I love this girl's look. She has managed to make a denim skirt look really awesome. And I NEVER thought would be cool again after all my Oklahoma friends started wearing them with cowboy boots. Kill me.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
In honor of Tim Burton's newest flick Alice in Wonderland, I decided to post some photos from an editorial from Vogue December 2003. I recently discovered these via Casey and I fell in love. In 2003, I was a sophomore in high school in Ada, Oklahoma, where Abercrombie and Fitch was high fashion, so that would explain why I am just now seeing these.
I have always loved the story of Alice in Wonderland. I even tried to have an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday, until my friend told me she was going to dress up as Alice and the whole thing fell through. Anywho, the trailer looks absolutely amazing and I seriously can't wait to see what Burton does with it.
I have always loved the 1970s. The music, the style, etc etc. I watched the movie Blow last night and I was extremely inspired by Penelope Cruz as the early Mirtha Jung. She's the kind of woman that men want and women want to be...at least in the beginning of the movie.
"Mirtha became my running partner. Beautiful, passionate... and as crazy as I was. She could party like a man and love like a woman."
Note to self: Grow hair, get a tan, stop wearing jeans.
Alexander Wang has captured edgy, downtown-gals nation wide. When he and Erin Wasson "walked it out" in Fall 08 there really hadn't been anyone who could design an entire collection based on the cool mix of high-end designer and low-end thrifty finds that girls, like Wasson, already had in their closet.....Until now.
If anyone could stand a chance of stealing Wang's crown it would be stylist-turned-designer Rad Hourani. Rad by Rad Hourani is nothing innovative, nothing prophetic, but it does scream cool without trying to be cool. The 15 looks of his collection--all unisex-- are also very wearable in cotton, jersey, and denim instead of cashmere and leather of his main line. Prices range from $100-$400 and will be available in stores and on his site in late-November.
Photo Credit/ Source. Style File
According to WWD , Maybelline has become the official cosmetic sponsor for Fashion Week. As part of this role, Maybelline has decided to support several designers in the tents. One in particular, former Maybelline face, Erin Wasson. Although she has been praised for her runway stylings for Alexander Wang and William Rast, Wasson opted for more casual showings for her first two seasons of Erin Wasson x RVCA. She's apparently designed the collection around an unlikely inspiration-- her pitbull, Cream-- so this season will be different from the black-on-black looks from seasons past.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Disclaimer: I realize this is a somewhat pointless, shallow, empty post. But it's my blog and I can do what I want. Don't judge me.
I am one of those people that is never satisfied with their hair. I always want what I don't have, and I get bored very quickly. That being said I am not one of those people that believes "it's just hair." I mean, it is just hair, but I once heard hairstyle described as "your crowning glory." I get that. Good, or bad, hair can really make or break a look. And in my line of work, there is no time for broken looks!
Earlier in the year, I had very dark hair, all one length with bangs. Had it been longer, I would have loved it more than life itself. But, since then, I have been growing the bangs, and the hair, out for my upcoming wedding. With the wedding so close, I've been playing with the idea of going back to the bangs.
Below are some of the reasons I have such inner turmoil...ha:
Okay, I have always had a soft spot for anything French. Ever since we had a Paris-themed brunch for my older cousin's bon voyage party to France, I have fallen in love with the City of Lights. I have never been lucky to actually go there, but I try really hard to sentez l'amour from over here. One thing I particularly love is the fashion. It's is absolutely effortless, yet always completely chic and cool. Charlotte Gainsbourg is a great model of this chicness. I came across this spread in French Vogue on her. I'm not sure how old it is, but I love it. I tried to translate it on my Mac dashboard translator, and it butchered it. But what I was able to gather was something to the effect of:
"Because her wardrobe has transformed the image of Parisians, Vogue has asked her to open up her closet....Her everyday style is smart and casual....Here are things she loves."
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I just realized how long it's been since I've blogged. Time management has never been one of my better skills, and while I was sick in bed with food poisoning I decided I'm going to make more time to blog. I may get a wild hair and do an outfit post or two (scarrrrrrry!!!!). Anyways, because I am bed-ridden, I have taken the time to really do some research and inspire myself. I feel that inspiration is key in putting together great outfits. So here are some of my most recent favorites:
Photo Credit: Style Sightings, Lookbook.nu