Monday, March 21, 2011

Last night was a blur at least I wore a FUR!

 I love fur and while I only own Faux-Furs,  I have a deep appreciation for some of the Furs that were shown during fashion week.  Here are some of my favorite  fur looks from the Fall 2011 Ready-To- Wear  collections



@ Valentino

@ Alexander McQueen 

@ The Row

@ Giambattista  Valli


@ Micheal Kors

If anyone is wondering why I added so many pictures from The Row's collection it's because I am overly bias to anything that the Olsen Twins are apart of.  I hate to sound OD but they are my role models plus,  I  like to support designers that choose to produce locally. A majority of The Row's collection was and has been produced in New york and that is something to speak about.  

P.S- The title of this post comes from a song by Gucci Mane and Wiz Khalifa called 2 times;  it's a true BANGA !

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Too Cool For School

   I figure  I should mention that I was featured on the college blog  You can click on the the hyperlink to check out the post :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


It seems like sheer was a continuing trend in many of the Fall RTW collections.  The trend was seen at Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, Valentino  and came in many forms. Whether it be sheer prints, or skits or dresses it seems like this trend is here to stay.

Stella McCartney used sheer fabric and constructed skin tight dresses with polka dots embellishments.  The designers showed various looks in this collection as well but sheer was an overriding theme  

Marc Jacobs showed fully sheer dresses and skirts at Louis Vuitton. The collection was uber Sexy especially with the addition of the corset seen in the pic below .

I particularly enjoyed Emanuel Ungaro's Fall RTW collection , despite its  mixed reviews.  I loved the sheer tight fitting  dresses, intense furs and the overall sexiness of the collection. These dresses where some of my favorite and while they  can't be worn by all, they are truly works  of art.  

Ricardo Tisci is one of my favorite designers. I love most if not all of his collections for Givenchy. This year the designer showed sheer tops and skirts worn under mini skirts or decorated with cat prints and tiny embellishments  He also included sheer tops and pant suits. 


At Chloe there were two  sheer dresses,  one was a reptile  print  and the other  was  a brown bohemian style dress with sheer arms. While  these dresses weren't completely sheer   they still exhibited a hint of sexiness.

 Valentino designer duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have done a lot for the historic house by  making it New  again.  In the past, Valentino has always been looked at a brand for women over 30 but not anymore!  The designers have managed to appeal to a younger demographic with  their daring designs that give the brand a hip new edge.  This season the designers showed many sheer lace pieces and dresses  embellished with roses and various appliques.  The dresses were magical and I'm sure that we will be seeing them on various  red carpets in the near future. 

Despite rumors that he will be replaced, YSL designer, Stephano Pilati was able to exhibit a wonderful collection. The collection ranged from plaid fitted suits of various lengths and forms to white dresses in sheer forms and an mind blowing sheer look worn by super model Freja Beha Erichsen. I loved the collection and look forward  to seeing more of Mr. Pilati's designs.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Prints from NYC Fall 2011RTW


Suno is a fairly new line based in Kenya and created  by Max Osterweis.  I recently  read a Vogue article about how the line is produced and why Max chooses to produce most of the line  in Kenya. The article was very well written and I really do admire the work that  Suno is  doing.  Rather than produce in China or areas were there are a lot of cost advantages ( cheap labor, low tariffs and raw materials),  they have decided to create a fair trade environment by purchasing  fabric from the Kenyans and training local artisans to create the garments.  I also, really enjoy the use of diversity in the presentations: the prints really stand out against dark skin tones.


Libertine used to be one of the lines that I looked forward to seeing during NY fashion week. Although, I hadn't seen  anything from the line in a while,  now  it's back and better than ever. This collection was amazing and  the mixing of prints is really something to talk about!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bella chicas

  So I choose this Alexa Chung pic because I think it  is a good depiction of her style. Its weird, its quirky and its very unique,  you either like it  or you don't! 
The next pic is of  Abigail Spencer, she is an actress and I love her retrosuperfuture glasses. I've been looking for them online but they seem to be  sold out :(  Hopefully, I'll spot them in some random boutique in NYC !

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


These are some old pics that my friend took of me but I like them so I decided to put them up !
The blazer is an old schoolboys blazer that I bought at a local thrift store, the jumper and Fur vest are from Forever21 and the camel booties are by Via Spiga.  

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bella Chicas

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 The Olsen Twins are my style Icons and these are the reasons why; 

1. The twins wear whatever they want , when they want,  and never look as if they've been styled from head to toe 
       I think these days many people confuse having a stylist with being stylish.  Not everyone has great style and  I just appreciate  people that do. 

2. They are successful businesswomen 
Just look at the success of their three lines; The ROW ,  Elizabeth and James and Oslenboye. The lines are sold at MAJOR retailers with each line appealing  to specific target markets .

3.  Great writers 
Mary-Kate and Ashley  released a book titled  Influence  in 2008 and it is one of my favorites reads of all time.  The book is a collage of interviews from some of various people that the twins look up to from Diane Von Furtsenberg to Karl Lagerfield to Lauren Hutton. This book gave me a lot of inspiration and instilled a great sense of self in me- I encourage everyone to read it.  

4. Named girls of the Decade by 
Literally, what would the decade be without the Olsen twins (fashion wise),  I mean they are the modern day Onassis sisters in my opinion.