Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Boutique.

Our online boutique is up and running.
We are starting small and a full collection will be up soon.
We are doing personal styling to help ladies stay up to date on the latest trends.

Support small businesses.
If you see something you like, you can order, free shipping over $50!
Who doesn't like a little retail therapy?
I know we do!

Go ahead and QUENCH YA THIRST!

Pre-Fall: Alice + Olivia.

The brand's Pre-Fall offering, designer Stacey Bendet was keen to showcase something else: "Everyone knows about our party dressing, but this was about showing our tailoring." And while high-brow, Helmut Newton-esque androgyny this ain't, the line's flirtation with menswear is an agreeable one. Bendet paid homage to her husband's slacks with a slimmer take on the peg-leg trouser. A blazer and trenchcoat featured a sweeping, feminine peplum and skirt, respectively. A particular standout was a suit in gray pinstriped wool flannel with a peplum top and mannish pants that would have made Katharine Hepburn proud. 

There was an emphasis on transitional dressing, not only of the summer-to-fall variety, but also day to night. Catering to the "New York City girl who's working all day and running around at night," Bendet outfitted A-line dresses with plunging backs, and teamed them with smart little jackets to be doffed after hours. The va-va-voom factor of an otherwise modest sleeveless black sheath skyrocketed thanks to a decidedly PG-13 slit and a close-fitting ponte knit. 

It was an offering largely bereft of A+O's usual jewel tones, but there was plenty of cream, red, and camel (though the latter was an appropriately "off" camel that bordered on mustard). Lest Bendet's fan base thinks things are getting too staid, there were girlish bows galore, in intarsia trompe l'oeil or dappling a black pullover, and even a pair of beaded unicorn d'Orsay flats.

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Nicole Kidman x Jimmy Choo.

We love a good campaign ad!
Nicole Kidman is serving us nothing but legs in this ad.
This is Kidman's newest campaign ad for Jimmy Choo featuring the brand's pre-fall collection.
According to ELLE "Now for pre-fall, Kidman is all rocker chic, embodying the collection's more irreverent vibe. "Nicole embodies the tougher attitude and rebellious glamour that is key to the pre-fall collection’s aesthetic," says Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi. The first image from the ads, set to debut in May, show the Australian actress in a tailored white blazer, sans pants or bra, working Sienna Miller-esque hair and a rather Voldemort-ish nose, with white smoke hovering in the background.
Jimmy Choo also debuted a video, which shows Kidman wearing leather pants and an assortment of very pretty shoes, traipsing around a desert and hitching a ride on a motorcycle, all the while looking impossibly gorgeous, because obviously.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Zoe Saldana x L'Oreal Paris.

L'Oréal Paris is really good at picking the most gorgeous faces for their brand.
Zoe Saldana is the NEW face of the brand!
I love her!
She is stunning and has massive sex appeal.
"Just after Karlie Kloss was caught posing for the cosmetics company—and with other names on their roster like Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, and um, Beyoncé—Zoe Saldana is joining the lineup. She debuted her first image on People, along with this video, which involves her looking at childhood photos and reminiscing."

What do you guys think?

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Fashion Style Off.

Okay fashionistas, we have to celebs in our fashion style off segment!
We have both Cameron Diaz and Emilia Clarke in Victoria Beckham.
Looking at these two ladies, who would you give the thumbs up to?
My vote would have to be for Ms. Diaz honey!
Her dress looks more fitted and flattering on her and the shoes just added the final touch to the dress.
On Emilia Clarke, the dress is not as appealing, and the shoe choice was very poor in my opinion.

Photo by E!

Such A Tease!

Lady Gaga lands the Porter Magazine cover for her birthday.

"Today, the publication’s Instagram account posted a teaser cover of Issue 2, instructing followers to download the #IAmPorter app to discover the mystery cover girl. A second Instagram featuring giant Mickey Mouse ears and the question, “Who’d wear a hat like this? #ARTPOP #ISSUE2,” quickly confirmed the answer: Lady Gaga. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally?), today also happens to be the star’s 28th birthday.
To encourage social media sharing among Gaga’s many devoted fans, readers can upload photos to the #IAmPorter app and superimpose her famous Philip Treacy headpieces onto the image. Warning: It’s almost too much fun. Prepare for total selfie overload."

How cute is that?
Happy birthday GAGA!!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rihanna for CFDA Fashion Icon Award.

Rihanna is up for the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award.
The critics say that Rihanna is undeserving of the award because she is not on the same platform as Iman, SJP, and Nicole.
Rihanna is a pop singer with a flare for fashion and she does not need approval for anyone about her personal style and wardrobe.
If they want to give her that award, I am all for it because I am a fan of her music and fashion sense!

She consistently pushes the envelope with fashion choices that are both thoughtful and progressive.
 A talented and fearless dresser, there's no look Rihanna can't wear with aplomb, making her a coveted muse for any fashion designer. In recent months, she cemented her role as a visionary and astute businesswoman with three River Island collections designed with her main costumier, Adam Selman, several successful collaborations with M.A.C cosmetics, and a high fashion ad campaign with Balmain. 

According to ELLE "When we look back on the legacy of CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners, Rihanna will be lauded for having it all. She boasts the trendsetting magic of a Sarah Jessica Parker, singlehandedly turning the asymmetrical bob into a ubiquitous sensation. She wields the power to make fashion merchandise fly off the shelves like Iman, evidenced by her success at M.A.C and River Island. She can mix any manner of trends and historical references for a street style that's uniquely her own, in the tradition of previous Icon Award winner Kate Moss. And like the 2011 recipient, Lady Gaga, Rihanna keeps us talking with sheer tops worn bra-less at fashion week parties and doobie wrap hairstyles worn onstage at global awards shows. She abhors rules and pays little attention to contemporary trends, thus transcending them all. With her try-anything approach to hair colors and willingness to wear anything once, she embodies the culture's "devil may care" attitude. And therein lies Rihanna's greatest asset: She is a true reflection of the times. Icon, indeed."

Pharrell Williams x Adidas.

Look at Pharrell work!
This dude knows how to make his money and I am not mad at him.
From wearing a Smokey the Bear hat to the Grammys to stepping out in shorts at the Oscars, Pharrell Williams has pulled a lot of "look at me!" stunts this year. Inevitably, he's laughing about it all the way to the bank, using his newfound meme-ability to rack up collaborations with UniqloComme des Garçons, and now, Adidas—a partnership he announced this morning.

Pharrell wouldn't reveal many details about the collection's aesthetic or pricing, but he did release this video:
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Snap Back Thursday.

According to STYLE Calvin Klein the brand has a bigger claim on the nineties than most: The decade was Calvin Klein the man’s heyday. For Fall, Kevin Carrigan keyed into that heritage with collections for women and men that were defined by their heather gray color palettes and their soft, unstructured layers. Most nineties of all was underwear stitched with the company’s logo that peeked not just from the waistbands of jeans, but also tube skirts for the girls and tailored pants for the boys. The briefs conjured visions of Kate Moss and Marky Mark, aka Mark Wahlberg, in their own heydays, when they starred in Calvin Klein commercials. The company recently launched a #MyCalvins marketing campaign on Instagram that seems to be catching on—3,158 photos of hard abs and nearly bare asses and counting. The point being that Carrigan and co. are equally as focused on the now.

In a season in which a return to comfort and an emphasis on sweater dressing are two of fashion’s big messages, Carrigan’s collections had a lot going for them. On the women’s side, an outfit that combined an oversize twinset in soft, ribbed black angora and slouchy boot-cut jeans that pooled over slip-on style sneaks was a personal favorite.

Calvin Klein always intrigued me with their seasonal collections.
I love seeing different kinds of creativeness from various designers!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Allure x Lauren Conrad.

The star opens up about how her reality-TV past has shaped her—and her secret for living peacefully with her fiancé. Go behind the scenes of her third Allure cover shoot, where she was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski in a retro-glam East Hollywood home.

In her Allure interview, Conrad was measured and kind and as emotionally opaque as a First Lady. Which is exactly how she wants it. "Doing reality television for such a long time made a big difference," she says. "People were in my bedroom." Maybe Conrad's enduring appeal isn't a result of letting people into her bedroom; it's that there wasn't a sex tape when we got there. "You have to represent yourself well no matter what you do," she says. Here, Conrad poses in a wool crepe dress by Juan Carlos Obando and suede-and-vinyl pumps by Aquazzura.

Decorating tips from Conrad, here wearing a Kaufmanfranco dress, spill over into relationship tips. "If it was up to me, my home would be just over-the-top girlie and vintage," she says, adding, with a Southern drawl, "but I share my home with a gentleman now," in reference to fiancé William Tell. Conrad, whose parents have been together since they were 17, says the number-one tip she learned from her mother about living with a man is that you need your own room. As for the bedroom? "I wanted it to be very calm." She's trying to break the habit of working in her bed. "Your bed is for sleep and sex," she says.

To prevent Conrad's '60s-inspired look—the cover—from verging on costumey, makeup artist Melanie Inglessis kept Conrad's skin "fresh and dewy." She drew a thick line just below the creases on the star's eyelids with a black kohl liner, then smudged a gray cream shadow into the creases. For a subtle glow, Inglessis blended a golden bronzer on Conrad's cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Then she pressed on a blush-nude lip color. Conrad's look can be re-created with the following: Clinique Kohl Shaper for Eyes in Black Kohl, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Curvaceous Coal, Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Bronze, and Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel.

Hairstylist Serge Normant gave Conrad's hair volume inspired by Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour."There's a chicness about it, even though it's sexy," says Normant. To get the look, he prepped the hair with a volumizing spray, blew it out, and then loosely curled it. For a "hint of retro, but soft, sex appeal," he brushed out and smoothed the curls before teasing the crown and sides. Here, Normant uses a blow-dryer as an impromptu wind machine while Conrad poses in a Paper Crown top and LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's jeans.

Conrad, posing here for Lubomirski in a dress by Juan Carlos Obando, hasn't let her reality-television fame turn her into a punch line; instead, it has turned her into a role model. Today, Conrad oversees five businesses, including her two clothing lines and most recently, the Little Market, a website that sells goods made by artisans in developing countries. Is she a budding Martha Stewart? "I wish!" says Conrad, her eyes going wide.

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How About Some Shade?

Maison Martin Margiela has always been a secretive house. Its labels are nothing more than white stitches; its namesake designer, who left the house in 2009, has been photographed only about twice; and its current creative team is completely anonymous. Now the ever-provocative clothier is joining forces with Berlin-based minimalist eyewear brand Mykita for a special capsule collection, which will be unveiled tomorrow at Mykita’s Soho flagship. “The conversations with Maison Martin Margiela began in June 2012,” recalled Mykita CEO and creative director Moritz Krueger. “For us, a collaboration is like an exothermic reaction, where we are mixing the DNA of two companies as ingredients together in a test glass: The result is a truly new matter.”
Krueger was shy to reveal the details of their collaborative process (no Margiela inner workings coming out here). He would talk about the results: two design groups—the Essential, which Krueger described as “historical eyeglass forms translated into the contemporary context,” and the DUAL, the more deconstructed of the two. “The glasses are not designed for any one person in mind,” explained Krueger of the shades, which, priced at $550, debut exclusively here. “None of the Maison’s or Mykita’s creations have that purpose. The Mykita x Maison Martin Margiela collection boasts a whole range of glasses, from ultralight metallic structures to thicker, cat-eye or round acetate frames.” Available at Mykita and MMM stores beginning April 17, these shades will definitely help you achieve some of that Margiela mystique.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Miranda Kerr for H&M.

Another day, another envy-inducing Miranda Kerr ad campaign. The supermodel’s first H&M print ads debuted, and they’re true to the sun-kissed, breezy vibe of the commercial (below) — complete with sexy rumpled bedhead, lots of bronzed skin and low-key makeup.
She also happens to be wearing a few items we already plan to add to our wardrobe. We’ve got our eye on that flippy pink skirt, that satin-trimmed blazer and that super-flattering pencil-and-tee combo. Oh, and those shoes. And that tan. Are we getting carried away?

Check out her Spring fashion ad campaign video for H&M below:

Let's Play Dress Up.

Nicole Richie plays dress up for Spring for ELLE'S Creative Director Joe Zee.
Richie shares her dress-up tips, sit back and relax as the House of Harlow 1960 designer takes us for a ride!

Layering Lesson

What inspired you to put a House of Harlow sweater under this Alexander Wang jumper?

My daughter actually taught me this trick. She is the girliest girl ever, so the only way I can get her dressed in the winter is to put turtlenecks under her dresses. And I think that’s so chic.

What about the flats?

I wear flat shoes all the time. There’s not anything cute about waddling in some heels that you’re not comfortable in. My one rule is that I always wear flats to weddings.


Because I want to dance! I want to be there all night. And I know people get cray.

Get Knit

How do you feel about this turn as a Céline sweater girl?

It’s cool, and it’s new for me. You kind of introduced me! I’m a huge fan of Céline, but I don’t wear a lot of sweater dresses—but this is really comfortable, and I can wear it to work.

What compels you to try something new?

It’s about listening to your friends and having fun with it.

Print Party

Prints play a huge role in my life. This outfit had every reason to go wrong, but we just kept adding prints and it turned out great. I really like the pants, and I’m a huge fan of the bed jacket.

Would you ever do that jacket over a short dress?

Well, I don’t wear a lot of little short dresses. I like them when you can appreciate the length of the leg—which I don’t have. I’m 5'1".

Night for Night

So where would you wear this over-the-top Balmain?

This is my take-the-kids-to-school look.

I think we should just screw day-to-night dressing and wear night for night.

Yeah, there are very sassy nights when you need this! I’d just really tone it down with the hair and not wear any makeup. You have to find one thing that’s a standout, and then keep everything else clean.

Semi-Casual Friday

This look is by your friend Anthony Vaccarello.
When I first look at his pieces, I’m like, 'There is no way!' They’re always one centimeter away from being naked. But then it works.

What drew you to this outfit?

The very opposite constructions. The whole miniskirt-with-the-tight-top thing is not really me. But I can wear a miniskirt if I wear a big top over it. Then I don’t feel so woo-woo!

Staple Must-Have.

Denim jackets should be a staple item in anyone's closet.
Whether its a denim shirt, or jacket it is a MUST-HAVE!
According to STYLE "The weather is about to shift, so I’ve got light outerwear on the mind. Denim trucker jackets are essential for this time of year because they go well with everything.
 The lighter shade of blue on this Levi’s number makes it perfect over a tropical printed dress, paired with white pants or worn with a high-slit pencil skirt.
 It will definitely be the most-worn $65 piece in your closet from now until fall."

Levi’s authentic trucker jacket, $65, BUY YOURS NOW!

Spring 2014 Couture.

Valentino Collection.