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Fashion Inspiration, Shoreditch London Style

In fashion, experimentation is part of the style process. Creative expression through fashion is an iteration of shapes, colors and textures conveying a mood. At times that mood can be chaotic and loud or soft and graceful. Regardless, when you step outside your comfort zone, the real magic begins but it requires a certain level […]

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The Easy Breezy Way to Pull Off a Chic Holiday Look

The holiday season has arrived! Put on your jolly hat and let’s celebrate the most wonderful time of year, a phrase that literally has its own hashtag. A time filled with sweet delights, festive parties and decorative Christmas trees. Yes, I used the politically incorrect term “Christmas.” You can choose to take offense to that […]

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Fall Style for New York City Sights with Rocksbox Jewels

New York City is a beautiful place in the months of autumn. The city pulsates with activity and color as the season makes it shift from summer to winter. Central Park in particular vibrates with crimson gold color as the trees and foliage make their glorious transformation. The air is cooler and, most importantly, less offensive. As much […]

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Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2016: Cruises Down The Swinging Sixties

Rebecca Minkoff took us on a cruise down memory lane with 1960’s style looks inspired by rocker Marianne Faithful for the designer’s Spring 2016 collection presented at New York Fashion Week. Out of all the style icons of the 1960’s such as Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Diana Ross à la The Supremes (just […]

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2016: Makes Waves with Bohemian Surf Style

The essence of California cool was on full display in BCBG Max Azria’s Spring 2016 collection presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Max and Lubov Azria took a sporty approach to their spring collection, which included a medley of board shorts, breezy tunics and tie-dye bucket hats. Oftentimes, looks from the runway don’t translate into wearable […]

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Feeding the Creative Beast

Time to pop the champagne in celebration of the two year anniversary of the launch of The Netski Beat, which has evolved into more than just a blog for me. It’s a haven, a place where I’m free to showcase my creative capabilities and connect with others who share similar passions. That’s the beauty of […]

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Top 3 Tips for Refreshing Your Wardrobe For Spring and Summer

Spring is in the air, bringing the promise of warm days and sunny skies ahead. We hope, right? As the weather makes its sluggish climb to warmer temps, our thoughts turn to the outdoor fun that is sure to follow. This is the perfect opportunity to incorporate transition pieces into your look as you work towards […]

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The Not So Glamorous Side of Entrepreneurship and Other Start-Up Musings

For the past month, I’ve been on a brief hiatus from blogging and social media. However, I’ve been tweeting away at StylebyVal during this time. Twitter is my new addiction. You’d think the 140 character limit would be a turn-off for a writer, not the case with me. I love it! With the exception of my Twitter […]

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LaQuan Smith Fall 2015 Collection: Dazzles with Sensuality and Vivid Color

Queens native and designer to the stars LaQuan Smith captivates with tailored looks in rich wools, thigh-high slits, and pops of neon facing for his Fall 2015 collection presented at Drift Studio during New York Fashion Week. This was my first time attending a show at the coveted event. Thanks to the awesome work of Blogger Babes […]