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Style Mafia Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - October 20, 2017

With a strong emphasis on the “statement piece” it should come as no surprise that the fashion label Style Mafia was founded by a blogger. Found in 2013 by Simonett Pereira

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With a strong emphasis on the “statement piece” it should come as no surprise that the fashion label Style Mafia was founded by a blogger. Found in 2013 by Simonett Pereira a former fashion blogger, Pereira sought to bring the high fashion aesthetic seen on the runways to the everyday girl. Or, luxury at an affordable price point. One can certainly see the “influencer” influence in the this lineup and in the brand itself.

For pre-fall the focus is all about the ruffle. From dresses to tops to bottoms and even a suit, it is all about the ruffle. Asymmetry also plays a role and adds to edgy kinetic vibe in the collection. With solids taking center stage and prints being kept to a minimum the spotlight is on the silhouette.

an influencer dream scape to be sure

And this is reflected brilliantly in the asymmetrical high-low ruffle bottomed dresses. You will also find two-toned flared trousers, a cropped “corset” in mustard and pin stripes, an over the top bridal like strapless top and repurposed blouses. An influencer dream scape to be sure. It will be interesting to see how this brand evolves, with it’s roots in the streets, where will it lead?

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nyfw street style ss2018

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - October 18, 2017

Finally getting to share some of my street style snaps from NYFW. I didn’t shoot as much street style in New York

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Finally getting to share some of my street style snaps from NYFW. I didn’t shoot as much street style in New York as I did in Paris as I shot more of the shows themselves and I was working,  but I did manage snap a few pix, I hope to shoot more next season if it is not too cold.

I shot most of these photos outside the shows I attended. You will see a few familiar faces Elle from The Elle Diaries and Catt Sadler of E News!. I find I really enjoy shooting street style and shooting in general. And I am looking to start a separate photography website and even have a named picked out which I will share with you some time in the future.  Though I can fill you in a bit, the name is the French version of “I flaunt”. I like the would flaunt or flaunting, but it is already in use as there is a Flaunt magazine. So I went with the French version. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my snaps and there is still plenty more to come from Paris Fashion Week so stay tuned.

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PFW JOURNE SS2018 street style in PARIS

Street Style Photography - alimackin@gmail.com - October 9, 2017

I am back from Paris and wiped out. Fashion Week kicked my ass. Between the shows here in New York and all the street shooting

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I am back from Paris and wiped out. Fashion Week kicked my ass. Between the shows here in New York and all the street shooting I did in Paris I think I must have shot about three to four thousand photos. Add in jet leg, a lack of sleep and walking six hours a day—well you can just imagine. In fact I was so tired I missed my flight back—I thought I was on the 1:30 PM flight when in fact I was booked for the 11:00 am flight.

 I had a great time shooting, and even though by the end I was exhausted and lost weight I can’t wait for next year

Yeah, that was great. I had to book a hotel near the air port for the night. I used this time to decompress and just laid in bed all day and night and watched movies. But it was a three hundred dollar mistake. I won’t be doing that again.

Here is the first show I shot for street style. I shot this on Avenue De New York, so appropriate. This was outside the Journe SS2018 show. I hope you enjoy my snaps. I had a great time shooting, and even though by the end I was exhausted and had lost weight I can’t wait for next year. I love shooting! And who knows, maybe one day I will think about putting them up on photo stock site. A few extra bucks couldn’t hurt.

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Opening Ceremony pre-fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - September 1, 2017

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A dressed up minimalism if you will

With it’s quirky left of center aesthetic and over-sized details and mixed hemmed layers this collection is a folksy collage of relaxed grace. No hard lines or body con silhouettes, but instead a vaguely old world approach to the idea of the female form. A dressed up minimalism if you will. Checks and stripes play nicely together with an occasional appearance of a tiled inspired geometric print. With it’s intentional mixing of cultures and defiant expression of the modern day woman, this is one line up is not afraid to shake up the status quo.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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tory burch pre-fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion, Fashion Design - alimackin@gmail.com - August 18, 2017

Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer w

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Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer weather I so look forward to the change of seasons and the fall focused fashion that ushers in this transitional time of the year. And Tory Burch’s most recent line up for pre-fall captures the energy of the season, and sense of renewal while still embracing the laid back chic of a lazy day at the beach.

From embroidered florals, to crisp white linen frocks, to a patch work tops and tunic cut maxis detailed with eastern inspired prints this collection has a swanky upscale hippie vibe. Think the jet-set hollywood so-cal crowd circa 1974, but with a decidedly twenty first century take with it’s out-of-the-box statement shoes and distressed fringed bottom jeans.

 I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering

I love the edgy bohemain feel of the garments, with their luxurious sateens, fun patterns, like the elongated hexigon found on the two piece pajama inspired set to the show stopping head to toe gown in a golden sat. If I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering. And the tribal imbued mules? Perfection.

 

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Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - July 28, 2017

Wow this has been a hot summer, or more to the point—humid. Not particularly enjoyable. I am looking forward to fall with it’s cooler temperatures and sense of new beginnings. And for pre-fall Balenciaga has mixed it up with a slightly left of center collection striking out in a bold yet alluring direction

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Wow this has been a hot summer, or more to the point—humid. Not particularly enjoyable. I am looking forward to fall with it’s cooler temperatures and sense of new beginnings. And for pre-fall Balenciaga has mixed it up with a slightly left of center collection striking out in a bold yet alluring direction. With an eighties zeitgeist, and seventies romance, this lineup is a frenetic offering of opposing or dueling sentimentalities.

In contrast you also find traditional florals in untraditional arrangements—like the crop tops with spandex leggings and what can only be described as bonnets—yes you heard that right.

From the classically cut plaid patterned trenches to the demure knee skimming dresses in solid shades of topaz and indigo to flowing pant suits you will find a calming element in an otherwise off kilter kaleidoscope of unsettling yet captivating ensembles.

Saturated satins in jewel tones are draped in all manner of garments, from sheath maxis to wrap dresses and peasant tops. They are juxtaposed against highly structured jackets in dark tweeds and deconstructed puffers. In contrast you also find traditional florals in untraditional arrangements—like the crop tops with spandex leggings and what can only be described as bonnets—yes you heard that right.

Add a killer pair of over the knee boots in an array of colors and textures from vinal to lace to an embroidered pattern of etched florals, and out of the box pieces that demand a second look and you have a lineup that is not for the faint of heart. But a not to be forgotten statement in an arena that is ever more challenging in holding one’s attention.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

 

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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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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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Maje Winter 2016 For Lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 11, 2016

OK, I am going to go ahead and admit it—I have a major crush on Maje. With it’s I’m too cool for school downtown girl uniform of

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OK, I am going to go ahead and admit it—I have a major crush on Maje. With it’s I’m too cool for school downtown girl uniform of black, black, and more black you would think there be a yawn or two in the bunch, but nope, this collection is brimming with edgy youthful looks that could easily be on the backs of the most sought after it girls.

From a head to toe lace jumpsuit and matching cape, to a retro inspired single breasted trench, to a mod era vinyl jacket incarnation, the color black makes quite the statement and is certainly photo op approved. This sea of black is broken up with rich burgundy, a royal navy and the occasional appearance of white and pastel shades. The monochromatic tone of the lineup is also balanced by sumptuous florals and a classic checkered pattern which adds the right amount of interest to keep the collection from being too much of an homage to the cult of noir. Throw in some over the knee boots, a navy shearling coat and plenty of attitude, and Maje’s offering for Winter 2016 is perfect balance of it girl chic and classic sophistication.

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Agnes B SS 2017 For Lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - November 4, 2016

Happy Friday everyone. We are head long into the holiday season now. Seems like Fashion Week just wrapped and I have to start thinking about Christmas shopping. When I headed to Paris it still felt like summer and now I need a winter coat, whew what a whirlwind the last few weeks have been; I feel I am on perpetual fast forward.

And though I love New York at Christmas I think I left a bit of my heart in Paris. And so today for Lookbook Friday we will be looking at the Agnes B runway show. I shared some behind the scenes snaps of backstage earlier in the week. And last week we saw some of the snaps I took outside the Palais De Tokyo, now lets look at what all the hoopla was about—the runway show itself.

While the “pajama” sets and pieces like the carnival scene laser printed skirt and and tropical beach printed romper keep the lineup on trend and fresh

A frenetic collection that feels both young and timeless. From traditional a line dresses and car coats to sun dresses and button down wrap frocks one can feel more then a nod to a retro aesthetic. While the “pajama” sets and pieces like the carnival scene laser printed skirt and and tropical beach printed romper keep the lineup on trend and fresh. With a palette of neutrals dominated by black with the occasional appearance of cream balanced by soft pastels and sudden saturated pops of brilliant oranges, minty sapphires and glistening turquoise one can equally find themselves in the city, lunching in a garden or sunning in Saint Tropez. And with longer hemlines scene on many of the pieces, this collection with it’s relaxed effortless vibe and uncomplicated attitude is win win in my book.

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