Spring 2010 Nail Trends

While celebrity trends can sometimes be tricky to follow, nail polish is an easy and quick way to update you look.  The spring fashion shows, award shows, and magazine covers{have you seen the ever radiant  Heidi Klum on the cover of InStyle for Feb?} all confirm that nude colors are making a big splash in fashionand beauty. At the recent 2010 SAG awards numerous leading ladies showed off nude and slightly shimmery nails. Lea Michele’s nails in the post below show how she is following this trend, but one of my favorite looks for the night was Drew Barrymore in a navy gown with sheer nails, and pale/nude make up.
Drew Barrymore at the SAG awards 2010
Drew Barrymore at the SAG awards 2010

If you are want to give this look a test run, try one of these four OPIcolors that were hand picked by Marc Jacobs for his spring fashion show. Not only are OPI colors pretty, but they pack some real fun in with their names.  The four shades below are Malaysian Mist, Samoan Sand, Barefoot in Barcelona, and Dulce De Leche. 

Marc Jacobs OPI colors for his spring 2010 line.
Marc Jacobs OPI colors for his spring 2010 line.

Three of my favorite things about nude nail polish are, one: if it chips it is less noticeable, making it possible to stretch that mani out for a few more days! Two, for pocket change you can pick up a bottle and DIY. And three, go get your self some nude nails and lips and you will instantly look in-the-know and add some seriously chicness to your look! {One more, did i mention that nude goes well with EVERYTHING?? major bonus in my book!}

Don’t forget to pick up some chic clothes at Vintage Fringe to go with those gorgeous nails of yours!

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Red Carpet Ruffles for Everyday

While Red Carpet fashion isn’t something I wear on a daily basis…I do try to see what celebrities pick to wear and glean some fashion trends from them.  This year the fashion magazines and I agree the major trend was ruffles.  Romantic Ruffles were  everywhere on the red carpets of the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Below are my favorite best dressed celebrities and my own everyday translation to their style.

First the Golden Globes and the beautiful and every elegant Diane Kruger in a ruffled Pink gown by Christian Lacroix.

Diane Kruger looking pretty in pink at the Golden Globes

Diane Kruger looking pretty in pink at the Golden Globes

I first started noticing Diane Kruger when she played the face who launched a thousand ships as Helen in Troy.  Since then she has proven she has impeccable taste, especially on the red carpet.  I love this vibrant pink color which will no doubt be perfect for fall.  My everyday translation of this style and dress is this 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea.

Sweet Pea by Staci Frati 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank

Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank

Sweet Pea’s signature lightweight and flowing fabric in this fuchsia color is a perfect everyday version of Diane’s red carpet look.  This ruffled tank can easily be dressed up or down and will make everyone look glamorous and trendy for spring.

My other favorite red carpet look was Glee’s very own Lea Michele and her green goddess dress designed by Catherine Malandrino

Lea Michele at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Lea Michele at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

This plunging ruffled v-neck gown was gorgeous and oh so daring.  My interpretation or should I say translation of this red carpet look is the Aggie V-Neck Ruffle Dress in chive  by Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress
Ella Moss Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress

You can always count on Ella Moss to design fun and flirty designer dresses for spring.  While the v-neck is not as plunging as Lea’s red carpet gown that is probably a good thing.  This shorter striped dress has a wonderfully flattering empire waist and slanted stripe detail that is oh so flattering.  Win your own best dressed awards with these styles and more available at VintageFringe.

Who was your vote on best dressed this red carpet season?  Write in your own picks by commenting on this post.

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Ella Moss and Velvet Go Neutral

Nude colors just aren’t for your bras and underwear anymore.  Neutrals, buffs, and nudes are all over the place this spring.  For many of you fair fashionistas a nude color palette may be something you think is not at all flattering for your fair complexion.  So here are a few of my suggestions on how to wear nude and not  get washed out.

Velvet's Freda Gathered Waist Dress in Fog

Instead of matching your new wardrobe with your foundation colors instead look to incorporate subtle neutrals to your wardrobe.  For those especially fair ladies  make sure you pick a neutral hue that doesn’t bring out the yellow undertones in your skin.  A perfect example of this is Velvet’s  Freda Gathered dress in the “fog” color.  This very neutral almost lavender color is great for the fair ladies who can get easily washed out in other colors.  This fog color introduced by Velvet will highlight the pinks in your skin tone.  I also really love how this neutral color with a hint of gray really makes the model’s blue eyes pop.

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

To follow the fashion trend of nudes and neutrals you don’t always have to wear all nude.  This cute nude and white striped shirt by Ella Moss is adorable and allows you to accessorize with bold colors which is oh so perfect for spring.  I love how Ella Moss added a neutral stripe to this puffsleeve front tie top which adds a bit a flair to an already trendy top.  This top also has elastic in the sleeves and the waist which gives you a perfectly tailored look.

These designer looks are sure be strong this spring, and don’t forget at Vintage Fringe you can always shop by color or designer.

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What to wear on Valentine’s day

Dresses, and skirts, and shoes, oh my! Deciding what to wear for a special occasion, lets just say Valentine’s Day, can be tricky. But look no further ladies, I’ve got the advice and looks for a sure fire hit for V-Day 2010.  No matter if you are doing a fancy dinner out or a cozy night in, we all want to look our best for cupid, that special someone, or just your self! The first look is the ever popular dress. Dresses can be very flattering and a bit more dressed up then normal day to day wear. I suggest going with a pattern, maybe something you wouldn’t normally wear.  This gorgeous dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer fits the bill and will surely turn a head or two when worn.  It is also available in Red/White which would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Chapel Dress by Velvet

Chapel Dress by Velvet

The second look is more casual, a simple cardigan and jeans. Cardigans are always a classic look and I just adore the cute heart detail on this one.  It could easily be dressed up with skinny jeans and some killer heels or kept casual as shown.

Heart Button Cardigan by Joy Joy

Heart Button Cardigan by Joy Joy

Whatever your plans are, remember this: No outfit looks sexy if you are uncomfortable with yourself in it! Choose something that you feel confident in and you will look your best, because you feel your best.  So what are your V-Day plans, going out or staying in?? Me, I think a cozy night in will be perfect for this year…I’ll be the one in the cute cardigan and jeans!

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Celebrity Style for Everyday

I love to sport designer clothing and glamorous looks everyday.  However, as a busy mom on the go I need to look fabulous in a hurry most mornings.  For inspiration I have found many busy celebrity moms have turned to trendy jackets and fabulous hats to look fashionable even when they are on the go.

victoria beckham on the go in style with her hat and jacket

Victoria Beckham on the go and in style

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs boots and Eugiena Kim plaid hat

So here is my version.  First, I always wear a trendy jacket with straight jeans and tall boots.  As for the jacket, I  love Zooey’s Bomber Jacket.

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

Zooey's Bomber Jacket

This jacket is so soft and comfortable it  feels like a sweatshirt, but looks fitted and trendy and fashionable.  I love the cropped look in back which gives it an added bit of flair.  To keep with the military theme I wear a military style hat but with a different jacket you could wear a trucker or knit hat as well.  Another great jacket example is Zooey’s version of the Pea coat, the Cropped Double Breasted Jacket.  This jacket goes great with that military look.

With this look I can be ready in as little as 15 minutes and not be afraid to run into anyone I know as the grocery store or gas station.  What about you, what is your favorite on the go look?

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SPRING/SUMMER 2010 FASHION TRENDS

Fashion trends in the spring and summer, when the flowers begin to bloom and the weather gets a tad warmer are so much more fun than your winter fashion trends. While there are many, many trends this season, I will tell you my top picks and how to wear them. Let’s just say that skin is definitely in this season!

Neutrals

Get naked (no pun intended) this season! Try to incorporate a nude shade in your wardrobe for day as well as evening – think skin-tone. Best of all, neutral shades can be paired with everything and anything from brights and prints to basic black. You should especially splurge on a neutral accessory such as a handbag or cork wedge sandal. The shade is effortlessly classic and goes with everything.

Peek-A-Boo

This style is truly for the daring.  With material such as mesh and lace and strategically placed cut-outs, the look is undeniably edgy. Dark shades are incorporated into many Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Rodarte and Preen pieces this season, which show off a bold and sexy silhouette.

Feathers

Feathers are a fun and feminine touch to both clothing and accessories. You could pair a funky headband with a bright feather as a nice touch to a boring outfit, or you could pair a feather print blouse with destroyed skinny jeans and a few bracelets for a bohemian look. Feathers are definitely springlike and are a great alternative to floral prints!   You can find several great feather patterns by Sweet Pea.

Can’t wait to begin shopping for this season’s pieces? Check out my favorite trend focused site and get inspired by your favorite celebrity’s style!

www.vintagefringe.com The most chicest and unique online boutique! The site focuses on designs that incorporate feminine details on their garments as well as vintage finds, perfect for the ultimate girly girly! You can shop by color, price, size and brand. There is also a huge selection of comfy cotton pieces from my favorite brands such as Ella Moss, Splendid and Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

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Velvet and Zooey Designer Boatneck Tops!!

Designer Boatneck tops have a classic vintage look that I adore.  Two great examples of the perfect boatneck top that also has a modern twist or fringe are the Daree top by Velvet and the Satin Trim Boatneck by Zooey.

Velvet Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Velvet Daree Boatneck Top

By this time of year I am usually trying to shop for tops that I could probably still wear in winter but that will also work into spring.  I love Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top because this is exactly the kind of top that can do both.  I wear this top in Green with a long sleeve white shirt underneath it in the Winter and come Spring I can wear it alone.  My sister owns this top in the other color milk which is a beautiful ivory that looks great with a dark jean and brown boots.  Part of Velvet’s Slinky Rayon collection, the fabric drapes your body perfectly.  It is loose enough you can add a belt for a tunic look, but you can also wear it without a belt and it looks great too.

Zooey Satin Sleeve Boatneck Top

Zooey Satin Sleeve Boatneck Top

The Boatneck top with Satin Trim by Zooey is my ultimate night on the town top.  This regal looking fabric is hemp with satin detail on the sleeve.  We love the fitted look at the waist and the satin contrast on the sleeves.  The hemp fabric has an amazing softness and durability and even though it may not look like it this top is machine washable.  Available at Vintage Fringe  in a dark brown (ebony) or a rich plum (phantom).

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