Well, it’s not just any velvet that’s in this season! On a recently trip to Saks, I was amazed by the amount of various red velvet jeans and jackets. And to be more specific, it’s more like dark red or wine colored velvet.
Here are some reasons I love this look (at least in jeans):
-It’s a great neutral for the season. Deep red goes with blue, black and a myriad of neutrals.
-It’s rich and cozy looking. I mean who doesn’t love the feel and softness of this material?
-The dark red is flattering on most figures. In lieu of “louder” patterned jeans, if you aren’t a size 2, this dark color helps out the most fullest of figures.
-It’s the perfect pant for work. I know as I designer, I feel the need to dress up for work most days and regular jeans are a little too casual. Velvet jeans are comfortable and casual, yet still stylish and upscale looking.
Well, it’s no secret, that pink is all the rage this summer season. From fuchsia to barely nude that almost substitutes for white, pink is a great way to express a Cincinista’s femininity….especially at our mature age:)
However, pink can become a quick “no-no” if you you don’t select the right shade for your coloring. For example, a barely there pink can simply drowned out those of us whom are fair, yet pop on a woman of black or olive skin color. And speaking of darker skinned women, they win big here as both light and deep pink work for them. As for us lighter Cincinnistas, a deep fuchsia or coral can make a great contrast for an outfit. So unless you are a 5’11”, skinny Nicole Kidman on Oscar night, but I truly believe that one big canvas of nude, just isn’t for us all.
The countdown is on Cincinnista’s! Join us this evening from 4-8 at Amy Youngblood Interiors, as we host The Wardrobe’s beautiful and fashion forward apparel, jewelry and footwear. I personally visited The Wardrobe last week, and was not just impressed, but excited for Lesley Herm to bring some of her fabulous wares to our offices. Not to mention, shop with a glass of champagne or wine and enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. Also, register to win a $300 Design Consultation with yours truly. I hope to see you tonight! Cheers!
So mark your calendars, Cincinnista’s! On Wednesday, April 26th, from 4-8pm, Amy Youngblood Interiors will be hosting and Evening of Shopping at our hip, newly renovated studio in OTR. We couldn’t ask for a better partner, The Wardrobe Cincinnati. Lesley Hern and her team will be bringing in her latest and best spring and summer fashions, shoes,and accessories. Shop The Wardrobe’s beautiful, sophicated collections, while sipping wine and enjoying lite bites. In addition, The Wardrobe will be offering a 20% discount on your entire purchase that evening! Amy Youngblood Interiors will also be be raffling off an interior design consultation with Amy worth $300. So join us for an evening of fun and beautiful things!
So, my post is a bit belated, but last Saturday the 11th, I attended my first Junior League of Cincinnati’s Fashion Show and had a fabulous time! Hosted at the the historic Cincinnati Club, downtown:), the event started with a delicious sit down lunch, followed by a silent auction, shopping with top Cincinnati vendors, and finally, a very fun and well done fashion show. As a pretty discerning Cincinnista, I was impressed by the quality of the fashions in the show as well as the merchandise for sale. The fashion show was also emceed by Kara Sewell, an accomplished Fox 19 anchor and member or the Junior League herself. Another part that was unique to this event was that it included men as well as kids in the show. One of my favorite acts, was my good friend Dave Sanders modeling a tuxedo by Ramuldo’s with a glass of champagne in his hand! Cheers!
Looking for a great spring trench coat with the warmer weather? While classic tan is the most common trench color, why not mix it up with an army style green trench. In fact, these coats don’t have to look like you just got off the combat field, but can add some eclectic style to your wardrobe. The utilitarian coat is here to stay: Check out these fun versions of army green!
So, I’m a bit torn over this issue. While on my latest airline flight, I perused the latest fashion magazines, and all the haute couture looks are a crazy mix of patterns and textures. From striped shirts, to ruffled skirts mixed with studded heels, it feels a bit like the “Clash of the Titans” to me. I suppose this Cincinnista was always schooled in the the theory that if your top is complex, go with a more simplified baseline, or visa versa. So what do we choose? It seems to me that going with one or two focal points on your outfit should suffice and let the rest follow. Kind of like deciding between bold earrings or a bold necklace. Can’t do both. Check out these looks…hmmmm….might be fun on the runway, but to work? Really?
As my blog Cincinnista continues to grow, I think that the highlight of the last year and a half, was our segment and fashion show on Fox Channel 19 this morning.
After appearing on Fox 19 twice now as an Interior Design Consultant, this was a new experience for me (Cincinnista.) My mission was to discuss and display Fashion Trends for 2017. The result was a great success!
With the collaboration of one of the best boutiques in Cincinnati, The Co-Op on Camargo, as well as our three beautiful models, here is a re-cap of what’s Hot for 2017:
-Cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops and dresses: all the rage right now….another carry over from 2016.
-Embroidered and lace tops and dresses; this feminine and detailed look provides a great pop with simple denim and solid fabrics.
-Wide leg pants: Not only are they stylish, they are comfortable and flattering especially on a taller silloutte. Not tall? If your waist can handle it, pair those high waister trousers with a shorter fitted top to elongate your legs…without showing your belly…remember Cincinnista’s are all about class!
-Stripes are in! No, not your father’s pin striped button down, but stripes in unique repeats and angles such as flared sleeves and alternating lengths. Very fun!
-Booties of all types: Check out Vinni’s “sock booties” that are a hybrid of short booties and tall boots, and comfortable yet stylish at the same time.
In short, 2017 has a lot to be excited about….especially with fashion! Stay tuned and check out our looks….