Sorry Paris or Milan, but New York is considered by many to be the fashion capital of the world. A home to two very distinct styles, Uptown and Downtown Manhattan, Big Apple is also home to many designer labels, including Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, and Zac Posen. But to look like a true New Yorker, you have to dress like one. So what style are you going to pick? Uptown or Downtown?
Uptown New York is known for its posh and “unwalkable” Fifth Avenue, sophisticated Madison Avenue, and noiseless Park Avenue boutiques. Socialites and prominent families reside in it. Uptown New Yorkers have classic and label loving styles, they are very fresh, pure, and lean toward contemporary fashion.The best way to recognize an Uptown girl strolling through Madison Avenue is by the luxury she carries, whether it is designer handbags, hat or oversized round sunglasses.
On the other hand, Downtown New York shows a completely different side and vibe of the city. It’s known for its neighborhoods, such as West Village, MeatPacking, Tribeca, and Soho, also known as lower Manhattan. Mostly musicians, artists, hipsters, and free spirit people reside in it. People are INDIVIDUALS, they dress as they wish and are not afraid to mix patterns with layers. The key to dressing like a downtowner is to be fearless, confident, and love DENIM. They are not afraid to wear layers with leopard prints, or wear neon colors with baggy sweats.
But, if you really want to be a loyal and true New Yorker and BREAK THE RULES, mix and match both styles and make it your own. Don’t be afraid, no one’s going to judge! Wear leopard pants with Valentino pumps, or a Chanel bag with a Rolling Stones tee, be original and stay true to your style!
P.S. As always I would like to hear from you what is your favorite style? Which elements of Downtown or Uptown girl you have in your outfit? Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.
Summer may have come to an end and the temperature has certainly dropped in New York but don’t go packing up all your summer gear. This season’s must have accessory you ask? Sunglasses.
That’s right. Sunglasses are not just for the heat. In fact, you will see them all yearlong. Think white faux fur jackets, standout sunglasses and snowflakes. The future looks bright (behind the safety of our UV protected accessory).
We surely saw some classics this past season, like the Ray Ban Original Wayfarer. There was also surge in the selection of glasses with the mirror-polarized lens, with the highest demand being green. I must admit, that lens inside an Aviator frame was a personal favorite of mine this summer. But this fall brings on a whole new style.
Get ready for a change in lens. Try out a bright translucent look or go for a completely transparent option. And don’t be afraid to choose a pair that sports bright rims too! This season’s accessory is all about being bold. Make it the center of your look!
Also this fall, expect to see a lot of geometric shapes from the oval-circle shape to rectangle-square, rather than the classics previously mentioned. And for the material, you wonder? It’s all about solid plastic. I’m thinking affordability. Perhaps, we can all plan for multiple purchases allowing us a variety of stylish looks. Who can ever buy just one?
So get excited. This season, sunglasses will go from necessity to must have accessory. Start your search for the perfect pair now!
Agnes Kordek always has big ideas when it comes to Fashion. She is one of those gals who finds a q-tip and with her imagination and creativity is capable of building a beautiful castle. I admired her glory, winning EDGE from red carpets, and TV screens, for years never catching her off the guard. Even through her pre and post pregnancy she always managed to look like a Princess. I asked her to join me in conversation and share her glamourous secrets with the rest of you. Agnes is a TV anchor/actress.
As a former model she frequently cat walked in top designer runways throughout the world. Aside from fashion Agnes rides horses, plays piano, and sings.
But her true passion for fashion still leads her remaining fresh in full force.
It all started from a desire to make something great. Agnes has it all: She is a natural, with glamour “FAIRY POWER” endowed in Passion, Good Eye for picking WINNER OUTFIT, but foremost hard work to do it in “grand style”.
If there is one think she wants you to know is to be brave. Endlessly test colors, different styles, outfits, be open. Its the only way to get where you want to go and be fearless.
When I follow her in the ails of boutiques I immediately sense her strong style’s third eye vision with minimum efforts. Its like all GODS assist her to create her signature masterpiece look no one can duplicate. From delicate makeup to romantic hair style, through perfectly picked accessories and designer outfit she found a recipe for every day how to stand out from the crowd.
She got hooked on style from an early age. Thanks to her stylish mom who always dressed her nice. She debuted her stylish journey from her mom’s world of fashion essentials.
” I loved watching fashion shows, and magazines, spying on new trends and creating my own style. My favorites were always accessories shoes and bags.
You need to dress every day and why not make it fun and look your best while finding your own stylish voice. Its not the clothes that will play that role but the way you express yourself through them. Inspire yourself! Look inside you and find that coherent symbioses of familiarity and what makes you feeling good.
You have to remember that fashion is very unfaithfully transitional that’s why you can’t cope with it to seriously. Just take it with a pinch of salt. Play with it.
Sometimes the trendiest clothes don’t fit my personality or my style. For example I like to mix elegant with casual smart look. You can look sexy in shorts and ballerina flats. Its important to always stay true to yourself. If you feel happy and beautiful everyone will notice and cherish that.
Sometimes simple nail polish change or vibrant lipstick color is enough to add some sparkle to your new look. Pay attention to accessories, because they can change dramatically your outfit. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fresh and innovative every season. Several Boutiques offer their designer treasures throughout annual sales.
Just ask my dear friend stylist Kasia. Her expertise comes handy offering European designer spread at Boutique on 57all year around.
You can also network your fashion senses and rescue your girlfriends unwanted wardrobe pieces through mutual exchange. All you need is some imagination. Remember to always wear the most valuable asset to every outfit YOUR SMILE! Its always in Season”
P.S.I will show you my stylish groove and way how I dress. I hope it will help you to find your own. Choose some clothes, make an outfit and share with me your creative ideas. Send me your pictures and I will be thrilled to whisk you away from mundane trends and will help you look even better. I will post your picks here, show you some simple tricks how I do to improve each look and get your fashion juices flawing.
LET’S PUT THE STORY TO YOUR FASHION REDEMPTION!
Agnes truly understands why finding your own voice in fashion is important. Its like system of values. What it takes one can always improve. She is here for you to crown your dashing Diva and declare your stylish magic. Taking care of yourself and being chic can be like steroids for a great life beginning. You need to be courageous, confident, accomplished, and STAND OUT FROM THE REST!
Hermes is known for its leather and has bags for any occasion, while Valextra is an upcoming brand that is becoming increasingly popular and is getting more interest from the public eye. So which luxury brand is really most luxurious???
Hermes bags are known for their luxurious quality. From day to evening to luggage, you can find many of the styles you’re looking for all made from premium leather.
Valextra is a fairly new brand or is at least fairly new at being popular. Its bags are fine and appear clean-cut and very obviously luxurious. Some of its styles are similar to those of Hermes, but that still leaves the question of who does it better?
Where I do believe that Valextra has the advantage is in its variety. Valextra has a wide selection of items within its categories of clutches, luggage, everyday bags, and more. Check out the entire collection here at http://www.valextra.it/Default.aspx.
So who won this royal battle? Why don’t I let you decide… Tell me which designer brand you like best!