Happy May - we're finally locking into the time period where we definitely don't have to worry about these dips in temperature. Many of us have actually begun to dip into our summer wardrobes and we're not even looking back towards our winter gear. My love for maxi dresses has definitely encompassed the maxi skirt! I'm loving this fabulously striped pleated skirt from Alice and Olivia. When you wear something that not only has a number of colors as well as textures and movement, I like to create a little simplicity and love that this tank top from Club Monaco is the perfect item to pair with this skirt! I definitely want to pair a fun necklace with this look and Noir Jewelry has this fab bugle knot necklace has fun hues that are woven in. On you hand, this Dara Ettinger cocktail ring has a fabulous yellow hue which brings sunshine from your hand! Yellow picks back up in this look with my fave pair of sandals by none other than (shocker) Giuseppe Zanotti which has your feet wrapped in this hue as well as adding a little extra bling. With so much color, it's an even better excuse to include this python stacked set of 3 bangles to make everything look completely relaxed by Ted Rossi!
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.
Vacations seem to be few and far between but I am constantly traveling! Tomorrow I will jet off to LA to mix business and pleasure together! I'm excited to be with my boyfriend on his Social TV conference that he produced and will be on panels for, I'll be working on a number of items involving the ever growing Kimmie brand and of course taking some much needed down time/ I'm loving that I will have a chance to enjoy some time by the pool!
When it's time to have some pool time, I believe in rocking it out! First you have to start with the bikini, I'm loving DVF who has an awesome zebra beaded ensemble which is perfect! Make it look super cute by slipping on a pair of shorts by Rag & Bone. Super cute shorts beg to have fab heels on and when in a bikini, I love rocking wedges and this pair by Brian Atwood is amazing! Rock on a pair of sunglasses with Tom Ford and finish it off with Bottega Veneta's woven leather satchel which is the perfect way to take much needed down time - when you can!
Whether you're going to private parties, large ones or staying at home - one of the biggest nights to party takes place on this Saturday! It's about ending the year in a big bang. No matter how you spent 2011, what took place and the groundwork that you set about to make 2012 better - it's time to let your hair down, up and out as all that matters is that you have lived to see another 365 and to do it all again in the year ahead! You know that you're going to look phenomenal and to wear a number of items that will make you look fab to the next level and then there is that guy! He could be in your entourage, your destined intended or maybe you get to dress him. This night is about putting it out there and I am loving this look. Today's Kimmie's 5s for this week looks at how His Style rocks NYE and I had to start his canvas with this velvet regal plum blazer by Danish clothing line, Sand. Underneath of the blazer he loves to keep it dashing by having this striped Thomas Pink out in full force with a double cuff and paired with Ksubi black night raw rinse jeans.
If you're going to rock this look, here are 5 accessories that are a must to make him the beaux of the night. We kick it off with the shoes! We all know that Christian Louboutin is all about the look and taking it to another exponential level and this python skin doesn't disappoint. In addition, who will be heading down to the West Village to check out the Men's Store that won't be too far away from the Women's Store near Horatio this Spring - this is worth braving the elements for to be sure! Rock his pocket by placing a paisley Etro scarf in it which is chic and so modern! When it comes to hardware, I go to my faves for a guy! John Hardy's black sapphire cuff links are the perfect companion to place within his striped double cuff shirt - I love the etching and how classic the sparkle is without taking it completely over the top. Since I'm all about pave, this black diamond signet ring by David Yurman is so very necessary and regal. I think every guy needs a ring like this. Finally, time isn't even something to be considered on the night of all night's but to keep him in perfect step - Movado is the perfect piece to complete the look with it's stainless steel and black face which plays into the other accessories that are being worn!
Just because we're in the holiday season doesn't mean that you have to don the typical red, green or velvet. I have to say that it's nice to add other elements into your holiday wardrobe as well that work with a number of seasons! I am in love with JB by Julie Brown and since I have met her a few times, the one shoulder dress is such an essential and is perfect when you want to show a lot of leg. Since this has butterflies, I love to keep the rest of the look simple with Carlos Falchi's python clutch. I love this T-Strap peep toe heel from Guiseppe Zanotti. Add on the glitz by embracing rose gold such as Roberto Coin's bangle cuff which is decadent, Paige Novick's double circle oval earrings and Ileana Makri's sapphire blue pave ring which makes the look absolutely fun and glitzy!
The weather may be up and down wherever you live around the country but once he gets inside, it's time to enjoy drinks and nibbles with friends. Whether you're stepping out of your home office or leaving your office you want to make sure that he looks fab when it comes time to enjoying the season. Start off with a crisp shirt from Paul Smith in one of my fave hues - purple striped wovens. Rock this over a pair of skinny jeans from Edwin and a fab velvet blazer at J Crew!
This is a great base that we can add fun cufflinks from Bottega Veneta which has fab detailing and yet is very casual! A sterling silver Gucci bracelet watch makes sure that he stays on time or can check when you're bound to arrive to the party. For the ultimate comfort, he can slip into Ralph Lauren's Hayward Vachetta Driver. I love the color, the sewn detailing with the penny look across the top. He's definitely ready to go out for the evening and beyond.
First off, happy September and what better way to welcome in the fall then to start with fab looks for men! Although I am the last person that you'd expect to be in a power suit (a la Dynasty), I love the look of the Wall Street guy and am super excited about the movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (loved the first one and Michael Douglas is definitely one of my faves right up there with Sean Connery and Richard Gere). There is something to be said for tailored suits, fab leather shoes, ties and don't even get me started on pinstripes! But when you're not in the office, you can't go from Wall Street to frat boy, there has to be a happy medium. Thankfully, Jack Robie has you set as they have the fab suits that you'd expect to see dreamy Wall Street types wear while also having components that can be dressed down. The line was created by none other that two former Wall Street guys who decided that they wanted to bring a little style to the everyday. The image above is from the Jack Robie photoshoot which is a great look; however, if I was brunching with Mr Wall Street - I'd love to see him a little more casual. The woven shirts come in a variety of looks but as we're getting closer to the fall - who doesn't want to rock a little plaid? Done this way, the plaid is sophisticated, crisp and fun.
I love the driving shoes by Sebago which are super easy to slip on and are perfect for a bite to eat at Paris Commune and then for an afternoon of finding Christian Louboutin's for me. The jeans in the image are perfect, I love that look but complete it with a fab watch. I think a watch (although I never wear one) is an essential component when it comes to a man's accessory. A guy says a lot in his shoes as well as what he rocks on his wrist. I love watches that have a lot of definition and complexity as it says quite a bit about the person wearing it. Together this look works with a number of casual affairs and guarantees that you're ready for whatever the day will bring.
The other day Bogosse had an amazing night, sharing it's fashions on and off the runway! Bogosse has definitely been worn by various people such as Tim Roth and Ryan Seacrest; however, I love that it's a classic look with a twist! I am a fan of the oxford shirts and if you like this style and want to be noticed, this is the line for you! The Hatian born brother duo of Patrick and Fabrice Tardieu created a line that showed off their style. With Patrick being the Captain of the National Soccer Team of Haiti (and now the CEO of Bogosse) and with Fabrice having experience in Armani France (Bogosse's current Creative Director) - they created this line which is full of style and pop!
The other night, the line was not only shown; however, two friends of mine (we all met when we worked at Abercrombie on 5th Ave when it first opened), hit the red carpet! Amanda Alter (oh yes that would be from Project Runway) and Tyler Barns (Abercrombie Model) were on the Red Carpet to lend their support to this amazing event. Take some time to check out the amazing designs and although it is Miami based, their flagship store is in St Tropez! I love a brand that is centered around just wovens - perfect to go out in after work, to wear at work and without feeling like a traditionalist!
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