Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

Top 10 of 2010

As you all know, 2010 was a huge year for me.  Living in New York City, volunteering at and watching my first 4 NYFW shows, and running my 1st half marathon were amazing experiences. Hopefully 2011 holds many more exciting opportunities.  Since it is the last day of the year, I give you (drum roll please) the obligatory end of the year fashion break-down: The Top 10 Trends of '10 (in no particular order).  
  • Combat Boots
  • Military Jacket
  • Jeggings
  • Lace T-shirt
  • Denim-on-Denim
  • Cross body bags/pouches 
  • Fake glasses
  • Rompers/jumpsuits
  • Oversized vintage(looking) sweaters
  • Leather Shorts
And don't forget the biggest fad of the year: SILLY BANDZ!
What was your favorite trend of the year and what styles did you just abhor?? I'd really like to know your opinions so feel free to leave a comment or two.  I'd really appreciate it!  Hope you had a great year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Taste of Italy

1. The Met Life Tower at Night, 2. Dessert Case at Eataly, 3. Loaves of Bread at Eataly,
4. & 5. Cappuccino at Eataly    
 On a quiet pre-New Year's Eve night, I find my self sitting inside and finishing up a post I began to write this morning.  I find this to be a perfect time to stress the importance of eating well in the new year (everything in moderation of course).  If you are in the mood for a hot shot of expresso, or an exquisite bowl of pasta and have managed to dig yourself out of the New York City snow, then you should make your way to Eataly on 5th Ave. in the Flat Iron district.  It is hard to believe that my friends and I had coffee and gelato there at the first snowfall of the season.  All I can say is that if you appreciate your taste buds and want to give them a late Christmas gift, you need to go to Eataly.  Plus they have the best cappuccino I've ever had.  Just make sure you go on a weeknight or you'll be shivering outside in the cold for a while. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Eve Sparkle and Shine

New Year's Eve

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  I definitely did and with my new camera I hope to improve the content of this blog and show you some more photos.  Unfortunately, I did not capture my Christmas outfit, but I plan to return to posting my looks very soon.  In the meantime I will tell you what I didn't get for Christmas, an outfit for New Year's Eve.  There is nothing like breaking out the sparkle for the season, and this Silence and Noise Lords Leaping dress from Urban Outfitter's 12 Days of Dresses does the trick.  I love that it features 2-way sequins that are black on one side and silver on the other.  You can change your look with a slide of your hand.  Add any of these accessories and you are ready to party in style.  So if you're not snowed in, head out to the mall and get your shine on!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

I can't believe Christmas will be here so soon!  In honor of the holiday, I have arranged some of my favorite red and green gifts with some holiday sparkle.  These looks give you a chance to look sweet or tough with just a switch of shoes or accessories.  Of course I'm not implying that you should actually wear your red dress with green shoes or vice-versa, but a touch of either color in your Christmas ensemble would add to the holiday cheer.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Breaking News: Carine Roitfeld Resigns from French Vogue

Influential editor, Carine Roitfeld announced Friday that she would resign from her post as editor-in-chief of French Vogue this coming January.  Roitfeld has served this post for the past 10 years and has "no plan at all" for what she will do after she ceases working at the magazine, most likely in March. Read more here.

In other slightly more baffling news, Chanel model and Lagerfeld protege, Baptiste Giabiconi has released his 1st single, entitled Showtime. 
I would say, "don't quite your day job" if I ever encountered this fine specimen of a man, but I would probably be too afraid of his spontaneously combustible super-powers to dare do so. What do you think of this video and his singing in general, and what do you think is next for Roitfeld and French Vogue

Friday, December 10, 2010


1. x Alexander Wang  2. x Givenchy 
3. x Prada  4. x Proenza Schouler 

Looking for a simple gift for the style enthusiast in your life? How about one of these Style X Designer limited addition T-shirts from  For about $40 you can own a T-shirt commemorating's 10th anniversary, designed by 10 of today's hottest designers.  Here are a few of my faves.