Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Las Vegas' first annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars

Hello my Loverlies.  Hope your hump day is going well.

Summer is coming to an end and before long it will be time to break out the blankets and the booties for fall.

If you're looking for one last opportunity to enjoy the final dog days of summer, you might want to check out the Festival of Fashion at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Held in Las Vegas September 6-7, 2013, this is Vegas' first annual fashion festival in one of the region's premier shopping locations. The event is being described as "a two-day extravaganza filled with fashion, shopping and fun."  Beauty bars, fashion presentations, photo ops, and live entertainment are just a few of the events that are scheduled to make this the fashion happening of the season. Participants will not only be privy to limited edition products and pop-up fashion shows, but will also be eligible to win 1-of-4 $500 shopping sprees.

Some of the specialty shops include:
  • Anthropologie
  • Balenciaga
  • Burberry 
  • Cartier 
  • Christian Dior
  • Christian Louboutin
  • and more!

    Eateries include:
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Max Brenner
  • Spago

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    Want to end the summer on a fashion high note?  The Festival of Fashion at the Forum Shops at Caesars may be just the summer blowout you're looking for.

    For more info on the first annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops visit their Facebook page at #FOF13

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Designer Showcase: Nylon puts a Menswear Spin on Women's Footwear

    Hello, Chicas!  Please forgive my being away for so long.  Ever so often, "stuff" happens to remove your focus from what you really enjoy doing. But enough of the negative.  Now for the positive. Shoes!

    Fall is quickly approaching and it's about that time to do the fall fashion closet shuffle.  Of course, first and foremost for Fa'shoe'nistas everywhere is tweaking our shoe collections. What are the fall trends, what's new on the fashion footwear frontier and how quickly can I get it?

    As part of the fall line up, Lori's shoes is featuring Nylon, a brand exclusive to the online shoe boutique. Nylon's stylish yet practical approach to women's footwear gives us girls a peek into the "Men's Room" by adding a touch of boyish flair to women's footwear.  Sleek wing-tipped loafers made of supple Italian Leather with added tassels are a top of the line addition to any fashionista's fall wardrobe. 

    Warning:  These shoes really look like men's shoes. The only feminine touch (that I can tell) is that they're made to fit a female foot. Though I enjoy loafers and oxfords as much as the next gal, I'm not so sure if I'd rock these. 

    Nylon shoes are handmade in Naples, Italy with high quality Italian leather. The design is sleek, sophisticated and there is definitely an element of "chic" when paired with a pantsuit, skirt suit, or a feminine midi or maxi dress. And given that the lines between male and female are often times blurred in the fashion industry with so many designers promoting an androgynous fashion philosophy, the fact that this new collection has a strong menswear influence won't raise any eyebrows.

    Conclusion:  I like them...just not sure if I would wear them.  What do you think, Chicas?

    For more, check out Lori's Shoes.


    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Color Me Spring: Aaaaaah...CHOO!

    This week's Color Me Spring post features the eclectic shoe stylings of Jimmy Choo.  Bold patterns, florals, neons and skins permeate this collection filled with sexy barely there sandals and funky flats.  But enough talk. Feast your eyes my Loverlies and enjoy!

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    Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Color Me Spring!

    Hello my Loverlies!  Hope all is going well for you.  Michigan weather has really been taking it's toll on me (been sick all weekend) with one day warm, the next day cold, the next day wet, so on and so forth. There hasn't been much sunshine in the past few days and I'm finding myself craving some serious springtime folly.

    Enter 2013's biggest fashion trend--COLOR!!! From shoes to handbags to suits, dresses and everything in between, the one constant on both the runways and the racks is the fusion of color. Color prints, color blocking, solid colors and smoldering hues. Our favorite designers both established and new are waking up our senses with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues.

    This week's "Color Me" series focuses on candilicious footwear. Feast and enjoy, my Loverlies!

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    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Johnny Was: Bohemian Springtime

    Florals, prints, and soft pastels make up the bulk of Johnny Was' Spring Collection.

    Flowing maxi skirts and colorful print tunics pay homage to Bohemian chic, taking us back to a simpler time when it was still acceptable for women's fashion to be "pretty." Comfort is just as important as style in this collection with light weight fabrics that kiss the female form creating an ultra-feminine silhouette.

    FA'SHOE'NISTA salutes the Bohemian Chic of designer Johnny Was.  Pretty is as pretty does. Enjoy!

    Acey V-Neck Embroidered Blouse 
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    Mixed Print Silk Flair Dress
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    Georgette Eyelet Skirt & Talasi Print Blouse 

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    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Oscar's night of Beauty

    Oscar season. That time of the year when all fashionistas wait with baited breath for the Red Carpet Fashion Extravanganza.

    This year, neutrals played a big part as well as opulent color; reds, blues, yellows, etc. Gold made a big splash as many of the Hollywood divas opted for the bling. Below are a few of my picks for best dressed.

    From the lovely Kerry Washington, Dame Shirley Bassey and the nights best surprise, First Lady Michelle Obama in a stunning Naeem Khan number, the Red Carpet was definitely a feast for the fashion hungry eye. Enjoy, mon bellas!

    All photos are courtesy  of The Hollywood Reporter unless otherwise stated.

    Olivia Munn

    Skyfall actress Naomie Harris

    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Octavia Spencer

    Kerry Washington

    Nicole Kidman

    Quvenzhane Wallis

    Kelly Rowland

    Gloria Reuben

    Good Morning America's Robin Roberts

    First Lady Michelle Obama
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    Dame Shirley Bassey

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013


    New York Fashion Week. Another reason to love February.  Designers show their best wares on the Runways. Stylists and make up artists work their expertise on the bodies and faces of super mannequins as they strut their stuff on the Catwalk during the week.

    For me, the most fun is watching the fashionistas as they arrive at the shows. From punk/grunge chic, to elegant glamor, these fashion savvy divas know how to express and impress. I suppose I find them far more interesting because I can relate to them. They represent the "everywoman" and what they share in common is their individualism.  Their unique style is inspiring and their confidence is alluring and magnetic. They're not afraid to wear what best suits them, whether it's bright colors, bold patterns, or a mixture of both.

    FA'SHOE'NISTA salutes the individual style and grace of the divas of NYFW.  Très bien, no?

    Tamu McPherson - All the Pretty Birds

    Marian Kihogo

    The beautiful Angela Bassett

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