Tomorrow is Melanoma Monday and you can support this cause by rocking orange to ensure that people know that they must properly protect their skin from harmful rays that are much stronger then they have been for centuries! Since orange is the color of the day, we're showing how you can also include it within your rooftop decor! Roll over the above images so that you can see how you can include this within your rooftop spaces which is perfect for a party, lunch and more. In addition, good suncare means taking care of your skin, this Neutrogena Body Mist Sunscreen is an essential to take with you as wearing a spray can feel easier to apply then to put it on as a cream.
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.
Each day (no matter how cold it is currently in NYC) that goes by, we're closer to phenomenally warmer weather. But when you have the opportunity to travel or you just get tired of being in the current season, you should have your beach items at the ready whether it's for a pick me up in the cold weather or you've been counting down to warm weather vacas ahead. Today's post is all about enjoying those off times in warmer climates until we've stabilized in our areas.
I am always inspired by accessories first and I build around it! Today, I'm loving BCBG MaxAzria who has a fabulous pair of Hex High Heels which is all about color blocking in orange and pink. I love the fact that the actual heels are a great example of geometria which is a great focus to include within your wardrobe! With these two colors combined, it brings brights and warmth together which is definitely something that you would want to include within your beauty look!
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Pink and orange are fabulous hues to rock with one another. But before you can start the beauty checklist, it's all about beach love and I love these Hot Buns! Not only will they give you a chic look and to keep your hair up but when it's time for a great night out, you'll have fabulous waves when you take out this easy to use bun maker! My faves of the moment come from Sephora, Molton Brown, Stephanie Johnson, Bliss, The Body Shop, Laura Mercier and Pacifica. Check out why I love this curated group by rolling over the images.
We may be having some rain but that doesn't mean we can't begin focusing on Spring by buying some fabulous baubles to rock on our arms! I love stacking pieces whether it's a few items from one designer or a number of them - it's about whatever reflects my mood at the time! For an easy way to rock this look, there's a 5 piece set of stackable gold cuff bracelets by AV Max available at Max and Chloe. Another bangle set plays off of one of the fabulous trends in this spring's hue - the nectarine/tangerine color by French Connection which is a vibrant orange with silver - this is great for adding in a bohemian and ethnic vibe as well. Eddie Borgo's bangle set is a nod to geometria which will create a nice texture to your look. In addition, another great option is Wendy Mink's stackable bangles in assorted colors. I also love pieces where you can have one bracelet that looks like it's a stack (and yet it isn't - this is great for those that like the look but don't want to here the jingle on their arm). I suggest Ippolita's Rock Candy which is a 5 stone sterling silver bracelet.
When you're all about stacking the way you choose, there are so many options. I love Roberto Coin's Primavera bracelets which have an amazing texture and can be worn from day to night. It's available in a white and yellow gold. Kate Spade has fun bangles whether you're interested in the Idiom (various hues and sayings) or Tickle the Ivories - these are all great pops into your look. Add bling to your look with Hari Jewels with options in sapphire, diamond and ruby. Charriol is one of my fave brands as I love the cable cording whether it's the 5 Station Diamond, the classique bangle or the singular bead. Lagos Diamond Caviar Bracelet is super elegant and adds depth to the look. Finally take it ultra glam with Effy Collection in pave Champaign Diamond and Gold.
My tech is pretty important to me no matter where I go but during NYFW it's such an essential that I double check to make sure that I have everything. Although I'm so fortunate to live a few streets away from Lincoln Center (one of the areas that NYFW takes place), I can't bank on being able to swing by my apartment when I'm off to shows, presentations, gifting suites and so much more. So I ensure that everything is not only fashionable but I can run my office from anywhere and still hang out with my girls as we touch base between sushi and cocktails (love TB'ing with Raijean, my sister, Makeda, Kitty and more).
So to stay fab and connected, I suggest the following! Like many my iPad allows me to do a number of things from staying on schedule, taking notes, taking some pics etc. Keep it fab by including it in my Linea Pelle (love that they are sponsoring me this season and that you will see me rocking their bags, belts and of course my case) Dylan Croco iPad Case. I'm not an orange girl per se but it's Paul's fave color and I love rocking hues that he loves seeing. I love the Go Smart Stylus which allows me to work on my iPad without using my fingers and to accurately selecting what needs to be done. As I never know when I'm traveling, my passport is always on hand and I enclose it in a vibrant holder by Lodis. All of this can fit into my Bottega Veneta bag which is a fab hobo in a caramel color.
My key accessory is a scarf and I love this one by Guess that works well with a number of looks or if there is a slight chill in some of the presentation areas. I am a huge fan of sunglasses and love this retro oversized pair by Miu Miu. Since I love to do touchups or to build upon a look, I always bring a few more cosmetic items than normal and this cosmetic case maintains a great pop of color by Givenchy cosmetic case. Finally, it's all about a fab wallet as you'll be pulling it out a number of times for whatever reason - no need to stop accessorizing, love this one by Alexander McQueen.
UPDATE: We have a special giveaway for our bloggers - Go Smart Stylus wants to give 4 of their fab instruments away! To enter to win, you must leave a comment below that includes your name, your blog and your Twitter handle. 4 winners will be selected to receive the Go Smart Stylus which allows you to navigate your tablet! We will announce a winner on Feb 7th (the first day of NYFW FW2013).
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!
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.
Last night we watched a number of phenomenal looks hit Alice Tilly Hall at Lincoln Center for the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards. Actress Sophia Bush rocked a fabulously vibrant tangerine Signature dress by one of my fave designers that I have rocked for appearances and shoots by David Meister. I love that she rocked Lorraine Schwartz jewelry which gave her amazing bling and she had on a pair of Christian Louboutin heels that had a pop of blue and citrus/rose hue. To end the look, she had a gold crystal and skin Lana clutch by Daniel Swarovski.
I love this look and think that she looked fabulous. If I were wearing this dress, I would have opted to have a necklace as I feel that this is missing in this look - placing this Emily Armenta New World Green Turquoise Cross on a long or doubled chain would have been perfect for this plunging dress. I would have stayed in Louboutin's but would have rocked the Lady Max Spike T-Strap in silver (I also love it in gold as well as a darker metal hue) and finally, for the perfect cocktail ring - you can never go wrong with the I-Lunga Carnelian Turquoise Tower Ring which is old world!
British singer Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of "Amour" (Love) at the Cannes Film Festival in this drama filled Stephane Rolland! I'm loving this fabulous dress which comes from his Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection. This dres is absolutely stunning and after seeing it on the runways earlier this year, it's fab to see this finally coming out at an event! With the stunning firey tones, I would have rocked this Salvatore Ferragamo clutch which is a crystal and suede box in order to complete the look.
Happy Memorial Weekend! As you read this I am heading back from Tampa to come home to NYC! I had a great weekend selling my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 on HSN. So now that I'm heading back home, it's time to think about rooftops, fun parties and more. I'm loving this maxi dress in colorblocked style in orange and bright pink by Tibi Slip on these amazing Ted Rossi wrappd cuffs to add depth to your look. Of course, it's all about fab bling with this Swarovksi ring and complete it with these leather sandals by Jimmy Choo!
Across the runways of SS 2012 during NYFW, the colors known as orange, clementine and tangerine - hit front and center for women as well as for men! If the color is a bit off putting to your style aesthetic, today we have a roundup of fun ways that you can include these vibrant hues within your guy's wardrobe from scarves from Faliero Sarti, shoes from Sperry, Nike and Havaianas, bags from Puma, bowties from Brooks Brothers and cufflinks by Barneys!
If you follow me on Twitter (@CocoaBebe), you know that I was at Webster Hall for my sister's East Meets West event which brought the groups (Rize & Fade) that she reps as a DIgital Publicist for an amazing show with various people in the industry! Now I typically don't go to this venue so how do you dress to be chic and yet super comfy as you sip your beer? This was an easy look for me and I wanted to highlight a few accessories for a recreation of the look OR to pick up so that you have them for a future look!
I'm obsessed with a brand called Aqua which is available at Bloomingdales (and I believe is an inhouse brand of this department store) This blazer is shirred at the 3/4 sleeve and is a nice ponte knit that can be dressed up and down! I headed over to H&M and picked up a simple pair of knit pants, this fab black and white striped tops that is about 4 inches longer in the back and layered under it is a black tank! I have had this sherbert orange hued scarf for a million years from Gap. My rings of choice as always is my onyx Ana Reign ring and my San Benito from Virgins, Saints and Angels. My wrap bracelet is from Linea Pelle and I love that is provides depth and texture - such a staple. I obsess over my Brahmin collection and this Nicolette Dream Bag from the blogger collection is chic, roomy and can definitely play hard! Finally, I have been chatting it up about wedges for weeks and have the perfect comfy pair from Miss Trish (who just had a meet and greet in Dadeland last weekend)! Although my tan pair is a one of a kind, she has a number of pieces that are within this look and I love this pink sherbert pair which is available! I love that it feels like you're on clouds and when you're running around on your feet for hours, this is a go to!
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!
There is something that many of your celebs have in common when it comes to hitting the red carpet, they have great skin or the appearance of that sunkissed look! I believe that your beauty regimine is a total system and not just something that you do for a specific time period. When I'm traveling, doing segments and more, I utilize a number of items that ensures that I am always red carpet ready! From Burt's Bees, Gud is a complete skincare line. I have to say that my boyfriend is hooked on their Orange Petalooza Shampoo which has a fab smell that is perfect for clean hair! I'm obsessed with L'Occitane's Immortelle brightening system which includes their Hand Care which has SPF15 included, Brightening Essence which is mixed into the Moisturizing Cream which is perfect for the face. I have been taking two drops a day of IO Beauty's Beauty Booster which tastes like berries and can be taken straight or mixed in your favorite beverage. It's a quick way of nourishing your skin whether it's first thing in the morning, or later on in the day. Of course great skin is all about lotion and Jergens ensures that regardless of the season, you're protected. I too have jumed on the Beauty Balm wagon! I love that Dr Jart's BB cream can be mixed into my foundation that I apply onto my face when I am prepping it for my makeup routine or can be worn alone. I love the water base of this particular one as I feel that it spreads on evenly and makes my skin radiant. Finally, when you're running around, you can't allow a headache to keep you down. Migralex was introduced to me a few years ago and although it was explained to me that it helped those with chronic migraines, I have found that it is perfect for light headaches, stress headaches, hangovers, cramps or those annoying headaches I get when I have been flying for a number of hours. It's fast and effective which is perfect for keeping that well maintained look! Together, all of these items keep me going and are apart of my routine.
The winter here in NYC has been really nice! In fact we have been experiencing Spring a little early. Although we're all a bit hesitant waiting for the other shoe to drop in terms of dips of weather. But as long as that doesn't happen, it's fun to bring in many of our Spring items now. Once again, I love creating looks based around outerwear so this sunny Burberry trench coat is phenomenal and is super slimming as well! Pair this with Brahmin's new Jolie Bag which is apart of the newly released Blogger Dream Bag Collection. This oversized envelope clutch has a number of colors (orange, yellow and white) that add pop factor while also having the option to use a strap on it as needed. Rock the look with a resin necklace by Marni as well as this fab ring by Ippolita. I also love the orange and white wrap bracelet by Marc by Marc Jacobs which adds a fun sense of style. Finally, I'm loving Giuseppe Zanotti's cork heel vibrant yellow peep toe shoe!
Everyone is thinking about having a few days of down time wherever that may be for you! That means that at a moments notice, you never know where you're off to or when an overnight trip becomes one that could be a little longer. In these cases I pack up my weekender from Brahmin which is apart of their Melbourne Anywhere collection in this fabulously rich almond shade and I ensure that my fave 5's make it with me as I need to look refreshed no matter what the day or night holds!
Included in my bag of beauty tricks is a fun shade! Now we all know that I am all about Zoya's Indigo which is a fabulous blue with a glitter component in it but when I received Butter London's nail polish in Jaffa a vibrant orange/coral shade, it got me into thinking about upcoming spring vacations or winter vacations in Turks and Caicos (there soon). I definitely love the idea of embracing fun shades on holiday and I love that it's free of all the chemicals that you don't need on your nails or adding into the environment. In addition, I recently became super fond of Clairvoyant Beauty, another eco friendly line. Because I do a lot my eyes can get super tired and with pictures and having these be the window to my soul, I love that this line contains a product that is all about De-Puffing with it's Cucumber and Cranberry Eye Gel. It's refreshing and yet again making sure your skin is fab.
Don't leave the rest of your skin out without using Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish which is a must. It smells phenomenal but I believe weekly use (and of course using Palmer's Cocoa Butter afterwards ensures that your skin is soft and supple as if you just finished spaing. When it's about topical solutions, I'm all about having my atomizer of my fragrance of the moment so I'm not TSA concerned as I jet through the airport and I'm loving Frago's (Fragrance on the Go) Atomizer which comes in a number of hues! It's all about the gloss at the end of the day and Tom Ford's lip gloss in Pink Guilt is sultry perfection and perfect for wherever you're off to.
Earlier in the week, my sister and I were walking around the home department of a store and of course we were bombarded by holiday sets everywhere balanced pretty evenly between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you're in the last few months of the year, you literally move from one event to the next only to be planning the next dinner, party or social soiree. With that said Oct and Nov are dominated by orange! It's the harvest season and although we identify this with the time of year since it happens on our trees, it can sometimes seem daunting to accent our home in this hue as well as to keep it there throughout the year. Orange is a fab color that works throughout the calendar season and shouldn't be relegated to pumpkins only (although how cute is this Sur La Table pumpkin candle).
Jessica Simpson's Princess pump pointed me in the appropriate orange direction by thinking outside of the hue box by taking the shade as we know it while also playing with the mixing of hues to create a look that is uniquely our own. I'm loving the bright orange that is found in the Orange Moroccan Pouf by Posh Tots (they also have this in other colors) and obviously, each week I pull something from Horchow that is a must - this week it's all about the poppy bowl - I do love a nice glass piece. Horchow comes to your bedroom, where it can be a harvest to citrus oasis depending on the season.The kitchen becomes fun thanks to the conical bowls from Cooking.com. Continue spreading the love with pops of pillows by Design Public and infuse this fab scent by Archipelago Botanicals.
NYFW has come and gone and now other cities are rocking their runways with a number of designers. We enjoyed some phenomenal weather (even though during NYFW we were going to have rain for days) and then fall magically came when the runways went quiet. I love that we're now in fun layers and I've been rocking fun looks as I have also been wearing my line, Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12! This fashion week season it has been super clear that orange is a hue that is going to be huge for Spring 12 for mens and womens. Good thing that we can all rock orange so his style will definitely incorporate the above look!
I love Balmain's peacoat - which is classic chic and who doesn't love the buttons, pair this with a simple shirt and a fan pair of jeans of his choice. I'm a huge fan of texture and hues so this Etro Houndstooth scarf is amazing and of course, you can't go wrong with Prada - these penny drivers are divine. Finish it all up with J Crew's weekender bag which is perfect for apple and pumpkin picking or just going away for a bit of a vacation.
I'm loving the love that everyone gave as I rocked out two shows on HSN for Sebago's Fall presentation today which is apart of an overall HSN Fall Showcase sponsored by Elle Magazine! By the time you have read this, I will be snoozing as I would have already completed my 5am show this morning which is the last of my visit until I am back next Spring with some fun items (including my line). With that said, I am (once I wake up) - fully vested in Fashion Week mode! I love dressing up for the shows, after parties and so much more. You'll see posts over the next few days showcasing some looks that I am absolutely in love with and Carnelian/Orange and a warm Citrine are always a favorite of mine. You can't go wrong with boho chic! I'm such a fan of Young, Fabulous and Broke as they are always on trend - ombre - obsessed. I'm loving the stacked bracelets with Helene Jewelry which has a nice ethnic vibe to it. Yesterday we talked about Giuseppe Zanotti and I love it in this hue. Finally, it's always about the cocktail ring and Dara Ettinger has a fab rock that is such a conversation piece. Whether you're heading to the runways or you're rocking your own runway sidewalk, we should all take advantage of fab hues, textures and warm weather items before we start applying our fun layers.
I used to love sherbert growing up as it was all the swirls and tones of colors. My fave was orange and whatever the flavor pink was. When it gets hot outside, the legs have to show and the arms have to be out and today, I'm inspired by the simplicity of the faint hues of sherbert. Today is my boyfriend's birthday and yet there are so many things to do that I am still running around as this week has been so busy! I love this romper which allows you to stay cool but it's also a little sassy so you can do everything you need to do and yet still look super cute to end the night with drinks! This is a fab pinky/coral color which looks amazing when you mix it with other pink, gold and citrus tones. To this end, I am loving, Tuleste Market's Circle Pendant which has an amazing goddess effect in all of its golden and orange tones. Pair this with the amazing Jamie Joseph Fossilized Coral Ring and you can never go wrong with simply Christian Louboutin peep toes!
We all have those moments when we wake up on Mon knowing that this day is a day that will kick off a week of kicking butt. You have a million things to do and somehow, as opposed to feeling overwhelmed, you're confident that it will all be taken care of and you're ready for anything! With that said, you have to be prepared for something like this so we have a fab outfit that will get you in the mood. Sure, it's super femme but don't be fooled! This outfit is all about giving you room to move and will work whether you're in the elevator, having a lunch meeting, meeting with clients late or whatever is on the agenda. We kick it off with this vibrantly orange dress from Anthropologie that has fab gold adornment on its edges! Of course if you're taking on the world, you should do it in House of Harlow's necklace which has just the perfect amount of Grecian inspired meets Wonder Woman "getting it done" motif! Cap it off with two phenomenal accessories a Cosmic snake embossed Jimmy Choo platform heel and Serpui Marie's Clutch!
Spring Break 2011 looks kicked off yesterday and we're always dreaming of the next best thing in bathing suits. Now I am a bikini kind of girl - I love two pieces! So when I see a one piece that catches my eye, then of course I have to share it! I'm loving this Orange Tie Dye suit by DiNeila. It screams SoBe, St Barths, Rio and Negril just to name a few locales. This is definitely perfect for those cabana parties or events where it's seriously bathing suit only. I'm also think that when it comes to SoBe, it's all about Nikki Beach and I love the hues and angles in this suit! So to ensure that you look like the sun baby for sure, pair this up with the phenomenal lamb leather cuff by Yasu Jutaro which doesn't restrict your wrist and only feels better with each wear as well as rocking Annette Ferdinandsen's Mexican Fire Opal Egg Ring available at Ylang 23. Of course, no look is complete without cork heels and how can you not love Christian Louboutin in this department? Finally, when you simply want the bag that has elegant edge, finish it off with this super cute satchel from L.A.M.B.!
This afternoon I will be out and about checking out new collections and thinking spring as I clutch my coat to keep one of the coldest weekend this winter at bay. I can't help but be excited by all the new hues and thoughts of running around in flip flops and maxi dresses. With that said, I have to start sharing fun pieces that I will definitely want to wear when the weather turns up (or at least when I hit warmer weather). Tory Burch's Tunic in orange is definitely on trend as this is a color that will dominate spring. This is perfect when you want to wear something long sleeve without having a lot of bulk. It can be worn with jeans, cargo pants and much more. Of course, styling becomes super easy with a cuff, ring and a pair of gladiator heels. All these accessories become items that you should stock up on no matter what so that you have go to pieces throughout the spring and the summer.
As you're reading this, I'm flying to St Petersburg for HSN so that I can start training on camera for my time with Sebago which will take place in Feb! I am a huge fan of Tory Burch, her boho chic style is one that I love without question and I have also enjoyed throwing an event at their NoHo store as well. Last wek, I kicked off the first day of December at their Meat Packing District Store with a number of bloggers. Our mission was to style a look from the resort collection whether it was ski inspired or beach oriented! Now knowing me, you know that I had to think beach. My vision was to have a nautical bikini that had a gorg orange cardigan to create a pop of color as you head to your SoBe cabana (preferably at the Delano). Accessories are everything, so I loved including wedges, a large bag and gorg shell necklaces and a bracelet to complete this look. I think that my model is phenom and even even better - I would SO wear this look without a second thought! Although I love it, you'll be able to have the opportunity to vote for your favorite model look so that you can weigh in on Tory Burch's Facebook Page!
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