Friday, September 30, 2011

The Frugal Friday Five Under $50 : Color Block

As I'm sure every fashionista out there has noticed that color blocked dress, blouses, skirts, etc. have been showing up from street walkers to celebrities.  I have found a few color blocked pieces under $50 that I hope you enjoy!

ASOS Bandeau Colorblock Dress (on sale) for $36.59
Lucca Colorblock Ruched Skirt at Urban Outfitters for $49

Honey Mustard Colorblock Bandage Dress from Forever21 for $24.80

Bond No. Holiday 2011 Collection

 A Perfumista's Perfect Ten, $250
Fantasy-Stone Fountain Of Peace, $7,500

 Amethyst Serenity, $225, $500
  The Incandescent Swarovski Shooting Star, $1,000
 Swarovski All-Star Quartet to Go , $700
Peace Offering (both candle and cream), $430
 Coffret Trio, $550

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Grazia Magazine Admits To Photoshopping Kate Middleton

In May, Spanish magazine Grazia featured newlywed Kate Middleton on their cover.  Rumors about Middleton's shrinking size had already been on tabloid covers but that didn't stop this magazine from photoshopping Middleton's waist to make her even thinner than her already notorious tiny frame!  The magazine just admitted this after a reader complained to the Press Complaints Commission.  

The official statement says "Following a letter received from a Mr H about our royal wedding issue, Grazia magazine would like to clarify the process that led to our final cover image of the Duchess of Cambridge. We wanted a great image of the Duchess on her own, but all the photographs had the Duke in too. So we asked our reproduction house to remove him from the picture (common practice among glossy magazines). This would have left the Duchess with only one arm, so they copied over her arm to complete the picture. We would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alterations to the Duchess of Cambridge’s image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression. Grazia takes the issue of women’s body image very seriously and we 
would never ‘slim down’ a picture of a female role model."

What do you think?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Daphne Guinness And Amanda Harlech Channel One Another In V Magazine

Daphne Guinness And Amanda Harlech Chanel One Another In V Magazine
This month, V Magazine came out with their transformation issue.  Featured in the magazine are two best friends, Daphne Guinness (a personal fashion favorite of mine) and Amanda Harlech who dress as one another.  The photos were shot by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris.  Guinness wears an Alexander McQueen gown and Harlech wears Chanel Haute Couture.

The two speak of their role playing here.

Amanda Harlech
 "When I walked on set with my blonde hairpieces, Karl burst out laughing and said I looked like a hausfrau.  I won't be doing it again, but secretly I did love the allure of Daphne's blondeness.  It was like playing the princess role instead of always being the witch."

Daphne Guinness
"I trust Karl implicitly, but I wasn't entirely excited about becoming a brunette.  Yet, the end result was something magical: I was very surprised, and I wasn't expecting Karl to take as many pictures as he did.  I sort of channeled Amanda at the end, and she was channeling me, and it was extraordinary.  Let's be honest: it could have gone horribly wrong, but it was a stroke of genius on Karl's part."

Oh to call him Karl.....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gossip Girl Clothing Line

The moment so many of us have been waiting for...a clothing collection based on the CW show Gossip Girl.  Warner Bros. has partnered up with clothing company Romeo and Juliet Couture to showcase the unique styles of Gossip Girl characters (mainly Serena Van Der Woodsen, it has been nicknamed the 'Blake Lively line').  The collection will debut this weekend at the Coterie trade show in NYC.  The line will later be sold at Kitson, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus (hopefully by the very end of this month since Gossip Girl premieres on September 26).  The clothes range from $80 to $200.  An accessories and bag line will supposedly be following this collection and debut next year. Here is a sneak peak of some outfits!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Michelle Williams October 2011 Cover Vogue

Michelle Williams channels Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe for Vogue's October 2011 issue.  
Williams is starring as Monroe in the soon to be released (November 4th to be exact!) movie My Week With Marilyn, which is based on a pair of memoirs by the late documentary filmmaker, Colin Clark.