LWD: How to Wear the Perfect Little White Dress & Dance in it Too

The 2015 resort collections was Vogue Magazine inspiration to create the perfect video that captures the 60s inspired little white lace dresses of the resort runway season with Karlie Kloss dancing up a retro storm in a chic collection of classic lace pieces with modern styling with a minimal aesthetic that are both bohemian and romantic in texture that create the perfect transitional styles for summer soirees, fall dressing, winter celebrations and beach side getaways that you'll want to dance in too.

The Chanel Slingback Story

 
 Photo via: Chanel

Photo via: Chanel

 

Gabrielle Chanel was given over to the care of nuns at the age of twelve and became endlessly inspired by her days spent at the convent orphanage creating potent associations that would become intrinsically incorporated into her designs. In 1957, wanting a shoe that hide the wear of the day yet still created elegance, she created a two toned low heeled shoe that meant she could gallivant around doing what she loved best - playing sport and going on trips - without visibly dirtying her shoes. 

The Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Chanel runway, saw the return of this legendary shoe, spotted on every look of its fall season. The versatile and stylish cut, easily incorporates into any wardrobe that as Chanel herself would say, 'adds the last touch of elegance' to any outfit.

Minimalism meets classic function in this timeless shoe design that would be worth taking out a few pairs of previous seasons shoes to give back and donate to a worthwhile cause to invest in this quality classic to add to your wardrobe that likely, if kept well, will be worth handing down to the next generation to keep the tradition of timeless elegance in this effortless neutral that will take you from work day and weekend getaway to museum afternoons, late evening ballet class to mid-morning brunch and back. Watch the making of Chanel's originally conceived elegance in this modern take on her design.

6 Candles and Match Sticks that Double as Decor

1. Rodin

Scented with Jasmine and Neroli, this sleek pillar candle is perfect for creating a calming serene atmosphere with a sleek decorative box of matches. Be sure to place a tray under the pillar to protect surfaces.

Go-to product: Rodin Scented Candle, 125$

 Photo via: Rodin Olio Lusso

Photo via: Rodin Olio Lusso

2. Le Labo Concrete Candle

The Santal 26 signature scent is hand poured into a hand-crafted concrete vessel that goes easily from stylishindoor to outdoor decor for your patio. Trim wick before each use to ensure clean and longer use. 

Go-to product: Le Labo Concrete Candle, 420$

 Photo via: Le Labo

Photo via: Le Labo

3. Diptyque Collection 34

This 50th anniversary scent reminiscent of the first Diptyque boutique doubles perfectly as a home fragrance and decor. 

Go-to product: Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Candle, 80$

 Photo via: Diptyque

Photo via: Diptyque

4. Pineapple Match Sticks

Add pineapple decor to a space in these decorative matches, sure to make any candle collection festive.

Go-to product: Design Darling Pineapple Matches, 7$

 Photo via: Design Darling

Photo via: Design Darling

5. Le Labo Classic Candle 

Le Labo offers a variety of classic 100% soy wax candles mixed with their signature fragrances.

Go-to product: Le Labo Classic Candle, 70$

 Photo via: Le Labo

Photo via: Le Labo

6. Diptyque Standard Candles

Try a variety of standard candles that also come in mini sizes to scent a space or home decor. Reuse the empty glass for beauty supplies or as decorative vases. 

Go-to products: Diptyque Standard Candles, 60$

 Photo via: Diptyque

Photo via: Diptyque

7 Fashion Week Beauty Picks for your Makeup Bag

1. Dry Shampoo Hair Repair 

Spray at roots of unwashed hair when your out of time, making your way to the next show, dinner or after a quick gym sesh or while travelling to refresh your hair between washes. Give curls a beachy loose look with an all over spray keeping them from clumping together, lift volume at roots, lock in a back comb, prevents bangs from sticking to your forehead, conceal dark roots in blonde hair and add texturing grip to bobby pins.

Go-to product: SHOW Beauty Dry Shampoo, 50$

 Photo via: SHOW Beauty

Photo via: SHOW Beauty

2. Coconut Cream Remover

Remove stubborn makeup including mascara. Use  it as a facial cleanser or moisturizer. Its the perfect go-to product for fashion week and easy to take along while soothing all skin types including, sensitive and blemish prone skin with multitasking properties that nourishes nails, hair and lashes. 

Go-to productRMS Beauty Raw Coconut Treatment, 18$ - 42$

 Photo via: RMS Beauty

Photo via: RMS Beauty

3. Beauty Oil Rescue

Keep skin, cuticles and dry heels moisturized with this natural multitasking beauty oil in a gentle refreshing scent. It help protect and restore skin quality, beautify and strengthen hair during fashion week. With quickly absorption, leaving hair silky and shiny, while skin is soft and delicate, its the perfect multitasker while your on the go.

Go-to productLeonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté, 17$ -75$ 

 Photo via: Leonor Greyl

Photo via: Leonor Greyl

4. Deodorant

Get from show to show while smelling fresh and dry with an effective, all-natural deodorant natural, effective, gentle on the skin and stylish! Full of skin saving moisturizers, apply a small amount quickly with the tips of your fingers and massage until absorb the deodorant as you would apply lotion to your skin. Avoid using right after you shave to prevent irritation. 

Go-to product: Leaves of Trees Deodorant, 15$

 Photo via: Leaves of Trees

Photo via: Leaves of Trees

5. Beauty Balm

Take this multitasking balm on the go and use regularly to protect and hydrate skin while soften fine lines, sooth elbows and moisturize lips while giving skin a smooth texture.

Go-to product: Aerin Beauty Rose Balm, 58$

 

 Photo via:Aerin

Photo via:Aerin

6.  bkr Glass Water Bottle 

Stay Hydrated during fahion week , water is the most important part of a good beauty regimen and also doubles as fashion's perfect accessory. With a variety of colors and limited edition collections, bkr water bottles are not only BPA-free, these stylish minimalist bottles are perfect to take on the go in 500ml or 1L sizes.

Go-to product: bkr Water Bottles & Accesories, 30$-42$

 Photo via: my bkr

Photo via: my bkr

7. Band-Aid Stick Heel Protection

Take on NYFW comfortably with the Band-Aid Friction Block. Apply to the back of heels, top of toes and side of your feet before you wear your shoes for blister and pain-free all day comfort your feet will thank you for. And we do mean ALL DAY. Be sure to let the product dry a bit to keep feet from feeling slick in your shoes.

Go-to productBand-Aid Friction Block, 5$

 Photo via: Band Aid

Photo via: Band Aid

Pretty Scapes: 7 Perfect Decor Ideas for your Home

Whether your living space, office or sleep, make any space pretty with these stylish decor staples every space should have. 

1. Coffee Table Books

Add a collection of art, fashion, decor or books from your travels as great conversation starters and beautiful accents to your space. 

 Photo via: Pinterest

Photo via: Pinterest

2. Gallery Wall

From decorative art, words, magazine covers, family photos or items, style a gallery wall with thoughts, ideas and things that inspire you.

 Photo via: Pinterest

Photo via: Pinterest

3. Art

Fill a space with art that speaks to your style, travels or family full of flare, ideas and thought provoking intrigue, no space is complete without this inspired staple.

 Photo via: Art Basel

Photo via: Art Basel

4. Objects

Find inspiring objects that add style, texture or start a conversation over travel with items that dimension and context to a space.

 Photo via: Lust For Life

Photo via: Lust For Life

5. Plant Life 

Plants or other leafy greenery add a lush aspect to a space and give it a living feel full of life and a stylish natural element. 

 Photo via: Domaine Home

Photo via: Domaine Home

6. Flower

Either from a flower market, florist or organic picks from your grocery store, flowers ad a fresh chic element that make any space your in pretty.

 Photo via: Jess Hannah

Photo via: Jess Hannah

7. Chocolate

No space is complete without a go to bar of chocolate or stylish box of truffles. Try organic picks or dark chocolate options antioxidant rich nutrients and look gorgeous in your space. 

 Photo via: Comparates

Photo via: Comparates

Bride to Be: 8 Steps to Perfect Something Blue Bridal Beauty

Whether your celebrating your engagement, shower, bachelorette or wedding, get the perfect bridal look with 8 easy to try steps and healthy all natural and organic go-to beauty products for a clean, elegant and effortless way to go from saying yes to I do!

1. Lips

Make a statement with a bright red lip for a chic stand out style and simple glamorous look for a bachelorette or engagement shoot with an all natural, chemical-free lip color. Dial down the color for a timeless wedding day look with a pale shade of pink and glam up for a fun switch at your reception and late-night party. 

Go-to product: Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Créme  Lipstick, 28$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

2. Face

Keep your face moisturized with a fast-absorbing, non-greasy argan oil based moisturizer that will also provide much need sun protection with an SPF to protect your skin for a bridal look that will help you with a fresh natural, healthy glow.

Go-to product: Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47, 32$ - 54$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

3. Eyes

Glam up an evening look with a pair of lashes to enhance eyes with a feminine showstopping style perfect for a fun whimsical shoot, girl's night out or elegant evening look. Use a non-toxic lash glue along the lash line and remember to loosen lashes and glue with warm water.

Go-to product: Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes, 10$

 Photo via: Eylure

Photo via: Eylure

4. Highlight

Highlight cheek bones, brows and inner eyes with this RMS Beauty illuminizer. Whether your heading out on the town for your bachelorette, looking for the perfect bridal glow or a dewy honeymoon look, pack this highlighter in your makeup bag for an easy elegant look. 

Go-to product: RMS Beauty Living Illuminizer, 38$

 Photo via: RMS Beauty

Photo via: RMS Beauty

5. Mani

Add tradition to your bridal look with a something blue mani for a fun bachelorette look or bridal bliss wedding day look with a 4 or 5-free of toxic chemicals polish for the perfect touch of something blue in an elegant shade for your special day. Try  pale blue shades from Chanel Coco Blue (27$)Julep Bess (11.20$ Maven/ 14$ Regular), Priti NYC Crown of Thorns (15$), Scotch Natrals Loch Lomond (15$), Deborah Lippma Blue Orchid (18$) or Zoya Blu (9$).

Go-to product: Deborah Lippman Blue Orchid, 18$

 Photo via: Deborah Lippmann

Photo via: Deborah Lippmann

6. Tan

Get the perfect day of tan with an all natural tanning solution. Try self-tanning products from Vita Liberta (6.50$ - 54$) or tanning towelettes from Kate Sommerville (45$ - 48$), Dr. Dennis Gross (18$ - 65$) or Tarte (9$ - 21$). Remember to read the directions carefully and never try a new tanning system the day of your event. Do a trial run at your bachelorette to adjust the color for your special day.

Go-to productBrazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes, 9$ - 21$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

7. Texture

Use a volumizing mousse to give texture to your hair to style your look from engagement to bachelorette, wedding day to honeymoon get glamorous boho waves, sleek elegant buns, a chic up-do style or fun-night out pony for effortless volume with all-day hold. 

Go-to product: Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse, 22$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

8. Hair Fragrance

Give your locks a boost with a fresh decadent scent from an all natural, chemical-free hair fragrance like Show Beauty packed with lush scents, essential vitamins and minerals, it fights free radicals and color fade, while an infusion of jojoba oil that enhances shine and restores hair’s natural strength and beauty for gorgeous glamorous hair on your day. 

Go-to product: Show Beauty Decadent Hair Fragrance, 100$

 Photo via: Show Beauty Hair Care

Photo via: Show Beauty Hair Care

Everyday Glamour: 9 Chic Ways To Be Glamorous On The Go

Look glamorous on the go with these chic tips that will give you an effortless glam perfect for taking you from day to night with simple neutrals and quick sophisticated styles that will give you a glamorous look everyday.

1. Red Lip

A bold red lip is the perfect way to look glamorous on the go that will transition from day to night. Stick with a matte shade and a clear lip liner to keep your look chic and sleek throughout the day. 

Go-to lipstick: Bite Beauty Rouge Créme Lipstick

 Photo via: W Magazine

Photo via: W Magazine

2. Messy Hair

Even without makeup or jewelry, the perfect messy do can give you the perfect effortless glamour. From messy ponys, topknots, braids or waves strike the perfect balance in your look with a style that will make you look flawless every time. 

Go-to hair products: Show Beauty Working Texture Spray, 50$

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

3. Leather Jacket

Round out your look with a great leather jacket whether keeping it casual or going chic, a leather jacket will give instant glamour to your look with a chic easy style, that will also keep you warm on cooler days.

Go-to leather jacket: Burberry Quilted Leather Jacket, 3,595.00$

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

4. Black Bag

Take your go to black bag on the go from larger carriers to smaller over the shoulder chain bags with your basic essentials to keep you prepared on  the go with a simple elegance that will make heads turn everywhere you go.

Go-to black bag: Céline Black Luggage Leather Tote, 3600.00$

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

5. Manicure

Well manicured nails will give you a clean chic look that will give you a professional edge and polished style on the go. Go with a bold bright color or chic elegant neutral for the perfect way to round out your look. Weather your between polish or your next mani appointment, be sure to keep your cuticles trimmed and moisturized. 

Go-to nail color: Red

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

6. Bold Eyeliner

Give your look a quick glammed style with sharp winged eyeliner that for a sleek elegant style that will stay all day while you make your way through your day. 

Go-to eyeliner: Gabriel Cosmetics Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner, 13$

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

7. Statement Accessory

From statement rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces, hair clip or headband, make a statement in the perfect stand out piece that will will make even simple outfits look effortless chic.

Go-to headband: Carat & Roses Zoe Rose Quartz Beaded Headband, 55$

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

8. Sunglasses

The perfect pair of shades is a chic and easy way to give a simple look a glamorous edge. Whether you go with a bold color, style or shape you're sure to stand out in all the right ways with the perfect accent shades.

Go-to sunglasses: Ray Ban Original Black Wayfarer, 138$ 

 Photo via: Tumblr

Photo via: Tumblr

9. All Over Neutral

Look glam on the go with an all over neutral that will give you an effortless chic sophisticated look perfect for conquering your day. Keep with a softer palette of neutrals and avoid loud all over color. 

Go-to neutrals: White lace top, white denim.

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Photo via: Tumblr

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Touch of Gold: 6 Gold Beauty Tools You Have to Have

Nothing adds a touch of glam more than gilded accessories. Add these glimmering beauty tools as a part of your beauty routine perfect on the go for a chic update on your beauty accessories. 

1. Comb

From office to gym and everywhere in between this gold comb is pretty and refined in a clean, cool way with a fresh interpretation of a classic wide-toothed style. 

Aerin Large Gold Comb, 40$ 

 Photo via: Aerin

Photo via: Aerin

2. Bobby Pins

A chic gold bobby pin is the perfect hair accessory to add gorgeous gold tones to any style available in yellow, white or rose gold.

H&M 30-pack, 3.95$

 Photo via: Grace Lee Designs 

Photo via: Grace Lee Designs 

3. Eyelash Curler

Touch up lashes with this gilded eye lash curler perfect for travel, play or day. 

Sephora Eyelash Curler, 17$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

4. Tweezers

Get these studio collection tweezers for precise, painless hair removal. 

Tweezerman Ultra Precision Slant Tweezers, 35$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

5. Nail Scissors

Beautifully trim cuticles with these gold plated nail scissors perfect on the go for a sleek clean look.

Zamberg Nail Scissors, 16.95$

 Photo via: Zamberg

Photo via: Zamberg

6. Travel Brush

Travel in style or on the go with this chic light weight hair brush to touch up tresses on the run.

Aerin Travel Gold Hairbrush, 75$

 Photo via: Aerin

Photo via: Aerin

A Lesson in Pink: Rose Trends off the Fashion Week Runway

We're taking pink off the runway and into our street style with flouncing skirts, edgy gold hardware, sheer panels, lace and black perfect for taking this blush pink trend into Spring 2014!

1. Balmain

 Balmain Runway Spring 2014

Balmain Runway Spring 2014

From hounds tooth to knits, flouncing skirts, sheer lace, gold hardware, lounge pants and checkered patterns, Balmain offered us a chic grown up take on this light hued shade full of gold accents, leather and soft knits. Mix and match with leather jackets, torn denim, leggings and wide brimmed hats to take you into spring wear with a gentle yet tough twist. 

2. Alexander Wang

 Alexander Wang Runway Spring 2014

Alexander Wang Runway Spring 2014

Alexander Wang gave us a sporty edgy feel with blush accents that pull together printed patterns and solid statements that leave us wanting more of this sportswear inspired collection. With sharp high collars, pleated skirts, angled tops, gloves and multitasking bags, this modern approach to athletic wear from day to night is the perfect balance of spring hues and sporty sensibility.

3. Burberry Prorsum

 Burberry Prorsum Runway Spring 2014

Burberry Prorsum Runway Spring 2014

We can't get enough of Burberry's fresh take on this garden perfect collection reminiscent of tea parties, macarons and MoëtFrom jackets, pencil skirts, sheer blouses, day dresses and chic pretty clutches, spring is in full bloom with decadent delicate pieces full of fresh lace, gold hardware, sheer sensibility and elegant twists that will take you from New York to Cannes with its simple yet indulgent street wear style. 

4. Balenciaga

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Balenciaga is leaving us with little understanding that they will not compromise when it comes to making a statement to remember. Whether your going from the tennis court, an elegant cocktail party or dressing up a dinner date, high waisted pants, off the shoulder dresses, sharp edges of black and mid-drift crop tops will add that much need touch of glam with floral inspired patterns, hints of summer nights with sheer panels and memories of the Louvre, we're head over heals for this gently pink hued collection. 

5. Dior

 Dior Runway Spring 2014

Dior Runway Spring 2014

A collection inspired by an art collectors dream, Dior gave us a no holds barred sensibility that pink means anything but mature vibrant youthfulness full of sleek pleated skirts, blushing pink shades and a grown up elegance full of black edged accents and metallic touches that give the impression of opera's, chic afternoon tea and nights full of gala dinners, charity balls and a star filled nights on a yacht. 

6. Isabel Marant

 Isabel Marant Runway Spring 2014

Isabel Marant Runway Spring 2014

This fresh blush collection brings together edgy sensibility with perfectly pink hued, ruffled skirts, cropped pants, flouncing tops, dresses and day shorts, Isabel Marant is giving us the strong girl that want's to take back pink. Style it with white denim, satchel bags, long trenches and wedge shoes for a grunge, chic take on  delicate pink. 

Our New Years Resolution: Radiant Orchid

Celebrate all through the year and dip into Pantone's color of the year with these 5 beauty finds!

1. Nail Color

Rock Pantone's color of the year in this perfect fuchsia creme Deborah Lippmann nail color.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Color, 17$

 Photo via: Deborah Lippmann

Photo via: Deborah Lippmann

2. Lip Gloss

Nothing chases away the polar vortex winter blues like a bold lip like this stunning lip gloss from Bite Beauty.

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss, 22$

 Photo via: Sephora

Photo via: Sephora

3. Breath Mint

Stay refreshed and positively delightful on-the-go with Hello Products breath mint spray. 

Hello Pink Grapefruit Breath Spray, 3.89$

 Photo via: Hello Products

Photo via: Hello Products

4. Cheek Stain

Give color to your winter look with Josie Maran Cosmetics Lip & Cheek marker perfect for warming up your glow. 

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain, 19$

 Photo via: EOnline

Photo via: EOnline

5. Bath Bombs

Nothing says relax like a Lush Cosmetics bath bomb like this gorgeous gold-dusted apple cinnamon bomb.

Lush Bath Bomb Phoenix Rising, 6.95$

 Photo Via: Lush

Photo Via: Lush