We will be back

Hi All,

Just wanted to send a quick update, and let you know I am doing some HUGE revamps to my site and blog but I will be back in January 2015 with tons of amazing surprises.

Until then you can follow me on instagram: @vanessareneestyle OR

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Spring into Fashion 2014

I was so very honored to be chosen as one of the Top 5 stylists in Arizona by Phoenix Fashion week and have the chance to showcase my very own styling in their 5th annual Spring into Fashion show! Me and my fellow stylists were assigned a boutique in the Valley and had to use our creativity to create 14 spring looks for our very own show. I was given a resale boutique called Fresh Start Treasures. This boutique was very special and not only because it was a resale boutique but because it is an extension of the Fresh Start Foundation. If you haven’t heard of the Fresh Start Foundation it is an AMAZING organization that helps women who have been in abusive relationships or have gone through some hard times gain a Fresh start. They offer self esteem classes, dress for success classes, and Scholarships for their women as well.  I was so excited to be paired with such a unique boutique that benefited an amazing cause.

For my Spring into Fashion show I decided to do my favorite spring trend and show romantic hues and lots of white on white and neutrals. I absolutely loved how feminine and classy it turned out.

I hope you enjoy these amazing Photos of my favorite looks from The girls at Couture in the Suburbs http://coutureinthesuburbs.com/ and Alamanzar Photography.

 

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Floral Shortswhiteonwhite

 

I can’t thank everyone enough for coming to support me, and all the people that helped me out along the way to help make my show everything I wanted it to be.

Special thanks to Yasmeen http://www.yasmeenonline.com for opening my show and sharing her amazing talent with everyone.   My amazing friend Stacy Eden http://www.clutchjewelry.com/ for helping me with my promo post cards and of course Tisha at  Fresh Start Treasures http://fstreasures.com/  for letting me come to her store a million times to find the perfect looks.

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Spring Lovin

AH I LOVE SPRING!!!!! I literally get so excited over all the amazing spring trends and it is my absolute favorite time to shop.  I wanted to share one of my spring inspired outfits I created with lots of my favorite things in it!

 

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Floral Pants: Tory Burch

Earrings: Tory Burch

Floral Necklace: Francescas

Rose Gold watch: Marc Jacobs

Cream Tank: Top Shop

Round Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

Tan bag : Chanel  Lookalike available in Marciano

Infinity Ring: www.vanessareneestyle

Tan shoes:  Call it Spring

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Beautiful Skin and Beautiful clothes

Dermologica ( a phenomenal skin care line) had its FIRST birthday and I had the amazing opportunity to style Phoenix Fashion week’s pedestal models in fresh spring clothing. Check out some of the looks I chose and tell me which one is your favorite?

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Maureen

Saydii

 

Firece

 

Clothing was from Francesca’s and Dillards at Scottsdale Fashion square.

Hair By: Nearly Famous Salon

Make-up: Alexa Leach

Styling: www.vanessareneestyle.com

 

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Oscar Fashions 2014

The Oscars are basically one of the best days of the year because of all the amazing fashion that hits the red carpet. For me the most exciting Oscar fashion’s are always the dresses that have unique cuts. Personally I am loving neutrals for spring so the whites and creams on the red carpet were definitely my favorite this year.

 

Best dressed for me was hands down Kate Hudson. She looked absolutely stunning in her white Versace dress with a detailed cape in the back. She looks classy and timeless and the deep V is so perfect for her body type.

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My next favorite was Laura Spencer. I absolutely loved the embellishments on her cream Kaufman Franco gown. I thought she looked stunning. I do however think they could have done something better with her hair. Maybe the Hollywood glam look perhaps?Laura Spencer

jennifer-lawrenceJ- Law looked phenomenal in an orange peplum Dior gown.  I loved her hair with the look, but thought there could have had a statement necklace added to this gown since it is so simple. I am not personally a fan or the dainty silver one she opted for.

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I am not usually a fan of stars that decide to go with black for the oscar awards because I feel like it is just so safe. However, Charlize Theron’s Dior dress was an exception for me. The unique deep V- cut made dress stand out, and I loved the sheer section right above her knee. This is the way to make black stand out.

 

Overall I felt a little underwhelmed by the stars choices this year. I would love to see more color, patterns and unique details that stand out from the rest. I thought most of the stars played it too safe.

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Love is in the air

Valentines day is a day to celebrate love whether it is with your partner of 10 years or your girlfriends! Embrace the love!  I decided to gather some of my favorite pieces for any Valentines day celebration!

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Statement necklace: BCBG
Embellished clutch: Dillard’s
Simple Red Top: Akira
Cream booties: Marciano
Leather powder pink dress: Zara
Leather skirt: Marciano
Cream cutout dress: Akira
Red Aline skirt: BCBG
Statement heels: Aldo
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Barrett Jackson- 2014

I had the opportunity to style at the Barrett Jacskson opening Gala fashion show with the Phoenix Fashion week Style team! The show was a huge success and I could not believe how amazing the looks  turned out! We used 2 retailers and 3 designers . The retailers were Ted Baker at Fashion square and one of my favorite stores Marciano at Scottsdale Fashion square. The 3 designers included Doux Belle, Elevee, and Michelle Hebert. Each of these designers are top notch so it was no suprise  that the show looked phenomenal. To add to all the goregous-ness we also used Lana May accessories and Karla Media’s designs for gorgeous headdresses. Bret Michael’s performed on stage while the model’s walked the 80ft runways.

 

Check out the Video below and  a few photos from the show!

http://youtu.be/IU3QqgshU5I

Madison brownModel Madison Brown in Marciano.

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Model Alexis Hamilton in Michelle Hebert and a head dress by Karla Medina.

 

Karla 4Bret Michaels performing on stage with the Phoenix Fashion week Models.

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Dressing for your body type

The worst thing is trying on the same outfit as someone else only to find they look about 10 times better in it.  How does this happen? We all come in various shapes and sizes and the way you dress can help flatter your figure or unflatter your figure. First things first is identify YOUR shape. I emphasize YOUR because it is so easy to identify yourself with someone else’s shape or the way they look. We tend to dress for how we want to look instead of wearing clothing that looks best on us. So  what does this mean? Embrace the body you were given and dress in what looks best on you.

So lets identify your body type:

Apple: Top Heavy

Pear: Bottom Heavy

Hourglass: Top and bottom heavy

Banana: Athletic build, no curves

 

 

Pears

                                                                 APPLE

Apples: Pick pieces that are not too tight and that bring attention to the bottom half of your body. Make sure it is roomy enough to conceal extra belly weight but still defines a waist. This creates an overall slimming look. 

Example: Fitted Blazer 

Avoid: Anything that draws attention to the middle, high rise pants, belts and waist clinching tops, Horizontal stripes 

                                                                PEAR

Bring attention to the top half of your body and away from problem areas to conceal thighs 

Example: Wrap Dress, a darker printsAvoid shapeless oversized sweaters, skinny jeans, silk skirts

                                                                Banana

Opt for styles that fit snuggly at your middle section but flare out at the bottom. (Skirt or pants) to create more curves. Bananas also want to dress more feminine  since their build is usually athletic 

Example: Peplum tops, halter tops, feminine chiffon dress, waist defining belts 

Avoid dresses that are tight all over or overly flowy

                                                                  HourGlass
 

The secret is NOT to hide any part of your body. Clothes should be fitted (not tight), wear waist defining pieces

Example: V neck fitted cardigans, scoop necks, pencil skirts, jackets with a single button

Avoid: Pleats around the hips and belly or anything high waisted, shape-less dresses and tunics 

 

 

Lastly, love thy body you are given.

Stay tuned for a MEN’s body type blog!

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