Must Have Fashion Week Accessories

NYFW has come and gone. It was such a great time, so many amazingly talented designers presented. From RTW to stunning gowns, I saw it all! Some time yes has passed, but after some reflection and time, being able to peruse thru all of the various shows, I did want to put out this fun piece! I always enjoy seeing the many chic and fashionable accessories which complimented the various looks that graced the runways – handbags, jewelry, shoes, and more!

Upon my complete and full inspection, I’ve compiled my list of my “Must Have Fashion Week Accessories”! Enjoy!!



Anna Sui had it all, killer boots, fun outerwear hats, trendy jewelry, fun tights, and more — now these are ACCESSORIES!




Desigual is always a super fun show, high energy with graphic, bold looks. And the accessories aren’t too shabby either – fun headpieces, statement-making jewelry, and handbags galore!




Badgley Mischka coordinated well with a floral inspiration, making use of some amazing floral accessories – tights and hair accessories, as well as some stunning clutches.




Custo Barcelona made use of some edgy accessories, super cool & hip – tote handbags, boots, and eyewear!




The F/W collection for Leanne Marshall brought to life a tragic love story. The looks were breathtaking, accessorized very well. The hair pins, the shoes, the jewelry, made this show all the more intriguing.




The Libertine show is always a ball. The pieces, the accessories, are just so full of life, meaning the runway show is spirited & energetic.




So in love with every jewelry piece in Malan Breton’s show, women & menswear alike!




Rebecca Minkoff is of course known for making great accessories alongside her apparel pieces. She further demonstrated this point by styling her F/W presentation quite well.



J. Crew


J.Crew had it all – clutches, heels, jewelry, eyewear. So yes, had it all and everything was amazing!





Herve Leger was bringin’ out a super sexy side for this runway. The gladiator heels wee phenomenal. But so too are the fabulous clutches and handbags!




Very practical, yet fashionably chic handbags for the Diesel Black Gold runway presentation!


Oscars After-Parties — Best Dressed!

Lots of red carpet looks make their way post-Oscars, some you might have missed, but really shouldn’t! So from all of the Oscars After-Parties, namely 2, here are the looks encapsulating the best of the best!

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Christina Aguilera


So happy for Christina’s return to NBC’s The Voice, and really in a sense, a welcome back to the red carpet. I feel as if it’s been forever since I’ve seen her on a major red carpet. And WOW, does she not look mighty impressive! This long-sleeved, high-collared, crackle print creation by Marc Bouwer is stunning to say the least!And paired perfectly with her look, a metallic Judith Leiber clutch.


So Aguilera, who works with Miley Cyrus’s stylist Simone Harouche, made her gorgeous beauty look work with minimal makeup (for her) and a handful of Lorraine Schwartz baubles. Harouche posted a close-up of the gown on Instagram, which showed off the number’s sequin detailing over a layer of white mesh.


Jane Fonda


Is there anything as of late that Jane doesn’t look simply amazing in?? I mean when it comes to red carpets, she can clearly do no wrong. I think it’s safe to say Zuhair Murad was the designer for the Oscars. So many of the brand’s looks were all over the place. And Jane rocked her choice with this sheer silver embellished number. Simply mesmerizing! Paired with her look, some lovely diamond Niwaka jewelry pieces.

Odette Annable


I knew there was something captivating and intriguing about this look right when I saw it. Duh! It’s Monique Lhuillier, a designer who epitomizes red carpet glam and elegance. Odette picked 100% correctly here with this strapless floral appliqued gown.


Kudos to her glam squad — styling by @taratballz, with makeup/hair by Christine Symonds, chic updo & bold burgundy lip.



Andie MacDowell

I can personally attest to just how fabulous this Leanne Marshall plunging V-neck gown is. I just saw it about a week ago, up close and personal, at her NYFW show. This dye treatment, courtesy of Rit Dyes, is so eye-catching and stunning. Leanne has such a delicate hand and I’m happy Andie quickly recognized that and scooped this look up so quick, fresh off the runway!

Her beauty look is courtesy of L’Oreal Paris, such a bright, shining look, a glow you can’t overlook!

Nina Dobrev


Nina is another gorgeous gal who can do no wrong on the red carpet in my eyes. She looks phenomenal in this dark red Reem Acra gown with lace applique and side cutouts.

She also knows how to accessorize her looks well, picking perfectly her, a bronze Lee Savage clutch and studded Christian Louboutin heels.


Eve Hewson

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Love, love this strapless gold Vivienne Westwood gown with feather embellishments adorned all over the bottom portion of the dress — such a beautiful look. To complete Eve’s look, she is also wearing a few Sylva & Cie rings.


Jessica Szohr

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Jessica looks super glamorous in this all over lace Patricia Bonaldi dress with sheer side cutouts. It has such a vintage, antique feel about it, completely entrancing. And with a few understated accessories, she has paired with her look XIV Karats jewelry.

Angie Harmon


I feel as if I’m all about some floral #s on this best dressed list, but I just can’t help it, each and every floral piece is so unique, and so intricately detailed. I’m hooked! Angie’s strapless black Vivienne Westwood is so regal, such a luxe look for her.


Huge props to her stylist, Cristina Ehrlich. This is such a great look, no matter the angle!


And even though you can’t see them, yes, Angie is rockin’ some killer, studded Louboutins.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


What a super sexy look! Rosie is slaying it in this deep green Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown. It’s like liquid silk, and really, the back, intricately divine.





Black and white has been a huge red carpet trend this award season, and Zoe clearly says why not put my own take on the trend! She looks smashing in this two-toned dress by Prabal Gurung, cinched at her already tiny waistline. She’s accessorized with statement-making Neil Lane diamonds.


Felicity Jones


Much more of a fan of this Oscars look, a black Saint Laurent gown with an embellished collar. She completed the ensemble with a white square clutch by Roger Vivier.

Jenna Dewan Tatum


Jenna gets 2 nods here, pre-Oscars bash and post-Oscars afterparty. So for the afterparty, she is donning another Zuhair Murad Couture dress, showing off some sexiness with her super high slit!, Her look is accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Stuart Weitzman shoes.


Not sure of the designer details for this rose pink dress, but she has paired with it a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, truly just such a chic look!

Jenna’s glam squad team did a wonderful job here, all looks Oscars-related, Derek Peter Williams for hair; Patrick Ta for makeup, and Brad Goreski for styling.




Sofia Vergara

I tell you, it’s the night of Zuhair Murad, another stunning number, for Sofia, she went with this strapless ice blue embellished gown, phenomenal. Paired with her look, 1.5 million worth of Neil Lane diamonds.

And for Sofia’s beauty/makeup look, all thanks to Kayleen McAdams, cat eye and plum lip!


Adam Levine & Behato Prinsloo


Adam & Behati again, making for a dynamic duo, this time both in Calvin Klein, so cute with matching designers all night!. Paired with Behati’s silky nude CK dress are a few understated pieces of Norman Silverman diamonds.


2015 Oscars — Best Dressed

Lots of sparkle, shimmer, and shine for my Best Dressed list! There are a few more minimalistic looks that caught my eye for the 2015 Oscars, but I was vastly impressed by this year’s red carpet. It was very hard to narrow my list down! So here goes, ENJOY!!

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There is no angle for which this stunning blush-hued, beaded Elie Saab gown does not look great. As always, Elie Saab’s gowns are works of art. This dress has it all, the perfect balance of elegance and sexiness, especially with that plunging neckline!


The star accessorized with a crème Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and 20 carats, $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane diamond and platinum jewelry.

Stylist Lorenzo Martin was on deck for hair, this chic ponytail, with makeup by Mary Phillips, both of whom used L’Oreal products. Phillips provided some great pops of pink, both on the eyes and the lips!


Giuliana Rancic

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Still amazed by how gorgeous Giuliana looks in this daring red Mireille Dagher dress. I’m head over heels about all the intricate details of this gown, the lace, the floral appliques; they are all just great! For the battle of the red looks, Giuliana takes it home for me! Paired with her look are understated diamond pieces from Forevermark jewelry.


And for her overall styling, kudos to her stylist, Monica Rose, hair by Melissa Brown (lovely retro waves), and makeup by Daniel Deleno, the perfectly coordinating bold red lip!

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Anna is dazzling in this metallic silver, strapless Zuhair Murad gown. She is shimmering all over thanks to all of the beaded embellishments. And coordinating perfectly with her look, a slate Judith Leiber clutch and diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewels.


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Jamie Chung

Jamie has found a true designer friend in Yanina Couture. She has continued to look fabulous every time she dons one of the brand’s look. And this nude gown with a navy tulle overlay, splashed with sequin starburst detailing, is top notch. She has paired with her look a beautiful pair of Leticia Linton earrings.


Her styling team deserves some credit here as well, overall styling by Sammy and Judy; gorgeous wavy locks by Kira Nasrat; fresh, natural beauty look from Daniel Marrone, nails by Jay De La Cruz, with the help of Caption Polish.

More specifics — Makeup artist Daniel Marrone gave Jamie Chung matte makeup in warm neutral tones with a classic cat eye, while hair stylist Kira Nasrat created sculpted side-swept waves.

 Jennifer Aniston

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Jen has ditched her go-to black looks for red carpets and I could not be more ecstatic. She looks phenomenal in this beaded nude, strapless gown from Atelier Versace. Coordinating so well with this sexy look are Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” heels, as well as a few subtle Fred Leighton diamond jewelry pieces.


America’s sweetheart let her dress do the talking with natural makeup and thick, full lashes courtesy of Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin. “We wanted a beige lip look, to really complement her dress, so I applied Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Louise ($36), then topped the lip color with Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Sensuel ($34) and Chanel Glossimer in Unity ($30),” said Levin.

To complement Aniston’s Atelier Versace dress, Living Proof hair pro Chris McMillan went for “very natural, sexy, and glamorous hair. The inspiration was to be comfortable so that she could enjoy her time.” After washing her hair with Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, McMillan used the brand’s Blowout at the roots. He then blew her hair out with a slight side part before finishing with a bit of Satin Hair Serum to the ends to combat frizz.

Katie Cassidy


How radiant does Katie look in this breathtaking metallic silver Julien MacDonald gown, complete with a flowing train? I can answer, she is brimming with radiance and this is an A+ look if I’ve ever seen one! Her accessories for the evening, all in matching silver hues, Stuart Weitzman heels, a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch,  Jacob & Co diamond ring, and Harry Kotler diamond earrings.

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Anna Kendrick

Anna looks marvelous in this custom peach-hued Thakoon gown. The color is right. The fit is spot on. And the diamond choker, haltered neckline gives this look that extra special touch, making it a knockout! Paired with her look are Norman Silverman diamond jewelry.


Makeup artist Vanessa Scali used Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink for that flushed glow, then used Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Smolder from the lashline to crease and underneath the eye, with Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner in Black Violet on the top lashline, waterline, and outer corner of the lower lashes.


As for that updo, stylist Craig Gangi sprayed Bumble and bumble’s soon-to-launch Surf Infusion (watch this space for more info on that big launch) onto wet hair, then diffused it with a blowdryer. After hair was dry, he used a 1/2-inch curling iron to “eliminate frizz and polish the wave.” He then sectioned the hair and pulled it back into a French twist, pinning it into place and spraying with Does It All Styling Spray for a light hold — as Kendrick had to change her hairstyle for that opening musical number, he didn’t want to use anything too sticky or strong for the red carpet.


Scarlett Johansson

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Green goddess! The actress and new mom looked glam in a plunging Atelier Versace gown with an extravagant collar embroidered with Swarovski crystals. I think this is a great choice of color for not only Scarlett, but also the red carpet. It is a standout look for sure!


Her other sparkling pieces to accentuate the look are emerald jewelry pieces from Piaget.


Gwyneth Paltrow

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This gown seemed to cause quite a bit of fashionable discussion, but I’m infatuated with it. I think it is a hit all the way! I can’t take my eyes off this custom-made, soft pink, silk-crepe Ralph & Russo gown featuring a shoulder rosette of delicate oversized petals in gazar and organza.


Gwyneth accessorized with Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie rubellite jewelry pieces.

Makeup artist Leslie Lopez wanted to create a smoky eye and nude lip to pair with the statement-making dress. “I used light foundation, only where needed, so that her beautiful skin would still show through. I followed with a little bit of Max Factor Bronzing Powder ($9) towards the temples and cheek bones, and used a pretty pink-hued blush on the apples of the cheeks to give her a healthy glow.” Lopez finished the look with Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Carolina Coast ($9), the “perfect shade to achieve the nude lip look we were going for,” she said.


Reese Witherspoon

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Reese always know how to elegantly embody the definition of simplistic minimalism. She knows she doesn’t need the bells & whistles to stand out on the red carpet. And in this black and white Tom Ford fitted gown, she is the epitome of Red Carpet glam. BTW, love the Bardot style neckline, exquisite!

Huge props to her beauty team, styling by Leslie Fremar; hair, beautiful waves, by Adir Abergel; makeup courtesy of Molly R. Stern, fresh faced glow, slight smoky eye, lovely nude lip.


And finally, to top off Reese’s killer look, Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry pieces.


Glam stat: Witherspoon added more than $3 million worth of Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection diamonds.

Additional beauty specifics — Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a radiant, sexy, effortless look on Reese Witherspoon using Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet in Intensity One ($77), to define and sculpt Witherspoon’s cheekbones, as well as Laura Mercier’s Faux Lash Mascara ($25) in Black and Brown for “a softer intensity.” To give her body an all-over glow, Stern used St. Tropez’s One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18). For her bright nude lip, Stern used Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose as a base and then layered the beauty brand’s Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Peche for a “hint of light brightness.”


Georgina Chapman


My guess, Georgina is rockin’ her own line her, Marchesa. But regardless, she looks amazing in this full-on floral embellished number. It is simply divine!



Brooke Anderson


Brooke looked heavenly in this rose pink silk tulle organza Leanne Marshall strapless gown. Huge fan of Leanne’s work, so I’m always happy to see her unique creations on the red carpet or runway!

Her accessories, gorgeous pieces by XIV Karats. And major credit here to Brooke’s glam team — hair & makeup courtesy of Chroma Studio.


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Nancy O’Dell

What else could you ask for in a red carpet look? Black is always a winning color choice. The fit here is great. There is drama with the structured shoulder detailing and flowing train. Nancy’s black one-shoulder Gauri and Nainika gown has this and more! Paired perfectly with her look, black Aquazzura heels & statement-making diamond jewelry pieces from XIV Karats.

Blanca Blanco

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I wasn’t so sure about this look right at first, but to me, it’s wearable art. I love it! There is something so unique about it. It’s bold, daring, and full of drama, which works perfectly for the red carpet. The mix of red hues, black, navy blue, and slight sparkling embellishments, combine together magically to escalate this look.

Rita Ora


Rita looks glamorous and elegant in this fitted black, strapless Marchesa gown, with some lovely touches of floral embellishments and a flowing train. This is A+ red carpet style in my book! Statement making jewelry was provided by Lorraine Schwartz. And Kathy Jeung did an amazing job with Rita’s makeup, natural, clean look!


Additional specifics — Edie Sedgewick vibes with her sculpted platinum pixie, exaggerated lashes, and a perfect nude lip, courtesy of makeup artist Kathy Jeung, who used Rimmel products.

Channing & Jenna Dewan Tatum

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One of my fave dynamic red carpet duos, such a handsome pair! Channing is looking ever so dapper in his classic black Dolce&Gabbana tux. He’s even thrown in some fun accessories, black Louis Leeman shoes, and Neil Lane studs and cufflinks.


Jenna is just as fabulous, looking ethereal, wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture white dress. I’m all about this look, the super sexy plunging neckline, the belt, the delicate beaded embellishment, it is just all superb! Jenna is too accessorizing quite well, diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewels and metallic silver Lee Savage clutch.


Jenna’s glam squad team did a wonderful job here, Derek Peter Williams for this chic ponytail; Patrick Ta for makeup, love this gorgeous tangerine lip; and Brad Goreski for styling.


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Miles Teller & Keleigh Sperry

Another dynamic pair, looking great in black & white! Not sure about the designer details on Miles’ classic black tuxe, but he looks very handsome! But WOW! Where has Keleigh been hiding on the red carpets with Miles. I want to see more! She looks angelic and beautiful in this white Lorena Sarbu gown with silver embellished trim at the bodice.

Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

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Adam & Behati are Armani X 2. Adam looks quite nice in his traditional black Armani tuxe. While Behati went with a bit more drama in this Armani Prive fitted embellished gown. I knew right away it was Armani, definitely memorable and eye-catching! She’s also done a fantastic job pairing with her look, daring jewelry pieces by De Grisogono.


Behati’s overall look is courtesy of Bryce Scarlett for hair, a chic updo and Monika Blunder for makeup, love the bold red lip. Makeup artist Monika Blunder opted for a matte red lip and feather, long lashes—the perfect complement to Prinsloo’s beaded Armani Privé gown.

Luciana & Robert Duvall

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Not all about Robert’s suit, it’s okay. But with another gorgeous Elie Saab number on the red carpet, there is no way to ignore it. Yes, very similar to J. Lo’s, but to me, this tangerine gown is special in its own right. The color is a huge difference, and looks great here on Luciana. This is Elie Saab’s style though, so it takes a close eye to note the differences and you can see that here with the sparkly embellishments — the patterns are different in both looks! All in all, both ladies looked heavenly in Elie Saab!


Luciana accessorized with a bit more sparkle, but this time in the way of magnificent Harry Winston diamonds.


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Ryan Seacrest

So from what I am gathering, Ryan has a menswear line with Macy’s, Seacrest Style. And that is what he is donning for the Oscars. I would tell all the men I know to check this line out as I imagine you could look just as stylish, but likely the price wouldn’t be such a bad deal!

Michael Keaton

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And finally, Michael, looking quite handsome in his well fitted, classic black tuxe, courtesy of Ralph Lauren. His black dress shoes are too by Ralph Lauren.

Jordan Tesfay & Models Unite — #curvygirlsrock

Jordan Tesfay, known for being the first full-figured fashion model to become a COVERGIRL, recently hosted a major Fashion Week party. The event was an opening cocktail reception at Bait & Hook. Delicious cupcakes. Live music. Stunning jewelry. A nice ambiance. And of course, being a model event and all, some beautiful, sexy models! What more could you ask for?!? This was such a great event. I was happy to have been invited. Here are some images and additional details on the event and about some of the amazingly talented individuals in attendance.



DSC00946Here, Jordan is on the red carpet with Blessing Offor, recent contestant on NBC’s hit singing competition show The Voice. He was also the provider of the live music for the event.



Also in attendance was J.W. Cortes from Fox’s hit new show, one of my personal faves, Gotham. J.W. was a treat to meet, such a humble, nice guy!



And of course, Ricky Jarman, always a pleasure spending time with this burgeoning singer/songwriter, model, and actor — a true triple threat.


Bait & Switch provided the refreshing spirits, but it was Kay Martin of Cupcake Kay who whipped up the scrumptious cupcakes!



Compassion Brands showcased some gorgeous jewelry pieces at the event. The brand makes fashion more than just a trend. They have decided to take a charitable stance, truly empowering the message of “What you wear can make a difference.” Remember, the new trend is kindness!




Again, such a great event, amazing time of fun, food, music, networking, and more! Jordan Tesfay should be proud of this smashing reception, a real success!


SAUNDER Fuses Historical Literature with Fashion


Looks left to right — Mantle dress in orange & navy; Aragon dress with Dalmatian Bomber

SAUNDER, designer Emily Saunders, presented its A/W 2015 collection at Ed’s Chowder House at The Empire Hotel. Her looks are tributes to Hilary Mandel’s historical novels “Wolf Hall” and “Bring up the Bodies”, both telling the behind the scenes story of Henry the VIII’s split from his 1st wife Catherine and subsequent split with Rome.


Rochford skirt & Flight Jacket

The collection is rich and textured with many nods to traditional Anglo fabrics such as tweeds and tartans. The silhouettes sway from romantic and feminine to masculine tailoring, tied together by a thoroughly modern take on Tudor fashions and times.


Lady dress in eggplant

There are some stunning jewelry/accessories pieces that have been styled with these various looks. MEGAN ISAACS for SAUNDER marks the fourth collaboration with the accessories designer. Also inspired by the fashions and times of Henry the VIII, there is a focus on mixing textures and materials using hematite, pearl, and stud, like motifs in gold, silver, and gunmetal plating.


King of Hearts dress

There are a lot of eye-catching prints throughout this collection. The pieces are also infused with colors and tones that work well with the underlying concept, but also the a/w season. It’s refreshing seeing pops of vibrant orange and sunshine yellow. But the rich colors pair well with seasonal faves such as navy blue, olive green, and black.


Castle sweater

Emily has always had a deep love of art, travel, and fashion. This always enriches her work, giving her such a unique take. SAUNDER is committed to quality craftsmanship, and you can see that in every piece. She sticks to her signature work here, encapsulating the essence of femininity, but with quirky eclectic twists.


Plaid blouse & skirt

Emily saw the stage adaptations of these historical novels while in England this past summer. She was thoroughly inspired and decided to create her own fashion adaptions. She has done an amazing job here making these tales come to life, fashion-wise. There are looks from a more RTW stance to that of more formal pieces. These are some beautiful creations that modern, romantic fashionistas would be thrilled to wear!


Boleyn gown in yellow

Presentation credits —

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Blue slouch trousers, tie neck blouse, and spike studded jacket



Pearl raglan top & aragon skirt


Heraldic gown


Wolsey dress in black


And The 2015 Award Season Marches On…

The Oscars still remain, but in the mix of all the main red carpet Grammys hoopla, there were a few other red carpet events over the past week that are worthy of some Best Dressed nods — BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts), Grammys performance looks, after party looks, and more! For the Grammys after-party, namely Warner Bros, other partners were Spotify & DeLeon.

Here is my Best Dressed Round-Up list, ENJOY!


Reese Witherspoon

Reese is ravishing in this deep purple Stella McCartney dress, paired perfectly with some elegant Tiffany & Co. jewelry pieces. And with just a peep, she is also matching with dark purple Jimmy Choo heels. (BAFTA)


Laura Haddock


Laura looks ethereal and magical in this ivory Ashi Studio gown, complete with a full ball gown tulle skirt. She is continuing her royal-like treatment with some exquisite diamond De Beers jewelry pieces. Her natural beauty look, soft nude lip, is courtesy of Lancôme UK. And her chic updo, a chignon, is by Chris Williams. (BAFTA)


Elizabeth Banks


While attending the Love & Mercy premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany Elizabeth truly donned a work of art with this stunning burgundy embellished Elie Saab Couture dress. She looks radiant from head to toe, including her statement-making Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.


Giuliana Rancic


Debuting at her 1st Grammy Awards, for pre-coverage on the Red Carpet, Giuliana went with super chic black Steven Khalil gown. I love the details here, the slit, open neckline, sheer detailing on the sleeve — it’s all great!

She coordinated with her look, classic black heels by Gianvito Rossi and lots of diamonds, diggin’ the Jack Vartanian earrings!


Rosamund Pike


Rosamund looks gorgeous in all black, thanks to Roland Mouret with this amazing haltered, understated gown. Keeping with the minimalistic route, she is donning a few diamond pieces from Bulgari. (BAFTA)


Lea Seydoux

Lea looks striking and brimming with sunshine in this canary yellow Prada gown with side cutouts. This is the perfect look for her. This color can be very hard to pull off and she is pulling it off amazingly! (BAFTA)

Natalie Dormer


Such a classic look, but I really loved that Natalie made it her own and spiced things up a bit with these cobalt blue lace gloves. But I really do love this 2-tone navy blue & black Sophia Kah gown, flowing so beautifully with a lace train. Paired with her look, black Casadei heels and Yoko London jewels. (BAFTA)


Holliday Grainger

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Not sure the designer for this elegant number, but it’s simply beautiful, classic black & white, the draping, just magnificent! And to top off her ladylike ensemble, Holliday is donning some breathtaking diamond jewelry pieces from De Beers. (BAFTA)



Maria Menounos

Maria is the embodiment of sexyglam in this black Emilio Pucci mini with lace details. And also, I mean, LEGS FOR DAYS, right! Karla Otto worked wonders in finding this perfect look for her. (Grammys)


Giannetos Dimitris too did a fabulous job with Maria’s hair — in love with this chic braid!


And you can’t forget even the tiniest of details, such as how terrific this nail art is, kudos to Nail Job Love.


Heather McComb

Huge fan of Mac Duggal and thus now, huge fan of Heather — definitely workin’ this super fresh & fly LBD, with little twists & exciting details, such as sheer lace effects & embellishments. This is the perfect look for Heather while attending a pre-Grammy party, hosted by Primary Wave, also partnered with Brand Synergy Group & Cross. Coordinating perfectly with her look, another fave brand of mine, ashlyn’d clutches, and this charming little black clutch!

Styling was on point here, so kudos to Chic Little Devil Style House.

Dana Ward

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Dana is the executive producer & host for ClevverTV, so of course she had to look super amazing & sexy while conducting some live Grammy coverage. And that she did in this gorgeous black & nude Mac Duggal mini.


Ariana Grande

I wasn’t in love wit Ariana’s red carpet look, too much dangling fabric. But I am head over heels for this Versace dress with a haltered neckline and cutouts. It was the right look for her moving performance!


Laura Bailey


Laura looked out of this world in this textured white Emilia Wickstead gown. It was demure and very ladylike; I’m a fan! (BAFTA)

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What a look! Felicity looks mesmerizing in this floral embellished 2-tone Dior gown. It’s magically enchanting and I’m entranced! She has paired with her look some understated diamond jewelry pieces —  Van Cleef and Arpel vintage earrings. (BAFTA)

Fifth Harmony

Republic Records And Big Machine Label Group Post GRAMMY CelebrationThe ladies were out and all lookin’ good while partying after the Grammys, at Republic Records And Big Machine Label Group Bash that night at Warwick. These girls are always coordinating, yet still all looking great — phenomenal!

Valentine’s Day Picks from PersJewel

Fashion Nexus is proud to be partners with the personalized and custom-made jewelry brand PersJewel. You can learn more about this dynamic jewelry brand from my initial introductory post.


With Valentine’s Day approaching, here are some great gift ideas if you haven’t already made your love-filled purchases. With PersJewel, you can shop for wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, significant others, and the like! I’ve had a great time, as always, checking out the latest that PersJewel has to offer. And so in sifting thru the website, here are some of my top fave picks for Valentine’s Day!


Heart in Heart with 2 Letters — 14K

This 14k solid yellow gold heart in heart with 2 letters necklace makes the perfect personalized gift for any special woman in your — wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, cousin, close friend, or any woman worthy of such a personalized gift!


18K Name Necklace in Gold, Lower Sparkling Heart

Another great gift idea, could work for any important leading lady of your life!


Sterling Silver 2 Diagonal Stripes with Engraving

Personalized screams LOVE, especially with engraving, and this could work greatly for this special day.


Yellow Gold Heart Name Necklace With Star

Yes! Just like Katy Perry, we are loving stars right now! Get this great necklace for the woman who is the star of your life!


Personalized Birthstone Heart Necklace

What mother or grandmother would not adore this necklace, custom-made to have her remember each child in her life and their birthstone!


Monogram earrings

With PersJewel, it’s all about the variety, and monogramming and personalization comes in all jewelry types, including these spectacular earrings!


Personalized Name Necklace in Sterling Silver with Swarovski Crystal

Such a great choice, classic and with a pop of color via a Swarovski stone!


14 K white Gold tag name engraved necklace

Another great idea for mom or grandma — help them remember who is most important in their life. And with this lovely gift, you are showing them who is most important!


WCM’s Overstock Blowout Sale!

Huge sample sales and the like are all around NYC. And one such sale I’m excited to announce to my Fashion Nexus readers is from that of Roma Industries, with major brands on board such as WCM Belts, Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi, Kooba, Rochet, & more! This great sale begins today! The basics are all on the flyer below —
  • Location — 12 W 37th Street, 10th floor
  • Dates — Dec. 1 – Dec. 12
  • Times — 10am – 6pm
Overstock Sale Flyer
Roma Industries is a design, manufacture, and distribution accessory company for women and men. They work with a few major fashion brands such as Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi, & Kooba, as well as their own in-house line, WCM Belts.
So what’s in store for the masses at this major blowout — belts, bags, wallets, card cases, bracelets, scarves, gloves, jewelry, and other small leather accessories galore! Everything is up to 70% off. And if you have any questions, the # to contact is (212) 268-0723.
WCM continues to flourish as a design-based brand for the elegant, trend savvy, modern woman, cutting edge, yet maintaining a classic core. WCM is a niche of its own, tying trend to quality, uniting modern with classic, interpreting runway for the everyday.


Excited and can’t wait to check out this sale live and in person! I hope if any of you are in NYC that you can make a stop by this phenomenal sale.

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It’s Time Again for the PONO Holiday Sample Sale!!


Black Friday, Schmlack Friday! Here in NYC it is all about the Sample Sale. And Fashion Nexus is more than thrilled to provide the sample sale details for a fave jewelry brand of mine — PONO by Joan Goodman. All of the major details are right on the flyer above —

  • Location: 347 W 36th St., Room 405
  • Dates: Dec. 3 – 12
  • Times: Weekdays ONLY, 9 am – 6 pm


With this Sample Sale you can save 50-80% off bangles, cuffs, necklaces & more! You can collect stunning accessories like the Italian resin jewel-toned Ski Jump bangles at $20 a piece, originally $50. The sensational Sea Rope link necklace is on sale for $60, original price of $265. Or there is the new retro 70s style color-blocked Catamaran necklace, originally $200, now set at $50. A vast array of elegant, yet eclectic bangles are priced at $40, original price of $250. Designer Joan Goodman will be present. And I can attest that she is such a kind and creative spirit. You do not want to miss out on the chance to meet such a talent!


PONO offers so many options, lots of colors, varied styles, and there is so much you can do with these pieces to compliment your day to day outfits, or looks of a more special occasion. The pieces are truly statement-making, very eye-catching. You will not go unnoticed, whether at the office or for a night out on the town! Personally, I have had tons of fun styling my own looks for various occasions.




Attend this Sample Sale, find some just as amazing pieces, and trust me, no doubt you will find some jewelry you instantly fall in love with and will be so ready to incorporate into your own looks!


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And hey, it’s not just me! PONO is even seen on hit shows like The Good Wife. So getting a really phenomenal deal on top of now being able to accessorize in true style, this is the precise definition of a win-win!



PONO is a true friend of Fashion Nexus, a supporter since I launched my fashion blog. Check out my many other features on this dynamic brand — introducing PONO, 10th Year Anniversary, PONO at Accessorie Circuit, 4th of July feature, & collaboration with fashionable sports apparel brand Slater Zorn — just to name a few! There is plenty of time to hit the PONO Sample Sale, and if you are like me, hitting a sample sale twice is quite alright too!


PersJewel — THE Jewelry Brand for a Multitude of Personalized & Customized Jewelry Options!


PersJewel is definitely a brand that I recommend my Fashion Nexus readers should get to know! And let’s just go ahead and get to some great news that this brand has offered to my readers. For any purchases made, if you use the exclusive promo code “fashionnexus” you will receive 10% off your order(s)!! For jewelry of such high quality, so personalized, and already at great prices, this additional offer is very much an added bonus and a “Can’t Miss”!!


PersJewel certainly encompasses many amazing brand aspects, but one very important brand feature is the sheer volume of options the brand has to offer, including a separate UK-based website with all of the same jewelry items for purchase. When looking at what item you might want to purchase, there are tons of options across a vast array of categories — earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and yes, even choices for men! As you are creating a jewelry piece, you have even more available options to help customize your piece by selecting what materials are utilized — sterling silver, 18k gold-plated, 14k solid gold, and 18k gold. And finally, there are many styles one can choose from across the many collections put out by PersJewel!

PS2061           NEW ARRIVALS

PGP100006            BEST SELLERS

PYG14K_3020          CARRIE STYLE

PWG14K_1022           MONOGRAM PIECES





PS_2024 Name NecklaceSwarovski or Diamond options

It should come as no surprise that a family-owned business, with more than 15 years of jewelry manufacture experience, is able to create such stunning pieces and in a variety of options. The brand keeps up with jewelry trends, continuing to put out new pieces and offering even more innovative options for shoppers. The brand offers a full money back guarantee under their return policy and a guarantee of high quality, hand-made craftsmanship.

Hand Made Stamp Shows Original Handmade Artwork

PersJewel does more than just offering basic jewelry items for purchase. The brand is about full service for jewelry needs — a blog providing intriguing reads regarding jewelry; FAQs page; a jewelry sizing guide to ensure you have the correct ring size; and a chain length guide to guide your necklace purchases (child sizes in 14″ & 16″ and adult sizes in 18″, 20″, & 22″‘s).


There are really just such fun perks for shoppers as they peruse the PersJewel site, such as the “Name Necklace Preview”.


All purchases made are then carefully & beautifully wrapped for shipping. And there is even an option to include a greeting card with your order, with or without a personal message.


I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know PersJewel. And remember, you can use this special promo code “fashionnexus” to receive 10% off any purchases!