Structural Integrity

High heels and architecture, two seemingly unrelated things that seem to share a lot of common characteristics; design orientated, functionality defined and the higher it is the better, it seems.  Whether you prefer chunky, kitten or wedge heels, there is a plethora of different styles to suit each unique woman.

Here are our new season’s picks to tribute the fusion of architecture, in heels

1. Giuseppe Zanotti Sculptural High Wedge Boots

Not for the faint hearted, this pair of ankle boots comes in two daredevil colors Jet black and firey red, and will definitely turn a few heads – if you have the courage, and balance to wear them.  The beautiful silhouette emphasis the feminine arch or a woman’s feet while the gravity-defying heel epitomizes the fusion of style and design.

Price: $995. Buy Giuseppe Zanotti Sculptural High Wedge Boots here

2.  Jeffrey Campbell Rockette Platform Leopard Suede

Who would have thought leopard print and wooden wedge go so well together? This pair of platform wedge with its cut out heel in the middle is a perfect combination of cute and cool.  The ankle strap makes the sky-high heels look more wearable while the round toe adds to the sex kitten look.  These shoes were made for showing off, so match with a pair of denim shorts and wait for the compliments to flow in.

Price 148. Buy Jeffrey Campbell Rockette Platform Leopard Suede here

3. Miu Miu Bow Embellished Suede Peep Toe Pumps

If you prefer a classic heel with a twist, then these seductive plum suede heels from Miu Miu will not disappoint.  Exceptionally feminine with peep toe embellished with a tie-up bow in soft suede, the beautifully arched heel is a modern tribute to the designer signature style.  Show off your classic taste in a knee length pencil skirt and a soft blouse with kitten bow, et voila! Chic!

Price $690. Buy Miu Miu Bow Embellished Suede Peep Toe Pumps here

- Favluv Kristy

Gift Ideas for Him – Man Bags

Are you looking for a gift idea for your man?  Is he in the market for a stylish man bag? If your man favors the authentic or the original, here are some bag choices for men.

1. Chrome Citizen Bag. If your man has a streak of rock star or likes to bike around town, this bag is for him.  It sports a stainless quick release buckle with bottle opener, waterproof canvas, reflective strapping, comfortable EVA foam straps.  It’s big enough to fit a six pack or a 17 inch Macbook Pro. Started in San Francisco, Chrome has captured the hearts of the trendy in the trendiest cities.

Price: $140.  Buy Chrome Citizen Bag here, or here.

2. Little America by Herschel.  If your man likes the great outdoors, but is forced to live an urban life, this is where the two worlds connect.  Herschel takes the design of an mountaineering bag, and infuses it into a functional urban bag.  The leather straps are fastened by easy-to-use magnetic clasps.  Little America has nicely padded and contoured shoulder straps, and a fully padded/fleece lined 15″ computer sleeve pocket.

Price: $84.  Buy Little America by Herschel.

3. Filson Field Bag.  If your man is an aviator at heart, or aspires to follow the steps of Hemingway on an African safari, this is his bag.  The fabric is rugged twill, 22 oz. 100 cotton twill, 2 ply by 3 ply, paraffin treated for maximum water repellency.  Genuine bridle leather, cowhide, vegetable tanned.  Simple, useful, and stylish.

Price: $225.00.  Buy Filson Medium Field Bag.

- Favluv Max

Bohemian Rhapsody (July 2012)

Careless and free, the modern Bohemian lifestyle is one that seduced even the most modest of thinkers. Days filled laying about in a meadow under the sun, singing songs of far away lands with flowers in our hair, followed by nights chasing fireflies guided by nothing more than the glistening moon. While we might all yearn for such days, not many of us actually have the luxury to pursue such free spirit living; instead we might find our own little modern boho chic in these following items.

1. Jen’s Pirate Booty Hot Summer Nights Shoulder Top  $92

This pretty lilac gauze top features a cut open shoulder design and a tie closure; it is the perfect flirty addition to your bohemian wardrobe. Finish with a pair of skinny jeans or a long maxi skirt, it will bring out the inner flower child in you.

2. Free People Calypso Fringe Maxi Skirt  $228


You can almost hear the tinkling and jingling of bells and trinkets that goes with this exotic bohemian inspired maxi skirt. The crochet insert gives the skirt a sexy upgrade, while the fringe accentuates the dress’s carefree gypsy feel.

3. Young Fabulous & Broke Maelle Tie Dye Maxi Dress  $176

This dress is so flattering with its gather on the hip to accentuate a feminine line, while the contrast color and tie-dye have a slimming effect on the figure. A very chic, hippie dress that will accommodate the needs of a modern woman.

- Favluv Kristy

Neon Nights (July 2012)

Usually reserved for rave parties and beachwear, neon is making a fierce come back in almost all facets of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. Designers are pouring themselves over the latest lime greens, sunshine oranges and fluorescent pinks, updating their collections with these eye-catching colors and making these the season’s most wanted hues. Perfect for balmy summers, all you need to complete the look is a pair of oversized sunglasses and a nice tan.

1. Wildfox Gothic Cross Poolside Dress  $81.90


This is a perfect summer dress for a day out on the town or as a cover up on the poolside. The flirty frilly hem adds a cute touch while the cross graphic ensures that it is not sweetness overload. The ideal piece to turn heads in this season, and will not break the budget.

2. Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel  $1995


If wearing neon isn’t exactly your piece of cake, try a bright fluorescent bag in a classic design to update your wardrobe. This marshmallow neon pink is easy on the eye for first time neon worshippers while the stylish satchel itself is a must have for fashion lovers all around.

3. L.A.M.B. Hydra Heels  $260


Only one word can suitably describe these tantalizing stilettos and that is Chic! Beautifully shaped to elongate your legs with a painfully sexy heel conveniently contrasted in this year’s hottest neon yellow paired with dark wash denim for effortless cool or a body hugging dress for a hot date!

- Favluv Kristy

Little Black Dress (July 2012)

The LBD

Not since Coco Chanel introduced her masterpiece to the women of the 1920s has a piece of clothing been so ubiquitous as the LBD. Fast forward almost a century later and the LBD is still a staple piece in every woman’s closet. Whether fitted or flowing, chiffon or jersey, the LBD in its many forms and shapes has made its way into our closets and our hearts as a must item for every season and every woman.

Here are the Favluv picks:

1. alice + olivia Victoria Peplum Dress   $264

This dress is sexy without being ‘in your face’. The fabric allows for the show of silhouette, while the peplum waist hides any imperfections. It covers just enough skin so that it can be worn to a work function and teamed with a pair of bright colored pumps for a night out on the town!

2. Herve Leger Off-the-shoulder Bandage Dress   $1150

The bandage dress is almost as ubiquitous as the LBD itself. Teamed together for a form fitting, curve hugging, classic evening piece that will never go out of style. Minimize the accessories and hair tied up in a chignon to emphasis the feminine neckline, and voila! Chic-ness without any pretention.

3. See by Chloe Halter Neck Dress in Burnout Jersey   $336.37

A little black dress that is a little bit of fun. For anyone who is looking for a balance of sexy and cute, this dress will not miss. A halter neckline with a chiffon scarf fastening and flared skirt, this dress promises a bit of cheekiness but has the classic lines of a LBD.

- Favluv Kristy