New York Bridal Week

Carolina Herrera

We love, love, LOVE our brides over here at MKaltenbach. We can’t wait for the spring and summer months to roll around so that we can start putting together designs for all the gorgeous weddings we get to be apart of! Although we like to think that it’s the jewelry that makes the bride, we won’t kid ourselves, it’s obviously the dress. This past week in New York kicked off the official start of wedding season with Bridal Fashion Week, and us, along with actual blushing brides, got to gaze upon hundreds of beautiful designer dresses all through the screens of our phones thanks to all the posting on Instagram, Snapchat and everywhere else you looked. We saw daintier designs, lace and flowers. What else did you expect!? Take a look at the looks we wish we were wearing this spring.  

Not Your Average Fashion Show…

Remember that movie making fun of male models that came out in 2001? The one with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson? Zoolander was its name, and yeah, we all thought it was a little weird. But fast forward 15 years and throw the worlds top supermodels, Haute Couture, and the Zoolander 2 premiere into the mix and I’d say we have a party. The Tuesday night premiere in New York was a who’s-who’s of the fashion world. Anna Wintour, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and every other major power player in fashion and pop culture today showed up. To top off the whole event, there was a true-to-form fashion show, with clothes from Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Valentino. If this doesn’t get you excited for New York Fashion Week, we’re not really sure what will?

CHANEL Spring 2016 Haute Couture

Karl's 2016 bride to close the show

Last week, fashionistas from every corner of the Earth flocked to Paris for Spring 2016 Haute Couture week. As expected, every major fashion house brought out their big guns and boy did they not disappoint. But in our opinion, the real show stopper had to be Chanel. With Karl Lagerfeld at the reigns once again, his vision for a “Grand Palais dollhouse” did not disappoint. Every top supermodel was there to play real-life dress-up and the hair and makeup was to die for. Beautiful neutrals and blacks were front and center, and the lace and beading made it feel light and breezy. Take a look at our favorite looks and fall in love with Chanel this season with us!            

Berlin Fashion Week: Lena Hoschek

Lena Hoschek Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2016

This past week, Berlin hosted Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and drew all the “it-girls” and fashion fanatics to the city’s historic grounds to present Autumn/Winter 2016 collections from designers, many lesser known than those of the New York and Paris runways. Thanks to social media, one smaller designer in particular caught our eye, so why not share in clothing envy! Lena Hoschek is a Austrian designer known for traditional tailoring, classic designs and the ultra-feminine hourglass silhouette, but always adding a modern twist. Her 2016 collection was no different, but was clearly influenced by some of that style the Brits have always been known for. Perfect for fall, her cuts and colors are classic and we can only imagine what spring must look like from here! Take a look at highlights from her show!        

Fall Footwear on Fire


The temperature has noticeably dropped and you may be tempted to start grabbing for those Uggs, BUT WAIT! You have options this season, fun ones, too! Although the cold may put a damper on your choice of footwear, it doest have to with all the styles ready to keep your toes happy. Our personal favorite this season is velvet booties, perfect for the upcoming holiday parties that will require you to put your best foot forward (pun completely intended). If velvet doesn’t fit your fall fancy, take a look at our super chic, favorites.  

NYFW Street Style Recap


This past week marked our most favorite week in New York: Fashion Week! This previewed some of the newest collections for Spring and Summer 2016 from the biggest designers today. As exciting as these new looks are, many will argue that the main event is the street style seen throughout the long days spent show-hopping. Many photographers camp out on the street, snapping pics of off-duty models, it-girls and fashion’s elite. While we couldn’t be in New York ourselves, we have compiled our favorite street style looks, with plenty of fringe, denim and leather, for your viewing pleasure.

2015 VMA Breakdown

Gigi Hadid at the 2015 VMA's

This past Sunday marked the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, a show known for keeping audiences on their toes from the start of the red carpet to the scrolling credits. This year did not disappoint. Celeb feuds, comeback performances and Miley as host left views questioning what had just happened, and the red carpet fashion was the cherry on top. Allowing A-listers to step out of their usual award show fashion box is what makes it such a treat for the eyes. We’ve taken some of our fave looks not worth missing and thrown in a few that weren’t so great, take a look below!

Golden Flower Fields


Colorado is known for its mountains and apparently it beautiful fields of sunflowers :)! Last week Des (of Darling Be Daring) and I headed out near DIA to check out the gorgeousness, shoot some looks and spend the day laughing. Our first look was my fav……70s inspired! Details below, clink on pics for direct links….  

Totally Taylor

Taylor killing the street style game

We’ve come to the point where she can’t be ignored. She has reached the ultimate level of success where even those hiding a rock know her. There is no escaping her. Obviously we’re talking about Taylor Swift. Vanity Fair’s upcoming issue will highlight 2015’s best dressed, and topping that list is the queen of pop herself. So before Vanity Fair comes out with the list for all eyes, we thought we’d share some style moments from Ms. Taylor that prove her spot on that list is well deserved.