Friday, July 30, 2010

My Shoe

OMG, it's the "Teagan" shoe from Juicy Couture! I never thought in a million years anything would have my unusual name, let alone something this cute. It's like this heel was made for me. It's the perfect height, has an adorable tassel and cut-out detail and comes in my favorite hue of the moment, dove grey. Now if only I could afford the almost $400 price tag...if only:(

Top Summer Styles

Great street and red-carpet looks from my celeb stylistas. My favorites from the bunch? Emma's casual spin on Louis Vuitton; Drew's retro throw back; Claire's sexy minimalistic look; and Blake's fun and flirty Chanel summer sundress.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Fab Stylist Win

My 50's inspriation winning outfit from!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Couture Coverage: Fall 2010

It was in the details during the Couture fashion shows. Everything from luxurious fabrics, to over-the-top accents, to TDF shoes rocked the catwalk. Here are some looks from my favorite shows:

Bows, feathers and wispy flower details were everywhere in this collection. I adored the drop waist party dresses and the bow kitten heels. It looks like pointy shoe heels are finally making a comeback! Even the gloves the models wore had bow accents:).


While I'm not a huge fan of Chanel's clothes (they're just not my style), I loved the accessories and metallic shine in this show. Signature pieces like pencil skirt suits and jackets of course made the runway, but they were reinvented and made more modern. I liked how the boots came in different styles and matched the outfits. Very high class and glamorous; what else would you expect from Chanel??


OMG I absolutely fell in love with this collection! Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers to begin with, but he topped his games this time with amazing gowns that should be hitting the red carpets to come. All the jeweled details, airiness and great shapes in the dresses would make any woman look and feel beautiful. I can't wait to see which celeb wears one of these pieces first!


I classify this collection as the 70s glamour girl. I loved the wood accessories and hard structured bags (very classic). All the models who weren't already blond wore blond wigs, styled in a glossy side swept way. The colors were very luscious and rich which made the whole collection seem prestigious and expensive (which it of course is!).


In true Jean Paul fashion, his collection featured his infamous cone shapes and over the top style. It had a very old time elegance about the whole thing, featuring sixties makeup, silk turbans, dark moody garments, and parlor room feels. I loved how the show ended with the bride model playing the violin....very much a signature twist:)

This collection was BY FAR my ultimate favorite. Being an avid flower lover, I lusted over all the bright colors, voluminous petal dresses, and whimsical hair and makeup. The whole thing reminded me of the scene in "Alice in Wonderland" where she meets all the talking flowers. For me the models were these visionary flowers, gorgeous and naturally elegant. And I must say, if I had a pair of those strappy vine like heels, I think I might be set for life!

Street Style: NYC

Went to the city this past week to see the new Broadway musical, "Promises, Promises". The show was great but the street styles I saw on the way there and back were much more interesting and eye catching. A complete 180 from the cold weather garbs I noted back in March, the Big Apple was blooming with floral prints, sky high wedges, ripped denim, and neutral accessories. It was hard to stop staring in each which way at all the fabulous outfits walking the streets......everything from punk, to classy, to urban chic. Gotta love the big city life!


New Buys: Baltimore Bargains

So I went to the Inner Harbor today for a nice day trip with my mommom and youngest sister, Kira. Of course shopping was on my mind as soon as we got there, especially after I spotted the awesome Urbanoutfitters and The Gallery Shopping Mall across the street. After sightseeing, riding the water taxi and walking around Fell's Point, we finally ended the hot day by indulging in some good old bargain hunting.
First stop was the UO which had a pretty good sale section that included prices as low as 10 bucks (which is decent considering its UO). I spent an hour searching and deliberating until I decided on two items: a lovely 50's inspired swing skirt by Urban Renewal and a rainbow speckled scarf. This all totaled under $20 dollars! Even the saleslady congratulated me on my great finds. So far so good...
Next we went to The Gallery next door, a four story shopping complex. It must have been sales day or something cause every store had major markdowns. So what started out as a quick window shopping venture quickly turned into a serious deal finding adventure. Knowing that I needed more interesting shoes in my wardrobe I got a pair of brown laceup heels from Aldo (which they are shipping to me since my size wasn't in stock), and an amazing pair of LelaRose navy maryjane wedgeels (wedge/heel) from Payless. I even scored a matching LelaRose handbag for only 11 bucks.
So my day was a great success: I had a good time with the family, prevailed after almost getting lost in Baltimore's confusing streets, and made off with awesome buys totaling only 70 dollars! Can't wait to pair these new items with my growing closet:)
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Spotlight: Tiffany Glass

This past week in Richmond I visited the "Tiffany: Color and Light" exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum. Now I only thought of Tiffany as the famed jewelery store in Manhattan that was known for their adorable teal boxes and beautiful engagement rings. So I went to into the gallery thinking I was going to see necklaces, rings and bracelets.
But instead I found rooms and rooms of gorgeous glass work. Tiffany & Co started out as Tiffany Glass designed and created by the great artist Louis Comfort Tiffany in the early 20th century. Boy was it amazing to see all the delicate glass bowls, illuminated lamps, and floor to ceiling stained glass windows.
Just the elaborate history and beauty of it all inspired me in so many ways. Hence this post. Using such Tiffany signatures as watercolor, sheerness, light, vibrant color, gold details, flower designs and shiny materials, I created a collage of my favorite pieces.