Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS2011

Duskin SS 2011

PHOTOGRAPHER: JODY ROGAC
STYLIST: LAURIE TROTT
MODEL: MARINA MUNOZ

Duskin‘s SS2011 collection is full of lovely, easy breezy pieces that would fit well into any woman’s warm weather wardrobe.  Stylist/model Marina Muñoz looks classically beautiful in the lookbook.  More photos from the collection are HERE.

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First Look: BB Dakota Summer & Fall 2011

Among the many highlights of my WWDMAGIC experience with the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge was visiting the BB Dakota booth and getting a sneak preview of the brand’s upcoming summer and fall 2011 collections. Full of vibrant colors, great prints and flirty pieces, the summer 2011 collection has me craving warm temps again.  (Los Angeles is finally experiencing chilly, winter-like weather.)   My personal favorites in the fall 2011 line include chic capes and a fabulous gray wrap  (seen near the bottom of this post).  So feast your eyes on the upcoming collections and start making your shopping wishlist.

bb dakota summer 2011

bb dakota summer 2011

LOVE the mango color pants (yellow will be a popular summer color) with the top that features a surprise slit opening in the back

bb dakkota summer 2011

this flirty number is another favorite from the summer line; BB Dakota will also have pants in the same print

BB Dakota summer 2011

versatile shorts that can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels; also seen below in black with a sparkly top

bb dakota summer 2011

bb dakota fall 2011

another great print dress that can be taken from work to a dinner date

bb dakota fall 2011

can’t beat a classic long wool coat

bb dakota fall 2011

capes are here to stay; love this plaid hooded one

bb dakota fall 2011

more great staples

bb dakota fall 2011

love surprise back details like this back lace-up dress

bb dakota

an over-sized cozy sweater would look great with these print pants

bb dakota

chic faux fur cape

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I’ve already added this amazing wrap to my mental shopping wishlist.

bb dakota at wwdmagic

inside glimpse of BB Dakota’s busy booth at WWDMAGIC

 

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Becs

Iris van Herpen X United Nude

iris van herpen x united nude

iris van herpen x united nude

iris van herpen x united nude

iris van herpen x united nude

iris van herpen x united nude

iris van herpen x united nude

Iris van Herpen X United Nude

A moment of silence please.

For shoes as epic as these deserve a pause to allow us to admire the beauty and craftmanship that went into these leather sole beauties.

After creating the stunning Autumn/Winter 2010 limited edition Iris van Herpen X United Nude Twisted Coil Booties, I didn’t think it would be possible to top such an astounding effort.

Until now.

Retail price:  $990 USD

Available now in store at UNITED NUDE and soon for purchase online.


Big thanks to the amazing Tess from The Little Blacklist for the photos! Make sure to check out her smokin’ collaboration with Solestruck HERE and on TLBL.


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WWDMAGIC + Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge

wwd magic teen vogue blogger lounge

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wwdmagic, storets faux fur coat

in my Valentine’s Day-themed look, wearing Storets coat, H&M blouse and pants, Dolce Vita boots and American Apparel headband

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger lounge

WWDMagic Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge, a.k.a. home base

had so much fun hanging with beautiful & talented sisters Natalie of Natalie Off Duty and Dylana of Color Me Nana (heart you both!)

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger lounge

resting our feet in the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge, with Dylana and Elim of The Style Seen

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger panel

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger panel

wwdmagic blogger panel

So You’re A Blogger? Now What!

panel discussion featuring Erin Weinger of Style Section LA, Crosby Noricks of PR Couture, Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and Hilla Ohayon

video of the entire panel discussion can be seen HERE

wwdmagic show floor

wwdmagic audrey 3 + 1

wwdmagic

with a daughter named Audrey and her three siblings, family owned brand, Audrey 3 + 1‘s name was born (love hearing special stories like this)

wwdmagic, storets coat

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger lounge

wwdmagic kensie

Kensie hosted a sweet reception, complete with pink bubbly & chocolate.

Thanks so much to Hayley (taking the photo above) for being so amazing to all the Teen Vogue bloggers.  She definitely made a great impression on behalf of Kensie and now has a new fan of the brand.

wwdmagic kensie

wwdmagic, kensie clothing

kensie girl

wwdmagic kensie

kensie

playing with our sugary sweet jelly candy

wwdmagic blue bird

wwdmagic blue bird

buyers were going crazy at Blue Bird — one of the busiest booths at WWDMAGIC

wwd magic see you monday

wwd magic see you monday los angeles

wwdmagic see you monday los angeles

tie-dye, leopard print & feather trim dresses at See You Monday LA

wwdmagic

wwd magic teen vogue blogger reception

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger reception

wrapped up day 1 with yummy (and pretty) treats, including these parfaits and chocolate covered strawberries

wwdmagic

cool looking circular sofa = automatic photo opp.

planet hollywood las vegas

gambling with Kristen of Be Vain or D.I.Y.

jeffrey campbell glitter lita

my Jeffrey Campell gold glitter Litas made a Vegas appearance

wwdmagic

day 2 of WWDMAGIC with Natalie, Jazzi of Jazzi McG and Dylana (L.A. bloggers <3)

wwdmagic, white crochet dress, ralph lauren hat

wearing Effigy 49 dress via Pixie Market, H&M jacket, Aldo boots and Ralph Lauren men’s hat

crochet long dress, fringe leather jacket

wwdmagic teen vogue panel, rebecca minkoff

second panel featuring Rebecca Minkoff CMO Daniel Saynt, Jane of Sea of Shoes, Erin & April of Boutiquing.com, with Macala of Fashionably Marketing moderating

wwdmagic teen vogue panel, rebecca minkoff, jane of sea of shoes

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger lounge

check out Kristen’s snazzy D.I.Y. brooch on a rope!

photo by Elim

wwdmagic teen vogue bloggers

with Dylana, Taisa of Amahzing Blog, Jazzi, Natalie and Melanie

wwdmagic teen vogue blogger lounge

When people find out Mel and I are twins, they usually ask whether we have similar styles.  As you can see, I’m more of a bohemian-fringe-loving-cowboy boot wearing gal while Mel is more the glam-polished-uptown-vibe-heel wearing type.  (photo by Taisa)

chicago akira, wwdmagic

while checking out Aryn K, we met Akira Chicago owner Erikka and Sarah who were picking up amazing pieces for the store

project show

in the afternoon, we headed to Project at Mandalay Bay where we saw brands such as Wildfox, Dolce Vita, and Buffalo David Bitton


mmm… crab nachos

project

hudson jeans party, marquee lv, creative rec

wearing a Bebe mesh cutout dress with Kristen, Mel, Elim and Ashley of Fashionably Ashley at the Hudson JeansCreative Recreation party at Marquee LV in the Cosmopolitan (so posh)

thanks so much to HUDSON for throwing one helluva good time!

marquee lv, hudson jeans, project

hudson jeans party, marquee lv

hudon jeans party, marquee lv

cooling down outside after a full on dance fest (such good music throughout the night) with Natalie, Dylana, Taisa, Mel and our new friends from Paris

hudson jeans, creative recreation, marquee lv

Bring 35 fabulous bloggers to Vegas for three days, letting them roam WWDMAGIC with more than 1,300 brands, and it’s bound to be a content building, buzz generating, networking-love fest.  Looking back, it was just an incredibly exciting experience to meet the creative forces behind some of my favorite brands, and to be among the buyers getting a sneak preview of summer and fall collections before they hit stores.

There were way too many highlights to fully list out, but my favorites include talking to the fabulous Creative Director of BB Dakota, Katharine Brandes, while previewing the brand’s summer and fall lines (so many great pieces!); meeting the Kensie team during their champagne party; and simply being around all the other amazing bloggers who were just as excited as I was to be a part of the WWDMAGIC experience.

It was also encouraging to meet with brands that are fully embracing bloggers and have a strong social media presence.  As we begin to see more and more designer collaborations with bloggers, brands are understanding the influence bloggers today have in the retail arena and the impact they can make on their customers.  When a brand gets it, there’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

HUGE thank you to WWDMAGIC, Teen Vogue and Fashionably Marketing!

And lastly, thanks to Style Caster for including me (along with Mel, Natalie & Jazzi) in its Best Street Style from PROJECT feature!


(Stayed tuned for future posts featuring BB Dakota, Buffalo David Bitton, Aryn K, Hollywood Trading Company, and One Language.)

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Becs