The other day, I paired some of my favorite pieces with a fresh coat of nail polish and threw myself an arm party. Those in attendance included my C.Wonder Enamel Initial Cuff, Eye of Ja Malachite Tassel Bangle, Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring and a vintage Timex. My nail polish was Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture - Venice Beach Venus. I then topped off my accessories binge with an iced coffee from one of my favorite coffee shops. Party on!
Life is meant to be lived to its fullest, and that starts with being proud of who you are. There’s no shame in showing the world your confidence and style. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you don’t have to be a movie star or a supermodel to have style, and you don’t have to be a millionaire to be classy and admired.
Finding Your Personal Style
Being chic and classy begins with being yourself and having a clear understanding of what works for you. Once you know what looks work for you, start combining them with what’s in style. Fashion recommendations come to us constantly without us even searching for them. We’re bombarded so often, that most of us don’t even pay attention. However, it never hurts to keep your eyes open and make a note of what you like or what you’d like to avoid.
The Cherry on Top
Once you have a clear feel for the kind of style you have and how you’d like it to evolve, every day really becomes a fashion show. To go along with the classy themes that I like to embody, I’d love to someday sport a Rolex. Though it’s not cheap, it’s the quintessential accessory for any man or woman who wants to show (not tell) that he or she is the embodiment of class and ambition. The Rolex, as you all know, is much more than just a watch or a gorgeous piece of jewelry, it’s a statement of passion and drive. If you’re interested in a myriad styles of stunning timepieces, go to either The Watch Buyers Group or ALTIN place and enjoy bringing your daily fashion show to the next level.
On the first day of New York Fashion Week, I sat next to two girls at the Meskita show carrying the cutest hippo purses. They turned out to be Sasha Iastremska and Yuriy Zubarev, the founders of the PLOOSH Luxury Toy Collection – a line of fab adult animal purses for risk-taking fashionistas who refuse to grow up. When you were a kid, you never left home without your favorite stuffed animal. Now, PLOOSH purses can bring you the same joy and comfort that your favorite teddy bear gave you so long ago.
The collection centered around giving adults the opportunity to relive their childhoods while exploring their fun, free-spirited personal style, first came onto the accessories scene during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami in 2013. Each line features various versions of handcrafted, enchanting and sophisticated hippo and elephant handbags.
PLOOSH purses are are made solely with genuine leather imported from Italy and decorated with Swarovski crystals. Each handbag is one-of-a-kind. The PLOOSH DownTowN collection released in 2014 offers edgier, more accessible animal purses made with relaxed fabrics and faux leathers. The collections are sold at luxury retailers such as Henri Bendel along with boutiques and e-boutiques throughout the United States.
As a child at heart, I love the notion of playful luxury. But, what I love most about these adorably chic purses is that they are total conversation starters. I want one so bad!
During New York Fashion Week, I was invited to Kendra Scott’s showroom to see her signature, fall and winter collections. I was fascinated to learn that Kendra Scott first launched her jewelry line in 2002 with just $500. Today, the Austin-based designer known for her customizable pieces is selling off the shelves at premiere retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and over 600 specialty boutiques. She also has 17 stores of her own across the south.
Throughout the evolution of her design, her pieces have become smaller and more stackable – allowing you to wear many at once. I was quite taken by her winter starstruck collection inspired by celestial glamour and constellations. It will make the perfect addition to any holiday dress.
This year my birthday (September 4th) is on the first day of New York Fashion Week. So it was only appropriate for me to make a wish list of accessories I need to take on the female equivalent of the Super Bowl.
Here they are:
1. Michael Kors Runway Gold Watch: In spite of the facts that almost every fashion show starts a half hour late and that I mostly use my phone to tell time, I could still use a little bling bling.
2. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Push-Up Liner: For both after parties and daytime events, I love using a dark liner to bring out my blue eyes, especially when meeting new people.
3. Printed Portable Phone Charger: When covering the latest collections to hit the runway, it’s essential to constantly be sharing them with the world on Twitter and Instagram. Therefore, I can’t afford to have my phone die even for a second.
4. MAC Lipstick Freckletone: Red lipstick is a key statement piece for any fashionista.
5. Olloclip 3-in-1 iPhone Lens: Though I’ll obviously be bringing my professional camera to Fashion Week, it’s important to also get the best possible photos on my iPhone to share in social.