Oscar de la Renta: A Fashion Girl’s Thoughts

Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus-  Chevy CAs I’m sure all of you have now heard, the great Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday. Like many of you, I was a huge fan of his work and am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that such an amazing, inspiring designer is no longer with us.

Oscar de la Renta founded his ready-to-wear line in the ’60s and ever since then he’s been the epitome of ladylike elegance and style. As a woman who is all about ladylike elegance, de la Renta was always a favorite of mine. However, I don’t think you have to be incredibly girly to respect the genius that de la Renta was. His legacy of elegant, inspiring pieces speaks for itself.

I’d like to end this post with a few of my favorite Oscar de la Renta quotes. Thanks for all of the beautiful clothes, Mr. de la Renta. You will be missed.

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

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“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

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“What women have achieved in the last 50 years, I wish men would have achieved in the last 100.”

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“I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones that I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.”

 

 

Sunny Day In Neutrals

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I’m still in a bit of a casual mood, so today I decided to keep things comfy. I wore a pair of relaxed pants with a t-shirt and a loose-fitting cardigan. And, check out my shoes. It doesn’t get much more comfortable than this.

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When you choose to go casual, spice up your look with some good accessories.

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Close up.

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Shades are a must on sunny days.

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With my Prada backpack and my Smartwater, I’m ready to take a super chic hike.

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Jacket: Elie Tahari (similar), Top: Elie Tahari, Pants: Helmut Lang (similar), Shoes: Joie, Backpack: Prada, Necklaces: Ippolita, Earrings: Chanel, Sunglasses: Gucci, Cuff: Hermes,

I’m In InStyle Magazine!

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Guess who’s in the November issue of InStyle magazine? I was featured in the mag’s “Inspired by InStyle” section wearing a Stella McCartney jumpsuit which I previously featured in a blog post, here. My jumpsuit was inspired by the magazine’s “Candy-Apple Red” story, which proves that you can wear bright shades all year long.

Make sure to stop by newsstands and pick up your own copy!

Make-A-Wish Gala

gala_0119 Last Saturday, we attended a Make-A-Wish Georgia event. Many philanthropic people gathered and raised $405,000 by live auction within two just hours. All the money will go the children with life-threatening illnesses. The Make-A-Wish Foundation really does help make children’s dreams come true. What a great cause. gala_0121 The entire night was wonderful and it didn’t hurt that the food was delicious. :) gala_0117 So many awesome sponsors. gala_0110 People checking in and registering for the auction. gala_0116 The band announced the beginning of Wish Ball 2014. gala_0113 They had so many auction items from tons brands. Everything was so great, it’s no wonder there was such a bidding war. gala_0111 Reaching for the stars. I kind of like that. gala_0115 I particularly loved this Albert Einstein painting.  It sold for $23,000. gala_0118 Everyone enjoyed the live auction. gala_0112 Party-goers checking out the auction items and mingling with friends. gala_0114 Aside from the auction, we had 100 pieces of custom-made jewelry donated by Kendra Scott. IMG_6985The dress code for the night was black tie optional. I wore a gorgeous David Meister gown and Edward donned an Armani tuxedo. Don’t we look fancy? :) I can’t end this post without thanking the Atlanta Burberry team for the invite. What an amazing night! Venue: Grand Hyatt Buckhead GA

Christina’s Style Inspiration: Fringe Outerwear

CHRISTINA’S STYLE INSPIRATION FRINGE OUTERWEARI’m all about a good statement coat in the fall and winter months. Since you’re going to be wearing outerwear every day, it might as well be amazing, right? One simple way to make your cold-weather look shine is to slip on a fringe coat. Though fringe details may seem small, they really make a big difference. I wore an adorable H&M fringe coat in a recent post here. I loved the look so much, I found a few more fringe coats that are just as cool and fun.

Beauty 101: Perfecting Your Look With Dior Makeup

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Recently, I attend a Dior Rouge Baum event. Kelen Bunner of Vogue joined us for some beauty talk. The event was super informative and really fun. Today, I want to show what some of the products I scored at the event and walk you through how easy they are to apply. Ready for some makeup fun?

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I started out by applying Diorskin Star concealer underneath my eyes. The key to applying concealer is to dot it on and then to pat it in. Don’t rub. Your under-eye area is very sensitive so be gentle!

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Next, I shook up Dior’s spray foundation on a brush and applied it to my skin. Not only does this product give you a flawless finish, but it feels great on and looks super natural.

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Now that your skin looks amazing, it’s time to set your makeup in place. I’m using Dior’s Airflash Matte Touch. I suggest spraying the product on a brush instead of directly onto your skin. This will help you to control application.

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Finally, I applied a bit of blush to give my cheeks a natural, rosy glow.

Once you’ve got your base look applied, feel free to put on some mascara, eyeshadow and lipstick as you like, however, for a natural daytime look, these three products are really all you need.

Remember, perfecting your beauty look can be done at home. These steps are super easy and totally simple to DIY. Good luck!

About Dîner en Blanc

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You’ve already seen some of my personal experience at Dîner en Blanc, but the event was just so amazing, I had to tell you more. As I said in an earlier post here, Dîner en Blanc is a pretty big deal. It’s been around for 26 years and finally made it to Atlanta for the first time last night. The event, which was attended by almost 1000 guests, was held at Millenium Gate Park. This year’s event was sponsored by Moët Ice Impérial, the first ever champagne meant to be served over ice (http://www.moet.com).

Guest enjoyed delicious food, champagne, and had a little fun in the Moët photo booth and in front of the over seven-foot-tall champagne tower. Little touches like this really made the night. I had the time of my life and can’t wait to do it again! If you missed out on the fun, I’ve got tons of pictures graciously provided to me by Dîner en Blanc®.

Dîner en Blanc happens in various cities all over the world. If the event comes to your city, I highly suggest attending. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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Whiteout: Dîner en Blanc

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Are you wondering why we’re wearing all white?

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It’s because last night, we attended Diner en Blanc. The event is a really chic picnic that requires attendees to wear head-to-toe white. We all gathered at Millenim Park for the event. The location of the dinner was super secret and wasn’t even released until 6 PM. Imagine a huge group of people all wearing white. People driving by looked so curious!

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Guests were required to bring their own tables, chairs and food. Everything (besides the food) had to be white. I think we did a pretty good job, no?

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A close up of one of the tables capes. People got so creative!

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Moet Ice sponsored the event. Yum!

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Are these glasses not incredibly chic?

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Guests getting ready to dine. People really pulled out all the stops.

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Nighttime at Diner en Blanc.

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This glass matches my outfit so well, I almost want to make it an accessory.:)

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I was so struck by these adorable fascinators. Little touches like this really make a huge difference.

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Venue: Millennium Gate Museum Park, GA

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