Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"The Lady is a Vamp"

Miu Miu


Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin

Dolce and Gabbana
Kenneth J. Lane

Military Style: Glamourized

Giuseppe Zanotti
Stella McCartney
Dolce and Gabbana



I love each and every one!

Sweater Lovin

(Marie Claire)

I love this cardigan by Koi will look perfect with a black or gray turtleneck underneath, or perhaps over a sleeveless dress.

Six Trends to Avoid

According to O magazine's Creative Director, Adam Glassman

Trend: Shoulder Pads Shoulder pads appear right after harem pants on Adam's list of don'ts. "Avoid that sort of Dynasty Nolan Miller look!" he says. It's extremely severe and masculine." Here to Stay: The Oversized Blazer "The slouchy jacket is having a moment," says Adam, "but I like it because you don't think about it. You just throw it over a cocktail dress, or over pants and a shirt. It's not so severe that you can't wear it in future seasons."
Trend: Harem Pants "We say no to the MC Hammer-pant look at all costs," Adam says. "I've seen people—tall, young, skinny people—look really chic in them, but the droopy drawers are tricky to pull off for most real women." Here to Stay: The Classic KhakiTake a basic trouser into '09 with a colorful bag and coat.

Trend: Acid Wash/Tye-Dyed/Ripped Jeans "These '80s styles are so right-now, but new jeans that are made to look old aren't worth the money," says Adam. Denim trends have a tendency to come and go quickly, so if you're going to spend the money, aim for a more sophisticated style with staying power. Here to Stay: Boyfriend Jeans Loose, cuffed, cinched jeans that sit low on the hips are wearable at any age.

Trend: Short Poofy Ruffles "It's Madonna at the Costume Institute," Adam says. "This trend is a costume. It's over the top." Here to Stay: Feminine Frills The key to ruffles is moderation. A touch here and there is demure and sensuous.

Trend: Sky-High Shoes "You can avoid the crazy stiletto and platform spikes," Adam says. Here to Stay: Ankle Boots The bootie made its first appearance in stores last fall, and it's back again this season in even more shapes and sizes. Plus, the heels come in an array of trendy-yet-comfortable heights.

Trend: Stirrup Pants. "The legging is a very easy look to do," Adam says. But if you choose the stirrup version or wear them as pants, with tops that are too short or high heels, you run the risk of looking like a character in a John Hughes movie. "If you wore it the first go-around, it's safe to say you really don't want to wear it the second time around," he says. Here to Stay: Leggings as Layering Pieces"I like a legging with sophisticated layering pieces," he says. "Wear them underneath a tunic, short dress, or with a longer jacket."

(O magazine)

Hmmmm.....Well, I do agree with him on the "80's" shoulder pads, the poofy ruffles (I don't even think this look is good on a child, let alone an adult)and the stirrup pants. I remember the last time stirrup pants were out, and it wasn't pretty. I think the mistake that some people make, is that maybe they don't take the time to find just the right fit for their body or the right top to create a more "pulled together" look.

Men's Accessories

Lodger footwear

H. by Harris

Church footwear

Brady bags

(Daily Telegraph U.K.)

"Arts and Crafts"

(Daily Telegraph U.K.)

Fun and interesting pieces from designer Karrim Bonnet's line Impasse de la Defense.

Going Nautical for Spring

Dani Black
Bettye Muller

Miss Sixty

Modern Vintage

Rough Justice

Pura Lopez

Charles David

Dana Davis

Via Spiga

Women’s footwear brands are taking cues from the sailing sector for resort ’09 and spring ’10. Nautical-inspired flats and heels embellished with anchor hardware and rope and cork details make a statement in standout reds, whites and blues. (WWD)

Shoe Woo

Sure everyone loves New York, but has anyone ever wooed it? Jones Apparel Group is setting out to do just that this weekend. The company will debut its first Shoe Woo retail concept on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan this Thursday, and to promote the opening, it is traversing the city to court new customers and build buzz. Central to its plan is the Woomobile, a Mini Cooper with a giant, red stiletto attached to the roof, that will roam the city from Oct. 2-8, stopping in Times Square, Union Square, Battery Park and elsewhere. “There’s a social overlay to this,” said Stacy Lastrina, EVP of marketing for Jones. “If you take a picture of yourself with the Woomobile and upload it to Twitter, we’ll be giving away prizes. This is very consumer involved.” Customers can also track the car with the Foursquare mobile service and will get points toward Shoe Woo merchandise when they visit the car or the store. Additionally, Jones will spread the word with a billboard on Lexington at 57th Street and with wild postings featuring more giant shoes. “Because it’s a store brand, people find out about great stores from their friends,” said Lastrina. “So word of mouth is going to be the best way to drive traffic, and clever and unique marketing will be the way to generate that buzz.” (WWD)

I'm loving the whole "giant shoe", I don't know about anyone else, but I would love to have one of those giant shoes for decorating purposes

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Luscious Decadence"

Sergio Rossi
Giuseppe Zanotti

Beyond Words!

"Finely Feathered"

Emporio Armani
Claudio Montias

Givenchy by Riccard Tisci

Roger Viver

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci


Kenneth J. Lane

(Elle Italia)

I am absolutely in love with of the the "plumed" clothing and accessories available this season. The Emporio Armani Flats and Claudio Montias bag are true "works of art."