Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Lanvin flats in a nude color can be worn in endless ways. These simple flats are solid colored so they match with anything and everything not to say amazingly comfortable. I'm absolutley addicted to them and can't help myself but to pull out my credit card everytime I'm around one even though I own 12 pairs. I can honestly say I have a Lanvin addiction. (about $500)
It's hard to find a pair of jeans that actually fit these days. Especially because I'm very tall and have a slim waist. However, I can always count on J Brand if I'm looking for a pair of perfectly tailored jeans. My dark washed and skinny legged J Brand jeans are probably one of my favorite pieces in my closet. I can wear it with just about anything and it's so versatile. Pair it with flats for a casual look or with heels for a party look. ($160)
The little black dress has been going down in our society as the most classy, elegant, and sophisticated piece a woman can have. The concept, developed by Chanel, is pure genius. I recently got this Oscar de la Renta wrap dress and has already worn it about 12 times. It's perfect for a business party, dinner with friends, or a funeral (you can probably pull it off for a wedding too with some bright shoes). All in all, I think a LBD should be modest and shouldn't be too revealing. This dress is the definition of a LBD. ($2,390)
All right, I know what you guys are thinking. A trench coat? Yes, a trench coat. Believe it or not, I think a trench coat is an absolute necessity and should have a spot in every girl's closet no matter age or size. This Stella McCartney coat has served me well this past winter, keeping me warm even through the crazed New York City weather. Again, it's classy, it's elegant, and oh yeah, it's simple. A coat being simple? We don't get a lot of that anymore. The light cream color and crisp cut of the coat is just amazing. ($1,995).
The five items above are the items I think is super important to have in a wadrobe; a pair of nude colored flats, a pair of dark washed skinny jeans, a modest LBD, a bright colored bag, and a well fitted trench coat. With these 5 designer items, it doesn't matter if the rest of your closet is non-designer, I gurantee you'll still look sophisticated and chic.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Me: Favorite season to dress?
Me: Favorite types of boutiques to shop in?
Me: Last attended fashion show?
Me: Favorite color to wear?
Me: Signature scent?
Audrey: Soap (laughs)
Me: Most important aspect of an outfit?
Me: Last but not least, your style in one word?
Audrey: (takes a drag of cigarette, thinking.) Effortless
I think that Daisy and Audrey are very different style-wise. This was done on purpose to show the different types of fashion walking on New York Streets. Audrey may not have been as crisp or clean as Daisy, but she sure as hell has style.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I walked in to find racks and racks of beautiful, colorful, and detailed dresses. I was approached by a saleslady who was dressed with impecabble style. And I just happened to know who this lady was. Her name is Ann French Emont, a.k.a. Broadway costume designer extrodinaire and the actual woman who taught Zac Posen how to sew. She helped me stacked up on summer dresses, one of a kind skirts, and even Hanky Panky thongs in colors I've never even seen before. And get this, I was offered champagne while I shopped. Really? That just won me over right there.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I was never a huge Louis Vuitton fanatic up till now. This particular show blew my socks off (though I wasn't wearing any socks. Metaphorically speaking of course...) and left me wondering where I was for 22 years and why I haven't been drooling head over heels for some of the most beautiful pieces I saw all week, and probably some of the best I've ever seen. From the moment I sat my toosh onto the hot pink cushion chair and dug through my goody-bag, I knew I was in for a good show. The models came out, my confirmation. This season, Marc added a very Frenchy twist to the collection. It definitely reminded me of a sexy young French woman in the 80s. One of those girls you see walking down the streets of Paris, who wears whatever the hell they want whenever they want and still look good even if they had the most ridiculous oufit on. It worked for them. The structures were absolutely mind-blowing. So much volume and bubble-hem (two of my favorites.) And the fabric was just out of this word. Lots and lots of lace. It was in one word... spectacular. The necklines were low cut for a sex appeal and the skirts were short to show off some legs. Though I must admit, the clothes weren't very wearable. However, there were some pieces that needs to be in my closet. Like a particular purplish skirt perhaps? Overall, the collection surprised me in a good way. It is great to see transformation for the label from last season. I've never seen Marc do something of this sort for Louis Vuitton and I'm looking foward to the invitation I'll be getting in the mail next season.
Two of my favorite pieces was the black lace dress and the green coat. They gave me a heart-attack. Literally. And sitting in the first row, I was able to note the details of that coat. Definitely a one of a kind piece.
I love the concept of the bubbly skirts Marc incoporated into the collection. So many of them in so many colors and prints. It was great.
That purple skirt in the middle? That will be mine in three days. Currently in the process of waiting for it via FedEx.
Check out some backstage clips and commentaries of the show in the post above.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday afternoon, after getting out of work. I decided to check out the Anthropologie store to see if I can grab anything for my trip to the Hamptons memorial day weekend. As I was heading back home, I ran into this lovely girl who went by the name Daisy. I had to stop her and ask for a picture for my blog and she kindly said yes. Dressed perfectly for the heat, Daisy's style is the classic NYC style; simple but yet chic.
Me: What are you wearing today?
Daisy: I'm wearing my boyfriend's shirt (laughs) and Acne shorts. These flats, I got from Russia, where I'm originally from. And the bag is from a vintage shop downtown.
Me: Do you steal your boyfriend's clothes all the time?
Daisy: More than I should (laughs). I love wearing men's clothes and making them look feminine.
Me: How would you describe your style?
Daisy: It's hard to narrow it down to a few words. But I like to keep things simple and I'm very subtle when it comes to accessorizing. I like to let my clothes tell the story.
Me: What do you think is a fashion no-no?
Daisy: Um. I don't think there is such a thing as a fashion no-no. If someone wears it the right way, anything can look good.
And there you have it. I have a feeling that Daisy's one of those few people that can truly pull off anything. Hey, any girl who can make her boyfriend's clothes look amazing on her gets my applause.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Cotton silk voile dress by Celine: Price upon request
All you need to do is look at this dress before finding yourself completely in love. The voluminous skirt just completely transform a otherwise simple dress into a piece of art. The bubble hem also adds a touch of bounce, and together with the volume, makes this dress #1 on my must-have-list. The colors are also amazing. It reminds me of watercolors. Beautiful, well-blended, blue watercolors.