Hear The Runway Spring Fashion Show!

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Hear The Runway’s mission is to increase the self-esteem, self-worth, and self-image of kids and teens who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Don’t miss this fabulous charity event!

Hear The Runway Spring Fashion Show,  Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fire Fighter’s Memorial Building, Miami Fire Tower

8000 NW 21st St, Doral, FL. 33122

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 Hear the Runway Fashion Show Event Details:

Vendor Fashion Fair will start at 3:00pm

Fashion Show will start at 4:15pm

Tickets are available online at  http://HearTheRunway2014.eventbrite.com  Get them now!

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http://heartherunway.org

I’ll see you there!  ~Avery

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Oscar Best Dressed 2014

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Three things I like in a gown. Details, drama, and dreaminess.

There were sooooo many great dresses last night, I really must applaud the ladies. I didn’t see any major fugly missteps. Amazing! Some don’t photograph as well as others to show the stunning detail work, but you get the gist.

These are some of my top favorites and honestly, many more that were worthy of a photo. At this point, there are so many Best Dressed lists and commentators and panels and talks on TV, blogs, Social Media. Ugh. I’m already over it myself!

If I were to tweak anything, I would have taken that pink chiffon wrap off of Lady Gaga. The dress was everything and that wasn’t needed. You look fab, Gaga!

Cheers to all the Beauties!

A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery

P.S. I would have worn Kate Hudson’s Versace gown in a heartbeat. Old Hollywood glam. Perfection head to toe.

Kristin Chenowith in Cavalli, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Lady Gaga in Versace, Lupita Nyong’o in custom Prada, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Charlize Theron in Dior.

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Balmain FW2014 Brilliance

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Balmain and Olivier Rousteing get it right again with their FW2014 collection, Jungle Fever, during Paris Fashion Week. What I adore about Balmain is the consistent eye for detail, the belted and nipped in waists, the femininity with an edge, and substantial designs. You never feel that Olivier phones it in, like some other top design houses I’ve seen this season. I want to see fine pieces of art, not just fabric flung over hangers with a heartbeat. These pieces (a few of the 46 looks) were some of my favorites.

Whether hardcore, fun and funky or outright beaming chic, Balmain hits the high notes and take you to places that make you breathe heavy and moan with excitement.

MAGNIFIQUE!

A view from the runway ~ Avery

Photos: Style.com

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Men, Is Your Shoe Game Tight and Right?

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Fellas, How’s your shoe game? Like it or not, women  do check out your shoes. Why? They speak volumes! Have you ever heard the phrase, “Its in the details”? It most certainly is, and that includes dressing. Specifically, footwear. This is where so many men fall down, image-wise. Maybe you need a shoe makeover.

My pet peeve is a guy wearing athletic performance shoes with his jeans. Add insult to injury, they aren’t clean or in good shape! Shoes meant for exercising have no place outside of the gym or off the playing field. Unless you’re wearing track pants or silky basketball shorts, leave the running and crosstrainer shoes at home. Basically, if you sweat in them, that’s disgusting and don’t wear them anywhere else. Yes, there are “athletic” shoes that crossover into fashion. There is a fine line and you need to know the difference. That’s why you need me!

Most men hate shopping, so let me streamline this for you. Beyond athletic shoes, there are 3 main categories of shoes you need in your shoe wardrobe with a plethora of levels beyond that, if you dare.

#1. The sporty fun shoe. A very casual shoe to wear with jeans and relaxed clothing. Made of canvas, suede, or leather material and can be funky or cool. A step above the athletic shoe. Great for running errands, stopping for coffee, a beer with the guys, or even….jeans, red Chucks, shirt, tie and a jacket to an informal dinner. Uber casual vibe.

#2. The driving shoe, loafer, or casual boot. A heavy tread sole, streamlined upper, or smooth chic. These are perfect for upping your casual game. They are super comfortable and look amazing.

#3. Dress shoes. Figure out your style. If you prefer trendy, like sleek European, or keeping it classic, there is a dress shoe for any type man. These are a necessity even if you want to fight it.  Wear with dress pants, a suit, or tux. Grown man attire.

See, wasn’t that easy?!

To finish, the most important point after you have your shoes, is to maintain them. Keep them clean, keep them shined, keep them in good condition. Make that a part of the daily routine of getting dressed. Whether it be work related or social, your shoes can make your break your image, so why not protect it?

Tip: Your shoes are a reflection of how you tend to other areas of your being. The ladies are watching ;)

All above shoes featured are to be used as a style guide, these are available at  http://zappos.com

Xo, Avery

Contact me for help in all areas of your look. The Style Penthouse, BOND Style Lab.

I am not a paid spokesperson for any vendor stated.

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Get V-day Ready With Sizzling Shoes

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Ok Ladies…..and Gentlemen, Valentine’s Day is a week away. How are you going to mark the occasion? Whether you have a honey or not, you still need to get dressed. Red heels, no matter what outfit you wear, are HOT! The majority of men out there will tell you the same, if they’re honest.  Regardless your personal style, there are red heels to suit you. Sweet, elegant, classic, chic, wild, or edgy, you can find a shoe that sizzles. New shoes always make you feel good, new shoes worn for a man…..total knockout, and you WILL have his attention. If you tend to stay a tad classic, amp it up a level or two. Surprise the lovin’ foolishness out of him! He will be putty in your hands.  ;)

All shoes shown are available at DSW.com and are all under $100.

Have a rockin’ good time planning, and even better time executing. In the spirit of the Olympics, let’s just say,  “10′s across the board!”.

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National Wear Red Day! Feb 7th

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The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7th.

This day is to unify and bring awareness to women’s heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, more than all cancers combined!

Go Red for Women and learn more to insure you know the facts about heart health, warning signs, and what you can do to help yourself and others.

On Friday, February 7th, wear red …in any form. Clothing, accessories, lipstick, nail polish, rubies…whatever you’ve got! I’ll be rockin’ my Red Dress pin from Go Red for Women.

http://GoRedforWomen.org  for valuable information, events, and to get your own Red Dress pin and other merchandise.

Post a photo of yourself dressed in red on Twitter with the hashtag  #GoRedforWomen  Your photo could make it’s way onto the Go Red for Women website!

Let’s educate ourselves, take action, and support The Heart Association and Go Red for Women!

XO,  Averywpid-Petal_Heart-wallpaper-9787928.jpg

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Glittery Grammy 2014 Red Carpet

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Not just Metallica was present, so were the numerous glittering metallic gowns dripping their way across the Red Carpet.

My number one pick for best dressed was Ciara.  This glam and gorgeous metallic gown by Emilio Pucci, was stunning and perfect with her baby bump. I did cover her head to make sure it was the dress I adored and not just Ciara’s beautiful face, but it was the dress….the whole package. The close up of the dress above, shows in finer detail how superb this was and why it was my favorite choice overall. Amazing.

Favorite hair had to go to Rita Ora. I would have loved that hairstyle on Ciara with that dress, but it’s the Grammy’s, not the Oscar’s. You need a bit of edge and not full-on goddess statue. I get it.

Very honorable mention goes to other metallic girls, Amber Rose, Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift…sizzled. Beyonce in white loveliness and Katy Perry in the musical Valentino, were appropriate.

I must say, the Red Carpet wasn’t very exciting this year and I didn’t have a “OMG I can’t breathe” moment. Kudos to the men. Navy tuxes were the best look of the night. They did a nice job of dressing and not being too wackadoo…except for Pharrell Williams. He always looks impressive, but the Arby’s hat was plain weird. Pharrell did not make me Happy, although his wins did.  :)

A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery

Xoxoxoxoxoxo

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