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Frankies Bikini’s Debute at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is the biggest swimwear fashion event in the world. This huge event just took place last week in Miami, with many designers waiting to show their new swimwear pieces. The event started on Thursday, July 20th and it went until Wednesday. Miami Swim Week brings together the biggest and the most popular brands as well as not so popular ones, hoping to make a huge statement. “Swim Week is the biggest platform for the swimwear industry in the U.S. It could be a chance to find the hottest new brand, or the chance to find a new distributor, a new contact, a press opportunity — it can be anything,” – says Cece Feinberg. She is the owner of the PR agency Cece Feinberg, that has been a part of the Miami Swim Week since 2004.

Over the weekend, Frankies Bikinis debuted their 2018 Resort Collection at SWIMMIAMI. In Florida, the showcase displayed various California-inspired, sultry swimwear on Saturday, July 22.

The collection, Golden State of Mind, included various colors, textures, and prints influenced from the West Coast. The color palette included hues of the ocean and sunsets with soft pinks and dark blues. The swimwear varied from one pieces and bikinis with ultra-flattering fabrics and various, edgy cuts. The show included models such as Josie Canseco, Ashley Moore, Kyra Santoro, Sofia Jamora and more to further encompass a sun-kissed, California essence. The overall collection was created by designer Francesa Aiello for an overall sporty, but feminine aesthetic.

“Like everything else in the world, I’m evolving,” said Aiello. “I’d like to think that my designs for this collection are who I am as a 22 year old woman–different, new and more mature than my last. It’s an elevated aesthetic for the Frankies Girl–effortless, edgy and universally fitting.”

Frankies Bikinis continues to show at Miami Swim Week with new designs, inspiration, and creative style.The stage was set-up with an ethereal vibe, including a bed in order to create a “slumber party” environment. The models were also in custom silk robes backstage in order to further support this theme. With the newest collection, Frankies Bikinis shows its growth as a brand since its establishment in 2012. Created out of necessity for the “perfect bikini” by Aiello, the designer moved forward to high-profile shows including Miami Swim Week in 2014. Since then, the young designer has continued to participate in the fashion case as the youngest to have ever shown at swim week.

Now with a full e-commerce site running, the brand continues to build. After the release of the brand’s 2018 Resort collection, the premium swimwear will be through the brand’s website: frankiesbikinis.com. Prices range approximately from 75 to 225 dollars, according to the site.

What was your favorite designer from swim week?

Let us know in the comments below V

Xx, B

Some Serious Trends, Guys are secretly loving!

The best thing about fashion is being able to dress completely for yourself, putting on what makes you feel your absolute best. However, getting an outsider’s perspective never hurt either and that’s exactly what the fashionistas at Who Wore What did. Who Wore What completed a survey of a handful of men and women on their perspective of what looks great to them on the female body. We were pretty surprised at the responses… the current trends they liked on women included ones like “statement sweatshirts” and “pantsuits.” Shocking, we know!

Perhaps, we’d underestimated the opposite sex’s ability to appreciate the finer points of fashion. Duly impressed, Who Wore What compiled the best responses and we thought we would share these trends with you. We think that you should not only applaud young ladies and men on the streets for their trend savvy suggestions but also you should invest in these trends ASAP. So get ready to see the shocking opinions of what guys & your fellow femme’s secretly are loving on you!

STATEMENT SWEATSHIRTS

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“At least they show a girl has a sense of humor, and confidence” -TJ, law student.

HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

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“They accentuate the figure and make your booty look awesome. They’re tight which is nice, and still jeans, so thats normal.” -Tom, Grad Student.

OVERSIZED SWEATERS

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“I find them to be sexy because they give off a very casual and approachable vibe.” -Joe, sales manager.

PANTSUITS

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“Any woman in a pantsuit feels inherently out of my league. The amount of time, tailoring, and confidence that went into the outfit? I love that.” -Emelie, editorial director.

WIDE-BRIMMED FEDORAS

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“My girlfriend recently bought one, and it looks retro cool. I’m a fan.” -Brennan, Bartender.

SWEATPANTS

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“Not the baggy university athlete ones, but the more sleek and utilitarian variety. It gives off this very sexy, sporty vibe that also looks cool and natural.” -David, marketing executive.

ACTIVE WEAR

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“Yoga pants (anything with lycra) and whoever invented these form-fitting apparatuses deserves a Noble Prize.” -Esteban, art curator.

BAND TEE’S

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“We often don’t understand women’s fashion, but an oversized, grungy rocker tee makes complete sense. Just make sure its small enough so that I don’t steal it.” -Theo, ad executive.

JUMPSUITS

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“It’s like the male version of a ‘sexy plumber’, but more fashionable.” -Josh, real estate agent.

MEN’S BUTTON-DOWNS

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“I mean who doesn’t love to see a sexy, mature women in a men’s button-down? Its just a perfect combination.” -Christian, polymer technician.

Of course fashion is about self representation and being able to dress for one’s self is the most important and influential part of the fashion industry, however we can not deny that hearing the perspectives of others helps determine some of our fashion statements. Maybe you weren’t too sure about wearing oversized sweaters or fitted sweatpants… but hearing that these trends are catching eyes might crack your shell to giving them a try. Either way its about what makes you comfortable, and what makes you feel good both inside and out. We hope you give these trends a go, and be careful not to break any necks on the way.

Xx, B

 

 

 

 

Hadid-Out DID It At the Fashion Awards

The beautiful and becoming iconic supermodel Gigi Hadid showed off her hot body and rebellious attitude at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards. The model took the baton from fashion icons Rihanna, and Beyonce in her risk-taking all white sheer dress, with a body suit on underneath.

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Hadid also got emotional as she announced “Magazine of the Year” award to Carine Roitfeld for CR FASHION BOOK. Hadid gave credit to Roitfeld for her supermodel success as Hadid was given the opportunity by Roitfeld for the front cover of CR FASHION BOOK when she was just 17 years old. She recently took the cover again this year, and said “It was an honor and felt amazing to be back on the cover of CR FASHION BOOK.” She was the center of attention at the Fashion Awards not for her tears, but for her stunning sheer style and confidence on the red carpet. You outdid yourself with this one Ms. Hadid.

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Xx, B

Tis The Season To Lace Things Up!

We know, isn’t lace one of the hardest things to wear? How do you wear lace, and what occasion is it appropriate to wear?… Well we have got five different occasions to wear lace and to rock it. This season we are all about the lace. The fashion fabric is timeless, versatile, and romantic of course. It is one of the only materials that has revamped itself to be just as relevant today in street style, as it was in the Victorian era. We are ready to get stockpiling!

DATE

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Lace Item: Colored Mini Dress

Styling Tip: Fun and Flirty, a colored lace dress checks all boxes for a simple date-night outfit.  To ensure that the piece is the main event, pare it back with sleek and understated extras like ankle-trap heels, a small clutch and a sleek piece of jewelry.

DANCE

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Lace item: Sheer Top

Styling Tip: We like to put this outfit under our “Unexpected Evening Wear” The combination of a sheer, lace blouse, and tailored shorts is a chic alternative to a little black dress for a night on the town. For this lace item with a high-neck, be sure to pull your hair back and add of-the-moment statement earrings for a full effect.

WORK

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Lace item: sleeved long dress

Styling Tip: For a fabrics that often sheer and biased towards nighttime, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to wear lace in the office. A dress with a demure neckline, elegant sleeve, and a below-the-knee length has what it takes.

WEEKEND

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Lace Item: Romantic Blouse

Styling Tip: Lace and Denim are a match made in heaven Consider it a cool juxtaposition for the ultimate off-duty look- just add a moto and a pointy flat, then your ready for brunch.

COCKTAIL PARTY

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Lace Item: Frou-frou Find

Styling Tip: When it comes to embracing an OTT lace dress for a cocktail party, keep the look modern by wearing with a boyish coat and minimal accessories. Bottle green is our pick for the season ahead.

So, start that stockpiling on lace because now you have no excuse for “having nothing to wear it with”.

Enjoy!

Xx, B

Seven Winter Coat Trends to Try Under $300

It’s obvious that autumn is finally here, even though this So Cal weather might not project the crisp fall atmosphere. The autumn reveals one important element for the stylish, … layers! We took a look at the most popular jacket trends from the Fall 2015 runways, like graphic coats & fur -trimmed leather to create some budget-friendly options that give you the designer look. Of course, after looking stylish for the season, you will also have some extra money to spend on those dreamy fall boots you love.

HITCHOCK HERIONE

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Zara cape, $189,

SHEAR GENIUS

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Mango coat, $120, mango.com

THE CAT’S MEOW

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Topshop coat, $170, topshop.com

BIKER BABE

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Joe Fresh Jacket, $129, joefresh.com

DONE AND DUSTED

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The Fifth New Moon Coat, $142, pixiemarket.com

GRAPHIC IMPACT

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H&M Coat, $89, hm.com

MAD FOR PLAID

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Gap Coat, $158, gap.com

 

 

 

 

The Chicest Witches of Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, Mercury in retrograde, and Blood Moons popping up, thing have been feeling a bit mystical. So, in the light of all the dark arts, I began to think about witches that also double as style icons, because who doesn’t want to look like American Horror Story: Fiona Goode? Or even Bewitched’s Samantha Stephens? Here are some of the chicest good, bad, but never the ugly witches.

Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie, and Rochelle: IN THE CRAFT

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Timberland Women’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots, $180; shoptimberland.com | Chicwish Green Plaid Check Skater Skirt, $37; chicwish.com | Sperry Top-Sider On Deck Military Anorak Jacket, $195; sperrytopsider.com | Polo Ralph Lauren Embroidered Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt, $140; mytheresa.com | Proenza Schouler Small Backpack, $1,675; proenzaschouler.com

Hermione Granger in: Harry Potter

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NLST Wool-Blend Peacoat, $995; net-a-porter.com | Rag & Bone Cece Funnel Beck Pullover, $350; shoplesnouvelles.com | Uniqlo Women Pure Blue Japan Slim Boyfriend Fit Ankle Length Jeans, $60; uniqlo.com

Sabrina Spellman in: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

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Saint Laurent “babies” Knee Boots, $1,495; barneys.com | Christopher Kane Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Wool-Crepe Mini Dress, $2,690; net-a-porter.com | Yazbukey Black Cat Clutch, $329; shopbop.com

Glinda The Good Witch in: The Wizard of Oz

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Rosie Assoulin Swimsuit Gown, $3,995; farfetch.com | Versace Scalloped Leather Pumps, $1,075; net-a-porter.com | Masterpiece M’O Exclusive Swam Embellishment Headband, $490; modaoperandi.com | J.Crew Lulu Frost Radiant Earrings, $225; jcrew.com

The White Witch in: The Chronicles of Narnia

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Miu Miu Shearling Coat, $8,670; net-a-porter.com | Marchesa Embellished Tulle Gown, $9,950; net-a-porter.com | Asos Asos Listen Up Ballet Flats, $27; us.asos.com | Jennifer Behr Fontina Diadem Headpiece, $450; shopbop.com

The Sanderson Sisters (Winifred, Mary, and Sarah) in: Hocus Pocus

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Lanvin Vintage Strappy Dress, $274; farfetch.com | Erin Elizabeth for Johnny Rosie Giselle Necklace, $46; us.asos.com | Alexander Wang Lys Pump, &795; alexanderwang.com | Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Cotton-Blend Lace Cape, $4895; net-a-porter.com

Fiona Goode in: American Horror Story: Coven

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Tom Ford Patent Leather Pump with Ankle Strap and Lock, $1,150; tomford.com | Altuzarra Classic Blazer, &1,395; farfetch.com | Roland Mouret Mellifera Skirt, $772; flannels.com | Steampunk Lace Custom Umbrella Parasol 24″ in Black, $7; newegg.com | Tory Burch Leather Bow Glove, $175; toryburch.com

Samantha Stephens in: Bewitched

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Dolce & Gabbana 105MM Mary Jane Lace Pump, $895; luisaviaroma.com | Marc by Marc Jacobs Quilted Shift Dress, $340; farfetch.com | Tuleste Gold Bow Headband, $125; bluefly.com | Miu Miu Leather Trimmed Wool Duffle Coat, $3,270; net-a-porter.com

Willow Rosenberg in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Delpozo Plaid Wool-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants, $2,050; modaoperandi.com | Rochas Short Sleeve Sweater, $300; thecorner.com | La Garçonne Purified Polly Tassel Loafer, $395; lagarconne.com | Michael Kors Whisper Medium Hoop Earrings, $39; piperlime.gap

Xx, B

 

Paris Fashion Week Fav

Although, I must say some of the designers on the runway this year displayed absolutely amazing pieces… Saint Laurent was the Paris Fashion Week Fav!

SAINT LAURENT

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The lights went on and the stage went up, and Hedi Slimane put on yet another raucous, rocking collection, titled “Pretty Boy.” It was pure punk, edgy,  and we can’t wait for the Hedi haters and lovers to battle over this one. The runway was classic to what Paris Fashion Week is all about, Glamour and the Pretty Boy theme complimented this classic catwalk perfectly. He’s been accused of a lot of “Same-y” styles season to season, but this season none of these accusations would stand a chance. The clothes and the vibes change. Slimane just likes it skinny, short, and a little dirty whether its 80’s kids, 70’s disco, or this seasons edgy punk. Saint Laurent is well-known and respected for its thorough characteristics in black and also a point of reference for many other designers. Slimane should be applauding himself for this seasons “Pretty Boy” Punk Collection.

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Slimane’s girl’s displayed a personality of party and were dressed to kill in fit-flare party dresses that ran the from polka-dotted numbers with tulle underskirts for an extra bounce to skintight animal prinkt minis barely hiding under furs in electric hues. The girls fishnets were torn and eye make up caked on to complete the ready-to-go party girl vibe.

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But, these were not even our favorite styles of the collection. Yep, it gets better! For fall there were pretty girls dressed as boys in sinfully skinny cropped pants, white shirts, suspenders and slim ties- so good. To keep the pretty with the boy, Slimane added a hot fiery red lip. The double-breasted pea coats, done in leather and wool made the absolute perfect finish to this edgy pretty boy. These were mixed in with the party crew to balance sass with swag.

Slimane also showed us that he likes it rough, with zippers that unzip across a breast or way up the thigh. Clean up the makeup and men the tights and you’ve got some seriously sexy crafted clothes that sizzle with femme appeal, pretty boy or not. This is a context element. Take all of the attitude and naughty styling away and a leopard cape is opera-worthy, a stapless gown with chiffon peaks sticking straight is red carpet ready, and a binding leather mini unzipping itself to reveal contrasting fabrics beneath looks ready for a chic, exclusive after party.

The context is Slimane displayed was so simple, but if you analyze the styles and take away certain aspects the theme was crafted intelligently and intentionally. The “Pretty Boy” punk theme knocked Saint Laurent right out of the park. It was without a doubt one of our Paris Favs!

 

Our Fav’s from Marc Jacobs NYFW

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For showing the audience what a Fashion Show is truly about, the inspiring Marc Jacobs stood out with his plush pink shag carpet that took up the entire runway. If this pop of pink wasn’t enough for an entrance, Jacobs also had Beats by Dre Headphones plugged into the seats. As each model walked down the runway, each guest heard random everyday sounds as well as the models walking on different textures, with a thoroughly explanation of what was going on during the catwalks. The clothes were noted for their fun and theatrical styles with louche military. A complete opposite of the 50 & 60’s pink shag to make a perfect balance on the runway.

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Marc Jacobs also displayed some amazing color palettes at this year’s NYFW. Jacobs showed diversity from dove gray, nudes, camel tones, rich blues, and dark forest military greens. He showed over 50 ways to wear a field jacket though a number of different combinations such as: swing dresses, cinched satin minis, ball-beaded shirt dresses, day-time party dresses, pajama pants, tank dresses, and evening columns with peek-a-boo slits as well as cropped tops with long, silk skirts.

Not to mention just how AMAZING these field jackets actual looked. The jackets were designed in extra extra large proportions and with silk pockets. Jacobs carried the silk pocket inspiration to cute little sleeveless mini-dresses worn with cross-body bags, and magenta backpacks in silk nylon.

Marc Jacobs displayed modern, feminine utility, and while the stage and the models ‘ spare, homogenous beauty look. Every model had black, shaggy, and edgy bobs as well as ZERO make up! These beauty look’s suggest something severe, the clothes were very wearable. And that’s a pretty great way to end the New York season.

What was your favorite designer from NYFW?

Xx, B

 

NYFW with Sarah Owen

NYFW ALERT: From getting street style papped to sharing a cab with Karlie Kloss (sort of), Youth Editor Sarah Owen shares her experience of the Spring/Summer 2016 shows!

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Here’s what she had to say!

Fashion week in September always beats the February season – think slushy snow and Arctic temperatures versus summer heat and open-air venues – so I was naturally excited for the arrival of the spring/summer 2016 shows.

Weather aside, it was a relief knowing NYFW was venturing downtown and saying adieu to the Lincoln Center, which everyone from designers to editors had begun to disdain. Between attending shows, live-tweeting, trending collection images, juggling social media and guest-blogging for Collective Hub, this season delivered some memorable moments (and tips!). And here they are…

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DKNY x Public School: One of my top shows, perhaps because I gave in to some of the buzz (ICYMI: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell were recently appointed as the new creative directors). And it all made sense. The show felt very New York, but not so much DKNY. The guys elevated the line, bringing both downtown and uptown elements, and reworked them into a loosely tailored collection of deconstructed power suiting and school uniforms #success.

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Subway vs Taxis: Don’t let those heels fool you. To those sitting at home clicking through street style slideshows it may look like taxis are the only way to go. In reality, the vast number of backed-up black SVU’s waiting outside a show may just mean you’ll be late to your next. Many a time I’ve sat across from top models (think Julia Nobis and Hanne Gabe Odiele) on the subway, because they definitely can’t be late for their call time, and they’re real people too.

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Refinery29’s #29Rooms: I attended the press preview (thank god I did – apparently there were two hour queues when it opened over the weekend). The team at R29 really knocked this one out of the park and it was probably the best way to start NYFW. An immersive 29-room funhouse intended to be a social gift to viewers who come visit and participate in spaces created by artists such as Petra Collins and Shantell Martin. My favourite was probably Print All Over Me’s aMaze room, featuring a labyrinth of bold patterned rooms that I fittingly dubbed 29Shrooms.

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Frame Denim: I’m a sucker for American classics and this season’s presentation was exactly that – wearable, digestible, and polished. The team gifted all editors with a pair of Frame denim jeans, which is smart thinking given the success of the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker they gave out to editors a few seasons ago. Side note: after the show, I ended up jumping in the taxi Karlie Kloss was getting out of and my colleague began laughing after I sat in a pile of her sweat. I get it! The girl’s running around, it’s hot as can be, and those leather (probably pleather) seats aren’t so bare leg friendly.

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Art Happenings: I make the most of the shows being held over on the west side to pop into a few of my favourite galleries in Chelsea, because #Instagram and #ArtLover. I was lucky enough to catch Roy Lichtenstein’s Greene Street Mural recreation at Gagosian Gallery right before dashing to the Tibi show.

Xx, B