3 Sweet Spring Shoes25 May 2017
Spring has finally sprung and we couldn’t contain our excitement over fresh flowers, bright skies and hip fashion! With spring comes stylish shoes that are perfect for walking the streets of New York. Store those Chelsea boots away and take a look at the three hottest shoes for this season:
Espadrille: Espadrilles are the ultimate spring sandals. They pair perfectly with dark washed blue jeans, sundresses, culottes and bold jumpsuits. They are not only comfortable, but also come in plenty of different styles to match with just about everything in your closet!
Sam Edelman ‘Carrin’ Espadrille Flat
Steve Madden Arran-M
Annie Perforated Espadrille Platform Wedge
Slides: Slides have been revamped with a modern flare this spring! These backless, open-toed style shoes come in eccentric colors and textures that can amp up any outfit.
Seychelles Coast Knotted Slide Sandal
Vince Rachelle Slide Sandal
Shellys London Cantara Mule
Gladiators: Gladiators are a staple piece in any spring attire. This must-have sandal looks chic with a breezy maxi skirt, ripped boyfriend jeans or a patterned dress for an everyday, classic spring outfit!
Coconuts by Matisse City Sandal
Cat Footwear BirdSong Sandal
Mix No. 6 Kaza Sandal
Top 3 White Carpet Looks: The Met Gala02 May 2017
Last night, celebrities gathered on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for “the Oscars of the East Coast”, “the party of the year”, The Met Gala.
The fashion theme of the night was inspired by the Costume Institute’s exhibition, which this year was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” The exhibition was filled with pieces that Ms. Kawakubo designed over the decades for the fashion label she founded in 1969, Comme des Garçons. Her designs are complex, bulbous, and unconventional to say the least. But when all is said and done they are nothing short of works of art.
This year’s hosts were Anna Wintour (the Queen of the Met Gala obviously), Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.
When it comes to style, the Met Gala encourages the outrageous and bolsters the bold; and with a theme inspired by the designs of Ms. Kawakubo, there was no shortage of either. Some celebrities in particular hold nothing back, and each year we anxiously wait to see how they can top the year before. Rihanna, who walked the carpet in Comme des Garçons, is one such risk taking style trailblazer. And she did not disappoint. Her avant-garde look was enticing at every angle, with the perfect top knot bun, dramatic warm smokey eye, and full leg red lace up heels to complete the perfection.
Other inspired looks included Lily Collins’ billowy pink Giambattista Valli dress with dark bold lips and a cropped obsidian bob that paid homage to Ms. Kawakubo’s trademark hair, as well as Tracy Ellis Ross who rocked a more subdued yet still avant garde look in a vivid blue Comme des Garçons frock.
There is truly nothing like the Met Gala. Sure, we may be a little bias since it is in our neck of the woods, but without fail each year we are on the edge of our seats waiting to see how the stars will interpret the theme and wow us all.
Although there were many wow-worthy fashion moments this year, we narrowed down our list of absolute favorites. Here are NYC Firm AMP3’s top 3 looks from the Met Gala white carpet; 3 risk-takers whose daring style paid off.
Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Oscars27 Feb 2017
What. An. Oscars. Night.
We laughed, we cried, we cringed as we sunk deep into our couches with shock, awe and discomfort (I mean, can we believe what happened with the best picture nom?!?).
So yeah, the show may not have ended so flawlessly, but it definitely started that way. The stars shined in red carpet worthy couture. We saw nods to old Hollywood glam, classic silhouettes with modern twists, velvet, tassels, and plunging necklines. Some beauties like Emma Roberts and Olivia Culpo took it a step further and wore dresses for a cause, proving that this night is about more than just the glitz and the glam. Many of this year’s nominated movies were inspiring and eye opening, and honored great heroes who hadn’t yet had their stories told. It was truly an impressive and wonderful collection of films.
But as much as we could say about the nominated movies, it’s time to talk about our absolute favorite looks of the night. It was nearly impossible for us pick just 3 this year, so we decided to do 3 different categories: Overall Looks, Belted, and Fringe/Ruffles.
Now presenting, hopefully without another Steve Harvey moment, our top looks from the Oscar’s 2017 Red Carpet.
Top 3 Looks
Our top 3 overall looks from the night; including dress, jewels, and beauty.
Top 3 Belted Looks
Belts, belts, and more belts! These stars accessorized their gowns with belts, and we couldn’t get enough of it. It was the perfect
Top 3 Ruffles/Fringe
A little ruffle here, and a little fringe there. These gowns exuded drama and glamour without being too showy. It was these 3 dresses that had us reminiscing over old hollywood, while also still being modern and fashion forward.
Top 3 NYFW Looks: Nolcha Shows17 Feb 2017
Another NYFW down! Nolcha FW17 was a total success; filled with the bold, the beautiful, and the breathtaking. The Nolcha Shows are an industry recognized platform designed to discover new independent fashion designers and get their collections on the runway. A few of this season’s most exciting up-and-comers included Mariana Valentina, Son Collection, and Lavanya Coodly.
Keeping with AMP3 tradition, we had a few of our team members pick their top 3 favorite looks from the Nolcha Shows. Let’s take a look at who we are loving for fall!
Alyson’s Top 3:
Ashley’s Top 3:
Rachel’s Top 3:
Megan’s Top 3:
Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The SAG Awards30 Jan 2017
The SAG Award’s red carpet was one of the most artful and multifaceted that we have seen this award season. Nicole Kidman wore parrots on her shoulders (yup), Evan Rachel Wood rocked a blue velvet suit, and Maisie Williams threw it back to old Hollywood glam.
We love to see the stars having fun and experimenting with new styles. It certainly makes for an exciting red carpet!
And speaking of exciting…here are the three looks that really caught our eye (and held them there).
Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The People’s Choice Awards19 Jan 2017
Award season is well underway with last nights People’s Choice Awards.
We saw some bold and dazzling looks, as well as some underwhelming ones. From separates and suits, to fringes and fiery reds; the stars who did well really rocked their outfits.
We narrowed down our top looks, and landed on these three stunners as our favorite picks from the night. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store!
Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Golden Globes09 Jan 2017
The 2017 Golden Globes red carpet was filled with plunging necklines, vibrant yellows, stunning metallics, and an array of custom-made heart stoppers. There is no denying, last night the A-Listers brought their A-game.
It was particularly hard to pick our top 3 looks this year. But when all was said and done, we couldn’t get these flirty, dreamy, pastel gowns out of our heads.
Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Critics’ Choice Awards12 Dec 2016
Award season has officially begun!
Last night in Santa Monica the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards honored the best of the best in the movie and tv industry. Celebrities dazzled the blue carpet with flawless hairdos, glamorous gowns, and perfect makeup.
With so many beautiful looks we had some difficulty choosing but here are our top three looks.