The Oxford Shirt Dress

Hello Dahlings!

Well, 2014 is in full swing and the Spring Collections have hit the runways. Now come all the trend reports on what will be “haute” this season.

After reviewing several trend forecasts, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the Oxford Shirt Dress will be making a comeback this Spring!

No longer are Oxford Shirts for business casual days at the office! Making a huge statement on the runways of New York and fashion houses around the world, the Oxford Shirt Dress is classic, timeless and in my opinion should never go out of style!  To get the best look while wearing this piece, you want to make sure that your dress has a tailored fit in order to achieve the optimal look!  Some designers who added the Oxford Shirt Dress to their Spring 2014 Collections are: Nina Ricci, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Dior and Victoria Beckham.

Here are a few of my faves:

Vero Moda
Vero Moda
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens
Rihanna
Rihanna
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang

Want to achieve this look and add this piece to your wardrobe? Be sure to email me at windy@windyjcumberbatch.com to schedule an appointment!

Until Next Time Dahlings!

WJC

Photo Credit:

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New Year, New Wardrobe!

Happy New Year Dahlings!

2014 is here and what better way to start off the new year than with a new wardrobe!  Out with the old, in with the new!  Come on, what are you waiting for?  When I say new wardrobe, it does not have to mean shopping, your new wardrobe is likely already in your closet.  That’s right, time for you to get together with a Wardrobe Stylist and/or Closet Organizer (such as myself) to help go through your current wardrobe and put together new looks that are on trend and fabulous, while at the same time budget friendly!  You will be pleasantly surprised with just how many looks you will be able to put together!

The process can be easy and fun…the most important element is that you and your stylist are selecting pieces that complement your skin color and body type.  Once the wardrobe has been carefully put together, then we can create your very own personal LookBook.  What is a LookBook?  We’ll simply put it is  set of photographs of your fashion collection/wardrobe.  You can refer to it when getting dressed for work or a special occasion so that you can easily remember what pieces go together without all the hassle! There are several style applications that can also help you keep track of your “looks” that will also help keep items organized!

Ready to take the plunge into your new wardrobe?  Contact me via email at windyjcumberbatch.com or fill out the contact form below!  I would love to work with you!

Styled By Windy
Styled By Windy
Styled By Windy
Styled By Windy
J. Hilburn
J. Hilburn

Until next time Dahilings!

Happy New You!

WJC

Style Meets Stella & Dot!

Hello Dahlings!

Tis’ the season to be Stylish!  With the holiday season upon us, I am sure most of you will be attending Holiday parties for the office or that charity that you support.  No matter what the occasion, you will want to make sure that you accessorize your look and make a Grand entrance that will ensure you are the highlight of the party!

That’s where Stella & Dot comes in!  Stella and Dot, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online.

Offering gorgeous, unique an affordable accessories, Stella & Dot has rapidly become the go to place for women across the country. These eye-catching pieces are sported by some of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities! I became an Independent Jewelry Stylist for Stella & Dot in November in order to provide women and option to look and feel great whether they are attending a charity event or want to spice up your everyday look, Stella & Dot is the place to come and be STYLED Fabulous!

Take a look at some of my favorite Stella & Dot pieces:

Camilla Ring
Camilla Ring
Sutton Necklace
Sutton Necklace
Urbane Bracelet  (Top)
Urbane Bracelet
(Top)

Stella & Dot pieces are chic, versatile and irresistible!  As you Personal Stylist, I can help you update your look in minutes!  Contact me today to place an order, book a trunk show or to schedule a private style session.  I promise you will love it just as much as I do!

Windy Cumberbatch

Stylist ID: 167665

http://www.stelladot.com/windycumberbatch

windy@windyjcumberbatch.com

Dot Dollars
Dot Dollars

Until next time Dahlings,

WJC

Casual Ballet!

Casual Ballet!

Marni belt
farfetch.com

Floppy hat
$27 – ark.co.uk

Yochi vintage bracelet
metroparkusa.com

Warehouse red ring
$13 – warehouse.co.uk

Oval earrings
$8.05 – desireclothing.co.uk

Alexander McQueen tote bag
marissacollections.com

Coast pink skirt
$95 – coast-stores.com

‘Tis The Season!

Hello Dahlings!

The Holiday Season is upon us and what better way to get into the spirit of things than to give back to those who are less fortunate.  Joanna Moreno, Marketing Director-Beauty Box 5, is hosting a holiday gift drive benefiting Family Link at Legacy Ranch Foster and Adoption Agency.  Read on to learn more about the event:

Beauty Box 5 to host a holiday gift drive benefiting Family Link at Legacy Ranch Foster and Adoption Agency

 

Beauty Box 5 Marketing Director Joanna Moreno, who volunteers at Family Link at Legacy Ranch Foster and Adoption Agency, and along with the rest of the Beauty Box 5 team, will be hosting a holiday gift drive benefiting the non-profit agency that is dear to her heart.

“I was blessed with the opportunity to volunteer at Legacy Ranch and have been compelled ever since to find a way to give back.  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to reach out to our community to create awareness for this organization’s efforts,” says Moreno.

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Beauty Box 5 will be accepting unwrapped gifts at Toy Joy’s newest location located at 403 W. 2nd St.  As a thank you, all donors will be receiving a complimentary beauty box from Beauty Box 5.  One beauty box for every gift donated, while supplies last.  The gift drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Help create a warm and memorable holiday for the youth at Legacy Ranch.  Gift opportunities include merchandise for males and females ages 0-18, such as children’s toys, electronics, movies, jewelry, clothing, shoes, sports equipment, cosmetics, and wrapping paper and gift bags.

“My hope is that with this gift drive, we can share the joy of the holiday season with all the children and youth at Legacy Ranch.”              

About Family Link at Legacy Ranch:

Family Link at Legacy Ranch is a non-profit Licensed Foster Care and Adoption agency that works directly with Child Protective Services to find homes for children who have been abused, neglected or exploited.

 

For volunteer opportunities at Legacy Ranch, you can contact volunteer coordinator Bethany Slack at bethany@familylinkkids.com.

 

About Beauty Box 5:

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers 5 cosmetic deluxe samples and full-size products to your door.  Every month you’ll receive a mixture of luxury, commonly known brands, niche brands, eco-conscious and even vegan brands.  The beauty box includes a selection of makeup, hair care, skin care, nail care, fragrances and beauty accessories.

 

For more information about the gift drive please contact Joanna Moreno via email at Joanna@snapbrands.com

Until next time,

WJC

Beauty Box 5 Gift Drive

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Designer Maria Lorenzo

Maria Lorenzo is a luxury brand with a simple concept, to provide women with exquisite shoes that are also comfortable for long periods of time. All Items made in Italy.

Maria Lorenzo a lover of high heels and a former model she was tired of looking for that perfect shoe that came wrapped in comfort, so she set out to Italy to research and design her dream shoe. After working closely and directly with artisans in Marche, Velentia and Bologna, her dream was realized, by combining uniquely designed insoles placed in specific places and balanced platforms. These aspects balance the weight evenly, without pushing the weight to the heel or to the toes, giving the wearer an all day comfort. Maria decided to share this secret with other ladies that seek amazing designer shoes, that offer maximum comfort. The collection is made in Italy from the finest materials, vibrant colours and crafted by the same artisans that deliver impeccable quality to the likes of Gucci, Prada and Armani. Its finally true, women don’t have to chose between fashion and comfort

Check out some of her amazing shoes below!

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Maria-Lorenzo-Stacy

I absolutely love her work and hope that you will too!  Of course for more information on Maria Lorenzo, please visit her website http://www.marialorenzo.com

Until next time Dahlings,

WJC

The Statement Necklace

Hello Dahlings!
Fall is upon us…finally! It’s time (if you haven’t already) to transition out the Summer Wardrobe and introduce the Fall pieces! This is my favorite season of the year! I love to pull out my sweaters and stylish hats and scarves! It’s just something about Fall/Winter that makes my heart happy!

This season, what better way to jazz up your fall wardrobe than by adding a Statement Necklace to spice things up a little! You can make a simple T-shirt and jeans something far more interesting just by adding a chunky necklace! One of my all time favorites happens to be a Chunky Turquoise Necklace paired with a simple white V-Neck T-shirt! I mean, who doesn’t love turquoise?

Turquoise Necklace
Turquoise Necklace

 

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You can find some really great Statement Pieces just about anywhere, however if you need someone to guide you in picking the right piece or need guidance in general on how to put an entire look together, contact me at windy@sofiamilan.com and we will have you looking fabulous in no time!

Until next time Dahlings,

WJC

 

Photo Credit: Goodhousekeeping.com, socialvixen.com and aabeadsonline.com

Sofia Milan House of Style

Hello Dahlings!
Have you heard about the new full service Image Consulting Firm-Sofia Milan House of Style? Well, it’s time you have! Yours truly along with my good friend and business partner, Marqita Delgado launched SMHS during the Summer of 2013 out of a desire to assist clients in looking and feeling their absolute best! We wanted to build something different; that was uniquely ours that expresses our love for fashion, but more importantly our desire to promote self beauty and wellness.

Sofia Milan House of Style offers a variety of services to meet the various beauty and fashion needs our clients might have. From Personal Styling to Closet Organizations to Beauty Makeovers and Weddings; our goal is to reinvent beauty from the inside out! Windy, Marqita and team are committed to meeting the needs of our clients on an individual basis. WE believe that all clients have a desire to look and feel their best and we are committed to help you bring your personal sense of style to life!

Check at where you can find Sofia Milan House of Style:
Thursday, September 26,2013
Created Woman Magazine Fall Issue Launch Party
Fashion + Philanthropy Collide-Benefitting Stiletto Stampede
Aloft Hotel @ The Domain
6:00-9:00pm
Visit http://www.createdwoman.net for more details

CW Fall Event
October 25, 2013
Rio and Runway-Couture For Change!
Benefitting Safe Place

Rio and Runway Event

Each event promises to be full of fun and fashion while benefitting great causes!

For more information about Sofia Milan House of Style, please visit http://sofiamilan.com or to schedule an appointment visit http://www.styleseat.com/sofiamilanhouseofstyle

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Until next time Dahlings,

Be fabulous,

WJC

 

 

 

Spring 2014 Colors!

Hello Dahlings!
I am so excited to share with you the colors Pantone has chosen for Spring 2014! With New York Fashion Week coming to an end, designers have presented their collections for the upcoming Spring season and await the consumer’s reaction. This year the colors are richer and brighter than ever which should make for some fabulous fashion in the coming months.

Pantone 2014 Spring Color Chart

 
Pantone 2014 Spring Color Chart

Here’s what Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute had to say as she introduced this Spring’s Colors:

“Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.”

 

The Citizen of Fashion Spring 2014 Colors
The Citizen of Fashion Spring 2014 Colors

My favorite color of the season happens to be Freesia!  This bright yellow hue is both fun and fabulous!  I am looking forward to seeing these colors in the local retail stores and boutiques as I’m certain you are too!

Until next time Dahlings!

Happy shopping…

WJC

Photo Credit:

Pantone.com

citizenoffashion.com