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tribalGo to the Village Facebook or 
the Village Instagram feed to 
submit your retro denim photos with a 
unique caption and the 
hash-tag #throwbackfashions. 
Post your pictures, now! 
We'll choose our vintage 
fashion favorites and the winners (4) will receive a $150.00 gift card....and who 
knows, you could end up on a 
billboard!

The latest trends are often reinterpretations of fashions past."Tribal" is this season's buzzword for a fashion trend that, while repeating, is also evolving. In recent seasons, it's been called "Hippie Chic", "The Bohemian Look", or "Boho", for short. These aesthetics are rooted in 1967's "Summer of Love". That's when fashion made a drastic detour from the streamlined "Mod Look" and embraced beads and braids, fringe and feathers, and ethnic motifs. It was also a time of handcrafted accessories, as the laid-back art of crocheting suddenly ran rampant. You'll notice an abundance of crocheted details incorporated into trendy garments for Spring 2014. Similarly, distinctive Southwest Native American design patterns adorn items in every fashion category, for both women and men. It's a creative, multicultural approach to style that can be an inspired choice for just about every occasion.img_7021Try on tribal at the Village of Rochester Hills. Go to the Village Facebook or 
the VillageInstagram feed to 
submit your retro denim photos with a 
unique caption and the 
hash-tag #throwback fashions. 
So, post your pictures, now! 
We'll choose our vintage 
fashion favorites and the winners (4) will receive a $150.00 gift card....and who 
knows, you could end up on a 
billboard!

 

denimGo to the Village Facebook or 
the Village Instagram feed to 
submit your retro denim photos with a 
unique caption and the 
hash-tag #throwbackfashions. 
Post your pictures, now! 
We'll choose our vintage 
fashion favorites and the winners (4) will receive a $150.00 gift card....and who 
knows, you could end up on a 
billboard! (the picture below is Jon Jordan and friend in the '70's and the picture on the left is Jon Jordan and friends now)1655728_10201393872597323_1305441902_o

 

The latest trends are often reinterpretations of fashions past. Take denim, for instance. It's been the material of choice for the world's workforce for over two centuries. In recent decades, it's become a wardrobe basic and designers are continually reinventing it. Rolled cuffs looked cool on James Dean in the '50's, and today, they're a signature detail of cool guys everywhere. Flared jeans were seen en masse at Woodstock, but the cut endures because it visually elongates the leg and flatters every figure. The jean jacket can be dressed-up with a tie, or acid-washed and unexpectedly paired with ladylike pearls. Denim diversity abounds at The Village of Rochester Hills.

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Whether you're looking ot completely overhaul your look this fall or just looking to add some essentials to your wardrobe, the shops at the Village of Rochester Hills have exactly what you're looking for.

Fall 2012 is all about colored denim, layers, scarves, statement jewelry and rich jewel tones.  Wing tip shoes with or without tassels are also a big trend.  Making a statement with clothing that complements your personal taste and style, with the right fit, is what makes fall fashion so much fun.

Village retailers Chico’s, Ann Taylor, Francesca’s Collections and Gap have put together some season must-have looks for you to check out.  

   

The Village of Rochester Hills La Femme Fall Fashion Show is just a few days away.  I can’t wait to see this season’s fall trends come to life on the runway.  At least, 12 retailers from the Village have been working hard  pulling looks for the show and creating ensembles  with their latest fall arrivals.  If you plan on attending the show, well, you’re in for a real treat.  This year’s fall trends are fun, sophisticated, classy, and hot all at once and I’m going to be there on the runway with the models, showing you how each look will work for you.

Some of the trends you’ll be seeing will be age appropriate for many ages if you can believe it or not.  Also colors you wouldn’t think you would wear, will be featured too.  We all know and love the usual fall colors such as pomegranate , navy, emerald green, grey and mustard yellow. But have you ever worn neon pink or neon yellow? Yes back in the 80’s you say? Well, you’ll be wearing it this fall and when you do you won’t feel like a young Flash Dance fan, you’ll feel beautiful and hip with a classier more sophisticated vibe.  I know it’s hard to believe but watch for these vibrant colors on the runway and you’ll see what our retailers have done to create sophisticated neon in age appropriate styles.

Another hot trend is tweed.  Tweed has, is and always will be a fan favorite.  Tweed keeps us warm, it keeps us stylish and it can stay in our closet for years without going out of style.  This year tweed in either black & white or rich jewel tones will be key and you just may see a tweed jacket two in the show.

Back to school styles will also be a big hit.  Being a mom myself I know the importance of back to school styles and keeping our little ones on trend. Several local little ones have been chosen for the show and they’re going to rock the runway the way school kids do and I have a feeling our hearts are going to melt over their cuteness.

So you see the La Femme Fall Fashion Show is going to be filled with great fun for all ages. Who doesn’t love fashion and cuteness? I know I do! I’ve only touched on a few looks that will be featured, you’ll have to attend the show to see what else is hot this fall from our retailers at The Village of Rochester Hills.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.  If you have style questions, don’t hesitate to pull me or one of our store managers aside to ask them.  We are thrilled to have you as our guests but even more thrilled to help you find fall trends that keep you looking and feeling beautiful.

 

Shannon Lazovski

The Village of Rochester Hills Fashion & Beauty Expert

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Our own Shelleen McHale popped up today on Fox 2's Style File to review fashions from Ann Taylor, Buckle, Apricot Lane and Francesca's Collections. All of these will be on display this Thursday, August 25th at this years La Femme Fashion Show: Fox 2 Style File

Wedges are a summer wardrobe staple and a fun way to express your personal style.  Wedges in different colors, heel heights and styles are acceptable and choosing a wedge with bright colors or a heel with unique detail will spice up your outfit.  Whether your wedge is a cork wedge, weaved wedge,  a lustrous dark wood or a whittled wood with a spectacular design, wedges will make your feet look like they belong in an art gallery.

Looking for love in high places? The platform wedge will boost your height a few extra inches and will be more comfortable to wear for a longer periods of time. The platform keeps your foot at more of a relaxed, natural position rather than stretching the arch of your foot to a level of discomfort.  If you're one who loves the high arch, choose a wedge with brightly colored straps for a sexier look.  Not into high heels? That's okay too because wedges also come in several modest height options allowing you to be included in the fun.  The next time you visit The Village for a day of shopping, keep your eyes open for a pair of wedges that are right for you.  Several of our stores here at The Village carry wedges and we have a wide range of styles, heel heights and colors to choose from.

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Photo – Colorful Wedges available at Francesca’s, $54.00.

 

shannon_lippitt_thumbnailSHANNON LAZOVKSI is the Village's Fashion & Beauty Expert. Shannon is a blogger, fashion / beauty / image consultant and social media community manager.  She loves to collect jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty and fashion.