All posts tagged: California

Suzanne Rae & Shaina Mote; Minimalistic and Versatile for FW14

Suzanne Rae Pelaez has got our eyes fixed on her playful and minimalistic fall/winter 2014 collection. As I stepped into the brightly lit suite, racks draped in ruffled tops and zippered gowns made the mini fashionista inside of me want to splurge on everything in sight! Taking the minimalist approach to the next level is no understatement for her upcoming line. The FW14 collection is a mixture of elegance and casual all wrapped up in one. You’ll fall in love with the unique oversized pieces because they are sure to cover all your styling needs. Across the room sharing her FW14 line is the budding California designer, Shaina Mote. Her line answers the ongoing fashion crisis question; “Will I wear this in a few months?” Mote’s versatile pieces will help you make a statement with your look every time by adjusting a few knots here and there – literally! It was bittersweet leaving behind all those precious threads of comfort and style, but we snagged the designers’ pics showing off their favorite pieces for our …

Positivity in any Wardrobe for any Season

Fall is right around the corner. So while the east coast may be saying goodbye to the warm, sunny weather and welcoming the colder, autumn air, twenty-year-old Genevieve Nguyen living in Southern California is living the summer life all year round! YHM: We are transitioning from summer to fall, how does that affect your wardrobe? Genevieve Nguyen (GN): Since I live in SoCal, it’s never really too hot or too cold. I own a lot of shorts! I wear them all year round! For the first day of fall, I would wear a neutral color parka jacket over a plain tank or tee, a printed circle scarf, a pair of denim shorts, sheer leggings under, with a cute pair of strapped heels or ankle booties. YHM: What styles attract and inspire you the most? GN: I really love the simple, classic looks. I’m always attracted to the Brandy Melville-esque styles. I’m interested in modern chic with a little edge. According to Nguyen, she was introduced to the world of fashion when being skinny and showing …

Jeanne Lanvin: New Age in Fashion

Soho, New York-based fashion designer Jeanne (Salvador) Lanvin makes one of the fashion capitals of the world proud by beautifully combining modern-chic styles with rare vintage wear. Whether it is domestically or internationally, the two-year-old Candid NY women’s clothing line has reached the attention of many. Lanvin’s line radiates free spirit and effortless originality. Lanvin proudly walked into the YHM limelight to speak about her work, her inspirations, and her future plans for her company.   YHM: How did Candid NY come about? Tell us more about its history. Jeanne Lanvin (JL): Candid NY originally began as l’amour Couture in April 2012. It was known for its effortlessly chic vintage wear and most especially for its endless supply of high-waist shorts. Shipments started domestic and grew to all the way in Norway! To better thank our amazing customers, I decided to step up the game and give back a better shopping experience to everyone who supported me. I made over L’amour Couture and created a new start. Still known for our shorts, but [ I ] …

Inspirations of a Fashion Blogger

Young girls rely on certain fashion blogs and fashion bloggers to give them inspiration and advice on daily ensembles. But what inspires fashion bloggers to constantly update their blogs? Twenty-one-year-old Lisa Lee talks with YHM to give us the scoop on what inspires her taste in fashion and her blog! YHM: What inspires you, fashion-wise? Everyone!! People that I see on the streets and online. Lisa Lee (LL): “Pieces of clothing inspire me in a great way as well. My followers on my blog and Instagram definitely inspire me and my style. They inspire me to keep going and come up with different ways to style outfits.” YHM: Have you ever traveled somewhere and experienced a different fashion world? Where and how did that affect your sense of style? I feel like everywhere you go will affect your style. LL: “For example, if I’m in San Francisco, I will want to dress warm and have an urban street-style feel. Another example is if I go to a city like Berkeley. I will want to dress …

YHM Style: Be Modern with a Maxi Dress

YHM Style: Modern Maxi dresses are turning heads this season. How will you rock it? Dresses are no longer for the girly-girl types. Step out in this down to earth modern look! Ditching those peep toe heels for easy slip-on sneakers shows off your carefree and adventurous side. No outfit is complete without accessories. A look at me now large beaded necklace and a wide belt should do the trick!   Photo and writing by Yegide Matthews