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Alexander Wang at Art Basel Miami Beach

This weekend I went down to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach. It was an amazing show full of beautiful paintings, sculptures, champagne and even oysters. I wore a grey Alexander Wang dress (similar here), my grey Alexander Wang handbag (similar and on sale here) and vintage grey Lanvin metallic sneakers. It was cool down in Miami this weekend so I also wore my Veda leather jacket while outside.

If you love art and haven’t seen my artwork, click here. Prints are available for purchase if you fall in love with any of them. Maybe next year I will show with a gallery. Anyway, check out more great artwork from Art Basel below!




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Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of the year for gift-giving. I did some online shopping and found ten holiday gifts to consider for that special someone or even a kid. From electronics to a Gucci bag to a tea time experience, check them out below!

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Wireless Speaker 

24K Gold Crocodile Teddy Bear



Pret A Portea Berkeley Experience by Chef Mourad Khiat 

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron French/Dutch Pot (20% off)

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Automatic Chronograph Leather Strap Watch (25% off) 



Tasha Jeweled Cat Ear Beanie

             Urbanears ‘Plattan ADV Wireless’ Bluetooth Headphones

Gucci Gatto Medium Top Handle Bag 


Fitbit ‘Charge 2’ Wireless Activity & Heart Rate Tracker 



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Rainbow Sketch and Paula Cademartori Tatiana Bag


So, there are plenty of multicolored accessories this Spring/Summer 2016 season. I recently did an oil pastel sketch of a rainbow contrasted with rain. You know what they say, when it rains it pours but the sun has to come out eventually.

This Paula Cademartori Tatiana Bag has some of the same colors in the rainbow. She has a number of brightly colored accessories for the season. Check out the bag in the Fashion Shop and bring on the color!tatianabag



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Sequined Lips, The New Vivrant Beauty Shop and Gift Bag Giveaway

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Recently, I stopped by the new Vivrant Beauty Shop in Harlem for a quick look-through. I met Desiree, owner, who explained to me that most of her products are from black-owned companies. Her shop is full of products for women of color too and I just wanted to grab a handful of the stuff and try it! Brands like Briogeo, Helli Coily, Soultanicals and Oyin all are sold at the store. Most of them are natural products, free of toxic ingredients which is really important.

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I wore my sequined lips t-shirt, a play off the Markus Lupfer shirts and a pair of ripped jeans (these Treasure & Bond are cool and these Current/Elliott). I paired it with vintage Manolo Blahnik grey booties and my Alexander Wang grey handbag (similar here).

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So, we’re giving away a beauty gift bag! It’s full of beauty goodness: Girl Hair products, Eden Bodyworks Coco Shea Berry Natural Moisture Milk and Natural Smoothing Gel, Mario Badescu Skin Care Line, the most amazing soap from Flo + Theo, and other samples. Simply like our Facebook page, leave a comment on what you think about the shop, or follow us on Twitter!



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Malinda Knowles

Sequined Ashish Sweatpants and Bright Yellow Pumps for New York Fashion Week


With the snow being such a mess and this winter being so cold, I wanted to be comfortable even for New York Fashion Week. I wore my Spring 2014 sequined Ashish sweatpants (NEW SPRING 15 VERSION HERE) and my Michael Kors sweatshirt in a very loose outfit for Nolcha and Hernan Lander shows. I just loved these sweatpants. Want to know why? Well, for one, it is a sweatshirt/sweatpant combo, both super soft and easy to wear! Secondly, sequins just make everything better. Not to mention, they are very big on the Fall 2014 runways. We’ve seen sequins bedazzling the runway from Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Tom Ford and more.

Paired with bright yellow pumps (Saint Laurent $595 or Carvela $167and my grey Alexander Wang handbag, I had fun with this outfit. Pair them with this Ashish sequined tank top or try another bedazzled sweatpant look with this Marc by Marc Jacobs sequined sweatshirt.

Speaking of comfort, have you entered my winter comfort GIVEAWAY? Only a few days left! I am all about being comfortable and stylish in this horrible winter we are having. Don’t forget to enter and check out more photos of my outfit and favorites from the Hernan Lander show below!


Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

 Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

Montauk Beach House Pool Party and Milly Resort 2014 Fashion Presentation


Last weekend I got plenty of sun in the nearly 100 degree weather at the Montauk Beach House. Michelle Smith showed her Milly Resort 2014 Collection in a beautiful fashion presentation by the pool, part of a summer-long music and fashion series hosted by the Montauk Beach House. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and last weekend, I was on the beach or by the pool for 80% of the time!

Singer-songwriter Natalia Kills performed and we enjoyed great drinks and music all Saturday afternoon. I just loved the bright, bold colors in the collection, not to mention that much of it looked really comfortable. Artwork seemed to influence Milly as some of the fabric seemed painted like that on the model above. Crop tops kept cropping up in Milly’s Resort 2014 Collection as well. I don’t think they’re going anywhere.



I wore a pink neon Eres itty-bitty bikini along with an exclusive purple hat from couture milliner Ellen Christine’s Spring 2014 Collection. By the way, if you want a couture hat of your own, she’s giving a 10% discount to blog readers. Just call her showroom and mention the blog.

While there I met a few from the Milly team, spotted some great poolside fashion and ran into Cannon Hodge of Bergdorf Goodman. She and her friend were wearing amazing kaftans from Camilla Franks that should be available at Bergdorfs in a few months. She showed me that this particular kaftan could be tied multiple ways for a causal or dressy look. Looks like it will be available soon at BG for about $500 or so.

Milly’s collection isn’t quite available yet but for some of the looks here, check out my Summer is in the Air Collection or Shopbop’s Best of Summer 2013.




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Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

10 Favorite New Spring Handbags and Clutches

So Springtime has finally arrived in New York City and everyone has been waiting for a long time to break out their bright colored shoes, clothes and handbags. Here are a few favorite handbags of the moment that combine great design and functionality!

Jimmy Choo Multicoloured Chandra Clutch, $2313
Lulu Guinness Pink Shocking Pink Snakeskin Large Lips Clutch, $750
Burberry Prorsum Red the Blaze, $2551
Phillip Lim Medium Pashli Satchel, $825
Hermes Orange 35cm Tangerine Ostrich Birkin, $36,500
Soffio di Sofia Silver Orgata, $496

Milly Aqua Jayden Satchel, $435
Issey Miyake Blue Bao Lucent Shopper, $462
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Balenciaga Classic City Bag, $1471
Zagliani Purple Faye Metallic Python Clutch, $2112

Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

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Wearable Art Inspiration: Proenza Schouler Graffiti Bag


I’m totally on to this new bag from Proenza Schouler’s PS1 Collection. Take this graffiti covered bag to the streets with some leather pants, sneaker heels and one of those skull shirts and jewelry from Alexander McQueen. Check out some ideas to mix and match in my Funky Street Style collection here.

Yours Truly,


Malinda Knowles

Furla and Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Femme Fairytales

Last night I attended the unveiling of the Furla and Saks Fifth Avenue Femme Fairytales Handbag Collection hosted by Kelly Rutherford of Gossip Girls!

The candy bags were very whimsical and fabulous.  Rebecca Moses was commissioned to illustrate and create stories of five special women (Femme Fairytales). They represent the story and lives of the women and each one was  quite unique- jewels, studs and even blue ostrich feathers! The bags are actually not that expensive, to my surprise. Most seem to selling for at least under $1000.

I chatted with Vera Wang  (love her work) and showed off one of my favorite bags with Fabio Fusi, Furla’s Creative Director. The president of Furla, Giovanni Furlanetto, was also in attendance representing the company. It was a lovely evening!



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