Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spring 2011 Fashion Trend #1: Shocks of Orange

ADAM spring 2011



BCBG Max Azria spring 2011



Charlotte Ronson spring 2011


Cynthia Rowley spring 2011 (My personal favorite!)


Juan Carlos Obando spring 2011


Lacoste spring 2011


Peter Som spring 2011


Philosophy spring 2011


Prabal Gurung spring 2011


United Bamboo spring 2011


Z Spoke by Zac Posen spring 2011

Color-blocked, head to toe, in small accents, or in loose, breezy garments, bright orange was all over the New York runways. Never before has orange looked so fresh!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Winner of the Shopbop Giveaway!


Congrats to Julie from NY! She is the lucky winner of the $100 Shopbop Card Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated and most of all to Shopbop for hosting this! Be sure to check out their website for must-have fall items.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

FINAL DAY TO SIGN UP for the $100 SHOPBOP CARD GIVEAWAY

Today is the last day to sign up for the $100 Shopbop Card Giveaway! Click HERE to sign up.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Inspired By Tron Legacy


Is anyone else psyched for Tron Legacy, Disney's sci-fi sequel to the original 1982 Tron movie? Opening in theaters nationwide in December, the sequel stars Jeff Bridges, who reprises the role of hacker Kevin Flynn. While it's unclear if designers were specifically inspired by this Eighties cult favorite, electric blue and meteoric swirls appeared all over the runways.
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Lela Rose Fall 2010


Cynthia Rowley Fall 2010


Christopher Kane Resort 2011



Devi Kroell Gladiator Wedge


Helmut Lang Resort 2011

Don't forget to sign up for the $100 Shopbop Card Giveaway!! Contest ends Saturday, August 14th!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

$100 Shopbop Card Giveaway!




I'm pleased to offer my readers (both domestic and international) a $100 Shopbop card giveway! To apply, all you have to do is

1) Become a member or follow me on Bloglovin' (indicate how you follow me in your post);
2) Include your name and town or country;
3) Tell me which fall trend you're most excited about wearing. The contest will run until Saturday, August 14th.

Be sure to check out Shopbop's website for all of your fall shopping, including a pair of black jeans, white jeans, or something from Prps Denim. Thank you Shopbop for this amazing giveway!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Invitation to Join Gilt Groupe



If you haven't yet joined Gilt Groupe, you should. It's a shopper's paradise. And it doesn't only facilitate daily flash sample sales for women's fashions (the sales change every day)--it also includes a plethora of sales for men, children, home goods, and even lifestyle or city-specific discounts (restaurants, vacations, discount dry cleaning, etc.). A sample of today's women's offerings includes Haider Ackerman, Ann Demeulemeester, Nanette Lepore, and fine estate jewelry (think Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels).
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Join by using this link: www.gilt.com/invite/cl221

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Rise of Falling Hemlines

Photo from Jak & Jil

Louis Vuitton fall 2010 Runway


Rachel Comey dress, available at Saks


Marion Cotillard at the Premiere of Inception


Marc Jacobs fall 2010 Runway

After what seems to be an interminable obsession with miniskirts, the fashion pendulum has swung again to embrace the longer hemline of 1950s aesthetics. Fashion editorials recreating the idyllic tongue-in-cheek idealism of Leave It To Beaver abound, announcing yet another reason for women to shop. But while this new conservatism is a refreshing directional change (I am the first to admit that I was tiring of the hard-edged rocker chick look), I am reminded of something that George Taylor, a Wharton School of Business economist, noticed in the 1920s: when hemlines rise, so does the economy.

The converse, according to Taylor, also applies, which, if we were to follow his "Hemline Theory," indicates that the fashion gods have predicted an upcoming economic slump. While fall collections tend to be darker, more subdued than spring collections on average, it's hard to deny the newfound classic quietness that dominated the shows. Whether this change is a result of sobering fiscal harbingers or fickle fashion fatigue, it's unclear how many women will embrace this slightly awkward hem length and how and when fears about the economy will fall away.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Uniforms

Photo Credit: The Sartorialist

While I relish the ease and freedom of summer, I dislike dressing for the hot stickiness of summer. Most of my clothes tend to be ornate, heavy, and formal--perfect for the cold wintry months but the very antithesis of easy summertime dressing. With only three pairs of shorts in my closet (I need to buy more shorts!), I find myself limited to a couple of summer uniforms: a) a thin dress and sandals and b) a shirt (preferably collarless, like the one above), shorts, belt, and gladiator flats.

What about you? What is your summer uniform?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Handbags: The Beige Rage

Beige, camel, honey--Fall is all about the latest "it" color.


Marc by Marc Jacobs: Classic Q "Hillier" Tote: I've seen this bag all over town, but this particular shade has charmed me like no other.


Gucci Suede 1973 Medium Shoulder Bag: Gucci, like other designers recently, has come out with a line of vintage-inspired bags that manage to look fresh, not staid.


Balenciaga "Day" Bag in Seigle: If I hadn't just bought a Balenciaga, I would be seriously tempted to purchase this beauty.


Which one strikes your fancy?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Finger-Licking Good: Finger Rings

Gaia Repossi for Alexander Wang (available Fall 2010), Images Taken from www.sweatybettypr.com/blog



BCBG Pave Joint Ring, Images Taken from www.bcbg.com

Every time I wear my BCBG finger ring, I always receive numerous compliments for its unusual design. While the Gaia Repossi version is also a beautiful version, I personally prefer the BCBG version--the pave sparkles against the gold finish. It also has a hidden hinge in the middle, which makes it extremely comfortable--even when typing. Best of all, it won't break the bank.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Current Obsession: Rose Gold Hardware

Bag: Balenciaga Arena City with Rose Gold Hardware

I was initially contemplating the regular gold hardware, but then I laid eyes on this beauty--distinctive yet not as blingy as the gold. I managed to snag the last one in the store!

Close-up of the zipper and studs

Sandals: (very old) Guiseppe Zanotti gladiators

Why aren't more accessories made with rose gold details?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Moiselle: A Serendipitous Hong Kong Find

When I went to Hong Kong for spring break this year, I chanced upon Moiselle, a Hong Kong-based Asian brand that's ubiquitous in all of its many malls (seriously, Hong Kongers put Americans to shame when it comes to shopping--I've never seen so many Chanels, Pradas, and Guccis!). While the brand's price point could be categorized as "contemporary," its quality is much more luxe--think rich tweed jackets, supple silk blouses, impeccably tailored coats, and dramatic evening gowns. I certainly wanted to buy everything in the store, but I limited myself to two blouses: one blue and black silk top with multiple cut-away layers, and the other a simple (at least on the front) black tank with an intricate design of shredded, patterned strips along the back (I've never seen anything like it before). I'm envious of Asian women who have daily access to this brand--I'm surprised it hasn't arrived on Western shores. See the website for more covetable styles.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blogger Meet Up/Closet Swap

From Left to Right: Kelly (and her adorable chihuahua Bunny) from The Glamourai, Mimi from Brook & Lyn, Joelle from The Owls Are Not What They Seem, and Daphne from Jolie Laide.

Last night I met up with four exceptional bloggers (aren't they fabulous?!) who are all participating in a closet swap organized by Mimi from Brook & Lyn. We're all submitting three items to swap, and doing it all online. Click here to read more. We had a wonderful time chatting over coffee and cookies at The City Bakery. Stay tuned for more details about the swap!

P.S. I saw Brook Shields and Lindsay Price yesterday when I was shopping at the Decades Two Sample Sale...turns out that celebrities shop at sample sales too! I scored a Chanel charm necklace, which I'm crazy about. A girl can't have enough Chanel.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mane Attraction

YSL Fall 2010

Miu Miu Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Kind Of Style

YSL Spring 2010

This is exactly the sort of thing I'd like to wear come spring with a belt, skinny jeans, and heels.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

But It Looked So Good In The Photo...

I immediately fell in love with these chocolate leather shorts from Zara, but regrettably refrained from purchasing it for the following reasons:

1. Poor Sizing: It comes in only two sizes: small and medium, and the small fits like a large or an extra large.

2. No Belt: It doesn't come with the belt in the photo, nor could it be found in the belt section.

3. Fit: After thinking that maybe it only needs a belt to give that "paper bag" effect, I realized it looked terrible no matter how I styled/wore it. I could be wearing a potato sack (and yes, I did see the Project Runway episode about potato sacks) and look less ridiculous.

Alas...if anyone knows of a better fitting alternative, I'm all ears.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Leopard Hunting High and Low

Forever 21 Leopard Sweater; Christian Louboutin Leopard Wedges (on top of red dust bag)


Ever since I saw this stunning pair of Christian Louboutin booties on Street Style London, I was smitten. The booties, however, are unwalkable (they pinch in the front like so many Louboutins). Thankfully I found this highly versatile and comfortable wedge version that I can wear all year long.
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While I usually don't shop too often at Forever 21 (clearly, I am no longer 21), I did pop my head in recently and was surprised to find this adorable cardigan at a ridiculously low price. Although I initially thought that I was buying leopard at the tail-end (no pun intended) of the craze, Alber Elbaz's pre-fall Lanvin collection confirmed that leopard's not going away anytime soon--which is fabulous since I've just fallen in love with it.