Jun 29, 2011

Oh So SoHo

If you were to ask any teen girl her favourite shop for clothing chances are, she would say Aritizia. Founded in the 1980s in Vancouver, Canada Aritizia is a privately owned  fashion retailer that features great clothing from several exclusive brands. Some of Flaunt It's favourite brands that Aritzia carries include:  Talula,  TNA and Wilfred among others! On a whole Aritizia features clothing in styles that speak to girls no matter their taste, from funky & edgy trendsetters to feminine fashionista's to sporty chic mavens and even to girls with a flair for fashions from the past. It is easy to understand why so many love Aritzia.

So with all the buzz that surrounds Aritzia it is no surprise that when their first flagship store opened in SoHo New York just recently, fashion mavericks and Aritzia addicts were going crazy! 

Check out these exclusive pics of the store...

The now open Soho flagship store possesses the unique traditional Aritzia vibes: eclectically trendy. The great thing about all of Aritizia's shops is the coziness.....every store has a sitting area and there is always sculptures and art on display. This flagship store is no different...from the slouchy furni to the woody tables everything looks amazing ! It is undeniably true that Aritizia will continue as a fleeting fashion outlet in New York. 

So, Flaunt It readers....what do you think of Aritzia's new flagship store? Leave a comment bellow to let us know...

Jun 28, 2011

Get Selena Gomez's Style

 Oh So Selena...

With her new album out today (Selena Gomez & The Scene - When The Sun Goes Down) and her movie: Monte Carlo coming out, sweet heart Selena is at the top of her game. Starlet Selena is popular at the moment because of her hip vocals and unique style. Here is how to get this fab chick's style in just 3 totally simple tips...

#1 The Striped Top

Selena looks fabulous in loose baggy t-shirts and if you want Selena's style then you need a loose stripey shirt. The loose fit says "I am calm and relaxed. Come talk to me, I want to be friends!" Selena sends these awesome vibes everywhere she goes. Pair your loose striped t-shirt with dark wash skinny jeans and cute neutral coloured ballet flats. Leave your hair lovely and loose to complete the Selena style.

#2 The Pale Skirt

Selena is known for her sugary sweet personality so it is no surprise that Selena is a natural when it comes to rocking a pale coloured summer skirt. If you want Selena Gomez's style this summer then you have to get a pale summer skirt. Go for a skirt that has a hem line just above the knee for a flirty touch that will catch any guy's eye. For cute summer skirts check out Aritzia, H&M and American Apparel.

#3 The Chic Belt

Selena Gomez is one celebrity who knows fashion. You cannot get Selena's style without a high-fashion black skinny belt. Selena loves black skinny belts because they add a hip touch to a summer dress. Wear a black skinny belt with one of your fave lighter coloured summer dresses to get a look that is oh so Selena! The Selena Gomez skinny belt accessory will gain you tons of compliments  plus the true Sel' style you have been aiming for!

So....this summer channel your inner super star celebrity....channel Selena Gomez! With a cute t-shirt that has bold stripes and a loose fit you will feel like Selena, with an amazing pastel coloured skirt you will have all eyes on you.....and with a daringly chic skinny belt you will have the Selena shining through! This summer it is easy to get this actress/ singer's hot style. 

Have more tips on how to get Sel's style? Post a comment in the comment box bellow....

Jun 27, 2011

An Award Winning Blog

After getting to 100 followers today it seems hard to believe that Flaunt It could receive even more recognition in the blogosphere. However, it happened! 

Beauty Chokes awarded Flaunt It the Style Blogger Award just recently and it is a true honor. To be recognized by fellow bloggers in such a bright and positive light is touching. It means so much to know that Flaunt It is a place girls can come to for fashion and beauty articles. Big, big, big, thank you to Beauty Chokes!

Thank You

Dear Flaunt It Readers,

Flaunt It has been a blog in action for nearly a year now. It seems crazy all that has happened in this (almost) 1 year. This is a thank you letter. Today, Monday June 27th, 2011, Flaunt has reached 100 followers! Thank you so much to all of our loyal readers and followers. All of your comments are greatly appreciated and your passion for Flaunt It is amazing. Thanks again for helping Flaunt It make it to 100 followers. Heres to 100 more!


Flaunt It

Jun 26, 2011

Prada Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Although it was leaked before being officially released last week, the Prada Fall Winter 2011 2012 ad campaign is amazing! The campaign features unheard of models that will soon be on high demand! The models are Kelly Mittendorf, Frida Gustavsson, Ondria Hardin and Antonia Wesseloh photographed by Steven Miesel. No one knew of these models but undoubtedly they are going to be the next big thing.

The models are looking fabulous in this collection of ads. Thanks to the dream team who put the campaign together! The total ad campaign was styled by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini. Melissa did an amazing job....the girls looked great! Hair and make up was done by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath. Flaunt It loves their work! Ashley Brokaw was the cast director. She did a fantastic job.  

The first pieces of the fall collection have already hit the Prada flagship stores so check them out today. This collection was stunning. Your fall/ winter wardrobe is not complete without something from this collection.

Stay tuned for a Prada Fall/ Winter 2011 Runway Review coming later this month!

Jun 23, 2011

M•A•C Quite Cute

 It is such a cute collection...can you imagine how cute MAC will make you look?
If you guessed...
"utterly adorable" you were right on the money!
M•A•C Quite Cute

The Collection
" Quite Cute" from MAC is truly very cute! You'll every makeup piece of this collection because it is just so utterly cutesy. The line has lovely lipsticks, perfect plush glasses, lip pencils you'll adore, cool cutie eyeshadow, marvelous mineralize blush, and nice nail lacquer.

The Cosmetics

  • Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
Plush glass
  • Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
  • Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
  • Girl Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • I U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)
Lip Pencil
  • In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Cutie Eyeshadow
  • Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Mineralize Blush
  • Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Nail Lacquer
  • Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

The Thoughts
The feedback on the product was excellent, and every one loved it...

Monique Lang said: "All the colors are so cute, and I have never seen nicer plush glass!"

Katie Vans said: "The nail polish colors are really nice, and I love the 'Quite Cute' makeup collection idea"
Lauren Ashton said: "I really love lipsticks, and these ones surpassed my expectations. They have great colors and really nice. I would buy them in a heart-beat"
Irina Huster said: "I love this product. I cannot think of anything that could be bad about it. It is quite cute, and I love it."

Jakie Rhomner said: "This is easily my favorite collection by MAC yet. I love the blush!"

So, as you can tell, Quite Cute is a very popular collection, and one of the best!

Jun 21, 2011

Versace For H&M


Today H&M announced that there newest collaborator will be Versace! After the hugely successful Lanvin for H&M collaboration it is no doubt this collection will be HUGE! 

Donatella claims the collection will be "quintessentially Versace,". She also went on to say that the inspiration for the collection will be from Versace archives. The collection, out November 2011 (with a second installment in January) will feature clothing, shoes, accessories and even jewelry for both men and women. Don't worry you can adorn your maison  too- this collection will also have home decore inspired from the Versace Home collection. It will be the first time H&M offers home accessories.

Bellow are some previews of what to expect from the collection...

Donatella help put the finishing touches on the clothes for the Versace for H&M collection

This beautiful dress will be a part of the Versace for H&M collection.

Donatella struts her stuff at a Versace means show. The glam garb she is wearing will be a part of the Versace for H&M collection.

What do you think of this collaboration? Flaunt It is crazy about it! Post a comment bellow to share your opinions...

Jun 20, 2011

TRESemme Climate Controll

TRESemme is known for its affordability and quality. So, naturally when TRESemme released their new line of hair products designed specifically to control your hair in the craziest of climates! Let's face it, your hair is worth it, your hair is totally worth looking absolutely fab-u-lous!

So, how does this new collection work? Easy...it is all in the amazing formula...

  • It is enriched with Olive Oil, especially formulated to hydrate hair
  • It smoothes and refines the hair cuticles for a style that is truly defined.
  • The formula used in the collection gives your hair the glossy look you have been dreaming of!
  • The collection is filled with a high-class that is rich with protein. The protein is super positive for the hair and ignites each strand so it can defend itself against rain, snow, humidity, sun, wind...even static!
  • It prepares your hair for stylin' meaning after you have used this collection, you can dress up your hair in any 'do!
  • This collection will protect your hair against any weather.

What are Flaunt It readers saying about TRESemme Climate Control collection? Read on to know...

"In my opinion, this collection is amazing! The shampoo and conditioner work really well. I would recommend this to all of my friends!" -Lara Spencer

"The first time I used this collection I was shocked! I had no idea how much I would love the TRESemme Climate Control collection. Now I won't use the house without washing my hair with this product!" -Mara Stammer

"1 word. Amazing!!!" - Pheobe Lowerin

"This is the best thing that has ever happened to my hair! My hair used to be crazy when it got humid out, now I can trust my curls to look good when it is humid out. Thank you TRESemme."- Tionne McCaulley

"My friend recommended this product to me and I am so thankful she did. I love how affordable it is, but personally I think the best part is that salons and stylists use it." - Penny Powell

TRESemme is a trustworthy and affordable brand when it comes to hair styling products. You fell like you have been to a 5-star salon after using their products and that is why it is no surprise TRESemme Climate Controll is assuredly awesome. The bottom line is, with TRESemme...you can be sure that you will be looking gorgeous!

Share your thoughts about the TRESemme Climate Control collection by posting a comment bellow. Have you used another TRESemme product that you loved, or, that you would like Flaunt It to review? Post a comment bellow! Flaunt It loves hearing from readers...

Jun 17, 2011

Chanel Resort 2011


You know that feeling you get when you have put together the perfect outfit? You can see people staring, evidently thinking to themselves, "why can't I dress like her?" and you can see those people who think they are "above fashion" casually slump down a little in their boots-they look drab, you look fabulous...embarrassing. But stylishly dressed people don't dress well to be mean, they dress well because it is in their blood. And...at the Chanel 2012 Resort Runway Show style was not just in iconic Lagerfeld's blood...it went beyond that.

Luxurious, elegance, excellence this show couldn't be bottled or pinned up into just one word, it was extraordinary and watching the show you catch yourself thinking "I desperately hope next summer I am whisked away on a deeply beautiful resort cruise and I had better have a complete wardrobe of Chanel resort 2012!" Of course this is just one of the fantasies sure to cross your mind during the show which took place at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Rivera. Easily one of the most sought after and expensive vacation destinations along the Rivera!

According to Style.com Karl's inspiration for the show was Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan 2 popular guests' of the Hotel du Cap. As striking as these two -if-you-will muses were the runway show was not about to omit supermodels from the scene. Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant, Natash Poly and Freja Beha-Erichsen were just several of the amazing models to strut down the runway.

The best part about this show? This show contained everything! You could see everything from a lazy day on the beach, to an evening affair to a wedding and that is what captures audiences. To have such a diversity yet a compacted beauty within the show was really amazing. It is rare designers can achieve such excellence so fluidly.

Chanel Resort 2012, it was everything one could ask for. Now, we have all be left wanting every piece of the collection. 

Jun 16, 2011

Paul & Joe Summer Collection

It is cliche, florals for Summer, but nothing says "summery" like an irresistible flowery fabric. Paul & Joe have captured Summer in their latest collection...

Paul & Joe's collection is chic and timelessly on trend. Paul & Joe's spring/ summer this year show was amazing! The clothing and models gave you a clear image of how you could wear all of the items in the collection. That was probably the best part of the collection, all of the items were truly wearable. From adorable maxi' dresses to sassy mini skirts Paul & Joe's collection offers a full range.

Furthermore, the fabrics and materials that were used in this collection were eye catching and trendy. Florals will always be "in" for summer and in this collection Paul & Joe lavishly reworked them for a modern twist, for example they used floral fabric with a sheen or shimmer. Fabric is really important when it comes to design and Paul & Joe are masters when it comes to selecting fabrics that impress! 

Another great aspect of the collection was how real it was. As you review the collection you can see yourself wearing the clothing because it is flirty, girly, feminine and fresh. The best part is that the clothing is continuing to maintain practicality and durability. Let's face it: girls love wearing clothes that reflect their personalities and this collection had something for everyone!

Personal favourites in the collection included the dainty dresses with trendy, chunky belts. The contrast was unique and fashionable. Plus it gets you thinking "how can I dress up a summer dress with a chunky belt?"

What did you think of Paul & Joe's spring/ summer 2011 collection? 

Just post a comment below to share your thoughts...

Jun 15, 2011

Peek Into The Past: Audrey Hepburn

Summer! Can't decide how to get glammed up for that oh-so-chic evening event you are invited to? Take YOUR inspiration from old Hollywoods hottest starlet...

Audrey Hepburn:

The 4-1-1: She was a true lady. All of her outfits were the epitome of grace, style and true elegance...

Why Take Inspiration: Audrey had amazing sense of style and knew how to emphasize certain parts of an outfit to make them truly come alive! Her glamourous appeal is one every girl dreams of...

How To Get Her Look:

The Dress: Want to get her sensational style this Summer? Just remember Audrey was all about accentuating features, so go for a gown that is fitted and shows off your assets. 

The Hair: Steal Audrey's look this Summer with a breath taking up-do. Anything glamorous and you have got it down. Audrey Hepburn usually went for statement making up do's with jeweled tiara's and beaded clips.

The Accessories: Audrey was the true master of minimalism. She knew that a girl did not need a shawl, clutch, necklace, rings, and sunglasses to look fabulous! Audrey was about picking a few stand out pieces and making them work.

If you have any tips on how to get Audrey's style this Summer post a comment bellow!

Jun 13, 2011

Hot Topic: Lara Stone

The fashion industry is always hungering for the next big thing! Trends and styles are changing so quickly which means sustainable models are all the rage! Lara Stone is fashion's current model of the moment. She is ranked #1 on models.com and can be seen everywhere from the hottest runway shows to the most amazing ad campaigns. Lara's one to watch...

For Calvin Klein...

Lara's modeling for Calvin Klein is superb! The collection screams edgy minimalist and who better to play the part? This ad campaign is one thing that has been propelling Stone's career and is getting her a lot of attention.

For Prada...

Lara's subtly sexy Prada Milano fragrance ad campaign is also gaining attention. It can't be denied...Lara is a model who is really taking the industry by storm. 

For Magazines...

Glossy and thick she fills the pages of all the famous magazines-and- their covers! Lara makes an amazing cover girl due to her unique beauty.

Lara Stone is fashion's current it-girl. Her unconventional beauty is what really draws you in. There is something intriguing and beautiful about her, you can't quite put your finger on it...all you know is Lara isn't about to go.