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Avec Les Filles

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - July 21, 2017

Happy Friday everyone, can you believe we are half way through the summer? Kind of sad but it also means we heading towards a new season which means new clothes to buy, attending Fashion Week and getting ready for the holidays.

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Happy Friday everyone, can you believe we are half way through the summer? Kind of sad but it also means we heading towards a new season which means new clothes to buy, attending Fashion Week and getting ready for the holidays. Not all bad right? I am excited to buy fall clothes so I was quite happy to discover the fun new label Avec Les Filles. Avec Les Filles was founded in February 2017 and currently they are selling through Macy’s and are a “shop within a shop”.

With the free-spirited millennial in mind the collections of Avec Les Filles seeks to bring together the traditional Parisian school girl of the 1970’s with a contemporary so-cal vibe suggesting an ease of life style with an urban flair. From romantic pussy bow blouses and ruffle tops to streamlined strapless frocks and Chanel inspired separates to what can only be described as an “overalls dress this line up is fresh, youthful, and has just the right amount of demure femininity. The perfect balance of minimalism and artful details Avec Les Filles is going to be a go staple for seasons to come.

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Kate Spade Fall 2017 For Lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - July 14, 2017

Today we are looking at Kate Spade’s collection for Fall 2017. With the usual aplomb of saturated primaries, quirky patterns and retro infused silhouettes

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Touches of animal print also make an appearance and add to the sense of mid-century demure

Today we are looking at Kate Spade’s collection for Fall 2017. With the usual aplomb of saturated primaries, quirky patterns and retro infused silhouettes this lineup is the embodiment of the Kate Spade esthetic. You fill find an array of dark florals scattered across skirts, dresses, tops, jackets and outerwear. Touches of animal print also make an appearance and add to the sense of mid-century demure. While embroidered edged over coats lend a seventies vibe and a statement leopard illustrated skirt screams sixties mod. Add a fire engine red cape, a layered lace ensemble and an array of it girl bags and you have a modern lineup with a vintage heart.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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A Dramatic Off The Shoulder Top From Shein and A DAY OUT IN SOHO

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - July 5, 2017

Summer in NY, yes it can be hot, and many times I would rather be at the shore, but the city can also be a magical place in the summer too

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Summer in NY, yes it can be hot, and many times I would rather be at the shore, but the city can also be a magical place in the summer too. People spilling out of sidewalk cafes, the long days and golden sun sets—plus it tends to be a bit less crowded and the perfect time to shoot. This past weekend I met up with a photographer named Marina who I met through Instagram. I had been following her feed and discovered she lived three towns over from me. How cool is that? Definitely one of the upsides of social media. After following Marina for about a year on Instagram we met last winter during NYFW, we were attending the same show and she recognized me from my feed. But this weekend was the first time we met up to shoot.

We headed to Soho were I got my hair braided at Birch Box by the very talented Karina Sanchez. I love their hair and makeup services — you can get an updo or braids done for only $30, how cool is that! With these super dramatic over-sized ruffles I knew having my hair up was a no brainer. And speaking of the top, this top was gifted to me from Shein and I must say I think I knocked it of the park with my choice of this show stopping stunner. I had numerous people stop me in the street to ask me where I got it.

And with the fashion forward braids, Kardashian worthy top, my fringe heels, and Marina following me about with a telephoto lens I kind of felt like Kim Kardashian

And with the fashion forward braids, Kardashian worthy top, my fringe heels, and Marina following me about with a telephoto lens I kind of felt like Kim Kardashian. I paired this top with these high rise flares from H&M but it would look really good with a skirt too, and I just may do this for fashion week. The bag is from BCBG and the sandals are from Zara which I picked up last summer.  The necklace I picked up at Oh La La a few months ago. Remember the video? This gorgeous top retails for $17.85 if you can believe that. So if you want to stop traffic like I did be sure to head to Shein.com. And tell them Allie sent you!

And to see more street stye and street photography check out Marina’s Instagram feed at @ValletyStreamerAtelier

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#BloggersOnDuty—Elle of The Elle Diaries

Blogging - alimackin@gmail.com - June 26, 2017

Happy summer everyone, today I am introducing you to Elle of  The Elle Diaries in my next installment of #BloggersonDuty. I met Elle through my blog we read and commented on each others blog for well over a year.

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Happy summer everyone, today I am introducing you to Elle of  The Elle Diaries in my next installment of #BloggersOnDuty. I met Elle through my blog, we would read and comment on each others blog. We followed each other for well over a year before we met. I had come to feel that I knew Elle as a friend and last fall during Fashion Week we finally got to meet. We had a wonderful time at NYFW and you can be sure we will attend the shows together this fall.

With a love of fashion, the city in which she lives and the desire to express herself in a rapidly changing society The Elle Diaries was born

Elle lives in New York City with her husband, but on the weekends you can often find her in the Hamptons. With a love of fashion, the city in which she lives and the desire to express herself in a rapidly changing society The Elle Diaries was born. Last Week I met Elle for lunch and a shoot. We shot in a lovely park across the street from the U.N and afterwards we chatted over lunch about our lives and the ever changing landscape in the blogosphere. Elle was engaging, open and a delight to chat with, such a fun way to spend an afternoon. And sure to stay tuned for the next installment of #BloggersOnDuty.


Occupation: Blogger

How old is your blog: The Ellie Diaries is less than two  years old, But I started blogging almost 5 years ago.

Why did you start your blog: I started my blog for a variety of reasons. The main two would be: one, as a means of self expression and an outlet for my creativity. And secondly, the most compelling reason would be to “picture myself well” after being diagnosed with a serious and rare  auto immune disease. I was seeing so many doctors for my multi-system disease that I saw myself as a patient, and I knew I needed a better mindset to gain optimal control of the disease process. Wear it and it will come?

At this time, I fell in love with thrift store and consignment store shopping. Because the prices were so much lower than I had been used to paying, I started buying a more colorful and eclectic wardrobe. I soon began to replace my more conservative and minimal wardrobe—you can read that as grey and beige, with one with more vibrant and enjoyable pattern mixing. I do believe that blogging has helped me in many ways .

What article of clothing could you not live without: One article of clothing that I could not live without is a terribly unglamorous one, I have comfy sweats that are worn to bits and they are the most comfortable thing I own. I live in them at night. The piece that I seem to wear most often, and around the house, is a tiered denim skirt made for Gap Kids that cost three dollars at a resale shop.

And then there is my jewelry; I often wear several pieces—even when I am staying home to do housework. I love my bling. I used to design jewelry.

What was the Last Book you read: The last book I read is “True Style” by Glenda K. Harrison.  It is very hard for me read actual books because my eyes muscles are weak, but I was able to enjoy that book and loved it. I do love listening to books on Audible.com and the last audio book that I listened to was the Chemist by Stephanie Meyer; a gripping thriller involving a CIA type organization and personal survival, told from the perspective of a brilliant and brave woman.

If you didn’t live in NY what city would you live in: If I could not live in New York I would live in New Zealand, San Francisco, or Montreal. There are many places I can see myself in, but I do love Manhattan…

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Paul & Joe Sister Summer 2017 FOR LOOKBOOK FRIDAY

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - June 23, 2017

If you were a hip Parisian it girl and you had an up and coming little sister you can bet all her selfies would include the hashtag #paulandjoesister

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If you were a hip Parisian it girl and you had an up and coming little sister you can bet all her selfies would include the hashtag #paulandjoesister. This much talked about on trend brand which was founded in 1995 by Sophie Mechaly and features contemporary street edged apparel for men and woman created the junior Sister line for their younger and fashionably up to the moment fans.

The collection spans the fashion horizon from demure ruffles and modest retro inspired pieces to more skin baring seventies influenced Nasty Gal like apparel. Fun whimsical prints featuring lounging felines and swirling fish and florals show up on bell sleeved blouses and A-line prairie mini dresses while traditional checkered patterns can be found on relax fit trousers.

A fun, expressive and cheeky lineup for the it girl with an attitude.

A subdued palette of slate blue, denim, and heather gray are balanced by the occasional blast of red in the “Wonder Woman” get up with it’s thigh-high red and white suede boots and star-studded statement clutch. A fun, expressive and cheeky lineup for the it girl with an attitude. And stay tune for next week when will be looking at Paul & Joe’s more adult collection.

Too see more from this collection head to PaulandJoesister.com

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maje spring-summer 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - April 21, 2017

I am loving Maje’s more streamlined simple approach to their spring summer 2017 collection.

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I am loving Maje’s more streamlined simple approach to their spring summer 2017 collection. Clean lines and relaxed fits are what they are known for but this season it seems the appearance of effortless ease is front and center. From basic broomstick skirt bottomed frocks, to sun dresses and maxis this lineup is all about keeping it real. And keeping it relaxed yet playful.

Add some retro vibe prints, floor skimming pleats and an array of studded sandals and this collection will be sure to have you feeling uber chic in a carefree kind of way.

Perfect for strolling the city, sight seeing or meeting your friends for lunch. The palette is firmly rooted in the earth tones with an occasional appearance of brilliant yellow, tangerine or peach. Add some retro vibe prints, floor skimming pleats and an array of studded sandals and this collection will be sure to have you feeling uber chic in a carefree kind of way. And I will be sure to stop in to Maje next time I am in Paris, as I heard through the grapevine or via another blogger that Maje is less expensive in Paris then New York. Cha ching!

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Fendi Pre-Fall 2017 For Lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - April 14, 2017

Ruffles, lace and bows all find a home in Fendi’s offering for pre-fall 2017. With a decidedly feminine and romantic tone this collection is an opulent homage to decretive embellishment. Certainly less stark then what we have seen from the brand in the past. It embraces the idea of decadence but in a manner that is wholly approachable and moder

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Ruffles, lace and bows all find a home in Fendi’s offering for pre-fall 2017. With a decidedly feminine and romantic tone this collection is an opulent homage to decretive embellishment. Certainly less stark then what we have seen from the brand in the past. It embraces the idea of decadence but in a manner that is wholly approachable and modern.

With a palette of peach,topaz, rust, pale pink and brown it eases us in to the cooler months and adds to the feeling of cozy romanticism. Dresses and skirts are flared, flowing and full. From pleats to lace to high low numbers with scalloped edges and contrasting under-sides to draw-string mini’s the esthetic is all about being a girl.

this collection is a wearable yet unapologetic ideal of fashion first and may office wear be damed

Patterns and texture also take center stage in the line up with pequin patterned suits and dresses, and tone on tone stripes and florals playing together nicely in a homogenous application found on an ankle skimming frock.

But the stands have to be the accessories from the excusitly embellished handbags the brand is known for, to the edgy athletic sock boots to the decretive sock pumps this collection is a wearable yet unapologetic ideal of fashion first and may office wear be damed.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com 

Photo: Yvan Fabing / Courtesy of Fendi

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MAX MARA PRE-FALL 2017 FOR LOOKBOOK FRIDAY

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 24, 2017

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 Sophisticated sleek tone on tone suits, body conscious pencil skirts and fitted knits give the lineup it’s sex appeal in a super model kind of way

For Max Mara’s Pre-Fall collection the eights are back in a super saturated geometric patterned delight of streamlined silhouettes and brilliant primaries. With cinched waists, statement belts and boxy blazers the offering for pre-fall is a modern take on the abandoned zeitgeist of this fashionably over the top decade. Sophisticated sleek tone on tone suits, body conscious pencil skirts and fitted knits give the lineup it’s sex appeal in a super model kind of way—this is power dressing for millennials. Add pretty animal print lace up pumps and super-sized satchels and you have a refreshingly bold and smart collection that promises to make you feel like a million.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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Lavanya Coodly for nolcha shows NYFW FALL 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 7, 2017

The last designer to walk in the main show was Lavanya Coodly. Coming from the world of science, Lavanya Coodly followed her heart, moving in to the world of fashion

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The last designer to walk in the main show was Lavanya Coodly. Coming from the world of science, Lavanya Coodly followed her heart, moving in to the world of fashion as a second career. Always passion about fashion and mostly self taught, and after decades of learning from experienced pattern makers, tailors and embroiders Lavanya Coodly founded her own line in 2013.

Creating clothes for all facets of women’s life: work, evening, casual, Lavanya designs clothing for the full breadth of a woman’s life. The label has recently has taken on menswear, as well as clothing for children. And with the fall collection you will indeed find something for almost any occasion.  From suit dresses for work, to smart linen slacks, to cocktail dresses and black tie gowns this lineup covers it all. Although evening wear is where Lavanya Coodly really shines. And a stand our for me has to be the glittering white evening dress. Such a stunner. To learn more about Lavanya Coodly or to see more of her work head to LavanyaCoodly.com

Images by Nolcha Shows and ALLIE NYC

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ACID Rain for Nolcha Shows @NYFW Fall 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 4, 2017

ACID NYC was the second to walk in the main show. This is their third season walking for Nolcha. Founded by Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester ACID NYC is a culmination of years of varied artistic and creative backgrounds

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ACID NYC was the second to walk in the main show. This is their third season walking for Nolcha. Founded by Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester ACID NYC is a culmination of years of varied artistic and creative backgrounds and the coming together of two supremely talented designers. Evenlyn Luna spent 13 years on DVF’s design staff going on to become Director of DVF’s textile department and textile product manager at Victoria’s Secret.

Scott Chester an industrial designer who studied at the CCS College of Automotive Design and product design at Pratt Institute opened his own studio (ACID-Arielle Chester Industrial Design) in Brooklyn, NY to design custom furniture for New York City clients. Combing their passions for all things design and focusing on apparel, ACID NYC was born.

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I had the pleasure of attending their Spring show which you can read about here. Known for creating color-infused, textural garments featuring distinctive statement making prints this season was their finest yet.

The nineties are back and defiantly so—from futuristic Matrix like prints to velour track suits and punky tank girl ensembles this is the nineties done right. Track suits are having a moment, and the offerings from ACID NYC’s latest collection should please both the relax fit crowd and those who prefer their track suits a bit more close to the body.

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Another vibrantly beautiful, stand-out collection from this dynamic duo

As are capped sleeved cocktail dresses and fitted tank frocks as well as traditionally cut suit dresses. The sporty chic vibe is evident, and is expressed in a two piece jogging skirt set, printed leggings, cropped tanks and a gorgeous quilted cropped bomber jacket. And the show stopper has to be the leather vest and topaz colored “chrome” belt.

The accessories this season are also note worthy—from prism printed cross body bags and clutches to frayed denim over the knee boots to cocktail purses in a silver hexagonal like print, it is all in the details. Another vibrantly beautiful, stand-out collection from this dynamic duo.  To read more about ACID NYC please visit them at Acidnyc.com

Images by Nolcha shows and ALLIE NYC

 

 

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