Who’s That Girl????


Who's That Girl????

Carvela flat shoes
$160 – johnlewis.com

Givenchy clutch
$2,040 – farfetch.com

Diamond jewelry
therealreal.com

Watch
twistedtime.com

Ray-Ban sunglasses
bergdorfgoodman.com

Whistles fedora hat
$155 – whistles.com

Lace glove
$40 – black.co.uk

How to Wear White After Labor Day


How to Wear White After Labor Day

Lipsy pink cocktail dress
$97 – lipsy.co.uk

Alexander McQueen black ruffle jacket
$4,610 – montaignemarket.com

Christian Louboutin red patent leather handbag
$1,095 – cricket-fashion.com

Valentino black jewelry
$295 – farfetch.com

H M thin ring
$4.85 – hm.com

Watch
mimco.com.au

Ray-Ban gradient glasses
revolveclothing.com

Sun Goddess


Sun Goddess
Summertime is the best time of the year!  Be sure to take care of your skin by covering up your face with a fabulous hat and/or sunscreen!  You can also carry a stylish umbrella or parasol to stay in style! Be sure to take have the proper skin care regimen and cover up your face with a fabulous hat and/or sunscreen!

A L C nautical dress $750 – austique.co.uk

Lanvin jewelry neimanmarcus.com

Michael Kors bracelet watch revolveclothing.com

Wide brim hat amazon.com

Umbrella brolliesgalore.co.uk

BillBoard and Cannes Red Carpet Favs


Hello Lovlies,

I love the red carpets, they give us so much to talk about! Summer is finally upon us and the looks are getting better and better!

Cannes

Beatrice Rosen

Beatrice Rosen

Blake and Ryan

blake and ryan

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Zhang Ziyi

zhang ziyi

Hilary Swank

Hillary Swank

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

Zoe Saldana

zoe

Blake

blake

Billboard

Izzy Azalea

iggy-azalea

Jenny Lopez

jennifer-lopez-2014

Kesha

kesha-

Nicki Minaj

nicki-minaj-2014

That’s all I have for today lovelies, who were your favorites?  Hit me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com.

If you have a product you would like have shown here, or an event you want us to visit, let us know! Contact us at Kara@KaraAllan.com

Making the Life of Your Dreams, A Reality!

Ciao,

Kara

http://styleforhire.com/index.php?q=stylist/62

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Glamour at The MET Gala 2014


Hello my lovelies!

New York was all a flutter last night with the Met Gala, and here’s my picks for Best Dressed.

Diane Krueger

Diane

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

Liu Wen
Liu Wen

Karolina Kukova
Karolina Kurkova

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts

Rocky and Chanel Iman
Rocky and Chanel

Lake Bell
Lake Bell

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese

Blake Lively
blake

Charlize Theron
charlize

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele

Rachel McAdams

Rachel

Rihanna
rihanna

Jessica Alba
jessica

That’s all I have for today lovelies, who were your favorites?  Hit me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com.

If you have a product you would like have shown here, or an event you want us to visit, let us know! Contact us at Kara@KaraAllan.com

Making the Life of Your Dreams, A Reality!

Ciao,

Kara

http://styleforhire.com/index.php?q=stylist/62

Mom’s Day Gift Ideas


Hello My Lovelies, It’s that time of year again! Mother’s Day is a time for family and get togethers and fun!  But what do you get the mom in your life whether she’s your wife, sister, girlfriend or your actual mom?  I’ve been looking around to find the coolest things besides flowers and here’s what I came up with.

 

Love this scarf from Dolce & Gabbana at Farfetch.com $395

Scarf

I am a big fan of Michael Kors and I loooove this watch! Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Nordstrom.com $250 mk michael kors

Is Mom active?  This Prana Yoga mat is Earth Conscious Zappos.com $48
yoga mat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Mug is perfect for the coffee or tea drinker Gifttree.com $14.95

 

Mug

 

Lovely, the fragrance by Sarah Jessica Parker Amazon.com $23.35

lovely

 

 

 

 

This is such a cute necklace you can have it personalized! Etsy.com $44

necklace

 

Bath and Body products are always the best! BathandBodyWorks.com Japanese Cherry Blossom $$34 bath

That’s all I have for today lovelies, let me know if you find any really cool gifts and send me pics!  Hit me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com.

If you have a product you would like have shown here, or an event you want us to visit, let us know! Contact us at Kara@KaraAllan.com

Making the Life of Your Dreams, A Reality!

Ciao,

Kara

http://styleforhire.com/index.php?q=stylist/62

We Love – Kim Bloomberg Designs


Hello my Lovelies,

I am alway on the lookout for new and upcoming designers, products and services.  I found a gem when Kim Bloomberg asked me to join my Pinterest board.  I am such a fan of beautiful and delicate jewelry.

Kim pieces

Kim pieces 2

 

kim pieces 3

kim pieces 4

 

I love simple pieces that make statements which is exactly what Kim’s pieces are about. I had a little converstaion with Kim about her great pieces and here’s what she said.

How did you get started?

I started glassblowing when I was 16 years old at Buck’s Rock Camp in New Milford, Connecticut.  I continued straight through college and then segued into glass bead making. I ended up with thousands of glass beads but did not know how to make jewelry.  I taught myself how to wire wrap beads to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Glass blowing taught me that sometimes pieces don’t work out – colors might not harmonize and glass can break. There are times when it is necessary to persevere and start from square one to get it right.  I also learned that a beautiful piece can happen by accident. It is important to enjoy the process even if the end result isn’t what you want it to be. Many lessons were learned through glass blowing, but funny enough I don’t do anything with glass anymore.

What/Who are your inspirations?

WHAT:

I am inspired by nature; both in terms of the colors I see outside as well as the way nature is in a constant state of balance.

WHO:

Originally, my Grandmother’s love of jewelry motivated me to begin designing, but today I have a lot of people who continue to motivate me. My family supports my love and appreciation for art both by encouraging me to do what I love and also through example. My husband is an accomplished saxophone player, my father a talented sculptor, my mother and brother are gifted writers and my grandfather started his life in America by building sets at Radio City Music Hall. I am continually inspired by my children and their instinct to create just for the pure pleasure that it brings to them. Creativity is in my blood and I am inspired by all of the people who continue to teach me that anything is possible with hard work, practice and determination.

 

What’s your favorite piece?  That’s a tough question. I love the complicated pieces with the most vibrant stones most. If I had to pick a favorite piece today it would be “Bridge” earrings, but if you ask me tomorrow, my answer might change. Here they are: https://www.etsy.com/listing/156592239/london-blue-topaz-with-ethiopian-fire?ref=shop_home_active_3

 What’s the most challenging thing about your business? There are many challenges, but for me it is the back office side of the business. I love creating and coming up with new ideas. It took me a long time to realize that my business wasn’t going to grow through osmosis or word of mouth, but that I would have to work at it through marketing, social media and promotion. Once I got comfortable with putting my work out into the world, the business truly started to grow.

What’s the best thing about your business? The best thing about my business is that it belongs to me. My name is the brand and because my name is attached to it, I am committed to crafting the highest quality pieces that I feel reflect the vision I have for Kim Bloomberg Designs. It is also nice that I have the flexibility to be my own boss and make my own decisions for the future of my company.

What can we expect from Kim Bloomberg Designs in the future? I love this question. I have short term and long-term goals for my company. In the next twelve months, I plan to do my first wholesale trade show, get my work on the neck or ears of a celebrity, appear in a national publication and double my sales. Long term I hope to expand my collection through trunk shows at high-end retailers and for Kim Bloomberg Designs to be an internationally recognized brand of artistry. I’ve got to dream big, right?

Kim out together a few pieces just for me and I love how these pieces arrived at my door.

earrings

package

That’s all for today my lovelies. Do you have any jewelry designers you love?  Hip me up @KaraAllan on Twitter or Kara@KaraAllan.com.

If you have a product you would like have shown here, or an event you want us to visit, let us know! Contact us at Kara@KaraAllan.com

Making the Life of Your Dreams, A Reality!

Ciao,

Kara

http://styleforhire.com/index.php?q=stylist/62