POI: Harley Viera Newton

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Growing up in Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of NYU double majoring in Egyptology and Social Science, Harley Viera Newton has a career that sort of instantly gives you a cool-girl style: DJ-ing. Being one of the most popular DJ's in NYC has it's style perks as well, and Harley is no newcomer when it comes to style and being well-known in the fashion world, as well. After all, Charlotte Olympia is her cousin.

Having been a fan of her fashion for a while now, HVN has one of those styles that is always perfect regardless of what the components are that make it up.  Citing Christopher Kane as her favorite designer, vintage dresses as her every day go-to, and having an obsession with leopard print and Tom Binns jewelry, her closet seems like any fashion lovers mecca. She has said "If you're not comfortable and you're aware of wearing an outfit, everyone else is going to be aware that you're wearing an 'outfit.' That's not style, that's trying to be stylish." This is for sure seen in how Harley wears her looks, whether in a dress with a plastic appearance in the above left image, to matching crop top and moto jacket in the above right image, she always evokes a sense of ease and confidence that makes the way she dresses that much cooler. 

What do you think of Harley's style? Are you more into her DJ-ing, style, or both?

Tuesday Shoesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

As long as it is cold here in Syracuse, "Tuesday Shoesday" will most likely be filled with boots. While I can't wait to bare my legs again in the Spring, these Tory 'Daniella' riding boots, made me remember why I can hold out a little longer. Although she used to be known for her 'Reva' ballet flats and tunics, Tory Burch, in my opinion, makes some of the best boots. Perfectly combining structure, style, and luxury, boots by Tory Burch are always lust-worthy and consistently flattering. And, with their rich brown coloring with gold hardware and a perforated logo, they have just enough details that complement the style without taking away from the success of the shoe itself. 

Who are some of your favorite boot designers?

A to Z: Quad

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now that we have gotten to the letter 'Q' for our "A to Z" posts, instead of focusing on a seemingly random piece for this week, I chose a group of four that I am have found myself to be particularly drawn to as of late.

1: Socks with Sandals--
What used to be a major fashion faux pas, like so many trends, pairing socks with our footwear other than those meant strictly for the gym, is something that still I have yet to get right--but keep trying. Here, I love how the bright pink socks peek out the distressed denim, and the fact that the rugged quality of the jeans and the chunky heel on the shoes helps to balance out the too sweet factor of the socks.
2: That hair--
If you are an avid reader, you know that I am a huge fan of hair that seems perfectly messy. This hair, while a little extreme for day-to-day wear, is right up my alley. There is no part that appears accidental, and every stray is planned to form this tousled bed head style. Maybe it's my southern roots, but big hair  always seems so glamorous and effortlessly statement-making, and this big hair is spot-on.

3: Dusty Rose--
Recently, I have been noticing this color come up more and more. Pink is such a difficult color to work with in that it can easily become too girly and juvenile, which is a shame because it is such a lovely color but Dusty Rose, in a way, solves this problem. With it's dusty sort of grayed over nature, it is the more mature form of pink, but with all of the same femininity. 
4: Intricate Type--
Although typography is not a concept that I am particularly involved with daily, it is amazing the impact that a certain typeface can put on a product or brand. How many times have you purchased something based solely off the fact that it's lettering was eye-catching? Guilty. The font featured here is perfectly floral without being over-the-top, it is still readable, and the color that has been chosen provides a nice natural resemblance while staying away from a bright green or pink.

Dress Up

Friday, February 1, 2013

Even though this Prada dress is like so three seasons ago (really, though...it's Spring 2012), I'm still in love with it. The impersonators have just started coming out with their pieces modeled after this collection, and I can't help but appreciate the originals. Nodding to the 50's and combining the two main loves in the life of a man: women and cars, this dress--and collection-- have just the right amount of whimsy but still being classic in the cuts of the garments and their styling. Although I am not quite a connoisseur or lover of automobiles, this dress is one that I would definitely still love to take for a test drive. And, with spring coming up in a few months, I can't wait to re-incorporate pastels and fun prints back into my wardrobe. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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