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Blank Wardrobe, the web’s newest and trendiest online boutique, launches today!

This has been a gradual step for an amazing a young woman and fashionista, who has always had an eye for style!Upon being asked when she first fell in love with fashion Venus Austin admitted to not knowing exactly when, however always having an impeccable eye for it. “I was always that person people looked to for fashion advice.”

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Owner of “Blank Wardrobe” & Pinklipstikk.com, Venus Miller-Austin

Following college, during which she was signed to two modeling agencies; she began to long for a creative outlet to showcase her love of fashion.

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Through her fashion blog, Pinkklipstick.com, Miller has worked with dozens of high profile companies such as Nordstrom, TopShop and Rolling Out Magazine. Taking on these sponsors, however intimidating they appeared, proved to be enlightening to the young entrepreneur. “They were able to tell me my brand.” She told us. Learning from these sponsors is quite possibly the reason why her new venture in boutique owning should be a successful one. “The woman I am targeting is an entrepreneurial girl. May be married, may be not. She is a go getter. Unapologetic.”

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The most unapologetic aspect to Blank Wardrobe is it’s emphasis on simplicity. The minimalistic approach makes it easy to pair with items already in your closet. An appropriate aesthetic as Venus admits to being a true minimalist. “I am in love with the whole minimalist look. Fall/winter I gravitate towards minimal monochromatic looks.” Judging by her extensive fashion knowledge and the awareness she has on her sense of style, it would appear the name Venus Miller would always be synonymous with effortless style. Her point of view on the success of her burgeoning career was subtle, yet to the point “Knowing your market, knowing your audience, staying abreast on current events. You gotta educate yourself first.”

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Be sure you check out AND shop at Blank Wardrobe, https://blankwardrobe.com by clicking here. Trust us, you’re going to love how your new look!

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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Versace, Versace, Versace! Check Out Donatella’s Resort 2019 Collection!

Never has there been more of a spotlight on fashion house Versace than right now.
After a successful spring collection, which was a tribute to the late Gianni Versace, as well as the hit FX TV show The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the Italian house is bigger than ever. The world has become obsessed with the Versace motif of the 90’s that once graced the backs of Biggie Smalls and P. Diddy. Thankfully, Donatella Versace decided to keep the train going with her resort 2019 collection.

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Never has there been more of a spotlight on fashion house Versace than right now.

After a successful spring collection, which was a tribute to the late Gianni Versace, as well as the hit FX TV show The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the Italian house is bigger than ever. The world has become obsessed with the Versace motif of the 90’s that once graced the backs of Biggie Smalls and P. Diddy. Thankfully, Donatella Versace decided to keep the train going with her resort 2019 collection.

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Many of Versace’s signatures such as the Medusa, greek prints and gold hardware were present.  Another signature could be the broad shoulders that was seen on long top coats and leather jackets. This little accent could be a nod to the 80’s when Versace was just beginning to become a fashion heavy weight.  Broad shoulder jackets were complimented with t-shirts that bare the house’s logo, which will no doubt be a wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe. The t-shirts, which were shown in either black or white, was worn under dresses or tube tops ( Yes there are tube tops). Along with the t-shirts, the Verace logo was also seen on totes, fannypacks and on the sleeves of jackets and sweaters.

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Bold prints are not uncommon when considering the Versace girl.  One would easily stand out in a crowd with any of the looks which featured that special Versace print. Many of the looks were printed head to toe.  It would take a certain level of confidence to rock one, however, that wouldn’t be a problem judging by their demographic.

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Fringe was a major factor in this collection, having been seen on dresses, skirts, the shoulder of a beautiful jacket and the bottom of shoulder bags. The references to their work from the 90’s was a delightful mix of nostalgia and innovation. It’s truly a talent to be able to refer to the past all while giving the customer something new, albeit something that the customer didn’t even know they wanted or were missing.

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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Fashion Killa! Balmain’s Perfect Summer Wardrobe

Over the last few years the name Olivier Rousteing and Balmain have become synonymous with ultimate luxury.
With each and every show or presentation the house of Balmain never fails to tantalize their fans with delightful embroideries, structured shapes and an overall since of fantasy. That is exactly what Balmain showed with their Resort 2019 collection. Having opted for a presentation instead of a runway show, Olivier Rousteing decided to shoot the presentation at an outdoor spot which seemed to mesh perfectly with the 900 piece collection. Consisting of about 80 pictures, the collection depicted a glamorous group of friends enjoying a wonderful day which ultimately progresses to a very glamorous night.

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Balmain Resort 2019

Over the last few years the name Olivier Rousteing and Balmain have become synonymous with ultimate luxury.

With each and every show or presentation the house of Balmain never fails to tantalize their fans with delightful embroideries, structured shapes and an overall since of fantasy. That is exactly what Balmain showed with their Resort 2019 collection. Having opted for a presentation instead of a runway show, Olivier Rousteing decided to shoot the presentation at an outdoor spot which seemed to mesh perfectly with the 900 piece collection. Consisting of about 80 pictures, the collection depicted a glamorous group of friends enjoying a wonderful day which ultimately progresses to a very glamorous night.

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Many of the looks featured tons of that signature Balmain glitter with some including mirror tiled dresses, pearl embroidered jackets and cardigans and heavily studded booties. Further research into the collection showed that most of the items aren’t for the financially squeamish. With most of the embellished garments ranging from $11,000 to a whopping $41,000 for a single dress, it would be safe to say that snagging one of these pricey duds would surely get you loads of attention. The more toned down (if you want to call it that) looks were the purple and blue raffia pants and skirts with some featuring sunset motifs.

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The “logomania” craze, which has taken over almost every major fashion house, was not lost on Balmain. Many of the jackets, slacks, bags, and scarfs featuring the “Balmain Paris” logo will no doubt be one of their biggest sellers among the young Hollywood and hip hop stars alike.

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In the fashion world, Balmain is often criticized for creating outfits that far exceed most of the world’s bank accounts. This, however, is what the house was built on.  Pierre Balmain was known for creating one of a kind haute couture dresses, that were well made and evoked an overwhelming since of luxury.  With the world in such a dire state, it’s a relief to be able to aspire to a better way of living.

Written by Dominique Bedell

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Fashion & Tragedy…Kate Spade’s Husband Releases Statement After Her Suicide…

There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

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There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

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Kate Spade with her husband Andy, and daughter, Bea

Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.

For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.

This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.

My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.

Our heart goes out to Kate Spade’s family in their time of grief. We would like to reiterate that there is help for anyone feeling suicidal. If you or anyone you know is feeling this way please notify someone immediately and contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Be blessed.

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