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Upcoming Footwear Trends
I don't know about you, but I think autumn is the most spectacular time of year. With the glorious briskness in the air and all the leaves changing color it just puts a girl in the mood for…fashion! What else? Honestly, one of the most important things about the changing season is the changing fashions, no? Especially with all the marvelousness that coming up in just a matter of days at Fashion Week in New York! Which is where by über-chic mentor/boss is headed to prep for all the fun and fashion, while I swelter in 110° in Las Vegas covering the fabu footwear trade shows …
Anyhoo, my über-chic mentor/boss scored a fantastic suite at the Palazzo, which she kindly turned over to me while she headed off to New York. So I've been taking advantage of all the lovely amenities the Palazzo has to offer: Canyon Ranch Spa, room service, eleven different pools (including The Azure, where I saw Ryan Lochte in a bright pink Speedo!) and my sweet suite on the 48th floor overlooking the lights of Las Vegas and the nightly pirate show from Treasure Island. My days are spent checking out the latest and greatest in footwear and fashion (I know, I know, but someone has got to do it!) but I do get a little time off for good behavior!
So let's take a look at the upcoming trends in footwear:
- Colored soles – We are seeing tons of colored soles for added flare. The dying of shoes to match the soles is very cool and yet understated.
- Wedges – Wedges have always been a summer staple, but now we’ve seen them in a variety of chic styles from boots, booties, etc. The wedge has proved itself to stand the test of time, and weather!
- Flats – The ballerina flat remains as one of the shoe fashions that defies time and is a staple in most wardrobes. This season, you will see tons of flats with embellishments; think fringe, chains, feathers and ruffles.
- Toe caps – I love the look of toe capped shoes. It brings a modern element to some of the most classic looks. Gold and other metallic's are leading the charge with this trend.
- Lady-like & embellished – Laser cut-out details, lace, feathers and ruffles galore! Lady-like touches and chic embellishments are on almost every shoe this season. From two-toned silhouettes, tribal touches and braided accents – plain Jane’s are out this season.
What trends are making an exit this season?
Ultra- thick platforms are definitely making their way out! The chunky and sturdy look is sticking around this fall/winter because it has the ability to still create a sexy heel with comfort, but the ultra-thick look has come and gone.
There were soooo many gorgeous shoes to see that my time at the trade show just flew by! But, like I said, I did get a little time off for good behavior, so I've been sitting here poolside in my shady cabana participating in my all time favorite sport of people/fashion watching, and it has been très interesting let me tell you. While there has been the occasional "tourist" decked out in too tight bermuda shorts and requisite "Vega$" tee shirt, along with a nylon fanny pack worn as a belt and gigantic camera slung around the neck, I have been very pleasantly surprised by the number of women who have taken a more fashionable approach to their vacation attire. These festive fashionisti have been attired in cool, airy sundresses worn over stylish swimsuits, with their feet slipped into comfy, practical and chic sandals and transporting their daily travel necessities in colorful tote bags, with nary a hideous tee shirt in sight. Yes, the cream of fashion definitely still rises to the top.
While fashion/people watching, I have made a few determinations, these being that there many spectacular inventions over the years that have contributed greatly to the fashion industry, making it much easier for every woman (and man) on earth to look their best. I started out thinking that I would choose the Top Ten, but it rapidly rose to somewhere around 157. Seriously, exactly how is a girl to decide which is a more important fashion invention — the zipper or the underwire bra? Anyhoo, I have reluctantly narrowed it down to the Top Five.
- 1. The zipper. Hello! Can you imagine what it would be like to have to lace yourself into your dress a'la Marie Antoinette every day? Not to mention the fact that there would be no such thing as designer jeans (and my life would be over). Not only are zippers practical, but they make fantastic embellishments as well. Just what, exactly, would a motorcycle jacket be without its zippers? Just a barn coat, right? Another great example of embellishment is this fabulous handbag from Dooney & Bourke. Practical, fashionable and gorgeous!
- 2. The buttonhole/button. Interestingly, while buttons have been around since approx. 2000 BC and were used as ornaments and seals rather than fasteners, the buttonhole did not make an appearance until the 13th century. Thankfully, someone (probably a woman) figured out the practical aspects of buttons and buttonholes. Could you even imagine life without that perfect crisp white blouse that is one of the top go-to items in your wardrobe?
- 3. Lycra/Spandex. The slimming/containment aspect says it all. I have a gigglefit every time I try to imagine what the swimsuits surrounding this pool would be like without their 97% Lycra content. Not to mention Spanx! At least half the fashions seen anywhere these days wouldn't look as hot/haute as they do without the stretch factor.
- 4. The bra. Make that the perfect-fitting bra. The single most important garment a woman can own. Do you know that 90% of all women are wearing the wrong size bra? Honestly girls, the right size bra, properly fitted, can work wonders for your figure, improving your posture and making your clothing fit better. An excellent fitting bra can make that little black dress ROCK.
- 5. Accessibility. Seriously, where would any of us be without the accessibility that technology has afforded us in keeping up with fashion? As I sit here by the pool, I am streaming live coverage of fashion events all over the world! Love it!
Well darlings, I'm off to the spa for a facial and seaweed wrap. Hmmm, seaweed wrap…perhaps a little sushi is in order for dinner! Shop smart darlings and get your fall fashions off to a great start!
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Don't be Tardy for the Arm Party!
Layering bracelets to create what has been dubbed an 'Arm Party' is currently one of the top trends in accessorizing. With the hefty price tag that most designer bracelets come with, who wants to shell out hundreds to have an Arm Party!? Not us!
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Fall Beauty from Lancôme
The glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower dazzle in the distance. A gentle, magical breeze kisses your neck. An electric, captivating energy envelops you. This is Paris at dusk.
Lancôme invites you and your readers to be swept away by the mystical aura of Paris at midnight with Midnight Roses, the hypnotizing fall collection that evokes the twilight hours when a woman’s beauty comes into full bloom.
Lancôme was instantly captivated by the charisma and charm of Emma Watson, face of the Trésor Midnight Rose fragrance, and sought to build on that alluring story by creating a makeup collection that would capture every woman’s heart. The result was Midnight Roses.Inspired by the precious purple rose, the collection is infused with shades of purple, the color of majesty, to deliver a uniquely seductive beauty experience. Featuring a mix of blushes, eye shadows, eyeliners, lipglosses and polishes, Midnight Roses brings a touch of sophisticated mystery and glamour using the season’s hottest purple hues and matte textures.
Immerse Yourself in Moisture
The Philip Kingsley Moisture Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner
Based on 55 years of Trichological expertise, Philip Kingsley has launched the Moisture Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner duo. Developed specifically for textured hair, Moisture Extreme provides very coarse hair types nourishment. Created over a number of years, the duo are a first within the Philip Kingsley range to explicitly address the processing, styling and grooming needs of extremely porous hair and tight curls. This hair type is most vulnerable to damage and demands extreme moisture during the cleansing and conditioning process. In line with the styling needs of this hair type, the products can also be used on chemically processed and synthetic hair as well as extensions.
MOISTURE EXTREME SHAMPOO
Provides a fine balance of cleansing performance and mildness
Designed to effectively clean the hair and remove all styling and conditioning products without stripping away natural oils
Formula contains a gentle detergent derived from Cocoa Butter to cleanse with a slight foaming action, while conditioning agents make hair manageable, easy to comb and leave the cuticle smooth
MOISTURE EXTREME CONDITIONER
Contains a blend of moisturizing ingredients to nourish and repair the hair
Formula contains 4 natural oils including Almond, Wheatgerm, Avocado and Babassu which work together to condition the hair from the cortex to the outer layer, injecting intense shine without weighing the hair down
Avocado Oil contains essential nutrients and proteins that promote nourishment, while Babassu Oil works as a humectant with anti static properties to leave hair soft and shiny
My Fall Beauty Arsenal
Now that we’re in the dog days of summer and autumn is slowly creeping up, I wanted to share a few of my favorite fall must-haves with you.
Atopalm Moisturizing Hand Treatment
Extremely moisturizing, this nourishing hand treatment promotes younger, brighter-looking skin with a hydrating antioxidant blend. The result… long lasting protection from the change in weather.
Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in Carlotta Pink
Containing a formula of natural moisturizers and Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs, this sheer, bright pink tint is extremely hydrating. Plus, it has an amazing vanilla taste that will have you reapplying even when you don’t need to.
Davines Authentic Replenishing Butter
Made with 98% naturally-derived ingredients, this nourishing butter deeply replenishes both your body and hair. You can use it as a pre-treatment on dry hair before shampooing, or massage it onto your face and body for superior moisturizing.
Atopalm Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream
This restorative, moisturizing cream provides a smooth foundation for even, long-lasting makeup application. Add in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants, and this gentle cream gives you a radiant complexion.
Clark’s Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream
Specifically designed to target stubborn puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, this cream has a concentration of active botanicals and vitamins. Thanks to Vitamins A, E, and K, as well as isoflavin, you’ll see that your skin will be both softened and smoothed while dark circles will be brightened.
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World's Most Fantastic Craft Blog:
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You have got to check out The Sassy Pepper Blog! Created by the amazing team of Pepper and Sassy, two very stylish young mommies with amazing abilities in regard to all things DIY, the Sassy Pepper Blog is filled with wonderful ideas for creating, decorating and repurposing to make your life easier, your little darlings more adorable and your home more stylish.
From making sweet skirts out of daddy's shirts to creating an orchid terrarium or making basil mint lemonade, your sure to be as amazed and thrilled by the ideas in this blog as me! Check it out today — you'll thank me tomorrow!
Check out one of their latest projects — painted patio furniture. I'm not talking about painting the actual furniture (which you can, of course!) but painting the padded cushions and pillows!! Seriously! Who knew? There is a complete step-by-step tutorial for giving new life to your tired old patio cushions and pillows and it is absolutely amazing!