Melissa McCarthy's Fashion Line

When Mellissa McCarthy posed for Elle magazine, everyone was in a uproar because she wore a coat.  The coat by the way was of her choosing.

And we think she looks stunning.
Now it has been reported that there have been 5 fashion designers who would not dress her for the Oscars (she won't mention names).  So she got mad, and who can blame her, and decided to make her own dresses. And then she would make dresses for everyone.
Couturier Daniella Pearl and Melissa are going to work together on a ready-to-wear line that will  make sure McCarthy never has to go without a perfect dress again.
Unlike many celebrities that start their own fashion line (which I think fashion should be left to the fashion designers), she has a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
McCarthy and Pearl’s new line will be called Pearl. It will be a plus-size line that will hopefully provide more fashionable, on-trend, and comfortable options for plus-size customers.
Looking forward to the new line and wishing Melissa well.

Flat Style #2 Birkenstocks

In Germany in 1774 Birkenstocks were designed by Johann Birkenstock, a man who wanted to make a super-supportive, roomy shoe.
But by upgrading the leathers and adding details like shiny hardware and studded embellishments, designers are putting the haute in hippie.

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How to wear them:
Keep it simple.  Leggings with a tunic provide a modern backdrop for these earthy sandals.
Go girly instead.  Feel your inner hippie and go floral skirts and flowing dresses.
Short shorts. Shorts that hit mid thigh or longer should be avoided.
Don’t do frumpy.  These sandals need polish on top to give these sandals the look they deserve.
These comfortable sandals will help your feet do the happy dance.

Grace Ciao Floral Designs

Meet Singapore’s fashion illustrator Grace Ciao. 



Super creative and insanely well put together using actual flower petals instead of ink and fabric.  She is inspired by everything around her.
The artist said she started using petals purely by accident, when she noticed a red rose a boy had given her was dying.
“I remembered how beautiful it used to be and wanted to ‘preserve’ this beauty. So I made fashion illustrations out of them,” she said.
Nature, the best teacher and inspiration.


 
 
 

#1 Flat - Slip on Sneaker

Flats are becoming increasingly more fashionable. You no longer need to wear heels to have style.  When it comes to an evening out or a special occasion, most women opt for heels rather than flats because they feel dressy, more feminine and definitely sexy. But, this year it’s all about the flat.
The number one flat this year is the slip-on sneaker.  The shape and sole has remained the same but you will be spoiled with the upgrade of fabrics and patterns galore.



Wear them with boyfriend jeans, especially if they are cropped a little shorter. They look great with slouchy cargo pocket pants and khakis when you roll them up. I love them with shorts, skinnies and straight legs. They also look super cute with a shorter skirt.  For truly chic, opt for one color from tip to toe. This look works best with white, gray or navy.


There’s truly something to be said for comfort.
What do you think of slip-on sneakers? Will you be wearing them?

Isabel Toledo goes to Lane Bryant

Isabel Toledo has a new plus-size collection at Lane Bryant, and some tips we can all use.
Tip #1. Enjoy the classics.  She uses colors like black and tan with lace, which is innocent and sexy at once.
Tip  #2.  Wear a coat over any outfit.  It is slimming and makes you impeccable.  Over a simple dress, or take the same coat and switch it up by wearing it with a tee shirt and jogging pants.

Tip #3.  Stock up on full skirts.  They let you move freely and are so flattering.

Tip #4.  Wear not-too-high-heels.  Of course hells make any outfit look fabulous, but if you walk everywhere stick to heels that are low and thick.

Born Free Fashions


The aim of Born Free is to raise awareness as well as funds toward a surprisingly simple solution to one facet of the AIDS epidemic in Africa — that it requires women take only a pill a day to stop mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy.  “The wonderful thing about Born Free is that it already is a solution,” said von Furstenberg. “Usually, you work toward these incredible breakthroughs. Here, if women take a pill a day, every day, their children will be HIV-free, and that is unbelievable. It’s not just hope — it’s a reality.”
With the support of Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg and 22 other designers that are also mothers, this merchandise is available at Shopbop.com. “It is something the fashion industry has always been behind, right from the very early days when we got together to support 7th on Sale,” said Wintour. . The list of participating designers are Carolina Herrera, Miuccia Prada, Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni, Alberta Ferretti, Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller, Céline’s Phoebe Philo, Isabel Marant and Vera Wang. There is nothing more important than a healthy baby. It gives HIV-positive mothers hope for a great future for their children.”
So let’s go shopping to help.  http://www.shopbop.com/
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Style Tip-Necklace


A shirt can be a little boring at the collar, but layering a necklace on top of a button down shirt makes that classic look suddenly stylish, chic and sexy.  So go through your closet for your man tailored shirts and try this newest trend.

New in Soho

What's happening in Soho NYC ? Chocolate chip cookie shot glass filled with milk. The man behind cronuts, Dominique Ansel debuted his next big thing today. $3 a shot at his Spring St. bakery. What would you fill your cookie shot glass with?
 Chocolate martini?

Snooki's Fashion Line

When do reality stars turn into designers?  Really?  Let's leave fashion to the designers.


That’s right, the leopard print-clad reality TV star is making headlines again. But this time-it’s for her brand new clothing line.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi recently debuted her fabulous first fashion line, SnookiLove by Nicole Polizzi, at the Magic Market Week clothing convention in Las Vegas last Tuesday.
Polizzi joined forces with clothing manufacturer Double Zero for her new women’s sportswear collection.
“After trying a few companies I realized Double Zero was the best fit for my line,” she said. “Hard working people who understand where I wanted to go in terms of fashion and designs.”
While her clothing is available for sale on her website, Snooki still hasn’t announced who will be carrying her new collection.
Courtesy: WebNews

Olympic Style

The 2014 Olympics are over.  The gals at SoHo Accessories want to congratulate all the athletes that took part in the games.
But on to the style of one host who made the Olympics fun and stylish, former Olympic skater, Johnny Weir.

This man takes fashion seriously and has so much joy in doing it.  Though he has worked with many stylists like Rachel Zoe, he said, " No one is going to style me better than me.  I know myself best."
He went to Sochi with 4 huge suitcases, the size of Ford Focuses.  He claims that he always over packs. 
Fashion at the Olympics are generally the ice skaters with their memorable costumes.  So it is not surprising that Johnny Weir has stood out whether on the ice or off.


Tara Lipinsky and Johnny won't say what they will be doing in Pyeongchang for it is to early to tell.
Hopefully, they will be back.