Marchesa Designer and Co-Founder Georgina Chapman and Co-Founder Keren Craig present their Resort 2013 collection, inspired by childhood memories of a beautiful English garden party.
Contrasting rich hues of fuchsia and blue with soft tones of rose, ivory, and grey, the collection embodies an elegant soiree set amongst the bold color of a tulip garden. Designed with lace with layered tulle overlay, corded laser-cut lace with structured shoulders, and draped chiffon with embroidered details, the collection presents a range of options from colorful cocktails and gowns to tea-length evening coats. Using mother of pearl accents, Chapman created a hand-embroidered “abstract flower” pattern that presents a unique view on floral while remaining true to the elegance of evening wear.
Alongside their ready-to-wear, the designers debuted a complementary collection of their signature handbags. The Resort handbag collection features a range of silhouettes including versatile day-to-evening bags in vivid exotics and delicately embellished crystal minaudieres and envelope clutches. Gallery Below:
One of the best things about my new apartment is the view! Since I’m in a corner unit on the 24th floor, I have a spectacular, New York skyline facing the Empire State Building and the Hudson River (looking South). This year, I stayed home and watched the Macy’s Fireworks with friends and family right from my living room. Below are some photos that my cousin took:
This year, I was like a little kid on Christmas Day waiting for today!
Having just moved into my new New York apartment, I have the perfect view of this year’s Macy’s Fireworks on the Hudson River and to celebrate, I’m having a small get together with friends and family. The Champagne is chilling (we bought an entire case), the strawberries are fresh, and there will be plenty of food and beverage to go around while we celebrate!
While days like today are great for celebrating with friends and family, it’s also nice to reflect on what it means to be independent and live in a country where freedom can be enjoyed and celebrated. I hope you all have a wonderful day and don’t forget to remember our troops who are overseas!
With July 4th around the corner, I wanted to share some red (the Patriotic Cooler), white (Van Gogh Skinny Lemonade) and blue (Feeling Blue) cocktails from Van Gogh Vodka.
And for a twist on an American classic, try a frozen peanut butter & jelly frappe with the recipe below using Van Gogh’s new PB&J Vodka flavor. All in all, four great cocktail recipes to help you stay cool while celebrating Independence Day and enjoying fireworks or a BBQ with friends and family!
Mixologist: The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 oz. Pomegranate juice
2 oz. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Directions: Build all ingredients over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Getting ready for the summer so that you’re confident in any situation, at any pool party, requires some discipline with nutrition and exercise. Sure. But actually, what’s more important might be the strength of your mindset. Feeling good about yourself and exuding confidence starts on the inside.
Karen Elizaga simplifies the mindset required to exude confidence in our most challenging and potentially frightening situations. Who doesn’t cringe at the thought of being out and about in the hottest new bikini? Some might not, but several of us need to tweak our positive outlook to embrace our natural beauty through the power of self-acceptance and affirmation.
Here are some tips to keep your thoughts happy, whether you are rocking a six pack or not!
One of the many neat things that took place at Ford’s Go Further With Ford Trend Conference was the outdoor performance by Blind Pilot. Blind Pilot is an American indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon consisting of band members Israel Nebeker, Ryan Dobrowski, Luke Ydstie, Kati Claborn, Ian Krist, and Dave Jorgensen.
Below is a video I took while watching them perform in Dearborn, Michigan last Wednesday!
With Independence Day right around the corner, I can’t help but crave everything red, white, & blue. Throw in stars, stripes, and some Tory Burch flats and let the fireworks begin! Striped Short Sleeve Tee: $142 $99 - stevenalan.com