Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jeffrey Campbell: The Perfect Trendy Fall Footwear

Since launching the brand in 2000, Jeffrey Campbell has established himself as the go-to guy for trendy, afforable and quality shoes. For Fall 2009, Campbell highlighted the best trends and showcased them in an original way. We at Helianthus are swooning over these starburst ankle booties:

Wear with leggings, an oversize tee and a little leather bomber jacket for an edgy, urban look.

These suede, square-toe pumps are such a great alternative to wearing yet another pair of round or pointy-toe pumps! Loving the sturdy, chunky heel and front tie as well. These shoes would look so cute with a high-waisted mini skirt or baggy, of-the-moment boyfriend trousers.

Check out jeffreycampbellshoes.com to learn more about the line or stop by Helianthus NY to see the shoes in person!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fashion Trends This Season

This season has been on point with layering, pairing prints, relaxed tees, boyfriends jeans, and blazers. Another fashion forward trend that have created themselves to be wardrobe staples are rompers, one- shoulder dresses, and classic or cutout leggings with neon colored tops! A retro yet girly feel is a great style that everyone is embracing. Here are some great looks this season has to offer.  Start off right and come
by Helianthus to check out all of our most fabulous Fall outfits!

This Pencey Ruffle Plaid Tunic is super cute with a pair of Siwy jeans!

Classic Myne Ruby Silk Top

   Alternative Tee in Neon Orange

These three looks are 80's inspired rocker chicks! Hot leather jackets, bold prints, and studs make for the perfect edgy outfit!

Jeffrey Campbell Suede pumps!




Michelle Mason: Silk Crepe De Chine One Shoulder Dress

                  Military Inspired! Classic form fitting looks that have taken over this seasons style

Friday, September 18, 2009


  Christina Minasian stylist and creator of the well known brand Pencey, has a ready-to-wear collection this Fall.  Minasian expresses a variety of personalities in her clothing that allows women to feel and wear what they want!  Her unique designs and flirtatious dresses, tops, and skirts make Pencey a one -of- a -kind collection.  Pencey's new arrivals are here at Helianthus! Come stop by and be the first to check it out!

Pencey Two Tier Dress

Open Back Long Sleeve Dress

Looks amazing even from the back!

Smiley Sleeveless Tee

Blue Window Mini Dress

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twinkle by Wenlan Spring 2010

Ok so I know it's not even fall yet, but looking through pics of Twinkle's spring show is already making me excited for the weather to become warm again! Always a Helianthus favorite, this show didn't fail to produce completely wearable, yet still original and interesting dresses, tops and leggings. The designer showed intricate prints in both black and white, along with multi-colored pastel shades. And I was even in love with the classic makeup the models wore -- bold brows and red lips with subdued eyes. So gorg! Suffice it to say, this will be my inspiration come spring 2010. (Sounds soo far away, doesn't it?!) See below for my top pics:
With its nipped in waist, this dress is a glamorous flashback to the '40s.
Because jumpers are just gaining more momentum. They're becoming a wardrobe staple!
Love the structured layers of this red dress.
Such an easy dress to wear! And can totally be worn with tights and/or boots on chilly days.
Love this slouchy, striped sweater. And the leggings? Secretly love those too, but not sure if I'll be able to pull of the print! I can totally see someone daring like Whitney Port wearing them this spring!
I've just completely fallen in love with this dress. From the pastel colors, to the original print and cut, I don't think any other summer dress could top this one!

Myne Fall 2009 Arrivals!

While designer Ashley Ann got her start outfitting extras for "The Last Samuri," the movie definitely did not influence her own collection. Appropriately titled Myne, it takes inspiration from designer Stella McCartney's ultra-cool asthetic and actress Rachel Bilson's fresh, vintage style. Myne boasts fitted silk, printed mini dresses, tops and skirts with original prints. It's cute without being too fussy and is very easy to wear.
It's fitting that Bilson is Ashley Ann's muse, as she seems to be a fan of the line, along with other celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Simpson and Audrina Patridge. See below for our new Myne arrivals, and stop by Helianthus to check them out!
Celebs Love Myne!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Karen Walker Spring '10

Despite the horrible weather this Saturday, Karen Walker's spring 2010 show was still filled with tons of press, editors, and buyers, including me! And as usual, she did a great job of mixing cute dresses with quirky accessories, such as her signature sunglasses and striped socks with loafers. Here are some of my fav peices:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Siwy Jeans: The Latest Denim Obsession

There's no doubt that designer denim has become a major staple in a girl's wardrobe. There's J Brand, Seven For All Mankind, Joe's Jeans, Hudson...and the list continues. But the latest denim line to develop a cult following is Siwy Denim, and Helianthus NY just got a ton of them in stock!

Created in 2005, designer Michelle Siwy was inspired to make denim with vintage flourishes along with artfully destroyed jeans. She didn't overlook any detail in the process -- everything from fit to stitching and finish was considered. The result is an authentic, stylish and edgy denim line, perfect for the downtown city girl.

Siwy has even developed a celeb following! Everyone from Kate Moss and Selma Blair to Ashley Tisdale and Paris Hilton are obsessed! Stop by Helianthus to check out Siwy!

Kate Moss in light grey Siwy Jeans
Ashley Tisdale in Siwy's Hannah Tempest
Paris Hilton in Siwy's Hannah Snowstorm
Megan Fox in Siwy's Hannah Obsidian

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rachel Comey & MDC New York FOR FALL

  Rachel Comey started out in 2001 as menswear only.  The high demand for her timeless pieces helped her create a women's line in 2003.  Rachel Comey's well known fashion foward  collection is often vintage inspired.  This edgy rocker look is perfect for the trendy downtown girl.  Her pieces this Fall are showing sexy yet classic dresses, tops, and unique sweaters.
 Louis Vuitton Fashion Show: Whitney Port in Rachel Comey
Twofer Cardigan: $298
Promotion Dress: $398
MDC New York has put together a chic selection of 100% cashmere shawls great for the Fall.  These must have shawls come in black, light purple, violet, leopard, and plaid.  MDC shawls are the perfect additon to a fabulous outfit!
Black & Purple 100% Cashmere Shawl $138
Violet: $168
Cashmere Silk Plaid Shawl Brown/ Charcoal: $98