Glam Damn It
Between the book and the film, The Great Gatsby has stolen the Kardashian limelight (well for now anyway). The remake of the 1974 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby, is set to hit theaters May 10, 2013. This upcoming film has been on the rise of conversation everywhere these days from its big budget and its amazing soundtrack, to the film's all-star cast. So, why do us fashion loving girls care besides the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio has landed the lead role?
We all love a little fashion throwback and cannot wait to set our eyes on the costume changes on the big screen. The 1920's is all about a bowler hat, bobbed hair, vintage sequins, and of course the infamous flapper dresses. It is always exciting to see how fashion evolves in a new era. With that said, we are providing you with inspirational pieces to channel your inner '20s and calm your Gatsby fever.
It's the trend everyone loves to hate.
It was certainly unexpected when models stepped out in petite sized heels on the Spring runways. For many of us women complaining about the pain of a stiletto, complain no more because kitten heels are back and they are taking over every retailer.
A stylish heel generally no more than two inches, sounds like shoe heaven to us ladies. The perks of a petite heel is it can be worn longer and give us enough height for a stylish lift. Rather than a flat, legs will be elongated and best of all we are pain free!
Creating chic, effortless, and meticulously crafted pieces that can seamlessly transition from day to evening can be a challenge for any designer, no matter what the targeted demographic may be. Montreal-based designers, Marisa Minicucci and her daughter, Anisa Marcanio, not only achieve this but also the near impossible: practical, comteporary designs for the modern woman, no matter what her age.
What began as a conversation regarding the wants, needs, and desires of their respective counterparts and colleagues in regards to clothing, would soon develop into the brand which would become MM: Minicucci x Marcanio. Minicucci, a 30-year veteran of the fashion industry, and her daughter sought out to marry the many elements found within a woman's closet: to combine the artistic with the practical, the trend-driven with the timeless.
Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and we are here to help you dress for your fiesta. We curated a collection of the most festive fashion pieces so you can embrace the holiday style. We are talking printed shoes, easy breezy skirts, and vibrant chunky necklaces!
When it comes to your dancing shoes, we hope you keep in mind that beaded or bright footwear is the way to go. Cinco de Mayo is all about a Mexican-inspired print so make sure to indulge in a shoe within that theme.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican battle against the French to avoid invasion and keep their freedom during the beginning years of the American Civil War. No apparel screams "free" more than the freedom of a maxi! One thing to make sure is that your dressing color palette consist of red, yellow, or green hues. Weather you are shaking your behind over to the Mariachi band or about to make your way over to a frozen margarita, your comfort level will never fail in a maxi or a skater skirt.
Harper's Bazaar Executive Accessory Editor, Sam Broekema was once quoted saying "You've got your Manolos, you've got your Louboutins, and you've got your Kirkwoods." He is the newest modern man of the shoe game and has shocked the fashion industry with his brilliant architectural shoes.
His career first took off in 2005 when he designed the catwalk shoes for Ghost and John Rocha in order to raise money to produce a collection of his own. Within the same year he created his first Spring/Summer 2005 collection which later landed him the "Emerging Talent" Footwear News Vivan Infantino award by Conde Nast. A year later, in 2007, another award landed at his feet; earning him the Alta/Roma Vogue Italia award for accessory design. Many more high fashion awards made their way into Kirkwods successful journey including the Swarovski "Emerging Talent" for accessories at the British Fashion Awards.
British fashion designer, John Galliano has had major success in the world of fashion until his anti-semitic words placed a halt on his career. From Head Designer of Givenchy for a year to Head Creative Director and Designer at Dior for 15 years and then to creating the John Galliano label, he has clearly proved himself as a fashion master.
After his time was suspended at Dior in 2011, Galliano seemed cut off from fashion…so what has he been up to now? Well this past fashion week, he was invited to intern with Oscar de la Renta backstage. Galliano worked alongside de la Renta as they worked a creative collaboration between themselves as two extremely different designers.
If by now you haven't heard of Miansai, it's time to get familiar.
Debuting in 2008, the jewelry line—brainchild of founder Michael Saiger—uses such materials as French and Italian leathers, 14K and 18K gold, sterling silver, and military-grade ribbons and ropes. The raw, organic, and unpretentious aesthetic the line exudes pays homage to the nation's rich military history and nautical influence, while remaining thoroughly modern and relevant. Rugged yet refined, the ease at which the handcrafted pieces transition from day to night, city to countryside, and even the beach (the brand is based in Miami) is the genius in the line's allure.
Tax refund burning a hole in your pocket? DL1961, Scoop, Wendy Mink, and Otte are just a few of this week's sample sales sure to satisfy all your Spring shopping needs!
When: Today, April 23rd through tomorrow April, 24th: 11am–7pm
Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th: 11am–8pm
Where: Scoop Meatpacking 430 West 14th Street
Why: Steep savings on designer closet staples; prices ranging from $19–$129.
When: Today, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th from 10am–7pm
Where: 530 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1505 between West 38th & West 39th Streets