Miami Swim Week is a week for all of those who ate a little too many hot dogs during the 4th of July to reevaluate their life choices. All jokes aside, Swim Week has become a major platform for the hottest swimwear designers to showcase their best work. What better place to do this than in Miami Beach, home of some of the hottest beach bods around. Bloggers, models, editors, and enthusiast travel from everywhere to witness this celebration. This year’s Swim Week took place July 14-18th. Here’s a recap of some of the hottest trends of the week and how you can sport it this summer!
Nudes have been taking the fashion world by storm. We see this trend everywhere! If nudes are a little boring for you and you are all about color in the summer, try this trend with something smaller like a bag or a pair of cute sandals to not overpower your outfit.
Cut out swimsuits are quite the sight, but they aren’t the most flattering. Don’t let that discourage you. In the words of Queen Bee: If you got it flaunt it!
Boho is another trend that has been spotted everywhere in recent years. I love the laid back vibe it brings to swimwear. You don’t have to go all the way out of your way to purchase a boho looking swimwear, you can accessorize it to fit the theme. Suggestions below!
Some of these pieces won’t be out until Summer 2017, but there is no reason why you can’t start sporting these looks now. Check out these few pieces to add to any swimwear to create a trendy look! Talk about luxury: those marble flip flops are a must! I am obsessed with gold costume jewelry with swimwear and who isn’t wearing a choker these days? Check out #MiamiSwimWeek for more recaps and cool pictures for this past weeks affairs.
Finding the perfect for the people closet to you is the hardest part about the holidays. What do you give the person who has everything? Safe to say this year was the year for technology and new innovations and after conducting a little research we found many great products and brands on the market that will make the perfect gift. Here are a few creative holiday gift ideas for everyone in the family!
The MightyPurse that charges your phone is available in an extended variety of fashion textures and colors. Made from 100% leather.
The MightyPurse wristlet is ideal for charging on the go and a fast fashion update. Your fashion accessory that takes fashion and function one step further with the season’s hottest trends.
Ninja Coffee Bar™
The Ninja Coffee Bar is a gift that everyone in the family will enjoy!
· Thermal Flavor Extraction™ technology, which delivers a variety of sizes and styles while achieving the perfect brew richness level every time.
· Auto-iQ™ One Touch Intelligence Technology delivers customizable options for smooth, rich coffee in a cup, travel mug or carafe.
· Makes refreshing iced coffee by allowing users to dial up the richness of their coffee to offset the dilution caused by melting ice.
· Offers a variety of brewing options including Classic Brew, Rich Brew, Over Ice Brew and Specialty Brew.
CONAIR Curl Secret
A revolutionary new way to create one beautiful shiny curl after another for the Holidays! This revolutionary new curl styler features top technologies, innovative engineering, and an automatic curl chamber — the Curl Secret®secret behind the perfect curl!Additional Features
- 30-second instant heat
- High-performance heater
- Safety tangle-free feature
- Sleep-mode function
- Motion detector
- Auto off
- Includes easy-twist barrel cleaner
Can’t find the perfect piece to give that special woman in your life? No worries! Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry. You first take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List. Then, you get 3 pieces to wear on a loan. Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!
Ben Sherman AW 2015 Collection
Ben Sherman is a men’s lifestyle brand with strong foundations in shirt making, offering premium shirts, clothing, tailoring, footwear & accessories. Take it from us: Their stuff is AMAZING! Their AW 2015 collection has the perfect pieces to give male family members or your significant other to keep them trendy all season.
Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of becoming Forevermark. So if your budget is a little higher than the rest of us, this is the place to go to find that unique piece to wow that special person in your life. Did I mention that their engagement rings are to die for?
MPG Fitness Fashion
Here’s the perfect gift for the trendy, health nut! MPG is a pioneer within the fashion-forward athletic apparel industry. Inspired by the graceful and demanding movements of dancers and athletes, MPG designs for men and women leading active lifestyles. MPG blends fashion and function using state-of-the-art sustainable fabrics to provide ultimate comfort, style, and performance. Apparel can be purchased online and at selected retailers, gyms and yoga studios across North America and worldwide.
MPG’s fashion-forward men’s and women’s clothes and accessories range from the perfect stocking stuffer, the Flash Compression Sock to our on-trend, functional Puffy Tote as well as techno fabric tops, bottoms and super warm jackets and parkas. MPG shoppers will enjoy an entire weekend of Black Friday deals (November 27-29). Cyber Monday will feature a flash sale on selected items. From December 4-13, a different men’s and women’s item from the list below will be highlighted at a discounted price for a period of 24 hours only.
Women’s Gift Ideas
1. Flash Compression Sock
2. Inspiration Strap Tank
3. Elliptical Hooded Bra
4. Vital Run Tight
5. Tracker Zip Pullover
6. Page Quilted Mix Tight
7. Volcano Woven Pant
8. Puffy Tote
9. Zaner Blended Wool Jacket
10. Alfa Insulated Jacket
Men’s Gift Ideas
1. Flash Compression Sock
2. Essential Short Sleeve
3. Vindicate Seamless Long Sleeve
4. Blast Run Tee
5. Impact Sleeveless Tee
6. Up Your Game 7″ Run Short
7. Second Wind Active Pant
8. Industry Loft Pant
9. Utility Backpack
10. Fortitude Vest
Katy Perry Mad Potion Gift Set
You can never go wrong with gifting a fragrance set! The fragrance has notes of apple musk and vanilla orchid blended together with seductive bourbon make this intriguing fragrance utterly irresistible. Includes a 0.5 oz Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz Shower Gel, and 2.5 oz Body Lotion ($21.99; Mass Retailers).
Stetson Decanter Set
Give the perfect gift to the All-American man in your life this season with this special 150th Anniversary 2-piece set from Stetson. This masculine gift set features the Stetson Collector’s Edition Cologne and Collector’s Edition After Shave ($15.99; Mass Retailers).LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White TeaMake the ultimate romantic gesture with this fragrance inspired by the unbreakable bonds of love. Includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz Body Lotion, 0.375 oz Eau de Toilette. ($15.99; Walgreens).
This year, the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra designed exclusively by world-renowned luxury jeweler, Mouawad, is the hot accessory from the catwalk that has everyone talking.
The Mouawad masterpiece is valued at $2 million, including the bra and matching belt. The pieces took more than 685 hours of labor to be handset with 6,808 dazzling precious gems, including diamonds and swirling strings of blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz all set in 18-karat gold.
All the models were also styled from unique Mouawad jewelry pieces ranging from colored gems and diamonds to add glam to each look. The total pricing for all the jewelry worn in the show is valued up to $15 million.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs December 8 at 10/9C on the CBS television network.
Forevermark Diamonds debuted its new advertising campaign ‘It’s A Long Journey to Become the One’ with a private screening in NYC on October 28, 2015. Additional celebrities including Nadine Leopold, Rebecca Dayan, Nikki James, Alyssa Umphress, Lola Langusta, Rosalind Lipstt, Phillip Bloch, Samantha Black, Angela Lindvall, and industry influencers caught a sneak peek of the film, which also celebrates the relaunch of the iconic slogan ‘A Diamond Is Forever.’
Girls’ Star Allison Williams arrived looking stunning in a white Monse Maison dress, Louis Vuitton heels, and donned Forevermark Cluster Earrings, Forevermark by Jade Trau Signet Ring, Forevermark by Natalie K Center of My Universe Ring and stated, “I love that Forevermark pays so much attention to detail. They know a thing or two about finding ‘The One’!”
Lo Bosworth was also in attendance to support the new campaign, and loved how Forevermark’s Diamonds are full of “tender, love, and care” similar to her friendships, especially her friendship with Lauren Conrad. “There is a group of four of us that have been best friends since we were young. We’re kind of bound for life. Lauren and I support each other in our relationships and our careers and that is so important to me.”
Charles Stanley, President of Forevermark US mirrored those sentiments saying, “When developing a concept for the new campaign, we wanted it to match the epic nature of ‘A Diamond Is Forever,’” said Charles Stanley, President of Forevermark US. “‘The One’ is a metaphor for both the journey of a Forevermark diamond and mankind’s quest for true love, as told through a man’s journey to find his loved one. Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription; this film is the human representation of Forevermark’s rigorous selection process and our passionate pursuit of the world’s most beautiful and rare diamonds.”
Directed by Rob Chiu, the commercial was filmed on location in Gran Canaria and Barcelona, Spain. The campaign will launch nationally on November 2nd with :60 and :30 second TV spots on broadcast networks. As part of ‘The One’ print and digital campaign, Forevermark will include the recently announced ‘Ever Us’ two stone ring featuring Forevermark diamonds as part of its partnership with Signet. The ‘Ever Us’ design features two diamonds of the same size touching each other and represents the bond of friendship and love in a relationship. The campaign aims to create a new product category that will create an emotional connection and drive diamond demand.
Rounding out Forevermark’s three-tiered holiday advertising campaign is ‘Seize the Day,’ a high-impact call-to-action campaign announced by Forevermark and The De Beers Group of Companies last month. The ‘Seize the Day’ campaign will be similar to De Beers’ past campaign of the same name, which shared the same objective to increase consumer diamond demand. The 2015 ads will be targeted towards men and will feature bold, catchy statements in black font on a white background and classic diamond jewelry piece types.
The ‘Seize the Day’ campaign will also include the ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ slogan and a ‘Happy Holidays from Forevermark’ sign off.
As a makeup enthusiast, attending BeautyCon this past Saturday was a dream come true! BeautyCon brings together some of the biggest names in Youtube, Instagram, etc. They are the world’s premiere fashion, beauty, wellbeing & lifestyle destination for fans, brands, and content creators. Held at Pier 36, this year’s BeautyCon hosted big online names like Bethany Mota, Julia Kelly, Lo Bosworth, Jay Manuel, and a special performance from my personal favorite Jojo!
My favorite booth this year was essie where the offered complimentary manicures and a giveaway for their entire fall collection! They also offered tutorials for achieving awesome designs and showing off more of your creative side. Safe to say I finally learned how to paint my own nails(check photo below for proof)!
About BeautyCon: At #BeautyConNYC, hundreds of content creators and celebrities came together to network, mingle, discuss the future of online media, hang with you and participate in panel discussions + Q&As. Thousands of beauties attended BeautyCon NYC to participate in interactive presentations, watch performances, create content, shop, play games, learn about new products, and above all, mingle with some of their favorite content creators!
This past week I was lucky enough to attend Dove’s Hair Series event for their Oxygen Moisture Collection. As a person with flat, fine hair, this product was absolutely everything I needed. I always have a really hard time adding volume to my hair and giving my hair that “natural and relaxed” look some women are just born with.
Dove Oxygen Moisture, part of the Dove Advanced Hair Series, is made for women with fine hair to deliver moisture and volume in one. The advanced formulas allow women seeking volume to achieve 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash. I was very excited to receive the Oxygen Moisture collection from the Dove team! After just one wash my hair smelled amazing and had the ideal balance of moisture and volume. End result? Fuller-looking hair, tangle free, and easy to manage!
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Mild formulas that deliver moisture and volume in one Shampoo gently cleanses with a creamy lather
Creates bounce, fullness, and natural-looking volume Conditioner absorbs effortlessly into hair
Delicately smoothes without weighing hair down
Hair is beautifully moisturized and full of natural volume
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash*
Use with Leave in Foam or Root Lift Spray for all day hold
Ultra-light leave in-treatment
Keeps style in place all day long without weighing hair down:
Adds shear moisture and nourishment
Gives light hold and control
Hair is easy to manage and strengthened by reducing breakage
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash** Provides all day hold for the style
Evenly distribute through wet or dry hair, focusing on the ends
A light mist provides targeted lift from the roots
Does not weigh hair down at the roots, where it tends to fall flat
Lifts hair at the root for added body and fullness
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash**
Provides all day hold for the style
Spray on damp hair at the root and blow-dry