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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Favorites from NYFW SS16

New York Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2016

Twice a year designers show us their upcoming collections during NYFW (New York Fashion Week) and we get a sneak peek of the newest trends. If you're a fashionista like me, it's one of the most exciting times of the year. 

With social media apps such as Periscope and Snapchat, it made us feel as if we were more a part of the NYFW than ever before. I was excited to see a lot of 70's fashion as well as really cool patterns/stitching and bright colors.  

Here are some of my favorite looks from the week (they are in no particular order):

All of the outfits from Delpozo showed lots of detail and floral embroideries. I happened to love this dress the moment I saw it. It reminds me of a fairy princess.

Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF's collection was one of my favorites from all of NYFW. The top models in the industry walked the runway: Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, etc. 
Diane said that the collection was originally inspired by a painting of hers that shows a woman barefoot in nature. She wanted to celebrate and showcase freedom and the individuality of the woman. The models' hair was inspired by the 70's and reminded the designer of herself back at Studio 54.   

Ralph Lauren:
As always, Ralph Lauren's collection had a classic and all American feel to it. This was one of my favorite outfits...A casual but classy and sophisticated look. 

Jeremy Scott:
This was such a fun and lively show. I keep coming back to this piece. Something about the colors and its  unique feel to it!

Carolina Herrera:
I am obsessed with the entire Carolina Herrera SS16 collection. It was flirty and feminine and featured lots of pinks and cream colors. 

Romantic and breathtaking is how I would describe Marchesa's collection. This collection was inspired by exotic birds and was shown through a multitude of colors and fluffy skirts. 

Lauren Conrad:
This was Lauren's debut on the runway and her collection spoke for itself.  It has a vintage feel with fashions from the 60's and 70's.
My favorite part about this collection? It is being sold, at a reasonable price with her normal line at Kohl's.

Rebecca Minkoff:
Normally when I think Rebecca Minkoff, I think of handbags, but after seeing her upcoming collection, I am now equally in love with her clothes. Minkoff said that her collection was inspired by singer Marianne Faithfull who has a boho 60's vibe. 

What were your favorites from NYFW? 

Until next time!

XOXO TheZenFashionista

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yom Kippur - My New Year Resolutions

Today is Yom Kippur...also known as the day of atonement. It is considered the holiest day of the year in the Jewish religion. Personally, this is my favorite holiday. It's a day of spiritual cleansing and one I use to reflect on the past year.  I choose to let go of what is not serving me, make amends to those I may have wronged and set goals to become who I strive to be in the upcoming year. I am so grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had in the last year and to the people who have enriched my life. 

Each Yom Kippur, I make resolutions for the new year. Here are some of them...

In the year 5776, I will....

Continue to step out of my comfort zone and try new things 

Drink more water and listen to my body's needs. 

Take moments to breathe and observe myself and the world around me 

Remove toxicity from my life 

Develop better sleeping habits 

Journal at least once a week - I want to be able to look back on my experiences 

Continue to delve into my creative side. Keep practicing my drawing. Fill up at least one sketchbook. 

Go to temple services more regularly 

Start taking a yoga class or join a gym

In the coming year, I strive to honor and love myself and live my life with intention. To be mindful, remember how blessed I am and to radiate love and positivity. 

I pray for peace and compassion as we move forward...

Gmar Chatimah Tova! May you be inscribed in the book of life. ❤️

Happy Fall...What are you most looking forward to in the next few months?

Until next time...Xoxo TheZenFashionista

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Farrah Fawcett: Angel Babe

I recently read a book by Alana Stewart, My Journey With Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship. 

The story chronicles Farrah Fawcett's fight with cancer. Alana Stewart (Farrah's dear friend), uses her journal entries to share their poignant journey.  I highly recommend reading this book for an insightful view on what cancer patients and their loved ones endure. Farrah's courage impacted my deepest emotions and reinforced my belief, of living one's life to the fullest.

In a few days, on September 9th, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation is hosting, their first Tex Mex Fiesta. This event will be benefiting Stand Up To Cancer.  I'm sharing with you a video I made in honor of Farrah. I wanted to showcase her irrepressible spirit.

For more information about the foundation check out the official website:
The Farrah Fawcett Foundation

We love you angel. ❤️

Xoxo. TheZenFashionista

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Today's Festival Fashion Was Inspired By These Babes...

Music festivals are all the rage these days. From Burning Man and EDC, to Coachella and Lollapalooza. The clothes worn are a lot of "Retro" hippie and Bohemian styles that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. 

I thought it would be fun to show you these festival fashion styles worn back in the day, by some of the popular actresses and musicians of that era.  


Singer and songwriter, Carly Simon was known for wearing floppy hats. This picture was taken in 1972. And this is a current trend, as we see on Vanessa Hudgens.  

Raquel Welch was a late 1960s and 70s sex symbol. She's one of my style icons and today at 74 years young is still rocking it and fabulous! This picture of her is from her wedding in 1967. I absolutely loveeee the crochet look and think it's a fun style that can be dressed up or down. 

A popular style that has made a revival are bell sleeves. When wearing this style sleeve, you feel flow-y and if you're like me, you want to flap your arms up and down a few times like a bird. :P


Beverly Johnson was an influential woman in the fashion industry in the 1970s. She paved the way for many black models by being the first African American to appear on American Vogue, as well as the first black woman to appear on Elle magazine. Here she is in a stunning purple jumpsuit. She has a new memoir that just came out, The Face That Changed It All: A Memoir

Both fringe and crop tops are extremely trendy right now. Priscilla Presley is of course best known for being married to the king of rock and roll, Elvis. She had amazing style and I've always wanted her flawless hair. 


While Janis Joplin may have had unruly hair, she had a raspy, one of a kind voice. Janis performed at many venues, including the infamous music festival, Woodstock in 1969. Here she is donning a flower crown. And on the right is the adorable Bella Thorne.

If you are looking for boho chic/festival attire and haven't been to before, you should stop what you're doing and check it out. Everything is reasonably priced and there are always sales. You can even shop by trend or time period. 

Are you a fan of the hippie and bohemian revival? Any suggestions on what I should blog about next? 

Until next time!

XOXO TheZenFashionista