Runway Rundown: Jennifer Hudson’s New QVC Collection!

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Starting September 6th, Oscar-Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson will be debuting her very first eponymous collection for QVC, featuring elegant dresses, flowy tops, slimming leggings, & jackets.  Courtesy of In Style, Style Darling is sharing a sneak peek at the collection that’s priced under $170.  The American Idol alum told the magazine, “I wanted to focus on being comfortable, but being cute at the same time. I was [inspired by] Michael Kors, because I feel that he focuses on the ‘real woman,’ you know? Every curve.

The actress / singer is definitely keeping busy, launching this line, while also joining the cast of Smash for its second season this fall. Take a look at the collection & mark your calendar’s for the line’s QVC debut! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Jenni’s Kayne’s Sweet & Preppy Resort 2013 Collection!

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Jenni Kayne isn’t a designer that I talk about a lot, but when I saw these images for her Resort 2013 Collection, I was super excited, as always, to share them with readers.  I think the style is preppy, but still minimalist in a fashion-forward way.  Celebs like Chloe Sevigny or Alexa Chung are likely to take pieces from this collection & incorporate them into their own style.  Not to mention that baring your midriff is all the rage right now & if you’re away on vacation & have the abs to pull of some of these looks, then go for it!

Check out the gallery below to see all the stylish separates & share with everyone which looks are your favorite! For more posts from Runway Rundown, check out collections from Derek Lam, Salvatore Ferragamo, & Carlos Miele. Happy Styling!

Super Style Wishlist: Miu Miu Gets Glittery For Fall!

Fall??? Is it time to start thinking about fall already? Well, the fashion industry is, even though we’re all still crazy shopping for summer deals.  However, when July 4th rolls around, that’s when you’ll see all the back-to-school ads, featuring jeans, pullover sweaters, & boots… & speaking of boots, I nearly died with glee when I saw these latest Miu Miu boots for their fall collection.

Available @Neiman Marcus, the zip-back glitter bootie ($790.00) is a sexy mix of disco-goddess meets retro glam.  I really can’t wait to see a celebrity donning these, either in silver, gold, or black, but in the mean time, we can add these daring dazzlers to our Super Style Wishlist.  I always love me some booties & can picture these worn with a really fabulous pair of silk dress shorts & a blazer on someone like Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, or Selena Gomez. Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Daria Werbowy & Betty Boop Campaign For Lancôme’s New Mascara!

When it comes to style, two cartoon characters always come to mind.  I have no shame in saying that I’m crazy for Hello Kitty- I mean, she’s almost always wearing a coordinating bow with her outfit! Who wouldn’t love that?? Also, Betty Boop is high up on my fabulous list & I was delighted to find that the legendary character is starring alongside Canadian model Daria Werbowy for Lancôme‘s new Hypnôse Star Mascara, which retails for about $26.00.  The beauties are batting their lashes in the ad, but you can watch this behind-the-scenes video, courtesy of FashionEtc, featuring interviews with the model in a glamorous black sequin dress.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a video, so I was very happy to find this one, especially when I’m always looking to learn about the best finds to add to my cosmetic arsenal.  Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: New York & Company’s Blowout Sale Up To 80% Off!

Whenever I see 80% off in a store window, I’m most likely there, but since I’ve been sick with a double ear infection for the last week (still trucking along to Brooklyn though), my shopping outings have been minimal- not to mention that super tight budget that I’m on. However, if I can score a major deal on a dress, top, or bottom that will change my entire wardrobe, then the rules fly right out the window.  When I saw that New York & Company, my former stomping grounds, was having a super duper blowout summer sale, I knew I had to start clicking around b/c this is a truly limited-time sale.  If you haven’t signed up already to receive emails from the store, then get on it! Not only are there perks for your birthday just for signing up, but you’ll get loads of coupon deals & news on the latest sales.

My number one recommendation for this sale is the split neck interlock dress ($24.46) in black, which has been reduced 30% from its original $34.95 price tag. This quintessential LBD is perfect for belting with something bright or metallic, layering with a cardigan or scarf, or if you’re not into showing off the gams, break out some wild leggings or tights.  The shape of the dress is modern, yet classic all at the same time & there’s no such thing as too many little black dresses.

I’ve recently had the brain fart (excuse the expression) of not knowing what to wear when I get up in the morning- if I’m tired, the weather’s too hot, or I’m not feeling 100%- but a dress like this is no-fail! In addition, it’s one of those perfect pieces that translates beautifully from day to evening.  Replace those ballet flats with some slingback platforms & you’re a whole new Style Darling! Happy Styling!