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Fashion Tips: 10 Must- Have Style Proof Pieces

Climate change, global business travel, work hours running from day to night, make- up just some of the reasons why now, more than ever, learning to layer creatively is key to a stylish wardrobe. Yesterday in NYC alone we went from 75 degrees and sunny to 42 degrees and cloudy, in less than 24 hours. Meanwhile, global business travel can have you in 2 different climates within a few hours. So, we have brain stormed a list of the top 10 items you should have to conquer any climate, stylishly.

 

 

1, The Turtleneck

This season , designers have re-introduced this classic item again. Layering a turtleneck under everything seems to work and looks "spot on" this season and next. Try to find a few inexpensive ones in black, cream and blue. Play with them under all your warm weather dresses and add a fitted blazer or leather jacket too.

 

2. The Rain Coat

Not just for 5 year olds anymore, this trend was everywhere on the runways and for good reason. This chic outerwear looks a bit futuristic and with our climate change , its very useful.

 

 

3. Black and White Print

Every color has it's season but black and white can work all year. Layer dresses with black tights, boots, a turtleneck, and it's fall. Wear it with your favorite heels and a clutch to enjoy summer. Find a print with more black than white and larger prints. We love this dress by See for Chloe

 

 

4. Denim Jacket

Always downtown cool, a well tailored denim jacket worn over anything looks effortless. Think over a black pencil dress or a maxi dress. Replace your blazer after work and throw on a denim jacket for dinner Invest in a quality, designer denim jacket that fits well and looks chic. we love this one from  See by Chloe

 

 

 

5. Tall Boots

Even with ankle boots taking over , a great pair of tall boots are timeless. Andrew Gn showed his collection of season less looks with tall boots, shorts and sheer long sleeve blouses. Retro 70's vibe mixed with all season dressing looked more forward than vintage.

 

 

6. Something Red

This color is proven to compliment everyone's skin tone and attracts mates. Over black, it can cheer up your winter wardrobe and in the Spring at gives your cheeks and lips added color. Even if it's just to add the color with a scarf, red is a must have

 

 

7. A sexy black lingerie inspired dress

Adorable paired with the baseball jacket at Seoul's Fashion Week 2015, this black dress is timeless, season less, anywhere dress. The layering ideas are endless so have fun and try mixing it with menswear for the ultimate easy chic vibe.

 

 

 

 8. The black leather cross over bag

If you could only but 1 item off this list, the black leather cross over should be the one. Invest in the one you love, wear it every day, for years to come . It will finish everything you wear , magically. It's like a piece of fine art, you will cherish it daily. Never boring, never out dated, always perfect!

 

 

 

9. The scarf

Derek Lam 10 Crosby RTW Fall 2015 is full of any weather dressing pieces that would work in every cosmopolitan city from NYC to Paris to Beirut. The added touch of the scarf completes the style. Having at least 5 scarves to mix with is ideal. We also love the tall wine velvet boots that seem to work with everything including mixing them with a summer dress and adding the blazer.

 

 

10 The black suit

Style it a hundred different ways, everyone needs at least 1 great fitting black suit . Assembly NY worked in a cream turtle neck but separating the jacket and throwing it over summer dresses is just as easy. Black pants can be worn all year with chunky sweaters and ankle boots, white sexy tee and converse, silk cami with a jean jacket and heels. The idea is too layer and have fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Favorite Spring 2015, from hair to makeup to the clothes

Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Spring 2015 from Sonia Rykiel is filled with soft, colorful fur wraps layered over sheer and loose knitted dresses.

We appreciate the easy flowing undone hair and edgy black eyeliner. Spring wouldn't be festive without a stripe and anchor piece as well.

 

 

 

 

Vetements

Anything from this new brand will take a wardrobe up one notch closer to coolness. No seasonal collection, no resort or pre fall lines, no boy vs  girl style, basically No Rules!

 Head designer Demna Gvasalia, a Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton alum (he worked under both Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquière), Vetements isn’t about creating a brand-new concept or theory each season. “My friends and I were sick of working in a system that was kind of derailing itself—designers trying to reinvent the brand and come up with new concepts every six months—and we wanted a creative outlet,” said Gvasalia via phone from Paris.

Read More at http://www.style.com/trends/fashion/vetements-demna-gvasalia-fall-2015-interview

 

 

Pineapple themed prints from MSGM, and anything for Fall/Winter 2015 they did

Check out their runway show here

 

 

Chole Sevigny

 

 

Have you heard of Hair Contouring? Here is your guide. Spring fever always leads to hair cuts and color changes. Now we have the essential guide.

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Our next Pop Up Sample and Stock Sale opens April 15 to 20, 17 East Pearson

 

 

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Cindy and Johnny collection will be ON SALE at the next Pop Up Shop May 29 to June 1 at 845 West Chicago Ave

Cindy + Johnny is a contemporary line inspired by a passion for beautiful design.

Our collection is developed for the professional and social life of a busy modern woman. Cindy + Johnny designs simple but beautiful silhouettes created with specialty fabrics and statement prints. Our inspiration ranges from the runways to the streets. The backbone of our concepts are flattering dresses and tops that are feminine, modern, and fun. Cindy + Johnny: fashion forward and savvy.

 

 

 

 

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Angelys Balek Spring/ Summer Collection of dresses will be up to 75% off at our Pop-Up Shop April 24 to 27

The inspiration from the original contemporary artwork of Claude Monet and the introduction of laser cut vegan leather, Angelys Balek brings together a unique sense of style and design to this latest collection. She describes “Upon My o My” as more feminine than her previous work. The collection was inspired by a sense of imagination and a theme of daydreaming about nature as seen in the collection’s prints and patterns. She hoped to convey a sense of “natural happiness” and used bright, cheerful colors that are representative of the different elements in nature. A recurring key motif in this collection is the use of PVC laser-cut shapes that are rendered into the material to make the geometric designs that are featured in both the day and eveningwear.

Prints are influenced by Monet’s “Water Lilies” colors used in the paintings as well as a feeling of water in motion to recreate the designer’s own artistic interpretation. Drawing on her background in art design, she uses special techniques such as pen drawings to create her prints. Acrylic finishes resemble the appearance of both oil and watercolor to create water-like, textured prints.

Our Pop -Up Shop is Open April 24 to 27 , 11 to 7, at France Display 126 West 25th street in NYC

Scores of designers collections will be up to 75% off

 

Please RSVP if you wish to attend and add your email address to our list

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Luna will be at our NYC Pop-Up Shop April 24 to 27 @ Up to 75% off retail. Opens at 126 West 25th street in Chelsea

Josandra Armillas is the designer behind the namesake collection Luna by Josandra. A New York native, Josandra spent her formative years in Manhattan’s West Village, studying art under the tutelage of her mother, a lingerie designer for Christian Dior, and dance at the Joffrey Ballet. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Josandra worked with Catherine Malandrino and J Mendel before launching a line of edgy, provocative, yet affordable designs in Spring 2008. The collection is characterized by highly feminized, fluid styles, and takes pleasure in surprising details: the never-before-seen print, the delicate pleat, the perfect drape-elements that transform clothing into wearable art.

 

Clever Alice is a mobile market that hosts sample sale pop-ups every season. You can also shop online "flash sales" at up to 75% off at cleveralice.com

 

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Label Anu will be on Sale at our NYC Pop-Up, April 24 to 27. France Display 126 West 25th street

The rich, cultural kaleidoscope of India lays the foundation for the label Anu, born from the designer Anita Ben’s deep connection with her heritage. The visual splendor and romantic decadence of the subcontinent act as inspiration for her collections each season.

 

 

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Leona Collection Samples ON SALE March 6 to 9 @ 845 West Chicago Ave

Shop our 4 day only POP UP SHOP Sample Sale at 845 West Chicago Ave, Chicago. Must RSVP for the Private Sale on March 6 from 11 to 7.
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Company Overview
Since LEONA's debut in the spring of 2008, it has quickly gained a faithful following and is sold at more than two hundred of the most discerning and renowned retailers internationally. Described by Elle Magazine as “Whimsically youthful with a pinch of Southern sophistication. We are smitten.”
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81 Poppies returns to the POP UP SHOP March 6 to 9

For 4 days only, scores of emerging, under the radar designers will be up to 75% off current retail. 

Private opening Thursday, March 6 from 11 to 7. Must RSVP . Located at 845 West Chicago Ave. 

81 Poppies returns as one of our favorite POP UP SHOP labels.

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New designer from Australia, Mossee, at the Chicago POP UP SHOP

Chicago POP UP SHOP Opens March 6 to 9 from 11 to 7 @ 845 West Chicago Ave

Samples and extra showroom pieces will be up to 75% off . Events are held 4 times a year in Chicago and NYC

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Mossée is an emerging Australian label launched in 2008 that continually drives for the ultimate balance in fashion, simple, chic and elegant. Our clothing collections are naturally like a stylish second layer of skin, perfect for work, travel or even a-night-out.

The designers at Mossée are intent to lead the way forward, and offer a unique approach to design. Embracing the highest standards of quality in the use of organic fabrics help differentiate Mossée from other designers, placing them in a niche market, delivering eco-sustainable womenswear.

From a small Sydney office, the business has grown from strength to strength. Today, Mossée is available nation-wide in both Australia and New Zealand.

It's about effortless dressing, fluid fabrics and simple sophisticated items that co-ordinate to make the perfect wardrobe.

It's about embodying luxurious comfort and confidence in quality pieces that go the distance.

It's about designing practical timeless pieces for people with normal everyday lives.

It's about a combination of essentials and layering to complete a stylish, comfortable and fashionable look.

For work, travel and at home with a touch of modern glamour – clothes that travel with you in comfort for all occasions.

visit www.cleveralice.com for all designer deals and pop-up shop events

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