June 29, 2012
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June 27, 2012
To YS Readers in NYC (happy shopping!):
Matt Bernson Summer Sample Sale
Friday, June 29th - Sunday, July 1st -- 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
19 Kenmare Street (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth)
Sandals, Flats, Wedges, Heels Starting at $50
June 26, 2012
That's right, it's Louis Vuitton Resort 2013. This collection looks as if it could walk right off of the runway and into the streetstyle shots of all my favorites. After seeing these prints and silhouettes in combinations I'd never dream of, I'll certainly be trying to put a new spin on my own closet staples!
June 23, 2012
Go shopping today at the Renegade Craft Fair today and tomorrow (June 23 and 24), and visit Good Season's booth (#80)-- Good Season is the jewelry line that designed the spectacular bracelet above (or buy the Good Season XO bracelet online here for $36).
If you buy the XO bracelet pictured above, know that your purchase will benefit Restore NYC, a non-profit which helps survivors of sex trafficking. I wrote about Good Season a few months ago (read that post here), and I'm a big fan of the line and jewelry designer Marie Yi.
Here are the details about shopping Good Season's jewelry at the Renegade Craft fair in Brooklyn, San Francisco and LA:
Brooklyn- June 23 + 24, East River State Park in Williamsburg, 11am-7pm, booth #80
San Francisco- July 21 + 22, Fort Mason Center, 11am-7pm
Los Angeles- July 28 + 29, Los Angeles State Historic Park, 11am-7pm
June 22, 2012
I truly find that every year I come across so many incredible pieces in the Resort collections. I dare say that it is my favorite season of the year! Thus far, the Resort 2013 collections certainly have been fabulous, with Giambattista Valli at the top of my list.
Known for phenomenal printed pieces, it is the designer’s solid styles this Season, which I cannot get enough of! I adore how incredibly chic and sleek the designs are, letting the stunning silhouettes speak for themselves. The minimalist pieces are perfectly accented with a sophisticated bow belt … absolute perfection!
Check out Caitlin's blog, Daily Cup of Couture, for more couture inspiration, glamorous fashion & decor, and more. And, remember to look for her Couture Column here on Young Sophisticates!
June 20, 2012
June 19, 2012
Hello Sophisticates! Marche' from #eyecandy here with another interior design Look for Less post! I have always loved wallpaper but never imagined myself actually putting up wallpaper in my own place. It always seemed so permanent, such a pain to remove, and somewhat outdated. Recently, I ran across this amazing bathroom vanity area on Votre belle maison. I have to say the striped wallpaper made me fall in love with this room! Whether in fashion or interior design, I am always drawn to a classic stripe. The crisp and clean feel is perfect for the bathroom. I also think it's a great idea to add interest in small spaces.
I immediately expected to search for hours for a great black and white striped wallpaper like the one used above. The width of the stripe was very important. Ferm Living Shop's Vertigo Wallpaper (pictured below) is a perfect choice. However, at $126 a roll, the price could easily add up in a large room. Home Depot offers a Black and White Stripe Wallpaper for nearly a fourth of the price! This is the perfect option for a larger area or for the decorator who constantly changes their mind. If you love the stripe but don't want to make the plunge into wallpaper territory, black and white stripe curtain panels would be a chic addition to any room.
June 18, 2012
I'm thrilled to announce a fantastic new contributor to the blog: Crissie from Chicasaurus-Rex. Crissie's column, STAR STYLING, is a new column here on Young Sophisticates that will show you how to get celeb looks for less...
Hi there Sophisticates, I'm Crissie from Chicasaurus-Rex and I am very excited to introduce a brand new column here on YS - "Star Styling". I'll be taking all the chicest celebs and breaking down their looks into easy, affordable pieces you can make your own.
First up, Anne Hathaway in a casual yet sophisticated white-on-white suit at Stella McCartney's Resort 2013 presentation. This look works for a few reasons: #1 - the semi-formal garden party setting calls for a put together but laid back look; #2 - her blazer and cropped slacks are a perfect match, broken up by the brighter white of the tee-shirt and understated neutral accessories; and #3 - the cut of the blazer and playful crop of the slacks give the look a very girly touch which perfectly complements her newly chopped locks.
Here's how to get the look for yourself: Mango Blazer, Dorothy Perkins Crops, Top Shop Tee, Madewell Flats, ASOS Clutch, ASOS Shades, Evans necklace.
June 15, 2012
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June 8, 2012
Don't know about you guys but two things I'm always on the look out for but am very picky about are swimsuits and sunglasses, especially this time of year. With a couple beach trips coming up, I've started scouring my favorite online and brick-and-mortar stores to find the perfect pair of summer sunglasses and a few cute bikinis. Here are a few of my favorites so far...
Also, be sure to check out the giveaway on my blog and enter to win!
June 5, 2012
June 4, 2012
Hello Sophisticates! It's Marche' from #eyecandy back with another Look for Less column! It is unofficially Summer, and nothing says Summer more than rattan furniture. This dining room (above) featured on MilK Magazine definitely has a summery feel. The white walls, sunlight, and rattan chairs make this dining room the perfect setting for a light summer meal.
For the perfect rattan dining chair, look no further than Zgallerie! Their Hyacinth Chair is the perfect combination of casual woven material and a structured shape. Perfect for someone who doesn't want something too relaxed! Zgallerie also has a bar stool and counter stool version.