MAKE IT RAIN

Wake up, turn on the news… and there it is… 75% chance of rain. There goes that sexy mini and pumps you had laid out for yourself last night. Oh and that suede jacket- forget it. But before I get you get all gloomy, promise there’s a rainbow at the end of this unexpected forecast. Yup, start practicing your pitch because these fashion finds are about to make you sing in the rain…

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From the top left: Dolce Vita Verily Booties // Leclé Ankle Boot // Actually Cute Boots
Ted Baker Elanera // Salvatore Ferragamo Rain Boots // Victoria bronze chelsea boots
Studded Rubber Boots // Michael Kors Moto Boots // Kate Spade Sedgewick boots

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From the top left:  Polka Dot Umbrella // Kate Spade Rain Check // Lulu Guinness Kensington Lips Umbrella // Ruffled Leopard Travel Umbrella // Rose & Dot Ruffled Umbrella // Digital Fox Print Umbrella // Kate Spade Stripe Umbrella // Pink & Cream Vintage Umbrella

 Stay dry, keep warm, and shine on. Flood your fashion closets with these rainy day necessities. Boots…umbrella- check! Make it rain.

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Fashion with #nofilter

So, I’m definitely guilty of taking a good 10 minutes editing an Instagram picture before posting… Only to realize the unedited version was probably just fine. Life is better unedited; no filter needed. That’s why our words are meant to be raw, colorful, and even shocking. No black and white “inkwell” or “willow” filter here. Truth is, I would rather someone have #nofilter when they speak, rather than holding something back that would’ve made a difference or created a few laughs.

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#modelsjustwannahavefun

Models backstage on Make A GifWhen I was backstage at NYFW, I noticed how many of the fresh faced models were just young teenagers.  As they innocently snacked on pizza and ice cream popsicles while waiting to have their makeup done, I cringed at the idea of getting into their personal space before the show.  The last thing I wanted to do was treat them like they were hunted prey.
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I tried to put myself in their shoes (which by the way didn’t look too comfy).  I knew if it were me, having my nails done, hair teased, and eyelashes glued on, the last thing I would want to do is give my best pout to a photographer or talk to a reporter.oGO2FV on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

That’s when I decided to try something different.  Since it was truly laughable how crazy it was backstage, I thought the girls could use a good chuckle to lighten things up. While using the cool new app, PHHHOTO, with the models backstage, I was able to capture their natural smiles and we enjoyed a few laughs. I realized walking in with my iphone 5, that I wasn’t going to capture a better shot than another photographer with a big fancy camera; but, I knew I could give my followers an unique inside peek backstage and an original fun teaser that certainly wouldn’t be found on Vogue.com or WWD.

Remember ladies, never take yourself or fashion too seriously… or you miss all the fun!

For more spontaneous snaps follow me on Instagram @pinkytoposh

Pleats & Plaid

Oops, it’s happened again! That plaid pleated skirt we loved on Britney Spears in the Baby One More Time videoIggy Azalea’s Fancy outfit, and of course, the movie Clueless. Now, the trend has a modern modest twist. As a former private school girl, I would take cover from THOSE teachers who would always notice my skirt was too short and that my lip-gloss was perfectly applied. Needless to say, I never saw those lip-glosses again. However, I did see plenty of rulers back then. “It’s 2 inches above the knee BECAUSE I’M TALL!” (That and because it’s rolled up…)

This was basically my life from 7-12th grade…7037007_origWhen a teacher came up behind me: “SHIT, SHIT, SHIT!”

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“Its really not that short and its chap stick!”

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After school detention: “Hi Mom, can you pick me up after school?”

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“Longest day ever…”

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Out of detention: “Keep the lip-gloss bitches.”

 Those days you couldn’t pay me to walk the halls in a long skirt, but now I am down to drop major cash for a pleated plaid midi skirt. The midi skirt is a tad higher than a maxi but long enough to prevent the prude from loosing their shit. Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, and Ariana Grande are just a few of the many celebs who have been sporting this trend. Get the fashion-forward look with these skirts below or visit my Pinterest board for more. 

Hermès Autumn-Winter Launch Party

On 691 Madison Avenue, the unveiling of the Hermes Autumn/Winter Shoe Collection showcased a unique shopping experience for its customers. The exclusive cocktail party celebrated the stunning new collection with a fun shoe cam, munchies and drinks, while many women couldn’t wait till fall to start shopping! The handsome Hermes waiters provided guests with mini tacos, grilled cheese, and other fancy bites… all were delicious (waiters included). I loved the burgundy red touches in the collection, a popular color/trend for Fall/Winter 2014. Enjoy this inside look from the event!

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