Wednesday, March 31, 2010

White Hot

I am in love with this photo spread in the April issue of Harper's Bazaar. Not only do I love Jessica Stam and Heidi Mount ( I mean...who doesn't?)...but the clothing is amazing.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dreaming of Sunny Days

Although it is dark and rainy here in NYC, I am still daydreaming about sunnier days to come. And what better way to prepare for the sun, than to shop online for sunglasses!

I have been buying cheap aviators, watching them break pair after pair from being at the bottom of my purse. So, I have decided to invest in a pair that will come with a case and will be over all better quality. Enter the Ray Ban Aviators.
Now, it's a sad truth that I currently don't have the finances to purchase this pair of sunglasses for $140. But I have been working my butt off at my current job, and I have decided that when pay day comes (aka tomorrow) I will go purchase these lovelies!

I have also wanted a pair of Wayfarers for, well, forever, and have sported quite a few copy cats in my day. However, when I tried on the actual Wayfarers, they didn't work as well for my face. Regardless, my search will not end until I find a pair that look good on me (even if it kills me!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Trends Du Jour: Stripes

Yesterday was the first day of spring, and in honor of that I thought I'd start writing about some of my favorite trends. This one may seem a little bit obvious, but I really can't help it....I'm obsessed with stripes! The only thing I try not to do, is make it look too nautical. I mean a hint of it is fine, but I don't want to end up looking like I'm about to sail the seven seas. Personally, I love pairing a striped outfit with gold accessories.

Ta ta for now!

Theory- Zelphia cashmere-blend sweater, $200 at 2. Denim Stripe Tunic, $44 at 3. Raffia stripe butcher tote, $945 at 4. LIA KES LLC stripe silk front dress, $540 at 5. Striped Gold Button Blouse, $60 at 6. Bold Stripe Cardigan, $25 at 7. Euginia Kim Max 11 straw hat, $300 at 8. Stripe full skirt, $38 at 9. Wide Striped Elastic Belt, $44 at

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Designer Dosage: Rei Kawakubo

Name: Rei Kawakubo

Date of birth: 10-11-1942

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Brand: Comme des Garçons

Claim to Fame: Specializing in anit-fashion, austere, and deconstructed garments.

Quote: "If I do something I think is new, it will be misunderstood, but if people like it, I will be disappointed because I haven't pushed them enough. The more people hate it, maybe the newer it is. Because the fundamental human problem is that people are afraid of change. The place I am always looking for—because in order to keep the business I need to make a little compromise between my values and customers' values—is the place where I make something that could almost—but not quite—be understood by everyone.

Majored in fine arts and literature at Keio University. After graduating, she worked in a textile company. Kawakubo worked with a freelance stylist in 1967. In 1973 she started her own company, Comme des Garçons Co. Ltd in Tokyo and opened up her first boutique there in 1975. Starting out with women's clothes, Kawakubo added a men's line in 1978.

Three years later, she started presenting her fashion lines in Paris each season, opening up a boutique in Paris in 1982. Rei published her own bi-annual magazine, 'Six' (standing for 'sixth sense'), in the early 1990s. In 1996 Rei was guest editor of the high art publication Visionaire.

Kawakubo is a member of the Chambre Syndicale du Pret-a-Porter.Kawakubo created the 2008 autumn "guest designer" collection at H&M, designing men's and women's clothing along with some children's and a unisex perfume.

Favs from Comme des Garçons 2010 Fall Collection:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Designer Dosage: Narciso Rodriguez

Full Name: Narciso Rodriguez III

Birth date: January 27, 1961

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Brand: Narciso Rodriguez

Claim to Fame: Designed the wedding dress of fellow Calvin Klein employee Carolyn Bessette Kennedy for her wedding to JFK Jr and Michelle Obama's dress on election night 2008.

Career: Received his eduaction at Parson's New School for Design. After doing some freelance work in the garment industry, he joined Anne Klein as Women's Design Director under Donna Karen. He later moved to Calvin Klein where he worked on the Women's Collection. In 1997, he launched his own label.

In 2005, he became the first American to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year Award two years in a row. His clients includ Salma Hayek, Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Weisz, and Sonia Braga.

Favs from Fall 2010 line:
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