(courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar )
It has long been believed that fringe and sequin were for special occasions but for Spring that usual night wear makes a daytime debut.
From feathery accents to hair like applications beyond the standard edge, we can see this look on every style:
- Classic – try the all over subtle fringe (as seen in middle above) in tops or bottoms.
- Punk/Rock has been wearing fringe for years so you really do not need my help (😉)
- Romance think boho and go for edge looks like at Versace (left).
- Vintage go for the top metallic fringe with the glammers for a 70s look.
If anyone tries the monster fringe please at me on instagram (@tfgnyc) cuz I just need to see this in #IRL.
Happy hump day,
At Louis Vitton (above) and other designers revealed this more exaggerated cat eye with its elongated lens as the “kitten”. The kitten unlike cat eye is less forgiving with a narrow and short brim between lenses and narrower lenses as well. So here are some varieties we love that are more versatile but remain true to the Kitten shape:
Loving the pair from Asos dubbed “small cat eye” for just $23. The wide rims make it a ease to wear.
Another great pair we found at zerouv with a flat bottom lense and a curved bridge. Great for people with high brides or wider nose while drawing attention away from eye bags. Just 9.99 (assorted colors).
Finally, for just 7.90 we love this pair from Forever21 with blue lens and a graphic design.
Spring is in the air,
With designers taking various stabs at this classic hairdo; we pulled 3 different ponytail looks right off the runway that you would love.
The Classic pony gets a slicker look at Loewe with a smooth pull back to a rather loose pony. The trick…no scrunchies! Tie with a cute ribbon for lady- like charm.
The double pony at Public School brings back the pony holder x 2! Leave some hair loose in the front to switch it up!
The Bungee pony tail is just like the standard pony but folded in half and fastened with bright colored pony holders ( the bungee mentioned). We think this look is for long hair but if you try it with midi hair, DM us on instagram @tfgnyc.
Happy Hump Day
We thought we would never see another fanny pack after we rocked them in high school but they are back with a more sporty look and new way to wear it.
The fanny pack as crossbody? Okay, designers just expanded the band to turn it to a crosdbody but we really thing this could catch on (for small breasted women any way, but we know most designers hate breasts any way).
Here are some tips to expand the length of the straps:
We found the above extender for buckle fanny packs at walmart for just 3.99. Buy two for extra length.
For chain fanny packs we found chain extenders at target for 4.99.
So Rock that fanny pack as a crossbody!
When we think satin, it usually brings to mind ballgowns or bombshells ( like Marilyn Monroe). This Spring channel your own inner bombshell with satin looks from the top designers.
Try these 3 satin looks that we adore right now:
Yep, the dress launched by songstress, Courtney Love, is back with lace detail! Pair with fishnet stockings to vamp it up or add a button down shirt with printed stockings for a babydoll innocent look! (romance, punk, goth)
the pant suit
A more classic way to wear satin, this look can seem pajamas-like if you are not careful. Leave the jacket open and add a cami for a relaxed look or a corset to vamp it up while still looking bedroom chic. (glam)
Try the sleeveless version of this dress and it becomes more versatile.
Happy Hump day,
NicoPanada is doing a capsule collection of its sportswear clothes and we are in love. Prices start at $89 dollars and the dress below is just $119!
The capsule collection only features only 14 pieces which are mostly dresses but the feminine sporty vibe reminiscent of Fenty and Lazy Oaf (a brand known for Sad Girl sayings on basic silhouettes with tulle detail).
The prices of this brand however is the most friendly! Nicopanda was launched in 2015 by fashion idol Nicola Formichetti. The collection is only available in select Macy’s and there are rumours the launch included a makeup line.
The collection launched April 15th and we can not wait to shop!
Let’s end this week with 2 unisex sample sales that we will be adding pictures to Social media as we shop today (Check us out on instagram @tfgnyc).
KENNETH COLE WAREHOUSE
As Kenneth Cole prepares to leave America forever, this will be the last time to get your hands on a piece of his collection and with father’s day right around the corner, the best time to pick up some gifts on time for once.
611 W 50th Street, NY, NY
10am to 7pm, 4/12-4/21
Versace Sample Sale
260 sample sale hosts yet another high-end brand that usually goes to Soffin Haskin. This sale will be at the smaller greene street location but offers house wares as well as scarfs, jewelry and small leather goods.
150 greene Street
10am-8pm, 4/12 to 4/17
It has been a long time that Target did a collaboration and this one is huge. Hunter, mostly know for brightly colored rain boots, collection for target spans shoes, bags and even plus size, men, and kids clothing alongside the more common women wear.
The collection drops April 14, this Saturday and I doubt it will last. Although, this time the collection is only available in select stores so not to repeat the last collaboration with famed Florida designer, Lily Pulitzer.
Price points takes a dip from the orginal brand’s prices starting at $20 dollars and the iconic rain boots drops the $125 price tag to just $40 dollars.
this pouch comes in various colors for $6.00!!
My fave item is the men bag above(first picture, bottom left). I can not find it on the site so comment below if you see it! The bags in general look like the iconic london bags…snag a tote for $35 and a bucket bag (so hot right now) for just $25.
The site says collection launches April 14 but some stores already have it in stock.
Happy Hump day!
I’m having such a fun time taking a trip down the memory lane of the fashion portion of our Tokyo trip and I could go on forever but alas it’s time to move on so I’m compiling the remaining two Fashion brands into this post. I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing about it!
Liz Lisa has so many locations but the two we visited were in Harajuku and were having massive sales!I ended up getting a beautiful soft sweater with bows and two bags while Yvette ended up with a gorgeous faux fur sailor collar coat and tote bag! Liz Lisa was founded in 1999 and was a way for Gyaru style to evolve to a more grown up” look. Their style is feminine, sweet and 1960s all mashed together. Prices are $41-145
Next up is Swankiss which we visited in Shibuya 109. The store had a very pretty floral decorated area for picture taking and the pieces were so detailed and girly! Alas we didn’t purchase anything as we were planning to come back but didn’t get a chance too. I do however own a beautiful faux fur bag made to look like cotton candy from the brand. Saaya Hayashida is the designer behind Swankiss which has a dreamy, ballerina and doll like aesthetic. Prices are $16-180
We wrapped up our trip to Japan just in time for more snow in the Northern US (hopefully the last one).
We covered what to wear between season but what do you wear to a season unlike any of the past?
No wonder that crop sweaters have come down every spring runway!! Here are some tips when April showers turn into April snow storms that kill May flowers:
Get some sexy rain boots
Rain boots can double has snow boots especially when the snow is mostly slush or a few inches. Also, it will not be as cold as winter (even at 39 degrees). Shop outlet retailers like Nordstrom Rack to find great pairs for over 50% off!!
Get a rain trench with style
Trench coats never go out of style!! You may be tempted to just wear your waterproof winter coat but hey, it’s spring..ish. Remember to get one with a hood so you can ditch the umbrella.
Chic nylon bags are better than coated canvas and leather like bags when it comes to standing up to rainy weather!