June 29, 2012

Style Spotlight: Emma Stone

Photo Credit: via style.mtv.com

We're big fans of actress Emma Stone's red carpet style and her stylist Petra Flannery's brilliant fashion acumen. All 5 looks worn by Emma Stone during the Spiderman press tour are striking, cool and fun. The second from the left (striped tee, skirt and red heels) look is our favorite look. How about you? Which look is your favorite? Do you like Emma Stone's style?

June 28, 2012

Interior Design Inspiration




Interior designer Kishani Perera creates beautifully eclectic spaces. Both of these rooms, decorated by Perera, are accessible, modern and vibrant. I love the pop of pink in the throw pillows! So pretty.

Shop at her LA boutique, Rummage, and get the interior designer's signature look.

June 27, 2012

Matt Bernson Sample Sale

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Matt Bernson


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
Bracelets & Bags up to 70% Off

CASH ONLY

Spotlight on: Kate Design

Photo Credit: Egret Scarf c/o Kate Design

Depicting the paintings of Caribbean artist Kate Spencer on light and airy scarves (hello, wearable art!), Kate Design scarves are pretty and perfect for your upcoming trip to the beach.

Use it as a cover up now or as a summer scarf over a plain tee now, and over a jacket later. Trust me, the Egret scarf (pictured above) is lightweight, soft and absolutely beautiful.

The West Indies Collection from Kate Design features 5 different scarf designs; each scarf is priced at $225 for a single layer and $325 for a double layer scarf. Browse the collection here.

June 26, 2012

Runway Retrospective

Photo Credit: Vogue.com


Hey Sophisticates! Cristina from Fuji Files here with plenty of pink, prints and platforms!
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!

Find more fashion inspiration on Cristina's international design and style blog, Fuji Files. And, remember to look for her Runway Retrospective column here on Young Sophisticates!

June 23, 2012

Good Season {at Renegade Craft Fair}


Photo Credit: c/o Good Season

Looking for something to do this weekend and live in or near NYC?

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

Couture Column: Giambattista Valli




Photo Credit: Giambattista Valli Resort 2013, via fashionising

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

Runway Inspiration: Stella McCartney

Photo Credit: via moncontrelavie; via thedailytruffle: via styleandcoffee

An outdoor carnival full of bright colors, balloons and fashion....

Stella McCartney's Resort 2013 presentation wowed in terms of atmosphere and style. Celebrities, like Anne Hathaway (learn how to get her look for less here) and Amy Poehler, attended the event.

The head-to-toe florals are beautiful, romantic and lovely. And, let's not forget about those bright pink pants. Totally FUN! What do you think of this collection?


June 19, 2012

LOOK FOR LESS: STRIPED WALLPAPER


Black and white stripe wallpaper with black marble bathroom vanity <3 glam

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.



Striped wallpaper is not only fabulous in black and white, but also in gray and white (Home Depot's Gray and White Wallpaper) and navy and white (Fabrics & Papers Nantucket Striped Wallpaper.) Scoop up some striped wallpaper for your space and remember, painting your own stripes is always an option!

Get more of Marche's tips on interior design, fashion and more at her fabulous blog, #eyecandy. And, remember to look for her interior design column here on Young Sophisticates!

June 18, 2012

Star Styling: Anne Hathaway


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.

Get more fashion inspiration from Crissie's blog, Chicasaurus-Rex. Crissie's column, Star Styling, breaks down celeb looks into easy, affordable pieces you can make your own. Remember to look for her column here on YS!

June 15, 2012

Interior Design Inspiration


Photo Credit: Kelly Wearstler interior design via ROChouseNYC.com

The decor (pictured above) truly inspires me. It's fun, quirky and makes its own style statement. Designed by none other than Kelly Wearstler, this space is spectacular!!

June 12, 2012

Under $75: Summer Tote



Use it as a beach bag, take it on next trip to the market, wear it as an everyday purse... the list of ways you can use a tote is seemingly endless.

Here's our short list of simple and chic totes, all under $100!

June 11, 2012

Ladylike & Lovely

Photo Credit: via Musings in Femininity

This look is refined, elegant and thoroughly modern with the use of mixed pastels and simple accessories. Ladylike, but definitely not stuffy or boring. What do you think of this look?

June 8, 2012

Fancy Finds: Swim n' Shades




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!

Gather more style inspiration from Natalie's blog, Fashion I Fancy. Natalie's column, Fancy Finds, offers fashion and shopping ideas for a wide range of occasions, trends, and more. Remember to look for her column here on YS!

June 5, 2012

YS Look of the Week

Photo Credit: via sinemkarisir.wordpress.com

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen rocking ultra-chic gowns from their much-lauded label, The Row, at the CFDA awards. See more looks from the CFDA Awards at Vogue.com.

Which CFDA Awards red carpet look was your favorite?

June 4, 2012

LOOK FOR LESS: RATTAN DINING CHAIRS


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.


images via MilK Magazine; via Zgallerie

Target's Andres Side Chair is very similar to the Zgallerie option. It comes in a lighter material and wood offering a different look. Target also offers a counter stool option! I have been in the market for bar stools for quite some time and at under $150, Target and Zgallerie offer stools on the top of my list! Head out and purchase one of these gorgeous chairs. They are perfect year-round!

Get more of Marche's tips on interior design, fashion and more at her fabulous blog,#eyecandy. And, remember to look for her interior design column here on Young Sophisticates!