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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

Cute New Shoes at The FFANY Shoe Show 2013

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This week I attended the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Shoe Show 2013 in midtown and was in shoe heaven! There were plenty of shoes from over a hundred brands and the suggested retail price for many of them were well within reason. New York showrooms were open this week for market as well.  Shoe lovers, get in here!

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I whirled through three floors of shoes and my favorite and the funkiest shoe was from J.C. Dossier. But as these shoes are not on the market yet and knock-off brands are rampant, I won’t be able to share them with you. I can tell you, however, that they were some of the most creative, kooky and colorful wedge heels I’ve ever seen! They will be in stores soon. Apart from those, I adored a pair of Kiss & Tell blue ruffled booties (pictured below), a pair of NYLA orange spiked sandals (above), and several from Six London (may have photos soon).

I also ran into Ivy Reyes of Luichi NY, a fellow FITer, who showed me some new dark blue python shoes (below) with a high-backing, apparently a big trend for the upcoming season.  London Trash also had several shoes with a high-back (pictured below).

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Wedge sneakers, spikes, high-rising heels (like London Trash above) and sequins seemed to be dominant trends at the Show.

The most innovative pair of shoes were from Cassandra Droogan of Protect Your Shoes In Style (PYSIS). She created a pair of boots that will go over your expensive pair of heels if you happen to be out in unfavorable weather conditions. Seems like a solution to me, instead of trying to change shoes all the time. I did not try them on but Cassandra modeled them below.

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I also ran into Melissa Tierney, FFANY Social Media Chair and Creator of Look 4 Less, a page about putting a look together on a budget. I was struck by Melissa’s necklace and pretty blouse who told me she got them from Target and H & M for about five dollars. I was wearing a white leather and linen Vince jacket, blue Kelly Wearstler skirt, my Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a white blouse from H &M.

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Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Loved Working in this Helmut Lang Suiting on My Birthday This Week

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So it was a very long day but I still enjoyed my birthday this week! I worked all day, attended the Fashion Group International’s Ready to Wear Trend Presentation, got a mani and pedi at Bliss Spa and then shot to class at night. Despite the hectic schedule, I managed to enjoy my birthday thoroughly and it didn’t hurt that I was wearing some beautiful Helmut Lang harem suiting pants, a beautiful Helmut Lang off white with a tinge of orange blouse and an amazing bra that took the cake for design ingenuity! Thank you Helmut Lang, it was incredible to wear all day.

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I love clothes that are professional with an edge to break the monotony of the every day grey shift dress and black heels. Yes, unfortunately it is not quite ‘hot’ in New York City yet but Springtime is definitely here and I absolutely adore this ensemble from Helmut Lang. If you have a fairly see through top, pair it with this well-designed razer back Helmut Lang bra to have a different ‘bra strap’ effect. They also have a great dress with the same color story and some amazing exclusive runway shoes for sale that I have my eye on (shown above). I’m just loving the Spring Collection!

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Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Leather Leggings and Chain Boots at Chanel Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 Show

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So, I just love the leather leggings and chain boots at the Paris Fashion Week Chanel Fall 2013 Runway Show. Chanel’s show was about the only one I have seen full of black, white and grey that completely compelled me. I always say that I only respect a fellow designer that inspires us with ingenuity or innovation. For a 100-year-old brand, we expect the best from Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld delivered this week. Check out close up photos of the white and black leather legging and chair boot below.

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 Yours Truly,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Wear These Art Deco-Looking Christian Louboutin Shoes in Miami This Weekend

These Christian Louboutin shoes from the Resort Collection would look great in the colorful art deco background of Miami this weekend! They’re also perfect for showing off a good coral pedicure.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair them with simple white jeans like these J Brand Skinny White Jeans on sale for $112 or this Alexander McQueen ivory cape-back dress below.

 

 

Wearable Art Inspiration: Charlotte Olympia’s Hand-Painted Shoes at Art Basel Miami Beach

Part of being an artist is seeing beauty in the unconventional just like Alexander McQueen says in his quote. For those of you who have just started following, I am beginning to develop concepts for my own fashion brand inspired by my artwork. Eventually I’ll have all of my artwork up here for you to view, but in the meantime you can view a partial showing of one of my pieces here.

In any case, I am annoyed that I am back in New York early from Thanksgiving (because of class and work) and not in Florida. But, like I said a few weeks ago, if you can, get down to Miami this weekend for Art Basel!

Charlotte Olympia has teamed with contemporary artist Boyarde to hand-paint shoes that feature famous works of art from artists such as Mondrian, Pollock, Picasso and more. She will be debuting the heels this weekend at Art Basel Miami and the limited-edition heels will only be available for sale at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbor, FL. Check out a few of them below.


(Images: Boyarde)
Yours,
“Fashionably-Late”
Malinda Knowles