Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Chanel Bow Blouse Babes

Rest assured this girl isn't treading around this outdoor concert in true Chanel, but she is a perfect picture of runway to reality with what looks like vintage purchases. Although her heavy bangs and porcelain skin takes this look to the extreme (almost too extreme), on an average Jane, the bow blouse could be the most exciting update I've seen to tops since the trapeze top!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Bubble Coats

I personally think voluminous tops are really hard to wear without feeling 9 months preggers, but this coat is really cute because it hugs her butt. It looks like the key is to nip it in at a point that you can still look like you have a decent figure underneath. But it's still big enough to be dramatic.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ashley Olsen's Lemony Dress

I'm all about this dress! Lemony freshness! I think the black and white with yellow prevents it from looking too 'bumblebee'. This look inspires me to take all of my minidresses and cut them just a bit higher. With opaque tights you can look nice and not too naughty. Dress is by Castle Starr...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

OBSESSED with plaid right now! Style or Error?

Ok I too fear going over the top on one trend, but I'm loving all the new femmy versions of plaid. This tube top is a super cute way to wear it and I don't think it looks too daisy dukey...or does it? Sometimes trends can be like a song you hate...you say you don't like it, yet when it plays on the radio you sing all of the lyrics...HELP!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Minimal Miss-How to Wear the Mod Look

This girl is so cute with her barely there look. I'm loving white dresses...even in the winter you can wear this dress with black tights and black maryjanes to winterize the look. Bare on top? Not to fret...add a tight turtleneck..black of course. The only accessories you need with this look are a good hair conditioner, pinched cheek blush and porcelain powder...with a look this minimal, your natural beauty has to be rockin since it is the only focal point.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Stars for These Stripes

Although it is not NEARLY warm enough for this dress anywhere in the states, I'm already itching to rock this cute stripe tee dress. Maybe I can push it forward by wearing with my knee high butterscotch color Chloe-esque boots. Make sure you do us all a favor if you wear this trend...don't pair it with red shoes. We are SO over literal sailor...even for you Christina!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Unfit for a Soccer Mom

The model in this photo ALMOST deterred me from buying this dress...but I know better than that! This Isaac Mizrahi for Target is a perfect vintage replica! With a pair of leopard heels and pink lip gloss, I think I can make this look transcend the blonde bob. And at 50 bones, it's the perfect Holiday or New Years party frock. Click here to see more color options from Target

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

That 70's Show

What a refreshingly full skirt, after squeezing ourselves into skin tight jeans for the past 9 months. Annie Hall meets Chrissy Snow with these cool full boot skirts. And I can't get enough with skirts with pockets. Make sure to wear short sleeves or sleeveless on the top (for ultimate 70's a cowlneck). Bare arms will make this skirt sexy instead of dowdy. To buy this skirt at Banana Republic click here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Clash

I've been loving the idea of hits of plaid...coats, bags, etc, but couldn't imagine how to funk it up enough to not look like a prepster or Scottish. So this was a really novel idea to me...clashing plaids. Much cooler looking than the expected 'skull and crossbones' or foil print to lend a punk edge. This has a little polish but still enough irreverance. But beware, keep it in the same color family and preferably bright or you may go dangerously 90's grunge.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Behn-az Done It Again

Lovin this top...it's so Marc Jacobs...oh wait, it's so Behnaz Sarafpour. Either way, love that Target is bringing cool designer looks to their stores every 90 days with their 'Go International' program. Appropriately, that is the amount of time any new designer is hot nowadays. Save room for Marchesa for Target, probably coming soon!
Click here for more Behnaz at Target

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Another Excuse to Buy Shoes

So it looks like the Gap has finally found a way to sell shoes...sells someone elses! Check out www.piperlime.com, a shoe website that is being powered by the Gap. Unlike Zappos, this site narrows down the good stuff...like these awesome Kenzie boots!
Click here for more Piperlime

Monday, October 23, 2006

Long Lost Top

I thought this blouson top was just a one hit wonder...so I didn't buy it when I was in London last and am now regretting it! I saw this on the street in NYC the other day on a pyt, and it was adorable on a person. I figured any shirt that made a mannequin look fat couldn't be good...but I was wrong. If anyone sees something like this around, let me know where I can find!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Go Granny Go

Now I'm not a big fan of the typical granny boot, but these flat boots with the lace up in the back instead of the front is more 'Granny meets Pirates of the Carribean'. And with the fold over, you can make these looks super tall like a bunch of celebs are wearing right now or you can make it just a modest boot (ok almost modest). Tip on the tall boots though...wear black or dark denim unless you have Kate Bosworth thighs.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I Knew It!!!

I so called it...Jeffrey, in my opinion is the only person who offered a point of view that hasn't been 'done' yet. Michael, you are a doll, but your line looked like a Michael Kors meets Kimora Lee Simmons show. Uli, like Heidi said, I would also wear everything you sent down the runway. As a matter of fact, I have already purchased a lot of it under the label Diane Von Furstenberg. And Laura, visit any moderate department store to see many of your designs already done under a variety of labels that cater to the 70+ philanthropist set. Jeffrey, congrats and thanks for hanging in there through the scrutiny!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Bring it on Winter!

With a cool vintage coat like this, I welcome the winter. This is from the new J. Crew collection, which is really just an overpriced verison of what they already do. And although I can see right through that needless markup, being in the fashion biz myself, this coat stopped me in my tracks and turned me around to go into the store. But wait, theres more! Inside the empire waist is a lovely pink and chocolate grosgrain ribbon...for no good reason! Just to be adorable! Love that inner beauty. Check out jcrew.com to get a better look, but hope you are close to a J. Crew store...they are already sold out online!
Click here for more JCrew Collection

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Go to the Head of the Class

I'm loving this school girl goes cool look. She totally made this look youthful with catholic girl priss, but added an edge to it that doesn't look too 'hit me baby one more time'. Digging the sweater dress too. I'm telling you, sweater dresses are here for at least a year, so dig one out of your ma's closet or even invest in an expensive cashmere version. You will want to wear it daily! So cozy and well worth the investment!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Jump Around

Are we too old for Jumpers? I LOVE THEM this fall, but uberconcerned about their age-appropriateness. Anyone want to weigh in on that? Are jumpers ageless? At least this one is more of a pencil skirt, so it's not too kiddy. Intermixonline.com has some great ones, but they are the fuller ones. I'll buy the one that you all vote for!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Move over Mrs. Roper

I'm in LA checking out how they live on the other coast and they have not yet embraced the 80's school girl meets Acapella singer prep look. Instead, they have pulled out Grannies moo-moo dresses for a 70's chic look. Although I love these prints and patterns, they can be rough on a) the wrong skin tone and/or b) in mass, so opt for a mini version especially if you are shorter than 5'9"!

In other LA news, was at Hyde last night and the stars were out! Linds Lohan, Cam and JT, Drew Barrymore and Leelee Sobieski. Drew was sporting a cute 70's printed wrap dress, and Cam and Linds were in all black. The weirdest look was Leelee's high waisted pants that zipped up the back almost all the way to her arms...avant guarde but uncomfortable!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Bloody Shame

I know this is a fashion site, but after admiring my gorgeous full lashes in the mirror a few minutes ago, I thought it was worth it to tell you about a happy accident. To make it brief...Luggage lost in Paris, awful. Had to go shopping for new stuff, not so bad. Bought a new mascara by L'Oreal called Telescopic, FANTASTIC. No lie, I look like I'm wearing falsies, but in a good way. Not too goopy but still full and lush. Are you ready for the awful twist? When I googled it to grab a picture for you all (and stock pile some myself), I found they are only selling it in the UK! Although all good things born in the UK make their way to the US (The Beatles, Pubs, Jude Law), my Telescopic could not come too soon! Please pick some up for me if anyone hops the pond soon...

Friday, October 06, 2006

Baby Booties!

These shoe boots make you one hot babe! I just bought a pair from Rampage at Macys, and I do feel like quite the diva in them. The shorter these boots are, the more 'fashiony' they will be. So if you love the look but want to tip-toe into this trend, buy a taller pair (mid calf) and fold them over in half when you are feeling racy!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Juicy Fruits

Berry Berry quite contrary. Just when I transitioned my wardrobe to all black, Spring makes a comeback with bright sixties colors and graphics. With yummy strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, these new colors make quite a splash. Love it in a micro mini if you can pull it off (on the beach perhaps?) Don't do this in a head to toe long dress...unless, of course, you are already booked in the next taping of VH1 Divas.

You Go Girl?

My feminist side wants to reward this, my but my critical side wishes she wore a different outfit. You do have to give Jean Paul Gaultier props for sending a size 20 model down his runway in Paris yesterday in response to the recent debate about the shrinking size of runway models. Think he is being supportive or sarcastic?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

So long summer...

It seems so sad to say goodbye to those summer shorts as the days get colder. But this clever lass has paired hers with leggings and boots to extend the life! Not only a super smart way to wear winter shorts, but also a cooler look for leggings. Anyone else getting tired of seeing them with miniskirts and flats? Also, chunkier boots will help balance your figure, so you don't get that carrot look when wearing leggings!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


I can't get enough of leopard (of course not all in one outfit!) but I'm nervous about wearing the same pair of basic leopard heels that everyone has (read: Steve Madden has cornered the market on leopard). Answer: Silk flowers. The over the top purple flower is fab, but you can also tone down the size. Perfect for color matching or just adding extra 'pop' with a black dress.

London Calling

The new uniform looks like something dragged out of your catholic school past. Although I'm just lukewarm on plaid skirts, I'm LOVING sweater dressing. Comfy cozy, but doesn't really make me accountable for last night's pizza fest. This look is from River Island in London, but can easily be pieced together from your local H&M or other teen store findings.