Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Emmys Best Dressed

January Jones in Versace, Eva Longoria in Robert Rodriguez, Claire Danes in Armani Prive, Emily Blunt in Chistian Dior, Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta, Jenna Fischer in Valentino, Heidi Klum in Marchesa, Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen, Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fashion's Night Out PSA

I saw this on Fashionista.com and had to share it!

Visit fashionsnightout.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Designer Dosage: Nicole Farhi

Name: Nicole Farhi

Date of Birth: July 25, 1946

Hometown: Nice, France

Brand: Nicole Farhi

Claim to Fame: French fashion at it's finest.

Career: Nicole began her career in Paris as a freelance designer. In the early 1970's she moved to London to begin her long and close association with Stephen Marks. In 1982, Marks launched the "Nicole Farhi label", giving Nicole the opportunity to design a collection which more closely reflected the clothes she herself wanted to wear.

Five years into the life of the new company, Nicole launched a collection of sporty, easy pieces, a diffusion line under the name "Farhi," recently re-launched as "Farhi by Nicole Farhi." Since then, the Nicole Farhi" brand has grown to include shoes, small leather goods, perfume and jewellery.

In September 1994 Farhi opened her flagship store on London's New Bond Street, which also housed the first restaurant, "Nicole's". Nicole's is contemporary and minimal in design, boasting a modern European menu downstairs with an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients.

"Nicole Farhi Home" recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Nicole Farhi became one of Britain's first fashion designers to create a Home range that grew from her love of sculpting. Nicole sculpted unstructured handmade glassware and ceramics embodying her signature style of understated elegance. Each piece is beautifully designed but with its own character. The Clifford Street, London W1, store is dedicated to her homewear and other specifically selected labels along with collectable antiques which Nicole personally buys on her extensive travels.

Favs from Nicole Farhi Fall 2010 RTW:

Rachel Zoe "Dies" For Fashion

Harper's Bazaar has to be one of my top favorite fashion magazines (besides their insistent obsession with "fabulous at every age"). So, I was pleased to see my favorite celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, in a spread in the September issue.

The article was called "I Die" and depicted the question, what if Rachel actually died from fashion?

In this five page spread, Rachel is paired with designers Brian Atwood, Mac Jacobs, Vera Wang, Francisco Costa, and Michael Kors, who are all in the process of killing. Whether it's death by shoe stabbing or electrocution by hair dryer, the girl looks chic.

I just hope we get to see some behind the scenes footage on the RZP. Until then, here's a video I found with Rachel talking about the shoot. Enjoy! xx

Fall Trend I Love: Wedge Boots

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mulberry's Making A Target Line!!

Um, apparently I have been living under a rock because I just found out that Mulberry is making a line for Target via Gilt Groupe, and let's just say I'm REALLY excited. They're bags are always gorgeous, and obviously I'm in no position to buy one, so this is my chance!

The line will consist of 8 pieces and will be in stores and online from October 10 through December 24. All of the pieces will be under $50.

Here are a few of the bags!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Levi's Curve ID

It's no mystery that when it comes to denim, I have a soft spot for Levi's. Not only did they give my first fashion internship, they also are, to me, the definition of the perfect jean.

Now they made shopping for jeans even easier. Tonight is the launch party of their new jean called "Curve ID." The idea behind this new line is that "every woman should be able to go into stores and find jeans that fit them instead of having to fit into the jeans." Basically, these jeans are meant to celebrate a woman's natural curves instead of hindering them. According to their press kit,
"We traveled the globe, talking to and measuring thousands of women, to better understand their sizes, shapes, and proportions. Our research confirmed what we’ve known all along: one size does not fit all. That’s why we developed Levi’s® Curve ID — a unique, customized fit system focusing on a woman’s shape and proportions, not her size."

The new jeans come in three custom fits: Slight, Demi, and Bold Curve. These new bootie friendly jeans are now available in stores and at Levis.com.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Complaint About Cosmo's Cover...

Sorry to keep raining down on Cosmo lately, but I can't help but express my critique.

When I first saw this cover on the news stands, I swear I felt like I was in a time warp. The blue background paired with the orange font took me back to issues from the 90's.

Don't get me wrong, Jessica Alba looks adorable, although her outfit isn't the most modern look out there. I know that Cosmo likes to change up the color combo on their covers, as does most magazines, but this just struck me as dated. I don't know...maybe I'm just over Cosmo and it's insistent sex advice (I would like more fashion please!) in general.

With my constant 2 cents (at this point its about $20) about Cosmo, my boyfriend asked me why I even still buy them monthly. My response: I'm addicted to magazines, whether their my favorites or just classics (which you must admit, Cosmo is, at least for my generation). Besides, if I want to work for a magazine some day, I need to take in what I do and do not like in a publication. So thanks for the help, I guess, Cosmo! You are giving me plenty of ideas of what I don't like!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Give Them The Chic Shoulder

So, fall fashion is hitting the stores and I couldn't be more excited.

And what's something I am obsessing about this season? SHOULDERS. I want them high and pointed! And a easy way to get the every day girl next door to transition into this high fashion look is by purchasing shirts or jackets with ruffled shoulders that still give the same effect as the high shoulder. It's an instant way to update your wardrobe.