Posts from — December 2010
Well, it’s almost 2011, and you know what that means. Wrap up posts from every industry imaginable. And naturally, looking back on a year of fashion successes and faux pas is always fun, but I wanted to know what YOU thought. About a week ago, I asked Twitter and my Facebook friends what worked, what didn’t work, what you want to see in the future. Keep reading to find out what everyone thought and be sure to let me know what your favorite and least favorite trends of 2010 were!
Another least favorite of Sam’s? Harem pants.
I’d say that the thoughts above pretty much cover what I think, too! I became obsessed with over-the-knee boots in the fall, gravitate towards anything sparkley, and love nothing more than a good, perfectly tailored blazer with skinny jeans and heels. I agree with my friend Catherine’s suggestion above about men wearing more blazers with graphic t’s underneath in 2011. Yum-my.
One of my favorite trends that wasn’t mentioned is the military trend which popped up this year. But like Sam said above about the leopard print, only when it’s tastefully done with one standout piece, whether that piece is a bag, a vest, or this fabulous coat from BCBGMaxAzria. I love the collar and gold buttons on it!
photo from bcbg.com
Another trend I love is oversized watches. I just got one yesterday from Michael Kors as an I.O.U from Santa (aka, I could go pick one out myself) and I can’t stop starring at it.
It was a very Michael Kors Christmas at my house! Me, my mom and my sister all got MK watches (in that order for the picture, in case you were wondering). Clearly, we like this trend here.
What are your favorite and least favorite trends of 2010? What would you like to see in 2011?
December 29, 2010 6 Comments
Hollywood lost a great talent yesterday with the passing of Blake Edwards, Julie Andrews’ husband of over 40 years. Mr. Edwards is responsible for creating the Pink Panther, as well as directing the most fashionable movie of our time. With the premiere of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in 1961, Audrey Hepburn became an international style icon and introduced the little black dress in the very first scene of the movie. Any girl should have this movie in her personal collection.
Below are a few of my favorite stills from the film, where I think Audrey Hepburn looks especially chic. Feel free to share your thoughts and favorite scenes from the movie in the comments! All photos from IMDB.
And Moon River, which was written especially for Audrey Hepburn and this movie, seems like a perfect tribute to Mr. Edwards.
Thank you for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ Mr. Edwards. Rest in peace.
December 17, 2010 2 Comments
For those of you who don’t know me well, I LOVE sparkles. I love anything sparkley, and I blame that on years of dance class with costumes covered in glitter and sequins. I’m literally drawn to sparkles like a moth to a flame. I just can’t help it!
Regardless, there’s no better time to break out the shimmer and glitter than the holidays! With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, these sparkley pieces will definitely bring the holiday cheer to any party on your calendar this season.
Sequin skirt from Forever21, $24.80. Photo from forever21.com
Silver Cloud Dress from Mise En Scene by Ruffian, at Anthropologie, $89.95 (on sale from $188). Photo from anthropologie.com
Xhilaration Printed Lace Clutch Wallet in Mulitcolor from Target. Photo from target.com
MICHAEL Michael Kors Nadia Pump, $165. Photo from michaelkors.com
(side note: I need these shoes. Really. Or else I might die)
Here are just a few suggestions! What’s your favorite way to add sparkle to your holiday outfits?
December 16, 2010 7 Comments
I meant to write this post a while ago, but some things got in the way.
Disclaimer: This post is not, in any way, affiliated with Lancôme, whose products are mentioned in this post. It’s just something I wanted to do and write on my own. In case the FCC comes after me or something.
I have been a huge fan of Lancôme for years. I remember my mother buying various Lancôme products and letting me play with whatever came in the free gift with purchase. So I’m already familiar with how incredible its products are.
This little bottle was at the bottom of the generous swag bag that each attendee of the event took home. The product aims to make you look younger by activating genes and stimulating youth proteins with in 7 days of use.
Well, I tried it out. And they don’t lie. Within 7 days, I definitely noticed that my skin was softer. I use it twice a day (as suggested) after I wash my face and before I apply moisturizer, which I use less of now that I use Génefique. It’s really concentrated, so you use very little at one time and it lasts a while. The serum has a light, nice fragrance and feels light on my skin, which is so nice. It absorbs quickly so putting on moisturizer is no problem afterwards!
Downside? It’s very expensive for a new-ish professional on an entry-level salary. But if you can swing the cost, which starts at $78 and goes up from there, I highly recommend Génefique. If you can’t, try to add it to your Christmas/birthday/wish list and give it a try. It really works wonders!
December 15, 2010 No Comments
This is my first post participating in Nike Women’s new campaign called “Make Yourself.” The brand reached out to 20 passionate female bloggers in various industries who are to blog about how they made themselves into who they are today. Follow the campaign here (and thanks Alix for the opportunity!). PS: I’m still working on the projects I mentioned in the post before this, so aside from my Nike assignments, the blog might still be a bit quiet. Contact me if interested in guest posting!
When I was approached to be a part of the Nike Women: Make Yourself campaign, I felt the following: intrigue, honor, excited, happy, curious, enthusiastic. All at once. Now my first assignment is to write about how I made myself into who I am today.
Literally asking, I can tell you quite easily. Hard work, determination, passion, etc…all the things you’d expect me to say when answering a question like this.
That answer is not good enough. Yes, those things mentioned above did play a role into the person I am today. However, I would have to say that I’ve made myself into who I am today by just letting life happen around me. As in not trying to plan too much. Looking back on this year of my life (since it’s December and the last month of 2010, reflection seems only natural, yes? Insert Seasons of Love from Rent here.), I am some what surprised by how things transpired. 2010 was crazy rollercoaster of a year, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In 2010, I became friends with people I never thought I would be and now can’t imagine my life without them. Other friendships and relationships fell apart, and I feel a bit empty where those people used to be in my life. I felt feelings I hadn’t felt in a long time. Extreme happiness and sadness, love and heartbreak. I rediscovered my love of musical theatre and running, developed a passion for yoga, strengthened my need to travel, and discovered a new love of photography.
Most importantly, I’m surprised that I discovered an underground love of style and beauty (and blogging!), which surfaced when I started a small fashion blog on Posterous in February. For that, I thank my sister (well, already thanked, as you can read in the post). Without her and this surprising discovery, I wouldn’t have started my blog and I wouldn’t have been approached by Nike Women to be in this incredible campaign. Since then, I have relaunch the blog into something bigger and better, already have attended a fashion show during New York Fashion Week this past September and conducted my first blog giveaway. Not too bad for a recreational fashion blog from a 20-something graphic designer in the non-profit industry.
Now 2011 is right around the corner, and I am trying to get some goals together for next year. But we’ll see what life really has in store for me.
December 6, 2010 3 Comments