June 30, 2011

Design: Simon Doonan & Jonathan Adler's Zany Apartment

I am totally obsessed with Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler's awesome apartment.  I love the bright and bold color palette that is very characteristic of Adler's design aesthetic.

June 28, 2011

Ashley Smith for Free People

My world just exploded.  One of my favorite models combined with one of my favorite (semi-reasonably priced) clothing brands, it might just be too much to handle.  Check out the video of Ashley Smith with models Anastasia Khodkina and Jessica Mau as they channel the likes of Almost Famous and '70s rock 'n' roll in Austin.

June 27, 2011

Anne Hathway for Harper's Bazaar

Festival street style: Glastobury 2011 (part two)

As I said before in my earlier post, Hunter rain boots seemed to be the common denominator for all the festival-goers this past weekend.  However, after perusing through some new photos, I realized I can add the army jacket in as well.  Enjoy!

Festival street style: Glastonbury 2011

Clearly, the predominant trend here are Hunter rain boots, which for anyone who has never worn them, are incredibly heavy.  I always seem to wear them when I am running late for class, and the next day my calves feel like they got a workout.  Anyways, a lot of these looks are very wearable and ownable for people who don't have thousands to spend on their wardrobe, for instance you can find Alexa Chung's dress (and variations of it) at Topshop for around $75.  Also, does Glastonbury look like the muddiest place on earth or is it just me?

Nathalia Oliveira for Vogue.it

Shot by Alvaro Beamud Cortes.

Design: Kate and Andy Spade's Hamptons manor & New York City apartment

I am totally obsessed with the openness of Andy Spade's Hamptons manor and the organized clutter, so to speak, of art that is present in both spaces.  While I am not really a fan of the Kate Spade brand (it's just not clothes/bags I would typically be interested in), I do admire the design aesthetic of the couple.  Also, their daughter's room is seriously drool-worthy.  What do you think?

June 26, 2011

Florence Welch "Not Fade Away"

Check out this awesome video from Nowness.com of Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine lead a tribute to Buddy Holly with the song "Not Fade Away."

OBSESSED: Alexander McQueen Resort 2012

Somewhere up there Alexander McQueen is smiling.  Sarah Burton is continuously surprising critics and surpassing expectations, she's done him proud with this collection.

Resort 2012: Alexander Wang & Calvin Klein

Two collections did simplicity well this resort season and those are Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein.  Even though Wang used more color than Klein, I think there was something simple about his pops of color.  Both collections are totally different.  Where Wang embraces the edgy cool girl, Klein goes for understated glamour, but both are equally awesome in different ways.

Alexander Wang

LOVE: Lara Stone for Self Service

Shot by Alasdair McLellan.

June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day everyone!  

(photos from thesartorialist.com)

LOVE: Chloe Resort 2012

Jeffrey Campbell vs. Prada

I was looking at the Jeffrey Campbell website today when I stumbled upon these shoes that strongly resemble the Prada creepers.  Campbell calls them "ad long" shoes, but they are practically the same as the Prada shoes that flew off the shelves all season.  I'm not gonna lie, I wouldn't mind owning the shoes even though they aren't quite the same as the Prada ones because they are probably a lot cheaper.

Jeffrey Campbell "ad long"

June 16, 2011

Design Obsession: Babylonstoren in Cape Town

This 500-acre Cape Dutch winery and fruit farm is absolutely gorgeous.  I am obsessed with the clean design and how relaxing it looks.  The suites overlook gardens and vineyards, it's to die for!

Lara Stone & Frida Gustavsson for Vogue

Shot by Peter Lindbergh.

Tom Ford Winter 2011

Tom Ford's gorgeous winter 2011 collection.  It's got lots of lace and fur, enjoy!

Sky Ferreira for Nylon Mexico

Shot by Justin Hollar.

Lanvin's adorable children's collection

Seriously, if I had little girls I would dress them in these gorgeous little dresses.  Enjoy!

June 8, 2011

Best Dressed at the MTV Movie Awards

While most MTV events don't result in couture looks on the runway, here's some young ladies who managed to look fabulous at the MTV Movie Awards.

Elle Fanning

Favorite Resort 2012 Looks from Derek Lam and Donna Karan

Derek Lam

CFDA Awards: Best Dressed (part two)

Here are some great photos from a star-studded evening.  Also, here's the list of winners, I'm happy Proenza Schouler and Prabal Gurung won, but I am a little sad that the Olsens didn't take home an award.

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Eddie Borgo

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs

CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute: Arthur Elgort

Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga

Eugenia Sheppard Media Award: Hilary Alexander for The Telegraph

Eleanor Lambert Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

International Award: Phoebe Philo for Celine

CFDA Best Dressed (part one)

Here's a look at 30 of the people I thought had some stellar red carpet looks.  I think my favorites were Karlie Kloss, the Olsens, Rebecca Taylor and L'Wren Scott.  Who were yours?

Erin Fetherston / Hana Soukupova

Edie Campbell for Tank

Shot by Viktor Vauthier.

June 5, 2011

xoJane's Makeunder

I saw this on xojane.com and am totally obsessed with the concept of a makeunder.  For their first makeunder, they picked socialite Tinsley Mortimer.  She looked absolutely stunning afterward, and under products they used, they listed Bumble and Bumble's surf spray.  After seeing how good Tinsley's hair looks, I am going to go search around my home town for the product Tuesday.

What do you think?


June 4, 2011

Rihanna "Man Down" Video

While this is definitely not the most fashion forward video, I think Rihanna looks stunning.  People are really having issues with the violent nature of this video, but from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, it's flattering for Rihanna and the colors are great.  Click below for stills from the video.

OBSESSED: Dip-dyed hair/colored streaks

So if you're like me and have been itching to put Manic Panic in your hair, here's a video that might push you over the edge and force you to go buy it.  I saw this video on xojane.com today and figured it was a good time to post the photos I've been hoarding on my computer of awesome dyed hair.  I think tonight might be the night that I put a blue streak in my hair.

Paris Street Style (incredibly belated part two)

Sorry for my incredibly belated post,  but I wanted to at least let somebody see these gorgeous street style photos from Paris Fashion Week.  I'll post some more when the couture shows get closer!