Recently I headed back to my old stomping ground, NYC, for a few days to see friends, family and fashion. It’s hard for me to believe I lived in that crazy and oh so crowded city! It makes sense that people say it is the city that never sleeps. Don’t get me wrong I love it, I just don’t remember so many people everywhere and feeling the 24-hour chaos when I lived there. I guess I got used to it or maybe being 5 years younger was the reason it didn’t phase me. But even with the craziness, there is something special about the city that makes me feel so alive. From the cobble stone streets of Soho to the rolling hills in Central park, there is true beauty throughout the city. And not to mention the food…I could go on and on about that…YUM.
This trip to NYC was extra special because I was reunited with my close friend Andrea aka Dre. Since our last time together she has had the most beautiful little girl…Izetta! First, it was such a treat to meet sweet Izetta and see Andrea in mom mode. What a wonderful mom she is. Andrea and I used to zoom around the city together on a daily basis – walks, coffee dates, dinners, errand running, castings, shopping the list goes on and on and now her baby girl got to join us to do it all over again. What a blast that was!
NYC is hard enough to get around without a baby so I could only imagine how difficult it would get with adding a child, stroller, diaper bag and everything else you need for the day’s activities. Yet, Andrea made it look easy. I was super impressed with her skills to get the stroller up and down the subway, change the lil one on the go, run to castings, look super stylish & be such a fabulous mom while doing it all.
Joining them on their daily routine was so much fun and filled with non-stop laughs. This little girl is the happiest, most gorgeous little babe and it brought me so much joy to see Dre as a mom. They are both adorable together and I had to document their extreme cuteness & Dre’s amazing style!
Dre knows all the hot spots food wise in NYC so we had some delicious meals together, that I have to list! When coming to NYC make sure to try Momofuku noodle bar, Jack Wifes Frieda & Shake Shack (obvi)! All so delicious and now I’m starving and my mouth is watering. Always so much fun with Andrea & it was so great to finally meet Izetta as I immediately fell in love with her. I enjoyed my trip so much thanks to those two and I only wish we lived closer so we could do it more often.
As we begin to enter the very pit of summer, I’d like to think there is room for improvement when it comes to our choice in pool approved shoe-wear. As tempting as it is to buy seven $2 pairs of foam flip flops in every color of the rainbow, we all know there are much better, and should we say stylish, choices out there. Let us be the first to tell you to throw those lifeless foam “shoes” away and opt for some of these chic choices we’ve come across for the hottest days of summer. We guarantee these will turn heads, and your feet will thank you too.
This past Sunday marked the 69th Annual Tony Awards to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2014–15 season, and while we are not the most musically inclined over here at MKaltenbach, we find it more fitting to pick our favs from the red carpet. Radio City Music Hall was littered with those who had sang their hearts out of stage this past year, but loads of supermodels managed to show up as well, stealing the spotlight for a few seconds. We’ve put together our top 5 favorite looks below, take a peek and see how they rank in your book!
Today’s the first official day of summer in our book and that means time for warm summer nights, picnics and short sleeves. Before the days started to heat up and spring was just a thought, we saw a certain summery trend on the NYFW runways in collections from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Altuzarra and Karen Walker. Gingham is back and no longer reserved for your summer picnic table. Classic and feminine, this print has stood the test of time, from American barn dance to French bombshell Brigitte Bardot, it has been reimagined this season into especially chic designs seen in taupes, blues, and reds. Take a look at our favorites for this summer and try and work it into your summer wardrobe!
Ready or not, swimsuit season is officially upon us, and whether you already have your favorite teeny bikini in your beach bag or not, it may be time to switch it up with this summer’s hottest trend, the classic one piece. Gone are the days of your grandmother’s modest, full coverage pool ensemble or Speedo approved sport suit, we can guarantee these reinvented suits will make a splash this summer. This season we have seen styles from fashion power houses such as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs who manage to keep it simple and understated, while companies like Beach Riot and ASOS are using bright colors and cutout details to draw the eye in. Here are some of our favorites for this swim season:
What girl doesn’t love a good crop top! Summer is just around the corner, and it is time to take out those warm weather pieces for some fun in the sun. This trend has made a huge comeback in the last few years, and we keep seeing more and more creative ways to wear this simple piece. When people think of crop tops they sometimes think of it as a trashy style, but when paired with the right pants, skirt and accessories it will make a chic and classic statement. We have put together some of our fave crop top style ideas, so check them out!
Coachella is known for being one of the top concerts of the year, and every year the fashion gets more and more wacky! Every gal and guy want their style to stand out, so they go above and beyond to be the most unique and bold. It is the time to let your inner “flower child” and “free spirit” shine. From patterns, to crops, to intricate jewelry and head ware, this year we saw some of the funkiest and most unique outfits yet. Take a look at some of our fave looks from this years Coachella!
Spring has finally sprung! The sun is shining a little brighter, the flowers are in bloom, and its finally time to put away those parkas and takeout your favorite warm weather wear. As the months go on the trends we are seeing, are becoming more and more bold and daring. They are unique, flashy, and funky, allowing all us fashionistas a chance to show our personality through our outfits and standout from the crowd. We are seeing a “new trend” hitting the streets in full force with culottes! Originally called the knee-breeches worn by men, menswear has had quite the impact on the woman’s fashion industry. They are a form of capri, that billow out almost like a maxi and they are perfect for spring when the weather is a little too warm for a pair of tight jeans. Check out our fave culotte looks!
As the most-seen trends keep making their way onto the top fashion sites all over, we see themes and specific styles that are becoming more and more popular. One style we saw a lot of this year at NYFW Fall 2015, was that of sparkles and embelishments. From bomber jackets, to elegant gowns, this trend made its way onto many of the top designer runways this season. From a 70s inspired psychedelic take to a 90s punk rock look, designers gave this sparkling and embellished style their own unique and personal twist. Today we will give you some of our fave sparkle n’ shine ideas from the runways to the streets, for a glam fall/winter look!