I know what you’re thinking… Shareen, it’s Monday! Unfortunately due to the beautiful NJ weather and the numerous amount of inches we have accumulated over the last month or so, this post is a little late but regardless it’s a Throwback to one of my favorite Style Icons – Brigitte Bardot. She is known as the Queen of Boho Chic. This style has made a big come back especially during Festival season. What I love most about the Boho look is that you can dress it up or down and still look super chic.

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How cute is this dress from boohoo.com?! This dress screams Brigitte Bardot and 60’s/70’s fashion to me. It’s feminine, flowy and floral. I would have loved to pair this dress with a cute pair of sandals but since it’s freezing here – I paired it with over the knee boots, a black bag and a braided thin belt to clinch the waist.

I wanted to show you how versatile a piece like this could be so here are two other ways you can style this type of dress.

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Some other celebrities who rock the Boho Chic look flawlessly would be Nicole Richie, Kate Moss & Mary-Kate Olsen. This style is timeless and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. Click HERE to shop more 70’s fashion with boohoo.com.

Thank you boohoo.com for sponsoring this Style Icon inspired post!

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HOW IT WORKS:

Rocksbox is a membership-based jewelry styling service. Members pay a flat rate of $19/month to get access to a personalized rotating closet of designer jewelry, sent in sets of three at a time.

-Rocksbox Sets are curated for you based on your style profile.

-You can keep and wear your Rocksbox pieces for as long as you like.

-You can return your set anytime, as often as you like, and we’ll send out a new set of three right away.

-You pay the same membership fee regardless of how often you exchange your box.

-When you’re ready for refresh of your box send back all the pieces you don’t wish to purchase.

-If you love a piece, keep it when you return your box and you’ll be billed.

You will receive 3 pieces of designer jewelry in each Rocksbox – show it off! Rocksbox jewelry likes to be worn, so wear your fabulous Rocksbox gems around town as much as you like! Let us know if you like, love, or “could live without” the pieces in your set by marking the packing slip in your box or online on your account page. This will help us select just the right pieces for your next Rocksbox Set.

When you are ready for some new baubles, place the pieces you do not want to buy in your Rocksbox and use the prepaid envelope to return your set. Once we receive your set, we will send your next Rocksbox Set STAT! As a member, you can swap out your pieces as many times as you’d like each month.

Fall in love and you can buy any items from your Rocksbox Set at a members-only, 20%-off-retail discount.

I am testing this box out for 3 months and here is my 1st Rocksbox!

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How cute is this? They included it in the 1st box and it’s yours to keep!

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How fabulous are these 3 pieces?? I especially love the necklace. I will be showing some looks featuring these pieces at a later time.

Interested in trying out Rocksbox? Enter code: pearlsandparisxoxo at checkout for your 1st month FREE!

“They say in life we all swim with sharks. But that’s not enough for Rihanna. On the 40th anniversary of Jaws, she faces off with three eight-foot predators for Bazaar’s March 2015 Issue.”

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Can you imagine being asked to swim with sharks for a photoshoot? I can’t… but that’s just another day in the life of the fabulous & fearless Rihanna. The shoot took place this past December at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. In this tank, 3 sand tiger shark live. They are all over 3 feet. The end result was nothing less than spectacular.

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LAURA BROWN: Swimming with sharks is not only scary, it’s a big metaphor. How did you learn to swim with the sharks of life?

RIHANNA: I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks.

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LB: Being famous for a decade now, you would have had to develop a thick skin. In what ways are you tough, and in what ways are you sensitive?

R: This skin has been developing since my first day at school. It didn’t happen after fame; I couldn’t survive fame if I didn’t already have it. So sometimes the toughest thing in life is to be vulnerable. I’m not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they’re going through. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing, but it’s the truth.

LB: What is a perfect day for you?

R: The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day.

To read the whole interview, click HERE.

PC: Norman Jean Roy

The Screen Actors Guild Award  is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.

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While this isn’t my favorite Award Show, I always make sure to catch the red carpet!

Here are my picks for BEST DRESSED:

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Lupita Nyong’0 in Ellie Saab

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Camila Alves in Donna Karen Atelier

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Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani

Emma Stone

Emma Stone in Dior Haute Couture

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Sarah Hylan in Vera Wang

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Back in October I attended the Simply Stylist event in NYC. At the ‘Brand Experience’ portion of the day, you were able to mix & mingle with the other attendees and that is where I met Meagan Ollari. Meagan was wearing this collar that instantly caught my eye. I knew I had to compliment her on it and that is how I found out that Meagan actually designed and created the collar herself! We spoke for a while and I got to hear all about her line, Ollari, and check out her Lookbook.

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Designer Meagan Ollari

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About the Designer:

Born and raised in New Jersey, Meagan Ollari discovered her passion for design at the age of 7, which she expressed through her love of sewing and illustration. “Meagan always seemed to be the lead singer or dancer and was never one interested in a backup role. At the age of 7, she started sketching clothing designs and asked Santa to bring her a sewing machine. That Christmas, Santa complied and soon Meagan was making clothes for herself and her dolls. She even made her own first business card for her fashion business. At that point, I knew she had a very bright future ahead of her”

-Cynthia, Meagan’s Mother

After high school, Meagan set out to formally study Fashion Design at County College of Morris in New Jersey and later transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

In 2009, she landed an internship at a multi-line women’s contemporary showroom in Manhattan’s Fashion District where she developed industry knowledge and hands-on design experience. Meagan has designed for junior contemporary brands such as Urban Outfitters, Urban Outfitters UK, Anthropologie, Guess, American Rag, Delia*s and Forever 21, among others…

In January 2014, Meagan decided it was time to share her gift and lifelong dream with the world. Meagan birthed Ollari the brand, which bears her namesake. Utilizing luxurious fabrications and novelty beadwork, Ollari targets a more refined contemporary woman.

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Ollari made it’s official debut at New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2014.

Here are some shots from the runway:

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I love Ollari’s SS2015 Womenswear Collection, Dragonfly Oasis. The collection is inspired by an eclectic blend of Twiggy’s 1960’s MOD era & the deep-rooted cultural aesthetic of African tribes. The cutouts, necklines, beading and the mix of colors and patterns really makes this collection stand out. Here’s a look at some of the collection from the official lookbook.

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From the short amount of time that I have gotten to know Meagan, I can tell how dedicated she is to her work. She eats, breathes & sleeps…. Ollari.

Make sure to follow her journey!

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“It is a passionate ambition of mine to develop the new and the untouched, delve into places no brand or designer has gone before, and inspire others along the way.” –Meagan Ollari