Kate Young x Tura

Fashion eyewear leader Tura has teamed up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to create a collection that exudes an effortlessly cool retro vibe.

While designing the collection Young focused on sunglasses and eyeglasses that she herself would want to wear while scouring vintage stores all over the world for inspiration. The resulting collection (Young’s third with Tura), includes cat-eye, round and square styles in both sunglasses and opticals plus a childrens collection of which a portion of proceeds go to the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit that works to improve children’s mental healthcare.

“This Collection continues to pair vintage references with updated silhouettes to create a unique, memorable look that will withstand the test of time”, states Young ” I want her to feel glamorous even on the most casual of days, and I think this Collection achieves just that”.

I’ve been writing about Fall Fashion trends for the past few months so you already know that 60s and 70s inspiration are HUGE for Fall 2017.  Every single style from this fantastic collaboration pairs perfectly with Fall’s fascination with all things retro.

I am super impressed with the smart thoughtful details throughout the collection such as metal tips on the frames and easy cat eye lift that gives the classic wayfarer-esc silhouette new life.

There are SO many must-haves in this collection, it’s going to be tough to narrow it down to just one, but then again who says you have to?

What I’m Wearing: Kate Young for Tura JANINE Sunglasses | Ulla Johnson Floral Print Top | MODCLOTH Just This Sway Midi Skirt | Donald J Pliner Bucket Bag | Chloe Platform Wedge |

Visit Tura.com for a list of retailers near you.

Click Below to SHOP a Few of my Favorite Kate Young x Tura styles:

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Eyewear Trends from Vision Expo 2017

Vision expo 2017

Last week I attended the Vision Expo 2017 here in Las Vegas.

The Vision Expo is THE ultimate hub for eyewear, sunwear and accessories showcasing the hottest trends from over 5,000 brands and designers.  Basically if you want to know everything there is to know about eyewear, The Vision expo is the place to be.

After Attending a few key note speaker sessions at the WWD Vision Expo Content Studio and walking the show floor it’s pretty clear there are some exciting things happening in eyewear.

Chloe Geometric Frames

Let’s talk trends.

One of the biggest trends I noticed was a fun play with geometry.  Both lenses and frames in geometric shapes: rounds, squares, rectangles, octagons and pentagons all made a showing at pretty much every brand.  These Chloe sunnies showcase the trend perfectly.

Chloe Glasses Flash Lens

Flash lens treatments are another biggie for the season.  A Flash lens is basically a “mirrored lens”, but you feel so much  fancier saying “flash lens”.

Flash lenses reflect the sun’s rays outward and cut down on the amount of light entering the eye plus they look super cool. For Fall 2017 you will find them in every color of the rainbow.  I am really loving the greens and oranges like these sunnies from Chloe.

Chloe Aviator

A trend that has really been building steam over the last year is women wearing mens frames, both in optical and sunglasses.  Crossing gender barriers more and more women are using mens aviators as their optical of choice which makes sense considering menswear inspiration is so HUGE in fashion right now. (Yep more Chloe lol).

MCM Cat Eye Glasses

The cat eye is back and better than ever.  From tiny cat-eyes to oversized in both optical and sunnies.  Adorned, bedazzled and reinvented this silhouette that looks oh so chic on just about every face shape is hot hot hot for Fall 2017.  This cat-eye is from MCM and I think it’s my next optical purchase!

Guys, I didn’t forget about you.  Hands down my favorite mens frames at the show were from John Varvatos.

Delivering an array of earthy tones, like aqua and sky blues, seafoam, grassy and olive greens, coffee ambers, and chocolate browns this collection defines craftmanship.

Details like titanium nose pads, temple shields, flash lenses, detailed wire constructions and frame-less profiles will take daring dudes into new territory this season.

John Varvatos Fall 2017

John Varvatos Eyewear Details

Joh Varvatos Fall eyewear 2017

John Varvatos Sunglasses Fall 2017

I learned so much at the Vision Expo that I can’t contain it all in one post! Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks!

Vision expo 2017

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Steal the Style: Kingsman The Golden Circle

Anyone who is fan of Brit spy flicks knows The Kingsman and on Sept. 29 the sartorially clad gents will return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

In the Matthew Vaughn-directed follow-up featuring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, the Kingsmen travel to Kentucky, where they meet the U.S.’ the Statesmen, their U.S. counterparts who run a Kentucky bourbon distillery.

Of course any spy who’s secret headquarters is located behind the facade of a Savile Row tailor HAS to have a clothing collection inspired by it!  Three years ago (when the first film was released) e-retailer MR PORTER created something stylishly unique: Costume to Collection.  A collection inspired by the films bespoke tailored clothing.

For the second installment of the film, MR PORTER and director Mr Matthew Vaughn have created yet another bespoke collection inspired from Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman. The collection focuses on both The Kingsman and The Statesman.  That’s right the Savile Row-inspired styles of the first film will be joined by Jean Shop denim, Stetson hats and Mister Freedom bomber jackets.

“It’s the Mount Rushmore of Americana,” says Phillips of the 80-piece line created with Mr. Porter managing director Toby Bateman. “Doing costume-to-collection with a global online platform is what it takes to launch merchandising within a narrative — and do it right.”

The Kingsman Collection features an authentic English wardrobe for the modern gentleman.  Fully canvassed, Savile Row-style suits, bench-made shoes from George Cleverley of the Royal Arcade and shirts from royal warrant holders Turnbull & Asser.  While the Statesmen Collection offers a range of rugged American classics such as jeans from Jean Shop, padded vests from Rocky Mountain Featherbed, bomber jackets from Mister Freedom and, of course, cowboy hats from Stetson. 

Stealing the Style has never been so easy!   Here’s a peek at some of my Favorites from the Collection:









Click Here to SHOP more of the Kingsman Collection:

Kingsman The Golden Circle hits Theaters Nationwide on Friday September 29th.

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Scarves The Power Accessory

How to Tie a Neck Scarf

It’s official, for Fall 2017 scarves are THE power accessory.

They were EVERYWHERE on the runways, draped over the head and knotted around the chin at Stella McCartney,  worn kerchief style at Gucci and tied tightly in the form of a choker at my beloved Chloe.

Silk scarves have long been a fashion girl’s go-to accessory to punch up pretty much any outfit.  They can be soft and sweet, chic and refined or have a rock n roll edge.

There is something just so perfectly polished and luxurious about a silk scarf.  Plus, there so many ways to wear them, you can style your scarf differently every season or even every wear.

The beauty of a scarf is that there is no need for a necklace.  Instead of reaching for that typical necklace switch it up with a scarf. Wrap it around your neck and tie in a bow, fasten it tightly and tie in a knot or let it drape loosely, you really can’t go wrong.   It’s a great way to add a pop of color, the perfect accompaniment to a tailored menswear inspired look and the ultimate solution to a “This look is missing something” dilemma.

Scarves are one of the areas (as well as shoes and handbags) that I tend to “invest”.  A quality silk scarf can last a lifetime.  I have had this McQueen one for 6 years and I wear it ALL the time.  It’s full of memories, always makes me smile and I feel glamorous EVERY TIME I wear it.  Well worth the price tag.

Stylist Tip: Taking good care of your luxury scarf is crucial. Make sure you store your scarves in the boxes they came in. The acid-proof paper inside the box is a perfect environment for when you’re not wearing your scarf. Avoid wearing your scarf on a rainy day, dry clean only and NEVER EVER iron it.  After wearing, make sure to leave your scarf out and let it breathe over night before folding and putting away.

How to Tie A Neck Scarf

Rachel Zoe Dress

Skull Scarf

Mulberry Bag

Rachel Zoe Dress

Chloe T-Strap Heel

Fall Fashion Trends 2017

What I’m Wearing: Alexander McQueen Scarf | Rachel Zoe A-Line Dress With Bateau Neck | Mulberry Patent Leather Bag | Chloe T-Strap heels | Henri Bendel Military Cocktail Ring|

Click to SHOP some of the silk scarves that are on my wishlist :

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Charlotte Olympia An Accessory To Murder Collection

“On a dark night, two girls found themselves in the wrong place at the right time and I was about to get caught in a Spider’s web. A web of beautiful women, high heels, leopard print and murder”.

To the backdrop of a classic film noir tale, Charlotte Olympia launches the Autumn Winter 2017 collection. There’s a victim, a detective, a heroine and one serious shoe plot to unravel. And so, the case begins.

The Collection is shown in full Film Noir style in a Fashion film Directed by Sophie Edelstein.


Inspired by 40s film greats like Lauren BacallBarbara Stanwyck and Rita Hayworth, designer Charlotte Olympia’s fall line of shoes, bags and accessories is an ode to Film Noir and it’s stylish mystery and mayhem.

This Collection is everything my retro-loving fashion heart could ask for.  It’s the monotone story of femme fatale style with pops of powerful pinks and heartbreaker reds.

‘In fabulous shoes, a girl can get away with anything’ 

Nods to iconic Film Noir symbols are present throughout the collection including rotary dial telephone bags, killer leopard prints, glamorous gloves, heart motif stilettos, lace up heeled tweed and suede Oxfords, framed handbags, pearl embellished Cinderella heels and of course newsprint.

Here’s a peek at the Collection that is making headlines this season and remember fellas “Never come between a girl and her shoes”.

To Shop the Collection in Las Vegas Visit the Charlotte Olympia Boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesars.  If elsewhere visit CharlotteOlympia.com

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