Ultimate Style Guide: Creating Amazing Look for Holiday Parties

Staying trendy and fashionable during Christmas holidays is not something reserved for celebrities only. If you stay true to your style and add just a bit of festive touch to the overall look, you too can look gorgeous without losing any of that jolly spirit. Of course, you don’t have to buy expensive designer clothes if you’re on a budget. In general, all you need to know is how to combine your staples with festivity of this holiday. And with such a colorful market, this is definitely not that hard to do.

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If you’re going to a Christmas party or festive dinner, you can’t go wrong with a flattering dress. There are many choices in the market, but it’s important to get the cut and style that suits your personality and body shape the best. Once you’re positive in your ability to shop for your unique self, you can undoubtedly make things more festive. If it’s a party where will be a lot of fun and dancing, try out sequin dresses in silver and gold. If it’s a bit more formal, you can try out elegant cuts in forest green or bright red. Even if you decide to go with neutrals such as black or white, you can spice things up in a festive manner with adequate jewelry and accessories.
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Rocky Mountain Style – DENV3R.CO, Colorado Inspired Apparel

 

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Quick fact about me… I am originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am also currently in the process of moving across the country from New Jersey to California, with a pit stop where? You guessed it Colorado. I never used to like to represent Colorado that much because all people would seem to think of was skiing and hiking and since I do neither I always felt like I shouldn’t represent what I don’t feel like I belong to.
Other than the recent legalization of weed, my home state had also always been known for the beauty in the natural surroundings, fresh (but thin) air, Vail/Aspen/Breckenridge and the most majestic mountains of all Pikes Peak. When visiting here you could find your typical souvenir apparel that represented Colorado as a nice place to visit, but most recently a new fashion apparel line is seeking to make a statement that Colorado is also a cool place to be from! It’s also cool that two things that are inherent in me (being from Colorado and loving fashion), are now tied together in one smart brand – DENV3R.CO Continue Reading

DOVF Interview: A Creative Chat with Jewelry Designer Aisa Marie Corrales

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Back in June of last year, I had attended The Set NYC – Fashion Night Out! event for the first time and really enjoyed capturing the “style from the aisles” as noted in this blog post. This past September I had the pleasure of attending again. This was one of the events that I was looking forward to the most, as it encompassed fashion, food, drinks and shopping. The Set NYC charity and fashion event also tends to showcase up and coming designers as well as other fashion creatives. This time I focused more on getting to know the designers that were showcasing there work on the outskirts of the runway. The first highlighted designer that caught my eye had models standing on a platform showcasing very exquisite and unique jewelry pieces, which truly looked like works of art!
As I approached the models to get a better look and to take a few pictures, I noticed that the designer seemed to be standing close by. I introduced myself and told her how amazing her collection of work was, as we chatted she seemed so humble and excited to be showing off her work. I had to stay in contact with her as I knew she would be up to great things and I wanted a front row seat to her journey. As usual with all my interviews, I thought it would be great to share with you the person behind this amazing work. Read on and get to know how broken jewelry made her who she is today, why Taylor Swift is her style crush and where in the world you will be able to shop Aisa Marie Corrales Designs soon!

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#NYFW: Public Fashion Shows & Events

This is our list of 15 New York Fashion Week events and runway shows that are open to the public. Tickets are going fast so act now if you want to attend any of these exciting events.

Full details of location, dates, and ticket prices are noted.

We hope to see you out at one or more!

Made in Africa Week Fashion Show
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
Friday, September 4th
5:00-9:00pm
$20 – $30

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Exclusive Blogger Event: FFFWEEK/HSN

2015-06-18 16.37.39-1This past Thursday, I had the pleasure to attend an Exclusive Blogger Event hosted by Full Figured Fashion Week. It was a collection preview event to hear about, look at, and try on both Hal Rubenstein and Marla Wynne’s newest collections for HSN! The event was held at the Nation Design Showroom and it was a lovely and very welcoming space full of the most popular Plus Size bloggers and influencers…  and I was definitely among them as a newbie and excited for the opportunity to be in the same room.

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The Set NYC – Fashion Night Out!

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The Set NYC, who has become known for showcasing some of New York’s up and coming creative talent, held a one night-only fashion event at the Holy Apostles Ballroom in Chelsea last night. The venue alone is an amazing backdrop to any dramatic or artistic event or performance. Fashion Night Out was the type of event that a unique venue choice will only better highlight the designers work and compliment the creative atmosphere.
I arrived fashionably late and missed the first runway show by Reverie New York, and if it was anything like the other two shows, I definitely missed out by running late!! The last two shows featured collections by Alex Vinash and (Project Runway Alum), Irina Shabayeva.

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Spring 2016 Footwear Trends at FFANY

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It’s #FootwearFriday!! One of the reasons that I love footwear is because it’s one of the easiest accessories to use to update or upgrade any outfit. Throw on a white tee and jeans with a colorful funky heel and your look is automatically fashion forward!
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 2015 FFANY Shoe Show and Spring 2016 Trend Presentation.  I’m always interested in seeing the newest shapes, innovative materials, and new brands within accessories and in the industry as a whole. So you can imagine how exciting it was to be invited to see the upcoming trends in the footwear industry!

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Hollywood Power Stylists! #VultureFestival

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Yesterday I went to an amazing stylist panel event during the Vulture Festival held at Milk Studios and hosted by VultureNew York Magazine. There was an entire agenda of talks and events going on over the duration of the two day festival that took place over the weekend. I usually search Eventbrite for different to find events to attend. This was my first time hearing about the Vulture Festival, who’s tagline is “A Pop-Culture Extrvaganza!” I knew I had to check it out!

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I Was There: Zero Power Smart Fashion

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This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Zero Power Smart Fashion event held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The event was organized by the Zero Power Swiss initiative, Guardian Angels EPFL, swissnex Boston, and ETH Zurich.

The goal of this special, one-day exhibition and symposium is to showcase the latest innovations in wearable technologies, and to connect the fashion and high-tech industries with the research institutions and universities from the US and Europe.

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Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue – An Emerging Fashion Hotspot!

On Wednesday, October 23 the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District held two walking tours for members of the press. One tour focused on home decor/design and the other focused on fashion apparel/beauty establishments along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn located between Barclay’s and Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had the pleasure of being invited on the “fashion” walking tour. I have to say I was really excited to see why “many shoppers now come from other boroughs to check out the fashion and design trends that are converging here”, as noted by the AABID Executive Director Josef Szende.

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