July 31, 2008

Open Invitation

If anyone ever buys something that was featured on Look Book or already owns something on Look Book, please feel free to send in photos. It is always helpful to see the products on real people and it can help others decide on whether it's right for them.

Luisa Beccaria

liv tyler in Luisa Beccaria dress
I've been looking for a good picture of this dress on Liv Tyler and for the designer. Turns out it is Luisa Beccaria. I found a couple other gorgeous creations on her website.

Luisa Beccaria light purple organza dressLuisa Beccaria black organza dress
www.luisabeccaria.com
images from instyle.com and luisabeccaria.com

July 30, 2008

Paddington Tote

chloe paddington tote in beige
Chloe has continued making Paddington bag variations as they have been so successful. The saleswoman today told my mom and I that anything with a lock sells well, which is really interesting since I have the original Paddington bag and had to remove the lock as it adds 5 pounds to the bag. Really. This Paddington Tote, in beige, also came in a great grey color as well. The leather is sooooo soft, it is lambskin.

This bag and the below items belong to my mom. We did a little "classics" shopping spree for her today and ended up with some great stuff. In addition to the bag above, we also got her a classic pair of black leather Christian Louboutin pumps...


...as well as a black Balenciaga. But this bag had a twist. A new sort of design detail. (See close-ups.) I hadn't seen this new design anywhere and it isn't online yet.

balenciaga black hobo
close up balenciaga black hobo
We bought the Chloe from Bloomingdales and the Balenciaga from Bergdorf, though neither are online yet. Shoes from bergdorfgoodman.com

www.bergdorfgoodman.com
image from bergdorfgoodman.com

Gossip Girl Day

blake lively in herve leger bandeau dress
Let's just have a Gossip Girl day shall we? She's the only one looking good today so it's really not my fault.

If this Herve Leger bandeau dress is this short on her ideal body just think how it would be on us folks. Oh my. Looks amazing on her.

www.herveleger.com
image from eonline.com

Gossip Girl

blake lively in an orange flowing gucci dress
I have only recently given in and tuned in to Gossip Girl. As in, I am on episode 12 of the first season right now. Anyway, I am on a Serena Van Der Whosit kick. Here she is at the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 premiere. (There are 2??) I'm thinking this is a more casual look for Gucci but I love it. And orange... not good on many people, except babies and hockey goalies, but I like it.

image from instyle.com

July 29, 2008

Eek

mary-kate olsen
I like MK's everyday outfit from the knees up but what is on her feet? Eek. This is gladiator gone bad, if you ask me.

image from usmagazine.com

Pretty Watts

naomi watts pregnant
Naomi Watts is looking so very cute and preggers and put together. Awww.

image from people.com

LBD

marc by marc jacobs assymetric ruffle dress front
marc by marc jacobs assymetric ruffle dress back
Marc by Marc Jacobs has a couple really great little black dresses out this season. Two of my friends purchased the above Assymetric Ruffle Dress which looks much cuter in person. I also like the below Viva Organza Dress. Both are sort of high fashion for a lower price tag- always a plus.

marc by marc jacobs viva organza dress

images from bergdorfgoodman.com

July 28, 2008

Dancing Queen

gryphon sequin jacket in blue and silver
Sequins.  And lots of 'em. But I do like this jacket as an accent piece with a very plain tee or tank and jeans.  Nothing else can be flashy about your outfit when you where this!  From Gryphon.

image from intermixonline.com

Cozy Sweater

vince sculpted cable cardigan in blue
Ooh, I need this.  I need to have this for fall to cozy up in by my non-existent fireplace.  I love the length and the big buttons.  Called the sculpted cable cardigan from Vince, also available in grey.

image from intermixonline.com

Jeweled Monday

zac posen jeweled knickers
Sorry the picture is so small but I really wanted to post these Zac Posen jeweled knickers.  Aren't they great?  Almost like hot pants rather than underwear.  I can't find them online for purchase yet but they were in the August Elle magazine, so hopefully we'll see more about them soon.

image from elle magazine

July 27, 2008

Travel Chic

sarah jessica parker in jeans, tee and black pearl necklace
SJP in her best travel attire, with a giant Balenciaga weekender bag. I wonder where she is going? I like the casual tee and black pearl necklace paired with jeans for a put together but comfy travel outfit.

image from instyle.com

July 26, 2008

Peroxide Blonde

kirsten dunst on new york streets
Kirsten Dunst looks to be sporting a much blonder 'do in this photo. But maybe its just the photo? Looking cute on the streets of Manhattan- Soho to be specific.

Update: I just saw Kirsten on the street in Soho and I can report that her hair is not peroxide, it is just her normal blonde color. She was wearing a cute bright green shift dress.

image from people.com

She Can Do No Wrong

blue monrow motorcycle jacket
It's seems Rachel Bilson can do no wrong these days. I love this Monrow motorcycle jacket seen here along with the Chloe accessories. I went looking for more Monrow and found a limited selection on revolveclothing.com including this great cardigan.

monrow mini cardigan in blush
www.revolveclothing.com
images from instyle.com and revolveclothing.com

July 25, 2008

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Fashion

rachel weisz in red feathery outfit for vogue
Rachel Weisz posing for a new issue of Vogue.  I don't like this feathery frock as much as the one below.  You?

image from usmagazine.com

Feathery Chic

amanda peet in derek lam sequin and fether dress
Love this feather and sequin encrusted dress by Derek Lam on Amanda Peet. I generally love her style, on and off screen. When I was planning my wedding, my planner kept saying I had the same "wedding style" as Ms. Peet as I chose a dress with a black band, like her, and also based my flowers off of a photograph of her wedding bouquet. I didn't mean to be doing the same but it just happened the dress I picked also had black and I thought that was a cute concept- "similar wedding styles". I'll post photos of that comparison later today or tomorrow.

www.dereklam.com

image from instyle.com

Question Mark

fitflop aurelia gladiator sandals
Maybe I spoke to soon on this week's "No." Would you wear these???

image from net-a-porter.com

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

sonia by sonia rykiel black wool trench coat
I love this wool trench from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. It looks warm but oh so fashionable with the side zipper, giant pockets and button detailing and because it is from her lower line, the price tag isn't outlandish.

www.net-a-porter.com
image from net-a-porter.com

July 24, 2008

Designer Rugs

I was shopping for rugs with my mom today and we wandered into The Rug Company on Wooster St. in Soho.  I saw the rug below on the wall and immediately said "that looks like Marni."  A salesman overheard me and confirmed it was in fact Marni.  Gorgeous rug.  Wow.  But a little pricey for what we were going for- a 23 yr olds apartment- where parties will occur and food and drink will be mashed into whatever is below the feet.  I would, however, suggest this company for any of your adult home needs. They have a huge designer collection, including designs by Diane Von Furstenberg, Lulu Guinness and Marni among others.

marni rug from the rug company

image from therugcompany.info

Lookin' Good

jennifer hudson
Jennifer Hudson looking good, good, good.  Like the haircut, like the bright shirt, like the bangles.  Very nice.

image from usmagazine.com

Lanvin: Runway to Red Carpet

In Style was doing a special on Lanvin, on and off the runway. A couple of them we had seen on here but a couple were new images to me. It is interesting to see them on models and then celebrities. Not that both aren't skinny but the gowns look more real on the red carpet and you can imagine yourself in them more easily.

katie holmes in a gold lanvin one armed grecian gowngwen stefani in lanvin blue draped gownportia de rossi in cream lanvin gown
images from instyle.com

July 23, 2008

No No No

thakoon dress
This week's "No." What is going on here? It sort of looks like a patchwork dress put together with that black electrical tape. Thakoon, I love you, but not sure about this.

image from shopbop.com

Interesting...

minka kelly in a missoni dress
This is an interesting dress from Missoni. I like it. It seems like they are really branching out from their crochet-type dresses, for which I am grateful. Looking good on Minka Kelly.

image from instyle.com

BCBG

bcbg cream dress
I have been noticing a lot of great BCBG dresses on my friends, on the racks and now in Vogue. I love this cream dress, I don't currently see it on the site but hopefully soon. It's about $500.

www.bcbg.com
image from vogue magazine

July 22, 2008

Name This Frock


I feel like the brand of this dress is on the tip of my tongue... Any one know who makes this dress? I love the grey and pinky-coral color combination.

As a reader pointed out, this is the Florinda dress from Mayle. It is available at www.net-a-porter.com
image from people.com

Gladiator Heels

jimmy choo green snakeskin gladiator high heel sandals
I love these Jimmy Choo green snakeskin gladiators. The zipper is funky and goes with the look. As do the dark nails, looks like OPI "Lincoln Park After Dark" or similar.

www.jimmychoo.com
image from elle magazine

July 21, 2008

Silk Jumpsuit

maggie gyllenhaal in black silk stella mccartney jumpsuit
The jumpsuits are really out in full force this summer. This silk Stella McCartney version with down to there front and back was spotted on Maggie Gyllenhaal at the London premiere of "The Dark Knight." I can't wait to see it...

image from celebrity-gossip.net

A New Take on Duckies

tory burch rain boots
Tory Burch has decided to add to her shoe empire with some colorful rain boots or duckies. I have been lusting after the Hunter wellies but now I am thinking I may want these. There is this version, apple green, as well as a cherry red version.

Look out for them, I assume they'll be available in the next couple months.

image from elle magazine

Chanel Strikes Again

chanel little black dress
I LOVE this dress. Strapless, slinky, lacy, feminine and the one glove adds some sass. The perfect little black dress.

image from elle magazine

Lingerie Monday

agent provocateur cheryl lingerie set
I'm back. You know I like cherries, this set, called Cheryl, also features a great bow at the hip. You could practically wear it to dinner with that coverage...

www.agentprovocateur.com
image from agentprovocateur.com

July 16, 2008

I'm Out Shopping

Not really, but I am in Chicago for a wedding and so will be unable to post until Monday. Please come back then for Lingerie Monday.

July 15, 2008

J'Adore

mila kunis in sequined mini dress by stella mccartney
I adore this sequined mini dress by Stella McCartney on Mila Kunis.

image from instyle.com

Weekly Don't

A friend passed along a "don't" so worthy of posting that I couldn't resist. As those things do come along about once a week, I think we'll add a "don't" posting to the mix. These "don't"s are
of course just my opinion, but always good for a laugh.

veronica patent vintage slouch boot
These boots, on first glance seem fine... then you take a second glance and it starts to fall apart. First, tie-dye, of a sort, on boots. Second and more importantly, patent. Third, we have to question the word vintage in the product title. And fourth, patent might be okay if they were advertising these boots as a rain boot- as opposed to the Hunter boot say- but at $328 and with no mention of use for rain only, we have to call this what it is... A bad idea.

If you really feel you must have this boot, cannot live without it. Wait. They will be on sale. Oh and don't go thinking the all black version are any better just because they aren't tie-dye. No.

Veronica Patent Vintage Slouch Boot.

www.intermixonline.com
image from intermixonline.com

July 14, 2008

Miss Oops

miss oops dry sponge
miss oops popper stopper
miss oops jaks
This is a very cute product line called Miss Oops that offers cures for everything from deodorant marks to panty lines. A couple interesting fixers were the "Popper Stopper" which stops pregnant ladies bellybuttons from popping out and the "JAKS" which covers up unsightly cracks. (I would like to hand these out on the street.)

www.missoops.com
images from missoops.com

Style Icon

daphne guinness in alexander mcqueen scarlet red jacket
Now, I have several questions about this...
1) Who is it that dubs someone a style icon?
2) Who is Daphne Guinness?
3) Where can I wear that gorgeous, over the top, Alexander McQueen scarlet red coat?

This woman, Daphne Guinness, is called a style icon by Vanity Fair. (See above questions.) She is very pretty and looks to be very thin, but maybe that is the ginormous coat talking, and maybe she is a Guinness (like the beer)... Perhaps that a style icon makes. I have heard Gwyneth dubbed style icon and you are constantly hearing "It Girl" assigned to the latest up and coming actress, usually one on the indie film circuit. Maybe style icon is sort of the same thing?

image from vanityfair.com

Sweet Monday

stella mccartney pack of weekend briefs
close up on stella mccartney pack of weekend briefs
I thought this pack of weekend briefs from Stella McCartney was so cute and sweet. A new take on days of the week briefs.

www.net-a-porter.com
image from net-a-porter.com

July 11, 2008

Speaking of Yellow

D&G yellow satin pencil skirt
D&G yellow satin pencil skirt
This D&G satin skirt is beautiful. I love the funky zipper up the entire back that gives it a bit of edge. You could wear it to work and then out on the town. I might pair it with the black sheer KAiN tank here.

www.net-a-porter.com
image from net-a-porter.com

Shockingly Yellow

tom binns neon bead necklace
This Tom Binns necklace is very compelling despite the shockingly bright color. And it really isn't that expensive for all the bling you get.

www.net-a-porter.com
image from net-a-porter.com