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Michelle Obama’s Narciso Rodriguez Dress at Last Night’s State of The Union Address

13eveningss-slide-ZVXC-facebookJumboSo, like it or not, Barack Obama is now in his last year of office and delivered his final State of The Union address last night. While you might debate about the politics, you must admit (again) that Michelle Obama is one of the fiercest first ladies we’ve ever had. I mean, she is a huge fashion force and well, did you see her marigold Narciso Rodriguez dress last night?

It’s the perfect color for a mid-winter pick me up and it is a really versatile dress. I mean, you could really wear that to an office meeting, church or even brunch.

The dress is basically sold out everywhere but check out similar Narciso Rodriguez dresses here.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Surfing a Tsunami

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Fashion is by definition a reflection of what is going on in the world. We live in a moment of total disruption as our tools change and the speed increases. Everyone is surfing a tsunami, trying to understand how to deal with waves of so much information, so many images. As always when in periods of change, clarity and quality become imperative.” – Diane von Furstenberg

Lazy Summer Boho Ideas and $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway

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So the blog is almost a year old! It really was just a hobby with a few posts a month and it is now slowly becoming a bit more than that. I wanted to thank you for reading and to celebrate, I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Shopbop! 

I’ve included a few lazy summer boho ideas and photos from a summer photo shoot on what to do with that gift card if you’re the lucky winner below.

CONGRATULATIONS MC CHAU ON WINNING THE GIFT CARD AND THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATED!!

Lazy Summer Boho

Loeffler Randal The Haircalf Lock Clutch (similar here)
MONYA Taxi Cab Clutch,$55 
DANNIJO Silvia Bracelet$450 (and this one is amazing too)
Joie A La Plage Sable Two Band Sandals (20% off), $94.40 
RAXEVSKY TISHA White Maxi Skirt, $46  
Tropical Pineapple Tee (similar here)

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 Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

I’m Having a Curious George Moment: LED Lights and Mobile App Controlled Fashion from CuteCircuit

So yesterday I was reading that on the Today’s Show, tech expert Katie Linendoll came on to talk about her LED Light dress from CuteCircuit. I hadn’t heard of such a thing and was quite impressed. While the techies programming t-shirts and dresses for use with mobile apps, Twitter, Instagram and whatever else may be on to something great I was not that into the actual fashion of it all. But, maybe that will come down the line. For now, I’m just fascinated with the idea that you can ‘program’ your clothing and turn on a virtual light show with what you’re wearing.

Katy Perry in an LED Light Dress
Katy Perry in an LED Light Dress

I do wonder though how do you wash something like that? This is a trend that clearly has a lot of developing to do but for now, bravo to the tech geeks and folks at CuteCircuit for exploring such an idea. Check out the video from CuteCircuit below for their Pink and Black Haute Couture Collection for Summer 2013. Interesting is all I have to say.

Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

The NastyGal Story: Fastest-Growing LA Company

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As a 22-year-old community college dropout, Sophia Amoruso started selling one-of-a-kind vintage pieces on eBay and, according to the New York Times, Nasty Gal sold nearly $100 million in clothing and accessories last year. The name was inspired by the “Nasty Gal” album made by 1970s acid-funk pioneer Miles Davis and his wife Betty Davis.

So, with the “Nasty Gal” edge of Betty Davis, Sophia Amoruso’s NastyGal lends itself to the perfect place for the cute and pretty look, yes, but a good bit of what I like to call funky street style. And with its highly affordable prices ($15-$60 on average per item) the online retailer does not disappoint. They’re also doing free shipping on orders over $150!

Check out the site here.

 Yours Truly,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles