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“How Can I Wear It?” Tribal Style

Tribal style was are a huge inspiration for designers this season. We’ve seen it on every runway from Etro to Balenciaga.  The trend looks great in editorials when the models have a spray tan and palm leaves as skirts, but how can we embrace the tribal trend in real life? Look for pieces that convey an exotic feel without being too literal. You don’t want to look like you’ve just stepped off the show Survivor.

Going TribalStart by adding more earth tones into your wardrobe.  Deep hues like dark olive, rust and khaki make for a great base when adding more ethnic jewelry or bold prints. Look for modern pieces that have a tribal twist like maxi dresses, safari shorts, animal print scarves and shirt-dresses. Next, choose a key item to serve as your statement piece. Printed pants are making a major comeback and look especially fresh with a silk top and wedges. Or you can play with a colorful embroidered blouse and pair it with some cotton shorts and over-sized shades.

If you don’t feel like going too crazy with this trend, but love the look, try hunting for chunky wooden or brass jewelery at your local vintage store. They often have some great finds that give simple jeans and a t-shirt combo some interest. Flea markets are another great place to find fridge handbags and printed caftans that embody the tribal trend perfectly.

Photo Credit: VOGUE China

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Photo-Op: Boutiquing and Dior Beauty

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting the opportunity to work with strong women entrepreneurs. Erin Hall and April Madigan are the dynamic duo behind the successful website Boutiquing.com. Their site highlights boutiques from around the country while showcasing trends and latest arrivals you must just can’t miss. They are also good friends of mine, so I was thrilled when they asked me to be apart of this unique photo-shoot.

The challenge was to use a new Dior makeup eyeshadow palette on six very different complexions.  Lucky for us, we had a super talented makeup artist and my favorite photog, Tricia Meteer of Equinox Photo to make all of the ladies uniquely fabulous. The result was a classic photos with a modern twist!

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Photos by Tricia Meteer of Equinox Photo, Makeup by Steve Kassajikian, Styling by Sophie Mae Style with clothing provided by Intermix, Photos taken at the Hidden Jewel Boutique.