Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rebel Without A Cause

Two days everyone! I hope you have your costumes ready! If you don't, it's okay...I'm still providing fashionable and fun ideas thanks to Polyvore!

This is the rocker look. You can use your own pieces if you have them, plus you can keep them after! They are all really cute!!
1. Laced Ripped Skinny Jeans, $82; 2. Sleeveless Leather Biker, $74; 3. Black Skint Ankle Boot, $328; 4. Vintage Chanel Anchor Bracelet, $1250; 5. Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Ring, $310; 6. Alexander McQueen Studded Metal Bangle, $1,095; 7. Studded Bracelet Set, $7.80; 8. Lee Angel Twisted Chain Necklace, $365; 9. Delfina Delettrez Crowned Skull Earrings, $428; 10. Murua Union Jack Opal T-Shirt, $65

It's Only Getting Worse...

I was reading my favorite fashion blog, Fashionista, and it looks like the lay offs aren't taking any breaks.

According to Fashionista, my building, Conde Nast, is continuing their lay offs. Teen Vogue lost some people on the business side and Details magazine lost their executive editor and fashion director.

At least there weren't any

Let's hope this all turns around real soon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Giddy Up!

It's getting closer! Halloween is in 4 days!! Are you still having trouble with costume ideas? Well here's one that almost anyone can do easily. If you don't have these pieces in your closet already, borrow from a friend, or purchase these items! (They are either from Forever 21 or Wet Seal so they are extremely affordable!)
1. Deep V Plaid Top, $11; 2. Lacquered and Polished Bangle Set, $4.80; 3. Tassel Filigree Pendent Necklace, $6.80; 4. Fray Hem Destroyed Denim Mini Skirt, $10; 5. Cowboy Boots, $45; 6. Scalloped Swing Earrings, $4.80; 7. Feather Trim Cowgirl Hat, $11

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rumors are just that....I hope...

I saw my friend Claudia yesterday who is currently interning at Nylon magazine in the beauty department. I love catching up with her because we are both on the same journey to achieving our dreams in the fashion publication industry.

She told me some disturbing news though. She had heard from her boss at Nylon that Allure may be folding. Now it's no secret that Conde Nast has been going through some hard times. A couple of weeks ago Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride all folded. (Trust me I saw it first hand. Lucky's digital studio is on the same floor Cookie was on and one day I went up there and the sign was torn down. It was very sad.)

I'm really hoping that Allure doesn't fold. It may not be my favorite fashion magazine, but I do like it a lot. Also, as this trend continues, my future job options are diminishing. It's really scary.

Also, Claudia told me that Harper's Bazaar may be the next Hearst Publication to fold. If this is true, I may fall into a deep depression.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Minnie Idea

Who doesn't love Minnie Mouse?? I know I do. My friend, Emily, is being her for Halloween so clearly she is my inspiration.

1. Disney Sequined Minnie Mouse Ears Headband, $17; 2. Bernie Dexter for Babygirl 1950's Red and White Poka Dot Strapless Bustier, $49; 3. Tahitian Pearl Necklace, $243; 4. H&M Skirt, price unknown; 5. White Costume Gloves, $5.99; 6. D&G Patent Leather Peep Toe Shoes, $205; 7. Falke Black Luxury Silk-Blend Opaque Tights, $275

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Cat's Meow

More Halloween ideas! Who doesn't love to be a furry feline?

1. Eugenia Kim Skinny Black Patent Leather Cat Ear Headband, $163; 2. Betseyville Metallic Tiger Clutch, $52; 3. Karen Millen Tiger Belt, $116; 4. DVF Dress, $504; 5. Valentino Leopard Print Goat Hair Bag, $2,695; 6. ASOS Leather Fingerless Leopard Gloves, $28; 7. Nanette Lepore Hot Lovin Leopard Print Pumps, $395; 8. Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Embellished Tiger Ring, $180; 9. Brown Tiger Print Vest Dress, $20

The Rocky Horror

I don't know if I'm the only one...but I am having a seriously hard time figuring out what to do or be for Halloween, and there is only a week left!!

So, I've decided to go onto and create costume ideas using the merchandise they have there.

This one is for all you who celebrate Halloween by going to the multiple showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". That's what I did last year....but I didn't dress up accordingly. Anyway, here it is:

1. Rock, Goth, Metal Choker, $38; 2. Zip Bow Clip, $9.94; 3. Party Dress With Contrast Lines, $70; 4. Fingerless Lace Gloves, $0.30; 5. Lulu Guiness Black Lip Clutch, $373; 6. FULL TILT Fishnet Tights, $3.97; 7. Bordello Shoes Black Concealed Platform Pumps, $68

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Underwhelmed By Whitney Eve Designs

After watching the episode of the City tonight, I decided to check Whitney Port's twitter page, just to see what she had to say. I guess she just started recently advertising her clothing line's website on there. Being new to this, I decided to check it out.

What I found wasn't all that pretty.

This looks very cheap and poorly made, and quite frankly is too short. I don't think this would flatter anyone.
Hunny, this looks like something 14 year olds will be wearing to their High School's homecoming. Again, it looks cheap. I feel like I could find this at Mandee's or something.

And what are with these sweatpants? They are not only random but the way they are being portrayed reminds me of the ads for the Bad Girl's Club apparel where they are all topless.

Now I will give the girl some credit. There were a couple of decent outfits. However, I am concerned about the quality. Although the prices of her clothing range from $60-$400, I feel that clothing may be questionable when it comes to the caliber of taste.

You be the judge. Visit

Nothing personal Whit. I love you to pieces, regardless.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Buckle Up

Huge trend right now: boots with buckles. I loooove them dearly.

1. Lace up studded platform boots, $106 2. Nitoinimoi, $1,200 3. Betsey Johnson Karatta, $235 4. Alexander Wang leather buckled ankle boots, $690 5. Giuseppe Zanotti thigh high buckle boots, $1,463 6. Loring boot- black patent, $280 7. Dolce Vita Crystal, $130

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fashion Mags Turning A New Leaf?

I have been reading my monthlies and have been very impressed with the common topic of every woman being confident about their bodies, no matter what shape or size.

In Marie Claire, I was truly hooked on the article "Big Girl in a Skinny World," which is about a girl named Ashley Falcon who is an aspiring stylist and is not by any means a size zero, and is proud of it. She talks about her struggles with finding chic clothing for her size, but is confident in herself. She spoke about how finding the perfect pair of jeans is the most difficult task (which is true for most women I know). Regardless of being heavier than the stereotypical fashionista, the girl knows how to rock what the good lord gave her.

This next article originated in the September issue of Glamour but resurfaced for this month's. It's about all the praise that Lizzi Miller has received for sitting nude at a photo shoot and refusing to get airbrushed. Women all over the country not only applauded her, but were inspired by her. Miller is a size 12-14 and isn't technically a plus size, but her curves her often airbrushed.

I am so glad that she didn't get airbrushed because she is stunning. Truly beautiful.

Glamour then promised to its readers different body shaped women in the magazine in future issues. Are these fashion mags starting to advocate healthier body image. All I can say is it's about time.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm Ga Ga About This Trend

I will be the first to tell you that I do sometimes get obsessed with trends. When trend came out, I fell in love. However, finding the perfect one wasn't as easy as I thought. I wanted an elaborate one but not one that was too over the top. Also, I couldn't afford the really expensive ones and the ones I could afford weren't up to my satisfaction.

But I finally found the one...
(Sorry about the poor image...the photo was taken with my cell lol).
I'm in love with it. It's perfect. And it was a mere $30. I found it in this little shop called "Sparkle" that was just full of jewelry. Most of the stuff there wasn't my taste but I was so happy when I saw this. Don't you love it? I can't wait to wear it!!

Miu Miu Spring 2010 RTW

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I love the braids. I love the stones on the dresses. I love the shapes.
And the shoes...duh.

Photos courtesy of Click here for the entire collection.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Valentino Spring 2010

Feminine chic for sure.....

...bows, lace, and florals. This collection is like a romantic fantasy.

Click here for the entire collection. Photos courtesy of

Chloe Spring 2010

CHANEL Spring 2010

I literally think the spirit of RZ entered my body because when I saw that the Chanel show was posted today on I literally yelled up "I Die!"

For the entire AMAZING collection, click here.