Monthly Archives: February 2012

{Music Mondays | Instrumentals by Quantic}

Quantic is an umbrella name for UK-born, Will Holland: acclaimed Producer, Musician and DJ for over 15 years evolving and involving styles like Funk & Jazz to Electronic & Folk music through to Latin, Reggae, Dub & Cumbia. This instrumental is perfect for lounging at a dinner party or background while you work. As a huge musical fan, I’ve realized sometimes the vocals are not necessary and one can get lost instrumentals! Here is one case.

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{NYFW F/W 12 Nail Art: Kate Spade & Milly}

As Fashion Week’s around the world kick off and come to a close we cannot stop drooling over the trends for fall. Thanks to LA-based nail artist Fio from Pretty in Polish, we have two tutorials based on upcoming Fall and Winter 2012 trends. The first is from the ever-so-lovely Kate Spade and the other is from ultra chic Milly. Although spring is around the corner, It’s never too early to adore these upcoming fall designs on your nails.

“Your nails are an accessory and can makes an outfit, it also really gets conversaions going,” Fio says.

We couldn’t agree more! To find out more about Fio and her love for nail art read Glitter on the Ceiling’s Pretty in Polish Profile.

Tutorial one, Kate Spade:

 

The Milly tutorial is in the photo gallery below along with the Kate Spade one, enjoy!

 

 

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{Backstage Pass | Glamhouse Opening Soiree}


Last Thursday evening, I had the opportunity to attend the launch party of Glamhouse, in West Hollywood. The event showcased pieces from coveted celebrity-designed jewelry brands which were made in collaboration with famous jeweler, Pascal Mouawad. For years, Pascal has been forging strong links between celebrities and the world of fashion jewelry, including collections such as House of Harlow by Nicole Ritchie, Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian, and Low Luv by Erin Wasson.


Celebrities graced the red carpet to celebrate the launch of his online store, and the adored lines they’ve coveted for sometime. A few in attendance were Nikki Reed looking gorgeous in a tribal scarf, Jenny McCarthy, Serinda Swan (TRON) in a beautiful bright orange number, the adorable Louise Roe, and many more. The showroom was bustling as I made my way through the blue dimmed lit space under elaborate white chandeliers. It wasn’t hard to find the decadent style at this event, and many dressed to their own beat, as I like best. Many rocked head pieces (below is one of Kim Kardashian’s – WANT), seems to be the latest trend of the season, and I only wished I could be as funky as the girl with the adorable yellow/orange scarf.   Nikki Reed’s donned a tribal scarf, and many of you know how I feel about tribal.

Find out more about Glamhouse HERE, and get shopping their divine collections! I have a long want list started. ENJOY!

All images by Style Wax Poetic and Glamhouse.

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{Wishing You A Romantic & Loving Valentine’s Day}


Wishing you all a sweet, poetic, love filled Valentine’s Day! Love, Style Wax Poetic

images via Elle Magazine, this is glamorous, and Google Images

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{A Classic Piece for Everyone’s Closet | Merino Wood Sweater}


I  have never been a designer, but often dream up creations in my head of what I love. After many times stealing my boyfriend’s sweater, I began to notice my love of Merino Wool. It feels amazing against your skin, stylish, and so cozy, you could sleep in it. The luxurious material is a favoured fibre amongst designer but often times stores like H&M and Forever21, don’t spend on the material as they should.

A sweater is a classic, lasting season after season, and a piece in everyone’s wardrobe, should be of a quality, luxurious material. Recently, learning more about the textile, I’ve began to notice it’s versitality and funcunality as a textile. Not only that, the more educated we are as consumers, the smarter choices we can make. Australian Merino wool from its beginnings in Australia over 200 years ago through to modern day, has practiced responsible farming and environments. Something we can all appreicate.

Influential designers and brands such as Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, have noticed the benefits of Merino Wool.

 

Sweater for him and her:


Buy at ASOS.com & Isaora.com

To find out more about the textile if you are a designer or consumer, read here: Link Merino.com. This is a sponsored post.

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{Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift for Him & Her}

February 14 is a mere four days away, you waited until the last minute and now you’re in a rush to finding something for that special someone. Valentine’s Day is a “holiday” where it’s not about (or at least shouldn’t be) the gifts, but more about spending time with your loved ones who make every day worth living. There is no need to break the bank and spend tons of money to show your affection through a thoughtful gift. Here are cute, fun gift ideas for under $30!

FOR HIM

 

 

Star Wars Flash Drive $10

If your valentine is Star Wars fan, this gift is necessary! He will use any excuse to pull out his flash drive and show how much his girlfriend supports his nerdy habits.

Target Kraftware Stainless Steel Recipe Shaker $29

For the inner Mad Men or gentleman who prefers his drinks shaken, not stirred.

Mini Robot Vacuum $26 

This little guy will lend a helping hand to your valentine at breakfast and the office. He’ll pick up after him, one less thing you have to do.

 

A vintage vinyl of his favorite band $15

 Vinyl is a classic form of music, the way music was supposed to be heard. Getting him his favorite artist on vinyl and he will appreciate them on another level.

FOR HER

Lulu Geometric Printed iPad Case $14

A cute and trendy way to carry her favorite tablet!

 

Love Poems $11

Sometimes you may not know the right things to say or when to say them, but a book of love poems will get the message across clear and forever. Who knows, you may learn a thing or two!

 

Voluspa Japonica Candle Tin $18

Not only will this candle make an amazing piece of decor, but it will make her humble abode smell divine and she will think of you every time she lights its fire.


Her favorite film on DVD $22

It’s never too tough finding deals on DVDs. If you find a special or anniversary edition of her favorite film, splurge a little; her excitement will make it worth while.

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{Alexander Wang’s Sporty + Tribal Fall 2012}

 

Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 debuts with tribal patterns and a sporty edge. The models slicked back messy wet hair add the element of sport, and the mesh and layer see through tops. The black cat leggings and form fitting top have a motor edge, with tribal influences and an overall sport feel. A very interesting showing, genus of course, with edge and as always, something different.

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{A Very.com Fashionable Weekend}

What would we do without bold color, gorgeous heels and online shopping?!  This fab little dress made my weekend, when a sweet little package showed up on my doorstep, gifted from UK site Very.com.  I love the idea of sweet surprises showing up to you, and the element of never seeing the piece in person. Sounds like Christmas year round.

Popular UK e-tailer Very.com recently landed Stateside, bringing affordable Brit style—designed by the likes of Fearne Cotton—to our shores. Shopping women’s and men’s trends has never been easier.

 As my life just gets busier, online shopping has never made more sense..  Very.com has the latest trends for men & women in the UK, & the US. This gorgeous dress I’m wearing is perfect for  award season, approaching soon! Buy it here, and check out all the other amazon pieces they have too.

xx, Style Wax Poetic

Photography by Kelvin Parker

Shoes – Very.com; Dress – Very.com, Cuff – Benah, Clutch – The Gap, Sunnies – RAEN

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{Music Mondays | The Amazing, Adele}

I usually only listen to Adele on the radio, so I’ve never heard this song until now. LOVE. She needs no introduction… ADEDLE.

I knew there wouldn’t be original Adele tracks for free downloads, why would there be, but I did, of course find something good from our friends over at Record Download Label. A little mix below from Friends Electric.
Free download:

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{Designer Spotlight | Bliss Lau Jewerly}



Invariably seeking to blur the lines between the garment and accessory, Bliss Lau represents the juxtaposition of culture, design and aesthetic; half Chinese and half American, Bliss was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and educated in New York City. Bliss launched her handbag collection immediately after completing a degree in apparel design from Parsons School of Design and finally four years later transitioned the collection into the markedly distinct body-jewelry of today.

Her artist approach is appealing to women who want a piece of jewelery to express their creative side. These pieces are pretty much amazing for any editorial working with the likes of Katy Perry and Alicia Keys. Used often to create a sexy rock and roll vibe and dominatrix feel.

Below are a few images of her collection. You’ll find information about stockist HERE.

photo images from Refinery29.com, Sugar Rock Candy, Haute-world.com, Hapahale.com, Hearty.com, Missomnia.com.

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