Anya Hindmarch Resort 2016 Collection Channels Rainbow Brite

The synopsis of the Rainbow Brite cartoon is as follows: “The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian).” – IMDb.com
Just in case you are not an 80s baby, I thought I would give a brief intro before sharing the images from the new collection by Anya Hindmarch.  Rainbow Brite was one of my favorite cartoon shows growing up and whenever I see rainbows on anything I tend to think of the show to this very day!
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Rainbow Brite

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FEED USA Collaborates With Target

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FEED USA and Target

Earlier this week, I picked up the latest issue of Marie Claire you know the one with the sizzling hot Lauren Conrad cover. Okay, back to the article. As I was browsing the pages of the magazine I stumbled upon a groundbreaking collaboration which happens to be FEED USA + Target. If you guys haven’t heard of FEED, it is an organization founded by Lauren Pierce Bush and before you go and Google her yes she is the niece to former president George W. Bush, which aids in giving food and nutrients to underprivileged children in mostly third world countries. Continue Reading

Is that a “REAL” bag?

I love cartoons and I love all types of bags. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear about a new line that has combined bothJumpFromPaper is a fun & quirky bag line by Taiwan-based designers Rika Lin and Chay Su. The global brand just turned 3 years old and shows no signs of stopping.

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KS Saturday – “Color Me Custom” Shop

You may have seen the previous post on the launch of the new line from Kate Spade, Saturday where I showcased a few items available at their pop-up shop on Fab.com. The main collections are so fresh, easy, and fun but in their featured shops category you will find the specific unique and creative items being showcased. Most recently the shops highlighted include the option to color your own accessories or custom design one of their best sellers.

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You have a great EYE for accessories!

My friends might say I have an eye for great accessories, but this bag truly allows anyone to have a an “eye” catching accessory! Today I am sharing an item that truly caught my eye (corny, but so true) as a unique item.

Winky shoulder bag model

Winky Shoulder Bag – Image courtesy of Fab.com

This fun and flirty bag is a creation by the quirky and joy-filled mind of designer, Sylvia Y. Krens. She founded her Dutch based company Hi-Di-Hi, in March of 2006. With the Continue Reading

Bracher Emden : A pleasant discovery!

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I came to London with a dream to live by the iconic Thames River and work for a fashion PR Company. Today, the accessories brand Bracher Emden, has put me a few steps closer to making that all a reality. I’m now working in fashion PR while I search for a beautiful apartment by the Thames!

I was doing a work experience role with a media agency and at the same time rigorously applying for other permanent role, when I came across a tweet about Bracher Emden looking to assist their press and publicity Continue Reading

ZYEM Lifestyle Brand – by Monique Glover

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At the young age of 9, Monique Glover, CEO/Designer of ZYEM, knew that she wanted to become a fashion designer. It all began with a PBS special she happened to be watching about an African man who designed clothing for a prince. She was immediately intrigued with the colorful illustrations, the beautifully draped pieces in elaborate fabrics. Monique knew at that very moment she wanted to create these same beautiful pieces one day. She soon began on her journey of pursuing that goal, while at the Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts she was able to build on her natural skills of drawing and creativity. Furthering her education in the arts she attended Pratt Institute for Fashion Design, where she realized that learning about fashion was more than drawing something cool, it was about executing wearable art.

After 12 years in the fashion industry, designing for various brands, traveling to Europe, Hong Kong and India, studying art and observing NYC’s pop culture; Monique’s “PBS special” dreams were becoming a reality. In 2011, she launched a Lifestyle Brand named after her little prince, her son Zyem (which means leader). ZYEM is a Brooklyn, NY based company creating garments that are fit for kings and queens, promoting a Continue Reading

BLING it on!!

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On a Friday evening, before a night out with my crew I had my entire wardrobe ruffled up, with almost everything on the floor; the tragedy- I had nothing new to wear! After spending an hour on trying different dresses and outfits, I stumbled upon an old gold shimmer dress, paired it with a chunky pair of earrings, metallic gold peep toes and a floral print cross body bag and I had an amazing ensemble within minutes. It made me realize the importance of accessories more than ever.

My look for the night

Accessories are like celebrities to my wardrobe, they are the highlighted features. The mere presence of them is a game changer to any outfit, regardless for the day or night. They are the essential add-ons without which our entire ensemble would be in complete.

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Styled by Vitamin F – Memorial Day Looks!

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Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Memorial Day has also become a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race. – Wikipedia.com

We will officially welcome the start to “lazy summer days” this weekend! During which many of us (here in the States) will attend beach parties, backyard BBQ’s and top it all off with a few nights of going out. Not to forget the real reason for celebrating Memorial Day, let’s try to pay tribute to the holiday with “Americana” themed weekend style. We’ve put together 3 different looks, (Beachy Keen, Grill Stripe Chic, and Flirty/Fitted- Festive/Flowy) that will be perfect for your various holiday weekend festivities.

 
All items shown are from shopdoseofvitaminf.com, Asos.com and Converse.com

Asos towelling beach playsuit – asos.com

Dolce & Gabbana Cube Sunglasses- asos.com

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Fashion Industry Highlight – Victorian Woman

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In 2009, French designer Manuela Biocca, created her unique “Gothic Chic Style” luxury fashion accessories brand Victorian Woman. Manuela’s designs are inspired by fashion from the past, art, gothic literature, underground culture, legends and historic mysteries. Similar to pieces worn by elegant women of the past, the line offers feminine, and sophisticated handmade fashion accessories, that can be worn in everyday fashion.

Victorian Woman is based in Cannes, France and all of the items are made there as well. The collection includes various: underbust corsets/corsets, hats, hair accessories, lace jewelry, belts, purses and bags, spats and cloaks. The signature of a Victorian Woman design, is the use of luxurious fabrics, beautiful laces and jewelry and genuine gemstone embellishments.

Photo of Model Adrianna, who is also the muse for the collection.

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