Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Weekend sales and deals for fall 2014

This is the perfect time to shop for the fall season. The last model has stepped off the runway in New York, leaving us with a sneak peek into what will be hot, and what will not be hot, for 2015. With this powerful knowledge, we can shop intelligently for the current season and invest in pieces which will carry us into 2015 and transition easily into spring 2015. Love that!

Without further adieu, here are a few fabulous sales and deals for the weekend! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

J.Crew – 30% off final sale, 50% off select final sale with code EASYSALE. Ends 9/14 visit JCrew.com

LOFT – 40% off all merchandise with code FALLSTYLE, ends 9/13 visit Loft.com.

Ann Taylor – 50% off full price dresses and skirts, 40% off sale items, buy one get one 50% off select camis and tanks. Visit AnnTaylor.com

Banana Republic – 40% off entire purchase with code BRYAY40, ends 9/13. BananaRepublic.com

Bluefly – Shoes extra 10%-40% off, outerwear up to an extra 50% off, cashmere up to 40% off. Visit BlueFly.com.

BCBG – extra 30% off factory outlet. Visit BCBG.com

Here are my picks from the above stores which fit perfectly into the fall trends; and will transition well in 2015. Hope you love it!

Around Lincoln Center


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IMG_3468.JPGNew York Fashion Week is about as close to a trade show as the fashion world gets. Aside from buying conventions, fashion week is when the new trends and styles are introduced for the upcoming season. In addition to designers showing their new collections, New York Fashion Week attracts celebrities, sponsors and outlandish outfits.  When looking around Lincoln Center and inside the tents, there are a lot of beautiful things to be found; as well as celebrity spottings! Here are a few snaps from inside and outside of the Lincoln Center Tents during New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2015.

From top:

1) Kimora Lee Simmons being filmed by E! inside the tents

2) Pandora from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with her husband inside the tents.

3) Lincoln Center sparkling at night.

4) The scene outside the tents during the day where street style photographers hang out looking for outlandish outfits to photograph.

5) The final walk at Project Runway.

6) Lined up and waiting to take our seats for Carmen Marc Valvo inside the tents.

7) Rita and I meeting Kriten Taekman from Real Housewives of New York after the Luis Antonio show. 

8) A display inside the Lincoln Center tents.

9) Papyrus is a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week sponsor in New York, this was their beautiful chandelier and mannequin inside their booth in the tents.

There you have it! A small snapshot of what life is like at New York Fashion Week; aside from standing for long periods of time and watching runway shows!

Photos: Cathy & Rita/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Luis Antonio spring/summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Luis Antonio showed his spring/summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2014. Luis Antonio’s collection was diverse and offered looks for daytime, evening, special occasions and everyday wear. There was a large selection of separates and dresses; something for everyone, everyday. Loved it!

Luis Antonio used a vibrant color pallette mixed in with soft neutral hues as well as elegant navy and black. There was a variety of hemlines on the runway which included mid-thigh, below the knee, t-length and maxi length. The fabrics were a mix of structured and soft as well as embellished or flat. Luis Antonio played with mixed prints, tailored waistlines and deep v-necks to create a beautiful collection fit for varying tastes.

To view Luis Antonio’s spring/summer 2015 runway show at New York Fashion Week, please visit the IMG Fashion video below.