No it's not new, but black and red hasn't looked this fresh since the White Stripes ruled it.
I think I love it more now because it feels more black and white with hints of red...most importanly the lips! There were so many raspberry red lips on the runway, that I'm almost ready to throw out the gloss! Matte lips are starting to look good again. And leave the shine to all the great new giant crystal beads and mirrored gemstones like this cool Chloe dress.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Mrs. Ferris Bueller lives just down the street from me and I see her and the fam quite a bit in the West Village. I've seen little James throw fits, SJP talk to neighbors, and Matthew shoveling the walk. So they pretty much seem like an all American family. Save for times that an Escalade rolls up to pick them up in evening attire for Broadway debuts, movie screenings, etc.
So today I was extremely impressed when the unassuming Prius that was complete with driver came to attention as SJP carried out her stroller. Looks like the Brodericks have downgraded their wheels and upgraded their cool factor in my opinion. If you don't know the Prius, it is has both a gas engine and electric motor, great fuel economy and low emissions. Don't care because you take the subway? Well you'll be surprised to learn that us NY'ers produce as much if not more CO2 than the avg American. Go to stopglobalwarming.org to learn more.
Monday, February 26, 2007
While I'm tempted to comment on multiple winning looks at the Oscars, we all know that many are nominated, but there is always one winner. And this year it is by far Reese Witherspoon in a fab Nina Ricci plum layered gown.
And why? Although it is obvious, let's break it down:
1) FIT-This dress is perfectly nipped at her best asset...her waistline. It is refreshing to see a dress that fits in a real vintage way. Plus we are all sick of people making their cleavage a key part of their look.
2) HAIR-She is rocking the long layers that Gwenyth and Nicole had, but her bangs look so fresh and updated.
3) ATTITUDE-We all love a survivor, but she's not sending out the pathetic Teri Hatcher 'look at me know' vibes. She is truely confident, strong and super sexy.
So firm nod to Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Lopez, and Naomi Watts, but Reese gets the gold.
Friday, February 23, 2007
A loyal 'PS' fan recently asked me if he could a) wear white in the winter and b) mix different shades of white. Well OF COURSE you can wear white in the winter...that trend has been around a couple of seasons now. The question is whether you are bold enough to brave the glaring looks of tradtionalist who are dying for Memorial Day to arrive so they can gleam in their best whites. (PS. I don't recommend exercising this trend in the state of Texas).
But can you mix whites? I would have initially said no...actually seems kind of weird to me. But low and behold, several Menswear designers show various shades of cream and white mixed in the same outfit, Valentino and Vuitton to name just a few. Now these aren't rebel design teams, they are well established high end brands, so if they say it's ok...go nuts! Just make sure leave the white patent dress shoes to Cousin Eddy.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Not to be a Prada hater, but every season, Prada sends down the runway these frumpy outfits that may speak to the trend-du-jour, but always fail to bowl you over with femininity. Low and behold, you step into the Prada store and find about 10 of their runway looks and 100 basics items.
So I have to give Gucci props, for showing a very wearable line that looks fresh and new and then sticking to it in season. This 1940's retro glam look is the most amazing show I've seen so far this season. Not only is it chock full of new elements: feather prints, Hepburn trousers, Sequin embellishments, but if feels very modern in it's interpretation. Get out the bobby pins...this look is amazing with fingerwaves and berry lips.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Ok so maybe I'm a week late at the NYC shows, but I've just decided I love these velvet and burnout dots. They are super 80's but look great in moderation. Now that I've converted my wardrobe to all black, it's now about how can I get even more black without being boring...and I think this is it!
It's way cute in this bubble dress. And attitudy boots like this, makes it not quite so sweet.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I have to give a shout out to a Megan Greene of Magpie Rings, for her delish cocktail rings. They look good enought to eat!
I bought a couple of her rings at the last Shecky's 'Girls Night Out' and they have become my signature pieces. Especially since I can either be a) not much into lots of jewelry, and 2) too forgetful to put on jewelry, I just keep a ring stashed in my bag at all times to give some flash to my outfit. Not only do I get tons of compliments on them, but it ups my cool factor because each piece is original art!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Once the snow thaws, I've got my eyelet dresses ready to go. The newness this year is to wear eyelet in graphic patterns. It should have a slight 60's and vintage vibe. Make sure to ditch the Little House on the Prarie eyelet from two years ago. If it's at the knee or below, it's gotta go. Good rule of thumb...or rule of knee.
If you're nervous about wearing white too soon...ease into it with some tall boots. White is NOT for post memorial day only. Wearing true white all year round is tres MOD! And wearing white doesn't have to be basic...add color in your accessories to make it really pop!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Obsession of the moment...big gold hoops. Gwen, Fergie, and now Lily are cementing the comeback of ghettofab and I love it!
If you haven't heard of Lily Allen, run don't walk. Her smooth voice is so cute and sweet, you can hardly believe her lyrics are about breakups (being happy to see the ex cry), getting hit on by nasty men, and her brother smoking pot in his bedroom. It's like Liz Phair with Nora Jones voice. Layer on her cool style (trainers with sundresses) and you have a cult classic. Does anyone know where she got her SNL dress? Love how overdramaticly full it is. It laughs at prom.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Granted there were some beautiful long luxiourious gowns on the red carpet, these are the only three girls that got it right last night. It's not the prom, it's the GRAMMY'S!!! One of the most fun and hip awards shows around. Let's see those gams!!!
What's worse, is when the cameras scanned the crowd, even the common folk thought it is acceptable to wear an updo and a bad bridesmaid dress. How can you get down to Chris Brown with your satin dyed-to-match t-straps?
These gorgesco girls are showing the right amount of show stopping leg. Ever since the return on the sixties mini dress, the leg is the new accessory. And with all this glam happening on the dresses, it is even more appropriate to be short and not look too serious. They are definately going to be the envy of the afterparty set. Who wants to table dance in a hoop skirt?