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5 Feb

Please tell me Birkenstocks are not coming back with the flood of 90’s inspired clothing. Perfect for the grungy, I-don’t-care-what-I-look-like-I dress-for-comfort type of person. This is exactly what is wrong with them. Céline’s Phoebe Philo recently created a shoe similar to the Birkenstock, but took it to a whole other level. Do we really need or want this shoe lined with mink and jewel-encrusted? This will give people the idea that they are back and they are cool again. Really!?



Inspiration for DIY

5 Oct

I love this Reem Acra dress Heather Graham wore to a dinner party for the Zurich Film Festival.  Not only is the color beautiful but I love that the slit in the front is covered with lace.  It got me thinking . . .  Is there a skirt I’m just not wearing any more and could cut a slit then sew lace under?  This might be a weekend project.


Cinch it in

3 Oct

Colder weather brings bigger clothing  so stock up on some belts to prove to the word you still have a shape under all those layers.   Today I have for you designer belts from Neiman Marcus and more affordable options available at Kohl’s.  Check your wardrobe and make sure your belts are in good shape, they still fit, and you have a variety of wide and skinny.  Here are some belts I like that maybe you can add to your closet to create new looks or add polish  to outfits that need that little extra.

Available at Neiman Marcus:

Lanvin $1250

Prada $295

Linea Pelle $58

Oscar de la Renta $1290

Kate Spade $98

Oscar de la Renta $590, pre-order

Available at Kohl’s

Apt. 9 $15.60

Sanoma $15.60

Apt. 9 $15.60

Apt. 9 $18

Chaps $28.80

Apt. 9 $18

Robert Verdi @ Saks Fifth Avenue

28 Sep
Robert Verdi, TV personality and celebrity stylist, made a public appearance last night at Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta.  I was there to ask Robert about his eyewear line.  And, let me tell you,  Verdi’ knows a thing or two about stylish eyewear.  After all his trademark is a clean shaved head clad with nothing but a pair of stylish glasses and he is reported to have over 300 pairs!  Robert said that “eyewear is a great introduction into fashion.”  He felt that because the price of handbags and shoes have gotten so out of control, he wanted to provide an affordable accessory, and an accessory that you’ll see most. He goes on to say, “When you are having lunch you are sitting and everyone can see your face, but your bag is on the floor, so people are going to see your sunglasses . . . I want everyone to have a wardrobe of eyewear. . .a bowl of sunglasses.” And that ‘bowl’ just might be possible. Robert Verdi sunglasses are all $32 and under.  His new collection, inspired by après-ski wear (think ski goggles), will debut on HSN in November.

Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi and me.

While at the event I did find an amazing Louboutin artemis ostrich feather bag that I had to try on.  This bag is so fun, but Robert is exactly right – prices have gotten out of control!  It never hurts to play dress up however.    This bag is $2195 so I would be so much better off buying a pair of his sunglasses that everyone is going to see while this is under the table at dinner.   Hmmm,  how many pair of Robert Verdi sunglasses could I buy instead of this bag?  It would have to be a really big bowl to fit all of those glasses.

Christian Louboutin, Artemis ostrich feather and black leather bag, $2195.

2012 Emmys Fashion

24 Sep

Looks I loved . . .

Jessica Pare wearing Jason Wu

Lucy Liu wearing Versace

Kerry Washington wearing Vivienne Westwood

Julie Bowen wearing Monique Lhuillier – Best she’s ever looked

Hayden Panettiere wearing Marchesa

Cat Deeley wearing Tadashi Shoji

Allison Williams wearing Oscar de la Renta

Sofia Vergara wearing Zuhair Murad

Nicole Kidman wearing Antonio Berardi

January Jones wearing Zac Posen

Giuliana Rancic wearing Romona Keveza

Ginnifer Goodwin wearing Monique Lhuillier

Heidi Klum wearing Alexandre Vouthier

I can’t really say I hate any of these because I love when people try things, but you just got to have someone there to tell you no or at least tell you to have it altered.  Some of these are beautiful, but just don’t fit appropriately or are just aren’t right for their body type. So, here are the misses from last night . . .

Mayim Bialik – no shape

Michelle Dockery – I like the dress, but the fit and styling are bad

Archie Panjabi – bad prom dress

Zosia Mamet- thanks for the risk, but it didn’t work out.

Juliana Margulies – too much fabric with too much pattern, but way to go out there

Christina Hendricks – why that belt?

Lena Dunham – soooo unflattering

Shannon Woodward – No.

Ashley Judd – bad bridesmaid dress and hair.

Elisabeth Moss- too short in the front and made from bad curtains.

Anna Dello Russo video and images for H&M

21 Sep

Anna Dello Russo, the Editor at Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, has collaborated with H&M and has even made a video about to help promote.   She is a lover and collector of couture and high-end fashion.  She has a fun unique sense of style and I was actually able to see her at the Calvin Klein Spring 2013 show in NY (I’ll send pictures soon)!   If you want to see the video- and I’m telling you that you need to see this video,  it is so amazingly bad it is awesome click this link.    She claims she is the guardian of fashion and gives you her rules stating,  “wear a coat as a dress” and “fashion is always uncomfortable. If you feel comfortable you never get the look”.  It goes on and on so please check out the video.   Look at this still from the video. I love it.

Below are some images from her collection that will  hit stores October 4th.

Hotlanta / Hot Styles

28 Aug

Here is a taste of Southern Style on the street (well actually Lenox Mall).

A modern preppy short

Love the studded cardigan! Love the jeans! Love the shoes!

Thank you for not wearing just a boring old tee shirt. What a cute surprise in the back.

So cool and casual and she just got her kids out of the pool. It is just as easy to throw this as it is a tee shirt and running shorts.

Great combination. I love the black and white jacket with the royal blue skirt. Her shoes and necklace are perfect accessories.

She makes wearing bright red pants look effortless. Pair bright colors with neutrals to look modern

I fell in love with this dress and the way she styled it with the bright orange belt. Yes . . . it is vintage. One of my favorite looks.

She is just hanging out with her brand new baby (can you believe how great she looks!). This dress is a perfect summer color and it is easy and cool for the Atlanta heat. Again, this is just as easy, if not easier, than throwing on a t-shirt and jeans.

Once again- neutrals with a bright color. She makes is look easy and fun.

There is nothing like a LWD (little white dress).

This girl has got a cool funky edge and I love that she owns it. What a great way to spruce up a plain white tee.

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