A Fashion Moment with Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa is a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer. Celebrities like Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Sandra Bullock, and Heidi Klum adorn themselves with Alaïa's body-clinging garments. Michelle Obama, also loves to dress in Alaïa's designs- She's been photographed wearing an Alaïa dress to the Ballet in New York, and an Alaïa black knit dress to the NATO dinner with President Obama.

Alaïa was voted "Best Designer of the Year" and "Best collection of the Year at the Oscars de la Mode" by the French Ministry of Culture in 1984 in a memorable event where Grace Jones carried him in her arms on stage!

"It's Fashion that gets in the way of making a classic" ---Azzedine Alaïa (Harper's Bazaar 2010)

(Photo)- Grace Jones at a fitting with Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa Pink Croco Ballet Flats at New To You!


Transitioning Your Wardrobe to Spring

We know its hard to think about Spring when there are mounds and mounds of snow on the ground (that probably won't disappear until May), but its about that time to start working Spring pieces and trends into your outfits. There are easy ways to do it and still keep warm in this winter weather.

Layer, on top of layer, on top of layer. We've said it before and we'll say it again, layering is the way to go, not just because its chilly out, but because it is actually very fashion-forward. Gradually work away from the chunky knits, and incorporate more your lightweight cardigans and pashminas and scarves. Throw on button-down shirts over a tank, add a cardigan and top it off with a pashmina over a pair of leggings or skinny jeans. Just mix it up and add your own personality into it.

Add color, prints, and florals. Its easy to pair black and gray and browns and taupes in the winter, most of us don't think about brightening up our wardrobes in the dead of winter. Well, now is the time to add that pizazz back into your routine. Try putting on a pair patterned tights or a bright yellow scarf. Break out that hot pink clutch to wear for your night out. Florals are a big trend for Spring, so wear a floral top under that a blazer...instant update.

And last, but not least...accessorize. Pretty much anything goes for Spring accessories trends, but one thing is for certain, it is chunky and statement-making, and they want us to load it on. From big necklaces and earrings, layers and layers of bangles...the more jewelry the better. Only one key to getting this look right, is to do one or two at a time. If you are doing bracelets up to your elbows, don't wear a necklace, and keep your earrings more subdued. The great thing about jewelry is that it doesn't aid in keeping you warm or cool, it can be worn any season year-round...so dip int0 those Spring jewelry trends and you will be well on your way to transitioning your wardrobe.


In the Store...Mary in Canary

Mary looks wonderful in this Canary yellow Suede Jacket with a sheer patterned cami, and her own black skull tee underneath! Feminine, yet edgy! We love!