Tag: Prada

Anti-Aging Style

A New Bag Style You Must Have For Fall

Bags have finally gotten a rock star moment. Guitar strap bags were seen on the Fall ’16 runways of Lanvin, Prada, Valentino, Burberry and Fendi. Now they are being knocked off by more reasonably priced brands like Rebecca Minkoff (which knocks off everything) to Steve Madden (who also knocks off everything). Look for extra wide, embellished straps. This is going to be the must-have bag of Fall ’16

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Events, Second City Style

ENCORE: Luxury Designer Resale Event to Benefit Mary’s Closet Sneak Peek!

Mary’s Closet and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago present ENCORE, a luxury designer experience. Encore takes resale to a whole new level. Browse more than 1,000 upscale designer accessories and high-end clothing for men and women. Discover great deals from labels such as Prada, St. John, Gucci, Oscar de La Renta, Manolo Blahnik and more. 100% of proceeds…

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The Must Have Summer Bag: Backpacks

Some of my posts are admittedly based on my own personal needs. Case in point, I can only carry backpacks since my spinal surgery last year – so how lucky am I backpacks are in and totally on-trend? That means I don’t resemble a student or a tourist carrying one! I invested in a fabulous black leather backpack which got me through last fall and the winter, but now that summer is approaching I am seeing the need to invest in something a little lighter – but still fashionable.

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Anti-Aging Style

Chain Of Command – Chain Link Bags

Good Lord. It is so hard to keep up with all the handbag trends this season, but one that is back in a BIG way is an oldie, but a goodie: the chain link bag. If you already have a Chanel bag you are in luck. If you don’t and can’t quite afford one or want to spend the money, or if you are just looking to add another to your chain posse, there are some phenomenal options at virtually every price point.

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Anti-Aging Style

Tiny Totes

If the the thought of spending $3,000+ on a designer bag seems frivolous to you, or simply out of your range, the hot bag trend of the moment is the miniature version of your favorite designer bags. As long as you don’t need to carry a ton of things (it never looks good to have your bag look overstuffed) or just want to use it for evening many of these nano or doll-size versions of popular handbags come in at well under $2,000.

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He Said/She Said: Oscar’s Red Carpet!

Since we have moved He Said/She Said from Second City Style over to our new NATIONAL site Fountain Of 30 we thought we’d try something new for the Oscars. Red Carpet season is really more about bridal and prom than fashion in general (at least it really influences both), we thought we would compare notes to see if we thought this year’s Oscar dresses would make good wedding gowns or prom dresses or neither.

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Anti-Aging Style

2016 Must-Have Handbags: Embossed, Embellished and Extravagant

A relatively new, but quite dear, friend recently called me from an impromptu shopping trip for advice on (what else?) a handbag. Her quandary? Do I get the Celine tote in basic black or taupe embossed croc? You, dear reader, know my answer of course – the fashion forward one. The question you see was much more complex than just…

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How To Dress 15 Years Younger: Choose Your Fall Shoes Wisely

My favorite part of fall fashion is shoe shopping! Recently I took a peek at Fall 2015 footwear. One glance and I was reminded how designers often offer variations on similar styles in their collections and, as the years go by, I am truly grateful! When I was younger I looked at some of the alternate styles as “more comfortable” or…

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Fashion News, Second City Style

Today's Fashion Headlines: NYFW Generates $900 Million, Target Launches Instacart Service, Prada Profits Fall

New York Fashion Week Generates $900 Million for NYC U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney revealed at a press conference at Milk Studios on Monday that New York Fashion Week generates almost $900 million for the greater metropolitan area. That’s more than the U.S. Open, the New York City Marathon or the 2014 Super Bowl and it’s bigger than fashion weeks…

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Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Pret Reporteur: Pretty in Pink

Women have always held a soft spot for the color pink. For many, it has probably been their favorite color since the age of five. It seems that many designers were also feeling affectionate for the ultra-femine hue when brainstorming their Fall 2015 Collections. From Chanel, Prada and Altuzarra to Kate Spade, Marissa Web and Christopher Kane, the flirty color made…

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Blahnik Tonic, Fashion, Second City Style

How To Dress 15 Years Younger: Choose Your Fall Shoes Wisely

I didn’t want to get started on talking about fall shoes just yet because I don’t want summer to end! However, I just couldn’t resist taking a peek at Fall 2015 footwear. One glance and I was reminded how designers often offer variations on similar styles in their collections and, as the years go by, I am truly grateful! When I…

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Blahnik Tonic, Sales/Discounts, Second City Style

Designer Shoe Clearance at Bluefly! Now Up to 50% Off

Bluefly took an extra 20% off designer shoes and I did a little shopping for you! I found many styles with flat or low heels (you know you will wear) and they are under $500. These are collectible shoes you will keep forever. Shop my selections below or check out Bluefly Designer Clearance to see more styles. – Carol Calacci

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Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Pret Reporteur: A Luxe Approach To Boho

It’s pretty hard to ignore the ’70s boho trend that’s on the rise lately in the fashion world, especially for Fall ’15. Yes, it’s time to dust off those fringe accessories, flowy dresses and suede fabrics, because everyone from DVF to Saint Laurent has fallen hard for the peasant look. So, what’s the secret to the look? Think juxtaposed fabrics and…

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Fashion News, Second City Style

Today's Fashion Headlines: Anya Hindmarch's New Store, Elio Fiorucci Passes Away, Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

Anya Hindmarch Opening London Store Accessory designer Anya Hindmarch is opening a new store in London tomorrow. It’s located in Westfield London’s Luxury Village and spans 672 square feet, with a posh location next to Louis Vuitton and Prada. The boutique’s interior features the brand’s autumn show’s theme of the open highway with chic reflective road signs. Elio Fiorucci Passes Away Fashion…

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Magazine, Pret Reporteur

Pret Reporteur: A Beginner's Guide to Summer Whites

An all-black ensemble may be the epitome of cool, but this season, it’s an all-white look that’s going to guarantee you a stamp of chic approval. There is just something to be said about a head-to-toe look in the crisp, pure hue. It’s clean. It’s fresh, and it embodies the essence of summer. If you’re new to the idea of…

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