The Spring 2014 trends embraced jewel tone colors , embellishments and whimsy. They encouraged feathers , and beading and being daring and free - embodying the free spirited powerful modern woman. On the list of Pantone colors for spring - the hot color was Dazzling Blue! This gorgeous color was all over the runways. Here are some ideas on how to get the look !
Dazzling Blue was featured on 29 runway shows and showed up most in New York. The Chloe runway show was filled with the Dazzling Blue! We love it!
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We've been psyched ever since Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker announced she was collaborating on a shoe line with Manolo Blahnik. So when Gayle King got an exclusive look at the collection with O Magazine, we couldn't wait to check it out.
SJP sat down with King and Adam Glassman, the creative director at O, at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City to try on the much-anticipated foortwear. The Coveteur filmed a beautifully-lit video of the dress-up session, with shots of the gorgeous pumps and a soundtrack that made us feel oddly sentimental. A highlight is when Parker discusses the idea of the collection, which emphasizes the unexpected concept of colors as a neutral.
Think you've got the best concert style? Chinese Laundry, a fab shoe brand, is giving away floor tickets to upcoming concerts in honor of their new music series. First on the docket is the Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour concert in Los Angeles (February 22).
To enter, like the Chinese Laundry Facebook page, then:
1) Follow @ChineseLaundry on Instagram
2) Snap a photo of your favorite concert look (creativity earns you points)
What we can wear and how we can wear it has changed drastically in the wake of the 21st century, yet history seems to be repeating itself in many fashion trends. Luckily, our ability to manage and modify our fashion addiction has continued to grow and create an entirely new and infinite world of fashion technology. Here are some fashion innovations, some more obtainable than others, for the modernizing woman.
Individually, you can use the Rent the Runway application for your iPhone or iPad. The app gives you access to hundreds of different dresses based on your interest or occasion. You can see what’s trending, but also get specific recommendations for your own dress based on the type of occasion, weather forecast, along with pattern and design preferences. Most notability, the app allows you to take a picture of any print and then matches it to a trending dress. Overall, it is ton of fresh fashion crammed into a free app!
It’s the absence of color that has taken the runway by storm this fashion season. The best footwear and handbag designers are using this crystal clear trend to project a mix of elegance and sophistication with stylish and innovative shapes and sizes. While slight hints of color are employed to make a shoe pop and handbags stand out, it is the lack of color that make these accessories a hit for spring. Not to mention, it offers a versatility that allows for easy pairings with almost anything in your closet.
This season shoes will have you floating in air, or at least look like it, according to top fashion houses like Givenchy. Footwear has long been a focus on the runway during fashion week, and this year was no exception. The runways were paved with a plethora of sky-high stilettos and eye popping pumps. But how exactly do you rock the crystal clear trend? That’s easy! Effortlessly shift from day to night with a sophisticated oxford, highlighting stylish cut outs and invisible side paneling, or take that little black dress to the next level sporting see through pumps with invisible straps from Michael Kors. Pair it with a clear tote from Fendi or translucent crystal-like clutch from Gucci.
Sneakers are the go-to in comfort. When you just need to run out on errands, you grab a pair of running shoes and you’re out the door. Sneakers are functional, and with designers like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs designing high-fashion sneaker wedges, your tired gym shoes are getting a whole new lease on life. By spinning a classic, sporty design, sneaker wedges have become a fun alternative to traditional wedges and heels. Here are five sneaker wedges Joonbug loves.
A deep cherry red velvet with chocolate brown leather trim. Front lace and Velcro cross-strap is adorned with small brass studs making this shoe street ready.
Cat Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc. and global licensee of Caterpillar Inc., is a brand that focuses on quality, rugged leathers, old-fashioned craftsmanship, and sophisticated details, all for a reasonable price. During Nolcha Fashion Week, we got to see a preview of Cat Footwear's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which launches March 20th, and couldn't get enough. The collection features pastels and earth tones, perfect for the warm weather ahead. We particularly love the bohemian look of their sandals, which are made of leather and feature many crisscrossing straps, reminiscent of the gladiator sandal. The Cat Footwear dress sneakers in this collection lean towards the preppy side, but can be worn by any fashionista. The new collection just makes us itch to see the warm weather and have our toes peek out from these summery styles.
Take the practicality of ballet flats, add sleek details or outrageous features, and you have a more refined version of the classic shoe. Smoking slippers are quickly replacing everyday flats as the go-to shoe for stylish women on the go. Like their predecessor, the different routes you can take when selecting your pair of smoking slippers are endless; below are four of the main categories of the new shoe trend!
Classic: Smoking slippers in simple designs with basic fabrications and small yet lavish details are perfect for the woman who wants to keep her shoes as sleek and chic as possible. These shoes by Yves Saint Laurent are the perfect example; with a slight heel and a metal cap toe, they are simple yet stylish. Giorgio Armani and Prada's versions of the simple smoking slipper are other examples of a classic shoe that stands out due to their fine details and sophisticated look.