Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fashion's Night Out 2013 - Lights Out!

"The sponsors of the event — Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC & Co. — made the joint decision to go on hiatus so retailers and designers can focus their budgets on projects that are more in line with their specific objectives, rather than a big event on one night in September." - Lisa Lockwood, WWD.com

In 2012 Indianapolis' Pattern Indy group coordinated it's own FNO efforts that I was a sponsored social media reporter/blogger for. I am very sure that the group was planning a comeback this year, but according to reports the CFDA would like to take FNO from the US designer and retail focus to a more international focus this year. Where does that leave the consumer or those enthused about FNO and getting out and about to network and enjoy a fashion party that one night of the year? We will just have to follow this story and see.

Click here for more from the WWD.com article.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kimye Cover L'Officiel Hommes!!


It is to my understanding that L'Officiel Hommes is a French men's magazine that has been blessed with two celebs Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of their most recent release. The pair appear to be nude and in a deep, sensual embrace.
Question: Isn't this just Kim and Ray J, taken to another level? No videography (or cam) just a still pic, leaving the rest to the imagination. I understand the difference, but from a larger perspective is there really a difference? The similar principal being pushed here seems to be that sex sells and in saying that, the Kim and Ray J movie and the Kim and Kanye cover seem to be rather identical.
But if they like it, I love it and I love seeing the two seem so madly in love and happy with one another. I hope though, as the time continues to approach for their child to enter the world that their choices in photo shots and public displays of affection become more filtered and less sexual.
Image Source: Msn.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Top 10 Workout Songs for February 2013!!


This is a late post but it is still February and working out did not die yesterday, so with that being said, feel free to enjoy the Top 10 Workout songs of February from our extraordinary contributor Chris Lawhorn.

Zedd & Foxes - Clarity - 129 BPM
Ke$ha - C'mon - 125 BPM
Bridgit Mendler - Ready or Not - 94 BPM
Martin Solveig & Dev - We Came to Smash - In a Black Tuxedo - 132 BPM
Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love - 128 BPM
Rihanna - Diamonds (Congorock Remix) - 126 BPM
Icona Pop & Charli XCX - I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix) - 130 BPM
Conor Maynard & Ne-Yo - Turn Around - 128 BPM
Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath (Cash Cash Remix) - 128 BPM
Ke$ha, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Becky G - Die Young (Remix) - 128 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

ENJOY!!

Photo Source: Getty Images



Saturday, February 23, 2013

See You In The Rain!!

Getting caught in the rain or preparing for rainy weather can't get anymore fashionable than this. This one item is how you can turn a gloomy, dreary rainy day, into a fancy sunny day.

Purchase this Red Valentino Sheer Rain Coat Trench and wear it to death!! This coat is from the Spring/Summer 2013 Red Valentino collection and is equipped with a double breasted trench closure, is soft pink in color, pvc profiled with contrasting spikelet ribbon and a coordinated belt. The coat is finished with straps on the wrists, a button down collar and flared skirt.

Certain to have you singing in the rain! Price - $750, order information is available upon request.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rachel Roy Fall/Winter 2013 Digital Runway Show!




Not only did Rachel Roy make it interesting by shooting a digital runway show to display her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, but the motion camera was used to accent specific things such as the movement of the fabrics and the fabric details in close ups and longer views to make those moments last longer, something that can't really happen in person, with the average eye.

This collection is full of statement ideas that can be translated all throughout your fall wardrobe that will give you a very rich, fashionable, sophisticated look. Some of the trends that I spotted were:  

Hair/Beauty
Wavy hair
Nude face
Illuminated/metallic face
Loose hair
Reverse french manicure

Accessories
Pointed toe booties
Pointed toe pumps

Apparel
Short slacks
Tuxedo slacks
Paints suit
Calf length skirts
Knee length dresses
Sweaters
Turtle necks

Details
Fabric embellishments on shoulders
Custom prints
Fancy applique's and embroidery

This was an all around solid collection. As far as personal taste, I oohhed and ahhed over pretty much everything that I saw.

View the runway show below. Feel free to leave comments.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Minnie Mouse To Wear Lanvin Once Again!!


Minnie Mouse was a part of the animated short created for Barney's New York Holiday season, walking the runway wearing nothing other than Lanvin. And now that it is time for Disneyland Paris to celebrate it's 20th Anniversary, Minnie Mouse requested to wear a Lanvin frock "in reality" to the celebration. I hear that she wrote Mr. Albar Elbaz personally by letter requesting that he outfit her, as any other diva would do. The actual date that she will unveil this custom piece is March 23rd for the Disneyland Paris fashion parade!

Image Source: WWD

Monday, February 11, 2013

The 55th Annual Grammys Rundown!

The night was full of style stunners, some misfortunes and mentions of the Grammy dress code memo that it sent out. All of that to the side, there were many style stars on the night of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and I would like to show some of them to you here!


J. Lo
Trends: Black, one leg and one shoulder baring, loose drape fit, Anthony Vaccarello dress wearing top knot bun hairstyle.


Taylor Swift
Trends
: Braid in crown of hair, white gown, crystal accents around waist, back and collar area, back baring, split dress by J. Mendel.


Beyonce
Trends:
Black and white color blocked, swing arm, slim fit pants suit by Osman, red lip, low ponytail. Geometric black and white bracelets one on each arm.


Katy Perry
Trends:
Mint green, beaded and embellished neckline, Gucci dress, inspired by 1970's Priscilla Presley.


Rihanna
Trends:
Red chiffon, mid drift baring, very long, Azzedine Alaia dress. Long tresses and red lip.


Carrie Underwood
Trends:
Strapless, fitted, Roberto Cavalli black dress with velvet designed accents, smokey eye, soft blonde hair, nude lip and $31 million in jewels on her neck piece!


Justin Timberlake
Trends:
Tom Ford black suit, mini-do wop hair, black and white dress shoes.


Alicia Keys
Trends:
Black dress by Azzedine Alaia, mid drift baring, straps across the bodice, snake skin print inspired top design, mermaid bodice, no nonsense hair and a red manicure.


Janelle Monae
Trends:
Black 3 piece pants suit, gold embroidered lapels, Covergirl red lip and nails, top hat, peep toe black sandals.


Ashanti
Trends:
Small floral accents on a black chiffon gown, cleavage baring, cap sleeve, nude lip, smokey eye and up do hair.


Esperanza Spaulding
Trends:
Galactic print, 3 piece top, skirt and blazer with natural hanging hair.


Chrissy Teigen
Trends: Black, mid drift and one leg baring, tidal wave hem accented Joy Cioci dress.


Maroon 5
Trends:
All black suits


Estelle
Trends:
Mid drift baring, long sleeve crop top and matching print floor length skirt. Soft curls in the hair, smokey eye and nude lip.


Kelly Rowland
Trends:
Black Georges Chakra dress, bodice revealing, straight bangs and nude lip.


Drake
Trends:
Bowtie, tux jacket, metallic accents


Solange
Trends:
Green, structured shoulders, one leg baring, dress. Pink shoe, nude face, natural curls.


Erica Atkins - Campbell (1/2 of Mary Mary)
Trends:
Black dress, London Trash Ceres pump by ZigiNY, smokey eye, nude lip, wavy hair.


Mario Lopez
Trends:
Oxblood suit, thin tie.

 
Trey Songz
Trends: Lanvin black suit, white undershirt, pierced bowtie.


Pharrell
Trends:
Lanvin zebra inspired print suit, aqua bowtie, smooth skin.


Nas
Trends:
Cafe colored suit jacket, gold pocket chain, white pocket square, black bowtie, black slacks!

Image Sources: Hufftington Post and various other sources







Sunday, February 10, 2013

Entrepreneurs A Brewing! A Must Attend Event: NOW Business Bootcamp!

The NOW Business Bootcamp is a one day seminar that will be held in Indianapolis, IN on February 23, 2013. This seminar will be full of motivation, information and business and marketing best practices that will be shared by a line-up of awesome, established entrepreneurs! Any and everything that you will want to know about this event can be found at the website http://waituntilnow.com/.

The venue where this event is going to be held is a gem, in itself, so attending this event, is almost like going to get your gold before it is advertised and everyone else figures out that it is there. Location, information and a professional setting, will all be present. So if you like to be on the cutting edge, attending this event, will be a win, win and another win for you!

Read further for a list of Top 10 Reasons that you should attend. This list was created by one of the NOW Business Bootcamp event planners, Joseph Allen Woods. Below you will find the no nonsense meat and potatoes of why YOU should be at the NOW Business Bootcamp.

10. You understand what VALUE is and realize that the registration fee is actually very small compared to all that you're getting. Besides, spending your money on those Mrs. Carter World Tour tickets will only make HER more money, not YOU. *message* Invest in yourself.
 
9. You already know everything about everything, but you just want to make sure no one has changed all the knowledge behind your back.
 
8. The good people from Darrin's Coffee are also bringing boxes of Long's Donuts for breakfast………. BOOM. (Annnnd lunch will be provided by Scotty's Brewhouse!)
 
7. You can get an entire table of 8 for you and your friends (or enemies) for only $300. (That's ONLY $37.50 per person!)
 
6. Your "business" profile picture was taken on a camera phone - no one is taking you seriously. [Come get a FREE makeup session by Ready to Blush (valued at $65) and professional headshot taken by Studio 57 Photography (valued at $50)*.]
 
5. Your idea of a business plan is: A. Start a business. B. Make lots of money. Which is great but, uhhm.. you need just a little more info… ahem.
 
4. You've seen the list of business rock stars who will be speaking and you want to get the secrets of their success.
 
3. You're tired of selling dresses that smell like antifreeze out of the trunk of your car.
 
2. If you're selected at PitchFeast, you could walk away with several hundred dollars to grow your business.
 
1. It's possible to change your entire life in ONE DAY.

For specific details and more information on the NOW Business Bootcamp visit the site http://waituntilnow.com/.

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Notable Styles and More is interested in 7 other business owners that would like to purchase the table deal, for $37.50/person and do so by the Early Bird Registration deadline of February 14th. Please email me at eic@notablestylesandmore.com if you are interested.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Deal of the Day!

The Deal of the Day is a Forever 21 frock that when worn will definitely make you feel 21!

The details on this dress are pretty sophisticated. It has a pointed collar, color blocking fabrics in peach and tan, a decent mid thigh length, it is sleeveless, which makes it practical to add a cardigan or pair a nice jacket with it and a back keyhole closure. The price, well that's what makes it the deal of the day, $22.80, so you're not breaking the bank!

This dress is cute, sophisticated and affordable! What more could you ask for?

Pair it with:
This Miss Selfridge Sally Nude Town Shoe Price - $80.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Topshop Is Going To LA!

Topshop is opening up in the Grove (LA) on February 14, 2013! If you are in the area and visit the store I would love for you to come back to the site and share your stories in the comments section!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Take A Look: MCM Spring 2013!

MCM Spring/Summer 2013 Collection has a plethora of awesome leather goods in popping colors, plenty styled out in the signature print and even some detailed with gold studs.

Take a look at the accessories posted above and tell us if you would carry any of these.