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Face Time

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I’ve been seeing a lot of silhouette faces in the fashion world lately. Most are women’s faces with big eyes, big lashes, and big lips plastered on  T-shirts and sheath dresses.

The above pics have just been released from the Prada 2014  Spring Ready-To-Wear Collection. The show was inspired by street art from LA, Mexico and South America. The collection is feminine and strong with an eccentric touch of Pop Art and glam.

Miuccia Prada hired some street artists to create the dramatic back drop. “I want to inspire women to struggle.” She told reporters.

OK, well, I guess struggling makes you a stronger woman, but most struggling women can’t afford to dress head-to-toe in Prada. (I’m just sayin’.)

Although I may be a bit confused by her comment, I still think the designs look strong, beautiful and independent. And, I completely encourage women to be strong, beautiful and independent. So, if you’re struggling to gain strength, you might want to put on your poker face, or your Prada face (if you can afford it).

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Socks Please!

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We’ve seen designers and runway shows pairing socks with sandals for over a year now, but this fall it’s hitting mainstream!

It’s so fun and different, and a great way to add personal style and originality to any look. I recently met with one of my vendors who specializes in bath and body products, and this season they’ve added an entire line of colorful and quirky socks.

And guess what? I bought them all for the store. Look for fun prints, stripes, argyles, and comic-inspired hosiery to add to your wardrobe. Pair ankle socks with wedges and heels and pair knee-socks with flats, mary janes and tennis shoes.

The first 2 pics are all of the cute socks I ordered for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The 3rd pic is a great style lesson from a runway show.

The 4th pic is Prada. Need I say more?

Mark my words! Socks are the new black!

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Hey Sunshine!

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Designer sunglasses are always so sleek and sexy, but this season it’s all about the embellishments. Back in the late ’80s my BF Simone made me these button sunglasses when I got promoted to a Nordstrom Accessory buyer. They’re so special to me, I’ve kept them stored in my “secret” treasure box for years.

After seeing all of the designer shades that are on the market this season, I remembered Simone’s masterpiece, so I pulled them out to compare. The first picture is Prada, the second picture is Dolce & Gabbana, and the third picture is my original couture design by Simone. I think I like mine the best. Way to go Simone for being 20 years ahead of the trend. (That’s probably why she’s still an amazing fashion industry guru!)  And now I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a pair of textured shades, I’ll be sporting my very own. (As soon as I find the missing button.)

Eye Love You!

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Wild Wedges

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Wedges and platforms are popping up bigger-than-life this season.

Pair with maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans, or just about anything for a dramatic twist on style. Here are three of my faves.

The first platform wedge is by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a fun and wild masterpiece; perfect for kicking up your look.

The second platform wedge is by Red Valentino. It’s fresh and sweet and perfect for summer.

The third platfrom wedge is by Prada. It’s slightly mysterious and a tad bit serious with a hint of domination.

A girl can never have too many shoes and it’s a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe.

Walk in style!

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Ring Your Neck

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Spring fashion is full of decorative collars and jumbo, statement necklaces. I recently previewed several spring collections and all of them featured gigantic necklaces or choker-attachments of some kind. The first picture is from Prada’s spring collection and the second picture is Chanel. I love the bold pieces, it’s an inexpensive and quick way to update your wardrobe.

So, invest in a few statement pieces this season. From spikes, to gold, to bold colors to chunky pearls, anything goes. Pair with anything from a collared blouse to a plain, old sweatshirt, and let your style shine through!

Have a glamorous day!

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Prada Preview

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Here’s a sneak peek of what went down the runways for Prada’s 2013 Spring Collection. If I were to sum this up in a few words it would be, retro, glam-rock, geisha vibe, with a hint of Mary Quant. How exciting! I’m glad glitter and glam isn’t going anywhere soon, and I do predict an asian fever in the near future.

When making purchases this season, take advantage of the holiday clearance items with rhinestones and glitter that can be resurrected into spring wardrobes.

Stay Stylish!

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Purple Prediction

Purple seems to be the “new” black on the runways for the sneak peeks of 2013. Major fashion houses like Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel are all featuring the color in their collections. When making purchases this season, choose purple for longevity.

Have a great week!

 

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Back Stroke

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Swimwear designers are drawing inspiration from styles back in the ’50s and ’60s. I love this picture of Marilyn Monroe, her bathing suit is so prevalent to what is going on in the fashion world today. Most of the major designers have retro-inspired swimwear in their collections, but my favorite for the season is this Prada suit. The use of fun color combinations and lacy textures are making waves. So dive in! Get your vintage-inspired bathing suit now. (Roadkill Ranch & Boutique rocks the boat with some great, affordable styles by Steady Clothing.) Look hot and stay cool! And, don’t forget your sun block, burned skin never looks good on anyone!

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Easter Egg Hunt

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I’m getting in the mood for the festivities tomorrow and this is my inspiration outfit. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m putting on my creative hat and decorating eggs today with one of my BF’s. We have tie-dye, marble effects, stencils and stickers. I’m sure they’ll turn out Egg-credible!

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