Showing posts with label Fashion Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion Education. Show all posts


{ Lines we adore }
Sarine Marie

{ Sarine Marie Fall/Winter 12-13 Collection preview, LA Fashion Week}
I recently paired up with LA based designer Sarine Beberian, the face behind the  contemporary women's label, Sarine Marie and had the privilege of being selected to showcase her beautiful work.  Supporting emerging designers is something we love to do here on VV, especially when the collections speak volumes on their own merit through each detailed ensemble. It's no easy task to mix romance with edge and still keep the fabrics light enough to celebrate a women's silhouette. Laser cut leather, silk chiffon, lace and wool gabardine, these are just some of the luxury fabrics she uses to showcase her lady-like designs. Recently Sarine Marie was one of 12 emerging designers at the MAGIC show in Las Vegas.  The LA Fashion Council highlighted 11 pieces in a private runway show previewing her upcoming collections, not to mention the countless write-ups on her line by Apparel News, Women's Wear Daily, Lucky Magazine, MSN Living and more.  Check out more of her beautiful collection here.

{A closer shot of the two pieces I selected: Black leather high-waisted shorts & A stunning burgundy silk chiffon dress}


Lines we adore
{ Jennifer Fisher Jewelry }

What's not to love about the ultra glamorous pieces from the Jennifer Fisher jewelry collection? From tough girl chic skulls to dainty initial cuffs sparkling with pave diamonds, this brand has it all. Plus it doesn't hurt that she was originally from Santa Barbara :). You can check out their website here In the meantime, please don't mind while I continue drooling. 

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Style Inspo Friday

I watched a French romantic comedy with subtitles on Netflix the other night called Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur) with Vanessa Paradis.  I'll be the first to admit, mayyybeee it was a bit cheesy, but the ending was cute and sappy and right up my alley. Vanessa Paradis on the other hand... in. love. with. her. style.  Oh, the French girl flair.  The feminine grace and completely effortless look is just bananas.  Let's take a look at some Paris street fashions for some style inspo Friday.  Hope you have a great weekend. xx.

all images via Pinterest


Tanya Kara Jewelry

Happy hump day y'all! We are so excited for today's post about an awesome company with incredible {did we mention affordable?} merchandise....drum roll please...Tanya Kara Jewelry! Founded in 2009 by the fashionista herself, Tanya Kara has grown to be the biggest  jewelry distributor in Orange County, with over 30 physical locations. A third generation jeweler, Tanya learned from the best and had a savvy eye for what was beautiful, flattering for women and fashion forward. Tanya Kara jewelry brings you ultra trendy and unique fashion jewelry at an affordable price. We know you will fall in love with it, just as much as we have.  But enough rambling, hop to it, shopping that is... you get 10% off with this code, VV10!  Instagram and hastag #vogueandvino AND #tanyakara to show us what you purchased!  Remember, Christmas is just a few weeks away.... these bits and baubles would make great gifts. xx.


Giving thanks in style

Whether your family is formal or laid back, it's always nice to dress up a bit to see the fam-bam. Here are some outfits we thought would be gobble-gobble appropriate.  

What are you wearing on Thanksgiving?


Investment Pieces

Since we like to think of ourselves as savvy yet somewhat compulsive shoppers, we are always on the hunt for new trends and deals.  However, the older we get, the more refined our styles have gotten, the less fussy our wardrobe has become. We love to identify with the mantra of, quality over quantity. We will be the first to admit that years ago, our wardrobes were bursting with low quality trendy items that would be worn few times and later donated to Goodwill.  Talk about a total waste of money!  Thankfully, we grew out of that phase.  To help edit and re-define your wardrobe with classic and timeless clothing, here are our picks for staple "investment pieces" that literally will never ever go out of style.  {You can take that to the bank}!! Think about it, the more you save and refuse to spend on frivolous items, the more you'll be able to splurge on these timeless classics when the time is right. xx.

1. Leather jacket < Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket >
2. Timeless tote bag < Celine Mini Luggage Tote >
3. Black blazer <Helmut Lang Era Leather detailed blazer >
4. Riding boots < Tory Burch Amanda Riding Boot >
5. White button down shirt <Equipment Signature blouse >
6. Little Black dress <T by Alexander Wang Neoprene dress >
7. Classic Trench Coat < Burberry Brit Crombrook Trench >
8. Black skinny jeans < Rag & Bone Mid-rise legging >
9. Chic flats < Tod's Gommini Moccasin >
10. Nude High-heels < Valentino Rockstud Sling back >
 11. Black Patent pumps < Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm >

What are some of your must-have investment items? 


Perfect Peplum

A recent trend which we are currently loving is peplum. It’s flirty and feminine and when worn correctly, extremely flattering. It reminds me of the styles from the 40’s and 50’s when the hourglass figure of a woman’s body was celebrated and regarded as sexy.  I find that as I'm getting older, I'm adopting classic fashion philosophies of the past.  Instead of hiding my figure under shapeless garments I now find myself wearing things that accentuate the smallest part of my body {my waist}.  A peplum top is actually one of my favorites to wear out to dinner since it also conveniently conceals a full tummy! The key to wearing peplum is making sure that whatever you pair it with on the bottom is either tapered or fitted to show off the rest of your shape.  I recently purchased this Zara peplum top in red {shown in white, left insert below}, and I am in love because the neckline is very flattering.  I also got a black one from Topshop {no. 3} which has become my go-to when I don’t know what to wear with my skinny jeans at night! I think it’s fun to wear a great necklace with any peplum top that has a higher neckline. Peplum can also be found on skirts, jackets and dresses {Zara insert below, obsessed} and can dramatize your look instantly.
1. Alice + Olivia Andrea Silk Peplum top
6. Alice + Olivia Roset Peplum Skirt
9. Alexander McQueen Leather Peplum Skirt

What do you think of the peplum look?


SMW 2012

Yesterday marked the beginning of Social Media Week in Los Angeles, and we are so excited to be a part of a fashion panel tomorrow from 3:30-5:00pm at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood discussing how Social Media has changed fashion! We would love to meet you! For more information click here.


FNO @ Kelly Wearstler

For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of Kelly Wearstler’s work as an interior designer so imagine my excitement when she started designing clothes and jewelry! September 6th was the annual Fashion’s Night Out, and this year I happened to be in LA instead of NY. I was thrilled to attend Kelly Wearstler’s FNO event at her beautiful store on Melrose. Upon entering the gorgeous space, you can immediately tell that a true interior decorator designed the entire space. Every detail was thoroughly planned and thought out to reflect her unique and dynamic aesthetic. Manicure stations were set up throughout the store with champagne and mini Pressed Juicery beverages which were in abundance! Kelly herself was there {I was too shy to ask for a picture with her…regretting it now!}. I absolutely loved seeing her clothing collection.  One of my favorite looks were these bright green tuxedo pants paired with a simple black and white tank and a scarf. I love that she mixed patterns, something that's on my list of new things to try. The pattern on the tank was small polka dots and the pattern on the scarf was a larger graphic black and white print {see photo below}. All of her pieces feel timeless and you can easily mix them with current items you have in your wardrobe! Check out her blog and website for more inspiration!

What shops did you go to on FNO?


{ And, that's a wrap }

Last Thursday commenced the hectic yet oh-so glamorous series of weeks where bloggers, fashionistas, editors, and designers alike gather to swoon over the Spring 2013 jaw dropping collections around the world.  Also known as Fashion Week, it's NYC that kicks off the snazzy event then the ripple effect worldwide takes place with London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo following suit.  For now, NYC Fashion week takes front and center with attendees sashaying into the Lincoln Center with their most stylish outfit and most coveted bags; let's not forget the drool-worthy shoes. And although we aren't there to enjoy the amazing shows, at least I have a front row seat via laptop! Being a fashion design student myself, I love to study the new collections for the upcoming seasons and see the inspiration behind each one. The creativity is endless and it never ceases to amaze me and enlighten my own aesthetic. Here were some of my favorite collections: 
{ Loving the delicate edge that the leather harness mixed with lace gives each look }
 Bibhu Mohapatra
{ These evening gowns are stunning }
 Holmes & Yang
{Debut collection by Katie Holmes & her stylist Jeanne Yang.   I'm loving the simple/chic looks}
 Mara Hoffman
{ Ethnic prints and a vibrant color palate is what rocked the runway for this collection }
{ Each piece is genius!  Lace blazer, leather shorts and metallic skirt for Spring? Yes please } 
  Rachel Zoe
{ Move over purses because RZ did it again, bringing the Fanny pack back! How chic is that belt?!}
  Skaist Taylor
{ The second their 10 year non-compete agreement with Liz Claiborne was over, the original Juicy girls were right back in the game with their newest clothing line, Skaist Taylor }
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Although I go weak in the knees for Fall and Winter clothing, I have to say I'm quite excited for Spring 2013 in my closet!  Who was your favorite at NY Fashion Week this year?


the carry-on challenge

I couldn't be more excited for our trip to Istanbul tomorrow.  But, there is one slight problem.  Well, it's not really a problem more than it's a challenge, for me.  My husbands making me take a carry-on.  This may not seem like quite the task for some of you, but if you don't know me, let me assure you that this is indeed a huge challenge.  Of course, I have to acknowledge, packing for trips isn't exactly my forte {in all honesty, I usually look like the girl above hauling my entire closet overseas}.  And since I've hoped to be quite the savvy traveler one day, I've decided to abide.

{Handy dandy "Pack This" note pad }
Here are some simple rules I am sticking to:
Rule # 1: You won't wear the clothes overseas that you don't wear at home.  Don't get overly ambitious and think that your style will change and the "European fashionista" in you will shine through on this particular trip.  Yes, we all want to look effortlessly Parisian, but be honest with yourself.  
Rule # 2: Stick to a color scheme.  If neutrals and nautical is your thing, pack accordingly.  If edgy and animal print?  You get the idea. 
Rule # 3:  ROLL your clothes like a crepe! This will allow maximum space to be designated for more clothes and your items won't be wrinkled after the long journey.
Rule # 4: Accessories galore.  This is key on a trip because as you take less clothing, you can mix and match your entire wardrobe by swapping out different shoes, statement necklaces, earrings, scarves, bracelets and easily have a whole new look.
Rule # 5: For non-carry-on'ers: You may not be aware that TSA approved locks are allowed to be used on luggage again after the whole 9/11 banish!  I wish I knew this for our honeymoon, as our luggage was lost for 5 days once we reached Rome and when it was finally received, some of my favorite items were stolen!
{ Perfect for flights since it's usually freezing and Equipment blouses are the best transition of cold to summery weather} 
{ all images via Pinterest }
Vogue + Vino will be back in about 2 weeks.  In the meantime, please keep up with me in Istanbul and with Noelle in LA, via our @Vogueandvino Instagram!!  Off I go, Bon Voyage!