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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.

Versace resort 2019

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.

Versace resort 2019

 

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.

Versace resort 2019

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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[PHOTOS] LIT! New York Fashion Week Highlights!

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.
The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabric

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New York fashion week spring 2019

The New York designers brought their A-game for the spring 2019 fashion week season.

The best thing about New York fashion week is it’s eclectic group of designers that offer up variety for the fashion elite. The more over the top designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint with their use of color and decadence. Others like Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row were more on the minimal side favoring impeccable tailoring and luxe fabrics.

Tom Ford

Marc Jacobs

Mary Katrantzou

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

The Row

 

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Wild Thoughts–Fall 2018’s Printed Accessories!

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

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Printed accessories

As Fall approaches ever so quickly, it’s normal to begin taking a census of your fall wardrobe.

Printed accessories

One thing that shouldn’t be left out are the accessories. Something so seemingly minor is the one thing that deserves a scrutinizing eye. For fall, many designers accessorized their looks with wild prints and colors. I’ve comprised a few options that will lighten up your fall wardrobe indefinitely. This will surely stop traffic on even the most dreary of days.

Bags

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                         Versace                                   Burberry                                Dior

Shoes

Printed accessories

                                                Burberry                                 Dior

That being said, don’t be afraid to have a bold attitude with all of your wardrobe. A printed dress hat or even wildly colored jewelry can take your look from drab to fierce.

Printed accessories

                         Balenciaga                             Versace                                   Balenciaga

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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How to Grieve Stylishly

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Funeral fashion

Like many others I woke up Wednesday morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of music icon Aretha Franklin.

It’s funny how you get so used to a certain presence that you never imagine what it would be like if they were no longer here.  As I began to reflect on all of my memories of Miss Franklin, another memory crept into my mind. Back in 2010, the world was saddened by the sudden suicide of legendary designer Alexander McQueen.  This sad occasion was memorialized at one of the most stylish and over the top funerals that I had ever seen. One by one, fashion icons like Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker and Daphne Guiness strutted past photographers and thousands of grieving fans decked out in the latest McQueen designs.  It made such an impact on my psyche that I couldn’t help but fantasize about how i would style for a funeral. With the collections for fall 2018, there was no shortage of options.

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                          Miu Miu                                 Chanel                                  Alexander McQueen

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t be too sexy or flashy for a funeral.  Meaning anything that shows too much skin or over embellished with colorful sequins is completely out.

Funeral Attire

                         Carolina Herrera                     Oscar de la Renta                  Valentino

Now I’m not saying you can’t have a few accents. A subtle embroidery or print that isn’t too distracting is fine. After all, a true fashion lover isn’t going to change their whole style simply because of a sad occasion.

Funeral Attire

                         Dior                                        Bottega Veneta                      Balenciaga

Any accessories should be minimal, however, they can still have some pizzazz. Nothing too over powering but with just enough detail to set yourself apart from the rest.

Something as sad as a funeral is stressful in itself, but maybe a stylish outlook will be a stepping stone to putting the pieces back together.

RIP Aretha Franklin

Written by Dominique Bedell

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