Lane Bryant Launches New Comprehensive Campaign

Many a fashionista is excited to visit their mailboxes eagerly anticipating the arrival of the coveted September issues of their favorite magazines.   With the September issues come new products, a focus on the latest trends and of course advertising and brands all vying for your attention.  I for one am a huge fan of Essence Magazine and I was pleasantly surprised to get a first hand glimpse of the comprehensive re-branding of one of my favorite curvy girl shopping destinations-Lane Bryant.  The premier plus sized retailer has been around for over 110 years and this fall marks the first overhaul of the companies advertising and branding since 2008.

 

The new campaign features a sleek logo and merges lifestyle and personal imagery with the fashion images captured by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. The tagline for the new campaign resonates “FASHION FOR EVERYDAY, STYLE JUST FOR YOU“.

 

Here’s a preview of the new Lane Bryant campaign.  I for one am LOVING the leopard!

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend- What to Wear?

Memorial Day Weekend is highly regarded as the official kick-off to summer and with temperatures promising to be hazy hot and humid, summer for all intents will officially be in effect.  Every year, my crew goes to the Linganore Caribbean Wine festival and for us, this event marks the official beginning of festival season.  I am blessed to have a circle of friends who are more like family and we will be spending the entire weekend together enjoying libations at the wine fest on Saturday followed by a BBQ on Sunday.

 

If you’re like me you want to be equal parts stylish and more importantly comfortable because the majority of the weekend activities will be spent outdoors.

 

Here are some of my favorite looks to inspire you for whatever fun your weekend may bring:

 

Asos Gingham Sundress 

Asos Curve Maxi 

Old Navy One Shoulder Maxi 

Aqua Chiffon Asymmetrical Maxi

Style Item of the Week- Nars Thakoon Polish Collaboration

I truly consider Twitter to be the ultimate authority on all things new in fashion and beauty.  I swear if you follow the right folks you will get real-time insight into  all of the newest trends.

One of my favorite beauty bloggers- Danielle of The Style and Beauty doc causally tweeted a pic of the most gorgeous, inky-hued mani and when I queried who the polish was by, she confirmed that it was the latest in a collection of Nars colors.

 

Of course, I ran to Google to find out more and discovered the polish is a limited edition collaboration with Thakoon and is inspired by an Indian Spice market.  Here are a few of the limited edition polishes- get them fast because these beauties are certainly guaranteed to sell out.

Kutki

Amchoor 

Ratin Jot 

Style Item of the Week- Asos Statement Necklace

If you cannot tell by now, I am a huge fan of Asos. In spite of all the time I spent coveting their pieces, I was a bit leery of ordering from them since after all, they are a UK-based company who just recently began delivering in the US.

 

After my initial hesitation I took the plunge and I have been an Asos loyalist ever since. When I came across this gorgeous statement necklace, I knew I had to have it and thought it not robbery to share with you!

This Rocco Articulated Statement Necklace retails for 27 bucks so why not treat yourself?

Curvy Fashionistas Host NYC Shop and Swap 5/1

Some of the websphere’s most fashionable (and popular) curvy bloggers will be hosting a swap and shop for curvy fashionistas ranging from sizes 10 and up.

 

The Shop & Swap was created by curvy style blogger Kellie Brown- FatshionInsider.com and will be hosted by fellow curvy stylistas Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason, Nadia Aboulhosn and one of my personal favorites Ty Alexander, EIC of www.gorgeousingrey.com. Each of these fashionistas has a unique, aspirational sense of style and break the mold of the misconception that fashion is limited to a size 0.

Here’s a pic of Ty Alexander, of Gorgeous in Grey in one of her always well-styled ensembles and a link to the post where she speaks about the event.

 

Ty, EIC Gorgeous In Grey

In addition to the hosts offering up coveted pieces from their own wardrobes, plus size retail brands Lane Bryant, Kmart//LYS, Simply Be USA will also be on hand to offer a sneak peak into their latest collections.

 

The event is open to the public so grab a few of your girls and be prepared to shop (and swap)  till you drop!

Details:

WHEN: 6-9PM Tuesday May 1, 2012

 

WHERE: Tammany Hall – 152 Orchard Street NY, NY 10002

 

WHY: Because fashion belongs to every*body* ™ – Fatshion Insider

 

RSVP:  info@fatshioninsider.com

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin- Your Fairy Shoe Prince

Christian Louboutin the ubiquitous shoe designer who’s shoes and their equally popular red bottoms have become so iconic they have an almost cult-like following just announced a new partnership with Disney.

 

Every grown woman who has ever wanted to have her princess fantasy fulfilled can via Louboutin who is ready and willing to step up as your fairy shoe prince.   The shoe designer announced plans to  release a Cinderella shoe this summer as a result of this new partnership.

 

I wonder if this means our glass slippers will have red bottoms?  I guess we will have to wait until summer to find out.

Cinderella gets her glass slipper

 

photo source 

Spring Trends 2012

Depending on where you are in the country, spring has officially sprung in spite of the calendar still declaring a foothold on winter.  Spring has always been a time of transition and this season the focus is on neon- bright colors, delicious florals and at the top of almost everyone’s must have list for Spring- colored jeans ranging from royal blue to soothing cool pastels.

Here ‘s some inspiration of my favorite trends for spring:

Colored jeans- I must admit I am totally obsessed with this trend. From warm coral to cool minty green colored jeans offer an affordable and stylish way to update your spring wardrobe.  Here are some of my favorites:

 

Peplum- this is a classic look that offers up the utmost in lady-like elegance.  With options ranging from peplum skirts, to jersey tops to jackets you can instantly add a dose  of feminine chic to your wardrobe.

 

Bright lights- I swear to you, there is nothing new under the sun and the neon trend made extremely popular during the mid 80’s has returned with a vengeance.

 

Kelly Green- Green is hands down one of my favorite colors and this spring, the color comes in shades ranging from money to the most verdant Kelly green.

 

Flower Garden- I must admit I have been slow to warm to the floral trend, but give me a gorgeous wedge with a bit of flowers to envelope my feet and I’m sold.     If you are unlike me and see yourself rocking floral from head-to-toe then this is the season for you to bloom!

 

 

What’s your favorite trend for the season?

 

 

 

 

Style Item of the Week- DL Beauty Lip Lustre

 

DL Beauty Lip Lustre

 

Every once in awhile a product comes along that is so good I simply can’t keep it to myself.  Well, a few weeks ago, I attended a fabulous launch of Lip Lustre a line of gorgeous lippies created by Baltimore native makeup artist, Danielle Lewis.  The venue, Topaz Boutique which is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues for all things chic and fabulous in Baltimore hosted some of the finest local areas fashionistas and fashionistos.  The signature cocktail- smooches flowed and the mood was light as attendees crowded around the table to listen to Danielle expound on the virtues of her product. 

I fell in love with Robin, a golden, neutral that is perfect when you are on the go as well as Supergorge, a brilliant magenta that always gets me a second look.

The gloss is rich in color without some of the stickiness that is infamous in some of the other lip gloss brands.  Lip Lustre will be available at Topaz Boutique, or by contacting Danielle

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Lia Sophia- Red Carpet Collection

Whatever comes to mind when you think of Lia Sophia jewelry is probably way off base compared to the fabulousness of their newest red carpet collection.  I took a moment out from my frenzied NY Fashion Week schedule to stop by the Social Fashion Suite hosted by Lia Sophia and I fell in deep love with the Boudika collection designed by Dani Stahl. 

The collection runs the gamut from chunky on trend cuff bracelets made from lapis and black diamond crystals, to beautiful matte gold necklaces and rings in white resin pearls.

Each piece in the collection makes a unique statement and provides the perfect exclamation point to any fashionistas ensemble.

 

For more details on the red carpet collection visit the website:  http://www.liasophia.com

 

 

Pearl cage cuff with resin pearls $300

 

Rings range from $125-$175

 
 

bracelets range from $275-$375

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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