Natty News

My Feature on Guest of a Guest's "You Should Know"

"Natalie Decleve, or to the Instagram world @natty_style, is a NYC stylist, a writer, the founder of The Hippie in Heels, and Guest of a Guest's very own Fashion Correspondent.  Recently, Natalie took to New York Fashion Week, where she covered the week's best shows, parties, and events. As our correspondent, Natalie gave us an inside look at her fashion week schedule and all her best fashion week looks. We have loved getting to know her and think you would too!"

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My Treehouse Featured on Refinery 29

"Whitney & Paloma, the free-spirited beauties behind Valentine NYC, are on a two-woman mission to revive romance by showcasing some of the most inspiring couples from NYC to L.A — often in their skivvies. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, the ladies design some killer lingerie, too.

Natalie Decleve, a stylist, fashion correspondent, and Lorde-lover like ourselves, turned her West Village apartment into a stylish, inspiration-filled hang-out. Click through for the pics!"

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How to Make It As a Fashion Blogger via StyleCaster

If you’ve ever considered starting your own fashion blog, you’ve probably considered the following question: How can I make blogging my full-time job, and make money in the process? It’s one thing to have a personal style blog—pretty much everybody and their mom (sometimes literally!) has one, since most platforms are free to start and easy to use—but it’s quite another to take that platform and make it something that nets you actual income.

“Honestly, it’s not easy to make money,” said Natalie Decleve ofNatty Style. ”And it’s not easy to maintain. If you want to make blogging your full-time job, you [really] have to make it your full-time job.”

That may sound a bit redundant, but what Decleve means is less straightforward than it sounds: In order to make your main source of income your fashion blog, you have to invest not just your passion and dedication, but also (most importantly) your time. It’s a cliché, but it’s true: success doesn’t happen overnight....

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Racked Shopping Confidential: My Stationary Secrets!

Recently, I was asked to contribute to Racked's "Shopping Confidential" section to highlight one of my favorite undiscovered shopping destinations in NYC.  I Pay Day Loans chose one of my favorite gift shops, which also specializes in custom letterpress stationary.  Click [HERE] for the full story on Racked!

[Natty News] 2011 SAG Awards Best Dressed

With the Screen Actors Guild Awards being granted to the winners by a jury of their peers; the superlative title of “Best Dressed” seems particularly appropriate.  Last night, the recurring trend on the red carpet was BELTS of all shapes and sizes, which showed up on the whittled waists of Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Diana Agron, Claire Danes and Lea Michele among others.  Bold color also showed strong again, as did one of springs big trends - head to toe white.  



A modern take on Grecian Glamour



The loose curls in her hair continue this soft and feminine look 



Because sometimes it’s as clear as Generic Cialis black and white…



I’m a sucker for nude, and this Versace number is pleated and cinched to perfection, highlighting Hilary’s  flawless figure



A romantic departure from January’s bold Versace look at the Golden Globes, this dress feels rich and luxurious



Simple and elegant, the bold color of this YSL gown stand in perfect contrast with Julianna’s dark hair and minimal accessories



Lee McQueen would have been proud…



While the excess of cleavage is a bit much for my taste, the uber saturated cobalt blue and expert tailoring earn this Cavalli creation a spot on the list.

[Natty News] A Royal Loss

Fashion week is always full of shocking news, though it usually centers around groundbreaking collections or fashion faux-pas.  Yesterday however, the fashion world was rocked by news of a much more grave nature.  Lee McQueen, founder and designer of Alexander McQueen and secondary line, McQ, was found dead in his London home.  At age 40, Lee hanged himself: one week after his mothers death, 2 years after his best friends suicide, one month before his own birthday, days before London Fashion Week, and the night before his McQ gratis online blackjack presentation in New York Fashion Week.  Anna Wintour had this to say:

“He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss.”

Needless to say, the fashion industry now mourns the loss of one of the most talented and innovative designers of our time.  But his unique creations will forever maintain his memory… -Natty