Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Instagram: #PFW-Ursina Gysi

Stylist Ursina Gysi gets layering right in this street style snap from Paris fashion week.


Lust Worthy: Aquazzara Belgravia Flats

Lust Worthy: Aquazzara Belgravia Flats
These shoes pack a powerful punch, combining both fashion and comfort. Aquazarra ultra-soft suede lace-up flats are casual enough for day with a metallic gold inset heel that adds a bit of evening glitz. This pair is great for when you want to go flat but don't want to go boring.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fille on Film : Lou Doillon

French cool girl, Lou Doillon has the "it" gene. Daughter of Jane Birkin and half sister to fellow french cool girl Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou is known for a boho-cool style all her own.

Look of the Day:été

It still may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean we can't dream a little. Get inspired with this summer beach look!

Lust Worthy: Gorgio Armani Bag

Lust Worthy: Gorgio Armani Bag

Giorgio Armani Crocodile Pyramid bag
Get luxe with this exotic purple croc bag in a trendy pyramid shape.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Look of the Day: Moschino Pre-Fall 2014

The Pre-Fall 2014 Moschino show was the first collection to debut under designer Jeremy Scott. Moschino is known for its humor, taking fashion classics like the Chanel suit and adding outragous trimmings and fashion wordplay like "bull chic" and cheeky phrases like"expensive jacket." 

Jeremy Scott tickled his fashion audience with his pret-a-manger chic in Milan yesterday. The main fall 2014 collection featured such instantly recognizable,consumer-friendly images as the Mcdonalds golden arches (reconfigured into the Moschino "M") and the Hershey candy wrapper. The collection was a welcome respite from the sometimes all-too-serious fashion world.

   Jeremy Scott Fall 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Beauty Files: Mascara Wands

Short, curved, thin, thick. Have a hard time deciding which mascara wand is best for you? Have no fear, The Beauty Files is here to demystify the plethora of mascara wands on the market.

1.Curled wand- A curl wand is designed to add curl to your lashes without an eyelash curler.Clinique High Impact curling Mascara.

2.For Short Lashes: Try a thin brush. Thick brushes only add volume and can leave your lashes looking short,stubby, and thick.Benefit They're real Mascara.

3.Volume:Pump it up! Want lashes full of impact? Try a thick, fat wand.A cult favorite, Dior's Show mascara has a XXl wand that provides show stopping volume. 

4.The Natural lash look: Use a wand with rubber bristles. Rubber bristles pick up less product, leaving you with lashes that look defined but aren't too heavy on the drama. Try my personal favorite, Maybelline's Define a lash.

5.Corkscrew wand:Corkscrew wands ( 3rd from the bottom in the above pic) are used to maximize volume, length, and curl.This all-in-one mascara is for those who want their lashes to make a dramatic statement. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara

6.Ball Tips: Wands with ball tips are designed to get pick up every lash, giving your lashes strong definition. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes.

7.Bottom Lashes: Most mascaras are deigned for your top lashes, leaving your bottom lashes looking clumpy when used on the lower lashes. Let your bottom lashes get in on the glam with Clinique's bottom lash mascara. These wands are very short, perfectly designed to coat your often small, lower lashes.

Inspiration Board:Blanket Statement

Inspiration Board:Blanket Statement

Cozy up to fashion's latest trend by wearing a blanket-like wrap or coat. The trend could be spotted on both pre-fall and fall 2014 runways.

L to R: Rosie Assouline Fall 2014, Issa Pre-Fall 2014, Chloe Pre-fall 2014, Prabal Gurung Fall 2014, Delpozo Fall 2014, Acne Studios Pre-fall 2014.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Look of the Day: Jeremy Scott Fall 2014

I know, I know, enough with posts that contain the words "athletic", "active wear", and "sporty". But I can't help it. It's EVERYWHERE. I have never been interested in sports, but I wouldn't mind joining Jeremey Scott's fashoinable team.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MBMJ ( formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs)

British designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier make a splashy debut as the design duo show their first collection for Marc by Marc Jacobs under the new moniker MBMJ.

Instagram: #NYFW-Backstage Beauty

Make-up artist Tom Pecheux shares his favorite french pharmacy beauty items. Francophile beauty fiends rave about Homeoplasmin's ability to banish dry skin, especially dry lips. And of course you have famed facial cleanser, Bioderma. These are french pharmacy beauty essentials, really.

via @kathleen_bairdmurray

Look of the Day: Sporty Grunge

Love this street style snap. This woman is managing to pull off a delicate balance of multiple trends in one look without looking like a fashion victim. Plaid, distressed denim overalls, sporty Nike sneakers, and her hair tucked into her shirt ( as seen on multiple runways, starting I believe with Celine) all skillfully combined to make this look a fashion win.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Trend Alert: Bucket Bags

Trend Alert: Bucket Bags

Sleek enough for the weekday and unstructured enough for the weekend, the bucket bag is a perfect lesson in versatility.

NYFW Round UP: Editor's Picks

(Above)Derek Lam, Altuzarra, Coach

Rachel Comey, Ostwald Hegalson,Theory

Delpozo, Mara Hoffman, Victoria Beckham

Alexander Wang,Tome, Jenni Kayne

We are a little more than half way through NYFW! Here are some of my picks from the shows so far.

Look of the Day: Versace Pre-Fall 2014

Donatella Versace continues the trend of candy-colored pastels for fall and winter with this look from Versace's Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

ICON: Tilda Swinton in Berlin

Tilda Swinton stepped onto the red carpet in Berlin this past Thursday wearing a total look, including the sandals, is from Schiaperlli's Spring 2014 collection which debuted during Paris Couture Week. Tilda was attending the premier of Wes Anderson's new film, The Budapest Hotel.

It takes a true icon to pull off thong sandals on the red carpet! Tilda likes to skirt the androgynous line.I like the added softness of the ruffles and wrap blouse and soft, blond Hollywood curls with a masculine tuxedo jacket and pant. The Sandals are very much au courant, making a statement that is mix of comfort and style. Tilda carries of the whole look elegantly.


Technicolor patchwork  fur seen at Altuzarra's Fall 2014 show on the thrid Day of New York Fashion Week.

Via @laofficialparis & @kirnazabete

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Look of the Day : Chiara Totire

A street style snap of assistant stylist Chiara Totire from the Fall 2013 season.

p.s. First day of NY Fashion week!

 Pic via Citizen Couture

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Grab and Go! Tips on How to Look Great for the Office With Little Effort

Photo by Steven Meisel

You can now feel a little less guilty hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock in the morning. We all want to look great at the office but usually don't have enough time in the morning to put in a lot of effort.

Here are some tips you can use to save on time but still serve your colleagues some serious office chic!

1. Prepare the night before- Rummaging through your closet might not be the best way to start off your morning. Try choosing your outfit the evening before.

2.Make Up:Choose your favorite feature- Love your eyes? Concentrate on making them pop! Choosing only one feature to play up, saves on time.For the rest of your face try to stick to the basics like foundation and concealer.

3.Hair: Go for an easy but chic ponytail or classic chignon.

4.Black and white and neutral all over: Choosing these colors makes it super easy to mix and match. You will be able to get a lot of mileage out of even just a few pieces in these colors.

Leather has lost a little bit of its edge now that the fabric is very trendy, so don't worry about being overly daring at the office. If you, however, work in a more conservative environment, opt for a cotton cropped black pant instead. Also, a kitten heel is the perfect 9 to 5 heel height.

White Blouse: Equipment, Black Blazer:River Island,Polka dot sweater:Oasis, Star Earring studs: Bauble Bar, Captoe heel: Ann Taylor, Stripped heel:Paul Andrew Rhea,Necklace in bottom right: Bauble Bar,Belt in bottom left: Michael Kors. Pink Blazer and pencil skirt:Topshop, Bag: Giambattista Vali.      

Look of the Day: Elle Magazine February 2014

A look from the February issue of Elle magazine. This picture is on my summer wardrobe mood board and has me dreaming of  sunny summer days. The editorial was shot by Liz Collins and styled by Samira Nasr. Shirt and skirt both Donna Karan. Cuffs: Tiffany, Sandals:Monolo Blahnik.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trendsetter: Inked

Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2014 Couture and Louis Vuitton spring 2014

Catching on to the millennial penchant for ink, houses like Maison Martin Margiela ( left) and Louis Vuitton have incorporated the Zeitgeisty trend into their runway shows by making tattoo inspired clothes, giving the fashionable version of the temporary tattoo.

Look of the Day: Burberry Prorsum Menswear Fall 2014

A look from the men's Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 show. One of my favorite's of the men's season. I like the mix of a touch of street/rock ( i.e. the netted shirt) mixed with the romanticism of a soft, flowing, unbuttoned shirt and blanket-like wrap. It's interesting to watch menswear become more playful over the more recent seasons.

GTFO- The Wonders of Photoshop: Miley Cyrus for W Magazine

When I first saw these pictures, they caught my eye for a second. "Who is this model?" I thought. Then I went on about my business clicking elsewhere on the internet. When I stumbled upon the pictures again on the interwebs with a caption of "Miley Cyrus", I gasped. Damn girl. Ah, the wonders of Photoshop. Miley Cyrus appears in the March Issue of Photoshop W Magazine. The shoot was styled by W Magazine's Edward Enniful and shot by Mert and Macrus.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Beauty Files: Pearly Whites

The Beauty Files: Pearly Whites

Pearly whites have been popping up in make-up collections this winter. Whether wearing them around your neck or on your lips, pearls are always a perfect way to add a bit of polish!
4) Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture #12 'Blanc.'