Fashion Picture Post of the Day

Valentino Menswear

Valentino Fall Winter 2016 Menswear

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Balmain x H&M: Fashionista Shopping Frenzy!!

Balmain logo black

” Do you speak Balmain?”

Hello Friends,

 

So show of hands how many of us were able to snatch a piece of the BalmainxH&M collection last week? If you were able to grab (literally) a piece of this collection then congratulations are in order. Just let me start off by saying that I have never and I mean never seen anything remotely even close to the stampede that I saw when the doors opened at H&M last week. I have never participated in Black Friday and if what I saw last week was an indication of what consumers go through for Black Friday then you can count me out.

 

Balmain Quote

I will say that I was lucky enough to purchase a piece from the collection that I really wanted and it felt like I had won the lottery I tell you! I was able to get the yellow braided embroidery vest which retailed for $129.00 but I see this same item is selling on EBay for $350.00. I did not partake in the fist fight of trying to get this item instore but yet opted to purchase my item online using my mobile device. I had a team of dedicated friends and coworkers that were trying online as well for me so you can say that this was a well thought out plan to score that vest.

 

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In the end I was able to purchase the item and was anticipating the arrival of my sought out piece of the Balmain x H&M collection and I finally have it. The quality of this item was utterly amazing, the fabric is well made and worth every dime that I spent. I also received a garment bag to store my coveted piece from this collaboration. It was a thrill ride to say the least and has given me the courage to maybe go for something on Black Friday maybe? Nah…I will leave well enough alone that was way too stressful for my liking. Well let me take that back because if H&M collaborate with Chanel then I will start this process all over again!! If you did partake in purchasing your Balmain instore PLEASE share your experience with me below in a comment.

 my Balmain

 

 

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Balmain Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

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Do you speak Balmain? Well can you read it because this SS16 collection told a story that didn’t need any narration. My goodness the 59 looks that were presented were breathtaking to say the least. Now we are all anticipating the collaboration of H&M with Balmain scheduled to hit stores Nov 5th, however I am willing to bet that we will not see any of the pieces that just glided down the runway in Paris in any store.

The colors of pigments chosen for this collection were Egyptian blue, white, gold and malachite green which were used throughout the designs. It was a perfect contrast and of course I have my favorite 4 looks below. The entire collection was really nice and worth doing an internet search to view all of the looks.

 

Balmain look 1 Balmain look 2 Balmain look 3 Balmain look 4

*Pictures courtesy of GPSRadar*

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Manish Arora Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I love!

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Manish Arora Designer Picture

 

Hello!!! (waving) thank you for stopping by today to see what’s going on with the blog. Well as you all know there is a little huge event called Paris Fashion Week that is going on across the pond and the street style and runway fashions are fierce. There are a few things listed on my bucket list marked with a gold star and attending a show by designer Manish Arora in Paris during fashion week is way up there! I absolutely love what this man creates and yes he is very eclectic and that is what draws me in. I love color and not afraid to wear it so the more outlandish and colorful the better.

This year I see that he did not disappoint with his colorful and whimsical pieces that just made me feel well….happy! Manish created 44 looks for this collection and below you will find the 4 looks I love.

 

Manish Arora look 1 Manish Arora look 2 Manish Arora look 3 Manish Arora look 4

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Keep’em Seeing Red!!!

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Happy Friday!!!

 

You know how we do here on the blog on Fridays! Glasses in the air, pinkies out and “clink” we made it!!

 

Today is a very special day because today marks my 100th post on my blog!! I am just tickled pink I tell you and this has been a great adventure so far and I am looking forward to all that will come in the future. I send out a heartfelt THANK YOU to all that stop by and like my posts and read my posts on well….whatever I feel like writing about that day.

 

If you follow me on Instagram a few days ago I posted a picture about a product that I was going to review and that product was “Save your Sole”. This product is amazing and I love it and will be giving this as gifts to all my awesome girlfriends who rock the “red bottom” we so love. This product was designed to help you protect your soles from day to day wear or to give a fabulous touch up to the sole that need a little TLC. I was searching all over the place to find a place that would restore my shoes back to the original form and didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I also didn’t want to take my shoes to a Cobbler and have them grind down my sole and replace it with an off color red rubber mat.

Save your sole before and after pic 1           save your sole before and after pic 2         Save your sole bottle

 

I came across this produce online and I will admit I was not sure if this would be the perfect red or even a great product for that matter. To my surprise the red is the EXACT glossy red that are on my Christian Louboutin pumps (I see why the lawsuit was in place now) a perfect match! I felt really comfortable trying this product ($35.00 retail) on an old pair first after watching a few YouTube demonstrations. The product is very easy to use and it dries fast and leave that glossy look. If you have some shoes that need a “make over” I highly recommend using this product. Visit the website because they have great gift items and other products for all types of shoe soles and great information on Cobblers as well. Also check out the clear and self-adhesive soles they have for your soles as well, I plan on using those on my next pair of Louboutin’s.

 

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http://www.saveyoursole.co.uk/

 

 

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Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

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Happy Friday!!

You know how we do here on the blog on Fridays! Glasses in the air, pinkies out and “clink” we made it!!

 The designers did an outstanding job this season with presenting great collections that made you actually want to skip three seasons and go right back into summer. I was very impressed with my favorites and of course surprised by some designers that I never gave a second look at. The presentation from Ralph Lauren made me long for summer days again and I could see myself relaxing in the East Coast society resort of the Hamptons on a bright beautiful sunny day in many of the pieces. The strapless flowing evening gowns were beautiful and perfect for a summer night on the town.

The entire collection was clean cut and classic in my opinion and I could see myself wearing all 48 pieces presented. The handbags were also amazing and well paired with outfits that completed the look from head to toe. The 4 looks I love are below but if you can check out the entire collection….very nice.

 

RL 1 RL 2 RL 3 RL 4

 

*Pictures Courtesy of GPSRadar*

 

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Oscar de la Renta Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear- 4 Looks I Love!

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The passing of our beloved designer is still relevant and I can’t imagine the pressure that Peter Copping had to bare for this challenge of presenting a fabulous collection and yet still honor Oscar’s legacy. Well in my opinion he did a fantastic job presenting this high-glamour collection. The location of the event which took place at Prince George Ballroom served the perfect background for such artwork to gracefully glide down the runway. Peter provided elaborate attention to detail and immaculate construction which we all knew Oscar was known for and presented to us season after season.

Everything about the Oscar de la Renta show spoke love and beauty from the outstanding collection to his favorite flower a carnation that adorned each and every chair. This collection had a twist of Spanish influence, old school cinema greats and of course fabulous ball gowns. This collection was everything glamourous from the ruby red fabric to the playful mixture of suede, lace, silk and frayed edges. The 59 looks that were presented were amazing and I seriously wanted to post all 59 looks, however my favorites are below. As my personal tribute to Mr. Oscar de la Renta I have posted his show for you viewing pleasure…enjoy.

Oscar 1 Oscar 2 Oscar 3 Oscar 4

 

 

 

 

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