Hello readers,

When I first glanced these shoes in Elle magazine I was blown away by how rock and roll yet chic these mesh booties by Jimmy Choo were. I quickly did a search and saw that several high end brands had made some version of the mesh (or caged) bootie heel as well as I have seen ultra fab women stomping down fifth avenue in the pump version. These gorgeous shoes will set you back over $1,000 so I have scoured the internet (this one broke out a little sweat as high end designers did not want this design to be reproduced!) and found you an alternative that costs a mere $54! You welcome! I know your wallet thanks me..

Your fairy Faşhion goddess,

Eva

Mesh Booties

Hello Readers!

It’s been a while since we chose a specific luxury designer item and tried to find it’s match. Fakes should never be an option (and I won’t preach to you all the reasons why when you can google it if you are interested) as there are so many small businesses that create well made pieces that look just as good as the real thing and will cost a fraction of the high end designer. I decided to first choose the Hatbox bag as it has been all over the runways and is a cool unique shape that can dress up any outfit. St. Laurent is made of calfskin ( which I know isn’t vegan friendly) while the Lux De Ville dupe( which I own the glitter purple version of so can attest to its well made and beautiful craftsmanship) is made of vegan leather and has a quilted spider web design..FYI the bag of the Luxe De Ville bag is solid black in the back so if you don’t like the spider web u can flip it to the back and also remove the skull keychain that comes with it.

Enjoy,

Eva

Hatbox Bags

 

by Matthew Turriarone

All summer we have been bombarded with Insta-bait photo pop ups that either disappointed or just didn’t deliver what they promised.

The latest pop up, Candytopia, however is restoring our faith in photo pop ups! Candytopia is fully interactive with candy samples along the way as well as one of the best photo ops we have seen with 12 rooms containing larger than life art installations.

We asked for a sneak peek for our readers so these images are from their LA launch. The event launches August 15th but you can purchase tickets here!

Deets
Candytopia will open at Penn Plaza (145 W 32nd St.) on August 15, 2018.

Tickets

Price: $34 for adults

https://www.showclix.com/event/candytopiaNYC

These three trends will take you through the entire fall season.

by Yvette E

PLAID

Both women and men share this stylish print. The difference is we see it in jackets and not just bottoms. The hues are more lighter here with hints of bright colors like yellow and pastels like lavender.

90’s redux

We are not talking full on track suits but these three items can make you look fashionable without dating yourself (especially if you saw clueless when it came out).

1. Anorak – find one with patches for a updated look or neon hues.

2. Bucket hat – another trend that has cross genders, adding a simple one in a neutral hue is best.

3. Oversized sneakers

High top sneakers are back! Look for hues in basic neutrals with color highlights for that 90’s feel.

HIKING BOOTS

I am so obsessed with sorel right now and so should you. Their hiking boots are extremely stylish but more fund friendly brands include Steve Madden, and Vince Camuto.

As always if you try any of these styles #tfgmfw and you could be featured on our instagram.

Happy Monday 💋

Summer is not over yet! And even though beaches in NY close after labor day weekend, some of us have access to beaches all year long. On a recent twitter conversation, some women were looking for a modest swimsuit. We heard the cries and we give you an alternative to a burkini, the swim dress.

Okay, the swim dress was once plus size fanfare but it has trickled up to all sizes. The styles still varies with backless features, stripy accents and the occasional sheer panels.

We love this yesstyle.com one because the netting feature looks so goth and has total bust coverage.

Want a longer silhouette? Free country’s swim dress grazes the knee.

So no need to run to Amazon for a Muslim swimsuit. Sears will do just fine.

Happy Friyay and enjoy the beach as much as you can…

Yvette 💋

We see those fanny packs everywhere but with a new name and way to wear them; they are back in fashion. Here’s why.

by Yvette E.

So the bum bag keeps coming back season after season. We wondered about the obession behind these little bags that make things so accessible.

Origins of bags on belts
Bags attached to belts have been in use since antiquity in many cultures. One origin was the Native American buffalo pouch which was used instead of sewing pockets into clothing. Buffalo pouches may also be worn on the wrist or carried on the front of the chest via a neck strap or lanyard (via wikipedia). In fact the first belt bag dates back 5,000 years.

Want more info, check out the Men health article here.

So here are 3 reasons it’s back in style..

Security

Just has the bag originally was for tourist to keep important articles safe, we need the same feature in our bags today. Even though homicides have decreased, theft of every kind have increased. The hard to open bum bag with its circular zipper, makes it easy to notice if someone opens it other than you. Not to mention its close proximity to your body.

Unisex

Men and women have always worn this bag so the new gender fluency atomosphere most likely played a role. Beside tote bags, no other bag has this option. To further separate the sexes, men and women have taken wearing them differently. Men prefer backpack style (wearing on the back) while women prefer crossbody style (nestled under the breast).

Versatility

I do not mean the look but the style. The design of the bag is so simple, it can be rendered into any look and feel by just changing the fabric. This means designers can easily incorporate the bum bag into any season by switch fabric.

Even though the design of the bum bag has been around for thousands of years, it’s initial resurgence in the 90s remains unexplained.

Happy Monday, 💋

#tfgbb to all your bum bag picks to be featured on our instagram page.

This fall instead of reaching for jeans, try these pant trends instead.

Tailored Sweat pants

Adidas made these popular but other brands have come to love them. Look for patchwork and floral prints for a 2018 update.

Plaid Skinny pants

Bring out your inner rocker with these pants. Here they are paired with a leather jacket but it can also go with a jean jacket.

Leggings

Brands like Louis Vuitton have added leggings to their menswear line and we approve. Pair with shorts and a sweater for a more paired down look.

As always if you try any of these looks #tfgmff and you could be featured on our Instagram page.

Happy Friyay

Y 💋

We are approaching August and so time to thing about how to spruce up fall neutral outfits. We choose 3 makeup trends for the daring and as always, tag us in your instagram #tfgmkup if you try these looks and get featured on our page.

GLITTER EYES

Okay, this look goes beyond just adding shimmering eyeshadow to lids. Invest in fine glitter if you are of darker skin tone and more thicker if you are lighter. Crystals also count!

via WWD

ASYMMETRICAL

This look was so drastic we had to include it. Pat McGrath did this look for Yohji Yamamoto. To do this at home, think different eyeshadows, colored mascara on 1 eye or 1 colored eyebrow. The sky is the limit but it is sure to be a icebreaker.

via Harper Bazaar (pinterest)

TWO TONE LIPS

We love this look because the color choices are are sent by you. The point is to choose a lighter or contrasting color in the middle and a darker hue on the outer edges.

Happy Monday

Yvette 💋

Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion no no but wearing the color past fall into winter is like wearing camouflage in the snow. So here are some tips to rock a trend that may be on its was to becoming a wardrobe staple.

Tip # 1

Never wear All White

As we said, snow camouflage is not a thing. Break up that white outfit with cream hues and add some texture with a sweater.

Tip #2

Add a pop of color

Your bag and other accessory should pop. The statement of a bright bag during the darker hues of fall stand out while a white bag gets lost.

Tip #3

Play with Silhouettes

Pairing billowing styles with clean lines, adds dimension to your outfit. Stick to a neutral palette so the white is still the focus of the outfit. Introduce outerwear like caplets to your closet for extra glam appeal.

Tip #4

Pastels are neutral when wearing white

If color is not your thing (you live in black), try light pastel hues of darker colors like lavender or pink. Yes, get out of your comfort zone but not a shocking as a red bag.

Happy Friyay

(spending this weekend at the beach)

Yvette 💋

By now, we all aware of the various instagram driven photo fun houses popping up nationwide. Some have mostly been a disappointment but we have gotten a sneak peak of this one and it could be the best one to hit the east coast.

Candytopia is an outrageously interactive candy wonderland

It first debuted in May in Santa Monica, CA and bills itself has a dream world of sweets. Think Willy Wonka themed fun. Candytopia features more than one dozen unique rooms and larger-than-life interactive art installations inspired by pure, sugary bliss.

Guests are treated to candy samples throughout the entire experience including sours and gummies, chocolate treats, nostalgic favorites, and many sweet surprises.
Candytopia’s first location in Santa Monica drew sold-out crowds during its limited run and amassed a huge following among locals of all ages and A-list celebrities alike including Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Duhamel, Christina Aguilera, James Corden, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff, Alessandra Ambrosio, and more.

The fun launches here on August 15 at Penn Plaza (145 W 32nd St.) and tickets are on sale tomorrow and are $34 for adults.

Happy Hump Day,

Yvette 💋