Thursday, May 1, 2014
Accessoriize With Cosmik Souls by Joan M Kelly: Put Some Prep In Your Step and Step On Into SUMMER...
Accessoriize With Cosmik Souls by Joan M Kelly: Put Some Prep In Your Step and Step On Into SUMMER...: Hamptons, Marthas Vineyard, Palm Beach or BUST ... As a native New Yorker I am all about the preppy styling that has for so long...
Hamptons, Marthas Vineyard, Palm Beach or BUST ...
As a native New Yorker I am all about the preppy styling that has for so long defined the upper-crust of the Hamptons Classic Horse Show ... add in Summers on the Vineyard and YES ... the totally laid back but sophisticated prep of a stroll down Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. All it took was a mini vaca to Palm Beach in the midst of this never ending NY chill to remind me how hip and FUN preppy styling can be. Sunglasses required ! The mix of plaids, madras, florals, dots and stripes with neutrals and just a dash of bright colorful pop can do a wardrobe good and jump-start your Summer style.
Tennis Anyone ...
One need not be a player to adopt the totally prepped out style of traditional tennis attire .. begin with a varsity sweater ... add some white shorts a collared shirt and leave the socks at home ... nothings says prep more than a sockless loafer look ..
Next are some style recommendations for pairing color and pattern with great jewelry and accessories for that not even trying but look fabulous flare .. a picture paints a thousand words so let's just get to the point ... chose items in your wardrobe to pair, match and style accordingly. You may find that you only need to add a few newbies to achieve your look ... or better yet ... you will see your existing wardrobe in a whole new way ... have a look ...
|Nautical But Nice ... choose red, white and blue with a few striped elements and gold accents and you are ready to set sail for Summer|
Pinks are the new RED when it comes to preppy dressing ... have a look at these super cute parings ...
|Uber Prep and FAB !|
A few more sweet Summer prep pairings ... a little Micheal Kors and a bit of Tory Burch and whatever else suits your fancy .. make the look your own ...
It wouldn't be prep without the addition of bows, pearls colorful statement necklaces or an armful of chain link bracelets and great over sized watch ... monograms are a added touch when prep styling ... these looks are so wearable and so IN ...
Don't forget the Hunter wellies to increase your prep factor ...
Now let's take the Preppy 101 theory discussed above and head to the streets for real street style prep pairings you will LOVE ...
|Sailor Stripes With Untucked Tailored Shirt and Pearls|
|Chain Link Gold Jewelry|
|Mixing it up just fro FUN|
|Untuckel Tailored Shirt Sweater and Colorful Statement Jewelry|
|LOVE the pink bow shorts with navy and white stripe tee and HEELS .. gold jewelry|
|Pink, White and Blue With Monogram Necklace|
When you want to take your look a dash up try fuller bolder pieces with more detailing ... play with this look until you OWN it out on the streets ...
|Mix it with heels and great hair for a style all your own|
|Gorgeous ruffle neck piece with crested blazer and white shorts <3|
|Sweater and Tailored Shirt With Full Skirt With Bow Detailing|
|Uber Chic Prep ... Plaid Tailored Shirt .. Super Full Skirt and Over-Sized Pearls ...|
Don't Forget The Sunglasses ...
Horn Rim or Aviator shapes look well on everyone and complete the look ...
Intro to Prep 101 has now commenced for the Summer ... Congratulations Graduates ... From CS !!!;) xoxo
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Here's What Cosmik Souls Recommends to Prep Up For Summer ...
|Cosmik Souls Vintage Flower Lucite Cuff With Butterfly Ring|
|Cosmik Souls Pearl Bis With Lucite Beaded Chain and Flower|
|Cosmik Souls Chain Link and Rhinestone Bracelet and Lucite Choker With Filigree and Pearls|
|Cosmik Souls Sapphire Blue Lucite Cuff With Bow Embellishment|
|Cosmik Souls Unisex Crested Cuff|
Thanks for tuning in ... see you all next week for more Summer FUN :)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Accessoriize With Cosmik Souls by Joan M Kelly: Short But Sweet: Check out the FUN and simple Summer sundress idea ... Way too CUTE to pass up ... so grab an over-sized tee shirt and wrap !!!...
Check out the FUN and simple Summer sundress idea ...
Way too CUTE to pass up ... so grab an over-sized tee shirt and wrap !!!
Sass it up with some cool and colorful bangles, beads, a focal pin or flowers in your hair ... you will be beach party ready in no time ... enjoy and have a great week everyone ... CS xoxo
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
|Jennifer Aniston at the Oscars in Valentino Haute Couture|
|Black Lace and Bow Valentino Haute Couture Dress|
Valentino Red ....
Valentino , a noted and coveted Italian fashion designer studied his art form under Balenciaga and several design icons of the day. Upon launching his own line he became well known for exquisite red gowns which became a tag line to his designs as known as "Valentino Red" Such designs reveal the artistry in shape and form. Some of the most telling signs of the Valentino brand are bows, ruffles and lace and of course red !
His dresses have graced the Red Carpets and many specialty events for women of distinction.
|Valentino Haute Couture Coat|
|Valentino Haute Couture Black Tulle Dress|
RED Valentino ....
|RED Valentino Black Lace Coat|
|RED Valentino Black Lace Dress|
|RED Valentino Black Lace Beaded Dress|
All this being said .. herein above and below begins our line of demarcation as I introduce you to a fashion BFF and fave brand under the Valentino brands called "RED Valentino" ... fun flirty ... classic and a tad sexy ... often with similar details to the the designers couture line such as bows, ruffles and lace paired down to a more wearable and affordable place for women to enjoy more readily ... even a mix and match with your own items for a city chic look. Gorgeous floral prints and fine couture like shapes make this brand a must see to update your look to FABULOUS ! Perhaps still on the pricier side being sold at such doors as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales ... look for sale and bonus point days to for a specialty find that I believe you will LOVE and use forever ... the designs of staying power ... so power up and happy shopping RED Valentino style <3
|RED Valentino Skirt and Sweater|
|RED Valentino Ivory Beaded Cocktail Dress|
|RED Valentino Cardigan with Bows|
|RED Valentino Lace Embellished Bow Tee ... LOVE|
|RED Valentino Floral Coat Paired with Casual Clothing .. FAB !|
|RED Valentino Little Black Dress|
|RED Valentino Lace Blouse with Textured Skirt|
|RED Valentino Purse ... SO Similar to Valentino Line in Aesthetics at a Fraction of the Cost|
|RED Valentino Sequin Bow Clutch ... I Own It <3|
|RED Valentino Lave Embellished Shoe|
|RED Valentino Floral Coat Dress|
Just a sampling of some of my favorite looks from the collection ... pick up a piece or a shoe or bag to fashion your own way chic even paired with jeans .. oh and yes they do make jeans ... with a bow back pocket ;) The RED Valentino collection caught my eye from the moment it was launched several years back. As a fan I have visited the show room here in NYC and was in pure delight at the silhouettes and fabrications ... this is where i learned the Valentino signature style ... bows, ruffles and lace ... 3 simple elements to remember on you Spring fling shopping trip ... add a dash here and there to you wardrobe in clothing or accessories ... a great, purse, belt, shoe, cardigan or jacket with some pretty detail will set off your Spring/Summer season in great style !!!
Thanks for joining me folks ... until next time ... be well and be fabulous... CS xoxo
|Cosmik Souls handcrafted Jewelry and Couture Accessories|
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Accessoriize With Cosmik Souls by Joan M Kelly: Spring Is In Bloom and Some Like It Haute ...: Spring Has Finally Arrived ... And Just In Time For Wedding, Garden Party, Summer Music Festival and Reni Fair Time .... Floral he...
Spring Has Finally Arrived ... And Just In Time For Wedding, Garden Party, Summer Music Festival and Reni Fair Time ....
|Floral head piece With Veil Christian LaCroix|
The real beauty is in the artistry to make any idea your own complimenting your personal style .. whether it be blooms from your garden , silks or paper made florals ... the feeling evokes Spring with wonderment and joy ... here's a bit of inspiration ... from some CS faves ... from over the top fantasy to simply divine .. Spring and Summer blooms are always in style ... whether you like it Boho or Haute !
|Chanel Paper Floral Headdress|
|Fresh Flower Spring Head Piece|
|Oversized and over The Top Tulip and Pansie Head Piece|
|Silk Floral Boho Headdress|
|Fresh Flower Head Piece|
|Silk Floral head Piece With Birdcage Veil|
|Floral headpiece Vogue Italia|
|Retro 1958 Floral headpiece With Tulle Veil|
|Floral headdress Alexander McQueen|
|Simple floral headdress With Twig|
|Floral and Lace Head Piece Christian LaCroix|
|Simple Fresh Flower Spray|
|Silk Floral Roger Vivier Shoes|
Should you choose a local florist or a DIY adornment ... make it FUN and fantastical ... and just your style ... for DIY vids have a lok at this super easy silk floral headpiece tutorial ... start simple and with silk flower at first until you master your skills ... then build upon them adding other elements like beads and feathers. For the skilled floral arranger with knowledge of fresh floral technique and assemblage ... again start smaller and work your way up to Summers Hautest looks seen on runways globally. Happy Spring 2014 folks and thanks for joining us this week ... see you soon ... CS xoxo ! :)
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