Fashion Awards MD 2014 – Style + Life + Fashion Media Category Recap

Fashion Awards MD is considered to be one of the premiere fashion events in the Baltimore area.  This year’s theme was “Traveling Circus” and sponsors for the event included: Harbor East, Linell Ellis, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Christopher Schafer Clothing, About Faces Day Spa and Salon, Lana Rae, South Moon Under, Open Fly Magazine, Hide N Seek Entertainment, Maryland Renaissance Festival, Baltimore Fashion Alliance, The Fly Wire, Yelp, and DeBois Textiles.

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Style + Life + Fashion had the opportunity to attend the event being nominated for the Fashion Media Category.  I was surprised to be placed on the ballot (for a second consecutive year) because I only had plans to attend as a media source.  Once I received the email confirmation I was very excited to be amongst such a talented list of bloggers.

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Style + Life + Fashion attending the Fashion Awards MD

Dress: Romeo & Juliet {Saks Fifth Avenue} | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Beauty Products: Fake Bake, OPI, and Cutex One Step Wipes

Jaslene Gonzalez from America’s Top Model served as the host for this year’s event.  She was seen wearing a beautiful red asymmetrical gown, created by local fashion designer B. Descai with an additional black, sequin, and green dress selected by fashion stylist Thea Washington.  Jaslene looked stunning and did a wonderful job of engaging the audience.

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Posing on the Red Carpet

What I love the most about attending any fashion event is the creativity and talent that’s circulating in the room.  From face masks to custom design apparel, everyone came out to be seen and noticed.  The evening continued with a variety of performances between the nominee categories and recognition was given to those with a flair for beauty, fashion, and the arts.  In the honorary words of the Fashion Awards MD, we should strive to “Inspire and Be Inspired.”

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Excited Nominees and Guest
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For additional photos and winner’s list visit: FashionAwardsMD.com

Fashion to Figure and Denise Caldwell Summer Style Party

Fashion to Figure and Denise Caldwell invite you to a Summer Style Party to celebrate FTF’s new White Marsh Store location! Join us on Monday, June 30th at The White Marsh Mall from 6 PM – 8 PM for sips, sweet, and trend advice from style expert and curvy fashionista Denise Caldwell!

WHEN: June 30th 6 – 8 PM
LOCATION: White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall BLVD, Baltimore, MD 21236
WHAT TO KNOW: #FTFSELFIE and @FTFSNAPS @DCFASHIONISTA1

Fashion to Figure & Denise Caldwell Summer Style Party

Jennifer Lopez Fly Girl Chic | Photo of The Day

Style + Life + Fashion’s Photo of The Day goes to (again) Jennifer Lopez.  Lately this “fly girl” has gotten it right with her sense of style.

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Jennifer’s seen wearing a fresh, fun, and flirty look while promoting her new album on BET.  She definitely knows how to switch up her “fashion” according to the right occasion.

Lupita Nyongo Vogue Magazine Cover | July 2014 Issue

Lupita Nyongo is on the cover of Vogue Magazine for their July 2014 issue.  This talented beauty is a red carpet siren and mega actress.  In the magazine spread she can be seen wearing, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jonathan Saunders, Prada, T by Alexander Wang and J. Crew.  I love the combination of how fashion meets art and high end couture.

Take a look at the photos below:

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Photos and Designer info can be found on BellaNaija.com

National Wear Your Lilly Day – June 21st First Day of Summer

Lilly Pulitzer®, the authentic resort fashion brand owned by Oxford Industries, Inc., (NYSE:OXM), is thrilled to celebrate the long-awaited first day of summer, June 21st, aka National Wear Your Lilly Day in a bigger way than ever before. Never needing a cause for celebration, Lilly Lovers will toast their lighthearted lifestyle and the sunny days to come in their favorite Lilly pieces.

 

Summer is bolder and brighter and in the world of fashion, Lilly is THE resort brand to fulfill those requirements. The perfect answer to a jet-set lifestyle inspired by their Palm Beach roots, the Lilly world is filled with bright colors and wild prints. Whether you’re at a pool-side soiree, weekend wedding or burying your toes in the sand, Lilly Pulitzer’s classic chic styles and personality-filled prints are always bound to kick your summer into high gear.

 

Lilly will also be spreading the celebration on June 21st in-store, online, and via their social media platforms. Just like Lilly opened stores wherever she had friends, on National Wear Your Lilly Day you will find well-known friends of the brand painting your Instagram feed in colorful prints and sunny illustrations custom made by the Lilly Print Studio. Taking the social media a step further, this summer Lilly is innovating with a user-generated content gallery via Offerpop Commerce that turns the hashtag #summerinlilly into a shoppable feed from bright & stylish Lilly Girls.

 

Finally, Lilly Pulitzer retail and signature stores will be partying Saturday, June 21st with music, sips & sweets, giveaways and much more!

 

Shop the Summer Collection at www.lillypulitzer.com so you are ready for the First Day of Summer!

 

 

Angela Simmons – Giving Us Instagram Life

Angela Simmons gives us Instagram Life with her fashion forward photos and creative style. She does a fabulous job mixing street glam with high couture. In my opinion, Angela is on her way to becoming a style icon.

 

Vote Style Life Fashion for Blogger Category – Fashion Awards MD 2014

Style + Life + Fashion made the FINAL BALLOT for the second consecutive year to receive an award from the Fashion Awards MD: MEDIA/Blogger Category.

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Please show your support and follow the directions below to VOTE

1. VISIT: http://fashionawardsmd.com/?page_id=2094

2. Scroll down to Media/Blogger Category

3. VOTE – Style Life Fashion

4. Please SHARE on your social networking site.

As always, thanks again for supporting SLF and our brand efforts.  If you like this article, click right here:  Event Recap: Fashion Awards MD 2013

Art of Henri Body Chain – Summer Trend

One look that’s seems to be here to stay this summer are…body chains. They first appeared on sexy celebrities like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in 2012, but now have turned up in the Louis Vuitton’s 2015 Cruise collection. No matter what your thoughts are on a wisp of gold to wrap around your core, looks like they’ll be a staple this summer.

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A body chain is the best way to secure jewelry to your body at the beach, decorate your mid-drift when you wear a crop top (demonstrated by Kate Hudson on the streets of New York) or add a little edge and sparkle to a LWD or LBD at night. LA-based jewelry house, Art of Henri, has some fantastic options to add to your jewelry closet. Known for their belief in the energy of metals and stones, these body chains would seem to provide a certain armor in an everyday or night look. The chain is decorated with Cubic Zirconium stones, said to promote spirituality, self-confidence and physical strength and victory, set in sterling silver plated in Black Rhodium or 24 karat yellow gold ($234.00; www.artofhenri.com).

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