Shoedazzle Color Of The Month – Daffodil Accessories

Daffodil is considered the new Shoedazzle color of the month.  The accessories brand has an array of Daffodil inspired handbags, jewelry, and shoes.  First Lady, Michelle Obama wore a similar shade in a beautiful sheath dress.  This inspired women to wear the hue while adding a pop of color into their wardrobe.

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It’s the perfect Spring shade because this color mixes (and matches) well with every fashion piece. Trendsetters and Style Bloggers are seen wearing Daffodil colored eyeshadow, nail polish, and hair accessories.

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For an everyday look, pair (Daffodil) yellow accessories with a jumpsuit, jeans, or basic t-shirt.  Color trends are fun to wear but don’t forget to make the style your own!

Harbor East Fifth Annual FashionEASTa Fashion Show

Harbor East celebrates five years of bringing fashion to the streets of downtown Baltimore at the Fifth Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show, taking place Saturday, April 30 on Aliceanna Street in Harbor East and supporting Dress for Success Baltimore. The city’s hottest shopping destination takes center stage at this festival-like event, showcasing the fashions of some of its most notable retailers including Anthropologie, Free People, South Moon Under and many more. Throughout the day guests can shop in-store sales and style events, groove to live entertainment, and enjoy cocktails and light fare from Harbor East restaurants. The festivities culminate with a showcase of the best of spring fashion as the hottest looks hit the runway for the FashionEasta Fashion Show, sponsored by Baltimore magazine.

Over the last several years Harbor East has emerged as Baltimore’s go-to shopping destination, attracting renowned national labels as well as the best of local boutiques and fashion-forward brands. 2016 is proving to be no different as the neighborhood welcomes Brooks Brothers and Warby Parker, with both retailers slated to open in the weeks leading up to FashionEASTa.

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Arrive fashionably early (festivities kick off at 1PM) to take advantage of shopping events, live music by 3AM Tokyo, and street-side offerings from The Oceanaire, Apropoe’s, Lebanese Taverna, Taco Fiesta and more. The FashionEASTa Fashion Show begins at 3:30PM hosted by Baltimore magazine Style Editor Lauren Bell, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring styles from cocktail attire to festival wear and athleisure. The best part? All of the show’s apparel and accessories come straight from Harbor East retailers, so guests can shop the looks “haute” off the runway.

Participating retailers include: Amaryllis, Anthropologie, Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry, Free People, Handbags in the City, lululemon athletica, Madewell, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Under Armour Brand House, White House/Black Market and more to be announced! Makeup provided by the artists at MAC Cosmetics.

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“We look forward to FashionEASTa year after year,” stated Molly Gunion, Marketing & Events Coordinator for South Moon Under. “The event is a great way to connect with our customers and the community in a fun and engaging way, and to celebrate how far Harbor East, and Baltimore, has evolved as a style destination. FashionEASTa is like no other fashion event in the city – we are so thrilled to be involved since the beginning and to celebrate its fifth year!”

FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show is FREE and open to all. Serious fashionEASTas will want to reserve their spot on the Guest List for an even more fabulous experience. VIP Guest List tickets are $35 and include: reserved seating for the FashionEASTa Fashion Show (standing room only otherwise), discounted food & drink vouchers good for street-side offerings from 1-6PM, an exclusive FashionEASTa shopping tote, and daily garage parking in Harbor East. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Baltimore.

Harbor East’s FashionEASTa promises to be the chicest fashion event of the year, brought to you by Harbor East and sponsored by Baltimore magazine, with styling provided by STEPHANIE BRADSHAW. FashionEASTa is proud to support Dress for Success Baltimore for the third consecutive year.

For more information, updates and to purchase Guest List tickets visit: http://www.harboreast.com/events/fashioneasta-2016/

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About Harbor East

Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining restaurants, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center, seven-screen art house theatre, and the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class offices. Welcome to Harbor East – 12 square blocks of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and harbor-side amazing. www.harboreast.com

Serena Williams Look – Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Serena Williams looked stunning last night at The Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  She was seen wearing a lace gown created by designer Galia Lahav.  The entire look was flawless, showcasing Serena with an elegant bob (hairstyle) and flawless, glowing makeup.

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I have to admit, this was my favorite red carpet look!  The style of this dress accentuates her amazing figure while appearing sexy, stylish, and timeless.  This all white ensemble truly adds to Serena Williams “super star” quality.

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Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars: Get The Look

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Look: Sultry, youthful and voluminous

The Inspiration: Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel was inspired by the construction and details of the Calvin Klein dress. “I wanted to give her an undone, textured blowout with a brushed out beautiful wave hand raked back away from the face,” he says.

How to Get the Look:

  • He started by applying John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots on towel dried hair. He then air-dried the hair with 100% cold air to achieve maximum volume.
  • Then using a medium sized round brush, he dried the hair applying hot air to form the style.
  • Then he divided the hair in two-inch sections and wrapped each section into a Velcro roller allowing it cool and set. He did this throughout the entire head.
  • Before removing the rollers, he sprayed John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to set the look. He then removed the rollers, applying more spray to a Mason Pearson brush and brushed the hair into soft textured sexy waves.
  • He then backcombed the front pieces of hair to create height for a sexy sultry side swept effect.
  • To finish, he misted John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to lock in the style for the night.

Shoedazzle – Stiletto Society Brand Ambassador

I was invited to join the Stiletto Society, Shoedazzle‘s exclusive brand ambassador program.  I’m extremely excited because I joined Shoedazzle two years ago for specific reasons.  Although I love to own stylish clothing, my shoe wardrobe was suffering tremendously.  I owned several pairs of shoes but they were not fashionable and did not fit my lifestyle.  I needed a variety of pumps, platforms, and boots.

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I came across Shoedazzle through the internet and started to research their subscription.  The membership was easy and affordable.  What intrigued me the most was that my order arrived at my doorstep!  The membership has been a good experience but I have a few tips:

 

  1. Know your exact shoe size prior to ordering.
  2. Use a shoe insoles for 4 inch heels.
  3. Store your shoes properly after each wear.
  4. Have fun mixing and matching in your current wardrobe.
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Since that time, I have also expanded my accessories to the Shoedazzle handbag collection.  I was curious about their purses and needed to give my other brands a break.  To my surprise, I received my first handbag in the mail.  The quality of the bag was nice and the style was true to the website picture.

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Check back with this site (over the next few months) because I will be hosting style parties, sharing special deals, and of course…new shoes!

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Visit my Instagram @kwest1908 for more photos

Fashion Tips with Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner

Dry cleaning your wardrobe can be costly!  We love to wear cashmere sweaters, wool coats, and boucle’ slacks but the care for such garments are expensive.  One can purchase these items on sale but must calculate the price of dry cleaning in their shopping budget.

As a Style Expert, I always share that fashion girls (and guys) must properly care for their clothing to maintain a stylish wardrobe.  It’s more than dressing fabulous and owning several pieces.  In this day and time, we have to take our budget into consideration and be realistic about our clothing expenses.

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Hanging out with the clothing rack

Truthfully, I also like to mix and match my own clothing.  It’s a personal preference for several good reasons. Number one, I am obsessed with closet organization. Number two, I like to come up with various ways that I can style one item. Number three, I’m a mom and my shopping list consists of additional household products.

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Love my Velvet Hangers

I was excited to be selected as a Brand Ambassador for Dryel At-Home Dry-Cleaner. Over the course of the year, I will share product reviews and cleaning tips! As a reader, you will also have the opportunity to follow my journey via Twitter Chats, Pinterest Boards, and so much more.  Let’s get ready to learn more about the special care of our clothing with the help of Dryel.

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Dryel Starter Kit

 

disclosure: I’m a compensated Dryel Ambassador – all opinions are my own. 

South Moon Under Harbor East Host Fashion Styling Event

South Moon Under in Harbor East hosted an event for aspiring fashion stylist on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Event attendees included guest speaker, James Sanders (celebrity stylist) fashion bloggers and local fashion professionals.

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Attendees participated in a fashion police segment hosted by the guest speaker, James Sanders and a styling panel consisting of Taliah Ferguson, Jenni Pierre, Carisa Hatfield, and Kimberly West (myself.) The event included a styling session, giveaway, and questions/answer session.

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Guests enjoyed muffins and mimosas; they also received gift items from South Moon Under, The QG, and StyleSplotation.  

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Special thank you to South Moon Under for hosting the event in collaboration with the Style by James Tour and Kimberly West & Co.

Christina Milian Sequin Gown – People’s Choice Awards 2016

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Christina Milian wore a sequin, fish-tail gown and coordinating shoes to The People’s Choice Awards 2016.

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Her total look was from the following designers:

Gown – Anya Liesnik

Shoes – Tom Ford

Clutch – Lillian Shalom

Stylist – Icon Billingsley