Fall In Austin, TX!

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Fall In Austin, TX!

Hermès black leather belt
vestiairecollective.com

Burberry shawl
$485 – monnierfreres.co.uk

Trilby hat
$360 – avenue32.com

Prada zipper purse
$1,955 – fashionqueen.net

Benetton white tee
benetton.com

Mint Velvet faux fur vest
$180 – houseoffraser.co.uk

J brand boyfriend jeans
$420 – jades24.com

Lipsy black ankle booties
$130 – lipsy.co.uk

Casual Ballet!

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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

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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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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

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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

New York Fashion Week-Day 2

Hello Dahlings!
Mercedes Benz-New York Fashion Week is in full swing! Designers are eagerly showcasing their work for their 2014 Spring Collections. The second day of NYFW featured collections from designers such as Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, Carmen Marc Valvo, Tome and some of the up and coming designers from Project Runway.

The common theme thus far seems is the use of patterns and various fabrics. Flirty, sheer fabrics seem to be hit on the runways so far this week. I love the pairing of leather with some of the looks of the season, this shows the versatility of the leather and how it’s no longer just a Fall/Winter staple.

Here are some images from my two faves of day two, Nicole Miller and Rebecca Minkoff:

 

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Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Rebecca Minkoff

I just love how most of the pieces shown thus far can easily go from the runway to ready to wear!  Looking forward to the remaining designer collections!

Until next time Dahlings!

Be fabulous!

WJC

 

Photo Credit: Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week