Summer Spotlight: Mara Hoffman

If you’re looking for the perfect print or unique piece to punch up your summer wardrobe, look no further!  Mara Hoffman’s colorful kaleidoscope-like prints are exactly what you need.

The New York based designer and graduate of the prestigious Parson’s School of Design mixes tribal prints and cutouts with smart color combinations.  From trendy swimsuits to maxi dresses and beach towels, her prints have stolen the spotlight this summer.

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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post

A Toast To: The Guys of NYFW

This one’s for the guys!

So often we focus on the women’s street wear trends for fashion week instead of giving some of the world’s most fashionable men some credit.  I’ve compiled my favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.  Enjoy!

Image credit: Tommy Ton, Steve Eichner 

A (huge) Toast to: Miroslava Duma

I cannot get enough of Mira Duma’s style!!!!

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Every time her photo pops up on my Pinterest or in the fashion coverage of WWD, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, I can’t help but to go crazy over her personal style.  The creativity and innovation that she puts into her outfits is rivaled by none.  She ceaselessly comes up with bold ideas that quickly turn into trends all over the world.

Mira Duma is the daughter of a Russian senator, previous editor for Russian Harper’s Bazaar,  and founder of Buro 24/7.  She is a spokeswoman for Chime for Change, a charity by Gucci that promotes education, heath, and justice for women everywhere.

Duma is also the founder of her own charity, Peace Planet, which focuses on culture and education through the organization of exhibitions, conferences, theatrical performances, opera performances, artistic activities, as well as through literary works and performing arts.

Disclaimer: I not own any of the images used in this post.

A Toast to the “It Bag” of Paris Couture Week

Spring 2014 Paris Couture Fashion Week is in full swing!

The Parisian couture shows can only be described as an impeccable showing of wearable art; however, they aren’t always the main attraction. My favorite part of the week isn’t what is on the runway, but what street-style photographers capture through their lenses on the world’s most fashionable women.

Although the week hasn’t ended yet, a definite favorite has been declared among fashion innovators. “It Bag” of Paris Couture Week: Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle-shaped evening bag.

The bag is reminiscent of styles once featured in Sex and the City, and comes in clear or black. It is a whimsical piece that adds a little playfulness to any look, no matter how chic. The bag has been seen on other celebrities including Alexa Chung, Miroslava Duma, and Rihanna.

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Chanel bag available here!

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images used in this post.

Street-style photographs credit: HB Nam, Buro24/7