Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Style Crush: Shiona Turini

"In college, during a summer internship, I took my first paycheck, walked into Versace and bought a pair of nude leather mules. I didn’t have money for food for two weeks and I was completely at peace with that."  This ladies, was spoken by the Fashion Guru herself; Shiona Turini.

Shiona Turini, former Fashion Market Director for Cosmopolitan, eats, breathes, and is fashion.  She understands the depths of the art and makes it come together to create masterpieces.  Shiona has held several positions in the fashion industry including working right alongside fashion greats like American fashion designer Tom Ford and Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vouge Paris and founder and editor-in-chief of the CR Fashion Book. 

In a recent article with www.thecoveteur.com, Shiona reveals some of her fashion favorites such as Alaïa and admits that she would love to trade closets with Diana Ross, Josephine Baker, and Grace Jones.  Shiona also admits that most of her fashion purchases are crazy, and she uses some of her finds as décor for her pad (she’s such a fashionable Michelangelo).  Check out her Balenciaga shoes strategically planted on her bookshelf below.    

Photo Credit. Thecoveteur.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015. http://www.thecoveteur.com/shiona-turini-fashion-market-director-cosmopolitan/
Shiona Turini is currently shutting the fashion game down.  If you still have not figured out the true definition of style by now, we have six lessons below that will school you and have you up-to-par.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

Shiona is the queen of crop tops, and she knows how to wear them.  For instance, pairing a simple black, crop top with a studded leather midi skirt is so necessary!  

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Shiona is super gangster clad in this black and white ensemble.  Wearing a scarf over her mouth while sporting a girly outfit screams swag!  

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Her casual and classy combinations are on point.  Shiona makes this statement t-shirt look chic. 

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

This coat will make us slap an old lady!  It is so Parisian; high-fashion at its best!

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

Sometimes too much leopard will make you say hmmmmm, but not on Shiona.  She makes leopard on leopard look stylish.  Choosing gold pumps instead of black ones for this ensemble was genius.  It breaks up the monotony of the leopard.  

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Shiona can hang with the boys and still look feminine.  This tuxedo dress is fabulous.  It is a different look from the regular cocktail dresses and it screams “boss!”  Every girl should own one.  

Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Oh and she hangs with Solange (see Shiona in the blue).  Whoever hangs with Solange is a fashion beast!  
To check out more of Shiona’s looks, visit her Instagram page @shionat. 
Are you feeling Shiona’s style?  What is your favorite piece from the looks above? 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Just chill....

Sometimes a girl just needs a chill day, in a chill dress. If you are looking for that piece that you can dress up or down, be comfortable or fancy in, where tennis shoes, flip flops, or heels with, then this dress is for you! It fits like a glove, yet is stretchy enough to give you room to maneuver. It's the ultimate spring frock!

Outfit Details:  Blue-chill Dress // Aldo Booties // Gap Leather Belt // Vintage Fedora Hat //

Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekend Outfit Inspiration

Just incase any of you are wondering what your armour (outfit) will be this weekend, we searched for a little inspiration to give you some ideas.  Check them out.  
For those of you going for the cool and relaxed style this weekend - jeans, combat boots, and a leather, biker jacket create a laidback, rocker-chic look that is very versatile.  The purple fur takes the outfit to an "out-the-box" fashion level.   

This look above is for the girl who wants to be comfortable yet jazzy. 
Knock them dead with all red!  Want to turn heads this weekend?  This is the way to do it! 



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Throwing Shade....

This is the type of skirt you wear when you want to strut your stuff and throw onlookers the "side-eye"......also known as - SHADE!
We ladies love a good skirt, especially a fun one that is faux leather!  The Shade Skater Skirt is so versatile and easy to throw on.  It can go with any color or any style top.  You can create a high-waist look with this skirt or pull it low on your waist to make sure your backside won't show.  You can pull off a sophisticated vibe with this skirt by pairing it with heels or create a grunge look by matching it up with sneakers or combat boots. 

Skater skirts are a timeless trend, and it is a must that each lady have at least one in her closet.  To have the Shade Skater Skirt in your closet....go to www.chokolatcreme.com.