Memorial Day not only marks the start of summer but the beginning of a brighter wardrobe. In case your wondering what to wear around these late weeks in May—turquoise, neon, cotton tees, and decorative sandals are key. We've showcased a round up of our favorite picks to get you started on your summer wardrobe items!
SHEBEE Jewelry: Nothing is more reminiscent of a summer holiday celebration than this Mega Mini Turquoise necklace. This long necklace in pressed with stone and adorned with mini stars will have you as the subject of compliments all weekend long. SHEBEE is Ann Spence's unique collection of pressed stone, Swarovski crystal and oxidized silver fine jewelery.
Loomstate: Known for their easy breezy and environmentally concious bright cotton tees, Loomstate is a fashion brand to have your eye on for the summer. Decently priced and universally flattering, like this two in one soft colorblock Akamai dress that transforms into a top and is reversible for multiple looks. This item is a staple you'll want to have in your closet from summer to late fall months.
Tori Praver Swimwear: We've spoke to the swimsuit gods and they've spoken back with this Cactus one piece by Tori Praver. Known for her unique swimsuit shapes and intricate designs, every woman should at least take a dive once in their life wearing one of Ms. Praver's pieces.
Kangol: No look is ever complete for those sunny days without a fedora hat. The Glossy Siren wide brim straw fedora hat is a fashion statement all on it's own. Wear this accessory with a plain white tee and the bluest jeans for a style that spells out effortless.
M.PATMOS: Marcia Patmos proves she has design in her blood with this spring green combo cashmere crewneck sweater. Everyone needs a sweater essential for those late summer nights when the temperature drops. The special thing about this item is the contrast of the light green sweater with the sky blue cuffs at the sleeves.
New Balance: Lastly, if your traveling this holiday weekend to various destinations like the Hamptons, be sure to pack comfortable sneakers like these New Balance blue and reds from the Yacht Club Collection.
Eric is the stylist behind all of the uber-cool looks you see on the CW's The Carrie Diairies and he's the style genius that kept the iconic cast of Gossip Girl in fabulous frocks episode after epsiode. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Eric at the Century21 location in downtown Manhattan (across from the new Freedom Tower) and get the scoop on the best looks of the season. You can also tweet Eric Daman at: EricDaman_Style to keep up to date on the latest!
Japanese cosmetics brands have long had a presence in the high-end American beauty market. Shiseido and Shu Uemura products have been widely available in the United States since the '90’s and have many adherents who appreciate the high quality of these brands. A few years ago, cosmetics retail giant Sephora introduced us to Imju’s Fiberwig Mascara, which promised to create as-long-as-fake lashes with its high-tech formula. Since then, interest in Japanese cosmetics and skincare brands have expanded rapidly as beauty enthusiasts spread the word about favorite products via blogs and message boards. Most of this hype is focused not on high-end cosmetics, but on drugstore and youth-market brands not normally sold outside of Asia.
If you're planning a trip to Turks and Caicos then you might want to browse the most recent cruise collections that have just come out. Putting together a Resort Collection is always a fun and interesting time in ready-to-wear high fashion. This season, brands such as Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Dior and Oscar De La Renta are in full bloom. We’re seeing some special peplum dresses, cropped leather jackets, and one piece swimsuits in the mix! Our editors weigh in on their favorites here.
Chanel: In the spirit of cruise, Chanel reinvents its signature black and white fabrics for summer. Karl Lagerfeld puts a new twist on swimwear with this black and white one piece bathing suit (insert). Definitely one of the edgier pieces in the collection. Lagerfeld pushes the envelope even further with a black and white airy blouse and pantsuit, proving that the fashion maison’s work is always evolving.
Friends and fashion lovers gathered Saturday evening for the launch of Street Baptist Clothing. A collection of women's apparel designed to merge high end fashion and everyday street life. Designer and creater, Cherylyn D. Williams; has been curating her own line since 2002 and credits her mother and grandmothers for her love of fashion. The Street Baptist website describes their target customer—a confident female who is a trendsetter, trailblazer, assertive woman who isn't afraid of being different and edgy.
Christian Siriano Sample Sale
When: Now through Wednesday, May 22nd from 10am to 6pm, daily
Where: 37 West 57th Street, 9th Floor between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
For inquiries call 212.920.1211
Why: Up to 75% off samples and stock from the Project Runway winner's fierce ready-to-wear collection.
Bauble Bar Friends & Family Trunk Show
When: Now through Wednesday, May 22nd from 10am to 8:30pm, daily
If you’re planning a MDW in the Hamptons and really want to make a statement, Maggy London’s Scarf Print Blouson, in flirty pink hues, will get the attention of your fellow weekend warriors and more. The effortless silhouette is easy to dress up and down making this the go-to dress in your closet for any spring and summer event you have on your social calendar. For all your stuff, and ladies we tend to have way too much stuff, the Solana Drawstring Shoulder Tote is ideal for your shades, lip gloss, wallet, and more. Ornately crafted with crochet details and sepia leather drawstrings this natural raffia bag easily matches your favorite jeans and tee, your Scarf Print Blouson dress, as well as your entire summer wardrobe. Accessories are a must no matter the season—especially arm swag! For a pop of playful color, we suggest pairing the Scarf Print Blouson dress with the New Wave Bracelet in turquoise made of fifteen rows of antique glass beads. To round off your MDW look wear a classic pair of Ray-Ban wayfarers. We love the retro woodgrain look from the limited print, Surf's Up Collection. Nothing pulls together a summer outfit like a pair of peep toe wedges, try these NastyGal Summer Behavior Wedges on for size. The color and brass accents matches the Scarf Print Blouson dress and practically anything found in your closet!
NARS worked with makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to create the beauty look for Carey Mulligan who attended the opening ceremony and premiere of The Great Gatsby at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Beauty editors and makeup artists alike would agree, a bold red lip with minimal eye shadow is always in.
“It’s a big statement for her and we wanted to keep this look as modern as possible,” said Georgie Eisdell about the NARS look she created for Carey Mulligan. “I’ve only once created a red lip with her, but I loved the idea of contrast with the pale pink dress. I felt strongly about that being the focus of the look. I knew I wanted to go bold when I saw the dress. I thought a red lip would be so striking.”
With spring in full bloom and the summer months just around the corner, it is the perfect time to satisfy your dressing with the favorite print for this time of year. Modern florals is what fashion is all about in the warmer seasons and we just can't seem to escape it. Bold, strong and graphic is the best way to harness this print and we are ready to try it out on our feet.
Step yourself into a garden with these fresh floral footwear.
The Vixen Shoe by Dolce Vita is the ultimate floral party shoe. You cannot deny that stepping out in this shoe will not cause all eyes to gravitate toward your feet. Pair it with a white pleated dress, a gold statement necklace and you are ready to go. (On sale now for $59.95)
A blog which seeks individuality and diversity of ways of channeling strong unique qualities is a blog that stands out. We sat down with blogger Sean Santiago, who runs a lifestyle blog for gays and their friends called *fruitpunch. With heavy fashion images that can keep us scrolling for days from a remedy of style inspiration from all corners of the street, take a look of what Sean had to tell us!
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Iconic French fashion designer, Pierre Hardy famous for his accessories and architectural shoes has recently teamed up with NARS for a summer beauty collection. The collection will include an assortment of blushes and nail polishes. The nail shades will invlude lilac, lemon, peach, orange and navy- all in which have been evident colors in Hardy's 2013 Spring/Summer Collection.
Our favorite product in this beauty line is the blush as it has an imprinted overlay of gold, channeling Hardy's signature geo-cubic print. In Marie Claire Magazine Hardy says, "My favorite game is to play with shapes and colors."