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Style Tips: A is for Accessories

May 14, 2010
Can’t Live Without Them

 No fashionistas wardrobe is complete without accessories. Accessories are like the icing on a cake; you have to have them to make and outfit complete!

How do you choose accessories? Go for what you know and love. Buying what works for you is the key to successful accessorizing. Just because someone else is doing it doesn’t mean that you should do it too. You have to consider your individual style and personality to pull off an accessory appropriately.

For example, a classicist wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of feather earrings a la bohemian style. She’s likely to stick to he classic pearls, diamond studs, or simple gold jewelry. What do you need in your accessory wardrobe? Here’s our list:

1. Shoes. From pumps to boots to flats to sandals. not wardrobe is complete without a nice assortment of footwear. For work and evening, make sure you have plenty of pumps. Peep-toe, square toe, round, and pointy. Pumps can make any outfit complete and they’re versatile. You can wear them with pants or dresses. 

2. Jewelry. First off, diamond studs. No fashionista goes without them. They’re perfect for formal events or casual affairs. And of course if you can’t get the real thing, an acceptable faux pair is just as chic. No one is really going to know the difference. Second, the statement necklace. Why? Because it’s a conversation piece and perfect when you don’t feel like making a lot of fuss over your accessories. the statement necklace will suffice.  Next there’s the cocktail ring. No longer just for cocktail hour, the cocktail ring is the accessory. Wear one and you’ll subject yourself to accessory envy. The bigger the better, with huge stones, bling, or intricate design, cocktail rings definitely make a statement.  For those lady like occasions, a strand of pearls says a lot without saying too much. Pearl necklaces are always elegant and give you a refined look. Very Diahann Carroll circa 1960s.  Lastly, no fuss cuffs. Slip them on your arm and you’re out the door. And you don’t even need help.
Brands we like: Amrita Singh, Tiffany & Co., Avelle @ Nordstrom, Aldo Accessories,

3. Belts. Our friends, the waist thinner and curve accentuates, belts can make ordinary extraordinary. Belts are great accents for those days when you want to go from frumpy to fabulous. I own animal print belts, sash’s, belts with hardware and bling. If your outfit is simple, a belt can give it can alter the look for the better. Invest in a thin, medium, and wide belt.
Brands we like: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Fossil, and Calvin Klein.

4. Handbags. The must-have accessory for every woman. Handbags are the topping on a perfect outfit. Two great bags to have? A structured bag, not to big not too small, but one that can carry you from work and on to a flight for a quick getaway.  I love Francesco Biasia bags, they come in a ton of styles and colors. The clutch is is the sassy sister of the structured bag. She comes out to play women less is definitely more. Right now I’m loving those Tory Burch clutches. Clutches are very chic and you can find them in almost every color.
Other brands we like: Hype, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kooba, Burberry, and Aldo.

5. A timeless watch. Go for a high-quality classic metal in gold or stainless steel.
Brands we like: Anne Klein, Guess, Michael Kors, Rolex, Locman, and Seiko.

Just as fashion changes, your accessories should change as well. Trends are fine but avoid falling into the trend trap. Select accessories that will last for more than a season. Invest in quality pieces that can take your wardrobe to the next level. Don’t be afraid to splurge on quality or spend a couple of dollars on some fun pieces. Variety is the key to great accessories!

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Fashion Week: Tory Burch Fall 2010 Ready-toWear Runway Show

February 18, 2010

 Tory Burch is has implemented a bit of grunge into her fall 2010 collection. The looks are elegant but workable for everyday wear for even the most sophisticated fashionistas. There is bold color throughout, red, orange, blue, camel, just the right palette for fall. Sweaters, coats, trousers and dresses are made with blended fabrics and detailed. As Burch continues her global expansion off the runway, her brand will continue to evolve and be at the top of fashion lists. 

Fashion Preview: Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2010

December 23, 2009

For pre-fall Tory Burch introduces a collection inspired by Louise Nevelson sculptures. Black and gold dominate the color palette while graphics dominate the designs.


Fashion & Style News: Tory Burch Opens Up Shop in Tokyo

December 23, 2009
The exterior of the Tory Burch store in Ginza, Tokyo.

Tory Burch has gone abroad, opening a flagship store in Japan. The Tokyo store is the first international store for Burch whose plans for the brand include a massive international market. There are 30 additional stores planned for Japan next year. The Tokyo store comes after an earlier opening in Manila this month.

Tory Burch executives are looking at tapping the Chinese and European markets. The Tokyo store opened December 8th, with lines of customers who waited eagerly to purchase Burch’s signature ballet flats and limited edition tote bags. Ten lucky shoppers who found a “golden ticket” in their bags were able to party with Burch opening night at a separate location.

The customer base in Japan rivals that of the U.S. market, and even with slightly higher prices, the company for-sees significant growth in the market. Japanese consumers enjoy luxury brands and don’t mind paying for them. Tory Burch plans to introduce a Japanese inspired collection for spring 2011 as well as introduce a beauty and fragrance collection worldwide.

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Fashion Week Events: Fashion’s Night Out Celebrations

September 11, 2009

Worldwide people were celebrating Fashion’s Night Out. In New York Victoria Beckham made an appearance at Bergdorf, Gwen Stefani dropped in at Bloomingdale’s, fans waited outside Dior to see Charlize Theron, and Tory Burch posed for photos with fans in front of her store. The fun keeps coming. This is the beginning of a very exciting week in fashion!

Fashion’s Night Out decor.
The cast of Hair at Macy’s in Queens. 
Fans outside Dior
Charlize Theron at Dior.
Ciara shimmers in gold.
Tory Burch with fans. 
Gwen Stefani
Crowds trying to get in where they fit in. 
The fabulous Mrs. Beckham.
Atmosphere at St. John in NYC.

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Get the Look: Gabby Chic II

September 1, 2009

Get Gabrielle Union’s casually cool look.

Gabby Chic II
Gabby Chic II by chocfashblog featuring Tory Burch
Item Details: 
Leather jacket, $628, Forzieri
Scoop neck top, $74, American Vintage
Slouchy slim jeans, $225, Tory Burch
Studded heart pendant necklace, $415, Roberto Cavalli
Suede boots, $99, Nine West