Monday, October 27, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be timeless. He was a gentleman; gallant and extraordinary. These are the words that come to mind when Oscar de la Renta is mentioned. A man so great, he could make ordinary women feel extraordinary in his creations. 

He had experience in fashion which would be any budding designer's dream resume. Oscar de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo in the early 1930s. He moved to Spain at the age of 19, where he worked with Balenciaga, followed by an offer to work at Christian Dior. He turned down the position to work Lanvin for two years, evetually making his way to America, the land of opportunity. He started working Elizabeth Arden for a few years, followed by Jane Derby and Balman. After getting sufficient experience, he made his entree as a courtier in the 1990s. 

He has dressed many first ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush, and many high profile celebrities like Sara Jessica Parker, and the recent Mrs. George Clooney. 

My favorite collection is his fall/winter 1992. It is still as glamorous and relevant as it was then. Just like his work, he was and will always remain timeless. 

Five Lessons Entrepreneurs can Learn from Him: 

1. Focus. "If you wear a different perfume every day, I do not recognize you."- Oscar de la Renta

2. Be personable. "The qualities I most admire in a women confidence and kindness". - Oscar de la Renta

3. Be true to yourself. "Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."- Oscar de la Renta

4. Offer something useful. "I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a bla splash on the runway."- Oscar de la Renta

5. Be inspired. "I am inspired by women." - Oscar de la Renta

Entrepreneurship can be a difficult and lonely road. Every entrepreneur should identify his or her source of inspiration, to maintain motivation and retain passion. 

"Never, ever confuse what happens on the runway with fashion. A runway is a spectacle. It's only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn't much to do with having good clothes. It's a question of good balance and common sense." - Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta, you made women feel and look beautiful. 

Thank you. 
Rest in peace. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Five Fashion Trends to Follow for Fall

1) Pattern Play: 
We're seeing a pattern with it comes to blouses, pants and jackets. Actually, we're seeing a few- paisleys, confettis and them mixed, not matched. Make this look more luxe with fur, denim, puffers and quilting.


2) Cozy Gets Cool:
Completely comfortable, yet utterly refined, this look is polished enough for a night on the town and easy enough for a night on the sofa.


3) Soho Sophisticated:
Very downtown, but very glam, this rock and roll inspired look is all about skinny jeans, shrunken sweaters and jackets, boots and lots of eyeliner. "Rock it, ladies!"


4) La Vie en Rose: 
From candy colors to radiant orchid, pink is the accent color of the season. It adds the perfect pop to your wardrobe, and your life!


5) Uptown Chic:
This look is perfectly put together-- Think modern-day Grace Kelly. Always proper, never prim. Do it with lips that pop, fabulous dresses, sequin skirts and little cardigans. Do it with Grace!


Some of these fabulous pieces are taken from our sale room, and they are 70% off!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dancing in Dreams of Tulle!

There is something about a tulle skirt that makes any woman want to slip into one. Whether it is the ballerina in you, or your seven-year-old self who refused to let go of your childhood dream of dancing in a clouds of fluffy tutus, there is now a reason that you should own one. Keep it in your wardrobe, and the best part of all is to use it, because tulle skirts are the trend right now! You've seen them on runways and in magazines, now it's time you see it on yourself!

Here are some styling tips for wearing a tulle skirt:

  • Casual and Edgy- Take a black tulle skirt and wear it with a graphic tee, a pair of sneakers, and you've got yourself an amazing outfit with the perfect balance between edgy and girly!
  • Soft and Girly- A tulle skirt is already girly and dainty on its own, but if you want to really take the girlishness up a notch, the best way to go is to wear soft pastel colors or lovely neutrals. This is ideal if you are looking for a romantic outfit that you can wear to a dinner date with your hubby or boyfriend!
  • Sexy and Hip- Take out your tulle skirt and pair it with something sexy like a crop top or corset to get that perfect look you can wear all day. Then, simply throw on a cool jacket for the evening.
  • My Favorite "It" Look- Take the tulle skirt to the streets, and make a street-smart, stylish, statement by wearing comfy pieces like a simple shirt, a denim or chambray shirt, or a sweatshirt. The combination of an everyday item with the tulle skirt makes a great, girly outfit that you can take to the streets. Finish with sneakers or boots!

So stock up on tulle skirts and wear them everyday!

Monday, July 28, 2014

20 Style Tips on How to Wear a Chambray Shirt

20 Style Tips on How to Wear a Chambray Shirt

If I had to pick only a few fashion staples that every girl should have in her closet, a good chambray shirt would be on the top of my list. Chambray shirts are so fun and versatile. They can be styled so many different ways, and they can also be worn any season. And let's not forget that they are comfy!
Personally, I have two chambray shirts that I can't live without; one in dark wash and one in light wash. Dark wash for Fall and light wash is perfect for Spring and Summer- but really, they can both be worn whenever no matter what the weather is like. 
The trick? Thinking of the denim shirt as a neutral; which it basically is.

1. Pair with brightly colored jeans.
2. Tuck it into a skirt. Dots and chambray= a match made in heaven.
3. Don't be afraid to wear denim on denim. My fave light wash to dark.
4. Instead of a cardigan, wear a chambray shirt over your dress. 
5. Keep things simple and tuck it into a black skater skirt- cinch the look with a great belt.
6. Chambray shirts look amazing with white fave
7. Cover at the beach
8. Chambray shirt with stripe short or a flowy skirt
9. Tie the bottom and wear it over a dress to put a new spin on it!
10. Sequin skirt and denim shirt..Oh yeah!
11. Chilly day?! Wear it under a black blazer.
12. Denim and lace..Must have!
13. Layer your denim shirt under your favorite sweater.
14. Make a crop top work for colder days by putting it over a chambray shirt.
15. Wear it open or buttoned up with a pair of black leggings.
16. Tie it over a maxi skirt for a super cute look!
17. Balance out the femininity of a full pleated skirt by pairing it with a casual chambray shirt.
18. Wear it over leather pants for a fun mix. 
19. Button it all the way up then add a large statement necklace over it.
20. When all else are some simple ideas as a basic guide: 

1 Shirt 8 Different Ways
Bold colored jeans + Neutral belt
Black tights + Riding boots
White jeans + Chunky heel
Floral print skirt + Bright clutch
Sequined skirt + casual hair
Leopard print skirt + Bold cuff
Lace skirt + Coordinating scarf
Maxi skirt + long necklace

Sister Moses

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Have a Maxi-nificent Summer

Nothing says Summer comfort like a super long Maxi dress.

This catwalk style is chic with Summer wedges.

"Although the Maxi dress has been a long running Summer trend, this year we are seeing styles with full, flowy skirts."

Peek-a-boo elements are also trendy.
"Cut-outs at the waist, neckline and back are not only sexy, but can accentuate your best features and give you the illusion of a longer, leaner silhouette."
And remember always choose the right shoes:
Flip flops or sandals- Perfect for a beach vacation

The wedge- will give you a little added height and style for brunch with the girls or a casual dinner date. You can even pair high heels with a more elegant Maxi for a night out on the town

And always the old standby: Cowboy boots-They go with everything, even a wedding dress.
Forget it being just a one-time trend, Maxi dresses are in for the long haul.
The nearly to-the-floor style has become a wardrobe staple. Embrace the easy-going look.
See you soon! XXO!!
Sister Moses

P.S All Maxi Dress 25% Starting Today!! Aren't We Maxi-nifigant?

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