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Throwback Thursday: Wedding Week

Since sharing one of my favorite photos last week on Facebook and Instagram from my lovely sister-in-law's wedding in Italy, several people have asked to see what I wore to all of the pre-wedding events.  Obviously, I brought an all Wai Ming wardrobe, but I was strategic in choosing jewelry and accessories that could be mixed and matched throughout the week in order to save space in my suitcase.

Night 1: Welcome dinner at a villa overlooking Florence.
I wore the stripe Rosie Dress (#9) with a graphic statement necklace (#10), a bright red lip, the cutout gold cuff (#11), gold clutch (#12) and nude heels w/ a touch of gold (#8). 

Night 2: Traditional family style dinner in a beautiful courtyard in Florence.
I wore the black Michael Dress w/ herringbone mesh inserts (#14), the black/snakeskin heels (#15), drop earrings (#13), cutout cuff (#11) and gold clutch (#12).

Night 3: Beach party in Portofino.
I wore the yellow Max Dress (#1) with flats sandals (#4) to help navigate the sand and the dance floor, mother of pearl earrings (#2), gold cuff (#11), and monogrammed clutch (#3). 

Night 4: Rehearsal Dinner in Portofino.
I wore the Ursual Dress (#5) with nude heels (#8), crystal spike bracelet (#7), crystal pyramid earrings (#6) and my trusty monogrammed clutch (#3)

Night 5: The wedding in Portofino.
Custom Wai Ming bridesmaid dress (pictured at the top). 

You can view the video of the entire event that was featured on stylemepretty.com last week here

Although many of the accessories are no longer available, you should be able to find similar pieces (which are linked below)

1. Wai Ming Max Dress (special order)
10. Vintage Neckalce (similar)
Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer and nothing says summer like an easy cotton dress. Our Mary dress fits the bill, yet it is full of surprises: perforated leather trim, graphic cut-out details in the back, and POCKETS! I've added some more casual accessories to create my ideal look to celebrate the first weekend of my favorite season.

 

 

1. Mary Dress

2. Winston Sunglasses

3. Curbs Front Back Earring

4. Spike Cuff

5. Small Pyramid Bracelet

6. Brass Box Chain Bangle

7. Aerator Cuff

8. Rockstud Gladiator Sandal

 

Throwback Thursday: Issac Mizrahi and "The Magic Flute"
Who doesn't love Isaac Mizrahi? He is as talented as he is entertaining. Earlier this spring, I had the pleasure of spending some time with the man himself and hearing about his work as the director and designer on "The Magic Flute" for The Opera Theatre of St. Louis. It sounds like he has a unique interpretation of the storyline, costumes and set that only he could mastermind. I can't wait to see it for myself when it opens this weekend!
Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from a truly enjoyable evening. 
 
#TheWaiSheWoreIt with the always stylish Helene Sayad.
 
Girls' night!: Anna, Zara, Reshma, Retta and I enjoying an evening without the boys. 
 
I'm sure that I am saying something very charming here.
 
 
photos courtesy of ksdk and alive magazine
Graduate Your Style

Commencement is in the air! Whether your celebrating your own graduation or attending someone else's, you will look polished and chic in our Josie dress. It features our signature fan print, perforated leather trim and offers a fresh spin on cutouts with an open keyhole in the front. It is also available without the keyhole in front for those of you who want a little more coverage as you head into your post graduation dream job.

Congratulations and be sure to share what Wai Ming pieces you'll be wearing to graduation on Instagram #TheWaiSheWoreIt . 

 

1. Josie dress

2. Oasis Bamboo Bangles

3. Geometric Cutout Earrings

4. Clutch with Metal Corners

5. Ankle Strap Sandal


Throwback Thursday: A Queen Within
This past October I had the pleasure of attending the gala for A Queen Within. It was an amazing night and it is a truly beautiful exhibit that shows the influence of chess on the world of fashion. If you haven't seen it yet, don't worry; you still have until April 18th before it leaves the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis.
 
#ChristmasSandwich
 
I always enjoy running into Timo Weiland whether it's in New York or St. Louis.
 
Q&A the following day with Sofia Hedman (Fashion Curator/Exhibition Designer), Cameron Silver (Fashion Historian/Founder of Decades), Deborah Roberts (ABC News), Valerie Steele (Director and Curator of FIT), Anne Deniau (photographer/friend of Alexander McQueen, author of Love Looks not with the Eyes), Susan Barrett (Director of World Chess Hall of Fame)
 
Catching up with Valerie Steele.
 
Who doesn't love a great new book? or two...
 
Anne Denaiu and some great new reading material
 

 With Deborah Roberts and my partner in crime, Reshma

Weekend Getaway

It’s that time of year when we’ve all just about had enough of winter and plan a getaway.  When you travel frequently like I do, you learn the importance of packing light.  The key to successfully doing this, is to pack pieces that you can easily mix and max so that you don’t feel like your options are limited.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the Spring collection that are perfect for a quick weekend getaway.

1. Skylar Perforated Leather Dress available at waimingstudio.com and select neiman marcus stores
2. Tifton Cuff available at sveltemetals.com
3. Jene DeSpaine Deco Native Ring available at shopbop.com
4. Medina Cuff available at sveltemetals.com
5. Pam Top available at waimingstudio.com 
6. Jenny Pant available at waimingstudio.com
7. Maiyet Desert Sandal available at barneys.com
8. Chloe Python Medium Clare Shoulder Bag available at barneys.com
9. Natalie Top available at waimingstudio.com and select neiman marcus stores
10. Linda Farrow 289 Sunglasses available at lindafarrow.com
11. Claire Skirt available at waimingstudio.com and select neiman marcus stores
12. Salvatore Ferragamo Pacella Sandal available at nordstrom.com
13. Balenciaga Voyage Carry on Trolley available at barneys.com
    Throwback Thursday: Coterie through the seasons

    With Coterie starting this weekend at the Javits Center in NYC, we can't help but reminisce about shows past. Here are some fun snapshots from previous seasons -  we've come a long way since our first show! 

    If you're at Coterie this weekend, come visit us at Booth #3242!

     

    The day begins with a blank canvas and a pile of boxes - not the most beautiful start, but it has so much potential!

     

    I highly recommend bringing your own personal handyman to help with set-up.

     

    Our debut in Spring 2012

     

    Fall 2012

     

    Spring 2013

     

    Our Spring 2014 collection was featured on Coterie's New and Noteworthy blog http://newandnoteworthy.enkshows.com/

     

    Stay tuned for more posts with updates on the Fall 2014 Coterie Show! 

    Happy Valentine's Day

    I’ve never been one to take Valentine’s day too seriously, but there is something to be said about celebrating what and whom we love.  It also doesn’t hurt that you usually have a great excuse to wear a fantastic dress and show off your favorite piece of arm candy (aka your significant other).

     This year, try the bold yet sophisticated Reese dress made of luxurious distressed jacquard imported from Italy with quilted wool side panels.  With such a striking neckline and pattern, you can accessorize with only a few pieces. 

    Be sure to share how you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your favorite Wai Ming on Instagram #thewaisheworeit

     

     

    Tres Chic!

    Thanks to Haya of GoodGoodGorgeous for featuring the Shaz dress in a beautiful Brigitte Bardot inspired video on her blog!

    http://goodgoodgorgeous.com/brigittebardotlook/

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