Simplybeautifulelegant x Barbarian Agency









Kaylee Cho 








Stefanie Biggel







I escaped the afternoon chaos of Soho and rested my high-heel abused feet in the Barbarian Agency's office for a preview of two visionary fall collections. The Barbarian Agency give presence in North America to many foreign brand and "work tirelessly to transform the archaic fashion industry with fresh thought and methods." South-Korean designer Kaylee Cho's AW14 Collection is a refreshing mixture of edgy textures and femine sillouhettes. While the pieces remain mostly monochrome, their simplicity and clean cuts are classic. So... the leather jacket. We got along very well. This simple piece embodies Kaylee Cho's developing style; she transforms a basic wardrobe staple to a statement jacket with the mix of texture and quality of leather. However, Stefanie Biggel's approach to fashion is quite different. The collection plays with interesting colors and concepts, from city light blazers to water-color t-shirts.  My personal favorite is the Orange Leather Jumper, a very versatile piece which can be dressed down with denim or paired with a pleated skirt. This line is reminiscent of the 70's  with it's "tailored shirts in oversized style" which is what makes Stefanie's designs perfect for every hip NYC girl. 


xx
daniella

NYC: Chasing Promises on the Horizon



(Blazer: By Corpus, Skirt: Lolita Lempicka, Heels: Topshop, Bag: Vintage Chanel

Spring is here and the sun is shining! In honor of the incredible weather, I decided to pull out my orange pleated skirt. So the five-inch court heels were not the most comfortable decision for walking around the city for PR events.... better shoes next time! My favorite part of this look however is my grandmother's vintage Chanel bag that completed the preppy look perfectly. I am a downtown girl at heart, but New York's upper east side style is polished and iconic. This look was inspired by the mixture of "downtown streets with upper east chic".
xx
daniella 

Inspirations // Listens // Dreams


△ Inspirations ▽

I am captivated by 60s makeup and style. The classic collared dresses and flirty false lashes have been starting to appear in my wardrobe. My favorite 60s icon however is actress Anna Karina. Her dark doll-eyes and pink pout are iconic. Finding the balance between polished beauty and effortless style is very difficult, however Dior muse Marion Cotillard pulls off both. The key to Marion's makeup is her minimal sharp liner and fresh skin. Tumblr is such an amazing way to organize these inspirations into an infinite mood board. Make sure to follow my tumblr to keep up with my style and beauty crushes.


△ Listens ▽
London Grammar

London Grammar's debut album If You Wait is pretty incredible. This album is all I have listened to for the past month (in all honesty). The ambient mood of the songs mixed with the 'trip-hop' style creates an addicting combination. My favorite song off the album is Strong... which I goes perfectly with sunday spa nights also featuring lavender candles and vogue. London Grammar is already one of my favorite bands of 2014 and I am counting down the days/weeks/months to their next album.



 △ Dreams ▽
Venice

I spend my spare time daydreaming about the buzzing beauty called Venice. I am in love with the romantic culture of Italy....the beautiful language,colorful houses and exquisite food. So until the blissful months of summer, Venice will remain in my dreams. Not so far off....  

xx
daniella





Simplybeautifulelegant for ELLE Magazine








Hairpieces: Colette Malouf 

I had such a fabulous time at the ELLE offices shooting these spring tutorials! The first look is perfect for spring, the delicate mesh flowers strike the perfect balance of whimsical elegance. However my personal favorite is the understated messy bun with the crystal comb. The understated crystal comb adds a subtle touch of glamour to every look. Beautiful. 
xx
daniella 

NYC: Faux 60's Swing




       (faux fur jacket: topshop, crop top : topshop, pants: jigsaw, chelsea boots: asos)

I know... a leopard jacket is bold statement. However with all the sixties glam circulating around the fashion world, this winter/spring transitional piece is perfect. It instantly changes every outfit you pair it with and surprisingly is a very wearable piece! I also love the trendy black crop top, it is perfect year round and a great wardrobe staple. I finished the look with a slick cat eye and volumizing mascara! Perfect outfit for running around in the city during this cold/hot/cold time of the year...
xx
daniella