Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fashion Designer Teamwork

This week's teamwork!

Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour wore a cone bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion sketch for the cone bra

Now, Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with luxurious lingerie brand La Perla to create a capsule collection that invokes part mermaid and part sex with cone bras and shell shaped panties to match.  This is Gaultier's first go at creating lingerie.
More of these limited-edition pieces will be show at Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture Paris show, July 7th.
“Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage,” Gaultier said. “In my latest prêt-à-porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear. This collaboration was a natural and logical step, especially since La Perla is the pearl of the lingerie, with the best savoir faire.” 

Britney Spears is coming out with a line of clothing and accessories for Candie's, a company for which she is their current poster girl.  The limited edition collection will be exclusively sold at Kohl's and comes out July 1.  Spears said "This collection really represents my personal style. I took pieces from my 'Circus' tour and pieces that I wear every day. I love denim, so I made sure to include a lot of jeans. I can't wait for it to come out."
Behind the Scenes Video

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trend Report: Ladylike Handbags

A perfect bag to be replacing those heavy, oversized bags are the ladylike handbags.  This bag can instantly make a casual look more trendy and done up and can also be used from day until night.  It's a perfect sized, everyday type of bag and always looks elegant and classy.  Runways for 2010 and 2011 have been featuring more ladylike silhouettes, an influence from the 1940's, as well as accessories and a perfect place to start the trend is with a ladylike handbag.  If you want to dress the part think of mid-calf skirts, ruffled cardigans with a blouse underneath, and kitten heels.  Look to the runway shows for Celine, Prada, J.Mendel, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, etc. for ideas.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010
Also Louis Vuitton Fall 2010

(Valextra S Line Bag available at Barney's) also available in tangerine

Celebrities with Ladylike Handbags
Madonna with a Jimmy Choo bag
Jessica Alba with a small Ralph Lauren bag
Olivia Palermo
Victoria Beckham with one of her many Birkin bags

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday's Fashion News

Giuseppe Zanotti has teamed up with designer Rodolfo Paglialunga, of French fashion house Vionnet, to create a collection of sleek, semi-minimalist stilettos and flats featuring 25 styles that emphasize fabric, fit and proportion.  Will be available a Saks and Vionnet stores this fall.
Featured Flats:

Photographer Mario Testino worked on the Autumn/Winter 2010/11 ad campaign for D&G. Here's a sneak peak at it! 

Jessica Simpson is adding denim to her clothing line, Jessica Simpson Jeanswear.  Jeans are targeted at the fashion recessionista who wants a nice everyday pair of jeans that fit well, "a jean that becomes a girl's best friend, that everyday go-to pair." Until then, check out Jessica's website!

Fold up flip-flops, interesting, but perfect for after a pedicure or to stick in your bag when you know you're going to need a break from those heels!  $22 for the Pocket Flops

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Who Wore What Best This Week?

Nikki Reed at the Twilight: Eclipse premiere in Los Angeles this week wearing Marchesa
Olivia Palermo's sleek look at the the opening of the Ferrari store in New York somewhat resembled a tuxedo with its white blouse with black buttons and high-waisted black shorts
Salma Hayek looked gorgeous in this body-hugging white strapless dress with red belt and red suede platform pumps at the NYC premiere of her new movie Grown Ups
Nicole Richie leaving CNN Studios in gray skinny jeans, black tank, kimono jacket and Christian Louboutin heels
Doesn't seem like it from here but Jessica Alba is wearing a Lanvin forest-green stretch-wool cocktail dress and Lanvin black patent leather pumps with nude ankle straps at the premiere of The Killer Inside Me in Paris

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beauty Updates!

I loved the purple frosty lips that were on every model at the Versace Resort 2011 runway show this past week.  Favorite choices for this look, from Lime Crime makeup, are lipsticks in D'Lilac Opaque and Airborne Unicorn (also available on Amazon). Hmm, I hope these funky lips become trendy sometime soon!

Powder-Me SPF 30 is a translucent, powder sunscreen that contains no artificial preservatives or parabens.  The powder comes with a sponge to blend easily over the face, neck and ears.  Available for $44

I came across these odd, but somehow interesting enough to write about, tattooed teeth.  The designs are created by artist Stephen Heward and sells for $70-250 a tooth...although I hope none of you will be getting these...ever.
Mariah Carey is launching a new perfume called Lollipop Bling inspired by her husband Nick Cannon's proposal to her when he first presented her with a ring pop and then for their second year anniversary surprised her with this this diamond encrusted ring pop...The perfume will be available July 1

Stila has come out with a limited edition travel girl palette, Road To Radiance Across the USA, the first palette in a series of 5 traveling Stila girls who travel the world and get 5 complete looks.  A palette comes out once a month (up until December). 
Neutrogena has developed a new product line Neutrogena Clinical which is a new anti-aging skincare line that minimizes visible signs of collagen loss to help restore facial definition.  The products are supposed to plump up skin and give a more youthful appearance and consist of a gel serum and activating cream that causes the release of of essential ion-mineral conductors that creates a positive ion flow to minimize signs of aging.  Cost: $39.99

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some Wednesday Updates!

After taking an 18 year hiatus from being a photographer for spreads in Vogue, Peter Lindbergh, (most famous for his black and white photos of 90's supermodels) has come back with a 14-page editorial in the July 2010 issue of Vogue featuring model Natalia Vodianova and actor Ewan McGregor in a 60's-themed faux-family portrayal (although a tad overdone by now, Lindbergh proves he can still make this theme unique and well-done).

For those of you with the new iPad, Dooney & Bourke has already come out with some super chic cases in bold covers for them priced at $65

I loved this summer party picture.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pictures from Chanel's pre-fall 2010 campaign that demonstrates eastern influences and showcases models Mirte Maas and Baptiste Giabiconi

Resort 2011

My favorite look from Gucci's Resort 2011 collection showed off a cute snakeskin jacket with puckered sleeves, a drapey green scarf, brown bootcut pants, a brown belt, gray t-shirt, and an oversized Gucci bag

A look from Sonia Rykiel's Resort 2011 collection; black pants with suspenders, brown blouse with jabot and mini black hat

A two toned separate length skirt, white pullover and floral wedges from Cynthia Rowley's Resort 2011 collection
High-waisted pale pink bikini bottom with colored coral and matching bandeau top paired with a black polka-dotted sweater and strappy black heels from Cynthia Rowley's Resort 2011 collection
Black cocktail dress with white chiffon bow from Isaac Mizrahi's Resort 2011 collection