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:

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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!

Photo Credit: http://www.vogue.com

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:

burgundy nail polish

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:

fours

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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