Hat Milliner- Iva Ksenevich

Fabulous, fanciful and flamboyant Fascinators…just like the muse of a hat milliner, Isabella Blow, the late British fashion editor.  I learned of another talented hat-maker from my FIT classmate, Zlata. Her twin sister, Iva, designs fancy fascinators in London. Fascinators are worn at British formal occasions like that of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.  I was so captivated when I viewed Iva’s website.  You have to check it out at:www.ivaksenevich.com.  I have some photos below:

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Collage of the Month: Sakura

Cherry Blossom Mood Board

My collage is entitled “Sakura,” the flowering cherry tree–the living and enduring symbol of friendship. Its blossoms are so delicate, graceful and lovely with diverse colors and shapes. I grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C. and did not miss seeing the blossoms each spring. I was always in wonderment and awe as I walked along the Tidal Basin admiring the fragile, dainty flowers that last just a few weeks before gently fluttering to the ground. Its colors are so vast and range from nearly pure white, tinged with the palest pink to vibrant lavender and striking magenta. This year’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held over three weeks from March 20th through April 12th. You must visit this great springtime celebration and experience the blossom’s beauty, grace and elegance.

Winter Love

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Shopping VSZ and stopped for a yummy cupcake at Georgetown in Soho! Here’s my “Winter Love” outfit– Scarf: Topshop Jacket: Miss Sixty Shoes: Aldo and Hat: Forever 21

Bring On Winter!

Baby, it’s cold outside! Here are super chic outfits and accessories for winter. You don’t have to give up your fashion style in New York when you’re wearing those bulky jackets or coats. You can still be stylish and sophisticated. Below is a slide view of classy, posh photos from the fashion media:

 

 

Pineapple Express

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I’m not talking about the weather phenomenon of strong winds, extreme storms and flooding from the Hawaiian Islands … I’m talking about my favorite fruit inspired and influenced by my family from Hawaii and California. So when I found this cute pineapple shoulder bag online from Nasty Gal magazine — http://www.nastygal.com for $35, I just had to have it! Check out this online shopping store…you’ll not only find funky cool stuff, but they also have very trendy clothes!

Trick or Treat

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#TBT I’m the manic skeleton rockstar last year when I walked the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Beware my zombie, vampire, banshee ghouls and goblins…find me if you can — and follow me in this year’s parade. I may be dressed as Macbeth’s witch!  “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

Silhouette

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After waiting over six years, I finally had the chance to meet my idol, Christian Siriano…”Project Runway” 2008 Season 4 youngest-ever winner. He has been my inspiration!

This month, Siriano launched a new women’s perfume, “Silhouette”, at his NY Fashion Week pop-up boutique in Meatpacking. Amidst all the guests and staff, champagne was passed around and, of course, I enjoyed my sparkling water while they snapped silhouette photos of me in humorous and fun ways. Siriano and I struck up a conversation about his collection and perfume and I was doing my best to be calm, composed and graceful while my knees and hands quivered. All the while, he was welcoming, friendly and engaging. He told me his inspiration for the unusual shape of the “Silhouette” bottle was the twisted, pleated gown throughout his collection.

“Fragrance is an item that lasts a really long time, and I wanted it to be something that was signature to my brand and my world that could last 50 years,” …“We’re about dressing all types of women, and I wanted the fragrance to feel the same way. Even down to the name, Silhouette, we wanted it to feel like it could be for every woman—she can be any size, any age, any shape, and it’s all about celebrating the silhouette of a woman.” –Christian Siriano–

TGIF

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I got to spend my day walking to the Highline this nice chilly afternoon. Sunset was gorgeous!

My outfit today–

Sweater: Aritzia
Jeans: Urban Oufitters *high-waisted*
Boots: Steve Madden (SOHO) — Students get a great discount
Scarf: Trash and Vaudeville
Bag: Urban Outfitters

Fall is around the corner. I’m really looking forward to shopping for the next season!