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Top Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2015

Want to know what the biggest fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2015 will be? Take a look at the key themes and trends Christie Maruka, founder of Fashion Fix a Mobile Style Vanand Boutique has listed for the upcoming seasons. Be sure to check Christie out at www.fashionfixnj.com.

Spring is filled with endless inspiration: Crop tops, full skirts, high -waisted trousers, culottes, trench coats, utilitarian vests and jackets. Fluid drape dresses, bohemian silhouettes, sheer fabrics, gingham, quilted pieces and cinched waists. Expect to see lots of slouchy trends as well: ruffles and lace, shirt dresses and cape gowns.

Denim this season becomes pure luxury and aside from its rising versatility, the fabric gains a unique spectrum of fresh, new interpretations. Embellished, washed out, molded into feminine, ladylike silhouettes, or just relaxed and comfortable, there is no doubt that denim goes high fashion this season.

There are so many fabulous designers to list, but here are some of my favorite designers whose shows I attended during Fashion week and I am eagerly awaiting their arrival in stores:

BCBG by Max Azria, who’s line is stunning with lots of drape dresses, abstract floral prints, and bohemian silhouettes. Classic, enduring fabrications were modernized and softened for comfortable chic.  Beautiful pastel colors, lending a sun-bleached softness to this collection; Always a favorite for me. 

Marissa Webb, (creative director for Banana Republic) presented a mix of flowy-feminine mini-dresses with such a romantic aura and try topping this with a cargo vest, cool shirt dresses and great revamps of the classic trench in ultra-soft fabrics.Shop at Zappos.com!

Carmen Marc Valvo modern and clean, plunging necklines, playful pantsuits and sheer over-skirts; Valvo knows how to flatter a woman's figure.

Nicole Miller plays with a lot of dainty ruffles and delicate frills sewing them onto hems of skinny skirts and dresses for both daytime and evening looks. Stretchy body con dresses and plenty of enticing tropical and floral prints.

Zimmerman by Nicky Zimmerman, a new line for me and absolutely gorgeous. Her collection is  light and airy, lacy, layered slip dresses, wide-legged trousers with sexy off the shoulder men’s shirting, skirts with extended layers of ruffles, cinched-trench vests, and amazing swimwear too nice to swim in!  

Mara Hoffman is coming out with a softer direction this season pairing natural fabrics and a muted color palette. Featuring rainbow slip dresses, cutouts, sunbursts and striped motif on swimwear, slacks, maxi dresses and Relaxed Woven shirt and trouser sets that will be incredibly sophisticated and polished.

A few more key trends you’ll see: Sporty Chic including slouchy knitted polo-buttoned up shirts that are not just for Country clubs, but very versatile and J.Crew and Hugo Boss have nailed this trend.

Khaki tones: Popping up everywhere this season, khaki is the shade expected to add some much needed freshness to the upcoming spring season. From Military, to modern safari, expect Khaki to find its way into your wardrobe come spring.

Feminine Lace: If it’s spring time, it’s lace time! Heavenly it is, sublime and playing the ultra-unique card with cutouts, ruffles and flowy renderings that will take center stage with dresses, skirts and tops — even shoes — this season.

Flare pants are making a comeback from the 70’s. You will see these retro versions in prints and dipped in vivid colors, and also in denim jeans.

There are so many great styles to choose from, an avalanche of options, something for everyone this season, and these trends can be very easy to wear. Make each look your own, be unique, play up your favorite body parts, know your best colors and wear it well. It’s all about you, how you work it and how you own it.  Happy Spring! 

About Christie

Christie Maruka is  the founder of Fashion Fix a Mobile Style Van and Boutique that makes house calls along the East Coast. Maruka is also a fashion philanthropist working with underprivileged kids and charities and an accessory designer forPolyGel®’s Geluxury label, a collection of anti-aging slippers and gloves infused with natural botanical and essential oils that hydrate and rejuvenate feet and hands while also keeping them warm. 

For additional information on Christie Maruka please visit www.fashionfixnj.com.

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A Few of our Faves!


 Polar Vortex? Here we go again…

You’re formally invited to the Polar Vortex, part 2, where the sun sets at 4:30pm and your skin is dry, chapped and cracked, unless you have a secret weapon in your back pocket.

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant  Protect, soothe and restore your skin with Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream® collection all day, every day.  The award-winning Eight Hour® Cream's apricot colored balm is so effective due to its combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E that seals in moisture. And this one product does it all: use it at work to soothe your hands and lips, and at night on your dry, cracked feet. Before you leave the house, apply it to protect your skin from drying wind, and while at home, it protects skin from your central heating. Try the original scent, or the fragrance free! ($21, ElizabethArden.com)
Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer  At night, give your face some extra love with the restorative Eight Hour Cream® Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer – an enhanced formula of the original with added lavender scents to calm skin and soothe the senses. This gentle superhero helps to rebalance, renew and restore skin during its nightly restorative process. After 1 use, 89% of women felt their skin was deeply moisturized overnight, and after just 2 weeks, 9 out of 10 women agreed that it soothes and relieves their tired and dry skin. ($39, ElizabethArden.com)

Order your skin saver online, or stop by your local Macy’s before the next snow falls.


Breathe, by Body Glove

It’s an amazing brand with deep history in  watersports culture and Hollywood. We recently celebrated our 60th anniversary, and also just launched a new fitness line, Breathe.

 

 


Hair Help!
Giovanni Eco Chic Cosmetics to the Rescue
 

 
Bitter cold weather and dry air can zap hair of moisture.  Giovanni Eco Chic Cosmetics’ Ultra-Moist Deep Deep Moisture Mask is a rich formula designed to improve rough texture and make hair touchably soft again. Featuring Olive Oil & Avocado Oil, the dual activated complex repairs extreme damage.   The mask is ideal to prevent splits and breaks and works to revitalize over-processed and coarse hair.  Avocado oil beads add an extra dose of nourishment.  $8.99
 
And for on-the-go, opt for Giovanni Ultra Moist Touch Up Hair Towelettes.  Each box features 10 biodegradable towelettes for dry, damaged hair. The towelettes re-bonds ends to help prevent splits, prevents breakage to minimize frizz (hello static and hat hair).  It replenishes hair that feels dull and brittle-and there is no bottle, no spills.  $6.99

Stay Healthy During Flu Season
with Healthy Delights

Flu season is in full swing and even with the vaccine we’re all susceptible to the winter sniffles.   But, the NEW Healthy Delights Multi-Vitamin Chews serve as the first line of defense against the flu to help support your immune system with all the essential vitamins and nutrients to keep you feeling healthy and flu-free all winter long.

Packed with 16 essential vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, C, D and E, Biotin, Vitamin B12 and Zinc, Healthy Delights Multi-Vitamin Soft Chews are a delicious and convenient way to stay healthy from the inside out.  Nothing So Healthy Ever Tasted So Good!  SRP: $11.99, available at Walgreens and GNC

A soft chew a day, keeps the doctor away!


Rob Scheppy for 'Tini Beauty
 Exclusive Eye Shadow Palette

What happens when you let celebrity makeup artist Rob Scheppy take the reins behind the cocktail-inspired ‘Tini Beauty bar cosmetics? The must-have eye shadow palette of the season! Stocked with 8 shades of silky powder shadows, this palette puts a multitude of intoxicating looks at your fingertips

The Rob Scheppy for ‘Tini Beauty eye shadow palette was personally crafted by the creator of Kim Kardashian’s signature smokey eye. This dual-textured collection boasts 4 pigment-rich matte and shimmer shade pairings designed to “cocktail” – wear alone or in any combination to create custom looks.

Scheppy wanted the palette to be lightweight and portable for travel or touchups. The palette includes his go-to shades for every occasion, matte and shimmer versions of each shade and formulas that work wet or dry. Of course, selecting the cocktail-inspired names was a big part of the fun:

The resulting line up will have makeup mavens scraping the pans till they’re gone and clamoring for a refill. The Rob Scheppy for ‘Tini Beauty eye shadow palette launches spring 2015 on tinibeauty.com for a retail price of $39.50.


 Top Five Picks for Enduring the Elements!

enduring the elements – whether it’s the Sun, wind, cold and heat! How can you keep skin and hair perf??? 

 
Fave Beauty Oil: Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail for face and body. Highly conditioning bioactive oil complex combines cranberry and cloudberry seed oils to help nourish and vitalize even the driest skin.  Improves skin smoothness and visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration.
 
Fave Lip Treatment: Sun Bum’s amazing SPF 30 moisturizing Lip Balm contains Cocoa Butter and 6 delish flavors!
 
Fave “Because Why Not” Tool: You can pretty much stay at home and treat, hydrate and replenish color with TouchBack Plus!
 
Fave Hair Saver for the Gorge Lazy Girls: One style to rule them all! The Scunci scrunchies are too cool and don’t leave dents!
 
Fave “I have static, frizz AND dry hair!!” tool: I mean, Argan oil AND comfy bristles?! Nothing more legit than the Conair Infiniti Pro Brush!

Give Your Skin a Beauty Boost With Truffle Therapy from Skin & Co Roma

Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Body Milk 

Created to nourish dry skin, this decadent moisturizer is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Exclusive truffle extract stimulates Superoxide Dismutase production to destroy harmful free radicals and keep skin youthful. For an Italian indulgence anywhere

Skin & Co Truffle Body Gommage

Wash your skin to cleanse and soften with Truffle Body Gommage, a lotion-based, natural scrub that exfoliates the skin and hydrates it at the same time. The essential oils deliver antireddening and soothing properties while the apricot kernel powder promotes smooth, baby-soft

Skin & Co Truffle Body Gel

Cleanse and hydrate with a light foam that leaves skin fresh and soft. Bursting with a unique truffle extract that stimulates the production of Superoxide Dismutase—a compound that destroys free radicals and has an antioxidant, anti-aging effect—this body gel leaves skin smooth from head to toe.

Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Serum

Formulated around the undiscovered properties of the truffle, Truffle Therapy Serum is infused with potent skin-renewing ingredients. Carefully handcrafted in Umbria, Italy, it restores skin with undetected radiance. Fine lines start to fade, roughness is surrendered and silky smoothness is immediately revealed and skin looks firmer and brighter, creating a healthy, youthful complexion with improved smoothness and tone.


 Introducing the New Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

It all started with a tin. Then there was the familiar yellow tube. Now, the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm transforms yet again with the launch of  the new Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm.

It’s the original Beeswax Lip Balm you love — just squeezable. This version of the Burt’s Bees classic balm is softer and smoother with a slanted tip for precise application. This 100% natural formula contains moisturizing Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished — and, of course, a splash of Peppermint for that signature tingle.

NEW Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm is available now at select natural, grocery, drug, and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.com.


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