Lately, many of you have been asking what my daily beauty regimen is which got me thinking! Skin care is something that I take very seriously so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a few of my favorite Fall products with you.
I’ve always admired women who can execute a perfectly lined red lip or barrel curled hair. Seriously, admire! My hair always falls back into it’s straight state and I’m lucky if my lips look symetrical. Over the years, I’ve trained myself to adapt to beauty regimines that work for me by complementing my assets, not by trying to change the things I don’t like about myself. This is a philosophy my Mom instilled in my when I was a tweenager. I’ve never really followed beauty trends like I do fashion trends – makeup is such an art and I prefer to admire it from afar rather than getting over experimental with it. I guess you can say I stick to the classics.
With that being said, I still have my beauty essentials that I can’t seem to get enough of! Instead of two different YSL lipsticks, I’ll buy two of the same color because I know I’ll be running out of it quicker than I can get back to Neiman Marcus to restock on more! There’s something tres chic about buying products that are displayed so elegantly, it’s all about the experience and that’s just what you get when you visit the beauty department at Neiman Marcus. Can you say free samples?!
In addition to this amazing gift, Neiman Marcus is also running a contest in search of beautiful faces for their Faces of Beauty Contest where six women will be chosen to be featured in the Neiman Marcus Spring 2015 Campaign. Head over to their Facebook page (here) to enter someone you know (or yourself) who you believe to be beautiful on the inside and out. The perfect gift for a bride to be, a sister or even your mom – you know she deserves it! Again, it ends this Friday so hurry over and enter (here) today!
In addition to the amazing designers that I get to work with on a daily basis, one of the greatest things about blogging is meeting like minded, fashion centric women around the world (someone you don’t have to explain the standard table rearrange to for a photo opp before eating)! Living in Los Angeles gives way to meeting some amazing bloggers, there are always lunches or events to attend and you’re always meeting someone new and inspiring.
Since January, I’ve been working with London based fashion publicity firm, Push PR as their Los Angeles Ambassador. We work on great projects together with an array of London based designers and I provide them with coverage on everything from Coachella to my NYFW packing list. When we set out for a London Fashion Week Instagram takeover (here), I knew we had to get a group of international bloggers together. I’ve always been such a huge admirer or European style. Lets face it, all of my muses; Kate Moss, Bridget Bardot and Mira Duma to name a few all hail from international fashion capitals around the world.
On the second day of LFW, Push PR put together an exquisite brunch at One Aldwych’s Indigo Room filled with blueberry pancakes, Parisian pastries and of course an amazing goodie bag! To have the chance to brunch with these international fashionistas to chat about everything from food to travel destinations was beyond inspirational. I can’t thank each of them enough for taking the time out of their hectic fashion week schedules to come by and enjoy a mimosa (or two) with me.
Hi guys! I am so excited to announce that this is a very special week as I am doing something new on the blog that I haven’t done before! A daily diary! With all of my recent travels, we have been working our booties off to capture some really awesome content that will bring you with us on our adventures to London and beyond! With this being my first time in my whole life that I’ve been to the UK, I have a whole lot to share. Let’s rewind a little and let me tell you about my first day.
NYFW was gone and done before you could say “fashion”. But on the very last day, a London Fashion Week survival kit package arrived from Push PR London packed with a few travel essentials like the coziest socks for the plane from Scotland Shop and a cashmere sweater from Eileen Fisher. Beauty essentials from Zoeva Cosmetics, Holistic Silk and Julien Farel hair care products. And last but not least, some more than necessary reading material from Company Magazine and all arriving in a trusty Tusting carry on bag. My favorite goodie however was an engraved Margo & Me necklace from I Love Designer, who doesn’t love an engraved name plate necklace!
The red eye was waiting for us last Thursday, and so the journey went on. Just a hop, skip and a jump over the pond and suddenly we had arrived to the chicest hotel, One Aldwych which is situated just across the street from the hub of all of the shows, Somerset House. Getting off of the plane, I had just one hour before my first show started. The fast paced theme song from Home Alone was playing in my head as I raced to get ready and run across the street! The street style photographers in London are no joke, it’s kind of amazing! They are all so friendly and interested in snapping your photo. I showed them a little love and look, I even made it into the (web) pages of Grazie Magazine!
Out of all of the shows that I attended that day, there was one that really stood out to me for it’s unique presentation – something that is very unique to LFW are the obscure locations and settings that presentations were done in (I loved it!). McQ by Alexander McQueen was showcasing the new Spring 2015 collection down a side alley in a chic warehouse setting. Clean, white walls with nothing but crisp campaign images gracing them housed the beautiful new collection. I can be seen viewing one of my favorite groupings in the photo above; the white eyelet pieces. Actually not eyelet, rather hole punched fabric to give it a lacey feel. You know how much I love lace! Spring by McQueen was just a dream!
We snapped a few photos around the quaint neighborhood that the venue was located. It was a quintessential London street and the sun was setting so beautifully – golden hour! First day and I’m already in love with this city…
One of the many beautiful things I find about New York City is the endless amount of jaw dropping architecture. NYC, next to Paris is one of the most photogenic cities there is. The cobble stone streets and Art Deco details make for some pretty insane sight seeing and of course, photos.
Day three of NYFW was fully loaded. Starting off with one of my favorite show’s of the season, Tory Burch. The collection was inspired by the great artists past like Picasso and Gilot which was conveyed through the use of rich textiles like heavy woven knits and raffia. The collection felt a bit tribal while also remaining very true to the Tory aesthetic; 60′s shifts, tailored trousers and chinky knits – the classics.
Her show is always one of my favorites, not only because it is Tory, but because of the venue. The Show is held in Lincoln Center but not in the tents where the majority of the shows at Lincoln Center take place. The setting for Tory’s show takes place inside a huge floor to ceiling windowed room overlooking the plaza and all of NYC. The models almost bounced to the beat of the music and you can’t help but bounce along with them as the photographers lenses snapped away. It’s a pretty magical setting.
On another note, we’ve made it to London Town! My first time! This city is so charming and the people are so kind!
One of my favorite shows from day two was Zimmerman. The Aussy designer, Nikki Zimmerman has been a favorite of mine for years now. She has such an innate ability at capturing the sweeter side to dressing while still giving each and every one of her pieces a unique edge. Her collections are always bridging the gaps between delicate and masculine. For example, one of my favorite looks was a sherbet colored jacket and pant set with a layered, asymmetrical lace blouse that could almost pass as a dress.
Everything from the music to the models to the layout of the runway flowed. It’s shows like Zimmerman that make fashion week live up to it’s dreamy expectations. I chose one of Zimmerman’s tops from their Fall 2014 collection to wear to the show and paired it with a clutch I received from their Spring 2014 last fall.
What a whirlwind the past week has been. I can not believe I’ve been MIA from the blog for this long #badblogger (LOL). Needless to say, NYFW has been treating my very well. Incredible shows, presentations and events have been taking place and I can’t wait to share all of the amazing adventures I’ve been on.
First up is a designer that is near and dear to my heart, Tadashi Shoji. Do you remember that red dress moment in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Well that was Tadashi! One of my favorite things about visiting for Spring shows is that Spring dressing is where my heart is. On day one, Tadashi kicked off the season and set the tone of what I continued to see as a running theme for Spring. Light and airy silhouettes graced the runway in candy colored pastel shades with neutral tones and whites sprinkled in. I loved all of the sheer illusion paneling and lace, delicate, beautiful lace!
If there’s one trend the polar vortex is responsible for, it’s spring coats and capes. From structured trenches to sweet dusters and statement capes, you’re options are endless. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of Tadashi’s lace outerwear – tres chic!
It’s exciting to be sharing a few behind the scenes images with you all as well. The energy backstage before a show is almost exhilarating as the show itself! So much more to come that I am just bursting at the seams to share.
Months before any of the fashion week madness begins, the obsessions start to sink in. I like to refer to this as shopoholic problems, maybe you’re familiar with them? You know, the must have handbag of the season, statement shoes and those staple stand out pieces that are going to set you apart from the rest of the fashion pack.
With the official kick off of New York Fashion Week starting today, I have to share my latest obsession with you! When it comes to casual chic looks you have to avoid over accessorizing which is why I always opt for a bold lip or statement bag. For the first day of fashion week, I’m keeping it clean, effortless and sophisticated in my 7 For All Mankind skirt and their new Obsessed tee. A match made in fashion heaven! I’ve teamed up with seven to offer an exclusive deal to all of you! If your as obsessed with this look as I am be sure to click the links below (or here) to buy. And the amazing news is that if you do, you’ll revive $50 off (in store and online!). The offer will as soon as fashion week does so get yours before September 10th!
Alright my friends, off to the shows I go! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for all the madness that is about to ensue, wish me luck!
Well, hello September! Can you believe it! Where did the summer go? I don’t know about you but I am ready for sweater weather and smores by the fire. But before we get started on all of that, I have some insanely exciting things to share through the month!
As I mentioned last week, Fashion Week is first up on the list! Last September was my first time attending the shows and it was everything I dreamed it would be. More actually. This year is back to back to back with shows and events that I am dying to take you inside. I’ll be updating here three times through the week but for minute to minute details, follow me on Instagram @margoandme. Days will be jam packed with all of the fashion goodness you could possibly consume!
Up next, London town! Although I’ve traveled all over Europe in the past, it will be my first time ever in London which I couldn’t be more excited for. After London, well…you will just have to wait and see!