mark and estel

Mark & Estel top


Pictured: Earrings: Kathy Kamei (old, similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Scarlett” / Top: Mark & Estel (scoop neck version here) / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff  / Bracelets: Tory Burch, c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off) / Nail Polish: Chanel “Secret” / Ring: c/o Sterling Forever / Skirt: Gap (old, also love this one) / Shoes: SixtySeven / Toe Nail Polish: Chanel “Tutti Frutti

Mark & Estel is one of my favorite collections from the runways in New York. The designers are rock musicians which translates into a collection filled with carefree, edgy looks that are easy to wear and downright sassy! This swing top from Mark & Estel is a piece which put the designing duo on the fashion map. It comes in a variety of colors and has a playful, swinging silhouette! 

I wore this top on the airplane last February when I returned home from New York Fashion Week. It was comfortable and didn’t wrinkle; huge plus when traveling! I have found myself reaching for this top often since it can be styled for both warm and cool weather. Love that! I definitely need to invest in Mark & Estel’s swing top in additional colors.

This handbag needs a shout-out too. My fabulous friend gave this mini-camera case by Rebecca Minkoff to me for my birthday. Not only is it currently on trend (mini bags are all the rage!) it is also purple with tassels! Two of my favorite things! My beautiful friend has fabulous taste 😉 Now what will I get her for her birthday which is equally amazing??? The bar has been raised.

Do you have a go-to piece in your closet you find yourself reaching for on a regular basis? If so, what is it?

Mark and Estel spring 2014 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

I was thrilled and honored when I received an invitation, with a seat, to the Mark and Estel spring/summer 2014 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. This Los Angeles designing duo creates a fabulous collection of ready-to-wear which is perfect for life here in California. Since I was already in love with the designers, knowing I would have a seat at their show was thrilling.

The entire collection Mark and Estel designed for spring/summer 2014 was fabulous. I loved the mix of bright colors with classic black and white. The flowing, full skirts looked graceful on the runway and were styled with a little bit of California sass. Love that!

I cannot wait to get my hands on one of their skirts for spring; as well as the black and white striped dress in the photo above! Love!

Mark and Estel is made in the USA, more reason to love their work!

Below is a press video of the show. What is your favorite look from the Mark and Estel spring/summer 2014 runway at New York Fashion Week?