Saturday, February 27, 2010

London Fashion Week Favorites

Spring splurge, of course a Burberry trench coat! So many choices!

London Fashion Week just ended and here are some of my favorite looks from it!

Love this jacket by Matthew Williamson, I am dying to know what it is made out of. Williamson's show was so much different than the bright, fun patterns you usually see, instead it was lots of grays and blacks. Designer: Matthew Williamson

Such a fun dress by Julien Macdonald's Fall 2010 collection. Designer: Julien Macdonald

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010. I love the thigh-high boots and bell shaped military green jacket! I want the whole outfit! Designer: Christopher Bailey

Embroidered leather dress by Christopher Kane, Fall 2010. Designer: Christopher Kane, only 3 years out of design school!!

Isaa, Fall 2010. Just so glamourous. Designer: Daniella Issa Helayel

PPQ, the show that closed London fashion week. Check out those shoes!! Designers: Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker

*Confirming my dislike for Donna Karan, the company did not let a size 4 model walk on the runway! So disappointing...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beauty Updates!

I am really obsessing over the makeup from Vivienne Westwood's fall runway collection this week. This models face looks like an actual painting, there is so much contouring and nude colors, I really just love it! The MAC (my favorite!) pro-team did all the makeup for numerous fashion shows including Westwood. Director of makeup artistry Terry Barber specifically did the makeup for Westwood's collection. During fashion week the ensemble of MAC makeup artists will create 3 face charts reflecting the looks from the days shows and then included is an inspirational quotes the artists have found. These charts are later put in a book documenting the new looks for the fall!
Check out the makeup artists tweets from backstage at London Fashion Week!

Price-friendly store H&M is coming out with a line of organic skincare products and all under $10! It includes shower gel, body scrub, body lotion, hand cream, and lip balm in raspberry and melon or lavender and mint. It comes out at the beginning of March and will be available in all H&M stores.

I will be updating more on beauty later tonight, so check back!

The Frugal Friday Four under $50!!

If you liked Tom Binn's Alice In Wonderland jewelry these is one piece for under $50! This rose ring, which also comes in mushrooms, is a keyhole shape and really cute!

I bought these mineral washed jeans at Forever21 this week, they are so cute and super comfortable because the material is really stretchy. And only $30!

Metallics were huge on the runway and I love these metallic leggings in black, they are super flattering!

This really is the cutest thing ever! A Holly Golightly sleep mask, I've always been on the lookout for one! (this site is just so fun to browse around on too)

Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alice Inspired Jewelry

Designer, Tom Binn's was inspired by Tim Burton's remake of Alice In Wonderland so much that he designed a collection over it. He said that there were so many iconic images in the story (Here are a few examples of the creative mind that Binns has.

Keyhole studs

My favorite, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum bracelet!

Wonderland charm bracelet

Hearts necklace

I think with the upcoming movie release, more Alice inspired goodies will be coming out, can't wait!

President and creative vision of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon, has released a line of high-top and low-top sneakers for the company. Mellon said she was, “influenced by today’s music, youth, and pop culture" for the kicks. The sneakers are made of suede, patent leather, and elaphe snake skin. Designs by Lanvin, See by ChloĆ©, Louboutin, and Burberry have all been clearly impacted by hip-hop culture and have made sneakers a staple.

Trend Report: Metallic

Not that metallic has been out of style for the past couple of years, but Fashion Week was filled with tons of metallic again! So if you did not hop on the metallic bandwagon, there is still time to enjoy this trend! Metallic reflects light, so if you are wearing some, you will definitely stand out! Remember that silver looks good on lighter skin tones and gold looks better on darker skin tones.

Here are some pieces showing off the trend

Metallic blouse at Elie Tahari, but obsessing over the floppy, flowered leather hat, it is so inventive!

Christian Siriano dress

Copper and sheer dress by Devi Kroell (now in her fourth season as a designer)

Michael Kors silver coat

Tory Burch tweed suit with metallics weaved in

Diane von Furstenberg, the show was filled with metallics!

Beautiful metallic Proenza Schouler checkered dress
Here are some fashionable metallic items I found, with a wide price range!
-Metallic flats for $34.99
-Gorgeous metallic draped Marc Jacobs dress
-Colorful metallic Milly blouse
-Metallic Converse high-tops
-Metallic denim pant for $25!

Ralph Lauren doing the saddlebag and metallic trend in one!

BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards were last night and there were a few actresses looking quite stylish, I picked out a few of my favorite dresses shown below

Kate Winslet looked stunning (when doesn't she?) in this sheer-cut Stella McCartney gown and Tiffany jewelry

Saoirse Ronan looked angelic in this ruffled Burberry dress, she was nominated for Best Lead Actress for The Lovely Bones

Claire Danes in this elegant nude, ruched Burberry dress

Audrey Tautou, who was nominated for the Leading Actress award for her role in Coco Avant Chanel, in Lanvin

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday/Sunday Splurge and Who Wore What Best

Saturday Splurge! I am dying over these leopard skinny jeans...they are so hot!

Who Wore What Best?

Daphne Guiness at Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott's last day of NY Fashion Week's Annual Party

Heidi Mount at Vogue's party for the new Quicktake: Rodarte exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. I love all the criss-crossing of materials on this dress!

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein at the Calvin Klein White Party. The length of this dress is amazing!

Chloe Sevigny, in a Blouson Noir bustier top and an Opening Ceremony leather skirt

In fashion news:
Designer Mark Fast sent plus-size models and skinny models down the runway in London. Fast wanted to prove the point that chic clothes are chic clothes and size does not affect that. Size 16 model, Crystal Renn strutted her stuff down the runway in a tight-fitting dress as did other size 0 models.

Smaller model and Crystal Renn working it. (all of these clothes will be available at Topshop later this year!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Frugal Friday Four under $50!!

Happy Friday! Here are my picks for this week!

I love jewels on shoes, Juicy Couture did ones like this pair of multi-colored bejeweled flats from Topshop

New York Fashion Week has been filled with metallic on the runways. Here's a luminescent tank in nude, pink, and purple.

John Lenon style sunglasses for $10! (Read my article from earlier this week)

Keds are so comfy, especially perfect for springtime. I love this two-toned brightly colored pair!

I now have Rapunzel hair!

Beauty Updates: New York Fashion Week Fall 2010

My Favorite New York Fashion Week Hair and Beauty Looks:

It looks as if Jeremy Scott was inspired by Lady GaGa!

Love the two-toned lips used at Nanette Lepore. Light on the top, dark on the bottom!

At the Marchesa show (designer is Georgina Chapman) I loved how this poufy, cloud hair was reflected in the design of the dress.

Dark lips at Proenza Schouler

Crazy, exaggerated cat-eyes at Devi Kroell

All out eyes at Zac Posen

Amazing lace nails at Tracy Reese!

Alexander Wang went for a disheveled grunge look with this smeared red and brown eye shadow

Rainbow colored hair at Cynthia Rowley!

Glitterific lips at Doo.Ri!

Beauty News:
Fabrice Penot has created a notebook that has paper that smells like the perfume Santal 26. Le Labo The Notebook has a smoky fragrance, is handcrafted in France and is eco-friendly. Good incentive to keep a journal!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Row

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's three year old clothing collection, The Row, debuted at Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. The collection was 19 pieces, very simple, and everything was colored black, navy, or white. The looks were low-key but chic and all made of luxurious fabrics such as silk, python, cashmere and leather.
Here are four of my favorite looks from the show

The designers were inspired by the German artist, Beatrix Ox., shown below

Their debut was fabulous, except for the slip-up they had when their models shoes weren't delivered on time and they all had to wear thonged leather sandals for the fall/winter collection! Still looked good though!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New York Fashion Week Favorites: Fall 2010 (Part 1)

New York Fashion week is happening and so many fabulous collections have come out! I've picked out a few of my favorite designs shown so far...

Behnaz Sarafpour, I love the hat! The same style was seen at Chanel in Paris

Chris Benz, red and plaid are perfect for fall. This outfit is so classy with the capri cut pants and fitted jacket (...maybe not the mittens...)

Zac Posen, this deep red is beautiful in the fall too and finally more velvet on the runways!

Diane von Furstenburg

Fun glittery dress from Luca Luca!

Peter Jensen, so much grey on the runway! I love, love this jacket, the hoodie has such a cute tie! And the grey contrasted with the neon yellow is so perfect

Suno, the patterns are so fun!

Victoria Beckham, the structure is just so pretty and I love how the blue shoes pop out!

VPL, all the chain links are so cool!

I will keep you all updated with more of my favorite looks from fashion week! (Tip: never have I seen so much gold metallic!!)