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NYC Full Recap!

February 24, 2015

I have to admit to you all that I had all intentions of writing a recap each night we were in NYC to feature the great things we did and saw each day. However, between the weather and our non-stop schedule, by the time we got back to the room the only thing we did was pass out! With that said, this post features everything we did after day 1 in New York and has lots and lots of pictures! Hope you all enjoy!

We started day 2 in the BCBG showroom! We were greeted by these 4 lovely ladies and I am still dreaming of this colorful patchwork coat.

bcbg1In the middle of the showroom was every look that went down the runway the day before. This picture doesn’t do these garments justice. The amount of detail on each of these outfits was breathtaking! See the full BCBG runway show here!

bcbg2Next stop was Trina Turk. Her showroom is one of my favorites. It is bright, warm and cozy! The same goes for her Fall 2015 collection!

trinaAfter Trina Turk we got to hang out with one of our favorites and friend, Hunter Bell. I had never been to her showroom so this was a treat! They do everything from design the line, create the samples, ship the line and show the line all under one roof! As always, it is great catching up with Hunter and her Fall line looks amazing!! It is my favorite collection by her to date!

hunterI have never experienced weather as cold as it was on this trip. At one point I checked the weather and it said it felt like -15 outside! Yep…you read that right…-15!! We bundled up the best we could but I have to say I would be fine never experiencing temps that low again! After seeing BCBG, Trina and Hunter Bell we decided to duck into the place that always makes me feel warm inside….Bergdorf’s! When you step off of the elevator onto the 7th floor the smell is out of this world! We opted for the lobster mac and cheese(duh) and a lobster and avocado salad. For desert we had a chocolate molten cake and salted caramel gelato!

bergdorfAfter that wonderful mid afternoon meal we headed over to the Lincoln Center for the Nicole Miller runway show! The Dark Forest collection was mythical and made us feel like we were in some sort of fantasy land. There were digitized forest and crystal prints and multi color fur detailing through out. The overall vibe for this show was very different from Nicole Miller’s past collections but we loved it!

nicolerunwayDay 3 was full of amazing runway shows from Tibi, Mara Hoffman and Herve Leger. Tibi held their runway show at the Waterfront Building and the venue had so much character. The collection was full of minimalist knits in calm, cool colors and many of the pieces included fur touches and fuzzy detailing. We are thrilled to welcome Tibi to Mosaic for Fall 2015.

tibiMara Hoffman is always one of my favorite shows to attend! This show was no exception!  She played with textures, embroidery, and gold beading to add just a hint of  ’70s vibe to the collection.

mara1runwayHerve Leger’s show featured jacquard dresses peeking out under matching oversize bombers and was inspired by a recent trip made by designer, Lubov Azria, to Barcelona. This was the first time attending their show and the designs were simply breathtaking in person!

herveAfter a wonderful day spent viewing Fall 2015 collections on the runway we headed to the Elizabeth and James showroom! All we can say is fur, fur and more fur….and gorgeous fur at that!!

eandjDay 4 started off with a bang at Tibi. After seeing the amazing runway show, I was very eager to view the full collection! They had the most cozy chunky knit sweaters that we wish we could have walked out of the showroom with. They also had one of the most gorgeous leather dresses I have ever seen! Expect to see this beauty at Mosaic this Fall.

tibishowNext was Giles and Brother and simply put we will be ordering 1 of everything! Their jewelry is so wearable but super unqiue at the same time!

gilesSeveral blocks from Giles was Jerome Dreyfuss and their amazing wall of stunning shoes and bags! Pops of burnt orange and wine hues were scattered among the beautiful collection.

jeromeOur last stop was at one of our favorites, Megan Park. The Ready-to-Wear collection was obviously on point but she is now featuring home items and we couldn’t stop drooling!

meganhomeDay 5 was designated for seeing lots of awesome jewels. We started off the day at Lionette! This line is a favorite of Hunter Bell and we are so glad she told us about them! There designs also make regular appearances on the CW’s Hart of Dixie!

lionetteDannijo was next and they mixed up the collection for Fall by offering only all silver and gold pieces. We are use to a lot of color from Dannijo but we loved the more neutral collection. Don’t worry!! The pieces were still as amazing as ever!

We had to give y’all a peek of a cool section of their new showroom that is full of mannequins dressed in all of the jewels from past seasons!

dannijoDay 6 was our last day in the city and at this point we were dreaming of Carolina and warmer temps but still saw some amazing collections including A.L.C, Current Elliott, Equipment, Alice + Olivia and Rachel Zoe!

A.L.C featured a rad tie-dyed print and some gorgeous metallic lace! What a combo?!?

alclooksAlice and Olivia is always fun, flirty and unpredictable! The award for the most stunning coats definitely goes to Stacey Bendet and her Fall 2015 Collection!

aoWhew!! Our heads are still spinning and now we are off to the drawing board to put together an amazing assortment for you all for Fall 2015!! Stay tuned!

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Transitional Tribal

January 22, 2015

 

 

A comfortable dress that can easily transition from day to night is at the top of my must have list.  Nicole Miller has met all my needs with her Mercedes Dress made from stretch jersey.  I wore this dress last weekend while we were in Charleston for a day of meetings.  It was the perfect piece for the beautiful weather we had, and I didn’t even need to worry about wearing a coat since it has long sleeves.  The edgy black and white lumen print is not only flattering, but adds some spark to a classic color combination.  During the day I paired the dress with a super comfortable pair of over the knee boots.  I am loving the trend this year with these super tall boots and have been wearing them non-stop.  Fringe is everywhere this spring, from shoes to bags.  Rebecca Minkoff hit the trend perfectly with the Jemma Crossbody.  I absolutely love the fringe and grommet detailing on this bag and its a great size to carry your essentials without being weighed down.  The Miljas Hat by Malene Birger has become a go to of mine on days when I know I am going to be outside for awhile.  It instantly makes me feel more chic and polished.  For nighttime I simply switched out my boots for a pair of strappy heels and blue python printed clutch by DVF.  This dress will definitely be one you will want to wear a number of different ways because its so comfortable and chic!

 

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Sunglasses – Karen Walker; Boots – Vince Camuto

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Shoes – Aquazzura

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Marvelous Metallic

December 6, 2014

Sachin + Babi have outdone themselves with their Margarete Metallic Ball Skirt for their Noir Holiday Collection this year.  This dramatic high low style is a signature of theirs and they continue to use it season after season.  Just wait till you see what they have in store for Spring 2015.  The bronze jacquard material is so luxurious and catches the light beautifully.  The texture also gives the skirt added dimension.  We are loving the flattering high waisted style that would look fabulous on a variety of ages and sizes.  For this post  we pair the skirt with something unexpected, a more casual Nicole Miller Feather Silk Tee.  We liked the combination of the textures and colors between the skirt and top.  Also, we love pairing something more casual with a more dressy piece for an out of the box outfit.  By Malene Birger’s gold snakeskin clutch was a perfect match for this outfit.  A lovely pair of Meghna earrings and a stack of Eddie Borgo bracelets added the right amount of glitz to this glamours look.  Our favorite Schutz heels and a great pair of Karen Walker sunglasses complete this outfit.

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Fall/Holiday ’14 Lookbook

November 18, 2014
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Hat – By Malene Birger, Blouse – 10 Crosby, Necklace – Kelly Wearstler

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Hat – By Malene Birger, Blouse – 10 Crosby, Skirt – By Malene Birger

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Fringe Top – Rachel Zoe, Leggings – BCBGMAXAZRIA, Earrings – Dannijo

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Dress – Rachel Zoe, Necklace – Dannijo

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Beaded Gown – Mara Hoffman, Short Dress – Mara Hoffman, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings – Megan Park

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Beaded Gown – Mara Hoffman

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Dress – Hunter Bell, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff, Cuff – Kelly Wearstler

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Gown – Diane von Furstenberg, Earrings – Dannijo

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Beaded Tank and Skirt – Nicole Miller, Bracelets – Eddie Borgo

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Jacket – Waverly Grey, Tank and Leather leggings – By Malene Birger, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff

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Dress – Mara Hoffman, Necklace – Dannijo

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Sweater – Mara Hoffman, Leather Leggings – By Malene Birger

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Sweater – Diane von Furstenberg, Skirt – Hunter Bell, Bracelets – Eddie Borgo

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Sweater – BCBGMAXAZRIA, Tank – Mara Hoffman, Jeans – JBrand, Sneakers – Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Next Level Leather

October 14, 2014

Every girl needs a leather jacket in her closet. It is one item that you can own that will never go out of style.  This is a staple piece to invest in and it will stand the test of time.  Fit and quality are the two most important factors when choosing a leather jacket.  You want a jacket that fits you impeccably and a color that you can wear with almost anything.  Black or tan are safe choices because you can pair them with pretty much anything you already have in your closet.  There are so many options out there when choosing a style so take your time to find one that fits your personal taste.  It is a wardrobe essential in my opinion, from instantly adding a cool factor to a cocktail dress, edging up a feminine dress, or simply giving you the whole “I just threw this on” look with jeans and a t-shirt.  You will get a lot of wear out of a leather jacket so think about the cost per wear measurement when deciding on how much you want to spend.

Nicole Miller killed it this season with her Quilted Leather Jacket!  The subtle quilted chevron pattern adds texture and dimension to this sleek black jacket.  The structured silhouette, mandarin collar, and double slider zipper makes this a unique piece.  For the first look I paired this jacket with an amazing silk maxi skirt by Malene Birger and a Bella Dahl black t-shirt.  Black and tan suede heels by Schutz and a sparkling bib necklace by Dannijo make this outfit perfect for date night.  I love the cool, rocker vibe of this look. Ever since our trip to New York I am obsessed with everything black.  This jacket elevates a simple t-shirt and skirt combo to a whole other level of chic.


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Leather jackets and jeans are the perfect combination.  Throw on a colorful silk blouse and you have a quick and pulled together look in no time.  The quilted leather jacket adds some edge to this flowy Abstract Floral blouse by Waverly Grey and blue pair of Luxe Sateen J Brands.  If you haven’t tried a pair of J Brand’s Luxe Sateen pants you are missing out!  These are the most comfortable skinny jeans you will every try on.  They are so soft and come in so many brilliant colors.  This is an outfit you can mix and match so many different ways with what you already have in your closet and look fabulous!


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A leather jacket over a cocktail dress is the epitome of cool.  The Nicole Miller Baba Fringe Dress is instantly transformed from your typical sparkly cocktail dress into something edgier and cool.  You can zip up this jacket to make the outfit more sleek and polished or leave it open with the sleeves rolled up for a more relaxed look.  It is amazing how you can throw a leather jacket over a dress and completely change the feel of the outfit.  I love the look of very feminine dresses with lace and ruffles juxtaposed with a more masculine and edgy leather jacket.


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A leather jacket is definitely a must have this fall and winter for your closet.  Don’t be afraid to choose one with embellishments, texture, fur, or color – let your personality show through the jacket.  Make sure you find a professional leather cleaner to keep it looking nice, but a little wear will make it look even better over time.

 

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Fall Trends

September 26, 2014

 

Fall is finally here and surprisingly enough the weather the last several days here in SC actually feels like it! We love it! It is time to start putting away our trusty Summer go to’s and replacing them with cooler weather staples.  The runways for Fall 2014 were filled with so many magnificent trends it was hard for us to narrow down our favorites.  Here are our top 6 Fall trends.

 

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Stayed tuned to find out more detailed ways to style these individual trends this Fall!

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NYC Day 5 Recap

September 9, 2014

Today was full of appointments viewing current lines carried at Mosaic as well as potential new lines for Spring 2015. We started the day at the Empire State building in the Rachel Zoe showroom. Her showroom was just as beautiful and chic as you would imagine. Also, Rachel just happened to be present getting her collection ready for the presentation being held tomorrow. It was very cool to see her in action!

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Rachel Zoe’s Ready to Wear collection didn’t dissapoint. There were great pieces that featured beautiful chain detailing and it is very evident that midi length skirts and dresses will be all the rage for Spring 2015. She also threw a dash of animal print in there, which of course I have no objection to!

 

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Her shoe collection was out of this world. I literally could take one of each style.

 

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We then headed over to the 10 Eleven showroom! It is housed in a historic building in Bryant Park and has so much character. This showroom is home to many wonderful brands.

 

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The first line we viewed there was Equipment. We just started carrying Equipment in the store and it has been uber successful! The silhouettes fit everyone well and the silk in thicker, therefore making it flattering and pieces that will hold up over time. They are truly investment pieces. Not to mention, they have the best prints!

 

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These were just a few of our favorites!

 

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Next up was Elle Sasson, a new line for Mosaic. It was whimsical and fun and featured some unique prints with intricate beading and embroidery.

 

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I absolutely loved the presence of flamingos in the collection! How fun is this outfit?

 

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If you get an up close view of the flamingo shorts you realize how detailed the embroidery is and how much work went into them.

 

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Tanya Taylor, another new line, was beautiful and I loved the color combinations she used. Pops of bright flourescent orange were present in many of the pieces.

 

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Here are a couple of my favorite looks from her runway show!

 

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I had been looking forward to viewing A.L.C. and it was even prettier than I would have expected. Their graphic floral print was great and it is going to be very hard narrowing down the line. We loved so many things!

 

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After spending several hours at 10 Eleven we had worked up an appetite! Luckily, the Bryant Park Grill was right outside the door. We snacked on a delicious desert and drank much needed coffees!

 

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Our last appointment of the day was Nicole Miller! Her inspiration for the Spring 2015 collection came from some of her recent travels to Rio de Janeiro. There were many playful silhouettes and enticing tropical floral prints featuring shades of peach, jade and coral. Doesn’t this entrance into her showroom make you want to take a little trip?

 

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My favorite looks from her Spring 2015 collection included these three!

 

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Tomorrow will be our last day in the city…..until next week! We will end this trip on a high note by viewing Mara Hoffman, Dannijo and Rebecca Minkoff’s collections!! Stay tuned!

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Style your Sneaks

September 2, 2014

Ready for this seasons hottest footwear?  Then I have two words for you…leather sneakers!  These are every cool girl’s must have shoe this fall to wear with everything from jeans to playful dresses.  Sneakers are the perfect shoes as we transition into fall. I find they are a much more practical choice for everyday wear over a pair of heels.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a great pair of heels just as much as the next girl, but I find it hard to actually wear them on a day to day basis. I love the fact though that getting a pair made of leather dresses them up so that they can work in place of a heel or wedge. I know these shoes may seem out of your comfort zone and not something you think you would wear, but trust me once you see them styled you will fall in love with them too!  I have styled these sneakers four different ways to show you their versatility.  But first let me talk about this particular pair of shoes.  They are called the Seta Sneaker by Rebecca Minkoff and may I say she has outdone herself with them.  Made of soft gray leather and perfectly adorned with gold studs and zipper detailing, these are amazing sneakers.  These shoes will quickly become your go to off duty look.

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This first look is very laid back and edgy, the ultimate cool girl outfit.  I paired the sneakers with black distressed JBrands, a red plaid flannel top by Elizabeth and James with feminine embellishments, and a great black satchel by Nanette Lepore.  This is an outfit I could literally wear all day, everyday.

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For the second look I thought I would go for something more polished by wearing them with a cute metallic leopard print sweater by Diane Von Furstenburg and a dark wash JBrand skinny jean.  Adding a fun statement bib necklace like this one by Megan Park makes this look more glam.

 

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Who says you can’t wear sneakers with dresses?  Not us that’s for sure! I absolutely adore these comfy sneakers with the Zoa Dropped Shoulder Dress in tye dye and the effortless vibe it exudes.  This is an ultimate cool girl look with the big slouchy bag and Kendra Scott arrowhead earrings.  When temperatures begin to fall you can throw on a leather jacket over this to carry you on into fall weather.

 

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The balance between feminine and masculine in this outfit is on point.  I love the flirty silhouette of  this Nicole Miller dress mixed with the tough, studded leather sneakers.  Adding accessories like a wide brimmed hat and fun bib necklace only amp up this outfit’s cool factor.

 

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You can really see the versatility of this shoe and how it can easily be slipped into your wardrobe.  This is a practical and glam shoe choice that will make your feet very happy!