Chantelle Lingerie Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Preview

I’ve noted several times how a pair of incredible shoes can make a woman feel sexy which is of course very true but that is just one thing out of many that make a woman feel sensual, provocative and flirtatious – another major contributor to those feeling are gorgeous high-end lingerie, like Chantelle’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. I had the pleasure of attending their Fall collection preview hosted by ILOVEAGOOD. So many of these pieces would help any woman to feel body confident during a boudoir photography shoot. In fact, after checking out the collection myself I was incredibly tempted to contact a Boudoir Photographer so that I could capture just how beautiful these lingerie sets made me feel. Watch this space… Anyway, read on to find out more about some of my favorite pieces from this stunning collection.

Chantelle Lingerie is a high-end collection inspired by regions of Paris, France. It features expert craftsmanship, luxe beauty, gorgeous details, and a refined heritage. For Fall 2012, the collection focuses on four color story trends based on the deep, rich hues of gemstones. Highlights includes embroidered tulle, their signature saddle stitching, sophisticated embellishments such as floral motifs, touches of lace, and delicate bows; One of my favorites styles was the C Chic Sexy Bra which featured pleated straps, a combination of knit fabric, tulle and lace as well as a sweet crystal at the center – it’s gorgeous in violet.


Ruby

One of the three favorite precious gemstones of jewelers (with emerald and sapphire). Rubies express passion and seduction and it comes in different shades: deep red, raspberry or burnt orange

Amber

Amber touches bring contrast and sophisticated to everyday nude, milk and ebony colors. Very casual chic.

Black Pearl

The mystery of Japanese black pearl, the richness of the emerald green and the audacity of deep purple for a contemporary and designer look.

Grey Gold

Shades of grey, urban and Parisians’ staple color contrasted with touches of blue indigo. Not to forget the Python Grey print which continues the Chantelle animal print story.

This stunning collection is available now and is available at the following retailers – Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave, etc.

Bold & Beautiful – Luichiny’s Fall 2012 Footwear Collection

I love heels, I find a stacked, towering platform to be so incredibly sexy. There’s no denying that a pair of stately heels can elongate your legs and give you the look of being statuesque. You not only look fabulous, you feel fabulous. Which I why I have so many favorites in Luichiny’s Fall 2012 Footwear Collection

Featuring a variety of bold colors, sky-high heel heights in attention getting silhouettes, the Luichiny Fall 2012 Collection will be on every fashion-loving, shoe lover’s must-have list of shoes. Expect to see amazing styles available in faux-suede and suede, leather, patent leather and glitter in a range from 2 inch to 6 inch heels.

Whether you want a smooth and sleek style or something with some texture, Luichiny has a shoe for you. Go glam with an all-over glitter boot, edgy with studs and spikes, bold with vibrant colors or wild with leopard print. Punch up your wardrobe with any of Luichiny’s eyecatching offerings. And for those who prefer a more subtle hue, check out the neutral tones below that are anything but simple

I know you have a few styles you’ve added to your wishlist (I know I have – I’m in love with the Onxy Glitter boots). All these styles and more are available now on demandshoes.com, zappos.com, shoebuy.com, etc. To get an inside look into Luichiny’s Fall Collection, check out the behind the scenes look into their Fall 2012 Photo Shoot below:

Fashion Bug Fall 2012 Preview

I remember Fashion Bug as one of the retailers I shopped for during high school. They offered several clothing choices that not everyone was my age was privy too (this is thanks to my mom). So I was never another clone when it came to high school fashion and my mom never went over her budget. Today, the retailer still offers on trend styles at affordable prices. Whether you purchase a whole look or implement select pieces into your wardrobe, you won’t have much difficulty and with today’s economic strife, you can do so with confidence that your budget will be in tact.

My favorites from the Fall preview include their easy dresses and cardigans which make transitioning from work to play very easy. The print heavy collection fits perfectly into what’s hot for fall

If you want to get some looks that will compliment your wardrobe, make sure you add Fashion Bug to your list.

Lands’ End Fall 2012 Women’s Collection

Though the temperature still reaches above 80 degrees outside, the fall collections have started to hit retailers. Lands’ End has some very exciting looks in their fall 2012 collection. What can you expect? Lots of beautiful bold colors, the classic American style that Lands’ End is known for, fresh new styles that easily go from casual settings to more sophisticated events.

Upon entry into the preview, we saw Lands’ End’s top ten most wanted looks for Fall 2012. From chic Ponte dresses and richly-hued stretch chinos to Double-knit Jackets and stunning capes. What ten items should be in your wardrobe this fall? Cardigan, Dress Shirt, Dress, Colored Chino, Tweed Blazer, Coat, Blouse, Cape


While Lands’ End offered several must have pieces and featured great layering of color and textures, there are some pieces that really stood out to me (and I hope makes it into my closet) are below:

Lands’ End is known for making some of the most amazing outwear and the offerings in this season’s collection do not disappoint. Want an elegant cape? Lands’ End has two choices, how about a structured, tailored jacket? Then you’ll love the Tweed Blazers and other menswear inspired silhouettes (check out their awesome vests).

My favorite item from the collection (which is why it’s shown twice) is the above Navy single-breasted coat with tonal stitching and wide, double grey stripes – that detail combined with Lands’ End superb craftsmanship makes it a beautiful must-have.

Lands’ End also introduces their new collection of Land’s End Woman “Just For You” with Brittany Gibbons, co-founder of Curvy Girl Guide to create a better plus size collection that’s more flattering, feminine and in better size proportions that will give the consumer a better shopping experience.

Winter staples are of course ever present in their collection, the Quilted jacket abound in color, cozy scarves and gloves get you ready for both the ski season and the tumultuous city winter.

Sorel Footwear Fall 2012 Women’s Collection

Normally I’m not a fan of thunderstorms, except if I’m at home under the covers enjoying a lazy day. Of course this was a different story when I was a little girl, I loved to play in the rain then. Today, the river-sized puddles we get in NYC are not a favorite of mine. It always seems that no matter how far you leap over it, you still get wet feet but thanks to Sorel Footwear that has changed. I’m transported back to being a little girl jumping into the rain puddles. Try as they may, most rain boots are not high on the fashion footwear list – don’t get me wrong, there are some interesting prints and some brands have certainly made statements but as someone who loves her heels – I was always hoping for a more fashion-friendly pair of rain boots – one I can wear without clunking around. I found found my answer in the Sorel Footwear Medina Rain Heels – yes a real heel – 4” heel with 1” platform to be exact.

While this baby is a very fashionable rain boot, it’s all business – it’s vulcanized rubber provides a waterproof foot environment and a felt lined collar increases comfort so you stay dry, warm and protected in cold, wet weather conditions.

The Medina Boot is not all Sorel Footwear wows us with for Fall. The Slimpack Riding Boot is Sorel’s lightest, most sleek Pac boot yet, offering the timeless style of an equestrian riding boot with incredible function and comfort.

With this boot, Sorel has integrated waterproof warmth into the timeless silhouette of an equestrian riding boot to deliver a winter weather solution that will keep you dry and protected in cold conditions without sacrificing style. Another great boot is a bit more classic Sorel style. Inspired by Sorel’s iconic Men’s Conquest boot, the Women’s Conquest Carly is the sophisticated sister.

Lightweight and cozy, this insulated boot features a full-grain leather and nylon upper, rubber shell, bungee and lace closure and stacked leather heel to ensure that feet stay dry, warm and protected during everyday adventures in winter conditions.

I know my favorite, which one is yours?

LOFT Fall 2012 Collection

LOFT once again delivers another wonderful collection. This Fall, LOFT offers wardrobe choices for the woman who wants both simplicity and zest in her fall wardrobe. LOFT Fall 2012 is full of vibrant never-ending color, classic prints with touches of more exotic patterns, skirts galore in varying lengths, menswear-inspired details and playful pant prints and colors.

As usual, I have several favorites from the collection (no surprise since LOFT is very flattering and chic). I can always count on LOFT to offer some classic and fashionable looks. I wish I could show you every single item I fell in love with but this would be a really long post. Here’s a short list of LOFT’s offerings I’m adding to my wishlist

I love the “LOFT Girl” sketch, so you shouldn’t be surprised by seeing the first two pieces. I love the all-over  print blouse with the sweet peter pan collar and classic white tee. I always imagine myself to be the girl in the sketch – just being fabulous and on the go. The eye-catching red Far East-inspired graphic on the simple silhouette was my absolute favorite blouse and I was not alone. For outerwear, I found myself drawn to a ribbed shawl collar sweater that’s far from basic, a stylish black and white stripe trench coat in soft corded dobby (stunning over bold yellow) and a wide-striped grey and white cardigan whose silhouette so reminded me of the classic Chanel suite jacket.

Accessories and Shoes were as much a standout as the clothing – boldly colored scarves, statement necklaces, attention getting bracelets and rings and of course, must have shoes.

To view LOFT’s Fall 2012 Shoes, click on the following link to NY Shoe Examiner –  http://www.examiner.com/article/loft-fall-2012-footwear-collection

Plus-Size Fashion | Lane Bryant Fall 2012 Collection

Lane Bryant continues to eliminate the misconception that “plus size” or “full-figured” women can’t be chic, stylist and on-trend. Their Fall 2012 collection offers several must-have pieces that are high on style and always curve loving

From chic shawls to comfy sweaters and cardigans, bold colors and prints, sensual cutouts and sexy pencil skirts, uber-flattering wrap dresses and cool jackets. Skinny Jeans are available in bold colors and prints – go for cool turquoise or eyecatching snakeskin.

Accessories were just as dazzling. Statement necklaces, bold earrings, rings, and bracelets fill the collection with something for everyone. The Footwear collection features some of this season’s hottest trends – wedge heels, buckle details, lace up styles, block heels and color blocking

What do you think of this collection ladies, would these styles please your curves?