This post is definitely one that I love sharing as an Accessories Expert and the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week! Kinky Boots is a musical that hit Broadway and focuses on shoes! When a son inherits his father's show factory which is heading for bankruptcy and yet he still wants to maintain the legacy of the business, inspiration has to strike somewhere. It's found in an entertainer that needs phenomenal and sturdy stilettos! Together the two work together to turn the business around and to learn an ultimate lesson about people truly working together and not focusing on perceptions of one another! Of course, this show is all about fab music, dancing and more in this brand new musical! Friday, the windows for Kinky Boots debuted at Lord & Taylor and yesterday, there were in store performances by Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein as well as the rest of the cast from Kinky Boots! Check out some images and of course I had to pop by the windows to see it for myself!
The Kardashians definitely have a matriarch that keeps everything in check even while she works on her personal empire. Last week, Kris Jenner stepped out to attend Google and The Hollywood Reporter hosted an event right before the White House Correspondants dinner! I love Kris Jenner wearing this long sleeved banded dress in white! It's a sexy look while definitely being age appropriate as she is always on point with her look .We're loving her woven black clutch and may we suggest this one by Bottega Veneta which is oh so chic. I'm drooling over her earrings as they are classy, eye popping and can be noticed wherever you happen to stand! To get a similar look, try Colucci Diamonds availale at one of my favorite sites, Forzieri! Finally, it's always about the shoes, I would have actually opted for this fab mesh pair by Giuseppe Zanotti as I love the fun exchange of textures between mesh, banded and woven! White is so crisp and there is a way to bring it to a feminine as well as an edgy look.
The above pictures are courtesy of Just Jared from the SAG Awards that aired last night. As many of you know, as much as I love award season, I am always slightly sad when I see the lack of love that is given to Accessories. As an Accessories Expert, I feel that many of the pieces that are worn are put on as an after thought OR left out simply to go for some "minimalist aesthetic" which doesn't make sense. But I have to say that Emma Stone's look not only looked appropriate for her but used a number of fab pieces that enhanced her look. Her fab earrings are from Tiffany & Co and her dress as well as the accessories (cute shoes and clutch) are from Alexander McQueen. I love that her monotone look doesn't wash her out nor does it look drab! In fact, the accessories create a playful effect that creates elements of whimsy! This is such a fab look with a number of details that don't take away from other components of the overall look.
Although Fashion Week starts tomorrow officially, I will be running around going to a few shows as well as doing my last minute errands in terms of getting my complete looks. So for me, Fashion Week starts in a few hours with a presentation, runway show and other tidbits. For him, he can relax and work on his projects and shake his head as I am forced to run in and out of the worst weather possible for my key time of year. It also seems like those that are US Open bound also feel the same way as their games were cancelled last night - I feel their pain but at least NYFW is not cancelled but it will make running around in my stilettos a sport of their own.
With the fall weather that is coming upon us it is allowing me to rock some layers in addition to some outerwear and for him, he can get cozy. Although he is not at the games right now, he's loving Heineken Tennis Classic by Sol Angeles' exclusive collection that was created in conjunction with Heineken and is currently available at Arthur Ashe stadium. If you're in the complex, you have to check them out as they have a number of cute items and for men's casual wear for running around, going to the gym etc this is phenomenal and apparently sales reflect that the public loves it! He pairs this with American Essential's drawstring jersey pant as he runs out to grab a bagel, get a haircut and all the quick prep he needs to be snazzy for days at the tents, media lounges and after parties. All Saints' hoodie caps the look off as we love playing with grey and to add a pop and to be truly playful in the land of blue, we finish off with these zippy Adidas Original sneakers! Happy Pre Fashion Week and it's official that we will be recapping what we're seeing starting tonight all the way until the end of next week!
I start my days during NYFW checking to see how my schedule needs to be updated as there are always invites that come in, media lounges to attend and a few other appearances that I am asked to go to. I spend the days prior to Fashion Week lining up my closet with items that will be perfect for all these events as my days send me running from tents and this season I will be launching my line as well. But no matter what, I have my basics that get me through the 9 days of madness. Some items are my tried and true such as my Cocoa Butter which keeps my skin enriched and soft, I also love my NARS Body Glow which gives a nice hue and my Urban Decay 24/7 as I believe in black eyeliner. Now I have an entire new arsenal series of beauty products that are a must and will carry me through this season.
I love love love M.A.C.'s Semi Precious Mineralize Eyeshadow which is a nice way to add a little something to my eyes, I fell in love with NP Set after listening to Napoleon Perdis show a small group of us his new made for Target collection before I went off to HSN and of course I have been a fan of Coach Poppy Fragrance so now having the rollerball that has their new scent in there as well as the previous one is always nice to refresh me between shows.
When it comes to my accessories, I can never go wrong with any of the Virgins, Saints and Angels rings as it's a great way to add wow factor to my hands (since I gesture a lot and they look amazing in pictures), I'm also all about stilettos and am obsessed with Vince Camuto at the moment especially anything that is studded (doesn't matter if I'm in leggings or if I am in a super cute dress) and finally Rebecca Minkoff's M.A.B. in python is the cutest satchel that can allow me to take all of my goodies along with me and yet remain so stylish!
There's nothing like a few people coming together to hear about summer trends that we can still enjoy from beauty to accessories! Last night, I headed to Celebrity Hair Stylist, Alma of Alma G Salon where we not only learned fab hair tricks but also were introduced to a number of fun brands that are a must on your list for the summer. The night was hosted by none other than Makeda of Glamazon Diaries who created a fab night focused on Summer Trends! This night was filled with fun product assortments from Essie, Sula and I'm loving the accessories components which included Paradise Pearls that were appraised at $1,000 as well as Melissa Shoes who did a phenom collaboration with Vivienne Westwood - stilettos that are actually made out of rain material = phenom!.
You know that I'm dressed to impress when I step out in my Jimmy Choos! They're constructed to be a drool worthy shoe while also being super comfortable when you're walking around; however, my favorite shoe is the flip flop and I have to say that you can't leave an amazing event with a pair of flip flops! You still have to have a luxury shoe but one that is full of comfort and can be stored in your bag without having to have too much bulk! Enter Relax Missy to the rescue! I love that these shoes still ooze luxury as they come in a satin pouch and they fold up ever so nicely. As you slip out of your stilettos, you're overall look doesn't change as you slip into a cab, a tasty 24/7 spot to mingle with friends to talk about the night and more! These shoes are Kitten Lounge approved as we know that stilettos are our calling card and Relax Missy ensures that we still maintain our sleek image! Check them out on @RelaxMissy as well as their Facebook Fan Page which will let you know about new items that are coming out!
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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.
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