Happy New Year

To help us celebrate the new year here are a few of 2009's best (and worst) moments in fashion. Enjoy! Xo.

The World goes Gaga over Gaga
Even if your not a fan of her infectious pop music one can't deny that Lady Gaga's style is out of this world. Who will ever forget her insane outfits in 2009.

We love high fashion for low price
Perhaps it was the economic downturn that caused high end designers to widen there reach with diffusion lines in 2009. At H&M there was Matthew Willimson, Sonia Rykiel and Jimmy Choo (who can forget the amazing pair of Choo's who got our hands on.) At Target in 09 there was also Rotarte, Anna Sui and Alexander McQueen. These were just a few of the collaborations of 2009.

Best and Worst goes to Metallic for all
The metallic trend comes full circle in May at the Costume institute Gala as Kate moss appears (with Marc Jacobs in hand) wearing a costume metallic turban and minidress.

Topshop lands in North America, finally
British fast fashion dreamland Topshop finally crosses the border and opens it's doors in New York city's SoHo neighborhood. Now if only they can make that trip up a little further north... to lets say Toronto.

Fashion's night out
Anna Wintour pulled of what might just be the event of her career and that is fashion's night out. In an attempt to woo recession-wary consumers, Wintour teamed up with the City of New York and over 150 retailers on September 10 for an evening of celebrity appearances (Gwen Stefani at Bloomindales, Sienna Miller and Rhianna at Intermix and the Olsen Twins at Bergdorf Goodman), cocktails and, of course, shopping.

Best Camera Cameos
From Tom Fords directorial debut in A single Man to R.J. Cutler's The September Issue fashion ruled films this year. Lets not forget our personal favorite film of the year; Valentino: The last Emperor, a documentary the traced the last two years in the legends career. Also, Coco Chanel returned to the forefront of fashion with three biopics: Lifetime's "Coco Chanel" starring Shirley MacLaine, "Coco avant Chanel" with Audrey Tautou and the forthcoming "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" featuring Anna Mouglalis as the queen of comfortable chic.

And the Worst of the year goes to...
Snuggies... the oversized blanket with sleeves, enough said.


DIY: Sock it to me bootie

  • You will Need

  • Inexpensive pull-on boot
  • Leg warmers
  • Scissors
  • Revolving leather punch
  • Needle (with large eye) and thread
Step One: Cut the top of the boot to the desired height. To ensure that you get a clean, straight cut, mark a line with pencil first.
Step Two: Using the smallest hole diameter, punch holes along the edge of the boot, spaced about a quarter of an inch apart.
Step Three: Using thread that matches the leg warmer, sew the leg warmer onto the boot through the punched holes.
Step Four: Finally, just roll the leg warmer down on top of itself to achieve the preferred height and scrunched look.
After seeing this amazing DIY boot it Decembers issue of teen Vouge I knew I had to try it.

Stacked!! Part Three


Trend Alert: Peek of Denim for Spring 2010

Some tips to remember when wearing denim jackets: 

1. The jacket color should either be really dark or really faded out, for the purpose of Spring 10 stick to the light washed out denim look. 

2. Buy it a size too small of find a very fitted style. 

3. NEVER wear it with another piece of blue denim ( this look stays at the ranch.) For a really chic look try the jean jacket with white denim jeans. 

4. Try vintage this season - for a classic look and layer on top of our faithful boyfriend blazer or a leather jacket, like above. 

Source: Caroline Feber 


Blossom Spring 2010

Source: W Magazine

The Olsens Decade

We've been obsessing over clogs since the Spring '10 collections, but Mary-Kate, as usual, beat us to the trend. The actress was spotted around New York this summer—a full three months prior to Chanel's barnyard collection—in a Chloé version of the shoe that's sure to be everywhere next year.
Giambattista Valli cemented his status as the go-to designer for the party set in 2007, thanks in part to his friendship with Mary-Kate. She wore a super-short Valli dress and his neon Victoria heels—not to mention several hundred thousand dollars' worth of diamond bracelets—to that year's 7th on Sale gala.
The Olsens signed on as the faces of Badgley Mischka's Fall 2006 campaign, and at the Met gala that year, the 19-year-olds channeled a mature style in custom gowns by the designers (with grown-up makeup to boot).

Mary-Kate and Ashley debuted on one of fashion's biggest stages: the Costume Institute Gala. Mary-Kate stuck with vintage lace from What Goes Around Comes Around, while Ashley went for a more polished look from Oscar de la Renta.
Mary-Kate models a sequin dress sample from Elizabeth and James in 2006; the following year, the girls would add designer to their résumés with the launch of The Row and Elizabeth and James, their lower-priced contemporary line.
The Olsens always bring their "A" game (and plenty of suitcases) when they attend Paris fashion week. At the Fall 2008 shows, Ashley turned heads wearing Kova & T's Oxy latex leggings and a chic headband.
Mary-Kate took the season's studding trend to the extreme with a Givenchy leather biker jacket (said to be borrowed from friend Vanessa Traina), which she wore with a Louis Vuitton leopard scarf, round white sunnies, and her favorite Balenciaga boots.
The Olsens enroll at NYU in 2004, and their signature style starts to emerge: tribal-inspired accessories, tattered denim, loads of jewelry, and, of course, oversize sunglasses.

Click here to see the article accompanying these photos. 

Source: Style.com

Spring 2010 Hair

Souce: Chic Intuition


How to have a lovely day

Sneak peak at Spring 2010 ad campaigns thus far

Gucci S/S 10
- Best use of .. well just about everything -
Lanvin S/S 10
- Best use of awkward stance -
Marc Jacobs S/S 10
- Best use of toilet seat as a prop -
Louis Vuitton S/S 10
- Best use of our favorite model Laura Stone -

YSL New Vintage

My favorite line YSL is launching round two of their environmentally - conscious capsule collection. 'New Vintage II' that takes unused fabrics from the YSL archives and creates new looks in modern cuts. Designed to reclaim and recycle, this project is an effort to espouse more sustainable approaches in fashion. There are 121 pieces total right now sold at YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York, so if you're a lucky lady from one of those cities, go take a peek to see the happiest marriage of old and new of the year.

Source: Refinery29 


121 days, 2911 hours, 174682 minutes, 10480880 seconds until the big move to Milano

Here is such much needed style inspiration from The Sartorialist. Can't wait for Milan!
Source: The Sartorialist


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