Fringe Not Just for Festivals


Hands down one of the the hottest trends in 2015 has been fringe. Some may call it a fringe frenzy, but this full-on ’70s fashion renaissance has only left us wanting more. Although some may be hesitant towards this Coachella fav, it works really well on coats, jackets and skirts, as well as on accessories like handbags and shoes. Needless to say, you can wear it just about anywhere. A huge hit on the spring NYFW 2015 runways, this old trend has been reworked for a new era, and we’ve compiled some of our favorite then and now photos to prove it! PS. Try pairing some MKaltenbach jewels with your fringe, we hear they look pretty great together…but we’re not bias;)

Jumpsuit Mania

Everyone dreams of being able to be red carpet ready in minutes, and recently jumpsuits has made this daydream that much more attainable, and the elevated onesie is all over the place this summer. Jumpsuits are the modern girls’ evening gown, a cool compromise between a dress and a pant suit, allowing for greater fashion risks, and even greater fashion rewards. Balmain has been the go-to designer for glittery rock chick styles creating Taylor Swift’s glittery white show-stopper at the Billboard Music Awards, and Gigi Hadid’s true blue two piece set. We can not think of a trend quite as fresh and young as a jumpsuit, but take a look below and decide for yourself!  

The City Life….Momma style


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 […]

Say Hello to Sandals


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.

…Live from New York!

#1: Calvin Klein's date for the evening, Kendall Jenner, showed off her mile-long legs in a custom peach-colored Calvin Klein sequin mini dress with cut-out back, paired with a simple, nude heel.

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!  

Go for Gingham

The latest from DVF featured gingham as far as the eye could see

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!    

Say Buh-Bye to Your Bikini


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:  

Koo Koo For Crops


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 Chillin’


    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!