Thursday, December 1, 2011


I just want to take the time out to discuss one of my favorite trends right now. Ombre!! Ombre is a treatment done primarily on clothing and hair that creates a shading and/or graduation of color through the use of dying. Ombre highlights in hair are the hottest trend right now- celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Alexa Chung, Lily Aldridge, Ashley Simpson and Rachel Bilson have adopted this trend SO well! Also, Project Runway fans, you definitely remember this trend as we were introduced to the treatment in 2007 when the larger than life personality- Christian Siriano used Ombre on his opulent gowns and coats. I cannot wait to get my Ombre highlights, I will post as soon as I am Ombre-fied! for now enjoy some of these sexy looks...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First Holiday Pick of the Week!

With the Holidays approaching I have decided to start a new thread called my "Holiday Pick of the Week"- Every week I will post up my top favorite items for the season, must haves and ultimately my Holiday Wish list. You are never too old to write out a Wish List. Because I just started a new job at Michael Kors, I am all about Michael!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Travel Tote $278
MICHAEL Michael Kors Colorblock Wallet $138

Michael Kors Two- tone silicone watch $225

GAGA Workshop at Barney's New York

Just this Monday, Lady Gaga cut the ribbon at her launch of the GAGA Workshop at Barney's New York- an exclusive boutique on the 5th Floor at Barney's dedicated to everything GAGA! Items range from  stockings to chocolate shoes to press on nails. Shoppers will enter through a gigantic Lady Gaga mouth bordering the store's enterance. Not only has GAGA taken over 5,000 sq. feet at Barney's she was inspiration to the highly anticipated Holiday window displays as well! Addition, 25% of sales made from GAGAS Workshop will go towards Gaga's "Born This way" foundation. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Daphne Guinness at FIT Museum.

For those of you living or visiting NYC from now until January 7th- PLEASE GO to the Museum at FIT for the Daphne Guinness exhibition. The exhibit is dedicated to Guinness' collection of couture pieces taken straight out of her closet which houses over  2,500 pieces of the Haut-est couture, making her closet the most desired in the world.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The BEST and Worst of Paris Fashion Week!

Lets start off with the bad news- I'm sure you all heard about Kanye West's first debut on the runway- one of the most highly anticipated shows to hit Paris fashion week! BUT- unfortunately, Kanye missed the mark! Almost every garment was ill fitted and rumor has it that the collection was put together in just 3 days with a little help from a student- uh- BIG MISTAKE! Kanye, I'm happy for you and everything- but Alexander McQueen had the BEST COLLECTION OF ALL TIME! Click here to be disappointed 

Sarah Burton's Spring 2012 collection for Alexander McQueen was also greatly anticipated, and boy did she deliver! I have been DROOLING over this collection! Burton stays true to McQueen's vision while bringing out a sense of femininity. The collection was brilliant, romantic, soft and in a way very easy. What a wonderful way to carry on McQueen's legacy. Alexander McQueen full runway show

Friday, September 30, 2011

Highs and Lows 101!

So, if you are anything like myself- than you would know how hard it is to stay away from anything designer! BUT- of course, when you are a college student living off a part-time salary it can be close to impossible to rock out in the highest of merchandise. So let me familiarize you fashionistas with the concept of "Mixing Highs and Lows" if you have not adopted this theory already, I promise, you will live by it!

Step 1- Pick your poison? Do you want your designer of choice to reside on your feet, your legs or simply around your wrist? Once you have decided, this will make step 2 a lot easier!

Step 2- If, for example your "drug of choice" is denim, than you would select a brand of denim jeans as your "high" paired with a top from lets say an H&M or Forever21 which would be your "low"

Now, some of you may be thinking... well Amanda... I don't even have enough money for a pair of designer jeans? YES! PERFECT! I'm so glad you asked! Because scoring designer deals has never been this easy! Simply stop in a trendy thrift store or vintage shop such as a Buffalo Exchange or a Beacons Closet.  When your there you can actually trade in your clothes for new ones! YES, I said trade in your clothes! You can do it multiple times and never pay a dime, aside from your initial purchase! In thrift stores, is where you will find a lot of your "highs" from designer shoes, handbags and vintage jewelry. So definitely try it out!

Step 3- Because, we don't only wear tops and bottoms, accessories play a major role in this concept. I promise that if you have a really high-end accessory such as a Balenciaga handbag or even something as simple as a Michael Kors watch this can be acknowledged within this "high and low" concept. And, of course you can have multiple "high" products mixed with multiple "low" products within the same look, this is totally up to you and your budget! Enjoy and have fun mixing :)

Check Below!!! I have done  a quick look for "Highs and Lows" And you can do it, too!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Although the idea of COLOR BLOCKING is not an entirely new trend it is safe to say that it is one of the hottest trends to hit the fashion scene in a pretty long time. For those of you new to the idea; Color Blocking means to combine a few different colors that compliment each other, this could be from bold colors like red and yellow to soft pinks and browns.

I particularly LOVE LOVE LOVEE this trend because it allows us to be fun and brave with what we are wearing without looking too juvenile or crazy. I have added a few peices to my fall wardrobe that I cannot wait to pair up; Red Blazers, Plum Purple satin peep toe heels and Teal denim Jeans- AND YES I cannot wait to wear them all TOGETHER! I'll post up pics soon of some of my favorite Fall outfits I've put together!

Here are just a few photos of fun, inspiring and absolutely smart looks for Color Blocking, ENJOY :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thumbs up for YouTube & Maybelline

Check out this link to see the Spring 2012 collections Live From The Runway !!! And an extra special thanks to YouTube and Maybelline New York for partnering up to give us a play by play of what went on behind and on the scenes during #NYFW!

First posts are like first dates :)

Hey everyone the names Amanda and tonight will be my first post ever on blogspot! I have to say I am pretty excited about it. I have been wanting to create a blog for a while now and here I am a few days after fashion week- full of inspiration and several opinions! Soo... here goes- My Top 10 "eclectic"
favorite collections for Spring 2012 (in no particular order)
-Please feel free to click on each designer to see a slideshow of their collections 
1. Oscar De La Renta
2. Jason Wu
3. Proenza Schouler
4. Vivienne Tam
5. DVF
6. Marc by Marc Jacobs
7. 3.1 Phillip Lim
8. Prabal Gurung
9. Cynthia Rowley
10. Mulberry

** Here are a few flicks of some of my favorite pieces within these collections :)

 Oscar De La Renta
 Jason Wu
 Vivienne Tam

3.1 Phillip Lim 

Prabal Gurung