Poshmark – High Heels and Whatever Else

I don’t know…eBay is nice and all but Poshmark is pretty great.  Once upon a time I was in Product Development in Ladies Footwear – talk about a wild ride!  Fashion at it’s finest…and craziest…and literally in the thick of it.  We used to say “we see everything from the birth, to the death, of a shoe.”  And we did…

Poshmark is great because it offers more than just what you can find on eBay (but, in the same vein, both new and loved items you may not be able to get elsewhere – Fashion obsolescence!)  

If you want to list something on Poshmark, while there are fees involved in selling, there aren’t any up front for listing…so even if you get dinged with a small fee at point of sale, you aren’t getting nailed monthly with hefty fees (those on eBay can really add up.)  So basically it’s long-term exposure without a major price tag, provided your items need it.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t as yet… You can do so here.

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Elizabeth in Ellie Saab

I don’t really watch award shows, but in my Fashion Industry days, I was ever-perusing the red carpet photos for newness.  I saw a photo of Elizabeth Banks in an Ellie Saab gown in Bazaar this month, and I nearly fell over because I loved it so much.  She wore it to the Love and Mercy Premiere, and I’m pretty certain she got a lot of “*gasp!* stunning!” stares.

It’s a gorgeous, sheer brick red…absolutely dripping in crystals and beads.  Our Ballroom gowns were drowning in swarovskis also, and though I’m not exactly prissy or girlie-girl…I was ALL for major sparkle! ❤  (We’ve touched on my sparkling Ninja fetish in the past so…moving along…)

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab Getty Images photo

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab Getty Images photo

The handwork involved must have been painstaking – fortunately there is some haphazard-ry to it (or at least it appears that way.  As in...”oops, I didn’t get the stone in the exact, perfect spot, but no one will notice because of it’s breathtaking ‘one-of-a-kindness!’ “

The shape was divine, and the teeny-tiny waist belt finished it just enough, without taking away, or making a fuss.  I also happen to love that it’s long-sleeved.

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth also sported Saab at the Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere, which was equally as lovely.  The fresh, red and pink floral print blended into a cloudy sky of smokey-purple-greys, and multi-hued blues in an undefined print.  It had a Goddess-like gathering to it, cinched by a slim slate belt, with a cape-like fall behind it.  It billowed and flowed beautifully, and sparkled ever so slightly, peppered with tiny crystal gems.  

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

I always appreciated Saab gowns, and these are definitely no exception.  Just lovely.

A/W 2015/16 RTW – Francesco Scognamiglio

Another Collection I LOVED.  Simple, beautiful lines, subtly sexy and elegant at the same time.  I’m not actually familiar with this Designer but I love to share something that might also be new to others (or, lesser-known.  I didn’t much care for Gucci, which is one of those Shows you totally expect the planet to cover!)

Textures seemed to fall in line with some of the other shows I have seen – satin silks, a whole bunch of sheer, embroidered prints, and some softer fabrics.

The “LBD”s (Little Black Dresses) in the Collection were more like refined-midis – they hit about mid shin, tapering over the figure to both flatter but allow for SOME imagination (isn’t THAT refreshing!?)  Midi lengths can be just as sexy as a mini, and actually even MORE so because they draw the eye over the lines without giving everything away.  

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The trenches were BEAUTIFUL – side pockets, and folded (and long-line) lapels have a barely-there-menswear hint... Shoulders are nicely tailored and the straight-line fit is pulled together with a slim belt. I loved the black one and the ivory, though I can’t say I’d look quite as dashing! – these might work best on an ectomorph (slimmer figure) because of the bunch-gathering in the middle.  All the same, they are lovely.

The ribbed turtleneck sweater was perfectly paired with a  slim pant silhouette, though here I feel like she is a bit too slim for it to fit at its best.  

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The dusty pink pant suit was divine – gathered with a long, soft belt…perfectly tailored, sat really well on the model.  

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Dashes of coral juiced up the black, white and softer shades with a nice punch of color.  And the ode-to-boudoir was fun, pairing a black silk teddy with lace trim with a puffy, peach-lined black “robe” of sorts.

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All in all, I really liked the Collection – quite wearable, and more subdued.  The hair and makeup wasn’t really fit for the pieces…I’d definitely recommend a less messy-and-overgreased hair style, and maybe to go easy on the liner, so as not to distract from the outfits!  Still, pretty hard for any of these girls to NOT look good!