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Paris Fashion Week Beauty & Street Style Inspiration

The style of the french completely enthrall me so it is of no surprise that I can’t wait to see the street style, beauty and runway shows of PFW. The season may have been for Fall 2015 but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to get creative and experiment with our personal style, I know I’m not! Here are my top picks for beauty looks I will be translating into my routine and the street style that is inspiring me to view my closet from a different perspective.

BEAUTY

Sonia Rykiel: A deep side part for the effortless late 60’s, early 70’s vibe.

Chloé: Rosy cheeks and lips for a fresh face and barely there makeup.

Giambattista Valli: Volumizing and lengthening mascara for a wide-eyed look. The secret: loading up the bottom eyelashes with curled separated lashes on the top. Too much mascara on the top overloads the lashes.

STREET STYLE

Aymeline Valade looks absolutely stunning with a chunky sweater, maroon scarf thrown over her shoulders & green silk scarf tied around her waist, will definitely be trying this.

The second look is the perfect mix of basics taken to the next level with styling. A button down with rolled up sleeves, long vest, high-waisted denim and topped off with a chic hat.

Last but certainly not least I adore this combination of a white shirt, dark denim, neutral scarf and high-ponytail for the perfect comfortable yet put together outfit.

What do you think? Will you be wearing any of these looks? Let me know in the comments!

Photo Credit: Tommy Ton for Style.com & Harper’s Bazaar

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015

While I LOVE seeing what designers are putting down the runway, what really gets me excited is translating these ideas into day-to-day life. These bits of inspiration don’t need to be filed away until Fall 2015, there is no time like the present. From classic camel colored pieces to chunky yellow turtlenecks, gorgeous faux fur paired with distressed denim and a crimson lip with an undone low ponytail, these concepts are both easy to incorporate into your style and add a lot for minimal effort.

Personally, I have been loving layering turtlenecks underneath EVERYTHING and a pink lip is just what I need right now to add some brightness to these very cold days. Getting dressed should be fun, not something you dread. Taking the time for yourself is one of the highest forms of self love. I know it can be difficult during the winter but even the smallest effort can make a huge difference in how you feel. Just like anything it is easy to rely on what is comfortable, I totally get it. Whether it is putting on a bright lip, pairing something new in your closet or styling your hair differently – these acts allow you to express your creativity and start the day with loving energy. Feeling your best should never be an option.

STREET STYLE

Giovanna Battaglia in this chunky yellow turtleneck.
Maria Dueñas Jacobs snapped by The Sartorialist in camel.
Ramya Giangola shot by Ryan Kibler in a midi skirt & motorcycle boots.
Aimee Song of Song of Style in distressed denim & Stella McCartney shoes.

BEAUTY

Carolina Herrera dewy lashes and red lip.
Mara Hoffman nail art.
Michael Kors undone beauty, loose ponytail.
Tibi pink lips and matte flush.

RUNWAY

Ryan Roche oversize knits.
J.Crew guide to layering.
Joie paisley dresses.
Mara Hoffman and her signature prints layered over turtlenecks.
Rosie Assoulin perfecting elegant and structured daywear.

Paris Fashion Week
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Paris Fashion Week S/S 2015

RUNWAY
For the last installment of the fashion week series we are looking to Paris. It is hard to choose a favorite but this city is bursting with inspiration and always contains a few of my top picks. There were themes that stuck out in mind that are complementary to the inspiration from other cities. In case you missed it here is New York, London and Milan.

Long silhouettes: At shows like Stella McCartney and Chanel I was reminded of the beauty behind a variety of proportions. These longer silhouettes are sexy and understated.

White lace: The bohemian girl in me could not get enough of the white lace. Always a top pick in my wardrobe shows like Givenchy and Nina Ricci inspired me to continue my search for the perfect white lace dress.

Texture and details: With everything from cut-outs to sheer paneling and embellishments, Isabel Marant, Valentino, Céline and Balenciaga have me craving clothes with a little something extra to stand out.

Neutral palette: My closet is mostly neutrals with an emphasis on accessories so I immediately swooned over the dresses at Louis Vuitton and Vanessa Bruno as a blank canvas for anyone to express their style personality.

Paris Fashion Week

BEAUTY
The beauty inspiration in Paris was all about the details and was surprisingly accessible. I will definitely be trying all of the looks in the near future. Even though the blue cat eye is completely uncharacteristic of me it will be fun to experiment.

Valentino: Dreaming up what accessories I can wrap into my hair.

Shiatzy Chen: This blue cat eye is daring but I love how natural the rest of the look is.

Isabel Marant: Always a top pick, the earth tones are complimentary to most skin tones.

Stella McCartney: It has been a while since I crimped my hair but I love the subtle look of the pieces pulled back with the rest of the hair.

Chloé: This is my favorite every day look, accentuating all the best features.

Lanvin: For days when I can’t think about what to do a simple pulled back bun and bold brows does the trick.

Paris Fashion Week

STREET STYLE
I continue the ode to my childhood spent cutting up my favorite street style looks from magazines and taping them into notebooks by compiling a few of my favorite outfits shot during Paris Fashion Week. I especially love the bold blues, fringe jacket and jumper layered over a simple white tank.

Paris Fashion Week

Photo Credits: Style.com and HarpersBazaar.com

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Milan Fashion Week S/S 2015

RUNWAY
Next up is Milan Fashion Week and it did not disappoint. A lot of the shows were heavily influenced by the 70’s, my absolute favorite decade for style. I started to immediately daydream of where I would wear the outfits before the show was even over. The top influences you will see on my blog and in my closet are:

Prints: I tend to be draw to pieces with a bohemian feel and then add a touch of my personality. The pieces from Etro, Emilio Pucci, Luisa Beccaria and Missoni completely stand out on their own.

Cut-outs: My style is not overly sexy but I love the idea of incorporating styles with cut-outs to show a bit of skin in a classy way. This dress from Sea was one of my favorite pieces that has infinite amount of ways to style and the jumpsuit by A.L.C. would be the perfect addition to any closet.

Playing with proportions: The asymmetrical styles shown my Marni and Anthony Vaccarello are sexy without being over-the-top. I would tone down the outfit with loafers and let the style shine.

Casual and sexy: I am a huge fan of being comfortable. The styles by Bally, Bottega Veneta and Costume National are the perfect mix of style, self-expression and wearability.

Milan Fashion Week

BEAUTY
The beauty inspiration from Milan was abundant and except for the turban at Missoni (going to save that for next season) I will be trying all of these beauty looks immediately.

Bottega Veneta: The undone bun with floral comb.

Missoni: Turban and pop of red lip.

Gucci: A sleek ponytail parted down the middle.

Giorgio Armani: Bronze eye make-up.

Emilio Pucci: Loose, rolling waves.

Versace: Glowing pink cheeks.

Milan Fashion Week

STREET STYLE
I continue the ode to my childhood spent cutting up my favorite street style looks from magazines and taping them into notebooks by compiling a few of my favorite outfits shot during Milan Fashion Week. I especially love the gorgeous a-line skirts paired with casual tops and monochromatic outfits with stand-out accessories.

Milan Fashion Week

Photo Credits: Style.com and HarpersBazaar.com

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London Fashion Week S/S 2015

RUNWAY
Next up on our fashion week inspiration journey is London. From the runway, to beauty and street style with each show, backstage photo and outfit round-up I clicked through, I became more excited to add London influences to my closet. Flat shoes ruled proving that comfort is always stylish and being understated can still be sexy.

My favorite aspect of fashion is that you can take from the runway whatever inspired you and apply it in your own way. Below are the influences that I will be implementing in my wardrobe. For many of these examples the look can be accomplished with pieces you already own. For example, the printed dress with a piece of statement jewelry from Pam & Gela or sheer details from McQ Alexander McQueen. The most important thing is to have fun with your outfit and use the runway as inspiration to fit your life, not the other way around.

McQ Alexander McQueen: Asymmetrical skirts and subtle sheer panels.

Giles: Matching separates.

Whistles: Mesh (love this look for a bathing suit cover-up).

Markus Lupfur: Futuristic styles.

Jonathan Saunders: Bow details.

Pam & Gela: Printed dress and statement jewelry.

Burberry Prorsum: Feminine dress and sneakers.

Mulberry: Classic silhouettes with cut-out details.

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BEAUTY
The beauty inspiration at London Fashion Week was gorgeous in its simplicity and can be experimented with using products in your make-up bag.

Tom Ford: The textured bob is the more extreme of the picks but this look can be applied on most hair lengths for a night out with a deep part and serious teasing.

Burberry Prorsum: With a bit of mascara this crimson color completes the make-up look. I will be on the hunt for an organic/natural shade if anyone has recommendations.

Topshop Unique: I normally achieve this look without trying after a few hours of lipstick wear but doing it on purpose with a light red is going to be my next test.

Mary Katrantzou: The perfect loose waves I am determined to master.

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STREET STYLE
I continued the ode to my childhood spent cutting up my favorite street style looks from magazines and taping them into notebooks by compiling a few of my favorite outfits shot during London Fashion Week. I especially love the sweaters with skirts, statement sunglasses and neutral laced up heels.

LFW-Street-Style

Photo Credits: Style.com and HarpersBazaar.com

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New York Fashion Week S/S 2015

RUNWAY
As someone who is blogging and starting a business based in fashion I probably shouldn’t say this but, I am not a fan of trends or really even the word trend for that matter. Ok! It feels good to get that out there. I have always disliked the idea of buying into something that everyone else is doing. When it comes to what I put on my body I look for pieces that have staying power in my wardrobe and can be used in a variety of ways. I prefer to use the runway shows, behind the scenes and street style to work as a source of inspiration and not a set of rules.

I might have been sick during NYFW but that didn’t stop me from endlessly scrolling through Style.com to watch the shows and see what everyone was wearing. I collected looks from a few of my favorite shows and will be incorporating influences from each of them into my closet.

The one-piece:  Overalls and jumpsuits and one of my favorite looks and I will be wearing them in an updated all white version as shown at Elizabeth and James, the printed jumpsuit Mara Hoffman sent down the runway and a darker version for night as seen at Rachel Comey.

Clothes that flow: I have always gravitated towards clothing that is loose and flowing. The dresses by both Zimmerman and Wendy Nichol are no exception. I would make them more my style by throwing a leather jacket over my shoulders.

Bell bottoms: I am quite fond of fashion from the late 60’s and 70’s so I knew once I saw the bell bottom pants at Hellessy that I would be wearing this immediately. This style gets a bonus for its slimming effects.

All white everything:: I am a huge fan of white clothing and that was only reinforced when I saw these looks from Steven Alan, Elizabeth and James, The Row, Elie Tahari and Wendy Nichol being sent down the runway. It is a fresh take on a closet staple that will never go out of style.

The updated trench: A classic trench coat is a key item in anyones closet but I especially love the long loose versions that designers like Tibi and Eli Tahari showed at fashion week.

NYFW Spring 2015

BEAUTY
I am equally as excited to see the hair and make-up during the week as I am to see the clothes. Here are a few of the beauty looks I will be experimenting with inspired by the Spring 2015 shows:

Vera Wang & Mara Hoffman: Both the micro and messy braids are a refreshing take on an otherwise simple hairstyle.

Derek Lam: A sweep of lilac eyeshadow is a great alternative to your neutral color.

DVF: Diane sent her models down the runway inspired by Brigitte Bardot and I will be trying this smokey eye for a night out.

BCBG: Who doesn’t want to look like they just came back from vacation looking like a bronzed beauty?

Zac Posen: I will never tire of a bold red lip. On the hunt now for the perfect organic red lip color.

NYFW Spring 2015

STREET STYLE
As an ode to my childhood spent cutting up my favorite street style looks from magazines and taping them into notebooks, I compiled a few of my favorite outfits shot during New York Fashion Week. I especially love the ombre oxfords worn by Pretta Singh (and her amazing green hair), Jessica Minkoff layering her dress over leather pants (one of my favorite looks for winter), Lucy Chadwick wearing a fishnet Celine skirt with a simple blue button down and the perfect mix of black & white from Margaret Zhgang.

NYFW Spring 2015

Photo credits: Style.com, Elle.com and NYMag.com