Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Vacation all I ever wanted.

I leave for Florida tommorrow and I'm so excited. It's supposedly going to snow here this week, so I'm so happy I get to miss it and be in the sun. I probably won't post while I'm there, but I might do a quick update or two. Anyway I don't think I'm going to recreate the looks of style icon of the month, just have him/her on the side. Oh and I saw Definently, Maybe this weekend and it was such a cute movie, everyone should see it. So yea this isn't that much of a real post but oh well.

P.S. What does one wear to the Museum of Natural History?, I'm going there with school Tuesday.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Amidst packing for Florida (I leave Wednesday!) I realized I'm seriously lacking in my spring wardrobe, or maybe I'm just sick of the stuff I have. It's to early to go spring shopping, especially if I'm going to lose weight, but I figured I'd put together some wishlists for a few of my favorite stores and dream ahead.

Urban Outfitters:

American Eagle:


And a small sampling of stuff I love from Shopbop and will most likely never get (except maybe the boots):

Yea I think it's definently time to start working out and get a job.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Drop everything, Start it all over.

I really have no good reason for why I haven't updated, just lack of motivation I guess. I've decided I'm just going to forget everything I was going to post about and start fresh this week. Updating this blog was a promise I made to myself, and I want to follow through. It's not like I have that much of an exciting life to write about and I don't have an amazing wardrobe, but I'll do my best to keep people interested and to keep them reading. So enough of me making up excuses and onward with the post.

It's been on and off raining here almost everyday and it made me realize I really want some rain boots. You hardly see anyone around here wearing them and it makes me wonder because they seem so practical. Maybe people think it's weird to walk around in a pair of rubber boots, but personally I'm craving them. With different styles and colors to choose from, where does a girl begin?

Well where I'm going to begin is with the basics. Hunter rainboots, or "wellies" as some like to call them are classic. With a good height and an array of colors, they seem to be perfect. I'm personally fond of the Navy colored pair. Find them for $98 at Shopbop.

Completly stylish, commonly faked, and pretty expensive are just a few words used to describe Burberry's rainboots. If I had the money, I'd snatch them up in a second because they go with anything, and from reviews, are amazing quality. Pick up a pair for yourself for $170 at the Burberry website.

For something with a little edge, why not go for some Chooka boots. With different prints ranging from tattoo inspired to plaid, all eyes will be on your feet. Get some at Nordstrom for $60.

Now I know some of you are thinking those are ridiculous prices to pay for a pair of rubber boots. A solution to that is these boots from Target. They only cost $20 and come in both prints and solid colors. I like the multi colored star ones.

Now I just have to decide if I want to buy rain boots now, is rain season almost over?, or wait until the fall. Ahh decisions, decisions.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ok so I'm really bad at keeping this thing updated, I promise I'll have a real post soon. I've been so busy lately, but I really want to finish posting my views on fashion week and a small recap of my spice girls concert. In the meantime here's my latest purchase and some music I've been listeing to lately.

L.A.M.B. Cheetah Mandeville, reatails for $425 and I got it at Off Saks for $212, I was soo freaking excited, I never thought I'd get a l.a.m.b lux bag and I did, my 30% off coupon helped out on that too.


I found both of these groups from the fashion shows, and pretty much love them:


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Last night I had sooo much homework and tonight I'm going to the Spice Girls concert (ahh i'm so freakin excited), so I'll post the rest of my fashion week favs tommorrow and saturday.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fashion Week Day 5

Last night I watched the documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. It was a pretty interesting look into Marc's world, and the only thing I couldn't stand was him smoking around all those luxury goods, it was so gross. Day 5 of fashion week went off smoothly and of course even more great collections were shown.

Badgley Mischka combined classic pieces with stunning evening wear. With great metallics, awesome prints, and various accessories, this show was hit. There was tons of rich fall colors visible and I personally loved the gorgeous floor length gowns.

Diesel's show was very 80's rock and roll starting it off with Duran Duran's "Girls on Films". The show started out with mostly black and worked its way into other colors. There was tons of baggy clothes, as well as some slim fitted pieces and the show definently stuck with the diesel look.

The clothes in the Marc by Marc Jacobs show were a little more grown up, while the bags and accessories still remained young and fresh. There was tons of girly dresses and fun prints and men's detailed jackets. I was slighlty dissapointed, as some of the stuff you can easily find similar things in stores such as H&M right now, but we'll just have to wait till friday for the really good stuff.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Fashion Week Day 4

So NY is having quite a good week, fashion shows galore and the Giants winning the Superbowl. None of the morning shows over excited me(er some were good like Oscar De la Renta, but w/e), so we'll just skip straight to the afternoon.

One of my favorite designers, Betsey Johnson, was celebarating 30 years of fashion and gave a show through the decades, starting with the betanik feel of the 1950's. The designs went from black to the fun colorfullness and prints we all know and love. There was abundant dresses, as well as fun bags, glasses, shoes, and belts.The show ended with the models all walking out with bundles of balloons and Bestey not doing one, but two of her signature cartwheels.

Charlotte Ronson's collection kind of reminded me of an Urban Outfitters catalog, but nothing's wrong with that. She mixed girly and delicate clothes with bright colors and some awesome plaid pieces. I can't find a video of the show yet, but it seemed like a good environment and I'm sure had some awesome music playing.

Max Azria's self titled line was the third show he did this week and everything was still awesome and different from the other 2 shows. The clothes were all about looking sexy with see-through items, underwear as outerwear, and cinched belts. There was also gorgeous sweaters and well-constructed dresses. Using dark fall colors and awesome shoes, the Max Azria show was definetly a hit.

With well-constructed jackets, jeweled tone dresses, and just the right amount of shine, the Proenza Schouler show was a hit for me. It was slightly different then what they've done in the past, but I find it to be an upgrade. Accesorized with colored tights and shoes, any of the looks in the show could make an awesome statement for fall.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fashion Week Day 3

Today is superbowl, so first off Go Giants! Anyway it seems each day of fashion week keeps on getting better...

Oh Mr. Max Azria can you do any wrong? In his 2nd show of the week for his Herve Leger line he has once again brought beautiful clothes to the runway. Gorgeous dresses with floral details and gloves on almost every model set the tone. You can tell a lot of details went into the collection and that's what makes it perfection.

Twinkle by Wenlan is one of my favorite brands, although i have yet to own any of it. Their clothes are cute, fun, and wearable and their fall collection did not dissapoint. With various prints, chunky sweaters, and lovely dresses, any of their pieces could easily become a wardrobe staple.

Diane Von Furstenberg had an early 1900's theme going, with clothes insipred form the 20's and 40's. Her famous fun prints were in sight, but she also had tons of sophisticated pieces too. From hip jackets to sequined details, this show offered something for everyone. http://usweb03.nunet.de/fashionweek/nyf08/29_DIANE_VON_FURSTENBERG/

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fashion Week Day 2

Have I mentioned how much I love fashion week? If I lived in NYC I would totally hang around Bryant Park trying to catch a glimpse of the action, but sadly I don't.

Today started out with the Lacoste show and they literally brought snow indoors. They started and ended the show with all the models coming out, which was a cute idea. The brand kept up with their appearence of preppy chic and I loved how they had "couples" go down the runway. It was definitely a good show to open the day with and once I again I saw that lovely color of yellow.

I've never heard of Mara Hoffman and I don't know why since the brand has apparently been around for a few years now. I was definently impressed by the show though. It seems as though the inspiration was india mixed with jetsetter and I loved some of the prints they incorporated into their looks. Oh and they used M.I.A's Paper Planes in their soundtrack which is an automatic plus in my book.

I'm usually not a fan of high socks or leggings, but Sass & Bide makes them work. With sparkles, metallics, paint splatters, and frills, this collection combined a rock edge with girly elements. I love the detail put into the pieces and and there was no absence of ROY G BIV. This is definently one of my favorite collections of the week. http://usweb03.nunet.de/fashionweek/nyf08/21_SASS_AND_BIDE/

Rock & Republic brought a new element to fashion week with a full on rock orchestra playing in the middle of the runway.The designs were sleek and edgy, with very little denim in sight. The color scheme was mostly black, with pops of purple here and there. Overall the show was kind of blah to me, but I guess it works for fall. http://usweb03.nunet.de/fashionweek/nyf08/22_ROCK_AND_REPUBLIC/

Friday, February 1, 2008

Fashion Week Day 1

Fashion Week started today. I'll be updating with pictures and videos from the show as they come in and giving my opinions.

Here's the BCBGMAXAZRIA show. The soundtrack is amazing and the clothes are even better. I love the belt details and they chose a perfect fall color palette. I always love the BCBG shows and once again it has impressed me.

The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2008 was also shown today (today is National Wear Red Day) which creates awareness for women and heart disease. Laura Bush led the show off with a speech and the runway was set up like a red carpet. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Tracy Reese, Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors, and supposedly L.A.M.B. created red dresses for the show. Wearing the designs were celebs Heidi Klum, Maria Menounos, Ashanti, Liza Minnelli, and many more. Here is the video and some of my favorite looks.

With a diverse crowd, soundtrack and looks, Nicole Miller's show really bought a smile to my face. From the beautiful dresses to the cool jackets, everything looked great. And I'm especially in love with the hue of yellow she used.

Victorya Hong was one of my favorite designers on Project Runway this year, and I was upset when she got booted off. When I heard she was doing Fashion Week I was so happy and excited to see her collection. Her NA·BE line definently impressed me and was very cohesive and well constructed.

One collection I disliked from today's events was Erin Fetherston's. Her Target line was cute but most of her runway just screamed Grandma/Renaissance Fair inspired. I will admit there were a few nice pieces, but overall it just didn't do it for me. She really needs to step her game up.