It's all about looking fabulous and even in the midst of the current turn of seasons - we can still enjoy a bit of summer warmth. Ola Style hit the runways of Shoe Week with fun easy styles! Whether it's going to a friend's wedding, enjoying a night on the town or simply taking a fashionable focus for yourself, Ola Style has a vibrant and whimsical look that's perfect for what you're looking for. We paired these pieces with Q by Pasquale and you can see more in our Facebook albums.
People ask what Kitten Lounge is about and it talks about the core areas of fashion, style, beauty and travel. But it's also a place where it evolves as I do! This means that many of my Kittens who read this know about my design collaborations, HSN appearances, spokeswork and now I add another title - Maid of Honor! My sister and her fiance (wow first time I have used this work to refer to my Brother in Law to be) made it official this week and plan to be married next year! Although I have been in a wedding and have attended a few more, I have never been a Maid of Honor and can't wait to take on the duties that I know I will come to me like second nature. Although many details may stay a secret as the groom should be surprised, each Friday you'll hear about what a Maid of Honor should expect to do and all the things that involve that.
These responsibilities are those that I welcome and I know that there may be others that may want to know what options are out there and how we're going on about our process! The next year or so will be a lot of fun and a way for me to think about what I think I would want to do when it is my time - until then, I'll be the best and most researched Maid of Honor and it's yet another journey that readers can take on with me.
Whether I'm heading to the airport for business or fun or simply am going to a wedding for the weekend, I find that up until the last minute, I use every second to continue tweaking my beauty look. Rarely do I land or arrive and head to the hotel to rest - I may have enough time to do a super quick spruce and I'm on a series of agendas! With that said, my carry on bag always has some last minute items that I can do that works while I focus on something else OR I can do it while I am in the car service, on the train, in the cab or am on the runway. I love large roomy bags with pockets so all my tech, items to pass the time away and more can fit so this bag by Lauren by Ralph Lauren is perfect! When I travel I have to be comfy (no restricting clothes) but also ensuring that the AC doesn't get too crazy so the dress by Malene Birger is such a great find and can be dressed up and down for 90% of the things that I need to do when I hit the ground running.
People always comment on my super white smile and it looks that amazing because I use Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips which provides professional level whitening in the comfort of your home; moreover, when I use it with Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste I'm ensuring that my smile is protected. So no matter how much fun I am going to have in the last weekends of summer this is apart of my daily routine and I like whitening knowing that I can still talk on the phone, sip something etc and the strips are at work. Of course, many of you know that I am a Brand Ambassador for this product but you've all seen me on HSN, spontaneous photoshoots at events and my shoots with major magazines and although I receive the product courtesy of the brand, my pearly whites are definitely a testament to the time investment of using them! My lips are another huge thing - a fab smile has to meet lush lips and ever since my Dior Beauty event I hosted this past summer, you can't find me without my Lip Maximizer (which plumps them) and my Lip Glow (which gives them a lush look and a slight tint that my body naturally creates) both by Dior and yes I am addicted!
Ever since last week, I have been loving Caudalie's Beauty Elixir which can be used after you wash your face or even when you are fully made up. It's travel friendly AND I love how refreshed I feel when I spray it on my face. It's a soothing mini spa that is always at the ready. Finally, I think carrying wipes are a must especially when the temperatures spike - you always want to feel clean so having Ole Henriksen's Truth to Go will ensure that you're fresh, dewy and dry! These have been my basic go to's whether it's been over the past year or within the past few weeks and as always, I have more items that I love bringing with me but I love looping you in on my fave things!
Wow last week was quite a week with the announcement of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton! Hearing this long awaited news made me think about being little and seeing when Lady Di had her wedding. I remember being glued to the TV and seeing the longest train that I had ever seen in my entire life. I remember everyone talking about it and back then I was just a little girl in Indiana! Lady Di set trends (even her famed ring was a bit of news when people found out that the $60,000 ring was purchased from a catalog - gasp) and made her style her own and one that others wanted to follow. It is said that Kate Middleton will do the exact same thing as she also has an amazing sense of style!
Above she is seen wearing a gorgeous blue jersey silk dress that compliments her fabulous engagement ring. London based ISSA is known as the Brazilian DVF and with the classic elements of this dress, it is easy to see that comparison. This dress has been one of the lines most loved designs within the ready to wear collection. We love Kate as she never takes a bad picture whether she knows the camera is there or not. In addition, she's absolutely gorgeous and if her mom is any point of reference, you can see that she has amazing classic looks that will keep her in the forefront of our minds in terms of what she's wearing next. Kitten Lounge loves the new addition to the royal family so expect to see more coverage of what she's up to and of course what she will be wearing, what designer she would choose and more as this is the next wedding of the century!
There are so many things to think about when it comes to a wedding from the space, to theme, dresses and so much more. Now don't read this post and think that I'm engaged! But here on Kitten Lounge, the posts do revolve around my interests or those of my friends who may be heading into a new phase. Some of my friends are getting engaged and I have been involved in the planning of their special day in terms of the look and so it made me think that next month we would take two weeks in June to look at trends in weddings.There are so many options and it can be daunting! I wanted to create a focus on the site where we could look at 5 distinct themes/looks so that it could help those that are just getting started! In addition it will include items that focus on spas, fun week of activities and more. For those in the planning process, I can't wait to hear back from you guys on what you think and yes, I'm available to assist whether it's your gown of the day, your bridesmaids and of course, your adorable flower girl dresses or your bridal accessories !
Above, our spread has the key components that we will focus on various dresses of course, fab lingerie day of and for that night, cute sets to wear when you're running around being the Anti-Bridezilla and of course, the ring. I can't wait until June to share with you the trends that I have pulled together and remember, in November, we will have a two weeks to focus on this as well so definitely stay tuned and let us know what you thought about June so that we can add even more towards the end of this year.
This Wed for those that are making plans for their amazing wedding, you can attend the ModernRomance Bridal Soiree at the Broadway Millenium Hotel at 145 W 44th Street this Wed the 24th at 6:00pm - 9:30pm. This is a great evening to see the Jenny Yoo Collection and also to meet various Wedding Planner Professionals. This event also includes appetizers and cocktails (provided by Hudson theater) as well. For $25, you and a guest will be able to enjoy seeing great garments and to start putting your plans into action! If you know someone or will be getting married and are in the area, this is the perfect event for you! In addition to seeing the Jenny Yoo Collection, you can enjoy the following attendees: Tarte, Abby Jean Invitations, Neuhaus Chocolates, Brides.com and Brides NY and many more. Visit the website to see how you can be added to this event. Of course, Kitten Lounge will be covering this event and sharing it with you as well.
This weekend I am going to a wedding. I love weddings! I love seeing what the guests wear, what the bride chose and everything that goes along with it. It makes you think about your own - even if it is just for a second and you know that it is a long time away. I have always been a fan of strapless gowns and I'm always torn by what the bottom portion would look like. I can only imagine what it would be like to find a dress - I can't even decide on what shoes I absolutely love to wear with my jeans!
Anyway, Coutorture has one of my favorite designers who does bridal wear - Carolina Herrera and the shoot is amazing and is definitely like a living fairy tale. This dress is definitely something that I will love and if you're in the market or know someone who is, you may want to let them know that they can see all this and more at Coutorture!
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