Item of the Week: Pom-Pom Sandals

Pom-poms seem to be everywhere this year and are the perfect add-on quirkiness to most accessories: keychains, totes, wallets, backpacks etc.. This summer, we are seeing these playful pom-poms on Sandals, both heels and flats, and are the perfect complement to a summer’s outfit.

From sandals, to heels, to even lace ups, it is no wonder that this vacation-ready trend is one of the hottest this summer.

 Aquazzura’s Pom Pom 105 Sandals are a favorite amongst Karueche and Rihanna



Model Amanda Vanderziel in playful flats from Greek shoe designer Elina Linardaki

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Sarah Jessica Parker Launches Shoe Line

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All of us girls have dreamt about having Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection. We’ve all gone through pinterest looking for pictures of our dream SATC shoe closet. Well it seems like that dream can now become reality with Sarah Jessica Parker launching her very own shoe line.

Yes you heard it right a shoe line by the very own Carrie … I mean Sarah Jessica Parker.

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For months now the fashion world has been buzzing about SJP’s shoe collection worthy of Carrie Bradshaw. Partnering with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO George Malkemus, her shoes range from $195-$485. SJP’s collection is available at Nordstrom which includes 25 made in Italy shoe style (each with a name), three handbags and a trench coat.

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I told you I’ll be ready in 5 minutes, stop calling every half hour!

         

(Me) – “What time are we going out tonight?”

(Friend #1) – “8:00”

(Friend #2) -“8:00 Emma time? or real time?”

Have you ever had this conversation? I’m willing to bet a lot.

My friends always invite me out an hour or two earlier before the actual time. They so often tell me “Magdoos at 8” when we actually meet up around 9 or later. They even make jokes about it and call it Emma Time (rolling my eyes). And you thought Haitians ran late?

photo 2So why is it that some of us girls take longer to get ready? Throwing on a pair of jeans and a top, putting on lipstick and mascara seems so easy, right? So why do we complicate our lives? Trying on our whole closet before deciding on our first outfit choice anyway. And do not get me started on how long I take if there’s a special someone I might run into.

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I have been going on and on trying to come up with answers to these questions for years and still cannot come up with one. Yes us girls are complicated at times, yes we like to look our best, and yes we always try to find the smallest, most insignificant details to complain about. When I say “I have nothing to wear!”, it simply means I haven’t found the outfit that goes with the person I feel like in that moment. It may be a mood, a specific attire required (Has anyone else had an “electric blue” dress code? I have… sigh) or even a goal (impressing that cute Magdoos bartender…wink wink).

At the end of the day, we can’t really blame women for this. After all, looking one’s best isn’t a fault right? Maybe we’re perfectionists, maybe we love the chaos of flying multi colored garments. Who knows? The importance is to remember to be patient. I for one, don’t mean to make people wait for my indecisiveness… Ok maybe a little 😉

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Wild Curls OOTD

We are loving this retro 90s style! She could not have worn it better with her gorgeous wild curls!

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OOTD: Sweater Friday

Friday…

Everyone’s favorite day of the week.

No matter how tired you are from a heavy week, you still manage to wake up with energy to take on the week-end.

Could it be the anticipation of the evening’s plans? Dinner at Papaye? Hangouts at Magdoos? The occasional BPPevents’ parties?

Our choices are limited here, and it’s up to us to make the best of our week-ends…

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I’m wearing:

ZARA pants and sweater, Steve Madden sneakers, LV bag, Valentino glasses.

5 things you should STEAL from your Boyfriend’s closet

So we all know how sexy women find androgyny, and menswear becomes a “must” in our closets. We love boyfriend jeans, suits, bow ties etc. Unfortunately, our counter parts tend to think… well “Eww”. Here are a couple of guy clothes you can pull off all the while looking hot for your man.

1. His Tees and shirts

image_123photo_123Oversize shirts are always stylish. They are understated and clean. Be it to stay home, or quickly throwing it on to rush out of the house.

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2. His Jacket

image_147_21Who doesn’t love to the phrase “Do you want my jacket?” on those cold fall nights.

3. His Hats and his watch

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I personally love men’s watches. All women should wear them because they make such a statement.

4. His sunglasses

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5. His perfume

OK this isn’t a clothing item, but the chemicals react differently with your skin, and the musky scents are very sexy.

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Wardrobe Essentials

“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”

Yes we’re all guilty, so don’t try to hide it. It’s very true that we buy nice clothes, but after a couple of wears, they feel old and you can’t match them with anything (neon prints??? laced bustiers? WTH?)

The key, as I have found, is to have your basics down. If you have durable, timeless pieces that go with absolutely everything, you always look put together and chic. Who cares if you wore that Proenza leather jacket to death? It looks even more amazing as it ages. “Didn’t she wear that pair of jeans last week?” Uh yeah, because it gives her a “Cul d’enfer”. Listen up people, you want to always look like you know what your doing when it comes to fashion? Well, get down with your basics and build around those key pieces.

– A white shirt that compliments your body shape.

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Trouve Shirt BCBG Shirt Club Monaco Shirt

– Statement T-Shirts

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Rag and Bone Top Club Monaco Top Denham Top

-A little black dress

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Ellery Dress River Island Dress Jones and Jones Dress

A statement skirt

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Alice and Olivia Skirt Nasty Gal Skirt Sabo Skirt

– Fitted Jeans

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J Brand Jeans Warehouse Jeans Moto Jeans

– Ballerina flats

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Tory Burch Flats Salvatore Ferragamo Flats Alice and Olivia Flats Yosi Samra Flats

– A great pair of heels (you can walk in…)

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Valentino Pumps Giusepe Zanotti Pumps Prada Pumps

– Sunglasses

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The Row Sunglasses Tom Ford Sunglasses Top Shop Sunglasses

Nice to have:

– A leather jacket (always gives an outfit some edge)

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Theory Jacket Current/Elliott Jacket Top Shop Jacket

– A pair of boots or booties

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Alexander McQueen DVF ASOS

– A statement scarf

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Parker Blue ASOS BCBG

Now that you guys have your basics down, let your imagination take your style away!

WHITE HOT

Spotted at the Miami Heat game this past Wednesday:

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Feel the Piece white loose topTricot holes white JBrand pants
MiuMiu snake sin peep toe shoes
Espiritutara dream catcher necklace
Societymisfit cross body bag.

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TREND: Lucite Accessories

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Top Left: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci clear strap sandals.
Top Right: Jil Sander Clear sunglasses
Bottom Left: Vince Lucite accessories
Bottom Right: Alice + Olivia clear clutch.

We’ve seen them on the runway, and now Lucite accessories are spotted everywhere this Spring/Summer season.

photo imageValentino clear sandals and tote.

From clear plexiglass clutches, to high Lucite platforms and transparent totes, clear accessories were once a go go dancer signature, and now this hot new trend is spotted amongst many celebrities, and are even seen in many houses.

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Clear Home Accessories

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Picture sources: bergdorfgoodman.com, main.stylist.com, blueroomswhitehouses.com

TOMS Haiti Artist Collective

“Before, I was cutting metal but I had to focus on painting after the death of my father to help my family. I’ve been painting for five years and I want to paint more and more.” Haitian artist, Norelus MacKenly, 18.

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Haitian artist, Norelus MacKenly and his blue ocean design. Source: Toms.com

Philanthropic shoe brand TOMS, known for its One for One principle that matches every purchased pair with a new pair of shoes donated to a kid in need, took this time a different approach by commissioning 30 Haitian artists to design a limited edition of TOMS shoes.

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The project behind this initiative is to support the recovering country by creating jobs for these 30 artisans with the collaboration of Haiti-based Caribbean Craft , an organization dedicated to work with Haitian artisans.

In addition, it gives the artists the opportunity to show and express to the rest of the world  their cultural visions while portraying the Haitian scenery, community and life-style on the footwear.

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Haitian Artist Carlène Ruben painting her pink flower design. Source: Toms.com

The shoes, which are individually hand painted by local artists between the ages of 18 to 45 in a Haiti based TOMS atelier (workshop) will be available for both women and men for a price of $68.00 at the TOMS website or US flagship store.

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Haitian artist working on his design. Photo source: Toms.com

For years, I have been inspired by the perseverance and passion of Haitians and the work done in Haiti by people such as Donna Karan and others. The Haiti Artist Collective is the first small step toward us going beyond One for One in Haiti. Our ultimate goal is to provide sustainable jobs that drive artistic expression and generate a desire with customers throughout the TOMS community to participate in this exciting new program,” Words by the company’s founder Mycoskie.

Below is a short video about Haiti Artist Collective and its artists:

All pictures and information are take directly from Toms.com

Down the aisle Fashion

Wedding march, white roses and lights, that special White Dress …

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It was all there, the decor, the setting, the music, the entertainment, the loved ones … a dream wedding. Perfection from beginning to end.

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SHE walked down the aisle and wow-ed everyone with her gorgeous Vera Wang mermaid style gown in organza.

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Fashionable guests:

photoThe Maid of Honor was stunning in her sheer top embellished with black flowers with a black slit skirt. Her hair was pinned with a black pearl and crystal head piece with soft waves falling down to the side of her face and wore black Louboutin pumps.

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imageRaya had a stunning mint green strapless mermaid gown with crystal beaded waist belt.

IMAGE_1Black long sleeve sequin dress with open back, ankle strap sandals and a touche of pink on the lips.

image_3Short bell shaped dress in hot pink. Veronica styled her hair in a hump slit back pony tail. She added a bold metallic necklace to her outfit and chose strap sandals with animal prints.

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Bea in a sweetheart neckline beaded dress in silver.

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Abir wearing a flowy red dress with an open front, a sheer back with a low U-shaped draping.

image_2Left: Deep V top with black belittlement, a beaded belt at the waist, and veil slit skirt. Designed and made by me and mother. (see end of post)
Center: Bianka wearing a gorgeous strapless embellished with silver stones, finishing with a beige veil and a mid-thigh slit.
Right: Melissa in a long sleeve dark blue dress with a sexy cut in the front and back. Made by a Haitian designer (see end of post)

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Accessories: Ankle strap sandals, Bold necklace, Millinery hat …

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Some guests had their dresses made by Haitian designers:

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Dark blue long sleeve dress slightly cut open in the front, with an opening in the back as well. Made by Djenane Desrouleaux.

In my case, my mother and I took on the challenge of making my “Geisha style dress” as I like to call it.

I had so much fun and STRESS working on it that I had to leave you with a few pictures! Hope you enjoy them!

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Working on the pattern and lining …

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The details on the top: Embellished with flower designed that were hand glued to the top right of the dress, and back lace sown around the V cut all the way to the back of the neck.

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