Category: From a Stylist

Spring/Summer ’13 Colorful Blazers

By , August 20, 2012 9:00 am

Written by Chelsea Candelario, FIT Hot Topics Summer Intern.

If  I can get my hands on a bunch of colorful blazers, I will have a closet just for them. The fact that these pastel-colored blazers are the trend of Spring/Summer ’13 makes me happy. I’m ready to ignore the grey blazer sadly hanging from my closet now.

The solid, light color blazers give a touch of feminine quality. It’s simple to slide on a blazer anytime of the day.  The Topshop peach blazer makes me desperately look in my wallet for some sort of prize money.

Sadly, it’s to the wishful shopping cart.

Although every blazer shares a similar square-shoulder, ability to cuff, and waist-length quality, they each hold something unique about them. The shape of the neckline, length of the sleeves, color, and much more sets them apart from one another.

I love the fact that you can wear it with anything. From a dress to jeans, blazers look great in anything you put on. I also love that it’s an anytime accessory. You can wear it when you’re heading off to class, off to a work interview, or even a small get together with friends.

For something that started out as something that only men wore, it has turned out as a style fit for everyone.

 

Nail Art: The Rediscovered Trend

By , August 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Nail Art Brings Out A Whole New Meaning

Written by Chelsea Candelario, FIT Hot Topics Summer Intern.

I look down on my freshly painted light green nails and feel I played it safe. Although the color is out of the ordinary, all I keep thinking is how it would look with a little bit of art. I had my share of stripes and letters, but now nail art has transformed to the next level. It has become sort of like a fashion trend and being surrounded by fashion for the last four years I should know.

Nail art has been around for centuries (try 5000 BC!) and yet it becomes brand new every time.  First, you start out with the simple elegant colors in the 60’s and you slowly make your way to the long fake nails of the 70’s. Jumping forward to the 90’s, you give the rebel side of you a chance while you put on your shade of black. But now well into the 21st century, everything comes together giving you the choice to slap a coat of paint on your nails or brighten up your wardrobe with some stick-ons, something that became popular in 2007.

Stick On NailsThere is not a moment where I don’t see something different on someone’s nails. Nail art has become a part of how we present ourselves to the world. DIY Nail Art has become a well known hobby now. With all the social networks at our fingertips it’s simple to explore what’s out there and see what others are putting on their nails.

How are we feeling today? Are we feeling edgy? Then let’s put on some shatter nail polish. Are we feeling classy and youthful? Then let’s put on some nude coloring. There is a whole collection of options to put on your nails to make it your own. Something women were doing for centuries while the world was moving at a fast pace.

Dzine Nail Art

Artists have gone beyond just putting on a coat of nail polish and began designing constructed gear. Dzine, known for his Latino design culture, began creating the most amazing art through 24-karat-gold nails. I’m pretty sure if I try on any of his art, this blog post would be a challenge to type.

Nail art has become far more than complimenting your outfit. It’s become a part of our culture.

Spring into Fashion!

By , April 6, 2012 10:02 am

So glad Spring is here.

Let’s get ready by pulling out of your closet any of the below:

Wedges

Anything colorful or color blocked


White or bright colored jeans


Nautical or red-white-blue

If you don’t have this in your closet, check out myhabit.com

http://fashionista.com/2012/03/myhabit-spring-trends/

Happy Shopping!

Oh and don’t forget there is still time to register for
Secrets from a Professional Shopper Online Course SXF300 April 9 or live on May 7, 14, 21 for more shopping tips.

Happy Shopping

 

Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.
Facebook: FitforStyle     Pinterest: EmmasVintage    Twitter: @EmmasVintage     EmmasVintageShop.com,

 

Wow! Designer Markus Lupfer — so Refreshing!

By , April 4, 2012 9:41 am
Markus Lupfer Fall 2012 RTW

Markus Lupfer Fall 2012 RTW

Have you heard of London based designer,  Markus Lupfer? He’s new to me. He’s considered a “young person’s designer” with graphic tees and comic style. You’ll see what I mean when you view his video. However, I am a grown up girl who enjoyed his charming video with a “Japanese Pop Theme” and I’m really loving his Fall 2012 line. His use of brocade, black leather, and a 3 piece suit with cigarette pants is oh so divine. He is fashion forward yet classic in cut and design. And oh so very refreshing. Just what I needed. How about you?

Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.
Facebook: FitforStyle     Pinterest: EmmasVintage    Twitter: @EmmasVintage     EmmasVintageShop.com

Orange You Glad It’s Spring!!

By , March 15, 2012 12:35 pm

The past few days have given us a jump start on what to expect for Spring weather here in New York City! With Spring just a few days away, the Big Apple is ready to wear Spring’s hottest color, Orange! Officially it is being called Tangerine Tango!  If you are a fashion warrior, you are going to go all in and wear your Tangerine Tango with pride. Here at F.I.T., I can assure you  it will be all over the place. For those of you who may be a bit hesitant about this season’s color, I have a solution. Shoes!

Shoes solve every thing! Really….every thing! You’re wardrobe from last year can be update by infusing Tangerine Tango as your “neutral” color for shoes. You can wear it with ANY color and hit two trends in one, Color Blocking and Tangerine Tango! I took the liberty to find 4 affordable options that will amp up the volume in your wardrobe.

These 3 styles, available at Zappos.com, are easy to wear while exploring the city because they are wedges and a platform.

Michael Antonio (Zappos)Call It Sprin ( Zappos)Promiscuous (Zappos)

I have always looked forward to the Payless designer collaborations. I purchased a pair of fashion forward wedges from Lela Rose last season and this year she came through again. I love this wedge and it’s super affordable and chic!

Lela Rose for Payless

You can also be sexy and add just a hint of Tangerine Tango to your shoe with this gorgeous heel from ZARA. Isn’t it sexy?

Zara

So what ever your style and price range, there is a shoe out there for you to get accquainted with Tangerine Tango before you take the leap.

Next time we’ll explore how to wear the color in our clothing.

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

FIT Bookstore: Brad Goreski Book Signing

By , March 7, 2012 1:43 pm

Today at 5pm!

Brad Goreski book signing at FIT

Can’t come to FIT? I found a fun contest that any Fashionista can enter!

Check it out here: http://brad.bookperk.com/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=52618

Brad Goreski contest

Love is in the air!

By , February 8, 2012 3:41 am

It’s that time of the year again! Love is in the air! Now, I think you should love yourself EVERYDAY and receive love EVERYDAY but on this day, you might want to show it just a little more. We could all use a little more love.

Whether you’re going on a date with your Valentine or hanging out with friends, you’ve got to look good to feel good! It doesn’t have to break the bank either.

Rule #1: When buying outfits for a “themed” holiday or special occasion, you should make sure you can wear it more than once a year.

Rule#2: You should be comfortable!

Rule #3: Don’t over spend. Come up with a budget and stick to it.

I found a few looks to fit whatever mood you find yourself in on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re feeling sophisticated, try this Classic look

Asos red dress

Are you a free spirit? Try this Boho look

Asos white dress

Do you like to be different? Here’s a Modern look

Asos green pattern dress

Is “Bling” a major word in your vocabulary? Here’s a show stopping Glam look

Asos bling dress

 

All of these looks can be worn through out the year and probably go with a pair of shoes you already own. They are also all under $100 and can be found on www.asos.com! You can look fantastic on a budget. Just because it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to wear red! Be adventurous. Be unique.

So love yourself and look your best this Valentine’s Day. Send a picture to show us your look!

Sadia Seymour teaches SXS 100: Intro to Fashion Styling, SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential, and SXM 010: Styling Fit Fundamentals.

Shop Til You Drop!

By , October 5, 2011 1:35 pm

Did any of you have the misfortune to miss the Missoni sale at Target?  Fortunately,  I didn’t. Although I got there at 10 a.m. and there was nothing left but some decorative dessert plates.  However,  I got online and was able to make a few purchases for which I am quite pleased.

If you missed it, here’s a fun designer sale you might want to check out at MINA NYC, an excellent source for stylists.

Mina … Albright Fashion Library Outlet Mina NYC
32A Cooper Square
(6 Street)
www.minanyc.com
Sale ends October 9
   Mon-Sat 11-8 Sun 12-6  

 212.253.5894
Womens Clothing, Handbags, Shoes & Jewelry 
Sample & stock sale.

Shop for the Best of Fall. Editors/stylists favorite haunt for 20 years, the outlet store for Albright Fashion Library. Items from red carpets, photo shoots, commercials, films (many never been worn). Dresses, gowns, ready-to-wear, coats, shoes, and accessories. Designers: Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Marchesa, Moschino, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, YSL and more. Sizes 0-10, tons of sample sizes. 70 to 90 percent off. Subways: N/R to 8th Street. 6 to Astor Place.

Happy Shopping!

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

Creation of a Dior couture gown

By , September 21, 2011 8:10 am

Preview Missoni for Target Lookbook

By , August 24, 2011 6:03 am

Here’s a reason to wish for Fall to be here!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Check out the Missoni for Target Lookbook and be sure to mark you calendars as these pieces promise to fly out the store. I own a pair of Vintage Missoni knit pants which are lovely and am so looking forward to add to this collection.

Mostly loving all of the accessories.  It’s  great time to also think  think of holiday gifts for your fashionista friends and family.

Happy Shopping!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

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