Colored Leather Dresses: Edge and Glam

When we think of leather there’s a limited amount of options, especially as it relates to color.  There’s the traditional black leather boots, jackets, coats, and skirts.  But this Fall, we have a variety of options available because designers and retailers are showcasing…COLORED LEATHER DRESSES.

Colored leather dresses are popular because they are versatile enough for work and can also be worn to a rock concert.  The dresses are generally accessorized with heels and contrasted with an over sized clutch.  In my opinion, it’s the perfect marriage between edge and glam!









Retailers that carry Colored Leather Dresses:



Neiman Marcus



Charlotte Russe



Fall 2012 Fashion and Beauty Trends

 As Summer comes to an end, it’s time for “fashion girls” to start looking at new trends for Fall 2012. From cosmetics to boots, there’s something new and exciting happening in the industry.  With an array for fabrics, textures, colors and prints, we can create our own individual style.

And one thing I love about transitioning from hot to cold weather, is the ability to hold on to your favorite pieces as well as incorporate new items.  Let’s take a look at what’s showcased from the runway to help us pull together a great look!



Fall 2012 Fashion/Beauty Revenue 



1.  Red and Plum for Nails, Lips, and Eye Colors (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cabernet.)


































2.   Black and Gray Smoky Eye















3.  Wing Tip, Eye Lids (Dramatic Eyes)














4.   Short Manicured Burgundy, Blue, Silver,and Cream Nails; as well as the reversed French Manicure



























































1.  Cobalt Blue Accessories and Shoes





2.  Lady Like Clutch Bags




3.  Plum Inspired Clothing




4.  Reptile Inspired Prints




5.  Leather, Leather, Leather






6.  Winter White Glamour




















7. The Chunky Heel



8.  Knee Boots (worn with Socks)



Source: via Jazmin on Pinterest
NYFW Fall 2012 Trend Report

Photos were posted from Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and Pinterest

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Color Blocking: The Guidelines

Color Blocking is the latest trend for Spring/Summer 2012.  Ladies everywhere are mixing and matching their favorite shades to create a chic look.

But color can affect you in a variety of ways.  For example, color can change your mood, style, and even your complexion!

And although we are eager to partake in the latest trend, there are certain guidelines that we should follow for selecting colors.  Most importantly, your selection of color will largely depend on your body shape and personality.


*  Choose a neutral or basic color that could be worn often (black, beige, navy blue.)

*  Light and bright colors are great to play up your best features.  Example, a yellow blouse can be worn to accentuate bronzed skin.

* Any color can be worn with black!

*  Use a color wheel to help figure what shades are monochromatic and complimentary.

*  If you want to look tall and slimmer wear a contrast of one color; to appear heavier in one area wear bold, bright colors.

*  Remember, colors provoke feelings.  For example, red represents power while blue is calming.

Also, don’t just color block with your clothing but it can also be done with your make up/cosmetics.  How many times have we seen a great manicure with a variety of fun hues?

Ultimately, color blocking is the mixing of colors within the same family but with the right touch anyone can look like a star!