Shop Small Business’s this Holiday Season: Fashionably Chic Gift Ideas

Posted on: December 2, 2016

 

Looking for right-on-trend gift ideas?

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Check everyone off your list this holiday with great giftables from our C+I collection all available on my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza. Exclusively for our #friendsandfamily: enjoy 40% off a hand-picked collection of our faves beginning now until tomorrow. PLUS 25% off our entire collection until 12/8 with code FFHOL16! All season long, select a sparkly FREE gift on all $125+ orders (+ receive FREE SHIPPING)!

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Are you a Chloe or an Isabel?

What style will rock this season? 

Contact me today for styling tips, accessorizing advice and for all your fashion styling needs!

Thank you for supporting my small business this holiday season! As always thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey.


C+I Fall Styles You’ll want to Own

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Here’s my Top 4 Fall styles that everyone is raving about. Taken from our latest Chloe +Isabel Collections.

The HOT List

1. Queen of Tassels

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Maven Plumage Convertible Necklace $72

 

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Maven Plumage Statement Earrings $48

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Atlas Toggle Bracelet $48

 

 

2. Metal Winners

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Hero Metal Lariat $42

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Bun Cuff $42

3. Mixed Media Sensations

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Hero Convertible Statement Fan Earrings $58

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Hero Convertible Pendant Fan Necklace $78

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Bead + Chain Multi-Wrap Bracelet $45

4. Bling Around The Collar

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Artisan Floral Burst Statement Necklace $138

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Bouquet Statement Necklace $128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will you wear yours this season? Share you favorites with me below and shop my boutique today: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza. As always thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey. When you make your C+I purchase I’d love to see what you ordered. Share your photos with me using the hashtag: #SFBChloeandIsabel

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.


ANNIESA HASIBUAN NYFW SS17

Posted on: September 30, 2016

 

Anniesa Hasibuan’s show was simply captivating and moving. At the young age of 28, Hasibuan was the first Indonesian designer to showcase her collection at NYFW. This show has been heard all over the world, and with good reason. History was made in New York at NYFW, for she was the first Indonesian designer to present her collection, where the hijab made its debut on the catwalk. Featuring colorful headscarves in pink, silver and gold. The hijab was styled with eye catching jackets, gowns, colorful silk and patterned tunics, velvets and brocades adorned with pearls and sequins. All handcrafted and beaded with precise detail and care. Anniesa Hasibuan’s collection was inspired by her hometown Jakarta. The final outfit was the most gorgeous showstopper that left the audience stunned. It was truly inspiring to see a young designer like Anniesa Hasibuan present at NYFW. Not only inspiring but empowering, making you believe that dreams really do come true. The look of joy and happiness shined bright on her face has she walked the runway at the end of her show. The show concluded with a standing ovation, that gave me goosebumps.

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I fell in love with the beaded jackets and gowns shown that evening. You can clearly see the time and effort that went into making each piece. How they were all handcrafted with the utmost love and care. Truly remarkable. I would totally rock one of those jackets any day!

[The hijab is a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the head and chest. The term can further refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to a certain standard of modesty. Hijab can also be used to refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere, or it may denote a metaphysical dimension, for example referring to “the veil which separates man or the world from God”. (Wikipedia)]

Most often the hijab is worn by muslim women to display modesty and privacy. Most women are often stereotyped as disempowered, and constricted when wearing the hijab. Although, many women today choose to wear it for personal reasons. The hijab is in fact seen as a feminist statement to many. The women of the muslim culture have been neglected in the fashion industry for quite some time. But thanks to designers like Anniesa Hasibuan–she made her mark which was well received by many in the fashion industry. At the end of the show, I along with fellow blogger and friend Ellese Launer of Rock Paper Glam had the pleasure of speaking with the designer. A lovely women, with such great talents and a heart of gold. We asked, ” How long did the beading take?” And she responded, ” Quite some time, all were hand beaded and crafted.” When you speak to her, you too, will see her grace, charm and passion for fashion.

I’ll concluded with a statement Anniesa Hasibuan made to CNN, “I am so proud and thankful for everyone on the team who helped me so this event could happen, and I am thankful to international and local media from Indonesia for exposing my show. I did not realize the result can be this amazing, and I am thrilled and humbled by the welcome reaction given.” (CNN

Thank you Anniesa Hasibuan for inspiring and empowering many of us with your collection and making a huge impact on the world. Your designs are truly amazing and well respected.

If you saw the show, and if you caught my Snapchat story that evening, what were your thoughts? Comment below, I love hearing from you!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope this post inspired you just as much as it did me.


Fall Fashion Edition: Fall Outfit from Day to Night

Posted on: September 30, 2016

 

My New York look in full effect. It’s so basic,  yet so chic all at the same time. For the daytime I like to feel comfy, and this is a great casual and chic look.  For a more daytime casual feel, as I’ve done here, wear flats. For the night time, throw on a pair of heels to make this outfit sizzle for a night out on the town. My favorite heels to pair with this outfit: Jimmy Choo Kiki Suede & Fringe Heels. In addition to the heels, change up your lip color to be night time ready. My suggestion would be: a bold red lip or even a deep mave or brown lip color. My favorite Fall shade lipsticks are: Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in the Shade Cocoa and Tom Ford’ Lip Color Matte in shade Ruby Rush What I love about wearing all black, it’s a look that’s so effortless and stylish. An outfit so basic, you just need to accessorize it to take it to the next level. I’m a huge fan of accessories! With the right accessories, you can make your outfit POP! If you’re looking to take your accessories to the next level, and you’re looking for unique, stylish and chic jewelry, head on over to my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.

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Shop my look by clicking the links below

Blazer: Revolve Clothing

Top: Equipment ( Similar Top, I purchased my Equipment top last year)

Bag: Gucci (Old, Purchased back in 1998 at the Gucci Boutique, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Jeans: Frame Denim

Shoes: Chanel (Old, Purchased these back in 2010)

Hat: J.Crew

Sunglasses Quay Australia

Lipstick: Urban Decay

Necklace: Chloe and Isabel

Bracelet: Cartier

Bracelet: Hermes

Rings: Chloe and Isabel

 

 

 

All photos were taken by the lovely: Fay Photography @FayPhotos_NYC


NYFW + SHOPSTYLE SOCIAL HOUSE

Posted on: September 23, 2016

 

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The Shopstyle Social House was one event that I was SUPER excited about this season. I was thrilled to get invited to the Social House again and experience it all this NYFW SS17. I started my day with the Dan Liu show at the Skylight Clarkson Gallery. Then I headed uptown to the Glasshouses for the ShopStyle Social House event. This was one event I was looking forward to since I got the invitation. I was so happy and thrilled to experience and enjoy it all with my gal pal and fellow blogger friend Loren. She’s the writer and creator behind the blog: Enlightened By Bravery. If you aren’t following her yet, you should. She’s just a great women, with great style and an amazing personality. Such a beautiful soul she has, and I’m happy to have met her. Check her blog out: www.enlightenbybravery.com and her Instagram: @EnlightedByBravery.

This look was my favorite outfit I wore during NYFW. Probably not the best choice for that particular day though, because it felt like a sauna outside in early September. But hey, it’s all in the name of fashion. And let’s be honest, I’m a slave to FASHION. Rock it and own it, which is exactly what I did. What’s great about this dress is that it still can be worn and style for the Fall months. Can’t wait to style and rock the look again soon.

We enjoyed getting our hair done by the hairstylist there that day. Sipped on champagne and Rose,  browsed the clothing racks to borrow some FAB pieces to rock during NYFW. Thanks to Shopstyle, Sole Society, The Outnet Iris and Ink and Sam Edelman, for keeping me looking stylish and fashionably chic all throughout NYFW. We were also gifted great cross body bags by Gigi New York which were personally monogrammed for us by the Gigi New York staff. It was great to meet old and new friends as well as connecting with all the vendors at the event.

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Dress: Tularosa (You can find the dress on this website as well)

Bag: Chanel 

Oxford Lace up Brogues: Kurt Geiger

Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Velvet Choker Necklace: Chloe and Isabel

A special thanks to Shopstyle and @altamiranyc for the mini photoshoot. It was such a pleasure shooting with him. Thankful to have been photographed by someone so talented and amazing. Check him out on Instagram: @altamiranyc

As always, thanks so much for reading, following along and support me in my journey.


NYFW MARISSA WEBB SS17

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Marissa Webb is one designer I love and admire. When I attended her show last season, I was simply amazed by her incredible work. I can definitely say the same for this season. She presented on Day 1 of NYFW on September 8th at the Skylight Clarkson Gallery. Marissa Webb is one designer who perfectly balances feminine and masculine elements into her designs. Her designs exude cool, sophisticated, chic, and effortless all at the same time. Her SS17 Collection featured a soft palette of neutrals with pops of burnt orange, chartreuse in delicate silks and subtle ruffle accents. One of my favorite looks from this collection was her take on a suit. A modern day version of a traditional suit, and the back detail was just to die for. Every piece was absolutely AMAZING! I definitely had my favorites from her Ready-to-Wear collection. I wanted every piece in my size for my closet. I loved how she paired a military inspired jacket with her soft, pretty, floral dress. And how she paired a silk floral top with leather pants, seemed fitting and oh so stylish!

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(MY FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION)

 

When it comes to design, Marissa Webb doesn’t need to dig deep to find inspiration. She dresses what she knows best, and what speaks to her. Her inspiration comes from what’s around her, specifically ” The Modern New York woman,” as she stated backstage before the show. Although, her designs are inspired by the Modern New York woman, they aren’t the only ones who will fall in love with this collection.

 

What’s your favorite from the collection?

As always, thanks for reading, following, and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed my photos and recap


NYFW SS17 LEANNE MARSHALL

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Leanne Marshall’s SS17 collection at New York Fashion Week was absolutely stunning! We saw some gorgeous chiffon gowns, sheer cropped tops and pants numbers that floated down the runway leaving viewers speechless. Gowns were flowing, models glided through the runway almost as if they were floating on clouds. The overall vibe was something straight out of an elegant fairytale with stunning high fashion outfits. I believe, everyone who saw this show could see themselves wearing her entire collection. There’s no doubt about it, no matter what the occasion is, Leanne Marshall definitely showed beautiful consistency in every single piece that dawned the runway. Anybody who wears Leanne Marshall clothing will be a showstopper and will turn heads all over. Every look exude ethereal, feminine beauty that just flowed throughout the show.

The chiffon, organza, and cotton lace fabrics she used draped the feminine silhouettes effortlessly, making a grand entrance that was so captivating as they appeared on the runway. The inspiration behind her collection came from crystals and the meaning behind their healing energy. Each crystal could mean something different for a lot people. They can be used as a means to uplift you, help you channel the different things you may be going thru or even a way to find a sense of relief or meditation. Many designers have embraced the, “see it now, buy it now,” trend, something Marshall has begun to do too. 41 looks were presented at NYFW, and 10 of them were made to order immediately available now  on her website. I don’t know about you, but I would love to owe a Leanne Marshall original any day!

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The amount of detail of sheer illusions, hand-beading, and embellishments that Leanne Marshall designed were simply beautiful.  It just goes to show the amount of time, dedication and detail that went into every piece of the collection. Needless to say, this show left me stunned by the beauty that existed in every piece that glided through the runway. I loved her color palette choice of soft pastels: rose quartz, plum, and blue. They invoked romantic and flirty feels that complimented Marshall’s artistry,  almost dream like ambiance with the use of chiffon fabrics. I’m still amazed by the draping and movement of each piece. Two words I’d use to describe her collection: breathtaking and absolutely stunning. It only leaves us in high anticipation to see what’s to come next season. One things for sure, we know it will be nothing short from AMAZING!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed my recap and photos from this stunning show.


Fashion+Style: My Summer Casual Look

Posted on: July 15, 2016

 

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There are so many reasons why I love New York City. One reason, is that I love to explore the city. I feel NYC, is great for exploring. I like to walk around, and venture in and around the city.  You can pretty much discover something new everyday.

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This summer I did a lot exploring and walking around this beautiful city. It was definitely hot and steamy most days, but this outfit was easy and breezy not to mention light weight. That I didn’t feel uncomfortable wearing it in the Summer heat. I like to call this look: My summer time casual look. This is outfit was not only lightweight, it was stylish and comfortable. I took this daytime look, and turned it into a night time ready look.  I dressed it up by changing my sandals to heels and changed up my make up for a more sultry and sexy night time look.

[Coming soon to the blog, this same Trench vest is great staple to own, great transitional piece for all seasons. ]

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Shop my Look: 

Jeans: Alice and Oliva Embellished Distressed Jeans

 Top: White silk Button down Shirt

 Jewelry: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza

Bracelets: Cartier Love Bracelets

Trench Vest: Who What Where for Target

Sandals:  Zara Gold Metallic Open toed Loafers  (Old, Sold out)

Heels: Burberry Lattice Peep-Toe Ankle Boots, $895

Hat:  J.Crew 

Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli

Handbag: Black West 57th Crossbody

Shop the Look for Less:

 Jeans: Embellished Distressed Jeans 

Top: White Button Down Shirt

Jewelry: Jewelry

Duster Vest: Long Olive Green Trench Vest 

Sandals: Gold Flat Sandals  

Heels: BCBG Cage Lace up Heels

Hat: Straw Fedora  

Sunglasses: Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Handbag: Black CrossBody Bag

What’s you’re summer time casual look? I love hearing from you, comment below or write to me.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me on my journey!

All photos were taken by : Fay Photography @ FayPhotos_NYC

 


SFB FASHION FRIDAYS: YOGA X FASHION: YOGI LADY BOSS FASHIONISTA

Posted on: June 24, 2016

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Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with this lovely, smart, fashionable business woman. Whose combined her love for fashion and Yoga and created a business that speaks for itself. The moment I first spoke with Jen Stock, I immediately was drawn to her positive vibes and energy. It was no surprise that we immediately gravitated towards one another. From that moment on, I just knew I wanted to learn more about this savvy – yogi loving and fashion forward business woman.

When you meet Jen Stocks it’s easy to be completely drawn by her presence. She’s all about positive energies and good vibes which is something I can definitely relate to. With her positive outlook on life, spiritualty, love for fashion and yoga these elements are what inspired her jewelry line: Jen Stock Designs.

She’s always had a love and passion for fashion and knew one day she would do something with that. Thus came her spiritually inspired jewelry designs. For over 25 years she’s practiced yoga which has been the root and inspiration behind her jewelry. She takes what she has practiced on the mat and puts it all into her work. All of her jewelry is handmade, vegan, and yoga inspired. Her jewelry exudes luxury, with a symbolic and spiritual balance between mind, body and soul, all things that Jen Stocks embodies and something that holds a strong importance to her.

Her designs have been worn by the likes of Russell Simmons, Heidi Klum, Rita Ora and many well- known Hollywood stars and yogi enthusiast. Her jewelry is known for its wearable fashion and style for both for men and woman. Each piece holds a different meaning and possess a unique design. The message behind her jewelry is: “What you put out in the universe, is what you will receive in return.”Something I feel many can relate to and believe in.

If ever you get the chance to meet this remarkable, business owner and Lady Boss you too will see what I see. Not only does she design beautiful, luxurious jewelry, her personality is so positive and not to mention contagious. You can find her at a Yoga studio near you, either on the mat or displaying and selling her designs. If you too embody and belief in all things: positive, uplifting and empowering, check out Jen and her jewelry. Not only will you love her jewelry line but the designer behind it all as well. A true lady boss and spiritual believer, we all can learn something from her.

As you read along and follow my journey, just like Jen’s positive vibes and energy that’s what I’m all about.  So, it was only fitting to have worked with such a positive minded and fashion minded enthusiast like herself. I too hope to inspire, empower and uplift you all to have only the most positive outlook on life.

Jen Stock is a true talent, who takes being a business owner and fashion lover to the next level. I look forward to working with her again and seeing her new collection and designs come to life.

For more information on Jen Stocks and her jewelry go to: jenstock.com.  You can also find her on Instagram: @JenStockDesigns. Be sure to purchase your very own Jen Stock Designs jewelry today!!

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Thanks for reading, following along my journey, and all your love and support.

What inspires and empowers you?

As always much love and happiness to you ALL!!


Red Carpet Manicure X SOCIAL FASHIONISTA BEAUTY

Posted on: June 14, 2016

 

Nailed it with Red Carpet Manicure! 

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Just discovered this nail company not too long ago, and I must say they are the real deal. When Red Carpet Manicure reached out to me to collaborate together, I was thrilled! One of my favorite things to do is experiment and try out different products. I also love changing up my nail polish and seeing what works, what last etc…. After trying out RCM products, I soon discovered the amazing quality of the brand and how long-lasting the product stays. I love gel polishes that last longer than the average nail polish. Especially if I have an event or something special to attend, I don’t want to go to the nail salon again and again for a chipped nail or polish. Which is why I love gel nail polish, because it last for over 3 to 4 weeks. But RCM polishes lasted me even a week longer than most gel nail polishes, which was amazing. And perfect, because my nails looks gorgeous even after they had grown out.

Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure my nails dazzled all summer long! Even for holidays, I like to get a little festive. Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure, my nails  sparkled with pride for the 4th of July. If you haven’t tried Red Carpet Manicure, I highly recommend that you should. You can find Red Carpet Manicure products at an Ulta near you or shop directly from their website: http://www.redcarpetmanicure.com.

 

Thanks to Red Carpet Manicure’s for partnering and collaborating with me on this post. All thoughts are my own. #RCMNailedIt

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me on my journey!