Friday, April 20, 2012

Yosi Samra ballerinas

Yosi Samra launched his shoe line in 2009, his collection of versatile fold-up ballet flats became an instant hit. The flats feature an ultra-flexible design for comfort and fold up to fit into a 4.5"X3" package for conventional shoe change on the go. They are available in a wide array of leathers, satins, patents, suedes, and prints in ranging colors from neons to neutrals. 

If you want comfortable shoes buy Yosi Samra, your feet will thank you. They have a two-tone design that i love, they look like Chanel ballerina flats, and they are really affordable. You should check them out. 

Here are my favorites: 

Samara Scaled - $66(USD)
Samara Snake - $70(USD)
Samara Patent - $66(USD)
Samara Two-Tone - $70(USD)

To check the rest of the designs and to buy online click on the link below:

Design your own Converse

Are you a converse fan? . .  Guess what? . . let's you design your own converse shoes. You can choose from 36 different styles, and 13 different colors to mix & match. You choose everything from the laces color, stitching, inside body, heel stripe and tongue. Try it, it's super fun! I even got to design a pair for myself. 

You can order your design and get in 2-3 weeks. You can also TAG IT, add a personal id to your shoes, like your name, a date, initials. Make your own personal design and send us your design  with your name, so we can post here in Fashionation! Show us your talents, get creative! 

My design:

Click on the link below to start your design:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DVF ❤'s Current Elliott

DVF joins forces with Current Elliott this spring! The collection includes a pair of classic skinny pants, a pair of relaxed straight leg pants, a skirt and a pair of shorts. All available in different colors and prints. 

"I have always wanted to design jeans and Current Elliott was the perfect partner. I love the use of our vintage prints and I wear mine all the time!" - Diane von Furstenberg 

To launch their collaboration they shot a short movie called "Writer's Block". It's set in Hollywood, and tells the story of a young girl, that just arrived to the city in search of her dreams. Watch it, it's pretty cool!

The collection is very feminine and colorful, can't wait to get myself a pair of these fresh/fun jeans!

You can purchase online at:

Press play to watch "Writer's Block":

By: Ray Liotta 
Narrator voice: Aubrey Plaza

Casadei: Spring/Summer Collection

Casadei has over 50 years of experience in the shoemaking business, the Casadei family produces shoes for unique and confident women. Their products are entirely made in Italy using exclusive materials and finished-off by hand. 

I fell in love with the whole collection. The silhouette's and colors and are just perfect. Neon colors and nude colors are a must this season, the combination of these two colors looks lovely.

Check out the collection:

Click on the link below to buy online:

Altuzarra for J.Crew

CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund winner Joseph Altuzarra just confirmed his special collection for J.Crew. "Well, it was a really interesting project because it was like a conflation of their language-or of their world-and of our world and putting it together." - Joseph Altuzarra

The line will consists of seven pieces. Altuzarra was inspired by "Bridget Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style". It's no wonder why we can see so many striped and sweaters/tops, and espadrilles. Love it!

The collection will be available for purchase on J.Crew on April 19

Here is the full collection:

Altuzarra for J.Crew

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

J Brand: Ready-To-Wear Collection

J Brand introduced it's first Ready-To-Wear Collection this Spring. Wearable and effortless with attention to detail, the collection incorporates garment-dyes silks, and coated fabrics.

Key pieces: butterfly soft jackets and chunky knit sweaters

Check out the collection:

 To buy online click on the link below:

Lena Erziak handbags!

Lena Erziak is owned by two sisters Leona and Hasna Erziak. They grew up un a multi-cultural Belgian-Moroccan family of artists. Their mother a seamstress and father a potter. 

Over the years they have traveled and collected ideas to create their line of handbags. Most of their experience came from styling French celebrities and decorating roads in Marrakech. Both sisters designed their first collection in 2008, under the name of Lena Erziak. They series of handbags speak to all women who seek elegance in their daily lives and appreciate luxurious simplicity. 

They develop their handbags in Italy and work with leather and other skins.

Here are some of my favorites: 

To buy online click on the link below:

Nail Trend: Caviar Manicure

Caviar Manicure came about when Charlotte, Ciates's Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a magazine cover shoot. Her objective was to create something feminine, indulgent and delicately extravagant! 

Caviar Manicure: Rainbow
                                   Mother of Pearls         Black Pearl

Learn how to apply with this video tutorial from Ciate:

Buy your own manicure caviar set at:, or at your nearest Sephora store. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PRET - A - PORTEA: The Royal Collection

To celebrate The Queen's 60 years of reign, the Berkeley hotel in London is paying a homage to the Diamond Jubilee with a launch of Pret-a-Portea: The Royal Collection. 

Pre-a-Portea is designed to add a creative twist to the classic elements of traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious. However, from 29th May to 9th June 2012, biscuits, fancies and choux buns have been transformed to resemble the most memorable hats worn by the Royal Family to mark The Queen's 60th anniversary on the throne. 


PrĂȘt-a-Portea - The Royal Collection

Praline profiterole inspired by Philip Treacy 
Worn by: Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding

Vanilla Biscuit with intricate icing and sugar diamonds
Queen Elizabeth's legendary crown, worn for her coronation in 1953

Bright red strawberry pannacotta macaroon, and stately blueberry hat cake with sugar roses and green leaves
Angela Kelly's Canadian maple leaf hat
Worn by: Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge in Canada

Other royal appearances on The Berkeley's tea stand include: Gina Foster's memorable fascinator worn by Catherine, Duthchess of Cambridge at Zapara Phillip's wedding, a light pink floral hat, recently worn by Queen Elizabeth in Canada, and a Launer London handbag cake as worn by Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Wedding. 

* Queen Elizabeth is believed to have worn more than 5,0000 hats since she was crowned in 1952.

Pret-a-Portea - The Royal Collection will be served in The Caramel Room at the Berkeley from 1-6pm from 29th May to 9th June 2012.
$39(EUR)per person.

To reserve click on the link below:

Bobbies: Happy Moccasins!

Bobbies shoes was founded by two Parisians in love with driving moccasins. They are known for their energetic color combinations and cuts. They offer casual and fresh styles to urban men and women. Bobbies is now offering a collection of ballet flats in candy colors, very chic and feminine! Love the brand!

Get a pair of these super trendy and relaxed shoes, and walk the streets with Parisian elegance.

For more information click on the link below:

Best Bronzers!

Want a good bronzer? Here are eight great bronzers to buy.

Creams & Tints:
Chanel: Soleil Tan
This light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun bathed skin

Estee Lauder: Bronze Goddess
This liquid formula gives your skin a heavenly glow look, and it's Oil-free 

Benefit: Sun Beam
This bronze highlighter gives you a natural sun-kissed radiance. Apply over cheeks for a bronze glow! 


Kanebo: Sensai Collection Designing Duo Bronze Powder
This two color gradation powder featuring particles of 24K gold and pearl for gleaming finish is perfect for natural bronzing skin, leaving shimmering golden highlights

NARS: Bronzing Powder
True brown based bronzer with gold shimmer fusion. Excellent for enhancing the look of glowing and tanned skin. 

Clinique: Bronzer SPF15
Sheer bronzing duo that protects your skin from the sun SPF 15. Provides a daily natural look. Oil-free 

Victoria's Secret: Loose Bronzing Powder
Perfect to get a glow! Bronzing powder with skin-loving minerals to build a flawless, faux glow. Sweep on: Cheeks, nose, forehead for best results