Thursday, April 30, 2009

Luxe Lust: Alexander McQueen Silk Embroidered Cape Pencil Dress... WITH FEATHERS!

($1598, Alexander McQueen, Gilt Groupe)

Are we human? Or are we dancer?

Mihaela Radulescu poarta: Lauren Moshi

Asa cum scriam intr-un post anterior celebritatile de la Hollywood sunt innebunite dupa tricourile Lauren Moshi, de la fetele din "The Hills" pana la surorile Hilton, Christina Aguilera sau Sienna Miller.
Mihaela Radulescu, singura vedeta de la noi, care este la fel de stylish ca cele de la ei, a purtat si ea un tricou semnat Lauren Moshi.
Modelul "Dream catcher" purtat de "femeia lui Dani" face parte si din garderoba simpaticei Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus


Am primit o leapsa de la Carola.
Trebuie sa raspund la intrebari si sa schimb/adaug cate o intrebare.
Leapsa merge mai departe la:
Obsesia curenta?
Cea mai ciudata obsesie?
Nu cred ca am asa ceva sau poate nu-mi dau seama de ciudatenia ei

Ce porti astazi?
Pijamale, ca la ora asta cand scriu e inca dimineata.

Ce mananci la cina?
Incerc sa mananc ceva usor gen salata, iaurt

De ce e ziua de azi speciala?
Pai, nu pot sa zic ca e speciala, e o zi ca toate celelalte

Ce ai vrea sa inveti sa faci?

Ce ai cumparat ultima data?

Ce asculti acum?
Loves sex magic - Ciara feat. Justin timberlake

Vremea preferata?
Cer senin si nu mai mult de 30 de grade C

Ce fel de inghetata iti place?
Cu alune, cu vanilie

Unde de obicei iti faci cumparaturile?
Zara, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Rinascimento, Miniprix

Ce revista de moda preferi?
Vogue (Franta), Harper's Bazaar

Ce crezi despre persoana care ti-a trimis leapsa?
Smart girl

Daca ai putea avea o casa, platita, aranjata si mobilata, doar pentru tine, unde ar trebui sa fie?
Los Angeles

Daca ai putea sa pleci oriunde in lume, in ora urmatoare, unde ai pleca?

Ce limba vrei sa inveti?
Italiana, spaniola, latina

Ce cauti intr-un prieten?

Ce ai vrea sa tii in brate in momentul acesta?
O Chanel 2.55 caramel

Genul preferat de muzica?
House, hip hop, r&b

Piesa de imbracaminte preferata?

Jobul de vis?
Fashion stylist

De ce te intereseaza moda?
Din pasiune

Daca ai avea 200$ acum, pe ce i-ai cheltui?
Un clutch Marc by Marc Jacobs

Designeri preferati?
Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Molinari, Alexander Wang, Albert Elbaz, Donatella Versace, Razvan Ciobanu, Irina Marinescu

Fashion pet peeve?
Pantofii cu varf ascutit si lung

Descrie-ti stilul personal.
Casual cu diferite influente

Ce geanta crezi ca ar trebui sa aiba orice femeie?
O geanta din piele neagra cu design clasic. Chanel 2.55 ar fi ideala

Daca viata ta ar fi un film, ce titlu ar trebui sa aiba acesta?
Intreaba-ma pe la 60 de ani

Ce nu lipseste niciodata din geanta ta?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

10 Jumpers Under $100!

Hey guess what. I FREAKING HATE hot weather.

What I'm trying to say is, check out 10 really cute jumpers that flatter lots of body types (also, can I just say, I HATE the term "bodycon." It's dumb. Please stop saying it) AND cost less than $100! Also, why do they call them jumpers? Playsuits? Whatever. I just wanna spend all of the days between now and October laying around in airconditioning and wishing I lived in John Ritter's apartment in Three's Company.

($93.78, Totem,
L-L-L-Love the lips!

HORSES? On a JUMPER? Could America GET any better?

I am thisclose to buying this.

One of my favey things about jumpers: they're thisclose to being pajamas.

($97, Fluxus,
This one would be so cute with a tiny tank underneath. A tank of YOUR CHOOSING! You can just DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!

($98, Gestuz,
Your garden variety harem-style jumper. No big whoop.

So it's technically a dress, but whatevs. It's late.

($39, Lulus)
Fun! Picnicky!

($69, Sass & Bide,
Mmmm. Love me some elastic waistband!

($88, Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan, Urban Outfitters)
The sorta-fancy, dress-up-for-work yachting jumper. For your business meetings. On a boat.

Night night!

Perforated Plz: F-Troupe's White Patent Leather Saddle Shoes

($158, f-troupe,
Usually white shoes are a HUGE nein, but these white patent perforated saddle shoes -- they're perforated with teensy little STARS -- break through the busted code and come out clear on the side of awesome sauce. And they remind me of the Steve Madden Skiip perforated flats I loved for so long.

A cursory Internet search brings up only the 8.5 at Zappos, so, if you're a 8.5 AND you want these shoes, it's SO your lucky day!

Growing in to a personal uniform

Inspiration from Oily Boy
Following an interesting article over on Valet, EJ posted a thought provoking look at the idea of having a personal unform which left such an impression on me that I'm still pondering it. I like the idea of owning and becoming one or two outfits. The clothes would come together to form a signature of sorts, a recognisable trademark. Once you've found that secret formula (if it even exists) of a great outfit the key should be to tweak as you go, accessories and colour can certainly be experimented with to breathe fresh life in to any outfit. In a relatively recent feature on WWD Thom Browne stated...“It’s the beauty in the uniformity that I find refreshing. Not having so much choice is what I find refreshing,” Indeed, Browne is well known for his regimented daily habits, which extend to the shrunken grey suits and white button-down oxford shirts he dons every morning but could this be for me?

Earlier this week Susie declared to me that when she hits a certain age she will embrace the dark colour palette and relaxed fit world of Yohji Yamamoto for her personal uniform which made me question who I would turn to as I matured. During an afternoon of procrastination I found myself discussing this very subject with John. He declared he would 'love to be a Yohji and Issey man with a sprinkling of Comme' for good measure and this certainly struck a chord with my me. John also recalled his pleasant surprise at viewing images of CdG x H&M collaboration launch and noticing a significant number of middle aged plus enthusiasts thumbing the rails. We both found this loyalty to certain brands admirable. It soon became apparent that the names we were discussing were extremely Japanese focused, including Visvim, Porter Yoshida as well as those already mentioned above). For us Japanese old man style is hard to beat and this is just one of the reasons we love Oily Boy so much. The gentlemen contained in the pages are of a certain generation who have learned how to wear their clothes not let their clothes wear them.

My personal uniform could quite easily come from Casely-Hayford's aw09 collection.

I decided to sleep on the question of who I would turn to to create my personal uniform today. My answer constantly evolves because I'm still in a stage of experimentation...I've not quite reached that age yet where I can say..I want to wear this, this is me and then stick to it. However, my current pick of designers to supply such a uniform would be Casely-Hayford. Along with Fashion156 we were offered a sneak peak at their AW09 collection long before anyone else had and I instantly fell for the mix of tailoring and sportswear. A number of labels attempt to combine a street and sport aesthetic with formal tailoring but very few truly pull it off and the father and son design duo undeniably do so. The tailoring fits perfectly with my current sartorial aesthetic as it is full of interesting features such as a dropped hem on a single breasted jacket and the ribbed cuffed trousers in tweed jersey. This is tailoring for the 21st gentleman and I would love to be that gentleman. Which designer(s) would you turn to in order to create your personal uniform?

Fashion Must-Haves of This Season. Fashion Spring-Summer 2009.

Here come nine most fashionable things of the Summer 2009. Fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories that you MUST have in your wardrobe this summer.

1. Heel-strap sandal booties.
This Fall and Winter we get used to booties. And now in summer neither fashion-conscious people nor designers want to part with them. As a result we have very open booties or very closed sandals. You can wear them on bare feet or with pantyhose. Sandal booties look very sexy and beautiful. Anyway this must-have is a real hit of the catwalks. Look for them in Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Maison Martin Margiela, Paul Smith, Chanel and Alexander McQueen's collections.

Models Chanel and Bottega Veneta

2. Overalls.
This summer overalls will compete with our favorite dresses, all the more so fashion designers prepared for us many variants of the overalls. You can put on black classical overall going to your office, light coloured overall is good for party, short cotton overall is for beach. Interesting models of overalls you can find in Moschino Cheap & Chic, D&G, Missoni and Fendi's collections.

Matthew Williamson, Fendi and D&G's models

3. Stylish separate swimsuit.
Such swimsuits make silhouettes visually more graceful and this makes them very popular! But there is one disadvantage about them - sunburn will be quite fanciful. But designers of such trends as Agent Provocateur, La Perla, Topshop and Marc by Marc Jacobs are absolutely comfortable with that!

Models Melissa Odabash and Topshop

4. Sunglasses Ray-Ban Wayfarer.
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Wayfarer are "HELLO" from 80's. In 80's they were extremely popular in Hollywood. Let's remember "The Blues Brothers" with Daniel Aykroyd and John Belushi or "Rain Man" with Tom Cruise. Today the Ray-Ban sunglasses are favourite accessory of Hollywood celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Mischa Barton and others.

5. Military style of jackets.
This thing became must-have in spring Fashion Week in Paris. According to streetstyle photos it is the most popular attire there. Duh! This thing underlines a figure very nicely!
3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, Topshop

6. Antique style dresses.
In new season ancient Greek goddess is a beauty standard for many designers and modelers. Asymmetric light dresses with complicated drapery are very popular. Versace, Valentino, Elie Saab and Lanvin offer us such chic attires.

Lanvin, Elie Saab, Versace

7. Torn jeans.
This season the condition of the jeans is much more important than its shape. This summer jeans style of 90's is very popular. Small and big holes, long and short. Many holes or just few of them - as you wish. Besides you can make this fashionable thing by yourself! Or you can find it in Balmain, Acne or House of Holland collections.

8. Bright shawls.
Here comes hippie and ethnic style! It keeps make us glad. This accessory will make any boring classical suit positive and summery. It can be tied up as a turban on your head.

Dior, Paul Smith, Missoni.

9. Wide bangles.
Wide bangles are extremely fashionable three summers running. However this season we can see wooden bangles not only plastic ones. Besides, this summer you can wear two or even three wide bangles on one wrist. It is very fashionable!

Plastic bangles Fendi, wooden bangles Bottega Veneta

Andreea Esca poarta: Marc Jacobs

Andreea Esca nu a facut niciodata parte din randul celebritatilor bine imbracate, dar la capitolul genti sta destul de bine. Anul trecut a tras atentia cu geanta imprimata cu poze de familie.
De curand, la un eveniment monden, Andreea a fost vazuta purtand un clutch rosu Marc Jacobs.
Geanta are aplicate inimi de diferite dimensiuni si costa in jur de 2500 ron.

credit foto:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ariel Gordon: Not-Boring Wedding Rings For Not A Fortune

($1,240, Ariel Gordon)
Check out L.A. jewelry designer Ariel Gordon's wonderfully modern geometrical 14-karat gold "Hex" ring with diamond points. I'd definitely wear this as a wedding ring (except I'm going to try to uphold the Jewish tradition of wearing a solid, unbroken band with no ornamentation or stones.) Of course, I'd wear it ANYWAY as a REGULAR ring if someone would like to purchase it for me, say, as a gift for being an awesome blogger. The Hex ring also comes in 10-karat gold for $880.

I love how modern and clean it is but also quietly chic AND kind of looks like a nut. Not like a squirrel nut but like whatever people who use tools use for things.

Also, Ariel won Shopstyle's emerging designer competition, so if you enter "SHOPSTYLE" on Ariel Gordon's site, you can get 25% off your purchase!... Of the Hex ring... for me!

... Plus, check out Spike pendant:
($315, Ariel Gordon)
Which would look positively smart AND menancing with... EVERYTHING (on me!)

McQueen Rethinks Runway

McQueensbury Rules was the perfect balance of theatre on the one side and desirable yet wearable clothes on the other. The show of the season for me by far.

WWD broke the news today that after wow-ing us all with his theatrical yet highly wearable AW09 collection, Alexander McQueen will be moving on from the standard runway format. He certainly has provided us with some of the best, most memorable shows over the years, but this summer, the designer will present his collection in some other format. The designer and his team were one of the few designers who were able to create something special on the catwalk but McQueen is a true showman so I am sure that he will blow us away. His publicists say they are working on “something very special,” which will definitely not be a sit-down runway show and although Milan will certainly miss him, he will still give us something awesome. McQueen constantly surprises me. In a recent interview with Numéro Homme magazine, he extolled the virtues of choosing soaps over fashion and made me laugh to myself (whilst getting the odd strange look from other folk in Borders...oh the shame!).

"You know it’s hard enough doing this job, I don’t have to live it as well. I’d rather sit at home watching ‘Coronation Street.’“

As long as McQueen manages to peel himself off the sofa from season to season, he will continue to push fashion forward in whatever way he chooses. How would you like to see McQueen show his next collection? I have visions of McQueen directing an episode of the nation's favourite soaps..just imagine Jack Duckworth in McQueen tailoring...or maybe not!

Angelina jolie sexy photo gallery

Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress. Angelina Jolie is so hot, sexy, beautiful and so aggressive. I love her very much and i am a big fan of Angelina Jolie. Here is some of my collection of Angelina Jolie:

Angelina Jolie Sexy Photo Gallery

Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress. Angelina Jolie is so hot, sexy, beautiful and so aggressive. I love her very much and i am a big fan of Angelina Jolie. Here is some of my collection of Angelina Jolie:

Paper Cut Tailoring

Our recent trip to Antwerp saw us take in some culture as well as just the over eating and stock sale hunting. One of the highlights for me, was the trip to the MOMU to marvel at the Paper Fashion exhibition. The exhibition brings together the most remarkable collection of paper fashion creations. In addition to the historic objects from Ancient China and Japan, the exhibition includes designs by Hussein Chalayan, A.F. Vandevorst, John Galliano, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Issey Miyake to name just a few. Although there has been no real question of paper fashion as such since 1968 (previously anything was possible with paper fashion from pop art to political campaign slogans), countless important fashion houses and designers have experimented with paper or with materials that resemble paper.

Of course the exhibition had a heavy womenswear slant but their were still the odd nugget of menswear to savour. Namely James Rosenquist's famous paper suit for Hugo Boss that he wore to Pop art openings and parties in the 1960s. Rosenquist in his paper suit transcended mere fashion and became the perfect embodiment of the era.

Recently remade of Tyvek(r) (a nonwoven fabric made from spun-bonded olefin) brings Rosenquist's paper suit into the new millenium. This extraordinary garment represents the increasingly explicit link between art and fashion and marries the most enduring form of menswear with the "throwaway" nature of paper.

The fragility of paper stimulated the textiles industry to seek out alternative materials that looked like paper, but which offered more possibilities. Ultimately, Tyvek proved to be the only one of these materials that would continue to be used in the textiles industry to the present day. When I posted about Saskia Diez's use of the fabric I was most intrigued by it and meant to explore its use further (Miuccia used it expertly to provide monochromatic colour blocks for MiuMiu SS07 collection - it became the outerwear of choice from the bomber jackets to the boxy plebian coats with micro collars) and was even pointed in the direction of Cloth House where the fabric is available. Following a great deal of papier inspiration at the exhibition I will make that trip to Berwick Street this weekend for a closer look.

Kelly Lin Wallpaper