Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Photo of the Day: Dream Gown~ Elie Saab Couture Fall 2010

My current dream gown..
Elie Saab Couture Fall 2010: incredible color, drape, shimmery micro pleating, velvet and bodice that sweepes back below the waist to become sleeves....sigh
What's your current dream gown? Have a lovely day everyone!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nina Ricci & the Romantics: Satin, Roses, Sweaters and Lace

One of my favorite lines this Season is Nina Ricci. Satin, Roses, Sweaters and Lace; its pieces are retro feminine with rose embellished pencil skirts, sheaths, and long gloves. Here are my favorite runway looks & editorials from the line and some inspired pieces you can wear right now.
 Hilary Rhoda - Elle Korea

Schumacher Kisses Skirt
Carrie Muligan in Nina Ricci at the priemier of Wall Street 2
Left: Jonesy Chiffon Ruffle Top $76
Right: ASOS Oasis Lace Skirt $68.96

I saw this photo of Margaret Made on Carolinesmode Stockhold street style
I'm not sure wear the pieces are from but the entire look is beautiful (especially that skirt).
Nina Ricci Fall RTW 2010 Runway
BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetric Rosette Dress
Suede Shoes were all over the Nina Ricci Runway. You can find these similiar lovelies at Charlotte Russe:
Charlotte Russe Suede Toe Bow Pumps in Black and Gray $25.50
These two looks are from Nina Ricci's Pre-Fall 2010 Line.
They are the perfect inspiration of how to dress warm and feminine to the office.
 Gorgeous layers, pinks, tights, velvet sash (just use a velvet ribbon) and berry lips
For Berry Lipstick Picks check out my Rich Romantic Berry post HERE
Feminine Sweater Picks
Top Row: Left: LOFT Shawl Collar Cardigan in Primrose Heather $89.50
Right: Charlotte Russe Chiffon Ruffled Cardigan $24.50
Bottom Row: Left: Old Navy Button Front Rosette Cardigan in Peaches and Cream $24.99
Right: New York & Co Ruffle Trim Cardigan in Pink Lilies $49.50
Marion Cottliard - Vogue July 2010
Karen Millen Peplum Satin One Shoulder Dress
ASOS Coast Aubree Sheer Panel Peplum Dress 
In case you haven't checked it out- here is my Tutorial on Nina Ricci Inspired Flower Sash.
Click on either photo for the link or check it out HERE
Have a lovely day everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Plaid, Tweed and Falling Leaves

It seems like every year around this time I keep my eye open for great plaid and tweed pieces. It isn't an easy task- as plaid can be so masculine or cheaply made, but I keep an eye open for fitted plaid pieces and feminine ways to wear them. Here are my favorite so far..
Rebecca Hall wearing Jason Wu-Instyle October 2010 Field Day
Anthropologie Ruffled Plaid Dress
J.Crew Tweedette Dress
Polo Jeans Fall 2010 Ads
ALYSSA23 put together this incredible look using a Graeme Black Asymmetric check dress
Siri Tollerod 2010 Fall Look Book

Burberry Tweed Print Georgette Dress
Vogue Germay September 2010 
Anouck Lepere for Telva -October 2010
Anthropologie Easy Keeper Skirt
Michael Kors Starlet Sheath Dress
I love Fashion Foie Gras' Outfit du jour  for 8th October 2010
Alessandra Ambrosio -Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Runway
Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Runway
Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton,Vogue US September 2010
ASOS Tailored Check Pleat Fold Dress
Hilary Rhoda in Prada -Elle Korea October 2010
Naty Chabanenko in Prada- Harpers Bazaar UK September 2010

Plaid tip: - I always wear blush with plaid. Its a easy way to make sure I keep my look feminine.
Have a lovely day everyone!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Deal of the Week: Embroidered & Lace Blouses

These 2 embroidered blouses by Oscar de la Renta and Valentino have been in nearly every other magazine this season. Although beautiful they are very pricey- so here are 3 deals of the week for embriodered and lace blouses. I chose 3 since anything with lace is all a matter of taste.

Have a lovely day everyone!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Isabel Marant Fall 2010: Wear it Now + styling tips

Isabel Marant was named the designer every woman can wear by Elle UK and its no surprise.
This line is appealing to me is because it takes basic pieces and with a little styling turns them to sophisticated looks. Aside from sequin pants, you can create this look by freshening up items you already have in your closet and then if needed, do some side shopping to supplement missing items. Here are my favorite looks from this line + how you can create the look yourself.
Clothes for Cool Girls - Glamour Magazine October 2010
You can get a similar look at J.Crew:
J.Crew -Vintage Bateau Top and Sequined Slouch Pant
Iselin Steiro &Toni Garrn -Vogue Spain November 2010
Isabel Marant Fall 2010 Runway
Cropped Pants. Super flattering cigarette and slim leg cropped pants and jeans. Grab a pair of your favorite slim leg pants and roll the cuff until 2-4 inches below mid calf. This length is the most flattering and lengthening. If you don't have any slim leg/cigarette pants here are a few- 3 of which are under $50.
Top Row- Left: ASOS Tailored Slim Cropped Pant $48.27
Right: Express Crop Zelda Jean Legging $49.50
Bottom Row- Left: Kenneth Cole Ponte Zip Pocket Pant $89
Right: Gap Slim Cropped Pants $49

Shop Bop put together their own Isabel Marant Inspired Lookbook: DL1961 Denim Goes Lady Like
You can view the lookbook HERE 
In this look the model is wearing Emma Legging Jeans

To create this look you could also try this Striped Boatneck Sweater
from Ann Taylor $78
Another look from the Shop Bop DL1961 Denim Goes Lady Like Lookbook. In this look the model is wearing Kim Skinny Jeans and Kate Spade Pumps.

Isabel Marant Red and Black Suede Bow Pumps (photo credit)
Pointy Toe Suede Pumps . The shoes are what make this whole look incredible. The height the pump makes your calf appear leaner, taking the cropped pants to a whole new level of posh.
Dig out some older pairs of pointy toed shoes from years past, some ribbon, and glue a bow to the side of pumps or check out these pointy toe pumps - 3 of which are under $100.
Top Row- Left: Calvin Klien Dolly Pump $89
Right: Jimmy Choo Lewis Suede Pumps $495
Bottom Row- Left: Nina Paladin Satin Pump $82.95
Right: Jones New York Mirinesse Suede Pump $49.95

You can wear this look all year round as it is seasonless.
Here are some photos of Isabel Marant's spring line:
To get this look you don't have to buy new clothes- Shop your closet instead. Put on your slim pants, roll the cuffs and pull out your mirror. Use these Runway and fashion editorial photos as inspiration and start trying on different layering options:  olives, taupes and other neutrals, shimmery pieces, sequin, cropped tops, long and short layers, over sized jackets, even cable knits, etc.  Tuck tops into the pants, and try on a belt and pair sequin pants with longer layers. Add Some Liquid Eyeliner, and chandelier earrings. Then pile on some bracelets.

Have a lovely day everyone!