Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nothing but Noonday

On the first day of my summer internship several weeks ago, I was given an entire introduction to the Noonday Collection when I was approached by a Noonday Ambassador and familiar face, Nancy Scott. At first, she just explained it as a simple jewelry line that she thought I would like to do a blog post about. She ran out to her car, grabbed a catalog, set it on my desk, and said something along the lines of "Just let me know if you'd be interested!" As soon as I started to flip through the pages, I realized this wasn't just a simple jewelry line. This jewelry had a purpose and a plan. Not only is this jewelry absolutely to die for, but it has a reason. It exists to change lives.  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Rihanna has taken over the fashion industry with full force beginning at New York fashion week in February with the debut of her Fenty x Puma fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection, which fused her bad-gal reputation, sassy sportswear and a shockingly beautiful blend of black and white. As Vogue’s April cover star, it is no surprise that every word she speaks is taken into deep consideration whether it be about fashion, music, fame or life in general. There is no question that she clearly knows the business.

March Into Spring

Spring is currently in full swing and I’m not sure if I’m more excited about the weather getting warmer, or finally being able to order an iced latte without it causing my hands to go numb. Obviously, another perk of the warmer season is being able to pack away the heavy coats and tights, and bring out the lighter jackets to pair with our booties and dresses. Being someone who particularly loves this look, I got lucky when Versace reinvented it during fashion week in September through the reveal of her spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection.

Simply Classic

Welcome to the ‘50s. This is the radical era of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn enlightening the fashion industry in ways that the world had yet to see. Women’s fashion boomed with individuality and profound declarations of what it meant to be a true trendsetter. Bring on the pleats, petticoats and statement collars produced solely of the boldest patterns and colors of nylon, rayon, wool and leather. A real sense of style became vital to everyday life during the days of this time period. Advertising individual identity within the clothing choices that were made was incredibly important to the ‘50s fashion industry.

Blackened Blue

It’s no secret that the “all-black everything” trend has quickly begun to dominate the fashion industry. Whether it’s going to New York Fashion Week or just to dinner with a friend downtown, it seems that everyone is sporting the black on black look everywhere you turn. Black is slimming, chic and sophisticated, but also manages to achieve that edgy and cool factor that we all strive for. When you have the option, why not wear all-black everything?