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    Friday
    Jun072013

    Beautiful Bright Summer Fashion

    I Want,,,,,,, Lux Likes It PolyvoreWhether it's White Out or Boheimian Dreamin' Summer Fashion at Wasteland, We Love Lace at Papaya, or Life Aquatic at A'GACI we want it this Season!

    Wow, what a head rush! The Fashion out there makes me dizzy with life!

    What a wonderful palette of inspiration for expressing ourselves this stunning Summer.

    It is Holiday time, as school is out as the weather is just fine.

    Just sit right back and take your time to look through the amazingly gorgeous LUXLIKESIT Collection I have sourced for you in this post.

    Viola 08 Side Bow Fx Suede Mary Jane Pump ~ $26.50You will be enthralled to discover how stylishly appealing and fabric compelling these new designs are. Feminine and sensual in color and wonderfully flattering in cuts.

    They are here to bring us into the glorious life that is around us outside where it is warm and fresh and full of incredible nature.

    Find yourself in these garments and get out there to your favourite places with your favourite people. A picnic on the beach, a sunset stroll arm in arm, just sitting on the grass will connect you to the earths pulse in a magical way to help reenergize your spirit.

    As A'GACI boasts a Sudden Spike!, Metal Love and Black + White, you can stop and shop or, you could also style it up with Go Jane who promotes a Whole Lotta New with, Modern Muse, When In Rome and Second Skin looks.

    Take a vacation, own the dance floor, do yogo, get your nails done, do your hair too, why not!, take your Dad to the movies, look spectacular at parties.

    Pamper yourself with extra showers and a new set of clothes at any time you choose. Changing your outfit will defiantly change your mood and most probably for the better or you should re-evaluate your initial garment decision.

    East Village Dress ~ $42.00Put on something that makes you feel good and if you don't have anything, get something that makes you smile!

    You deserve it! Shine Summer Bright Beauties!

    Love Lux*

    P.S. Walking around LA and shopping recently I noticed that high waisted denim is really in!

    Just a tip xo
    Adina Mills Sharp Quartz Ring ~ $152


    Neon Clarity bag ~ $38.00

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Abyss Purse ~ $55.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Meroz Linen Closed Toe Cork Wedge ~ $26.50Wonderful-12 Metal Disc T Strap Was ~ $22.50 Now ~ $15.99Cheap Monday Lumen Shirt ~ $75
    Widow Drop Stitch Sweater ~ $65.00
    Corso Contrast Patent Peep Toe Pump Was ~ $32.50 Now ~ $22.99Marisa 22 Crystal And Stud Toe Fx Suede Round Toe ~ $32.50Lace Back Crepe Romper ~ $36.50Cheap Monday Tight Skinny Jeans ~ $95.00Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Molokini ~ $72.00Somedays Lovin Sun Bleached Chambray Dress ~ $102.00Tie Striped Bodysuit ~ $28

    Saturday
    May252013

    Memorial Day Fashion SALE


    Lux PolyvoreIt's that time of year again, Sale time, and what better time to have a Sale, than when all your customers are on Holiday for Memorial Day! 

    I have recieved so many emails recently announcing great percentages off items, and then I noticed most of it was Old Season Stock..... Buyer Beware!

    If you intend on surfing the Sales this Week-end, and hey, why not, the sun is out, the waves are up and there is a sweet breeze in the air ~ Remember to analyse quickly what it is and why it is that you are buying something?

    Is it because it is simply marked down, or do you really love it? What about something you saw for full price that you adore, perhaps it is worth paying the little extra for something you prefer, or has better quality, or will be a better contribution to your wardrobe, than a throw away item on Sale.

    The Academy Blazer ~ $88 and 1969 Bermuda Short ~ $49.95 Both 15% OFFYou may be in a situation where you are able to get both OR you need to compromise. Make the decision based on what you really need. For example, there is a chic black day dress that will replace and old staple that you have lost and there is a cute tank tee with a cat wearing headphones and its adorable and on Sale........... You can buy one....... which do you choose......?

    Well, I went with investing in the staple item, the Dress, as the exact cut, style, fabric and size for a good price doesn't come around often and the tee is really a Fashion item that is cool and really much cheaper, and I could buy other things with the money left over. 

    Why did I make this decision, because when shopping I always think of my wardrobe as a whole. This is very important as it is a collection of you. Maintain it wisely and it will treat you well for all occasions, no matter your budget, if you are smart, and tune into LUXLIKESIT Blog regulary xoxoxo Love U

    I will have more wear out of the Dress and I will be able to wear it more often than the tee at this stage as I have alot of other graphic tees this summer, and yes, a number with cats on them xo HAHA

    So, have fun and enjoy this LUXLIKESIT Collection below that I have sourced for you. These are some of my favourite items and they are just for you this Memorial Day! OH, I did mention they are all on Sale didn't I?!

    Mwah!

    What will you be wearing this Week-end? It's my Fav Denim Shorts and a Tee for me!

     

    Love Lux*

    1969 Bleached Western Shirt ~ $49.95 15% OFFStriped 4 In 1 Dress ~ $59.95 Now 15% OFF1969 Legging Skimmer Jeans ~ $51.99 Now 15% OFFEssential Short-Sleeve Crew T ~ $19.95 Now 15% OFFFashionista Skinny Jean ~ $10 On SALECalifornia Rainbow Tank ~ $16.90 Take 25% OFFMOLETON SKINNY PANT $12.45 On Sale 

    Thursday
    Apr112013

    New Trends!

    Recently on Lux Likes It we have been discussing current trends. 

    So, what's all the hype about?

    Well, in Fashion we associate being trendy, with the synonyms, superficial, shallow and materialistic.

    What if we could bring something more out in vogue for our Fashionistas, this season. 

    Try these new ideas, trending now from LuxLikesIt.

    First, begin by letting go of old grudges in your life and in your wardrobe.

    Getting rid of garments that have a negative or uncomfortable feeling about them or you just don't like, is vital for allowing space for your wardrobe to fill up with clothing you feel positive about. Same goes with your heart!

    Chiff-On The Run Mint Green Dress ~ $37

    When we feel good wearing our clothes, we tend to look good also.

    Here's a great one, be kind to others and to your clothing.

    If you take care of your garments by following correct laundering instructions, ironing and hanging or placing them in their correct spot, they will take care of you by lasting longer and looking better for longer, as well as always being there when you need them! Just like friends.

    Kindness is contagious and makes you feel good by producing serotonin. It helps foster strong relationships with others and our clothes, important as both are with us on a daily basis and make a difference to how we feel about who we are.

    Now to make the Impossible POSSIBLE! It is an opportunity to change your life for the better when we eliminate problems. If we have a problem wardrobe it is possible to make it great and inline with who you are and how you want the world to perceive you!

    The challenge is the transformation, knowing that it is possible, makes it a whole lot easier from the start to begin..... one piece of clothing at a time. Go through your wardrobe and with each item decide how it makes you feel when you wear it. Make the change once you determine if it is positive or negative emotion and toss or keep and move forward feeling empowered.

    It is a wonderful thing to be grateful. Look at your wardrobe closely, closer.... who bought you those shoes, your Mom, who gave you money for that Dress, your Dad, you gave you your fave Tank, your Bestie. Wow! THANKS :) Who worked hard to afford that Purse, washed your clothes.... You!

    Remember to count your blessings often, and be grateful for your clothes and where they came from each time you put them on. Gratitude has been linked to happier moods, greater optimism and even better physical health!

    Planting Wishes Ivory Floral Print Dress ~ $44You can even feel grateful for the Designer and Person who sewed it together!

    Always Dream Big! You have the power to create any type of wardrobe you desire. When you open your mind to be more optimistic, and in a positive state, you're more likely to accomplish your goals. Go through your wardrobe and think about what is missing? Keep an eye out for clothing you desire in a wide range of places, from second hand shops, to garage sales! it will turn up somewhere! 

    Finally don't sweat the small stuff. If you don't have the perfect pair of Shoes for your outfit, don't worry. Change your outfit to suit a pair of Shoes you do own, or go in a pair that is close enough. Keep shopping around til you find a pair that is ideal and wait to wear the outfit then.

    Stay a la mode with Lux* and let me know how these new trends work for you and how much Happier you feel!

    Love Lux*

    P.S. Thanks to 22 Positive Habits of Happy People.

    Tricks Of The Trade Black Striped Maxi Dress ~ $73Cuts And Bolts Sea Green Top ~ $36Glad We Met Black and Ivory Striped Dress ~ $45Friendly Briar Floral Print Strapless Dress ~ $42Dior 01 Gold Chain Mail T-Strap Sandals ~ $26I'm With The Band-age Black Bandage Skirt ~ $48Tiara 1 Mint and Gold Rhinestone T-Strap High Heels ~ $40Shake Your Bustier Strapless Mint Green Dress ~ $60School Of Dot Ivory Polka Dot Dress~ $42

     
    Kimchi Blue Ruched V-Front Strapless Dress ~ $69Long Sleeve Windsor Dress

    Monday
    Mar252013

    The Importance Of UNA In Fashion!

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    'I can't sleep'. 

    There are 'Angels at my Door'.

    All in the same 'Blue Dress'. 

    'Fading in C# Minor'.

    If I surrender I'll experience 'Freedom on Fire'.

     The Nightingale whispers in my ear, "If you listen this evening, I will be so near"

    ~ 'Words from the Songs of UNA'.

    Mesmerized by their lyrics and captivated with intrigue by their spell biding tracks, I am over thrown with the dawn.

    I am forced to step inside my own mind. Check behind my shoulder and be transported to the mysterious luxury of UNA's world.

    I am bound to hesitate - anticipate, I can see Portishead'sDummy  from here as well as Morcheeba'sBig Calm in my transcendental dream.

    The Band, upon which we stand, is UNA. 'Eclectic, multi-instrumental SoCal-based trio, that likens their distinct sound to "an experiment in Latin, blues, trip-hop and soul."' They took a journey of their own recently, and Hit 'Em Up Style! with Stylist, Devon Poer!

    Devon has partnered with the Band to, very importantly, help develop UNA's image persona and put it context for immediate audience access. In a multimedia world where we are bombarded with images, a picture speaks a thousand gigabytes. A united defining picture of the Band is key to their identification and recognition in the marketplace.

    As band member Richard states about the imperative of a strong key image in my recent interview with him- 'Having that one or two shots that say we've got a story to tell, whether it's overcoming weakness, or visioning the future. UNA is an amazing experience. We want to tell a story that liberates and strengthens, so seeing us in print before hearing UNA, or seeing us on stage, is a big part of who we are.'

    So, this brings it all back, once again to the importance of Fashion as a powerful voice in society. Richard notes, 'Some people think they are already great with their style, but we were very fortunate to have Devon Poer and Daryl Henderson on the UNA team.' Richard outlines that having an expert like Devon on the team as a Stylist is vital- 'In music, you wear so many hats. Well musicians should take some of them off and find your team to put the vision in place. So that put it in place.'

    He says of his experience in the costume department- 'The greatest gift of a Stylist is to make a nervous and venerable person feel at ease and even powerful. We received all that from Devon Poer, she is terrific!' A key note for anyone in the Styling and Fashion Industry.

    Thanks to Devon and Daryl, UNA as a Band, are 'now more aware of the power of Style and what it conveys and overcomes in our presentation. 'We always let the music do the heavy lifting, and now we have the ease that Fashion brings and communicates without words. No verbs, no pushing, just the smile, and click, it makes us relevant.'

    ...... I love to dance, feel the rhythm, the sounds of the party going on in the other room, as I lay cocooned in my room, beautiful and grotesque and all the rest of that other bug stuff'Bright lips, green eyes, black hair, She fell in love with a man so....' More from UNA, as Richard discusses and notes that~

    Fashion as well as, 'music is always changing and sometimes you have to sit out a few innings until the situation moves in your direction. So music has a life of it's own. UNA is living in a time where people don't want the heavy, they want the light and joyful. Our real world is full of distress, and preachy lyrics, just another weighty aspect to your day. Music is perceived linearly, so emotion flows like that too. UNA's style is reflected in what we wear, of course, a musical artist is always on camera, so to speak, but the creativity part develops in the dark, the studio, to the light, the stage.'

    A transparent voice of cosmic soul lingers in the air upon their scratches and back beats. Promises of touch, bittersweet and star bright mesmerizing dresses stand in a bar of divine decidance, with only a silver microphone on stage.

    Who steps into the spotlight- UNA. JUST LISTEN~ and take a look! Ha :)

    Love Lux*

    Lace Petal Sleeve DressCrochet Halter Monokini ~ $46.80Double Zip Polka Dot Millennium Short ~ $19.95Onyx 74 Crochet Bow Mary Jane Pump ~ $28.50


    Double Zip High Waist Millennium Short ~ $19.99Solid Henly Shirtdress ~ $29.50

     

     Mirror Floral Mini Skirt ~ $29.50
    DOE Endless Summer Mineralized Muscle Tee ~ $34.50
    Meroz Linen Closed toe Cork Wedge ~ $26.50Crepe Surplice Belted Dress ~ $32.50Floral Print Leggings ~ $9.99
    In The Zone Henley Shirtdress ~ $29.50Zigzag Peplum Combo Dress ~ $19.99Baroque Print A-line DressHigh-Low Ikat Dress ~ $22.80
    Polka Dot Georgette DressSpiked High-Low Top ~ $15.80Basic Fit and Flare Dress ~ $12.80

    Thursday
    Mar212013

    Current Trends!

    AttractionThrough print ads and commercials and magazines and television shows we are influenced as to what are current trends.

    What is Now? When talking about Fashion.

    Who is wearing what or where do we see what and why do we want it too?

    It is simple really, when we see an idea, or even bombarded by an idea we can't help but draw on it from our subconscious when we are shopping.

    If there is a character you relate to on the television and they are wearing a certain top, when you see one like it, it may instantly appeal to you, regardless of whether you have made the connection conciously.

    There we go, whilst you wear it around you are starting a trend, as others will see and like it on you, imagining themselves in it.

    We are mirrors that make Fashion too.

    You may even be photographed in it and put up on the internet where the trend will grow. An example of this is seen on the fabulous website by Vanessa Jackman, who posts photos she takes of street Fashionistas. Or, you may choose to post your own outfit yourself on sites like lookbook.nu, which are great as they feature real people from around the globe!

    We are all part of creating trends now and there are many ways to do it. 

    Clara Clutch Wallet - $228Thanks to Hayden Harnett, I know to shop Yellow this Season through their awesome Yellow Fever Campaign on their website.

    Here I have pictured my favourite Yellow Product they have for sale! I hope you like the clutch too xo Isn't it adorable! Click on the image for more details.

    Designers of today often remark on how they find inspiration in the world around them rather than in the history books.

    So this inspiration may be drawn from their everyday lives, something they see, experience or are affected by, this includes the clothes they see on others. 

    There is no such thing really as copyright laws for Fashion, so ideas are easy to be stolen and replicated.

    I do not see that there is anything wrong with this, it wouldn't really be fair for a dress style to be owned by one person. 

    The reason that higher end labels put their brands smeared all over a product is that is harder to steal and illegal to copy the actual logo.

    The item itself is not however, another designer can use the base design and remake it with a different feature and fabric and I find this innovative. It often varies the price point too.

    Mercer Clutch, Silver Iridescent - $298There are different trends and styles evolving and existing simultaneously. For example another Hayden-Harnet campaign is Iridescent Everything

    Pictured to the right is the one that I like! Click on the image for more details and lets find some more trends happening right now!

    Now, Black seems to always be in, so does White. Something that is definitely a trend now is the use of Color in Patterns of Geometric and Floral. 

    We are seeing a lot of use of Color-blocking which is very enhancing for our silhouettes, and the use of lace, which is a pattern over-lay. 

    And it looks like Polka Dots are here to stay!

    I have included a fabulous picture below that show a dress from Express in Orange, a bold use of color and geometric lace, which also comes in vibrant Blue, Red and Yellow.

    There is a mark of genius in a Designer making something old, say from a second hand store, new again! Just by altering it slightly, to put their personal touch to it, it becomes a now item.

    I once heard a Designer remark that when she thinks of something she wants to wear, she just Designs it and makes it a part of her Collection. 

    It kinda makes sense, if you want something, others probably do too. We think in similar ways as we are in the same world surrounded by the same media, people, and availability, and a lot of this has to do with the internet.

    GEOMETRIC LACE SKATER DRESS - $59.90 Now $41.93

    As there is no copyright, Fashion Design is a very open and creative process, that lends itself to becoming an art form.

    Clothing is not something that simply covers our bodies, it is able to speak for us, and it does say things about ourselves, by what we are wearing.

    This is why i love independent Designers so much as they enable us to have a greater variety of choice when it comes to expressing who we are. 

    We recently had Fashion Week in LA and I attended Jen Awad's Runway Show..... It was exceptional and I am so excited to be able to share the incredible experience of seeing her clothing first hand with you soon on LUX LIKES IT.

    Jen Awad is an example of a very creative and inspiring Designer whose Collections always have a story to tell. You become evolved with her clothing, it affects you, and it is beautiful.

    It is said that the top Designers are the ones who most influence trends, but I really feel that with designers getting so much inspiration from the world around them, it is actually us who are influencing Fashion, everyday.

    The main place of expression is out in the streets, set your own trend next time you step out the door! I have started you off below with a suggestion from A'gaci utilising stripes to enhance the figure. It is part of their Fit to Flare trend and they note that spring and summer are all about easy, casual dresses that are flirty and super cute.

    You will also find the trends Spring Break Checklist, Hey Sailor!, Do Denim, Thats Tight!, Spot on! and Pushin Petals, which are all really cool and included below xox

    If you are looking for a month of Spring trends, check out Refinery29 by clicking here and you'll find an awesome trend for everyday to keep you covered for March!

    Love Lux*

    P.S. Here is a clip from stylist Laurie Brucker explaining her theory on why every style has a story ~ Click Here

    Zig Zag Sweet Peplum Dress - $26.50Zip Front Dot Peplum Dress - $27.50


    DOTTEN OPENBACK DRESS - $29.50Floral Velour Mesh Flare Dress - $34.50

    Ditressed Denim Jacket - $28.50

    FLARED HEM PONTE KNIT DRESS - $88.00 Now $61.60Chevron Stripe Flare Dress - $26.50Sleeveless Stripe Chambray Belted Dress - $28.50Pigment Dye Brushed Twill Skinny - $26.50COLOR BLOCK FIT AND FLARE DRESS - $79.90 Now $55.93BUTTON TRIM FLORAL DRESS ~ $11.50PRINTED MAXI DRESS ~ $40.30