“It’s Not Even My Birthday” But it Might as Well be PUMA’s

Rihanna has just been announced as PUMA’s new creative director along side CEO, Bjorn Gulden. This new announcement has me more excited for the New Year than usual. I have always followed Rihanna’s style from everyday wear to glitzy, daring looks at award shows. Although Rihanna hasn’t been creating much new music, I am sure her creativity will come through for PUMA 2015. With her strength in and outside the spotlight of cameras as well as her audience will make for a success for the german- sports wear company. She will work next to Solange Knowles, the artistic creative director, which will make for an even better 2015.

Rihanna wearing PUMA sneakers
Rihanna wearing PUMA sneakers

Speaking of wrapping up this year, there have been so many new creative directors and artistic figures for timeless companies. I have mentioned in previous posts that Nicholas Ghesquière was named creative director for Louis Vuitton, leaving behind Balenciaga. Also, Frida Giannini will be leaving Gucci, this February, as will the CEO, Patrizio di Marco; new replacements will be announced soon.

All the news for the new year has me on the edge of my seat. Not only will people be creating resolutions about working out, but will be able to use Solange and Rihanna’s active wear while doing so!

Let’s Talk Louis

Yesterday, in Miami Design District, Louis Vuitton unveiled a project that Pierre Paulin designed in the 1970’s. Sketches of furniture designs, “Playing with Shapes” were created in 1972 for Herman Miller, a furniture designer. He has been known for designing furniture for famous people such as Renault and for stores along the Champs Elysees.

Louis Vuitton has always been known for functionality and took an old idea and made it happen. The exhibit is open all week in the Miami Design District. Celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Miranda Kerr attended the Louis Vuitton dinner before the unveiling on December 2nd. They also celebrated the Louis Vuitton monogram which has been an on going project executed by Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director for LV.

What is :”Celebrating Monogram”? This project has been calling inspiration from six icoloclasts including, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, and Cindy Sherman. The icons have created a collection for Louis Vuitton which celebrates the classic monogram for the brand, but on different items and in new ways. The brand has been existent since 1845 when Louis himself started the leather goods brand. Since then the company has evolved, but the style and functionality has stayed true.

Cyber Monday Is Almost Over!

I tend to mock people who go out at midnight on Thanksgiving with all the fighting to get to the hottest deals, but i do enjoy online shopping. Cyber Monday is great for stores that only are online or, if you are like me, for people who don’t like to go out while stuffed from Thanksgiving. This way I can relax from the holiday festivities while getting deals for me and my family.

Although the day is almost over, there are still three full hours to get your shop on. I have been looking at H&M, Express, Wildfox, and Shopbop. I do get a rush when looking through all the pages on sites and looking through sites to see if items I have been looking at for months are finally on sale. This is also the time where I get my Christmas presents. Yes, I sometimes buy myself a Christmas present or two; I hate asking for too many items and am very particular.

I would suggest not getting something just because it is cheap. It is still good to invest in items you will actually use or wear.

Merry Shopping and a Happy Checkout

P.S. Don’t forget about Giving Tuesday which is a day giving donations to all types of organizations.

Much Ado About Saying ‘I do’ and What to Wear

This weekend was filled with love, but not just because it was Thanksgiving, it was also my sister’s wedding weekend! We weren’t just thankful for family, but the new couple in the our families. Over 200 guests attended and I felt so over whelmed with warmth and happy energy towards my sister and new brother-in-law. I love the idea of weddings- expressing your love to someone and having your closest family and friends as witnesses is inspiring. If you are like me, you also observe all the details: flowers, cake, party favors, and of course the food. I think that my sister and brother-in-law made great choices and put together an unforgettable evening.

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I must also say; our family and friends clean up nicely. The six of us bridesmaids wore long, black satin strapless gowns with a sweetheart neckline and each were gifted with different, beautiful necklaces. The colors my sister and brother-in-law chose were black and ivory. It was simple, classic and screamed romance. The rest of our family and friends put together great outfits and radiated love towards the newly-weds.

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There are many variations of outfits one can wear to a wedding, but classic ones include a great cocktail dress and sophisticated, comfortable heels for dancing in. There is nothing worse than wanting to take off your heels by the end of cocktail hour or adjusting your dress if it is ill-fitted. Other great outfits include separates, maybe a crop top and silky maxi skirt will fit nicely also. I wouldn’t wear anything too flashy though, everyone’s attention should be on the bride and her gown. I suggest checking out BHLDN and BCBG for cocktail or bridesmaid dress inspiration. I would also suggest listening to my icon, Rachel Zoe, when she suggested in her new book, “Living In Style,” to wear a veil on your wedding day. A wedding between the two people you know and love will only come once in a lifetime; it’s sometimes nice to splurge on that day.

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