fashion industry happenings…
Rachael Wang joins style.com as fashion market director. Wang’s track record includes working for Nylon and Glamour, as well as interning at W magazine. Congrats, RW! XoXo :) nikki

Photo Credit: Exposed Zippers

fashion industry happenings…

Rachael Wang joins style.com as fashion market director. Wang’s track record includes working for Nylon and Glamour, as well as interning at W magazine. Congrats, RW! XoXo :) nikki

Photo Credit: Exposed Zippers

Styling 101, or nah?: Girlfriends, it’s the simple things — like a skinny, slightly distressed, beige belt. And a popped blue collar! XoXo :) nikki

Styling 101, or nah?: Girlfriends, it’s the simple things — like a skinny, slightly distressed, beige belt. And a popped blue collar! XoXo :) nikki

'Pink' Rules, Because JLo Said So!
Style Notes — Add A Onesie, Or Two, To Your Spring Wardrobe! They’re Sexy & Playful!

'Pink' Rules, Because JLo Said So!

Style Notes — Add A Onesie, Or Two, To Your Spring Wardrobe! They’re Sexy & Playful!

Check It Out. An Easy, Effortless (Yet Stylish) Outfit! <3
Happy Saturday xx :) -ns

Check It Out. An Easy, Effortless (Yet Stylish) Outfit! <3

Happy Saturday xx :) -ns

Hey Rihanna Fans! Styled to Rock on the Style Network, Series Premiere Nov 5 (Tuesdays 8/7c) Will you be watching?

Hey Rihanna Fans! Styled to Rock on the Style Network, Series Premiere Nov 5 (Tuesdays 8/7c) Will you be watching?

Featuring: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (This outfit is perfection!)
Style Notes &#8212; cinch your waist, and slim your silhouette ;-) 

Featuring: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (This outfit is perfection!)

Style Notes — cinch your waist, and slim your silhouette ;-) 

Notable Style (Indeed!): Little Red Dress

Notable Style (Indeed!): Little Red Dress

Summer Reading Anyone? (Go For It!) Fashion Designer’s Resource Book: Fashioning Your Life By Samata Angel

What advantages does your book offer its readers? Firstly, an insightful overview of all the players in the industry; having a thorough understanding of how the dynamics work is crucial. The harshest lesson I learned is that creative brilliance is probably just 30 percent of the equation—the rest is about understanding the fundamentals of the business (finance, how to market yourself, selling your brand), which the book breaks down. It also examines methods for maintaining integrity and how to have a sense of balance while making your way through the industry.
What do you wish you had known when you were starting off as a designer? That the concept of an overnight success is a myth. I bought into the idea of being discovered immediately, and I was very hard on myself. It was only after hearing someone like Vivienne Westwood explain how long it took to get the manufacturing right or get the financials lined up that I learned that overnight success doesn’t really exist. You shouldn’t resent the struggle or the process—it’s learning.
What’s the most shocking thing you discovered about the industry during your research? That it literally never sleeps. You have to have an incredible level of energy—bordering on superhuman—to make it. At 3 a.m., you could very well need to take action on something happening in Los Angeles or Tokyo; everyone just gets that we’re on a global clock. The pressure to be “on” 24/7 can make it difficult to maintain a state of well-being optimal for creating great work.
Read more: Samata Angel Interview — ELLE

Spring Into Summer! Women Chino Shorts $14.90,
via uniqlo.com (Avail. in many awesome colors!) 

Trend To Try! Peek-a-Boo Denim :)

Trend To Try! Peek-a-Boo Denim :)

Style Option: OoOo I love these festive ‘Papatya’ earrings ($145).

Style Notes — I’ll be keeping an eye on the brand, WANDERLUSTER, "designs for the modern nomad."

NOW on nikkistyle.net! Would you rock the overalls trend?
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NOW on nikkistyle.net! Would you rock the overalls trend?

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70s chic! 

70s chic!