Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CovetedList Summer Works


Checkout the blog I created taking fashion journalism courses in Milan, Italy this summer. My work followed the styling students living in the city for a month as well as trends stemming from the center that embodies Italian fashion. CovetedList can take you places in the fashion world!

http://nabasummer.wordpress.com/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adorn Your Head







So often forgotten, but so key in remembering. Next time you dash out the door in a rush consider shielding your face from harsh UV rays by adorning your head with the perfect summer hat. These two are just some ideas at different price points. If you've got the creative spark, consider picking up a basic straw hat or fedora from a craft store or even a large chain like a forever 21 and threading ribbon around the exterior. You could add flowers, pins or yarn and compliment it with your favorite summer dress. Women everywhere have the rare opportunity to snatch up designs from Eugenia Kim, a renowned milliner whose designs normally retail between 200 and 300 dollars, for rock bottom prices at Target. This particular style is $16.99 and the other colorful mixed print hat can be found at Anthropology.

Happy Hat Hunting from CovetedList!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CovetedList embraces the summer!!


Your CovetedList Connoisseurs want you to go out...get tan, travel, get some new fashion inspirations to share with us and utilize CovetedList for your personalized shopping needs and communication with fellow shoppers.

Our Fashion show went FANTASTIC and we want to send a big shout out to all of you who attended and gave us feedback for next year! Keep following us over summer as we will all be traveling or staying in Gainesville to gain new insights for you. Keep an eye out for more Coveted Gators and look forward to the events we have in store for you next year! We're thinking along the lines of a DIY workshop..letting you take home a brand new accessory at the end to add to your wardrobe. Other girls will be drooling! Possibly even a customized fashion show without models, more like a showcase of what store have to offer, but instead of seeing them on models, you can try them on yourself and get tons of girls feedback. It would function just the way CovetedList does online!

Let us know your feedback and suggestions!

Happy summer festivities!

-Your CovetedList Connoisseurs

Monday, March 22, 2010


















In preparation for Tuesday's BIG EVENT your UF connoisseurs have been running about all over Gainesville snatching up great looks for the show! Everything came together for Friday's fitting. It was a whirlwind of outfit changes, accessory matching and shoe trading all in the midst of sharing breakfast. Each model was fit for one or two perfect spring looks, all varying by body type and coloring.

Come out to the CovetedList and Gainesville Fashion Week show this Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Reitz Union Salon Rooms to get a sneak peek into all the treasured stores newest collections. Tailor them to your specific tastes and body types after our show and lesson!

Can't wait to see you all there. Check out the pictures from the fitting.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Personal Style Fashion Show March 23rd!



Are you as excited as we are?

Mark your calendars, highlight your planner, and start planning your outfit to wear to the Personal Style Fashion Show presented by CovetedList and Gainesville Fashion Week as a part of Women's History Month THIS TUESDAY!

The show will take place this coming Tuesday, March 23rd from 7-9pm in the Grand Ballroom Salons A&E. It will place an emphasis on spring trends and how to dress appropriately for your body, so you can look fabulous and know how to flaunt what you've got! :)

Sponsors include Women's Leadership Council, Retail Society, and Network of enlightened Women. Clothing will be provided by BobbyK, Calzatura, Dahlia Boutique, Wolfgang Boutique and Mesh Boutique. Hair thanks by Avant Garde and makeup thanks to Sephora.
Along with special guests:DJ Ernie Quincosa, DJ Thomas Callihan and Photographer Andrew Avila.

Visit us on Tuesday March 23rd from 10am-2pm at the Health and Fitness Fair for food, information, and networking! We'd love to get to meet you and fill you in about the show and CovetedList. Also, try and be in the Plaza of the Americas on Monday March 22nd during the 12:35 class change for something pretty spectacular!

Stay tuned for sneak peaks and make sure to check out the site after the show for the complete looks and where you can find them! Stay stylish and see you soon!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Coveted Gator: Beccah Clark


Your new Coveted Gator has style that stands out in a crowd of monotony in everyday fashion. While Beccah admits that taking fashion risks can lead to utterly "ridiculous outfits," she also believes that you have to take risks if you don't want to mesh with the crowd around you.

Beccah embraces a punkish-feminine style and her favorite part of creating outfits is mixing harsh elements with softer ones to create that element of uniqueness. She looks for inspiration from cutting-edge designers like Alexander McQueen who turn fashion into an art form, yet she loves the classics that every girl adores by Marc Jacobs. Her everyday shopping stops include Zara, Urban Outfitters, and Topshop (online).

The Big Apple is where Beccah chose to spend her spring break away from UF - and she has had plenty of fashion exposure on her trip! "I'm here right now and you can walk down the street and never see the same outfit twice."

While she may not be sporting a bikini in NYC, Beccah describes her ideal spring break outfit as a classic solid bikini paired with a patterned coverup and gold strappy sandals. Tanning may not be in the picture, but shopping is. Beccah expressed her excitement in the new spring trends and is hunting for tiered florals, pastel colors and denim dresses as she searches the city.

Find more inspirtation from fellow fashion lovers and to learn more tips to personalize your style to your body type and tastes visit Covetedlist.com. Register today with our exclusive code: CLCUF. Your virtual stylist. Your store.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coveted Gator: Kara Holloway

Kara Holloway is a first year public relations major here at UF. She is from Winter Park, Florida and a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Kara's style can be described as "preppy chic" and she cannot wait to rock ruffle tops, statement necklaces, and lots of denim this Spring!

Coveted List is an exciting website for Kara, she enjoys putting together complete outfits and being able to find all the pieces easily - and finding your sizes easily!

Kara hopes to worok for a major company like Elle Magazine of People's Revolution one day, and currently has a Fendi Spy bag as her #1 wish list item!

Check out this fashionable Coveted Gator!


Expecting Rain?



Don't let a little rain get you down on Spring Break 2010! Yes, you may have picked out the perfect swimsuit, but who says you can't rock it in a downpour? As long as you accessorize with cheerful rain-boots, your wardrobe will be complete. If sunshine and tanning were what you had in mind at least you can still keep your style in check with unique rain-boots. You can even find them at Target in bright colors and patterns for a steal! Unless that is, you prefer to make an investment for spring breaks to come with the flashy Coach boots.

So while a tan does seem to make clothes just instantly look better on you, if the option doesn't exist for you over break, just rock some rain-boots with edge instead!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alice In Wonderland






Spring's Blockbuster "Alice In Wonderland" is sure to wow audiences and fashionistas everywhere can partake in the fun! Bust out your baby blue big bow headbands and check out OPI's latest Alice collection - nothing is hotter this Spring than a whimsical trip through the looking glass and into your own wardrobe!


Monday, March 1, 2010

CovetedGators: Addison Culler

Addison Culler is a second year PR major at UF. She was born and raised in North Palm Beach, FL. She began modeling at a fairly young age and would like to continue modeling after college. She can been seen walking Gainesville Fashion Week this spring!

She is heavily involved in SGP here on campus, supporting her love of music and entertainment, as well as a part of Ad Society and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Get to know this CovetedGator:

I always love shopping at the boutiques in Little Five Points in Atlanta, GA.

A couple of my favorite designers are Marc by Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci and Burberry Prorsum.

I absolutely love CovetedList. It is a great concept. Now I can have all of my friends join CovetedList and be able to show them what I'd love to buy without having to send links within an e-mail. Without a doubt I will be on the site daily.

My biggest shopping difficulty is deciding if I like something enough to buy it. I try to purchase things I am certain I will wear. Not getting it and waiting a day or two helps.

I online shop daily. But, I don't order much online but I like knowing what is new and it's great not being limited with the number of available stores.

My favorite trend:
I have always been obsessed with menswear. Throwing on a blazer or tie with an outfit will never be a mistake. I also love bright patterns on shorts or dresses.

What I'm looking forward to this season:
Dresses, skirts, shorts, swimwear! I adore spring fashion and cannot wait for Mother Nature to realize it's time for warmer weather.

My go-to piece:
A silk scarf or Juicy Couture knee high socks.

My style is most importantly original, but also confident, flirty, preppy and fun. I wear what I feel most comfortable wearing, based on my personality and obsessions. I never purchase something because it is in but whether or not I like feel comfortable in it. I like to give each outfit a little punch so I don't blend in. Wearing what feels right lets me shine, so I wear the clothes instead of the clothes wearing me.

My aspirations are to work for a fashion brand/company or a PR Firm. This is after I take a few years off to pursue modeling.

My Number one Wish List Item:
Diane von Furstenberg Harem Cover Up Pants in leopard print

Spring Break Attire

Spring Break is almost here Gator Girls! :)

Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us no matter where in the world we go, but I'm sure a lot of us are looking forward to flowy florals and cute bathing suits.

What are you looking forward to wearing most this Spring Break? We want to know! :)

Here are a few of our wish list items which can all be found at Victoria's Secret:
Aviators for those tanning days, great lacey coverups and cute floral sandals for walking around the pool, and swimsuits with fun details and great racerback styles.

Makes me want to pack my bags and head out the door right now!





All products can be found at: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/collection/index.cfm?&rfnbr=6991&cgname=OSSWMSPRMUS&cgnbr=OSSWMSPRMUS&page=all

Monday, February 22, 2010

Are you going to Boot Camp?

With the inspiring military trend being shown up and down numerous runways, are you thinking about how to fit it into your wardrobe?

You don't have to deck out in camo, or throw away your feminine side-it's easy to combine the best of both words, as much or as little as you want to emphasize it!

What to look for: big brass button accents, rich wool fabrics in hunter greens, navy blues, and rich creams, jackets, boots, and structured trousers and dresses. To see how to add delicate accents with military structure, look at the picture on the bottom.

Stay stylish! :)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Battle of the Black and White



Fall collections were out in full force at New York's fashion week at Bryant Park. Designers art and models' signature walks graced the runway of the venue for the last time, as next years fashion week will be moved to the Lincoln Center. Designers bid adieu to Bryant Park with their own spin on the ever-classic black and white trend for fall. Most designers did showcase bold hues like blues and greens as accents as well as designing entire collections in deep "fall" colors. Those who did display head-to-toe black and white looks proved that they can be worn in different ways. Tailor the trend to your own style by browsing through collections by Proenza Schouler and Marchesca. The former uses edgy fabrics and hard lines to create a gothic gone urban look, while the latter creates structure and form in frilly dresses.

Tell us which look you prefer and look into designers utilizing black and white in their own way!

For more trend forecasting and fashion networking, pre-register for CovetedList.com with the exclusive code: CLCUF. Start building your own fashion profile and closet today!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CovetedGators: Alana Martin

Meet Alana Martin, a fourth year Health Education major with an appetite for all things style! The self pro-claimed "girly-girl" describes her style as "eclectic, feminine-chic with a little sexy mixed in here and there..." pulling from all style stratospheres, Alana insists she can rock anything from a cocktail frock to a boyfriend jean effortlessly. As for Alana's wardrobe staples, she's all about accessories, citing over-sized boho hand-bags and statement rings as her go-to items "...they add that something extra."

Her thoughts on CovetedList.com
, " I know a lot of girls who get caught up wearing their “going to class” look on a daily basis...CovetedList provides some inspiration for girls to spice up their wardrobes."

If you spot this bold beauty on campus, be sure to ask her what she covets.
Pre-register for CovetedList.com today by typing in the exclusive code CLCUF so you can create a closet and gain more wardrobe inspiration from girls like Alana.


XOXO,


Your UFCL Connoisseurs!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Fashion

Is it a faux-pas to wear reds or pinks on Valentine's Day? I don't think so! Today gives you an excuse to get festive and wear rich, decadent color. It doesn't have to be boring and it doesn't have to be cliche-with tons of hearts and sparkles. Simple and stylish with a touch of rose, is all that is really needed. Structured or flowy. Wild or Simple. However you want to do it, we are sure you can pull it off. And if you don't want it to be an overload of color, try using accents in your accessories. A cute clutch, hot red high heels, or simple breathtaking jewelry could be your way to celebrate your wardrobe on Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Picture from: http://fashioniche.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/red-pink-dress.jpg

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Up & Coming


Attention all fashionista's: the UFCL team will be hosting events all semester long including a Mini-Fashion Show in honor of Women's History Month in early March. In collaboration with the UF Women's Leadership Council, the show will feature the hottest spring and summer trends for all body types.
Pear shaped
? Then the denim- boyfriend short may be your trend to try! Long torso? Then the vintage-inspired monokini could be right up your alley!

See these fashions and more come to life with the
UF CovetedList team next month!
Wanna know more? Be sure to visit our Facebook.com fan page, keywords "
UF CovetedList."


xoxo,

Your UFCL Connoisseurs!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Haute Headbands

Looking for a quick fix to vamping up any outfit? A headband is the perfect accessory to instantly change the look of your fashionable wardrobe. This weekend shopping, I found these amazing headbands at Nordstrom. They are by Tasha and utilize feathers and jewels, structure and flow, as well as preppy and wild.
I know I've found a new headband love! And maybe you will too, especially because some of them are on sale right now! Go to CovetedList.com now and reigster today so you can add these fabulous accessories to your closet and make outfits to match! Don't forget to use the code, CLCUF when registering. :)

Pictures from: http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6011042/0~2376779~2374605~6011042?mediumthumbnail=Y&P=1&viewAll=0&origin=styleCollectionPager_numbers&pbo=6011042

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Get Your Feet Ready for Spring!

One of the items we are looking forward to wearing the most this Spring, are high heel woven sandals! They are a great twist on a more casual classic.

Perfect to pair with a printed top, jeans, and bangles for a shopping trip out. Or you can flaunt them with a cute floral dress and touches of gold jewelry for a lunch date or a relaxing weekend outing.

So get ready to strut your stuff and show off your fabulous new shoes!

Want to put together an outfit with these now? Check out CovetedList.com to make an outfit and network with other fashionistas on how they would pair these. Use the exclusive code CLCUF to make sure you are at the top of the waiting list! :)

Shoes can be found on: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=53555&mlink=15956,1638208&clink=1638208

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Great things for UFCovetedList


We had our Closet Swap today from 4-6pm and it was wonderful seeing so many fashionistas attend! :) We can't wait to have our next event and get to meet you if you didn't make it today.
UFCovetedList has received some publicity for our event today! You can check us out on the Independent Alligator Blog at http://alligator.org/blogs/fashion/article_b0edf440-0b7c-11df-ac4b-001cc4c03286.html and then we had an independent reporter named Eden Joyner write about us too! :) Her column is below! Thanks UF for supporting CovetedList and your CovetedList Connoisseurs-Elizabeth, Shekinah, Kasi, and Kaitlyn! We'll be announcing our next event soon, so stay in touch! But if you haven't already, go to CovetedList.com and register today with this exclusive code: CLCUF so you are placed on the top of the waiting list when the site launches! :) Stay stylish! :)


Eden Joyner
Independent Reporter
Jan. 28, 2010


CovetedList may not be psychic, but it’s a Web site that knows what its users want to wear.

The personalized shopping Web site is in its start-up phase, and the University of Florida has the opportunity to beat other schools in a registration competition.
CovetedList is a personal styling network and shopping platform that customizes clothing selections based on your body, personal style and budget, according to the network’s marketing manager, Chelsea Barber.

CovetedList teams at UF, the University of Georgia, Florida State University and the University of Tennessee are competing to get the most registrations in one month, she said.
Members use a special code to register for UF with CovetedList. To qualify as a winning school, universities must surpass 1,000 registrations. The final competition is then between the qualified schools.

UF CovetedList is hosting a closet swap on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the launching of the network and raise interest among students. The event will be held at the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 831 W. Panhellenic Dr.

Attendees are urged to trade unused clothing with others. Event proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network, and any unclaimed clothes will be donated to Haiti. Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $4. They are $5 at the door.

CovetedList is supported by a variety of retailers, including BCBG, Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, The Gap, Igigi, Gaiam, Northface, Macy’s, Old Navy, Piperlime, Saks Fifth Avenue, Yoox.com, Fashion Chateau and Couture Candy.

Each retailer offers discounts and promotional codes through CovetedList that match the user’s store preference, and new businesses are joining every day, according to Barber.
The platform supports more than 450 combinations of body types, attributes and styles. Barber said this variability means that no one should ever get the same styling results.

Users sign up for the network by entering their information and UF’s registration code. They are then free to “covet,” create and recommend outfits to other users. A “coveted” item is placed in the member’s online closet. There is no membership fee, according to Barber.
Because the network is in the Alpha phase, a limited number of users can peruse the Web site. These members have the privilege to make suggestions and take satisfaction surveys, Barber said.

Additional members become active once CovetedList is in the Beta phase.
CovetedList Connoisseur Elizabeth Hebeler, 20, is a member of the UF marketing team for the Web site. She believes the downfall of most online shopping is that it isn’t personalized, and customers risk buying clothing that doesn’t fit their body type or personal style.
Hebeler, a public relations major, said CovetedList solves this problem by making outfits, compiling closets and personalizing every step of the process.

Kasi Martin, another UF CovetedList marketing representative, thinks the network has the opportunity to become the main site for online shopping. Though it is geared towards females, she said CovetedList could cater to males as well.

UF CovetedList plans to have more events in the future, including a fashion show and a styling workshop.

To register for the online shopping network, visit http://www.covetedlist.com. UF’s code is CLCUF.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Does your closet look like this?
If your answer's yes, then clean out your closet and bring your chic overflow to UF CovetedList's Closet Swap this Thursday, January 28th at Alpha Delta Pi on Sorority Row.

The Sorority House with the most participants will receive a check in their name towards UF's Dance Marathan.
All unclaimed clothes will be donated to The Red Cross to help those in Haiti.
Tickets are just $4 online and $5 at the door.
For more info check out our FB event page "UF COVETEDLIST CLOSET SWAP" today!

xoxo,

Your UFCL Connoisseurs!

Attention UF Fashionistas: It's Time for a Closet Swap!



We would like to officially invite you to participate in CovetedList’s Closet Swap! CovetedList is a personalized shopping website which bases your experience on your body type, your budget, and your style.

Your UFCovetedList Connoisseurs are holding a Closet Swap this Thursday, January 28th, from 4-6pm at ADPi. Tickets are $5 at the door or they can be bought online for $4 at http://closetswap28.eventbrite.com/. Proceeds will go to benefit Dance Marathon-for each girl from your chapter that comes, we donate a percentage of her ticket sales to Dance Marathon. The sorority house with the most girls that participate will receive an added bonus towards their Dance Marathon donation. All leftover clothing items will be donated to Haiti.

Now that you know what’s happening, what is a Closet Swap? A Closet Swap is where girls will bring items from their closets that they may not wear anymore or wouldn’t mind trading with another fashionista so she will return with an item she would like even better! Every girl will walk away with a great addition to their wardrobe!

You can find more information on facebook at our event page UFCovetedList Closet Swap and if you need any additional information, please contact Elizabeth Hebeler at emhebeler@ufl.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Your CovetedList Connoisseurs

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Spring Trend: Exposed?

The Spring Collections of many
designers launched not too long ago and there are many interesting trends that hit the runway and may or may not hit our closets. What do you think of this trend?
Designers ranging from Christian Dior to Fendi to Marc Jacobs to Dolce&Gabbana all showcase a different spin on the growing trend of exposed brassieres. Will you wear it? And if so, how?
Some of the designers just threw a blazer and left it open, while others, like the picture to the left, threw a sheer fabric on top. Others just used a hint of lingerie in their pieces. How much is too much? Let us know what you think!
Picture: showing Christian Dior left and Dolce&Gabbana right, look to http://www.style.com/trendsshopping/trendreport/011110_Trend_Reports/TheBigReveal/ for the complete slideshow!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes: What We Learned

Hollywood isn't like the runway. There isn't a generic body type for the Red Carpet. When watching the Golden Globes and listening to the Fashion Police after, we can all learn something from the way these celebrities dressed. Various body types were shown the other night and it's easy to find the best and worst dressed lists. Take tips from the comments and from your own perspective by looking at the pictures of these powerful, classy, and beautiful women. One of our favorites was Penelope Cruz. She knows how to show off her figure and turn a black dress into something that resonates with you. Sign up for CovetedList today and use the code CLCUF to find out what works specifically for your body so you never end up on a Worst Dressed List! :)
Picture from: http://www.examiner.com/x-15086-Womens-Image-and-Wardrobe-Examiner~y2010m1d17-2010-Golden-Globes-fashion-report-Black-is-back-Is-it-in-homage-to-Haiti

Monday, January 11, 2010

Chilly Legs? Meet Colored Leggings!

Tired of constantly grabbing jeans over and over while the cold snap is here to stay? Mix it up! Try leggings, and even better try colored leggings! Victoria's Secret along with other major retailers know how to show us how to pair them as well! Go bright and bottom and neutral on top, and then add some flair with your accessories. :) Just because it is winter, doesn't mean you have to be boring and drab-keep your wardrobe and your life exciting! :) (And, they are on sale right now! So shop shop shop!) :)
Picture from: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/collection/?cgname=OSCLOSWTUDR&cgnbr=OSCLOSWTUDR&rfnbr=6535

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Keep Warm in Style!

As we experience the coldest temperatures ever here in Gainesville, make sure you don't sacrifice your style or your warmth! Great jackets come in all kinds of colors and shapes, so there are no excuses! :) Neutral colored jackets, like the one pictured, are great because they'll go with almost anything! Pair with basic jeans or metallic tights and you are set for a great outfit. Black doesn't always have to be boring either; this DKNY jacket has a great ruffle effect. Look for small accents such as this to distinguish yourself. A great jacket that is flattering for any figure includes a belt or tie accentuating your waist, so don't worry about losing your great shape in a 'boxy' jacket either! Keep warm! Stay stylish! :)
And, Bloomingdales is having a great sale on all their coats right now, so you should definitely check it out! (This one is 20% off!)
Picture from: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=438458&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results