Front Row Style @ Fashion Week 2015

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Fashion Week isn’t just about the style being paraded down the runway. The fashion on the front row is especially noteworthy too. The front row is where the fashion elite, editors and celebrities alike, congregate to take their prestigious seats right at the top of the fashion pecking order. You can learn just as much about trends and styling on the front row.

If you’re suffering from fashion week withdrawals, front row fashion is the cure for you. Here are my top picks for the best in front row style for Fashion Week 2015:

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Olivia Wilde and Naomi Watts at Michael Kors

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Liu Wen, Maggie Q, and Jessica Alba at Tory Burch

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Ciara at Cavalli

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Kiernan Shipka and Hailey Baldwin at Rag and Bone

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MIranda Kerr at Louis Vuitton

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Maria Sharapova at Chanel

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Elizabeth Olsen at Dior

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Suki Waterhouse at Topshop Unique

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Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

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Jourdan Dunn at Versace

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Amanda Seyfried at Givenchy

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Julia Roberts at Givenchy

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Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner

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Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Christina Hendricks at Marchesa

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Gillian Jacobs, Jamie Chung, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ashley Madekwe at Monique Lhuillier

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CFDA Awards 2015 Report

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Kim Kardashian’s fire emergency aside, this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards was full of fashion inspiration and sartorial surprises. Celebrating the very best of fashion design, the CFDA Awards this year did not fail to amaze and to provoke a deeper love for the industry and it’s creative minds.

But before we get to the awards part of the evening,let me bring you some choice red carpet snaps of my personal picks for best dressed.

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Kim’s grommeted Proenza Schouler gown was undoubtedly one of the most memorable looks of the night. Those feathered shoulders brushed a candle at some point during the night, but luckily Pharrell was there to lend a hand. Wanna know more? Check Kim K.’s Instagram.

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Gotta love Natasha Poly‘s sexy take on red carpet glamour.

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Monique Lhuillier and Michelle Monaghan are picture perfect. Classic black and elegant gold, I love it!

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Julianna Margulies’ metallic gown is alluring and is just the right amount of sheer. Gotta love Michael Kors‘ black suit too, a menswear classic staple.

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Zachary Quinto‘s sophisticated tuxedo looks even more amazing beside Gigi Hadid‘s blingy and youthful take on the 70s with her gilded jumpsuit.

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I am simply dying over Emmy Rossum‘s LBD! It’s simply stunning and has the right details into it.

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Style maven Miroslava Duma is excellent at dressing for her frame. This mini dress with intricate embroidery is a refreshing ensemble and is so fashion forward.

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Leandra Medine from famed blog, Man Repeller, took her quirky sense of style to the CFDA Awards, and it was terrific! Love the bandana on her wrist!

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Katharine McPhee took a definite sartorial risk in her long vest and trouser look, and it definitely paid off.

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DJ and It Girl Harley Viera Newton and designer Cynthia Rowley look printastic in these babydoll shift dresses. The prints are retro yet modern.

Which looks did you love? There were just so many good ones! Red carpet glamour and jaw-dropping fashion aside, the other great part of events is all those memorable quirky moments before the show, during the show, and after it. What better way to take a peek into the full CFDA experience than through Instagram? Here are my favorite Insta snaps from the night.

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Chrissy Teigen‘s wardrobe malfunction had her date Stuart Weitzman coming to her rescue. Phew, that was a close call. She looks adorable in this Insta snap though!

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I love this funky nail art! Guess whose these David Bowie tips belong to? Blogger Chiara Ferragni, of course! Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.17.46 AM

Makeup check! Everyone has to check their beauty look before stepping out, right? Aren’t you just in love with her fresh faced look?

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Victoria Beckham is oozing elegance as she is escorted by fashion industry insider Hamish Bowles. Still working it even in the rain.

And now, onto the winners! All the winners were movers and shakers that definitely deserved the awards they received. Each one of these designer’s unique vision has shaped the industry and the fashion world.

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Shayne Oliver,the designer behind hip and happening brand Hood By Air, won the Swarovski Award for Menswear.

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If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel, you’re not a true fashionista. The covetable minimalist bucket bags from the brands are must-haves for It girls everywhere. Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur, the creatives behind the brand, won the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

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Kanye West presented Pharrell Williams with the Fashion Icon Award. He completely deserves it. His recent collaboration with Adidas is proof of his design acumen and style savvy.Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.27.43 AM

The night wouldn’t be complete without a Betsey Johnson split. The fun and forever young designer won the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and stayed true to her playfulness by repeatedly breaking out her splits throughout the night.

I hope you had as much fun as I had looking through all the fashion and Insta-worthy moments from the CFDA Awards. Until next year!

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Buy Now: Statement-Making Watches

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You can’t count yourself a fashionable woman if you don’t have a watch to complete your look. You may not be a watch collector like some out there, but it is still very important for your personal style, especially for your work wear style, to have a great and stylish watch at your disposal. An elegant watch can pull together a casual look and can even add gravitas to your office wardrobe. There are so many fashionable, modern, and sophisticate timepieces that you are sure to find a watch that you will fall in love with.

Watches are a great investment and over time it increases in value. This purchase will also pay you back in dividends in how chic it’ll make you look. Watches are timeless accessories that will instantly increase your fashion points and bring your closer to style icon status. Here I give you a rundown of my picks of some of the best watches available:

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Larsson  & Jennings Vasa Gold-Plated Watch from Net-a-Porter

This new watch brand is a fashion blogger favorite due to its streamlined design and modern look. This particular style with its blue and white strap is a casual option and has a preppy vibe. This Larsson & Jennings watch will look stunning especially in the summer, paired with a little white dress and espadrille wedges or with a pair of dark denim skinnies and a breezy gingham top. This is the perfect timepiece to complete your country club chic look.

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Chanel Premiere Chain Watch in Gold from Chanel

When buying a watch, you can’t go wrong with classic brands just like Chanel. Chanel’s reputation as one of the oldest and most prestigious fashion brands is unparalleled, and you can be sure that the piece you’re buying is of the best quality and the most thoughtful and intricate design. This Premiere Chain Chanel Watch with its black lacquer dial and 18K yellow gold chain bracelet and clasp. This watch will go with everything in your closet and give it a touch of high glamour.

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Michael Kors Channing Silver-Tone and Croc-Effect Leather Watch from Net-a-Porter

Michael Kors watches’ signature is its line of gold pieces, but recently this brand has come out with more fashion forward watches with a bit of edge. This croc skin leather watch strap is so on point with the exotic skin trend of the moment. The beautiful deep royal blue color of this piece is perfect for the season, and is a great accent to dress up your cardigans and sweaters this fall. This color is an excellent complement to mustard yellow, oxblood, and hunter green.

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Givenchy Seventeen Stainless Steel Watch from MyTheresa

Givenchy’s foray into the watch game is a very successful one and is so reflective of the brand’s signature high fashion and high end edge. This Seventeen watch is made in Switzerland, and features a scratch resistant sapphire glass lens. The straps are removable and can be switched out to coordinate with any look. This watch’s understated design will definitely add some urban cool into any ensemble.

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Kate Spade Pave Interchangeable Strap Metro from Kate Spade New York

Consistent with Kate Spade’s signature flirty, feminine, and playful feel, this Pave Interchangeable Strap Metro has a glittered leather band that is guaranteed to perk up all your outfits and give it a fun and girly flourish. The 23k gold plated metal face inlaid with crystals and its interchangeable straps make this watch a no-brainer purchase as it effortlessly combines versatility and youthful chicness in one piece.

IMG_0258Sara Designs Leather & Chain Wrap Watch from ShopBop

If you’re looking for a luxe watch with a bit of a twist, reach for the multiple textures and bohemian fashion inspiration that you can find in this Sara Designs Leather & Chain Wrap Watch. Braided leather and rose plated gold chains adorn this watch, and will make sure that your timepiece is eye-catching every single time you slip it on your wrist. Play up the boho vibe of this piece by pairing it with printed maxi dresses and wedges.

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Movado Women’s Bold Watch 42mm from Bloomingdale’s

Movado’s minimalist watch design stands out above the rest, and you can certainly prove this by the double takes and inquiries you get once you wear this beautiful sleek black watch. Its minimal and stark face is Movado’s signature and gives it a definite distinctive and contemporary look. You can use this piece as a modern accent to punctuate your more colorful and printed looks.

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Nixon Small Time Teller Watch from LuisaViaRoma

A classic gold watch with a simple, straightforward, and sophisticated design, this Nixon Time Teller watch is a piece that will be the work horse of your accessories since it pretty much goes with everything and conveys a modern style. The blue face of this watch is a great way to give your outfit a color pop. Try pairing this watch with a blue blazer and jeans for a downtown street style look.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Skeleton Watch from Shopbop

The transparent detail in this Marc by Marc Jacobs stunning creation is what makes it different and its red color is also a brilliant addition to your accessory rotation. The red and gold in this watch design can also serve as a great complement to a host of colors, it is especially striking when worn with monochromatic outfits. Or you can even try it with a super trendy head to toe red look.

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Anne Klein Women’s Crystal Accent Tri-Tone Crisscross Bangle Bracelet Watch from Macy’s

The bracelet-like design of this Anne Klein watch will certainly lend itself well to dressier occasions. It can even serve as a great accessory to your work wear pant or skirt suits, as it will give it a delicate and subtle dash of feminine style. The tri-tone mixed metal look of this bangle watch also gives this design a more modern twist. This will also be just the right watch to pair with your LBD for a picture perfect date night look.

What are some of your watch picks? Have fun shopping ladies!

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