2018 Color Of The Year!! July 06 2018
Pantone has named Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year!
With its cosmic undertones, this mystical color offers endless possibilities.
Designers are already interpreting it in a multitude of ways, from soft lavender to rich royal purples.
In jewelry, amethyst will be the stone to watch.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality.
Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.
Fashionistas Life Lessons June 16 2017
La De Da Introduces Pantone's 2017 Color Of The Year! February 10 2017
What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? GREENERY!
A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.
A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.
Fashionistas Life Lessons February 09 2017
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The Rules Of Evening Glamour - The Final Touch December 16 2016
It's time for the final touch.. the "Crown Jewels"!
This season ignore Coco Chanel's adage "Before you leave the house, take at least one thing off", because now MORE IS DEFINITELY BETTER!
Update the old fashion of matching jewelry, by wearing a mix and match of colors and stones. Wear big bold earrings with that big bold necklace!
Speaking of this season, if you want THE piece this year, run (don't walk) to get yourself a choker!
The choker is THE must-have piece of the season, but the fitted necklace is known for creating even bigger sensations centuries ago!
Noblewomen in the Middle Ages wore chokers that featured a pendant stamped with St. Sebastian motifs to protect themselves from the bubonic plague. During the French Revolution, young women attending secret Bals des Victimes (or Victims' Ball) wore red ribbons around their necks to mimic the appearance of being guillotined, expressing solidarity with the rebels who had been executed!
In the nineteenth century, black ribbon chokers were favored by ballerinas, as they gave the desired appearance of an elongated neck. Parisian prostitutes also wore a similar neckpiece, as depicted in Manet's Olympia.
Today, chokers are best known for their connections with style icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gigi Hadid.
Versatile and easy to wear, the choker can be an eye-catching feminine accessory for day or night!
To make a choker office ready, wear a version accentuated with lace or tiny beads in a complementary or tonal hue of your outfit.
After dark, opt for a bejeweled neckpiece sprinkled with diamonds, fur or crystals on velvet or satin.
The Rules Of Evening Glamour - Part Four December 15 2016
You Don't Need To Dress Over The Top To Be Beautiful!
You hear about so many women who have wardrobes full of couture and designer clothing, but most women don't have that luxury.
What to do? Take a page out of this woman's book... Think Carolina Herrera!
We've all seen that woman who wears no makeup, apart from maybe lipstick, and her go-to pieces are an A-line skirt, a white shirt, flat shoes, a piece or two of subtle jewelry that sparkles and that's it! She always looks elegant and so beautiful no matter where she is or what she's doing!
Evening dressing doesn't need to be over the top!
YOU DO YOU!
The Rules Of Evening Glamour - Part Three December 14 2016
Imperfect is better than perfect!
There is something about an imperfect beauty that isn't pristine and refined... something a little bit off or odd and it makes you look closer, makes you want to hear the story of each imperfection.
In the world of clothing there are little details to look for... purposely frayed seams on an otherwise "finished" dress or jacket, a strategically placed opening or a an eye-catching adornment that is just a little bit different.
Clothes are like armor. How you wear them determines how you face the world and how the world sees you!
Why not stand out? Why not be an amazing authentic version of YOU!
The Rules Of Evening Glamour - Part Two December 08 2016
DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE FEMININE!
Never be afraid of the feminine. It is something that is strong and interesting.
To be feminine is an extraordinary power in itself and it is something that you should never associate with weakness, regardless of whether it is a sexy kind of femininity or a pretty interpretation!
Own it! Enhance it!
How you ask?
Tie a dainty velvet bow in your hair, don't be afraid of to try delicate jewelry that sparkles, go form fitting, add a little ruffle here and there, layer on lace, add a touch of pink, cinch that waist with a flirty belt, and you know those gloves that are sitting in that drawer... get them out and wear them!
The Rules Of Evening Glamour - Rule One December 06 2016
Clothes Should Have Permanence!
Erdem Moralioglu says he has always been fascinated with the idea of fashions being created for someone to keep forever.
"The Fact that you can take something made in 1967 and it still looks completely relevant, beautiful and modern today. I love the idea that something can have permanence. I hope to see a woman wearing something designed 7 or 9 years later and it still looks fabulous!", says Erdem Moralioglu.
Dig through those trunks stored in the attic! Hit your favorite vintage shop!
Once you have that perfect piece, update your look with modern accents!
Check out this gorgeous Red Swarovski Crystal Necklace which transforms into loads of different necklace looks and even bracelets!!!!
The Rules of Evening Glamour December 02 2016
Is tea length ok?
Do I have to wear red lipstick?
Is a statement necklace passe?
These are just a few of the questions we hear everyday when addressing evening glamour!
It can be incredibly overwhelming!
We're here to help you navigate the fashion waters!
In this series we will delve into the rules according to designer Erdem Moralioglu.
Erdem has become known globally as the man to turn to for romantic but unique eveningwear. Trends don't figure in the world of Erdem, simply the desire to make women feel beautiful!
(With thanks to Kay Barron for the words)
2016 -2017 Fall / Winter's New Looks - Part 3 November 26 2016
There is something old fashioned about dividing your clothing into day or after-dark dressing. After all, why can't EVERY moment be filled with a little (or a lot) of Glamour should the mood strike you?
As Old Man Winter keeps blowing in, we want warmth! Not only in temperature, but in color and texture!
Velvet is no longer just for fancy holiday parties!
Velvet wrap and slip dresses, trousers, pumps and sandals in rich shades of green, wine and navy including prints have been spotted on the runways and in the streets of chic cities worldwide!
These last few weeks of crisp Autumn days transitioning into a cold, crystal Winter season have brought out the best of the new “must have” material.
And yes, it will still look good going into the holiday season!
For the PERFECT jewelry to go with your velvet check this out!
2016 -2017 Fall / Winter's New Looks - Part 2 November 22 2016
Tall, black and a little bit edgy. The boot is THE shoe this season!
The unusual power of a boot is that the higher it reaches, the sexier it becomes!
Choose black suede or leather, ensure the fit is perfect - not too tight, but definitely never baggy - and remember, boots are at their most provocative when you can't quite see where they end!
3 popular Thigh High boots this year are:
Stocking Boot: Hugging the legs, the stocking boot is the most flattering with longer skirts.
Patchwork Boot: Detailed patchwork boots and a miniskirt will elongate you legs in an instant!
Adorned Boots: Lace-trimmed boots deserve to be celebrated! Wear either with a miniskirt or over skinny dark jeans. Check these Boot Toppers out for that added sass!
Come back and visit us next week for tips on daytime glamour!
Until then ladies, stay sassy, classy and awesome!
2016 - 2017 Fall / Winter's New Looks - Part One November 19 2016
That's right ladies! Black leather is as integral to winter as white linen is to Summer!
Black leather has always been a go- to for your favorite on the go jacket, but this season it will dominate our wardrobe from top to toe and day into evening!
Think a Straight Black Leather Pencil Skirt for day! A leather skirt always has sex appeal, but when worn with a structured shirt and is in a more conservative style, it's unexpectedly chic for the day! Make sure it hits the knee or lower and pair it with flats!
Let's not forget the Jacket! A Tailored Black Leather Jacket is a smart alternative to the trusty biker this season. The longer length is very flattering and benefits from a subtle flash of decolletage when worn with a lower neckline beneath.
Pants! That's right! Wide leg Leather Pants are more flattering than the legging versions that have come before if you just want to wear a top and keep the lines elegant, especially if they are high waisted and belted to emphasize the waist and elongate the legs! Suede straight leg pants are going to be your go-to for those fabulous boots that are everywhere this season!
Did someone say boots?
Oh but that's a whole other blog entry!
Come back and visit us next week for you boot tutorial!
Until then ladies, stay sassy and awesome!
2016-2017 Fall / Winter's New Looks Introduction! November 17 2016
The new Fall / Winter Fashion scene is LUX!
Winter always needs a hit of Glamour to lift our spirits. Shouldn't we make the most of those long nights?
This is the time to channel wonderful high octane opulence and celebrate the true dark sensuality of winter.
This will be a 3 part series exploring the upcoming trends and must haves.
The Gingham Trend! June 09 2016
GINGHAM IS SUDDENLY SUPER STYLISH!
Gingham is hot hot hot this Summer!
Mix your gingham with denim, another print or just throw on a super cute accessory!
It's sassy to mix your gingham colors and check size as well!
TRY THE TREND!
You Bought The Perfect White Dress! Now What?! April 28 2016
DO ~ Show lots of leg because a modest dress on the top benefits from some leggy reveal.
Style Secrets Every Woman Should Live By! April 23 2016
Struggling to update your wardrobe and make your look current
without breaking the bank?
Skirting The Issue... April 09 2016
You just found THE PERFECT SKIRT!
Now you're standing in front of your mirror at home, tops and shoes flung everywhere.... still no idea how to wear that perfect skirt!
We have some pointers and fun ideas for you!
Does your skirt have PLEATS?
- DO wear it with a heel, kitten to killer, as legs need to be lengthened in a mid length skirt.
- DON'T team it with strict shirting or you'll end up look like your elementary school principal. Instead choose looser tops that hint at or expose decolletage!
Is your skirt a SARONG?
- DO keep it simple. Tuck a basic T-shirt into the waistband to minimize any bulky layers.
- DON'T mistake simple for casual. This skirt needs interesting accessories to keep it defined as day dressing.
Is your skirt SHEER?
- DO experiment with different lengths of underskirt, depending on how much leg you want to show.
- DON'T double up on sheer. A heavier top creates a better balance.
Is your skirt a MINI?
- DO opt for a voluminous or oversized top rather than something fitted to create a more modern and less suggestive look.
- DON'T pair it with stiletto heels, they may lengthen your legs, but flats or shorter heels are just as flattering and help keep it less "Hey Sailor" shall we say!
3 MORE Things Stylish Women Do Everyday! March 06 2016
- Only Wear Clothes that Fit and Flatter: Sure, even the most fashionable women among us probably have a pair of "skinny" jeans they're waiting to fit back into or a top that got taken to the cleaners and was never the same, but they don't wear them. Despite how much you love something in your wardrobe, if it doesn't fit, it's just time to let it go.
- Anchor Their Look With One Expensive-Looking Piece: Ever wonder how some women make even jeans and a t-shirt look impossibly chic? It has a lot to do with the fit, of course, but there's another subtle way these ladies are elevating their outfit. It might be a great leather belt, a special pair of earrings, or a luxe bag, but in every case, one expensive-looking accessory adds infinitely more polish.
- Pick the Perfect Accessory: Like Coco Chanel famously dictated, "when accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on." There is a point at which it becomes just too much, and the chicest women know exactly what that point is. Ask yourself if you really need the scarf and the statement necklace? Often, the cut of your clothes — an exposed neckline or bare arms — is a great help in determining just what jewelry or accoutrements to pair with it.
3 Things Stylish Women Do Everyday! March 03 2016
- Follow Other Stylish Women For Inspiration: Stylish women may craft a look all their own, but that doesn't come without studying fashion icons and other ladies with killer style. The easiest place to get inspired? Scrolling through your Instagram feed or Pinterest board on the regular to get outfit ideas and endless fodder for your daily look at the office — and beyond.
- Dress For the Weather: It sounds simple enough, but dressing sensibly goes a long way in the style department. Check the weather before you leave the house to avoid being that girl trudging through the snow in her flats or dodging puddles in your wide-leg flares.
- Dress For the Occasion: The well-dressed women in the room are always the ones who got the dress code memo. They look polished and appropriate — never the ones tugging at their miniskirt in a room full of more conservative looks. If you're ever on the fence about an out-there top or flashy skirt, remember to consider where you're going and who you'll see. There's a time and a place for that plunging neckline — but it may not be at your boss's dinner party.
The ULTIMATE Shoe Rules! December 23 2015
Aquazzura's shoe designer, Edgardo Osorio talks about the ultimate shoe rules!
I'M SO STRESSED OUT!!! December 17 2015
STRESS! We deal with it on a daily basis. But, are we dealing with it the best way we can? Here are some tried - and - tested tips on how to de-stress.
1: Timing is everything! Do your workout first thing. Not only will it help prepare you for the day ahead, but levels of cortisol, the stress hormone that causes us to hold onto weight particularly around the abdominal region, are at their lowest in the morning. The less stressed you are when you actually work out, the more weight you'll lose! (David Kirsch, New York trainer)
2: Go Hot & Cold! Studies show that hot then cold bathing tones the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems ( these define our response to stress ). The changes in temperature, along with the water pressure, trigger the same effect in your lymphatic system, decreasing stress and inflammatory molecules. (Vicky Vlalchonis, Beverly Hills musculoskeletal specialist)
3: Be Mindful! Meditation is the antidote to stress. As we meditate, our bodies release feel-good hormones oxytocin and serotonin. The heart rate slows and, over time, the part of our brain that reacts automatically shrinks and the part of the brain responsible for our executive functioning increases. (Lynne Goldberg, U.S. meditation expert)
4: The Right Diet! Stress during the day leads to increased cortisol in the evening, so sleeping is difficult. Getting less than 6 hours a night increases the body's inflammatory response, decreasing the appetite suppressing hormone, ghrelin. So opt for a high antioxidant diet, salads, avocado, pumpkin seeds! (Dana James, New York based nutritionist)
5: Breathe To Relieve! There is a direct correlation between the act of deeply inhaling certain aromas and how we perceive stress. Opt for some essential oils! Rose calms i the face of fear, frankincense eases frustration, lavender helps restlessness,, lemon balm for anxiety, rosemary for chronic stress and fragonia for balancing emotions! (Annee de Mamiel, aromatherapist)
6: Reach Out & Help Someone! Even when you're under pressure, take time out to do something for someone else. Altruism promotes the release of oxytocin which is why it's been shown to help combat symptoms of stress and promote feelings of well being. (Kelly McGonigal, psychologist)
Karl's Rules of Fashion December 15 2015
Karl Lagerfeld is the King of Fashion!
In addition to his own label, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been a major creative force behind such well-known brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, and Fendi.
Known for his bold designs and constant reinvention, he's been hailed Vogue magazine as the "unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment."
So who better to give us some Fashion tips!
1: Love Fashion.
2: Change Is Good. "Yes, fashion is about change, and if there's one place where you should not be frightened by change, it's fashion.
3: Don't Be A Victim. "You can be sweet and nice, but don't be weak. Otherwise you become a victim.
4: Clothes Are For Wearing. "Couturiers don't work for museums, they work for the client and are proud of that. Their dream is that society ladies would wear their dresses and that is exactly how it should be!"
5: Good Style Is Easier To Achieve. "Women are better dressed now than 30 years ago, because you can be well dressed for little money now."
6: Don't Look To The Past. "Each season is always a new start There can be influences from the past but they are not done on purpose."
Introducing 2016's Color Of The Year! December 05 2015
Here it is!
Pantone has announced the Color Of The Year!
For the first time Pantone introduces TWO shades!
Rose Quartz and Serenity are the PANTONE Colors of the Year for 2016.
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.
These are the colors you will see playing a strong role in Fashion all next year!
Get ahead of the competition and start planning your wardrobe now!
La De Da has absolutely beautiful styles arriving in these and wonderfully complimenting colors arriving soon!
What Am I Going To Wear To The Office Party?! December 02 2015
Office holiday parties can be tricky.
While you want to maintain an air of professionalism in front of your co-workers, you also don’t want to dress like you would on any other workday.
Where does that leave you?
Somewhere between formal and festive that can often be hard to pinpoint—and that’s where we come in!
Think one Statement Piece and the rest of the outfit as the supporting cast!
Here are some great ideas for that Statement!
Chanour Turkish Jewelry... WE HAVE IT! November 19 2015
Handmade Turkish Jewelry
BOLD & EXOTIC
Flavored by the Middle East, each piece is handmade and a little exotic, drawing on the 5,000+ year tradition of jewelry making in Turkey. Geometric designs, repeating patterns, and coin-inspired pieces make a statement.
Made from pewter that’s silver plated for shine and texture, Chanour jewelry is free of nickel and lead. It’s lightweight and won’t discolor the skin.
People will think you spent a small fortune for these pieces, but Chanour’s jewelry is quite affordable. Maybe we can keep that our little secret
Are You With The Band?! October 14 2015
Autumn... Changing Colors, Cool Nights & Hot Fashion! August 14 2015
Leather...Ohhhhh Yeah! July 10 2015
Polo Anyone? July 03 2015
Need the perfect accessory to go with your Polo Shirt?! Why not some of these...
Animal Print Oversize Clutch, Krazy Larry Pull On Pant, Crystal Sunflower Pin, Warm Honey Beaded Necklace or Sunburst Earrings!
Denim... It's Come A Long Way Baby! June 26 2015
Love Denim? We have some awesome accessories for your favorite Denim piece!
Check out our Sassy Fringe Shoulder Bag, Comfy USA Shirts, Bernie Mev Crystal Sandals, Silver Star Earrings or Silver Feather Bracelet!
Long Live Flats & Sneakers! April 14 2015
Gingham Is Back! April 10 2015
Sheer Heaven! March 06 2015
Now that you have that perfect sheer piece, you need to accessorize!
Check out our Crystal Blossom Pin, Mint Sherbet Necklace, Silver Feather Bracelet, Seaside Silver Coral Cuff or Green Persian Bloom Enamel Chandelier Earrings!
The NEW Spring 2015 Crop Top! February 14 2015
And we can't stop... and we won't stop (wearing crop tops, that is).
Sure, Miley Cyrus made crop tops the uniform of 2013 & 2014,
but the revealing outerwear of 2015 turns it on it's head!
Think ladylike and elegant, as well as boxy and even brunch-worthy!
Crop tops are for everyone in 2015!
Want the perfect accessory for your crop top?
Why not check out our Mimi Jelli Sandal in white or pink, the Nicole Lee Dollhouse Clutch, the Soft Pink Lace earrings, our Pretty In Pink Flower necklace or the fabulous Aurora Borealis Frog Cuff!
Tiptoe Through The Tulips... And Daisies... And Daffodils.... January 29 2015
Want to spruce up your fashion garden?
Try these gorgeous accessories!
Our Agate Slice Necklace, Blue Dragonfly Pin/Pendant, Brown Aurora Borealis Leafy Pin, Pretty In PInk Flower Necklace or Silver Leaf Pin/Pendant are the perfect accents!
Bridal White January 21 2015
For all you Brides-to-be who are tying the knot in 2015, this is YOUR year! The Spring/Summer runways were filled with a variety of gorgeous white hues on everything from mini-dresses to Victorian looks with a modern edge! This is the time to add an unexpected twist to your wedding dress!
The icing on the cake, of course is the perfect accessory to accent your beautiful gown! Try our Caged Crystal Earrings, Champagne Crystal Earrings, Creamy Pearl with Crystal Necklace, Majesty Pearl Earrings or Gobs Of Pearls Necklace!
Boho or Bust this Spring & Summer! January 20 2015
Ditch your micro mini skirts and tank tops for something a bit more romantic (and comfortable!). The new Boho look for Spring 2015 comes courtesy of designers such as Vera Wang, who sent soft floor-sweeping dresses down the runway; Dries Van Noten, who got creative with funky prints; and Tommy Hilfiger who dressed his models in hippie looks with a twist!
Check out our Sky's The Limit Bangle Set, Quartz and Bead Necklace, Gold Fringe Cuff and our Fringe Shoulder Bag! They're perfect additions to your fabulous Boho look!
MARSALA IS THE 2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR! January 20 2015
Marsala is it! So what does this mean to you? It means you will see this luxurious colour showing up in all facets of fashion and beauty!
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
The Versatility of Marsala
- Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-tocolor for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
- Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
- An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.
Yves Saint Laurent Knows... January 13 2015
Marlene Dietrich, The Icon January 13 2015
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