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Fashions of the Late 60s and Early 70s Modeled By My Mom

70s fashion

From hippies to housewives, the vintage styles of the late 60s and early 70s were totally fab. I’ve always seen this era in fashion as transitional and rebellious. For the first time, women were showing off their legs in mini skirts, going braless in halter-tops and embracing nature with hippie styles.

When my Mom posted the above photo of her in 1971 for ‘Throwback Thursday,’ I was completely fascinated by the fashion and how gorgeous she looked. So I asked her to send me more photos of her late 60s/early 70s style.

In the above photo, she’s wearing the short-lived craze known as the maxi skirt. Having grown up in Caracas, it was probably a short-lived fad for her as the mini skirt was more favorable for the tropical weather in Venezuela. She’s also wearing Native American-inspired beaded jewelry that was very popular. I love both the necklace and the belt!

Late 60s

1969 – Low rise velvety bell-bottom pants with wide belts were the rage. Jewelry was anything that looked hippie like beads or flowers as reflected in my Mom’s necklace.

70s makeup

1972 – It’s hard to see in this picture, but if you look closely at the makeup, the line in the middle of the eyelid is one color shadow while the shadow on the bottom is a completely different color. I should try this sometime.

70s Style

1973 – Pig tails with long 70s hair. My Mom often wonders how salons stayed in business during the 70s because she never had anything done to her hair as long and natural was the style of choice.

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Nearly Nautical

summer style

Having spent summers in New England as a kid, I’ve always been a fan of deckside nautical style. All this look is missing is a dock, the ocean (or lake) and boats. I’m wearing a Vince Camuto dress from Lord & Taylor, a gold Just Cavalli bag (similar) from a consignment store, Juicy Couture sunglasses (similar), and of course “Naughty Nautical” nail polish by Essie.

nautical style

NYC summer city style

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Top Weekender Bags for Summer

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Summer is the season for weekend getaways and spontaneous travel. Since no weekend trip is complete without the perfect weekender bag, here are some of my favorites:

Kate Spade

Kate Spade Small Weekender Bag In Pencil Sketch

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Tumi Jonathan Adler Are We There Yet Duffel

Graf & Lantz Duffel Bag

Graf & Lantz Duffel Bag

Wishing you safe summer travels!

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Winter is Coming: Fashion Statements Seen on Game of Thrones

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At this point, I think it’s safe to say that I’m kind of obsessed with Game of Thrones. Aside from the betrayal, thirst for power and intrigue seen on the hit HBO series, the costumes, hair and makeup have also captured my full attention. While everyone wants to sit on the iron throne or marry someone who does, all of the kingdoms of Westeros each have their own distinct personality and style.

While the costumes are bright and ornate in the capitol of King’s Landing and the hair fully styled, darker simpler dresses are seen in the North complimented by furs and simple hair styles. When I watch the show, I immediately know what kingdom the scene takes place in based on how the characters are dressed and styled.

Sansa Game of Thrones

I think all Game of Thrones fans would agree that the finest fashion statement made on the show so far was Sansa Stark’s purple necklace. After all, it made her an unknowing accomplice to Olenna Tyrell in killing Joffrey on his wedding day. Talk about a statement necklace.

Winter is Coming

In case you haven’t noticed from my choice in photos, Sansa Stark is by far my favorite character. In spite of all she’s been through, her style always remains top notch. However, it must be a lot easier to look your best on mornings when you feel your worst when you have handmaidens helping you get ready. I’m also a huge fan of Margaery Tyrell’s scandalous style and schemes. But, it’s Sansa who I’m really rooting for. Though she tends to get screwed big time, I’m still hoping for a huge Sansa comeback. Until next season…

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Bikini Alchemy’s Exclusive Summer Soirée at the Hudson Hotel’s Sky Terrace Rooftop Lounge

Hammock Summer Fun

Though some days are still a little chilly, summer has finally arrived bringing with it summer fashion of classic brights, neons, and of course bikinis. Summer or not, I’m always down for a fabulous NYC rooftop party. So when I took in summer style at Bikini Alchemy‘s exclusive summer launch in collaboration with Bash & Bow, I not only saw amazing beachwear, but a relaxed and resort-like side of NYC that can only be experienced at the Hudson Hotel‘s Sky Terrace Rooftop Lounge. Can’t wait to hit the beach in style!

red bikini

Champagne

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NYC Terrace

birghts neon

NYC View

summer flowers

sunglasses

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