Sunday, December 31, 2006

Fashion Notice


It's important for me to let all my ladies know that black nails a tres out and that fire engine red is the new it color. So go get a quick mani before you go out tonight. This color is OPI 25 Colorful Years.
Happy New Years!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Robe Dress

This is a robe dress, which is very different and cute and I hear great things about this. I would be afraid it would open up in the front too easily though. If you want it, get it at Blonde LA for $165.

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Other Twin


I guess MK still thinks "homeless 15-year-old prostitute" is an acceptable style choice.

Valentino Wedding Gown

Since my sister (who is engaged) requested that I post wedding gowns, here's an airy, ruffly gown by Valentino. It was originally $4,900 but it's down to $719! Get it at Overstock if you're a size 10.

Baby Blue Trench

"Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" Carson Kressley recently launched a line, Perfect by Carson Kressley, for QVC. It's pretty cute, though rather basic. But I do like the fun colors this trench coat comes in and it's only $102, which is pretty affordable.

Platform Heels

Tired of being the shortest girl at the party? I can relate, being a miniscule 5'1. But take heart my petite beauties, for there are platform heels out there that don't look like they belong in Studio 54. This pair, $368 at Anthropologie, adds a mighty 4.75 inches to your frame and are classy enough to wear even to church.

Socks with White Knees

These remind me of preppy sweaters with elbow patches, except much more sexified. You can get them at Chocosho for $23.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Net-A-Porter Sale

Oooo, sale at Net-A-Porter, maybe some of the stuff will acutally be affordable! At least they have a "Under $200" category. Remember to use the code "freeship127V" for free shipping!

Sweat Jacket

Want to look really good while remaining really comfy? How about this jacket made out of sweatshirt material? I'm not really sure if it's worth $225 but if you think it is, get it at Mighty Flirt.

Open Back Sweater


What looks to be an ordinary but very cute sweater really has a fun surprise when you turn around! Hooray for fun surprises! I cutout backs, the back is such a subtly sexy area, much less "in your face" than boobs, midriff or thighs.
Get this top for $62 at Paper-Doll, another indie designer site I found. Better yet, everything on the site is currently on sale, go go!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Grey Military Blazer

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted something from my favorite site, Bluefly! The site that truly spawned my online shopping addiction needs to be shown more love than that! Here's a cute blazer by Jill Stuart for $170. At first I couldn't decide if it was Victorian or military-inspried, but now I think it's both! At least, it's what I imagine the army back then wearing, which is good enough for me.

Jewelry Gift Set

Well, it may be too late to get someone a present on time, but if you're still looking or if you want to buy yourself a present, check out this very cute gift set on Tarina Tarantino for $373. It's very adorable and the necklace's bow is actually a clip you can put anywhere.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Scarf Hood

Owls are hip right now but these are subtle enough to make this scarf something you'll want to have for a long time. I adore the hood part, it's a great two in one piece. Get this at Standard Style for $132 (there's a light brown somewhere else on the site).

VS Poet Blouse

It's time for the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual sale, woot! I like this blouse, which is down to $58 and poet sleeves are getting pretty big right now. I've also decided to seperate my tops category into blouses and tops, hope this won't get too confusing! Blouses will be button downs and tops will be tees and shirts.

Friday, December 22, 2006

One More Kimono Dress


Still looking for a last minute party dress? It's not too late, get this beautiful dress from Girlshop for just $160, not too bad considering all nice kimono dresses I've seen before have been incrediably expensive (I'm talking to you Geren Ford!). I love how the red trim adds color and pop.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Pleat Detail Skirt

I love what designers can do with pleats! It can really take a skirt from blah to bazow! Get this fun skirt for $108 at Unsung Designers, a hip site for indie lines and whatnot.

Riding Pants

Even though I know some people who don't like equestrian-themed clothing, claiming its too costumey, I personally think its adorable. I'm sure part of it is because I used to ride horses, but another part is just what type of lifestyle these clothes stand for... rich upbringings in Connecticut and canopy beds, mostly. When I wear somethign like this, I feel like Charlotte from Sex and the City. If you want to feel the same way, get these pants from ShopBop for $230. While you're there, don't forget the matching hat.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Quilted Jacket

Whoa, check out this find, I've spent more money on a FAKE Burberry jacket! This is only $99 (down from $350) at Tech Traders.

Fashion Plates

Will someone please buy me these fashion plates from Elsewares for $40???

Barrel Purse

Doesn't this barrel-shaped purse look like it should be a few $100s? Well, surprise, it's only $40 at Bisou Boutique! What a totally budget find!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reva Ballerina Flat

Looking for something to wear with your skinny pants? These loved-by-celebs flats are just the thing! Get them at $195 at Tory Burch.

Ecoist


If you want the latest in eco-friendly wear, definitely check out Ecoist, a site with all kinds of goodies.. well mainly handbags and belts but jewelry is coming soon!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Campaign targets anorexic models

ROME - The Italian government and fashion industry joined forces Saturday in a campaign against anorexic models, which includes attention to the "full-bodied" and a commitment to add larger sizes to collections.

The premier's office said that the self-regulating code for Italy's highly competitive fashion industry would be signed in Rome next week.

Helping to spur the war on unhealthily rail-thin models on the fashion show runways was the death from anorexia last month of a 21-year-old model in Brazil.

"The government and fashion associations have made a strategic alliance to go down a common road in the fight against anorexia," Youth Policy and Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri said in a statement issued by the premier's office.

Weeks ago, Melandri, who stands out in the Cabinet as a fashionable dresser with a trim figure, urged the fashion industry to emphasize larger sizes for women instead of tinier sizes on the runways.

The code "wasn't stipulated with the intention of imposing something on someone," said Stefano Dominella, president of a lobby for Rome haute couture. Instead, the aim is "regulating the world of fashion, so that it doesn't get pointed out as being responsible for the dramatic facts in the news," Dominella said in the statement.

Those signing on to the campaign pledge that fashion world will start giving importance to "a model of healthy, sunny, full-bodied Mediterranean beauty that Italy has historically contributed" to the international scene.

Earlier this month, a major Brazilian fashion event moved to bar models younger than 16, part of a national effort to increase awareness about eating disorders.

In September, Madrid's Fashion Week banned models with a body mass index of less than 18. Body mass index is a calculation doctors normally apply to study obesity, and anyone with an index below 18.5 is considered underweight.

Spring Dress


This dress is a pretty awesome find, though it's a littl elonger than the picture shows (stupid tall models). But it's a Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dress for only $50 and it comes with a cute belt! Get it or a brown version at eDressMe.

Marc Jacobs Sweater

This Marc Jacobs sweater has a great look to it, kinda Boho-sailoresque. Get it for $228 at Urban Chic - they use frames so I can't directly link to the item. Just look under Marc by Marc Jacobs ya lazy bum!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Wish Necklace

This thing is so cute! You make a wish when you put it on and you wear it until the string breaks and the wish comes true! And while I like the skull, there are also tiny hearts, elephants, crowns, etc, for the slightly more conservative person. Great for a last minute present, get it for $30 at Selena Lynn.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Mini Romper


Miss the good ol' days when you could just go in your diaper? Well, that would be disguisting now, but you can still wear this romper! More like a tunic than a dress, but I'll categorize it as both. Get it at Big Drop NYC for $113.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Trina Turk Coat


I love the coats at Nordstrom! This one is particually adorable - a vintage-inspired swing coat. Get it for $490... a little pricey but maybe you can convince someone to buy it for you for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fingertip Gloves

I'm only posting this because it's too hilarious to me, and I know people who want to wear these tongue-in-cheek style. So if you want the "gloves" Paris Hilton made famous, get them at Patricia Field for just $32.

LA Voom Sample Sale!

It Winter Boots?

SnowJoggersThe rumor is that Snowjoggers are the It boot for the winter (Hilary Duff and Liv Tyler both owna pair!). They come in different colors, like black or pink or brown, and seem to be a combination of a sneaker and a snow boot. Sherling lined, they run for about $80 on Rubber Duck.

Monday, December 11, 2006

All Natural Designer: Suzanne Juul

Hollywood's hottest trendsetters are clamoring for designer Suzanne Juul's cutting edge fashion line, made from all-natural bamboo fibers.
Fashionista twin Mary-Kate Olsen was one of the first to discover Suzanne's soft-as-silk collection. Not long after MK was photographed in the Eternity Shawl, a trend was born. Oversized sunglasses and iced frappuccino sold separately.

When America's favorite indestructable cheerleader, Hayden Panettiere, isn't saving the world, you can find her dressed to the nines in one of Juul's creations. She recently wore the designer's togs twice in one week; first a mint green shrug on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and later a dazzling red dress to a Women in Entertainment breakfast.

Other stylistas jumping on the Juul juggernaut include Hilary Duff, Heather Graham, Brooke Shields and Melania Trump. The luscious clothes are popular with sexy A-listers because they are said to "make you feel naked" -- without fear of a wardrobe malfunction.

Log on to www.suzannejuul.com to get in on the what's no longer the best kept secret in Tinseltown.

TMZ

Blue Retro Dress

This dress is one hell of a steal at just $45. The retro feel reminds me of 40s glamour and the sparrows on the shoulders are a fabulous touch of kitsch (without being cheesy). Get is at Miss Misa, a great place for budget hipster shopping.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Black Light Christmas Lights

Who doesn't want their tree to look like a rave? Top it off with a disco ball for a star and you'll be set! Get these at ePartyUnlimited for just $20.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pucci Bikini


For all you lucky people out there going on vacation this holiday, here's a Pucci bikini for just $80. Get it at Amazon and remember that I am totally jealous!

Madonna + H&M = ?


H&M the international retail giant and their head of design Margareta van den Bosch have teamed up with Madonna to create a line of clothing and accessories that are scheduled to arrive in all stores carrying the women’s wear collection, around the world in March 2007, it was announced today.

The 'M by Madonna' fashion line will reflect Madonna's timeless, unique and always glamorous style. A long standing cultural icon whose enormous global influence on how people dress and look is without equal, Madonna worked hand in hand with Margareta van den Bosch to create a wardrobe of clothing and accessories that represent her own personal and modern spin on her very own wardrobe staples.

'Madonna has an impressive feel for fashion and trends. She was extraordinarily style conscious, passionate and was involved in even the smallest details of every design. There is no doubt that Madonna's influence is reflected by the 'M by Madonna' line', stated Margareta van den Bosch regarding the collaboration.

'I've made no secret of my love of fashion over the years. Working with Margareta and H&M was an exciting and new creative challenge for me. I'm really happy with the results and look forward to wearing 'M by Madonna' along with the rest of the world', concluded Madonna.

I'm imagining hundreds of pointy cone bras for March.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Herringbone Pencil Skirt

I noticed this skirt a long time ago on Urban Outfitters. It's a great buy for people looking to expand their work wardrobe without breaking the bank (just $58), and who doesn't need more pencil skirts?

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006

In order to give my guy friends a reason to look at my blog...

Purple Versace Dress

Still looking for a holiday party dress? Check out this one at Overstock.com. Originally $445, it's down to just $89 - how could anyone possibly resist?!? And then you can own a Versace dress, which is defiantely bragging rights. And while some discounted designer clothes look like crap, this is a simple, rather chic dress. So if you're a size 8, buy this before there are none left.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wellies


Need something to wear while crossing the moors? Then these hunting and fishing wellies are just the thing! Get them at Anthropologie down from $128 to $74.

Silver Obi Belt

Check out this uber-versatile belt! I like the hammered silver "buckle" and how you can tie it around just about anything. Get it at A great store, Standard Style for $71.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Thermal Holiday Top


Aww, how cute, little reindeers! This top is great for a brisk jog outside or for lounging around opening presents. Get it at Bluefly for just $39.

Ruffle Blouse

Ooo, a perfect blouse for work, this top by Miss Sixty is a great buy. Great, off center buttons, a quirky Victorian feel, it's even machine washable, how key is that?? Get it at Active Endevours for $76 (down from $109).

Cool Clutch

How to die for is this clutch!?!? I love the cut out, perfect to slide your arm through. Most girls know how much of a pain it is to bring a clutch out at night, the chances of losing it are pretty high. Or you hand cramps up holding it all night. With this purse, all those problems are solved! I just wish they had a black/sivler combo. Get it at GirlShop for $150.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Delicate Ring


I like this ring, it's very delicate looking but has a bold presence. It looks gold in the picture, but it's really siver. Get it at Muscovie Design for $85.

Equestrian Cap


I used to horseback ride, so I do like equestrian-themed pieces. Here's one that's not costumey and can add just a touch of that rich, classy charm that made this trend popular. Get it at ShopBop for $165.