March 30, 2011

Currently obsessed with...

Things I love right now: fishtail braids, bohemian style, dip dyed hair, messy hair, little details and antique floral patterns.

March 25, 2011

Get the look: Prada Spring 2011

Here's some pieces I found that are similar to the extremely popular Prada Spring 2011 collection but way cheaper.  This season's trends are bold and bright colors, color blocking and thick stripes.

Crystal Renn for Vogue Mexico

Shot by David Roemer.

March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: Saying goodbye to a style icon

Elizabeth Taylor died this morning at the age of 79, and she leaves behind a legacy as a style icon who captured the '50s better than anyone with her shapely figure.  She continued to break barriers by trying new things and wearing some outlandish fashions.  She was a gorgeous woman who will never be forgotten.

Stolen Girlfriends Club invade a supermarket

So I think first of all this would be awesome to be grocery shopping after a mundane day and then all of the sudden, bam!  you're hit with a fashion show.  However, I'm not sure how happy I'd be if one of those models walked by me in the snacks aisle loading my cart with carbs.  I don't think I'd enjoy my bag of goldfish quite as much after that experience, but anyways, this is awesome, check it out!

March 21, 2011

Top Five Models of Fashion Month: Daphne Groeneveld

My favorite model from all the fashion shows has to be Daphne Groeneveld.  I mentioned her at the end of the year as one of my favorite models and I hoped she'd be seen a lot more, but I never would have imagined I'd see her walking in almost every major runway show.  Daphne walked in Chanel, Valentino, Nina Ricci, Emilio Pucci and Alexander Wang to name a few.  She's gorgeous and versatile, and I have a feeling we'll be seeing her in a lot more editorials after such a successful runway season.

Opening Ceremony Spring 2011 Lookbook

I'm obsessed with Opening Ceremony's spring 2011 lookbook.  The clothes are so cool and quirky.  I'd wear all of them if I could, it's definitely a collection worth checking out.

Arizona Muse for Vogue China

Shot by Paolo Roversi.

March 20, 2011

Top Five Models of Fashion Month: Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls is absolutely stunning, and she's my fourth favorite model of fashion month.  She has such strong features but is surprisingly versatile.  She walked in some major shows including Nina Ricci, Balmain, Emilio Pucci and Viktor & Rolf.

Amanda Seyfried for Elle US

Shot by Alexei Hay.

i-D Spring Covers

I love i-D's spring covers featuring Lady Gaga and models such as Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn.  I just think the line "more clothes inside" is so clever.  I'll definitely be picking up a copy, hopefully with Lady Gaga or Anja.

Celine Fall 2011

Phoebe Philo is the queen of sophisticated simplicity, and she brings it to the forefront with her fall collection.  I adore the coats and the patterned sweaters.  I love the wood patterned fabric.  I have to wonder if we will be seeing more of it since it came to the runway recently with Rodarte's spring collection.  Looking at how well Philo makes a simple outfit stand out, it's no wonder that she's nominated for an CFDA International Award. 

March 19, 2011

Camille Rowe for Jalouse

Shot by Matthew Frost.

Karlie Kloss for AnOther

Shot by Walter Pfeiffer.

Samantha Pleet Fall 2011 Lookbook

Check out this adorable lookbook from Samantha Pleet, I love how she did part of it with polaroids.

2011 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominess & Honorees

I definitely don't envy the board that will have to decide on the winners for this year's CFDA nominations.  The nominees for womenswear and Swarovski womenswear are all equally amazing, and I love that they honored Marc Jacobs with a lifetime achievement award.\

Who would you vote for??

Menswear Designer of the Year
- Michael Bastian
- Patrik Ervell
- Simon Spurr

Womenswear Designer of the Year
- Alexander Wang
- Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
- Marc Jacobs

Accesory Designer of the Year
- Alexander Wang
- Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
- Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
- Joseph Altuzarra
- Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen
- Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
- Alejandro Ingelmo
- Eddie Borgo
- Jason Wu
- Pamela Love

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
- Marc Jacobs

CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute
- Arthur Elgort

Fashion Icon Award
- Lady Gaga

Media Award
- Hillary Alexander of the Telegrpah

Founders Award
-Hal Rubenstein of In Style

International Award
- Phoebe Philo for Celine

March 18, 2011

Prada Fantasy Lookbook

Here's the lookbook for one of the most memorable and most worn collections from spring 2011.  Prada's bright and bold colors, thick-striped outfits and daring banana prints definitely catapulted the fashion world toward spring's technicolor trend.

March 16, 2011

Rihanna for Vogue

Shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Kate Moss for Dior's Addict Lipstick

Kate Moss looks stunning in this 90-second short for Dior's new Addict Lipstick.  It was directed by Jonas Akerlund, the same guy who brought you Lady Gaga's awesome "Paparazzi" video.

March 15, 2011

Arizona Muse for Dazed & Confused

Shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby.

Top five models of fashion month: Julia Saner

I never really recognized Julia Saner much, but after seeing her walk for Rodarte, a collection where every model looked beautiful, I thought she really stood out.

She's my third favorite model of fashion month because she walked in almost every major collection including Alexander McQueen, Costume National, Rodarte, Chanel and Valentino.  I think she's gorgeous and a little different then the models I usually talk about (meaning she's not blonde with a gap between her front teeth).  Here's a look at the awesome newcomer who I think we will be seeing a lot more of very soon.

Miu Miu Fall 2011

Miu Miu was all grown up this season as Miucca Prada took the label to a whole other more sophisticated level.  While Miu Miu is distinctively young and fun, this season the collection seemed to be geared to a slightly older demographic, but it was still fabulous.  The shoes are incredible, and the bird and dandelion prints are so great.  While I don't think this collection has as much power as the last two collections, I think it's definitely going to have a solid showing as far as street style goes, especially the shoes.

March 13, 2011

Balmain Fall 2011

Balmain's collection is hip and edgy.  I have a feeling come next season, Anna Dello Russo is going to be running around in one of those metalic jackets or outrageously detailed dresses.

Top five models of fashion month: Lindsey Wixson

As I've mentioned before, I love Lindsey Wixson, and she's my fourth favorite model of fashion month this seaosn.

She's so cute and unfortunately, she would be higher up if she hadn't had an allergic reaction that caused her to leave Paris Fashion Week early and miss out on the Chanel, Miu Miu and Alexander McQueen shows.  Lindsey walked in so many shows this season including Jill Stuart, Viktor & Rolf (whose red face makeup I'm assuming caused her allergic reaction), Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, Rag & Bone and Prada.  I hope to see her in a lot more editorials between this season and next.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

Giambattista Valli's fall collection is sleek and chic with awesome monochromatic looks.  I love the ball gowns at the end of the collection and the different shapes of coats and dresses.

More photos from Chanel Fall 2011

LOVE: Haider Ackermann Fall 2011

Haider Ackermann's fall collection was definitely one of my favorite of fall 2011.  The collection is sexy but refined.  I loved the glitter floor-length skirts with the cutouts and the chunky knit sweaters.  The metalic fabrics are right on track for the fall trends, and while I'm not crazy about the thick belts, I love the cuts on the coats and the jackets.

Paris Fashion Week: Street Style (part one)

I found so many amazing street style photos from Paris Fashion Week that I've decided to split this post up in to a few sections, so here's part one of my favorite street style looks.

March 12, 2011

Top Five Models of Fashion Month: Josephine Skriver

I'm working on a series of my top five favorite models of fashion month.  I'll start with Josephine Skriver as my number five.  She was definitely my favorite newcomer on the runways.  She walked for Gucci, Preen, Rag & Bone, opened for Alberta Ferretti and closed for Prada.  I'm hoping she's going to be seen in more editorials because she made such a strong showing this season.

Camille Rowe for Jalouse

Shot by Theo Wenner.

Taylor Warren for No. Magazine #13

Shot by Jason Lee Parry.

Chanel Fall 2011

Chanel went dark and semi-gothic this season, playing with a dark color palette on tweed suits and coats.  The dresses are gorgeous with the lace and brocade details, not to mention the boots that are to die for.  I like that Lagerfeld tried something different this season, it's dark, versatile and wearable, plus the runway was amazing (I'll post photos later).

Emmanuelle Alt's first Vogue Paris cover

It's not exactly the bold and colorful look that Carine Roitfeld was known for, but it's safe and it's Gisele.  We'll see where Emmanuelle Alt can take Vogue Paris after Roitfeld's departure.

 (photos from

March 10, 2011

Girls of Autumn/Winter 2011

Another great video by Justin Wu in collaboration with  Check out some of the runway stars lip syncing to "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."

LOVE: Nina Ricci Fall 2011

No one does pretty and feminine quite like Nina Ricci, and once again the newest collection is elegant and gorgeous.  I'm obsessed with the color palette.  The light blues mixed with the black and the deep metalic purple and burgundy are to die for.

Vanessa Paradis for i-D Pre-Spring

Shot by Paolo Roversi.

Alexander McQueen Shoes

Reminiscent of the alien shoes in McQueen's last collection, Sarah Burton's dangerously tall and crazily cut shoes are to die for.  However, being a semi-unstable person in heels, I'd totally be the girl that stabs her other foot with those crazy spikes on the back.  My favorites are definitely the black feather heels with the silver backs.   

Balenciaga Fall 2011

March 9, 2011

More photos from Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

OBSESSED: Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

If there was any doubt Sarah Burton couldn't live up to the name of Alexander McQueen, I would imagine it vanished Tuesday when she showcased her fall collection.  With rumors swirling that Burton will be dressing Kate Middleton on her wedding day, I have to wonder if the gowns at the end were a preview of what's to come for the royal wedding.  If Middleton really does wed in Alexander McQueen, I think it will show a new side to the royal family, a younger more modern side, that she has already done a great job promoting.  Also, I'll do a separate post later, but the shoes in this collection were insane.  Sarah Burton has really proven herself with this beautiful collection. 

Blake Lively for Chanel Mademoiselle Campaign