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The Spring Trend Event 2016 Presented by Neiman Marcus

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I love this time of year because it’s when Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley is ready to present their Spring Trend Event.  Each spring and fall, Neiman Marcus presents their picks for trends for the seasons in a special fashion show presentation for invited stylists and bloggers, perfectly styled by Alex Yanez.  The presentation included a sumptuous lunch, which was Lenten perfection (meaning no meat) as it fell on Ash Wednesday this year.  I’ve included all the looks from this year’s presentation, and I will highlight my favorites.  Not only is this a wonderful luncheon that includes fabulous fashion, but it’s a time to catch up with some of my favorite stylist and blogger friends.

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Women’s Spring Trends 2016

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These Gucci lace-up gladiator heels gave me the feels, completely.

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All of the contrasting florals were still pulled together by the colors pink and fuchsia.

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The Fendi Mini 3Jours with that Micro Baguette was so much fun together!

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I seriously need those wide-leg cut-out culottes.  NEED.

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Why yes, I could add yet another bomber jacket to my collection, especially THAT one by Alice + Olivia.

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I finally just got my lace-up flats, so I think I can replicate this outstanding mixed-lace outfit.

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The Moschino purse that some of my blogger buddies said that was so me.  I agree!


Menswear Spring 2016

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The red embellished bomber jacket and the bow-tie with the military influenced jacket definitely elevated these outfits.


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Chloe looking as adorable as usual! (The Stylish Bisou)

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With Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic and Laura of Laura Neuzeth

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I don’t see Jade of These Days nearly enough!

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The beauty presentation featured Le Metier De Beaute, and our lovely gift from Neiman Marcus was the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe, valued at $125!

Thank you again to Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley for inviting me, I had a great time as always!

“The List” For Fall 2015, Presented by Neiman Marcus

IMG_7299 (2) (1280x1280)I’m finally getting to post the events I’ve attended last month!  Each year for the past couple of years now, Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley held a luncheon and fashion show to preview what they affectionately call “The NM List”.  It’s a set of trends they foresee will be at the forefront of fashion for each of the seasons, and right around the launch of this list, they invite select bloggers and stylists to see those trends in action as styled by Alex Yanez.  It’s always a lovely event, and each season its presented, I fall madly in love with a few of Alex’s creations.  This year was no different, and I was able to capture all of them for this post, enjoy!

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IMG_7441 (2) (1280x1280)Lunch was so very delicious!  And that dessert…it was a yummy as it looks!

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NM Fall 2015 Collage 1NM Fall 2015 Collage 2NM Fall 2015 5My first favorite outfit of the day, was from the “Full-Bodied Reds” trend.  The mixed prints and splashes of red are so attractive.  Plus, I was overwhelmed by the gorgeousness of the Valentino purse and Prada shoes.

NM Fall 2015 5aNM Fall 2015 Collage 3NM Fall 2015 Collage 4NM Fall 2015 11I believe this outfit was from the “Modern Fur” and/or “The Last Layer” trend, and I could not get enough of it!  The modern yet very vintage feel of the lace flares, in combination with the fur poncho, leather gloves, stylish hat and that YSL Bourse Star Fringe purse is what makes it all happen for me.  If money were no object, THIS is how I’d dress all the time.

NM The List Fall 2015 Mens (2)“The NM Men’s List” of trends includes the following:  Go Green, Statement Coats, Velvet and Full-Bodied Reds. I think my husband should definitely rock any of these for fall!

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NM Fall 2015 15Other than the Valentino and the YSL purses, I absolutely adored the Bottega Vaneta Irish Madras & Exotic Skin shoulder bag and the “Hello” clutch by Edie Parker.

NM Fall 2015 with AlexWith the always dapper Alex Yanez.

(My outfit:  Topshop dress; Elisabeth Gothic boots c/o CorsetDeal.com; Chanel earrings & necklace from Designer Vault; Depeche Mode wrap bracelet by Little Treasures by Mir; Rings by Wendy Brandes)

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NM Fall 2015 16Our gift from Neiman Marcus was a beautiful pair of earrings from Stephanie Kantis, which I wore recently to the FWSD Culinary Couture event (post to come). 

Thank you Neiman Marcus for another lovely event!

Neiman Marcus: The Spring 2015 Trend Event

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Last month, Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley Mall held a wonderful luncheon for bloggers and stylists to present “The Trend Event”, showcasing fashion must-haves for spring 2015.  Neiman Marcus is always on point with their wonderful events, and this was no exception.  Stylist Alex Yanez put together such a great show with way too many pieces to love and die for that all I can do is simply let the pictures speak for themselves.  Find below the list of looks for the 2015 spring season, and thank you Neiman Marcus for hosting another spectacular event!

THE NEW BOHEMIAN:  Jet set meets gypsy in boho blouses and tunics, distressed denim, embroidery and maxi dresses

FRINGE:  Swings from bags, jackets, skirts and more

SPICE-MARKET COLORS:  Paprika, cayenne, saffron, sage…

SUMMER SUEDE:  Lightweight luxe for accessories and apparel, too

FLAT SANDALS:  The highest form of flattery

LONG, LAYERED NECKLACES:  Full permission to mix metals and stones

THE BUCKET BAG:  Pulls everything together

ALL WHITES:  From bright to sandy beige

MIX, DON’T MATCH:  Print, pattern, and texture play well together

SLEEVELESS JACKETS:  The last word in layering

COMING UP ROSES:  The perennial favorite is making beauty news

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Favorite bag #1 by Judith Leiber.  The rocker in me NEEDS this!

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Favorite bag #2. The side fringe is funky and fun, yet chic and elegant. Beautiful!

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My favorite look of the day.  Adorable!

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Alex with all of the models

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Our gifts from Neiman Marcus

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Any Second Now has evolved into more of a lifestyle blog, but fashion is one of my passions.  I want and will continue to make sure I incorporate fashion and style in this blog, as much as I do all of my other activities.  Here a brief recap of some fashion events I attended last year that I didn’t get the chance to do a full blog post on, and then stay tuned for more fashion posts, including events and outfits.  Cheers!


VANESSA BALLI’S EXCLUSIVE A-LIST EVENT (at Aldo on 5/29/2014)

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With the beautiful Vanessa Balli herself!


THE CUSP EVENT (at Neiman Marcus on 9/20/2014)

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Kimberly Cunningham & Alex Yanez hosting

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San Diego Style Bloggers, from Left to right: Ashley Lopez (Array of Style), Heidi (The Altered Style), Vanessa Barnes (Fashion Mixtape), Brandee Joyner (The Kurvy Life), Moi, Tanya Rivas (La Bella Tanchi), Bianca Vaccarini (The In Between Girls), Vanessa Balli (Vanessa Balli)


FALL FASHION IN THE VALLEY (9/24/2014)

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With Maria Van Losch (Savvynista) & Laura (Laura Neuzeth)

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Those boots were to die for! (All Saints)

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Yoga performance by Arco Yoga, presented by Lululemon

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Bloggers from Left to Right: Heidi (The Altered Style), Tiffany Williams (Glitz and Glam), Nihan Gorkem (Style With Nihan), Maria Van Losch (Savvynista), Moi, Laura (Laura Neuzeth), Bianca Rose (B Rose)

(Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley’s Facebook Page)


FASHION WEEK SAN DIEGO (10/3/2014, 10/4/2014 & 10/5/2014)

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With my cousin, Regi (10/3/2014)

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With my best friend Janice (10/4/2014)

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FWSD 2014 Top Designer Winner, A’Doreus (Trunk Show 10/5/2014)

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Angie from 55,000 Dresses

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Designer Victoria Roberts of Wish Now Designs with one of her models

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Designer Dahn Ta


WEARABLES WORKSHOP (Presented by FWSD 11/16/2014)

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Jack Young from Qualcomm

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Daniel Obodovski, The Silent Intelligence

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This workshop discussed wearable technology and it’s growing presence in the fashion industry.

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The FWSD Wearables Workshop panelists


VINTAGE CHANEL TRUNK SHOW (Presented by Designer Vault 11/20/2014)

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This fantastic vintage Chanel trunk show was presented by Designer Vault, and benefited the charity Promises2Kids.

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Electric violinist, Jennifer Spingola, provided the music for the evening.

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Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2014 Brunch

 

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A couple of weeks ago, bloggers were invited to a return brunch to preview Neiman Marcus’ Fall Trends for 2014 (I attended last year’s event, post here).  Styled once again by Alex Yanez, we were treated to a wonderful selection of outfits sure to inspire fashionistas everywhere.  A nice surprise for this show was the inclusion of menswear.  Rather than a narrative, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, which will feature my favorites.  Thank you again Neiman Marcus for another fantastic preview event!

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Top Picture –  Our lovely seating area for noshing & viewing the fall trends.

Collage – a #selfie with Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape along with goodies & our tasty brunch (a breakfast quiche, yogurt with figs & nuts, and Mimosas)!

Third picture – The models with Alex Yanez of Neiman Marcus.


GLOBAL CHIC

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GREENS

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OUTGOING OUTERWEAR

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KNIT DRESSING

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GRAY MATTERS

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MENSWEAR:

Patterned Pants; The Blues; Sports Stars

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Outgoing Outerwear; Gray Matters

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Waffles, Fall Fashion & Fun: A Blogger Brunch!

Fall Fashion Blogger Brunch 2013 (2)

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This past Sunday, I had the wonderful honor and privilege to be a part of a Fall Fashion Blogger Bruncheon presented by The US Grant Hotel, Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley and J Public Relations.  It was held at the beautiful and historic US Grant Hotel in Downtown San Diego at their Grant Grill, and began with a delicious waffle brunch and much mingling with my fellow bloggers.  I immediately sat with my pals Jennifer of Malcriada and Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape, as it has been a little while since I had seen these lovely ladies.  Also at our table was Paulina, Alessandra, Tuyaymya, all who have their own blogs, but also contribute to the San Diego Style Bloggers official blog.  Rounding out our table was Mark Higginbotham, director of Sales & Marketing at The US Grant Hotel, and the ladies of J Public Relations.  I was also excited to meet Laura Martell, who wrote Gentleman Norman: How To Be A Man.  I remember seeing her on KUSI and it was fun to meet her in person.  I was also very happy to finally meet Gretchen and Britt of Nubry.  They are as beautiful in person as they are on their blog.  And of course, it was great to see familiar faces of bloggers I’ve met, and to meet new blogger friends!

Brunch at The Grant Grill was one of the best I’ve had in San Diego.  Other than the signature cocktail, the waffle bar was by far the best part of the meal, especially after Mark described all of the wonderful toppings.  He convinced me to try the Muscovado sugar, explaining its the way sugar should be made and I have to agree!  The sugar was raw and subtle, and gave just enough sweetness to my waffle without overpowering it.  Thank you Mark!

The fall fashion preview, presented by Neiman Marcus of Fashion Valley, immediately followed and made me all the more anxious for cooler weather.  Each collection was meticulously styled by Alex Yanez of Neiman Marcus, and featured selections from “The List for Her” of their Fall 2013 Trends.  Although my heart adored the “Rocker Chic” collection, I really fell in love with everything from “Red, The New Neutral”.  I’m definitely breaking out my biker jacket and pairing it with something fabulous in red, just to bring the two together in the way Alex did.  Two of the most beautiful pieces of the collections (in my humble opinion) was the Alexander McQueen printed clutch from the “Red” collection, and the black dress from the “Lace Noir” collection.  But I’ll let the fashions speak for themselves in the pictures below.  There are quite a few photos to get through, but I’m sure you will agree that it’s all well worth it.

After the fashion preview, we all did as bloggers do: take pictures galore!  It was so much fun, and I want to thank The US Grant Hotel, Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley and J Public Relations for a lovely event.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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The Grant Grill and the lobby of The US Grant Hotel, so elegant!

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Have camera, will blog!

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Paulina already doing her blogger duties!

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Tuyaymya, Alessandra and Jess

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Mark of The US Grant, Vanessa and Jennifer

Waffle Brunch CollageThe waffle bar.  I couldn’t believe all of the toppings that were available!

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This morning cocktail was quite delicious and refreshing!

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Although I had some basics, I must bring special attention to my waffle creations.  Waffle 1: Hershey & Kit Kat waffle with whipped Nutella.  Waffle 2:  Cinnamon, Pineapple & coconut waffle with citrus marscapone cream, topped with Muscovado sugar.  Oh myyyyyy!

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Alex and the beautiful models.

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Jade, Paulina, Jess, Alessandra and Tuyaymya

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Lindsay & Kristen of J Public Relations, Tanya, Sara, and Bianca

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My outfit for the brunch:  Bar III dress; Mango jacket; White House/Black Market shoes; The Classic Cambridge Satchel in patented navy leather; Charming Charlie rhinestone bow necklace; Suki Bijoux rings; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA (photo taken by Jennifer)

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We received lovely gifts at the end of the day.  Gift 1: The Centennial Manhattan Cupcake, made exclusively for The US Grant by Yummy Cupcakes San Diego.  SO. GOOD!

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Gift 2: A gift certificate for The Grant Grill.  I’m taking my hubby!

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Gift 3: A tote filled with goodies from Neiman Marcus. 
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Hooray for #SDStyleBloggers:  Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez; Laura Martella, author of Gentlemen Norman: How To Be A Man; Jess of A Glam Diary; Tanya of La Bella Tanchi; Jade of These Days; Jea of Dainty Jea; Sara of Sara’s Sweet Style; Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic;  Amber of Face It Catalog; Your’s Truly; Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape; Bianca of The In-Between Girls; Gretchen and Britt of Nubry; Tuyaymya of White Tee Black Dress; Jennifer of Malcriada

Weekend in Pictures: The Nutella Breakfast Tour & The Target + Neiman Marcus Collection

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I know it’s a Friday, and I usually do my “Weekend in Pictures” posts on a Monday, but I had to move this to accommodate my niece’s birthday post.  I’ve spoken about my love for Nutella in a couple of posts (here and here), and my hubby has been eating Nutella since he was five, back when he visited Germany.  Although it’s not very Whole30, my family had to visit their truck when I heard that the Nutella Breakfast Tour was coming to San Diego.  They made a stop at the Mission Valley Mall, and we got free samples, stickers and shirts.  I think I was way more excited than my husband or son about the whole event!

On the same weekend, I checked out the Target + Neiman Marcus Collection.  I was glad to see that the Target at the Mission Valley Mall was pretty well stocked.  I’ve had my eye on the Proenza Schouler sweatshirt, so that was the only thing I bought during that visit (it’s completely adorable, and I’ll be sure to think up an outfit to post).  I think I’m going to have to sneak off on my own to spend a little more time looking at everything to see if I like anything else (the Marc Jacobs rose gold pouch, Brian Atwood studded leather gloves and Prabal Gurung cape come to mind).  This is not at all a hint to my husband for possible Christmas gift ideas…

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My hubby will be off this weekend to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play the San Diego Chargers in the Steel City with his buddy.  Since I had my girl’s trip with Janice this summer in Europe, it’s only fitting that he has a get away as well to see his all time favorite team with just the boys.  We’ll be busy celebrating Mei-Lin’s birthday with a get together, which will be this weekend as well (I’m making the cake, so I’ll post pictures of the finished product).  Hope you have a great weekend!

Photos 1 & 2 by Deon Chen.  All other photos taken with an iPhone.