Friday, May 27, 2011

Newest Edition: Looks of the Week

White hot Rihanna looking so sleek & chic at the Billboard Awards last Saturday.
You will soon come to realize that I love Kate Middleton. So I'm super happy that she made an appearance this week just in time for the first Looks of the Week blog! This nude Reiss dress was sold out within hours of these images surfacing the internet!

Lady in Red: I love the simplicity and detail of this dress. I especially love the nude heel Molly Sims paired with it.

Casual Cool: AnnaLynne McCord & Minka Kelly strolling the streets of NYC looking so awesomely put together yet laid back.

I'll probably be putting this picture on my fridge to motivate myself to go to the gym-- don't think my husband will mind ;) If anyone can pull off a short-sweet mini it's Carrie Underwood. I love the print and the sleeve!


Ever feel like you spend hours on the internet aimlessly looking at random things? Pick your pleasure: shopping, weddings, technology, YouTube, Facebook, gossip sites-- we all have our own way of distracting ourselves from the rest of the world.

The other day it occurred to me that I could make use of my celebrity hunting hours by displaying my favorite looks/outfits/accessories from the past week. So now, weekly I will be sharing my fave pics! Anything is game: red carpet, casual cool, cocktail, even workout wear! Enjoy my feable attempt to turn my downtime into something a bit more productive! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Eazy Peazy

Got any fun plans this weekend for all things Memorial? Ah!, welcome back the pool days, cookouts, baseball games, fresh fruit, bikinis (& sunscreen!), fireflies, & beach trips! Memorial weekend is the best way to kickoff the next few months of fun in the sun!

Midtown's newest addition, summer intern: Lauren, put together 2 outfits that should get you through the weekend!

If you're more of a summer dress girl, option number is an easy breezy way to make a statement. A great pop of color, awesome length, and really easy to dress up or down with wedges or flat sandals!

Now, if you're like me, you may be much more comfortable in shorts or jeans! Option 2 allows you to be casual cool all while looking chic in the summer heat! Not to mention this top in particular can be worn a million different way for work or play! & the jeans are so incredibly soft!

Everyone have a safe & happy Memorial weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

All Hail McQueen

Tory Burch in her own custom design
Taylor Swift left the sequins at home in J.Mendel

SJP honoring McQueen

The new household name, Sarah Burton, in a McQueen design

Salma in a nude McQueen gown

Rihanna rocking a lace Stella McCartney gown, a very prominent designer on last night's red carpet

Supermodel, Natalia, looking gorgeous in Valentino

Naomi Watts sparkles in Stella

Naomi Campbell in an avant-garde McQueen design

Michelle Williams always boho-chic, in MiuMiu

Leighton Meester donning Louis Vuitton

Kristen Bell glowing in Tory Burch

Karen Elson representing McQueen

Isla Fischer beautiful in blue Tory Burch

Gwyneth glistening in a design by best friend, Stella McCartney

Giselle looking regal in McQueen

Marchesa designers all wearing Marchesa with Fergie

Eva Mendes, personifying that sometimes less is more, in Stella McCartney

Diane Krueger in Jason Wu

Daphne Guinness doing McQueen as Alexander would

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein-- clean, sleek & simple

Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors-- hot in pink

Blake Lively ethereal in Chanel

Beyonce in Emilio Pucci

Ashley Greene sparkly Donna Karan

A red carpet event that its main objective is to bring you the most fashion-forwarded, star-filled, fashion-designing crowd? Yes, please! And, where can I get my ticket??

Last night's MET Gala soirée in honor of the late great Alexander McQueen was everything it should be: sparkle, shine, tulle, taffeta-- too much-- so much, that only an event in his honor would be appropriate for such extravagance & fluff. The fashion world looks forward to this annual night where fantasy takes precendence over conformity.

Pictures speak a thousand words, so rather than analyzing a red carpet where the only rule is to outdo the 'competition', I'm going to let the photos do the talking.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Royal Red Carpet

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge The Duchess's second dress, also a Sarah Burton design for Alexander McQueen.
The newlyweds with their bridal party

Catherine's sister, Pippa, heading to the dinner in her second dress by Temperly London.

The sisters, both in Alexander McQueen.

The lace appliqué on the skirt of the dress was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework using the carrickmacross technique. The lace on the dress was Catherine's "something old". The dress was adorned with hand cut English lace & French Chantilly on the ivory silk gazar skirt with 58 covered buttons clasping the back of the dress. Blue ribbon was was added to the skirt as well to be Kate's "something blue".

The tiara was Kate's "something borrowed", from HRH the Queen of England. This Cartier "halo" tiara was given to Queen Elizabeth by her father on her eighteenth birthday.

Kate's diamond earrings by Robinson Pelham were here "something new" given to her by her parents. The oak-leaf & acorn design was carefully crafted to replicate the Middleton family's new coat of arms.

The official kiss! One of two of them :)

The stunning bride.

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation.

Everyone knows that I love everything that has to do with fashion: textures, colors, fabrics, accessories, silhouettes, designers, models, fashion shows-- you name it, I love it.

However, in the past couple of years of girlfriends getting hitched and then myself recently planning my own wedding, I have found a new obsession (literally): weddings.
So when the world is hosting the most regal & fashion conscious wedding for all of us to see: I am the fanatic sitting on the couch at 5am waiting for all things fashion and, of course, wedding.

When I was younger Lady Di could do no wrong. Every time she graced the pages of a magazine I was always in awe of her beauty & grace. Her fashion sense & poise was truly one of a princess. We always knew it would take a very special someone to even hold a candle to her presence.

I still remember already loving everything that Catherine Middleton was wearing several years ago when her and Prince William were merely girlfriend/boyfriend. As their relationship progressed, so did her sense of style. She too possesses that certain 'je ne sais quoi' quality that Diana did so well. She wears simple dresses & suits paired with the perfect shoes & accessories so effortlessly.

I, along with 2 billion others, watched and waited Friday morning in immense anticipation to see what Princess Catherine would don on her most special day. I had been hoping and wishing that she would choose British designer Alexander McQueen, so when I heard that Sarah Burton was the designer I knew it was going to be a spectacular creation. The late genius himself would be so proud of what his new Creative Director has so thoughtfully constructed for the future Queen.

In my eyes it was royal wedding perfection-- I don't think they could have done anything better than they did. The neckline, the lace, the train, the silhouette, the veil, the tiara: all came together to create the most perfect bride. The tender moments between the young couple also made this a wedding everyone will be talking about for years and years to come.