Thursday, December 17, 2009

Red Haute!

Note to Penelope Cruz:
Despite the cold winter weather, you were sizzling at the Nine premiere. The color of this Chanel dress is so captivating, it is hard to notice the gorgeous draping. I can not get over how stunning this color is. Well done Penelope. Also I can't wait to see the movie (much to my boyfriend's dismay).

Note to Readers:
Is it just me or is this color to die for? Maybe I am going out on a limb here, but I think that us mere mortals could also be head-turning show-stoppers in this dress. Not to say that Penelope isn't wearing this dress well, but imagine showing up to a formal Christmas party in this number. I think I will dream of this exact scenario tonight.

Have fun with your holiday wardrobe. This goes to show a little color and glamour go a LONG way.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Change it Up!


Note to Taylor:
YOUR HAIR IS STRAIGHT! I think you are darling, but my one complaint (and it is a small one) is that your hair always has the same curled look to it. The curls are great, but I have been looking for some diversity, and voila! Don't abandon the curls entirely, just alternate a few new looks here and there.

Also, if you are dating Taylor Lautner, bravo. I saw New Moon, and he is looking BEYOND good.

PS. I love your scarf.

Note to Readers:
Sometimes it is easy to get into a style rut. Whether it be hair, clothes, shoes or accessories, sometimes when something works we stick to it.

I, for example, can not wear jeans that aren't skinny or cigarette leg anymore. I have been wearing them for so long that if I put on a different silhouette I feel like I am wearing baggy bellbottoms. I am working on it though, I promise.

So... the key is not to abandon your trademark item (or look) entirely, just to mix some variety into the look. Like Taylor straightening her curls. We have to keep our looks from getting boring.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Loss

Note to Daul Kim:
There are no words. The world of fashion will have a void without your bright smile, creativity and unparalleled style. Rest in peace, pretty Daul.

Note to Readers:
We lost one of fashion's brightest stars last week. I am at a loss of words. Please click here to see some of Daul's finest moments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

O.M.Gag.

Note to Leighton Meester:
I don't understand what is happening here. I just don't know why you would wear these awful (unflattering and see-through pants) while you are trying to gain respect as a legitimate singer. Are you trying to show the world you are not your fashion-forward Gossip Girl character? Done.

Note to Readers:
I'll admit it, I like Gossip Girl. The fashion alone makes the show worth watching. I guess I thought because Leighton's character Blair is fashionably infallible, I though Leighton was too. My mistake. Usually I love the way she dresses in real life, maybe that is why this is so confusing to me.

Someone call Doroda, Leighton needs her help.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shout Out

Note to Readers:
Last week on a local morning show (kind of like a local version of The View), the editor of a magazine I write for, Wasatch Woman, talked about an article I wrote. Actually the host brought up the article, and then they showed photos from the accompanying shoot I styled. It was kind of cool to see them talking about my work!

Here is the video... enjoy! (my article is the first one they talk about, Holiday Must-Haves)


Side Note: Look closely when they show the Violet Hunter Boots, recognize the legs wearing them?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New York Fashion Week Part IV

Walk Through at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Note to Readers:
The Spring/Summer 2010 3.1 Phillip Lim runway show in Bryant Park kind of rocked my world (and when I say kind of I mean absolutely) This was one of the biggest shows of fashion week, and it did not disappoint! I was lucky enough to go backstage while the models were getting ready and I got to see the organization of the show. I even got to see Mr. Lim himself, giving interviews to press. While backstage I got to sneak a peek at the clothing and it is gorgeous up close! I pretty much died and went to fashion heaven.


The hustle and bustle backstage

Me backstage, please pardon the shiny face. I guess in my elation I forgot to use powder?
Before the show started, I was lucky enough to chat with model Ali Stephens before she worked the runway. She is darling and gave me some tips about how to get a good seat.
Ali getting her hair and make up done
I also took some videos just for you, my dear readers. I thought by narrating them, I would be able to help you see what was going on backstage. Unfortunately, I didn't realize how annoying my voice is, so I apologize!
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Note to Phillip Lim:
I LOVED your show. The clothes were a perfect blend of well-designed basics with unique detailing to keep them from being boring. The red looks that started the show, worked well with the crocodile prints that followed them, which worked with the sequins that followed them, that worked with the dresses that followed them. My favorite pieces from the collection?Allow me to show you...
I die over this sequined number. I wouldn't object if you sent me one for my birthday?


This was the final look you sent down the runway, and I love how Karlie Kloss looks in these tiered ruffles.

To see the complete collection and read a review, please click here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WOW


Note to Reese:
Wowza. You are looking incredible on the red carpet at the Avon Foundation for Women Gala last night in New York. Look at your teeny waist! Great dress, amazing hair, and pretty makeup. Jake Gyllenhaal is a lucky man indeed.

Note to Readers:
Reese Witherspoon is another great example of how to dress to flatter a petite body. This Narciso Rodriguez dress is a great silhouette and proportion for her figure. Also the shoes look great with this ensemble. Somewhere out there Ryan Phillippe is crying for the one he let get away.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ungaro Debacle


Note to Readers:
A lot has been said recently about the Ungaro SP/SU 2010 show in Paris. Mostly bad reviews about the collection, and when I say bad really I should be saying scathing. Each story begins with how Lindsay Lohan, who was recently appointed artistic director at Ungaro, was at least partially responsible for the terrible collection.

I think the main reason the show had so much press is because of Lohan's involvement, and people couldn't wait to attack "her" collection. Honestly though, it's not like Lindsay even did much for the collection. She arrived in Paris a few days before the show, and the preparations happen for months before a show.

Yes, the collection was bad, but I think the hilarious part is that people think that Lohan had something to do with it. Unless the collection was made up of leggings and bleach blonde extensions that are two feet too long, I don't think Lindsay did anything except invite people to the show and take a bow at the end of it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New York Fashion Week Part III


Note to Koi Suwannagate:
Your name is quite a mouthful, but I am sure you have heard that before. I attended your presentation in Chelsea during NY Fashion Week, and I have to say I liked the set up of it. Holding it in an art gallery was a great way to remind those going to see it that fashion is an artform (sometimes). Your beautifully draped dresses and creative uses of textiles were an exciting approach to Spring fashion. I especially loved the white pants with embroidery of Thai handwriting. I thought overall it was an elegant way of presenting an elegant (and sometimes elegantly deconstructed collection).

Note to Readers:
I thought that this presentation was very well executed. I will include a video I took of the models who would walk to a different point in the room every fifteen minutes or so. The space was mainly white with small white sculpture-like installations on the ground, that served as a nice blank canvas for the clothing. I liked a lot of the looks. There was a great use of color and construction, although I am not sure if together they looked like a cohesive line.

Take a look at the rest of the collection here.

The pants mentioned above

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Models on the move to their next post in the installation

Stay tuned... I still have the AMAZING Phillip Lim show to blog about.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New York Fashion Week Part II

Betsey Johnson (right) dancing onstage with models

Note to Betsey Johnson:
Your presentation at the Plaza Hotel was flirty, fun and completely Betsey! Instead of having the models just standing on the stage as breathing mannequins, you had your models dancing to the live band. It was refreshing and the presentation had an amazing energy and atmosphere. The clothes were bold, the make up and hair were over the top, but what else did we expect from you? I loved it. If only there were enough gift bags... le sigh.

Note to Readers:
Betsey Johnson definitely knows how to throw a party. The Plaza Hotel lost it usual pretentious atmosphere and turned into the hot spot for the young, fashionable and fun-loving crowd. I wish my pictures did the presentation justice, it was hard to get good photos of the models as they were dancing around the stage. I took a few videos, and to try to show you how fun this presentation really was.

The collection was filled with fun party dresses, bold prints and the occasional bodysuit. The collection, like the presentation was utterly Betsey. To see more photos of the presentation and to read the review from style.com, please click here.

Models on stage
Betsey Johnson, right after she literally bumped into me. It was a personal highlight to LITERALLY rub elbows with the designer.
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Betsey dancing onstage with the models. Her moves aren't bad, although I think the hug lasted a little too long for her comfort.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New York Fashion Week Part I


Note to Chris Benz:
I attended your presentation during New York Fashion Week and I loved some of your colorful creations. Your Spring 2010 line had some items that will be big sellers (pretty party dresses) and some that may not sell well, but they looked amazing in the presentation (the rainbow feathered number). I loved the feminine dresses mixed with varying textures of fabric. The airy space in the Meatpacking District was a nice backdrop for the bright clothing. Nicely done. Please check out the rest of Chris' Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection along with a review here.

Note to Readers:
I went to New York Fashion Week. I could not wipe the smile off of my face the entire time. I went to a few presentations and a couple of shows, and I loved every single second of it.

Please excuse the quality of the photos, they were taken on my little digital camera or on my phone. I had to post them because I wanted to share with you all my experiences at Fashion Week. Keep checking back for more stories and photos.

Side note-- a presentation is an economically friendly alternative to a fashion show. The designer opts to have a model in each look of their line and stand on a stage all at once, or in a group rotation. This is different from a show, where each model walks singularly down a runway. This season a lot of designers had presentations in locations around Manhattan, as opposed to having a show in the tents in Bryant Park.

Additional Side Note-- The reason these posts are about a week late is I was working with Habitat for Humanity last week in North Carolina. I figure as far as excuses go, building a home and doing humanitarian work should count right?



Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome


Note to Carolina Herrera:
Rumor has it you are now officially a citizen of the US. You have dressed Jackie O., one of our nation's most famous women. I am sure she would be happy to hear you made it official. I know that I am glad to have you here in the USA.

Note to Readers:
I am sure you already know who Carolina Herrera is, but just in case you wanted more information about her... please check out this article(page 13) I wrote about Carolina for Eliza Magazine.

Stay tuned, I have NY fashion week pics to post.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Casual Couple


Note to Jake and Reese:
(Apparently I am on a first name basis with them, but really I just didn't want to look up how to spell his last name.) I love your casual ensembles! Really, I appreciate you showing that you can look casual and like you are just out running errands without a single item from Ed Hardy or Juicy. These basic pieces look effortlessly cool, kind of like your relationship. You two are rapidly climbing to the top of my list of favorite (and fashionable) celebrity couples. Brangelina better watch their backs!

Note to Readers:
Please don't think I am the type of person that is totally done up from head to toe whenever I leave the house. I am far from, Posh-like perfection. Honestly, my feet hurt if I wear heels all day, and sometimes wearing form fitting clothing makes me uncomfortable (especially if I have just eaten). This is why I appreciate when people wear clothing that looks casual and comfortable, but also is not frumpy or trashy. Please notice the use of accessories in pulling together Reese and Jake's casual looks. Comfort and fashion do not necessarily have to be mutually exclusive.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Am I Getting Old?


Note to Readers:
I know I am about a week late on this post, but am I the only one that found it awkward that Miley Cyrus performed with a stripper pole at the Teen Choice Awards? I mean come on, she is 16 years old, was wearing SHORT shorts, had her bra showing, and was POLE DANCING? Her parents were shown giving her a standing ovation at the end of her song. There is something wrong with this picture right? Or am I getting old?

Note to Miley:
I know it is cool to act like a grown up sometimes, but you are still a teenager. It is a little young to have visible lingerie and stripper poles. Also, when you are photographed either smile or don't. You aren't an Olsen twin.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Launderette


Note to Readers:
My sweet friends started this line, and I am LOVING it. Launderette is pretty new, but the more successful they get, the more fabulous dresses they can start producing. I am dying to see what else is in store, so let's start buying! I like that the products have a retro feel without looking dated or like a costume. Please visit Launderette here.

Note to Keith and Leslie:
You both have such an innate sense of style and I love that now you are helping consumers look as cool as you! I am expecting big things from you two.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is taking it too far...


Note to Diane Kruger:
Usually I like your red carpet choices. Remember when I raved about you here? You wear clothing well and you have a unique sense of style. Not Lady Gaga unique, but unique in a way that you will wear fashion forward pieces from the top designers without a misstep. Except for this Versace beaded number. I guess you can't be right all the time.

Note to Readers:
There are a few things I love and one of them is a TASTEFUL backless dress. I think a woman showing a toned back can be so much more sexy than a plunging neckline. I thought it went without saying that if you can see the wearer's crack, the dress has gone too far. Apparently not.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

She Did it Again


Note to Victoria Beckham:
Your airport style is impeccable. When we see most celebrities showing up for their red-eye flights in leggings and oversized cardigans, you are like a breath of fresh air. I can't imagine those tailored pants are comfortable for a long flight, but you don't look like you mind. I am dying to know, do you change into a Juicy track suit as soon as you board the plane? I doubt it.

Note to Readers:
Are you loving Victoria's pants as much as I am? I love the crisp white high waist with the button detailing. If I had these pants I would want to wear them all the time, maybe that is why she is wearing them on a plane. She can't bear to take them off because all of her other pants pale in comparison? She is breaking one of my cardinal rules though-- sunglasses indoors. Some people never learn.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Elite Models/Pulse Mgmt Photo Shoot

(photo from my iphone)
Note to Readers:
Last weekend I was busy working on the styling of some test shoots for Elite Model Management New York and their partner Pulse Management. I don't have any of the final images yet, but the shoot is already garnering some significant buzz in the modeling industry. Check out what Wayne Sterling at Models.com wrote about some of the models at the shoot here. The Elite website also had a post on their official blog about the shoot here (scroll down a few posts).

Also, here is a video taken at the shoot from the Pulse Management website. It is just a video someone took with their camera, but I think it is always fun to see what goes on behind the scenes at a photo shoot. When I get the actual images from the shoot I will post them for you.

The photographer Scott Lowe was a delight to work with. Check out some of his work here. I like his style of photography, very honest and natural. Not a ton of makeup and hairstyling to hide behind.

It was a busy weekend, but I loved it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Street Style


Note to Kelly Ripa:
This look is tres adorable on you! It is the perfect combination of casual yet sophisticated. I love that you didn't feel the need to wear a black top with the black and white skirt. The navy tank is a perfect addition to the look and keeps it from being too matchy-matchy.

Note to Readers:
This ensemble is exemplary in a few different categories:
1. Dressing for petite figures- This Dries Van Noten skirt has horizontal lines that make Kelly's gamine frame appear more curvy.
2. Dressing casually- For some dressing casually means wearing sweats and what ever shirt doesn't have a stain on it. Kelly's tank, skirt, and sandals combo shows that even when you are running errands, you can look effortlessly chic.
3. Dressing in hot weather- tanks, skirts, and sandals are all great ways to stay cool in the summer heat. I actually prefer to wear dresses and skirts when it is really hot. I think it is much more comfortable than wearing shorts, which are usually a tighter fit than most skirts, and don't allow your skin to breathe.
4. Dressing appropriately for one's age- I appreciate that Kelly isn't wearing an denim skirt with holes in it, and a Hello Kitty t-shirt, if you catch my drift. The length of the skirt is fitting for a woman Kelly's age, and she looks sexy while not trying to dress like a teen. Are you paying attention Mariah?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Photo Shoot

Note to Readers:
A few weeks ago I styled a photo shoot with one of my favorite photographers, Della Bass. She just sent me over some of the images, so I thought I would share a couple of them with you.




Note to Della, Bethany and David:
Nicely done. You three are always a delight to work with.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reader Request



Note to Amber:

I received your email about finding "t shirts that are totally plain with a scoop neck and it has a little extra material around the scoop neck" and I think I can help. I am not sure how embellished you want the neckline, so I found a few options for you, hopefully one of them will solve your scoop-neck shirt conundrum. The shirt in the above photo is from Downeast Basics and can be found here. I also found another more colorful option from the same company, here.

If those are not what you are looking for, there is a DKNY shirt that you might like here. If you want more of a plain t-shirt you may like this James Perse option or possibly this Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt.

If none of those are what you are looking for, J. Crew usually has good shirt basics, as does American Apparel and I love the Hanes undershirts found at Target.

Hopefully that helped Amber, and thanks for reading.

Note to Readers:
If you have a question about your clothing, style, wardrobe, etc. don't be shy! Email me (fashionnoted@gmail.com) and I'd love to help. It's the least I can do for you reading Fashion Noted.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cursive Music Video

Note to Readers:
A few months ago, I had the privilege to style a music video for the amazing band Cursive. This was a really fun project for me because they wanted all of the clothing to look like it was from a 1970s horror film. There was also a twist, they wanted to have the clothing be as authentic as possible and they needed about six wedding dresses. Never one to back down from a challenge, I worked on the project, and loved every second of it.

Note to Cursive:
You guys were really fun to work with, and were great sports as I pinned all of your clothing to fit. You even helped iron some of the wardrobe, which is above and beyond what is expected of rock stars. I love the song, and I love how the video turned out.

Note to Danny Drysdale (director) and Jeff Lasson (producer):
Thanks for giving me this awesome opportunity. If I am going to be hiking through Laurel Canyon while adjusting clothing on the talent, and making sure none of the wardrobe gets lost, I always want it to be with you two. Also, thanks for letting me make my music video debut (watch for me in the video).


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

365

Note to Readers:
As of today, Fashion Noted has been up and running for ONE YEAR! Happy Blog-iversary, or Anniblogsery, or however else you would like to say it. Thank you so much for reading my little blog, and I am ever so thankful you keep coming back. There have been around 24,000 hits on this blog since its creation (I put in the hits counter a few months after I started Fashion Noted), and I don't know who you all are that read this, but I am so so so glad you do!

In honor of this momentous day, I would like to revisit a few Fashion Noted highlights:

Remember this post? It is hard to believe that was a year ago. Still love the dress, designer and wearer.

Do you remember these? I liked the polls, do you think I should bring them back?

In a year, some people haven't changed much. Like her and her.

I have made some pretty overt pleas for designers to send me things. Like this and this, but I'm still waiting for the arrival of said dresses.

Some crazy things have happened in the world of fashion this year, kind of like this and this.

But there have also been some pretty amazing things as well. A few of my favorites are this and this.

I think there may be some high profile readers out there who have started to take my advice, mainly her and her.

This blog has helped me get some pretty sweet jobs, like these, and many more. (I have two more articles due by the end of the week... which I should probably be working on right now)

So, I guess in my long winded way, I just want to say...


Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by and reading. Keep coming back, ok?

PS. So now that you know some of my favorites from the year, I am dying to know which posts you have enjoyed. If you comment, you can consider it a Happy Blog-day present to me.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here We Go Again

Note to Paris:
I have not posted about you for a while, but sometimes I swear these posts write themselves. I get what you are trying to do here, with the patent leather and excessive amounts of lycra, but this is not working. Not at all. I promise I will stop writing negative things about you, as soon as you stop wearing such ridiculous ensembles.

Note to Readers:
Have you ever thought, "If I had a lot of money, I would have a lot better style." I know I fall victim to that pity party sometimes, but let Paris be a lesson to you... money does not buy style or taste. Her boots in the above photo are YSL, and their retail price is around $1000. Who knew it could cost so much to look cheap?

It isn't the boots that ruin the look, I have seen them in magazine ads and they look kind of cool. It is entire combination, from the fingerless gloves to the reflective pants.

You can find great pieces to build a wardrobe around at many price points, you just need to be resourceful.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Update


Note to Readers:
According to people.com, Claire Danes has selected Narciso Rodriguez (with Claire in the above photograph) to design her wedding dress. Hmmm, wouldn't it be nice if you could have a big name designer custom design your wedding gown for you? Anyway, I can't wait to see what the two of them come up with. Also, not only does she get a wedding dress designed by her friend Narciso, she gets to walk down the aisle to marry Hugh Dancy. I may be turning a shade of green with envy right about now.

Note to Claire:
Do you read my blog? Seriously though, because remember when I wrote this post suggesting you wear a Carolyn Bessett Kennedy-like sheath at your wedding? Well guess who designed her dress... Narciso Rodriguez. Coincidence that you selected him to design your dress as well, after I suggested that... perhaps. I am going to choose to believe you are a Fashion Noted fan though.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Bachelorette


Note to Jillian:
You are darling. I loved your style last season on The Bachelor (except for the Uggs), and now on The Bachelorette your style has taken center stage. The white dress you wore on the premiere looked amazing on you. Last night your swimsuit with the yellow coverup and fedora, I want the whole ensemble! I am looking forward to a fashionable season.

PS. Get rid of the foot fetish guy, he is beyond creepy.

Note to Readers:
Calling all petite body types! While you watch The Bachelorette notice how Jillian's clothing is in perfect proportion to her petite frame. She wears all different lengths, but she never wears anything that overwhelms her tiny body. She knows what styles work for her figure, and sticks to them. For example strapless dresses are a nice fit on her small bust, so she favors this style. Also short shorts work better on her than knee-length ones. Knee-length shorts would hit her legs at the wrong spot and make her legs look shorter, as opposed to short shorts that elongate her legs. So my petite friends, when looking for a good example of what to wear look to my girl Jill.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mom


Note to Readers:
How darling is my mom? She wore this ensemble when we went shopping the other day, and I had to take a pic of her. I love the detail work on her jacket, and we all know that I am a fan of the classic Chanel black shades (outdoors and in daylight of course). Make sure you call your mom and all the other wonderful women in your life today, if you haven't already.

Note to Mothers:
Thank you for all the hard work and sacrifices you do to make this world a better place. Happy Mother's Day!

Note to My Mother:
When I was little you used to say you were "The meanest mother in the whole world", I may have believed you then (especially when you made me clean my room) but I definitely don't now. I am lucky to have you as my mom.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Are We Getting Punk'd?



Note to Kiefer Sutherland:

Apparently while you were in New York this week, you got into a little bit of a scuffle and "allegedly" head-butted Proenza Schouler designer and co-founder Jack McCollough. Why oh why would you want to harm the man that has brought us such pretty designs? Are you jealous of his CFDA accolades? Do you not like bustiers?

All I know, is if you HAVE to head-butt a designer... and I don't know when this situation would come up... but if you HAVE to head-butt a designer make it a non-talented one. I won't name any names, but we all know of some designers that should not be allowed near a sewing machine.

(Supposedly the scuffle was over Brooke Shields? This story is getting weirder and weirder)

Note to Ashton:
Ok, time to come out now. You got us.

Note to Readers:
I would love to know which designers you wouldn't mind if Kiefer took them out, 24-style. Please do share.

Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Note to Readers:
The Met Costume Institute Gala is THE night for fashion. I anxiously await it each year, and I love seeing what everyone decides to wear. I know I feel that way about a lot of awards shows, but this event is strictly about fashion. Let me put it this way, if I could score an invitation to any event EVER, it would be this one. The guest list is star-studded, with real celebrities (that means they keep riff-raff like Speidi out). Think Gisele and Tom, Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, etc.

Throughout the week, I am going to post about whom I loved and whom I loathed-- and a few people in between.

As always, thanks for reading. J'adore you all.


Note to Rhianna:
I know you have had a really rough time lately, so I am not going to comment on your choice of a Dolce and Gabbana puffed-sleeve tuxedo.

I'll just say when Zac Posen has dressed you, I liked the results much better.

I LOVE your Chanel mini-dress. I think accessorizing it with black was a chic choice, and kept the look more formal than if you accessorized with a bright color. Some may have a problem that you wore a short dress, but with all of the other craziness on the red carpet, I think they need to pick their battles more carefully. I think you look pretty, fresh faced, and let's be honest you have amazing legs, why not let them have a little time in the spotlight?

Note to the Newlyweds:
Speaking of legs...


Gisele (wearing a Versace dress), it really isn't fair for you to have amazing legs, enviable hair, such a killer bod, and your husband's not too bad either. You two could probably wear jeans and t-shirts and still be among the best-dressed people at the event.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Adorable Personified

Note to Readers:
You must go here immediately and scroll down to the post on Thursday April 30, 2009. Have you seen a cuter hipster in your life?

Note to The Sartorialist:
I hope you don't mind the link. You are a constant source of inspiration for me, and when I saw this photo I had to share it with my readers. Thanks for all you do.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A New Low

Note to Spencer and Heidi:
When I saw the pictures of your wedding online this weekend, I thought to myself, "Wow, they look happy... " in a overly-bleached, overly-mistic tanned kind of way, but happy nonetheless. I was happy for you two, and decided to try not to be so annoyed by your staged photo-ops and publicity hungry ways. Until I saw this photo...

Are you kidding me? According to People, you are in Cabo San Lucas enjoying a pre-honeymoon (whatever that is, most people are lucky to go on a honeymoon, but enjoy your pre-honeymoon, then the actual honeymoon, and then you will probably need a post honeymoon vacation to wind down from all of the vacationing). You have decided to use the swine flu crisis as an opportunity to draw attention to yourselves. Why am I surprised?

Note to Readers:
If you are going down to Mexico, it is important to protect yourselves from the influenza. I do not in anyway condemn safety precautions. I just condemn Speidi.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Seriously?

Note to Lady Gaga:
Ok, so I don't want to be completely negative in this post, especially because I like grooving to Pokerface while I am driving.  We have to call a spade a spade though. What in the world are you wearing? I know you like to be edgy, and sometimes I like your leotards with crazy hair and sunglasses looks.  Today however, I don't know what to say.  The hat, the lipstick, the glasses, the weird belt/necklace, the cup of tea? Come on, you can do better than this.

On a positive note, the white purse looks like it has potential.

Note to Readers:
Let me be the first to say, I have been a bad little fashion blogger lately.  I'm sorry.  The good news? I have been busy working on all kinds of fabulous projects that I can't wait to share with you.  Photo shoots, music videos, and articles all styled by me are on their way to you. As soon as these projects are completed, I will be sharing them with you! Hopefully after you see what I have been working so hard on, you will forgive me for neglecting you.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Another Balmain Fan

Note to Readers:
Does this jacket look familiar?  It should.  Remember when I wrote this post, gushing about Balmain's Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection.  Well, it looks like I'm not the only one who loved the fitted jackets with exaggerated shoulders.  By the way, bold shoulders are a white-hot look right now.  Magazine pages are filled with them.  I am curious to see how this high fashion look will trickle down into the mainstream markets.  Hmmm... only time will tell.

Note to Victoria Beckham:
Some girls get all the luck.  We all know I have a crush on your husband.  (Who doesn't?) Then you have those adorable kids. Next you chop off all of your hair, and your look better than Mia Farrow in your Mia-esque pixie cut. Now, you are parading around in the jacket I am dying for? Like I said before, some girls get all the luck.

One minor complaint-- you are inside in this photo, so please save the glasses until you are outdoors.  Thanks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tres Tres Chic!


Note to Reese:
Your ensemble in this photo is parfait!  I love the monochromatic effect of the dress, with the jacket, and scarf, paired with the grey tights and taupe shoes.  Also, the uber-chic black sunglasses are always a good move, in the daylight and outside  (you may recall sunglasses indoors or at night are my pet peeve). I like that this look is timeless, this photo could be from five years ago, or ten years in the future and it would still ooze classic style.  Nicely done Reese.

Note to Readers:
When wearing a monochromatic look, it is important to play with the textures of the garments you are wearing, to keep things from getting boring.  The ruffles of the coat, paired with the slight sheen of the scarf are a nice combination.  Also, tights are a huge trend this year.  I like that Reese wore them but did not get too out of control with the color.  Bright blue tights may be all the rage on Gossip Girl, but they may be a look you will regret in a few months.  

Also, I apologize for the lack of posting the past few days.  I have been busy busy busy styling photoshoots.  I can't wait to share some of the finished products with you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Add This to My Wish List

Note to Readers:
It is official, I have Spring fever. As I was looking through the Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection, I found this lovely look. Oh Marc (Jacobs), you always have something in each of your collections that I would love to see in my closet.  Everything from the shape of the dress, to the delicious watermelon color, to the adorable shoes, are delightful.  I wish I could wear this entire look to a wedding on a warm summer night. I love this look, love the designer, love the incoming season. Maybe the news is "gloom and doom" lately, but today all it took was a Louis Vuitton dress and a little sunshine to brighten my mood.

PS. No comments in practically forever... is anyone still out there?