May 17, 2009

Goodbye Monday

agent provocateur georgia bra
agent provocateur georgia briefs and suspenders
This will be the last post for Look Book. This Agent Provocateur "Georgia" lingerie set reminds me of my soon to be neighbor- Scotland. Maybe there is a reason I've been attracted to the Union Jack flag motif... We are moving to London. I can't believe it. Below, Alexander McQueen Union Jack Booties from fall '08.
alexander mcqueen union jack booties
Thank you for reading Look Book.
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April 18, 2009

Slowing Down Monday

agent provocateur kate corset
You may have noticed the postings have been lacking of late. It's hard to say why but I just haven't been feeling a strong desire to post. I'm not sure what I'm going to do- either keep posting here and there or maybe start a new blog, but stay tuned... I will update here on Look Book once I decide.

In the meantime I'll leave you with a post on my most popular subject- Lingerie Monday (a tad early). This is the aptly named Kate corset from Agent Provocateur.

Enjoy the sun and Happy Shopping!
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April 9, 2009

The Outnet home page
Check it out... It seems to be a counterpart to
- an outlet for designer fashion. Oh no.

Update: All I seem to be able to do is sign-up. Hopefully, I'll get emails? I'll be back when I know more.

More Updates: Yep, I received an email. It said more news soon... Stay Tuned.


audrey tatou in chanel
Love. Love. Love. Audrey Tatou in... Chanel, claro.

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April 7, 2009

Fall 09 Bridal

angel sanchez wedding dress
Just a sampling from the plethora of dresses on display. Above from Angel Sanchez. Below, Monique Lhuillier.

monique lhuillier wedding gown
monique lhuillier wedding gown
Vera Wang used a lot of color this season. A couple of the more muted designs below.

vera wang wedding gown
vera wang wedding gown
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April 6, 2009

J. Crew Comes Through

j crew white denim matchstick cropped

I was on the hunt for white cropped jeans but was having a hard time paying $180-220 given their short lifespan. Memorial Day to Labor Day, once a year. I checked out Madewell but their cropped version had a zipper and frankly, it was really annoying. We decided to duck into J Crew and low and behold, there they were- white denim Matchstick Cropped at $85. They fit great and I didn't fee guilty buying them for 3 months of wear.

Full Disclosure: I already own a costly pair of white denim, full length, boot cut jeans which I love but realized after last summer didn't get as much wear as my other costly denim. Oh well. It's important to learn from our mistakes... Yes?

Plus, in purchasing the J Crew jeans, I've now "saved" money for something else... like these.
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Simone Satchel

sabina simone satchel
sabina simone satchel
Also while in Urban Outfitters, I spied this very cute, very well made bag by Sabina. It is leather and runs you about $250, which for Urban Outfitters is a lot. The fact that it cost a reasonable amount made me feel good about the quality but it won't break the bank. Lots of zippers and pockets and in a bright color- all very "in."

Note: I also saw this bag in black at the store, but that is not featured online.
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Recession Monday

old navy lingerie set
Today's theme, getting good stuff for less. Check out the cute set above from... OLD NAVY! Also, I was in Urban Outfitters yesterday and they have some cute lingerie sets, below.

urban outfitters lingerie set

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April 2, 2009

Topshop Comes to NY

kate moss
I like this little diddy on Kate Moss. Hopefully this is part of her collection for Topshop.

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Uh Oh

christian louboutin new simple pumps
I need these.
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April 1, 2009

Oscar de la Renta Outlet

oscar de la renta outlet
I've spoken before about how I was amazed Oscar de la Renta sold his high-end fashion online. I was on the site yesterday looking for a t-shirt I saw in Harper's Bazaar and get this... there is an OUTLET on the site as well!

Go now, look.

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Valentino: The Last Emperor

After hearing rave reviews about this documentary on a shoot a couple weeks ago, I went to see it yesterday. It was soooo good. Do not miss the beginning. It was really a beautiful love story and an inside look into one of the most romantic haute couture fashion houses.

Click the poster above to watch a preview.

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March 30, 2009

Lingerie Monday

la perla diamond collection corset
Walking by the La Perla window in Meatpacking Saturday, I noticed this gorgeous corset. I love the silk ribbons that go down the front.
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March 26, 2009

Tracy Anderson via GOOP

tracy anderson leg/butt workout
I know GOOP has its nay-sayers and I don't love every section but I've mentioned before my love of the recipes section (Make). Today, I discovered a new love. The Do section. Gwyneth's (and Madonna's) trainer has provided two workouts so far. Today, a Cardio Dance Routine and around New Years- not sure how I missed it?- a butt/leg workout. I did both today and let me tell you ... the leg/butt workout... OW! But in a totally good way.

Check it out here. Cardio Dance workout here.

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Looking Back: Regret

michelle williams in blue plaid shirt dress
I am still so sad that I can't find this cozy plaid shirt dress Michelle is sporting here. Has anyone out there found it? I am still searching... I found a close 2nd today at Scoop of all places. It was a Rag & Bone version- totally different but would serve the purpose.

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Looking Back: Favorite Purchase

christian louboutin booties
Over the past year, I've made several purchases but my favorite purchase by far were the CL Booties!

Gorgeous and they go with everything- I really wore them every weekend for most of the winter. I didn't regret the purchase for a second either. Always a good sign.

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March 25, 2009

Looking Back: Gwyneth

gwyneth paltrow in louis vuitton
I'm sure by now my readers have picked up on the fact that I love Gwyneth Paltrow.  I love her style and how she carries herself in the press (or stays out the press) and almost always, her choice in movies.

Over the last year, I've mentioned her at least 20 times.  You can see nearly all my Gwyneth posts here.  I'm sure she will continue to be a feature on Look Book next year as well.

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March 24, 2009

Looking Back: Chanel

As I was going through old posts, something stood out immediately.
1) I love Chanel and it comes up often.
2) I still love every Chanel item I lusted over during the year.

I actually went into Chanel yesterday hunting down a bag I saw a woman on the street carrying. Alas, it is from one or two years ago (not seasons, years!) and so I was saved from buying said bag. I would have done it for this bag and I'd finally have my Chanel... But another one will come along. And next time I see one I love, I'm doing it. This is the bag I saw... Tear. Called the Expandable Flap Bag.

Below are some of my favorite Chanel items that appeared here over the past year:

kate beckinsale chanel bag
chanel lace dress
chanel riding boots
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March 23, 2009

Reese- Beam Me Up

reese witherspoon
We'll be doing new posts too... scattered among the reflecting back.

First up, Reese Witherspoon channeling Star Trek or something. I actually like the dress, it's the hand signal that's throwing me off.

Working on dress designer... Rodarte!

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1 Year Monday

agent provocatuer corset
We are celebrating 1 Year at Look Book this week. We will be looking back at past posts, picking our favorites, some that we have 2nd thoughts on and maybe even some "mistakes."

For Lingerie Monday, we have selected 4 of our favorite lingerie posts. Above, our 1st lingerie post- Lingerie Monday. Below, White Wedding Monday, Fluorescent Monday & Birthday Monday.

agent provocateur white wedding collection
deborah marquit fluorescent bra and brief
agent provocateur love set
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