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Tying the Knot

Best of Bridal Fall 2015

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Inbal Dror

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From the Bridal Week runway in New York to the intimate showrooms in Paris, wedding dress designers unveiled their Fall 2015 bridal collections this month. From the heavyweight houses like Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang, to the more discrete Parisian designers, Delphine Manivet and Laure de Sagazan, take a look at the cream of the crop to inspire your own Big Day.

On one side, Honor, specializes in perfectly cut wedding dresses with a nod to the 1950s. On the other, Stone Fox Bride, a house whose influences lie in the heart of the green fields of Coachella and Glastonbury. The Honor for Stone Fox Bride Bridal collection ticked all the right boxes and the new capsule collection, which was revealed during New York Bridal Fashion Week, perfectly captures the spirit of each of the houses, flitting between retro charm and bohemian sensuality.

Specializing in wedding dresses with impeccable cuts and retro charm,Laure de Sagazan goes back to basics for her new Fall 2015 collection. From fluid 1920s style, to hip-grazing waistlines, embroidered blouses or Calais lace-trimmed backs, these simple pieces certainly make an impact.

Shown just a few weeks before Oscar de la Renta‘s death, the Bridal Fall 2015 collection from the New York fashion house was the last created by the celebrated couturier. Whether trimmed with delicate lace, nipped at the waist or playing with materials and volumes, these wedding dresses capture the true spirit of Oscar de la Renta, perfect for a traditional-style wedding.

Amidst a bucolic décor with fresh roses and climbing plants, the models took to the catwalk at the Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2015 show, with nymph-like flower crowns and empire style dresses adorned with precious sequins.

The Vera Wang bride wears a touch of grunge for Fall 2015, pairing her dress with leather ankle boots to take to the aisle with a disheveled kind of grace. The American designer continues to evolve with the times, creating wedding dresses which defy the traditional codes.

Playing with transparency, intricate details and floral prints, Temperley unveiled vintage, ultra feminine designs for Fall 2015. Half way between Sixties baby doll cuts and 1920s style, the British house turned the spotlight on lace again this season.

A new favorite at New York Bridal Week, Inbal Dror creates sensual wedding dresses crafted from the finest materials. For her Fall 2015 collection, the Israeli designer unveiled romantic designs showcasing fine English embroidery, Calais lace or a subtle scattering of sequins down a skirt.

Delphine Manivet debuted her first bridal collection during Bridal Week Fall 2015 in New York, showing a collection inspired by the pure and energizing landscapes in Finland. Think white, minimalist and elegant, lit with the designer’s staple accessories, a fur stole, a felt wide-brimmed hat or a 1920s cloche hat.

For her Fall 2015 collection, Elise Hameau not only drew inspiration from the 1920s but looked to the 1970s for her fluid silhouettes. The resulting gowns exude bohemian charm, a great choice for an idyllic outdoor wedding, bare feet in the grass.

Check out out Tying the Knot section for all the fashionstyle and trends for your upcoming wedding!

Nifty Sales

Scoop NYC Sale

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Doing a little weekend shopping? Be sure not to miss the Scoop NYC sale that’s going on! They’re offering wonderful discounts on their final sale styles. That means that you can score things like our favorite Current/Elliott muscle tee and that top by Torn By Ronny Kobo that we were eyeing for a while, both 40% off. Don’t forget to check out their men sale too. The selection is equally as chic there.


Sale selections

We love these Skyler jeans from Citizens of Humanity that come in a loose, cropped fit and are prefect for daytime wear. Pair it with this super soft tee from Zoe Karssen, featuring a loose, boyfriend fit and crew-neck.

This is the kind of jacket that we would wear with everything from jeans to skirts to leather pants. Rag & Bone’s destroyed denim jacket features allover distressed detail. We like to pair it with this billowy blouse from Equipment.

For those lazy days, slip into this Batik Lace Teddy from Eberjey with its ditzy print, lace details and ladylike bow.

Now would be a good time to stock up on some winter basics and nothing better than Scoop Perfect Pair Tights that come in packs of three, featuring one pair of dot pattern pantyhose along with two solid black varieties. Wear it with chic dresses, tunics and skirts during colder seasons.

Marc Jacobs is one of our favorite designers. This Classic Q Crossbody from Marc by Marc Jacobs is the perfect everyday crossbody.

On sale: denim. What’s better than finding your favorite pair of denim on sale? The sale selection has some really perfect pairs like these and these.



This post was sponsored by Scoop NYC. All opinions are my own.
Fashion Scoop

Oscar de la Renta Dies

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The world is suddenly a lot less glamorous…

“Oscar de la Renta, who died this evening at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, was fashion’s favorite ladies’ man. His Latin-lover good looks, fascination with feminine style, strong color sense and impeccable social skills — a wonderful sense of humor among them — made him a court dressmaker to a large portion of the international set and a designer for First Ladies from the time of Betty Ford. He was a particular favorite of three of the last: Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush — and Michelle Obama recently donned one of his dresses at the White House event for fashion students.

While de la Renta could design clothes that were editorial darlings, his genius was in making women, regardless of their own intrinsic pulchritude, look and feel beautiful. Romantic, glamorous styles were his signature: tastefully extravagant, Paris-influenced, with an undercurrent of Latin pizazz. He was best-known for his designs for the Ladies Who Lunch, the likes of Babe Paley, C.Z. Guest and Marella Agnelli, along with a glittering constellation of other aristocrats and socialites, performers, broadcasters and top executives, who often became, not just customers, but friends. Yet de la Renta always remained current and in recent years, a younger set — who included actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner and Lea Michele — fell under his spell.

De la Renta was born July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. (As he once put it, “I am the only Third World designer.”) At 18, he went to Madrid to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando. There he began sketching for top Spanish fashion houses; before long, he was working with the legendary couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. De la Renta’s next stop was Paris, where he became a couture assistant to Antonio Castillo, then designer of Lanvin. As de la Renta recalled in 1979, “When I worked in Paris, Castillo and Balenciaga always had evening dresses inspired by Spanish peasants, flamenco; dresses taken from paintings by Goya, Zurbaran, Zuloaga; the bullring colors; the Princess of Eboli [a 16th-century Spanish beauty with an eye patch]. Balenciaga’s dresses never looked ethnic, like costumes.”

These descriptions also evoke the styles that made de la Renta’s name.” Source: By

Wish Book

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2014

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Each year we anticipate what will be offered in the Neiman Marcus annual Christmas book. This is the 88th year for The Christmas Book. The wait is now over because the 2014 Christmas Book has arrived!

Of the 10 fantasy gifts, the lowest in price is a $25,000 custom-made silk peacock designed by Preston Bailey, who has thrown parties for the Trump family and Oprah Winfrey. On the pricier end is a $425,000 trip to the Oscars. The experience doesn’t actually include a trip to the Academy Awards, but it does include two tickets to the Vanity Fair after-party. It comes with a hotel suite in Beverly Hills, free meals, a personal stylist, loaner jewelry and a $5,000 gift card to Neimans for each of two attendees to buy clothing or shoes for the big night.

Another “experience” for sale in the Christmas Book is a five-day adventure to Mardi Gras in New Orleans for six couples. The $125,000 price tag comes with special restaurant reservations, a cottage in the French Quarter and a ride on a float in the Orpheus Parade, which ends with a black-tie ball called the “Orpheuscapade” put on in part by Harry Connick Jr.

Perhaps the flashiest fantasy gift in this year’s collection is the Maserati Ghibli S Q4, a car that goes zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds. Maserati will make just 100 of these cars, all of which come with a special Neiman Marcus logo inside. For those that are not ready to write a big check, they still offer a nice range of gifts under a $100.

All we want is this $35 faux-fur muff/ice scraper. It is a muff for holding your very cold hands. It’s really a missed opportunity for a clever tool and you will really understand why this is our biggest wish item, if you had cleaned your car in a freezing morning during the winter!

Shop our selection below:

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Get Your Winter Wardrobe Ready

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As the weather turns cold, and as much as we don’t want it here, we have to prepare for the cooler temperatures to come. As we started scouting to get our new staple pieces for our winter wardrobe, we were overwhelmed with so many different options to choose from. Thankfully, Warehouse has made it easy to shop with a new season selection that has them all and we are loving their looks for the fall/winter 2014 and their dress selection is amazing!

These are the pieces at the top of my fall shopping list:

The perfect LBD that we all need in our closet. This black dress featuring a detachable tassel necklace with gold detailing. This evening dress has a cut-out back and fastens with a single button closure.

These classic skinny jeans are the perfect everyday pair; featuring a mid-rise, five pocket-styling and a super-stretchy construction for a comfortable fit. They don’t call them super-soft for nothing. To complete the look, make a statement in the colour block with this faux-fur coat. The coat features a collarless neckline, contrast lighting, two pockets and a leather-look belt. Isn’t gorgeous?

To get into this season’s biggest trend, this 60s-inspired mini skirt will be the piece to go. Constructed from colourful tweed and features two front pockets and fastens with an exposed zip at the back.

This sheepskin textured coat features a funnel neck, metal clasp fastenings and contrast paneling; finished with two side pockets and a mid-thigh length cut. Style the outfit with this ’90s-inspired leather-look pinafore dress that features a square neckline, thick straps and a pebbled texture; finished with a zip fastening.

This chic cape is the perfect Autumn/Winter cover up. The cape features an open front, super soft finish and all-over bold check design. Wear it on top of this classic animal print crew and a pair of girlfriend jeans featuring five pocket-styling and a mid wash.

Last but not least, this classic denim jacket will be your “it” item during the entire season as is easy to throw on top of any outfit, day or night. The jacket features a borg lined collar, front pockets, and a button-through front with a cropped fit.

Are you in winter mood now? We are! Head to Warehouse to shop your favorites!
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This post was sponsored by Warehouse. All opinions are my own.

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