A Fashion Fiend // David Peck-Fashion Meets Hospitality

I wore this oxblood monochrome outfit to David Peck‘s show debuting his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. I love the deeper colors that get incorporated into my wardrobe as the weather cools down. Monochrome is a tricky style for me as I’m always trying to pop in color. But when I saw this matching crop and skirt- I went for it!

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crop & skirt : Foreign Exchange

bag : ASOS (also worn here)

heels : Steve Madden (also worn here)

 

 

 

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 and Holiday Sales!

Pantone has just announced the new color of year 2014, ORCHID!! If the 2014 Spring runway shows were a forecast to this gorgeous hue then I am not surprised at all. This tone was used in so many beautiful floral prints during the shows. Moving away from the rich Emerald of 2013, I think Orchid will be a refreshing color for the year. With purple and pink undertones, Orchid is a delightful color to wear and flatters a wide variety of skin tones. It is feminine without being overwhelmingly girly. This flirty tone can be paired with bold red to sister hues like lavender. It also accents the popular color, olive, as well as turquoise. Orchid can also be used as a subtle change in place of plain old neutrals.

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Holiday Deals!

Houston – David Peck Annual Studio Sale Dec 6-8

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Online – Shawl Dawls Dec 6-7 ($30 off $100, with code shawliday)

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Online – Ja’ire International Couture Dec 8-9 (30% off with code phxfw13)

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Happy Shopping!

Fashion Houston 2013 – Night 2!

Last night I attended the second night of Fashion Houston 2013. This was my first year going to the biggest fashion week in Houston, and contrasting from other runway shows like NYFW, Paris Fashion Week, etc it’s runway selections available for purchase now. Floral prints, black & white, rib and mid drift dominated the stage this year. I was so impressed with the collection of designers that showcased at the event. I was so excited to see my old favorites Rebecca Taylor and Nicole Miller and wIth much anticipation I saw the stylings of new to me designers,Cut 25 and Bibhu Mohapatra. I was also fortunate enough to be in attendance for the only men’s line to strut the stage this week, Peter Millar.

First up was Indian-American designer, Bibhu Mohapatra. The designers ready to wear collection was said to be inspired by his long time friend and ballerina. He used many bold prints o a blank white canvas. He used hot orange, pale pink, sage, black and coral in asymmetrical pleated garments within his classic skater, shift and tulip shapes. His embellished garments adorned 3D daisies a top nude canvas. Vast and beautiful.

Bibhu Mohapatra

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Next debuted the only men’s line of Fashion Houston. Peter Millar by Chris Knott is a casual sports, tailored dress, and golf attire. Peter Millar represents a lifestyle brand to make every moment an occasion. This modern brand keeps men stylish while comfortable in the office as well as on the golf course.

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My long time favorite, Rebecca Taylor, hit the runway after the men’s line. Jadapa and my adorable nephew, Jadan, got to personally talk with the New Zealand born designer back in October at Saks 5th Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. She told Jadapa how being a mother is extremely tiring but extremely rewarding. Funny, Jadapa and Rebecca swapped “mommy” stories (her son is the same age as Jadapa’s) instead of fashion secrets! My nephew loved her, he skipped around the clothing racks and asked about her for the rest of the day. Too sweet!

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor, belt: Michael Kors, shoes: Aldo. On Jadapa- top: H&M, skirt: Forever 21, shoes: Jessica Simpson

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Event Saks 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ October 2013

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Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

The fresh and feminine style of Rebecca Taylor‘s RTW line sported lightly colored floral patterns and reigns the crop top style trend. Rebecca incorporated 90’s street style in to her fresh and modern apparel.Taylor hit another outstanding line with this  spring collection.

Rebecca Taylor

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Cut 25 by gorgeous designer, Yigal Arouel is cleverly named for his style and craftsmanship when making his designs. He is said to only make 25 items in a collection therefore constantly stating the phrase “cut 25”. Yigal is known world wide and is an award winning designer, is self taught and pays great attention to detail. His line is described as high fashion with day to day simplicity This was one of my favorite shows of the evening.

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The night rounded out with the newest collection by legendary designer, Nicole Miller. The iconic designer is been known for her shades of black and /or bold color choices. Miller focuses her collections on the cuts of fabric ensuring a formflattering fit. Her lines which contain lounge wear to gowns has been celebrated since the 80’s. Her stylings in this RTW collection included mix matched prints and patterns, distressed pants and textured floral embellishments that only managed to add to each piece, never overpowering it. Her rebellious looks for this line have the functionality to be worn to so many types of events and can be easily dressed up or down.

Nicole Miller

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I had a great time at Fashion Houston  2013 and can’t wait until next year! Thank you to On the Mark Communications, Houston Fashion BloggersShalanda Turner and the Fashion Houston team for this opportunity.

Photography: On the Mark COmmunitcations

Featured: Fashion and Fiats

This week I was a featured blogger at the Fall, Fashion and Fiat Networking event hosted by  Helfman Fiat and The Brand Elixir. Myself and 5 other Houston Fashion Bloggers talked to guests about cool weather styling and answered questions about trends. I wore an embellished sweatshirt and dressed it up with a cobalt blue skirt and heels. I love this cozy and chic trend that was reinvented this year during NYFW.

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ear cuff: Forever 21, sweatshirt: Forever 21, skirt: Nordstrom, heels: Forever 21, bracelet and rings: Foreign Exchange, bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

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Jennifer Nguyen, V. Darnel Thomas and A Fashion Fiend

Jennifer Nguyen, V. Darnel Thomas and A Fashion Fiend

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Featured Houston Fashion Bloggers (l to r) Darnel, Shasie, Me, Marcella, Tamara and Jeneba

We started the evening with lite bites and drinks. A DJ set a high energy vibe as we took in the beautiful artwork crafted by local Houston Artists, I was especially impressed with the work of  Elizabeth Cencini. Her romanticized paintings take everyday photos of real people and turns them into timeless works of art. I got a chance to talk with her and asked her what exactly was her artistic style. Elizabeth described her art as ” the way a woman is in love”. Soft lines and carefully balanced hues in each one of her pieces give her work a gentle, easy on the eyes view. I loved her take and understated changes in each of her paintings. She makes subtle changes small areas of the paintings like background and creates a piece of art that will last a lifetime.

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The fiats were the stars of the night. Their sleek body and array of features really made these cars a perfect addition to the fashion themed evening. Also on display was a Fiat we were all asked to sign and the Abarth convertible was a crowd favorite. The Gucci model is tribute to how perfectly chic these cars are and obviously, is my favorite.

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Fiat 500 we all signed!

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The Abarth Fiat

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Gucci Fiat

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Gucci wheels

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The Gucci Fiat

Thank you to Helfman Fiat and Jennifer Nguyen of The Brand Elixir for including me in this awesome event!

Teen Style Tuesday- Blk & Blu

Hey guys!! I hope you all had a super fun Halloween! Since I went all out the weekend prior with my costume, on Halloween night, my friends and I just wore subtle hippie costumes and hit a few houses for candy. Pretty low key but still a blast! So it finally cooled down and I can bust out my boots! What, what! I love boots almost as much as my TOMS. I choose a pretty monochromatic outfit so I slipped into a pair of black boots to contrast the blue hues. Pretty easy and super cute!

~Taylor

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top- Hollister, jeans- Wet Seal, boots- Sheik