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Tis the Season for Style: Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection

By now you’ve started receiving invitations to Christmas and Holiday parties, and maybe a few where you get to go full glam, what are you going to wear? Luckily you’re in wonderfully stylish hands with the current beguiling offerings from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection. With fashionable dress options (okay, we threw in their stylish jumpsuit) for daytime and evening holiday celebrations, you’re sure to turn heads this holiday season.

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Whether you’re off to a daytime or early evening fete, the above elegant looks will hit the right fashionable note every time. No matter if you’re heading to your celebrations right from the office or after a quick trip home, you will add your own holiday shine with these Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection looks. We love styles like the royal and black Mock Neck Colorblock Dress, the Polka Dot Colorblock Sheath Dress, and the red Short Sleeve Sheath Dress with Tulip Skirt for those going straight from the office to the party or even an in-office holiday party. For those who do get a moment to freshen up and change out of your office attire, we adore the Colorblock Jumpsuit with Beaded Bodice, the Mirrored Lace Cocktail Dress with Fringe Hem, and the Structured Cape Sheath Dress. Of course, the above looks are merely a fraction of the stunning items you can currently find on Adrianna Papell, they offer so much more. If your holiday entertainment is more of the black tie affair, you’ll love the Adrianna Papell evening gowns featured below.

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Looking glamorous this holiday season is easy with these stunning dresses from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection. Be red carpet ready with any of these beautiful dresses this season. Go super chic in the Column Dress with Short Cape; and turn heads in the emerald Mock Neck Ray Beaded Halter Dress with T-Back, and the vampy, red Lace Mermaid Gown. Can’t decide between a mermaid, ball gown, or column dress for the holiday, check out these and more styles from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection by visiting their website and let your inner fashionista do the picking.

Enjoy the Rain with the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection

The fall season means layering up, which equals more clothes; always a plus in our book. The fall season also means cold, rainy days, and having a prepared wardrobe is a must. When we think of cold, rainy day women’s fashion, we can’t help but think about Joules Clothing. What better fashion brand than the one known for their amazing rain collection and wellies to get us prepared for the wetter, cooler season. Today we share what we love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection, all of which are available now.

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All you have to do is look outside your window to see the current downpour we’re experiencing. In other words, it’s the perfect time for a cool raincoat and matching rain boots, and playful tops, and there are many to love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Get ready for functional, stylish 100% waterproof rainwear that will have you praying for rainy days. The Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection features raincoats in lots of cool, fun prints (we’re totally in love with the Raina Printed Waterproof Coat) and vibrant colors. Don’t worry the collection has traditional, solid colors for those of you who prefer understated tones, but we prefer the eye-catching options.

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Of course, Joules offers more than just raincoats. One of our favorite pieces from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection is the chic Contessa Tweed Cape featured above. This statement wool piece is not only wonderfully stylish, it’s also quite practical for the season. We love when the marriage of function and fashion result in such beautiful pieces.

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For more practical yet stylish fashion options, Joules literally has you covered. The fall season is sweater weather and as you ladies can see, there are adorable sweater options in the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Their sweaters, cardigans, and sweatshirts are made for warmth, style, and comfort. We adore the Joules merino wool sweaters featuring oh-so-cute animals (how adorable are the puppies and keep an eye out for the owl on the Marsha sweater), and of course, we’re mad for the printed tops and shirts. The classic shirt silhouette goes bold with large florals and subtle with tiny prints as seen in the Charlotte Fox and Pheasant Pop-Over Shirt.

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Just like their tops, Joules has flattering dresses boasting hand-drawn prints in fabrics that feel just as good as they look. We love the modern details on the Cynthie Woven Dress (middle image directly above), and the pull-on, wear-anywhere Daylia Printed Dress (shown above in stripes, and stenciled floral).

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Last but certainly not least, we can’t talk about the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection without highlighting their amazing Wellies, many of which coordinate with their raincoats and umbrellas. To choose a favorite print is a futile attempt as they have many to-die-for print options. The Wellies range features florals, stars, stripes, solids, animals, polka dots, and much more in short, mid-high, and tall rain boots. There’s literally a rain boot for everyone. As our title says you really will enjoy the rain with the offerings from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. We’ve shared our favorites from the brand from this season, what are yours?

Purse First: Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection

In honor of the epic words of Bob the Drag Queen, we’re heading into the fall season, “purse first”! What better time than National Handbag Day to celebrate the wonderful handbag collection from a friend of ours. You’re well aware we love spotlighting upcoming designers and indie brands on My Life on and off the Guest List, so it’s only natural that we introduce you to the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection. We first introduced you to this high-end, indie leather handbag designer back in February when she held an introductory handbag trunk show. Now all the bags we saw are available and ready to chic up your wardrobe with their elegant silhouettes.

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As we stated back in February, the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection is an accessible luxury brand that features a range of chic handbags focused on quality, modern design, and innovation. The handbag collection boasts minimalist designs, and classic silhouettes with an incorporated higher function. Thanks to its interior LED touch light system which is integrated into each handbag, you will no longer go blindly digging into your purses. Chinyere Ugoji wonderfully combines fashiona nd function with her luxury leather bag collection and if you think you can choose a favorite, think again. I’m currently in love with the Mackenzie Tote in Azure Blue, the Veronica Signature Laptop Bag (shown in the first photo), the Soho Satchel, and the Claudette Portfolio Clutch (pictured below).

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There are several styles from the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection to love. Whether you go for a travel bag, hobo, clutch, crossbody, or tote, you’re sure to find a bag to fit your needs.

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Each carefully crafted leather handbag has a built-in touch light to illuminate the contents of your bag in dark or dimly lit areas. The LED touch light is encased in a small leather pocket on the upper interior of the bag (get an upclose look in the photos below). This innovative pocket light can also be positioned to illuminate exterior objects like your front door lock, a menu or check in a dimly lit restaurant.

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The LED light is flexible to both the inside and outside of the bag and only requires a simple tap or swipe of the finger to switch it on and off. The LED light is powered by a small watch battery that is easily replacable and turns off automatically after 30 seconds to conserve power.

Whata re your thoughts on the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection? Do you have a favorite style?

Must-Have Fashion from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection

It’s the season of cozy sweaters and chic knits. Welcome to the fall season, and the stylish fashion offerings from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection. Just as the leaves change, so must your wardrobe. Not familiar with the fashion brand? The LA-based Belldini offers a variety of women’s sweaters, cardigans, knits, leggings and more in both standard and plus sizes. The Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection is teeming with the season’s hottest, must-have trends – Colorblocking, Black and Silver, Menswear-Inspired Silhouettes, and Metallic Accents.

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Popular pieces from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection include the Carla Colorblock Mock Neck Cardigan (also available in plus size), a long sleeve dual colored cardigan with dazzling black studs and rhinestone zipper; the plush Faux-fur Vest with knit back that’s perfect for layering over any top, sweater, or jacket; the menswear-inspired Plaid Coatigan, a coat cardigan hybrid with detachable black faux fur collar, and our favorite item, the Belldini Nikki Duster, a long sleeved, frayed open duster with fringe at bottom hem. Another favorite, which sadly isn’t available yet is the Contrast Color Double Knit Draped Open Cardigan, an elegant black cardigan with contrasting red, ivory, or cobalt trim. Key details from the collection include round grommets, studs, and rhinestones, lacing, cutouts, and asymmetrical hemlines.

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The great style options are not the only wonderful things from Belldini. The contemporary fashion label’s plus size offerings (the size range goes up to 3X) are just as chic and fashionable as the looks from their standard sizes. Take for instance the below Ombre Lurex Cold-Shoulder Pullover with contrasting front shadow stripes. The cold shoulder trend is still a hot one and you’ll find many options of this trend throughout the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection.

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Plus size fashionistas will also love the Laura Draped Cardigan with sequin yard edge and matching tank top, and the Lurex Crossover Cowl Neck Pullover featuring grommet details on the hem and sleeve cuffs.

There’s so much more to love from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection, we advise to to visit www.belldini.com and get acquainted with the fashion brand.

Fall Style Evolution: Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection

We’re less than three weeks away from the changing of the season. Seasonal flavors and fashions have already started hitting stores, including some of our favorites. We’re highlighting the stunning looks from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection, the contemporary sportswear brand we were introduced to last year from fashion designer Gene Kagan. The fall looks were as elegant and sophisticated as we expected. The collection features the brand’s signature relaxed and interchangeable key pieces, boasting textured materials, layering, sheer overlays, and asymmetrical lines. You’ll also love the abundance of silk chiffon, satin, and soft jersey present in this collection.

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We’re excited about several of the tops and outerwear from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection. Looks we’re really excited for include the very cool Luster Jacquard Moto Jacket featuring a textured stripe burnout, the Quilted Double Face Jersey Cardigan (which is made for layering), the Double Face Linen Cardigan, and the Luster Ponte Belted Short Sleeve Cardigan (we love its chic robe structure), which are all featured above.

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Other styles of tops we’re excited for from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection include a simple, long sleeve cowl neck top featuring the cold shoulder trend. As you know the cold shoulder trend was a huge hit for the spring/summer season and it’s continuing right on to the fall season. And since we’re sure the fall season will be off to a very warm start, the Sleeveless top options from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection are the perfect transition items to wear during that time.

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For those who prefer dresses for the fall season. We’re loving the above two dresses from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection. We love the cascading layers and mixed fabrication of the Cowl Neck Dress, and the simplicity and the subtle graphics of the Double Layer Silk Chiffon Tank Dress. Either of these wardrobe staples will ease you into the fall season flawlessly.

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Last but not least are the uber-feminine color and silhouettes from the collection. Like us, you will love the softness and movement of the above Vintage Dobby Travel Pants, and the billowy Tie-Front Double Layer Pants (we’re huge fans of this sage color). Both bottoms pair very well with several of Lola and Sophie’s silk tops, and we especially love them with the above Silk Chiffon Overlay Tank, and One Shoulder Overlay Top.

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As you will note, Lola and Sophie’s pieces are wardrobe staples that made for layering. We love Designer Gene Kagan’s classic silhouettes and colors, and so will you. Ladies, can you see yourself rocking the fashionable pieces from this contemporary sportswear brand? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection.

LA Fashion Week: Jaime Elyse Fall 2016 Collection

Designer Jaime Elyse showed she’s more than how to make a bride happy when she unveiled an edgy red carpet collection during LA Fashion Week thanks to a successful Emmy Awards show season, during which she dressed several actresses such as NBC’s Parks and Recreation Actress, Retta Sirleaf. The curve-flattering Jaime Elyse Fall 2016 Collection paid homage to the sexy sophistication of the Californian style while celebrating the female form.

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For her glamorous Fall 2016 collection, which was inspired by the classic architecture of London, Paris and New York, Elyse used silks, laces, and feathers not only complement each design, but to allow each dress to float while in movement.

As a California girl, I have always loved a strong silhouette. I feel that each design should compliment the woman wearing it, not steal attention or show too much of her. – Jaime Elyse

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The Fall 2016 season marks one in which Elyse pushed herself as a designer by enhancing silhouettes with rich texture and detail. Her color palette was bolder with pops of the color teal adding a vibrant energy to the collection and the runway, while the combination of feathers, sequins and lace throughout, illustrated Elyse’s red carpet design evolution. With varied red carpet looks that could outfit anyone attending multiple awards shows, from the MTV Music Awards to the Oscars, the Jaime Elyse Fall 2016 Collection is one collection to keep an out for come award season.

What are your thoughts on the Jaime Elyse Fall 2016 Collection? Are you loving her curve-flattering looks?

 

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Heart & Noble Fall 2016 Presentation

It was February 2014 when we were first introduced to the stunning, laser cut, 3D printed jewelry from UK label, Heart & Noble at the LAUNCH NYC X MNY Fall 2014 Runway Show.  Two years later, we find ourselves still in love with the gorgeous fashion jewelry pieces from this innovative jewelry brand. We had the pleasure of attending the Heart & Noble Fall 2016 Presentation and we’re even more amazed now than when we first laid eyes on these inspired pieces.

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For her Heart & Noble Fall/Winter 2016 collection, designer Cristina Gabriele presented three design groups: Cable Tie, Croma, and Fanatic, each boasting edgy jewelry designs that are both intricate and elegant, giving her cutting-edge pieces a sophisticated flair. There’s no denying the innovation and bold vision that are ever present in the Heart & Noble Fall/Winter 2016 collection, from the industrial designs to the contemporary shapes, these sculpted pieces are unique in their own design.

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There are so many amazing pieces, it’s difficult to select a handful of favorites. We huge fans of the Fanatic Fan Rings, both the 3D nylon and brass, as well as the very cool stackable Fanatic Circle Rings. We’re also head over heels over the every single pie of the translucent, acrylic laser cut Croma collection, and we have a soft spot for the Cable Tie Earrings and the coordinating necklace, and that’s if you had to force us to choose.

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Feast your eyes on a few more gems from the collection? Are you loving these innovative jewelry pieces? What do you think of the Heart & Noble Fall 2016 collection?

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Nolcha NYFW: Soufflesong Fall 2016 Collection

Much like with the delicious result from the fusion of various foods, there is much success when one integrates different fashion styles. Take for instance indie designer, Fan Shumin’s Soufflesong Fall 2016 Collection, which is inspired by traditional Chinese Lolita fashion, and a mix of victorian styles with medieval times. The result is a high-end mixture of Goddess inspired styles married with Arabian Nights and Victorian Girl influences, which celebrates the vintage and regal styles of Lolita Fashion.

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The Soufflesong Fall 2016 Collection was made up of three smaller collections, named Neverland, Girls’ Dream of Hana and Roses Valley, each with their own way of celebrating the famed lolita.

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The Neverland Collection honors the Gothic Lolita and traditional Chinese Lolita style. Made up of a dark nature and melancholy style with totems of crossbones, roses, thorns, angels, demons and more the Neverland collection contains a rock and roll influence. The Neverland collection is a fierce new style that is completely different from other Lolita collections. The Neverland collection successfully combines the foundational outfits of traditional Chinese Lolita style with Cheongsams.

The Girls’ Dream of Hana Collection is inspired by Sweet Lolita and Country Lolita. The Girls’ dream of Hana designs are pink, pastel blue, with light and soft color to augmented effect of aesthetics. The printings on bustles are fresh flowers and horticulture sceneries. Girls’ dream of Hana vision is to create Victorian styled fashion, Barocco style, and Rococo style. Girl’s Dream of Hana also presents more mature design concepts that use flowers as the main theme in heavy but soft colors combined with slender patterns.

Roses Valley‘s vision is to create a high-end collection that represents vintage and royal styles of Lolita Fashion. This collection is affordable luxury derived from the dresses of French palaces, with inspiration derived from the Medieval Century of Europe, showing brilliant colors, mysterious, and religious belief in stories created on bustles. By stamping palace stories on the bustles and changing the leg-of-mutton sleeves into puff sleeves, Roses Valley retrenches the intricacy of palace dresses into compendious Lolita dresses.

What do you think of this indie designer’s fashion outlook? Are you a fan of the Soufflesong Fall 2016 Collection? Share your thoughts in the comments.

 

 

Photos by Arthur Mandel for Nolcha