Thursday, August 29, 2013

Everyday // Golden

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    Outfit Details // Blouse, Target (similar here and here ) | Jeans, Forever21 | Bag, The Limited
   (similar here) | Gold Heeled Sandals, MeToo (similar here) | Necklace, Forever21 | Rings, 
    Silpada | Chain Bracelet, Silpada //

     Hello dears!  I feel like it's been forever since I posted (although it's more like 2 weeks)  thanks to this lovely Louisiana weather which consists of torrential rain storms, random showers, and unbearable humidity. So as a result, I haven't been able to schedule nearly as many photo shoots as I would have liked to this month. But no worries! I'll be back to my normal weekly posts very soon! I've got some really great things planned for these next few months as well as some killer outfits this Fall. (End of season sales are the bomb) 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Amanda DeLeon + Blackout. PreFall

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       Hello dears! I wanted to share some pictures from an event I attended this past Thursday.

     The event was held at Twisted Fiction Studio in New Orleans and showcased the Pre-Fall 
  '14  Capsule Collections of Amanda DeLeon (above) and Blackout. by Ashlie Ming (below).

      I've been attending Amanda's showings for about 2 seasons now and every show has been
 nothing short of amazing. Her extreme attention to detail, use of leather and other textured 
 materials and imaginative silhouettes has made her one of my favorite local designers and I 
 leave each show anxious to see what next season has in store!  My favorite look from this
 collection was the simple back dress. So simple, classy, and versatile. I would scoop it up in 
 about a minute!

             Oh, and did I mention the jewelry used to accessorize both collections was Mignon 
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       I've also fallen in love with Blackout, a contemporary women's clothing line that is based in
  New Orleans and designed by Ashlie Ming. 

       I adore everything about her line. Everything from the basic colors to the way she styled the
  models' jewelry and hair. My favorite thing about the pieces are that they are easy to wear and
  can be incorporated into any woman's wardrobe. Choosing a favorite was quite challenging 
  seeing as I (obviously) had several. The black shift dress, above, would look lovely with a 
  number of things. Then there's the chic white dress with the back obi belt and the all-black 
  rocker-chic ensemble with the black pointed metallic-tipped heels... I just love all of them and 
  they need to get into my closet. Like, right now.

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                     { With the fabulous Dalton and Veronica of The WearHouse District } 

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                  { With the lovely Katie and Rachel of The Elizabeth Chronicles 

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                                                    { With Martine of Ingenue & Camp  } 

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                       { With the beautiful mind behind Amanda DeLeon, the lady herself! } 

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      Outfit Details // Dress, Isabella's Villa | Heels (not pictured) Steve Madden | Clutch, (also 
   not pictued), BCBG | Rings, Silpada | Makeup, Smokey Eye Kit, Rimmel London // 

             {  With Andi Eaton of NOLAFW and Hazel & Florange, and a beautiful model wearing 
                my favorite piece by Amanda DeLeon ! } 

                                                 :: Photo Cred; Laura Hudson :: 

            Thanks so much for reading and be sure to check out both designers; they truly are
     amazing and quite talented.    

                                           {  Amanda DeLeon } + { Blackout. } 

Friday, August 9, 2013

White Linen Night + Porter Lyons

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        Hello dears! I wanted to share with you this fabulous line of jewelry I discovered during 
   White Linen Night in New Orleans; Porter Lyons

        While heading over to the launch party for KREWE du Optic Sunglasses (see the post, 
   here), I walked into the Haute Women's Boutique on Magazine St. (to escape the heat) and I 
   saw all these beautiful pieces laid out on a table. I was in love. 

                              { Above, me with the lovely designer; Ashley Porter }

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       Outfit Details // Dress, Marshall's | Heels, (not pictured) Prabal Gurung for Target | Bag, Mulberry
     for Target //

                                                   Are you in love yet? 
         Each piece is a work of art and I have to say, I'm completely obsessed with the gold chain-
        link bracelets and necklaces. Picking a favorite would be near impossible, however, I think 
        the Snake Bracelet would take the cake.  Simple, classy, elegant, and would look
        beautiful with jeans and a b&w striped tee or against a luxurious burgundy sweater. ( I 
        can't wait for Fall/Autumn weather, ok?)   

           The pieces you see above are from the Backbone and the Hatch Collections 
        (here and here) as well as VooDoo and Agate

              You can learn more about the start and the goal of Ashley's designs on the Porter     
        Lyons Website and stay up to date with the latest news from her up-coming collections
        by following along on Facebook and Instagram! Her designs are also available at various
        retailers in Louisiana and California! (See the list, here)  

                             Thanks so much for reading! Have a great weekend! 

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

KREWE du Optic Launch Party

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             Last Saturday I attended the launch party for the latest eye-wear line to hit New Orleans,
                                                           KREWE du Optic ! 

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          KREWE is an artist owned, boutique eyewear company based in New Orleans. I love 
   how each pair has a New Orleans themed name, like ' The Fly' (my personal favorite), and 
   'The Toulouse' along with many others that perfectly capture the creative style of the people 
   who live here.  
       '' Behind each pair of KREWE du Optic frames is the 
     unique character and style of our creative partner 
     expressed through color, pattern, curve, and line.''

     The launch party for this fabulous line of sunnies took pace at Dirty Coast right in the 
   middle of White Linen Night, which I attended for the first time, on Julia St. What could be
   more perfect than walking through some of NOLA's finest art galleries, listening to live local  
   music, and shopping for some new shades? Not much else, I think. 

         Obviously I'm in love with all of these sunnies. (I predict that they're going to be huge this
   Fall)   My personal fave from the line was the The Fly | Matte Tokyo Tortoise

                           You can shop online and view more styles here !