I have always prided myself on being up to date with the latest style trends, upcoming designers, and basically any headlining story in the fashion industry. Much of my life has revolved around looking for inspiration anywhere I can find it, which is why I must give credit where credit is due. Vogue magazine has been a constant savior in my stylistic adventures, and has always guided me to what is in and what is out. The reason I give Vogue magazine my vote for periodical of the month is not only because the informational content is so useful, yet also because of it is a timeless reference for fashion-savvy gurus everywhere.
It is unsurprising that Vogue is in a league of its own. Being established in the United States since 1892, it is one of the longest running fashion periodicals the country and world has ever read. The editors at Vogue take pride in the fact they are extremely influential in the industry and much of what they present to the consuming audience will be swallowed within minutes of opening the cover. I personally gravitate towards this magazine to review the latest fashion shows or collections and to allow my eyes to be graced with some of the top clothing images on the market. I also swear by this magazine for the inclusion of lifestyle articles, relating anywhere from personal health and beauty to historical reviews on influential names of the fashion world.
It would certainly be an understatement to say that Vogue magazine submits only the highest quality material. With photography spreads by artists like Annie Liebowitz and Peter Lindbergh and amazing PR campaigns, this source of glamour review is leaving the rest of the competition in their makeup chairs. Vogue has such a high reputation and such authentic sources that it is a must read for any lost soul trying to find the light towards fashion. I have learned about some of the most helpful styling tips as well as emerging new beauty products from reading this renowned piece of literature every month. Vogue is untouchable, yet I reassure you that I keep an open mind to most other couture inspired compositions.
P.S. I want to hear from you! Do you agree with my choice to keep Vogue at the forefront for magazine of the month? Or, is there another periodical that must be brought to my attention for a close runner up?
Even though summer vacation is technically here, most of us unfortunately do not get a vacation from the office. I often try to think about cool and collected when choosing an outfit for the workday ahead. There are definitely some “do’s” and “don’ts” in dressing for work, especially in the smoldering temperatures outside. With such hot weather, I try to keep my outfits breezy without showing an uncomfortable amount of skin. Instead of wearing a completely strapless top, I often pair it with a matching blazer or vest to keep the sense of professionalism.
My true feminine side comes out whenever I am draped in one of my favorite dresses. The key to wearing dresses in the workplace is to always keep it slightly above the knee or longer. Even though you may have the best legs in Manhattan, it is never a becoming look to have your coworkers see more than they signed on for. Gucci’s summer line of business clothing will satisfy that need to be girly while still being refined especially when the thermometer exceeds ninety degrees. The styles and cuts of this line are conservative, yet the tailoring of each piece will flatter your figure and keep your shape.
What would the summer months be without flip-flops and sandals? Although I am a girl at heart who loves the comforting feeling of strappy shoes on her feet, there is room in the workplace for more stylish and polished options. To satisfy your comfort, but not to surrender your style, wedges and low heels are perfect for all day long events and meetings. Lanvin wedges are sleek styles that won’t blister your feet in the already blistering sun. Some other great designers to keep in mind for your perfect workplace summer shoe are Salvatore Ferragamo, and Chanel ballerina flats.Cool, calm and comfortable are the fashion workplace goals for this season. What kinds of office attire do you style yourself in when trying to keep dry this summer?
Fashion is always changing, and so are my moods and preferences for the kinds of clothes that make me feel beautiful and feminine. I often consider many factors when trying to determine how I want my style to represent the kind of individual I am. Of course it is always appropriate to keep up with the latest designer lines, shows, and trends that arise during the course of the year. Yet, I often find myself searching more for the clothing that speaks to my intuition and first instinct. Chances are if something catches your eye immediately it was your body’s way of saying how fantastic you would look and feel in such an item!
Although it is unrealistic to live much of your life solely based on gut reactions, there are certain factors that must be investigated when finalizing your signature look. Age appropriate, rising to occasion, body shape, climate consideration, and social fit. I thought a lot about all of them and always wanted to wear clothes that are simple, stylish comfortable and appealing. I designed few dresses myself using comfortable stretchable soft cottons in solid colors with elegant and feminine silhouettes. On57 New York collection was born and I am so proud to wear them in different parts of the world. They became my personal style where I feel confident and comfortable but foremost chic while wearing them.
Lifestyle and personal philosophy is a large ingredient in my recipe for stylish success. I participate in a very active schedule, and try to fuel my body with organic foods that will keep my physique fit and healthy. Often, I try to reflect my conscientiousness through my style, and lean towards more neutral colors to keep me feeling naturally beautiful from the inside out.
Dressing for your body type, occupation, inspirations and comfort are all other elements to be questioned with when crafting your overall glamour profile. Regardless of the recommendations I have made, it is always crucial to experiment! Go ahead and strut those five-inch heels down the sidewalk or throw on that hot pink blazer over your romper. Without trying new looks you will never be able to wean out the bad and hold onto and transform all of the good. In the fashion world, you can never reinvent yourself too much and the search may make you learn more about yourself than you thought you knew. So go ahead and explore all the clothing you can and reawaken your fashion adventures with every chance you get!
I am a huge believer that bright personalities are attracted to bright color schemes, which is definitely useful when deciding what to wear this summer season. I have noticed an obvious emerging style of pairing secondary colors together in outfits as well as prints. Prada’s summer line showcases this exact trend by highlighting the color orange in numerous outfits while keeping colors like purple and green strung minimally throughout.
If secondary colors are not much of an adventurous leap for you, perhaps you need to look towards On57NewYork for some iridescent inspiration. I love this collection since it combines the various bold colors, classic silhouettes and simple styles of the summer. It blends everything into one easy stylish and colorful fashionista trend. Perfect summer colors this season seem to be cooler and warmer hues, which are somewhat reminiscent of nature. Many clothing lines have adopted a more ethereal look this summer, using understated brights and pale pastels to achieve that dreamlike hazy aura.
I personally gravitate towards the brighter tones of turquoise blues and yellows, most likely because they remind me of water and evoke a feeling of tranquility. At the end of the day, regardless of which colors seem to be in style or trending in the fashion world, you need to feel comfortable and fearless in whichever shade you decide to sport. If your heart is telling you one color but Vogue is pushing for the opposite, choose what looks best on you. The greatest accessory this summer besides your colorful exploration will be the confidence and attitude that comes along with it!
If you are like me, who likes to travel and constantly lives on the suitcase then one of the best parts about the summer season is vacationing. But, if you are also like me you wait until the last minute to pack and suddenly you are stressing about what to bring! Step back, take a breather, and relax because I am here to make your last minute closet raid easier and, of course, chic.
The first area that needs to be tackled is exactly what type of climate will greet you in the destination you are planning to go. I am hoping that no one is trying to visit the snowy Alps, or Chile glacier this summer, so much of what should be brought includes a lot of breezy, lightweight and colorful attire. My favorite and most essential items to pack for any getaway are a variety of bathing suits, and beach dresses. Depending on your figure or mood, I typically pack an assortment of styles. On days that I want to feel sexy I bring my itsy bitsy Agua Bendita bikini. However, there will be those days I want to channel my inner couture and slide into my bright red two-piece from Michael Kors. And lets not forget about those days where your sunburn has taken over and you just want to relax in something a bit more casual. I always remember to pack a comfortable beach cover-up, and recently I am in love with colorful styles from Emilio Pucci.
Let’s not forget about the outfits that happen once the sand is washed away and your skin is applied with aloe. Going for an evening out during vacation is a chance for you to showcase that tan as well as how fashion savvy you really are! A perfect vacation look is a flowy yet feminine sundress that either tapers at the knee or stops just below your ankles. Anything with a bright color or sultry cutout is essential for that night out on the town. Lastly, what kind of fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t comment on the ideal shoes to bring for such a trip? During the day I love to slide into my CHANEL wedge slides, and eventually I switch into my slightly more playful Nicholas Kirkwood flower embellished sandals . These are just some of my many must-have vacationing items, but I want to hear from you. What pieces would you not be able to live without in paradise?