Sunday, May 15, 2011

Socks and Sandals. Who Knew?

At first, I was repulsed by the idea of pairing socks with sandals or heels. But now, I am really starting to dig the idea. This outfit, for example, is totally inspired for summer. Effortlessly chic.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Intricate Floral Details

I'll admit it, I am a girly-girl at heart. Anything floral with ruffles or intricate details makes my heart pitter-patter. Lately the fashion scene seems to be overflowing with all things floral, but I am particular to floral accents like those seen on Lea Michele, Rachel McAdams and Keira Knightly. My favorite is Lea's bold, graphic floral accent -- tulips are my favorite flower, so I may be a little biased. 

But that is not to say I'm not smitten with Rachel's strategically placed petals or Keira's blooming bustle. The petals on Rachel's dress add a little substance to her thin frame, drawing the eye to her extremely small waist. One may say that the explosion of posies on Keira's halter dress may be too much, but I love it! Which one do you favor?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recycled Materials = Glam Wear

New York Fashion Week plays host to brilliant designers showcasing avantgarde clothing with chic silhouettes and must-have hues.Gary Harvey continued that tradition by showcasing his line of totally fabulous gowns made from recycled materials at the GreenShows. Above, you can see three of our favorite gowns from his collection.

A) This gown is made from old rugby shirts
B) Who says print news is dead? This gorgeous gown was constructed
     from 30 issues of Financial Times.
C) Wool scarves, 12 to be exact, were used to create this amazing dress.

The wonderful thing about these gowns is that you can do this, too! Collect old T-shirts, scarves, ties, jeans, or whatever you want to create a masterpiece for under $20! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Queen of Fashion

When I am in my sixties, this is EXACTLY what I want to look like. Helen Mirren is the epitome of style and grace. Ms. Mirren is totally rocking one of spring's hottest fashions: the Maxi Dress. Notice the sweetheart neckline, cinched waist and gorgeous flowing fabric. We LOVE how she paired the delicate, fluid Dolce & Gabanna gown with a hard-core biker jacket. The juxtaposition is fantasticlly delicious.

Try this look for yourself. Visit a local department store like Old Navy, the Gap or Ross to find a maxi dress and then peruse eBay or thrift shops for the perfect leather jacket. - Side note - I found the most amazing leather jacket in a Santa Monica thrift store for $3.00 and I wear it with everything! Keep those eyes peeled for leather!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's all about proportions

Yes, yes, flare pants.

Before sprinting to snatch up this trendy denim item, do a little poking around in the basement or attic, you may be surprised what clothes your mother kept from her glory days. Advantage? You would totally rock true authentic 70's and it wouldn't cost you a thing.