Friday, September 28, 2012

Fashion and Technology: Snapette


How often do you see someone wearing an item and you instantly have got to have it? Or worse your shopping in an area like Soho or Williamsburg and know there are a ton of great finds, you just don't know where to find them. Enter Snapette; a mobile phone app that is a curation of user and brand/retailer submitted images of clothing items. Snapette users are able to take a picture of an item they see or purchased and tag where exactly the piece is from, how much it cost, and other helpful tidbits about the item.


This app is great for those of us who like to shop alone but want to share the experience with our friends! Personally I'm really getting into this app and I'm enjoying snapping away at cute items while I'm shopping!

Comment below and let me know if you plan to try out this new app?! Also be sure to follow me Fancy Francy


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Currently Craving: Metal Toe Cap Shoes

Currently Craving: Metal Toe Cap Shoes

If you follow me on twitter then you know that I recently got a pair of Dolce Vita metal cap toe loafers (pictured below). I'm in love with the metal cap toe trend and can't wait to get my hands on a pair of pumps as well!

What do you think of the metal cap toe trend? Comment below and let me know what's on your "currently craving list"?!


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trending Now: Wedge Sneakers

What's Trending Now: Wedge Sneakers

Whether you hate em, love em, or haven't yet decided, wedge sneakers are everywhere right now, especially in NYC. Lately it seems I can't go a block without coming across another girl rocking her wedge trainers.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Out and About: Yuna Yang Q&A at the Mandarin Hotel

Now that the madness of Fashion Week is over, and I've had time to settle back into my regularly scheduled life, I would like to introduce an addition to the Fancy Francy team!!! In an effort to have more content I have been trying to "beef up" the behind the scenes Fancy Francy team and now I am excited to announce my first regularly reoccurring guest writer, Anne!! Anne is my sister and by default my in-house "photog". In addition to taking pictures for Fancy Francy she is also a talented writer and will be a contributing editor on Fancy Francy. During fashion week Anne attended a number of events I was unable to attend and got to get up close and personal with a number of designers, including Yuna Yang. She's excited to finally have a chance to give you all a rundown and details on a few events! First up, the Yuna Yang Q&A at the Mandarin Hotel!



So how often do you get a chance to talk to an actual fashion designer who is showing at New York Fashion Week, in a posh environment with other fashion loving attendees? If you're me then never, so needless to say I was beyond excited when Francy asked me to go in her place. As I said, the venue was very nice! The Mandarin Hotel in conjunction with HTC did a fabulous job of ensuring a quality environment for this event. They provided snacks and coffee (which was totally needed because I really was having that "2 o'clock feeling" by the time I got there), a place to charge your phone, and just an overall tranquil oasis in the midst of the craziness that was NYFW.

Ok now to the meat and potatoes of this event, I mean snacks and coffee are great but meeting Yuna Yang was awesome! If you don't know Yuna Yang's work, here are few of her pieces that she showed this season. (I'm obsessed with the blue lace dress!)

Photo Source: Audrey Allure

Photo Source: Audrey Allure

The initial interview was conducted by Jenny from Jenny by Design. The beginning of the interview focused on what inspires her work. She said that she is inspired by art in all of its forms; she described the process in which she developed her current collection, which was inspired by music from a rock band called Civil Twilight. She went on to describe how interesting it was to develop tangible art (the pieces for her collection)  from such an intangible artistic form like music.

Additionally, she discussed her background in fine arts. Prior to entering into the fashion world, she received a B.A. in Fine Arts, and upon moving to Milan, she became inspired by the style of the women in the city and shifted her artistic outlet to fashion. I spoke to her briefly after the interview, and she talked at little more about this aspect of her transition. She stated that she loved fashion because it was like creating fine works of art that people could actually live in. Luckily for us, she made the switch to fashion because her pieces are truly works of art!

Comment below and let me know what you think of the Yuna Yang S/S 13 collection?



Thursday, September 20, 2012

4 Trends staying in style for Fall

4 trends staying in style this fall


1. The Satchel Bag: This bag is perfect to carry into Fall because it's carefree and adds instant style to any outfit. This bag is especially great for weekends in the city when your shopping or just going around town and need to be hands free.

2. Leather Loafers: I'm in love with loafers right now. Point blank period. You can opt for a more classic pair like the ones shown above or a fun printed one, either way you can't go wrong!

3. Colored Denim: Colored denim has been hot for a while, and appears to be going strong into the Fall. Replace some of your brighter jeans from spring and instead opt for cool weather colors such as navy, mustard, and ox blood. Want to add a fun twist to the colored jeans trend? Try colored cords! Corduroy is back this season and is a easy way to give your outfit a more polished look.


4. Ankle Boots: You already know from my earlier post on combat boots how much I am digging ankle boots this Fall. I've spotted lots of stylish ladies rocking ankle boots with dresses and shorts throughout the summer, and now that the weather is cooling down, I'm excited to wear mine as well!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Leather trimmed items for Fall

It's All in the Trim

Lately I've been obsessed with leather trimmed accessories, if you follow me on Snapette, you know that I recently went on a leather trimmed shopping binge and purchased like four new items in one day. It's safe to say leather is officially back and making a huge appearance this Fall. So what's the best way to rock this new trend? Ease into with leather trimmed accessories.  Keep reading to see some of my favorite leather trimmed picks this season!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Men's Fall Fashion Trends

What Will the Trendiest Men Be Wearing This Fall? Robert from Style Pilot let's us know the top trends for men in today's guest post.

You and your friends are headed into town for something to eat and a few drinks, and inevitably, fashion makes its way right into the conversation. Once you have discussed your own styles and where you have bought your latest breath-taking accessories and designer dress, you move onto judging observing, the many men who are also at the bar.

The debate quickly heats up around which guys look the most fashionable, so for the sake of settling an argument, we put together this quick look at what you can expect to see stylish men sporting this winter.

Bombing Away

You might think that the guy playing pool over there is wearing a jacket that makes him look like Justin Bieber, however the bomber is a very fashionable trendsetter that is set to become a style staple for men around the world in the latter part of 2012.

If you spot a guy wearing a leather variation, then you can rest assured that he knows his fashion extremely well and is usually always this immaculately turned out.

Friday, September 14, 2012

It List

  • Minted Glam is wearing her heart on her sleeve and showing us a little love. Head over to check out her cute sweater and how affordable it is! (find Minted Galm on Twitter!)

  • Fancy Francy is shelling out advice on how to choose the ever-important birthday dress and it's all about the hemline! Don't miss her top three picks!  (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)

  • Ash n' Fashn mix and matches her favorite chambray top that goes with everything - she is one stylish creature of habit! (find Ash n' Fashn on Twitter!)

  • The Glossy Life made the cutest mini apple pies - perfect for serving at a fall dinner party to impress all of your friends! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)

  • Olive and an Arrow layers lace on lace with a pop of floral for the ultimate girly chic outfit! Seriously cute! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)

  • Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins takes a break from all of the mixing and matching madness and tries a matchy matchy look instead! So cute!

  • Urban Frill has a new favorite dress that will leave us all a little envious. Head over to find out where you can get one, too! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)

  • It's Not That Deep is rocking a stand out detail this week that she is dubbing fluff! Hop over to see what it is all about! So fabulous!

  • For All Things Lovely is falling for orange - a beautiful transition color for looking ahead to cooler temps! Gorgeous outfit!

  • My Fancy Pants is the creme de la creme in her fancy sweatshirt! She dressed it up with a colored pant and leopard - a great weekend look!

  • Miss Top Ten Image isn't quite ready for Autumn and pairs pastels with neon for a light summer look! Comfortable, too!  (find Miss Tope Ten Image on Twitter!)

  • The Mrs. and The Momma spices up a wrap dress with a fun hair accessory and a new way to wear a belt! Head over to check it out! (find The Mrs. and The Momma on Twitter!)

  • A Fashion Fixation turns heads with her latest neon accessory! Paired with a neutral outfit, it definitely makes a statement! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)

  • Second Street East pulls out the denim jacket to make some of her summer pieces work for the changing weather - a wonderful brunch look! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)

  • Sweetie Pie Style shares some recent purchases (including her birthday dress!) with us. Pop over to check them out and choose a favorite! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Out and About: Birchbox Sample Stop NYFW


After a long week of work and NYFW events, I was in dire need of a little R&R. Luckily Birchbox teamed up with several other great beauty brands to provide a Fashion Week rest stop, conveniently located near Milk. If you've somehow been living under a rock for the past year and haven't heard of Birchbox yet, let me quickly fill you in! It is a monthly subscription service that allows you to try out beauty products before you buy the full size product. What's better than getting to try out new beauty products every month??? Um... getting said goodies mailed directly to you in a pretty box!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Francy Answer's: What to wear on your birthday

Dear Fancy Francy,

I need some serious fashion advice. My birthday is coming up at the end of this month and I have no idea what to wear!!! I'm thinking that I want to have a dinner at my apartment or go out to dinner with close friends and then go to the hookah bar after so I'm looking for something that isn't overly dressy, but super cute and stylish. I want to look chic. Any suggestions on dresses, nice blouses, accessories??? I'm a little cheap so hopefully something reasonably priced. I think I want a dress that's flowy and would go really well with black or light brown wedges. Maybe even a dress where it's short in the front and long in the back....seems like this is a trending style...not sure what those dresses are called. I don't want black because it's boring. What do you think of royal blue or purple? What type of material should I consider? Please help a clueless girl out!! Thanks.

Looking forward to your response!

Sincerely (a girl who's clueless about fashion),



First Happy Birthday in advance!! Although you call yourself "clueless about fashion", it sounds like you have some good ideas already on what to wear for your birthday.

I personally am a big fan of dresses. I love wearing dresses because they are super easy, you just have to throw them on and you're done! I started a tradition back in high school that every year I purchase a "birthday dress" ahead of time for my special day.

Since you want something a little more casual, I think a great option for you would be a drop hem/ mullet dress (that's those dresses that are short in the front and longer in the back) in a fun color like royal blue (which is a color that is really on trend right now). I'm obsessed with chiffon still (I think it's officially a problem now that I realize I don't really own any cotton shirts anymore) and I think that a nice flowy dress would be perfect for your birthday. I picked out a few options below, all of which I think would be great for the evening you described and would work with either the black or brown wedges, and are budget friendly!! As far as accessories go, depending on which dress you pick, I would probably opt for one nice statement piece (like a chunky necklace or statement ring), simple elegant earrings and chic clutch purse. (For examples of statement jewelry check out this post, and to see some example of clutches check out this post). Hope this helped!! Be sure to comment back on the post after your big day to let us know how it went!

Royal Blue Drop Hem

Monday, September 10, 2012

Out and About: Benefits NYFW Party

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So as many of you might know, fashion week has kicked off in NYC, and all can say is thank God I live here now! I personally didn't fully appreciate the awesome mayhem of fashion week until I experienced it firsthand. I thought I knew, but I had no idea! One of the big highlights of New York Fashion Week is definitely all of the events that stores and brands put on to showcase their products and interact with their customers. Why are these events so cool you might ask? Because you get to learn more about awesome brands (not to mention free swag and drinks!)

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This past Wednesday, Benefit Cosmetics hosted a pre fashion Night Out event co-sponsored by Belvedere. The Benefit employees who were running the event were very nice and friendly. One of the women who work for Benefit was so kind and helpful while doing our make-up. In general, the atmosphere was friendly and attentive.They had something for everyone, including Belvedere mixed cocktails served by a couple of hotties, make-up artists doing touch-ups and full make-overs, free eyebrow arching (which unfortunately I had just gotten done the day before), and awesome swag bags!

Friday, September 7, 2012

The It List

  • Leopard and Lillies is looking girly chic with her pup by her side. Pop over to see how cute they both look!  (find Leopard and Lillies on Twitter!)

  • Minted Glam mixes brights for a fun transitional look. She is also giving away an adorable bracelet - don't forget to enter! (find Minted Galm on Twitter!)

  • Fancy Francy is loving Kim K's recent white and black look. Leather and peplum is the perfect mix and definitely one to recreate!  (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)

  • Ash n' Fashn pulls out an old favorite that does triple duty! It's great for parties, weekends and work - a must have! (find Ash n' Fashn on Twitter!)

  • The Glossy Life shows us how to bring a touch of fall into our homes for the cooler temps ahead. Head over to see some of the must haves! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)

  • Olive and an Arrow channels her schoolgirl years in a cute babydoll dress! Paired with a funky shoe, it looks amazing! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)

  • Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins beats the heat and remains stylish in stripes and florals. The perfect outfit for a warm day out and about!

  • Urban Frill keeps it simple for a day at the beach. Floral dress and a floppy hat - so cute! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)

  • It's Not That Deep rocks the punk chic look in navy and leopard. Take note because this is such a great way to wear combat boots!

  • For All Things Lovely is taking pastels into her Fall wardrobe and knocks it out of the park! Such a pretty look and perfect if you aren't quite ready to give summer up!

  • My Fancy Pants looks gorgeous in a cashmere dress and sparkly shoes! A statement necklace tops the whole look off! Definitely check it out!

  • Miss Top Ten Image is right on-trend in polka dots and peplum. Paired with colored denim, it makes for a colorful summer look! (find Miss Tope Ten Image on Twitter!)

  • The Mrs. and The Momma is incorporating her favorite fall color into her wardrobe in an unexpected way and at a amazing price! Go check it out! (find The Mrs. and The Momma on Twitter!)

  • Second Street East is taking inspiration from a manly office for a fall look that is sure to please! Head over to find out where to buy the pieces! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)

  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up her top choices for a fall must-have item - the red quilted bag! There is something for every price range! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Style in the news- Kim K

Style in the news- Kim K


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Kim K was recently spotted out and about with beau Kanye (say what you will about their relationship but I actually think they are perfect for each other and naively hope they last). Kim opted for a simple chic look, pairing a white peplum top with a leather mini. Personally, I am in love with leather right now and adore this look on Kim. Comment below and let me know what you think of this look!




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