Friday, January 29, 2010

Anatomy of an Outfit

It's the little things that make an outfit great. Those small details, that when brought together, create something larger than the sum of its parts.

Cardigan: Shae, Ruffle Tank: J. Crew, Striped Tank: American Eagle Outfitters, Jeans: Paige Premium Denim, Shoes: Enzo Angiolini, Earrings: Got them at the Christmas Fashion Show a few years ago.

I was feeling casual and somewhat matchy on Wednesday, but had no idea what to wear, so I stole one of my mom's cardigans and composed this green and grey outfit around it. I think all the subtle details in each item, such as the velvet stripe, mother of pearl buttons, and grosgain ribbon on the sweater and on the shoes, and the sweater's exposed seams, make this look special. I also liked how the green stripes on me AEO tank top showed through the sublte burnout-style fabric of the J.Crew top. About the cardigan, it is so soft and comfy and I love its swing style and the bell sleaves. I had never heard of the brand before but when I looked it up I found many more styles that I really love. Here are a cople of my favorite Shae sweaters:

If you want to check out these and many other styles go to:

And sorry for those rushed posts during the week. I'll go more indepth about the HC collections soon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Couture for Sure II

Here are some of my favorites from Armani Prive Spring 2010 Couture. . .

with a moon motif.

And Givenchy. . .

with a 70s Parisian vibe.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Couture for Sure

This week I'll be showing you my favorite looks from the Paris Spring Couture Shows, 2 houses at a time.

Today we have Christian Dior. . .

with an equestrian theme

and Chanel. . .

a collection done totally in silver and pastels.

More later in the week!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The SAG Awards were Sunday night and the stars stepped out again in their "finest." I must say that so far I have found this year's awards show looks to be a bit dissapointing, but I will once again show you my favorite looks of the night.

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin

Lea Michele in Malandrino

Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen (This isn't really my favorite look, but I applaud her for wearing McQueen)

Marion Cotillard in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Kate Hudson in Emilio Pucci

Christina Applegate in Roberto Cavalli

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

All Photos: except for photo of back of Kate Hudson's Gown: Us Weekly

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Momma Knows Best

So yesterday I was reading a book after waking up at 11:00 am, when my mom suggested that I have a "spa day" so we jumped in the car and headed to Toppers where I got a message and a mud bath. Just kidding.

No, I didn't go to a real spa but I changed into my favorite pair of Victoria's Secret Pink Legging/Sweatpants and plugging in my mom's EpiSauna.

Once the water started bubbling and and steam started to rise, I submerged my face in the steam for 10 mins.

Then my mom mixed up an oatmeal, honey, and lime facial mask for me. Oatmeal has many great benefits for the skin. According to oatmeal is easily absorbed, and "it has the best amino acid balance out of all cereal grains," making it a great moisturizer. Also, the honey in this particular mask is ideal for moisturizing dry skin. After lying down with it on for 20 minutes, I washed it off and applied moisturizer. My skin was soft, and silky.

After that I was feeling hungry, so I made a sandwich. Not gonna lie, making sandwiches is one of my favorite things to do. I don't cook, but I love to find the best ingredients and make super sandwiches. So I toasted an English Muffin (made with whole grains), placed red and green pepper strips on the bottom half, and melted cheddar cheese over them in the toaster oven. Then I placed grilled chicken strips over the cheesy peppers and spread Goldman's Spicy Mustard over the chicken, placed a thick slice of tomato over it, ground some black pepper over the tomato and topped that with the other half of the muffin. So good.

After I ate I felt it was time to treat my hands to some spa time, so moisturized them with Chanel N 5 lotion and painted my nails with O.P.I.'s Lincoln Park at Midnight polish, my favorite nail color. Unfortunately, my nails were ruined when, after I thought the had been dry for 2 hours, I pulled my cell charger out of the outlet, scraping of some polish. But this was only a minor blemish on the clear beautiful complexion of my day off.



Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration: Koi

I just thought I'd give you a little post to tide you over until tomorrow's post about my day off. It is good to be done exams and not have to worry about a thing! Anyway, I was not sure what to write about until I stumbled upon a photo my mom took of the koi pond in the Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This photo reminded me of some of my favorite looks from the Spring Collections but I didn't want to show you only clothing that's old news, so after some searching through the mostly black, white, and grey Pre-Fall collections, I found this Zac Posen gown. His collection was bursting with the colors of Koi: black, orange, and grey, as well as bright red and pink. I must say that I was pretty impressed by the new collections, especially Givenchy. Riccardo Tisci is definitely one of my top 3 favorite designers, but that's a whole other post, so I'll stop rambling and let you enjoy the pictures.

Balenciaga S/S 2010

Calvin Klein S/S 2010

Gucci S/S 2010

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

VIDEO: Chloe Sevigny's Dress Rips On Stage |

VIDEO: Chloe Sevigny's Dress Rips On Stage |

More Golden Globes Fashion News! Chloe Sevigny's Valentino Gown ripped by her escort.

Golden Globes 2010 Top Ten (Finally!)

Finally, almost a week late, my favorites from the Golden Globes! I would have posted these earlier except I've been soo busy studying (haha) for exams. The rain on Sunday did not stop the stars from donning some daring and darling dresses. So here are my top ten + 1. What looks do you like the best?

Best Short:

Ginnifer Goodwin in Vionnet


Kate Winslet in YSL

I Just Liked It:

Rose Byrne in Lanvin

Best Sparkles

Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

Best White

Kate Hudson in Marchesa

Best Dressed Newcomer:

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

Best Vintage:

Penélope Cruz in Armani Privé

Best Pleats:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, in RM by Roland Mouret

Most Romantic:

Emily Blunt in Dolce & Gabbana

Best Ruffles:

Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

+ 1: When I'm Old I Want to Be Her

Helen Mirren in Armani Privé

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