Edward Wilkerson, designer for Lafayette 148 will be in Illinois!!!

If you love fashion shows, this is a great opportunity to meet Creative Designer Edward Wilkerson, who will be presenting the Lafayette New York Fall Collection 2014
When: Saturday, October 11th from 12:30-3pm
Where: Nordstrom in OakBrook,IL.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the collection directly from Lafayette 148 New York Creative Director Edward Wilkerson’s point of view.
Afterward, enjoy one-on-one styling sessions with Edward himself! Light refreshments will be served.

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Hope to see you there!
*Did I mention that this event is free? Well, Yes! So, mark your calendars beautiful ladies, and please I would really appreciate if you attend, please say that Ana invited you !

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Mercedes-Benz New York fashion week schedule!

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Its not to late to see it live! Here is the schedule:

September Thursday 4
9am/ Pavillion
NICHOLAS K

9:30am/ Hub
CUTECIRCUT

10am/ Theatre
BCBGMAXARIA

11am/ Salon
RICHARD CHAI

1pm/ Pavillion
SUPIMA

1:30pm/ Hub
JAY GODFREY

2pm/ Salon
TADASHI SHOJI

2pm/ 531 West 36th Street
MEDEN

3pm/ Theatre
DESIGUAL

4pm/ Pavilion
TOME

5pm/ Salon
MARISSA WEBB

7pm/ Pavilion
TODD SNYDER

8pm/ Theatre
MESKITA

8:30pm/ Hub
GRUNGY GENTLEMAN

September Friday 5

8:30am/ Fordham Law School
FASHION LAW INSTITUTE

9am/ Pavilion
STELLA NOLASCO

10am/ Theatre
PROJECT RUNWAY

11am/ Salon
MARK AND ESTEL

12pm/ Pavilion
ZIMMERMAN

2pm/ Theatre
CARMEN MARC VALVO

2:30pm/ Salon
TRINA TURK

3pm/ Pavilion
REBECCA MINKOFF

4:30pm/ Hub
SAUNDER

6pm/ Salon
NICHOLE MILLER

7pm/ Theatre
MONIQUE LHUILLIER

7:30pm/ Theatre
CHARLOTTE RONSON

9pm/ Salon
AUGUST GETTY

9:30pm/ Hub
CROWN BY COLIN KING

September Saturday 6

10am/ Theatre
LACOSTE

11am/ Salon
LIE SANBORG

1pm/ Pavilion
SON JUNG WANG

1:30pm/ Hub
ALON LIVNÉ

2pm/ Salon
MARA HOFFMAN

3pm/ Theatre
HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA

4pm/ Pavilion
LUIS ANTONIO

6pm/ Salon
MALAN BRETON

7pm/ Theatre
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

7pm/ 2 East 55th Street
ANYA CALIENDO

9pm/ Pavilion
VENEXIANA

Sunday, September 7

1pm/ Pavilion
DAVID TLALE

1pm/ 547 West 26th Street
DKNY

1:30pm/ Hub
CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO

3pm/ Salon
CUSTO BARCELONA

4pm/ Pavilion
ETXEBERRIA

6pm/ Theatre
VIVIENNE TAM

6:30pm/ Hub
FASHION SHENZHEN

7pm/ Salon
NANETTE LEPORE

8pm/ Salon
NANETTE LEPORE PRESENTED BY MARIST

9pm/ Pavilion
PARKCHOONMOO

Monday, September 8

9am/ Pavilion
LELA ROSE

10am/ Theatre
CAROLINA HERRERA

11am/ Salon
TAORAY WANG

11am/ TBD
TOMMY HILFIGER

12pm/ Pavilion
ANGEL SANCHEZ

1pm/ Pavilion
DENNIS BASSO

2pm/ Salon
FRANCESCA LIBERATORE

3pm/ Pavilion
GEORGINE

4pm/ 547 West 26th Street
DONNA KARAN NEW YORK

6pm/ Salon
REEM ACRA

7pm/ Pavilion
LIBERTINE

9pm/ Salon
OUDIFU

Tuesday, September 9

9am/ Avery Fisher Hall
TORY BURCH

9:30am/ Pavilion
J. CREW

9:30am/ Pier 59
VIVIENNE HU

10am/ Theatre
BADGLEY MISCHKA

10am/ 537 West 27th Street
MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

11am/ Salon
NOON BY NOOR

1pm/ Pavilion
CONCEPT KOREA

1pm/ 350 West 33rd Street
DIESEL BLACK GOLD

1pm/ 269 11th Avenue
JENNY PACKMAN

2pm/ Theatre
NAEEM KHAN

2pm/ TBD
PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID

3pm/ Salon
PAMELLA ROLAND

6pm/ Pavilion
SKINGRAFT

7pm/ Salon
ZANG TOI

8pm/ Theatre
THE ART INSTITUTES

9pm/ Pavilion
MICHAEL COSTELLO

Wednesday, September 10

9am/ Pavilion
FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK

10am/ 50 Varick Street
MICHAEL KORS

11am/ Salon
DEOLA SAGOE / CLAN

12pm/ Pavilion
BIBHU MOHAPATRA

2pm/ TBD
BOSS

3pm/ Salon
BETSEY JOHNSON

5:30pm/ Pavilion
CLOVER CANYON

6pm/ 7 World Trade Center
RICARDO SECO

6pm/ Theatre
ANNA SUI

7pm/ Salon
ERIN FETHERSON

9pm/ Pavilion
B. MICHAEL AMERICA

Thursday, September 11

10am/ TBD
RALPH LAUREN

12pm/ Pavilion
DORIN NEGRAU

1pm/ Theatre
J. MENDEL

2pm/ 50 Varick Street
CALVIN KLEIN

5pm/ Theatre
ART HEARTS FASHION PRESENTED BY AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Source: Mercedes-Benz New York fashion week

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Zuhair Murad

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Credits to: fashionmodeldirectory.com

Zuhair Murad is the epitome of Middle Eastern glamour, fashion and design. This Lebanese breakthrough in the International fashion scene has lead Murad to become an icon to his peers and audiences from arount the world. His unique creations that define oriental essence and beauty have made their way towards all the major podiums, boutiques, and personalities.

Shortly after high school, Murad left Lebanon and moved to Paris where he obtained his degree in fashion. In 1995 he returned home to open his first atelier paving the way towards his thriving career with his illustrious designs and distinctive themes.

In 1999 he made his first appearance on the catwalks of Rome with an astounding collection that led to his participation in the Italian calendar. Chosen by L’agenzia per la Moda to appear at the official opening of the 2001 festival in Rome. Murad quickly became known as one of the best designers in Italy. Not only has Murad made his mark on the elite Italian catwalks but also on the renowned French platforms as well as the rest of the key fashion cities. He has dressed many of today’s top models and celebrities and his creations can be found in all the major capitals.

The international media has declared him as ‘the star rocketing designer’ and ‘one of the most promising young designers for the new era’ due to his unique style and creativity which ensure his ongoing successful career. Furthermore during his widely acclaimed ‘Free Spirit’ show in Paris he was conveyed as ‘Tomorrow’s Star’ by reputed leaders in the business.

What initially began as a young boy’s hobby with little sketches and pictures painted on paper and canvas has now grown into a small fashion empire with strong regional recognition and a growing global reputation. ‘I started from scratch and worked my way up’, says the extravagant Murad who’s adventurous and aspiring nature have lead him to where he is today. Zuhair Murad is the perfect example of how ambition perseverance and creativity can take you strutting through the real and eclectic runway of life.

What first starte das a one man show in 1995 has rapidly booomed into a small fashion empire with world wide recogniton. Situated in a busy commercial sector in Beirut. Murad’s apartment-style atelier houses the main departments and day to day activities and creations. Today over 100 dynamic and dedicated employees continuously contribute to the success of the zuhair Murad Fashion House. The team ensures everything from conceptual design embroidery and accessories to the administrative and public relations functions.

Since debuting his collections in Paris, he has consistently ameliorated techniques. The shape and form of his silhouettes can now be compared to those of other well renowned couturiers. It is so evident in watching the beautiful and dazzling silhouettes as they descend the runway. Thanks top his talent for synthesizing the rich colours of his native homeland with the elegance of European women, even bigger things are to be expected of the rising couturier star.
FMD

A few pieces from his marvelous Fall 2014 collection

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photo credits: Style.com

Celebrities wearing Zuhair Murad dresses

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Elie Saab Fall Couture Collection 2014

This collection is absolutely gorgeous!!!

The talented Elie Saab presented a ravishing collection that included long beautiful gowns, cocktail dresses and a stunning bridal gown.
Many included intricate embroideries, signature appliqués, delicate lace, deep plunging necklines and elegant fur stoles.
The collection was presented in a harmonious color palette that included neutrals, jewel tones, pastels, florals and amazing ombré effects.

There is no question that Elie Saab is as master in the art of dressmaking.

I love the exquisite taste of this designer! I have to say that he is my favorite designer ever!!! His creations are elegant, feminine, impeccable and breathtaking.

Please take a look at the fabulous collection:

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Who is your favorite designer?
I would really love to hear from you!

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15 Things I won’t wear Tag

I have been tagged by the lovely Nessa from that chic fashion blog
I have to list 15 things that I would NEVER wear.
It is amazing how people around the world have different opinions on what they consider what good taste in fashion should be; I find this fascinating.
To me, fashion is ultimately a way of expressing yourself.

So, here is my list:

1) Long skirts

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In my opinion, I think that floor length skirts are unflattering and unpractical.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against the length; I enjoy wearing maxi dresses and beautiful long evening dresses for special occasions… I just can’t explain why I don’t like the long skirts!

2) Chunky shoes

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I believe that shoes have the power to make or break an outfit. This particular style of shoe has an orthopaedic look; They remind me of Frankenstein boots.

3) Denim flared jeans

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These are Ok for a 70’s costume, otherwise I don’t see the need of all the excess material on the legs; it’s only going to be dragged on the floor! (Lol)

4) Turtlenecks

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I understand that they keep you warm in the cold season, but I much rather wear a scarf than to be uncomfortable.

5) Plaid Shirts

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This reminds me of two things: a tablecloth and the character on the “Brawny” paper towels.

6) Beanies

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I understand that they might be trendy
but I really don’t like these, they remind me of newborn baby hats.

7) Round sunglasses

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No, just no.

8) Bermuda shorts

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I don’t think that this is a good look, to me it looks like you ran out of material while making pants or simply where trying to make shorts and cut too low.

9) Big boxy T-shirts

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This look is so unflattering that it should only be worn as pajamas.

10) Clogs

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I’m sorry, but I think that these shoes are clunky, uncomfortable and ugly.

11) Palazzo pants

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Where do I start? They look like pajama bottoms, they’re unflattering and too long!

12) Bold Floral prints

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I am not very fond of this pattern, but I would consider buying a floral in a more feminine color such as a soft pink or a neutral color.

13) Oxford shoes

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I think this type a shoe is very masculine.

14) Long oversized coats

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I simply cannot stand long boxy coats!
They’re unfavorable for most women, too masculine and too long that’s hard to walk in these!

15) Masculine short booties

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What can I say, I just like a more feminine boot.

And for the people that I tag:
thisluxelife
styledbysteph96
laurenswardrobe
bean to beauty
TiFitz
Threads
Sun and Stilettos

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Top websites to buy discounted designer shoes!

What girl doesn’t love designer shoes?

The only bad thing is that they are extremely expensive!
If I had to pick between a beautiful pair of designer shoes or a designer top/pants, I would definitely pick the shoes! Why? You may ask.
Well, If I opted for the designer shoes, it would be an investment; since these shoes are made with high quality materials that won’t hurt my feet and will last me for quite some time as if I were to buy cheaper shoes they will most likely hurt my feet because of the synthetic materials and will probably last me a couple of months; which only means that I probably will end up buying several pairs a year.
I am not saying not to buy affordable shoes ; (especially if you find a pair that is comfortable)However, I have extremely sensitive feet and would rather invest in a good pair of shoes.
Why not care for your feet, especially if your job involves a lot of walking or standing for long periods of time.
Your feet will thank you!
And, on the other hand if you were to buy the designer top/pants instead, your body will feel no difference (unless you decide to buy it to small or too big lol !).

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Here are my top websites where you can find discounted designer shoes:

• Nordstrom.com (free shipping)
• Saksfifhtavenue.com (free shipping)
• Macys.com (free shipping with $99 )
• NeimanMarcus.com (free shipping)
• Barneys.com (free ground shipping)
• Bloomingdales.com (free shipping on $150 or more)
• Shopbop.com (free 3 day shipping)
• Yoox.com (free standard shipping)
• Matchesfashion.com (free delivery when using code: USAFREE)
• Footcandy.com (free standard shipping on orders over $100)
• Bluefly.com (free shipping with code: SHIP150)
• Farfetch.com
• Shoescribe.com
• Zappos.com (free shipping)
• Theoutnet.com
•Therealreal.com (must be a member)
• Myhabit.com (must be a member)
• Gilt.com (must be a member)

Happy shoe shopping!

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