Haute Off the Press: Jen Atkins X Chloe + Isabel S/S 2017

Posted on: March 14, 2017

   Hi my Beautiful Fashionistas!

I have great news, and I wanted to share it with you! Haute off the Presses: our newest collection for Spring/Summer 2017. We’re back at it again, collaborating with our FAVE Celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkins with our newest buzzworthy hair accessories.  You’re going to DIE when you see these designs. We started off with our cool and modern details, to our glamorous Deco-inspired designs perfect for Award season and now just in time for festival season our dreamy festival favorites.

Discover our new boho-chic designs that will have you festival ready in minutes. Trust me you’re gonna want to own one of these accessories if not the entire collection. You’ve seen our previous designs in: InStyle, Allure, ELLE, Glamour, TeenVogue, BAZAAR, Marie Claire, People, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and many more publications. Not to mention the celebrities are rocking these AMAZING accessories from: Chrissy Teigen to Kim Kardashian West, Ariana Grande, Middle East Beauty Guru Huda Kattan, Kendall Jenner and many more….. If the celebs are rocking these FABULOUS hair accessories, you should too! Get the look and be event and festival ready by heading over to my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.

Thanks so much for your love and support. And thank you for shopping my boutique!

       

       

                

          

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


Rise up Together to Empower, Enlighten and Inspire

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Can you believe it,  just yesterday  it was 60 degrees in NYC and now a blizzard? Oh, mother nature always full of surprises making a big entrance, LITERALLY (LOL). Today, marks the the official start to NYFW. I wanted to share this post with you all.  I hope this will enlighten, empower and inspire us all during NYFW and in life.

Stay warm and be safe out there loves!! 

Recently, I’ve been hearing all sorts of stories over Lady Gaga, her body and what she wore during her Super Bowl Halftime show. I don’t know about you, but I thought she looked ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Her immense talent, fierce fashion and killer body proved all of that during her performance last Sunday. That night overall was truly something, make that epic and a night to remember. My question is, What are all the haters talking about and why are they harping on Gaga? I don’t see why anyone would hate on her, what she wore but more importantly her body. Well, as the saying goes, “Haters are gonna hate!”  But strong, fierce, fashionable, chic women like Gaga rise above it! I truly admire women like Gaga, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and many others celebrities who have spoken out about body shaming. We should all love ourselves no matter what shape or size.

Many of our youth struggle with this issue of body shaming and we all need to stop the hate.  I’ll be the first to admit I too, felt ashamed of my body growing up and even as an adult I deal with this issue from time to time. I work in an industry where everyone is both small framed and for the most part skinny. I may not fit the nor of being super skinny or small framed, but I’ve learned to embrace my curves and LOVE  the skin I’m in. Don’t get me wrong I have my moments where I feel out of place or uncomfortable but hey, I’m human. The female body is such a beautiful thing and we should admire it for all it’s beauty. Remember, we’re all beautiful inside and out! Never let anyone tell you otherwise!!

Here’s what Lady Gaga had to say to her body shammers:

 “I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.” “Thank you so much everyone for supporting me,”  “I love you guys.” 

All I gotta say in response to Gaga’s statement: PREACH GAGA, PREACH!! 

Another story that caught my eye is in regards to the controversy over Vogue’s March issues cover. Plus size Model, Ashley Graham is breaking the mold and posing on the cover of Vogue alongside beauties like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Ashley Graham recently tweeted: Thank You @voguemagazine I’m so incredibly honored to be one of your March cover models! #breakingboundaries 

The March issue {hits stands on February 21st} is devoted to differences in beauty and the celebration of Women being Fearless!  Yay, Women do rule! The future is female in my eyes, no offense to all my male readers and all the men out there in the world.

The controversy many are questioning is — the cover isn’t as diverse as many thought it would be. As you can see, a gorgeous plus size model posing with her fellow beautiful yet skinnier models. Some are going as far to say that Gigi Hadid’s hand was elongated and extended out (through the workings of photoshop) to conceal Graham’s torso. Many fans are speculating if the magazine was trying to conceal Graham’s body.??

Despite all the social media uproar, misconceptions and disbelief Ashley Graham defended the Vogue cover. In her most recent Instagram post she stated,  “I chose to pose like that. No one told me to do anything.” Even though many may have their misbeliefs and opinions, the March cover speaks many volumes and has an empowering message outside of what misconceptions may be lingering.

To me, I felt that these two stories needed to be address and shared. I know that both women have inspired me and gave me more reason to love me and my curves. I’m all about inspiring and empowering all my readers and followers. Lady Gaga and Ashley Graham both do that and continue to rise above it. Their words are not only encouraging but both inspiring and empowering. Both women promote body positivity and break the barriers in this sometimes harsh, opinionated industry of Entertainment and Fashion.  I hope we can be enlightened and moved by them and rise up together. No matter what shape or size you are, love yourself. You are beautiful!

 

What are your thoughts on these two stories?

How do you rise above the bodyshammers?  Please do share using the #SFBBeautiful #SFBInspires

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

 

 


Get the Look all the Celebrities are Rocking: 3 Ways to Wear a Choker

Posted on: August 19, 2016

 

 

If you haven’t joined the bandwagon, this is the time to do so.  This simple accessory has been around for for awhile, but has evolved over the years. Here’s another fashion trend that can be worn in so many different ways and you can’t go wrong. In the last year, we’ve seen the necklace trend go from extra-long pendents, to big, bold statement pieces and now the opposite end of the spectrum: chokers that encircle tightly around the neck. This could in fact be the next natural step from the skinny scarf look. Which is another way to style this look. Many celebrities like: Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift have sported the look. EvenBloggers and Vloggers like: Chriselle Lim, Heart Defensor, Jessi Malay and many more have rocked this look. It’s easy to pull off the choker look. It’s easy to see the appeal to this 90’s grunge style. The look is easy, effortless and goes with just about any outfit. It also acts as a built in scarf, an accessory that compliments your look overall. I’ve always loved taking a basic outfit to the next level, just by accessorizing the outfit with jewelry, and other accent details. A look that’s been seen all over and what’s great about this look, it can be worn all year round. One of my favorite styles and one I like to rock on the regular. Can we say, LOVES IT! 

Here are 3 ways you can rock the look:

Jeweled and Beaded Accents 

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Shop the look:  Petits Bijoux Station Choker Necklace    Petits Bijoux Two-Row Choker Necklace

Boho Bae Beaded Feather Choker 

Suede Leather Tie and Velvet Choker Necklace

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Shop the Look: Hero Metal +Leather Necklace Set   Vanessa Mooney Velvet Choker Necklace

Jennifer Zenuer Lane Choker Necklace

Bandana + Scarf Choker Look 

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Shop the Look: Chan Lauu Beaded Chiffon Choker    Basic Bandana   Roberto Cavalli Printed Scarf

B.P. Dot Skinny Scarf 

Which style do you like best?

Try out the look and see how you like it. Try in all variations and see what compliments you best. But to be honest, whichever look you choose you’ll look FABULOUS!! I’d love to see how you styled the look, share your look by using the hashtag: #SFBFashion. As Always, thanks so much for reading, following and supporting me in my journey.