Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rodarte for Target, thank you God!!

Pinch me please...Rodarte is doing a capsule line for Target, rejoice! The two designers behind the ridiculously chic and effortlessly cool namesake, Rodarte, are slated to launch their line for Target at select stores, December 20th. You know I will be first in line! From sweet lace and mesh dresses to hard-edge knits, I hope santa puts a few of these numbers under my tree.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fashion Gone Rogue

A friend of mine just sent me the link to this amazing website, Fashion Gone Rogue, that compiles all of the best fashion editorial photography from all over the world. A great alternative to spending rent money on French Vogue...

I need your advice!

Check out this suede laser cut bootie at Target. Kind of steep at $99 but I'm really loving it...It's part of N.Y.L.A's capsule collection for the store. I emailed the link to my sister and her reply was less than enthusiastic- "a little too flower power." What do you think? A good addition to my collection?

A piece of the Plaza

Ever wanted to have a piece of the "Plaza" fame dangling around your neck? Well probably not exactly, but now you can anyway! Jewelry line, Lulu Frost, has come out with a line of the coolest necklaces as a part of her Plaza jewelry series that features actual room numbers hanging from a variety of necklaces, pins and bracelets. The designer, Lisa Salzer, was able to hunt down the blazoned Plaza Hotel original room numbers from an antiques collector in queens. A perfect way to have an iconic piece of the Plaza Hotel, the pieces range frmo $265 to $325. They're available for pre-order at NYC-based Kaight boutique. Snatch them up ladies!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

T by Alex Wang

Too boxy, too slim, too long, too rough- the search for the ultimate tee isn't an easy one. But, my love, Alex Wang has solved this epic conundrum with his line of T's. The most luxurious cotton, Wang designs each T with up the most care on how it will hang on the woman's body. I love the racer-back tank with the low back and draping arm holes. Only problem: I'm trying to somehow justify spending $75 on a tank. I'd wear it ALL the time though, right?

Dreams that you are on my feet...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you HAIR me?

I remember those days, not so fondly, when my mom begged me to ditch my grade school middle part for more "ladylike and sophisticated" side parted locks. So, imagine my delight when this season, the runways were riddled with middle-parted strutters who rocked this look in a totally fashion way. And, this school girl era look isn't the only bit of nostalgia walking the runways, the side braid also made a major comeback on the catwalk- a great way to mix the innocence of these childhood locks with the on-trend harshness of the season's rocker trends.

Viscious cycle

So, I finally ravaged through my closet to weed out all of the warm weather clothes (that will only make me sad to look at during the cold months ahead) and boxed them up. Yay, more space! Which now, only makes me want to go shopping. Viscious cycle.

Also, opened up a new pack of those Tide hanger pendants- breathe in, mmm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guess the White House is still fashionable after labour day...

It's official- Anna Wintour is moving up the ranks from Fashion god to silver screen starlet, to Obama's right hand muse. Wintour was just handpicked by Obama to be a part of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Women's Wear Daily reported that Wintour got in with this 'it' crowd by hosting a fund-raiser honoring Michelle Obama during Barack's campaign for presidency. Girl knows how to network!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tell me about it, stud!

This season, we've seen enough studs to make us feel like instead of sitting front row at a Bryant Park, we're sitting on a stool at a biker bar next to a leather wearing, fringed, ponytail sporting, husky guy named Gus. Confession: I'm still totally into it. And, I've just started noticing the one accessory that I haven't seen all studded up, until now! Check out these studded babies pour tes mains!

3.1 Phillip Lim, $395, net-a-porter.com Givenchy, price upon request

The King of Fierce is back

Ladies (and gentlemen) hold your breath! The king of fierce is once again going to grace us with his fabulousness! Christian Siriano, Project Runway Alum, is going to be invading our homes once again on a weekly basis on his new documentary style Bravo TV spin-off. The designer will take us with him through the triumphs and tribulations of creating his Spring and Fall 2010 lines. The show is supposed to be The September Issue-esque as it really gets behind the scenes of what it takes to create a comprehensive collection and the inside scoop on where Siriano's inspiration for his wears comes from.

Do you think this is just Bravo grasping at its former Project Runway glory days or will you tune in?

Tisk Tisk Adam Lippes!

Adam Lippes is on my bad side. At a halloween bash, the designer told NY mag, "It's rare to find an intern- especially one from a fashion school- that has good style. Because they try so hard, and it never works!" Ouch. I cannot count myself among Lippes' interns (apparently he has more than 20 of them) but I can't believe he would say something like that about these young'uns who are working for him for FREE! I remember the days of putting my all into a somewhat thankless job without pay but I was never simultaneously criticized about my wardrobe! Dear Lippes interns: boycott!!