Loving ruffles from MSGM.
Loving ruffles from MSGM.
New York fashion week just ended and what a week it’s been. I tried to attend or follow online all the runway shows, but the real fashion happened not on the runway, but on the streets of New York.
Long gone the days where all fashion shows were held at Bryant Park and attended only by celebrities and people in the fashion industry – buyers and magazine editors. Now the shows are held all over the city – Tommy Hilfiger closed down the Pier and had carnival type show, Rebecca Minkoff closed out the Green Street and had not just models but fashion bloggers parade right on the street. The role of “new media”, aka fashion bloggers and influencers was taking to a whole new level, as they were occupying front rows of every show and were the most popular with street photographers.
I had fun attending two Fashion blogger events held by Shop Style and Rewards Style. Getting dressed up and going to mingle with beautiful people, all while sipping champagne, taking pictures, getting makeup and cloths to borrow – what not to like. Style wise, I have not seen a single blogger carrying an obvious brand name bag like Hermes or Chanel. Everyone went for originality by carrying unique small clutches or embellished bucket bags or mini top handles bags. Ruffles were seen everywhere- on pastel color dresses and off the shoulder tops. Bold jewelry such as a statement necklace or long bold earrings reminded me of Samantha from Sex and the City. Although it was super hot in NY during fashion week, bloggers were transitioning into the fall with block heel ankle boots in black or metallic colors or burgundy velvet shoes (or these shoes named after my favorite Russian fashionista Mira Duma). Jacket of choice remains bomber jacket, some are embellished with flowers. Flower embroidered outwear is also very popular, I scored my yellow flower cape by N21 brand from Century21 at amazing price, but Zara and Forever 21 have flower and bird embroidered jackets at reasonable prices. Wide leg pants with side buttons and metallic pleated skirts are another street style favorites. And of course layering – that’s what stylists and bloggers do best – cami silk dresses or pinstripe bustiers over white button down shirt, accessorized with black velvet chokers and show stopper shoes were most popular.
To Shop my other looks from Fashion week, click on these links:
All my shoes and bags are not available online unfortunately so I can’t link them.
New York Fashion week is over, but the street style lives on
St Tropez was everything I thought of and so much more. A little coastal town in the South of France is big on glamour, luxury, exclusive beaches and vibrant night life. I loved laid-back vibe with great food and chill music at Club les Palmiers and I loved decor and ambience of L’Opera restaurant. I loved walking narrow cobblestone streets lined up with local designer boutiques and admiring local artists drawing sunsets at yacht-lined port.
Every corner made a great photo opportunity.
Shop similar St Tropez looks of white lace rompers, dresses, pom pom sandals and straw bags at these links.
Taking it back today to my amazing trip to French Riviera just a month ago. What a gorgeous coast- Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Eze village. Just thinking about their beautiful beaches, colorful buildings, cute cafes, best seafood and Rose wine, makes me want to go back . Every corner made a perfect photo op and I am sharing them with you here.
To shop my looks click on links below of what is available online (some items like sequenced stripes skirt is by D&G and a vintage at this point)
Scarfs from Mila&Such (use code Elena to get 10% off)
Jewelry by Kira Koktysh
Colors and beauty of Aix-en-Provence
Feeling provencal before my trip to South France next week.
Jewelry by Inaya (use code Elena to get 20%)
3. White Dress
One of my favorite accessory of all time is a scarf. It can brighten up any neutral outfit, as well as can keep you warm or hide imperfections.
It can be worn many different ways – skinny around a neck or wide and tied with the belt. I also like tying it on my bag or hat, as well as around my wrist or an ankle. I also wear it as a top on a hot summer day or wrapped around the waist over the swimsuit.
All scarfs featured in this post are by a talented scarf designer Mila&Such. Shop her collection here.
Happy Summer everyone! I hope you all enjoy a great weather outside with your loved ones and of course sneaking in some online shopping.
Here’s what on my shopping list this holiday weekend: