Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Look at Fall 2014 Couture

Dior Couture Fall 2014




Earlier this month, the fashion flock descended upon The City of Lights for the bi-annual haute couture shows. Movie starts like Emma Watson intensified the city’s luminescence as they took their places in exalted front row. The less crowded schedule and relaxed atmosphere of couture week is a welcomed sharp divergence from frenzied ready-to-wear.


The clothes shown at the haute couture shows take hundreds of man hours to create. Embroidery painstakingly applied, artfully sewn seams that can only be the reward of a long patience—these are the things that make couture special. With such attention to detail, it is only right that each presentation of these clothes be at a reduced pace, allowing the spectator to rightfully digest each sumptuous frock feast.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Art Corner: Daniel Arnold


Corporate drone turned artist, Daniel Arnold creates compelling visual vignettes of New York City inhabitants.

Looking for an escape from his job at children's television network Nickelodeon, Arnold began taking pictures while wandering the streets of the New York--the city he has called home for over ten years.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

X=Denim on Denim




Look of the Day:Alexander Lewis Resort 2015


Shine,shine,shine! Metallics for day are a big trend for the fall 2014 season. Picking up where the fall collections left off, Alexander Lewis takes metallics on holiday for resort 2015.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Trend Alert: New Heights

Calvin Klein Resort 2015

I've noticed some pants with higher waistlines recently. This could only be in response to the continued popularity of the crop top where one seeks the perfect ratio of skin to fabric.

Photo Via @tommyton

Denim Couture: Parisian Designer Faustine Steinmetz Puts a New Spin On an Old Classic



Parisian designer Faustine Steinmetz makes uncanny creations in her East London studio. Steinmetz uses yarn, shredding, curling, and embroidering to turn the commonplace into the exceptional. " I wanted to reproduce everyday pieces and give them an almost haute couture feel." The designer tells Style.com.


You can find designs by  Fautine Steinmetz online at LN-CC

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Trend Alert: Baring it All


The newest and most controversial trend in fashion is leaving little to nothing to the imagination. Rihanna stirred up shock and awe when she arrived at the CFDA's in New York City earlier this week to receive the Fashion Icon award. The singer wore an Adam Selman see-through dress accessorized with a head scarf,gloves, and a pink fur stole that star draped over her arms and coquettishly held in place over her nude-colored thong. Her entire outfit (minus the stole) was covered in over 216,000 Swarovski crystals, lending a dazzling, star-studded effect to the barely-there ensemble.

Look of The Day: Monique Lhuillier Resort 2015



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Calling All The Basic B#@$!: Rihanna Makes an Entrance at The CFDA's

 


You're basic. Rihanna  stuns onlookers, photographers, and peers by making a glittering entrance into the 2014 CFDA Awards. Badgirl Riri , wearing Adam Selman, was the last to arrive -- certainly well worth the wait.

Music Break: First Aid Kit To Release First Major-Label Album, 'Stay Gold'


Swedish sisterly duo, First Aid Kit, is set to release their first major-label album, Stay Gold, on June 10th. Johanna Söderberg, 23 and Karla Söderberg, 21 got their first taste of notoriety on YouTube in 2008 with their cover of the Fleet Foxes song 'Tiger Mountain Peasant'. 

The sisters hail from Stockholm but have a fondness for the American folk.Stay Gold features the familiar bluesy ache of country music. "What if my hard work just leads to despair?/What if the Road won't take me there?," the sisters sing on the title track 'Stay Gold'--but it's not all about lonely hearts and broken dreams. First Aid Kit bounces back with the jangly thigh-slapping folksy twang on the penultimate track 'Heaven Knows.' Not strictly a country album, the First Aid Kit sound can be described as bright indie pop with down home roots.

Karl and Johanna's voices sparkle throughout the albums 10 tracks with beautiful harmonies, adding a lasting sheen that sometimes slightly darkens with haunting melodies. Although it is common knowledge that all that glitters is not gold, rest assured that Stay Gold is the real thing. 


Look of the Day: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Trend Alert: Sweatshirt Grey


With fashion's fervor over all things casual and athletic, it's no surprise that the sweatshirt grey hue has a prime spot on the mode color wheel. Not only regulated to sweatshirts, skirts also come in the the remixed of-the-moment grey. 




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lust Worthy: Gianvito Rossi Sparkle Sandals


Channel your inner superhero with these Gianvito Rossi 'Sparkle' sandals. Dazzle the citizens of Gotham with your ability to make lightening strike twice. A twist on a classic sandal, the 'Sparkle' serves as kyrptonite to the ordinary. Flash your super-human style during the day by pairing them with distressed boyfriend jeans or dare to pair them with a cocktail dress for evening.


Monday, May 26, 2014

#OOTD - Cheap and Chic


I believe in luxury, but I also believe in having good credit. Looking like a million bucks doesn't have to break the bank.#MassLuxury
Scraf- H&M, Shoes-ASOS, Dress-COS


Friday, May 23, 2014

Look of the Day: Trench Coat, Rolled Jeans, and Hat


Backstage Beauty Fall 2014: Braids

The Fall 2014 runways were full of twists and turns! Design houses like Givenchy and Alexander Mcqueen, just to name a few, sent models down the runway with braided hair. Tied, wrapped around, or in the more traditional form of pigtales, braids are an easy DIY way to be on-trend this fall. 

From Top:Marc by Marc Jacobs,Alexander Mcqueen,Marchesa, Givenchy.



Slip On, Slip Off


An alternative to trendy lace-up sneakers, slides are just as comfortable and uncomplicated. The rules for footwear have changed. No longer reserved for a weekend errand run, casual shoes like slides and sneakers have been adopted by the high fashion world. Dress them up or down for effortless style.

Try this orange and black pair from TopShop or this printed pair from ASOS

pics via Elle.fr

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Essentials: Espadrilles


A new spin on an old summer favorite, espadrilles have been updated this season with on-trend leather. The neutral color and black cap toe makes these espadrilles by Mint & Rose a versatile addition to your summer shoe collection.

#OOTD: In Black and White

Belts&Coat-ASOS//Dress-Silence&Noise

Latest Fashion Darling Études Opens A Pop Up Store in NYC



Paris and NYC based collective, Études attracts a hip fashion crowd with its unisex appeal. Established in 2012, the design collective produces artists books and clothes pour homme, but that distinction hasn't stopped women from sharing the Études obsession.Super-cool fashion forward femmes have been sporting the wide-brimmed blue felt 'Sesam' hat, a hallmark accessory of the Études brand and ready-made classic. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Margiela X Converse

Maison Martin Margiela teams up with Converse to create hand-painted leather sneakers in  such popular Converse styles as the Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell. The collab's creations drop May 23rd.

#OOTD:Stripes and Chambray


I wear this combo so often it could be dubbed the official Filles on Film uniform.
H&m shirt,Gap Chambray

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Must Haves : Yvonne Lèon Jewellery


French jewelery designer Yvonne Lèon has created a unique collection that mixes the ultra-cool and classic. Yvonne Lèon highlights a woman's wild side with animal pieces that include cats,owls, and seahorses. 

The contemporary is infused into the conventional with her bottom of the ear pieces that add a dressing of sparkling diamonds or pearls to the customary pearl or diamond studs. Whether part of your on-trend mix of jewelery, or worn alone, an Yvonne Lèon piece is a great way to finish a casual look or lend a bit of whimsy to evening.

Vist the Yvonne Lèon site.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cate Blanchett Wears Delpozo in Cannes


Cate Blanchett wore a look straight from the Fall 2014 Delpozo runway show while attending the 67th annual Festival De Cannes. The Madrid label paraded retro futuristic looks in architectural shapes with geometric flair down the autumn catwalk. Cate paired the look with Roger Vivier shoes. 

Pics Via Celebitchy and Style.com    

The Row Takes its First Dip In Los Angeles: The Brand's Very First Flagship Opens on Melrose and Feautres a Swimming Pool!


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen travelled west to Los Angeles to open The Row's very first store. The space echoes the easy living of the City of Angels, letting the light of the sun drenched city overflow into the store through its characteristically mid-century glass walls.