Top and Skirt: Rae Francis
Cuff: Karen London
Finger Bracelet: Vidakush
Shoes: Paul Mayer Attitudes
Bag: Oscar + Anna
Photos by King Boyett
Chinatown Part II. This post is going to be short and sweet because it’s finals week for me plus I have a to-do list longer than your grocery list. But actually.
This top is a flirty piece for Summer time lovin’. I love the color and cutouts on the back because you can wear a bra without it showing. (Even though I clearly decided against wearing one here, bad habit I know.) And then this pastel pink skirt is perfectly flowy with its asymmetrical silhouette making it easy to maneuver or chase down cabs, whatever you girlies do. Speaking of chasing down cabs, these flats by Paul Mayer… I am obsessed with the shape, quality and him. I met Paul a couple weeks ago and he is one of the sweetest and most interesting people I have come across in NYC. Definitely check out his collection or shop at his boutique in the Upper East side. Then lastly, this bag… It’s perfect. It has two compartments on the sides and one on top making it great for traveling. It was designed so that you can place one shoe on each side and then your necessities that you hate digging for on the top such as your keys, wallet, make up etc.
I hope you all have a fun week and remember it is almost Summer!!!
PS. Don’t think I forgot about sharing a tune of the day with you guys.
“Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez
This is not a sweepstakes you guys want to miss. $10,000 worth of clothes for you pretty ladies and $1,000 for your man. All you have to do is click here and enter online. Good luck!
Dress: Rae Francis
Headpiece: Lelet NY
Shoes: Patricia Pratt
Gold Cuff: Karen London
Body chain: Mylo Jewelry
Hand chain: Vidakush
Seahorse ring: Verameat
Bag: Oscar + Anna
Photos by King Boyett
Sup Chinatown! I love exploring different Chinatowns whenever I have the chance just for the cultural experience. It’s like a mini getaway from the hustle and bustle of normal NYC and I always find something interesting. I have to say I think the Chinatown in LA is much better than the one here in New York food wise but San Francisco’s just takes the cake (or fortune cookies in this case). However, nothing is better than actual China…Obviously. I will never forget that insane experience. The people are so nice, you eat the same type of food for EVERY meal (which I love) and the shopping was endless. Oh AND their karaoke bars and restaurants will definitely leave you with some amazing stories, and by amazing I mean unforgettable. Ahhh great times. (For further China stories inquire within;).
This purple silk dress is perfect for Summer with the slit on the one side and the rich color. I like adding a little pizazz and shape with the body chain as well as the headpiece. Then to match the headpiece I paired the outfit with this Oscar + Anna orange leather crossbody. I decided to go for all gold accents for this look to keep it all earthy tones and natural, aka my jam.
PS. This song of the day is the perfect Summer song. Blast that ish.
“In My Mind” by Flo Rida featuring Georgi Kay
Head to toe Vince Camuto
Photos by Jin Myung
Oh hey there. Hope you are all having an amazing week and if you aren’t listen to some good music, relax and be grateful for being alive. I want to share with you a quote my dad sent me the other day, enjoy and get inspired. (And yes Oprah is one of my favorite people who continues to inspire me daily. Some serious soul words below, preach Oprah).
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Ok so I will talk about the outfit a little bit as well, since this is a fashion blog and all. This Vince Camuto dress is a great piece for many occassions including shopping, events, parties and dinner with your beau. It’s a flattering fit for all body types and I like the fun print as well as the lightweight material. I paired this little number with some Vince Camuto shoes as well which are actually really comfortable, and I don’t lie about wardrobe items being comfortable…I don’t want to see any more girls wobbling around New York, but seriously. Then to finish off the look I wore this Vince Camuto clutch that is perfect for day and night time because it actually fits a lot inside there.
Jin and I shot these in Central Park because there are hundreds of cool backgrounds, literally. I wanted a more raw background to contrast with the chic silk dress. Plus, who doesn’t like a nice stroll in the Upper East side which just so happens to be by 5th Avenue and all of your favorite stores?
“Daylight” by Maroon 5. It’s a jam.
Head to toe Dolce & Gabbana
This is the last post on Dolce & Gabbana, I promise! It was just so magical, as if I was on the moon. Ok so I’m being dramatic, but I mean I just truly love and appreciate Italian culture and Italian clothes, who doesn’t? I made the executive decision that I need to spend a month in Italy in the near future. Maybe a little eat, pray, love adventure action.
I shot this in front of the New York Postal Office because it has a regal aesthetic about it. I mean where else is there a Post Office this beautiful? Yeah that’s right, no where. Then I also took a couple photos at the #DGNYC event with some of my favorite people including the host of the event Giovanna Battaglia, one of the lovely Dolce & Gabbana PR ladies Aurelie and my girl Jinna from Grease and Glamour. It was a memorable night full of amazing and inspiring people including Gisele Bunchen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kylie Minogue, Chloe Sevigny, Spike Lee, Carine Rotfield, Erin Heatherton, Paloma Faith, Stacey Kiebler, Nicky Hilton and of course Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. I have to say this was way more fun than any fashion week event I have been to thus far. Hopefully they keep on getting better because I don’t have time for bad parties anymore. Are you with me?
Enjoy my man Sinatra below. This song makes me wanna twirl. (Random thought, was twerk inspired by twirl???)
Head to toe dressed by and for the amazing Dolce & Gabbana
Photo by Mark Iantosca in Little Italy, NY
Um, this outfit….I know it’s a little out there but I LOVE IT! From the printed scarf tied around my head to the red stripes ensemble to the blue striped bag to the highest raffia wedges I have ever worn, I must say this is one of the top outfits I have styled yet. Dolce & Gabbana’s amazing PR coordinator from Italy, Alessia, let me roam around their new store on 5th Avenue to pick out whatever I wanted… Kid in a candy store on crack is the best visual I can give you. (But seriously). Working with the Dolce & Gabbana crew was definitely my best experience in the industry yet due to the amazing and down to earth people and their sincerity. (Plus Italianos just click, we love life.)
I will post photos from the event that was hosted by the amazing Giovanna Battaglia later in the week. Stay tuned!
Remember, life is a celebration. Embrace it.
Act like you aren’t obsessed with this song. I know you love it. And if you dont, get your culture on.
Headpiece: Lelet NY
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Photos by Lydia Hudgens
Hey guys, happy Saturday! It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL here in New York city today, so grateful for this weather. The Dolce & Gabbana event is tonight, I’m not even going to play it cool, I am SO EXCITED to meet them and wear the dress. Follow the hashtag #DGNYC for a play by play of the evening. I might whip out some of my Italian I learned this semester;) Or maybe I’ll just stick to Ciao and va bene.
Here is another look from the Lelet NY shoot from April. I am in LOVE with this headpiece, and the Tibi dress. This print…I die. If you look closely you find all kinds of interesting objects like unicorns, hummingbirds. You can’t really see them in photos, but I promise they are there and I was not hallucinating.
PS. This song is magical. If you have severe ADD like me fast forward to :58.
Shirt and Shoes: Vince Camuto
Shorts: Whitney Eve
Photos by Paul Esposito
Here is another Vince Camuto series for ya! I am really into fresh Spring looks lately and I think this look clearly shows how I feel. (Ya feel me?) White on white with a printed shirt under is the perfect look for Spring time. You just feel so fresh, so clean and it really makes one “pop.”
Ok so now I can update you on everything. 1. I just finished shooting for Dolce & Gabbana. (It was the best morning of my life and their team is the coolest/nicest/most amazing). 2. I am meeting Dolce & Gabbana at their event Saturday which I was given an amazing outfit to wear to, I mean amazing. 3. I am now doing Social Media for Disaronno so make sure you like them on Facebook. 4. I am shooting for Paul Stuart tomorrow with Global Grind and we are doing a behind-the-scenes video so stay tuned for that. 5. In the midst of all this I have finals coming up! Woohoo!
I just want to thank my family and friends for being supportive. You guys are my world and I love you.
The Opening Ceremony event last Tuesday, April 23rd, was a success! The new collection was Elvis inspired and all needs to be in my closet as soon as possible. From velvet shoes to velvet bags to fur trimmed everything, this collecton was amazing.
I was present to help style and put looks together for people shopping the collection which is ALWAYS fun. Check out my sexy winners from the contest above! Rachel and Alex won the #amexmakemyday competition along with tickets to the event. Congrats guys:)
Headband: LELET NY
Photos by Lydia Hudgens
Hair by Khris Wilson
It is about to be a crazy week people. But I bring to you great news. 1. I am now officially a contributor for GlobalGrind.com and will begin my style/travel section at the end of May. I am more than excited. 2. Fashionbuzz.com is now featuring select articles from Viviere Bella. 3. I cut my hair. (Stop it I know you care…Ok well I was excited.) 4. Wednesday I have a suprise which I can’t tell you yet which makes this number pointless but trust me, it is kind of a game changer. 5. Follow my Instagram because I can’t tell you what is happening Thursday either. And 6. I bring to you a look from the Lelet NY lookbook I shot this month wearing some Valentino and Lelet NY!
I wish I owned this adorable fluffy pup here who looks like a marshmallow. Love him! I also wish I owned Lelet NY’s whole hair accessories collection, seriously. If you are looking for a graduation gift, Mother’s Day gift or you feel like spoiling yourself (as you should)-shop Lelet NY. Stay tuned for more looks from the Lelet NY lookbook.
This video I placed below is my life anthem. Live in the moment, stay forever young and never say never.
“Life is for living.”-Jay Z
“Young Forever” by Jay Z and Mr. Hudson
Blazer and clutch: Vince Camuto
Body Chain: Mylo Jewelry
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Shirt: Lovers + Friends
Phone Case: Caseable
Photos by Paul Esposito
First things first, listen to Daft Punk’s new hit “Get Lucky” below. It is the perfect Summer song if you ask me. Trust, you will enjoy and it will make you smile. Or at least dance a little bit and shake ya little bums.
Moving on. This outfit is a bit sporty-preppy-chic with the nautical jacket from Vince Camuto and the white boots from Jeffrey Campbell which give a clean, crisp look. I thought I would add a little bit of my bohemian (aka Californian hippie) side and top this look off with a body chain. Who isn’t obsessed with body chains these days? I know all you betches love them. And the amazing thing is you can wear them at the beach OR with an outfit such as this one. (Check them out here. They are gold, literally).
This new snazzy phone case of mine is from Caseable where you can customize pretty much everything from your laptop case to your phone case to your Kindle case. This may be a nice gift to give as well. I designed this one for Caseable and I might be obsessed with it. I mixed in some inspiration photos with some of my own from traveling to make a grid collage and it reminds me to be grateful for my family, friends and life every time I look at it.
Now this clutch. I am really into big clutches lately, especially this blue snakeskin Louise Clutch from Vince Camuto. The gold studded detail over the snakeskin print is the perfect pop. A great piece for day or night time.
Another place to look at beautiful clutches is Harrods.com. I am newly obsesssed with Harrods actually. They have all my favorite designers and more. And I mean ALL. This is a great place to do some Mother’s Day shopping. Maybe even shop the shoes section. Warning. Danger zone.
If you are looking to purchase some lovely jewelry for your lovely mum for Mother’s day (which is right around the corner) then check out ErnestJones.co.uk where they have amazing pieces. I always go with a necklace because rings get too tricky with sizing and a necklace always makes a great gift. A woman can never have too many necklaces you know.
Anyways that is all for now, ttfn. (Ta ta for now!)
Coin Necklace and Bracelet: 1884 Collection
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Yup, you guessed it! Another giveaway for you guys because you’re amazing. (And an event because we love to party! And clothes, we love clothes). In honor of the highly anticipated collection, Opening Ceremony will be hosting a private VIP event at their four-story flagship store in New York on Thursday, April 25th. As part of the celebration, they provided me with two tickets to give away to you lucky readers a chance to attend the VIP event (with a guest) and receive a $50 American Express gift card to shop the collection.
How to Enter: If you don’t already follow me @amynicole134 on Twitter and American Express on Twitter, visit my Twitter Page http://twitter.com/amynicole134 and click on the icon to follow and then visit http://twitter.com/americanexpress and click on the icon to follow American Express. Once you have signed up to follow @amynicole134 and American Express, to enter, read the official Sweepstakes tweet (containing official hashtag #amexmakemyday) posted during the Sweepstakes Period and respond accordingly. Then you must reply to @amynicole134 via your personal twitter account to enter.
Here are all of the official rules for you- http://about.americanexpress.
Good luck! I will chose and announce the two lucky winners on Thursday morning.
Hope to see you there!
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is the new face of watch and jewelry maker Jacob & Co., in a campaign that breaks in May magazines. Ronaldo, a forward for Real Madrid and captain of the Portuguese national team, is a long-standing client of the New York-based brand.
“I’ve been a customer and fan of the brand for a long time so it is a natural fit. I always used Jacob watches, even before I knew Jacob,” said Ronaldo, referring to Jacob Arabo, the founder of Jacob & Co. “The brand absolutely stands for leadership in creativity. As a collector of the world’s finest watches, it’s obvious [to me] how much passion Jacob & Co. has for quality. On the set, I fell in love with the new Ghost watch. It’s a perfect fit for my lifestyle as I’m constantly traveling internationally.”
The advertisements feature Ronaldo with Jacob & Co.’s new Ghost and SF 24 models, both of which offer multi-time-zone features and will make their debut at the Baselworld trade show at the end of this month. Read the full post »