Thursday, October 25, 2007
Since I have moved to Tucson, AZ it is really hard to find some of the things I want right away...which leads me to my big question...I can't find the PREMIERE issue of the Vogue India that launched last month here in Tucson, so I thought I would reach out to all of my fashionista friends to see if there is a copy in your area and I can send dinero for someone to purchase and send? I am crazy I know...but, this is worth it:)
Thanks to All!
There is a lot of controversy, which I had blogged about before, about Gemma Ward being on the cover and the entire magazine being in English...basically to appeal to Americans...I was originally against Gemma being on the cover,but, I thought she would be the only person on the cover...I think with her being with the other Indian actresses/models the cover works...Gemma is a model, if she was an actress, I would be like, why? And as for the entire magazine being written in English, the majority of the country speaks English first, then there are different dialects for the country...I promise I know, my husband is Indian:) Therefore, I can't wait to get my hands on this first issue...Thanks to everyone!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I can't wait to read this book! I love Rachel Zoe's style like a crazy nut! Go to this event in LA that Kitson boutique is putting on and meet Rachel Zoe to have her sign your new book and maybe get some free tips:)
There are so many other stylist books out that you have to read...here are a few others to check out:
Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion
A book that has a compilation of pieces about some of the great names of stylists today...I can't wait to read this book! The book will be available on October 30th.
June Ambrose is a stylist to stars from Kelly Ripa to P. Diddy...I have the book and I love her approach to style and making it easy to style yourself at home...that is what it is all about...creating the same atmosphere at home that the professionals give to everyone else.
The Little Black Book of Style
Not necessarily a stylist, but a fashion maven for sure...Nina Garcia from Elle Magazine shares all of her thoughts and memories of fashion and how it has grown with her throughout the years...so far I am really enjoying it...I of course, love the artwork by Ruben Toledo...the artist for my favorite fashion ads every season, Nordstrom:)
After flipping through my new issue of ALLURE magazine I had to research Katie Holmes-Cruise...she had a spread all about her style...how did this happen? Yes, we know about her wealthy husband Tommy (who probably made every dream come true for her...), and yes, somehow she is very close with Victoria Beckham, who could have had the connection to a new stylist for Katie to use, i.e. William Baker (which Victoria goes to the most it is said for friendly consultations...). But, where did Katie get the whole fashion focus...and what happened to movies? Is that over and has she taken on a new focus as fashion genius? Well, with the help of her mystery stylist?
Lets look back to some of Katie's looks...
Ok, this is over the top, but I had to:)
Looks like she attempting the looks she accomplished above this week:)
I guess we could consider this her edgy look from the past....
And now...she has gone above and beyond many others in the past 10 years...being shot everywhere she goes for her style staples...
I think that her final touch to the new look was the cut...although it does of course seem to stem from Victoria's cut...it still gives her a more mature look...like Chanel or Anna Wintour that takes it from basic to classic...
Will Katie be the next Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn, or did she just get her money's worth from her stylist...whoever that might be???
Monday, October 22, 2007
Go from high to low this season with the most amazing color, called, Barney:)
I couldn't believe it when the vendor told me that the sample I was coveting at work color was referred to as Barney (the character I could never connect with). The only Barney's I could connect with was Barney's New York. One of the BEST stores in the world...but, now, there is a new true love, my color Barney for this season, Fall 2008. Check out a couple of the items I have found so far.
Notte by Marchesa dress
$795 on net-a-porter.com
Go for the Payless shoe that is $37...but, probably on sale now...it also must have been on high demand because it is not even online anymore! I will have to check out my neighborhood stores today:)
Even the shoe diva herself is loving this color, Miss Meghan Shoe Expert while on the Today show.
I will never look at Barney the same...will you:)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Camielon Heels, featured in New York Magazine...can change from high heel to a low heel in seconds...no need to stress over too high of a heel and if your feet give out on you by the end of the night, just flip the heel:) This style is very Chanel-inspired...the prices are kind of high though...but, great invention.
Next, a pair of sandals that can change from basic to bling. Oprah loves it, enough said:) Jour & Nuit, for $350, yes...a bit much, but it is 2 in one...
My first attempt was to just use navy stripes with a black pant...
Once it gets a little cooler...I plan on really combining black and navy blue. I have recently added a black jacket to the look to make it even more dynamic...but, I like the edge that the black cumber bun gave to the layered navy blue dress.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Tucker by Gaby Basora (check out where to shop at their site, www.tuckerbygabybasora.com)Just add a belt or tuck it in....
Gaps version with a waist drawstring, on sale now for $15.99.
Express has a great version of the top in a silky charmeuse fabric...but, I can't find an image online...check it out in stores now in a couple of colors for about $50...
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Orange is the BIG color for the season...I love how Tracee incorporated it into her look just with her handbag...it gives the look a punch...and I saw some shoes like what she is wearing here, which I think are Christian Louboutin's...at Banana Republic for $138...
Here are a couple of options for you this Fall.
I am buying the Steve Madden
$129.95 in black and brown
or go to places like Kitson for a little more expensive version...
like this for $170
Monday, October 01, 2007
For some reason, this commercial just irritates me every time I see it...Yes, it is noteworthy that Macy's has a connection to a team of celebrities that can build their business with their fame, but that can't be the only reason people are rushing to this store...is the product actually there? Usher fragrance, I haven’t tried it yet (but, I have heard smells nice...and he still looks nice:)…Kimora Lee, she basically has her sweats with her name on it…which hasn’t made me purchase anything yet, Martha,you have to love...and Jessica Simpson, I really like her shoes (which I own and I am checking out some new shoes)…but, for some reason, the commercial still irks me…oh well, I am playing it on my blog now, so more advertising for them:)
Brooches are back in a big way...instead of just popping just one on the lapel of your sweater or blouse try some of the following:
Adding a cluster of different brooches to your knit sweater...kinda funky...kinda fun...Idea from Harper's Bazaar Magazine...I tried it at home:)
Closing the cardigan with the brooch-as inspired by the styling on Vera Wang on Oprah discussing her new line at Kohl's Simply Vera by Vera Wang.
Just some other ideas:
Adding the brooch to your Shoes
Adding the brooch to a necklace
Adding the brooch to a key chain
What else can you think of???