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Trend: Velvet
July 24, 2009, 3:45 pm
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While I always thought of velvet as a fabric for older women, this month’s issue of Vogue says otherwise. With young designers such as Alexander Wang designing hip velvet bomber jackets, velvet has become the new obsession for Fall.  

 

Velvet Motorcycle jacket Alexander Wang

Velvet Motorcycle jacket Alexander Wang

Velvet legging

Velvet legging

 

Alexander Wang velvet vest

Alexander Wang velvet vest

The Olsens seem to be huge fans of the fabric…especially in crazy colors

 

at JFK airport-velvet jacket

at JFK airport-velvet jacket

Launch of influence-Ashley's velvet coat

Launch of influence-Ashley's velvet coat

Mary Kate in crazy pink velvet coat

Mary Kate in crazy pink velvet coat

Source: shopbop.com, openingceremony.com, people.com



Because I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane
June 6, 2009, 10:54 am
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Let’s face it, when we go to the airport we tend to not only dress for comfort. While  long layovers, flight delays, cramped seats, security checks and stale plane air tend to point to sweat pants and flip flops as the best flying apparel, these aren’t really options for the stylish jet setter.  At the airport, one is inclined to casually dress to impress. Fellow travelers may only be random strangers, but people watching at the airport is by far the most popular activity, and most of us wouldn’t want to be caught in anything less than stylish.  Here are a few celebs who manage to master flying fashion without getting stuck in style security…

 

Sienna Miller at Heathrow

Sienna Miller at Heathrow

Mary Kate Olsen at JFK

Mary Kate Olsen at JFK

 

Cameron Diaz at Heathrow

Cameron Diaz at Heathrow

Kate Hudson at Heathrow

Kate Hudson at Heathrow

 

Another one of Sienna Miller at Heathrow

Another one of Sienna Miller at Heathrow

Mary Kate at LAX

Mary Kate at LAX

 

 

 

 

 

photos: style.com, jessicastyle.com



Favorites from the Met Ball..

Sorry I haven’t been posting recently. I’m struggling as it’s finals week, but I just had to devote at least one post to the Met Ball that was last night.  The dresses/ensembles were simply too beautiful to put off. While the theme was “models as muses,” I think more than just the models’ outfits were muse-worthy. Here are some of my favs…some commentary included…    (photos: style.com)

 

Ashley Olsen in her own line The Row (I love her new haircut, very Gwenyth)

Ashley Olsen in her own line The Row (I love her new haircut, very Gwenyth)

 

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson (she's wearing Chanel Haute Couture) I have to say I'm always a fan of Chanel's white lace (remember Maggie Gyllenhall's white lace with pink bow?)

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson (she's wearing Chanel Haute Couture) I have to say I'm always a fan of Chanel's white lace (remember Maggie Gyllenhall's white lace with pink bow?)

 

 

 

 

Lou Doillon in Nina Ricci (this girl is just so classic French! tres chic!)

Lou Doillon in Nina Ricci (this girl is just so classic French! tres chic!)

 

Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth (all of these dresses are just beautiful. Props to Stella she designed them all!) I especially love both Kates' dresses. She captured their essences so well!

Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth (all of these dresses are just beautiful. Props to Stella she designed them all!) I especially love both Kates' dresses. She captured their essences so well!

Darya Werbowy in Balmain (simple but I really like the ankle boot. Balmain is very chic right now. I'm surprised she didn't choose a higher shoulder)

Darya Werbowy in Balmain (simple but I really like the ankle boot. Balmain is very chic right now. I'm surprised she didn't choose a higher shoulder)

Mary Kate Olsen in a vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture (at first I didn't really like this, but I think the way that she did her hair/makeup makes it look very ethereal and quite beautiful)

Mary Kate Olsen in a vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture (at first I didn't really like this, but I think the way that she did her hair/makeup makes it look very ethereal and quite beautiful)

Erin Wasson in Phi and Lady Amanda Harlech (I really like Erin Wasson's look. It's not exactly Met Ball appropriate, but I love the edge she always carries with her. The paints look very Alexander Wang.)

Erin Wasson in Phi and Lady Amanda Harlech (I really like Erin Wasson's look. It's not exactly Met Ball appropriate, but I love the edge she always carries with her. The pants look very Alexander Wang.)

 

 

 

Design Duo Vena Cava: Sophie Buhal and Lisa Mayock in their own designs (I love Lisa's little top with the pants very innovative. You can definitely tell that these girls are designers.)

Design Duo Vena Cava: Sophie Buhal and Lisa Mayock in their own designs (I love Lisa's little top with the pants very innovative. You can definitely tell that these girls are designers.)Rachel Bilson in Bally (I love Rachel Bilson, but I feel like I've seen this before maybe it was a Brian Reyes green dress a la 2008?)



Everything Olsen
April 19, 2009, 2:12 pm
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I know an Olsen twins post. You’re probably sarcastically thinking–wow how original, but seriously these girls have been stylish since well, birth!  Their style is constantly evolving. The two first hit the real style scene in their teens. We can all remember Mary-Kate’s style choices:  the peasant skirts, cowboy boots, starbucks ventis and huge sunglasses.  Ashley’s style was less trendy. She often opted for classic bold pieces making many of her choices timeless.  Recently, MaryKate has taken some style advice from her sister.  The twins pull off the inconceivable look of trendy/classic. I’m here to honor the stylish. So without further adeiu, here is an ode to the Olsen’s. 

 

Simple, love the aviators

Simple, love the aviators

The jacket is seriously amazing

The jacket is seriously amazing

 

At the launch part for Elizabeth and James

At the launch part for Elizabeth and James

very casual, i love the boyfriend blazer

very casual, i love the boyfriend blazer

 

basic black dress with trendy high shoulders

basic black dress with trendy high shoulders

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Frye Boots

 

Have you ever searched for the perfect pair of boots? The pair that works in all seasons.  The pair that can be worn with a peasant skirt a la Mary Kate Olsen hippie chic or a pair of dark skinny jeans a la Sienna Miller.  The pair that rises above all the rest and doesn’t wear out? The pair that you get compliments on time and time again.  Well, ladies I have found them.  The boots of our dreams.  Frye boots have just enough edge to look motorcycle-eque with just enough toe to look western. They have a little bit of heel without being obvious.  The Frye Company makes their famous harnessed boot in many colors and styles.  These boots carry with them a sense of attitude and must be worn with confidence…

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Anne Hathaway wearing Frye boots

Anne Hathaway wearing Frye boots

Miranda Kerr wearing Frye boots

Miranda Kerr wearing Frye boots

 

 

picture credit : fabsugar.com and thefryecompany.com