All That Glitters…
- Dec 9, 2011 - 9:44:17 AM
is done and like a true holiday fanatic I’m ready to herald in the
season with some festive frocks. A few years ago I would have scoffed at
the idea of wearing sequins, but the beauty of fashion is that as you
evolve, so does your style. Apparently I’ve evolved into Sasha Fierce –
addicted to all things glam.
you’re looking for a way to add a little sparkle to your holiday
wardrobe, sequins is a surefire way to do so - literally. For the
daring, I’ve fallen in love with this ¾ sleeve backless number by ArynK
perfect for a no fuss yet attention getting way to ring in the New
Year. For more formal events, slipping a sequin trench over a simple LBD
(little black dress) is uber chic...
White Is In!
- Dec 6, 2011 - 11:53:08 AM
Driving down the Cable Beach strip the other
morning I spotted a chic lady dressed in crisp winter white. The
monochromatic white ensemble was eye catching and both myself and my
passenger spotted her at the same time. The passenger in the car
gasped, “isn’t white passe after Labor Day?”
I’ve always maintained that for the most part you can make up your
own fashion rules, if you love it and feel confident in it then rock
it! Needless to say there are some outfits that should never ever see
the light of day, but a chic winter white look is surely not one of
them. The fashion rule governing no white between Labor Day and
Fashion Tips for a Slimmer Silhouette
- Nov 30, 2011 - 1:44:24 PM
It's the festive season again, which means tons of
parties and lots of food! If you ate yourself into a food coma this
thanksgiving and need a way to camouflage those extra pounds,
for these savvy tips on how to create the illusion of a slimmer
silhouette in less time that it took you to polish off that pumpkin
tends to reach for the all black outfit to melt away the pounds. There
is truth in this age old trick, dark colors are visually slimming,
especially when the same color is worn head to toe. However, a little
known fact is that...
Full Figured Fashion Fall Trends for the Office
- Nov 10, 2011 - 4:54:41 PM
Girls with curves
have more online retail options to choose from when on the hunt for
Fall’s hottest trends. With The Limited launching its full figured line
Eloquii, and online favorites such as Igigi offering an even wider
selection of apparel and accessories for fashion forward girls with
curves, online shopping just got more addictive!
To help you
narrow down your seemingly endless shopping list, here’s a few of the
season’s must-have trends and ways you can easily incorporate them into
your office wardrobe.
Color Blocking: A great way to add a fun dose of personality to your office attire is to play with color...
Shape Stylist: How to Dress the Rectangle Shaped Figure
- Oct 21, 2011 - 6:45:35 PM
can’t change the body type you have been given, but you sure can dress
it in a way that complements your attributes and minimizes your flaws.
The truth is, no matter how stylish, expensive or beautiful your
outfit, if it doesn’t complement your body type then it won’t work for
you. Many of us get caught up in our size, however in fashion it is
important to shop primarily for your shape, not your size. Your body
shape is determined by bone structure and genetics and no matter how
your weight fluctuates, for the most part your body shape will remain
the same. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, knowing your body shape will
help you choose the best pieces for your figure instead of choosing
pieces that are cut for your size but not flattering for your shape.
There are 7 common figure categories and most bodies fit clearly
into one. Classifying them by geometric shapes makes the figures simple
Top 4 Shoe Trends for Fall
- Sep 23, 2011 - 10:19:52 AM
I have always maintained that I do not believe in love at first sight.
That was until I saw these drool-worthy Aldo Eppihimer mustard wedges
with tassels. One of my favorite colors, in one of my favorite shoe
styles made even more special with a slight oxford influence and
Tassels were a huge trend last fall and we’re
seeing it pop up again in accessories and shoes for the season. Wedges,
the ever so comfortable style that provides just as much height and
style as their distant cousin the stiletto are also huge this fall
Shoe trends for this fall are bold and rich. Exotic
skins, patent leather and chunky...
Local Fashionistas Have a New Place to PLAY!
- Sep 14, 2011 - 9:47:10 AM
Once a year, fashion enthusiasts in
many metropolitan cities worldwide are treated to the ultimate night out
filled with late night shopping parties, celebrities, makeovers and
complimentary gifts galore.
This year’s Fashion’s Night Out, held
on Thursday September 8 coincided with my birthday. I took it as a sign
from the fashion gods that perhaps it was time to add a few new pieces
to my wardrobe arsenal. Then came the dilemma, where to shop locally?
this year didn’t find me in New York City trolling the streets of
Madison Avenue hob-nobbing with the likes of Andre Leon Talley and
Rachel Zoe and drooling...
Fall In Love with The Season's Hottest Trends
- Sep 1, 2011 - 7:45:25 PM
Back to school has arrived, and with it comes the sad farewell to
summer. While saying goodbye to this dear summer will surely be hard to
do, welcoming the fun and festive fall season rife with tons of chic
fall trends is a silver lining.
Fall doesn’t officially roll
around until September 23, giving you several weeks to plan how to
incorporate some of this year’s hottest fall trends into your wardrobe
arsenal. Check out four of fall’s most wearable trends and easy ways you
can incorporate them into your wardrobe...
- Aug 18, 2011 - 10:47:34 AM
With temperatures hovering in the 90’s daily, even the thought of
squeezing into your tried and true pair of long denim jeans can make you
break into a sweat. However, you don’t have to turn up your nose to all
denim options this summer.
Denim is a summer staple and there
are many ways to wear this versatile and durable fabric. Whether
dressing down for a day of running around town or adding youthful
personality to a dressed-up look, revisit this wardrobe workhorse and
the many ways you can make it work for you.
Time to Swap Your Flip Flops
- Aug 12, 2011 - 5:00:49 PM
I have a confession. This fashion
addict has been working like a mad woman lately and I have thus traded
in my heels for flats. It gets worse. My shoe preference of the moment
- a pair of worn in $5 flip flops from Old Navy. I am staging my own
If you find yourself running around more than
usual this summer and regrettably reaching for a pair of flip flops
that do nothing for your look far too often, consider this your fashion
prescription for better shoe health...
Mix It Up: How to Combine Vintage and Modern Pieces
- Aug 5, 2011 - 12:13:44 PM
Longing to embrace the retro trend but weary of looking like you just
stepped out of a time capsule? Achieving a stellar look by mixing
vintage or vintage inspired pieces with modern basics can be easier than
Whether you have an affinity for the funky, casual
style of the 80’s or the prim and proper femininity of the 60’s, playing
with prints, silhouettes and accessories can help you pull off a unique
look that suits your modern style with a subtle nod to decades past.
floral dresses typically feature a large floral pattern in bold or
pastel colors. Flapper style dresses are reminiscent of the 20’s and
30’s while halter styles...
Sheer Hosiery a Hot New Trend?
- Jul 29, 2011 - 12:34:37 PM
She’s officially been the The Duchess of Cambridge for less than four
months and she’s already making fashion waves the world over. Kate
Middleton and her sister Pippa have been busy making the rounds, and
rarely make an appearance without finishing their look with a pair of
sheer nude pantyhose with a slight sheen.
including Sarah Jessica Parker, Mischa Barton and Hayden Panattiere
riding the nude hose wave along with the royals, it’s only a matter of
time until this trend officially crosses the pond and trickles down...
Dressing for Your Shape: Diamond Shape
- Jul 22, 2011 - 12:10:43 PM
Identifying your body
type and following the tips and tricks to dress it best is a fashion
must! For those looking to change their look for the better, it’s far
less nerve wracking to abandon your previous style missteps when you
truly understand your body and what works best on your unique frame.
all we need is a little nudge in the right direction to get us up and
running. So here’s another installment in the “Dressing for Your Shape”
series to get you on the right path before you start your holiday
Depending on which specialist you speak with, there are
a number of ways to describe and classify a female’s figure. I prefer
geometric shapes that everyone can easily...
Safe Sunning: A Fashionista’s Beach Survival Kit
- Jul 15, 2011 - 12:06:24 PM
The summer has arrived, and with it the need for the ultimate sun protection Beach Survival Kit!
am an extra shade of chocolate after spending three glorious days beach
combing and cay hopping in Abaco. Though I look forward to my darker
summer shade every year - a testament to all the fun in the sun that
has been had, I do worry about how healthy all that sun exposure is for
my skin. Any change in skin colour indicates sun damage from sun
exposure. Yes, many of us enjoy getting a nice summer tan but the costs
to our skin are great.
This weekend I’ll be trotting over to one
of my favorite Bahamian islands, Eleuthera...
Maven of All Trades: Latoya Hanna-Moxey Launches Minka Swimwear Line for Women
- Jun 30, 2011 - 5:54:22 PM
Hanna-Moxey is a woman who’s used to wearing many hats. Corporate diva,
mother, chandler and now fashion designer with the recent launch of her
swimwear line Minka. You can call her a Maven of all trades, entering
into the world of entrepreneurship with Maven Candles, her line of
handmade soy based candles launched in 2009.
Here is an intimate
glimpse into her motivation for venturing into the world of fashion
design with Minka, her design process and plans for the future.
wanted to pursue Fashion, ever since I was a little girl, since
watching my mom and other ladies model on the local scene back in the
80’s and all throughout high school and college when I got a chance to
express myself through clothing.
Splash Into Swimwear Trends 2011
- Jun 24, 2011 - 1:39:40 PM
It’s swimwear season again!
Don’t commit the cardinal fashion sin of throwing on a T-shirt and
tights to take a dip, there are far too many flattering swimwear choices
for every figure to be caught “half stepping” while you’re sunning and
Swimwear is one of the few wardrobe pieces we tend to update each and
every season. After several trips to Rose Island and random beach days
to seek relief form the sweltering summer heat chances are you’ve maxed
out all your photo ops in your lived in suits and are eager to update
your swimwear arsenal. This means you can be trendy with your choices.
Here are some of the top swimwear trends for 2011.
Say Yes to Your Bridesmaids' Dress
- Jun 9, 2011 - 11:50:29 PM
Scooting out on
Saturday afternoons always involves passing the Cable Beach Strip and at
least several wedding parties vying for a beautiful backdrop to their
I always slow down to take a quick look at what
the bridal party is wearing. For many brides outfitting their bridal
party can be more stressful than saying yes to their own wedding dress.
pleasing your bridal party and choosing styles that are flattering to
them while staying true to your vision for your special day can become
overwhelming for even the most zen bride. Here are some hot trends in
Dressing for your Figure: Apple Shape
- May 25, 2011 - 11:24:12 AM
is the dilemma. Many women feel intimidated and even fearful of
shopping because they are unhappy with their bodies and don’t have a
clear understanding of their specific body types. To augment the issue,
many are unaware of how to choose styles that effectively diminish
their problem areas for an overall flattering look. Clothes are our
friends. Knowing your body type and how to effectively dress it takes
the guesswork and stress out of shopping.
for your shape is the ultimate fashion rule, followed by ensuring that
your clothes are tailored to your body and fit well. We spoke several
weeks ago on dressing the inverted triangle body shape and ways to play
up that shape’s best assets while visually hiding the problem areas...
- May 19, 2011 - 11:29:09 AM
It’s pedicure season! Time to break out your favorite sandals and
relegate those closed in shoes to the back of the closet. Get those feet
in tip top shape and show them off with a killer pair of sandals.
summer, there are great sandal trends to keep you comfortable and
fashionable while you beat the heat. Save those Old Navy flip flops for
beach days, there are far more fashionable and comfortable options to
show off your feet this summer.
sandals are a huge trend this spring and summer season. They are a great
option for those ladies who want all the benefits of heels without the
discomfort that comes with teetering atop spike heels...
The Best Shorts For Your Figure
- May 11, 2011 - 10:28:08 PM
getting hot in here! No really, the temperatures are surely rising, and
with even warmer weather comes the need to find comfortable fashions to
beat the heat. Time to herald in chic shorts.
and true denim cut off shorts have been worn by millions of spring
breakers and Disneyland moms schlepping behind their kids and have been
a no-brainer summer staple. However designers and the fashion elite
have given shorts a chic makeover in the last few years. From
voluminous casual numbers to glitzy evening wear appropriate stunners
to show off your gams, shorts are all the rage for the summer months...