summer 2017


Escada Fiesta Carioca eau de toilette

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Pictured: fragrance c/o Escada . Escada Fiesta Carioca eau de toilette limited edition perfume celebrating 25 years of summer editions.

Every summer, for the past 25 years, Escada has released a fabulous summer fragrance which celebrates the Joie de Vivre of the summer season.  This year’s fruity floral by Escada celebrates everything fabulous about summer, and it will make you feel like dancing with a flower in your hair. Love!

Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT starts off with a sweet fruity scent. Below the fruity fragrance you will get wrapped up in a bouquet of warm florals which are fresh and crisp. The combination of Passion Fruit on top and Orange Flower in the heart of the fragrance is genius. It makes for an uplifting fragrance experience which will literally make you want to dance, and celebrate summer. The end of the fragrance experience offers a smooth woody base which balances out the fruity floral notes. Love!

Top notes: Passion Fruit, Red Raspberry, Violet Leaves

Middles notes: Passion Flower, Orange Flower, Jasmine

Base notes: Cedarwood, Musk

Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT is a beautiful fruity floral scent which is easy to wear in the evening, and on the weekends. This is also the perfect scent to wear while on vacation; or if you just feel like you want to pretend you are on vacation. It definitely evokes a feeling of being beach-side, surrounded by a soiree decorated with flowers, and serving fresh fruit. Whoo-hoo!

I am so sad this is a limited edition scent! When my bottle runs out, I think I will be lost. This is such a beautiful fragrance for summer; I cannot imagine wearing another scent. It captures the essence of the summer season and everything that makes the combination of vacation and warm weather fabulous.

You can find Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT online here. Remember, it is limited edition, so snap up your bottle quickly!


Londontown Lakur Brighton Rock spring 2017 nail polish collection review

Pictured: nail polish c/o Londontown Peach Pop, Candy Floss, Dolly Mix, Fruit Tella / earrings

I am always on the hunt for fabulous nail polish. I love new, exciting colors, as well as new brands to try. When Londontown approached me to test out their 9-free nail polish, I was thrilled! 9-free?? I had no idea that even existed!

If you are wondering what “9-free” even means, it is an abbreviation for saying a nail polish formula is free from nine known harmful chemicals which are commonly found in nail polish. It has become common to hear about 5-free polish, but 9-free is new, unexplored territory! Love that!

In addition to being 9-free, Londontown Lakur is florium infused, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan! How fabulous is that! To sweeten the pot, how fabulous are the four colors from Londontown “Brighton Rock,” the new spring/summer 2017 nail polish collection! Love!

Londontown Brighton Rock is the new spring/summer 2017 nail polish collection from Londontown. There are four, pretty shades in the collection; Peach Pop, which is a pale, peachy white hue, Dolly Mix, which is a pale lavender, Candy Floss, which is a sparkling pale pink, and Fruit Tella which is a bold and bright fuchsia.

This is Peach Pop. It is a really pretty and pale peach hue. When applied, it appears to be a few shades away from white. This is a fabulous color for both the spring and summer seasons. It acts like a pastel for spring, yet acts like an almost-white polish which is ideal against tan skin in the summer months. I used two coats of color with one base coat for my Peach Pop mani. It initially turned out a little bit streaky, and needed a few touch-ups on about half my nails.  I would recommend two normal coats of color, and one light third coat. Love!

londontown lakur dolly mix spring 2017 brighton rock collection

Dolly Mix is a beautiful, pale lavender color which is ideal for the spring 2017 season. With so many shades of blue and pink in style for spring, lavender polish plays well with the current color palette and adds a nice compliment to spring’s shades of blue and pink. This is a beautiful hue. One base coat, and two coats of color created the perfect mani. Love it too!

For the feminine and romantic, Candy Floss is your go-to nail polish for spring/summer 2017. This is a sweet, sparkling pink which has a grown-up feel to it. It really is the perfect pink. I used one base coat, and two coats of color. Love!

Londontown Lakur Fruit Tella nail polish spring 2017

If you are feeling va-va-voom; or just want to brighten your day, Fruit Tella is the color for you! This is a fabulous color for the upcoming summer season. It is bright, bold, sassy, and downright fun! I would love to wear Fruit Tella on a tropical beach vacation, or any day I would want to feel like I am on a summer vacation. This was an easy polish to apply and it went on perfectly even. I used one base coat, and two coats of color. It is very shiny, which adds to it’s perfection. Love!

All in all, Londontown’s Brighton Rock collection for spring/summer 2017 offers great colors for the season, high shine, and the peace of mind knowing all the polishes are 9-free, florium infused, cruelty-free, gluten free, and vegan! Love!

You can find Londontown Brighton Rock for spring/summer 2017 online here.

Which color is your favorite?


Top trends for spring 2017 from NYFW

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Photo courtesy of Desigual / Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway

The spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week left us with a whole new set of fashion trends to think about, and to covet, for the upcoming warm weather season. Designers in New York introduced a whole new set of designs for spring 2017, incorporating trends from seasons’ past, as well as new, fresh looks. Loved it!

Let’s start with the overall vibe of New York Fashion Week spring 2017. Over the past several seasons we have looked at 1970s silhouettes, and inspiration. There was still an element from the 1970s on many of New York’s catwalks, but the 1970s look is starting to go by the wayside as we move into 2017. Designers are starting to seek 1960s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, and mixing it together into a romantic, nouveau nautical, and/or menswear look.

What is nouveau nautical you ask? Well, it is what I am naming the large amount of horizontal stripes on the runways of New York for spring 2017. These aren’t the yacht club’s nautical stripes, these are bold, colorful, whimsical, and sometimes unorthodox horizontal stripes. If it’s horizontal, it’s hot for spring 2017. Which brings us to “HOT TREND” number one. horizontal stripes!

Horizontal Stripes

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017. See full article here.

Horizontal stripes were splashed all over the runways for spring 2017 in New York. As mentioned above, they are not-so-nautical. Look for multi-colored vertical stripes, varying sized stripes, and horizontal stripes like you have never seen before! This is the hot trend for spring 2017 to watch for.

Romantic

irina vitjaz spring 2017 nyfw

Irina Vitjaz spring 2017 NYFW

Designers were in a romantic mood for spring 2017. There were shades of blush, soft ruffles, flowing fabrics, and an overall feeling you should be sitting in a Parisian cafe gazing lovingly into the eyes of your significant other. Look for flowing fabrics, ruffles, blush pink (yes again!), and 1960s inspiration which is romantic; yet evokes a vintage, European vibe.

Asymmetrical lines and Twisted fabrics

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Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW, photo courtesy of Nicholas K press

Designers twisted and turned fabrics for the spring 2017 season. In addition to asymmetrical hemlines, and overall lines, fabrics were ruched, twisted, and manipulated into dresses, skirts, tops, and the like. Get ready to be a pretzel for spring 2017!

Denim Anything and Everything

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Demoo Parkchoonmo spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Designers loved denim this season! Look for anything and everything you can think of in denim. Denim is not just a regular pair of jeans this season, look for patchwork, asymmetrical hems, twisted denim, embellished denim, and more! Think, and buy, denim.

Jumpers

cynthia rowley spring 2017 nyfw

Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW 

Raise your hand of you wore a jumper in the 1990s? Mine is waaaaay up! This was a HOT trend in the mid-1990s. Jumpers over tee-shirts or blouses or thin sweaters or shirts was du rigueur. It is also going to be du rigueur for the spring 2017 season. Designers jumped on this trend for the spring 2017 season, not to mention it was already on the streets in New York where fashion week guests layered silk slip dresses over shirts and tees while attending the shows. This is a trend you can wear now, and well into spring 2017. Get ready to layer!

Spring 2017 Accessories

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Marissa Webb spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Accessories for spring 2017 are changing. While shoe styles remain the same, jewelry and handbags are going to be different as we move into the new year.

Jewelry: BIG earrings are HOT HOT HOT for spring 2017. As for statement necklaces, well, not so much. Rings and bracelets will also be large, bold, and noticeable.

Shoes: Shoes are staying comfortable for the spring 2017 season. Look for menswear inspired loafers, flats, and block heels. Keep to the block heels! Stilettos need not apply.

Keep it street with Adidas vintage-inspired sneakers, such as this pair (IT shoe alert!), or skate sneakers.

Slides are also hot, practice walking in them now!

Tie-up, or lace-up shoes are still around, but they should be on your keep list, not your buy list. Wear them out instead of replacing them. 2017 might be their last year.

Handbags: Gone are the days of the micro-bag. Most spring 2017 runway bags were medium. Look for duffel-style satchels, totes, boxy bags which are reminiscent of trunks or binocular cases, shoulder bags/saddle bags, and fringe. Long live fringe!

Other Notable Trends for Spring 2017

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Taoray Wang spring 2017 NYFW

There are other trends for spring 2017 which are notable. Here they are!

*Spring 2017 is going to be all about dresses. Separates can take a backseat to dress after dress. Invest in a dress!

*The color palette includes all-white, all-black, military green, grey, blush (yes, again!), any metallic hue, red, bright pink, shades of blue, and red paired with green (the horror! yes, we are all going to look like Christmas trees, yikes! I plan to avoid this one, just so ya know!) Pantone’s top ten color’s for spring 2017 are shown below. Although it does not show red, I did see quite a bit of red on the runways; perhaps it is number eleven?

spring 2017 color trends

*Blazers are the IT jacket of the season, followed by Moto jackets. Go rebel, or go structured, it’s your choice!

*Fringe is still hot! Keep your boho-chic fringe and re-work it into a more structured, less boho look for spring 2017. Fringe is no longer hippie for spring, it got a job, and is now yuppie.

*Embellishments, brocade, and decadent fabrications are still hot as we move into spring. Keep it all!

*Leather, leather, and uh, oh yeah, leather! Did I mention leather is a trend for spring? I didn’t? Oops, leather is hot for spring 2017.

*Hemlines are rising. Start going to spin class now!

*Athleisure is continuing from now into spring 2017. Look for more leisure suits, athleisure suits, bomber jackets, street sneakers, windbreakers, and sweatpants you won’t actually want to sweat in.

That’s a wrap! I will start to cover the trends which make it from the runways to the streets as stores start to stock spring 2017. In the meantime, you can use this as a guide to start wearing the hottest runway trends from New York for spring 2017, right now! Love that!

What are your favorite runway trends for spring 2017 from New York?

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