Tag: Spring 2013

EVENT RECAP: “Lights, Camera, Fashion” ALDO Event

Sunday evening I attended ALDO’s “Lights, Camera, Fashion” event hosted by DC style blogger Ashley Gaga.  Guest were treated to cocktails and treats while previewing the new ALDO spring collection. Ashley showcased her favorite picks from the collection and models walked the store showing off cute spring looks featuring some of ALDO’s hottest shoes.  It was great to check out the collection and catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in a long time.

Ashley’s Picks


Love the clutches at ALDO!

How fun is the neon bag and clutch?!

With Fashion Stylist Apuje Kalu.

The gold captoe pump is very on trend. This is a great shoe to wear for multiple occasions (work, happy hour, cocktail event)

With Ashley, Apuje and jewelry designer Deborah of Mdurvwa Collection

Guests also received 15% off their entire purchase so I of course couldn’t leave empty handed icon smile EVENT RECAP: Lights, Camera, Fashion ALDO Event I walked away with a clutch and two pair of earrings. FYI, ALDO is a great retailers for accessories (handbags & jewelry). A lot of malls have both an ALDO store and a separate ALDO accessories store.

Coral clutch on sale.

New earrings!

Checking out the clutch I eventually purchased!

Here’s a video from Surpass Visuals highlighting the event:


Check out Ashley’s blog at www.ashleygaga.com. Visit www.aldoshoes.com to view the new spring collection.

Photos: DMC Phography & my phone

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For The Fellas: How To Wear Rolled Up Pants

Dwyane Wade made headlines this week when he was spotted wearing a Gucci double breasted polka dot suit jacket with ankle baring pants. This is a prime example of “when men wearing rolled up pants goes wrong.”

Guys, let this be a quick tutorial on how you can successfully wear rolled up pants during the spring/summer season. Your pants should not be tight like skinny jeans! There is debate over how high they should be rolled. You can check out an article on the art of rolling pants HERE which outlines how many inches pants should be rolled depending on style (jeans vs. khakis, etc).

Personally, I don’t think they should go higher than your ankle. Anything higher than that and you run the risk of looking like your clothes are too small or you’re wearing high waters (although some people want to achieve that look). Kevin Hart joked that D. Wade stole his suit and in this picture it looks like it! D. Wade’s thighs look like they are screaming for circulation and they just look too short!

If you’ve ever considered rolling up your jeans or khakis, check out the photos below for inspiration.

You can also check out Trey Songz’s photo spread in GQ Magazine for inspiration!

Here’s what the guys on Inside the NBA had to say about D. Wade’s satorial choice. Hilarious!

Photos: Fashion Bomb Daily, Be Stylish!.org, Coco & Creme

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Styled by Keri: Zoubeck Boutique for Façon Magazine

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some behind the scene photos from a Façon Magazine photo shoot. Façon Magazine is the voice of emerging fashion.  For the cover, the editor wanted to highlight a vintage boutique, so she tasked me with styling a photo spread featuring pieces from Zoubeck boutique in Old Town Alexandria. Talk about pressure!

The photo shoot was on Sunday, March 17th bright and early at 7am.  We wanted to capture the great offerings at Zoubeck against the beautiful backdrop of Old Town.  Shoutout to the model Jessica! I think the high that day was 42 degrees; she was cold but she rocked it!  The fabulous ladies of Flawless U were responsible for hair and makeup.

Below are photos from the shoot. Some are featured in the magazine and others are some of my favorites that aren’t included in the publication:

Please check out the Spring 2013 issue of Façon Magazine available online at www.faconmagazine.com to see the full photo spread and other great features! For more information about Zoubeck visit www.zoubeck.com. They have some really nice pieces. Every time I’ve stepped foot in that store, I have walked away with something icon smile Styled by Keri: Zoubeck Boutique for Façon Magazine

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EVENT RECAP: United Colors of Benetton Spring/Summer 2013 Preview

Last week I was invited to attend the PINK event at United Colors of Benetton in Georgetown. The event kicked off Benetton’s Spring Summer 2013 campaign.  For this year’s campaign, Benetton asked nine unique Style Ambassadors to share their personal interpretation of color. These ambassadors include model Alek Wek, boxer & model  Dudley O’Shaughnessy (he’s the love interest in Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video) and more.

Upon entering the Georgetown store, guests were greeted to champagne. As much as I wanted to buy something I was generous to my wallet and didn’t (this time).  It’s been a long time since I shopped at Benetton and they have some really cute pieces so I will definitely be back.  Instead of shopping, I spent time taking pictures of the women’s and men’s Spring Summer 2013 collection just for you!

Women’s Collection


Men’s Collection

A lot of color and prints for the new season!! For more information about the Spring Summer 2013 campaign, click HERE.

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Spring 2013 Trend Report

While the weather would suggest spring isn’t coming soon, it’s right around the corner! That means it’s time to get our wardrobes ready. Below are some of the season’s hottest trends. Remember, the key to trends is to pick a few you like and incorporate them into your current wardrobe. If you love prints, add a new printed top, skirt or pant to your closet and wear it with pieces you already own. If you’re a fan of black & white, mix a black & white skirt with your favorite colorful top. Incorporate trends in a way that are modern and reflect your individual style.

Black & White

We were first introduced to this trend in the fall and it doesn’t look like it is leaving us this spring season. Black & white is a great trend because these are colors you already have in your wardrobe. In order to shy away from the uniform look (black pants and white blouse), have some fun by wearing various patterns (stripes, floral, polka dot, ruffles) and apparel options (skirts, blazers, tops).

Marc Jacobs, Anthony Vaccarello, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel

Leather is another trend that was very popular during the fall season.  While leather never goes out of style, different styles of leather are becoming more popular.  Leather (and faux leather) skinny pants, skirts and dresses along with trench coats with leather sleeves are still on trend.  Leather is a great way to add a little edge to your look.

Actress Jeanna Dewan-Tatum, Emmanuelle Alt in leather pants, H&M


When is a print during the spring season not a trend? You can expect to see floral, stripes, polka dots, chevron and more! If you want to have fun wearing prints this season, step out in a pair of printed pants or jeans (H&M has great printed pants right now for less than $40)!  A little apprehensive about wearing this trend to work? No worries; pair a bold printed pant with a solid top to be modern and on trend in the workplace.

Paul & Joe, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren

Amplify your sex appeal with cutout details! An easy way to do so it by wearing a cutout dress. This is a great way to show some skin without being raunchy.

Cushnie et Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs,Jason Wu, Hervé Léger by Max Azria


When I think of pastels, for some reason I think of Easter.  But it looks like pastels will be around for longer than a holiday.  This is one trend that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe because it’s offered in a variety of options including blazers, jeans, cardigans and dresses. Want to effortlessly incorporate two trends into one look? Wear a pastel blazer or cardigan over your favorite printed top or dress.

Source: http://beautifour.wordpress.com

Lace never goes out of style.  What’s great about lace is that it can be worn with a variety of other trends. A lace peplum top would look great with printed pants. Or you could wear a lace skirt with a leather jacket. The options are endless! Have fun this season with lace by wearing it in different colors (btw Kerry Washington wore the Oscar de la Renta dress below to the NAACP Image Awards).

Roberto Cavalli, Jason Wu, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta

White Pumps

When it comes to white shoes, I’m indifferent. I was never really a fan but after seeing celebrities wear them so effortlessly, the right white pair of pumps may work! Like black pumps, they can be worn with any color.  I don’t know, I might want to give this one a try. What do you think?

Solange Knowles, LaLa Anthony, Rihanna

Gladiator Sandals

 A few years ago gladiator sandals were the must have shoes of the spring/summer season and it looks like they’re making a comeback!  The most popular styles are ones that lace to the ankle or go all the way up the thigh.  The thigh high sandals were everywhere during the spring 2013 designer presentations. If you plan on indulging in a pair of shoes like the ones below, pair them with short dresses and skirts which will allow the heels to play center stage.

Source: http://www.trendnstylez.com

What do you think of this season’s trends? What trends are you excited about wearing? What are some other trends not listed above you plan on wearing this season? cleardot Spring 2013 Trend Report
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Shoe Lust: Jimmy Choo Spring 2013 Collection

I don’t know why I signed up to receive Neiman Marcus emails. Every week I lust over a designer collection!  So of course, being that Jimmy Choo is one of my favorites, there was no exception when it came to the new Spring Collection.

The collection features a variety of offerings (flats, heels, wedges) that are appropriate for any occasion. Of course, I fell in love with the heels and there were a few flats that caught my eye.  The shoes are offered in a various patterns and textures including floral print, animal print, sequin, suede and patent leather.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Lira Floral-Print Platform Pump

Lola Floral Python Platform Pump

Kafta Shimmer Snake Sandal

Kendall Beaded Platform Pump

Pela Suede Wedge Sandal

Vamp Crisscross Platform Sandal, Nude

Brulee Suede Platform Pump, Navy

Viper Calf Hair Stiletto Pump

Check out the Jimmy Choo 2013 Spring Collection at Neiman Marcus and Jimmy Choo.

Love!! Wait ‘Til I Gey My Money Right…

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EVENT RECAP: CapFabb + Macy’s Impulse Collection Launch Party

Last Thursday, I attended the CapFabb & Macy’s Impulse Collection launch party at the Macy’s Metro Center location.  The Impulse Collection includes MICHAEL Michael Kors, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Else, Bar III and more.  Guests enjoyed desserts, free manicures and a fashion presentation of this year’s spring trends.

Free Manicures

Else Jeans

Rachel Rachel Roy Jumpsuit & Jacket


Rachel Rachel Roy pants & Bar III jacket

Head to toe Rachel Rachel Roy

Else polka dot jeans

Bar III printed short suit

Else jeans, Rachel Rachel Roy blazer

Bar III maxi dress (diva must have!) and jacket

Rachel Rachel Roy jumpsuit & Michael Michael Kors belt

Print handkerchief pants

Bar III Top and Else Jeans

Major trends to expect this spring season: pastels, prints (and combining prints together), shades of blue, printed jeans & pants, leather (faux leather) and bright colors.

I really like the offerings and the way the pieces were styled together. I want to go back and check out the collection when it is less crowded in that area of the store.  I think the Else printed jeans, jumpsuit and navy handkerchief pants need to be added to my wardrobe!

Based on the pictures, will you be checking out the new Impulse Collection at Macy’s?

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Is Floral A New Trend In Menswear?

I know it’s really hard to talk about Spring while it’s 30 degrees outside, but you know the fashion world is always a ahead of the current season.

It’s no secret women’s fashion includes florals, but what about men’s fashion?

According to LuxuriousPROTOTYPE.com, one men’s Spring 2013 trend we can expect to see is Print and Patterns/Arty Abstractions: abstract art, florals , abstract lines and digital prints.  We don’t often see florals in men’s fashion choices but it looks like things are changing in 2013.

Christian Louboutin recently released the Rantus Orlato Tapestry High Top Sneaker in an all over floral tapestry design.   This design definitely screams vintage and is one design I wouldn’t expect to see in menswear.

If you’re a guy that may be on the fence about florals but is interested in trying the trend, a shoe like this is a great subtle way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe.  Fellas, pair the shoes with a pair of dark denim jeans, blazer and/or blazer, white t-shirt or button up for a clean, casual look.

Floral trend on the Spring 2013 runway:

Bottega Venetta | Calvin Klein | Canali | Gucci

The sneakers retail for $725. For more information, check out the Christian Louboutin online store here.

Guys, what do you think about the floral trend? Are you going to try it this year?

Source: LuxuriousPROTOTYPE & Danchiz

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