February 28, 2015

#NYFW - Street Style at Lincoln Center

Cassandra Bankson, Stacy Igel

Above and below, some street style looks I shot outside Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago for the Fall 2015 collections...


February 26, 2015

#NYFW Fall 2015 - MONGOL

Sometimes it’s the show for which you have the least expectation, that impresses you the most. That was the case for the MONGOL Brand fashion show that debuted during New York Fashion Week for the Fall 2015 Collections. Founded by It girl, stylist, designer and entrepreneur Bayarmaa BayarkhuuMONGOL Brand's collection for Fall'15 was "inspired by traditional Mongolian costumes combined with urban casual as well as [an] entrepreneur lifestyle".

Unfamiliar to the brand prior to receiving my invite, I was excited to find that the looks were urban chic (even with an infusion of Mongolian heritage inspiration), the colors were vibrant, and the fabrics... luxurious.

The Details:
Love the sleek hair. Faux-hawk with a braid...

A beautiful contrast of modern metallic and a traditional fur lining.

Curious to see where Bayarmaa Bayarkhuu goes from here!

photo credit: via Zimbio.com

February 22, 2015

Love that look - #NYFW Socks with Shoes Trend, Again


Wearing socks with dressy shoes like pumps or stiletto heeled sandals was another trend I saw last week on New York Fashion Week show-goers. This look was also seen in many street style photos (see below) last year during the shows for Fall 2014. At the time I thought the look was très chic but to be honest, that was probably because the wearer was either a model or in a setting where avant-garde fashion was expected to be seen. For most people, this trend could look more like you left the house half asleep or were in such a rush that you forgot to remove your socks. Either way, not really a great look for the average person in every day life. This season, however, I have to admit the socks with heels look is growing on me and I'm kind of loving it...

photo credit (2 photos above): Lee Oliveira
At the Hanley Mellon FW'15 Presentation last week, I met a show-goer working the trend (feet shown in first photo and full look below). Her look was elegant and refined with a pleated skirt and cardigan/cape. But with her ankle leggings and socks worn with pumps, the outfit was also effortlessly fashion-forward and subtly edgy with the simple detail of socks. I was inspired! :)


So, what do you think? Do you wear socks with pumps or sandals? If not, would you?

February 18, 2015


Clothing for a sophisticated and confident “woman on the go”, the HANLEY MELLON Fall/Winter 2015 collection focused on separates. The pieces were designed to be worn on their own or layered and combined with other pieces to enable a versatile and “full seasonal wardrobe”. The collection featured luxurious fabrics such as silk charmeuse and cashmere knits in rich colors of mustard, cabernet, toast, emerald and a very refined shade of blue called “blue moon”. 

Launched in Fall 2014, HANLEY MELLON debuted their second New York Fashion Week Presentation against a backdrop of fog rolling in over the docks of a passenger shipping company in reference to the migration of people through Antwerp to New York via the Red Line Shipping company in the 1800's. For this collection (#Antwerp Collection), husband and wife co-founders and creative team Nicole Hanley Mellon and Matthew Mellon “explored the theme of journeys, both physical and intellectual”. 

Co-founder Nicole Hanley Mellon being interviewed during the presentation.

Below are my favorite looks from the HANLEY MELLON FW'15 collection.

February 16, 2015

#NYFW Essential: The Scarf

Scarves have been a prominent street style accessory this Fashion Week in New York. And as cold as it has been the past few days, a scarf is as much of a necessity as it can be a très chic touch to a bundled up look. Of course I saw many a show-goer walking (sometimes prancing) around who seemed to defy laws of nature by not wearing a coat or exposing enough skin that you would predict instant hypothermia... But, for the rest of us, a scarf was, and is, an integral part of our look in the streets of nyc.

Photo above via WWD.com

I basically have 2 scarves that I wear on repeat. Kind of boring, I know. So this unusual cold spell we've been having is inspiring me to stock up. Love these from Nordstrom below, and the best part is that they're on Sale!

February 9, 2015

Obsession of the Week - What I want for Valentines...


So this is my obsession this week. And this is what tops my Valentine's Day wish list. In fact, it is the only item on my own list...

A few months ago my Obsession of the Week was the Va Va Voom 1973 shoulder bag, another bag of the Valentino Rockstud 1973 collection. I didn't buy that bag, and I'm not regretting it because I love this clutch bag even more (if that's possible!). More my style as a clutch, this stunning rainbow colored bag adds sunshine and a smile to any outfit! :)

 Have a great start to your week! #NYFW, here we come!!

February 5, 2015

Valentine's Gifts for Her (or Yourself!)

Whether you're the gift-giver or hopeful recipient, above are some of my Valentine's Day gift picks to consider. They are all at different price points, but still all great gifts to receive or to self-gift :).

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February 3, 2015

18 Faves On Sale Now

Below are some of my favorite clothing and accessory finds on sale and available online now. Whether you're prepping for fashion week, packing for a trip or just trying to supplement your wardrobe; these are all great pieces worth a look (or at least for inspiration if the sale price is above your budget)!

Note: For the jewelry pieces (layered necklace and bracelet), use code: BeMine30 at checkout to receive sale price.

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