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Update

March 18, 2013

Dear Mouthful of Style Readers,

I'm sure you have been wondering where I've been!  First off apologies for not posting earlier.  After much thought, I have decided to take an indefinite break from posting.  I am working on many exciting projects for MFS however I need the time to take it to the next level.

I will still be updating my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts so make sure you are following me to continue to receive my luxury fashion insights and outfit postings.

I won't be gone too long so please check back often and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support!

Xo,

Nina

Isabel Marant AW13 Boot of the Season

March 11, 2013



Trust me on this one - these Isabel Marant boots are THE boot of the AW13 season.  Isabel Marant's AW13 show was nothing short of spectacular during Paris Fashion Week.  I am always a huge fan of her collections but this season was a different cool factor that went down the runway.  A change from her previous collections focusing on all things Americana (ie. cowgirl and Hawaiian), this collection was more European and for me very Parisian chic.

And now, let's talk about these boots.  Every season no matter the shoes, Isabel Marant's wedge heels, ankle booties and velcro-strap sneakers are always backordered or out of stock.  For the AW13 season, I predict will be no different especially with these these boots - a play on her well-known wedge heel and velcro sneaker.  Luckily for everyone reading MFS, Moda Operandi's Isabel Marant trunk show went live today where these boots are available for preorder and delivered straight to your door come Fall.  See the trunk show here and cut the line!


Photo credit: Moda Operandi 

Trend: Mini bags craze

March 8, 2013



 

The best of the mini bag craze!  Don't be fooled from the images - all the above bags are teeny-tiny compared to their standard tote-sized counterparts.  So, a tote as a mini bag?  I had my reservations as I like a big bag for the daytime.  It's not even that I carry around a lot of things, but I like the option!  So how do I wear this mini bag, day or night?  Out to dinner, to work, to go shopping, etc?  I have found they work and look best when you are walking around casually over the weekend as a pure statement piece.  Almost all have a long enough strap to go cross-body or at least long one shoulder.  Easy to wear, definitely.  A trend of the moment?  I think so.  Love it or hate it?  Tell me what you think.


Photo credit:  FORWARD by elyse walker

Paris Fashion Week AW13: Alexander Wang's Debut Collection for Balenciaga

March 5, 2013



The AW13 Balenciaga show was newly appointed Creative Director Alexander Wang's first collection for the brand.  Despite mixed review, I quite liked the show especially because it was very much a reflection of Balenciaga as a brand.  The collection was black and white (very Alexander Wang) but with intricately structured pieces and classic silhouettes that only a luxury fashion house can achieve with credibility.  Alexander Wang is known for his own sportswear line often filled with drapery. This show was a departure from what we normally see from him in a positive way.

Style.com's video recap I included above I think critiqued the show very well.  Take a look and let me know, what do you think about Alexander Wang's debut collection?   

Designer Profile: Helmut Lang Short Suit

March 2, 2013


So I know its Paris Fashion Week at the moment (and I will be posting soon on my favorite shows), but I just had to highlight Helmut Lang's short suit from the SS13 show as it is hitting stores soon.  We all know the Helmut Lang brand as edgy, urban cool.  But this specific look takes all that to a whole new level for me.  Printed suits for one and with shorts for two!  It's all about modernizing classic pieces and this fresh look is my choice for SS13 designer fashion. 


Photo credit: Style.com

Perfect wing tip eye

February 27, 2013


I’m really into the wing tip eye these days.  It’s not a new look by any means but one that has been a consistent beauty trend over time and that I have seen all over the AW13 runways. For me, the key to success to achieve the perfect wing tip eye is all in the choice of liquid eyeliner. YSL’s Shocking False Lash Effect Eyeliner is my choice!  A great guide below I found on how to use this wonderful bold felt-tip pen to achieve this look easily and with perfection time and time again.    



Photo credit: Shariq Siddiqui Photography & Pinterest

Oscars 2013 Trend: Sparkle

February 26, 2013

Giorgio Armani silver sequin gown

Giorgio Armani overlay of white sequins and crystals gown

Elie Saab Couture sheer black gown, embellishment of beads and lace

Monique Lhuillier strapless dress

 Alexander McQueen lilac organza embroidered gown

There were no fashion faux pas at this year's Oscars.  All beautiful (and trend alert: embellished) muted colored dresses (minus the stunning red Valentino on Jennifer Aniston).  With designer's vying to dress the Oscar attendees and stylists looking to get the very best from designers, it was a win-win this year with plentiful sparkle for all! 


Photo credit: Vogue

London Fashion Week AW13 Recap

February 23, 2013


I finally had the time to sit down and digest all of London Fashion Week to share with you!  My first time covering LFW officially for Mouthful of Style was such a great experience.  I have worked fashion shows and backstage many times in my career in the industry and now covering them as well as a fashion blogger adds even more to my overall experience. For one thing, I was able to see and appreciate the full production of the shows from start to finish.  When you work a show these parts can get overlooked as you are dashing around to make sure all is in place when the clock hits time. That being said, below are my favorite show looks of the week and a few pictures I snapped from backstage and the runways.  Enjoy!

Antonio Berardi

Emilio de la Morena

Tom Ford (is back on the runways!)

Model of the moment, Cara Delevingne 

Backstage beauty

P.S.  I want to dedicate this post to one of my best friends on her wedding day.  Sending you the biggest kiss and a lifetime of happiness to you both!

Balthazar London Opening

February 20, 2013



Balthazar is opening in London's Covent Garden this week!  Perfect timing with the closing of yet another fabulous London Fashion Week.  I haven't been this excited about a restaurant opening since, well, I've been in London really that I decided it needed its own post.  The famous NYC eatery was one of my personal favorite Sunday brunch hangouts while I was living in NYC.  Officially a French brasserie with the best Salad Nicoise and Eggs Benedict I've ever had, make sure to check out the London version here and make a reservation now as the wait list is already filling up!


Photo credit: goop.com

London Fashion Week: Zoe Jordan AW13

February 18, 2013


I've definitely been running around London over the past few days, but in a good way!  London Fashion Week premiered at 10am on Friday at Somerset House with Zoe Jordan sponsored by Vestiaire Collective and I got the best view from front and center first row!  Having heard of the designer but not too familiar with her work, I am now a follower and fan! The show was a mix of some of my favorite styles and trends: matchy-matchy tops and trousers, structured jackets, silk mixed with rougher fabrics and fun pops of color.  An extremely wearable collection staying consistent to Zoe's signature style she describes as "feminine swagger."  Ah, don't you even just love that description!





Looks photo credit: London Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week AW13 Recap

February 15, 2013

Living in NYC for years before moving to London, I have a very strong affinity towards the power woman look.  The AW13 fashion shows were a dream to me with so many new ways to celebrate the NY-woman.  Honestly, these are just A FEW of my favorite looks from the shows (also loving Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, Theyskens Theory...). 

The new tiny waisted power suit.

Femininity exuding strength. 

Give me that blue dress now!  And I love the barely there midriff.  So commanding.

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