Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Who: Arizona Fashion Foundation
What: 4th Annual LabelHorde Fashion Ball
When: November 11, 2006 @ 6:30PM
Where: El Pedregal
Why: Support Local Designers and Fashion Professionals~Preview what is to come for Arizona Fashion Week to come
How: General Runway seating cost: $40, standing cost: $15
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The color to wear this Fall on finger nails and toe nails should be Wicked by Essie or any other family of red...yes black is being worn by Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, but I think these colors that I am recommending are still eye catching, but not overbearing.
What: During Fashion Week meet with the BigWigs of Fashion and learn more about the industry through a discussion on the world of fashion and how these people got into the industry.
When: September 12, 2006
Where: New York Public Library
South Court Auditorium
Why?? Because we love Fashion!
and How: Jump on the Subway and go!:)
Today Fashion Week Daily (www.fashionweekdaily.com) is obsessed with LOOK: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders which is a book that explores the who's who of attendees during fashion week...for an insiders look, check this book out at the library or local Barnes and Noble...for a quick fix...go to New York Metro and see some of the images from the book at, http://newyorkmetro.com/fashion/features/06/frontrow/index.html.
Fashion Magazine's are my life...but, Fall issues are my fave...they are loaded with so much useful information that it is hard for me to get rid of this issue for the whole year:) Needless to say, ZINK a fashion favorite of mine just came out with their Fall issue and have revamped their site...check it out today and get sneak peeks of what is in the issue!
Monday, August 28, 2006
I am not a big follower of the Grunge trend that was made popular on the catwalk of Marc Jacobs fall collection...but, I can say that I will do the layering of pieces in a clean and chic way like BCBG did in their Fall favorites display above.
Chloe @ www.net-a-porter.com
Graeme Black @ www.net-a-porter.com
Marc Jacobs Spring 06' line
Roxstar is a great line that is sold at Kitson in LA that is casual with a little bit of pop to it...but, did you know that these pieces were created by a 15 and 16 year old and stars like Paris Hilton are wearing these pieces! How AMAZING!
Now this find is rather BIG to me:) Last Friday, I watched the Oprah Winfrey show and found out that Jimmy Choo was actually started by a woman named, Tamara Mellon...yes Jimmy Choo is alive and well and he does create the shoes we all adore...but, Tamara, a previous Accessories Editor at British VOGUE is the one running the game...for more information on this amazing story go to:
Speaking of people working at a magazine before hitting it BIG in the designer world...Vera Wang was an editor at American VOGUE for about 15 years before becoming the designer she is today...she will be creating RTW and also a more affordable clothes line that will be available at Kohl's stores nationwide this fall!
Now, you can have a story to go along with the fabulous pieces that you wear by any of these designers:)
Friday, August 25, 2006
Sidenote: The Executive Producer is Salma Hayek-gives us a little more reason to check this new Primetime Drama out...Mark Your Calendars...
Fashion Focused Movies to Rent:
Possible Game...maybe corny...but, has potential:)
Maybe play Scrabble and only use fashion words...tools, designers, anything fashion goes...see how it goes...lol
I always recommend Champagne, Chambord and a little bit of pineapple...so good and soo easy:)
And what party isn't complete with out magazines! The more the better!
I have been to a lot of shows and I still always get a fashion high when I see them...But, when I got invited to Vena Cava's show I didn't know what to say...this was an experience all it's own...The presentation was so unique it complimented the line so well...Vena Cava's clothes are sold at Barneys (http://www.barneys.com/). See images below that I took at the show.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I have a couple of signature Michael Stars shirts that I honestly barely wear...but, I keep around as a classic basic...but, I think that this designer is changing his signature...the new ad campaign is truly selling a new look and I love it...I appreciate how fashion is transforming back to a lady being a lady and dressing like one...
Does everyone remember when MJ had those really BIG key chains and charms??? And then GAP did it as well...they were all over...well, it really jumped out at me today, when I was flipping through In Style and saw that DKNY now has BIG key chains with hearts...is this going to be a BIG trend again this Fall?
I can't wait to travel to India to buy jewelry...until then check out the online boutique Isharya that has a fab variety of glam jewels...also, if you enter: FRIENDS at the checkout you will get a 20% discount provided by DAILYCANDY!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I also loved the leather jacket that Apollonia wore that flared at the waist-this look would compliment the new cinch waist trend that is happening right now.
I can't wait to wear tights and leggings with my shorts...I think the look is so HOT!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Other shows coming this Fall on the STYLE network are Split Ends and the House of Dereon Runway Special (this is centered around Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles.)
There are a lot of new and already loved fashion focused shows coming this Fall...only a few weeks away so be ready to stay in and enjoy because you won't want to miss any of it;)
Monday, August 21, 2006
With Top Models on the rise from magazine, to television, to fashion shows...it is no surprise to see Devon Aoki go from ruling the BABY PHAT cat walk to starring in movies and posing for magazine covers...she is all over in full force...and with shows like America's Top Model (which will start it's new season in September) and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Reality Show where expectations are high...amateurs as well as women that have tried to make it in the fashion industry have to fit the standards of a top model which are a certain weight, height, a distinct look and much more...Devon Aoki is an exception to these rules...She is not the expected height for models... but, she gives the camera a flair and presence that makes her stand apart from all others...You can check Devon Aoki out in the September issue of CosmoGIRL! in a denim editorial or starring in Friendly Fire this year (2006).
Friday, August 18, 2006
Gone With the Wind is the epitome of all things elegant for women's dress...I wish women still dressed like that today...and some still do. Juleps and Belles is a new designer that sells original dresses from Birmingham. Items are sold and displayed at http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=101439523. Nicole Richie is one of the celebs that is wearing this line...see a look below...the red dress is Jeleps and Belles...
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Have you ever searched for a piece of clothing that is the perfect fit that is lacking elastic and that you don't have to take in to the seamstress to be altered? There is a new online retailer called myShape Inc. that is going to help all of you women searching for the right fit! The site will be launching in September...so keep a look out and get those designs together for your custom-made style! Check out the site today and sign-up for updates on the new site.
I will be really busy moving today and tomorrow and probably won't have time to write unless something BIG happens and I have to share:) I will be back on Monday with new fashion news and blogs!
If you have missed my old blogs check out "Vintage Blogs" on the right hand side.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
For anyone who has been following my blogs, you know that I can not wait to watch, listen, read anything Marie Antoinette...well, Kirsten Dunst is on the cover of VOGUE this month and on www.style.com there is a behind the scenes video of what went on during the shoot.
I wish ladies still dressed like this...I am going to have to host a masquerade to make my wish come true:)
There is nothing more classic than a pearl...it can be worn in a demure fashion with a dress or a cardigan, or in a funky style adding layers of pearls and gold chains with a wife beater and jeans...no matter, Pearls will always be a girls best friend...I received pearls on the day of my wedding and they will be in my jewelry box for the rest of my life. Read and view more thoughts on pearls at Style.com.
Do you have a friend that loves makeup and knows how to do all of the latest beauty tricks? Go to Sephora today and nominate your friend to be a Sephora In Girl. Who doesn't love Sephora...doing this you or your friend can have access to even more at Sephora, so why not try. Good luck!
Who: RINA SHAH CORP
Location: 249 W 34TH ST , SUITE 507, NEW YORK, NY
Date: Thursday, August 17, 10:30am - Friday, August 18, 7:00pm
Details: SAMPLE SALE OF SHOES , HANDBAGS , BELTS AND CLOTHING AT 70% OFF RETAIL PRICE .PRICES START AS LOW AS $15 . WEBSITE WWW.RINASHAH.COM
TIME : 10 30 AM AND END AT 7 30 PM ON BOTH DAYS