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Our Best Dressed of the Week

ZOE KRAVITZ

Wearing: Christian Dior Couture at the Emmy awards this week, Zoe Kravitz glided onto the red carpet like a rainbow dream. Her gown took over 200 hours to create, which looks straight out of our favorite fantasy land. Winning her a place for best dressed of the week.

KIRSTEN DUNST

Wearing: Rodarte, its one thing to show up in flowers on the runway, but Kirsten Dunst took us to a flower wonderland and wore them on the red carpet to the Hollywood Premier of her film Woodshock. She looked flawless with devine baby breathe wrapped around her floral gown. She earned a spot on our best dressed of the week.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN

Wearing: Calvin Klein, at a young age of 13 Millie Bobby Brown is a legit style princess. Her prima ballerina outfit at the Emmy’s looked like it was taken preciously from your childhood jewelry box and enlarged into the perfect dress. Millie absolutely earned a place in our best dressed this week.

MARGOT ROBBIE

Wearing: Brock Collection, at the London, England Premiere of her upcoming film Goodbye, Chris topher Robin. Margot Robbie wore a sweet frock in vintage floral print that rivals your grandmothers linens for some serious style.

RIHANNA

Wearing: Molly Goddard, Rene Caovilla Sandals, for the third week in a row Rihanna has been showing us what her style is really about, the Emmy’s, and her appearance at Harvey Nichols. This time we are impressed to see her on-trend lavender babydoll dress paired with heels that snake up her calves like magic.

ADWOA ABOAH

Wearing: We can’t help but continuously praise model Adwoa Aboah for her electric style. Only she could successfully wear a orange zebra fur coat, shoulder-grazing statement earrings, and glittery disco-ball eyeshadow.

ANGELA BASSETT

Wearing: Romona Keveza, Angela Bassett attending in 2017 Creative Art Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. The actress grazed us with her fiery presence. Her dresses asymmetrical neckline contrasted by a blunt bob is a killer combo, winning her best dressed of the week.

EMMA STONE

Wearing: Tom Ford, we always strive to match our accessories to our clothes, but Emma Stone’s chained straps make that task a no-brainer. She wore a white-and-gold dress with great gold accessories to the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her upcoming film, Battle of the Sexes.

LILY ALDRIDGE

Wearing: Carolina Herrera, Lily Aldridge gave her simple LBD a touch of casual elegance with a statement belt at the Oscar de la Renta runway show. A vintage-inspired fabric belt is now at the top of our autumn shopping list.

SOLANGE KNOWLES

Wearing: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Solange Knowles debuted her platinum braids at the Maryam Nassir Zadeh show this week, but its her twisted top we’re eyeing. Worn with wide-led trousers and funky sunglasses, it’s a crop top you can wear during the unpredictable weather between fall and summer.

Winter Wardrobe, 5 Pieces For the Season

You know what we love about the seasons changing, and the cold weather coming in? Its not just the holiday spirit, pumpkin spice lattes, and getting to eat as much comfort food as you want. Its also the fall and winter style, our fashionista’s here at Find Fashion conform to a formula of moody colors and a classic coat as our everyday uniforms. However, this year we have noticed a trend. One that us even ready to change up our cold-weather wardrobes a bit. We have been pulling inspiration from the season’s biggest trends, and the bloggers styled fresh new looks using pieces that are not so typical for your everyday winter wear. We wanted to add these trends into our already loved formula to create a new and improved winter wardrobe our readers. So, with the help of some extra trendy bloggers and one of our favorite, Who What Wear Collections, we are showcasing two fun easy-to-wear outfits that you will have on repeat this season, all you need is five simple pieces.

The best thing about these outfits, you’ll probably already have some pieces lined up in your closet. We’re thinking new silhouettes and transformed metallics to really spice up your latte’s, as well as fall inspired florals and of course the beauty of the entire operation, yep you guess it: Velvet. If you haven’t already noticed, velvet is back and in full force. Dark ivory greens, and nocturnal deep blues are the perfect velvet colors to complete your snow season outfits. But don’t take our word for it, here are some babes that are already digging into these trends and exploring there five pieces to wonderland.

VELVET SLIP DRESS

If there’s one item you should be wearing this season, it should be a slip dress, specifically a velvet one. Not only is it on trend and versatile, the luxe fabric makes it super cozy too.

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BELL SLEEVE TOPS

Give the term “arm party” a whole new meaning with one of the season’s most playful trends. When your basic top-and-denim combo needs an upgrade, take a cue from the runways and opt for a top with bell sleeves. The silhouette is right in step with the industry’s current obsession with all things ’70s-inspired.

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METALLIC SKIRTS

During the holiday season, Find Fashion gravitates toward pieces that are equal parts versatile and festive. A metallic skirt can sometimes be over the top, but do your best to find one that is silver and only has a hint of sparkle, it has potential to be worn year-round.

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RE-IMAGINED CARDIGANS

When you think winter fashion, you automatically think of coats. This season, however, we’re leaning on re-imagined styles like long cardigans that mimic details of a traditional coat but has a slimmer silhouette. We are really into layering, but sometimes it’s hard to do so when wearing something more bulky like a coat. An oversize cardigan gives you the same effect and more flexibility when styling a head-to-toe look and layering. Not to mention, you probably already have one of these cardigans laying around in your closet.

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FLORAL MIDI DRESSES

Florals don’t have to be relegated to the back of your closet during the winter, just opt for a moodier hue and a longer hemline. Florals in the winter are usually of the forbidden fruit, however a more fall emphasized floral can seriously take the spotlight at your annual holiday party! A darker palette, many even some gold accents and BAM welcome to fall floral season.

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We hope you are as into these five pieces for your seasonal wardrobe as we are. Spice up your classic go-to winter look with some of these pieces and be ready to make heads turn at your holiday shenanigans.

Xx, B

 

April & May Sales

We’ve hit the jackpot with sales this April and May. Major fashion brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Sandro Paris, and Kitson are all having huge end of the season sample sales where you can save big, and have fun updating your wardrobe guilt-free!


-CALIFORNIA-

Adela Mei Boutique & Min Edition

Stop by their Pop up Shop and save up to 90% off retail prices!

April 22-26th Open 10am-6:30pm

Located at the San Jose Container Store

Melie Bianco

Save 80-90% off handbags nothing over $30!

May 2nd Open 9am-12pm (Cash Only)

Located at 9545 Brasher St. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

**Kitson Warehouse

Save up to 80% off original prices on all merchandise!

April 8-24th Open 10am-7pm

Located at 1124 Citrus Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sole Society Pop Up Shop

Shop sample size shoes as low as $10 and current styles starting at $25!

April 23rd Open at 12pm

Located at 8511 Steller Dr. Culver City, CA

**Rebecca Minkoff 

Stop by the flagship store for up to 70% off clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags!

April 20-26th Open 11am-7pm

Located at 4661 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA


-NEW YORK-

**Sandro Paris

Shop this sample sale for huge discounts on the men & women’s collection

May 5th-May 10th Open 9am-8pm

Located at 260 5th Ave (b/w Broadway & Madison) New York, NY 10001

Pas de Calais

Save up to 85% off retail prices!

May 5-8th Open 11am-6pm

Located at 482 Broome St. Basement Level, New York, NY

Fashion Haus Stock/Sample Sale

Fall &Winter 2014/2015 collections on sale. Designers include; Malene Birger, Rene Lezard, Etienne Deroeux, & many more

April 28-May 1st Open 9am-6pm

Located at 58 West 40th St. 9th FL, New York NY

Maje Sample Sale

Save on Women’s RTW & accessories

April 28th-May 3rd Open 9am-8pm

Located at 260 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10001

**Peregine Showroom

Save 60-80% off retail prices of their SS15 Men collection. Designers include Oliver Spencer, Common Cut, Lyle & Scott, Bill Amberg, Gilded Age, and many more.

May 1st-2nd Open 11am-6pm

Located at 89 5th Ave. Suite 902 (9th FL) New York, NY

Miriam Salat

Shop this great sample sale, and save huge on women’s accessories, specifically jewelry.

April 28th-29th Open 10am-6pm (Shop Online April 30th-May 3rd)

Located at Space 530, 530 Seventh Ave. Mezzanine, New York NY

February Sample Sales

fedsampleLots of lovely sample sales, warehouse sales, and end of season sales this month! So gear up and put those walking shoes on, it’s time to shop till you drop!

 

LOS ANGELES

Unionmade

  • 40% off fall/winter men’s apparel & accessories
  • Sale now through the end of February
  • 189 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Way We Wore

  • 50-70% off all clothing & accessories on first floor
  • This designer vintage boutique sale is now through end of February
  • 334 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Springs

  • Save 25% off yoga apparel, accessories, jewelry & “wellness” merchandise
  • This Garden pop up shop sale is now until stock lasts
  • 608 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

OAK

  • 60% off fall merchandise
  • Sale is now until stock lasts at the brand’s DTLA & Beverly Blvd shops
  • 910 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90017

Threadsence

  • Warehouse sale, everything is 7$ on February 28th at 11am
  • Apparel, accessories, shoes, & home merchandise
  • 140 W. Wilshire Ave, Fullerton CA 94123

SAN FRANCISCO

Margaret Elizabeth

  • Sample sale of jewelry and accessories
  • February 19th – February 23rd 11am – 5:30pm
  • 1735B Union St. San Francisco, CA 94123

Mira Mira

  • 50% off dresses, tops, bottoms, and accessories from brands like Mara Hoffman, Sundry, Harlyn & Courtship
  • 3292 22nd San Francisco, CA 94110

Freda Salvador

  • 40% Fall/Winter Boots & shoes
  • Now through the end of February
  • Shop online or at the Cow Hollow flagship 1782 Union St. San Francisco, CA

NEW YORK

260 Sample Sale

  • A sample sale space with designer brands such as DVF, Hudson Jeans, James Perce, DKNY, Rebecca Minkoff and much more
  • February 26th – March 1st Features Tamara Mellon
  • Two Locations: 260 Fifth Ave (28th/29th) & 225 Fifth Ave (26th/27th) NY, NY

Club Monaco

  • Sample sale, women & men’s clothing & accessories, all seasons & sizes
  • February 23-27th 11am – 7pm
  • 261 W 36th New York, NY 10018 2nd Floor

Cosabella NYC

  • Sample sale on all fall/winter apparel
  • February 22nd – 24th
  • 220 Lafayette Street, btwn Spring & Kenmare, New York, NY 10012

Thomas Sires & Ludivine

  • Joint sample sale at the Elizabeth St. Boutique
  • Up to 80% off past season clothing & accessories
  • February 24th – 26th Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 11pm-8pm, Thurs 11am-7pm
  • 2 Rivington Street, New York NY 10002

Designer Spotlight – Calico Juno Designs

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Here at Findfashion we appreciative creativity, innovation, and authenticity. So when we stumbled across Calico Juno Jewelry designs we were delighted to find just that. Founder and designer Bonnie Riconda of New York, runs the successful jewelry company that after nearly 15 years, still remains true to Bonnie’s original design philosophy-bright, brilliant, colorful and of course, handcrafted.

Bonnie graduated from York College in 1998 with a BFA, and then went on to achieve a MFA in Sculpture and painting from Long Island University. With a passion for jewelry and creating things by hand, Bonnie decided to start her own business, crafting each jewelry piece by hand and selling it on her website www.CalicoJunoDesigns.com.

           Each and every piece from Calico Juno designs is handcrafted in the studio, and makes use of precious and semi-precious gemstones, crystals, freshwater pearls, and many other stones. With now over 1,500 designs, Calico Juno has grown to be featured in many major fashion magazines such as InStyle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Glamour and much more. Her pieces are carried in multiple retailers- including her own- all across the country and can even be found in a few international locations. In addition, celebrities Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives, Dylan Lauren, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Geri Ryan have all worn Bonnie’s designs.

            What makes Calico Juno Designs so special is the authenticity and creativity that goes into every piece. Each jewelry piece is paired with either sterling silver, 14K yellow or rose gold, and includes multiple precious and semi precious stones, and crystals. Bonnie’s original designs have intricate color patterns, wire weaving, and unique shapes. The bright colors and beautiful designs speak for themselves, beckoning to be worn with a smile.

Please feel free to check out Calico Juno’s newest collection here    http://www.calicojunodesigns.com/new-designs-fall-2014/

Or visit her New York location at 310 City Island Ave, City Island (Bronx) NY 10464

Give Calico Juno Designs at (718) 392-4823

Fashion Myths Busted – Winter Edition

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There are A LOT of fashion faux pas floating around out there… you can’t wear black and navy, no white after labor day, don’t mix your metals…this week we are tackling some of the most common (and most absurd) fashion myths and busting them wide open. Let’s take a gander…

“YOU CAN’T WEAR BLACK AND NAVY”

False! You can absolutely wear black and navy, and in fact it’s one of the most elegant color combinations of all time! The thing you want to steer clear of is looking too dark and flat. Add texture with different fabrics to differentiate the black and navy and try adding an additional color to break it up. Also accessorizing with bold pieces is a great way to add dimension to this dark chic look. Try a metallic belt or some great layering necklaces.

“NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY”

This is probably the most absurd myth of all time and though it’s been cleared up for the most part, there are still a few who stubbornly feel the need to follow this “rule”. (ahem, you know who you are) This concept originated in the 1950’s when it was seen as inappropriate to wear white dress shoes after labor day-aka the fall and winter months. Somehow this evolved to clothes as well and now here we are, unable to wear out favorite white button up because it’s December.

Well ladies and gents, this is so not the case. You can wear any color you want all year round, it’s fabrics you need to pay close attention to. In fall in winter, stick with heavier fabrics such as wool, cashmere, velvet because well frankly it’s cold outside. Add texture to a white piece by layering scarves, chunky cardigans, and a great winter hat. The easiest way to wear white is to play with black and white pieces. You can never go wrong with a black and white outfit.

“FLORALS ARE ONLY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER”

Um, no. Florals are for all year round so don’t you worry. This pattern is super easy to incorporate into your fall and winter wardrobe, you just got to pick the darker florals. This means background colors like navy, grey, brown, black, purple etc.. My personal favorite is monochrome florals in shades of grey. This can add a fun pattern to an otherwise dull outfit but still sticks to the “fall color palette”.

Photos from thestylesample.com,  chicismo.com,  & themoptop.com

 

Favorite Fall Trends: A Mid-Season Look

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Robe Coats & Sweaters

Inspired by the classic house robe, the robe coat is usually mid length, ties around the waist, and has an oversized slouchy silhouette. Designers such as Chloe, Richard Chai, and Altuzarra included robe outerwear in their Fall 2014 collections ranging anywhere from thick knits to soft suedes. This ultra comfortable and cozy piece is perfect for layering in the colder months of fall and winter.

60’s Style (Mod)

            The 60’s era is making a major comeback this fall. Anything from mini skirts, knee high boots, high necklines, and big hair, this mod trend is everywhere. Mui Mui, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci all incorporated the 60’s in their Fall 2014 collections with fun patterns, bright colors, and of course the classic mini A-line dress. This silhouette is perfect over leggings or tights, paired with a mid length coat and a bright lip color.

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Fair Isle Print/Pattern

            This popular print is the ultimate fall and winter must have. Seen on chunky sweaters, leggings, hats, scarves and everything in between; Fair Isle happily reminds us of the holidays. Included in designer collections such as Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, and Burberry, we are left day-dreaming of ski resorts, and log cabins.

Oversized Turtlenecks

            The last time turtlenecks were this popular was back in the 90’s and boy have they made a comeback. Especially popular in thick chunky sweaters; oversized turtlenecks eliminate the need for scarves or even sometimes outerwear in general. They add texture, warmth, and sophistication to a classic fall look, so be sure to check out Helmut Lang, Joie, and Phillip Lim for some of our favorites.

Sneakers

            The sneakers trend has to be the biggest trend this fall. Extremely popular with fashion bloggers, and high-end designers, the sneaker blends comfort and style in a perfectly chic way. Anything from bright statement sneaks to sleek neutrals with metal hardware; the sneaker trend has realism making a major comeback. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Edun are just a few of the major designers having some fun with this 2014 trend.

Have fun with your fall fashion!

Jen 🙂

2014 Favorite Fall Bloggers

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Julia Engel – Gal Meets Glam

Julia launched her blog in 2011 and in less than a year already had thousands of devoted followers obsessed with her effortless ability to add a bit of “glam” to any outfit. What started as an outlet for expressing her love of deals, fashion, and personal style has now evolved to include beauty, travel and home décor. This San Francisco based blogger has the perfect balance of feminine, classic and colorful looks that are bound to inspire any fashion enthusiast.

http://galmeetsglam.com

Tiphaine P. – Tiphaine’s Diary

Tiphaine (pronounced Tee-fen) is a 21 year-old blogger currently living in Switzerland. Since the launch of Tiphaine’s Diary in 2012, the blog has grown to be one of Switzerland’s most read fashion and lifestyle blogs and has even been featured in some of the worlds most popular magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, and New York Magazine. Tiphaine stands apart from many bloggers as unique simply because of her utterly simple, yet chic looks. Her effortless style never looks over done and is perfect for those looking for minimalistic inspiration.

http://www.tiphainesdiary.com

Erika Fox – Retro Flame

Erika started her fashion diary in 2011 as a way to document her personal style and express herself on a platform that could connect her to others worldwide. Born and raised in Ireland, Erika recently located to NYC where she has had the opportunity to work with Whitney Port at New York Fashion Week, Refinery29, and Olivia Palermo. This classy blogger has exciting things in store and we can’t wait to see what projects she has coming next!

http://retro-flame.com

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Tonya Smith – The Mop Top

            A fashion marketing student currently living in Portland, Oregon; Tonya stands out in the fashion world as a blogger who dresses to inspire the everyday girl. Featured in the popular Seventeen Magazine several times as well as a member of their Style council, Tonya represents the perfect hipster chic style. Her blog The Mop Top features gorgeous North West scenery, endless cozy sweaters and of course her infamous hat collection. This is definitely one to watch.

http://www.themoptop.com

Sara Escudero – Collage Vintage

            This Spanish speaking blogger has some of the most wonderfully eclectic style of all time. One day she’s dressed in a chic pant suit, the next she’s rocking some distressed boyfriend jeans and a slouchy crop top. Sara has collaborated with major fashion brands such as ASOS and Zara, putting together fun looks that inspire readers and motivate them to try out trends the way Sara fearlessly does. Collage Vintage is perfect for fashion enthusiasts craving wearable looks that incorporate major trends, balanced with soft feminine pieces, and fun vintage finds.

http://collagevintage.com

 

Be sure to check out these great blogs when you’re in need of some fall fashion inspiration!

Be fearless!

Jen 🙂

 

October SAMPLE SALES

 

It’s getting to be the last week of October and we all know that means it’s the best time for sample sales. Now that fall is officially here, it’s necessary to start adding a few winter items to your wardrobe and bundling up with those extra layers! We’ve done the research, and it looks like New York City residents have hit the jackpot! From major designers such as Hermes, Vivienne Westwood, and Elie Tahari to trendy hot spots like Club Monaco, Gilded Age and Andrienne Landau; we’ve got the best sales this October.

~NEW YORK~

Ramy Brook

When: Tues Oct. 21-22 10am-5pm

Where: 231 West 39th St. New York, NY

What: Women’s ready to wear

Elie Tahari

When: Tues Oct. 21-25th

Tues-Thurs 8:30am-7:30pm

Sat 10am-6pm

Where: 501 Fifth Ave, New York, NY (212) 398-2622

What: Up to 70% off retail prices on men’s & women’s apparel & accessories

Club Monaco

When: Monday Oct. 20-24th 11am-7pm

Where: 261 West 36th St. New York, NY

What: Discounts of men’s & women’s ready to wear samples & accessories

Hermes

When: Thurs Oct. 23-25th 9am-6pm

Where: 317 West 33rd St. New York, NY   (917) 562-2140

What: Discounts on womenswear and accessories

Hunter Bell

When: Wed Oct. 22-24th Wed-Thurs 10am-7pm Fri 10am-6pm

Where: 152 West 36th St. New York, NY

What: Large discounts on women’s ready to wear & samples from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection

Vivienne Westwood

When: Wed Oct. 22-26th   10am-6pm

Where: 20 West 36th St. New York, NY

What: Markdowns on women’s & men’s apparel, handbags, shoes, & accessories

Andrienne Landau

When: Tues Oct. 21-23rd 10am-6pm

Where: 419 Eighth Ave. New York, NY   (212) 920-1211

What: Discounts on women’s fur outerwear & accessories

What Goes Around Comes Around

When: Tues Oct. 21-26th Tues-Sat 10am-7pm   Sun 10am-3pm

Where: 225 Fifth Ave. New York, NY

What: Up to 70% off vintage mink coats & luxury accessories from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Celine & more

The Row

When: Thurs Oct. 23-25th Thur 12pm-7pm Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-6pm

Where: 123 West 18th St. New York, NY

What: Deep discounts off women’s ready to wear, handbags, & accessories

Gilded Age

When: Thurs Oct. 23-26th Thurs-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 10:30am-7pm Sun 11am-6pm

Where: 580 Broadway New York, NY   (212) 228-7747

What: 60-80% off men and women’s Fall/Winter clothing including jackets, denim, sweaters, scarves & more.

**LOS ANGELES**

The California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building, & The New Mart have Sample Sale Fridays almost every month so check out the design spaces located at the intersection of 9th and Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles CA, 9am-3pm.

Resources: racked.com

San Francisco Street Style

This month, Findfashion took to the streets of San Francisco to discover what trends, brands, and silhouettes people in the bay were rocking. Haight and Ashbury, one of San Francisco’s most iconic neighborhoods houses some of the most authentic SF Style, so we figured, what better place to start?  Check it out the video below and discover how these righteous “do-gooders”, quizzical conversationalists, and expressive artists style themselves for fall 2014.