Posts from — April 2010
Every girl dreams of a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps. How about a Barbie to go with them?
This week, Christian Louboutin debuted a special-edition Anemone (named after her shoes) Barbie. Simply put, she’s just fabulous. The red hair, the beautiful ball gown, the mini-Louboutin’s (with his infamous red soles). Plus, there are more than one pair of shoes which means mix and match! I mean, what’s not to love?
Turns out this is Mr. Louboutin’s THIRD Barbie design! The first two sold out immediately, and I am sure this Anemone will as well. You can find all three at Net-A-Porter.com and they retail for $150.
Personally, I like Anemone the best. Am I too old for Barbies?
(pictures from net-a-porter.com)
April 29, 2010 No Comments
Have an extra $600? Want to carry around your laptop as a clutch? Enter the Digital Clutch from Hewlett-Packard. With the help of fashion designer Vivienne Tam, the company produced a computer with a 10.1 inch screen, weighing less than 3 lbs. and less than 1 inch thick. The computer was actually released in 2008, but it hits the big screen next month when Sex & The City 2 opens in theatres on May 27.
(pictures from Hewlett-Packard)
This is just the beginning of HP and Sex & The City‘s “relationship,” though.
New York Magazine’s fashion blog, The Cut, reports that Sarah Jessica Parker will be the spokesperson for a new campaign for HP called “PC is Personal Again,” which will target women into buying a HP computer. HP will also open up new stores (actually, the post calls them boutiques), which will sell notebooks along side of other accessories a woman might buy. These boutiques will even appear in department stores all over the world.
I always thought Carrie Bradshaw was a Mac. What do you think about this unusual team? How will this team influence women to buy PCs, more specifically, Hewlett-Packard computers?
April 27, 2010 No Comments
Ladies: Run, DO NOT WALK, to your nearest Target. Zac Posen is here.
As the newest designer for Target’s GO International collection, Posen’s line arrived in stores and online on April 25. The collection, ranging in price from $16.99 to $199.99, brings with it bright and fun colors in the spirit of Zac. He brought pieces ranging from rain coats to bathing suits, and everything in between. I can assure you, you will not be let down.
I purchased three pieces from the Zac Posen for Target collection (see the complete lookbook here, purchase here, and see my pictures below). I bought the Brocade Tie Dress in Floral Print. Several things drew me to this dress, including the beautiful print, delicate gold detail, adorable bow, and quality of material used to make it. The first thing out of my mother’s mouth when she saw it was, “That looks like something Betty Draper [from Mad Men] would wear!” She is 100% correct. The dress has a 1960s feel but in a contemporary, chic way. And since buying this dress less than 24 hours ago, I already have at least 3 occasions in mind to where I want to wear it. It can easily go from day to night with a simple change of shoes. A sound investment if you ask me and highly recommended.
The second piece I fell in love with is the Sailor Dress in Pink. Light material, AMAZING color, fun sleeves, what more can a girl ask for? I love the wrap around sash, which is removable, and the length is perfect for the spring and summer. Also another favorite is the keyhole tie on the upper back. So fun and flirty. Another piece that can go from day to night if you ask me.
Lastly, I purchased the Scarf in Safety Pin Print. As of today, this is IN STORE ONLY. It took my mother and me a while to hunt it down but we finally found it in store, and am I glad we did. The scarf is a lovely square shape created with quality, light material. The pinks and reds used in the print are fabulous for the spring and summer months as well. I will definitely wear the life out of this piece.
One thing to be aware of when shopping with this collection: the pieces CAN run on the smaller size. I haven’t had problems with sizing myself but I have heard that on other reviews and in the store. My recommendation is to try on the pieces before you buy them in store. If ordering online, then you have to try them on when they come.
So ladies, I say shop away! The clothes are beautiful and well worth the price tags that accompany them. Even the tags on the clothing are beautiful and well made.
Be sure to check back and let me know what you buy and what you think. Happy shopping and Happy Zac Posen for Target day!
(all pictures taken by me)
April 25, 2010 1 Comment
“It’s like the mothership is calling you home”
-Lisa Kudrow, Friends
(all pictures taken by me)
April 24, 2010 No Comments
Today, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of companies promoting Earth Day, sustainable living, and protecting the planet. One company stood out to me the most, though. That would be my favorite fashion designer BCBGMAXAZRIA.
When you go to their homepage today, you immediately see their partnership with Roots & Shoots, a program encouraging the youth of this world to help protect it (both the environment and animals). I find this to be a wonderful program and an amazing partnership for BCBG. The BCBG home page even has a tab for Earth Day. Once you click on that, you’ll find that 25% of the proceeds sold from the ECouture tee-shirt (both are SUPER cute by the way) and the ECouture tote will be given to Roots & Shoots.
And who ever said fashion doesn’t give back?
All images from bcbg.com
April 22, 2010 No Comments
I know, I know. You hear the word “headband” and you automatically think you’re back in kindergarten, pushing back your unruly 5 year old hair. Luckily for us, these aren’t your average little girl headbands. The skinnier ones are great for work or dressing, depending on the material. The thicker ones are great for running out for some quick errands. Whatever the reason, a headband adds a certain “girl next door” feel to your outfit with very little effort.
So go ahead, indulge and stock up!
April 19, 2010 2 Comments
Do you find your wardrobe lacking some femininity? Enter the ballet flat. They are comfortable, cute, and go with everything. Literally. Perhaps one of the most solid investments for your wardrobe, only second to the perfect pair of denim. You can wear them with skinny jeans, wide leg pants, skirts, dresses, shorts. At all times of the year and during the day OR at night. They could quite possibly be the most versatile shoe ever.
Here are some of my faves. What are some of yours?
April 16, 2010 2 Comments
It’s been only 24 hours since I’ve been back from my European adventures in Paris and London with my sister. While I do enjoy talking about the sights I saw, the food I ate, and the escapades around Europe with Angela, there is one thing I haven’t been able to talk about since I’ve been home- the fashion!
Fashion is more present in Paris (surprise, surprise…). Girls in Paris really know how to dress and do it well. Between them and my incredibly fashionable sister, I was a bit intimidated! Here are some tips I picked up in Paris and some of the outfits worn in my adventures throughout the City of Lights.
- Stripes, stripes, stripes! I can’t tell you how many striped articles of clothing I saw. I found this cute little skirt from Zara while I was there. How could I NOT buy it?
- Scarves. Girls love pairing scarves with sweaters, jackets, and coats in the spring. My bright orange one came from Paris when my sister was there last summer, actually!
- Everyone (men included) has a Longchamp bag. Since they are a Paris company, that makes sense. I picked up this little brown guy while I was in town. They are much cheaper in Paris than in the USA- even with the currency exchange!
- Belted trenchcoats. Maybe that’s why I think girls in Paris (and Angela, who is the subject of this photo. Great trench right?) are so fashionable- they wear clothes that fit their shape and look good. I love nothing more than a great belted trench.
- Black and white. I noticed a lot of Parisians wearing dark colors, especially black coats, pants and shoes. While that’s not always my style, I broke out this skirt/shirt combo on a rainy day of shopping near le Avenue des Champs-Élysées (Paris’ equivalent to 5th Avenue in New York City, pictured last).
April 14, 2010 1 Comment