Fashion Awards MD: Ashley Pecolia Spring 2014 Collection and Nominee

Combining trends off the runway with modern modesty wear and accessories, Ashley P Designs offers a variety of styles and silhouettes that cover the body including arms, legs, and cleavage. Every piece from the collection encapsulates the latest styles in fashion in high-end materials and textiles all at an affordable price point. The label caters to every individual looking to be stylish in a modest manner.

Ashley P Designer

Founder, Ashley Pecolia, changed her lifestyle to modesty in November of 2010 so she wanted her line to reflect the exciting and unique features of her new lifestyle. Ashley P Designs’ spring ’14 Collection features a color palette that ranges from emerald to golden yellow, embellishments and detailed prints of the upcoming season.

The brand aims to create for the modern woman, who has to juggle many responsibilities yet do so with a fashion forward, feminine go-getter attitude.

Ashley Pecolia has shown at NY Fashion Week, has received awards including the 2013 Fashion Awards MD nomination in the Emerging Clothing Designer category.

 

 

Ashley P Collection

FASHION AWARDS MD 2014 INVITES YOU TO EMERGE NOMINEE AWARDS PRESENTATION AND FASHION SHOW!

Who: Ashley P Designs
What: EMERGE Nominee awards presentation and fashion show
Why: Ashley P Designs has been nominated for EMERGE
When: March 16, 2014 at 4PM
Where: Lord Baltimore Hotel. At 20 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

To learn more about the Fashion Awards MD, please visit www.FashionAwardsMD.com

 

Ann Taylor Spring 2014 Collection: Wardrobe Remix

When it comes to fashion, this spring will be all about cool neutrals and trendy basics. Debuting Ann Taylor’s new Spring 2014 Collection, featuring the ultimate A-list pieces for the modern closet.

Perfectly combining the spring classics that every woman needs from the perfect shirt to slim pants to a classic trench, the spring collection plays on runway trends by adding sheer fabrics, piped lines and stripes in slate grays, creams, navy and black tones. “I like to mix different prints or textures within a color family so you can create this high-low look within your outfit. I think this love affair that we’re having with blush instantly modernizes and feminizes old classics like black and navy,” Creative Director Lisa Axelson says of the new Spring Collection.

Below are a few images from the new spring collection, which will be in stores through April. Please let me know if you are working on any Spring fashion trend stories. I’d be glad to provide Ann Taylor’s full Spring look book for consideration for any fashion roundup, trend stories or cover shoots. Images featuring Kate Hudson, the face of Ann Taylor for Spring 2014, are also available.

Ann Taylor Spring 2014 Collection

Fox 45 Morning News Parenting Products Segment

On Wednesday February 19, 2014 I was asked to host a lifestyle segment with Fox 45 Baltimore News Station. This was a wonderful experience because I was able to talk about a topic that’s close to my heart (mommy products) and visit the news station for the first time.

I also had the opportunity to chit chat with a few of the ladies who are “expecting” and gave a few product recommendations.  Overall, I enjoyed sharing information about the three “mommy” products and currently preparing for my next upcoming segment. 

 Decided to wear pearl earrings, fuchsia blouse and black leggings for the segment. The photo below is a picture of my favorite floral pumps purchased from Target.  Please visit my instagram  account (@kwest1908) to view this look…

 

Gwen Stefani Launches GX Collection with ShoeDazzle.com

Gwen Stefani’s new collection, titled gx launches today with ShoeDazzle.com The collection is a mixture between tomboy chic and old hollywood glamour; featuring diverse influencers such as tribal punk, and graphic black, red, white, and cobalt.

We’ve always been a fan of Gwen’s style so a collaboration with ShoeDazzle was the “perfect fit.”

 

Beauty Box 5 February Subscription and Fun Products

My monthly subscription from Beauty Box 5 arrived and I was pleased to receive all of the goodies in this month’s box.

The company sent over Every Beauty Makeup Remover Pads, Rockstar Nail Polish, Elizabeth Mott Mascara, H20 Plus Spa Hand & Nail Cream, and John Frieda Shampoo/Conditioner.

I was super excited to use the Elizabeth Mott Mascara because I actually needed to purchase a new tube, so my subscription box came right on time. And the product lived up to my expectation: no clumps, goes on smooth, and wears well through out the day.

The Rockstar Nail Polish was actually one of the first items that caught my attention due to my love of the color pink…the nail sprinkles and I am excited to have my “caviar” nails done!

And of course, I welcome receiving any new hand cream because there’s so much dry air this season. To sum it up, I am enjoying my subscription and will post an updated photo of the nail polish once I have my weekly manicure.

 

 

Nashville Wives Cast Share Favorite Designers and Beauty Products: *** UPDATE ***

THE WOMEN OF TNT’S PRIVATE LIVES OF NASHVILLE WIVES SHARE THEIR FAVORITE DESIGNERS, BEAUTY PRODUCTS, ACCESSORIES & NASHVILLE HOT SPOTS

An unscripted series set in and around the capital of the high-stakes country music business!

Erika Page White

Erika Page White @ErikaPageWhite

Favorite Designer: Max & Cleo
Must-Have Beauty Product: Laura Mercier concealer
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Arrington Vineyards
Best Accessory: Her wedding band

 

 

Sarah DavidsonSarah Davidson @sosarahdavidson

Favorite Designer(s): Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): Dr. Perricone skin line and Oribe hairline
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Firefly Grill
Best Accessory: Statement Jewelry

 

Ana Fernadez
 Ana Fernandez @TheAnaFernandez

Favorite Designer: Olia Zavozina
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): Joico Hairspray and Tanalizer
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: ReBar
Best Accessory: Hair Extensions and her scooter

 

 

 

 

Cassie Chapman
Cassie Chapman @cassiechapman

Favorite Designer: Corello
Must-Have Beauty Product: Temptu AIRpod
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: The Standard
Best Accessory: My wedding ring, pearls and a fabulous pair of shoes

 

Betty Malo
Betty Malo @BettyMalo

Favorite Designer: Roberto Cavalli
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): GRATiAE AHA cleansing and peeling foam
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Roberts
Best Accessory: Anything Betty Badd Couture (her own line)

 

 

 

Jenny Terrell

Jenny Terrell @Jenny_Terrell

Favorite Designer: Vanessa Riley
Must-Have Beauty Product: False lashes
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: McCabe Pub
Best Accessory: Her own creations, Tomgirl

Brandy Norwood: Photo of The Day

 

Style + Life + Fashion's Photo of The Day goes to Brandy Norwood. This songstress and actress received the NAACP Award for Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series.

Brandy looked very chic wearing a heart shaped, cutout dress along with an inverted bob. She's been a fan of ours for years and her style last night set her apart from the rest. And we can't forget about that nude lipstick: gorgeous!

 

Jennifer Lopez Accessories: Look for Less from Designs by Millo

Can’t get enough of Jennifer Lopez’s accessories from American Idol? Well look no further….Go-to accessory site, Designs by Millo, carries almost identical items so you can “get her look for less”.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Dannijo Blanca Earrings, $445 Designs by Millo Starburst and Mother of Pearl Earrings, $4,300

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Lisa Freede Wing Ring, $95/ Vita Fede Omega Ring, $188; Kismet by Milka Black Diamond Quilted, $1,875

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ShoeDazzle VIP Membership and Shopping Experience

I finally became a VIP member of the ShoeDazzle brand. We’ve all seen the catchy commercials and noticed their cute shoes.

After reviewing their online look book for this site, I decided to give their membership a try.

The process was very simple for joining the site.  I selected a group of shoes according to my taste and based upon the selection my showroom came up.

Once you’re officially in the site, there’s an assortment of shoes to select for purchase. Boots, flats, pumps, and accessories everything on this site is hip but yet there’s a variety for anyone who’s looking to update their shoe wardrobe.

Personally, that’s my reason for becoming a member because with such a hectic schedule I don’t always have the time to shop for shoes.

When I purchased my Love Pumps and Nichole Booties the shoes arrived very quick and lived up to the quality that I expected.

Honestly, I am an active shopper (now) on their site and I suggest anyone who’s looking to have a stylish pair of shoes to try becoming a member of “the world’s premier shoe society.”