Throughout my blogging journey I have been very fortunate. Over the past year not only have I collaborated with some of my favorite brands but I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting the amazing and talented people who work hard behind the scenes to make it all happen. One of my first major collaborations was with Farfetch, a high-end online fashion house that not only represents brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Valentino but they also inspire, empower and give a voice to bloggers like me.
On March 8th, women across the world celebrated International Women’s Day and Farfetch didn’t miss a beat. They invited me to a wonderful event at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. The event was picturesque, flooded with fashion and an atmosphere only fit for a girl boss. I got to meet other bloggers, business owners, designers and poet Cloe Wade who was the guest of honor. She delivered an empowering poem that reminded all of us why we should be proud of who we as women and why we deserve to be heard. This event also made me look back at the most powerful women in history like astronaut Anna Fisher, voting activist Annie Lumpkins, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman the list goes on and on. These women are the ones who caused the ripple effect – they were the trailblazers that encouraged us to stand strong behind our beliefs and work towards gender equality. Farfetch is a brand that recognizes that and I couldn’t be more proud to have been a witness to their NYC celebration.
This is my basic winter look. First: you can never go wrong with black – this seems to be my go to color especially when it comes to these depressing winter days and second: it’s still trendy. When it comes to wearing all black I like to focus on the details like a patent leather, zippers and studs. My favorite piece in this whole ensemble is the contrasting patent leather biker jacket by Zara. Unfortunately, it’s sold out but I picked a few similar jackets below. When it comes to accessories, especially during these windy days, I like to throw on a cute beanie. You can read more about my New York City inspired look on FARFETCH. I’m so excited to be featured (along with several other amazing bloggers) you can check out the link here.
SHOP MY LOOK
The summer heat wave is making us strip down, and change up our wardrobe. From rising hemlines to strapless dresses it’s ok to show off a little skin this season which brings me to the Farfetch Summer Content Pack. The catalog is filled with unique wardrobe ideas and trends for a smoking hot summer. Think bold prints, bright colors and old school influences. Ladies and gentlemen it’s time to take a risk. Personally, I get into these moods where I have this desire to mix things up and wear something out of the ordinary. All it takes is a little inspiration and Farfetch is good at that!
They created an insider’s guide to top trends and looks set to take over the streets this summer season from Balmain to Saint Laurent. All looks that would make the late street style photographer and fashion icon Bill Cunningahm very proud. Rest in peace my friend and thank you for inspiring fashion lovers worldwide! That shout-out was totally necessary and appropriate because Mr. Cunningham is the reason street style exists! He transformed New York City sidewalks into catwalks. People in New York dressed for him praying he would take their snap shots for a feature in Time Magazine.
Bill believed it and I believe it; Street style is EVERYTHING and more and more fashion houses are going there for inspiration including Farfetch. Their website features amazing looks that are at the top of my wish list right now.
Icon Lauren Hutton had it right when it came to summer time linen. I touched on this fabric in a previous post, its light weight airy material is perfect for the summer heat. My wish list looks are these Adam Lippes trousers and a short sleeve coast by Dusan. Simple items like this can be mixed and matched, but worn together they can make a big statement too. I would pair it with strappy Sandals and an accessory to give this two piece a complete look.
It’s time for smart shopping 101. Being trendy doesn’t mean you have to spend an entire paycheck on an outfit. Celebrity looks can be duplicated for a fraction of the price and all you need is some time and a good eye! Ready for a quick quiz? One of the outfits above cost $2,559.00 … can you guess which one? Keep reading to find out.