Thursday, October 20, 2011

How do we feel about StyleMint?

In this day and age, there are so many discount sites to choose from! Shoedazzle and JustFab for shoes... Rue La La, Shop Style, and Gilt Groupe for luxury fashion and home pieces. Groupon and LivingSocial for food, fitness, events, and getaways... just to name a few. And yes, I get daily emails from just about all of these sites, among others. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have hopped on this trend by creating a discount site for t-shirts.

For $29.99, the site's "stylists" pick out the shirts they think you'll love each month. Even though I've been signed up for a couple of months now, I have yet to buy a shirt. I guess I just haven't felt the overwhelming urge to get... a t-shirt. And more often than not, I don't want the shirt, but I do end up wanting the pants or skirt the model has on. Below are some of my favorite looks! If you've tried StyleMint out, let me know what you think by commenting below!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Louis Vuitton goes whimsical

Now this, ladies and gentlemen, is a fashion show. If this vintage merry-go-round doesn't make you want this collection, I'm not sure what else will. This was a perfectly executed show and a perfectly tailored collection. Using lots of lace, innocent shades of pinks, blues and yellows, and old-fashioned styling, I adore every bit of it. Oh, and each one of the horses' hooves were stamped with an "LV" monogram. Talk about great attention to detail.

How beautiful is this?

Wouldn't this make a great Halloween costume? Wishful thinking...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photoset: The 1st Annual LSS Awards! (Fashion Coverage)

On Saturday, October 1st I attended the first annual Love From the Sound Stage Awards at Spectrum Theatre. I went to the event not really knowing what to expect, especially since this show was the first of its kind. However, the LSS Awards turned out to be very entertaining and was nothing short of a beautiful showcase honoring talented artists and professionals in the Washington, D.C. area.

Before delving into the fashion, here’s a little background on what LSS is all about. Love from the Sound Stage is a live entertainment production firm that organizes weekly shows and annual concerts, allowing up-and-coming artists to display their talent to the public. The award show serves to acknowledge the hard work of those who perform at their productions. This year’s award show also paid homage to Jeannie Jones, radio personality and community activist for 93.9 WKYS.

While waiting for the show to start, I spoke with a few vendors who were set up in an area outside of the theatre.

Here are the designers of Jazzy Jewelz, which is an online jewelry boutique. If you love jewelry that is colorful, bold and multi-faceted, this company is for you!

There were also representatives from Shimyer International showing off their accessories. They have stores in Georgetown and Bowie, MD. 

Next to the vendors, there was a bar full of sweets! 

Lovely ladies of the LSS staff helping to put it all together!

Now on to the red carpet...

All of the nominees looked great in their Grammy attire! I saw several stunning dresses on the women and fabulous suits on the men. Black, white and hues of blue and grey were common.

The red carpet host wore a bright and beautiful yellow cocktail dress with a gorgeous shade of pink on her lips.

Here’s KAS the Designer looking suave with his date (above). Congratulations to him and his team for winning in the category of “Best Fashion Designer!” 
Follow him: @KAStheDESIGNER

Fellow Fashion Blogger and Stylist @FashionCitizen dapper in all black!

Natasha Brown (above), President of Think Brown Ink (@ThinkBrownInk). She’s a DC area PR pro and was nominated for “Rising Business of the Year.” Loving her glamourous dress and hair cut! 
Follow her: @NBrownInk

Lastly, here is the crowd favorite, by far, for best-dressed! She rightfully earned the nickname of “Beyonce” for the night!

Her dress was even more sparkly in person : )

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the LSS Awards! I am looking forward to next year’s event, which I’m sure will be even bigger and better!