Bandanas are Back

Bandanas have been in my life ever since I can remember. However, I was not always so fond of them as I am now. I have many memories of my mom accessorizing my hair with bandanas during my childhood saying how stylish they were when she was growing up despite my incessant protests that I looked ridiculous. As I grew, I learned to tolerate them, and even like them on certain occasions. Even so, I can only recall a handful of times I have been seen sporting one in the past eight years.

Recently bandanas have come full circle and made a stylish and trendy reappearance.  This return began at music festivals like Coachella, notorious for its stylishly dressed attendees in eclectic and western inspired pieces.  I for one, am ecstatic that is western trend is coming back for the sheer versatility of the bandana.  Unlike previous trends gracing festival grounds, this ‘It’ accessory is very affordable and  has some real practicality to it, too.  A bandana can be worn as a head wrap, a headband, a scarf, a choker, a bracelet, and I have even seen it worn as a top on some occasions. So many possibilities!

The Trend

My Picks

Free People (1) | Urban Outfitters (1) | Free People (2) | Urban Outfitters (2) | Nasty Gal |
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Which ‘It’ trends are your favorite? Let me know if you have any bandana suggestions! 🙂

xx, Kendall

DVF Spring 2016

It’s that time of year again! New York Fashion Week has begun with all of its usual glitz and glamour and more.  Many have traveled across the world just to see the iconic shows.  One of the first runway shows to kick off the season was Diane Von Furstenberg.

Since the iconic wrap dress, DVF has been known for its classic, feminine styles.  I love the beautiful prints, colors, and the flattering styles I see every season on the Diane Von Furstenberg runway.

This year was no exception to the goddess-like styles made famous in previous seasons.  Filled with whimsical feminine forms, the clothes are anything you could dream of and more.  The color palette consists on beautiful fuchsias, gold, white, turquoise, light pink, and black. The fabrics looks absolutely decadent when brought to life on the catwalk.  Black-and-white patchwork maxi dresses, floral jumpsuits, and gold embroidery where just a few of the luxurious prints.  The 70’s vibe to this collection is just a glimpse of the styles to come this spring. Karlie Kloss started the show and Gigi Hadid closed it.  This is not a collection you will want to miss.

here are a few of my favorite looks from the show:

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What are your favorite looks?  What are your favorite runway shows from NYFW Spring 16?

xx, Kendall

Wearable Technology: A New Trend In Fashion

In recent years, technology has become an ever increasing part of our everyday lives. Technology has advanced and enhanced everything we do in our lives.  Naturally, it has  been integrated into our everyday fashion and couture fashion.

Smartphones

Smartphones are an everyday wearable technology.  At first I didn’t think of them that way, but I’ve noticed that the way a person caries her phone or where she cary it (shirt pocket, pants pocket, hand) contributes to the over all styling of their outfit.  In addition, it is ever common to see people customize this accessory through different cases and bedazzlements. Kenneth Cole even brought smartphones to the runway!

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Google Glass

The Google Glass made its debut on the Runway during fashion week.  Diane Von Furstenberg partnered with Google Glass in her Spring 2013 fashion show, spearheading the integration of technology to the catwalk.  It is an amazing piece of wearable technology that I along with many others are fascinated with.  Once Google Glass is available to the general public, the demand will be high and fashion and our daily lives will be changed forever.

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Fitbit

The Fitbit, along with other similar devices are used to track a persons health and fitness throughout the day.  Many people really like these trackers because they make you more aware of you health habits.  However, many thought the overall design was boring.  Lucky for them, a few designers ,such as Tory Burch, came to their rescue with the Fitbit technology disguised as a highly fashionable bracelet.

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Apple Watch

The Apple Watch, scheduled to launch in June (originally April but the demand from pre-orders is so high that they were not prepared) is changing the game.  Apple has already pre sold over one million watches!  This watch is a computer on your wrist. I imagine it is like those spy movies where the agents talk into their wrists.  One aspect that makes it so popular is Apple’s ability to integrate the watch into fashion.  There are 3 different designs for the watch face and several different watch bands to choose from.

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Let me know what do you think about the technology trends in fashion! 🙂  Which trends do you like and which are you skeptical to try?

xx, Kendall

Moschino A/W 2015

As always, Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, created many memorable pieces for Moschino’s A/W 2015 collection. Last season its collections took inspiration from a barbie doll. This  seasons ready-to-wear collection is full of vibrant colours and graphic designs.  Moschino always make its inspiration and designs memorable.  This season the brand took inspiration from the Loony Tunes cartoon characters, emoticons, and New York City fashion in the 80’s.  The show also displayed beautiful evening dresses inspired by graffiti.  The runway looks were attention-grabbing and certainly did not disappoint the brand’s many loyal followers.

Here are some of my picks:

Kate Grigorieva
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Mina Cvetkovic
Mina Cvetkovic
Annika Krijt
Annika Krijt
Aya Jones
Aya Jones
Annika Krijt
Annika Krijt
Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

Let me know which are your favourites!

xx, Kendall

Topshop Unique Fall 2015

Today was the London Fashion Week show for Topshop Unique.  Held in the beautiful Tate Britain, the show was very unique.  The location showcased the collections emphasis on Britain’s history.  The autumn/winter collection was appropriately filled with chunky knits and statement coats.  Topshop Unique fulfilled the expectations of its cult fans with its fun prints, interesting silhouettes, and elegant pieces. It is safe to say the show did not disappoint.

One unique thing about this brand compared to many others showing at London Fashion Week is it accessibility to the general public.  Rather than having to wait months to be able to purchase the items seen on the runway, customers can buy the clothes they love right away.

Here are some of my favourite looks from the A/W 2015 collection:

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Model: Zlata Semenko
Model: Zlata Semenko
Model: Malaika Firth
Model: Malaika Firth

Which looks were your favourite?

(All photos curtsy of style.com)

xx,  Kendall

The Conclusion of Fashion Month

For those of you who were able to travel around the globe in pursuit of the joys of Fashion Month, you know how creative this September’s Fashion Month Couture shows were.  As for the rest of us following along from the conform of our own homes, we all were dying to be a part of the couture frenzy happening in the the major cities around the world: New York, Paris, London, Milan, and Berlin.

Here are a handful of my favourite looks that captured the essence of this seasons Fashion Month:

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My Favourite Looks From NYFW 2014

I absolutely loved this years fall fashion week looks. Here are some of my favourites:

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xoxo,

Kendall

NYFW 2014 Kickoff

  Today is the day! Every year I look forward to this week.  Fashion Week is a very special time in NYC.  On every street there is an impeccably dressed individual focused on getting to the shows.  Bryant Park is buzzing with photographers, models, and designers.  It is such a magical place to be during this exciting time with all the extravagant pieces of clothes, accessories, handbags, and magnificent shoes!  Today there were Runways shows from BCBGMAXARIZA, Jay Godfrey, and many more.  Congratulations to all that have seats at the shows!

You can view them on http://mbfashionweek.com