JoyLovesFashion Takes Starworks Group Holiday / Resort 2014

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This past week, team JoyLovesFashion had the privilege of touring one of our fave international designer showrooms, Starworks Group in Soho. They represent some of the biggest names in fashion and with the help of our guide, Fashion PR Assistant Kereem Morgan, we got an exclusive look at the Holiday/Resort Press Preview 2014 from Zimmerman, Sass & Bide, SB47, Cushnie et Ochs and more. And we get to show you some of the best pieces!

Starting off with Zimmermann. Created by two sisters hailing from Sydney, Australia- the line is designed with a love of sand, water and sun. And that love is evident in these resort pieces that we just adore. They are perfect for lounging by the pool, walking on the shore or braving a super hot day on the streets of NYC (or Sydney)!

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Another Aussie design duo we love is Sass and Bide. And this jacket is one of those pieces you hold on to and give to your grandkids. 

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Only in it’s second season, SB47, the contemporary line from Sachin + Babi, also had a few items that caught our eye. With many gilded and embellished pieces, like this glamorous gold skirt, this collection is for the girls who aren’t afraid to be showstoppers.

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Another hot piece is this lace-up bodycon dress from Cushnie et Ochs. Mainly known for their daring cutouts, the designers are showing their range with this intricate piece perfect for a night out with the girls.

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Obsessed is not the word to describe our love for this pineapple print from Seafolly and these cute super cute sandals from the aptly named Ancient Greek line.

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Special thanks to Starworks Group and Kereem for being so knowledgeable and friendly!

-xo, JoyLovesFashion staff

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On The Run Tour (Pictures + Review)

Beyonce & JAY Z - On The Run Tour - New Jersey - July 12This past Saturday night, Obi and I went to Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run tour in New Jersey and it was absolutely incredible. I mean, I knew it would be good, but I was not prepared for the colossal epic-ness: intense action scenes with captivating cinematography, countless outfit changes from both Bey + Jay, choreography, lighting….ohhh, the lighting was just amazing. We were on our feet as soon as the lights went off a little after 9pm- and we stayed on our feet throughout. The energy in the stadium was so electric.

Jay + Bey took to the stage and this is what happened:


Now that’s how you start a show.

This was my 4th time seeing Bey in concert (“I Am…Sasha Fierce”, “Revel”, “Mrs. Carter”) but my first time seeing Jay perform live. He totally blew me away. I loved his energy! So, so much swag. Bey was on fire as usual. Her body looked the best I’ve ever seen it- super toned and statuesque. The dynamic duo performed over 40 hits- including: Bey’s “Girls”, “Naughty Girl”, “Diva”, “Single Ladies”, “Resentment” along with her newer songs: “Flawless”, “Drunk In Love”, “Ghost/Haunted”, “Yoncé” and more. Jay drove the crowd nuts with “Tom Ford”, “Public Service Announcement”, “No Church In The Wild”, “Hard Knock Life” amongst many others. The pair transitioned into each other’s songs so flawlessly, my fave part: Jay’s “Clique” leading right into Bey’s “Diva”. Insane.

There were so many highlights of the night like: Bey’s middle eastern inspired “Naughty Girl”-a bootylicious performance in an awesomely cut out leotard, Jay’s sick “Song Cry”, Bey + Jay as Bonnie + Clyde in the mini movies that played throughout the show, home movies, there were just so many moments! I’ve never been to a show where all of my senses were heightened. Bravo to all who worked hard to make it happen! I would go again in a heartbeat! Check out some exclusive images below. Here are some from my iPhone. Obi and I also took tons of video footage. Here’s a sick vid we put together:

 

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It’s rare to experience 2 super star performers sharing a stage for over 2 hours with such amazing chemistry. If you haven’t seen OTR, make it happen by checking out these future dates! SO worth it! I left speechless and almost lost my voice at one point, lol.

For more video, check out my Instagram

Special thanks to Yvette Noel-Schure

Pictures courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment

Some pics of Obi and I before the show:

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Wearing: Forever 21 “Easy-E” tee + backpack, H&M faux leather skirt(similarly awesome), ASOS sneakers, Urban Outfitters cat eye shadesFossil watch

.xo.

Joy

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What To Wear – When It’s Ridiculously Hot

hw2hw10hw4hw6hw7hw3hw1hw9hw8It’s hot, like really, really hot. So hot that the thought of clothes alone makes you sweat. Living in New York you experience the hottest Summers and the coldest winters. Not wanting to sacrifice my style for intense heat, I did some research on what’s best to wear during these hot hot hot Summers. And the answers lie in FIT + FABRIC.

FIT

When it’s scorching outside you want to go with clothes that are not fitted, rather they skim the body. Take this Forever 21 halter dress that I’m wearing above. It cinches me at the waist giving a super flattering shape, but the rest of the dress floats away from the body allowing air to move through and keep you cool!

Stay away from: tight jeans, bodycons and pum pum shorts when it’s super hot. Opt for maxi dresses, flowy skirts and breezy tops. Loose cotton or linen shorts work amazing, too! Which brings us to…

FABRIC

Some fabrics, like synthetics and polyester, trap heat causing you to feel hotter because they allow sweat to build up. Natural fibers like cotton, linen and rayon (a semi-synthetic that mimics natural fabric) soak up moisture from skin and allow it to evaporate to the outside surface, thus allowing your skin to breathe and feel cool!

For Summer stick to: Cotton, Linen and Rayon and avoid synthetic fibers like Polyester. I also LOVE eyelets, slits and cutouts because they allow air to directly hit your skin!

I have on a Forever 21 dress made of 100% rayon. The day we shot this it was super hot outside around 90 degrees and I felt great!

Wearing: Forever 21 dress / Aldo x Preen heels (also lovin’ these bad boys by Sam Edelman)/ Khirma Eliazov clutch / Fossil watch / Curlsistas midi-rings from my new online store!! /  aviator shades (sale alert) / Betsey Johnson cat bracelet / Robert Lee Morris bangle / Capwell + Co leopard ring

Some other maxi dresses I love:

.xo.Joy

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