Throwback Style Inspiration…..Sixties Style Icon-Jean Shrimpton

Who is on your fashion radar this spring? Some people always have their favorite style icons & others get inspired by the trends & have new icons each season….and as the sunshine begins to replace the snow & the winter season goes, it’s time to get inspired for Spring Summer 2017! Usually I’m always inspired by those who are a little offbeat & bold, but right now I’m so loving all the retro floral prints & pretty dresses that were on the SS17 runways, as well as all the feminine chiffons, ruffles upon ruffles, crisp cotton tops & of course the color PINK. This brings to mind the retro-modern days of the swinging sixties where women got into music, art & the “mod pop fashion scene” of London.

 

This season, I’m inspired by Jean Shrimpton in the 1960’s. 

 

Jean Shrimpton is an English model and actress. She was considered “The Face of the 60’s” & was one of the first supermodels! She had an amazing, memorable & truly timeless style that still resonates today….I love her feminine yet modern look.

The Look- Retro. Modern. Feminine

get inspired…

 

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What do you think about Jean Shrimpton’s retro style?  Who are your favorite fashion icons? Leave a comment below

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Paris Fashion Week-FW 2017 Style Trend: “The Madness of Glamour”

It’s all about GLAMOUR for the Fall 17 season from Paris Fashion Week. “When the going gets tough, the tough dress up” and there was a feeling of dressing up against all odds, against all the madness of the world….

I especially loved the collections of Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Saint Laurent & Isabel Marant. There were lovely faux fur coats in sweet pastels and fall brights. Dresses were embellished with metallics and lace. The overall feeling was eclectic, RETRO-kitch and psychedelic. I’m loving the pretty dresses, tailored coats, delicate ruffle trims, metallics & retro embellishments.

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM PARIS Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2017.

The latest look is “THE MADNESS OF GLAMOUR”

Get inspired….

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Get inspired by Spring’s Fab Floral Prints….The Inspiration: “Flower Girl”

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Currently craving…. Bright Colors & Bold Floral Prints for Spring/ Summer ’17.

For the Spring/ Summer season, there were some great designer collections with retro-inspired & playful flower print dresses, tops & jackets that totally remind me of 60’s & 70’s “Flower Power” dresses. I’ve always loved hunting through vintage shops for those one of a kind dresses in prints so similar to those that went down the runways of Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga & Chloe this season.

I can’t wait for spring to get here & to start embracing some bright colors, retro accessories & fun prints again!

Here are some of my favorite “Flower Girl” inspired items for SS17:

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Shop Tops from left: 1. Zara    2.Ella Moss   3. J.O.A.   4. Flynn Skye   5. Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Shop dresses ( clockwise from top) : 1. LPA the Label   2.ASOS   3. Band of Gypsies   4. For Love & Lemons    5. Rahi Cali (Shopbop.com)

 

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NYFW 2017 Style Trend: TURN UP THE VOLUME

Turn up the VOLUME for the Fall 17 season in bold RUFFLES on tops & dresses, exaggerated STATEMENT SLEEVES and VOLUMINOUS dresses…..you’ll want to GO BOLD or go home in these fantastic new styles that make a strong & confident statement.

I’m loving all the multiple ruffle details, the cut-out shoulders & long flared sleeves…..Too much fluff is never enough, so…..

Get a jump start on this trend for spring with some of the current ruffly shirting styles & dramatic, yet pretty 80’s inspired dresses.

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM New York Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2017. The collections have been innovative & exciting & this is sure to be a fun trend to wear and a great way to stand out from the crowds this fall season.

The latest look is “Turn Up The Volume”

Get inspired….

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THE INSPIRATION: TURN UP THE VOLUME- FALL/ WINTER 2017

DETAILS:

RUFFLES. LACE. SHIRTING FABRIC. KNITS. MESH.

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XO,

Zoe

 

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THINK PINK: the new color trend to wear in 2017-

The hottest hue for Spring 2017 just happens to be my personal favorite: Pink.

Embrace your feminine & romantic side this season with light as air chiffon dresses & flirty ruffled tops. Pair dusty pink accessories with bleached out denim & develop your sense of whimsy.

Here’s to a Pretty in Pink 2017…..Get inspired…..

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Happy 2017!     

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The Fashionably Late Holiday Gift Guide

For all you last minute shoppers, I’ve put together a list of girly holiday gift ideas for all the fashionistas in your life. Everything is fun & fashion inspired for your stylish friends, family & co-workers ….all in chic shades of white, pink, black & gold…..and the best thing is that everything is under $50.

With so much going on in our day to day and so many things to juggle, it can be hard to get a grip on gift giving….but like I always say “better late than never”, so here goes…..

My holiday faves….for 2016:

1.EMOJI CUP/ SPARROW & WREN    2.CAPTURE YOUR STYLE     3.LIPSTICK/ SEPHORA      4.CHEETAH CLUTCH/ ASOS    5.ROSE GOLD CANDLE/ CAPRI BLUE   6.PHONE CASE/ REBECCA MINKOFF     7.TEXTING GLOVES/ CAROLINA AMATO       8.CHAMPAGNE GLASS/ OOH LA LA FLUTE     9.SLIPPERS/ASOS  / similar HERE  10.MONTHLY PLANNER/ BAN.DO       11.SEQUIN TOTE BAG/ TOPSHOP      12.HARDWIRED EYESHADOW/ NARS    13.HAIR BAND/ MARC JACOBS        14.CALENDER/ BAN.DO    15. HEART TRINKET TRAY/ SHOPBOP      16.MAKEUP BAG/ SEPHORA     17.VELVET CLUTCH/ TOPSHOP / similar HERE     18.COFFEE GO CUP/ BAN.DO   19.BAIES SCENTED CANDLE/ DIPTYQUE     20.EARRINGS/ REBECCA MINKOFF

Happy Holidays!      XO, Zoe

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Go Retro This Holiday Season With This 80’s Inspired Trend…The Inspiration: “80’s New Wave”

Bring on the bling in a fearless combination of bold animal prints, metallic fabrics & embellished leather.

The 80’s are back for Resort 2017….get a jump start on this trend with some wild & retro pieces that will carry you from the holiday season into spring.

Have fun with this optimistic & party inspired trend by piling on the bling and mixing metallic pants & dresses with bright colored animal prints, mesh tops, embellished leather & excessive jewelry. Get inspired by Madonna in the iconic movie Desperately Seeking Susan, turn back time to Boy George from The Culture Club, tap into New Romantic style like Adam Ant & feel powerful like Grace Jones.

Combine mixed prints with leather outerwear & layer distressed denim with concert tees & mesh tops. Add a handful of bold jewelry, pointy buckled boots and a neon colored handbag for fun, unexpected & cool-girl look.

Go retro this holiday season with this 80’s inspired trend….

The latest look is “80’s New Wave”

Get inspired….

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THE INSPIRATION: 80’s NEW WAVE STYLE- HOLIDAY/RESORT 2017

DETAILS:

METALLICS. VELVET. ANIMAL PRINTS. LEATHER. RUFFLES. MESH. SILVER HARDWARE. BOLD PRINTS

COLORS:

BLACK. WHITE. RED. HOT PINK. GOLD. SILVER.

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Get inspired by this romantic rock n’ roll trend for Fall Winter 2016…..The Inspiration: “Studs N’ Roses”

The romantic look continues for fall 2016, this time adding an edge with washed out & ripped denim, metallic rock studs, leather & lace. The classic black Moto jacket & simple denim have been adorned with bold rose print embroidery & silver studs….

For a play on contrasts, combine a ruffled chiffon blouse with a studded jacket and ripped jeans, or a flowing rose print dress with a rock n roll jacket. Combining a lace top or dress with studs takes a sweet feminine look over the edge and into the dark side….

A little bit retro, a little bit 80’s & a little bit rock star….the latest look is “Studs N’ Roses”

Get inspired….

 

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THE INSPIRATION: “STUDS N’ ROSES”  FW 2016

DETAILS:

LEATHER. LACE. CHIFFON. BLEACHED DENIM. FLORAL PRINTS. FLORAL EMBROIDERIES. ROCK STUDS. GOLD & SILVER DETAILS.

COLORS:

RED. PINK. BLACK. WHITE. GOLD. SILVER

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Throwback Style Inspiration……….. The Icon: Jimi Hendrix- “Wild Thing”

One of my favorite style icons from the late 60’s is the ultimate rock star Jimi Hendrix. A true free spirit, he crafted & styled his own unique look filled with billowy shirts, eclectic prints & velvet pants. His outfits exploded with colors & patterns that expressed timeless style and gave us a window into his true essence. His look was part psychedelic, part luxury & part thrift shop style & adding with his electric guitar…he was the ultimate rock star. His music, stage performances and costumes were truly….an Experience.

I love how he mixed rich jewel tone colors like purple with pink & turquoise, copper with brown & gold as well as cool fabric combinations of velvet with silk & satin with brocade. His outfits were stunning, original & unique….

Retro Modern. Bohemian. Luxurious

get inspired…

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A lot of styles that are so similar to what Jimi Hendrix wore can be found in clothing boutiques today as well as vintage clothing stores, consignment stores & thrift shops.

Here are 6 items you could wear now to get that cool rock n roll bohemian vibe:

COLORS:

BORDEAUX. BERRY, PINK & GOLD

 JACKET/ Roberto Cavalli    PANTS/ Etro   BOOTS/ Topshop

BLOUSE/ Etro        DRESS/ Saloni              HANDBAG/ Rebecca Minkoff

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Here are 6 more items you could wear now to get that cool rock n roll bohemian vibe:

COLORS:

BLUE, EMERALD GREEN, BLACK & TURQUOISE

VELVET JACKET/ Frame             PRINT DRESS/ Gucci               BOOTS/ Asos

FRINGE JACKET/ For Love & Lemons          PRINT BLOUSE/ Anna Sui                         HANDBAG/ Gucci

Get inspired by the most luxurious trend for Fall Winter 16…..The Inspiration: Bohemian Deluxe

The bohemian look continues for fall 2016, getting an update from deluxe velvet jackets, dresses & pants, dark jewel tone colors, bold floral embroideries and retro geometric prints. Pile it all on together with bold accessories, Chelsea boots and fringe details for a Carnaby Street style meets Jimi Hendrix vibe……

You’ll feel like a rock star by mixing printed dresses with velvet outerwear & chic embroideries with leopard prints. Add some chunky gold jewelry, over the knee boots and an embellished bag for unexpected yet luxurious look.

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THE INSPIRATION: BOHEMIAN DELUXE FW 2016

DETAILS:

VELVET. DARK FLORAL PRINTS. EMBROIDERIES. ANIMAL PRINTS. FRINGE. GOLD DETAILS. LACE TRIM

COLORS:

ELECTRIC BLUE. TEAL GREEN. NAVY. BURGUNDY. COPPER. RED. PURPLE. GOLD

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