Im sitting by the pool just off the shores of the Hampton’s when i think to myself…..i love this hat….i should take a picture in it for my blog….then i realized i wasn’t at the Hampton’s at all …..i was just in ZARA daydreaming about wearing this hat to the Hampton’s! And thats how this look came about. Iv never been a preppy style type person but somehow i feel like this look is somewhere in the middle between my style and J-Crew preppy style. I think its really important to show different sides of our style to continue to evolve and create our ultimate wardrobe!
Just days ago it was announced Rebecca Minkoff would be hosting a meet And greet for dazzling Dallas divas at Neiman Marcus! Without missing a beat we all put the vogues down, left galleria mall and scrambled to our closet for an outfit. Today was the day, as I walked in to loud bumping dance music, waiters passing out cosmos and champagne and the crowd was covered in Rebecca Minkoff from head to toe (not to expect less in Dallas). As I walked by the meet and greet line, I immediately locked eyes with Rebecca, taking a moment as she looked me up and down and I continued to walk the room and see what other fashionista’s I knew there. I had been at the event for about fifteen minutes when Rebecca leans over, waves at me and says “COME SEE ME!” and joking said “okay i’m on my way”, when the truth was i was just scrambling my brain trying to think what I was going to ask her. I chugged my water and walked up to the belle of the ball….Ms. Rebecca Minkoff.
CAC: HIII how are you? Welcome to Dallas!
RM:Thank you so much, I love your outfit, and your bag of course.
CAC: Thank you so much for making it, its one of my favorites. How are you liking Dallas so far?
RM: Ya know everyone here has been so sweet to me….
CAC: I think Its that southern hospitality, Im a Dallas import so i’m just getting to know it as well.
RM: Where are you from?
CAC: Oklahoma city.
RM: Oh wow I’m gonna be in tulsa next week! Iv never been
CAC: Ya know Tulsa is surprisingly beautiful, it’s a mix between upscale and artsy fartsy, as much as you wouldn’t think that.
RM: Wow, I would never think of any Oklahoma town as “Artsy Fartsy” but I’m excited to go.
CAC: Now iv been watching your brand grow over the years, and moving forward how will we see that evolve? What can we expect?
RM: When we showed my fall collection at NYFW we showed lots of Berry Tones, and TONS of hologram, i”m expecting that to be a big trend as well.
CAC: Did you happen to see Nicki Minaj in your popsicle dress on American Idol recently?
RM: I Did and I thought she looked beautiful!
We then began to drift off onto personal goals, following your dreams and such. I have to say she is hands down the next great american designer. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING she does is fresh. She reaches multiple demographics and she’s so down to earth. I had so much fun chatting with her and I cannot wait to be sitting at a Rebecca Minkoff show at NYFW one day! We love you Rebecca Minkoff!
As summer is quickly approaching we are very excited for new designer collaborations! this summer its all about Milly for Banana Republic. While were not customers of Banana, we are a huge fan of Milly. Milly’s average price point for a dress is $400 – $900, however her banana collection……nothing over $170. I find this a great price point because we get the designer pieces without losing the quality. An always missing factor in H&M, And Target designer collaborations. Another great factor about the Milly collection…..she’s making mens! so for us this is very exciting! Banana will feature over 70 pieces in this new collection, all Hampton inspired out at the end of may! However we know just how to pull off this preppy chic look right here in Dallas! If you’re not familiar with Milly of New York check out her current spring collection below, and her fall 2013 collection on the bottom!