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Monday, December 13, 2010

elegance


whenever i see a photo of giovanna battaglia, a well-known fashion editor, i always stop and stare. she carries off everything she wears with such style and grace.

source: garance dore

Friday, December 10, 2010

something mirrored




i knew when i started to decorate my place that i had to have mirrored furniture somewhere or another. it's just so fancy! mirrored pieces really add such élan to any room, while also adding great light and the illusion of more space. and did i mention that it's super glam? there's lots of styles to choose from out there -- from antique to sleek -- but either way, something mirrored will definitely posh up your space.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

holiday dressing - red



the holidays are, of course, bright and festive, so nothing beats a happy & merry red dress during these times. and when the jolly ol' hue is teamed with lace or an interesting shape...it is sure to be a gleeful knock-out.

source: net-a-porter, zamri's big fat blog

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

steel the show


my love for grey doesn't stop with apparel and accessories...it extends to beauty products as well, with a darker, steely, metal shade of grey being my current favorite for eyes and nails. there is nothing beautiful or sensual about this color, but that's what makes it so exciting in beauty...it makes a statement without making a statement.

source: kari cruz

Friday, November 26, 2010

let the festive season begin


hope everyone had a heart-warming and belly-filling thanksgiving. and now, it is officially time to start celebrating the holidays with glamour galore. cheers!

source: jak and jil blog

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

red & blue



it's fierce combo (similar to red and purple) but while red and purple gives a va-va-vixen vibe being that they are both feminine colors...the contrast of red and blue is a bit more edgy and powerful. the sensual-ness of red is hit hard with the masculinity of dark blue, producing a very sexy result. i think it's great -- especially in interior design. i'd feel divine lounging in a room like the one above (located at the gramercy park hotel in nyc.)

source: bollyspice, haute design

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

black swan

halloween has already gone and passed us by, but i'm still in that dark, enchanted state of mind thanks to an upcoming thriller movie, whose look and feel happened to inspire my makeup for my halloween costume. of course, my makeup attempts were very amateur compared to this image, but it was fun trying it out :)

look at those eyes -- this will be a thriller for sure!

yes, i was a black swan for halloween, choosing it without knowing that natalie portman will soon be starring in a pyschological, dark film by the same name. the movie looks like it is going to be one fun ride -- the suspense, the drama, the acting...and of course, the costumes.

rodarte has designed for this movie and they couldn't be a more perfect fit. the gothic, edgy style of rodarte and their mastery over showstopping, theatrical-like looks will be a treat to watch. i cannot wait to see their work in the ballet scenes of black swan.


catch the black swan trailer here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

mix, match and play


while keeping it simple is always a hit, sometimes you've just got to have a little fun. and nothing says fun like mixing polka dots with leopard print. it's the unusual that keeps things interesting and exciting.

source: the sartorialist

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

keep it simple, stupid



isn't it interesting how this small phrase applies to so many things in life? :) including fashion -- but of course!

Monday, October 25, 2010

pink inspiration







i normally hate the color pink -- not sure why, but it just doesn't do anything for me. lately, however, i've been oddly drawn to images loaded with the candy-floss hue. i've found myself saving those images to go back to for style (whether it's personal or home) inspiration. above are a few of those images!

pink also represents breast cancer awareness, and october is breast cancer awareness month. if you'd like to make a donation, please visit the susan g. komen for the cure website.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

long skirt trend



i've been seeing this trend here and there, and i must say, i'm liking it a lot! i haven't seen long skirts done in the winter for a very long time, so it's a revival of sorts...but in a fun and modern way. it's most appealing to me when done monochromatically, as michael kors did in his fall 2010 rtw show. tone on tone with a cool, easy, hip-slung belt and you've got a look that's incredibly chic.

source: style.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

lattice - home style


not too long ago, i wrote about how fun decorating a new house can be. well that fun hasn't stopped yet because i'm still looking for all the perfect pieces to make the house a home.

there's so much out there to choose from, but certain home elements really catch my eye, and one of those is lattice patterns. lattice is super fun and easy to incorporate anywhere.

what i love is that the bold, geometric lines of this print against a monotone background looks so very sharp and stylish.  with all the curved lines and shapes of say a tufted sofa, a crystal chandelier, or a cozy flowing throw....the tailored and distinct pattern of lattice really brings a room together with its sharp contrast. whether its visible in a rug, a pillow, a table, or even a wallpaper...you've gotta have lattice.

sources: decor pad, jcpenney, jgkitchens, casa sugar

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

sabyasachi couture 2010



just now getting a look at all the images from the 2010 sabyasachi couture show, and all i have to say is "wow." besides the amazing mix of patterns and prints on exquisite fabrics, take a look at all that layering...especially in the 2nd image. for starters, you've got a long kurta (tunic) with floral designs and paisley-looking motifs combined together. then, long, patterned net sleeves give it some air and freshness, while a small heavily embroidered vest gives the look a fun vibe. not to mention, i think i see some hints of velvet on the bottom border of the kurta, as well. and we're only at the top portion of the entire outfit so far. sabyasachi has placed this kurta with a lightly patterned full a-line skirt, printed churidar (leggings) beneath, and a long chunni (scarf) beautifully draped on one shoulder.

there are so many elements to this one outfit, but somehow they all go together with such ease and beauty. oh, and check out those very much on-trend platform oxford booties...quite the unexpected with an outfit like this!

i have always loved sabyasachi, but this collection was brilliant. it might not translate as well in real life, but it just shows how well of a mix-master, genius designer he is. the whole look -- in its earthy colors, absence of bling, and even zero makeup, still manages to look far more royal than any other crystallized in-your-face outfit normally seen and expected from indian designers. looking forward to seeing these pieces in some great editorials. (aishwarya rai is already featured one such editorial, by HiBlitz magazine. check the pictures on high heel confidential.)

source: vogue.in 

Friday, October 1, 2010

cozy booties


it's friday and it's officially fall, and so of course i was doing what every other girl in the world was - online shopping for new boots. and i saw these. and i l.o.v.e. them.

these rugged yet cozy booties by lamb are so perfect. they've got a great neutral shade, a wonderfully soft-looking shearling cuff, cool lace-up ties, a glamorous 5 inch heel, and the perfectly rounded toe. all that's missing is me (or you) in them.

source: piperlime

Thursday, September 23, 2010

super woman


i wrote about capes last winter and now i'm back again with another entry about these elegant pieces. roomy and comfortable, with that easy flowing chic-ness that i just love, capes really do ooze with style. just slip one on over a basic outfit and you've got a super power look that is just so fly. there are so many i love this season--each vary in their silhouettes, but all drape down so beautifully with their extra fabric. want.need.have-to-have!

sources: sugar rock catwalk, definitely golden, karishma gandhi for solace, net-a-porter

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

polished snooki


when looking for hair 'dos, it's all about the height, volume, and drama. so, for your next big shindig, choose any of these looks. they've got class and style, but still pack a real punch with a whole lotta attitude.
sources: violet boutique, image and style news, last looks blog, hairfinder

Friday, August 20, 2010

the best in grey - fall 2010

i guess it comes as no surprise that i love the color grey and so i thought i'd put together a list of all the best fall accessories that come in this fabulously subdued and chic hue. all these items make me just swoon with joy.



frye deborah studded short boot
alexander mcqueen knuckle duster skull clutch


diane von furstenberg ludgate scarf


valentino lace biker boot


stella mccartney falabella chain-trimmed bag

i love that each of these pieces also showcase the best trends, making them all the more lust-worthy. i still can't get enough of studs and lace and chains. really works for the romantic rocker in you, don't you think?


sources: neiman marcus, saks fifth avenue, net-a-porter

Monday, July 26, 2010

charmed, i'm sure


shopping for new home pieces has turned out to be quite a fun task, especially when coming across the wonderfully-whimsical world of fornasetti design. absolutely adore the quirky charm of each unique plate, vase, and pillow i've come across. now, what won't be such a fun task is trying to decide which piece to buy...i want them all, of course

source: elsie eleanor designs

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

fun buy

great chanel inspired t-shirt, right? produced by artist danny roberts, this tee would be such a fun addition to your summer wardrobe. to purchase the shirt and to check out more fashion artwork by roberts, click here.

source: danny roberts

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

i like...


things i like...

1. fresh cilantro for kick of...hmm...freshness!
2. gorgeous architecture -- right here in d.c.
3. diptyque candles -- each fragrance from this line is wonderful, but baies smells divine...

sources: cilantro - nature hills, dc supreme court columns - flickr, diptyque baies candle - style bible