Nicole Miller is definitely in my top 20 of designers and this year I was pleased that although we were not in the same episode, we both appeared as mentors for To Be a Star. There are days that I definitely love to wear an outfit that is dominated by black and tonight, that's what her presentation was all about! By far, this was my favorite look of the night! If you'd love to see more, definitely check out more images directly from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week site!
I love hump days! It's the middle of the week and a great benchmark to see what has been worked on and what can still be done with a few days ahead! As Editor in Chief of Kitten Lounge, I get an amazing opportunity to see a lot of great products and to interact with so many great showrooms, brands, designers and so much more. While in Vegas in August, I was so happy to meet Casey of Hudson Jeans (she does their Social Media and various elements of marketing) and to walk with her at ENK Shows Vegas. With so many days hitting all the shows, I started to embrace my love for the maxi dress, Ted Rossi cuffs (I never travel without a number of them), large cocktail ring and of course a cute necklace. It's the act of styling a simple look to show my personality and to present an effortless look whether I'm walking the red carpet, tradeshows, showrooms or wherever I happen to be! I'm obsessed with accessories and I love large pieces. I brought a little of a boho-chic Grecian vibe to everyday that I was at the shows (you would too if it was 100 degrees). As I walked around people asked if I styled (especially when I told them I had just completed an episode of the reality show, To Be a Star, where I was the Style Mentor/Judge for aspiring models who were learning about the importance of having a look. Although I have worked with a select group of people, work with a few showrooms in the city and have been called in on a photoshoot - it wasn't something that I really thought I was doing. But the fact of the matter is that there is no better reward than showing someone how they can take elements of their style and add to it to create an enhanced look! If you're a busy individual who loves the idea of working with someone with great relationships of designers that you may not be familiar with, want to embrace accessories (I feel that they are the outfit) and love seeing your style progression, then feel free to contact me as I would love to work with you! So the answer is yes, I'm an Editor and Stylist!
09/11/09: (L-R) Amerie, Ciara and Amber Rose attend the Nicole Miller Spring 2010 Fashion...
As mentioned yesterday, this year's Fashion Week coverage on Kitten Lounge will have one look from the line and then I will accessorize that look. This way you can see pieces that will hit stores next Spring but know how to make it come together. Today's look is focused on the girl that has that amazing launch party she's going to. You got your investors, you toiled over your projects and finally you're presenting all the items that you have been working on. You want to be fabu! This dress from Nicole Miller (who is also one of the Mentors that appeared on To Be a Star - not my episode but a different one) hit the runway last night and as you can see, it's a statement within itself. The accessories become tricky when you have an iridescent look, a higher neckline, etc - BUT this can still be paired with great items. Instead of trying to find the best color or going with your standard black, I decided that gold would be perfect but a mixture of golds to add warmth. Manolo Blahnik's patchwork d'Orsay heels are awesome as it adds in those tones and really connects the other other pops of gold that are found in the JLRicci Tiger Eye ring and Stella McCartney's Melamine clutch! What a fab dress and in addition to my attendance of the show, check out Amerie, Ciara and Amber Rose who sat front row as all the looks came down the runway. This is definitely a way to ensure that you'll be noticed and look like the woman who is sure to take over the world in your niche!
We all know of Pay it Forward, doing something for someone else not for any kind of gain; however, I was recently touched by something that I wanted to share with you and hope that you can assist. The other day, a friend of mine told me the saddest story about someone who has worked in the fashion and beauty industry for a number of years and in the sake of anonimity - as she would be shocked to have her story told, I had to see if there were those who could offer assistance. This woman has helped many people in the industry by finding them amazing jobs, being a mentor and a friend. Prior to her losing her job due to the economy, she became ill with a disease and later found that she had breast cancer. Being someone who has helped so many people, it was shocking to learn that she felt she couldn't reach out to her friends and with no money, weight loss and more, she has run out of food and she even needs clothing (she is an XS).
As my friend told me this, I saw how upset she was and felt that I should reach out to my community of friends, PR people and more. Someone who has given so much to others now has so little. The outpouring of assistance that she recieved on my friend's behalf was AMAZING. To see someone from Trader Joe's who doesn't deliver offer to bring items to her and to pay for the groceries just because he wanted to assist was touching. If there are those that could help or know of someone it would be amazing. She is in the NYC area and we will continue to assist her as she continues to go through more challenges. Typically, Kitten Lounge talks about all that's fabulous and fun but we are also a HUGE believer in reaching out and getting our community together to assist others - I thank you for your time and feel free to contact me for further questions or ways that you could assist!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
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.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.