A large portion of my job as a Stylist and a Style Director is to know what designers, brands, etc are coming out with and although the season is getting pretty chilly and many are beginning to wrap their mind around the holiday season, I am up to my eyeballs in Resort and SS17 collections. By staying ahead, I am able to pull for my magazines in advance, prepare for my TV segments and to see what is out there. Earlier this week, I saw a cohesive collection of classics with a twist which included wide leg pants, asymmetrical pieces and fun prints via Ann Taylor. This spring/summer presentation had a tropical and nautical vibe which had vibrant prints and a number of ways that navy was elevated throughout the line.
A few weeks ago, I attended Noir Jewelry's editor preview for their fall and holiday assortments. I've always been a fan of their statement pieces and this week's edit looks at pieces that are available on their site now which can be pair with a number of maxi dresses, sun dresses, bikinis and so much more. Statement Jewelry is a must to dynamically change your look in a quick way and in many ways is a great way to infuse your wardrobe throughout the year regardless of the season.
Even though I can't complain about our winter at the moment, I am definitely looking forward to the Spring! There's something about wearing lighter coats until eventually, you're not wearing a coat at all which puts an extra bounce in your step. The week before last, I headed over to TJ Maxx's Spring preview which showcases what they have in their stores from a number of fun blazers, maxi dresses and more! I have to say that I fell in love with a pink Cynthia Rowley blazer, Alice + Olivia shoes (pictured above) and more! In addition to a number of pieces within their stores being straight from the runways of your favorite brand, I loved that they shared fabulous trends that are dominating the season - many of them being ongoing classes! I loved this Black and White group as I love wearing these hues together - very chic! When putting your look together, it comes from a number of sources that allow your outfits to truly pop.
Everyone knows that I am a huge fan of Natori as I have worn her collections to Fashion Week, have attended her home and listened to her play piano for us as well. Earlier this week, I stopped by her showroom to preiview N Natori, her full figure bra line! Pictured above, is Josie Natore and myself. In addition, there is a fab video of Nicolette Mason of Marie Claire chatting about the importance of the right bra for full figure women and how it's hard to find the right one. Although I don't fit the N Natori line, I was fitted for another bra and found that my size was very different then what I thought. I also learned helpful tips about your bra and how it should be worn!
When trying on a new bra, you should scoop yourself into it to ensure that you are taking up all the bra. I think it also helps with having a little extra hanging outside of your bra which isn't attractive. You should also begin using the last hook and then going in as it gets older. You should wash your bras by hand and you should rotate between 3 - 4 in a week and should only wear the same bra twice back to back! These tips help you with your bra hunt as well as extending the life of your bra!
I remember Halloween like it was yesterday! When the costumes are put back you're welcomed into November and voila it's the holiday season. This summer, I went to a number of holiday previews - there's nothing like sweltering heat and running into showrooms that are decked out for the holidays. But on Mon as I sported my fur vest, we were welcomed into the Cooper Square Hotel's penthouse for Crest's Holiday launch dinner with Gossip Girl, Katie Cassidy (yes David is her father for those who were wondering).
Many of you know that I am also a Crest spokesperson for their 3D White system which I am obsessed with and love that it has definitely enhanced my smile! Above, I'm pictured with Katie as well as fellow ambassadors Aly (Katie's left) and Jeannine (to my right)! It was a fun night of being able to mingle with fellow editors, chat with Katie and to enjoy a skyline that was phenomenal. It's not a bad way to kick off the numerous events that are bound to take place during the holiday season!
Now, if you're Gossip Girl obsessed and love Katie I can't wait to share fab news with you! What girl hasn’t dreamed of walking the red carpet and flashing her pearly whites? You can combine all of these by heading over to Crest 3D White’s Light Up the Holiday’s Facebook Contest which runs today through Nov 29th! You could win the change to have a moment to stand out and shine on the red carpet with “Gossip Girl” actress Katie Cassidy and Crest 3D White.
Last week I began my holiday preview appointments which allows me to see what will be out there for the holiday season. Many of the items will not only be within the daily posts but in the Holiday Gift Guide as well! This holiday season, Victoria's Secret is all about glitz, glitter and sequins and not only is this in their lingerie and clothing, but this will be in many of the scents and lines within their beauty collection that you love! Seeing them turn one of their rooms into a Victoria's Secret winter wonderland, was interesting as we were in the midst of the heat wave. Above are products that are currently out that I am a fan of. Many of these will get the holiday makeover so definitely keep your eye out for them but for now, continue your bronzed beach babe look with these fab scents and shimmers!
Kimmie is a Celebrity Statement Fashion Stylist, Style/Accessory Expert and TV Personality who is the Co-Founder and Style Director of Athleisure Mag. She is also the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and contributor to MIMI (Time Inc's beauty site) and Vogue.it. Accessory Agenda is a behind the scenes look at her work on and off set as well as items that are on her essential list for your wardrobe.
As a Fashion Stylist, Kimmie's work has been worn on a number of celebrities, personalities and has been published within an array of magazines (Esquire, DJ Mag, Heaven Has Heels, Velvet Magazine Dubai and more). You can see more of her work at Statement Stylist as well as her full portfolio. You can also find out more about Mens Athleisure which is co-founded by Kimmie focusing on menswear fashion editorials.
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