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Footwear Nostalgia: Chunky Sneakers You Love to Hate

The 90s are back in a MAJOR way as of late. Nostalgia is definitely a driving force in fashion, people love to live in a reverie of when things were great, aka their childhood. Brands are taking notes and are creating a resurgence of fashions from back in the day.

The only chunky sole I can bear to stand are lug sole booties, however others beg to differ. The release of Balenciaga’s Triple-S was the start of it all…for me at least. As a child I despised chunky sneakers so the sight of them now makes me cringe, but its what the people want!

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Then the Eytys Angel sneaker was donned upon us….now if I had to choose I’d prefer these over the Triple-S any day. Maybe its because of the options they come in like shiny leather, monochrome suede or the two tone sole? I don’t know but..you decide.

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As if that wasn’t enough, consumers just keep wanting more and more! Now Buffalo trainers are back! If growing up you were a Spice Girls fanatic like I was, you’d recognize these sneakers in a heartbeat. Being re-released in black and white colorways, these shoes already have a serious waiting list.

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Those of you who are into the ugly sneaker trend then these are right up your alley. Itching to get your hands on these? They will be available starting today,  in stores and online, at Browns in the UK.

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Rihanna Announced to Host 2018 Met Gala and We’re Not Invited

Rihanna alongside of Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will be hosing one of the most sought out, star-studded events of the year, the 2018 Met Gala. This annual event is hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Its purpose? An annual fundraising gala to benefit the museum’s Costume Institute, whilst signifying the grand opening of its fashion exhibit. These three women have been selected as honorary chairs of the event by head chair and Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. April seems so far but the planning is under way!

Every year the event celebrates the theme for the Costume Institute exhibit and guests are highly encouraged to come dressed accordingly. “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was confirmed to be this years theme. After months of speculation and backlash Vogue states the event will “highlight the enduring influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion.” Papal garb on loan from the Sistine Chapel, along with 150 other catholic garments, will be one of the many highlights of the exhibit.

The industry premier red carpet cocktail hour is one of the most important parts of the night. 225 approved photographers, reporters and digital artists will all be documenting/ covering the who’s who and the question on everyone’s mind “Who are you wearing?” As the night progresses attendees are invited to peruse the themed exhibit and finally head to their seats to start the dinner party.

This high-profile event is a day on the fashion calendar that no one wants to miss. Will controversy arise? Absolutely! Mixing fashion and religion will always be seen as sacrilegious, but isn’t fashion all about pushing boundaries and taking risks? Well we’ll all be tuned in April 30th to see how celebs uphold the theme of the year.

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4 Fall Bomber Jackets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Even though the autumn chill is settling in, don’t pack away your summer pieces yet. For those of you who want to hold on to the warm weather just a tad longer figure out how you can use those clothes as transitional pieces. Bomber jackets are one of the easiest ways to take your wardrobe from summer to fall. Whether light, heavy or medium-weight, bombers are great for completing a simple or layered outfit. Looking to splurge a little? Check out these finds below!

Long Boxy Jacket – Mother Denim – $375
Appliqued Wool-blend Twill Leather Bomber – Opening Ceremony – $297
Space Varsity Jacket – Coach – $895
Easy Quilted Bomber – Free People – $168

If you loved these, Refinery29 dishes even more of these outerwear gems and where to get them over on their site. Click to read more !

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Bershka, Zara’s Sister Brand, Launches in the US

Calling all Zara lovers! Bershka has finally opened a store the US. The new store is the sister brand to Spanish fast fashion giant, Zara, but targeted toward a younger audience at a cheaper price point.

Oversized Fuzzy Sweater $31.92

A celebratory pop up shop will be open from now until the end of the year at 580 Broadway, NYC. From faux leather skirts, floral dresses, to velvet bodysuits, the store will be stocked with an array of goodies for all you fashionistas out there.

Fringe Sleeve Sweater $31.92
Faux leather Mini  $20.72

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Rihanna’s Image Impacts Inclusion in the Industry —

Hey guys!!!  Check out my contributing article for new online fashion magazine, Luxy Haus! 

Say that three times fast. Image via Sephora Let’s face it – just about everything Rihanna touches turns to gold. Her social status is substantial, so there’s no question of her being a huge influence in today’s market and they don’t call her “bad gal’ for nothing! Her “boss” mentality and work ethic allow her…

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4 Stylish Ways to Rock a Beret This Fall

As most of you read from my Buzzfeed article on upcoming fall trends, if not click here, textured hats are definitely making a comeback this season. All September long fashionistas worldwide posted their many fashion week OOTDs, you’ve probably seen that the beret most certainly has crept is way back on the heads of our favorite influencers.

In addition to the classic cozy wool berets, we’re keeping it sleek and chic with leather ones too. For styling tips and where to find the best ones keep on reading.

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Pair with a vintage tee and high waist leather pants or a simple bold red lip and hoops for an edgy 90s feel.

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Contrast colors and patterns with stylish accessories. The red and the camo balance each other perfectly .

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For the minimalist, less is more obviously. Throw on your beret with a simple overcoat and you’re ready to go.

Recently I stumbled upon an Australian based company called Lack of Color Hats. It’s known for its variety of men’s and women’s hats in array of styles and colors. Their assortment varies from berets, messenger caps, wide brim fedoras and more.

To shop the collection head over to Lack of Color Hats or view them on Instagram @lackofcoloraus

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Best and Worst Shoes of Paris Fashion Week

Fashion month has come to a close and it’s time to recap some of the coolest and ehh not so cool shoes of Paris fashion week.

Aside from the amazing set design from the Chanel show, Karl unveiled transparency within his spring collection.

These clear, plastic rain boots were shown in a variety of sizes and styles from thigh high, to mid-calf length. Seems like last seasons perspex trend will still be in.

Another one of my favorites this season was the Balmain thigh high moto leather peep toe boot.

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Another popular one I’m sure all of you have seen is the Off-White x Jimmy Choo collaboration.

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Chloe and the Y/Project also debuted shoes that are sure to be a hit in Spring 18.

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Now on to the not so hot shoes.

A lot of people are anti Crocs…sooo…Balenciaga….whats happening here?

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From bad to worse, behold Giambattista Valli sandals.

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Paris Fashion Week never disappoints, the hottest and craziest trends come out and they spread like wildfire. Let’s see how many over the top shoes we’ll see in street photos next Spring.

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Is Amazon The Next Big Bad Wolf In Fashion?

Find. A name you’ll be seeing all over…maybe? Amazon launches their first in house fashion brand, with a whopping 500 womenswear pieces and 200 styles for men. Cosmo calls it a mash up between “Finery and Topshop only with some seriously affordable prices.”

I headed on over to Amazon to view the collection and to my surprise it wasn’t what I thought it would be. Lots of basics in neutral tones, pleats, and velvet textures. I did stumble upon some gems as I thought to myself I’d definitely buy that, but the more I scrolled the less enthused I was. However Telegraph states,

“What might surprise the fashion industry is that Amazon’s collection isn’t a bargain-basement attempt to undercut rivals on the price of basic T-shirts. Instead it is challenging rivals with more fashion-forward items: patent boots cost £56 ($72), high-waisted skinny jeans are priced at £26 ($34), while a checked blazer is £40 ($52).

It’s their first go-around so I see why they played it safe. I can definitely say that 99% of the collection is great for layering. More for the minimalist in you.

Find. has launched exclusively in the UK. While this is the first in house fashion brand for Amazon, the company has also quietly released 8 private label brands ranging in categories from food, fashion, beauty, and home.

Talk about one stop shop! Amazon is stopping at nothing to gain that consumer loyalty. To check out Find. click here, you’ll never know you might find something you love.

To read more head on over to TheFashionLaw.com

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My Spring/Summer 18 NYFW Weekend

Fashion week is among us and you can feel it allll in the air. Whether you’re living vicariously through Instagram and Snapchat or you’re attending shows at the Skylight and other exclusive venues, there’s no doubt that the feeling this season is electric.

This season I attended the Mac Duggal show. Aside from the waiting forever outside then for the show to start, it was a beautiful show.

Duggal hit all my fav aesthetics in this collection, plunging necklines, blush tones, and war metals. Lots of fringe and beading as well. Models strutted down the runway in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities which I was glad to see.

I also attended the Lexus x Interview Magazine How Fashion Travels Exhibition. This was cool. Upon entering there was this duo who were super adamant about photographing attendees with style. Then there was “the cube” Great photo op, however I didn’t get the full experience due to another girl wanting to share the cube with me. ONE AT A TIME DAMMIT! -_-

Complimentary hair and makeup booths along with nail techs were scattered among the venue to give you the full treatment.

There was also an actual LexusLC model at the exhibit to take a photo with. Photographers gave direction and you struck a pose.

I didn’t get to hit all the spots on my list for the day but it was a great time overall. Hopefully I’ll be back in February with even more recaps for you all.

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Fenty Beauty Giving Competitors A Run For Their Money?

As many of you witnessed last week on Instagram, Rihanna teased followers about the the launch of her beauty line, Fenty Beauty, dropping on September 8th at Sephora.

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The teaser video shows nothing but beautiful, diverse women, and the line is nothing short of that. The collection is said to have 40 shades within its release, so there is a shade for just about anyone of any complexion out there!

The line also includes highlighters “Ginger Binge” “Moscow Mule” and “Trophy Wife”

 This is looking to be the hottest beauty drop of the season and these other brands better watch out. With Nicki Minaj x M.A.C and Balmain x L’Oreal launching in the next few weeks I’m eager to see what these number are going to look like. Stay tuned for updates once the full collection drops.