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Rebecca Minkoff Resort Preview

While I am fully aware that resort season is MONTHS away (November is when the collections will be dropping) I’m still too giddy to not share what I saw at the Rebecca Minkoff Resort Preview. Granted, no picture taking was allowed, but I think this calls for me to finally WRITE something worthwhile for this blog and utilize my extensive education in English and writing.

I arrived at the exclusive preview event to a still-working-in-the-corner Rebecca (working on her collection of men’s accessories, Ben Minkoff) and a small group of mingling bloggers. Four mannequins lined the floor to ceiling windows dressed in the new collection, with a garment rack of more designs off to the side adorned with bloggers scoping it out and commenting on their favorite pieces.

The collection is said to be inspired by Rebecca’s favorite vacation destination of Saint Tropez, which was distinguishable in the collection. Bold turquoises, neutral militant greens, nautical themes, flowing hemlines, and minimal structure were all represented. Blogger favorites included femme moto jackets of either laser cut suede or white lace with contrasting zippers and asymmetrical hemmed maxi dresses. My personal favorites? A monochromatic teal ensemble of a lace top, lace shorts, and gorgeous tailored blazer that I cannot WAIT to get my hands on. I also quite enjoyed an abstract printed dress with a triangle cut out in the small of the back. What can I say, I love the subtle sexiness of random bare skin.

Next, on to what Rebecca Minkoff is known for, the handbags. The new collection held a piece for every trend and style; Navajo/native, nautical, classic leathers, vintage inspired muted tones, vintage inspired pastels, punk leopard and leathers, black rocker studs and bondage…you’ve got a style, they’ve got a bag for you! Of course, most of the bags come in the coveted Morning After Bag or Morning After Clutch, as well as wallets and strappy shoulder bags. Obviously, I’m craving everything black, leather, and studded.

The event also included Bethenny Frankel’s Skinny Girl margaritas and fresh fruit, as well as guided tours through the collection amongst the mingling.

Anyway, be sure to keep an eye out for when the collection drops, I know I’ll be sharing more with you!

Cynthia Vincent

On one humid NYC spring day, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent hosted their Summer launch at their SoHo flagship store. With the help of blogger Saucy Glossie and her avid readers and other NYC bloggers,the night and event was a great success.

Pictured with Saucy Glossie, Yanil of The New Yorker Style, and Stephanie of Kitschy.Tumblr.com

Wearing a dress from Target with shoes from Bakers. I had also been wearing my favored cream blazer from Forever 21, but the spring humidity deemed it unfit to keep on all day/evening.

I played dress up for a bit, in some great pieces from the Cynthia Vincent new collection, as seen below. I was definitely channeling my inner angelic side with these soft muted colors.

The pink dress was handed to me, told it’d look great on me and I must agree. It draped perfectly overly my self proclaimed awkwardly proportioned body. Though I love it, I think I’ll be heading back for the sheer blouse first; the asymmetrical hem is so on par with the current trends and would go well over a bolder bustier for subtle sexiness.

Now, for a few more images from the night:

How AMAZING are these sandals? The color/dye jobs are perfect.

The entire line is full of versatile styles and prints; good for classy day wear as well as boho chic inspired whilst being possible to by punked out or girlified. Or, for lack of better words, perfect for my wardrobe.  If any of that makes sense.

Anyway, be sure to check out the site here, or if you’re in NYC pop on by to their SoHo location at 253 Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince.

Also, here are a few images I scanned from their lookbook!

Hope you enjoyed the post and don’t forget to check out my giveaway here!!

Satya Jewelry

As previously stated, Thursday I was invited to the Satya Jewelry Blogger event with the New York Fashion Bloggers. I was greeted by the lovely and hospitable Christina and handed some champagne while I perused the collection.

Satya Jewelry is a great line of yoga inspired and spiritual jewlery as well as stones and other great pieces. The designers are adorable and hip, and their shop is located in a fabulous section of Tribeca on North Moore street.All of their pieces are of high quality; 100% silver, sterling silver, and gold, which makes them moderately priced, but perfect.

Rainbow dress

Qupid pumps

Guess bag

TopShop bracelet

H&M Necklace

I picked up a few pieces for myself as well as some gifts for the notable ladies around me. I’ll post images of those another time, but for now enjoy! and be sure to check out Satya’s site HERE. Or, if you live in NYC they have a few locations, one being right in Grand Central Station!

Nathaniel Paul Holiday 2011

Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to the preview of the Nathaniel Paul Holiday line. It was great to run into friends I haven’t seen in awhile like Tomeka Munroe of Fashion Steele NYC and Avril Lemieux of Alicat Avril Lemieux and Stephanie Lacabra, who had also modeled in Avril’s show with me during NYFW.

Anyway, I finally went out to my first NY Fashion Blogger Meetup event and I must say it was a blast. Nathaniel Paul, who’s website boasts he’s been sewing since he was 5, designs for women of all sizes. His dresses are intricately detailed and flatter every body type, making them uniquely satisfying to a broad spectrum of customers.

As you can see, the gowns and dresses are gorgeous! My favorite is “The Edith” as I love it’s subtly sexy cutout and the draping. I also truly love the backless gowns shown.

Among the beautiful presentation, drinks were served courtsey of Ty-Ku in the forms of Sake and Sujo cocktails. Baked by Melissa cupcakes were passed around, and I completely fell in love with the peanut butter and jelly one!

As for personally, I had come straight from school, so I look like shiza standing next to stunning Tomeka and Janique of HerGoodyBag.com