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NYC Day 3 & 4

September 28, 2016

Day 3 & 4 of market were full of awesome showroom appointments. We saw so many great things the first two days it was hard to think it could get any better….but it did! See some of our favorite appointments below!

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We were so excited when we found out that Tucker was re-launching! Tucker always was a great seller and they had such amazing prints. This holds true for their Spring 2017 collection as well!

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Next we headed to Self Portrait. This will be a new line for Mosaic and the pieces are like works of art. The detailing is unreal!

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Self Portrait offered this cool off the shoulder neckline on many of their silhouettes.

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Megan Park is always a delight to see and their Spring ’17 collection offers some great prints and beautiful embroidery!

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A great caftan and jewelry at Megan Park!

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Another new line coming to Mosaic is Saloni. Five words to remember about this line….Out of this world prints!

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Fun iphone cases at By Malene Birger.

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By Malene Birger offered many great pieces featuring this beautiful burnt orange color.

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The last line we saw on Day 3 was another new line…Hemant & Nandita. More awesome prints and super wearable styles.

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More Hemant & Nandita!

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Day 4 started at Rag & Bone! It is always a pleasure being in their showroom!

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Great bags at Rag and Bone and an awesome floral print in their Ready-to-wear.

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Easy Rag & Bone Slide!

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DVF no longer is showing at the Coterie so we saw the line in their amazing showroom in the meatpacking district.

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Our last market appointment was at Dannijo!

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It is always hard narrowing down our selection at Dannijo!

That’s a wrap on market and now we are off to write orders! We can’t wait for you all to see all of the amazing things coming to Mosaic for Spring 2017!!

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NYC Day 2

September 21, 2016

Day 2 was full of exciting showroom appointments! It included some of our favorites…Sea, Zimmermann and Ulla Johnson to name a few! See some of our favorites below!

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We started our day at Oscar de la Renta, which is always a treat!

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(left) Oscar’s tassel earring drawer is what dreams are made of! (right) We loved this gold and gunmetal group. Especially the microphone hand gloves…something very different for Oscar!

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Next we headed to Sea NY and we are so excited at all of the easy and versatile pieces they had to offer in their Spring collection!

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A couple of our favorites at Sea!

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Zimmermann is always a highlight of every buying trip. They recently moved to a new showroom space and it was beautiful!

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The showroom wasn’t the only beautiful thing at Zimmermann. The collection was romantic, feminine and refined.

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Ulla Johnson has become one of our favorite designers across the board! We could dedicate a whole post to just her Spring collection but we narrowed it down to some of the highlights! These are some of the amazing looks from her runway presentation.

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Ashleigh perusing Ulla’s collection!

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Expect to see these beautiful Ulla bags at Mosaic in the Spring!

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Some of our favorite shoes at Ulla….so wearable!

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More Ulla shoes!

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Amazing details at Jerome Dreyfuss!

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We viewed Cynthia Rowley’s (a possible new designer coming to Mosaic) Spring collection and it featured some intricate fabrications and a lot of interesting texture through out!

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The amazing color palette at Tibi!

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Some of our favorite runway looks from Tibi!

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Mara Hoffman’s new studio space!

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A few of our favorite pieces from Mara’s Spring collection!

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We finished the day off at Lizzie Fortunato which never disappoints!

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Lizzie Fortunato offered some amazing clutches for Spring! We loved the vivid color palette!

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NYC Day 1

September 20, 2016

We started off day 1 of market at the Coterie and it was busy, busy, busy! We saw almost 16 different lines and our heads are still spinning at how beautiful Spring 2017 looks thus far. Below are some of the highlights from the day!

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Sachin + Babi was breathtaking! They always have the most beautiful dressy pieces and the detailing is amazing!

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Another gorgeous look from Sachin + Babi’s Spring presentation.

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Great prints at Equipment!

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Rachel Pally offered some fun prints in some oh so comfortable fabrics and silhouettes!

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Some of the dazzling styles at Kendra Scott!

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Rachel Zoe had some awesome statement pieces!

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Line up at Alice + Olivia!

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Loving this color palette at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Rebecca Minkoff fun clutches!

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It doesn’t get much more fun than this pom pom story at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Color, color, color at M Missoni!

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Some of our favorites at M Missoni!

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Great print at Trina Turk!

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Mignonne Gavigan Tassel Earrings. They come in an array of colors and are a great price point!

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Pretty blues at Mignonne Gavigan!

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BCBG was amazing and had so many wearable, versatile pieces!

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More BCBG!

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We saw so many great, wearable shoes! These are Joie!

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(left) Strappy sandal by Joie (right) Fringe tie up sandal by Bernardo

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Rachel Zoe’s shoe collection featured great pops of gold!

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Manus x Machina Exhibition

July 21, 2016

Last month I made a quick day trip to NYC to see several lines for Spring 2017. While I was there I was able to pay a quick visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Spring Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina. The exhibition explores how fashion designers have combined and are combining the handmade (manus) and the machine-made (machina) in creating haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. The exhibition showcases more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present.

The exhibition was incredible to see in person and I could have spent hours and hours looking at each ensemble. I took pictures of my favorites so I could share with you all even though these pictures don’t quite do these works of art justice. If anyone is in NYC you should definitely try and see it. It is on exhibition until September 5th. See some of my favorites below!

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House of Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-15

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(left image) House of Chanel Autumn/Winter 2005-6 (right image) (left) Boué Soeurs 1928, (right) Both dresses Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2009

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(left) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 2012-13, (middle two) Prada Autumn/Winter 2015-16, (right) Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

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House of Dior Spring/Summer 2014

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(both dresses) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50

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(left image) House of Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2010-11 (right image) (left) Madame Gres 1968 (middle) Madame Gres 1950-55 (right) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2010

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(left) Iris can Herpen Autumn/Winter 2013-14 (right) Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 1969-70

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(left image) (left) Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2017 (right) Paco Rabanne 1967 (right image) (left) Threeasfour Spring/Summer 2016 (right) Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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(both garments) Gareth Pugh Autumn/winter 2015-16

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(left image) (left) Commes des Garçons Spring/Summer 2014 (right) Commes des Garçons Spring/Summer 2015 (right image) (both garments) Noa Raviv 2014

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(left image) (both garments) Alexander Mcqueen Autumn/Winter 2012-13 (right image) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2015

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(left) Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 (middle) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2015 (right) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2016

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(left image) (left) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2014-15 (right image) House of Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

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(left Image) (left) Normal Norell 1965 (right) Normal Norell 1953 (right image) (left) Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Iris van Herpen Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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(left) Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2014 (middle) House of Dior Spring/Summer 1952 (right) House of Dior Spring/Summer 1953

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(left image) (both garments) Prada Autumn/Winter 2016-17 (right Image) House of Dior Spring/Summer 2015

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(left image) (all garments) Mariano Fortuny 1920s, 1930s

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Miyake Design Studio Spring/Summer 1994

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(middle) Commes des Garçons Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Pierre Cardin 1968

 

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Memorial Day Sale Favorites

May 29, 2016

bestofmemblog1. Isabel Marant Ètoile Trani Dress

2. Isabel Marant Ètoile Berbere Long Tassel Necklace

3. Ulla Johnson Paloma Handloom Tote

4. Bernardo Olivia Gladiator Sandal

5. Oscar de la Renta Ombre Tassel Earrings

6. Oscar de la Renta East West Grafton Clutch

7. Diane von Furstenburg Ophelia Gown

8. Lizzie Fortunato Tahitian Blossom Necklace

Shop our entire Memorial Day Sale Here!!

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Shop our Charleston Fashion Week 2016 Looks!

April 22, 2016

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Look 1 (Left) – Zimmermann Halter Top and Floral Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Watercolor Stripes Necklace

Look 2 (Center) – By Malene Birger Embellished Dress

Look 3 (Right) – Sea NY Snowflake Lace Top, Sea NY Linen Culottes

 

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Look 4 (Left) – Zimmermann Mischief Stud Smock Dress

Look 5 (Center) – ALC Ombre Midi Dress

Look 6 (Right) – By Malene Birger Textured Top and Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Georgeanna Necklace

 

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Look 7 (Left) – Zimmermann Belle Top

Look 8 (Center) – By Malene Birger Sweater Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 9 (Right) – By Malene Birger Dress and Jacket

 

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Look 10 (Left) – Sachin and Babi Caftan

Look 11 (Center) – Zimmermann Belle Tank, Matison Stone Stone Vest, Zimmermann Lotte Pleated Skirt

Look 12 (Right) – ALC Mara Maxi, Mignonne Gavigan Le Charlot Pearl Necklace

 

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Look 13 (Left) – Tibi Tie Jumpsuit

Look 14 (Center) – Tibi Eyelet Maxi and Bomber Jacket

Look 15 (Right) – Sea NY Embroidered Dress

 

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Look 16 (Left) – Megan Park Floral Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Bow Necklace

Look 17 (Center) – Isabel Marant Etoile Saphir Dress

Look 18 (Right) – Zimmermann Halter Dress

 

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Look 19 (Left) – Zimmermann Pleated Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 20 (Right) – Sachin and Babi Tiered Gown

 

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Countdown to Spring!

January 23, 2016

All of the chilly temps lately have us dreaming of warmer weather and wearing easy breezy Resort/Spring styles. One of my favorite designers for warm weather is Megan Park. She always has amazing prints and her pieces are so effortless and easy to wear. Take a peek below at some of the pieces from her fabulous Resort collection that are in store now! Shop all of the looks here!

This first look features the Molokai Crepe Sundress. This dress features a cute tie detailing on each side and has a vivid floral print featuring bright red and a pretty bubblegum pink. We paired it with the Megan Park Cluster necklace, a Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Crossbody and Rebecca Minkoff Rosalie heels.

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We absolutely love the Maui Print that is featured in this next outfit. The colors are vibrant and fun and the pattern looks like it was hand drawn on this halter top giving it a whimsical feel. We paired the blouse with a great fitting pair of J Brand skinny jeans. We cuffed the jeans to give it a casual feel and paired it with a pair of Jerome Dreyfuss heels (they are on super sale right now). We finished it off by layering multiple black beaded necklaces.

 

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The next dress could double as a great cover-up on your next vacation. The beautiful floral hand embroidered detailing at the top of the dress give it a real richness! To make this dress more appropriate for cooler weather we styled it with a pair of Rebecca Minkoff suede fringe booties. We added a great cuff by Dannijo and earrings by Kendra Scott.

 

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We love the Maui print so much we had to show you another style that features the gorgeous print. This maxi is what dreams are made of! What isn’t there to love about this dress? We paired it with these super fun and flirty earrings that were made to go with this maxi!

 

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Countdown to Spring: 56 days!

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Mara Hoffman Resort

December 13, 2015

Every shipment of Mara Hoffman brings a little sunshine with it! Our most recent Resort shipment was definitely no exception! The great prints, color combinations and unique silhouettes had us drooling with each piece we pulled out of the box. Mara’s inspiration for the collection came from a recent trip she took to Marrakech. The Moroccan landscapes, textiles and culture all played a vital role in influencing her vision for what Resort 2016 would look like.

One of my favorite pieces from the shipment was the Deep V Dress in a jardin majorelle stone print. I liked this silhouette so much when I first viewed the collection that I also did it in another color way that is as equally beautiful! The silhouette features a built-in, tie back bandeau and the cut out detailing on each side shows just the right amount of skin. We paired it with a pair of ombre Oscar de la Renta fringe earrings, a stack of Eddie Borgo bracelets and Rebecca Minkoff gunmetal heels for a dressier feel. This dress would also pair great with a simple pair of flats for a more casual daytime look.

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I was also instantly drawn to this crisp white button down shirt that features a beautiful bright green embroidered leaf print. The light and airy feel make this a blouse one I know I would continue to reach for time and time again. It could be paired with a great pair of casual Current Elliott boyfriend jeans or dressed up with a slouchy dress pant by 10 Crosby. I love this color green combined with chunky gold jewelry. We paired it with a Dannijo gold bib and a Giles and Brother cuff. We also received a romantic white midi dress with this same leaf print embroidery that is stunning!

 

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View our entire Mara Hoffman Resort collection here!

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Pops of Poplin

December 4, 2015

I am always on the search for a great dress! One that is not too fitted or flowy, not too casual or too dressy and one that is current and trendy but also refined at the same time! This is no easy task and is actually quite hard to find. Well….leave it to BCBG to continue meeting my dress needs. The Maris dress arrived yesterday and passed my entire dress checklist with flying colors. The bold ombre feather print is fun and funky but is balanced perfectly with the pops of poplin on the collar and cuffs. It looks cute and appropriate for day with a pair of simple flats but also looks amazing styled with a pair of over the knee Vince boots for a dressed up feel. BCBG continues to master the art of practical but relevant dressing and I am oh so thankful. Shop our entire new shipment of BCBG here!

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