Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ala Flamenco: Prada, Wide Ruffles and the Fishtail Skirt.

One of my favorite looks this season is flamenco inspired wide ruffle skirts and dresses. This ultra feminine look is either full skirts with wide ruffles or slim pencil fishtail skirts and I adore how Prada has used so much color, making these pieces lively and fun to wear.

Sigrid Agren by Patrick Demarchelier for Allure February 2011
Constance Jablonski Vogue Germany March 2011

Emily Senko by Wendy Bevan for Marie Claire Italia March 2011
Anna Beatriz Barros Elle US March 2011

Prada Dress- Glamour Magazine June 2011 Getaway Glam

CH Carolina Herrera Skirt

Tiiu Kuik by Anne Menke for Marie Claire France February 2011

Jourdan Dunn & Karmen Pedaru by Mario Testino for Vogue UK March 2011

The colorful materials and exciting patterns of these pieces are not only gorgeous and flattering but also fun to wear. Any of these looks can be perfectly paired with this seasons wedges and wrapped sandals for a phenomenal ultra-feminine flamenco-inspired look!
Have a lovely day everyone!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

With Grace in Your Heart and Flowers in Your Hair...

Today is just one of those spring days where the weather is perfect, green has returned with blossoms and buds on trees and flowers and you want to do is escape your countless responsibilities and sip blueberry iced-tea and put flowers in your hair. Since most of us can't do that, enjoy the following collection..
Southern Weddings Magazine Fall Issue- The Loveliest Day photo credit: 100 layer cake

Hermes Paris Ad

Anna Sui Spring 2011 Runway

Paolla Rahmeier Marie Claire October 2010

Paolla Rahmeier Marie Claire October 2010

Holly by Natalie J Watts for Vecu Spring 2011

I simply adore this lovely 'Flower Halo in Palette' floral headpiece by Mignonnehandmade on etsy. You can purchase it HERE on her shop.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Styling Inspirations: Red Pants

It's truly rare when pants make you look beautiful. Sure, they can be classic or edgy, cropped with flats like Audrey or slim with pumps and while all of that is pretty, its still very ordinary. I simply love the trend of colorful denim and what it can do in terms of style and flair- I particularly love red pants.

Isabeli Fontana for Mango Spring 2011 by Terry Richardson

Massimo Dutti April 2011 Lookbook Zuzana Gregorova by Gemma Edo

Barbara Martello in Red Slim Baliman Pants
Slim Rolled cuff red pants with black point pumps (photo credit: Zina on

photo via The Satorialist

Andy of Style Scrapbook  - I adore this whole look + the length is perfect

Anna Jagodzinska for Sarar Spring 2011 Campaign by Koray Birand
Constance Jablonski by Greg Kadel for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2011

Red Pants Styling Tips:
  • As you can see from all these looks red pants go great with Black, White and Cream. When you find the right pair, start by pairing it with any and all black, white or nude shoes you own.
  • Based on what pairing you like adjust the length of the pants to go with your shoe's height and type by rolling the cuff or hemming if you want a permanent length. No matter what shoe you pick your pants length should make your legs look long and lean (be sure not to cut off at any akward length).
  • Then start pairing with basic tops and layer jackets and jewelry- basics are great because you don't want to overpower the red pants.
Have a lovely day everyone!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Turkish Blue and White

One of my favorite combinations is Turkish Blue and White. It's crisp, clean, yet striking. Luckily this season has plenty blue and white combinations in the form of stripes and prints.
Barbara Palvin Vogue Russia December 2010
Julia Stegner for Roberto Cavalli’s 40th Anniversary Book
Keira Knightly in Roadarte Spring 2011
H&M Wateraid Collection Spring 2011
Reem Acra Spring 2011 RTW
Regina Feoktistova by Serge Leblon for Harper’s Bazaar Russia April 2011
Regina Feoktistova by Serge Leblon for Harper’s Bazaar Russia April 2011
The Life Rhapsodic by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue US March 2011

Anthropologie Gathering Blossoms Top
Anja Rubik for Apart Jewelry 2011 by Marcin Tyszka
Iekeliene Stange by Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Elle UK March 2011

I love the how the simplest two colors can create such a striking, crisp look. It reminds me of Turkish mosaics and pottery which are the origin of this fantastic rich blue and white combo.
Have a lovely day everyone!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Photo of the Day: Marc Jacobs Stripped Dress

I can only think of a few people on this Earth who can make stripes look so glamorous and Marc Jacobs is definitely one of them - making this editorial shot of Laura Blokhina by Sigurd Grunberger for Elle Denmark May 2011 our photo of the day.
Have a lovely day everyone!

Fantastic Pleated Skirts

There's no doubt that one of the biggest trends this season is pleated skirts, I myself have always been a fan but am really enjoying seeing the unique variety and in the moment ways in which pleated skirts are being styled.
Ruby Aldridge Alejandra Alonso Vogue Italia Feb 2011

  J.Mendel Spring 2011 RTW Runway- I am in love with the how they contrasted nude with poppy orange.
Georgina Stojiljkovic for Elle Serbia May 2011 by Andrea Klarin 
Contance Jablonski in Chanel by Greg Kadel for Harpers Bazaar 
Kate Bosworth pairing her micro-pleated skirt with sneakers- January Lucky Cover
Tucker Pleated Skirt - Such gorgeous color and print!
Mango Spring 2011 Nude Collection -Alejandra Alonso 
Fernanda Tavares for Vogue Brazil November 2010 by Patrick & Victor Demarchelier 

Pleated skirts make fashion easy - you always look striking, put together, and above all: unique. You can pair them with flats for a more classic look or keep things edgy by pairing them with chunky wedges and platform wrapped sandals. Keep looking slim by always defining your waist: either wear a fitted top tucked in, or a belt around your natural waist if you are wearing a blouse that sits over the hip like in the first photo with Ruby Aldrige. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Here's your Hat, Whats your Hurry..

Between the royal wedding and the Kentucky Derby I've become convinced that all us American gals should wear more hats. And if these recent events haven't given you enough incentive to start let this editorial featuring Rosie Tupper by Andreas Sjodin for Elle Sweden May 2011 serve as yet another hat-wearing inspiration.
I love how this editorial illustrates that you can not only wear hats but that they compliment current fashion. I especially love the Stella McCartney lemon print chiffon dress pairings and the Dolce Gabbana dress and hat pairing. So gorgeous!