January Style Files

 

The month of Capricorn

                                                           Stylist: Tameka Foster @tamekafoster    Birthdate:  January 1st   Zodia: Capricorn

                                                         Stylist: Tameka Foster @tamekafoster  Birthdate:  January 1st Zodia: Capricorn

 January ladies! Lets talk Cap-style the characteristics that are totally visible in these girls' wardrobe.

You know you're a Capricorn if in your closet is...

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1.Work Clothes

Cap's are workaholics they have a designated wardrobe for work. Whatever field, they have invested in some stylish outfits that are appropriate for clients, office positions and off-site meetings. 

2. Practical pieces

A cap is always prepared, wardrobe-wise, for anything that might come your way. You've likely got flats, a lightweight cardigan and a simple, well-tailored dress. These are those basic just in case items. 

5. Preppy Looks

The Capricorn woman loves gold jewelry, neutral tweed, or classic suits and button up shirts. She always looks highly successful, or like she come from old money. 

6. Vintage pieces

Your sign like old pieces and browsing antiques. Finding a fabulous old dress or jacket that you've incorporated into your 21st-century wardrobe. You love reinventing looks and making old eras feel current. 

Cap's did we nail it? 

 

 

 

Style Resolutions for 2018

Be a habitual offender

 Marlo Hampton in YSL Nikki Swarovski boot by Saint Laurent 

Marlo Hampton in YSL Nikki Swarovski boot by Saint Laurent 

We didn't have to "Ask Marlo" she showed us. No more of this not repeating outfits because you wore it on the gram two weeks ago. I challenge you to wear your looks as often as you feel and make it great every time.  

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Be about you

Include your "It" factor in all your shopping weather its shopping high, low, or in-between. Make sure that one element that makes your style your own is not missed. 

Be very clear

Never be persuaded by a friend or a sales person into buying things that are not perfect on you and for you... that includes you shape, budget and especially YOUR style. 

Be realistic

How many times are you really going to wear those 3,000. Givenchy boots before the upgraded version comes out. Be conscious of trends and buy looks that will last. Stay in the game by buying high and selling low.  You are never going to recover what you paid but, if you flick-it up for social and sell fast-you can get closer to that amount than if you wait a whole season.

 Thank me Later. 

Be a vibe

Create a playlist that doubles as theme music. Make sure it matches your style and the vibe that you want to give off. Play this when you are getting dressed, on the way to work and when you are using through midtown in those shoes that hurt your feet LOL !! ... etc. Watch how your confidence elevates and your moo shifts.

Have a Happy New Year! Bring it in with STYLE

 

xoxo

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The Luxury Hack

The Business of Consignment with Heather Jones Of @TSCD_

  Heather Jones at Trunk Show Designer Consignment in Harlem

Heather Jones at Trunk Show Designer Consignment in Harlem

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I recently stopped into Heather's consignment shop and tried on a pair of track pants, I asked her what she thought. She replied "Those are 'sneaky'!!!" LOL I said "sneaky???' LOL!  she says “My favorite fashion word is "sneaky" lol. It’s like when you try on something and you didn’t think it would be sexy; but then it hugs those curves. That’s sneaky! We love a sneaky piece at TSDC!”

 

STYLE: Ok, we need to be shopping for more of these pieces LOL! What are some of your favorites this season?

HJ: Men's cute skinny track pants. Fear Of God has amazing ones. High waisted vintage denim by GRL FRND & Levi as well as the 'Boxy' blazer. 

 

STYLE: Thanks so much for that list "H". Tell us about your fashion experience and what lead you to the business of consignment.

HJ: I have a degree in Fashion Marketing & Merchandising. I've worked in a number of different facades of the fashion industry ranging from model booking to business consulting. I am a fashion stylist as well. I work with personal clients as well celebrities. I have also been assisting clients in selling their high-end goods for about 7 years. I have owned my boutique for just 5.

STYLE: We think consignment is one of the best luxury shopping hacks. However, it used to have a negative connotation. People would shop discretely because of the stigma of shopping for used items. What do you think has changed?

HJ: Yes, it has changed considerably. I think with the surge of off-price department stores, websites like Guilt, helped consignment become more accepted. Also, the fact that fashion is ever-evolving and finding the means of affording those wardrobe upgrades. Consignment is a vessel for many fashion enthusiast. Therefore it is no longer taboo. Besides, not all consignment merchandise is used. Some things are new, out of season pieces that were missed the first time around. A lot of limited editions and sample pieces make their way into our market. Pieces that may no longer available at retail. Consumers have become more savy making full use of consigning creating additional income by selling their unwanted items on consignment. This surplus cash can be used to invest in wardrobe upgrades and other expenses. I think luxury consumers these days really appreciate that aspect of the consignment business.

STYLE: What are some tips for new consignment shoppers?

HJ: Each consignment store is very different. As an avid shopper, as well as founder of my own consignment shop, I've come to realized this. You'll find shops that cater to an older demographic, selling more formal and conservative pieces - to shops that deal specifically with eclectic and more costume items. Shops like mine that offer a wide range of merchandise including super high end to mid-tier labels for consumer of every age. It is best to do your research on what type of merchandise each store carries before visiting their location.

STYLE: How do you select the merchandise for your location?

HJ: I truly follow the fashion zeitgeist when buying. I have an extremely diverse clientele ranging from college students to middle aged fashion enthusiasts - both male and female. You can only imagine how difficult it is to appease them all. I have to stay in- tune on product knowledge as well as the ability to forecast trends. I think I've done a great job with that at Trunk Show Designer Consignment. I offer a wide selection of merchandise. My item selection ranges from current items sold at luxury retailers; to more novelty or unique pieces that are trendy but, a few years older. I think most of customers appreciate my "eye" and I believe that translates through the hip and trendy vibe of my shop.

STYLE: What made you decide on a physical location rather than online?

HJ: It was not until VERY recently that I adjusted to shopping online. I am more of a hands-on shopper. I enjoy that tangible aspect of making a purchase in an actual store. I like to feel fabrics, check lighting, and simply try things on. Although e-commerce is a really booming business, I think creating an atmosphere for shopping luxury consignment has given me leverage in the industry. I feel the option of an in-store experience is all well appreciated by my customers. Additionally, it has given me the opportunity to actually meet the wonderful people who support me and my business. This is really important for me as an entrepreneur.

STYLE: Describe the TSDC shopping experience.

HJ: We also offer personal shopping services, styling advisement, and closet overhaul services to our clients as additional services under our consignment business. I am super hands on with every aspect of my business. I try handle every single consignment appointment personally, and make an effort to sell every single item myself. It helps me understand people and consumers in general. Everyone has their individual fashion needs. When shopping with me, I really take the time out to understand. I want to be clear on what my customers are looking for and try to fulfill that. Whether its purchasing their first designer handbag, or investing a new pair of fall boots, I try to make sure that every purchase is the perfect fit for the buyer. It's more than just making a sale, its building relationships and creating a "quasi" personal stylist experience. I want clients to know that Trunk Show Designer Consignment has taken time to fulfill their needs.

STYLE: Where do you see your business in the next 3 years?

HJ: I initially started my business in Harlem, I grew up here and I wanted to cater to the fashion void in my community.  As I develop my brand and expertise I feel the demand for my services are growing. I am considering a more showroom style space in another part of NYC. (to-be-determined).  I want to really focus on the online business as it contributes to about 70% of our sales at this current moment. We will be creating a more savvy e-commerce site to accommodate the demand. Our new showroom will focus on the services that we offer -exclusively by appointment.

STYLE: What Luxury Hacks can you offer our readers?

HJ: 1) Wait for the sales, if you can. Almost all designer merchandise goes on sale. However, some items will sell out indefinitely, so learn to decipher what you should wait for and what you should jump on asap.

2) Know what to invest in. With fast fashion, luxury consumers are mixing and matching high-low priced pieces to create an ultra luxe look. I'd say always invest in designer handbags, blazers, coats/jackets, and shoes. You can find great deals on these wardrobe essentials at sample sales or shopping consignment of course. 

3) Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself. This goes back to my previous hack. Some of my customers will try to psych themselves out of investing in a classic silk Prada blouse sold at my shop for $100, for a chiffon version for $40 at H&M that won't survive the fashion cycle beyond the next 2 years. As you begin to build your wardrobe you want to increase  longevity in the pieces that you buy. Look out for amazing silhouettes and fabrics, and don't be afraid to add a little extra cash to your shopping budget to make those things attainable.  Invest in well made designer classics so that they will carry you through the years.

Thank you Heather for chatting with us. Xo!

 

Follow Heather Jones on Instagram @hfashionista

Follow Trunk Show Consignment on Instagram @tsdc_

frontrow Pop-Up in Harlem

Labor Day weekend is the official pre-season.  The start to transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall. Befitting the change in season and the start to Fashion Week, luxury clothing line frontrow popped-up in Harlem. This is their second stop on their BarTour.  A 5 city POP-UP shop series. The LA based brand brought in extremely dope transnational pieces.

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Signature T-shirts with logo's and tag lines like "Phenomenal Woman" and "Private Society" honestly they read more like life hacks than tag lines. Very cool.  They also released their ultra skinny Denim, distressed and boyfriend cut ankle jeans - They all really hug the curves.

 

 Designer in frontrow

Designer in frontrow

 

 

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I absolutely love the core pieces from the line. Consisting of french knit fabrics for hoodies, sweat shirts, sweat pants, dresses and crop tops (which come in reversal-able).

This collection is new and refreshing. We haven't seen these cuts or designs before. As we know frontrow has been known for its luxury...including premium leathers, furs, and silks. This collection had just two leather pieces. The element of luxury is still present in the brand however, the fabrics and price points make the line more attainable and relates to a larger group of shoppers. We chatted with frontrow designer Shateria Moragne-EL about the new collection, she explains "My leathers and furs ... "yea I'll still design those on a custom basis. But, this is the vibe of frontrow. This is our signature. This is what our brand is. If frontrow was a Spice Girl- she would be " Sporty Spice!"  check out the collection online www.frontrowinc.com

                           Designer in frontrow jacket

                          Designer in frontrow jacket

                    Instagram @ishateria and @frontrow_

Fall is Coming

Pre-Season Styles

 Rita Ora via google images 

Rita Ora via google images 

 

Transitional summer pieces and fall starters are essential this time of year.  Layering is key to creating a stylish fresh look. Mixing old and new pieces will give you those Pre-Season killer vibes.  Check out these #StyleApproved easy to layer pieces. 

 

 Rihanna via Google images 

Rihanna via Google images 

Happy Anniversary To Us!!!

In honor of our three year anniversary celebration, we hit Miami Beach and hung out with our friends at Courvoisier and Inque Management. who threw us a sexy intimate dinner at STK south beach. We had an amazing time! We were gifted a personalized bottle of the lux cognac as well as having a signature drink created for us titled "It Girl Splash!" A light and refreshing cocktail with just the right amount of spice and sweet. A perfect combination for a pool side or night life vibe. See footage from our dinner and the ingredients of our Signature cocktail below. 

"It" Girl Splash

VSOP Courvoisier 

Ginger beer 

Mint leave garnish

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Miami looks Day to Night

 Pants: Fendi  www.farfetch.com   Top:Fenty x Puma   www.Jades24.com      clutch: Valentino  www.net-a-porter.com    Watch: Rolex  www.prestigetime.com    earrings: Versace  www.ssense.com    necklace: Versace  www.vestiarecollective.com    shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti  www.orchardmile.com

Pants: Fendi www.farfetch.com

Top:Fenty x Puma  www.Jades24.com   

clutch: Valentino www.net-a-porter.com 

Watch: Rolex www.prestigetime.com 

earrings: Versace www.ssense.com 

necklace: Versace www.vestiarecollective.com 

shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti www.orchardmile.com

 Dress: Balmain   www.farfatched.com   shoes: Saint Laurent  www.thewebsterus.us   bag: Balmain  bracelet: Saint Laurent  earrings: YSL  www.italist.com

Dress: Balmain  www.farfatched.com

shoes: Saint Laurent www.thewebsterus.us

bag: Balmain

bracelet: Saint Laurent

earrings: YSL www.italist.com

Vintage Levi's

 photo credit: google images  - InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield-Brown

photo credit: google images  - InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield-Brown

Levi jeans. An American staple, the first Denim brand created and the love has yet to fade. Standing the test on the ever changing fashion times. The line keeps coming back with new styles , washes and fabrication blends. Even in it's recreation, it's a coveted must have item. As with the distressed denim addiction to snag a perfect Levi is a fashion win for every "It" Girl. Retailers are stocking their shelves with Levi's that have been re-done, creating more unique washing embellishments and to something old making it new all over again. The denim trend has been incorporated in some way during every fashion trend era. These times are no different as millennials become comfortable with classic fits and mom & dad jean styles. Levi is a "Go To" in achieving the look. Hunting through vintage shops and salvation armies? Pillaging through rummage sale hoping to score? Lucky for you, we found selections at Urban Outfitters! But believe me, it was no easy task. After over a week of running store to store, trying on fit after fit, 4 stores in 2 different states, trying on at least 50 jeans, we found 2 great fits with the wash and distressing we loved.

Here are some tips that will help you find the perfect Levi for you!

 photo credit: google images

photo credit: google images

Fit: Located on the back tab of every Levi label is the fit number. Once you know your number, you have 50% of the task complete. As you know, with denim it's all about the fit. The link below will explain. 

 http://www.levistrauss.com/unzipped-blog/2017/01/ticket-perfect-pair-levis-spring-2017-fit-guide/

Wash: The wash-in denim can make or break your look. Choose wisely my friends... (hint: stonewash/ acid is not a fashion fave!)

Price points: Pricing really varies... I have seen ranges from $5.00 at a second hand shop to $200 at a luxury retailer. Base your shopping on your budget! How much do you want to spend on a pair of shorts? That question will be answered differently from someone in LA and someone in NY. But no need to panic! There will always be a way to achieve the perfect denim look within reasonable prices!

Where to buy:

www.freepeople.com

www.shopredone.com

www.urbanoutfitters.com

www.buffaloexchange.com

 

Get the look

Style Watch

Marsha Badger of MarshBar's closet

  shirt:  Zara  skirt:  Top Shop

shirt: Zara
skirt: Top Shop

Marsha a Brooklyn native and freelance journalist has contributed to many fashion and lifestyle outlets such as  EGL, Kontrol Magazine, PYNK Magazine her most recent position was staff writer of Fashion Bomb Daily one of the largest multicultural fashion blogs. In 2013 Marsha created MarshBar's closet  www.marshabarscloset.com a blog that reviews fashion, beauty, gives inspiration as well as celebrity dish. As a community leader and activist she has worked with International LGBT efforts in fundraising and organizing.

"It" Factor

We spotted Marsha on Instagram clad in tribal prints, feminine blouses and pretty heels. Her natural hair style ties her look together. Giving us cultural chic vibes. 'We are here' for a signature look and Marsha has "It". We reached out to Marsha to find out what keeps her consistently progressing in her field and looking so stylish along the way.

StyleOne80: Marsha, What is your "It" factor?

Marsha: My "It" factor is Faith. I am resilient in my belief in God.  Not to sound cliche but I'd be nothing without His guidance and grace.  He has blessed me with so many amazing opportunities and shielded me from others.  I firmly believe that with Him, ALL things are possible.  Because of that, I am able to achieve anything I put my mind to.  The sky is the limit!

  Top:  Go Jane   Skirt:  South Africa   

Top: Go Jane
Skirt: South Africa  

Marsha's "It" items for summer 17

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1- a bold lip!  For color for the upcoming summer season is red!  Something very classic about brown skin and red lips.

2- Shades.  Accessorize with fun eye-wear. You outfit can be plain but a nice pair of specs can give you a fresh look.

3- A confident smile.  That's really all you need.  Clothes are cool, a confident smile will open doors.

 

  Top:  H&M  Pants:  Zara   Sunglasses:  GAP    Shoes:  Shoe Dazzle

Top: H&M
Pants: Zara 
Sunglasses: GAP

Shoes: Shoe Dazzle

We Styled Marsha - Cultural Chic

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Moschino Resort S/S 18

We spotted Celebrity Stylist Miquelle West at the Moschino show in LA last night. The collection showed a Milk Studios in Hollywood. Check out the images and footage from the show.

  Miquelle West, Jeremy Scott, Quincy

Miquelle West, Jeremy Scott, Quincy

  Miquelle West @miquellewest and Quincy @quincy

Miquelle West @miquellewest and Quincy @quincy

  Miquelle WestLazell Shaw @zellswag

Miquelle WestLazell Shaw @zellswag

  Miquelle West and Law Roach @luxurylaw

Miquelle West and Law Roach @luxurylaw

Style Watch S/S 17

We get so many humbling compliments about our Instagram content. We try and make sure we level up as we move forward to continue to entice your creative mind and influence your style. We, like you pull inspiration from so many stylish Instagrammers. We love to watch a trend go from runway and remixed into the wardrobe of taste makers. Her are just a few of our favorites. In no particular order. They are all equally fly for different reasons. See why they are the ones to watch.

 

Zerina Akers- Celebrity Stylist

@zerinaakers

 Zerika style is sooooo bomb. As you can see above - it's all her own. As a celebrity stylist she created amazing head turning looks for the one of the biggest artist in the world. Looks that created trend after trend for the masses.  But, for herself as you can see her personal style is also wild creative. She certainly rocks the trending luxury items however, she does in ways that no one else has. She's refreshing and inspiring. We love watching Zerika. 

Zerika style is sooooo bomb. As you can see above - it's all her own. As a celebrity stylist she created amazing head turning looks for the one of the biggest artist in the world. Looks that created trend after trend for the masses.  But, for herself as you can see her personal style is also wild creative. She certainly rocks the trending luxury items however, she does in ways that no one else has. She's refreshing and inspiring. We love watching Zerika. 

Heather Jones - TSDC OWNER

@hfashionista

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How many ways do we love Heather? LOL! ahhhh way too many. I first noticed Heather's bobbed haircut with super short bangs, wondering how did she ever pull that off? As I got more into her style, I realized it's simply Heather (insert shrugging emoji) - like her TomBoy- carefree vibe fused with understated sex appeal ( points to her stiletto collection). Heather's esthetic is  flawless. She can do no wrong because her style is her very own. 

 

Amirah Richelle - Image Consultant / Creative Director

@amirahrichelle

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Meet Amirah! My vibe mirror. I seriously go to her page to see if my look of the day- feels like her vibe. Seriously chill and effortless. This girl mixes feminine with masculine like no other. I have never asked what brand makes this or that. When there is great style labels are the least of the concern. It's more about how to duplicate the energy the look exudes. Uber Creative. We love it!

 

Chrysty G- Hairstylist at ABC network

@lovelycg

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We love so much about Christina's style. She does it all from Tom Boy Chic, Glam, Casual Street style, etc.  Her versatility does it for me. Always looking like a girl on the move - her Instagram will make you excited to see what look and adventure is up next.

 

Kara Chin  

@chinchillyonstyle

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We love Kara's clean looks. Her style is very sophisticated, not too trendy and not too classic. She offers the perfect balance. She has a great eye for pieces that a person would leave behind because they wouldn't know how to pull the look off. Those are the pieces that Kara slays and we love it. 

 

Dr. Cee

@she_vs_her

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Dr. Cee is not your average professor. Clad in Gucci and red bottoms this stylish IT Engineer looks nothing like any computer geek that I have ever seen. LOL! I love that she shows her hard work and education is the source of her financial success. Dr. Cee is living luxe and working hard with no booking info in her bio. 

 

Shaquanna Willams 

@Shaq_will

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We discovered Shaquanna during her 'Bride Hive' Bridal shower campaign. As social media flocked to her page to find out "who is that girl?" We also fell in love with her amazing style. Effortless and sexy she pulls off a calm and cool vibe in her images. She clearly has a signature style and she definitely has the "It" factor. 

 

Kesha McLeod- Stylist

@keshaMcLeod

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Kesha's Instagram used to be full of images of her work with her athlete and celebrity clients. These days you can see Kesha upfront displaying her greatest talent. Her style and she is  own muse. Every look is a hit as Kesha has so much inspiration and style direction from her years of working in fashion from Europe to NYC. The influences are clear and the execution is dope, 

 

Shateria Monagne-El - Artist/Creative Influencer/ Designer 

@ishateria  

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Shateria recently launched a personal fashion lifestyle blog. www.shateriam.com . Since then she has started a new creative direction. We obviously love Shateria's sense of style. But, now its all about  her highly curated images - effortless street style creative, perfect candids and amazing photography. Those elements make a big difference between a good and great image. 

 

samy jo valentine-Blogger

@samyjovalentine  

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I love seeing her come across my time line. She has so much fun showing off her looks. Dancing and prancing in her high and low fashion. She doesn't take herself too seriously but, her style is definitely serious! 

 

Tasheema Felder-stylist

@tasheema_

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Tasheema is like Bad Boy music in the 90's. That element of hip-hop style and swagger. She dresses like the coolest girl that everyone wants to sit with. #StyleApproved

 

kash styles - image consultant  

@kelseyashley

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Just discovered her Instagram account. I love how she pulls off editorial inspired looks as well as chic dress down - as seen above.  Her page has loads of style inspiration.

 

Ri Miller - women's coat designer  

@riimiller  

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Ri has great style. She is clearly a label lover, however she dosen't allow them to define her style. Her esthetic is very Paris meets NYC. Understated with a bold highlights, creating that "It" factor that we love. 

Athletic Gear + Lingerie

rocking the trend

 

 Image via Mirror magazine

Image via Mirror magazine

We first saw the remix done by Kim K. I must admit I wondered how this look could work on a non-celebrity. After creating a few mood boards- i became so inspired and really get how the look makes sense. We never want to be a full "Tom Girl" and how boring is the girl running errands in gym gear with no intentions on ever working out. LOL! The jig has been up on that vibe. LOL!  so take a look at the looks we created with similar elements.  I hope that you're inspired. :-)

 Top: Off-White  www.net-a-porter.com   Pants: Off-white  www.thewebster.us   shoes: YSL  www.ysl.com   bag: YSL  www.farfetched.com    

Top: Off-White www.net-a-porter.com

Pants: Off-white www.thewebster.us

shoes: YSL www.ysl.com

bag: YSL www.farfetched.com

 

 Jacket: Givenchy  www.net-a-porter.com   Bra:  www.LaPerla.com   Bottom: Valley Girl  www.elle.com   Boots: Yeezy Season 4  www.mytheresa.com   Bag; Givenchy  www.gilt.com

Jacket: Givenchy www.net-a-porter.com

Bra: www.LaPerla.com

Bottom: Valley Girl www.elle.com

Boots: Yeezy Season 4 www.mytheresa.com

Bag; Givenchy www.gilt.com

 Halter:   www.theoutnet.com   Jacket: Off-white  www.stylebop.com   sweats: Philip Lim  www.farfetched.com   Bag: Givenchy  www.fashionphile.com   shoes: Givenchy  www.yoox.com

Halter:  www.theoutnet.com

Jacket: Off-white www.stylebop.com

sweats: Philip Lim www.farfetched.com

Bag: Givenchy www.fashionphile.com

shoes: Givenchy www.yoox.com

 Bodysuit:  La Pearla  www.outnet.com   Track Pants:  Gucci www.modalist.com   Bag: Gucci  www.net-a-aporter.com   Shoes; Gucci  www.orchardmille.com    

Bodysuit:  La Pearla www.outnet.com

Track Pants: Gucci www.modalist.com

Bag: Gucci www.net-a-aporter.com

Shoes; Gucci www.orchardmille.com

 

SweatShirt Obsessed

"Sweatshirts are F***ing important" ~ Kanye West

 Image via Instagram

Image via Instagram

It seems Kanye got it right! Over the last few years my sweatshirt/hoodie collection has seriously grown. Honestly, I don't know what I was wearing before. I mean they are the perfect balance of a sweater and T-shirt but, can be worn year round. I personally prefer the over-sized or at least a size up. If you are looking for that effortless "It" factor and want to try a sweatshirt/hoodie look- check out our inspo looks:

 

 

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1. Sweatshirt: Vetements jeans: Re/Done shoes: Steve Madden bag: Chloe

2. Hoodie/bag/shoes : Gucci shorts: Saint Laurent

3. Sweatshirt/bag: Givenchy stirrup pants: ermanno scervino bag shoes: Louboutin

 

"It" List

Stirrups

 Image via Instagram @ishateria x @ifrontrow 

Image via Instagram @ishateria x @ifrontrow 

This trend is really not so new. Inspired by riding gear; the look has evolved so much over time. I have seen this look reinvented more times than I care to share. LOL ! However, just like all other hot looks - when it comes back, it is never exactly the same. I added this look to our "It" List since designers have taken stirrups from the super casual stirrup leggings to actual RTW. There are nowhigh end versions with upscale quality. Take a look at a few of my favorites. 

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1. Gucci Stirrup Floral Track pants www.brownsfashion.com 2. All in One by Top Shop x Adidas Originals www.topshop.com 3. Nina Ricci houndstooth stirrup trousers www.farfetch.com

VH1's "It" Girl

Sofi Green

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I met Sofi at an event back in 2014. I complimented her look and she obliged - then stated something like...that's what I'm talking about women supporting women. I said "oh yes, I'm totally a girls - girl... no hate LOL !" This was way before we started our blog.  I knew I was going to create a cool platform for women, just didn't know what. However, what I did know from that interaction - is that she was the kind of girl that  I liked ; fast forward 3 years later not only has she extended her title from VH1 host to Reality Show personality, she also has a great single out. We caught up with her to chat about it all.

Hi Sofi, 


Style: How did you get started in the entertainment industry?

Sofi: I wrote a few songs with my cousin, Dominique. What we created caught the attention of these dope producers in Atlanta. I eventually moved there to record a project, shortly after I was offered a deal in NYC - Short version of hard work.

Style: What would you being doing if, you weren't in entertainment?

Sofi:  I think that I would be a great personal trainer/nutritionist.

Sofi: Before being cast on reality TV - what was your opinion of it? Has that changed since becoming a member of LHHNY?


I thought reality TV was simply just shooting and storylines. It's not. It's a lot of time consuming work. We shoot for over 6 months. I also felt that people were crazy for exposing their love lives. LOL! I still think that. However, everything is so exposed now with social media, it's just smart to get paid for it; if you are going to share. 


Style: Can we expect any surprises from you in the new season?

Sofi: You will have to stay tuned. I will be offering up a little more for sure. 


Style: What does being an "It" Girl mean to you?

 

Sofi: Being an "It" Girl to me is  living unapologetic. Relentlessly going after your dreams and smashing your goals. We don't see limits - no glass ceilings. "It" GIRL's have an authentic quality about them that can never be explained, or copied. We are the trailblazers.


Style: What is your "It" factor? 

Sofi: I am soft and feminine...yet fearless.  My style is classic never trendy, therefore I'm always in style. Always myself. 

 

Style: What are you "It" Fashion items for S/S/17? 

 Sofi: I am definitely feeling head scarves and crop tops. I also have an eye on the neutral tone Alaïa suede sandal and a blush toned jacket.

 Credits below

Credits below

 Style: Which Sex & the City girl do you identify with-Samantha, Carrie, Miranda, Charoltte?

Sofi: Carrie, mixed with Sam's independent & career driven nature.

 Style: Who is your Iconic "It" Girl of all time?

 Sofi: J.Lo! She always gives, sexy & feminine looks.

 Jennifer Lopez via Instagram

Jennifer Lopez via Instagram

Style: What advice can you give to aspiring talent wanting to break into the industry. I would say to be strong and get prepared to sacrifice. It is going to require all you have to get yourself out there. It's a daily grind; no one is going to grind for your dreams except you.

   Credits      Sofi Green      Photography: Seth London @sethlondonnyc    Stylist: Shaniqua Jordan @simplicityxstyle     Look 1     Coat: Blood & Honey @blood.honey    Pants: Ronald Van Der Kemp     Top: La Pearla     shoes: Christian Louboutin     Look 2     Coat: Blood and Honey    Top: La Pearla    Pants: Evolution of Baile y    Belt: Gucci     Layout     Jacket: Givenchy    Top: Pretty Little Things    Shoes: Alaia    scarf: Gucci

Credits

Sofi Green

Photography: Seth London @sethlondonnyc

Stylist: Shaniqua Jordan @simplicityxstyle

Look 1

Coat: Blood & Honey @blood.honey

Pants: Ronald Van Der Kemp

Top: La Pearla 

shoes: Christian Louboutin

Look 2

Coat: Blood and Honey

Top: La Pearla

Pants: Evolution of Baile

Belt: Gucci

Layout

Jacket: Givenchy

Top: Pretty Little Things

Shoes: Alaia

scarf: Gucci

Thank you Sofi, It is always a pleasure. 

Readers you can keep up with Sofi on Instagram @imsofigreen.