I mean…duh! Have a great weekend and rock some leopard print!
It seems Carrie Bradshaw’s love for shoes has manifested into an actual shoe line via the very real Sarah Jessica Parker. Inspired by her character on the beloved Sex in the City, the actress turned designer has created the SJP line sold at Nordstrom! Like most fashion fanatics, I was a devoted fan to Sex in the City, and a pair of shoes from the SJP line is about as close as I will get to be a young and fabulous single lady stomping the streets of NYC. The SJP line includes gorgeous shoes, handbags, and even trench coats. This collection is perfect for spring with pretty pastels and classic black patent staples. I’m totally obsessed with the ultra feminine mint sandals. Here is a sneak peek from the line:
Go ahead and shop this collection and live your inner Carrie Bradshaw
A new ‘it’ girl has captured Hollywood’s heart and mine as well! Lupita Nyong’o!! The 31 year old Kenyan actress has swept the film industry off their feet winning an Oscar and a SAG award for her break out role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. She had not even yet graduated form the Yale School of Drama when she was cast for the role! Ms. Nyong’o has also taken the fashion world by storm by killing it on the red carpet this entire award season. Even though she is a newbie to the red carpet, her keen sense of style has caught the eye of just about every major designer wanting her to wear their designs. She has topped the best dressed lists all season that many Hollywood veterans have yet to achieve.
This timeless Prada gown that Lupita helped design proved to be an historical moment as she took home the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role.
This is when I personally first noticed Lupita on the red carpet. I believe she single-handedly made cape dresses a fashion must when she arrived to the Golden Globes in this Ralph Lauren stunner.
Gorgeous in emerald green Dior at the BAFTA awards.
Lupita was absolutely glowing in this yellow J. Mendel gown at the Hollywood Film Awards.
The fashionista is unforgettable in this daring turquoise Gucci gown at the SAG awards.
It’s always nice to see a fresh face on the red carpet, but it’s even more special when it’s a face that represents a beauty that is not typically celebrated in our society. As Lupita addressed in her speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, it is extremely important for young girls to see people who look like them who are considered beautiful. It has a huge impact on the self esteem of young girls when they don’t see women who look like them being celebrated in the media. Lupita spoke of how she prayed for lighter skin until she saw model, Alek Wek, on the cover of magazine. It wasn’t until then that she realized that how she looked was enough to feel beautiful. I hope that the idea of beauty in our media will continue to evolve, but until then, I’m grateful we have been blessed with the beauty, grace, and eloquence of Lupita Nyong’o.
Beyond Yoga is hands down my new favorite luxury activewear brand. I’m so thankful for my local Bar Method in Atlanta for carrying such great brands and introducing me to this one. I have pretty much abandoned my old faithful, Lululemon, and haven’t looked back. There are seven fashion forward ladies behind this U.S.A.-based label that boosts quality athletic clothing for all sizes and silhouettes. Besides the fact that their clothes have extraordinary style, the fabrics are sooooo amazing! I have one pullover that is absolutely so soft I wear it weekly. I have several pairs of their leggings that have such a flattering fit and are comfortable and stylish enough to wear from day to night. I have to admit I have gone out to dinner many times after my Bar workout (I promise I don’t smell). I picked out a few of my faves from their website. I love my silver open back sweater you see pictured below but I have my eye on that cobalt blue open back top
It’s so true that clothes can ignite feelings and provide you with a whole new attitude. This outfit makes me feel like I can kick down walls like a super hero! Some of my reader expressed that they missed my outfit posts. I pretty much have been living in athletic wear lately so I haven’t done any photo shoots but I thought what the heck, my activewear is just as cute as the rest of the clothes in my closet. My favorite part about this look are the patch details on the shoulders, elbows, and knees. Almost like armor. I usually shy away from printed pants but these leggings by body rock were too cute to pass up
I was wearing…
Top: Lululemon. Leggings: body rock. Wedge sneakers: Target.
Today’s covetable collection comes from British shoe designer, Rupert Sanderson. This designer label is the product of a success story of someone who left their unfulfilling corporate job to pursue their passion. Sanderson left his office job and studied the art of shoemaking in Italy. He even had the amazing opportunity to study under famed Italian designers Bruno Magli and Sergio Rossi. The brand is based in London but has international recognition as a favorite of celebs such as Julia Roberts, Eva Mendez, and Cate Blanchett. You won’t find an abundance of fancy details like studs or zippers on these shoes. Sanderson boasts perfecting the simplicity of his shoes with smooth lines and elegant curves. Beautifully understated and timeless.
I have sweet news for all of you blushing brides-to-be! The Zac Posen for David’s Bridal collection has debuted with decadent wedding gowns. Zac Posen is well known for creating clothes that truly flatter a woman’s figure and is evident in his collection, Truly Zac Posen. The classic mermaid silhouette is a Zac Posen signature but there are also ball gown and A-line designs to choose from. All gowns are very reasonably priced averaging around $1100. I will admit that I thumbed my nose at David’s Bridal during my own wedding gown search, but I would have reconsidered if these beauties were available. I especially love the steel grey and navy dresses. Which are your favorites?
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Alas, another MBFW is over but it left behind a brilliant outlook on what’s to come in the fall. There are a few trends that really jumped out and made me excited for the next fall season. I’m happy to see that capes were still on the runways. There is something so mysterious and sophisticated about a cape that I just love.
Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in a jaw-dropping Ralph Lauren cape gown at the Golden Globes and it appears other designers are following suit with their own designs.
One of my favorite movies of all times is Clueless and that’s exactly what I thought of as I watched the Tory Burch show. She brought back thigh and knee high socks with chunky heeled shoes. Classic!
It appeared many designers may be fans of Scandal as there were quite a few wrap coats on the runways indicative of Olivia Pope’s flawless style.
It was refreshing to see pretty pastel palettes as opposed to the typical warm colors. For some reason, I feel that clothes in heavy textures like wool and tweed look so much cooler in light colors. Unexpected and chic.
Black and white is a look that never goes out of style. It’s fun to see how designers continue to re-invent this look time after time.
Just as radiant orchid is the pantone of this spring, azure blue is the star of fall. This deeply rich blue hue will make anyone feel like royalty.
All photos courtesy of www.mbfashionweek.com
Thanks for reading my MBFW runway trend compilation. What were some of your favorite trends?