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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GUCCI ready to wear FALL WINTER 2016

ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED FOR YOUR 90’S STYLE WARDROBE- THE INSPIRATION #6-“Like Teen Spirit”

  So….that 90’s feeling has been in the air lately….you see in on television, in music and in fashion. From 90’s Icon Winona Ryder starring in the hit sci-fi  Netflix show “Stranger Things”….

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Winona Ryder in Nylon Magazine

 

…to Courtney Love delving into her fashion archives & collaborating on a fashion line with Nasty Gal…..

 Courtney Love in the 90’s

And continuing with some of the current street style pics from NY Fashion Week, I think it’s safe to say….the 90’s are back!

 Street style shots from NY Fashion Week 2016

Some people hated the style of the 90’s and some people loved it, but from Grunge to Glam to Baby doll Rock n Roll, there’s a fun & modern way to bring back the style of the & keep it looking cool & fresh……

There’s nothing like the grey sky and cool air of fall to get you in the mood for something a little bit darker, tougher & stronger…..& to channel the vibes from the Pacific Northwest, where some of the most well known grunge bands originated.

I also love the whole 90’s baby doll rock n’ roll look of Courtney Love from Hole & the way she mixed a little dress with fishnets, dark lipstick, smudged eyeliner and a cool guitar.

Here’s some images to get inspired for the new look: Modern 90’s

GRUNGE

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Marc Jacobs Perry Ellis collection

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Kirt Cobain from Nirvana

 

 

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Some of the best 90’s bands

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Marc Jacobs collection 1992

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Winona Ryder in the 90’s

 

BABY DOLL

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Kate Moss for Anna Sui 90’s collection

 

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Drew Barrymore

 

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Naomi Campbell for Anna Sui 1993 collection

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Hole “Live Through This” album cover

 

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Courtney Love

 

All images found on Pinterest. Check out my 90’s board for more inspiration…..

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XO, Zoe

THE ICON #7 KATE MOSS- 90’S Style Icon

Even though I’m sad that summer is finally coming to an end, there are new things to be excited about once the weather gets colder, and that’s new fall clothing of course! As the season begins to change and the leaves start to fall, it’s time to get into that back to school feeling and start planning your new wardrobe…..

This is my first fall on the East coast after a long time of living in California & I’m excited to experience a real shift in seasons again. I’m loving all the fall 2016 style trends and looking forward to wearing animal prints, velvet, faux leather & suede as well as dreamy flowing chiffon dresses & tops with boots.

The first fashion icon I thought of to follow for Fall 2016 is the always stylish & forever timeless Kate Moss. I love her effortless personal style & feminine but rock and roll spirit.  But, I also remember her 90’s look from her early modeling days that feels so inspiring for this current season. The rich colors, plush fabrics, bold prints & jewelry of the early 90’s are just as inspirational today as they were back then. Here’s to you, Kate Moss- one of the most iconic models of all time!

“Never complain, never explain.” Kate Moss

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All images found on Pinterest

For the fall season, I’m looking forward to wearing animal prints, bold red & burgundy, rich floral prints, flowing chiffon dresses & tops, shades of blue, velvet & suede, cold shoulder styles & 90’s chokers with lace……

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The Look #6- Solange Style-Eclectic Mix

Summer is here & the weather is warm! From days at the office to summer nights out on the town, channel your inner Solange… (Solange Knowles that is) & get inspired by bright colors, bold shapes, sophisticated styling & unique prints….what will you be wearing this summer?

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  1. handbag: Sara Battaglia /  2. yellow dress: Cupcakes & Cashmere (similar dress here)  3. platform shoes: Malone Souliers /  4. off the shoulder top: Knot Sisters /                 5.clutch: Clare V.  / 6. romper: Mara Hoffman / 7.heels:  Joie (similar here) / 8. jacket: Rebecca Minkoff /

THE ICON # 6 SOLANGE KNOWLES- THE ECLECTIC FASHIONISTA

Who is on your fashion radar this spring? I love to get inspired by those who are a little offbeat & bold. Solange Knowles has such an incredible stand out personal style that is all her own. From her amazing hair to her bright & bold color choices, she always wears something eye catching with her own unique edge.

As a singer, songwriter, DJ and Mom, she is a true inspiration with amazing talent and style too. Here’s to marching to your own beat, living life on your own terms & wearing whatever you want that’s cool…… The Icon- Solange Knowles:

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The Met Gala 2016

photo: BFA

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The Icon #4 Florence Welch- Boho Rock Summer Nights

One of my current new favorite style icons is Florence Welch from Florence & the Machine. Not only is she striking & unusual, but she seems to be a true free spirit and a modern day goddess, playing by her own rules in both her music and personal style. She is not only beautiful, but also incredibly talented & inspiring. Her voice is pure & unaltered emotion. Her look is a mix of different style elements & has a sort of dreamy & flowing Boho vibe that’s offset by some hard edged pieces.

Follow her style for a bohemian rocker look for your summer nights out….happy summer!

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