How-To Wear Leather Shorts: Easy Style Options

Leather shorts are my jam!  When you see them, your mind automatically drifts back to the 80’s but they’re a versatile pair of bottoms.

They can be worn in the winter or summer months.  Leather shorts look amazing when attending a special event.  Especially if you’re trying to dress chic with the ability to move around and be social with ease.

The leather shorts I’m wearing were purchased from Victoria Secret; here’s a comparable pair on Amazon.  A few easy ways to wear leather shorts include pairing them with tanks, t-shirts, or sweaters.

Take the look up a notch by wearing with textured tights or brightly colored heels.

2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Relive The Show #VSFashionShow

Many years ago as a sophomore in college, I was a Sales Associate at Victoria’s Secret.  Due to this reason alone I will always have an adornment for the lingerie brand.

I never miss the fashion show because it’s the ultimate showcase of glamour, whimsy, and high fashion.

Although we all (secretly) want to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel there are some tidbits about the show that captured everyone’s eye!

#VSFashionShow 2017 Quick Recap:

  • This year’s show was more diverse and featured several women of color:  Leomi Anderson, Jasmine Tookes, Aiden Curtiss, and Alecia Morais.
  • Angel Ming Lee tripped over her embellished, sheer cape and stole the show with her elegant comeback with the help of Angel Gizele Oliveira.
  • Balmain collaborated with the brand and featured beautiful designs during the show.
  • Musical Guests included Miguel, Yundu Lu, Harry Styles, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Jane Zhang.


Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Tonight: CBS ALL ACCESS

For the first time ever, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are strutting down the runway in Shanghai! And CBS All Access is your front-row seat to the show Tuesday, November 28th @ 10/9c!

New subscribers can watch the highly anticipated event with a 1-month FREE trial using promo code LETSGO by 12/4.

The all-star line-up of angels in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show include returning favorites Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill, as well as plenty of new faces.

Stream the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai Tuesday, November 28th @ 10/9c with a FREE 1-month trial! Use code LETSGO by 12/4


Who: Danielle “Dani J.” Jamison known as Danielle from Vh1 Black Ink Crew Chicago.

What: Dani J. fashion show is an event in which local Chicago designers are selected to showcase their clothes to the press in general public. It is unique to any other fashion show because each look is personally picked out and styled by Danielle. Hence the phrase “styled by Dani J”.

This went will take place at The Promontory in Chicago, on September 17, 2017.

Why: Dani Created “styled by Dani J” fashion shows as a means to create an in your face, and visually appealing experience. She already has a blog ( so for her, hosting fashion shows was the best way to bring her passion to life. Chicago is so underrated when it comes to fashion so to be able to bring different designers and boutiques together under one roof, every piece picked out by Dani, styled by Dani, is what the DaniJ brand is all about.

When: Summer Collection Fashion Show & Day Party will start at 6 P.M. on September 17, 2017 at The Promontory 5311 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL

Fashion Week El Paseo Livestream – Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will share designer fashions from the runway with Facebook Live videos during select events during Fashion Week El Paseo. The public is invited to join the excitement of the fashion show dubbed the “Best of the West” by watching the live videos on the CVB’s Facebook page (

Live streams are scheduled for the following events:

Sunday, March 19
6 p.m. PST– Le Chien Masquerade Party (Runway Show)

Monday, March 20
8:30 p.m. PST – From El Paseo to Everywhere – A Fashionable Flight! (Runway Show)

Tuesday, March 21
8:30 p.m. PST – Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway (Runway Show)

Wednesday, March 22
10:30 a.m. PST – Trunk Show with the Stars of Project Runway (Trunk Show)

For information contact:
Krystal Kusmieruk, Social Media Manager / 760.969.1337

Photo credit: Tiffany Clark

About El Paseo Fashion Week
Held on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California — the epicenter of luxury retail in Greater Palm Springs —El Paseo Fashion Week, a consumer- and industry-driven event is widely acknowledged as the premier West Coast fashion event of the season. The eight-day fashion and lifestyle extravaganza will begin on March 18. The succeeding days are scheduled with an array of spectacular runway and trunk shows featuring the latest collections of top and emerging designers, and meet-and-greet receptions.

About Greater Palm Springs
The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism agency for the entire Coachella Valley, providing sales, marketing and promotional efforts targeted to potential leisure and convention group markets. The CVB serves more than 2,000 business partners throughout Riverside County’s nine-city region of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit

Martha Hunt Getting Ready for Victoria’s Secret Show

Wondering how Victoria’s Secret angel, Martha Hunt, got Victoria’s Secret runway ready yesterday at the rehearsal in advance of today’s show?

Martha Hunt Victoria Secret

You guessed it – celebrity hairstylist, Benoit Moeyaert, used his favorite tool (and now Martha’s), The Beachwaver Co. BEACHWAVER to create her fabulous beachwaves yesterday!

Take a look at the link below and look out for a recap of backstage:


Designer Julian Chang Spurs Fashion Shopping and Trends

Miami’s Foremost Fashion Designer Julian Chang adopts the “see now – buy now” Fashion Show apparel method.


For years, fashion shows have been more of a pre-season ritual for buyers at department stores to get an idea and prepare for the next season to come. It was typical to see Winter apparel in a Summer fashion show. It took until 2016 for people to start realizing that it wasn’t such a practical approach.

As stated on Bloomberg Business Week “today, these shows are social media spectacles, and you’re as likely to find Ciara at one as the associate in charge of shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue. You’re also likely to see every runway look in your Instagram feed or in a story on Snapchat, which makes waiting six months for some big reveal as antiquated as, perhaps, going to a department store.”

More about Julian Chang:

Known for his bold prints and signature silhouettes, Julian Chang has become one of fashion’s most celebrated designers to emerge from Miami. Born and raised in Lima, Peru he moved to America and graduated from the Miami International University of Art and Design with a BA in Fashion Design. During school he underwent internships illustrating for magazines and free-lancing design for women’s and men’s fashions, and swimwear. After graduating he became assistant designer for a large manufacturer, and within eight months was named Head Designer. This rapid advancement allowed him to launch his own label.

Inspired by Miami’s lifestyle and travel, Julian’s designs have been worn by Britney Spears and Gloria Estefan, and featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Lucky, Vogue, and Vanidades. Esteemed accolades include Miami International Fashion Week Pret-a-Porter Designer of the Year, Ebenzer Award of Honor World Fashion in Korea, and The Key to The City of Miami Beach. Women’s Wear Daily selected Chang as the “Up and Coming Ready-to-Wear Designer to Watch”. Today Julian Chang has grown into an international brand that offers in-demand women’s apparel and is highlighted in over 600 high-end boutiques across the United States as well as internationally.

Off The Record to Partner with Nordstrom for Event

Off The Record, an exclusive fashion and music event, has announced that one of this year’s partners will be Nordstrom.  The retailer will present the latest collections from top American and European designers during a runway fashion show on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Factory at Franklin.  Tickets are now on sale to the public at
The fashion show will feature world-renowned designers such as Naeem Khan, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Chloe, Isabel Marant, John Varvatos and more.
“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Nordstrom, a leader in retail renowned for its ability to spot the hottest trends in fashion and design,” said event Executive Producer and President of New Heartland Group, Paul Jankowski. “We both share a vision to deliver a high energy event that will blow people away.”
The exclusive event will include red carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception, special musical performances and an intimate viewing of select designers’ looks prior to the fashion show. The complete 2016 lineup of designers and entertainment will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Last year’s sold out event included a high energy runway fashion show featuring collections from top designers including Gucci, Kaufman Franco and John Varvatos as well as professional models and stylists from around the country.  The evening also included performances by artists The Cadillac Three, Maren Morris, Kaleo, Old Dominion, Phil Vassar and Tommy Shaw of Styx.
Tickets are on sale now ranging from $300 to $1,000 to include the cocktail reception and fashion show.  A few sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Visit for details, sponsorship opportunities and ticket information.

David Meister Fall 2016 Collection

David Meister has taken this collection to a whole new level with a diverse, ready to wear collection of cocktail and evening dresses. Trends within the collection include flirty florals, colorful graphics, and sophisticated cuts.

The looks can be found nationally at Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales, as well as in select specialty stores and through

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Curves Rock Fashion Weekend 2016 – Celebrating 5 Years

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Curves Rock Fashion Weekend is celebrating 5 years with a series of events starting July 20, 2016. Curves Rock Fashion Weekend (CRFW), an annual event for women with curves, is one of the largest fashion events for plus size women in the U.S. Featuring empowerment workshops and panel discussions that enhancing the self-esteem of women in the plus-size community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through fitness and healthy eating. CRFW is also a platform to display trendy fashions as well as bringing awareness to fashion designers, boutiques, retailers and businesses that cater to the plus-size community.

“We are excited to continue our journey of empowering women in the curvy community. We created this event to create a culture within the plus size industry where sisterhood, body positivity and fashion could co-exist!”
-Chanell Jones, Co-Founder, CEO, Executive Producer of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend

“Curves Rock is a phenomenal experience. It has been a blessing to me over the past 5 years to empower thousands of curvy women. I am super excited about our 5th year anniversary and can’t wait to celebrate with the curvy community.” –Tykesha Reed Co-Founder and Executive Director of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend

Last year’s event was a huge success. CRFW had over 650 people to attend throughout the weekend. We received rave reviews from the audience, press and bloggers. Several months after the event we are still getting requests for radio interviews and to make appearances at various events. The feedback we received has been astounding. Many designers and businesses that sponsored and/or supported our event have received a lot of follow up business from being associated with Curves Rock Fashion Weekend.

The 2016 Curves Rock Fashion Weekend kicks off the evening of July 20 with a series of events:

v July 20, 7pm-9pm, at the Ronald McDonald House with Glam Suite for a Cause. Curves Rock is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to honor the Mother’s that have traveled from all across the world for the best care for their children. Participants will enjoy a night of pampering, encouragement and empowerment.

v July 21, 2016, 7pm-10pm, CRFW will host a Met & Greet at the Horseshoe Casino. Come out and meet the team, chat, have a few drinks and Karaoke!

v July 22, 2016, 6:30pm-10:30pm, CRFW presents Curves and Cufflinks mixer hosted by Ashley Stewart. Curves and Cufflinks, a networking event with industry leaders, models, designers, bloggers, will be held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Guest will enjoy specialty cocktails, giveaways, a runway competition and more.

July 23, 2016 MAIN EVENT held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
§ 10am-4pm: The Curves Rock Expo featuring live performances, workshops, beauty demonstrations, shopping and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.

§ 11am-2pm: The Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch, a celebration of curvy women in the community. During the brunch 3 recipients will be awarded for the Humanitarian Award, the Curvy Enthusiast Award and the Curvy Business Women of the Year Award. Hosted by Tyra Hill of the Tyra Hill Show, the Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch will also feature a designer exclusive sneak peek and discussion panel. The panel will include; Essie Gloden, a Plus Size Model and Blogger; Alexandra Boos, a Plus Size Fashion Pioneer; Yashima White Azilove, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Radio One and the CEO of Magnate Consulting and Sabrina Servance from Lifetime’s Big Women Big Love. (Ticketing information for this event is available on the website.)

§ 12pm-3pm: The Plus ROLE Model Workshop. This workshop is for women interested in becoming plus models or plus models interested in taking their careers and brand to the next level. Aspiring models will learn modeling skills and attend workshops that teach them how to balance life as a model.
Featuring workshops like:

§ Runway. POSE. Repeat. hosted by Plus Model Samantha Lebbie

§ Fashion to Finance hosted by Wells Fargo, 1pm-2pm

§ Social Media and blogging 101 hosted by Kimberlee Powell/The Natural Fashionista

§ 6pm-7pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week VIP Reception

§ 7:30pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week Fashion Show featuring designer Carl Troger of Alek Risminic Couture and hosted by Comedian Lonnie B. Doors open at 7pm.