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Archive | January, 2012

Trend Alert: Raffia for Spring

30 Jan
Raffia and other natural fibers are starting to appear in several of the Spring 2012 shows.  When I think of raffia the first thing that comes to mind are  espadrilles (flat or wedge) you would wear to the beach.  This is not what you are going to get this season.  Think colors, heels, and sophistication.   You know the trends start here so be on the lookout for raffia in your local mall soon. 

 

 

Burberry Prorsum- my favorite this season

 

 

Burberry Prorsum

 

 

 

Tory Burch

 

 

Dolce & Gabanna

 

 

Charlotte Olympia

 

 

Ralph Lauren

 

 

Reed Krakoff

 

Sienna Miller toting Burberry Prorsum

 

 

Jean-Michel Cazabat Wedges at Bloomingdales $295!

 

 

 

 

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You don’t have to spend a million bucks

28 Jan
It would be so nice to be able to afford all that I blog about.  Like most of us we can use those piece for inspiration, but we have to live in the real world with real bills.  That however is not an excuse for letting it all go out the window.  People seemed to take that approach last weekend when I went to take pictures of fashionistas on the street.  Where were you?  I couldn’t find one person at The Grove in LA that was worth photographing.  So listen up! Target is a great place to find on-trend clothing at a very reasonable price.  Please accessories these outfits.  Don’t make them look sad and lonely.  Wear a hat, a belted sweater in a contrasting color, jewelry, funky high heels or even replace the sash with your own belt.  Make these pieces yours.  Try to add three things to each outfit (scarf, hat, belt, jewelry, jacket, sweater-take your pic).   Here are some of my favorites at Target right now.
 

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Absolutely Fabulous

27 Jan

The ladies from the British TV comedy showAbsolutely Fabulous are the faces of Alexis Bittar’s new campaign. The show follows two middle-aged fashionistas with substance abuse problems go about their daily lives. The characters are over the top fabulous and hysterical and I love them.

I’ve blogged about Alexis and his standout pieces before. Click here to see.

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New Louboutins!

27 Jan

This was posted on twitter today. Spikes are so cool, but are these too much? I say go for it but just don’t get too close to people.

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Alexa Chung

27 Jan

Alexa Chung is a style icon. I know…nothing new there. Somewhere, maybe through her modeling or maybe she was just born with it, she not only gets fashion but the girl’s got style. She can be feminine one day and a tomboy the next, but one thing is for sure- she stands out in a crowd in her buttoned up dresses and shirts. She makes being demure incredibly chic.

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Celebrate Australian Day with Aussie Style

26 Jan

In honor of Australian Day I wanted to bring you some fashion from down under.  Rachel Ruddik is a small leather goods and jewelry designer who has not yet made it to the States.  I love this bright-colored large sting ray cuff.  Available at Farfetched for $154.

 

YSL New Lip Gloss/Stain

26 Jan

Yves Saint Laurent just released a new product: ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain.  (Glad it has a short name!)

This is a new type of lip gloss/stain-whatever you want to call it- that YSL is just bringing to the market .  Apparently there is nothing like it.  The look and feel are that of a gloss, but you will get the long wear like you would from a lip stain.  If you are anything like me I spend way to much money on cosmetics so I can’t wait to try this out.   If you’ve tested it let me know what you think.   Available in 20 colors you can purchase this new product at Sephora for $32.

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