VALENGO STYLE

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EDGY NIGHT OUT


Back in Black. Maybe it's New York's influence, but all-black outfits have become one of my favorite kinds. It certainly has been cold in the city but that is why this is such a great outfit because it can be easily modified for colder weather by adding some killer stockings/tights or perhaps a furry vest to go over the leather jacket like this blue one perhaps, for a pop of color and extra warmth. Either way, you can't go wrong with an all-black outfit. The key to making an all-black outfit special is to mix patterns and textures. Here, we paired an all-lace see-through skirt with a cotton top, leather jacket, and booties by Alexander Wang which not only are leopard printed but the texture of the material is calf hair. To top it off, for accessories, we added some biker gloves and a clutch made by Punchcase that is perfect for a night out because it's made to carry your phone and cards but also has room for other going out essentials like makeup for example.
No matter what, you can't go wrong with an all-black outfit.


What I'm Wearing:

Boots by Alexander Wang
Skirt by Victoria's Secret
Jacket by Victoria's Secret
Top by Zara
Clutch by Punchcase
Biker Gloves 
Ring by H&M


Photos and Styling by Elizabetta

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BREAK

WHAT a whirlwind this semester has been. But I can happily say that I'm finally comfortable at my new home. Little by little it's coming together and I'm so happy to be able to have a place to call home again! Spring Break has come around and I've decided to stay in New York and now that I don't have classes for the week, I can spend time on all the things I had put on hold. I can also take some time to take a step back and plan for the upcoming months before going back into the hustle of law school. Thank you all for joining me in the ride! 

What I'm Wearing:
Sweater by Banana Republic
Jeans by Zara

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FASHION WEEK FINAL THOUGHTS


Granted, this post is a bit behind schedule but they were such beautiful collections that I couldn't let this post go unused. Can't wait for September to come for the next NY Fashion Week!

Reem Acra
This collection was my introduction into Reem Acra and what an introduction it was!
Just take a look at these pieces!

Beautifully embellished pieces, truly works of art. The wedding gown on the bottom right is a dream dress, so unique and beautiful, high-waisted, classic silhouette, simply perfection. 


Donna Karan New York

A true New York designer, Donna Karan NY's Fall Collection does not disappoint. Some of the most beautiful coats in New York Fashion Week were featured here in this collection. I've always been a fan of Donna Karan New York coats but these are truly something new. Beautiful fabrics and designs which truly showcase the time and commitment that was put on this line. It also featured well-tailored dresses and suits perfect for a day to night look in NYC. 


Carolina Herrera

I have always been a huge fan of Carolina Herrera's designs. Last year's Spring Collection featured some wonderful printed designs and this collection stepped it up even more. Let me start off by saying that this collection features designs that are truly a work of art. The gorgeous gown on the left is intricate yet with a simple silhouette and strapless.The floor-length skirt in the middle is to die for. I would love owning that piece and wearing it to as many functions as possible because it is certainly a showstopper and nothing I've seen done with a simple floor-length skirt. Beautiful mix of technique. 


Throughout the entire collection you see these intricate designs and lines and a play on the fabric. For example the dress below on the left with the curved red lines running down the simple silhouette white floor-length dress. The fabric is the work of art and it is displayed very beautifully so as to not overwhelm the viewer. 


Angel Sanchez

I really enjoyed this Fall Collection. It's another collection simply made for NYC. I love the simple yet fierce black outfits. You can distinctly see the different black fabrics and how well they work together. 


The collection also features dresses, see above and below, with cut-outs in some discrete areas so as to not take over the overall look of the dress but to truly highlight some features and simply complement the design. Beautiful work. 



Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger's collection this year was inspired by sports and football. It does a great job of mixing comfort with style. It's a perfect collection for the Fall especially when it's a time that people go back to college for the Fall semester and are rooting for their favorite teams. It's a street styler's collection for sure and I love it!



La Petite Robe

This collection is every girly-girl's dream collection. It's beautiful, feminine, and fierce. It takes classic silhouettes and enhances them with bold fabrics and strong cuts. 


The dresses are dream-like. The bold designs of the black dresses showed versatility from the designer especially when in the same collection as the beautiful pastel colored dresses below. They are staples in woman's fashion and timeless pieces. Brava!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DAY 3 & 4 FAVORITE NYFW SHOWS



Carmen Marc Valvo


This collection was made for New York City. Black is NY's favorite color and this collection brings beautiful new takes on classic styles. The men's line was sleek and sexy, I love the play on the black suit. 


I love that there's a men's and woman's take on the same outfit choice. Both the men and the women's styles are chic and modern. Loved this entire collection because I can easily see myself wearing every single outfit! 

Idan Cohen


I had a wonderful introduction to Idan Cohen with these beautiful gowns. They are absolutely showstopper gowns, best suited for a special evening, awards presentation, or gala. 


The intricacy of the gowns and the beautiful fabric with those colors that are so delicate and elegant. 

Lacoste


I was very impressed by this year's Lacoste show because both the women's line and the men's line were a fresh, young, new take on the "preppy" style. I absolutely loved the skirt shown on the right, the entire outfit is perfect, fits together perfectly. 


I love the play with lines and I love that even the gray, white, and black palettes make fun outfits. I love the dress on the left, it's perfect for having brunch or a lunch meeting or even for work. It's a playful cut and a play on lines, yet it's sophisticated. 


I really love the sophisticated lines with the playful twist, like the dress on the right. The Men's line is stylish and confident and should be on every stylish man's wish list. 

Jay Godfrey

New York-based Jay Godfrey had a beautiful collection this season. My favorite look was the one in the middle. Such a gorgeous print and beautiful lines. It's sexy and classy and absolutely beautiful. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAY TWO TAKEAWAY NYFW MBFW

Monique Lhuillier
DAY TWO of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York Fall 2015 brought some beautiful gowns like the ones above and below by designer Monique Lhuiller. 


I love that this collection had an overarching theme, yet the pieces were many different styles and fabrics, displaying a wide range of versatility and confidence. 


I could easily see these beautiful gowns on the red carpet and at galas. They have classic lines, high necklines and beautiful colors and designs. Such a timeless and varied collection, which is why I choose Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2015 as the front-runner for Day 2 of MBFW in NY. 

Nicole Miller

With a dark palette and rocker vibes, I loved this collection for a new take on black leather and fun prints.


Not only did it feature beautiful coats and pant suits but also some really intricate and beautiful dresses like the one on the right; it's classic and intricate, without letting go of its rocker roots.

Rebecca Minkoff


This collection was a ready-to-wear Fall Collection, every street-styler's dream collection.


Varied prints and fabrics from the flapper style mini dress on the left to the full bodied print jumpsuit on the right. 


 The wool and leather jackets are so fun that I want to run out and buy myself one. I can easily see this collection on the street in the Fall 2015. Be prepared to see a lot of style bloggers wearing Rebecca Minkoff this Fall.


I loved the feather fabric Rebecca Minkoff used in this collection, so I leave you with my three favorite outfits displaying this fabric that I think slayed the runway.

Mark and Estel

This rocker collection was fun and crazy and perfect for Fall. The dresses were beautiful, really long with either deep cups down the middle or low neck-lines.


Featuring flowy- floor length dresses and a new take on the gladiator heel, Mark and Estel made their loud mark on the runway this Fall 2015.

Come back tonight for Day 3 Favorites!
XOXO, Maria Ariadna