August 20, 2014

Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor, known for her feminine, modern, and refined cool designs, was inspired by the work of Parisian street artist Philippe Baudelocque, for her Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The use of dimensional layering of textures and patterns can be seen throughout the collection; playing with the idea of fragile work in an urban environment and the complexity of unexpected pairings of colors, techniques and fabrics.

Key styles this season include rounded coats with sheer cut-work dresses, boxy jackets and lofty sweaters, as well as tailored cropped pants. Matelassé orgaza is applied over technical mesh, as Taylor experiments with dimension, while incorporating metallic glazed jacquards and chain sequence detailing giving an overall feel of modern edge in a controlled way. The collection boasts high-shine metallic, grounded by muted shades of neutrals in shades of gray, blue, lavender and ecru, creating a scene of simplicity and streetwise chic.
On a personal note Rebecca Taylors show was one of my favorites during Fashion Week. The reason for featuring her here is because I can truly envision myself in practically every outfit. Go to to see the full show. 

August 4, 2014

Packing Tips

TIP 1: Take pictures of your outfits. This will help you visualize what you will be going to wear and when you you get there it will be easy to put together an outfit. 

TIP 2: Roll your clothes. This helps maximize the space in your luggage and keeps your clothes wrinkle free.

TIP 3: Keep your bathing suit in your carry on just in case your room isn't ready when you arrive at your destination. You can change at any time and enjoy your vacation the second you get there.

TIP 4: Do research prior to your vacation on sunscreens. Use preservative free and organic sunscreens. Make sure to buy these before vacation so your not in a rush and end up buying a sunscreen that is harmful. Just think about yourself baking in the sun with chemicals.

TIP 5: If you will be doing a lot of walking and your getting all dressed up for a night out you may want to put a pair of flip flops or flats in your bag so you don't get blisters from wedges or heels. 

TIP 6: If you are a list maker, make a list of everything you are bringing so you know exactly what to pack. Make sure to save this list for future vacations. This will save time and keep you stress free, in the packing stages now and for the next time. 

TIP 7: Try to stick to three colors at most, this way everything will go together and you can mix and match different pieces.