I love the holidays! Holiday season to me means spending extra time with my family, catching up on sleep, eating delicious home cooked meals, being generous giving thoughtful gifts to loved ones and being charitable. I have created my go to gift guide consisting of my favorite finds for this holiday season.Read More
Olfactory is a cool new concept to luxury fragrance. It is an interactive experience that touches all of the senses. The experience is all about exploration, customization & creation. You will leave loving it and with a personalized luxury fragrance.
When you walk in you are greeted by colors and base scents that will be used in the customization experience. Olfactory made it very clear what the scents smell like and the vibe you will get from smelling it! Top perfumers using natural and sustainable ingredients created the core scents.
After you decide on your base scent you go to the customization station! This was an integral part of the process and I found it interesting how the accords picked up on the different flavors in the base scents. The accords enhanced certain parts of the core scent creating your own personalized scent.
The last part after picking your favorite blend is adding a personalized name & label.
Olfactory is the perfect gift! I love how fun the experience was, and it is perfect activity to do with your BFF! The gift process is really cute and personal as instead of a gift card you get sent an empty bottle that you can bring in to fill & customize! The best part about the gift is that you get to choose & create your own luxury perfume.
Thank you so much Olfactory for this partnership & walking me through how to create the perfect blend!Read More
Nonie was a beautiful collection that showcased clean & sharp silhouettes . The collection opened up with different tailored looks in shades of white and cream. The sophisticated dresses looked stunning as the women walked the catwalk. Some of my favorite looks included a simple but modern twist on a white button down with tailored pants an a black dress with elegant draping almost resembling a robe.
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Justin, Yu-Ying Chou is a up-incoming designer known for his unique street style designs. The show had models from both genders walking down the catwalk in cool street style dressed from head to toe.A common motif was the use of hands throughout the looks. Cartoon like female hands were superimposed onto the clothing in different placements creating a cohesive collection
Jonathan Simkhai was an amazing presentation! This was one of my favorite collections that I saw this season. Jonathan Simkhai brand is a luxury ready –to-wear line for the confident woman. There was a romantic edge to every piece that matched well with the linear lines and silhouettes. I was obsessed with almost every piece of the collection and would totally rock the looks. I loved the lace and details on the dresses. I also loved the color schemes of white with a western edge a trend that I am really looking forward to wearing this season.Read More
Wang Tao, the designer behind Taoray Wang’s experience in Japan and Europe shaped her designs today. Taoray Wang is the perfect brand for the powerful, professional & modern woman who is always trying to be on trend. I love his use of black & pink together creating defined silhouettes with an edge to them.
Jasmine is a New York based brand, which is inspired by eastern materials and modern pattern making techniques. The bright fabrics featuring different shades of blue and pinks glided down the runway with flowy draping.Read More
Affair is an international elegant ready to wear brand with a hint of couture. The label founded by Rufat Ismayilov showed sophisticated mini dresses in black and gold with my favorite dress being the gold one shoulder piece.
These dresses had lots of intricate detailing to them from the fabric and the sparkles to tassel details and then cutouts within the garment itself.
Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer whose designs exhibit a blend of classic European Elegance blended with a down town NYC it girl style. Her feminine designs shined through from her use of pastel colors and mixed fabrics. She started her show with different pantsuit looks featuring peplums and fitted pant legs. Some of my favorite looks from her show were her dresses that incorporated a wide check print in burgundy and grey.Read More
The newest pop up in NYC is Rose Wine Mansion located on 5th avenue, and it is by an instagram dream! The timing of the pop up shop could not have been perfect as Rose is the summers hottest drink. This pop up experience takes you from start to finish and then some on how rose is made and the history of the summer classic drink. The experience is interactive and filled with great moments. Some of my favorite were the gummy bears, champagne bubble ball pit & the opportunity to make your own blend.
Of course this experience is 21+ since you will be sipping your way through every room.Read More
This summer has been special for multiple reasons, I spent a lot of time with my family, I partnered with great brands & I attended such fun events.
One of the most exciting event was at my favorite place in Montauk, The Surf Lodge. This summer there is a new Friday night music series produced by California’s Lo-Fi Aperitifs at The Surf Lodge in Montauk featuring 4 amazing bands that will be performing throughout the summer.
I was able to attend D.C.’s Jukebox the Ghost and the series will feature Baltimore’s Snail Mail on July 20th, as well as Brooklyn’s popular Fever High on August 24th. The Lo-Fi Live Summer Series is 21+ and free to attend.
In addition to the amazing live music and good vibes that Surf Lodge has to offer, the drink of the summer was served, Lo-Fi’s new summer signature, the Lo-Sé Spritz – a refreshing blend of two of my favorite ingredients, rose & spritz made with Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro, Dry Rosé, and SodaRead More
Its my birthday! Birthdays are weird but I am so happy to be celebrating with my family and best friends! For my birthday I always love to celebrate and go out to enjoy yummy food and go to some of my favorite restaurants in the city. On my list this year are bar pitti (the best pasta, rigatoni pitti is a must), Don Angies which I am sooo excited to try and lots of treats!
I am so thankful and grateful for all of the things I did this year. I continued to travel the world, met great people, launched my blog and stayed very happy!
Thank you to all to my family & friends and my followers for continuing to support me and I can't wait to be Fashionably Full at 26!Read More
This past Saturday Vee and I partnered with Veuve Clicquot and attended the 11th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic that took place on Liberty State Park. The adventure began waiting for the ferry for 10am. The ferry was about 15 minutes to the state park and once you got off there was about another 15 minute walk to the venue.
The venue was designed with fun and inspirational content in mind. There were lawn games right when you walk in where you could play corn hole or life sized jenga. There were food trucks lined up for those who were hungry and many bar stations of course offering Veuve.
The actual polo match does not start until later in the day. The polo field was in the center of the venue with prime seating on the side where Vee & I set up our own picnic. We loved people watching and spotting all of the outfit and had a fabulous time!Read More
How do you relax? Self-care is such an important thing to practice – I love spending time on myself whether it be at the gym, focusing on my skin, getting a manicure or some shopping.
Self-care can be practices daily - it can be a few moments or scheduled time. Here are some tips I like to live by –
Healthy work & life balance
Eating healthy but still indulging when I need to!
Spend time with people who mean the most to me
Spend time with myself
Some ways I spend on myself are by always making my bed in the morning. This huge first step sets the tone for my day and helps make my living space clean and tidy. I then each morning spend time on my skin, making sure it is hydrated and apply makeup that contains sunscreen. I also spend time working out at least twice a week to clear my head and get my body moving.Read More
It is officially spring (according to the calendar) and hopefully the flowers start to bloom and the weather changes to be warmer soon! Spring in NYC is very special - Soho is such a magical part of NYC filled with the cutest shops and the buzz of old meets new. Soho stands for SOuth of HOuston and is an integral part of downtown Manhattan. Soho's cobblestoned lined streets are a popular tourist destination as well as a local favorite. There are some of my favorite shops and restaurants located in the neighborhood and there is always excited when walking down the streets there.
Whether you are familiar or a local Soho will always be a fun and invigorating gem of NYC
Aside from Fashion Week, Art Week is my favorite week to be in the city!
During Art Week the city becomes the center of art fairs and artist are able to exhibit their works for the public to view and purchase. I am members of an art club, Artadia, and through them I receive VIP tickets to all of the art fairs.
I love how art evokes different emotions, can tell a story, and be a form of self expression.
If you are in NYC here are my top art fairs that I reccomend checking out!
Art on Paper
Affordable Art Fair
One of my favorite shows that I saw this week was Leanne Marshall. I absolutely loved her collection of bright, vibrant and beautiful gowns. Each one that came out was more stunning than the one before. I loved how the colors popped on all of the models. The girly and flirty silhouettes explored a scalloped motif, different necklines and different fabric illusions. Safe to say I am very looking forward to this collection coming to life next season!
Enny Luap was an amazing show that featured wear now clothing for the modern & sophisticated girl. Each look was tailored and perfectly styled with well put together hair, makeup and accessories. The looks ranged from a variety of dresses, pencil skirts & more casual denim looks. The easy and totally wearable dresses were my favorite and I am looking forward to seeing more from this designer in the future!
Negris Lebrum was a super fun show with a 70s vibe. I loved the fashion and how the models were styled especially the accessory pairings. The handbags were amazing, I loved that there were color pops of green! Also all of the models has really cool hair. The fashions were retro dresses and skirts were in shades of burgundy, reds and blacks. The looks also featured a few really cool jackets, a trench, a glittery number and a fur all caught my eye.
For the show I wore a more casual look with over the knee booties with an oversized teeshirt dress and my faux sherpa jacket.
Saturday 2/10 felt like a Marathon day but one of the events that I really enjoyed attending was the Simply NYC Fashion & Beauty Conference Powered by NYLON. There were different stations from flower crowns and hair dos from Wen beauty, Marc Fischer shoes, Minigrown treats, a Braid bar and more! The first thing I did was check out the flower crown station. I was wearing a flirty & punk look featuring my favorite red wrap dress with flowers and combat boots. I thought the flower crown worked on the flirty & girly aspect of my look and I loved getting my hair done to compliment the crown! The station also had a Mir Mir photo booth which was awesome and a decorated swing - perfect for instagram worthy photos.
The next station was Marc Fischer shoes! I loved seeing the new collection that are available online and checked out the newest trends. Minigrown, a noodle bar, was also there giving away juice samples and I am really looking forward to trying their noodles next time I pass one around the city.
I also checked out the Rodial beauty station and had the chance to meet the gorgeous Maria Hatzistefanis the Founder & CEO of Rodial Beauty. Her beauty products were amazing to try and she was so sweet to talk to. Another cool station they had was the You Cam Makeup App station. This app which you an download for free on your phone uses the latest technology to apply beauty virtually to your face allowing the user to then purchase the products that are being "virtually" tried on. The technology was really cool and I had so much fun giving myself a crazy lip, smoky eye and pink hair!
Lastly at the end of the event I checked out the Glam App station and got a super cool braid from the braid bar! Overall the day was so fun and I loved checking out the conference.
I am most definitely a hair girl and I love getting my hair done professionally! I usually do not straighten or use any high heat on my hair, when styling it daily, so it is always special when I have a professional's help to style it. I like to consider my hair to be healthy and since it is on the longer side I love experimenting with different looks! I am not shy to an up do or a fun wave or braid! I am also a huge fan of TRESemmé products as I use the Shampoo & Conditioner in my shower as well as their hairspray. The TRESemmé pop up at Spring Studios was the perfect in between show treat! I was able to make an appointment and saw an amazing stylist to recreate a hair trend that I am currently loving right now! I did a braided mohawk like, style that only braided the center top portion of my hair and let the rest of it down and curled! Safe to say I love how this came out and am definitely going to try to re-create this at home!
The Dan Liu show was a spectacular show at Spring Studios on Saturday 2/10. This show titled "the spy who loved me" displayed beautiful clothing all in the theme of mystery and romance. The music fit the looks perfectly as the looks were styled with glasses from Nectar Sunglasses fitting into the allure of mystery. The 36 looks featured contemporary pieces for a variety of different women and yet was entirely cohesive. I really enjoyed the looks and the entire vibe of the show. There were a few dresses I was definitely eyeing as they walked down the runway! I loved the pink tones as well as the sillohettes .