June 30, 2008

Winehouse Chic

amy winehouse at party honoring nelson mandela
Amy Winehouse looking about as good as it gets for Amy Winehouse.

image from instyle.com

Bloomer Monday

kiki de montparnasse amour baby doll top
kiki de montparnasse amour bloomers
This is a cute set from Kiki De Montparnasse- amour baby doll top and bloomers. I love bloomers. They are so "old fashioned" yet they had it right back then. Comfortable and airy, a wonderful thing for a hot and steamy June in NYC.

images from kikidemontparnasse.com

June 28, 2008


I LOVE this dress. The fit, the length, the color.  I love how she pairs the red earrings and sunglasses with it... a home run.  Very nice.  Need to find where this dress (or is it a skirt and top?) is from and purchase immediately.

image from instyle.com

June 27, 2008

My Wedding Dress

I went into the wedding dress hunt knowing that I wanted to find a dress that could be shortened after the wedding for more wears, at least every anniversary. As I am coming up on my first wedding anniversary, I hurried to find someone that could help me with the task. The highest and most frequently recommended (actually the only name I heard) was Madame Paulette on 2nd Ave.

I was nervous about shortening the dress but knew it was the only way I would ever wear it again. I didn't think about a daughter wearing it as I figure she will want her own style. If she wanted to, she could always wear my shortened dress to her rehearsal dinner or something.

Below are the results. I am so happy. I absolutely love it and feel like I went from a gorgeous Vera Wang wedding gown to a beautiful couture cocktail dress. The back of my dress, with the bustle, was always my favorite part and we were able to retain that in the short design.

front vera wang wedding gown
back vera wang wedding gown

June 26, 2008

Erickson Beamon

erickson beamon ring
Love this ring. I wish I could see it on a hand to know how big it really is on but I love the hugeness of it and the variety of details and textures.

image from net-a-porter.com

Party in the Back Part III

charlize theron in black narsisco rodriguez dress front
charlize theron in black narsisco rodriguez dress back
Charlize Theron has been on the red carpet circuit for Hancock, her new movie with Will Smith and Jason Bateman that I cannot wait to see. This black Narcisco Rodriguez dress was yet another gorgeous choice.

images from instyle.com

June 25, 2008

Kaufman Franco

heidi klum in black leather topped kaufman franco
Spotted Heidi Klum in this kick-ass number and went looking for more. I love the tough look of the paint dripped dress and the long black bubble hem dress with invisible straps.

paint dripped long dresskaufman franco long black bubble hem dress
The shimmery gold one-shoulder mini dress is elegant but daring.

kaufman franco shimmering gold one shouldered mini dress
images from instyle.com and kaufmanfranco.com

June 24, 2008

Registry For Life

Don't you wish you could keep a registry of everything you want on a daily basis? And then your thoughtful husband, boyfriend or friends could go online and see your registry and surprise you with an amazing gift you picked out? There wouldn't have to be a reason for the gift. Someone Spoil Me has created a site where you can create such a registry! Mine is for "life" but you could make one for a legitimate cause: wedding, baby, new shoe month...

I'll take these diamond earrings form Cartier please.

cartier diamond earrings
image from cartier.com

Alexis Mabille

alexis mabille yellow bow skirt
A designer that has come to my attention recently. I saw this satin yellow mini skirt with the bow detailing at the bottom in Elle magazine. The bubble dress below is so princess-ly and the shorts suit is an ideal summer work outfit.

alexis mabille bubble dressalexis mabille navy shorts suit
images from alexismabille.com

Dear Lanvin

portia de rossi in long green lanvin dress
I heart you. Gorgeous dress on Portia de Rossi, star of the beloved, now off the air, Arrested Development. I heart A.D. Taking that show off the air was the worst thing that ever happened to TV.

image from instyle.com

June 23, 2008

Bill Blass

bill blass gown white with black embroidery
For some reason, Bill Blass always struck me as a designer for the older woman set. Not sure why. Recently though, it has been popping up all over the red carpet and in magazines. The above dress is so gorgeous, I love the flow of the cream skirt.

bill blass dress white with black and grey feather detail
This feathery creation was on the website, very fun.

images from elle magazine and billblass.com

House M.D.

jennifer morrison in 3.1 phillip lim
Jennifer Morrison is from my favorite show House on TV. She looks so cute in this ruffled dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim. The necklaces she chose perfectly accent the look.

My friend wore this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress to a wedding this weekend- it was gorgeous! And while I only found one place online to buy it (only limited sizes remaining), perhaps she'll write in a comment on where she found it.

3.1 phillip lim

image from instyle.com and shopzoeonline.com

Funny Monday

betty jackson royal underwear
A little something different today. From the new Elle magazine, some underwear on the royal side. I'm not sure you'll feel like a queen in these but you'll be sure to make someone laugh. Change into them in the locker room at the gym, see what happens.

By Betty Jackson.
image from elle magazine

June 20, 2008

Opposites Attract?

Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller on the red carpet for their film "The Edge of Love." They chose very opposing looks- I'd say one hit the mark, the other missed.

Yes.keira knightley at the premiere of The Edge of Love
sienna miller at the premiere at The Edge of Love
What do you think?
images from instyle.com

Booties! They're Back!

christian louboutin hidden platform booties
I know I already posted about these booties but this is important. After I posted about them (having seen them on bergdorfgoodman.com) they disappeared. I couldn't find them online anywhere or in stores.

Well, they're back. They are on bergdorfgoodman.com again and I tried them on at Barneys yesterday... They are everything I thought they would be. Plus, they aren't as tall as I thought they'd be making them more wearable. I have not purchased... yet... but it was a struggle to walk out without them. I may just have to go get them next week. They are called "Hidden Platform Booties." Tip: They run small, order a 1/2 inch larger.

image from bergdorfgoodman.com

The Cut

anne hathaway
Anne Hathaway is in the club too now- the IT hair cut club. Welcome, it's nice here.

image from people.com

June 19, 2008

Birthday Pressies!

robertson boulevard rodeo drive purple
My husband is crazy and went looking for the impossible to find Chanel Robertson Boulevard nail polishes. He was able to find Rodeo Drive- which is a gorgeous light purple. I'm excited to get a manicure tomorrow.

He also got me this very cute, very summery, very comfy t-shirt by Seaton from Intermix.

seaton t-shirt
image from intermixonline.com

Chloe, Is That You?

chloe sevigny
Chloe Sevigny looking shockingly & fashionably normal. I like it. Normal is a good look on her. When is Big Love coming back??

Dress by Sonia Rykiel.
image from instyle.com

Perfect Summer Oufit

reese witherspoon
Reese is looking perfectly pretty in her white frock and gold accessories.

image from usmagazine.com

June 18, 2008

That's My Dress!

taylor swift in laila azhur navy belted dress
Taylor Swift wearing my rehearsal dinner dress, that I wore LAST year. Yes, I was ahead of the curve. I must say this is the best dress I have ever purchased. It looks amazing on and is a classic style. I have worn it countless times over the past year and will be wearing it to many a wedding this summer. It is by Laila Azhar and is also available in white at www.shopbop.com

Here I am in said dress at my rehearsal dinner looking as though I'm worried someone might have spilled some champagne, thus wasting it. Sadly this is the best photo of the dress from that night.

image from eonline.com

Riller & Fount

rachel bilson in a riller an fount dress
Rachel Bilson was seen shopping in the meatpacking district in this very comfortable Riller & Fount dress. All their designs look cozy chic and are at a very reasonable price.

www.revolveclothing.com or www.shopintuition.com
image from people.com

The Women

I just watched this preview for a new movie called "The Women" and Annette Bening looks really strange. I love Annette, a genius in American Beauty, but I think she did something to her face. And Meg Ryan, who is supposed to be the one with all the work done looks great.

What do you think? Click the image above to watch the preview.

June 17, 2008

Members Only

ashley olsen in a members only jacket
Ashley Olsen is looking very put together in this Members Only jacket. Seen lately on several celebrities. They don't only make blazers, also vest, trench coats, bomber jackets and dresses.

members only white vestmembers only white trenchmembers only gold bomber jacket
images from people.com and membersonlystyle.com

Another Vision in White

charlize theron in christian dior low cut dress
Wow, that is a beautifully low cut dress.  It looks amazing.  By Christian Dior.  I'll take that for my birthday please. And somewhere to wear it...  The bright green clutch is a great accent piece.

image from instyle.com

LA Confidential Redux

heidi klum in white dress
kim basinger from LA confidential
Doesn't Heidi Klum look just like Kim Basinger from LA Confidential here? Also, she seems to have a new giant tattoo. Wonder what it says?

Dress is RM by Roland Mouret.
image from eonline.com

June 16, 2008

Duck. It's MK.

ashley and mary kate olsen
Check out this jacket on MK. She could really hurt someone. But, I do like it as one-time wear, tough chick garb.

image from people.com

Hot Rihanna

rihanna in fendi

This is a "fierce" look. I have never used that term to describe fashion before but it seems appropriate here, doesn't it? They say this outfit is Fendi but these leggings look a lot like the shiny American Apparel leggings everyone is raving about.

american apparel shiny leggings
images from instyle.com and americanapparel.net

Eat Fashionably

fishes eddy cynthia rowley dirty dishes
fishes eddy cynthia rowley dirty dishes
If you live in Manhattan, you probably know Fishes Eddy. I just love all the colorful patterns on industrial strength plates, bowls and mugs. I have a collection by Cynthia Rowley that is no longer at the store that has people and lingerie about the edges. The collection above, also by Cynthia Rowley, is a bit more risque but equally colorful and clever. Called "Dirty Dishes" if features woman in bikinis or lingerie lounging about.

Below are some glasses from the Alice in Wonderland collection that I gave my sister for her birthday.

fishes eddy alice in wonderland glasses
images from fisheseddy.com

Birthday Monday

agent provocateur postcard with with love lingerie
It is my birthday this week and I received this postcard from Agent Provocateur encouraging me to treat myself to something at their store. Unfortunately, there was no discount accompanying this offer so I won't be taking them up on it just now.

(I am in between jobs, must not shop... While I'm on the subject, it is so cruel that when you are in between jobs or out of work with all the time in the world, you don't have the money to shop... Cruel.)

The lingerie on the card is from their Love Collection.

image from agent provocateur mailer

June 15, 2008

Beyonce's Multi-Colored Purse

beyonce knowles with a mutil-colored bag by dolce and gabbana
Here it is again. This time larger and on Beyonce. (Previously talked about on Jessica Simpson.) These colorful bags are by Dolce & Gabbana. A large version of the bag below. I still think it's a lot of color but it does spice up a white or monotone outfit.

As a side note, Beyonce is looking very pretty and svelte here. She is seen leaving one of my favorite restaurants- Bar Pitti in Soho. Great lamb meatballs.

dolce and gabbana multi-colored bag
image from people.com and dolcegabbana.com