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October 28, 2016

STYLIST FILES: Ann Taylor SS17 Preview

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.

December 29, 2013

Snazzy Sundays ~ Dolores Cortes Fashion Show SS 2014 Madrid

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It's the last Sunday of the year if you can believe it. We're locking down 2013 and about to embark on 2014. With that said, I can't help but think about amazing Spring and Summer escapes that will take place throughout the year as your location can change at a moments notice whether you're traveling for work, inspiration trips or simply to relax. I'm such a fan of resort wear as a rule and am sharing Dolores Cortes' Spring/Summer 2014 runway presentation that took place in Madrid. I love the fact that not only is there fab swimwear included within this show but I love the accessories that are included from headwear, bracelets and more.

January 18, 2013

Fashionable Fridays: Python Trend ~ Year of the Snake

Feb 10th, the Chinese New Year will have arrived and it will be the "Year of the Water Snake". Now I am not personally a fan of snakes; however, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE python. There's something about the texture, hues and how luxe it looks whether it's on a handbag, a pair of heels or around your wrist. It's a must have material to have in your closet without a doubt; moreover, I love all the colors that it comes in as well! here are a few must have items that will allow you to play up the most casual of looks as well as to enhance something that is truly stunning!

Marie France Van Damme is known for her apparel, swimwear and of course fab accessories. I love her fold over totes ($550) as well as black and gold clutch ($550) as these are great and perfect whether you're rocking a shirt dress, wrap dress or a simple maxi! Ruthie Davis takes python from its classic hues to watercolor in her Sanibel creation with these vibrant heels in sherbert resort tones.

I'm all about wrist bling and it doesn't always mean stones, this Yosef H Antique Trunk Collection ($180) in rich red with closure hardware is a conversation stunner.

As always, I do look at an alternative as sometimes you see the texture you want, but it may not be the skin of interest. When it comes to that, I am known to swap python for crocodile as it still has a great look and is still fabulous to add a pop of nuvo glam within the overall look. Of course, it's also important to have the ultimate statement bag that can carry a number of things without looking like you're lugging your world (people are always stunned by how heavy my purse is) and how can you not do this in fabulous grey from Nancy Gonzalez ($2750). Together, all of these items ensure that winter, spring and seasons beyond will be perfectly accessories forward no matter where you're off to.

March 28, 2011

Mingling Mondays ~ Meet Rana (Founder of Reina Style)

Rana of Reina Style talks Yellow Tail, heels, IPad and her collection!
Heels dress up any look!
She stays connected with her iPad as it's perfect for professional and personal uses - plus it fits in her bag!
Guilty Pleasure!
Okku is a fab Japanese restaurant and lounge in Dubai.

When it comes to bringing fun style to Dubai and the rest of the world, you definitely have to add Reina Style to the list as they're a fun site that focuses on style that's perfect for Summer, Resort and Cruise! The fab Rana runs this brand and with a girl with that much style, I had to sit down and find out some fun facts about this Dubai fashionista! With boutique locations in the Middle East and being available online, we know that she knows a thing or two about jetsetting! I know that when I come to Dubai, I'm going to have to have her fave meal of Yellow Tail Carpaccio at OKKU which is known for their intimate vibe and stands out against such chains as Nobu according to Chow Dubbai.

When she's not working hard on Reina Style, you have to wonder how this fashionable lady stays in great style! She loves leggings since they are not only comfortable but they come in amazing colors. Of course she has a passion for shoes which make this look super chic while staying fabulous!! Although she's always up for heading to the beaches of Monaco, I had to know about her swimwear collection as many of you know that I will be doing a new photoshoot and showcasing fab bathing suits! She was inspired by the glamour of the world’s most exotic beaches and cosmopolitan trends, Reina resort collection has launched a swimwear line for the fashion-conscious world traveler who wants to look at ease while remaining stylish and sexy. Through luxurious fabrics, flattering fits and couture designs, Reina swimwear evokes self confidence and beauty in any woman. Offering styles that are both simply chic or dazzling in color and detail, each piece is sure to turn heads, while on holiday. WIth such a fab following of celebs as well, Rana feels that it’s a stepping stone and a mark of achievement! She feels grateful and driven to produce better and bigger collections to come. Although she is trailblazing, I wanted to know what's next for her and the collection. She is growing the collection in terms of styles and cuts, also expanding the line to cover-ups (kaftans and wraps), head and hair accessories and they will add some hair wraps to complete the beach-chic look.

If you love finding out about Rana, make sure that you check out Sinead Norenius, Founder of Beautisol and iFABBO from last week.

December 06, 2010

Mingling Mondays ~ Resort Tory Burch Style

As you're reading this, I'm flying to St Petersburg for HSN so that I can start training on camera for my time with Sebago which will take place in Feb! I am a huge fan of Tory Burch, her boho chic style is one that I love without question and I have also enjoyed throwing an event at their NoHo store as well. Last wek, I kicked off the first day of December at their Meat Packing District Store with a number of bloggers. Our mission was to style a look from the resort collection whether it was ski inspired or beach oriented! Now knowing me, you know that I had to think beach. My vision was to have a nautical bikini that had a gorg orange cardigan to create a pop of color as you head to your SoBe cabana (preferably at the Delano). Accessories are everything, so I loved including wedges, a large bag and gorg shell necklaces and a bracelet to complete this look. I think that my model is phenom and even even better - I would SO wear this look without a second thought! Although I love it, you'll be able to have the opportunity to vote for your favorite model look so that you can weigh in on Tory Burch's Facebook Page!

December 05, 2010

Snazzy Sundays ~ On Camera to Style

As some of you may know, tomorrow I will be at HSN for my on camera training as I will be on air in Feb for two days (back to back) with Sebago! I am super excited as I am one step closer to something that I have looked forward to for such a long period of time! I also know that the days of our placement has an amazing media focus with it which will be exciting to share in the next few weeks! As soon as I get back, I will be apart of a fun styling event!

Last week, I styled a model for Tory Burch's resort collection (images to follow soon) but on Tues, I will compete with other style bloggers as we dress women who will not only receive a great look, but keep the clothing as it is apart of Derek Fabulous Bottomless Closet Program. We will use pieces from Joseph Ribkoff whose Canadian label is the official sponsor of the Miss America Organization! In addition, Miss America Caressa Cameron will be on hand. I can't wait to share with you what my looks will be and you know that I love styling as it's definitely one of the things that I do well! There are a few spots to attend this event (and there may be an opportunity for a fellow style blogger to participate as well); moreover, you can see the line earlier in the afternoon as well. All RSVPs and appointments can be made with the email above.

March 22, 2010

Mingling Mondays ~ Resort Chic Parties

Spring may have come last Sat but it's been flirting with us the past couple of days! I know it's super greedy and I should just be happy with the elevated temperatures but I'm already thinking of resort baby! You know fab outfits when you're out at various events be it on the rooftops in Manhattan, South Beach, the Hamptons, etc. Yes, I love embracing my new love of color but there are times that I want to be the sassy island empress in black. Although I live in maxi dresses, I love this one shoulder pant suit which really allows you to go daring with your accessories.I love Aminaka Wilmont's Black Cut Bodysuit which is available at Blue & Cream Boutique! They have a location downtown and once the Hamptons is back in my future this summer, I will definitely stop by there shop. What I love is the fact that there are so many designers out there and this boutique is always on trend with pieces that you'll be salivating over. Since this piece is already eye catching and is perfect for a night out of shmoozing and dancing, Pamela Love's Arrowhead Chain Ring with Cuff is instantly my fave piece! I love the fact that it adorns your arm and it is the epitome of having a conversation piece! Top it off with this Lucite Handle Clutch by Ricky Designs which ensures that you won't lose it as you hit the dance floor. Finally, the Thorn Dagger Earrings by Stephen Webster Rapture have a sexy edge to them that will ensure that everyone's eye is on you!

August 27, 2009

Trendy Thursdays: Project Detox ~ A View of the Valley

In an ongoing series, Keren Weinstein, our Guest Life-Balance Editor, took a much needed trip. More than the need to go on vacation to a new locale, she wanted to find her own sense of balance and thus Project Detox began. Last week, we enjoyed guacomole the way that it was meant to be but today we learn about the importance of ladies night!


Project Detox (PD) was designed like Yoga 101. As soon as I stepped on the mat (ala Desert Oasis) I used my senses to let go of daily stresses and to reconnect.

I have now completed my prerequisite and was ready to begin the journey into myself.

Tucson; Mecca of destination spa resorts, houses one of my absolute fave.

Miraval® Arizona Resort & Spa; Home of ‘Life in Balance’, ‘Mindfulness Experience’ & ‘Aha Moments’ naturally then becomes the next stop on my PD journey.

The name Miraval is made up of the Spanish words mirrar (to look or view/mirror) and valle (valley). The 400 acre resort was designed to be a journey into one’s self. A view of the valley. The name can also be interpreted as “mirror of all” as once you are relaxed by the all-inclusive pampering of mind, body, and senses you can see things in yourself and your life more clearly and/or from a different perspective.

In one of their brochures sits a quote by Marcel Proust “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes”.

When I first arrived at the resort, I was able to catch the ‘Mindfulness at Miraval’ program: The perfect way to start the walk through the valley of my being. There I learned that the “i” in Miraval is Me. (It’s like I died and went to holistic-Me-time heaven!). The teacher opened my eyes to how important holistic awareness (mindfulness) of the body, mind and heart is to getting the most out of any experience. How to be mindful, not only at Miraval, but in every experience in daily life (work, children, relationships even eating & walking). This will lead to a balanced life with more focus, ease and intention.

They were right.

The only relationship I need to focus on at the moment is with my inner self.

Apparently we haven’t hung out 1 on1 in a while and Lady’s night was long overdue!

Keren Weinstein is a seasoned professional in Fashion & Beauty with over 12 years in Integrated Marketing, Advertising and Celebrity Fashion Styling

July 23, 2009

Trendy Thursdays: Project Detox ~ Staging Moments

In an ongoing series, Keren Weinstein, our Guest Life-Balance Editor, took a much needed trip. More than the need to go on vacation to a new locale, she wanted to find her own sense of balance and thus Project Detox began. Last week, we prepped with her for the trip and today, we're at the first stop! Thankfully, Keren will share her journey which will provide a little insight into our needs of finding our equilibrium.

For this full-time working mom that lacks sunshine, serenity and nature, a jolt back to equilibrium begins with detoxing from the jungles of NYC into the warm soothing arms of the Sonoran Dessert.

Sunshine. Straight up for me please. Dry. No olives.

And ‘according to the Tucson locals’, I was actually in the sunniest state in the U.S. (& one of the sunniest places on earth)…. Sorry Florida I love ya dearly & I know you have Sunshine State plastered on your drivers licenses but I did get the gossip on how Arizona really outsunned you but let you keep the title ‘Sunshine State’ back in the 70’s since they had the Grand Canyon as one of the world’s natural wonder’s to boast (& of course the added bonus title of ‘Copper State’ for their mineral wealth).

Their proof they claim is in the Biosphere.

As in, the choice to build the famed Biosphere 2 in Arizona because it most resembled outer space (ala’ lots of sunshine!) . Biosphere 2 is a glass dome which contains the largest closed man-made ecosystem ever created in order to study the interactions between humans, farming and technology with the rest of nature and to explore the possibility of humans living in one of these in space – talk about a destination spa fit for Jane Jetson, I’d love to go there!). And yes, this Biosphere is the place George Costanza referred to on Seinfeld when he lied and said “Elaine has been chosen to represent the Upper West Side in the next Biosphere project”.

Stepping out of Tucson Airport into the bright early morning sun was more like stepping in to a detoxifying sauna. You instantly feel your body melt away the stress in the dry desert heat.

This is the moment when you close your eyes and take it all in. (..and I mean Really close your eyes as you don’t have to keep one eye open to watch over your lil one!!)

The solitude. The heat. The stillness. The scent (gosh that clean scent! of mesquite, cactus, sun, rain, flora).

When I opened my eyes, I was standing in front of a very rare & beautiful sight: The flower bloom of the Organ Pipe Cactus situated right at the airport taxi station. This cactus blooms only at night and once a year but I was able to see it! Not only was it early morning and the flower didn’t close yet from the night but since it has many buds that open up on different days between May and July there is a span of a few shorts weeks out of the year where you can catch a glimpse of one of the buds blooming at the tip of the cactus’ arm.

It was one of those moments.

Now that I am back home to my busy urban life I infuse that detoxifying moment into my every day by simply lighting my Cactus Cream Travel Candle, closing my eyes and allowing the heat and scent transport me to Tucson.

Staging moments in a tin can.

Keren Weinstein is a seasoned professional in Fashion & Beauty with over 12 years in Integrated Marketing, Advertising and Celebrity Fashion Styling

January 29, 2009

Trendy Thursdays: Get Fatty

Oh yes, I am all about Big Fatty Mascara by Urban Decay! Not only are they the sponsors of the Kitten Lounge Valentine's Gift Guide which kicks off officially this Sunday but it makes your lashes thick and lovely! I have been using this off and on but tonight during a team dinner, I definitely wanted to be ultra glam! Even in the resort town of Orlando, you can still bring a bit of spicy to your overall look (this was also a great look when we went to Blue Martini). This is a must for your cometic bag. Of course you must pair this with their 24/7 Eyeliner in a color of your choice. Check out the site and decide what you'll add to your collection of Glamazon products!

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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