Fenty by LMVH lands on the web tomorrow while H&M soft launch thier own collaboration.

By Yvette E

Fenty

Are you ready for Fenty, the first brand launched by LMVH since 1987 and the only brand to be headed by an influencer goes on sale via a pop up today in Paris but it will be online (May 28). Paris Vogue has given it rave reviews. The pieces we covet: the oversived raw denim jackets.

The collection is said to be one of cheapest lines of LMVH with prices starting in the hundreds.

Giambattista Valli x H&M

Known for his fluffy tulle dress in candy colors, most news outlets have liken the collection for prom goers everywhere. I think everyone who wants a little lace and tulle in thier life will come.

Prices range from $18 to $649 with a soft launch of clothing and accessories first on May 25.

We love the pearl studded loafers which seem delightfully unisex.

Other collaborations this month was Vineyards x Target with vocation vibe for menswear.

Happy Friyay!💋

Hello again readers,

We had so much fun with men so next up for our Disney bound series I decided to do a look for my fellow curvy and lovely readers! I chose the dastardly and fierce Sea Witch Ursula from The Little Mermaid! I decided to choose a more dressy as well as alternative look as I have only seen Ursula done casual and basic. I had to go with a more fierce look to pay homage to one of my fave villians..enjoy!

Your Fashion Goddess,

Eva Diva

These fashion trends will have you coupling and twinning with your boyfriend or male friends this spring.

By Yvette E

Tie dye

It is back and on trend forbeveryone🤗. This time around it gets a more comaflouge vide with heavy strikes and plenty of white space. This treatment lends a look of brush strokes.

Retro flowers

That 70’s retro floral style is back this spring. Think bright shades on a dark background.

Stripes

Even though not in the same direction, this trend gets a nod because of it’s similarities to each other while still looking different. While men have 1 hue mixed with a white background, women have thicker blocks of color.

As always if you try these looks, tag us on your image to be featured on our Instagram page!!

Happy Easter!!💋🐰🐇

Companies trust their CEOs too much, having access to every point of the business but when is it too much?

The retail and fashion industry have been in shambles since 2000 reared its head and millenials became the most dominant shoppers.

To be fair, the problems are not with the changing consumer, its with the companies themselves.

Roberto Cavalli and Charolette Russe both closed this weekend but Roberto Cavalli was the biggest surprise because it was unexpected.

Roberto Cavalli’s rash decision to close all US stores and give only a week’s paycheck to his 93 employees says he knew little about what was happening in his own company and in fact relied on another to pull profit where he was just the face and designer (did he or was the clothes manufactured?).

And the corporate branch knew March 22 while employees were taken by surprise and escorted out by security!!

This is problem facing the fashion industry, too many collections based on too many trends…Do you need those 7 collections a year..or just 1 collection that spands all 2 seasons (basically cold and hot).

So why did he fail? Why is Gucci and Fendi the only Italian brands not fazed?

Cavalli only owns 10% of his namesake brand meaning he had little say in its direction. In 2015, he sold 90% to a private equity firm a mistake we see often…Toys R Us, Radio Shack and so many companies are using them as investors but as soon as the profit sinks, they are quick to file for bankruptcy.

Secondly, Cavalli was no longer designing…he resigned 4 years ago…and Peter Dunas took over for 19 months and then Paul Surridge…who resigned a week before the brand collapsed.

How could you sell your namesake brand and then someone else design for it? No wonder the pieces became so gaudy and unoriginal.

If you have any more info on this saga, comment below…

Happy April’s Fool’s day 💋

Sometimes trying to embrace your heritage when living in another culture can have disastrous consequences. This designer is about to show us why.By Yvette EThe colors were bold with hues of goldenrod, fuchsia, turquoise and rich blues. The use of textured fabric also gave a quilt vibe but those were the only highlights of a boxy collection with too many Asian elements.For men, the designer did think “out of the box” but ot seems that some elements should have been left behind.

The boxy suits would have worked without the unnecessary embellishments. The trim on the pant leg seems added as an afterthought.

The Chinese luck badges seem out of place. This collection makes us think the “less is more” mantra of a normcorist may have some truth.

Then we have the Harajuku badges of Japanese fame where there should be pockets.I want that hat though.For women, each piece can be worn separately better than together where it becomes more like a costume then clothes.

The Harajuku badges are misplaces on the chest bringing attention to the an area most women don’t want men to focus on.The pant skirt combo is a great concept and we don’t mind the Chinese embroidery fabric but the skirt with fringe, and a very floral (India) motif is overwhelming.

I liked the designer’s smile but he needs to realize that being Asian Canadian means that you are a part of two worlds and nothing is wrong; pick an identity and your designs will be a true representation of yourself.

Happy Friyay! 💋

The first fashion show of NYFW kicks off inside an hardware store in West Village…so 1990s.

By Yvette E

You don’t get to see much emerging female designers so we were thrilled to arrive at an East Village hardware store to see Ahmel.

The designer was at once adventurous but with an destination in mine. Of course, when she played it safe using conventional tricks of the trade, she fell flat in the way the designs became predictable and somewhat costume. Here is what we loved, hated and wanted to see more.

Loved

Ahmel stated she got her inspiration from hardware and chooses her locations based on it. So we loved the subtle use of hardware throughout the collection. It was strategically placed and was not used in lieu of design.

MIXED MEDIA

Usually when fabrics that are so diverse are added to one design, the results can be costume but here Ahmel pulls it off by combing lux fabrics (brocade) and metallics with faux fur and feathers.

Menswear

Bold colors and brocade are always a risk with menswear but using in classic men staples makes it fresh.

Hated

Conventional materials

If project runway was still airing this designer would of aced the dreaded “Inconventional Challenge”. In this case , the usual tricks of the trade – lace, tulle, sheers and beading – all seemed out of place that going down a dark alley in LA after spending all day at the beach.

More Please

Okay, the menswear was the best part of the show and we wanted more than the metallic shirt looks beyond the looks we featured. We also loved the mixed media and outerwear (is the brocade raincoat for sale yet?).

Ditch all the usually materials we see on every runway and you have a bright future!

Check out all the looks from the first show of fashion week on our Instagram @TFGNYC

Happy Hump Day!💋

Hello again readers,

We are continuing our vday edition with more hearts you can wear all year with shoes. Shoes are my fave place to wear hearts as designs are always so unique, whimsical and such statement pieces! When hearts are out onto shoes there is always more concern and thought put into design and details as there isn’t much space to work on. Some of my fave shoes I own are designs from Valentine’s Day releases. Here are our picks..

The muted purple is gone and in its place is a vibrant orange! Here are 3 tips to rock the color in the new year.

By Yvette E

Next spring, orange will be every where! Here are three tips to wear the color:

MAX

Wear a dress and pair with muted accessories in light browns.

MEDIUM

Pick a shirt, pants or skirt on the color and pair with a dark color so the orange pops. Keep accessories matching. If you are wearing beige shoes, wear a beige handbag.

LOW

Just accessorize with an orange bag or shoes.

For men we have the same concept but for a lower level, add separates that contain a hint of orange or wear socks with ankle pants.

Happy Friyay 💋

Drop the sequin and be yourself! We unlock 3 outfits you can wear to work and to the holiday party afterwards, all without sacrificing your personal style and under $100!

By Yvette E

Every work chirstmas party is usually just you in your work clothes counting drinks as you try not to make a fool of yourself. A recent study says that people dress different for work then in their general lives are less satisfied at work.

So here are 3 outfits you can rock at work and still stand out at the office party!

For the supercasual

(outfit: Charlotte Russe Pants. $39.95, Blazer H&M, 49.99)

If sweatpants and jeans are your life or you only feel like yourself on Casual Friday, this is the outfit for you. A statement tee, sweater or sweatshirt (depending on weather) with sequin pants and a long blazer looks relaxed but festive. Snag the top from your closet!

For the Alternative

(Dress, Dollskill.com, 54.40)

Plaid has made a roaring comeback and in over 20 different patterns! We choose this dress for it’s cinched waist making it perfect to add the studded belt and leather jacket you already have in your closet!

For the romantics

(pastel sweater: storenvy.com, $38)

We love lace but it is not weather friendly so you can wear it past winter but by adding a pastel sweater over your lace dress and adding shimmering tights, you can take it from summer to winter without missing a beat!

Happy monday!