Stylist

My Favorite Looks at the 2015 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes red carpet never fails to impress. Some stylists opted to dress their celebrities in a more classic look while others took greater risks. Lorde immediately caught my eye in her glamorous and slightly oversized suit and diamond accents. Jessica Chastain radiated an old Hollywood vibe in her bronze Atelier Versace gown. What was your favorite look of the night?

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Lorde in Narcisco Rodriguez

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace

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Emma Stone in Lanvin

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore in custom Givenchy couture

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Laura Prepon in custom Christian Siriano

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Joanne Froggatt in Marchesa

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com)

Closet Swap-Seasonal Magic

April showers have brought May flowers and the transition from a Winter to Summer wardrobe. I was approached by a website called Raise.com to participate in their Closet Swap campaign! Raise.com is a marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards for your favorite brands (https://www.raise.com/buy-gift-cards). You could also sell any of your unused gift cards for cash! Their Closet Swap campaign features the transition from a cold to warm weather wardrobe. For my contribution to the campaign, I decided to wear a loose, fringe top with a lace bandeau and pastel pink shorts underneath; something freeing and easy to move in. My Converse sneakers are both stylish and appropriate for tree climbing. I stayed light on the jewelry with skeleton earrings and several bracelets. Green glitter nail polish completed the look.

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Bonus! Here are some of my top Summer accessory tips:

1. Pumped up kicks

Tired of those white laces? Swap out your standard shoelaces for something more colorful. Make sure you find a pair that are the same length as the original laces.

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2. Dial up your nail art

Add designs and patterns to your manicure with a nail stamping kit. All you have to do is paint your favorite color polish over the decal, wipe off the excess with the scraper, and transfer the design from the stamp to your nails.

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3. Dye your hair…temporarily

Colored hair extensions are an interesting and unexpected twist to a look. The extensions pictured below are the ones I used in my Gothic Holiday post. They are made out of real human hair which provides a very realistic result.

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Thanks for reading and a great, big thank you to Raise.com!! XOXO,

~Arianna

Patricia Field – The Work of an Inspiration

306 on the Bowery. A produce stand on the outside; a wonderland of exciting fashions on the inside. The Patricia Field boutique was worth every step of the 40 blocks my parents and I walked to get there!

Patricia Field was one of the first fashion stylists I ever researched. Seeing her work and hearing her opinions on living life to the fullest made me fall in love with styling even more. Seeing in-person the outcome of decades of dedication to her craft left me inspired to push harder to become what I want to achieve.

I even saw Ms. Field herself in the store! However, being completely starstruck and fearing embarrassment, I decided to wait for another day and time to introduce myself.

Enjoy the photos of the fabulously styled mannequins and comment on your favorite!

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Thanks for Reading!
XOXO ~Arianna

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

“Columcille Megalith Park, Land of Myth and Mystery” the sign said at the shoot location. It was a happy coincidence to see that slogan considering my T-shirt choice!

My comical little red riding hood tee, Old Navy purple shorts and converse sneakers made walking the humid trail comfortable. The crossbody Kate Spade bag can be seen in my previous post “Like a Flower, Spring Fashion Blooms”. The crochet bracelets were made by me. They’ll be featured along with other crochet accessories in my new, upcoming post segment.

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XOXO
~Arianna

Pandas in the Rain

Who says that rain boots have to be grey and boring? Yes, durable and stylish pairs do exist! I found this pair adorned with my favorite animal, the panda, on Amazon.

The matching crochet panda beanie and kawaii coin purse were made by me. I’m looking into starting a new string of posts where I can feature my creations. There’s definitely more to come!

With my super cute accessories, I wore a vintage “Little Miss Sunshine” tee and American Apparel baby pink shorts.

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Happy 4th of July everyone!
XOXO ~Arianna

Spread the Love

The last several weeks have been packed! Earning my driver’s permit, first time applying for a job, and wrapping up the school year have been on the agenda. Through these life-changing times I’ve been surrounded by love and support, so naturally I was feeling the warmth at my latest shoot.

The Palmerton Park, complete with a rose garden and decorative bridges, was a useful setting to show the romantic side of the look.

All accessories, from the earrings to the wristlet, were associated with hearts. A purple tank top and a black shrug complimented the red peplum skirt. Black stacked heels were the finishing touch.

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XOXO
~Arianna

Feeling Nautical

A cool breeze, sparkling waters, and boats galore! The Mauch Chunk Lake boat launch site was the perfect place for a photo shoot with an off-shore twist.

With a nautical striped three-quarter sleeve top, I paired a black above-the-ankle pant and purple wedge pumps. The jewelry included a bubble necklace, hoop earrings and a sea blue gemstone ring. Tucking in the front of the top showed off the red belt. A metallic clutch and metal detailed sunglasses polished off the look.

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XOXO
~Arianna

Cloudy Day, Summer Fashion

Despite the weatherman calling for rain, it didn’t dampen my longing for summer. The thoughts of relaxing by a pool with a shirley temple wouldn’t escape my mind this week. However, just because the right weather isn’t here yet doesn’t mean I can’t channel the coming season through style!

A black tank top and light blue shorts provided the backdrop for plenty of accessories. Stacked beaded bracelets, a colorful stone necklace, and vintage 1950’s wooden parrot earrings gave a slight tropical feel. My nails were decorated with red polish and green glitter. A Jessica Simpson snakeskin hobo bag and zig-zag wedges completed the look.

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XOXO
~Arianna

The Girl with the Dragon Scarf

This was mostly an editorial shoot.

Over the weekend, me and my faithful photographer grandmother took some shots around my house and at Beltsville state park. The idea came about to play on the famous book title “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

With a rich purple dragon print scarf, I wore a red tank top, above-the-ankle length black pants and converse sneakers. Over black gloves, I stacked wooden chinese symbol bracelets. Chandelier feather earrings gave the final touch.

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XOXO ~Arianna

Like a Flower, Spring Fashion Blooms

I was much more prepared this time after experiencing a trial and error adventure last photo shoot. Hair and makeup done? Check! Extra camera battery? Check! Etc.

Me and my grandmother, a.k.a the photographer, visited 2 sunny parks. The first had an abundance of hand-painted park benches, perhaps done by members of the community.

Greeting the warming weather, I opted for a green 3-quarter sleeve sweater with a multicolored floral skirt. Adding leopard print flats provided a print-mixing element. Black leggings and a black lace undershirt were worn underneath. Accessories included a red Kate Spade crossbody bag and a rhinestone “Love” necklace. Simple nail art added extra flair.

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Hello fish!
XOXO ~Arianna

Simple Early Spring Style

I present to you…my first fashion photo shoot!

Taken back in March, nice days out were rare. Despite the chilled air, gusty wind and camera battery dying, it was a success.

I paired a graffiti-style, heart T-shirt with a grey moto jacket and black skinny jeans. Accessorizing stayed on the simple side with forest green ankle boots, silver hoop earrings, matching rings, and black sunglasses with metal detailing.

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XOXO ~Arianna