What’s White Now

 

The Achromatic Statement

If you pick up any current fashion magazine right now, you will see the same color trends carry over in each magazine.  Right now it’s all about black & white (MOD), a combination of royal blue, cherry red, and bright yellow for a sporty vibe, silver, and pastel colors ranging from baby blue to mint green. However, what you don’t’ see is white. This editorial showcases how the color white is a breath of fresh air and how each of these Achromatic looks make their own individual statements.

 

WHITE OUT

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***Pearlescent pieces light up the stark futuristic landscape***

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STYLE TIP- Update all-white with extra volume and feminine detail

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***Discover Spring’s new crop of knee-length dresses***

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STYLE TIP- Dust up in soft ruffles and sleek suiting

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Dare To Try This Look?

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Charlize Theron in Christian Dior at the Oscar’s

IF CHARLIZE CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Cupcakes in Bed

 

Dear Readers,

 

I have been laid up in bed since Saturday with a bad cold that won’t go away, AND if being sick isn’t bad enough, I was sick on my BIRTHDAY on the 3RD! However, I have decided that I will just celebrate the whole month of February, which includes eating cupcakes all month. Anyways, I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow and with some antibiotics, should be up and blogging all about the glitz, glamour and fabulous fashion and music at the Grammy Awards LIVE this Sunday!

UNTIL THEN, KEEP CALM AND HAVE A CUPCAKE.. IN BED!

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME,

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

 

 

Blake- Behind The Scenes Look

Behind The Scenes Look

Blake Lively For: Gucci Première Ad Campaign

“For such a successful woman, something equally remarkable was required. Gucci Première is womanly, intriguing and as seductive as the perfect couture gown.”

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elle-blake-lively-gucci-1-lgnBlake Lively- Look at those Red Lips

***The Gucci Premiere fragrance was inspired by the

beautiful gowns from the Gucci Premiere Couture Collection

shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. ***

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Gucci Première celebrates the star in every woman. Whether she is holding court at a film opening or business meeting, all her moments are golden. She turns as many heads in an impeccably tailored suit as a couture gown. Grace sits with attitude, beauty with power. She enjoys her achievements and wears her authority with ease. Wherever she finds herself, she is met with admiration. She is a modern icon.”

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2013 Golden Globes- Who Made the Cut?

 

“The Passionate Fashionista’s” Fashion Critique of

 The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Award Season Has Begun!

I watched the Live from the Red Carpet special on E! and was carefully taking notes on trends of the red carpet and making a list of the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed celebrities of the evening; although it was hard to keep up with all of the beautiful gown

In this post, I am going to pretend I am one of the judges on E!’s “Fashion Police and reveal my “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” picks, and ultimately pick  my favorite look of the evening and my least favorite.

There were some dresses that I wasn’t sure if I “liked” or” hated.” I am going to let you make the decision on those dresses.

Best Dressed List

 

 Ladies in Red

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Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

“This is Dior Haute Couture,” she said on the red carpet. “I don’t really know what haute means, but I had to say it.”

-People Magazine Online

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Claire Danes (1 Month after giving birth) in Versace

golden-globes-zooey-deschanel-350Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

 Nude/Pale Pink Gals

amy-adams-marchesa-golden-globes-h724Amy Adams in Marchesa (“Ballet Pink”)

hayden-panettiere-roberto-cavalli-golden-globes-h724“Nashvillle’s” Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli

kerry-washington-miu-miu-golden-globes-h724Scandal Star Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

011313-connie-britton-shimmered in a strapless column dress by KaufmanfrancoNashville Star Connie Britton in KaufmanFranco

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 Women in Black

eva-longoria-emilio-pucci-golden-globes-h724Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci; BEST BLACK DRESS

julianne-moore-tom-ford-golden-globes-h724Golden Globe Winner Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

katharine-mcphee-theyskens-theory-golden-globes-h724Katherine Mcphee in Theysken’s Theory

NBC's "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Press RoomSalma Hayek in Gucci Premiere Gown

nicole-kidman-alexander-mcqueen-golden-globes-h724Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

011313-allison-williams-black J Mendel sequin seamed halter gown with a deep V necklineAllison Williams in J. Mendel

011313-rosie-huntington-whiteley-saint laurent gownRosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent

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 Powder Blue

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nicole-richie-naeem-khan-golden-globes-h724Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan

(One of my favorite dresses of the night)

Best Dressed List (cont.)

011313-julia-louis-dreyfus-corseted black and nude Vera Wang strapless gownJulia Louis-Dreyfuss in Vera Wang

anne-hathaway-chanel-golden-globes-h724Anne Hathaway in Chanel’s Spring 2009 Couture Collection

jessica-alba-oscar-delarenta-golden-globes-h724Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

lucy-liu-carolina-herrera-golden-globes-h724Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrara

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My Pick for Best Dressed- Kate Hudson

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My Worst Dressed List

Halle Berry Atelier Versace Gown, geometric print disasterHalle Berry in Atelier Versace- Her dress is a “Geometric-Celestial Print Disaster, Circa 1991”-Instyle.com

lena-dunham-golden-globes-h724Lena Durham in a plum Zac Posen gown

taylor-swift-golden-globes-donna-karan-h724Taylor Swift in Donna Karan- I am not a fan of the straps or train of the dress. Plum dresses were a “miss”

tina-fey-lwren-scott-golden-globes-h724Host Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott- Bad Hemline, Bad Print, and is she wearing mini white Lapels?

amanda-seyfried-givenchy-golden-globes-h724Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy-Props on the color but the lines of the gown especially in the bodice resemble a circle collar

My Worst Dressed Pick- Jodie Foster

011313-jodie-foster-giorgio armani 2013 Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jodie Foster in Giorgio Armani

Jodie , although the color of this dress does bring out your eyes, you look like a shiny and shimmering blue disco ball and I don’t like what is going on with the straps of the dress. You are a terrific actress and congratulations on receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Stick to what you know best: acting.

My “Love It” or “Hate It”List

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“Hit?” or “Miss?”

marion-cotillard-dior-couture-golden-globes-h724Nominee Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture

“Hit?” or “Miss?

olivia-munn-giorgio-armani-golden-globes-h724Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani- I kind of like this dress…

“Hit?” or “Miss”

011313-debra-messing-donna karan gown with hand ruched detailingDebra Messing in Donna Karan- Too Much?

011313-rachel-weisz-700 louis vuittonRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton- Personally I like this dress and the Mod Theme of LV’s Spring 2013 Line

naomi-watts-zac-posen-golden-globes-h724Naomi Watts in a backless burgundy Zac Posen gown- Can’t make up my mind on this one.

“Hit?” or “Miss?”, You Decide

I want your to hear YOUR thoughts, so please comment on “My Hit or Miss List”, “Worst Dressed”, or “Best Dressed” looks and please add some of your own from last night. I can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say.

Can’t Wait for the SAG Awards

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2013 Collection

Courtesy Of Moda Operandi
“When it comes to the chicest way to dress for any season, it’s a safe bet to always trust in advice from Mrs. Herrera.  The fashion industry vet has perfected the art of the fashionable life in every category from home decor and travel to accessories and wardrobe and this latest mantra that places emphasis on “making the process of getting dressed easier” is yet another one to add to the wise words vault.  With Carolina Herrera resort in our closets, getting dresses is a cinch!”
-Moda Operandi
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Gorgeous ensemble

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Yellow is a huge trend this season; I wonder which celebrity will be the first to don this stunning CH dress

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Love the floral print of this dress

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My personal favorite dress from this collection; I love the colors and this dress can easily go from the office to a night out

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Back to basics: white and black ; white is a simple color, and black adds a little edge

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Second favorite dress in this collection

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Florals and beautiful prints are essential to C.H.’s Resort collection

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Loving CH’s incorporation of stripes into this collection

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Very “Taylor Swift”

-Matthew Schneier of Style.com reviewed this collection

Coming off an unusually dark Fall collection sent Carolina Herrera into a multicolored, frothy Resort. Resort dressing, she said in a salon-style presentation today, is about color, femininity, and fun. “You must find some element of fun in every piece,” she opined, “or the element of Resort is lost entirely.”

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My Passion is Fashion. What’s yours?

My Passion is Fashion.

What’s yours?

I don’t know exactly when it happened or why but one day I recognized it for what it was: passion. And my passion was for fashion. The best part of this realization was I was passionate about something; and not just any something but fashion. Romantics describe passion between lovers as a spark; I felt like my passion had lit a fire inside me. My passion for fashion has taken me to great places:  helped me get accepted into a highly competitive fashion conference with some of fashion’s greatest talents 2 years in a row, landing a job working for the amazing Michael Kors, and even has been a huge influence on creating my own blog. I feel very blessed and lucky that I discovered this passion at such a young age, I’m only 22 years old. The possibilities for my future are endless and I am excited to see where my passion will take me.  Some people go their whole lives without finding something they have passion for; what a tragedy.

Seriously, what are you passionate about?

Having something that you are passionate about your  life is important. Maybe you recognize that you also have a passion for fashion but have no idea what your next step in pursuing fashion would be.. First, I would have to tell you, congratulations! You have a passion in life!  So, if you are someone like me, who loves fashion and fashion magazines, I would recommend a great first step would be  creating an “inspiration board” (or binder in my case). If you are a very visual personal like myself, being able to see your ideas is helpful.  Maybe you are obsessed with the “Oxblood” trend; my advice would be to clip some pictures out of magazines. Grab a few fashion magazines, and start cutting. I would start by finding pictures of clothes in that color, a celebrity dressed in that color, accessories like jewelry that you could pair with it and maybe find an editorial that incorporates this trend. Then, find a board or use a binder and put all these pictures together. You will end up with one very cool look book. This may sound like a boring project that is a waste of time but trust me it isn’t. As I said in my “Queen of Magazines” post, this is something that I started doing when I was just starting out and now I have 5 categorized binders that showcase things that I like and they also give me inspiration on topics to blog about.  Pinterest would also be a great tool for you to use in creating boards of things that you like….Maybe you are a quotes fanatic (don’t worry you aren’t alone) pin some quotes you admire to your board, some words of wisdom, you will feel inspired every time you look at your board.

One of My Favorites

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So, how are you pursuing your passion?

Updating and adding to my inspiration binder is one thing that motivates me to continue to pursue fashion; it makes me want to read about  the next great trend or the next great designer. It keeps me going. LAME I KNOW LOL.  As for my readers, my advice is to try pursuing your passion in some aspect everyday so you can ignite that spark within yourself that keeps you going. I know that most people aren’t as lucky as me to have a job that they are passionate about but I hope they find passion in another aspect of their life. Use your passion as motivation and pursue that passion with all your heart.

  ***However if there comes a time, when you have lost that passion, someone in the fashion industry said it best,

“The day you lose passion for something, stop doing it.” –Grace Coddington, Creative Director of Vogue

Grace, I hope there never comes a day when I lose my “passion for fashion”

Just watch where I go!

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xoxo The Passionate Fashionista

About Me

 

Fashion runs in my blood; my mom has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years. She has been a buyer for a department store, manager and buyer of a high end boutique, and is now a personal fashion consultant. When I was 12 years old I started helping her at the boutique where she worked and that’s where my love of fashion began. For the last 10 years, I have lived and breathed fashion, and have loved every minute of it.

Last fall I was accepted to Teen Vogue Fashion U, where Michael Kors was the keynote speaker. Listening to Michael regale the audience with the story of how his company came to be, was inspiring and I knew I wanted to be a part of the company that he had worked so hard to build. I applied and was hired to work as a sales associate at one of Michael Kors’ lifestyle stores. Michael Kors is a company that I am proud to be a part of; I stand behind their products 150 %. I bring enthusiasm, product knowledge, and passion to the sales floor every day. Paying attention to a customer’s wants and needs allows me to provide them with their own personalized shopping experience.

My ultimate goal is to work as a stylist in the fashion industry; I feel I could apply my styling talent to a multitude of jobs such as visual merchandising and personal shopping. I would love to start my own personal fashion consulting business, working one on one with a client; doing everything from identifying their individual clothing needs, organizing their closets, taking them shopping, etc. I would also love to pursue fashion photography,

BUT right now I am trying my hand at fashion blogging. I have spent the last decade of my life learning about fashion from books, magazines, but my true knowledge of fashion has come from work experiences, both good and bad. I started this blog because I want to share my knowledge of fashion with the world. Think about it, fashion is everywhere; movies, TV, celebrity magazines, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc., on the streets, and so much more. I may not write specifically about fashion everyday, but I promise to give my readers something to talk about and hope that they can take away something from my blog.

Michael Kors girl by day/Fashion Blogger by night

I am the Passionate Fashionista