Friday, February 27, 2015

EFR exclusive interview with Jose Solis Vice-President of Design at David’s Bridal

By: Farrah Estrella
Designer Jose Solis Creative Director of David's Bridal 
Hola Estrellitas!!

Today I did an exclusive interview with the Creative Director and Vice-President of Design for David’s Bridal Jose Solis at the David’s Bridal store in Tampa, Florida.

David’s Bridal is one of the premier U.S stores that specializes in wedding gowns and formal wear sizes 0 to 26. They also have mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaids dresses, accessories (shoes, jewelry etc.) and everything that a bride needs for her special day. David's Bridal was founded in 1950 by David Reisberg, the mega store chain started as a small boutique in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and it has grown into what it is today.

Five years ago when I got married, I purchased my wedding dress at David’s Bridal and it was a wonderful experience, one that I will never forget. 

Designer Jose Solis and his New York based team are in charge of making sure that the company always has the latest trends and styles for the wedding seasons. 

Jose has an extensive resume having worked for Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass before coming to David’s Bridal. Check out our exclusive interview with Designer Jose Solis below.

1.     Tell us about David’s Bridal new Spring 2015 Collection?
We are focusing on our brand affiliation and re-branding, for Melissa Sweet for example we deconstructed her line a little bit, we soften the look, made it more romantic, eerie and light. We made thinner cups, French seams; we have a brand new fit that is more couture but still keeping the price affordable.

2.     What are some of the hottest trends and styles for the 2015 Spring/Summer wedding season?
Separates!! They are a huge trend, crop tops with big skirts with pockets. The 2 piece wedding gowns are more individualistic, creative; it allows women to showcase more of their personal style. Black and White dresses (such as Vera Wang and the Zac Posen dresses), low backs are another hot trend, and it is very sexy. Long sleeves and curve hugging dresses are coming back, here at David’s Bridal we celebrate women’s curves. Another trend is jumpsuits, they are very popular with our brides an also tier lace dresses such as this one is chantilly lace. 

For bridesmaids, one of the biggest trends is wearing the same color dress but in different styles, to reflect each one of their personalities and personal style. Another hot trend is tunnel dressing which is sort like creating a color wheel, telling a story with different shades of the same color starting from light to dark. 

3.     Tell us a little bit about your design inspiration and process?
It’s a combination of many things. I work with a team of 8 designers and we share ideas, it takes about 9 months for each collection. We start by creating mood boards for every designer. I also go to vintage stores, I travel the world for inspiration and I go to the fabric show in Paris.

4.     David’s Bridal is debuting a new “Jewel” collection, tell us about it?
The new Jewel collection is a little bit more embellished, celebratory and classic but we are still keeping that all American look.

5.     We like to end our interviews by asking our guests for a favorite quote or some words of wisdom, what is yours?
“We can never sell a dress to a Bride, the dress picks her”.

For more information on David’s Bridal visit their website at www.davidsbridal.com.


















Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stella Jean Fall RTW 2015 at Milan Fashion Week

By: Farrah Estrella
Stella Jean Fall RTW 2015
Stella Jean showcased her Fall RTW 2015 collection today at Milan Fashion Week.

Stella has become synonymous with prints and separates. Every piece in her head to toe looks could be worn separately to make a totally different outfit. I love the way she mixed the prints with the different textures and patterns.

I am a huge fan of prints and Stella Jean is the prints Queen in my opinion. In this collection she added coats and sweaters in heavier fabrics such as wool mixed with her signature African prints.

Check out some of favorite looks from the collection below

Shop Stella Jean at www.stellajean.it.















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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Master Kajal Liner by Maybelline

By: Farrah Estrella


Hola Estrellitas!!
I purchased the Master Kajal Liner by Maybelline at my local drugstore for less than $10 dollars after a friend recommend it to me and I love it. I am obsessed with it.
I always wanted to do the winged/cat eye look on my eyes and this is the best product to do it with ease. I have a very hard time doing this with liquid eyeliners and this product works really well for me.

Master Kajal Liner by Maybelline 
Here are some Pros and Cons about the product:
Pros
  • It doesn’t run
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Last a long time
  • Glides on smoothly
  • Bold color
  • Easy to apply in the inner eye and lid
Cons
  • Cannot be sharpened
The only Con that I found was that it cannot be sharpened. Some my say is a Con, I actually like the fact that I don't have to sharpen it but I know that some of my readers would mind, that is why I disclosed it.
After the tip loses its shape you have to get another one but for that price (less than $10) and what it does, I don’t mind doing getting another one. The Maybelline's Master Kajal Liner is a cream stick eyeliner. It has a cone shape tip which offers a smooth and effortless application. It comes in four different colors including black, gray, brown and blue.
Have you tried this product before? If so let’s chat. Leave your comments.
 Disclaimer:
***This is NOT a sponsored post. I purchased the product on my own and the opinions are also my own after trying it out. Maybelline has nothing to do with this review.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

The 2015 Oscars Red Carpet (Photos)

By: Farrah Estrella


The biggest night in Hollywood "The Oscars" were held tonight in Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and we got you covered.

We have all of our favorite red carpet looks of the night check out the pictures below. Which one is your favorite? Let’s chat!! Leave your comments.