Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Be Inspired

Great pants, and amazing blouses. Impeccable personal style

{Photos via tumblr}

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Iphone Chronicles: OOTW

Wearing:  Zara Basic Linen Maxi dress, Pins&Needles Cardigan, Sam Edelman Slingback Clogs, Thrifted belt, Target scarf as turban.

Monochromatic Grey

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stylized: Ashton Hodges of Twisted Aristocrat

Tell me about you:  Where are you from, how old are you?

My name is Ashton Hodges and I'm 31 years old.  I'm a DC metro area native from Silver Spring Maryland.   My  Label is called " Twisted Aristocrat"

What do you do? 

The question should be " What don't you do?"  I  do everything.  I design the pieces from start to finish and produce them.  I run and maintain all the social media sites, do the graphic design, photography and marketing.  I think it's important to be able to do everything, at least in the beginning of  the project. 

When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about?

I became interested in fashion when I was about 27, I had just moved back to DC from L.A.  I was  really exposed to fashion and designer brands out there. People wear anything and everything out there it's not conservative like DC.  I took a job as a menswear and men's Accessories Manager at Urban Outfitters.  Thats when I found my style.  I  love street-wear brands mixed with more formal pieces. 

What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

Right now I'd have to say starting this project and gaining a following through social media... even before the label has officially launched.  In about a month's time we have gained over 300 Facebook "likes".
Facebook ads are amazing!  I  also have a giveaway promotion running the Month of July.   It's called " Summer Social"  we are giving away one bag each week in July. You can find further details at http://www.CHICLOV3.COM  and enter to win!

What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?

 Just do it... Start off small and grown your brand.  Build hype before it's released.  Make sure the item you are creating is constructed well and priced to sell!  Stay humble and work hard.

Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?

" Anything  worth being great is worth struggling for."  "YOUR STYLE DiCTATES USE."

How can we stay connected with you?

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/twistedaristocrat
Website: http://www.twisted-aristocrat.com
Twitter: @TwstdAristocrat
email: info@twisted-aristocrat.com

Aren't these bags just the coolest! I just love these accessories.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Recap: InStyle Magazine's Hal Rubenstein Book Signing

Hal signing his most recent book at the event.

Katie's dress and handbag was amazing. Loved it

Loved what my friend Michelle of EatStylePlay was wearing.

A little menswear merchandising at Alton Lane

Qincy looking dapper as always

The guys get an A+ in the style department

Perfect color combos
With Winnie of WinnieChic

{Wearing: Vintage Dress from Its Vintage Darling, H&M Necklace}

Pardon the lateness of this post lol, my poor camera broke and I am just getting around to uploading these photos. I had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new people, and per usual everyone looked very stylish.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Iphone Chronicles: OOTW

I've really been feeling my Father's Fedora this week.

Wearing: Silence&Noise Maxi Dress, H&M Button down, Dad's Fedora, Cooperative Sandals.

Classic black and white.. I'm a minimalist really.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tari End of Summer Lookbook

Introducing the very first Lookbook for Tari Boutique. We wanted to show that Consignment can still be current by incorporating trends that have been very popular this summer. I hope you enjoy, as there will be more to come

If you would like to post the lookbook on your blog please shoot me an email tamikawilkins@gmail.com

Fashion: Through my Instagram

The weekly dose 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fashion: Runway Love

Beautiful and inspiring is what I call Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 12' Couture line

I love his point of view and modernized take on the 1920's.
{Photos courtesy of Vogue}