Introducing the RENETA Collection

First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING fashionistas!

Been a little MIA lately. Here’s a little look at what I have been working on…

I have always been intrigued by the opulence of Indian wear, and have long been deciding to launch a collection of my own. After months of sketching, choosing fabrics, designing embroideries, picking colors, and more, the RENETA collection has finally arrived! The collection is vibrant, flirty, elegant and feminine. I wanted to create a collection that was different from anything that was currently available in the U.S. What makes the RENETA collection stand out is its intricate embroideries and embellishments combined with luxe fabrics and vibrant hues. The collection has a fresh vibe to it with its modern silhouettes and styling. Being a young designer myself, it is clear that the collection has a youthful element to it. I only create pieces that I know that I would love to wear myself. The RENETA collection is perfect for cocktail parties, brides, bridesmaids, weddings, and more! We even do custom order designs to create that special piece just for you!

Here’s a look at some of the pieces:

All the fabulous models and I =)

Slip in to a glamorous RENETA ensemble for your next event out!

For any inquiries, please email us at: info@renetaj.com

xoxo

Reneta J 

Funky Fall Favorites!

This fall is all about  funky trends that I am absolutely loving. When it comes to fashion, I love experimenting, stepping out of the box, and trying new things – it’s all about having fun!

Here are some fab new ways to update your fall closets:

1. Heel-less Platforms

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The heel-less plaform is fun, sexy, edgy, and HOT! I absolutely love it! All thanks to Lady Gaga for making us all go gaga over these shoes. Lady Gaga was audacious enough to first step out in a pair. They may seem impossible to walk in, but I recently invested in a pair myself and they have proven to be quite easy, especially if you are used to strutting around in 5in heels.

Here are some great finds for less:

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Leather Heel-less Peep Toe Platforms – $42

spiked heel-less platforms

Spiked Heel-less Platforms – $68

Lace Up Platform – $195 

2. Studded Pointed Pumps

Rock out this season in pointed pumps covered in studs. The spiked and studded trend isn’t a complete newbie, but it definitely is making a statement this fall. It adds the right amount of edge and fierceness to your look. My favorite is a pair of pointed black pumps with gold studs/spikes all over. They are definitely my go to pair for this fall!

This is the pair I have from Steve Madden and they are on sale now! – $89.98

Studded Pumps with Ankle Straps – $99

Galactic Studded Court Heels – $120

3. Studded Leather Gloves

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I’ve always loved gloves. A few years back I styled gloves with almost all my fall outfits. A little obsessed, I know. But now they’re making a come back with a chic and edgy twist. Once again we are seeing studs take over. Studded leather gloves are the perfect accessory to your fall outfit. Not only do they keep your fingers cozy, but they always vamp up your look. Perhaps bring out our inner Michael Jacksons as well?

Here are some pocket friendly finds:

TOUCH - Studded leather gloves

Touch Studded leather Gloves – $79.99

River Island Black Leather Studded Glove – $48

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Leather All over Studs Glove – $61.57

4. Wedge Sneakers

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I must admit, I’m really not a sneakers kind of gal. Anything with a 5in heel is my best friend. However, I am really liking the revamped sneaker – it’s comfortable and casual, yet stylishly sexy with its hidden wedge heel. This fall is all about comfort combined with chicness, and what better way to update your closet than by adding this piece to it. You can pair these sneakers with skirts, skinny jeans, shorts, leggings and more! The options are endless!

Here are some great finds:

Studded Black Wedge Sneaker – $99.90 

Isa Wedge Sneaker

Isa Wedge Sneaker – $295

Bowie Suede Wedge Sneakers – $195

Update your fall closets now by adding these funky pieces!

xoxo

Reneta J 

From PARIS with LOVE…

From New York, to London, to Milan, and finally to PARIS! Fashion week has been amazing so far, but my heart definitely skipped a beat at the Paris runways. After visiting Paris this summer, I fell in love with the city. The place just screams fashion from every corner – from the streets of Champs Elysees to the Palaces in Versailles.

Paris simply takes fashion to a whole new level and we really get to see true avant-garde pieces.

Here are a few of my favorite to-die-for pieces:

Alexander McQueen

Balmain

Balenciaga

Chanel

Christian Dior

Lanvin

Louis Vuitton

Saint Laurent

All images via: vogue.com

xoxo

Reneta J

DIY GLAM GOLD FLAKE NAILS!

As you all know, I’m a nail polish/nail art addict. I love trying out cool new tricks to get glam nails! Today’s nail-do is super funky yet chic, and i’m a little obsessed. I absolutely love these gold flakes – they spice up your manicure in an instant!

Here’s how you get this glam look:

Click HERE to purchase gold flakes

Try this fab new manicure at home and tell us what you think!

Have a glam filled weekend cuties!

xoxo

Reneta J 

Falling in love with Marchesa’s Indian Inspired Spring 2013 Collection

How do you not fall in love after seeing a Marchesa collection? Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are not only the designer masterminds behind the brand, but they are fabric connoisseurs, embroidery experts, and exquisite drapists as well.

Vibrant colors, intricate embroideries, sari drapery, and gold embellishments best describes how the collection embraced everything India. Last year we saw Karl Lagerfeld adorn the Chanel collection with beautiful Indian jewelry after being inspired by the Indian Maharajas and their elegant jewels. Chapman and Craig’s inspiration came from a slightly different place – the Sixties, when the Beatles turned to the Maharishi as their spiritual guru.

Even the jewelry and purses in the show were completely Indian inspired. Models wore Polki style Indian jewelry and carried beaded Indian Potli style bags. The entire collection was paired with custom brocade or jewel encrusted Christian Louboutin heels.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection:

Absolutely LOVE the intricately embellished churidar style pants!

Jewel-encrusted Christian Louboutin Pointed Pumps

Love the Indian Polki jewelry

Model carrying a Potli Style bag

2 Piece Indian Lengha style ensemble

Love the peek-a-boo use of lace on this draped sari look

All images via: http://www.vogue.com

xoxo

Reneta J

NYFW Spring 2013 Trend Spotting!

As we prepare ourselves for the onset of fall furs and peacoats, New York Fashion Week has already started gearing us towards Spring 2013. The runways proved to be nothing short of amazing, and there were some definite trends making major headlines. Here’s a look at some of my favorite Spring trends that are a must have for next season! Take some notes ladies, and start vamping up your spring closets from now to get yourself ahead of the game!

1. Spring 2013 Color Palette:

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love, love, LOVE the clever use of color by DVF. Miss Furstenberg is a true fashion genius!

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Absolutely love the juxtaposition of bold hues with neutral shades as it provides for a harmonious combination. The Spring 2013 color palette has a little something for everyone. The runways were filled with vibrancy and versatile looks created by fabulous color combinations.

2. Patriotic Colors and Combos:

Red, White, and Blue were all over the Spring runways. Whether these hues solely graced the runway, or whether they were combined, the trio of colors was pure perfection. I absolutely love this bold and chic amalgamation of colors.

3. STRIPES

From skinny, to wide, to geometric and MORE! Stripes were everywhere to be seen for Spring 2013. I especially love it on the Tommy Hilfiger sleek one piece swimsuit. The stripes trend gives a sense of imprisonment behind bars with a chic fashion twist!

4. PRINTS GALORE:

Floral and Digital prints were huge on the Spring runways. These sundry prints were bright and bold. Rodarte’s use of prints was especially appetizing as multiple vibrant prints were used to create a powerful ensemble.

5. Slouchy Chic

Wide-legged pants, harem pants, and loose caftans were spotted in various designer collections. DVF’s take on this slouchy chic trend was the best of the lot. Her use of color and detailing completely updated these 70s silhouettes with a modern twist.

6. Romantic Lace

 Lace is back ladies! Whether it was black lace or colored, the looks were both romantic and edgy. Designers sparingly worked lace in to their pieces in order to spice up their looks. Jason Wu’s lace insets were particularly eye-catching and sexy!

7. Gladiator Inspired Shoes:

All I can say is HOT, and I WANT THEM NOW! Absolutely love the return of gladiator style shoes. These knee grazing pieces are edgy, dramatic, and daring, and they completely transform your look. Make sure to get your hands on a pair before next Spring!

8. Pointed Pumps:

The pointer the hotter! The pointed pump trend has started to pick up again for Fall, and now we’re are seeing it for Spring as well. The sharper the point, the more elongated and slender your legs look. Designers have now revamped the pointed pump by adding ankle straps, contrasting colored tips, and fancy detailing for an edgier appeal. LOVE!

Start working some of these trends in to your looks now!

Which trend is your favorite?

xoxo

Reneta J 

French Manicures with a Twist!

This fall, update the traditional white tip french manicure by having a little fun with color! Mix and match bold hues for an ultra cool new look.

I decided to go with gold tips on a red base. Here’s how you get this fab new revamped french manicure:

This updated look is everywhere to be seen. From the red carpet to runways to editorials and more! It’s easy to do and great to look at. Try this look at home and tell us what you think!

xoxo

Reneta J 

TREND ALERT! Wine and Dine in BURGUNDY this FALL!

Spotted all over the Fall runways, this sexy hue is the best way to update an outfit this fall. Add a wine colored bag or shoe, or spice up your look with intense Bordeaux lips. Burgundy is the new neutral and can even be worn from head-to-toe without being considered too much. Its intense color provides for a chic, edgy, and versatile look, and can even be paired nicely with many colors. Burgundy is a rich, luxurious color, and is a nice medium between stark red and banal black.

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Blake Lively stunned in a sleek wine-colored Gucci mini at the Gucci Premier fragrance launch a few days ago. The embellished mini was complimented with strappy burgundy sandals by Gucci as well.

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Get the burgundy look on a budget:

  1. ASOS Pant with Jet Pocket – $34
  2. Wine Peacock Lace Tights – $2
  3. Sleeveless Peplum Top – $36
  4. Burgundy Jersey Puff Blazer – $53
  5. Michael Antonia Morea Bootie – $44.95
  6. Maximo Studded Toe Lace-Ups – $60
  7. Burgundy Fedora Hat – $44
  8. 7 For All Mankind Glazed Pebble Sateen Skinny – $198

Vampire cherry nails are also hot this season. Here are a few hot picks to spice up your manicures:

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Sonia Kashuk’s “Stop Whining”, “Walk Away Renee” by Deborah Lippmann, and Essie’s “Carry On”

To get the regal look, be a little daring and try Bordeaux lips as these stars do:

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Here are some of my favorite wine-colored lipsticks:

Add this hot new hue to your fall look, and you’ll surely be turning heads!

xoxo

Reneta J 

Christian Louboutin Opens First Men’s Store in NYC Today!

Who doesn’t fancy a pair of red soles? Christian Louboutin, founder of the highly coveted red lacquered sole, opened his first men’s-only store in the U.S. today in the Meatpacking District in NYC. How amazing are these men’s shoes?

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Gentlemen, please step up your game. ASAP.

Absolutely love the geometric color blocking and studded loafers. Now, guaranteed that not everyone can afford $1000 pairs of shoes, but if you were in the mood to indulge, then I would definitely suggest investing in one statement piece. Although there are the simple, chic neutral pairs, however, most Louboutin shoes are known for being avant garde and loud, so make sure you pick the pair that stands out and fits your look best!

Here’s a look of the inside of the fab store…

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xoxo

Reneta J

Topshop at Nordstrom – September 10th

So excited for the Topshop and Nordstrom collaboration coming this September to 14 locations all over the United States! And what’s even better? 2 out of the 14 locations are going to be at the Irvine and Costa Mesa Nordstrom locations. The Irvine location will have both Topshop and Topman, and the Costa Mesa location will only have Topshop. The Topshop collection is inspired by street fashion and runway trends, and always has a little something for everyone. The Nordstrom Topshop will have a more concise collection than the actual Topshop, but it will also include pieces that are exclusive to Nordstrom.

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can’t hardly wait!

xoxo

Reneta J