Trend of the Week!

Hey everyone! Its that time of the week again! Sunday is the day for the Trend of the Week. This week I have become OBSESSED with gingham. From dresses to skirts, this trend is super versatile and comes in so many different colors. This is not just a trend for a preppy girl. Edge it out with a motorcycle jacket or pair gingham on gingham for a high fashion, trendy look. I can not get enough of this graphic, linear print this season. Here are some of my favorite items I’ve seen!

xoAUDREY

Trend of the Week!

Rise and Grind

Summer is right around the corner so it is about time to get your work out on and strut your stuff at the gym. Who says you can’t be fashionable when sweating away the lbs.? Here are some amazing items to keep you looking trendy and chic while running off those few extra calories from the weekend!

Rise and Grind

Met Gala – Riri Reigns Supreme

The time has come where everyone is refreshing their Instagrams and web browsers for the first look at the ensembles from the Met Gala. I have to admit, I was a bit worried when I found out the theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass” because there are always those celebrities who either take the theme too literal (i.e. hair chopsticks, kimonos, etc.) or ignore it all together. After seeing all of the clothing, or lack there of, I hands down have to give best dressed to Rihanna, and not just because I am an avid Riri Navy member. It is hard for her to disappoint, especially when it comes to the Met (have you SEEN her 2014 outfit?!). As soon as I saw her on the red carpet, I knew she has just stole the show. Her yellow cloaked design by Guo Pei was the only design created by a Chinese fashion designer, honoring the theme of the Gala and putting all those in “costumes” to shame.

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I think what a lot of people got wrong is that there is a difference between being inspired by a culture and working with a designer from that culture to make your own adaptation and taking something from a culture to make it “trendy” and making it your own appropriation. Rihanna did it the way it is supposed to be done; honoring the theme of the night in a tasteful, fashionable, and respectable way. And plus, who doesn’t love the memes of her dress as an omelet or a pizza!?

Here are some of my favorite looks from the night, ignoring the theme:

xoAUDREY

Met Gala – Riri Reigns Supreme

Trend of the Week!

It’s Sunday so you know I have found the most pieces in my new favorite trend: crochet! Festival go-ers rejoice because this trend will make your 2015 line up outfits super chic. From classic tops to boho-esque dresses, take on the trend and put your own spin on it! For the full boho look pair a crochet bra top with a flowing maxi skirt. Put a military style jacket with a full crochet dress and combat boots for a rocket chic look. The list goes on and on for options with this trend. Let me know your favorite styling tips below!

xoAUDREY

Trend of the Week!

Flour Power

Finals have arrived so suddenly and I find myself scheduling more and more shoots to build up my portfolio for the upcoming Static Show. Today I had to shoot my Product Styling final, which was to create a catalog for Barney’s featuring accessories, beauty products, cosmetics and jewelry. I had a lot of fun shopping for items to use to emulate my concept of destruction meets high fashion. I drew inspiration from photographers such as Pierre Furia, Michael Brunn and Mark Roskam and their photographs of items either imprinted or styled in flour. Overall I was so pleased with the results and how all the images came out! I can’t wait to print and put them into my portfolio!

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The shoot was actually easy to complete once I found some items with interesting textures. I must have looked crazy feeling all of the items before buying them! You can easily recreate these shots with a baking pan and lots of four! Just smooth it down and condense it enough so that it breaks when you push the items into flour!

Here is a shopping list of all the items I used:

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xoAUDREY

Flour Power

Closet Detox

The end of the semester is only a couple weeks away, which means the end of the year festivities are about to begin! And of course, like any fashionista, I have a full closet yet nothing to wear. This is where my idea to refine my wardrobe and get back to my minimalist roots was born. I have always been obsessed with clean lines, b&w, and heavy contrast. I’ve seen my wardrobe slowly develop into a sea of neutrals. So why can I not find a single outfit? I never thought the words would come out of my mouth but the answer is simple: I have too much clothing. After spending hours doing laundry and putting clothing away (okay, maybe just doing laundry) to find a glimpse of hope for an outfit.. Instead I found myself ready for some change. How can I have a minimalist wardrobe if I don’t have a small amount of clothing?

I took one last look at my closet, let out a sigh and got ready to say goodbye to pieces that have been in my wardrobe for far too long. If you’re anything like me, I build some kind of attachment to each piece of clothing that I buy. So where do I start? After scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration for my revamped style, I came across the most handy diagram I have ever found. It was titled “Closet Detox” and contained the very questions I needed to ask myself in order to let go of my overstuffed closet.

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I went through piece by piece, responding with yes’s but much more no’s. Items that were worn out, over used, and damaged were tossed right into the “No” pile and I saw my closet start to shrink. Usually I would panic, but this time I felt confident that what I was getting rid of were items that would never get any more use. So for any ladies that need a Spring Cleaning starting point, look no further! Your closet (and your laundry basket) will look a whole lot less scary once you being to minimize your wardrobe! Plus, who needs three white v-neck tops with yellow arm pit stains? Not me (anymore)!

Share your Spring Cleaning tips below!

xoAUDREY

Closet Detox