Monday, April 21, 2014

Model Monday: Lindsey Wixson

Ok. Maybe I'm a bit obsessed...but do you remember that designer pronunciation video I featured a while back? You can check it out here in case you missed it. So far, I have already featured one other model, the stunning Sudanese-American Grace Bol, from that video. In case you missed that post, check it out here.
Before I even begin I must confess my infatuation with this week's featured model. If you did watch the video, were you as curious as I was about whose luscious lips helped you sound out designers like Azzedine Alaia or Issey Miyake?
Look no further than Lindsey Wixson! The young supermodel has made one of the most successful debuts to date and is noted for her luscious lips, rosy rotund cheeks, and signature gapped teeth. The young American hasn't always had it so easy before her big discovery in 2010 at the age of 15. She suffered quite a few setbacks after being rejected by several agencies like IMG Models in L.A. before being skillfully scooped up by Marilyn Agency. Her claim to fame was having been handpicked by fashion photographer Steven Meisel for a Vogue Italia photoshoot after discovering a video of her on models.com.
After a breakthrough photoshoot with Vogue, Wixson stormed her way onto several runways during New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion week by opening and closing shows for designers like Prada and Miu Miu. The following season she walked a combined total of 44 shows in New York and Paris, making her one of the most successful newcomers that season-- all at the young age of 15!
Today the young supermodel has landed major campaigns for Versace, Galliano, and Chanel while also having recently signed with Elite Model Management in Paris. Currently she is signed with seven different agencies located all over the globe and has landed herself the twentieth spot among the rankings of models.com Top 50 Models. At a mere twenty years old I anticipate Wixson to continue climbing up the ranks as she hones her star power even more and secures more work with even more legendary clients.
Check out her work below and let us know what you think!
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One of her very first campaigns with Miu Miu in Spring/Summer 2010.
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Wixson's latest cover for Vogue Ukraine. Other issues include Vogue Italia, Vogue Korea, and Vogue Brasil.
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Spring and Summer campaigns include clients like Aldo (above) and Chanel (below).
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What did you think of Lindsey Wixson? Do you have a suggestion for our upcoming Model Monday? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to head on over to Queen Bee of Beverly Hills and check out our latest stock!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Shoppe Spotlight: Topshop

Looking for an interesting new place to shop? Then look no further with the leading UK brand Topshop. Described as "the style setter and star of your wardrobe" this boutique has it all- bags, cosmetics, dresses, etc. Topshop was founded in 1964 as part of a department store chain before opening its first stand alone store in 1970. The main flagship in Oxford Circus, London is a must see if you find yourself sojourning this summer in the UK. Not crossing the pond anytime soon? Don't worry! Check out one of the four locations in the US, especially the flagship on Broadway in New York City! Other locations include Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta (coming in 2015!). Not near any of these locations? Many Nordstrom stores also carry the Topshop line.
For you dedicated fashion week followers Topshop even holds its own show as the only high street brand who's dedicated to setting the latest trends. Check out their latest show at London Fashion Week here.
Check out their latest Kate Moss collection as well as their Spring/Summer 2014 advertisements below and let us know what you think!
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Legendary Kate Moss has paired with Topshop for an exclusive collection. Check it out here!
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The Versace Vitello Handbag would easily complete this club look.
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Satchel handbags are the epitome of elegance. Check out our Gucci Beige and Brown handbag here to help you achieve this mod look!
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Our Burberry Haymarket handbag would accent this spring dress beautifully. What do you think?
Shopping for him? Be sure to check out their men's line Topman!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

McDouble-Take: Moschino Delivers Fast Fashion

Sure, fashion week has come and gone since February and I might be a tad late reporting this, but what's that old saying? Better late than never?
Moschino has created quite the hype lately since debuting their rather odd, but super successful, Fall/Winter 2014 line. Designer Jeremy Scott unveiled a McDonald's inspired collection described by Tim Blank of Style.com as "a mutant hybrid of Ronald McDonald and Coco Chanel." Several pieces sold out within weeks and have even been spotted on celebrities like Katy Perry. Even I have to admit that the play on the popular fast-food chain has a tasty kick to it. Ironic fashion pieces were thought to be on the way out but clearly some obvious ingenuity is all it takes to order up a new opinion. Check out the collection below and let us know what you think. Would you wear any of these pieces?
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Over twenty billion served? I cannot wait to be next in line. The ketchup red is satiating my stylish appetite.
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Look at those sunglasses! I'm loving the heart shape shades with the outlining kick of mustard yellow. Need a pair of sunglasses for spring? Check out a previous post surveying the latest shades for spring here or head on over to our website Queen Bee of Beverly Hills and check out our collection of sunglasses and handbags.
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This bag deserves to be served on a platter. It is just too delicious and very reminiscent of the iconic quilted Chanel chain handbags. Check out our similar Red Prada Tessuto Quilted Handbag and let us know what you think!
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Do you think Katy Perry delivers an appetizing look? Hungry for more Moschino? Head on over to Queen Bee and check out our Moschino collection here.
XXXO.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Model Monday: Grace Bol

Diversity is important to us here at Queen Bee of Beverly Hills and thankfully fashion and designers alike have all become much more open about the models they represent and feature. Personally, I like writing about models because it helps me stay knowledgeable about who is within the world of fashion but I mostly enjoy seeing the exotic variety that life offers in the human form. Recently I dedicated a post to I-D magazines "A-Z of pronunciation" video (if you missed it check out the post here) and I was particularly struck by one model in particular.  Sudanese-American beauty Grace Bol educated this author on the proper pronunciation of Balmain (bal-mahn) and Herm├Ęs (air-mez) while remaining stunning and charming with only a matter of seconds. With her smooth onyx complexion and dazzling facial features I became elated over discovering a new model to indulge in and the research delivered to my expectations!
Grace Bol was born in Sudan, Africa, and primarily spent a large time growing up around her grandmother before moving to Kansas City, Missouri at a very young age. Throughout her younger years she focused on sports and other athletic activities but many saw her potential as a model, often encouraging her to pursue the profession. Bol, however, was not as open to the idea as others were but eventually entered an open casting call at a mall for a local agency. Undeniably, Bol was selected among thousands of other girls but was ultimately dropped by the agency because her look was too "high fashion" for them and urged her to pursue a career in New York. What a way to be dismissed by an agency, huh?
Bol made her debut in Fall 2011's New York Fashion Week walking for legendary designer Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood, and was a contender for a spot in Givenchy's campaign. Bol is now currently represented by 5 different agencies in London, Paris, Milan, and New York. She is clearly a stunning human being in both the physical and spiritual forms because she is unafraid of posing nude and is primarily focused on providing relief work for her home country of Sudan.
Check out some of her work below and let us know what you think. Do you have a suggestion for our next Model Monday-- be sure to leave us a comment and we just might feature them!
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Bol featured in Kenzo's Pre-Fall 2014 lookbook. I would love to see her in this outfit with our Prada Quilted Chain Handbag.
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Bol walking for Thom Browne during February 2014 New York Fashion Week. 
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Recently featured in Vogue's Let's Get Physical campaign. Doesn't she make you want to break a sweat?
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Perfect in pastels for Marie Claire. Our Pink Fendi Wristlet would go great with either outfit. What do you think?

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Made for Shade: Sunglasses for Spring!

Without a doubt this Winter has been brutal and unpredictable. All of us here at Queen Bee of Beverly Hills could not be happier that Spring has finally started to stroll in. The warmer weather here is starting to welcome shorts, sunglasses, and sandals which are perhaps my favorite seasonal wardrobe transitions. It seems absolutely fitting to start your weekend off with a personal selection of our premium designer sunglasses so you can start your Spring with a stylish step into the sunny forecasts ahead. Don't forget to stop and take in the blooming foliage around you and soak up a bit of sun!
Check out our selection below and don't forget to leave a comment letting us know what you think.
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For those of you who like them big and round then I suggest the Gucci Rhinestone and Bamboo Sunglasses. They're perfect for when you want to take that Spring stroll and would go great with our Prada Tessuto Crossbody!
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If you enjoy a feline frame, then I suggest our Fendi Classic Havanna with a slight cat-eye angle and soft blue that is sure to accent any skin tone. How about pairing it with our Gucci GG Twin Canvas Handbag?
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Prefer square frames? No problem. Check out our Moschino Brown Square Rhinestone sunglasses. These would go great when paired with our Gucci Web Duffel in brown. Check it out!
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Anyone who appreciates aviators will love this Gucci frame. For a casual brunch or a quick trip to the supermarket, we suggest storing them in our YSL Large Logo Tote. Don't be afraid to make a statement!
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If you prefer larger lenses here is an alternative to oval frames. The strong square frames make these red Gucci Square sunglasses a real eye catcher and can complete any look. Synchronize your style with this red Burberry Mini Blaze Crossbody.
What style of frames do you prefer? What do you think of the selections we've picked out for you? As always, have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading!

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