I’m Going to New York Fashion Week: Timo Weiland

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As you may have seen, I have been in the process of revamping my blog. I am proud to say that I am new owner of my own domain name! I have been writing for Adolescent Chic for over three years now and this blog has given me the opportunity to intern and work at fashion magazines, attend a multitude of fashion shows and interview a vast array of celebrities.

Today, I am covering Timo Weiland’s SS 2017 Women’s Presentation. Here we go:

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Clothing: Timo Weiland, along with co-designers Donna Kang and Alan Eckstein, channeled the late 1980’s and 1990’s in this seasons women’s collection. The presentation was adorned by graphic prints, bold colors and flowing silhouettes. I am usually not a huge fan of a flared pant, however, I actually believe that looks 1 and 4 utilized the technique thoughtfully. I am not sure if this collection truly connected to the edgy and emotional aesthetic that was the 1990’s, but as far as wearability and tailoring goes, the collection was quite stellar.

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Featured Look:

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Accessories and Styling:

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Accessories and Styling: The models wore an assortment of accessories including reflective sunglasses, oversized earrings, leather sandals and flat booties. The makeup consisted of purely neutral colors with an incredibly dewy finish. The hair was either made incredibly sleek with sheen spray and hair gel or placed into a messy bun to emulate that “I don’t give a care” 90’s do.

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I hope you all enjoyed the post! I’m pretty much done with reviewing NYFW shows for the moment, so I will be sending out some new, original content in the next few weeks. I’ll see you all soon!

❤ Naa

Fragrance Frenzy: Because of You by Jordin Sparks

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Welcome to another addition of Fragrance Frenzy! Today, we will be reviewing a perfume by American Idol Winner and international recording artist Jordin Sparks. This is definitely a great gift idea for those who are looking to get their friends a cute, inexpensive fragrance for daily use. It is one the more feminine and sweet scents that I have encountered — which isn’t a surprise considering the incredible Jordin Sparks is the name behind the face. Here is the review:

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A fragrance set of Because of You costs $23.95 at Amazon (can be found here). The product is described as “distinct, innovative, elegant, and subtle, this fragrance offers a long lasting sensuality. It celebrates the renaissance of extreme femininity and power of spontaneous emotion.” The scent can definitely be described as both floral and subtle, like a mix of Fancy by Jessica Simpson and Laundry by Shelli Segal. However, the scent can be very underwhelming at points. I give the scent a 3.75/5.

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The two photos above are of the box that the perfume is found in and the bottle itself. As you can see, the bottle is placed in a metallic pink colored packaged with golden inscriptions. The back of the box shows a beautiful campaign photograph of Ms. Jordin Sparks. In relation to the bottle, it utilizes stain glass techniques to create a gradient affect, where the bottom of the bottle is pink while the top is clear. A single bottle carries 2.5 fl. oz. of fragrance. All in all, I give the packaging a fair 4.25/5. However, I do wish that the box and bottle had more details.

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The photos above can be found here. All in all, I feel that this fragrance does fare well, especially considering I purchased my bottle for less than $8. It has a very well-balanced mixture of femininity and delicacy. However, it does seem to be a bit underwhelming in scent and its packaging leaves a bit to be desired. All in all, I give this fragrance a 4/5 or a B.

❤ Naa

I’m Going to Mercedes-Benz/MADE Fashion Week: David Tlale Overview + GIVEAWAY!!!!

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 Welcome to my fourth post about my experience at New York Fashion Week. Today I will be posting about the incredible collection by David Tlale. Now, the beauty of fashion week is that you sometimes are able to get into shows that you weren’t originally invited to. This was the case for my experience at the David Tlale show, as I was given a spare invitation from a very kind friend. This show took place at the Pavilion, a more intimate setting similar to that of Milk Studios located at Lincoln Center.

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Music: The David Tlale had the most soft, alluring music of all the shows that I was able to attend. I wish that I could have asked the editor who composed the pieces, as it was absolutely beautiful. Imagine living in a majestic world of faeries who wore amazing clothing – this was the David Tlale show. The mix of beautiful piano pieces and strong ballads emphasized the femininity of the collection.

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Beauty: Brows, brows brows!!! I couldn’t help but notice that one of the consistent factors of the show were full, strong brows with a prominent arch. Along with this, the models were also given a subtle makeup look with excess amounts of highlighter and bronzer to add dimension to the face. The hairstyles were very sleek, all of which led to a very soft and feminine appeal.

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 Clothing: Now, time to get the most important aspect of every fashion show: the clothing! This collection was absolutely amazing. Unlike the Czar or Ostwald Helgason collection, David Tlale’s clothing had very little to no masculine themes — the clothing screamed classic femininity through the use of soft fabrics, flowing silhouettes and tasteful sequin. The clothing were excellently created, however, there wasn’t too much concentration on construction. All in all, I am in awe of the collection – even if my personal preference calls for a few more edgy accessories.

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 This is just a photo of what I wore to the show. I really love the intricacy of the tweed trench coat and the bright pop of color found in the red sweater. Also, remember that my giveaway for a LORAC Pro Palette is still open here!!!!

❤ Naa

Fragrance Frenzy: Mademoiselle by Coco Chanel

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Welcome to a new addition of Fragrance Frenzy!!! Now, my last review was on Fancy by Jessica Simpson, which is what I like to describe as a light, floral scent that is more appropriate for an everyday scent for work and school. Now, Mademoiselle is a much more sophisticated scent that is appropriate for important evening events such as dinners and dances. Mademoiselle is the only perfume that I own that is neither delicate or sensuous, which makes it unique to all other scents. Here we go with the review:

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Mademoiselle by Coco Chanel retails for $85.00 in Sephora. This is by far the most expensive fragrance that I use–as it is not owned by me, but my mother 🙂 . The photo above is one of the most recent promotional campaigns using the beautiful and talent Keira Knightley following her incredibly successful run of films such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Atonement”. Once again, this promo photo perfectly describes the scent of the product, which is classy with a smidgen of sex appeal. I would give the scent of this product a 4.5/5.

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Now, as you can see from the photograph, the perfume of Mademoiselle is very practical, and does not include the intricate detail that was found on the Jessica Simpson fragrance. While I am not very impressed with either the box or the bottle’s design, there is 3.4 Fl. OZ. of product in the bottle, which is much larger then most fragrance I own. For this reason alone, the packaging gets a 4/5. 

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Overall, I would definitely suggest this fragrance to my girls who are in desperate need for a youthful yet sophisticated scent that they can use on special occasion. However, if you are someone who cannot stand low budget packaging, I would take a second look on this fragrance. I give this fragrance a 4.25 out of 5 stars rating.

❤ Naa

Fragrance Frenzy: Review on Fancy by Jessica Simpson

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Welcome to the first edition to Fragrance Frenzy! The frenzy will basically be a regular post about perfumes, colognes, and body mist that I have been loving in recent times. It will include a mix of more high-end products with more affordable products, and dupes will appear when a product is particularly expensive. Now I have two general types of scents I love: deep, mysterious and sensuous scents for the night and more sweet, light scents for the daytime. Here we go with the review:

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The Fancy Eau de Parfum Spray by Jessica Simpson retails for $49.00 and is described as a “yummy, floral scent” by its celebrity creator. The picture above is a promotional photo of the perfume, and I think that the photo pretty much describes the scent. It is a very soft, feminine and floral scent that can be used everyday in order to give off a very light fragrance. I got this as a Christmas gift from my mother, and it is definitely my go to day-to-day scent. I would give the scent a 4/5.

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This is the official photo of the entire collection (I own the 1.7 fl. oz bottle). I am in love with the packaging, as the intricate floral detail on the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. It comes in box with a similar design, and the bottle is slightly more orange in real life. I would give the packaging a 4.5/5.

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I really enjoy celebrity fragrances, as I think its a very creative way for celebrities to engage with there fans as well as grow their brand. All in all, this is one of my favorite fragrances and I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

❤ Naa

Gossip Girl Inspiration: Blair Waldorf

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Feeling blue? Haha, this is my take on a look inspired by the queen of the Upper East Side and my favorite Gossip Girl character, Blair Waldorf. There are three things that Ms. (or for fans of the shows, Mrs.) Waldorf is known for: her cruel personality, her perfect fashion sense, and her king of the Upper East Side Mr. Chuck Bass. 

Blair dresses in a way that seems appropriate for a filthy rich teenager living in New York City. Her style exudes class, and her pieces seem to always be both preppy and polished. Blair’s style icon would most likely be Audrey Hepburn, as she enjoys the femininity brought through such everlasting pieces. 

This look is much brighter then my last few outfits, as in stark contrast to her personality, Blair has a soft spot for bright colors. I paired a simple blue coat and black stilettos with a beautiful blue ruffled shirt and navy skirt. I then added sheer navy tights in order to keep our Queen warm, and it wouldn’t be a Blair outfit without a headband, would it? Finally, a bag, some beautiful jewelry, and simple makeup ends this look that is appropriate for royalty.

❤ Naa

Pretty Little Liars Inspiration: NEW Hanna Marin

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“Pretty Little Liars” was the TV show that got me hooked to fashion. Each of the liars have there own separate personalities, and there styles mirror that. While my personal favorite PLL style would be Aria, I can’t help but admit that Hanna is a close second with her glamorous style which can be described as endless femininity with a small touch of masculine energy.

This look would be more appropriate for post season-3 Hanna. While Hanna has always stayed true to her aesthetic, it seems that following her hair cut her style has become a little more dark and edgy. For my look, I paired a black peplum tuxedo blazer with a cream colored bustier and tribal mini skirt. I also accessorized this look with a layered necklace and a pair of cute, gem earrings. Finally a pair of sky-high black heels, a nude gloss, strong eyeliner and a bold nail color finishes this look off.

Hanna loves to mix masculine pieces, such as structured blazers, with more feminine skirts and heels. She feels that “school is her runway” in the words of College Fashion and will strut her way on to 5th period Chemistry class. I think that this look will make any girl look utterly fabulous on her way to school.

❤ Naa