Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rock the socks and heels trend – BTR style

The pairing of socks with heels is an idea that started brewing on the world’s runways a few seasons ago, and the trend is still gathering steam.

This is a look that can be youthful and fun, or ladylike and chic, depending on how you choose to style it. Celebs have been sporting ankle and under-the-knee socks as a fashion-forward alternative to hose or bare legs.

It can be a tricky look to pull off, but when it’s done right, it’s smashing.

One thing’s for sure: this bold look is reserved for the daring girl who has real fun with fashion.

To create your own interpretation of the trend, shop Pump It Up for fierce footwear, and Betsey Johnson and More for whimsical and sassy legwear.

 

Fashion expert and publicist Lori Krebs picks her top athletic looks

When it comes to mastering your casual-cool athletic style, you can trust BTR fashion expert and publicist Lori Krebs. Whether she’s gifting celebs at the Golden Globes Gifting Suite, or being featured on hit shows like Good Day LA, EXTRA, and Entertainment Tonight, she keeps informed on what’s hot this minute.

That’s why we can’t wait to check out her top picks from the Athletic Inspiration events, starting February 8th, at 11 a.m. ET!

We also sat down with Lori to get the inside scoop on what makes for amazing sporty style and to find out what’s the ultimate fashion faux-pas.

Q: Today’s Athletic Inspiration events feature everything from workout wear to sporty-chic clothing. What’s your favorite athletic look?

A: My all-time favorite athletic look has to be Tom Brady! Just kidding. In terms of active wear, black leggings are my ultimate go-to staple. A good cotton/spandex pair are key. I love anything lightweight and comfortable – tops, tanks, dresses. When you feel good, you look good. I truly believe that.

Q: You’ve met so many celebs while promoting BTR in Hollywood. Which star’s style do you admire and why?

A: I’ve seen many celebs in very interesting get-ups. Most recently, I bumped into Kim Kardashian wearing high-waisted tweed pants – so passé…nonetheless, she still looked beautiful. I have to say – I’ve met Kate Bosworth multiple times and each time she looks better than ever. She’s got this effortless approach to style that I admire. She doesn’t overdo it – I appreciate that given the fact that she’s in the spotlight 24/7.

Q: We’ve all seen those candid shots of celebrities looking great on their way to the gym. Which accessories would you suggest to help someone look fresh instead of frumpy?

A: Do you notice why these celebs look so great after leaving the gym? It’s all about the accessories! Whether it’s Jessica Alba or Halle Berry, your favorite stars are constantly covered behind trendy frames to mask their flush faces. A chic pair of shades are a great investment piece. A comfortable and stylish pair of running shoes and a trendy tote bag for the gym are also a must! A fun tote is a great alternative to a bulky gym bag.

Q: How would you describe your personal style and what are your go-to brands?

A: Laid-back and comfortable. I’m at many events that require me to dress the part, so when I’m in the office or at home, I enjoy keeping my style relaxed. If you catch me on the weekend, I would probably be spotted wearing black leggings, black leather buckle boots with a billowy sweater and scarf. At the moment, I can’t get enough of my Fiorentini & Baker buckle boots – we actually sell many similar versions at BTR. The majority of my clothing is from BTR from brands like RD Style, La Classe Couture, BCBG, JBrand….I can go on and on…

Q: Since you’re always on the road, can you share some packing tips with us? What fashion essentials are a must?

A: Do not over pack! I used to do it and I have finally learned! Packing your entire wardrobe is so overwhelming. Having too many choices is exhausting. Make sure to pack the essentials like a fabulous oversized handbag, a few fun scarves – nothing polishes up your look better, and a pair of black pumps that you can throw on for last-minute meetings or events. Okay, you can pack your favorite pair of jeans and a couple tops too, but keep in mind that you can always buy something wherever you are, if you really do need it.

Q: What’s your top fashion faux-pas?

A: Double denim should be a crime! I came across a photograph of Katie Holmes sporting dark wash jeans with a lighter wash denim button-down. I remember this being a huge trend in the 90’s – and that’s where I’d like to leave it! I keep my outfit to one denim item only.

Athletic Inspiration events:

Divine Wear, Nike Golf, Let’s Get Physical, K-Swiss, Pumped Up Kicks, and Sporty-Chic Coats.

Shop her picks today – it’s time to step up your game.

Follow Lori on Twitter here @LoriKBTR

 

Oscar’s most outrageous looks

In magazines and on TV, it’s not uncommon that we hear experts applaud someone who takes risks with fashion – that is, if it’s done well. When a celeb steps out of their comfort zone, wears something unexpected and pulls it off, they wind up all over the internet and in the pages of magazines’ best-dressed lists.

The eyes of the world are focused on those who walk the red carpet on Oscar Night, making it either the best – or the worst – place to take a fashion risk. If it’s not done successfully, it can reach the level of Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl ‘wardrobe malfunction’ – ridiculed and talked about for all the wrong reasons.

No doubt you’re familiar with these ensembles, but enjoy the walk down memory lane. We’re still talking about some of these looks – which is more than we can say about some of the safe, boring looks that have since been forgotten.

Hop into bed with Isaac Mizrahi

If you know fashion, you know Isaac Mizrahi.

From his must-see documentary that gave us all a behind-the-scenes look at exactly what goes into the making of a collection (Unzipped) to sitting on the judging panel of the current season of Project Runway All-Stars, Mizrahi has truly made his mark on the fashion world.

What you may not know is that he’s branched out into bedding. Featured in today’s Chic Bedding event, Isaac’s six-piece comforter set is available in two colors, both spring-perfect and totally on-trend for the season.

The set includes a comforter, two pillow shams, and three decorative pillows, letting you change up the look of your bedroom in a flash.

Visit the Chic Bedding event, and bring style guru Isaac Mizrahi into bed with you.