Saturday, January 30, 2010

haute couture

Hi bloggers! Again, sorry about the delay; It has been a hectic week and hopefully once I'm all settled in and classes start I'll figure out where to put blogging into my schedule!! Anyway, from January 24th to January 28th it was the Spring 2010 Haute Couture week in Paris! The shows were all wonderfully amazing, and I wanted to share my favorites with you!

#1. Chanel - A mixture with of futuristic tones and romantic feels, the Chanel Couture collection was an amazing collection of detail and shine. It focused on silvers and pastels, and featured no black or gold, a first for Karl Lagerfeld. It was definitely my favorite of the season, especially since silver and pastels are two of my favorite things (I really don't wear gold!) These are my favorites from the collection!

#2. Christian Dior - For this collection, John Galliano was inspired by the Charles James gowns at the Costume Institute at the MET. With the feel of a woman who rides, the pieces feature top hats and veils and beautiful cuts. I love the vintage feel of it all, and all the red really stands out when pastels are taking over the runway! The detailed jewelry picture really amazes me, too.

#3. Elie Saab - I loved the dream-like feel of Elie Saab's gowns in this couture collection. The dresses were all romantic, in the pale pastels that we've been seeing on the runway but with a bit more dusty tones. Also, he decided not to use jewelry and natural hair/make-up. So the dresses stand out even more. I loved the beading and lace detailing on the dresses!, collages by me

In other news, the wonderful Sarah from The Buzz on Fashion gave me a blog award! I'm so so thankful :) Definitely check out her blog, she gives you all the "buzz" on the fashion world and does cute outfit interpretations too! I'm supposed to pass it on to 15 other bloggers but I can't really think right now so I'm going to pass it on to a few blogs I think you guys should check out!!
Quinntessential Style, Joellen Love, Wild Tortoise, and Denise Katipunera

Also, I won the Hi Fashion giveaway!! Sherin and Leia celebrated their one-year-blogaversary recently and in the spirit gave out these cute little polka-dot coin purses! Their blog features everything from fashion news, inspiration, outfits and adventures, a great blog to follow. Thanks girls, and Happy Blogaversary!

I know this has been a long post, but hope you enjoyed it! What were your favorite couture shows?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Field of Dreams

Hello again bloggers! It's been a while! Move in was hectic and exhausting but school has been lots of fun so far! Today I was in Soho and went into the Opening Ceremony store and died a little with all the designer stuff, I actually touched a Rodarte sweater, it was great. But now that I'm settled in I wanted to share with you guys an amazing editorial! A couple of days ago I got the February issue of W magazine in the mail and fell in love with the "Field of Dreams" editorial! I immediately wanted to share it with you guys and couldn't find it anywhere! But Sunday night Fashion Gone Rogue finally posted it. It features model Raquel Zimmermann, was shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Camilla Nickerson. The shoot is filled with great spring looks in leather and whites against the landscape of Marfa, Texas. Enjoy!


Saturday, January 23, 2010


It's times like these that I really wish I lived in Paris. With all the magazines showcasing the SS2010 collections, you can bet that Vogue Paris would do it in an extravagant way. The magazine's February '10 issue features a huge spread that devotes a page each to the hottest collections of the season. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with art direction by Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt and Camilla Nickerson; it features models Dree Hemingway, Freja Beha Erichsen, Raquel Zimmermann, Anna de Rijk, Lara Stone, Naomi Campbell, Daria Werbowy, and more; just to name a few! "Vogue-a-Porter" shows the models either on a Moroccan getaway, with beautiful backdrops and colors, or in simple and stunning studio shots. Now this post might be a little picture heavy, there were so many pictures that I loved! I've tried to limit it to collections that I've really loved since the runway shows, but there was still so many. You should definitely check out the entire spread of gorgeous pictures at Fashion Gone Rogue! I really need to find a way to get my hands on this magazine (hey Q. are you reading this? hehe) !!

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They are so gorgeous! Also bloggers, I've been lacking a little in commenting and I wanted to say sorry, I promise I'll get back to all of your wonderful comments! I move in to school on Sunday so the packing scenario has been hectic and taking up a lot of my time! I'll be back after all the craziness is over though! Keep commenting, I will get back to you! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

the amsterdam chainsaw massacre

A couple of days ago the cover of Dazed and Confused's February issue hit the internet showing model Magdalena Frackowiak wearing one of Viktor & Rolf's Spring/ Summer 2010 pieces. To be honest, I wasn't that big of a fan of the show when I first saw it, I tend to focus my love more on things you can actually wear, but after seeing this spread I've changed my mind. Though I'd still never wear these, I love the way that the photos are so simple because you don't need anything other than dress. The dress alone stands as a work of art, and if it did have more than a white background it would be too much. The spread is called "The Amsterdam Chainsaw Massacre," with photography by Josh Olins, and bears the tag line "In a season when fashion houses are playing it safe, maverick designers Viktor & Rolf took on the credit crunch with their thrillingly impractical mutilation of tulle." The images are beautiful, and I thought I'd share them with you guys, maybe not as a source to pick your next outfit from, but definitely a source of inspiration!

src: fashiongonerogue

To see all the images from the spread and the cover, click here!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

georgia frost for elle magazine

Georgia Frost is too too cute, and in this shoot for Elle Magazine she definitely brings her quirky charm. Not only do I love her, but I love the styling of the shoot as well. It shows us a lot of trends for this year, not to mention some of my favorite trends, such as sheer, thigh-highs, an velvet. I especially love the red Doc Martens and the way the red hat goes so perfectly with her short blond hair! I love it all! To see more images from the shoot, click here.


Topshop black and pink bralets, Forever 21 rings, Alexander Wang sheer blouse, Betsey Johnson velvet floral dress, pink Doc Martens, Topshop lace crop top, Wildfox Couture sweater, Jeffrey Campbell over the knee boots, Topshop bunny ears


Monday, January 18, 2010

golden globes favorites

Hello all! First, I started a tumblr: it's more for me, so I can stop saving so many pictures on my laptop! So it'll have non-fashion related posts too, but if you want to see more sides of owl wings then you can find it here! Anyway, awards season has started and the Golden Globes last night gave us our first dose of the red carpet! I loved, and hated, a lot of the dresses last night, but I narrowed it down to my Top Five so here they are:

Drew Barrymore in Atelier Versace, Zoe Saldana in Louis Vuitton, Emily Blunt in Dolce & Gabbana
Anna Paquin in Stella McCartney with Stephen Moyer, January Jones in Lanvin
src: wwd, justjared, collagesbyme

What did you guys think?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

sonia rykiel ss2010 preview

Happy weekend bloggers! Hope you're having a lovely one so far! I wanted to thank all my lovely readers for all the feedback and I reached 100 followers; that puts a smile on my face, thank you all so much! I'm looking into doing some new things on here, revamping the side bar, a new blogroll, etc. But this site is for you to get inspiration, so let me know what you guys want to see more of! In the meantime, with more and more Spring/Summer ad campaigns coming out, I wanted to share with you another favorite, Sonia Rykiel. I love Sonia Rykiel's girly look, something that is very unlike my own personal style, but I'm trying to incorporate more of. This campaign doesn't fail to bring us the charm that Rykiel's clothes do, with red lips, pink flowers, and a garden setting! The models Alana Zimmer and Marike Le Roux are gorgeous in it, too. That campaign is just so cute and wonderful and I love it!



Friday, January 15, 2010

zac posen x target

Bloggers, I am so excited! I just came home to find that a first look at Zac Posen for Target has been posted on fashionista!! Now we're all no strangers to the amazing Target collaborations, such as Anna Sui, Rodarte and even a Gaultier line coming out soon, and Zac Posen does not fail either! The looks embody Posen's designs perfectly, as fashionista puts it: "made for a woman who likes to dress up, but might not have a red carpet to walk every other week." I love it so much! It's the perfect miss of bright and dark colors, and does dressing up without being over the top! While in my opinion it's a little pricier than I expected, a sleeveless floral dress goes for $74, it is affordable for what it is, even though I'll probably only have enough money to get one thing. Regardless, I'll definitely be there when the collection hits stores April 25th, will you?


Love it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

chloe ss2010

While my last post may have been about warm clothes and cold weather, all the Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaigns are being released lately and I can't help but fast forward into the warmer weather and be obsessed with all these looks! I love the neutral wave thats coming in, especially the beige and light blue, two colors I've recently been obsessed with! One of my favorites so far is the Chloe campaign, which was shot by Mario Sorrenti and features models Raquel Zimmermann and Malgosia Bela, so I thought I'd share it with you guys! If only spring wasn't so far away...

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