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!


SFB Fashion Fridays: Embroidered Vacay Style

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Hey Loves!

Happy TGIF! For those of you who don’t know already, I went on a much needed relaxing Cruise vacation last week. I’m currently posting pictures from our vacation, now up on my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow along on my Snapchat SocFashBeaut17 and Instastories @SocialFashionistBeauty for all the behind the scenes action from all my travels.

I wanted to share with you one of my FAVE outfits during my travels and my current fashion favorite. I’ve always loved the embroidered looked and I’m so happy its on trend and very much in style. The look comes in varying styles from tunics to dresses even handbag detailing, it’s simply stunning.  In my opinion, anyone can sport this look, which is why I LOVE the style. This is one style you can’t go wrong with this season. Definitely a style I think everyone should try. This airy, lightweight, elegant look and intricate detailing is very fashion forward and super chic, perfect choice for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons.

Oh and yes, for many of you asking, ” What is that black strap around your waist?” Yes, I am in fact wearing a fanny, but not just any fanny. A very fashionable and might I add stylish one of course. Bringing back the fanny pack in style with this Gucci number. One of my favorite classic bags in my collection purchased a few years ago.  I pulled it out of closet to bring and wear during my travels. It’s cute, stylish, fashionable, it can hold a lot of items and it’s GUCCI, you can’t go wrong. The fanny bag may be something of the past, but I’m a big fan of vintage and unique pieces. I mean, hey if you love it and it suits you, then rock it! Here’s a little factoid: it’s the same fanny bag that Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Brandshaw wore in Sex and the City!! If you’re interested in a post about my handbag collection, please comment below. My handbag chronicles may make an appearance on the website VERY SOON! Stay tuned!! Details and links for this look are listed below.

Shop my look: 

Top: Topshop (similar)/ Shorts: Frame Denim/ Shoes: Birkenstocks/ Hat: J.Crew/ Sunglasses: Quay Australia  Bag: Gucci

Shop my FAVE Embroidered Styles Here: 

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


Where will C+I take you? Experience Wanderlust Spring 2017 Collection

Posted on: February 8, 2017

If your anything like me, or someone who loves a new adventure or one who craves to see the world–then you’ll LOVE our newest collection. Introducing our newest collection for Spring 2017: Wanderlust.

 Wanderlust is comprised of 5 Mini Collections: Parisian Belle, Modern Mosaic, Turkish Delight, Sunset Vista and Misty Morning.

Parisian Belle: In this romantic mini-collection, we take design inspiration from an adventurous French girl boarding the Orient Express in Paris’ Gare de L’est train station. Donned in her finest Belle Epoque jewels, she emodies the worldly elegance of a traveling spirit intricate, heirloom-inspired settings with colorful crystal  sparkle.

Modern Mosaic: For our final stop this Spring, discover Turkey’s renowned art+ architecture in these modern geo-cut designs-the newest additions to our line of stunning silvers. From striking sihouettes (including the “it” chokers!), to watery mother-of-pearl, this mesmerizing mini-collection reflects the beauty found in our trip-of-a-lifetime.

 Turkish Delight: Welcome to the wonders of Istanbul, where ancient relics come alive in playful patterns + unique silhouettes. Inspired by hand-painted tilework, a mix of semi-precious hoplite, turquoise +coral Stone adds a decorative splash of color for this season + beyond!

Sunset Vista: As we travel aboard the Orient Express, this opulent mini-collection demonstrates how the journey can be as captivating as the destination. Gilded florals + semi-precious cherry quartz come together in glamorous, vintage-inspired designs, like the breaking countryside viewed from the ornate interiors of this luxury 1920s train.

Misty Morning: For our first stop along our grand tour through Europe, we arrive in foggy Budapest. Designed to awaken your fresh Spring look, we captured this picture-erect cityscape with a cool-blue color way of crackled mint+ lavender glass geometric teardrop shapes.

Discover worldly new wonders now available on my online boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza. Shop now and discover your Wanderlust.

Contact me today if you have any questions, styling and accessorizing needs or need more details.

What are your favorites from the Wanderlust Spring 2017 Collection?

How would you style your C+I Favorites? Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBGlam #SFBStyle

As always, thanks for reading, following, supporting my small business and journey.


Exclusive GiGi New York WINTER SALE

Posted on: January 25, 2017

I’ve always said you can NEVER have too many handbags. Two of my favorite things coming together and I have all the details for you. Handbags and sale don’t the two go together perfectly. GiGi New York is having a Winter Sale. This is an exclusive sale and I’m giving you all the inside scoop before it opens to the public.

Click the link: https://www.giginewyork.com/Winter-Sale-s/1919.htm

now for an their EXCLUSIVE WINTER SALE and get your very own GiGi New York bag TODAY!!

Why Buy GiGi New York: 

GiGi New York is a New York based handbag and accessories brand known for it’s luxurious python leather products. Offering only the finest combination of classic and edgy styles one can find in both their handbags and accessories. When you owe anything from GiGi New York, you will see the durability, craftsmanship and beauty in each of their products. They’re a high quality brand and a line that I love and trust.

GiGi New York also gives you the option to personalize your choice of accessories up to three letters. Great addition for your selection and makes for a perfect gift or even a treat for yourself.  So click the link above and enjoy this EXCLUSIVE SALE  filled with a variety of top quality items. Be sure to sign up for their e-mail list to receive 10% off your next purchase! Have fun shopping, enjoy!



What are your GiGi New York favorites?

Enjoy the exclusive sale. I’d love to to see all your favorites and what you purchase. Please do share using the #SFBFashion.

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


It’s all about the Ruffles and the Off the Shoulder Dress

Posted on: October 15, 2016

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This was without a doubt my favorite outfit I wore during NYFW. The ruffles were a great added detail to the sleeves. The ruffles made the dress fun, playful and chic.  I know these photos may look familiar, you may have seen them in my “Shopstyle Social House Post.” I couldn’t help but share the look again in it’s own post. Because it was that good, at least in my opinion. 🙂

The off the shoulder look was one style that I rocked all summer long. It’s such a flattering style that suits everyone. What’s great about this dress, I can wear this look again this Fall. The dark denim color is perfect for the season. Great for the day time seen here or even for a night on the town. No matter what time of day you wear this number, you’ll be turning heads all over. Everyone will want to know where to buy this dress. One dress you’ll want to own. Shop my look by clicking the links below.

Shop my Look:

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

How would you style this dress? I love hearing from you, comment below or write to me.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in 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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Hero Metal +Leather Crescent Earrings $32bun-cuff

 

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