Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

I no longer have the time/will power to update this blog anymore. I know it was a short run and thanks to everyone who read it and followed along. Maybe I will return one day either at this blog or a new one, but for now my days at EYEWTKAStyle are over. Instead come visit me over at my new tumblr. Instead of extremely thought out, themed posts, I'll just post a whole bunch of things from fashion (fashion week will be covered as normal) and my life, to music, news, and so much more. Here's the link, hope to see you there.
And yea the names kind of silly, but I'm working on it haha.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A is for Art Inspired

Fashion and Art are always directly correlated, so it's no wonder that one trend for fall is art inspired clothing. The best way to achieve this trend is through a dress or top along with simple accessories. Whether it's paint splatters or architectural detail, anyone can easily wear this trend and here's how.

Runway Looks:

Sass & Bide, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Clothing Items to achieve this look:

How to wear it in everyday life:
I forgot I was going on vacation and had limited Internet access. I'll have a slew of posts up in the next few days.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fashion Alphabet

The September Teen Vogue always features an article called Fall Fashion A-Z. I figured I'd make up my own list of what I think will be hot for fall and what I'm into right now. There will be a different post for each letter, and here's a little preview.

A - Art Inspired
B - Bows
C - Collaborations
D - Denim
E - Exercise
F - Fringe
G - Grommets
H - Handbags
I - Inspiration from Menswear
J - Jewel Tones
K - Knotted
L - Layers
M - Models
N - New Music
O - Organic
P - Plaid
Q - Quick Fix
R - Runway Your Way
S - School Girl
T - Totally High
U - Up and Coming
V - V-Neck
W - What Not to Wear
X - Xtra Eye Candy
Y - Yellow
Z - Z Beginning of Fashion Week

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Celebrity Influence

Every day people around the world watch television and read magazines that feature their favorite celebrities. They think "I wish I could look like that" or "I want her clothes so bad". I admit to being apart of this and there are easy solutions to achieving these looks. You can go to your favorite store and show an SA a picture of an outfit you want to recreate. You can go on and find the exact items the stars are wearing. Or you can even take pieces from your own closet and rework them to remind you of your favorite star's look with your own personal twist. We are all celebrities in our own mind and here I decided to make some looks on polyvore that will have you looking fab on a budget.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Return of the...

Hey! I'm back. I been going through some stress lately and had to take a quick break, but now I'm good and ready to return to the blog. I can't believe how quickly college is coming and that I will soon be living on my own. I can't even do my own laundry, so I better start learning stat. There's so much stuff I need for college it's ridiculous. I'm having a hard time finding a sturdy trunk though, because the one's from target seem like they can easily break. Anyone have suggestions? With back to school also comes new clothes, although I don't really need to many. I did just buy an amazing necklace at Metropark though, which I can't wait to wear. I'm going to start making this blog more interesting, so be on the lookout for some cool new posts and for now I'll leave you with this video.
I absolutely love this song, even though I don't like Converse very much. Props on the lineup they got to make this song though.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I'm going on a hiatus for a little while, I don't know how long. I just don't feel like posting lately and have some life issues to deal with. Hopefully I will return soon.
xo. Alexa

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Project Runway

So Orientation was pretty interesting. There was definitely a diverse group of people there, which is sort of new for me but a good thing. I met a few cool people, but not a roommate. The whole experience made me really excited to start college. For the past few days I've been learning how to drive. I was always scared shitless to drive, but I really had to start learning and now it's not so bad. I've been doing some dorm shopping also and I never thought it would be this hard to shop for a dorm. There's so much stuff I need and since I'll probably have the same stuff for the next 4 years, I'm being super picky. I'm sure I'll be able to get everything I need though.

Tonight, one of my favorite shows, Project Runway returns. It's the last season in NY, which I'm sad about, but so far the challenges and judges sound great. So not to spoil anything, you can check it out info on the episodes on the Bravo websites. This year's group looks edgier than previous seasons and a lot of the cast has really good backgrounds in fashion. Seasons 2 & 3 will always be my favorites. but I can't wait to see what Season 5 has to offer. Right now I'm rooting for Emily, who already has a really cute clothing line called Smoke and Mirrors, and Wesley, who seems to have a more classic style and interned at Marc Jacobs (an added bonus in my book).

Who are you rooting for?


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer Obsession

If I could recommend one product to anyone, it would be Havaianas flip flops. They come from Brazil and are made of rubber. Their prices go from $16 and up and they come in a myriad of colors, styles, and designs. They are extremely durable and most importantly comfy. I started wearing them about 4 years ago and they have never let me down, nor have they broken. That is my collection above, and a few of those pairs are 3 years old and still in perfect condition. I seriously would not be able to get through the spring/summer without my Havaianas since I wear them almost everyday. You can buy them at stores such as Macy's or Nordstrom and online at their official website or Shopbop.
I'm off to college orientation at Pace until Friday afternoon, I'm so excited and will definitely report a little about it when I get back.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Goodies

I did some shopping in the past week(every store was having like huge sales), here's what I got:

Cardigan($10!),pajama shorts, and tank from aerie.

Tank & Dress from aerie, cropped hoodie from Lucky.

Havaianas and Lauren Ralph Lauren tankini from Macy's. I posted about this swimsuit like 2 weeks ago and was so happy when I saw it at Macy's for 50% off, so of course I got it.

Finally here is my graduation present!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr.Q Groovee Bag in Saddle! It's seriously the best bag I've ever owned and I love my parents for getting it for me.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The end of a chapter?

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. ~Orrin Hatch

These past 2 weeks have been hectic for me. Prom, Graduation, Parties, and numerous other things. I'm still kind of in shock I'm officially done with High School and that I'll be going into a totally different environment in the fall. Prom was so much fun and I'm glad I decided to go. Graduation was hot and I looked like a Roman God or something in my red gown and gladiator-esque sandals. When I received my diploma I felt a sense of relief, yet also sadness that I won't be with my friends every day. I also started freaking out because I thought they gave me a regular diploma instead of advanced regents, but it was written so tiny it was easy not to notice it, ridiculous. All my relatives and family friends have been congratulating me and telling me I'm done with the 1st chapter of my life. I feel like how can I end something when I still have so much more to experience. I don't see my life as chapters but rather one continuous flow of not knowing what will happen next. I have orientation for college on Wednesday and I'm nervous beyond belief. I'm not one to immediately jump into conversations wit people I know nothing about and this should be an interesting experience. Hopefully I'll have a real fashion-related post soon, but for now here are some pictures from prom and graduation.

Dress- I didn't want to spend a ton of money on one night so hooray for getting my dress on sale for $100 at Lord&Taylor, plus I already had the shoes and clutch. I actually got something else in place of all the money I saved on prom, but I'll show you that in another post.


Ahh yes what greatness it was to be in bright red gowns when its 88 degrees, 100% humidity, and 9 in the morning, not to mention they ran out of water for us and were left only with ice, but it was a nice ceremony none the less.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Perfect Suit

Yesterday I attended two graduation parties. It made me realize my graduation is in one week and high school really is over. It also made me realize that I am in desperate need of a new bathing suit, or two. Somehow I only have one and it got messed up during canoeing in gym. Not being the tiniest girl out there, I have to resort to wearing tankinis. Their no the cutest thing out there, but it covers my stomach and works on me. I by no means have the body for a bikini, nor look good in a one piece, so tankinis will do. Here are my top choices for swimwear this year at different price ranges for different bodies.

They should have a fun print or detail on top and then keep it simple on the bottom,
1. Juicy Couture - $157 via Saks
2. Ralph Lauren -$112 via Nordstrom
3. Delia's - $44
Triangle or Halter cuts are key for bikinis, as well as an all over print.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs- $158 via Shopbop
2. Local Motion - $73 via Victoria's Secret
3. Roxy - $50 via Urban Outfitters
One Piece
Keep it simple with a mainly solid swimsuit and a sexy cut.

1. St.John - $180 via Neiman Marcus
2.Gideon Oberson - $138 via Bloomingdales
3. American Eagle - $25

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Resort 2009 Part Due

The weather still remains gorgeous outside and with 3 days of school left I'm getting excited. The only thing that sucks is I have my math final the rest of the week and it's pretty hard. Oh and I have a 10 page research paper due Monday that I don't know how to write. And I still need a prom dress and I don't even know what I'm doing after yet. Yea, So I'll stop complaining now and get onto the fashions.

Derek Lam
Derek Lam's collection was simple and wearable with hints of inspiration from menswear. Featuring cool trenches and chic dresses, the collection seemed a little more early fall than resort.

Nicole Miller
Inspired by the city of Bali, Nicole Miller's collection featured plenty of color and fun prints. Always girly, this resort line featured plenty of dresses in all lengths and cute details.


Beaded detailing was the staple of Prada's resort line. Along with some printed pieces and a few bikinis, this collection was perfect for a chic vacation.
Roberto Cavalli
One of my favorite resort collections, Roberto Cavalli mixed bright colors and fun prints with tailored pieces and long dresses. I especially loved the ruffled details and the shades of blue.
Zac Posen

Zac Posen's collection featured pieces that contrast a person's personality from day to night. From crisp whites to colorful mixes, fitted jackets and evening gowns, this collection showcased a bit of everything.
Sorry the spacing on this post sucks, blogger is being stupid and won't let me fix it.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Resort 2009

While most people are gearing up their summer 2008 wardrobes, the rich and the famous are focusing on the Resort 2009 fashion shows. Resort lines usually come out around December/January and are focused toward those who are lucky enough to go on vacations to warmer places around that time. While designers of all kinds release Resort lines into the stores, the main focus is on the well-known and high-end designers. Here are a few of my favorite Resort 2009 lines.

Stella McCartney

A mixture of simple hues and fun prints made this collection and A+ in my book. Set in a garden party setting, this unconventional show set forth what will be hot for 2009. My favorite piece? The sailboat dress on Chanel Iman.

Marc Jacobs

One of my favorite designers, Marc Jacobs took his love of fashion seriously with heart details throughout the collection. From simple jackets to intricate dresses, the clothes would suit one through various aspects of their vacation.

Christian Dior

Bright Colors and embroidered detail were the basis of Galliano's Dior runway. With inspiration of the 1960's in America and a slight touch of Bollywood, the collection offered a little something for everyone. Although a few of the pieces to me seemed reminiscent of Betsey Johnson, it was still a gorgeous collection.

Tory Burch

To me, Tory Burch is always there to bring a fun, casual, yet sophisticated look to clothing. Provided was perfect cuts and geometric prints, which seem perfect for a summer day. Don't forget to pay attention to the handbags, which are equally as charming as the clothes.
Part 2 of this post will be coming within the next few days.

Sorry for the Delay

So I kind of took an undeclared hiatus, which I am not proud of it. I really wanted to update this like everyday, and I don't really know why it I haven't. Lack of ideas maybe, I'm not sure. Not too much has happened since I've been gone; did some shopping, took some tests, saw Sex and the City. I can't believe I have exactly one week of school left in my high school career. It's scary, yet exciting, but it's definitely going to be weird leaving the comforts of school. Even though my last full day of school is Friday, prom isn't till the 26th and graduation the 28th. I have decided to go to prom pretty much last minute through friends begging me to go and me thinking I'll probably regret it if I don't go. I don't have date, but neither do most of my friends so we'll all have fun there together. Now to just find a dress and shoes and whatnot, ugh. So yea that's just a little bit of catch-up on my life and I'll have a real post a littler later today. For now I'm going in the pool, the weather decided it was going to be 92 degrees in NY today and I for one am happy about that.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Costume Institute gala

Last night was one of the biggest nights in fashion, the Costume Institute gala. Hosted every year by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue, this is one event the stars of Hollywood do not want to miss. This year's theme was "superheroes" and most of the outfits were far from disappointment. Although not everyone correlated with the theme, gorgeous dresses stole the spotlight. Included on the guest list were celebs such as Victoria Beckham, Blake Lively, and Emmy Rossum and designers such as Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, and Zac Posen. Here are some of my favorites of the night.

I guess we can be looking forward to a lot of ruffled/ruched dresses this season, which is amazing because they are gorgeous.

Friday, May 2, 2008

No sweatpants for me please.

So I decided to give the blog a little spring makeover. It's cheerier now and I figured it was time for a slight change. Obviously I suck at updating, but hey school keeps me busy. Speaking of school I decide I will be attending Pace University in Westchester, NY. I'm pretty excited and can't wait to start the next chapter in my life. I'll be majoring in marketing and since the school doesn't offer any fashion classes, I'll most likely take some classes at FIT in the summer. Speaking of college, the other day my friend made an observation that I never wear sweatpants. I replied with I wear them for gym. She then said what are you going to do in college next year when everyone is in sweats and your the only one dressed up. That started to get me thinking. Does everyone really wear only sweats in college or is that just a rumor? It's not like I think sweatpants are gross or anything, I just think they should be worn to either work out or lounge around the house. When I walk out of the house I want look put together and sweatpants just don't give me that feel. Actually I am guilty of wearing sweatpants twice this whole school year besides for gym, one time I was sick and had 3 tests so I just wanted to be comfy and the other time was on the way to senior trip in Washington D.C., but I changed into jeans at the rest stop. Here are some looks I would rock in college, which are still cute and comfy.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'll be left alone forever with my magazines...

While most of the hype was about Gossip Girl this week, another one of my favorite TV shows comes back on tonight. That show would be Ugly Betty and I can't wait to see what happens. Since the show revolves around a magazine company, I figured I'd pick out some of my favorite magazines and show some things that I love about them.

Magazines are one thing that almost everybody enjoys, and you can pretty much find a magazine for almost anything. I read mainly fashion related magazines, but I believe my house subscribes to at least 30 magazines (hey most of them are free). From traveling and food to clothes and cars, we pretty much get a bit of everything. Sometimes I'll browse though a few here and there, but I mainly pick up these 4 magazines.

My favorite magazine would have to be Teen Vogue. They are always on point with trends and show easy ways to wear them. Unlike most magazines who only show expensive clothing, Teen Vogue offers a variety of selections, most of which one can just pick up in the mall. Their articles are well written, and focus on issues ranging from global warming to anorexia. The covergirl is always a positive role model in which people can look up to and in general the magazine has never disappointed me. I actually have every issue saved from October 2003 till now and it's always a great refresher to look back at them.

Another magazine I love to read is Lucky. It shows the best of everything from clothes and accessories to make-up and traveling. The magazine is always laid out well and keeps the reader interested. It also doesn't hurt that every month they have amazing contests and awesome discounts for online retailers.

With huge pages, W magazine is not only great for details, but also decorating walls. They always have unique fashion spreads and show the best of high end designers. I admit I don't always take time to read all the articles, because I'm usually more interested in their pictures.

I just started reading Nylon this year (free subscription from UO) and I really enjoy it. The magazine is slightly edgier than what I usually read and mixes looks from the runway with street style. Every issue features people and places from a different part of the world and they also have a great feature where they go behind the scenes at a factory (this month's was havaianas). This has easily become one of my new favorites.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Inspiration from Art

Senior Trip was amazing, and something I'll always have a memory of. Because I was so busy I didn't take too many pics, except on the last day. We had around 3 hours to roam around D.C. and the first thing I did, along with 2 friends, was go to the Art Museum. Consisting of two buildings connected by an underground tunnel, one building contains artwork from past centuries, while the other contains more contemporary art. The insides of the buildings were so gorgeous and peaceful, I really just wanted to stay there forever. There were so many gorgeous pieces there that we didn't have time to see them all, but what we did look at seemed to be some of the best pieces they have. When I was looking at a few pieces, I totally saw how they can transcend into the fashion industry today. Here are pictures I took of some of my favorite pieces and you can translate them yourself into whatever you want them to be. Sadly I don't know the names or artists of the artwork because I didn't have anything to write them down with.

This piece had to be one of my absolute favorites, I don't know why, but I love it.

And of course an Andy Warhol:

After that we went to the Indoor Botanical Gardens, and here's a few pics from that.

Is that A for Alexa? And how gorgeous are those 3 flowers?

Yea, it was a lovely day (inside), but what you don't see is the dreary weather outside.