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Summer Casual: African Print Jumper at the MTV VMAs 2013 Song of the Summer Celebration with Jason Derulo and Timeflies

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This week I attended one of the MTV VMA Song of Summer Celebration Concerts with Jason Derulo and Timeflies at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Summer casual was the name of the game as the summer heat made its way ‘back’ to the city. I did my favorite Bebe African Print jumper and Christian Louboutin metallic heels and it was great because it was really hot out!

I met stylists and photographers Rachel and Nicole. Rachel was wearing this great Topshop Motel Skirt I’ve seen everywhere. Anyway, MTV has been doing these concerts all through the week with celebrities like Ciara and Robin Thicke. Are you excited for the VMAs?

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Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Last Dog Days of Summer: Natural on the Beach in Singer Island

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This past weekend I spent time with loved ones in my home state of Florida. I got some work done and some play too. The beach was gorgeous. I opted for a completely no-fuss natural look to enjoy the last dog days of summer. It’s always great to visit your hometown and feed your spirit with the love of family. I hope you’re soaking up some of the last rays of summer too and had a great weekend.

For last-minute bikinis on sale, check out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale ending today or my Summer is in the Air Collection on Lyst here.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Montauk Beach House Pool Party and Milly Resort 2014 Fashion Presentation

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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.

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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,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles




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

Upcoming Hamptons Shopping and Art Events

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If you’re out going out East this summer, make sure to check out a few of these upcoming art and shopping fairs in the Hamptons. They also make for great day trips.

1. Bridgehampton Historical Society’s artMRKT Hamptons July 11-July 14th.

2. You can also check out Art Southampton presented by Art Miami July 25-July 29th.

3. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Super Saturday July 27

4. Hamptons International Film Festival Saturday, August 12th at 7 PM

5. Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis: Nicole Miller Sunday, July 28 at 11 AM

Midsummer Night Maxi Dress Under The Trees at Southampton Social Club with Oros Music

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Sleeping on lawn chairs, roasting marshmallows, laying out on the beach. Yes, it’s that time of year folks. Summer is in high swing and if you haven’t taken a vacation yet, you should.

I had a great time frolicking in the Hamptons this past weekend. Everyone wore their favorite summer dresses and latest bikinis. And I loved hanging out at Southampton Social Club under the stars in my favorite maxi dress this past weekend with Gabriella and Lidiya Oros of Oros Music. We had perfect weather and all I needed was a hammock to complete the night!

Good times.

Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Absolut Open Canvas Art Event in Brooklyn

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Talk about street art. This past weekend I stopped by the Absolut Vodka Open Canvas Event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where artists Olek, Katsu and others transformed a whole street into an art display. Ice sculptures, knitted bikes, and graffiti filled the street and it was kind of amazing.

It was also really hot outside! Summer finally hit New York and I stayed cool in a white bustier, a white lace skirt and jewelry from various places including I-Ella’s List and Lea Jefferson. Absolut Vodka stirred up some great cocktails and I was able to meet Olek and her friend, the first person I’ve ever spotted wearing the new Google glasses! Check out more photos from the event below.

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Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

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Parlez-vous Français? Learning French on My Summer To-Do List

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So now that summer is finally here and things slow down just a tad bit so that everyone can scurry to the Hamptons or that tropical island, I am setting a goal to learn just a tad bit of French. I already speak Spanish and they say that French should not be that tough as they are similar languages.  With these lofty goals and some of this work that I am doing, no doubt, a tad bit of French will help.

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I’ve had my eye on this beautiful green Python clutch from Lanvin that is not currently being shipped outside the EU. Fellow fashion lovers, these are the kinds of things that make you want to hop on a plane to France, right? Well, anyway, let’s see how much I can learn over the summer. Do you speak any languages?  

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Summer is in the Air: Waves, Water and that Perfect Maxi Dress for a Hamptons Weekend


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I was looking at some old Instagram photos of an amazing time I had on the beach last Memorial Day Weekend and decided to share a few. I just can’t wait for the weather to fully warm up in New York City and for a few Hamptons weekends. As an original native of Florida, I live for the beach (only the good ones though) and I adore cute summer sandals, hats, bikinis, maxi dresses and jumpers. As I finalize my summer plans and get out of these final exams at FIT, I am absolutely looking forward to summer this year! Instagram by Malinda Knowles, Jupiter Beach Florida

Here’s an old painting of a beach wave that I did some time ago but I’m challenging myself to do better than that and get a bit more depth and contour in the wave and ocean water. As I said before, all of my artwork should be up on the blog before the summer is over.

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Anyway, I love a good maxi dress for the summer and spotted some new ones recently that seem great for that Florida or Hamptons summer vacation weekend. Check out a few below from Tibi, Roberto Cavalli, and Diane von Furstenberg. See even more summer wear here.

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Sincerely Yours,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles