Monthly Archives: February 2011

{Roberto Cavalli Inspiration & FW 2011 Collection}

“I want to tell women that the time has come for each of them to become designers of their own look. I created clothes made up of many layers – soft and structured. I want to express a new femininity that is already living in the future. My woman for next winter could become the ideal host who accompanies us on a shuttle, voyaging towards new worlds in Space”.  ~Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli displays prints, mixing patterns, and softness mixed with structure. 70s boho shines through with colors that are rich and patterns that are soft. The details down the shoes are impeccable and the organic love feeling can’t help but be seen with the butterflis and flower charms

quote and images via Dolls Factory

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{ Music Mondays| Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds}

Phantogram is an American electronic rock duo from Saratoga Springs, New York, consisting of guitarist Josh Carter and keyboardist Sarah Barthel. Friends since junior high but held off forming their band until 2007. They’ve opened for more established bands such as The Antlers, Metric, Minus The Bear, Zero 7, The xx, Ra Ra Riot, Yeasayer, Brazilian Girls and The Slip.
Enjoy a couple free downloads below.


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{Oscars Best Dressed}

Florence in Valentino

Cate Blanchet - Givenchy Couture

Mandy Moore - Monique Lhuillier

Michelle Williams - Chanel

Amy Adams - Lwren Scott

Bold reds hit the runway this year – I happen to notice the nuetrals.

Michelle’s Chanel’s white beaded dress looks amazing on her with her short hair – classic and simple  cut.

Mandy Moore pairs a nude dress with a bold red lip – something I’m digging these days. She’s playing the princess dress without going over the top. Very elegant.

Cate Blanchet in Givenchy is so Cate. Proper, beautiful and standing beyond the crowd.

Florence Welch is a newbie to the red carpet and her stylist has been doing a genius job. We almost had the pleasure of dressing Florence with one of the brands I do PR for. Her stylist really knows what works on her and I’ve been so pleased to see her looking stunning lately on the red carpet.

images via Instyle.com

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{Oscar Viewing Outfit | Odylyne}

Such a gorgeous day it turned out to be in LA for the Oscars. I’m heading out shortly to style stalk some of the fashion parties around town.

Style Notes: Every girl MUST own a leather jacket [find it towards the end of the season and spend $200-300, NOT $600] I believe it’s totally unnecessary to spend that much if you have some patience. My top/dress is by Odylyne. They are a lovely brand from San Francisco but the talented designer Stephanie  is a LA native. I urge you to check them out HERE – dreamy, gypsy like clothing that makes makes you feel like a modern day hippie. This dress top goes with so much – layer it, or wear it as a dress.

My necklace is a steal and cost less than my Coffee Bean coffee this morning. As you know Tribal statements are huge right now – this is my take on it.

My booties are Pour La Victoire from Loehmanns a couple years ago. I believe I paid around$75 which reminds me I should be stopping by Loehmanns very soon. NOW is a GREAT time to find boots since it’s the end of the season.

Hope everyone enjoys the show – reviews to come soon!!! xx

Leather Jacket /EVER; Top/Odylyne; Necklace/ Vintage; Slip/From a Max Mara Dress; Booties/ Pour La Victoire

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{ QVC Oscar Party Style – Part 1}

Jenny Wu of Good, Bad and Fab

I loved her pairing of a more casual shoe and a soft pretty dress. Her shoes [via Forever 21] still had a heel which made it appropriate.

Singer Manou – Brilliant.

Style stalking in the bathroom! Shhhhh!

Wearing an up and coming New York designer [no wonder I loved].

Fabbo. These guys helped lighten up the evening.

I liked her soft makeup and more romantic feel dress/sweater combination. Its age appropriate and was refreshing to see something different.

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{ Live Footage from NYFW: Nautica Fall 2011 Men’s Collection }

Yeah, so this is a women’s site, but what girl can’t appreciate live footage of 30 beautiful men in the classic American look, Nautica Men’s collection? And paired seamlessly to LCD Sound System – enjoy. xx

Video captured and edited by Contributing Writer Jenn Elias.

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{ Black, Blue and Stripes}

It doesn’t happen much, as most of you know I’m usually behind the scenes, but every once and while I do get the camera out for a  outfit posts.  Today was a cold but sunny day in LA – something inspired me to take a couple snaps!

As women we all get sick of our clothing and it’s amazing how ONE piece can totally change that. For me it was a simple cardigan that I purchased over the weekend at Nordstrom Rack for $12.97. I couldn’t believe the price. It’s beige and black with horizontal stripes – overall goes with a lot – and it’s perfect for layering. For today’s outfit I stuck to a palate of black with leggings boots and a jacket. I added a pop of color with a bright blue tank top and layered it with the cardigan over. It added another element of complication which I love when it works, the stripes to me made the outfit a  little interesting but the colors were all neutral enough to work.

The cardigan is by Only Mine – most of you know I’m not really into big labels but more the quality and piece – if it works it works.  The only labels I usually get obsessed with are the ‘up and coming’ designers that have talent but haven’t gone mainstream.  The top is from OAK NYC - Piko 1988 – from last year when I really noticed I have way too much BLACK in my wardrobe.  I have New York to thank for that and luckily LA helping me get some color in my closet.

Overall it’s important to get a few new items here and there regardless of your budget. One piece can change your look in an instant and after reading my blog you should know it doesn’t always have to break the bank.

Jacket EVER; Leggings Mona Leah Couture

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{ Fashion Editor From Harper’s Bazaar Shows Us How-To-Do Length }

Joanna Hillman

Joanna Hillman, Fashion Editor from Haper’s Bazaar shows us how to do a long maxi with elegance and in an affordable way. I love the dress’ simplicity with the nude /vertical pleats and her funky shoes / red lipstick keep it from being too prim and proper.

Coat: Burberry
Dress: Asos
Shoes: Kurt Geiger at Topshop
Bag: Proenza Schouler
Earrings: Eddie Borgo

ASOS Pleated Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Buy it HERE for $116

via Harpersbazaar.com

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{NYFW Street Style || Mixing Prints & Colors}

Susie Bubble

Brian Boy

Christina Topac

Ginta Lapina

Gloria Baume

Jacquelyn Jablonski

Teen Vogue's Mary Kate Steinmiller

Natalie Hughes

Wow, this trend could not be any more clear!  Simplicity means nothing these days and it’s pretty clear as New York Magazine posted these as 25 of the most stylish Street Style pictures from NYFW.

Natalie Hughes [pictured last] teams a colorful striped shirt with a tan skirt, black stockings and a leopard coat. Teen Vogue’s Mary Kate wears a metallic dress with black stockings, but adds a touch of funk with a bright colorful shoe a jean jacket and colorful vest! Jacquelyn Jablonski keeps it a little more simple by wearing mostly black with yellow skirt and red stockings.  Susie Bubble wins the best mixing prints for me finding multiple prints [four different to be exact] that all work great together!

If these were little kids their mother would be telling everyone they dressed themselves – but somehow on adults, it works!

images via New York Magazine

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{NYFW Street Style || Tribal Statement Necklaces}


Jean paired with jean, high buns and tribal statements – oh my!  We spotted Shayla Cox and her models outside Lincoln Center wearing her newly launched hand-made jewelry line, Shayla Cox Designs.

We LOVE. Tribal necklaces are a go-to this season. Done well above on a simple palate on jeans and blues and the necklaces makes the noise. See some of Shayla Cox designs below.

By Jenn Elias

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