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3 Sweet Spring Shoes

25 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 Feldman Espadrille

Sam Edelman ‘Carrin’ Espadrille Flat

Steve Madden

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Annie Perforated Espadrille

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 Slides

Seychelles Coast Knotted Slide Sandal

Vince Slides

Vince Rachelle Slide Sandal

Shellys London Slides

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 2

Coconuts by Matisse City Sandal

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Cat Footwear BirdSong Sandal

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Mix No. 6 Kaza Sandal

 

Top 3 White Carpet Looks: The Met Gala

02 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.

 

Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

Tracy Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons
Tracy Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons

 

 

 

Cara Delevingne in Chanel
Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Oscars

27 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.

Hailee Steinfeld was a whimsical vision in her utterly romantic sheer floral Ralph & Russo dress.
Hailee Steinfeld was a whimsical vision in her utterly romantic sheer floral Ralph & Russo dress.
Ruth Negga floated down the red carpet in this elegant custom made high neck and long sleeve red Valentino dress, accessorized with a jeweled crown and blue ACLU ribbon.
Ruth Negga floated down the red carpet in this elegant custom made high neck and long sleeve red Valentino dress, accessorized with a jeweled crown and blue ACLU ribbon.
Taraji P. Henson is stunning from head to toe in this deep navy velvet dress by Alberta Ferretti.
Taraji P. Henson is stunning from head to toe in this deep navy velvet dress by Alberta Ferretti.

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

Chrissy Teigen never fails to disappoint...or show a little leg. This Zuhair Murad long-sleeve gown with cape design is perfectly complimented with the metallic embellishments.
Chrissy Teigen never fails to disappoint…or show a little leg. This Zuhair Murad long-sleeve gown with cape design is perfectly complimented with the metallic embellishments.
Isabelle Hupert is timeless and elegant in this Swarovski, pale pink Armani Privé. The belt gives it shape while still keeping it soft and delicate.
Isabelle Hupert is timeless and elegant in this Swarovski, pale pink Armani Privé. The belt gives it shape while still keeping it soft and delicate.
Janelle Monae was a showstopper in this dramatic Elie Saab Couture gown.
Janelle Monae was a showstopper in this dramatic Elie Saab Couture gown.

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.

Emma Stone is striking in an old hollywood golden fringe dress by Givenchy Couture.
Emma Stone is striking in an old hollywood golden fringe dress by Givenchy Couture.
Olivia Culpo debuted a custom Marchesa gown made with melted down Stella Artois glasses (YUP!). This collaboration helps to raise awareness to clean water efforts.
Olivia Culpo debuted a custom Marchesa gown made with melted down Stella Artois glasses (YUP!). This collaboration helps to raise awareness to clean water efforts.
Brie Larson is vintage glam, and sexy modern chic in this black velvet ruffled gown with a sharp and structured neckline. We just can't stop staring at this Oscar de la Renta design.
Brie Larson is vintage glam, and sexy modern chic in this black velvet ruffled gown with a sharp and structured neckline. We just can’t stop staring at this Oscar de la Renta design.

Top 3 NYFW Looks: Nolcha Shows

17 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:

Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Ashley’s Top 3:

Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Lavanya Coodly FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Samantha Leibowitz FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Samantha Leibowitz FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Rachel’s Top 3:

ACID NYC FW17 at Nolcha Shows
ACID NYC FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Just in Case FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Just in Case FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Prom Girl FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Prom Girl FW17 at Nolcha Shows

 

Megan’s Top 3:

Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Son Collection FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows
Mariana Valentina FW17 at Nolcha Shows

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The SAG Awards

30 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).

 

Kate Hudson wearing  Dior
Kate Hudson wearing Dior
Yara Shahidi in Naeem Khan
Claire Foy in Valentino
Claire Foy in Valentino

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The People’s Choice Awards

19 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!

 

Jennifer Lopez in a sparkling Reem Acra gown
Jennifer Lopez in a sparkling Reem Acra gown
Chelsea Kane in a chic Tony Ward gown
Chelsea Kane in a chic Tony Ward gown
Ruby Rose in a Veronica Beard suit and Jimmy Choo heels
Ruby Rose in a Veronica Beard suit and Jimmy Choo heels

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Golden Globes

09 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.

 

Hailee Steinfeld looked stunning in this sheer lavender gown, custom made by Vera Wang.
Hailee Steinfeld looked stunning in this sheer lavender gown, custom made by Vera Wang.
Lily Collins looking like a princess in her Zuhair Murad rose gown and regal top knot.
Lily Collins looking like a princess in her Zuhair Murad rose gown and regal top knot.
Emma Stone in a glamorous custom-designed Valentino Haute Couture gown paired with a diamond choker from Tiffany & Co.
Emma Stone in a glamorous custom-designed Valentino Haute Couture gown paired with a diamond choker from Tiffany & Co.

Top 3 Red Carpet Looks: The Critics’ Choice Awards

12 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.

 

Shiri Appleby in a sapphire Monique Lhuillier with a feathered skirt
Shiri Appleby in a sapphire Monique Lhuillier with a feathered skirt
Lilly Collins in Elie Saab with a Victorian collar
Lilly Collins in Elie Saab with a Victorian collar
Nicole Kidman in a black cut-out Brandon Maxwell gown
Nicole Kidman in a black cut-out Brandon Maxwell gown