HOW TO PERFECT THE SELFIE
Come out of your dark little cave of denial. You like taking selfies. Chin lowered. Eyes wide. Pursed lips (but ever so slightly, avoid duck lips at all costs). 19 takes later you are finally confident enough to send a Snapchat to your entire address book with the caption “Out tonight?!” As NOLAFW quickly approaches, take a few tips from the pros- because there’s no question you’ll be Instagramming the ish out this week.
1. Wear clothes. Good clothes.
What’s the point of a decent selfie if you can’t show off what you have on? It’s really a simple equation. The better you look, the more likes you get. (Narcissistic or not, we can’t lie to ourselves. We live for the #doubletaps.)
2. The face is it.
Everyone knows your face is your moneymaker. Red lip? Nude lip? Kissy lips? You do what you gotta do. And work it. What’s the point of pretending the phone with the flipped camera isn’t your boyfriend that you don’t have, if you don’t actually believe it?
3. No nudie (or half-nudie) selfies.
No. Just no. Please and thanks.
4. Under no circumstances may you take yourself seriously in a selfie.
Newsflash chick – YOU’RE HOLDING YOUR OWN CAMERA. C’mon. Giggle a little. It’s even better if you can pull off the not-so-natural “natural” laughing selfie.
5. Add a friend. And a filter.
Not only can you look like you have friends, but it adds a whole new dynamic to a selfie. One friend, two friends, your dog, a cat (if you must). And don’t forget your pal Hudson, Nashville or Toaster.
6. Own it.
There’s nothing we love more than a killer #selfie in the afternoon or the knock-off Celine, #celfie. If the peeps out there don’t like it – let them dwell in their own self-misery. You love life, your selfies, and probably your earrings… and that’s why your insta-ing them.
Clothing Swap Benefitting NOLAFC!
For those of you who haven’t seen it on our Facebook page, we are having our first ever Clothing Swap to benefit NOLA Fashion Council! It is hosted by Think Twice Style and NOLAFC and will take place on May 11th!
Get excited and bring as many items as possible. Anything from high-end to chic steals— someone will love it!
Tickets are: $20 in advance/$25 at the door/best friend passes $30 for two
Tickets available on Evenbrite.
The fun doesn’t stop there - special door prizes from local boutique favorites will go to a few lucky shoppers that evening!
Not only will this be an enjoyable night for you and your friends, filled with shopping and cocktails, it’s also for a good, fashionable cause. A portion of the proceeds go to the NOLA Fashion Council. NOLAFC is the leading organization supporting designers in the South and produces NOLA Fashion Week twice yearly.
All left over garments will be donated to Dress for Success and other chairtable organizations.
Swap til’ you Drop!
Summer Trend Steals
We are LOVING this season’s trends: florals, crop tops, fringe, black&white, and more. Here are some steals we’ve found from all over, to get excited for summer!
Sparkle & Fade Lace Bralette
TOBI Floral Scallop Shorts
TOBI Lennon Sunglasses
Forever 21 Sleeveless Peplum Top
Helaine Watercolor Pleated Top
TOBI Taking Back Summer Dress
TOBI Fringe Kiss Skirt
Staring at Stars Soutache Fringe Tank Top
DIY Coachella Looks
Now, how do you translate some of Coachella’s fashion forward trends into your own routine? It’s easy!
Take this Jolie & Elizabeth SS ‘13 dress, pair it with some Steve Madden booties, Forever21 bangles, and personalize it with a summer scarf!
Throw on this Libellule SS ‘13 mini, pair it with a straw fedora and funky shades from Urban Outfitters, and add some crazy arm candy!
Tag us in some of your favorite Coachella-like looks!
We all think the same thing when Coachella comes around—what is everyone wearing? Fashion seems to be chic from head to toe every year at the festival. We’ve finally found some of our favorite cutoffs, vintage crop tops, ankle booties, and statement pieces. Don’t miss some of our favorite looks from this year’s festival.
Our favorite looks from the 2013 ACM Awards are Sheryl Crow in a flattering Zac Posen Jumpsuit and Jana Kramer in an embellished Badgley Mischka gown.
What was your favorite look?
French Quarter Fest 2013
This past weekend in New Orleans, the 30th anniversary of French Quarter Festival presented over 800 local musicians, 65 of New Orleans’s most FABULOUS restaurants, FREE special events, and lots of friends and family FUN.
What better way then to spend a weekend in New Orleans with culture, great food, drinks, live music, and people you LOVE. It’s the complete NOLA experience.
NOW-we have to know, what did you wear? Our choice is this SS ‘13 Loretta Jane dress! Perfect with flip flops or flats and can be worn day to night!
The DVF Awards 2013
Since 2010, Diane Von Furstenberg has presented the DVF Awards to grant five women $50,000 who have demonstrated leadership, courage, and commitment to her cause of choice. Empowering women such as Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, and this year’s lifetime achievement winner, Robin Roberts have all been honored at the DVF Awards.
Honorees this year were Natalia Vodianova, founder and president of Naked Heart Foundation, Andeisha Farid, founder of AFCECO, Sunitha Kristnan, part of an organization named Prajwala, Robin Roberts, survivor of breast cancer and MDS, and lastly, Tammy Tibbetts, founder of First.
Below are some pictures from this year’s awards, which took place April 5th.
For more information on the DVF Awards and this years honorees, visit http://www.dvf.com/the-blog/post/post,default,sc.html?cid=blog-post-1865
Some of the Strongest Looks From NOLAFW A/W '13
Although New Orleans Fashion Week is over, there is still lots of coverage to check out! Here is a look at some of our favorite looks from the A/W ‘13 Runway.
This pattern is to die for! Also, we can see this purple leather vest completing any look in the fall.
Emerald shades and metallic details will be EVERYWHERE this fall.
Hazel & Florange
What amazing detailing.
Of course there are several more looks from our A/W ‘13 Runway we love, but we just wanted to share a few of our faves!
Check out more photos on our Facebook: www.facebook.com/NOLAfashionweek
We CANNOT believe season five of NOLAFW is over- it was better than ever! Check out some of our favorite shots from the runway and backstage at NOLAFW’s A/W ‘13 shows by Tate Tullier.