Faux Fur

Fur, real or faux, is a classic and current way to add luxury and opulence to your look and wardrobe. Real fur is the ultimate, but today’s faux fur looks and feels so authentic that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all of real furs benefits.  There are so many gorgeous and affordable options!  One of my favorite stores for finding well-priced current pieces is Zara.  Adding a chic and cozy faux fur piece now will get you through the cold weather months ahead in style!!

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Faux Fur Maxi Stole

Zara Maxi Stole

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Vest with Faux Fur Collar

Zara Long Vest with Fur Collar

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Coat with Faux Fur Hood

Zara Coat with Long Fur Hood

Zara Houndstooth Cape

Zara Houndstooth Fur Collared Cape

Zara Waistcoat with Fur Collar

Zara Waistcoat with Faux Fur Collar


Are you ready to add a cozy and chic faux fur piece to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia







Carola Muis – photographer

Yesterday (October 23, 2015), a very complimentary article about me, my personal styling business and my fashion and beauty blog came out in the Life & Style section of “The Rye Record” (Rye, NY).  Some of the fabulous photos that were taken of me this summer to launch my blog were included.  My friend and talented photographer, Carola Muis deserves credit for all of the photos.  She is a fabulous, patient and creative photograher who is a pleasure to work with!

Here are some of her photos published in The Rye Record article, “Cynthia Hudson Takes Her Style Seriously, and Now Virtually”…

Carola Muis

Carola Muis

Photo by carola@carolamuis.com www.cynthiahudsonstyle.com/blog

Photo by carola@carolamuis.com

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Here are a few more (not in article)…

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Thank you Carola for making me look good – as only a talented photographer could do!!

If you are interested in contacting Carola she can be reached at carolamuis.com

Halloween Makeup

Whether cute, scary, bewitching or ugly, effective halloween makeup can make or break the costume.  The creativity and talent of makeup artists when it comes to achieving a Halloween “look” is awesome!!   Be inspired by some fabulous Halloween faces and effects I found…perhaps one will inspire you this Halloween!!  Have a happy and safe one!

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What are you being for Halloween?  I’m still unsure but I think it will have to include some great Halloween makeup!

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

All images:  Pinterest


Ankle Booties

Ankle Booties are useful, versatile and add an instant update to your wardrobe! They can become the workhorse of your wardrobe because they can be worn with shorts, skirts, skinny jeans, flare jeans and they can totally chic up dresses!  They also span the seasons.

The ankle boots selected are diverse in price point and look, but similar in usefulness and adding a cool factor to your outfit!  If you buy one boot this Fall make it an ankle bootie!

Autumn Outdoor Inspiration

Terrain in Westport, CT is one of the great inspirational garden shops in the Westchester, NY/Fairfield, CT area.  They provide a fashionable feast for the eyes with amazing creative and colorful vignettes at every turn. They have outdoor offerings like landscape services, plantings, planters, garden accessories, garden tools, architectural items and outdoor furniture, as well as, indoor items like plants, specialty food items, unique serving pieces, interesting tabletop, scented candles galore, distinctive planters, books, exquisite gift items, etc.  They also have a delightful Garden Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating (seasonal).  The food is delicious and the breads are fresh baked all day long.

My girlfriend and I made our seasonal visit recently for Autumn Outdoor Inspiration.  I was looking specifically for ideas for the two urns on my front steps. After much contemplation I chose Millet as my “statement piece”. It is a grass-like plant with lime colored foliage and brown fluffy puffs. Wikipedia says, “Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.”  (I was informed at Terrain that Millet will seed toward the end of Autumn and I should harvest those seed, store them in my garage and plant in the Spring – I may give it a go!)  Assorted small and miniature pumpkins and ghourds serve as my arrangements “accessories”.  Here is the result…




The photos that follow are the Autumn Outdoor Inspiration we enjoyed.  Amazing how many ornamental squash varieties exist, size and colors of pumpkins (I only knew orange pumpkins growing up).  I am always in awe of the originality and creativity of the displays and arrangements!  Hope you are inspired in some way too…







The Millet I chose (below)







More Millet (below)






Thought this plant was beautiful!  Celosia Intez (below) with pansies.




Indoor decorative pumpkins.


Have you found your Autumn Outdoor Inspiration?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

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Modern Mix

I was very fortunate to be a guest at the exquisite book signing event for the new inspirational, beautiful and useful design book Modern Mix by Eddie Ross with Jaithan Kochar.  The event was organized and hosted by Elizabeth of the Entertaining and Lifestyle Blog, Pretty Pink Tulips at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY.  J.McLaughlin contributed to the stunning decor by providing the colorful reusable bags, gift certificates packaged beautifully and a local Rye home design store, Nest Inspired Home provided a generous raffle prize.  Outdoors Contained, a local Rye business, provided unique centerpiece arrangements and talented Rye photographer Stefan Radtke chronicled the event.

It was a fabulous “Modern Mix” of fashion as well!  I was pleased and proud to see the attendees in chic, classic and current ensembles with plenty of on trend touches like lace, fur, tassels, fringe, suede and so on.  Enjoy the fashion show that follows…


Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips with Jaithan (l) and Eddie (r).                            Photo by:  Stefan Radtke


Elizabeth setting up event looking chic and beautiful in classic black and white with a fabulous tassle necklace.                                                                                               Photo by: Stefan Radtke


Elegant, chic and on trend in a MSGM dress with lace and leather detail.      Photo by: Stefan Radtke


Rocking the 70s trend in a great suede fringe skirt.                                                  Photo by: Stefan Radtke


Updating a classic boucle dress with a trendy fur accessory.                        Photo by: Stefan Radtke


Fur accessory with a classic winter white dress and a beautiful jewel tone dress with embellished fabric.


Missoni skirt with a classic knee-high boot and exotic animal print with chic bootie.


Celine Micro Luggage handbag and Hermes enamel printed bracelet.       Photo by: Stefan Radtke



Table decor was colorful and thoughtful!


Modern Mix for each attendee.                                                    Photo by: Stefan Radtke



Table centerpieces were each unique and containers were sourced at a local vintage gift shop.

The lunch event was the perfect “Modern Mix” of style, inspiration, elegance, creativity, fashion, fun and friends!!

Thank you Elizabeth and thanks for stopping by…Cynthia



Fall Jacket

Want to look pulled together without trying??  Throw on a fabulous fall jacket!  Everything from a lightweight down to a chic leather bomber to a faux-fur jacket – different style/different material equals a completely different look.

A variety of styles and price points follow.  Think about adding a new fall jacket this season…

Burberry Diamond Quilt Detail Leather Bomber Jacket

Burberry Diamond Quilt Detail Leather Biker Jacket


Anthropologie Pilcro Faux-Fur Denim Jacket

Anthroplogie Faux-Fur Denim Jacket


Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Camouflage Printed Jacket

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Printed Jacket


Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Color Block Jacket

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket


Elizabeth and James Bianca Long-Sleeve Fur Jacket

BG Elizabeth and James Bianca Long-Sleever Fur Jacket


Diane Von Furstenberg Plush Bomber Jacket

BG -DVF Plush Bomber Jacket


Anthrolpologie Chambray Anorak

Anthropolgie Chambray Anorak

Anthropologie Northernmost Jacket

Anthroplogie Northernmost Jacket

Anthropologie Speckled Swing Jacket

Anthrolpogie Speckled Swing Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch Patterned Faux Fur Jacket

A&F Patterned Faux Fur Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Fur Jacket

A&F Faux Fur Jacket

Which fall jacket suits your taste?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Fall Accessories at Henri Bendel

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Nolita Pearl Ear Jackets

Nolita Pearl Ear JacketsFall Accessories – scarfs, hats, shawls, gloves, chunky jewelry and so on!!  Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City is Mecca for the accessory lover!  I love the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?”  Therapy for me can simply be a visit to Henri Bendel for a few hours to look around – I get lost in the sea of beautiful choices.

All of the selections here are from Henri Bendel…Fur trim is a big trend for Fall and since it’s a classic, it is a great investment. Cashmere wraps are so luxurious and versatile – the one below has something special with the simple detail and embellishment – goes from sidelines to swanky.  The Hudson cuff and stack rings (named after me of course) are updated and chic and a skinny scarf is this seasons ideal way to easily ramp up an outfit –  looks great casual or dressy.

If interested in more info on pieces click on description above the photo.

Faux Fur Long Leather GlovesFaux Fur Long Leather Gloves

Faux Fur Wrap Scarf
Faux Fur Wrap ScarfHenri Bendel Cashmere Shawl


Henri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

Hudson Cutout Cuff


Hudson Cutout CuffHudson Stack Rings

Hudson Stack RingsMonogram Skinny Scarf

Monogram Skinny ScarfPom-Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat


Pom Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

What kind of fall accessories will you add to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia


Pre Owned Luxury Handbags

Trendlee.com brings preowned luxury handbags in excellent condition to you at a discount with authenticity guaranteed and free returns!!  It offers an outstanding collection of luxury brands like: Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Fendi, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tod’s and Zac Posen to name a few.

The pictured bags that follow are available as of today (9/30/15).    If at any point you decide to make a purchase save yourself an additional 5% by using code CYNTHIAHUDSON at checkout.  If interested in checking out the website click here.

They have a partner website Rebagg.com which is a convenient and easy to use site to sell your luxury handbag that is in great condition but you no longer want or use.  They offer quick quotes, upfront guaranteed payment, no consignment and free pickup/delivery.  For optimized pricing use referral code “cynthiahudson”.

Trendlee - Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee - Celine-Phantom-Smooth-Leather-Medium_medium

Celine Phantom Smooth Leather medium

Trendlee -Balenciaga-Day-Hobo-Giant-Studs-Leather_medium

Balenciaga Leather Day Hobo Giant Studs medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Bijoux-Chain-Mademoiselle-Lock-Tote-Patent_medium

Chanel Bijoux Chain Mademoiselle Patent Lock Tote

Trendlee -Chanel-Cambon-Pochette-Quilted-Leather_medium

Chanel Cambon Pochette Quilted Leather medium

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Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Caviar medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Mademoiselle-Top-Flap-Quilted-Caviar-Jumbo_medium

Chanel Mademoiselle Top Flap Quilted Caviar Jumbo

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Gucci Jackie O Ostrich Medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Birkin-Chocolate-and-Rose-Shocking-with-Palladium-Hardwar-35_medium

Hermes Birkin Chocolate and Rose Shocking with Palladium Hardware medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Evelyne-Crossbody-Generation-III-Clemence-PM_medium

Hermes Evelyne Crossbody Generation III Clemence PM medium

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Jimmy Choo Marla Leather Bag medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Monogram-Vernis-MM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis MM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-L-Hobo-Mahina-Leather_medium

Louis Vuitton L Hobo Mahina Leather medium

Trendlee -Ralph-Lauren-Hobo-Pony-Hair_medium

Ralph Lauren Hobo Pony Hair medium


Hope you enjoy this fun way of finding gently used, preowned luxury handbags at a more affordable price and perhaps sell one to make room for new!!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

Berry Lips – Fall Trend

Berry Lips are trending for Fall and they make lips look luscious!!  Working beautifully with the deep oxbloods and burgundy colors of the season, as well as, olive tones, camels, winter white, black, metallics, grey and navy!  And, berry tones compliment all eye colors!  For a dramatic look try a gold shadow with deep green eye liner with a berry lip or for a more natural but chic look try a very neutral eye with long dark lashes and a deep berry lip or an elegant look using navy shadow and black eye liner with berry lips – all gorgeous!!  Spend some time trying on different colors and types to find the perfect berry lip shade for you.  Go for it  – add berry lips to your Fall wardrobe!

These are a few of my personal favorites. The first three lipsticks in photos that follow are in my collection.  Click on the description above photo for links to all.



Berry Lipsticks

Sephora Luster Long-Wear Lip Color: Mulberry Luster

Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color:Mulberry Luster

Clinique Different Lipstick – A Different Grape

Clinique Different Lipstick - Different Grape

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color – Raisin Berry

Bobbi Brown Creamy LipColor:Raisin Berry

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick: Elderberry Deep Purple

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick - Elderberry Deep Purple


NARS Audacious Lipstick: Vera-Bright Raspberry

Nars Audacious Lipstick Bright Raspberry


Do you have a favorite berry lip color?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia