Sunday, October 27, 2013

LET'S TALK- THE SCOOP ON SKINNY WRAPS

Hello dolls! We were approached by Skinny Wraps and asked if we wanted to try their body wraps and provide our honest feedback on the results we found. Inez and I tried the product and bring you today our honest opinion on the Skinny Wraps product. By talking to Rinda the Skinny Wrap distributor, she let us know of the different benefits we could see like tightening, toning, firming the skin, and even helps with cellulite and stretch marks. Inez and I were ready to give it a try and decided the areas to target on each of us. I decided to target my abdomen area and Inez chose to try the applicator on her chin. I have to be honest I did not know what to expect and was surprised when I saw the results. We are aware the results may vary from person to person but I was satisfied with what I found.
if you want to find out more about it don't hesitate to go to the website below
http://wewrap.myitworks.com/
My measurements at the beginning of the process-32 1/2 inches

The body wrap applicator-it had a natural smell, like if it were made out of herbs
Applied on my lower abdomen

We wrapped my abdomen with plastic and waited for 45 minutes.

Pleasently surprised to see I had 1 inch less :)

from 32 1/2 inches to 31 1/2 inches



Inez's chin  before  and after. We barely saw a difference on Inez's chin and don't think it made a difference like how we saw on my abdomen.

We have to say we had fun trying Skinny Wraps and looking forward to future opportunities where we get to try new products.



The Sol Sisters were not compensated for this product review.





Thursday, October 24, 2013

A TASTE OF MABELLA CHIC!


We get so excited when we walk away from an event where we know we just made a really great connection. This happened to Liz earlier this year when she met the lovely Mabel, the creative behind Mabella Chic, a line of unique pieces designed for the modern woman. Mabel is an emerging designer with such passion for creating fun and trendy pieces. Just this past summer she introduced her summer collection and we were excited when she approached us about collaborating. It is great to see that all we needed was the right timing to get to be creative together!The idea to feature her was a given but we wanted to do it in a way that would offer something to our readers so we decided what better way than to style one of her pieces the sol sisters way. We took the Ninette, a great body-con dress in white and blue stripe with a beautiful lace detail on the back and styled it in a way where you could easily take those summer items you didn't get enough of and wear them well into the fall season. Who else loves getting versatility in a piece?!


The first look was styled around a more casual/work appropriate look. During those fall days we get to experience bipolar temperatures and its nice to layer our clothing and easily adjust throughout the day. We paired the Ninette dress with this great bold crochet jacket and added neutral accessories to keep the look classic. The heels could easily be switched out for flats at the end of a work day to finish off the evening more comfortably.





Our second look is more fun and trendy. It is more appropriate for a night out or date night. We paired the Ninette dress with a faux leather moto jacket and studded ankle boots for a more edgy feel. The accessories including this oversized leather clutch compliment this versatile dress very well and carry it so easily into the night! 





Next time your getting ready to put away all that summer clothes think twice about seeing how you can carry it into the next season by just adjusting some of the pairings. Perhaps some items are coming to you now....don't hesitate to reach back in and get them out again!!

We encourage you to head on over to Mabella Chic and check out what this fabulous lady is up to! Her Fall 2014 collection is just around the corner and we are so excited for it just from the teaser we got!

Facebook: mabellachic
Twitter: @mabellachic
Instagram: @mabellachic

Mabel thank you for all your time and shared support...we look forward to our next creative session!

xoxo- Inez
 The Sol Sisters 

Monday, October 14, 2013

THE SOL SISTERS STYLE- STRIPES ON WHITE


You know how there are some items in your closet you try on and then immediately decide you don't want to wear it, well that has happened a few times with this white dress. Don't get me wrong I love it but its such an intimidating color for me. I don't know if its the fear of spilling something on it ( I do that way too often), the fact that my chest seems to look a little bigger in this color ( and I don't think I'm hurting necessarily) or the thought that it has felt a little too formal every time I consider wearing it. I have worn it in the past but as a skirt...(see that look here) but last week it finally happened I wore it for all to see!

We kept the look in a basic monochrome scheme and polished it up with this striped blazer and black accessories. Liz's son Ian is such a little model. He loves joining us for shoots and jumps in any chance he gets!

Do you have a challenging time wearing an all white piece?
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No te llega a suceder que te pruebas una prenda e imediatamente decides que lo la quieres usar, pues esto me paso varias veces con este vestido blanco. Si me encanta el vestido solo que el color blanco me intimida un poco. No se si es el miedo de ensusiar me ( algo que pasa demaciado seguido), el hecho que mi pecho se ve aun mas grande ( y no es como que lo necesite) o la idea de que se veia demasiado formal cada vez que consideraba usarlo. Lo use la vez anterior como falda...(aqui esta ese look) pero la semana pasada por fin decidi usarlo en toda su gloria!

Mantuvimos el esquema monocromatico y lo refinamos con este blazer rayado blaco y negro y accessorios negros. Ian el hijo de Liz es un pequeño modelo. Le encanta acompañarnos a las sesiones de fotos y posa cada oportunidad que puede!

Se te dificulta en lucir una prenda entera en color blanco?

xo-Inez
The Sol Sisters









Thursday, October 10, 2013

ONE PIECE THREE WAYS- BLACK MIDI SKIRT



Its so nice to fall in love with a trend that doesn't feel like one. Don't you think? There is something so classic about the length of the midi skirt...I mean I just LOVE it!! Like many staple pieces in your wardrobe the midi skirt can so easily be dressed up for an elegant look or dressed down for a casual outing. Today I picked one in the ever popular black to create three different looks. You can never have too much black!! 
I hope you are inspired to create a pairing of your own.

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Es ideal enamorarte de una tendencia que no parece ser tendencia. No lo crees? Creo que hay algo super clasico en lo largo de la falda midi...Me fascina!! Como muchas de las piezas esenciales en tu guardaropa la falda midi puede facilmente vesir elegante o casual. Hoy elegi una en color negro para crear tres looks differentes. No es posible tener demasiadas piezas color negro!! Espero que te inspires a crear un look tu misma.

xo- Inez
The Sol Sisters




More great options/ Mas opciones:

Image 4 of ASOS High Waisted Pencil Skirt in Animal Jacquard


Image 4 of New Look Midi Skirt


Image 1 of PENCIL SKIRT from Zara


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

THE SOL SISTERS STYLE- ARMY PRINT ON BLACK


The sunsets seem to get prettier around here and the night's sky quickly follows. We love this time of year and being able to enjoy our neighboorhoods even more. We took a stroll in downtown the other evening and found a cute little area to snap some pictures of Liz's outfit and catch that sunset.

These army skinny jeans are such a great fit! The versatility that they offer to be dressed up or dressed down have us all excited for more of them as we get more into fall. This time around we decided to dress up the printed jeans and pair it with a embelished collar chiffon blouse and these super fun Kelsi Dagger patent pumps. The bag is the newest addition to the bag closet, a purchase done at the bran spanking new ZARA that just went in to Scottsdale Fashion Square. Its the first in the valley so we are so freaken excited!!!

Do you own anything army print in your closet?
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El atardecer cada vez se pone mas bonito aqui en el valle, y la noche pronto llega. Nos encanta esta temporada del año porque podemos gozar de nuestra ciudad. Dimos un paseo por el centro la otra tarde y encontramos un lindo lugar en donde tomar unas fotos y poder capturar el atardecer.

Los skinnies en estampado de ejercito lucen super bien! La versatilidad que ofrecen es genial porque los puedes lucir casual o mas formal. Estamos super emocionadas por seguir luciendolos durante todo el otoño. Esta vez decidimos lucir los un poco mas formal y los combinamos con una blusa chiffon con detalles en el cuello y unos tacones de charol. El bolso es la pieza mas nueva de nuestra coleccion de bolsas, una compra que hicimos en la nueva tienda de ZARA que habrieron en el centro comercial Scottsdale Fashion Square. La tienda es la primera en el valle y estamos super emocionadas por tenerla!!!

Tienes tu alguna prenda con estampado del ejercito?

xo Th Sol Sisters







Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PHOENIX FASHION WEEK 2013- VIDEO RECAP

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What a fun journey it has been to experience Phoenix Fashion Week as a blogger for a second year in a row. Our journey to the big show started earlier this summer from meeting the emerging designers that would be introducing their collections, to the models that would showcase the pieces on the runway to getting to see first hand some of the amazing pieces at the Shop Garment District event! Liz just about died with a winter coat from one of the designers and just had to have it! We can't wait to share it with you once the weather is a little more cooperative. Overall seeing dreams being made is a great adventure to be a part of and we couldn't be happier with the memories we get to take with us and the new friendships we make along the way!

We leave you with a photo recap in video format of our weekend at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.  
Thank you to all who made us feel so special throughout the 2013 fashion season, we are so excited for what next year will hold!  

xoxo The Sol Sisters

Saturday, October 5, 2013

FROM THE RUNWAY- HERBERT VICTORIA: EMERGING DESIGNER AT PHOENIX FASHION WEEK 2013





Herbert Victoria

Interview with the Sol Sisters

The Sol Sisters connected with the talented designer Herbert after presenting his collection at Phoenix Fashion Week. We have to say we were not disappointed. We love his funkiness, eclecticism, and tribal prints. An additional favorite of his collection is that he designs for women with curves and emphasizes women’s good attributes. Herbert is ready to take on the world and we couldn’t be happier for him. He wants to make a difference, stand for something, and working towards finding his voice in the Fashion and Political world. We asked him 5 questions where he was able to share with us his dreams, inspiration, and goals.


What are your favorite stores for inspiration and where would you want your collection to be sold at?
Definitely Urban Outfitters. Also Macy’s. The price point is around what my clothes are at and working towards getting my collection being purchased by one of the buyers (cross our fingers).

What is your current favorite fashion trend?
Jumpsuits. I noticed it has picked up now. I also love the original Levi jeans with the acid wash.

What are your plans for the future?
Build my brand. I want to tell a significant story with Herbert Victoria in the political world. Individually, I want to be known as a role model in the fashion and the politics.

What is the age group you are targeting in your designs?
27-35. I guess at 27 you are starting your career you have that significant salary and as you progress in your 30’s you get into travel. You are not quite yet in a relationship so I am honing into the career and travel aspect of my client.

What is your favorite season for fashion?
Summer. To be honest is less work. The material too is different because in summer you can wear a lot of prints, a lot of colors.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

FROM THE RUNWAY- TRANG NGUYEN- CLASSIC DESIGNS FOR THE MODERN WOMAN

Hello dolls!
The Sol Sisters interviewed emerging designer Trang Nguyen about her latest work, design style, inspiration, and dreams. She is one of the emerging designers presenting at Phoenix Fashion Week on Saturday October 5th at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  Inez and I believe Trang Nguyen has something special that we wanted to share with our readers. I mean just look at the beautiful design of this party gown. The elements of intricacy and sophistication are palpable where the woman wearing the piece would feel beautiful, classy, and unique. Trang we are excited to see your collection this coming Saturday and we wish you the best, all the success, and much more.

Xoxo The Sol Sisters

Where is your design studio located? If it’s not your ideal place, where would that be?
My design studio is located in St. Louis, MO.  I currently sew in my parents’ basement.

If you had to describe the aesthetic of your line in one word what would it be?
Classic

Who do you design for?
I design for women who lacks that confidence and also at the same time want to show their confidence in a secretive way.  My target market for my clothing line would be from ages 20-45.

How had your style evolved as a designer over the years?
I have seen many changes in my style over the past years.  As I get older, I tend to go towards the more classic conservative look.

What has been the biggest thrill in your career as a designer?
My biggest thrill being a designer as of right now is being at Phoenix Fashion Week.  I have never met so many talented people from all over the country in one place.  Also, because Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer program is exactly what I have been looking for to successfully start my fashion label.

Is there a hobby outside of fashion that you are also passionate about? Does it influence your designs?
I love to do embroidery and crocheting.  This is what I did for many years before I was bought a sewing machine and after doing it for so long, it became a hobby for me.  Embroidery may be the reason why I have so much patience in sewing because you need a lot of patience when you embroider something by hand instead of machines nowadays.

What is one exciting goal you are working towards in the next year?
An exciting goal I am working towards in the next year is to create a fashion team and have my own studio so my clients can come for fittings and have a place where they can contact me at anytime.
 
If you could pick one celebrity or fashion icon to wear your designs, who would it be?
I have so many celebrity that I would like to dress, so this question is hard for me to answer.  I will have to cheat here and say that the celebrities that I would love to dress is Kate Beckinsale and Selena Gomez.  


FROM THE RUNWAY- A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF MICHELLE HÉBERT

 

Who doesn't love feeling excited over something newly discovered. 
Michelle Hébert made us feel this exact same way a few months ago during a Phoenix Fashion Week event we attended. Knowing nothing of this designer's work and then being mesmerized by a piece from her collection only left us craving for more!   

Michelle Hébert is based out of Los Angeles, CA and is a luxury brand that focuses on creating women's evening wear. Her designs celebrate beauty and femininity through her own unique interpretation. There is a very obvious respect for the female form when admiring any of her creations.

The 22 year old designer knew at a very young age that she wanted to be in fashion and throughout her teens she continued to surprise and enroll others in her dreams. Currently she is one of the emerging designers that is showcasing at this years Phoenix Fashion Week.

Below we share with you part of our interview with Michelle:

TSS: Where is your design studio located? If it’s not your ideal place, where would that be?
MH: Currently working out of my garage :) Definitely not my ideal place but I'm trying to make the best of it! When I have the opportunity to re-locate my workstation it would be somewhere in Los Angeles. Exactly where in LA is still to be determined.

TSS: If you had to describe the aesthetic of your line in one word what would it be?
MH: Ethereal


TSS: Who do you design for?
MH: I can see this question from two perspectives so I'll answer it in two ways! I started designing and continue to design for myself for fun, as therapy, and to just exercise my creativity. BUT the people who end up wearing my designs would be women of varying ages!

TSS: How had your style evolved as a designer over the years?
MH: SO MANY WAYS. Someday I have to reveal to the world the atrocities I designed as a younger kid. (okay maybe they aren't that bad) but when I was younger I drew mainly simple t-shirts and hoodies with logos and drawings on them. I was for whatever reason really into drawing cherries (I'm seriously embarrassed right now) and would put them on everything. Post-logo phase I was into very casual attire (think typical 90's/early 2000's outfits). 

AND THEN I was drawing baby-doll looking garments with way too many design elements. I think I really had to over-do it to realize where I need to exercise restraint. And by the time I neared the end of high-school and early college I was starting to develop the style I have now. It was in its baby phases I things were not as intricate, but definitely more on the stylish/classic side of the spectrum. Now I like to try my best to create pieces that are balanced, interesting, visually appealing, and have lasting power. I've always been terrible about keeping up with trends, but rather take interest in new patterns, textures, and silhouettes. My style now is a mosh posh of what I find visually captivating.

TSS: What has been the biggest thrill in your career as a designer?
MH: Reading this I instantly remembered when I was an all-day guest speaker to the art classes at a middle school. It's not entirely related to my career, more of an awesome bonus, but I really enjoyed communicating to younger kids about being persistent in attaining their goals. I felt really energized couldn't stop smiling after the day ended. And to this day I keep in communication with the student's who really enjoyed my speech or who are looking to pursue a career in the arts or design. 

TSS: Is there a hobby outside of fashion that you are also passionate about? Does it influence your designs?
MH: Oh man, I'm the hobby queen. So yes! Well first and foremost drawing/sketching/painting are my first true loves having come prior to fashion and having been a self-proclaimed perfectionist and being overly analytical and detail crazy with my work from childhood and up, that has really impacted the way I treat fashion design. I also used to crochet a lot, practiced origami, a little welding, various forms of crafting, and so on! Most of my hobbies are still arts & craft related so they all contribute to fashion.

TSS: What is one exciting goal you are working towards in the next year?
MH: Spreading my wings and flying out of the nest hahaha. I really need to move closer to LA because many of the people I work with are in the city, and there are more opportunities available to me out there. I'm only 40 mins - 1 hr away but it can be difficult to pull off last minute stunts as much as I would want to :(


TSS: If you could pick one celebrity or fashion icon to wear your designs, who would it be?
MH: Eeee this is always so hard, I have a dream list! Okay I'll say... Kiera Knightly. I always go between her Amy Pohler and Natalie Portman, but Kiera is a pretty classy lady who I would be so excited to see wearing my work.


It is remarkable to see a creative individual grow and we have no doubt that Michelle will go very far. We are thrilled to continue to follow her journey and see what she will achieve next. 

Michelle, You are a sweetheart and we hope you never loose that passion you carry within!
xox The Sol Sisters



[ All Photography from michellehebert.com]

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