Monday, March 10, 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH EXPRESS SS2014


Good morning and happy Monday, Everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Back in November Emil and I went behind the scenes of EXPRESS SS 2014 campaign shoot, and I can't tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share it with you! The shoot took place at the stunning Sheats Goldstein Residence. I've been a big fan of Organic Architecture for as long as I can remember and after taking a tour of the house, given to us by the ever-so-charismatic James Goldstein, I can certainly appreciate why the house is the finest example of complete unity between nature and architecture.
 After the taking the tour of the house, I had an opportunity to view the new collection and even style a few of my favorite pieces. As I am sure you already know, I have a soft spot for dresses in general, but what attracted me the most to the black and white polka dot number I'm wearing in this post, is the soft and feminine silhouette combined with an incredibly elegant side bow. You know me, details are everything! I took a more casual approach with my second look, and paired a gorgeous lace bomber jacket with a cropped top and boyfriend jeans. I love how these pieces work together, but because they are so versatile I think they can be styled in an infinite number of ways. I could just see that lace bomber paired with a cute sundress or a pair of denim cut-offs. 

I also had a chance to chat with Magdalena Frackowiak, as she was getting her hair and make up done for the shoot. As we talked about the collection, she described it as "bohemian and easy going, full of colors and patters". We also talked about our favorite pieces and must have items and coincidentally her favorite was the black and white dress I am wearing in this post. In terms of must-haves she chose "the black suede fringe bag is a must because you can wear it with anything from jeans to dresses", and quite honestly I couldn't agree more. 

I can't even begin describing what an amazing experience it was, and I sincerely hope you enjoyed going behind the scenes with me. If you would like to see more, you can CLICK HERE to view the entire campaign. 

I also have a little surprise for you:) I'll be attending EXPRESS Runway Show on Thursday March 13th at the Raleigh Hotel on 1775 Collins Ave, South Beach in Miami, FL and you are invited! It's going to be absolutely amazing, so I really hope you can join me! 

* Pool Party at 4
* DJ set by A-Trak 
* Special appearance by Chris Bosh
* Fashion Show at 7

If you can't make it to the party, you can check out express.com/runway for live social media updates or follow the action with #EXPRunway 

Please RSVP by March 12 at rsvp@express.com. Must be 21 +to enter. 

P.S. If you love the cropped top and lace bomber I'm wearing, you're in luck cause the Runway Collection will be available on line shortly, simply follow #EXPRunway for updates. 



















EXPRESS polka dot tie neck halter dress, lace bomber jacket { similar here }, cropped top { similar here } & Rerock thick stitch barely boot jeans  | Emporio Armani cross body bagMovado Bold watch | Vita Fede mini titan crystal bracelet, titan bracelet & mini double cubo ring | Essie nail polish in "In The Cab-Ana"

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle