Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The British Fashion Council announced that Erdem Moralioglu is the winner of the first BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award. The award is a $301,000 prize and access to fashion mentors across the industry. Moralioglu is thrilled about the prize as he currently only has a team of four people and two freelancers and the orders have been flooding in since his Spring/Summer 2010 show. The half-British, half-Turkish designer describes his clothes from a narrative. "I see each season, each show, as a new chapter in the same book of her life," he says. "It's a narrative, things happen to her, but the core girl is still the same. She's a girl who is colourful and sweet, elegant and hopefully effortless."

The man himself

Here's a sneak peek at the Fall/Winter 2010 Chanel campaign!!

Models Freja and Abbey Lee

Karl Lagerfeld shooting

Just sitting on a sewer in her Chanel dress, just hanging out

Chanel makeup artist's box

Pour la Victoire is coming out with their first ever bag collection. Looks as if it might be almost as good as their shoes!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Italian shoe company Geox is releasing a limited-edition Empire State Building inspired heel as part of its 2010 spring/summer collection. The shoe is available in leopard print, purple, or pink sequined with your choice of a gold or silver heel (which has little rhinestones representing the windows!)

JOYCE( Hong Kong'a version of Barneys) teamed up with Rodarte, Maggie Cheung (Hong Kong starlet) and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for an exclusive exhibition and silent auction. Rodarte created four one of a kind pieces inspired by Maggie Cheung and her movies. Here are some pictures

Want to add a fun neon accessory to your outfit? Toy Watch has released a neon plasteramic watch collection in colors green, pin k, purple and orange. Purchase

Monday, March 29, 2010

Trend Report: Parka

With utilitarian designs and sporty looks being so big, parkas have begun to crawl of the woodwork. It is a perfect springtime coat that is comfy cozy, prevents the rain, is versatile (wear it with jeans or a casual dress) and makes you look oh so stylish.

Parka with grosgrain trimming designed by Christopher Raeburn

Parka by Isaac Mizrahi's Fall 2010 collection. Mizrahi says "I've been thinking about camping," and described his collection as 'Parka Avenue'!

Topshop has lots of parkas in too. Check them out!

Parka by Dries Van Noten. Hint: Navy is big for fall!

Parka designed by Scott Sternberg for Boy by Band of Outsiders Fall 2010 collection

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello to all of my gorgeous fashionista followers! So sorry for no updates, I unexpectedly had no internet while I was on spring break! Check back tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trend Report: Camo

As all of us Fashionistas know, military has been a popular trend. So of course, camo print clothing seems perfect as our next trend to rock.

Isaac Mizrahi's sparkly camo vest at his Fall 2010 show

At L.A.M.B. Fall 2010 show

Dress by Balmain

Juicy Couture cropped camo pants

Michael Kors watch

Camisole by Tucker

Camo button-downs by MACKDADDY

The first person to put camouflage gear on his runway was none other than designer John Galliano about a decade ago. The idea of military style however made a comeback about two years ago and is still in designers minds as a trend that consumers favor. Even for men, designer houses such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gareth Pugh were seen dishing out military-inspired menswear.
Have fun with this trend but DON'T overdo it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sneak peak at Zac Posen's collection for Target out in April!

Check out Jessica Stam's cool modeling video for Aldo shoes

For Russian Vogue this month, fashion photographer, Terry Tsiolis, did a fun pin-up themed editorial. Here are some of the pictures!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Paris Fashion Week: Part 3

More best of Paris fashion week!

Estrella Archs for Emmanuel Ungaro showed flirty, draped dresses and men inspired blazers and pants. I love the corset style belt and bubblegum pink pumps!

This Elie Saab cocktail dress reminded me of a spiderweb. The whole collection was done in black

Italian designer, Giambattista Valli, who has been suffering from the financial problems striking the fashion industry in Italy, had a 60's theme going on at his fashion show with mini dresses, sheer panels, cat eyes, and kitten heels.

An especially 60's style camel coat

All three of these colors go so well together, the orange bow makes this sequined cocktail dress.

Tons of cropped pants, mini dresses, chandelier earrings and flats only were shown at the Isabel Marant collection

John Galliano's models walked through a blizzard of silver glitter and were dressed as "a tribe of adventuring nomads". With crazy bows, hair, makeup and eccentric outfits, John Galliano showed off his distinct, theatrical style

Karl Lagerfeld's futuristic show had leather vinyl pants, structured jackets, big hair and orange lips. These pants were also shown in the form of a maxi skirt

Layers and embroidered patterns galore were at the Kenzo show designed by Antonio Marras who was inspired by the notion of freedom

Saturday Splurge and Who Wore What Best!

The weather makes me want to do some spring shopping! This Prada bag is a perfect, floral spring catch. Here

Sarah Jessica Parker wore this straight off the runway Lanvin dress at the Warner Brothers presentation at Showest 2010 in Vegas

Jennifer Aniston in a long, nude Donna Karan gown at the premiere of The Bounty Hunter

Kristen Stewart in Emilio Pucci and Dakota Fanning in Elie Saab and Sam Edelman shoes at the premiere of The Runaways In New York

Kate Moss looked funky at Stella McCartney's tea party to launch her Gap Kids line

Kristin Stewart again in this fun pink Doo.Ri dress at the Hollywood premiere of The Runaways

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Frugal Friday Four under $50!!

Knuckle rings are a fun accessory to spice up your outfit. Free People has such funky jewelry and I found the ring below here

I am loving this warm weather! I just want to be walking around in these jelly flip-flops with a little bow on the side in pink, blue, and black. Purchase

Little cotton rompers are also nice to wear in the warm weather as an alternative to sundresses and shorts. These are $24.50 from old navy in this fun striped pattern, black, and blue. Purchase

Love crop tops! Best paired with some cutoff denim shorts

Beauty Updates!

Orange lips are huge for spring and summer! But orange makeup makes me hesitate a little, I mean orange? After looking around a little bit I saw that the look actually can work and finding the right shade for your skin color is how to pull it off. If you are doing an orange lipstick make sure that the rest of your face looks natural; some bronzer, mascara, etc. Next you want to look at your hair color. Blondes look best in an orange tangerine color, brunettes should look for an orange sherbet, and those with dark hair and dark skin should look for a red orange. Redheads, you might want to stay away from this look, sorry! For a gloss, a fan of the orange lipstick trend, Rachel Zoe, recommends Makeup Forever Lipgloss #2 for $12

Chloe Sivegny

Leighton Meester

Some good colors are: Mac CB96, YSL 13 Peach Passion, Makeup Forever Orange Coral 438, Lancome Electro Flash Orange #201

Prada Spring 2010

Gisele B√ľndchen has launched a new skincare line called Sejaa (Portugese word meaning "to be"). The products are based around whole plant extracts and 100% natural ingredients and placed in recycled materials. The factory where the skin care products are made use hydroelectricity , the most widely used form of renewable energy and produces no waste or carbon dioxide. Gisele says "I have made the simplest, purest cream - an everyday cream - but it comes with an affirmation." Products available here