Always & forever, Christian Siriano, will be one of my favorite Project Runway winners, especially since he continues to stay relevant with shoppers beyond the runway with his ever-evolving collection @Payless. Aside from his styles being super chic for the mainstream public, I’m loving that his designs, like these Rosa strappy toe sandals ($29.99), are currently marked down from their original $62.99 price! These are daring heels, especially with such a slim 4.5-inch heel, but with the right simmer dress & accessories, you’ll look like you spent a lot of money on a look that’s so affordable that only a true Style Darling will understand!
There’s no such thing as too many shoes, especially when you have two very eager feet to wear them! I should also mention that Payless is offering a special in-store & online Father’s Day 20% discount code: 73574, valid until 6/17 only! Also, for a little bit of Project Runway news, the newest seasons starts 7/19 @10pm on Lifetime! Happy Styling!
Salvatore Ferragamo is by far one of the most iconic designers, having made shoes for the likes of Sophia Loren, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, & Marilyn Monroe. Talk about a client list! Well, recently the brand famous for its shoes & accessories have expanded with a stunning resort / ready-to-wear collection that was shown at… of all places… The Louvre!
Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester, Indian actress Freida Pinto, & double Oscar winner Hilary Swank sat first row to celebrate the festivities for a show that was beyond gorgeous. Never has resort-wear looked so accessible for everyday use. Of course, the price tag on these items is astronomical, but I’m always the first to say that fashion at any price point deserves appreciation. You can never go wrong with Ferragamo too!
The luxury footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, has been invading Instagram & their Facebook with shot sof their classic & newest shoes. Of course these designs cost more than 6-months of car insurance, but they’re always fabulous to fantasize about! I just wanted to share these darling designs with readers, encouraging them to turn to brand name designers on Facebook to get all the latest about their collections… Or just ‘like’ Style Darling & follow me on Twitter under “MissAlissaL.”
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately scoping out other bloggers, getting to know them, getting inspired, getting to learn more abot how I can improve Style Darling. In my time clicking & clicking, I’ve been noticing a trend of statement necklaces (it’s not like I’m just figuring this out) that I can’t stop thinking about. Of course, I’ve mentioned countless times that my budget is so super tight, it’s practically suffocating, but there’s no harm in looking. While searching on ModCloth, one of my favorite vintage-inspired sites, I found the Cities Oui Love Necklace ($29.99). This unique piece brings the luxury of the Parisian skyline right to your wardrobe.
We all love a fun graphic tee, splashed with some grafitti-inspired French saying, but in blending the always fashionable amour of France with the trend of a statement necklace makes for the perfect balance of experimentation & forward thinking. Let this hang over a silk camisole & skinny jeans, or turn some heads by pairing it with an all-white sheath dress. The black will stand out & you’ll be called a modern day Audrey Hepburn.
I should also mention that even though the necklace costs the total of about five necklaces that you could buy @Forever 21, it’s always a smart investment to find pieces unique to your personality & style, setting you apart from the other Style Darlings ruling the world. Happy Styling!
Couresty of ELLE, I’m happy to share some of the runway images of Carlos Miele‘s 2013 resort collection. After seeing these beyond beautiful designs, Miele has instantly become one of my top 5 designers. I love the elegant lines, delicate pleating, decadent colors, splashes of metallic, & effortless ease of these truly artful garments. These can easily be seen on the stars of this summer’s blockbusters & most-anticipated films like Emma Stone (The Amazing Spiderman), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Keira Knightley (Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World), Elizabeth Banks (People Like Us), & Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz).