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September 2014

NYFW 2014- Style Rundown (Pt. 2)

September 26, 2014

Hey lovies,

It’s time to wrap things up things with season’s “Style Rundown”! Earlier this week, I gave the full rundown on three of my six looks worn during New York Fashion Week. Today I will give the details on the three remaining looks! πŸ™‚

Let get right into it!

Double DARE

This was actually my look worn on the 1st day of Fashion Week! I found this awesome vintage sequins jacket, and sunglasses the weekend before Fashion Week, and knew that I wanted to create a look with them! I later decided to go for a vintage look with a twist. In order to accomplish this vision I added a super cute black middy skirt with tulle detailing from my good friends boutique (BornMajestic), and my black pointed toe-pumps. I added a fun twist by pairing my D.A.R.E crop top into the mix for a true vintage moment that I could really relate to. I loved D.A.R.E in elementary, and was always excited to get out of class to do the challenge! lol So happy I was able to incorporate this childhood memory into my Fashion Week look! πŸ™‚

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Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: BornMajestic // Sequins Jacket: Vintage // Heels: Victoria Secret Online // Sunglasses: Vintage

Photographer: Roberto Johnson of FashionInSpanglish

Sheer Dreams

This look was another one of my favs for Fashion Week! I decided to go for a “vintage glamour” look after I chose this gorgeous dress from Sheena Trivedi’s studio. Because of the high-neckline I decided to wear a top bun, and add a pair of long vintage earrings. I also grabbed my square vintage shades worn on Day 1 because I felt that it would go great with this look as well. I finished the look with my favorite pair of Chanel-inspired booties!

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It was so much fun meeting and connecting with street style photographers and other fun people outside of Lincoln Center. It truly is an endless sight of style inspiration out there! Thank you to Silas Vassar of Silas-VassarΒ for capturing the first two images, and Jordan Elias of ForFashionFreeksΒ for the last three.

Dress: Sheena Trivedi // Bralette: Urban Outfitters // Skirt: H&M // Sunglasses: Vintage // Earrings: Vintage // Booties: Victoria Secret Catalogue

Polka Dots & Piano KeysΒ 

This look was definitely the most fun to wear! My good friend/designer, Chinaza Moses custom-made this adorable flutter skirt for me! I decided to add her one-of-a-kind “Piano-keys” headpiece with the look to insert some fun. I’m a fan of mixing prints, so I wore a polka-dot top to play off the lines in the piano key headpiece, and finished off the look with a pair of open-toe booties. I’d like to think of this as my way of mixing my love of fashion & music πŸ™‚

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Loved running into my love, Taylor at the BruceGlen Presentation during Fashion Week! πŸ™‚

Top: H&M // Flutter Skirt: Custom-made CAdeola Design, Piano Headpiece: CAdeola Design by Chinaza Moses // Open-Toe Booties: Steve Madden

Welp lovies…that’s it for this season’s New York Fashion Week Style Roundup! Which look did you like the best? Let me know your thoughts! Look for the next installment of my NYFW Style Roundup in February! πŸ™‚

Xo, Chrissy Joy

Mark & Estel Spring/Summer 2015

September 22, 2014

Mark Tango and Estel Day are best known as the rockstar designing duo behind the brand “Mark & Estel”. The musical pair launched the USA-made label in 2005 in Los Angeles and is known for their iconic leggings, flowing dresses and signature fashion tees. I first experienced this brand last year during Fashion Week when they debuted their first RTW collection at Lincoln Center. I fell in love with their designs and the fun rock performance by the designers during the finale of the show. I knew then that this brand was one that I needed to keep my eye on!

I was excited to attend the show again this Fall, but more curious to see what designs were going to make their way down the runway. I also wanted to see a fun performance during the finale! πŸ™‚

Mark & Estel did not disappoint on September 5th, when they delivered their Malibu-inspired collection at Lincoln Center. The models came down the runway in downtown-chic garments in black and white colors with a touch of dusty blue. The looks were completed with teased hair, long fabric bowties and a few brim hats. The best part of it all: All of the garments in the show were made out of re-used jeans, t-shirts and sweatpants! Now that’s what I call Fashion Sustainability! πŸ™‚

T-shirt dresses, oversized jackets/blazers with padded shoulders, and open-toe booties were mostly seen in the show this season. Each was giving off its own Malibu look, and I was here for them all! LOVE! πŸ™‚

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Overall the show was a great experience that I thoroughly enjoyed! I could see myself wearing a lot of these deigns, especially the grey maxi dress with the black brim hat and open-toe booties! I look forward to using these items in future styling projects. πŸ™‚

For more information and to order designs, head over to MarkandEstel.us.com!

Xo, Chrissy Joy

NYFW 2014 – Style Rundown (Pt. 1)

September 16, 2014

Hey Lovies!

This season’s Fashion Week has been amazing for me!Β I was able to attend multiple shows and presentations that I loved, and had lots of memorable style moments.Β  If you’ve been following me on social media, then you were able to get a sneak peek at the looks. If not…no worries, because today is your day to get the full rundown on some of the looks! I have split all six days of looks into two posts, and today is the first three looks in no particular order.

Let’s get into each look and it’s inspiration! πŸ™‚

Β “The Green Machine”Β 

This neon green suit was a step out of my comfort zone. It was actually suggested to me by the designer’s (Sheena Trivedi) assistant while at her studio picking out looks for Fashion Week. I couldn’t help but give it an β€œummmm” look when he showed it to me, but I am a visual person, so I have to see things on to get the full affect.Β Once on, I was immediately in love!Β I thought of going for a β€œtomboy chic” look, but in the β€œChrissy Joy” way! πŸ™‚ In order to pull this off I added a faux leather bustier, a statement choker, and strappy heels to complete the look!

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I started off this look at church before changing later, I opted for a black tank to keep the look church appropriate. I also snapped a pick with my suit twin Olivia! She is the designer of "LIV", one of the bloggers of "The BreakDown" and the host/creator of "LIVTV". Keep your eye out for her lovies! :)

I started this look at church before changing later. I opted for a black tank to keep the look church appropriate. I also snapped a pick with my suit twin Olivia! She is the designer of “LIV”, one of the bloggers of “The BreakDown” and the host/creator of “LIVTV”. Keep your eye out for her lovies! πŸ™‚

 

Green Suit: Sheena Trivedi// Bustier: H&M // Necklace: Zara // Heels: Aldo

 

The Accident Gone RightΒ 

This look was honestly a rushed outfit that went right! The deep-V top is actually a jumpsuit that I wore last year for my birthday! The morning that I wore this look was a crazy.Β I had completely forgotten that I had a show to attend that morning.Β  I put on the jumpsuit, but realized later that I wanted to pair it with something else.Β  I literally found this snakeprint skirt on my bed while scrambling around the room and threw it on.Β  I paired it with my bright heels to add a pop of color, and finished the look with a headpiece I made earlier this year to add a bit of drama. I said a quick prayer as I ran out of my apartment hoping that I didn’t look a mess! Later, I caught a glimpse of myself in a storefront window and realized that I liked it!

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Deep-V Romper: Necessary Clothing // Snakeprint Skirt: H&M // Drop Earrings: Vintage // Heels: Zara

 

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This look was definitely one of my favorites out of all of my Fashion Week looks! It was inspired by all of the things that I love…which are sequins, leopard, gold and hot pink! I added a fun pair of vintage shades and a brim hat to bring everything together πŸ™‚

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Thanks to the lovely ladies at the Pandora booth in Lincoln Center for giving me this beautiful Metallic Tatoo! :)

Thank you to the lovely ladies at the Pandora booth in Lincoln Center for giving me this beautiful Metallic Tatoo! πŸ™‚

I was later snapped by the beautiful Al of WardrobeBreakdown. Make sure to check out her blog! :)

I was later snapped by the beautiful Al of WardrobeBreakdown while running to a show. Make sure to check out her blog! πŸ™‚

 

Sequins Top: Vintage // Pink Pants: H&M // Brim Hat: Zara // Tan Sunglasses: Vintage // Leopard Heels: Victoria Secret Online // Black & Gold Belt: Vintage

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my NYFW looks coming soon!

 

Xo, Chrissy Joy

Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2015

September 15, 2014

Tadashi Shoji debuted his Spring/Summer 2015 collection on September 4, 2014 at Lincoln Center.The collection was inspired by a Golden Palace located in Ca’d’Ora, Venice. The reflection of the palace on the water bought his designs to life.

This vision was clearly seen in Tadashi’s models as they sashayed down the runway in whimsical lace and chiffon gowns, detailed with mesh inserts and bell-sleeves. My eyes were literally glued with amazement of all the patterns, prints and detailing of each design. From the long white accordion skirts, to baby blue lace dresses, and a black lace crop top…my heart was given an extra beat with each look! I especially loved Shoji’s modern day re-make of the classic trench coat. Β He opted out of khaki, and went for white lace instead (YESSS!!)

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This collection was definitely the most captivating, and one that I predict will be seen on a few celebrities during the award show season.Β It can truly be summed up in one word: STUNNING! I commend Tadashi on a job well done! πŸ™‚

 

Xo, Chrissy Joy

P.S: **I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE RUNWAY IMAGES!!** Last photo is mine though πŸ™‚