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Where to Flaunt Your Fashion as You Emerge From Isolation

As we come back blinking into the light, the returns of theater, live music, restaurants, nights out, fashion shows and (for some of us) the office, the questions of what to wear — now that we’re more than just (literally) talking heads — is starting to loom large once again. New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks have just come and gone, and instead of seeing a single trend, there’s been a mishmash of ideas. The Guardian thinks there’ll be 21 ‘tribes’ going forward into next year, with everything from vaporwave moving from visual arts into fashion, to goblincore. As we nervously put down the sweatpants, let’s have a look at some of the key ideas from spring/summer 2022’s designs.

Spruce Up Your Spring Outfits with These Fashion Tips
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The office

While it’s going to be nice to make a touch more effort, it seems designers at London Fashion Week haven’t let go of the idea of comfort yet — however there’s no move to resurrect the power suit just yet. Instead, the 90’s are still big – specifically England in the early 90’s – hemlines are relaxed, jeans are baggy. Prints are bold – think plaids and florals; colors are primary. Don’t be afraid to dust off your chunky platforms; if we’re putting something on our feet it doesn’t have to be plantar fasciitis-risking heels quite yet.

The big night out

If you’re hitting the casino, that might be the time to show off. While most of us have been gaming (and shopping) online in the comfort of our own homes over the past period, some of the poker rooms of Las Vegas remain fairly upscale. However, as the new generation of female poker professionals like Kara Scott and Vivian have shown, there’s way more to the card table than cocktail dresses and LBDs. New York showed us that the long knit has definitively made the jump from the high street to high fashion; asymmetric shapes and cold shoulders turn practicality on its head. Pairing up flowing lines with a tight clutch purse makes for a smooth transition from day to eveningwear, as shown in our article “6 Awesome Looks This Summer: How to Accessorize Properly.”

The beach

Starved of travel over the pandemic, if you thought beachwear was going to be a key trend for next season, then you’d be correct. Resort wear sales are up 240% in 2021 over 2020. Miami Swim Week pointed to a continuation of what we’re seeing in everyday styles. Florals are everywhere, kaftans are big, comfort is emphasized. However the swimwear underneath the sarong gets more adventurous as we get back into shape for next summer. Think futuristic fabrics in textured bikinis, more straps than a Rolex accessories dealer and cut-outs galore. And again, with the bold accessorizing, crochet wraps and belly chains will be ubiquitous.

Getting dressed up is going to mean different things to different folks over the coming seasons. As we’ve mentioned above, even heading to the office could feel like preparing for a fashion show after the last year and a half. But when it is finally time to do it, enjoy the process!

5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

It’s every woman’s dream to look fashionable and beautiful. This dream, however, can come at a great cost. If you know how to shop smart, you can actually put together a good wardrobe without wiping out your bank account. You can get that million-dollar look for a fraction of the cost.

Here are fashionable ways to look richer without breaking the bank:

  1. Rent your dresses for formal occasions.

 If you have a formal event to attend, you probably dread having to shop for an expensive gown. With today’s booming sharing economy, dressing for big events need not set you back hundreds of dollars. Check out The Volte Dress Hire to rent that perfect designer gown or cocktail dress at a great bargain price. Think of all the money you’ll be saving when you rent instead of buy clothes for black-tie events.

5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

  1. Maximize bargains and sales.

To get the most out of discounts on clothes for sale, here are great ways to save for a bargain:

  • Know when your favorite designer brands go on sale, and save your money for shopping during these dates.
  • Visit a variety of clothing stores and compare prices before you make your purchases.
  • Even during sales, buy high-quality wardrobe pieces. Don’t settle for cheap clothes that are not well-made.
  1. Buy the basic clothing pieces.

There are certain pieces of clothing that are staples in every practical and fashionable woman’s wardrobe. Before you buy other types of clothing, make sure you have these basic pieces that you will mix and match with other pieces of clothing and accessories. These are the following:

  • Jeans

You need a high-quality pair of dark skinny jeans. Buy jeans that flatter your body type and hide your flaws. It’s easy to pair your dark jeans with heels and a striking blouse for a night out or with classic ballet flats and a white shirt for brunch.

  • Blazer

Invest in one or two stylish blazers that fit you well. Choose one in black or navy blue that you can match with a basic round neck white tee and jeans. Another blazer can be in a striking color that matches your skin tone, which you can use on a date or party.

  • Shirts

Purchase a few well-made dress shirts in flattering colors that you can wear with pants or skirts.

  • Shoes

Save up and buy a well-known brand of black pumps. You don’t need too many pairs of shoes, but you do need a few pairs of footwear in classic styles.

  • Dress

Buy your little black dress in a design that suits your body type perfectly. You’ll be reaching for this elegant dress often when you’re invited to cocktail parties or formal dinners. So, choose a black dress that you’ll wear confidently.

If you’ll spend money, invest in these basic pieces as you’ll be using these clothes the most often. 

  1. Wear striking jewelry and accessories.

Once you have the staple pieces of clothing in your wardrobe, dress up your everyday look with stylish jewelry and accessories. Here are some tips you can experiment with:

  • Earrings

Earrings bring attention to your face, so choose eye-catching but tasteful pairs. Wear an interesting pair of dangling earrings to dress up plain colors or styles of clothing. If what you’re wearing is already colorful or quite trendy in style, stick to classic stud earrings.

  • Necklaces

Use beautiful fashion necklaces or pretty scarves to accentuate shirts and dresses. Without having to buy too many blouses and tops, you can vary your look by having an assortment of necklaces and scarves in your wardrobe.

  • Belts

Invest in a few stylish belts that you can use to accent dresses or your classic pair of pants.

  • Shoes

Choose unique pairs of shoes to complete your ensemble. A striking pair of heels or pumps can totally enhance your overall look, and make you seem like you just walked out of the pages of a fashion magazine.

 Take advantage of off-season sales.

When you know how to shop for the clothes you need and want in postseason sales, you’ll be able to grow your wardrobe without spending too much. Prices drop drastically when it’s off-season. Here are tips you can follow:

  • Check your existing clothes and list down the specific pieces you’ll need for the next year. In short, plan ahead for your needs.
  • Make a budget for your seasonal shopping trips.
  • Buy your winter coats after winter at end-of-season sales, and purchase swimsuits on sale in spring and winter. Get the pieces you’ve been dreaming off at big discounts.

 Conclusion

When you know the tricks on saving money in your clothes shopping, looking fashionable and expensive is attainable. Master how you can get the designer clothes you’ve always been wanting without exceeding your budget. Many well-dressed women actually know how to shop smart. That’s partly how they build a well-curated wardrobe. You can do the same for yourself.

Antoinette Piesche to Present Latest “La Bella Moda” Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

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Designer Antoinette Piesche will present her latest collection for the La Bella Moda label at CFW in New York City at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014. The fashion show will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Antoinette Piesche believes that anyone, from petite to plus size, can look stunning for their special occasion. Her taste resonated with her clientele so much that she began designing wedding gowns and special occasion ensembles to meet the preferences, budget and style of each customer. Her designs focus on flattering every woman’s figure as she thoughtfully designs her customers’ gowns of their dreams. Read more…

Rising Design Star Martha Fadel to Make Debut at Couture Fashion Week NY

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Rising Middle East-based design star Martha Fadel will present her latest inspired collection at Couture Fashion Week New York at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 6, 2014 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple. In addition to the runway show, Ms. Fadel will also have an exhibit of her designs for all three days of the event, September 5-7, 2014.

In 2007, Martha Fadel launched a fashion concept for the young, active and trendsetting woman. She first started with knitwear and accessories, which incorporated touches of vintage Swarovski crystal glamour. Due to popular demand, Ms. Fadel soon began custom making unique pieces upon request until her brand evolved into a full clothing line, offering everything from high-end everyday clothing to evening wear, as well as beachwear and accessories.

What naturally followed is the creation of more exclusive haute couture pieces for the glamorous, elegant, chic and trendy woman. From bridal wear to evening gowns, every season Martha Fadel will showcase unique and inspiring fashion looks which will make silhouettes shine and heads turn.

With an eye for trends and a style steeped in originality, Martha Fadel has firmly established her name on the fashion scene. With keen attention to detail, each piece from her collection is crafted to perfection. Every step of the creative process is key and so, Ms. Fadel’s vision is to create unique pieces based on quality of design, the usage of finest materials and a refined finishing.

Tickets to the show are available online.

Carlos Vigil Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

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In his second appearance at CFW, prominent Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil recently presented his latest collection entitled “Metropolis” inspired by the imposing majesty of modern-day skyscrapers. The collection included this entrancing deep plum cocktail dress featuring the designer’s signature elaborate detailing and impeccable craftsmanship. Click for tickets to the upcoming season of Couture Fashion Week.

Marisol Henriquez Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

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A returning favorite at Couture Fashion Week New York, prestigious Dominican designer Marisol Henriquez recently presented her “Retro Texturas” collection inspired by the classic silhouettes of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s and including her signature accessories.

Broadway Musical Stars to Perform at Couture Fashion Week

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In keeping with his signature show style, designer and producer Andres Aquino will bring a roster of talented and accomplished Broadway musical stars to perform during his upcoming “Mon Amour”collection fashion show. (Tickets to the fashion show). The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The performers are appearing in support of “Broadway Sings for Pride” and are expected to also perform at the Carnival of Venice Inspired Gala later that evening.  The audience can expect to be thrilled by the performances of these Broadway stars, who have appeared in such theater productions as Panic! The Musical, American Idiot, Zorro The Musical, Let My People Come, Sistas The Musical, Disney’s The Lion King, Grease on Ice, Fancy Nancy The Musical, BARE: A Pop Opera, Rent, Cirque Dreams, Pinkalicious, Showgirls! The Musical, Brooklyn, and more, as well as in many film and television productions.

TeKay Designs Set to Make Dazzling Debut at Couture Fashion Week New York

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Houston-based design label TeKay Designs will present its latest collection of evening and bridal creations at Couture Fashion Week in New York City. Marking the label’s first showing at the prestigious event,  the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District.

TeKay Designs is a renowned international fashion house that offers couture bridal and formal gowns, pageant dresses, statement fashion jewelry, and trendy ethnic designs. TeKay Designs specializes in handcrafted pieces that appeal to clients who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. The inspiration for TeKay Design’s signature Queen of the Brides collection is the monarchies from historical civilizations around the world. The gowns are based on women of royalty and power throughout history and are accessorized with high end fashion necklaces, headpieces or veils. 

With more than 16 years in business, TeKay Designs has been featured in numerous print publications including The Knot, Bridal Guide Magazine, The New York Times, Self, and Get Married Magazine.TeKay Designs’ statement necklaces have been worn by celebrities including tennis superstar Serena Williams, and actress Ashley Rickards. The company facilitates design and production in Houston, Texas and Ghana, Africa. Designing high quality products is TeKay Designs’s pledge to their customers.

Tickets to the fashion show: https://www.couturefashionweek.com/tickets