Sleep Soundly in Luxe Pajamas
No matter where you are or what kind of winter you’ll have, it’s a bummer to see the days get shorter and nights get longer. Fret not – we’re here to cheer your impending winter blues with an assortment of the silkiest, sexiest, softest, and most luxurious pajamas. Click through to see our fab selection.
Intimint Satin Trim Peplum Romper, $59.97
Rompers are all the rage for romantic nights in. This one’s contrasting piping and sweet little bow make it even more special.
Made in the Shade- Our Fave Sunglasses for Summer
Sunglasses serve many purposes; makeshift headband, hiding from the paparazzi, discreetly checking out people’s outfits or disguising the morning after raccoon eyes. But of course, their real purpose is to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays! Before you head outside this season, how about you update your look with a chic new pair? Check out our fave picks and you’ll have it made in the shade.
eyebobs iris, $75-99
These oversized retro round shades are inspired by fashion Icon Iris Apfel and are available in polarized or sun readers (perfect for beach reading!). Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to a charity helping those with vision loss. Love the quirky mix of red and print!
AJ Morgan Dobie, $19.99
Pastels are huge for summer, so this matte, yellowish wayfarer is a trendy take on a classic shape. Try a colored pair of shades if your someone whose wardrobe consists of a lot of black.
Neon Trim Aviators by Rough Justice, $110
Another major color trend this season is neon. The subtle trim on these always-in-style aviators is so now. Plus, they look great on all face shapes and are the perfect pair to update your boho chic summer look.
J. Crew Cutler and Gross Round sunglasses, $495
Handmade in Italy, this British brand has collaborated with J. Crew for super unique and stylish shades. This chunky, eccentric silhouette might just make people wonder if you’re famous….Madonna and Sir Elton John have been spotted in Cutler and Gross.
Norma Kamali Movie Star Zyl Frame, $98
Appropriately called movie star, this timeless shape is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Channel your inner Holly Golightly with these black shades — the shape is flattering on many different faces.
ICU Eyewear Cat Eye, $21.95
Old Hollywood is back! Arguably the most glamorous sunwear silhouette, the cat eye is for a girl who isn’t afraid to stand out. Or, if you can never seem to choose between black or tortoise sunnies, this pair is a perfect blend.
JACK SPADE “Ludovic” at Selima Optique, $385
Jack Spade’s collaboration with luxury eyewear brand Selima Optique is handmade in France. This tortoise pair has a sleek silhouette that’s a great go-to for any summer outfit.
Cornelia Guest on Eco Style & Her New Vegan Accessories Line
Cornelia Guest, the daughter of American fashion icon CZ Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest is a well-known philanthropist and entrepreneur. Cornelia’s passion for animals and nature are the sources of inspiration for her business ventures. Her most recent project is the launch of an amazing line of eco-conscious handbags. She also has a vegan catering business called Cornelia Guest Events with delicious and healthy dishes, many of which are made from produce selected at her own garden located in Old Westbury, NY. Named by Donna Karan as “One of the Women Who Inspire”, I am excited to share what Cornelia has been up to lately and of course get some of her green tips and product picks.
MM: Tell us a little about your new handbag and accessories line.
CG: I wanted to create an intelligent alternative; a line of accessories that used no animals, was luxurious, and very wearable, that you can take all day to all night.
MM: Where is it available for purchase and what is the price range?
CG: It’s available at Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdales.com, Target, Tootsies, C.Orrico and boutiques around the country. A list of stores is available on CorneliaGuest.com. All under $350.00.
MM: Three words to describe the collection?
CG: Humane, affordable, beautiful.
MM: Most of the vegan handbags on the market are lacking in style- how did you do it, and so well- I love them!
CG: Thank you. It’s a compilation of all the things I love and I asked lots of my friends for help!
MM: A lot of people hear the words “cruelty-free” tossed around, what exactly does that mean to you?
CG: “Cruelty-free” means “humane.” No animals are ever hurt while making my products. My cookies are also cruelty-free. My book, which is coming out June 12, 2012, “Simple Pleasures,” is a humane, cruelty-free lifestyle book.
MM: What are some of your favorite vegan finds?
CG: Clothing: Stella McCartney
Restaurants: NYC Angelika Kitchen, Organic Avenue
Shoes: I’m working on my own. That’s my next task.
MM: Who are some of your favorite designers?
CG: Badgley Mischka, St. John, J.Crew, Levi’s, American Apparel
MM: How would you describe your personal style?
CG: My style is humane and classic with a twist.
MM: Name three of your eco-conscious staples?
CG: Fine & Raw Chocolate, Juice Press, CleanWell sanitizing wipes, and Dr. Frank Lipman’s Sustain Protein Supplement powder for smoothies.
MM: What’s in your make-up bag?
CG: Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara, MAC VivaGlam because it goes to AIDS charity, lypo-spheric vitamin C.
MM: What type of skincare do you use?
CG: Joanna Vargas — all her products, and I swear by her facials!
MM: What about hair care? Yours always looks so good!
CG: Wen. I LOVE their shampoo and Nikki Ray at AKS Salon cuts it.
MM: What do you do to de-stress?
CG: Pilates, dance, play with my dogs. I love the water. The ocean is the best de-stresser ever!
MM: What tips do you have for someone who would like to transition to a vegan lifestyle?
CG: Find what humane, cruelty-free products you like and slowly start to incorporate them into your daily life. Bit by bit, baby steps grow into big steps.
|Cornelia Guest has been passionate about animals and nature since she was a child. Her passion is reflected in every aspect of her life including her philanthropy, animal activism, and business enterprises.In 2009 she founded Cornelia Guest Events and Cornelia Guest Cookies, catering high-end charity and entertainment events with healthy, vegan dishes. Her mission is to encourage and inspire people to be conscious of the diet choices they make in their daily lives.Cornelia is currently designing her own line of jewelry, as well as a collection of animal-friendly handbags, wallets and dog accessories made with a vegan alternative to leather; both lines are scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011.Daughter of American fashion icon CZ Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, Cornelia has been able to use her media attention and professional contacts to support Humane Society of New York, and was named by Donna Karan as one of the Women Who Inspire. Cornelia is also an advocate for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality and hosted their fall 2010 event with Mayor Bloomberg.|
Top 10 Blazer Picks for Spring
When we think about wardrobe staples, a perfect fitting blazer is one of the first items that comes to mind. But that doesn’t mean you should have just one basic black one, so how about expanding your blazer collection this spring? We’ve rounded up a stylish selection to suit (pun intended) anyone’s taste whether your into color, embellishments or even print.
Zadig & Voltaire Python Print Jacket, $825
Zadig & Voltaire’s very wearable python print blazer is edgy chic. Love!
Update Your Spring Wardrobe with Neon Accessories
Brighten up your wardrobe with the season’s neon trend! Add a pop of 80’s day-glo color to your look with our fun and fashion-forward picks.
1. Bajra Ombre Scarf, $298
This lovely lightweight scarf is perfect for transitional dressing. Artisans in Nepal hand-wove the splash of lime green and teal for a brush-stroke like effect that’s sure to score you lots of compliments.
2. Mellina + Co. Bangles, $160
How fun are these plastic bangles from Mellina + Co.? Handmade in Florence, Italy, they make an adorable, stackable addition to any ensemble.
3. Steven by Steve Madden ‘Large’ Crossbody Bag, $98
basic black is no longer the go-to for bags. Stand out and add some color to an otherwise drab wardrobe with a bright bag!
4. DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Dora Sandal, $59
These cute multi-color strappy sandals from DV by Dolce Vita are surprisingly wearable. They caught our eye right away! Check out the cool perforated straps.
5. J.Crew Patent Leather Belt, $36.50
Set off a simple neutral outfit with a bright cinched waist. We love this skinny belt from J. Crew over a cardi or to give shape to a maxi dress.
6. American Apparel Neon Nail Polish Pack, $32
Indulge your craving for neon with this set of neon nail polishes from American Apparel. If you’re feeling daring, try a different shade on every nail!
7. Urban Outfitters Neon Risky Sunglasses, $12
The future (of fashion) is so bright you gotta wear shades! Get your ne-on with this electric take on the classic wayfarer from Urban Outfitters and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Green For Spring
Be on-trend for spring and update your wardrobe with something green! Whether it’s a fab dress or just your nails, this color looks fresh! Check out some of our picks for great greens:
Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag, $1,595
The PS1 is one of our all-time favorite bags and we love how this shade is an update on the classic.
Adia Kibur Silver & Neon Chain Link Necklace, $144
This statement necklace (or successory as we like to call it!) is the perfect way to add some eye-popping green to your ensemble.
Urban Outfitters Cooperative Neon Open Weave Scarf, $24
We love the look of layering for spring. Top your outfit with this lightweight scarf.
Essie Navigate Her Nail Polish, $8
Essie’s “Navigate Her” from the spring 2012 collection is the perfect light green. Surprisingly wearable on nails or toes!
Joe’s Jeans The Skinny Jean, $158
Joe’s Jeans come in a whopping 55 colors so naturally they are a go-to for a green pair. Wear with a white tee and wedges.
Ramy Brook Hudson Dress, $395
The Hudson dress by hot designer Ramy Brook is the perfect flirty frock for spring.
J.Crew Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Oasis Green, $128
J. Crew is known for their ballet flats we just adore the preppy green tone of this pair!
Cruisewear: Holiday In the Sun
Cruise wear marks the start of one of our favorite times of year, cruising. With its distinct color palettes, eclectic patterns and relaxed silhouettes, we love the fashion just as much as the travel itself. And whether you find yourself sailing the Caribbean or the Mediterranean don’t say your Bon Voyages before grabbing and packing some of our favorite pieces, so you can cruise on full chic ahead!
Sisco + Berluti Celebrity Bracelet Stack, BUY NOW, $312
The Sisco + Berluti Selena Gomez celebrity bracelet stack is a great addition to your cruise wear wardrobe. By rocking different combinations of the tiger’s eye, wood, czech glass, turquoise, and bone bracelets, you can make endless combinations and travel light! The designing sisters began creating sets of bracelets each representative of a family member, which caught on like wild fire and can now be seen on the wrists of A-lister’s like Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and Leighton Meester.
Theodora & Callum Purple Multi Ikat Escape Caftan, BUY NOW, $195
A put together look that travels from cabana to cocktails with a simple change of necklace is the Theodora & Callum Purple Multi Ikat Escape Caftan. We love the bohemian look and effortless feel of this silhouette, and the Ikat pattern is on trend for the upcoming warm season. The mixed purple and tan palette would look great with a pair of tan K.Jacques flats.
Cynthia Vincent Juno Espadrille Wedges, BUY NOW, $195
Nothing says cruise wear like a neutral hued chunky wedge, and Cynthia Vincent’s nubuck criss cross design is practical and chic. The espadrille bottom adds variety and dimension to the shoe, not to mention added comfort! These look great with everything from flowy dresses to white skinny jeans, both vacation essentials.
10 Perfect Holiday Dresses
One of the reasons I love the holidays as much as I do is for all of the great party dresses designers roll out! Whether you have cocktail parties, workplace events, or family gatherings coming up, finding the perfect dress can be a challenge. In honor of the season, I selected some great options so you can look and feel your best wherever the holidays take you!
1. Lanvin Sequin Print Cowl Neck dress, BUY NOW, $1890
I love just about anything Lanvin and this dress is perfect for any holiday event you may attend. This sequin-print dress has a modest hemline, cap sleeve, and playful cowl neck—you can wear it to corporate parties, family get-togethers, and everywhere in between. You can rock this same look for less with another one of our favorites, RACHEL Rachel Roy: Ice Capade dress, BUY NOW, $129.
2. Ramy Brook Caftan, BUY NOW, $495
My favorite new designer Ramy Brook does it again! I purchased this fun dress in red to wear at some of my upcoming holiday events. Its asymmetrical (short) hem is flirty and it comes with its own belt that cinches below the waist for a super flattering fit. The dress is really festive in red, but it is also available in several colors!
3. Jay Godfrey Color Block dress, BUY NOW, $365
This one shoulder color block dress is a great party dress for everyone because of its flattering silhouette. Not only does cobalt blue work on all skin tones but the cut works on all body types. Sure you could pair it with black tights and pumps, but for a more holiday feel, go for metallic accents and sparkly accessories.
4. Ali Ro Sequined Lace minidress, BUY NOW, $365
Ali Ro’s mini dress is your quintessential holiday dress! With subtle striping, sequins and lace, could a New Year’s outfit really need more? Okay fine, maybe just a great pair of chandelier earrings, a statement clutch, and tights (if you are ringing in the New Year in the cold).
5. J.Crew Metallic Jacquard dress, BUY NOW, $350
Jacquard is a holiday favorite and must have. This J.Crew style is great for anyone who prefers to show off their natural waist line, as the dress has one sewn in for you. And let’s not forget that this is one of those dresses you can get away with wearing multiple times as it can be styled many different ways (think ankle booties, chunky bangles, and a studded clutch or bordeaux pumps, pendant necklace, and a velvet shoulder bag).
6. Alice & Olivia Wrapped Goddess dress, BUY NOW, $264
The Alice & Olivia Goddess dress will keep you feeling like a Goddess no matter how many hors d’oeuvres you may find yourself eating! The silk chiffon draped mini hides belly bloat and the one shoulder construction is a great way to show off your figure. If you are heading tropical for the holidays, try this style in white or dusty rose. This fab dress is a celebrity favorite and available in a variety of hot colors.
7. Urban Outfitters Cooperative Plumage dress, BUY NOW, $199
This fun dress screams party and we love it for that alone. With a chiffon top and feathered skirt, it’s hard not to want to pair this dress with your favorite spiked-heel dancing shoes.
8. Topshop Reverse Panel Bodycon dress, BUY NOW, $130
The lace panels on this dress make it truly something special, not only do they make for an alluring neckline but the cut outs on the side give any waist great definition. Because this dress has a lot of character, keep your accessories to a minimum–go with a classic timepiece, a simple pair of stud earrings, and a large vintage cocktail ring. Also, try a fun up-do to show off the lace detail!
9. The Limited Color Block dress, BUY NOW, $118
The Limited color block dress is another one of those wardrobe staples. It’s simple enough to act as a great canvas for virtually any styling you may want to add to it. Should you want a belt, go ahead and add it, a chunky necklace, certainly, patterned tights, why not? Have fun with this dress and don’t be afraid to make it your own!
10. BB Dakota Clarissa dress, BUY NOW, $110
Normally floral dresses make you think of spring, but the color palette makes this dress perfect for the holidays. The gorgeous floral pattern looks hand painted and the brush strokes give it a modern update. Love the retro style!
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Suit-Up For Summer
Having that “it” swimsuit is an essential element for every summer wardrobe! Now is a great time to make sure you have the best suit for you. Whether you love bikinis, one-pieces, or even the retro look, we’ve got you covered with the most chic and trendy styles available. After scouting out all our favorite retailers that offer this season’s most stylish finds, we rounded up plenty of swimsuits for you at every price point to suit your taste. Looking cute at the beach or pool has never been so easy!
1. Skull Chain Bikini
Stand out this summer with this amazing edgy print! With medium coverage and skull ring details, this swimsuit is hot. We love that you can also choose different sizing for the top and bottom!
Buy Now, $180, Letarte
2. Zebra Twisty Bikini
White and animal print are two must-haves for summer. This is a super flattering bikini and has great tush coverage! Love the beaded details on the bottom.
Buy Now, $176, Letarte
3. Majestic Swim Women’s Gina Triangle String Top and Lana Twist Bottom
(Multi Aqua Cheetah Print)
Cheetah print is so exotic! Strut in style with this sexy bikini and you’ll be the Queen of the Beach. The side ruching detail in the bottoms is great – it runs a bit small so order one size up!
Buy Now, Top: $68, Bottom: $76, Amazon
4. L* Space Women’s Twister Ziggy Bikini Top and Bottom
This flirty multi-colored print is on trend for this season. The bottom is skimpy and will show off those buns!
Buy Now, Top: $60, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $60, Amazon
5. Ikat Underwire Halter Top Bikini
Make a splash with this tribal printed two-piece. It is made with quick-drying and fade-resistant materials, great for girls who like to spend time in the water.
Buy Now, $52, J.Crew
6. Turquoise Banana Print Bikini
Bring out your fun-loving persona with this eye-catching print!
Buy Now, $52, Topshop
7. Black & White Printed Bikini Top and Bottom
This twisted front bandeau bikini with leopard print is the perfect choice if you’re on a budget. Sexy and chic, you can now look gorgeous on the beach without breaking the bank.
Buy Now, Top: $14.95, H&M
Buy Now, Bottom: $12.95, H&M
8. Powder Rose Flamingo Print Bikini Top and Bottom
Subtle yet pretty flamingo print gives off a sexy retro feel. The girly pink is trendy and fun. This is great for any age.
Buy Now, Top: $14.95, H&M
Buy Now, Bottom: $12.95, H&M
1. Lisa Curran Women’s Valencia U-Bar Halter Top and Scoop Bikini Bottom
The U-Bar ring in the center gathers the bust to create a sexy visible curve. Perfect for ladies who wants that little extra boost!
Buy Now, Top: $88, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $88, Amazon
2. L* Space Women’s Sensual Solid Twister Bikini Top and Twiggy Bikini Bottom (Limon)
Beachy, bright and trendy! This bold bikini looks fabulous on all shapes and sizes.
Buy Now, Top: $60, Amazon
Buy Now, Bottom: $62, Amazon
3. Victoria’s Secret Mix and Match Bikinis
Life is all about having options and your swimsuit is no different. Mix and match styles to make your perfect summer suit. You’re bound to find a style and color that shouts YOU!
Buy Now, Top: $18-24, Bottom: $16, Victoria’s Secret
1. Emilio Pucci Zebra-Print One-Piece Swimsuit
Bring out the animal in you! Rock out in this flirty zebra print one-piece with a metallic finish that adds a touch of glam to the already sexy silhouette.
Buy Now, $346.50 (Orig. $495.00), Saks Fifth Avenue
2. Amber-buckle strapless tank
This stunning one-piece from J.Crew really caught our eyes for its flattering retro ruching detail. It includes removable halter straps with full coverage for added supported. Great for bustier beach babes.
Buy Now, $105, J.Crew
3. LaBlanca Women’s Solid as a Rock Bandeau One Piece
Whether you’re hitting up a pool party or vacationing in the Hamptons, this simple one-piece is perfect for any occasion. The perfect choice if you want to be a little more covered-up and still accentuate your curves.
Buy Now, $109, Amazon
4. Front Frill Plunge Swimsuit
Have the best of both worlds with feminine ruffles in the front that gives this on-trend monokini a girly-girl vibe and a plunging scoop back that exudes sex-appeal.
Buy Now, $41.37 (Orig. $48.27), ASOS
5. Nylon Tricot Cut-Out Swimsuit
Cut-outs are a major trend in swimsuits this season. This simple yet classy one-piece shows off just-enough skin to stand-out in sophistication. The cut-outs also gives the illusion of a slimmer waist!
Buy Now, $38, American Apparel
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