NYFW SS16 Collection Reviews

I have been admiring the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections from behind a computer screen this past week, but I have full intentions to return to NYFW in February!

As some of you may know, I used to attend NYFW regularly, but after several seasons of the same chaotic atmosphere and what seemed to be looking like the same collections over and over; coupled with the restricting of the event, I decided to take a leave of absence from the jungle that is Fashion Week. But thanks to social media, I was granted a glimpse of what the revamped NYVW is like, and I think I enjoy what I ‘ve seen.

There is no longer a main venue for runway shows like Bryant Park or Lincoln Center, and the shows seem to have taken on a more creative approach making it more about the brand as a whole, and not just the clothing. I was extremely impressed by many of the collections this season and I am excited to see what designers come up with for February.

Check out 7 of my favorite NYFW SS16 Collections below:

DVF

DVF

This collection was fun and flirty with hints of 70s safari inspired pieces.
Christian Siriano – 
Christian Siriano
Christian Siriano is one of my all-time favorite American designers. And it’s not just because we were basically wearing the same shoes the day we met at his adorable little boutique in SoHo. This collection came with clean lines, fabulous structure, muted colors, and as always, hints of drama.
Kate Spade – 
Kate Spade
Kate Spade represents the fabulous girly girl that lives in us all, and I pretty much want everything in this SS/16 collection!
Tadashi Shoji- 
Tadashi
Another one of my all-time favorite designers, Tadashi has the ability to create such effortlessly elegant pieces. His SS/16 collection was able to mix elegance with sporty with lots blues and whites. Just absolutely beautiful!
Jenny Packham – 
Jenny Packham
This collection with sleek and sexy, and fun and flirty. There were a mix of pieces for every woman.
Yeezy Season 2-
Yeezzy
Let’s be real. On the runway, we all know the collection resembled apocalyptic hobo chic, but separately all of the pieces are very wearable. The bomber jackets paired with jeans, or the bottoms with an easy tee – why not? I personally think this collection has great potential and was somewhat inspiring despite its negative reviews.
Custo Barcelona – 
Custo Barcelona
This collection was made up of perfect prints! Several of the pieces are light and airy; like a sexy beach party and the 70s were invited.
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Whiskey Business

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As you may know, I love a good cocktail, and a perfect pint of beer; but I really do fancy a delicious shot of Whiskey! Tullamore Dew is my favorite to be exact. Thanks to my special shot of whiskey for introducing me to this drink of choice. 😉

Thug Life Shirts offers pages of t-shirt options with phrases we’re all thinking but don’t always say, like, “Y’all Need Jesus” or “I’m a Lady With the Vocabulary of a Well Educated Sailor” and even “My Neck, My Back, My Netfix & My Snacks”

Head on over to Thug Life shirts and pick which shirt best represents you. And while you’re at it, feel free to use the coupon code FAB10 for a hot little discount (10% off your purchase)!

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Drink responsibly and enjoy your tees!

Photo Credit: Another whiskey lover, Developed. Photography by Andrea

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Two Designers You Need to Know

I have had the privilege of attending Fashion In Detroit for three of the four years it has been in existence and I have to say, this has been its best year yet! And after attending this year’s Fashion In Detroit festivities, I feel compelled to share with you two spectacular designers: Joe Faris and Peter Soronen.

Joe Faris:

You may remember Joe Faris, creator of Fashion In Detroit, from Season 5 of Project Runway. He is back in the Motor City creating unisex collections but the detailing of his men’s garments are what really stands out. During Fashion In Detroit, Faris debuted his collection in collaboration with Dodge and I was personally in awe of the detailing on each of the male leather and bomber jackets. Cross stitching, buttons, zippers and color played key roles in the Dodge collection mixing fashion with function for a gritty Motor City feel. You can see some of his detailed work for the Joe Faris Detroit collection which will be available for purchase soon.

Joe Faris Black Leather

Joe Faris Brown Leather

Peter Soronen: 

Peter Soronen is a demi-couturier hailing from the mitten and now a designer to the stars. Soronen is known as the “Corset King” and has the ability to create impeccable dresses for women that celebrate the feminine form. At Fashion In Detroit, the crowed was in awe of his attention to patterns and fit.

PS Dress 1

PS Dress 2

Kudos to the Fashion In Detroit team for putting on a great show and exposing great designers like Jor Faris nd Peter Soronen.

Photo Credit: joe-faris.com and petersoronen.com

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Warby Parker Beacon Collection

Have you heard of Warby Parker? If you don’t, then now you know. This super fabulous eye ware brand is launching a new collection today called the Beacon Collection!

Warby Parker

The Beacon Collection is inspired by impromptu, can’t-duplicate-them all-nighters, when having no plans brings endless possibilities. Warby Parker designed its newest line of frames to make a similarly fine companion to late night dates, rooftop sunrises, and everything in between.

Blue Slate Fade Frames

Blue Slate Fade Frames

 

Moonstone Frames

Moonstone Frames

There is truly something for everyone in the Beacon Collection as it offers a cohesive yet diverse feel. From fun frames to stunning sunnies, Warby Parker ‘s Beacon collection can instantly take you from day to night and season to season with its uniquely chic frames.

Oak Barrel Frames

Oak Barrel Frames

 

Revolver Black Frames

Revolver Black Frames

 

Basically, Warby Parker glasses are great-looking, designer quality glasses at reasonable prices. They are do-gooders too! For every pair of glasses sold, a pair is given to someone in need. To learn more about the Warby Parker brand (the story is pretty cool) visit the website here. If you want frame specific, you can check out the Warby Parker Eyeglasses here and the Warby Parker Sunglasses here.

Do you fancy the Beacon collection?

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Be Delectable: Sweet New Body Products

Recently I discovered Cake Beauty, a top Canadian beauty brand and its new collection called be Delectable. be Delectable is a five-piece body collection that mixes natural ingredients with delicious fragrances. Sounds amazing, right?

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“I’m thrilled to introduce be Delectable to the US market,” said Cake Beauty founder and formulator, Heather Reier. “Our new line, which will launch in Kohl’s stores nationally, combines the finest natural ingredients in decadent, luxurious formulations with scrumptious scents.”

Be Delectable

 

be Delectable includes hand cream, a unique hair and body mist, body wash, body polish and body lotion. Each product comes in four “delectable” scents: strawberry & cream, lemon & cream, coconut & cream, and vanilla & cream and all products are sold at affordable price points. Some of the natural ingredients include coconut oil (cold-pressed for unmatched hydration and anti-aging benefits), aloe vera (for deep soothing and hydration) and shea butter (renowned for its ability to moisturize and condition).

Which products do you want to try from the be Delectable line?

be Delectable by Cake Beauty

Ultra nourishing hand cream ($10): Give hard-working hands a well-deserved treat with this ultra-nourishing hand cream enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera.

Decadent hair & body mist ($10): Perfectly balanced, this sumptuous mist infused with aloe vera lasts all day without being overwhelming. Used at home or on the go, hair and body smell fresh and clean all day long.

Supremely rich body wash ($10): A luxurious blend of creamy bubbles infused with coconut oil and aloe vera nourishes, hydrates and softens.

Super smoothing body polish ($14): This super smoothing body polish is made with coconut oil and aloe vera for hydration and moisture and fine apricot shells to gently scrub away dull, dry skin and reveal a gorgeous glow.

Triple moisture body lotion ($12): This ultra-hydrating body lotion contains a sensual blend of coconut oil,shea butter, and aloe vera. It absorbs quickly and restores the skin’s natural moisture balance, leaving it soft, smooth and silky.

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Kenzo Resort 2015

When I remember my dreams, they are typically incredibly random; and in my dream the other night, I remembered hanging out with my gal pal Miley Cyrus as we ate peanut butter and made friendship bracelets. Don’t ask me why, it just happened! Another part of the dream I faintly remember is shopping for items from Kenzo. Perhaps this was a premonition? Later that day I checked Style.com only to see the Kenzo Resort 2015 collection had debuted. I am fan of Kenzo, which is the high end fashion line accredited to making the graphic sweatshirt popular, and this collection new is fierce and fun!

For the 2015 Kenzo Resort collection, we see lots of blue with playful geometric patterns and an underlying sporty theme. Patterns including lines and circles dominate along with abstract cut pieces.

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The collection was inspired by the designers of the collection being foreigners in Paris. Kenzo Takada explains the collection is about, “embracing our outsider status in Paris.” Tourist attractions like the Eifel Tower and The World Trade Center were showcased on buttons to pay homage to a traveler in a new city.

Kenzo Polka Dots

The willing looks for me though were the accessories. Pops of pink and color blocked cross body bags added a dramatic touch pulling the entire collection together.

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To view the entire collection, visit Style.com. What do you think of the Kenzo Resort 2015 collection?

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NYFW F/W 2014: The Best Looks

New York Fashion Week has come to a dramatic close and alas, I took to style.com to get fabulous collection updates.

Check out my favorite looks from NYFW F/W 2014:

Marisa Webb’s collection was all about girls on-the-go and this grey coat is the perfect statement to a fast-paced lifestyle. I want. I need.

Marissa Webb

Ralph Lauren introduced a new Polo collection for women with a diverse offering. My favorite look in particular was this simple but super cute ensemble reminiscent of an easy day in Paris.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Bold and structured, this look by J. Mendel is totally sexy in the most classy way. The entire collection brought sophistication and sass, two things I admire.

J. Mendel

Clearly I have a thing for Ralph Lauren and grey as another NYFW favorite comes from the Ralph Lauren collection. There’s just something about the flow of this monochrome look that sums up perfection.

Ralph Lauren

This Christian Siriano take on the LBD is sleek and sexy. Siriano noted that his muse for the collection was Lisa Fonssagrives and Lisa effortlessly resonates in this look from head to toe.

Christian Sirano LBD

 

What collections or looks are you loving from NYFW this season?

Photo Credit: style.com

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