Thursday, April 9, 2015

#NOFW // Dama Talya

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           Above; Designers- Kim Piaro and Natalie Benty

Hey y'all! I'm running a little behind on my New Orleans Fashion Week coverage but regardless, I wanted to share this post on Dama Talya's show. 

 "Dama Talya designs clothing that is trendy, tailored, and classic. In the world of women’s clothing, the term “plus size” often signifies clothing that is dowdy, frumpy, and shapeless. We want to give plus size clothing a whole new meaning, resulting in clothing that makes a woman feel fashionable, confident, beautiful, and refined. Dama Talya believes that a curvy body is something to design for. Our mission is to offer curvy women “options” when selecting their fashion. Dama Talya offers perfectly fitted suiting, dresses for every occasion, and a range of tops/blouses for every body type."

 As I saw the looks come down the runway the first thing that impressed me (besides the fact that everything was all-black), was the fit and tailoring of each piece. Everything was absolutely beautiful and this line definitely goes to show that just because you're curvy, doesn't mean you can't look amazing and wear super sexy clothes. I am IN LOVE with that tight black dress (with the slit)!!! 


Hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to stop by the Dama Talya website to see more of their designs! 






Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#NOFW // Tieler James

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     Hey y'all! This week's post line up will include my favorite designers who showed during Fashion Week New Orleans this past Friday night. I was able to cover some very talented shows. 

First up we have Tieler James, a 15 year old NOCCA student and designer. Yes, you read that corretly - he's 15!
 I had met him backstage before the shows had started and as we started talking he mentioned to me that he was not only 15 years old, but had also been designing clothes since he was 7. Earlier this year he had also appeared on Season 5 of Project Runway Threads - and he won a challenge
 
Obviously I was impressed and after seeing his collection of perfectly tailored pieces grace the runway I can without a doubt say that he has quite a gift for design. I loved his use of simple silhouettes and stitching details in each look and how wearable they are! I could definitely see myself in that cream colored a-line dress. 

Congrats on your debut Tieler, you killed it! 


 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Maxi

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   Outfit Details // Dress, LOFT sale 40% off | Heels, Target (old) | Jewelry, *all by Porter Lyons* -  
    Necklace |  Earrings | Bracelets | Ring //



Hey y'all!
 I hope you had a nice weekend! I attended the last night of runway shows during New Orleans Fashion Week this past Friday and witnessed some fantastic collections. Stay tuned as I post my coverage thoughout the week. 

One of my favorite things to wear throughout the spring/summer months is a great maxi dress.  
 But what makes a maxi dress great? Well, when I happened upon this one the first thing I noticed about it (besides the gorgeous print), was that I could wear it with either insanely high stiletto heels or sandals and a cardigan. Being able to dress it up or down is a must and I'd suggest choosing a color that you wear on a regular basis. Or if you're feeling adventurous, go for a bold print like I did.

How amazing are these pieces from Porter Lyons, y'all?!
 Even though I'm deathly afraid of snakes, I can't stop wearing these vertebrae bracelets (p.s, they're adjustable!) I also can't get enough of this necklace. It looks great over this dress but I've also worn it under a navy blue dress shirt and a white t. It never gets old. 





 

Friday, March 27, 2015

< Flared >

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   Outfit Details // Blouse, J Crew | Jeans, Banana Republic | Jewelry, Porter Lyons | Heels, Jessica 
 Simpson // 

TGIF, y'all!
 Maybe it's all the paperwork I've been doing this week, but I haven't been this excited for the weekend in a while. One of the biggest reasons I'm excited for the weekend is because today I'll be helping style some runway looks during my local fashion week - Fashion Week New Orleans

Speaking of styling, here is the first look in which I styled this necklace, these bracelets, and this ring by Porter Lyons.For this look I combined the sophistication of Rachel Zoe and her undying love of flared jeans with the polished beachy vibes of Tory Burch. There's just something so classic about a great pair of (flared or skinny) jeans. I had been trying to track down a flared pair like this for months now. All while doing my best to avoid pairs that appeared to have been used in That 70's Show. Thankfully Banana Republic came to the rescue. 

A tip when shopping for flared jeans like these is by first realizing that no, not everyone can wear them and the end of the day, the may not be your most flattering cut (but that doesn't you shouldn't experiment!) Second when choosing a fit, look for ones that are snug, dark washed, and hit the floor with a couple inches of fabric. The goal is for your legs to look long and you want to create a seamless line, which that extra fabric will give to you. Especially in heels. Lastly, make sure they fit closely around your knee. I know it sounds strange but trust me, it will help create the illusion of longer legs and give you a more streamline look.

I hope those tips were helpful and I hope y'all have a nice weekend! 




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