Knee-high Lover

The knee-high gladiator trend is really big this spring/summer. From the runways to the stores, I see it in all variations. I was a little skeptical about the high heel gladiators, but I’m all about trying new trends and fashion risks and I actually do like them! It’s all about incorporating them into your own style and making it work for you. 

The flat knee-high gladiator shoes are more casual and can be worn with cut off shorts or even a fun floral skirt/dress. The trick is to get them in a neutral color, that way you can pair them with any fun print or floral. 

I love the boho feel that they give off and most importantly they are so fun to add into my wardrobe!

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The Opening of Mahna Mahna Showroom in SoHo, NYC

On Wednesday I had the pleasure to attend an opening of a showroom in SoHo exclusively for stylists only. My friend, another wardrobe stylist to entertainment industry, invited me to go with her. Mahna Mahna showroom opened this week and we were the first stylists to preview their collection. It was FAB! It was nothing like I have ever seen before. 

This showroom specializes in designer and vintage pieces bought from Paris, Japan, Milan, New York, etc. The buyers travel all over the world picking up the most fab designer dresses/shoes/accessories/suits/tops.. and more. Their idea is to be a “one stop shop” for stylists that way you can pick up a whole outfit head to toe for your client. Usually, showrooms will only specialize in dresses or couture pieces- but Mahna Mahna has it ALL. They even had a private room where you can dress your client and actually try on the clothing. The ladies were super sweet at Mahna Mahna and I really look forward to pulling some of their pieces!

These are some of my faves from the showroom, but I didn’t even go thru it all b/c there was just SO much fabulosity!!! The Pucci dresses were major, prob. my favorite designer right now!

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Point Em’ Out

My newest obsession is the metallic pointed toe heel! Super chic and classy with a touch of edge. I absolutely love this shoe with a skinny jean/pant or even a pencil skirt for a more professional look that can turn into a night out. I’m all the about the subtle details making an outfit stand out and these babies do exactly that! Ladies, if heels are just not your thing, you can opt for a cute pair of flats as well. Same idea with no heel, either way you’re stylin’ naturalista fashionista. 😉

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Rachel Roy designs new shoe line

Rachel Roy is such a talented clothing designer and nowadays young designers are always branching out. Her new shoe line is set to come out to stores in August and I am just thrilled! Having taken “designer inspiration” from her footwear mentor Manolo Blahnik, the Rachel Roy collection of around 30 shoe styles will retail from $200–600 and include flats, pumps, boots, and booties. Rachel’s clothing always portrays a sense of confidence and structure, I am excited to see what her new shew line will entail. Did I mention she is one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers? GO Girl!

 “I don’t want shoes unless they are strong and sexy. I don’t want them to be just strong or just sexy,” says Roy. “[A strong and sexy look] represents the woman I want to be.”

Ankle Strap Shoes

This Fall I am loving the trend of ankle strap shoes. I see them in all the latest magazines and all over the runways. It is a subtle ankle strap that transforms any outfit from plain jane to polished and chic. Besides the ankle strap, there are a million different looks out there- a metallic heel, velvet prints, or a garnished bow.. endless variety! See which one inspires you! My personal fave? The Erdem Velvet printed platform pumps! They are everything!