have all natural items in it that boost your skin without stripping it.
There was a fab moment during the audio tour that Dick Page, Artistic Director had an amazing video installation that talked about how his love for fab skin and makeup could also be translated into food, shopping, music and so much more. As we ended the skincare portion, I loved learning about the Perfect Foundation Brush that works well whether you are using powder or cream to create that flawless red carpet look that we all want. As I moved into the back of the penthouse, I loved being able to see a number of the hues from light natural tones to those that were more dynamic in eyeshadows! Via the audio tour, Dick Page shares his inspiration behind each hue and I love that by listening to it, I can see exactly what he's describing and how he got there. Above you can see all the shades and I selected 3 of the darker tones - my fave. I selected Patina (11 - an amazing greenish/gold), Tin (14 - a silvery greenish hue) and Caviar (16 - an inky black shimmer that yes was created because he loves caviar). There are other fun hues that are reminiscent of a leather couch, baby doll blues and so much more. What a fun experience!
It's day 4 of NYFW as well as the remembrance of 9/11. Lela Rose opened her show by turning off the lights (as is done at every show) and played John Lennon's "Imagine". It was such a tranquil and unifying moment as we were all singing along with the twinkling lights of phones in the audience. As the song faded out, the tempo kicked in and our eyes were treated to pastels and vibrant orange and sunburst hues. Looks that were perfect for being out and about to nicer affairs graced the runway. Of course, Lela Rose included her footwear line that's available at Payless as well as her jewelry collection. I fell in love with many of her pieces that were in grey tones as well. The show was zippy and vibrant - of course we have the final walk as well as the girls showed us a blend of fresh looks with some throwing a little love to the day dresses of Doris Day!
You know that this season I'm obsessed with neutrals! It leaves such a refreshing palette and by no means is it boring! Today I'm starting to go into NY Fashion Week mode by securing a number of my looks that I will be wearing throughout the week. There's always a dressy occasion that I must dress for and yet I still love feeling comfy and presenting that effortless sense of style. I'm obsessed over this Alberta Ferretti which has fun hues that pop within this halter dress. To bring out a bit more pop into this look, you know that the accessories are everything! I'm loving both pieces by Jimmy Choo as the clutch with the extra snakeskin detailing and its hardware are perfect - as well as the cosmic heels that I have been drooling over for a period of time! Pair this with a fab topaz ring by Sevan Bicakci who has been another obsession over the summer that I plan on carrying into the fall as well as this hinge cuff by Alexis Bittar! Together, this look is so chic and one that you'll look goddess regal in!
We all know that inspiration can come from anywhere so why not start out with your beauty closet? I'm loving these hues that are available at Zoya! With over 300 colors that they make, you're bound to find something that inspires your bedroom, living room and kitchens! There are four amazing shades from light hues to darker ones and with brands such as Natori, Nicole Miller, Rachael Ray, Cuisinart and more you'll find a number of pieces that will add a regal and exotic flare to your home!
When he likes to hang out and have a good day to himself, he has to be comfortable and we're all for that. But sometimes he wants to have a spa day and when he does, nothing says comfy casual like mixing hues of grey, slipping on some Havaianas and making sure that he is only an arms length away from some of his fave products to maintain his skin! Whether you're there to assist him in exfoliating or he does it when you're out with brunch for the girls, this is the perfect look around the house and later on in the spring when the temperatures begin to rise. For now, we're all about keeping him cozy casual but later this week, we'll look at some fab items that he will be sneaking out of your cabinets to ensure that he is sexy smooth now as well as perfect for Valentine's Day, Fashion Week and more!
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