Southern Chic Style

- My Best Friend’s {Key West} Wedding -

While I definitely wanted to share the look from my best friend’s nuptials in Key West, this post will be less about the outfit and more about the creativity of my sweet friend for her beautiful wedding! It’s all in the details.

The dream nuptials were held on the beach with the relaxing ocean waves and aged doors as a backdrop (from the couples’ home they are renovating) followed by a stunning garden reception. The bride asked for a few girls to wear neutral hues for the wedding, so when this Theia lace dress popped up on a flash sale I had to get it. Not only are Theia dresses beautifully made, but the designer is pretty amazing himself! A wedge sandal and side braid kept me cool and comfortable from the sand to the dance floor for the outdoor affair. Accenting the blush lace ensemble were light blue larimar earrings that were a gift from the bride for my birthday and complimented the pop of blue from the wedge. Parasols were provided to shade guests from the sun during the ceremony which became the perfect photo prop as well as dance floor accessory later in the night. And, can you believe the towering Banyan tree?!? A majestic sight in Key West Garden Club.

The newlyweds couldn’t have planned the renovation of their home timing any better. All of the doors and windows used at the wedding were from their home before it came down. You can see two of the ways they were used in the photos. The doors adorned with wreaths and draped with fabric stood out against the ocean background in a beautiful way. Windows were written on to provide directions, cute tidbits, and instruction (like placement near the parasols to instruct guests to take one). Old doors and windows can cost a pretty penny when searching at an antique store, and a piece of their Key West home before the wedding was incorporated into their becoming one family. 

The bride put tireless time and effort into making the ceremony and reception look perfect, and the planner executed her ideas wonderfully! The seats for the bride and groom at the reception were accented with ribbons and “Mr” and “Mrs” placards. The tables were sprinkled with votives and mason jars wrapped in burlap and lace with white hydrangeas, daisies, and more. 

One of my favorite details from the night… the donut table! Foregoing the traditional wedding cake, “glazed and delicious for the new Mr. and Mrs.” yummy-ness tempted our taste buds. And, they were delicious! This sweets loving lady enjoyed quite a few donut holes… that number I’ll never tell! :)

The festive occasion was the perfect close to a weekend celebrating one of my best friends becoming a Mrs! Her special touches were “pinterest perfect” alongside an amazing venue with loved ones and a happy union! 

SHOP Lace Dresses:

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- Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -
Nordstrom's HUGE sale is here! With new Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 items in the sale, you can get a head start on your Fall wardrobe with discounts available through August 3rd. It's Nordstrom’s largest annual sale event of the year with savings like the Tory Burch ‘Eloise’ Riding Boot now $299 from $495 or 4 Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs for $52!

Shop the Anniversary Sale before the best items are gone:


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- Nordstrom Anniversary Sale -

Nordstrom's HUGE sale is here! With new Pre-Fall and Fall 2014 items in the sale, you can get a head start on your Fall wardrobe with discounts available through August 3rd. It's Nordstrom’s largest annual sale event of the year with savings like the Tory Burch ‘Eloise’ Riding Boot now $299 from $495 or 4 Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs for $52!

Shop the Anniversary Sale before the best items are gone:

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- Making Your FitBit Chic with Tory Burch -
Let’s be real, ladies: The fitness tracker HAS transformed the way many of us view aspects of our life from exercise to sleep patterns. But, the silicone “bracelets” have seriously been lacking in style. 
Well, thanks to American designer Tory Burch, you can now make the FitBit a fashionable part of your arm party! Place your FitBit Flex tracker (sold separately) into a printed silicone bracelet ($38) in navy or fuschia designed by the athletic Tory Burch or choose the metal hinged bracelet ($195) made of solid brass that’s easily mistaken for a stylish wrist adornment. Pre-order now for delivery in September allowing the Fitbit to be a part of your work day or special event without distracting from your professional look. You can keep track of your goals AND be stylish! 
Because we’ve invested too much in a fab wardrobe to outgrow it…

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Photo from FitBit.com

- Making Your FitBit Chic with Tory Burch -

Let’s be real, ladies: The fitness tracker HAS transformed the way many of us view aspects of our life from exercise to sleep patterns. But, the silicone “bracelets” have seriously been lacking in style. 

Well, thanks to American designer Tory Burch, you can now make the FitBit a fashionable part of your arm party! Place your FitBit Flex tracker (sold separately) into a printed silicone bracelet ($38) in navy or fuschia designed by the athletic Tory Burch or choose the metal hinged bracelet ($195) made of solid brass that’s easily mistaken for a stylish wrist adornment. Pre-order now for delivery in September allowing the Fitbit to be a part of your work day or special event without distracting from your professional look. You can keep track of your goals AND be stylish! 

Because we’ve invested too much in a fab wardrobe to outgrow it…

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Photo from FitBit.com

- An Evening of Southern Charm -

It’s been some time since I shared some of local Houston designer David Peck’s beautiful pieces with you. Since I wore one of his designs for my brother’s wedding in South Louisiana, the timing is perfect to talk David Peck USA from a night time perspective up against a piece of Southern Charm - a stunning lighted oak tree.

When I saw David Peck's Seychelles dress on the runway in Houston, the colors and cut immediately caught my eye. The diamond color blocking on the sides cinches the waist and adds a pop of seafoam to the grey and sky color palette. The linen dress is ideal for hot Southern summers or even an afternoon in the Hamptons. The planned photos of the look were delayed due to rain (rain on your wedding day is good luck, however) so you get to see the dress in real life, wrinkles and all. The backdrop for the wedding was just too beautiful to not capture with David Peck's charming creation. And, besides, Southern Chic Style is all about how fashion can translate into real life, anyway.

Paired with a grey bag, white cropped jacket, and a neutral lace-up cutout heel, the Seychelles dress was the focal point of the look. With the jacket, the dress made in Houston is work appropriate as well as special occasion ready. I hate to hide the pop of color with a jacket or even the great design of the back, but when we’re talking pieces you can add to your wardrobe and wear over and over again, a jacket carries David Peck's design through any event on your calendar.    

THE LOOK:

Dress: David Peck USA Seychelles Racer Stripe Dress

Jacket: Flavio Castellani Cropped Jacket (similar here)

Shoes: Miu Miu Lace-Up Cutout Grommet Sandal (similar here)

Handbag: Miu Miu Leather Tote (no longer available, other color here and similar bag here)

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SHOP SIMILAR ACCESSORIES:

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- Happy Birthday, America -

While tomorrow is America’s official birthday celebration, I couldn’t wait to share this red, white, and blue outfit with you! With 4th of July fun from the pool to BBQs tomorrow, your attire for the occasion can range from casual to swim wear to festive. From the moment I added this awesome two piece look from eShakti to my online cart, I knew it would be my 4th of July ensemble. First, we’ll discuss the pieces and outfit, but be sure to read to the bottom for savings for Southern Chic Style readers from eShakti with a promotional code! 

The website with dresses, tops, skirts, and jackets that are on trend and wearable made choosing the perfect outfit difficult. There were so many dresses I loved, but you all know how much I’m obsessed with crop tops this summer! So, naturally the crop top and skirt won :) The cotton poplin halter bralette and skirt came in red, navy, and yellow and I went back and forth finally choosing red. By the way, both the top and skirt together are only $59.95 (and you can save 10% with promo code ‘schicstyles’ through 8/1/14). Not only was this look affordable, but now I can create more outfits separating the top and skirt to pair with other pieces from my closet. I’m all about stretching a wardrobe! 

What I loved most about ordering this set is that eShakti lets you choose a few options. For example, I could choose to shorten the skirt, lengthen it, choose spaghetti straps for the top instead of halter, and even remove the pockets with eShakti’s custom options. All I did was choose my size based on the measurements and input my height to make any of these adjustments. I stuck with the pictured knee length. The custom options eShakti offers allow you to create a piece that is different and adjusted to your liking from work pieces to weekend wear to the perfect party dress. Whether you are super tall or short in stature, the lengths are easy to adjust to hit you where you’d prefer.

A white floppy hat, blue, white and aqua Miu Miu pumps, and blue accessories gave the cotton ensemble a true July 4th feel. You can even throw the bralette and skirt on over a bikini if you need an easy BBQ to pool party option. This outfit shoot was also a great opportunity to have a bomb pop (red, white, and blue, of course! Remember them from the ice cream trucks?) but it melted sooo fast in the Houston heat!

So, eShakti wants Southern Chic Style readers to get a chance to try their designs that you customize for an additional 10% off! Just enter promo code ‘schicstyles’ when you check out to save more through 8/1/14. You can use the code as many times as you want to order between now and August 1st. (A few things to note: Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories. Not applicable on previous purchases.)

I hope you all have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!

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- Oui Oui -

When it comes to the French, “chic” is a term constantly used to describe just about everything when it comes to fashion. So, when I spotted this Joie linen tee at Cakewalk Style Shop (on Kelly Bensimon from RHONY), not only did I love the light linen material for summer, but the pretty, cursive “oui oui” stole my heart. And, apparently it spoke to a few others, too because I snagged the last of the current shipment they’d received. 

In the Southern heat, the lightest material is a necessity come summer. So, pairing the linen tee with a chambray skirt just seemed common sense. Both are light and airy for the days that are progressively getting hotter. Pictured at the lake in Louisiana for a weekend visiting family, a lace-up sandal (that was a TJ Maxx find - I found others for you to shop below), floppy white hat, and Rebecca Minkoff mini Zach bag accessorized the tee and skirt. The Rebecca Minkoff bag was a major score at Neiman Marcus’ Last Call Studio from my Studio Scene event. I have yet to find it priced as well anywhere else.

While I own quite a few hats, I never seemed to wear them as much as I find myself doing this Spring/Summer. Maybe it’s because as I get older I want to protect my face more from the sun, but it doesn’t hurt that a simple floppy hat adds a little “chic”ness to an ensemble. I count it a win/win - chic look while shielding my skin from the sun :)

If you follow on Instagram (@BethanyMarieB), then you saw this top styled with denim shorts and sneakers for Sunday errands. I’ll definitely be wearing this one many ways this summer!

Checkout Cakewalk Style Shop for the tee and shop similar items for this look online: 

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Coming soon….

Feeling so disconnected not having a post up for you all this week! You can always keep up with Southern Chic Style on Instagram (@BethanyMarieB) for everything from fashion to food and whatever else is going on in my life :) Next week you can look forward to an exciting summer giveaway and more from our trip to Key West! 

Have a chic weekend!

Xoxo,
B

Coming soon….

Feeling so disconnected not having a post up for you all this week! You can always keep up with Southern Chic Style on Instagram (@BethanyMarieB) for everything from fashion to food and whatever else is going on in my life :) Next week you can look forward to an exciting summer giveaway and more from our trip to Key West!

Have a chic weekend!

Xoxo,
B

- Cool in Crochet -

And by cool I mean temperature wise… For our second day spent in Key West, clothing that could breathe was a must! Like I said before, we do know heat very well in South Texas, but it was definitely HOT in Key West and we’d been enjoying some uncharacteristically cool weather at home.

Prior to the long weekend in Key West, I’d gotten a chance to go to the opening of Lily Rain - an online boutique that opened its first store front in Houston. While perusing their beautiful store, Key West and its heat were on my mind. My best friend who lives in Key West (and whose wedding we were in Key West to attend) kept stressing how hot it was going to be, so when I spotted the Issa Bella crochet top you see in this post I knew it would be perfect! And it was. A great pair of Paige Denim shorts, from Lily Rain as well, allowed a little peek of tummy but were a little longer than other pairs for a good balance of material.

You may recognize the turquoise pendant from my first Key West post (another Lily Rain find) which coordinates with the water hues and breaks up the neutral color of the top. Tiger Eye Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, neutral Prada sandals, Chan Luu and Ippolita on the wrist, All The Wire midi ring, aviators, a little braid in the hair, and a summer favorite - mini Chloe Marcie bag - each add their own little details to the look. The great thing about this outfit is you can wear it from vacation to casual summer days at home to utilizing the pieces to create more summer looks. A crochet top even pairs well over a simple fitted dress or with white skinnies.

The night before, my husband and I went with the bride and groom-to-be and friends to one of the couples’ favorite spots - Tequila Bar - located on Front Street. There I had the BEST margarita I’ve EVER had (and I’m fairly picky) along with amazing pulled pork tacos. In fact, both were soooo good that the hubby and I headed back to Tequila Bar for both of those things the next day for lunch! This time we didn’t split an order of the tacos… :) Following our incredibly delicious lunch, we did a little exploring around Mallory Square and the marina (as you see in the photos). 

The evening was going to be a welcome reception with the Bride and Groom-to-be, so we did our share of taking in the beautiful water and town and people watching beforehand. People watching is one of my favorite Key West activities! I invite you to give it a try, too :) All together, we had a pretty laid back day before getting ready for the festivities, but hey, isn’t vacation about relaxing and rejuvenating sometimes? It was a marvelous day in The Keys, and I stayed nice and cool in my crochet top and denim shorts!

SHOP THE LOOK:

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- Nanette Lepore: A Return to Pretty -

If you’ve shopped the contemporary department at Neiman Marcus or keep up with the mainstays in American fashion, you’ve most likely run across the beautiful boho styles of American designer Nanette Lepore. She visited Houston earlier this year at Neiman Marcus with a Dress for Dinner event, and I was able to sit down with the woman who began her business from a $5000 loan.

Nanette grew up in Ohio always wanting to sew. At 12, she convinced her Mom to let take a sewing class and made a lot of her own clothes. Nanette remembers buying Betsy Johnson patterns to make wide pants and jackets that her sister would then take once she completed it. With 2 brothers and 1 sister (now mostly dancers) growing up to a painter and Professor of Fine Arts father, the creative process came naturally in their family.

With a $5000 loan from Dad, the Fashion Institute of Technology educated designer opened a store-front between a gas station and a soup kitchen in NYC. The designer explained that she started studying Fashion Merchandising, but a professor saw her potential and told Nanette she really should be at FIT. Thanks to the support of her father and a great professor, we now have the gypsy-influenced collections at our fingertips Nanette Lepore turns out season after season.

When I asked Nanette where the boho influences come from, she told me of a short time they lived in California. Her father was in love with the west and moved their family to California for a little while when she was young. In the process, her father convinced the rest of their family to move to the west coast as well, but when he took a Professor job in Ohio, Nanette and her family moved back east. Summers were still spent on the West coast with family, so Nanette had the best of both worlds. The Painted Desert was a must-stop for she and her family on their many drives out west.

Having dressed the likes of Isabella Rosalini, Uma Thurman, and Sarah Jessica Parker (who wore a Nanette Lepore dress on Sex & the City that was featured in Elle in 2012), Nanette Lepore is a well-known constant in the world of American made designs and is a big proponent for the New York Garment District. 90% of the Nanette Lepore’s collection is made in New York City. This talented lady is also married to a Professor of Art (set-up by her Dad) with a beautiful daughter named Violet. Creativity abounds in the designers family… husband, father, and siblings! 

What was the inspiration behind Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2014?  Nanette described the collection as edgy romance. Like the torn floral she wore during our interview, the collection is a sort of “return to pretty” with a more structured/different edge. The designer also added shoes, handbags, and swim wear to her robust collection which you can see on the models on the runway and scattered throughout the Nanette Lepore selection at Neiman Marcus.

I truly enjoyed my time with Nanette learning of her hard work and perseverance to the incredible designer she is today! The beautiful collection speaks for itself, but the amazing lady behind Nanette Lepore brought another level of appreciation for the pretty pieces we see on the runway.

Rocking a braid crown waiting for the rain to come and go so we can enjoy some Saturday sun! Channeling festival style even though we’re not making it to Free Press Summer Fest. Took 3 tries to get the braid right, but I managed to get it. Happy Saturday!

Rocking a braid crown waiting for the rain to come and go so we can enjoy some Saturday sun! Channeling festival style even though we’re not making it to Free Press Summer Fest. Took 3 tries to get the braid right, but I managed to get it. Happy Saturday!

- Colorful in The Keys -

Recently my husband and I took a long weekend trip to Key West for the wedding of one of my best friends. Knowing the heat would be a factor on the casual island, my suitcase was full of shorts, airy tops, and sandals galore! And, you can recreate the look for a perfect BBQ or get-together ensemble just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

During the Neiman Marcus Last Call event I’d just hosted, I found the colorful Alice + Olivia Caddy Cuff shorts that just so happened to be my size… Adding to the now 5 different colors of Caddy Cuff shorts in my closet :) When you find a good pair of shorts for your body, you buy them in multiple colors, right? And, the A+O shorts are amazing for casual wear or dressing up.

The look for the second half of the day upon arrival to Key West was great for riding bikes around the town, walking around the wharf, grabbing a bite to eat as the sun set, and enjoying some local hangouts with the bride-to-be, fiancé, and friends. A cross-back Elizabeth & James tee in purple coordinated with the colorful shorts topped with more color in a turquoise pendant necklace from Lily Rain, pink Tory Burch sandals, a pink Chloe “Marcie” bag, and Alexis Bittar bangles. With pink everything as one of summer’s biggest trends, the bag and sandals I purchased last year get another summer of quality use!

If you find yourself in Key West this summer, Turtle Kraals (in the wharf area) has the most amazing chorizo & goat cheese empanadas! Pictured above with our sunset view, the restaurant is away from the craziness of Mallory Square (where tourists flock for the sunset). We had delicious empanadas, roasted corn, ceviche, and oysters topped off with a rum runner and other drinks. A peaceful dinner on the water was just what we needed after half a day of airports.

The night took us bouncing around the Duval Street area with a snack of delicious nachos and key lime pie at Amigos Tortilla Bar. At Amigos, you get to try two of the best key lime pies in town on one plate and decide if you like one better than the other or even both. My sweet tooth liked both, of course ;)

SHOP COLORFUL SHORTS & PINK FOR SUMMER:

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- Crop Tops & Cutouts -

Two of my favorite trends put together in one outfit - crop tops and cutouts. You read all about Runway for a Cure Houston, so now let’s talk the outfit. The modern crop top hits most of us in the smallest part of our middle or slightly above. Therefore, the glimpse of the abdomen is typically extremely flattering. And, I’m a sucker for clothing with cutouts! When I found the crop top with cutouts at Chloe Dao's store that paired perfectly with her high waisted skirt, it was a match made in heaven! 

For the Runway for a Cure Houston event, it was a crisp evening, so adding a Patterson J. Kincaid leather vest over the crop top look was just enough to keep me warm. Plus, if you aren’t completely comfortable baring your middle, a flowy vest like this one hides the back and sides that are exposed. You’ll likely see many more crop top looks this summer from me… I went a little crop top crazy :) But, maybe by the end of the summer you’ll grow to love them just as much! 

One rule to dressing you’ll read from me over and over is that if you’re showing skin up top, go more conservative on the bottom and vice versa. Otherwise the look becomes more nightclub appropriate. If your skirt is a little mini, it’s best not to pair a crop top with all of the cutouts like above. The length of the Chloe Dao high waisted skirt compliments the lesser amount of fabric on top.

When it comes to accessories that go with almost any outfit, a grey bag and black peep toe pumps are a must! The grey Miu Miu bag above was a steal on sale at Christmas and the black Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps are an investment I have never regretted! If you want to invest in a great shoe that will stay with your wardrobe for years, a black pump or peep toe is a no-brainer. But, if you want to spend less, I have some great affordable black peep toe pumps below along with options to create your own look. 

SHOP THE LOOK (and similar pieces):

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- Runway for a Cure Houston -

Occasionally you come across those really selfless individuals who take the opportunity to pour their heart and soul into something solely to give back in a major way. Anyone who has been around Houston at various events has probably come across the photographer Omar Mejia. Omar is one of those people. Usually donning a fedora, you’ll find Omar behind the lens at many events throughout the year. After he turned 30, Omar decided he wanted to have a celebration around his birthday every year without gifts and not even about him… the annual event now called “Runway for a Cure Houston” was created by Omar working with his fashion industry contacts and local businesses to raise money to give back to a charity of his choice.

Having now completed 3 years of “Runway for a Cure Houston” success, the event is a chance for Omar to step out from behind the camera with supporters to raise awareness and funds in one exciting night of fashion. This year’s event benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while previous years have included the American Cancer Society, SPCA, and Heart to Heart Animal Rescue.

The weather for the third annual “Runway for a Cure Houston” couldn’t have been better on Proof Bar + Patio’s rooftop. Drinks from Circulo Tequila flowed while everyone enjoyed delicious bites from Mi Luna Tapas (in Rice Village). Setting the stage for a runway filled with emerging local designers was seating from Any Occasion Party Rental. After an introduction from Omar himself, the models hit the catwalk in front of a packed house as the sun set in collections from Isrel Fonseca, Paola Contreras (Inclan Fashion), Stacks on Racks, Danny Nguyen Couture, and Jose Reyes. DJ KungFu kept the energy going from the runway to the after party while fashion lovers watched and mingled.

A few other fab bloggers and I had the pleasure of a special seating area and amazing swag from the sponsors like Azuz Boutique (gorg ring), Jentry Kelley Cosmetics (amazing nail polish), Little Soya, 002houston Magazine, and Aveda Concept Dionysus Salon.

While these things were all amazing, it was truly an honor to get to be a part of this fashion event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cancer has impacted my friends and family, and to be involved in events raising money to fund the research behind helping those impacted is near and dear to my heart. The beauty and glamour of fashion is typically front and center, but every single designer, business, service provider, and supporter gave from within to make Runway for a Cure Houston another great success for those battling blood cancers.

You can donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society online or find events around you to be involved in the cause. But, definitely mark your calendars for next year’s “Runway for a Cure Houston” with more excitement from Mr. Omar and other amazing Houstonians. “Like” the facebook page to get details when the time comes.

*Photos from Southern Chic Style, Mike Charlton Photography, & Scott McCombs (noted on each photo)
Mark your calendars and join me next week at Neiman Marcus’ Last Call on Post Oak in Houston. Check out the latest in summer fashion with an additional discount on their incredible prices for being a Southern Chic Style reader! Hope to see you there :)

Mark your calendars and join me next week at Neiman Marcus’ Last Call on Post Oak in Houston. Check out the latest in summer fashion with an additional discount on their incredible prices for being a Southern Chic Style reader! Hope to see you there :)

- Designer Profile: Yigal Azrouel -

Fashion Houston came and went and my interview with the amazing Israeli American designer Yigal Azrouel is finally making its way to you! Born in Israel, the designer lives in New York City where his showroom and production facility are also located, but he took the time to bring his 2014 Spring collection (pictured above) to the Fashion Houston runway (with a little time to chat, too). 

Season after season, Yigal has been a designer who never fails to impress! Typically wanting every SINGLE piece he sends down the runway, I consider it a designer love affair! Do you have those designers or brands you can count on every season? Well, Yigal Azrouel’s “less is more” design philosophy wows me everytime! Yigal added words like simplicity and confidence when asked about his design philosophy. Just glance through his pieces at Atrium Ready-to-Wear, TOOTSIES, or online and you can see it’s the subtle details that truly make Yigal Azrouel’s collection special.

The self taught designer is one of 8 children - most of which still reside in Israel. If you keep up with his Instagram, you’ll see Yigal visits back home when he can. 15 years ago, the not-yet-designer moved to the US. While no one would hire him as he looked for a job, Yigal had a desire to go to art school as well as always having an eye and affinity for fashion. Sometimes adversity creates incredible opportunities for people to find their true calling, and Yigal Azrouel created a small collection with 10 styles which was picked up by Barneys! What a designer dream… first store to carry the brand new collection was Barneys in New York. You can’t deny the guy has talent!

In 2003, Yigal Azrouel opened his first free standing boutique in NYC’s Meat Packing District. The space was designed by Dror Benshetrit and has become famous for the architecture and aesthetic, landing the boutique magazine and other publication features. Yigal describes his boutique as “very simple, but when you walk in you get a sense of who I am and what I do.” Definitely going on my list of places to visit next time I’m in NYC.

The designer who says he’s always thinking of “how I can improve and connect” spoke of his Spring 2014 collection inspiration as “architecture and deconstruction… playing with lighting and shadow and creating texture.” Known for his expert draping, Yigal says Spring was more about “playing with the materials. Kind of a work in progress with things built on the body. Very simple.” You see feminine shapes in a simple print or an edgy moto jacket with unique small details and flattering sheath dresses with subtle cutouts throughout the collection.

So many in the fashion industry drool over the designer for his looks, but my heart was overjoyed to meet Yigal Azrouel for all of the incredible designs he creates that I fall in love with season after season! A man who understands the nuances of dressing the female shape with details that make the simplicity so unique. And, Yigal donned a leather moto jacket (which he designed) when we met - a piece style seekers have grown to count on from the designer. He consistently turns out his own interpretations of a fresh, new take on the moto jacket every year. Do we hear menswear in his future? I’m perfectly ok with all of Yigal’s attention being directed to us women, though :)

Such a pleasure to see Yigal Azrouel’s collection on the runway in Houston and to meet the man behind the beautiful designs! He even creates some accessories like the clutch I carried in the photo with him, scarves, and the occasional piece of jewelry. I guarantee you’ll continue to see Yigal Azrouel (inducted into the CFDA in 2004) making an impact in the fashion world for years to come!

Check out some of the Yigal Azrouel Collection online: