House of Correia Pop Up Shop Review

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Photo by: Susan Trotiner

    What’s a girl to do on a breezy, winter NYC night?…well, go to a pop-up shop to brighten up the wardrobe and get ready for the holidays.  House of Correia – spunky, fun, vintage and affordable!  As my friend and I walked through the door of the suite, a handsome gentleman who graciously accepted our coats and invited us to some sangria greeted us.  Beauty and drinks?!?!  I was into this already.  The suite buzzed with excited shoppers sifting through leggings, beanies, custom vintage bags and the ever-so-cool Infinity scarf.  Now, this scarf is something else…Ms. Keriann Correia herself swiftly demonstrated 4 different ways to adorn the scarf.  My friend fell in love and immediately purchased (we later tried all the fancy ways to wear it, to much success!).  Price – $20.

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       In the suite, I spotted a display of vintage bags, which made me heart skip a beat…or two…maybe even three.  Give me now.  Classy with an updated modern edge, the bags are a feature of House of Correia that truly stands out.  These are pieces I know will never be found anywhere else, and most importantly, not on anyone else.  A girl’s got to set herself apart from the crowd.  I scooped up “Grandma Phyllis’s Couch Purse”, a black flower-patterned upholstery style vintage bag with kinky, gold-colored linked chains on the front and on the strap capture that good girl-bad girl vibe perfectly.  Undeniable great catch at $50.

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      A full-length mirror positioned strategically to let you do a catwalk with the goods and get feedback from fellow shoppers made the shopping experience even more fun. With the hilarious and energetic host, Miss Lissa of Miss Lissa Knows, kept us all laughing and entertained with quips and motivating shopper-talk.  Oh, the sangria helped too.

       Exploring all the offerings was easy.  A rack of cool t-shirts, bomber jackets, one of a kind dresses, short-shorts, and highly stylized skirts sat nicely arranged in the middle of the shopping suite.  A jewelry display of all sorts of Costume Jewelry…  And dope studded beanies were super cute.  If you need some color and character in your wardrobe, House of Correia’s leggings are exactly what you need in your life.  It’s for the bold, HERE I AM kind of gal. Flower prints of reds, greens, and purples on some leggings.  Psychedelic prints with more muted tones on others.  All of them are sure to make a statement!

      As we all shopped and talked, it felt like a hang out with friends.  When I wanted to simply mingle with others, I stepped away from the main showroom and back into the immediate entrance area (with the really cute host guy.  Did I mention him??)  I could still bop my head to the music coming from the showroom and plant my derriere in a seat to bask in the glow of my awesome purchase.

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      What I loved about the experience of House of Correia’s pop-up shop is the synergistic way the style of the clothes, shoppers, and event seamlessly weaved into one whole concept.  This is a movement with character, creativity and authenticity.  Very exciting indeed!

       The next pop-up shop is slated for Valentine’s Day shopping.  Get sexy, get edgy for your lovely night out (or in if you’re a Valentine’s Day scrooge).  Doesn’t matter, just come out and partake in the fun.

If you are not in New York be sure to check out her etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/HouseofCorreia

-Aliya

Get Your Holiday Shop on!

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Ohhh Heeyyyy New York City!

I want you to come drink, shop and be merry with me!

On Wed, Dec. 19th I will be holding my first ever Pop Up Shop.

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Come get all of your loved ones (or yourself) something different and awesome this Holiday Season. 

Here is a sneak peak of all the goodies:

 

Hope to see you there!

 

xoxo

Keriann

Shoesday Tuesday (Wednesday) – A Belated Lesson in Thanksgiving Dressing

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After an hour of unsuccessfully trying to get my computer to turn on last night (only after completing the longest day of my professional work life) it’s time for a belated Wednesday version of Shoesday Tuesday.

 

Luckily, I’m thankful for a lot more than just makeshift technology.

 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving – let’s figure out what we should wear this turkey day. Most of the time – I base my outfit around the shoes I’d like to wear. (I’m sure this surprises no one.)

 

So let’s take a look at some basic on trend staples and accessorize them with clothes for a change.

 

The Studded Ankle Boot

Get it: The shoe – $20 dsw.com, the dress – $70 aliexpress.com, The cape – $12 banggood.com, The bag – $36 boohoo.com, The scarf – $16 newlook.com, The glasses – $37mango.com

 

Mid-Calf Leather Boot

 

 

Get it: The shoe – $48 newlook.com, The sweater – $24 welikefashion.com, The skirt – $32 dancinginthestreet.com, The hat – $32, The gloves – $50 mango.com

 

The Animal Loafer

 

 

Get it: The shoe – $30 newlook.com , The dress – $35 oldnavy.gap.com , The cape – $25 gap.com , The belt – $5 forever21.com , The gloves – $22 target.com , The ring – $25 monsoon.co.uk

 

The Glitter Pump

 

 

 

Get it: The shoes – $40 hm.com , The top – $50 misselfridge.com , The pants – $19 kohls.com , The cape – $140 sheinside.com, The bag – $35 dorothyperkins.com , The cuff – $44 josephm.com

 

Apparently I love a cape. Maybe I’ll base my own outfit off of that instead..

 

<33Mal

Photo Story: October Look

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This photo set is going back to November of 2010.

It was an amazing shoot in my old apartment, Miss Brittany Taylor came down

from Providence to make magic with me and the lovely Ashton Warren.

Model: Ashton Warren

Photographer: Brittanny Taylor

Stylist: Keriann Correia

Click here for more Brittany Taylor Photography

 

EMMY’S 2012

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Did you kids watch the Emmy’s this year? I am not always the biggest fan of watching award shows, however this one was actually really good. I was so happy that one of my favorite shows “Homeland” won so many awards!!!!

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Now onto the most important topic, hair! I felt like there was an overall theme which was effortless glamour. It seemed like gone were the days of stiff updo’s and overdone make-up and the main focus was allowing their natural beauty to come out. The dresses ran the gambit from architectural to ethereal but still the hair had a very just got out of bed look. Not saying that is a bad thing, I love the idea of having a couture gown on and then toning down the hair and makeup. Sometimes at award shows the women look like barbie dolls but at the Emmy’s this year they looked effortless and chic. Bravo women of television for showing some restraint and letting the gowns shine.

 

xx

Jessina

Original Bad Girls Club

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WOW!

I woke up this morning to an e-mail from my lovely friend, Susan, From Pastourelle (Check out her amazing blog)

linking me to the Top 23 Vintage Bad Girl Mugshots!

I instantly fell in love with these Bad Apples, with their perfect cat eyes and killer bee hives!

Here are my favs, But check out Bad bee Hive Babes! for the complete list.

xo


Shoesday Tuesday: Bargain Basement

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As promised last week – this Shoesday Tuesday is all about the bargain shoe. Not much feels better than getting something awesome for a really amazing price. And while I am a sucker for staring at aesthetically pleasing eye candy – I will never spend more than 30 bucks on a pair of shoes. (Exceptions to this rule include Betsey Johnson or maybe a substantial winter boot.)

Let’s start off with an affordable feast for the eyes via 15 under $50. That’s right – all fifteen of these beautiful specimen are fifty bucks and under. So go grab them, why don’t you?

Get it: (upper left corner and around the clock) Blue Heeled Pump – $25 endless.com, Leopard Print Brogues – $40 republic.co.uk, Angled Colorblock Bootie – $36 makemechic.com, Patent Leather T-Strap Flat – $49 zappos.com, Metallic Capped Pointed Flat – $13 fashionunion.com, Leopard Heel Ankle Strap Pump – $45 JCPenney.com, Metallic Tri-Color Pump – $50 heels.com, Glitter Mod Pump – $50 modcloth.com, Peach Ankle Strap Pump – $30 mango.com, Snake Heel Ankle Strap Flat – $35 dsw.com, Glitter Peep Toe Pump – $38 silvianheach.it, Purple Suede Bow Wedge – $45 modcloth.com, Pink Heeled Saddle Shoe – $30 ebay.com, Laser Cut Tied Flats – $37swell.com, Tri-Color Metallic Peep Toes – $22 kohls.com

And if you’re looking for a one stop bargain shop – look no further than CharlotteRusse.com. They’re having a mega sale right now with tons of shoes priced at $20 a pop. Here are my fave picks.

 

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