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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.

February 22, 2016

Mode Mondays ~ Statement Spring 2016

The past two months have been amazing with the launch of Athleisure Mag which focuses on fashion meets fitness meets lifestyle. As Co-Founder and Style Director of this platform, I love interacting with all the people that we do in order to make it all come together.

In addition to my role here, I am the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and love creating projects as a Statement Stylist and more. If you're fortunate enough to be in NYC or other cities experiencing a warmer then normal winter - it makes you get just that much more excited for Spring. Starting March 1st, I will share must have essentials for Spring 2016 which I will share throughout the month of March. In addition, you will get my weekly call outs of items that are a must each week from projects that I am working on.

January 24, 2016

Style Sundays ~ Love Fest '16 is Coming

Valentine's Day is about spreading the love to friends and family but it's the point in the year where you feel that Spring is nearby. As a Statement Stylist, I am constantly working with great brands and to share their message so that you can include within your closet and lifestyle. For those that are followers, you know that I will be in Mexico later this week sharing some of my favorite must haves which are perfect for when you're traveling. Many of these items will also be included within my Valentine's Guide known as the #LoveFest16. Whether you're focused on including these items into Valentine's gifting or simply getting ready for warmer temperatures, think of this guide as a preview version of the Spring Guide that will be shared on this site in a few weeks. I will also tweet about must have brands as this guide will also reference items worth noting as I navigate New York Fashion Week Mens (Feb 1st - 4th) as well as New York Fashion Week (Feb 11th - 18th).

#LoveFest will be within previews from Jan 27th - Jan 31st (social while I am at Villa Del Palmar in Baja, Mexico on a press trip), the guide will be live on Feb 1st - Feb 14th and you can learn about brands via social from Feb 1st - 7th. On Valentine's Day, there will be fun twets I share about all brands that participated. Just in case you didn't nab them prior to the day of love but can still get the day of or after.

May 17, 2015

Shoe Sundays ~ Shoes for Spring + Summer

Earlier this week, I needed a bit of inspiration and found myself in Macy's to check out their shoe floor. There are always a number of fun options that take you from styles that work well whether you're running errands in Frye (with an array of leather sneaker options), going out with the girls in Sam Edelman or trekking in the rain with Hunter Boots.

May 07, 2015

Trendy Thursdays ~ NYC Accessorizes Spring

With the warmer weather finally staying put here in NYC, even the most basic of activities is enjoyable! Who doesn't love going outside for every little reason. As a stylist, this weather is perfect as it is warm enough to avoid layers and yet it is cool enough that you're not too sweaty. As I ran around today taking care of a few things for a shoot next week, had to snap a quick picture to take in a scene that is just so New York.

November 30, 2014

Shoe Sundays ~ Gladiator Style Sandals, Spring 2015

Gladiator Shoes Spring 2015

As we get closer to the official kick off of winter, I'm thinking of Spring and Summer style for 2015 and tall gladiator sandals have been such a great way to add a twist to your sense of style when you're wearing rompers and maxi dresses! I'm loving Santoni in this vibrant blue and the metalesque look to the above pair by Roger Vivier.

Gladiator Shoes Spring 2015

I also love the super casual feel to these Ivy Kirzhner gladiator sandals as this is very Coachella (as well as other music festivals. My favorite pair of this style of shoes is none other than these radiant and elegant sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti!

April 19, 2014

Street Style Saturdays ~ Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Street Style Shinagawa Tokyo Japan Geisha Traditional Dress Prince Hotel

On a Spring day in the Shinagawa District in Tokyo, Japan entering the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Main Tower over the weekend.

April 09, 2014

Wrist Wednesdays ~ 5 Essentials For The Perfect Arm Stack

Vivien Frank Designs Arm Candy Bracelet Accessory Jewelry Wrist Wednesdays

With round two of the Coachella Festival coming and spring showcasing itself more and more, the heavy layers slide away and we're finally able to show a little skin. With skin, provides more surface area to show off your perfect arm stack as arm candy is essential. Vivien Frank Jewelry and Design. The above bracelets are the perfect way to add visual texture and work for a range of looks from work to play.

Wrap bracelets are always in style and the kind that have a charm is a great way to add a little flair within your look. The Garnet and Gold Vermeil Garnet Double Wrap Bracelet has a rich hue which can be worn alone or layered with a number of items. The Turquoise Bead and Tassel Bracelet is an on trend piece that is full of color and has an antique quality. This tassel works will with a range of Faceted Nugget Tassel Bracelets. To break up the charmed versions of bracelets, the Amethyst with Wood Bead Bracelet is a great simple look that you'll find yourself gravitating towards throughout the season. Finally, a girl has to have a little something extra and Vivien Frank has created it with the Diamond Hamsa Gemstone Bracelet which is a piece of bliss to add to your collection.

March 26, 2014

Wrist Wednesdays ~ Accessory Edit, Same Sky

Same Sky Bracelet Shop For a Cause Jade Green Peacock Honeycomb Zebra Mint

A few years ago, we were introduced to Same Sky (at the launch event at the Ana Tzarev gallery back in 2009), an accessory brand that provides jobs globally for women who are working to lift themselves out of poverty. They do this by providing the necessary tools to make them self sufficient via training them as artisans. These women within Sub Saharan Africa earn 15 - 20% time the average wage in their area and 100% of net proceeds are placed back towards training and obtaining more artisans! Same Sky over the years has grown to a range of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and wraps; however, they started from the core portions of the line known as the Sky Bracelets (a selection of our favorite hues perfect for spring shown here in Jade, Peacock, Honeycomb, Zebra and Mink). One Sky Bracelet purchases healthcare for an entire year for an artisan.

March 09, 2014

Shoe Sundays ~ British Bespoke Shoe Atelier Gina

Gina Python Shoes Clutch Handbag Exotic Skins Jemma Multi Colored Scott

Named after the designer Mehmet Kurdash's muse, Gina Lollobrigida (1960's movie icon), GINA was launched in London in 1954 (Mehmet's family had been designing couture shoes since 1893) and is known for its glamorous bespoke handmade shoes in exotic leathers. To this day, this label continues to create stunning footwear and handbags and is known as the epitome of a British design house operating and manufacturing in London. With boutiques located in the UK, Fashion Avenue in The Dubai Mall (their first flagship store outside of the UK) as well as the Mall of Emirates in Dubai which are known as the fashion elite's international shopping destination.

Today, we advanced our clocks one hour forward in order to embrace Spring and with the official start of the season being days away, it's essential to have the perfect way to accessorize your look whether you're off to lunch with ladies, enjoy brunch or for an opening.The perfect shoe and handbag duo can be found at Gina with a pair of Jemma peep toe slingback pumps that are hand painted in Jungle Python which can be worn alone or with the Scott clutch which also comes with a gold chain for a classic look. This same pattern can be found in two additional styles, the Melba (a rounded toe flat) as well as the Wynn (pointy toe heel) which complements a range of looks for your day to day and travels.

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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