Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sample Sale

Note to Readers (especially in the LA area):
I love sample sales, and there is an awesome Cynthia Vincent one THIS FRIDAY (May 28th) from 11-3 at 860 S. Los Angeles Street Suite 422 in Los Angeles.

The last time I went to a Cynthia Vincent sample sale I picked up a gorgeous cashmere sweater, and a killer top for next to nothing. They are accepting cash and credit cards.

I won't be able to make it, but I hope some of you will. Maybe pick me up something nice? merci.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh Suri...

Note to Suri Cruise:
Apparently you liked something when you were shopping in the Barney's shoe department with your mom. The look on your face is priceless in this pic. Congrats on winning our 'Most Fashionable Celebrity Offspring' poll. You definitely deserve it and we will all enjoy watching your style evolve. Also, don't you worry, the shoes at Barney's will fit you soon enough.

Note to Readers:
Thank you for voting in the poll. I think this picture is classic, and it shows that the girl definitely has an interest in fashion. A girl after my own heart.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Me Oh My!

Note to Readers:

I would like to introduce you to my girl Nicci. (photographed with her picture perfect little family)

Not only is she beautiful and the mother of my precious goddaughter, but she has amazing style and she started one of my favorite new blogs. It is good for recipes, book recommendations, home decor DIY projects, and great for getting a little inspiration. Please check her out, I promise you won't regret it. (Also she may have just posted about my wedding, sweet thing, so you can go there for a peek into Ben and my big day)

Maybe this post wasn't specifically fashion related, but she does have style tips sometimes... and spreading the word about a friend is always fashionable in my book.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Note to Naomi Watts:
Hellooooo Naomi! You look so beautiful in this Giorgio Armani gown at the Cannes Film Festival. As far as I know you and Liev have not tied the knot yet, and if you plan on it... you may have already found the dress. Maybe it's because I just got married and I have weddings on the brain, but I think this gown would be the most beautiful wedding dress. I mean, this dress is reason enough to have a wedding, at least I think so.

Note to Readers:
I love that this gown is both structured and feminine, and I am dying over the different textured layers. le sigh. Giorgio Armani, you stole my heart today.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Crimes of Photoshop

Note to Jennifer Aniston:
I really adore you. Friends is still one of my favorite shows, and I always want hair like you. You have a classic sense of style, and you look AMAZING (for your age or otherwise). What I want to know is... why did the people at Smart Water photoshop this photo so much? You look like a hybrid between you and Victoria Beckham. Your bod looks amazing though, I bet they didn't photoshop it a bit.

Note to Readers:
I appreciate a little retouching here and there, but I hate it when it gets carried away. Jennifer Aniston is a beautiful woman, and I don't understand why she was retouched with such a heavy hand? What is wrong with showing a little wrinkle here and there? It would go to show the rest of us that you can be beautiful without being flawless.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Note to Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lopez:
You two were photographed at an event at the Cannes Film Festival. I don't know if you two are friends or not, but if you are, it wouldn't surprise me. Jen (can I call you that?) while your one-shoulder ornamentation may be on the large side, if anyone can wear something like this, it is you. (Imagine someone like Kate Bosworth in this, she would disappear!) Naomi, in fear of ever meeting you in person, (and then your cell phone meeting my head) I will refrain from commenting on your ensemble.

Note to Readers:
I am usually not afraid to write about anyone, but for some reason I have a feeling Naomi could track me down. What do you think of her look? Comment if you are brave enough!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Met Costume Institute Gala: Diane Kruger

Note to Diane Kruger:
I must admit, I can't decide if I am obsessed with your look or if I think it is a little bit boring. One one hand, the long sleeved, long, fitted white gown could be perceived as a little lackluster. On the other hand, no one else wore anything like this and its simplicity could almost be described as cutting edge.

Your red carpet selections are usually a little bit different than what everyone else decides to wear, and I appreciate it. With your model's figure and beautiful features, its kind of hard for you to go wrong.

Note to Readers:
What do you think? Is this look gorgeous or boring?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Met Costume Institute Gala: Emma Watson

Note to Emma Watson:
Now I understand the term 'white hot'. You look amazing in this Burberry dress, and I love the asymmetrical top and the fitted bodice. I am sure every write up about you mentions how you have grown up since you first showed up as Hermione, so I am not even going to mention that. All I have to say is you are rapidly making your way to the top of my red carpet favorites; young woman, ingenue, woman or otherwise.

Note to Readers:
What I love about this look is Emma looks elegant, grown up, a bit sultry, but she still looks like herself. Sometimes when actresses find fame as a teen, they struggle trying to find their adult style. She doesn't have to overtly show she is not a kid anymore, she embodies the look. Do you think it's too late for Lindsay Lohan to take notes?

Seriously though, is la Lohan a lost cause? I digress, that could be an entire blog on its own.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Met Costume Institute Gala: Katy Perry

Note to Katy Perry:
Ok, we get it, you like being the center of attention. I guess we should just be glad you aren't wearing any fruit.

Note to Readers:
Am I being too critical of this? I just feel like the neon light-installed dress along with the up-to-where slit held open to show her leg, is overkill. I think she has a cool pin-up girl vibe, but I am not sure where having a dress with a light switch fits into it.

Or maybe I am just jealous because she reminds me of Zooey, and I loooooove Zooey.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Met Costume Institute Gala: Camilla Belle

Note to Camilla Belle:
Let's be honest, you are stunning, and have a long and lean figure. Finding something that will look good on you isn't exactly tough. With that said, I adore your Jason Wu gown paired with classic Cartier jewelry. I appreciate that you took note of the occasion (Hello, when Vogue is one of the partners of the event, you better WORK that red carpet!) and dressed up for it. Also, the color is sublime with your dark hair and pretty skin tone. Nicely done. You have now graduated from dating teen pop stars, and you are ready for grown up. Maybe Jake Gyllenhaal? Just a thought.

Note to Readers:
We all know how I feel about the Costume Institute Gala (for a refresher click here). A lot of people wore short dresses on the red carpet. I like showing a little leg as much as the next girl, but a dramatic long gown can go a long way.

Who were your favorites and least favorites at the event?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Ash and Christian

Please email me (fashionnoted {at} gmail {dot} com) to claim your prize. (Looks like the extra entries paid off!)

Note to Readers:
Thanks for participating in the giveaway, I think we should do them more often, don't you think so?

Also, come back tomorrow, we have the MET COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA to discuss. I have a lot to say (surprised?).


Monday, May 3, 2010


Note to Readers:
Thanks for coming back after my honeymoon hiatus! I have a sweet treat for you! The amazing team at PONO Accessories, have sent over this dream of a necklace for one of you lucky readers to win! (You may remember PONO by Joan Goodman from this post)

This is the Spectrum Choker and it was made in Italy of resin links with a mustard ombre dying. I love anything in the yellow/golden family and anything ombre, so this choker is one of my favorite ways to bring some unexpected color to an otherwise plain outfit. Each link is hand dyed to get the specific shades and colors.

(Retail price is $135 and can be purchased HERE **)

I think this choker is a great addition to a Spring and Summer wardrobe.

Would you like to enter the giveaway? It is simple.
Please leave a comment and you will automatically be entered.

For multiple entries:
1. become a Fashion Noted Follower
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4. post about this giveaway on your blog or website (of course with a link)
5. Become a fan of PONO on Facebook here

*In your comment please note if you should receive multiple entries, and how many. I know you will all be honest, but just in case our team will be checking. (and by team, I mean me and maybe Ben will help me out too.)

Good luck everyone! Entries will be accepted until Saturday, May 8th at midnight (PST).

**UPDATE- I was just informed that the necklace can actually be purchased HERE. (The above link is where you can buy PONO's sale items, so I will leave it in the post. Who doesn't like a sale?)