Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hot Kiss











































































































































There's something about a red lip that's so seductive. I've never been one to wear much makeup but I just couldn't resist but to try it out. I was a little hesitant at first because I never thought I would be able to pull it off, but the lively Sephora makeup artist reassured me that he 'loves a girl with a red lip.' He was right. I love it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Homemade Balmain























































































































































































































Military or a throwback to the late Michael Jackson? Interpret as you may. Wear with jeans, leggings or even a tight little shift dress.

A Second Time Around














Thrift shopping is rather an art. With a good eye and a little patience you can discover many fabulous pieces. I've purchased things of all sorts from fur coats to buttons, brooches and everything in-between. I came across these lovely sunnies at a consignment shop in Chicago. I love the shape of them and you can't go wrong with too many pairs of sunglasses.
Thrift stores can be a hit or a miss. One rule to always keep in mind is quality. Look for holes, rips, poor seaming, pilling, permanent stains or strong odors. Also keep in mind the style and shape of the clothing. Since it's secondhand, it can easily look dated, especially prints.
Fashion is about recreating and modernizing past styles, so don't be afraid if you come across an amazing leather jacket circa 1980.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Rodarte

The dream-like detailing of these Rodarte dresses is like something from a fairytale. The beautiful tones, textures and intricacy creates an aura of old-world elegance and romance.

They're enchanting, simply enchanting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

PS I Love You

I'm in love with the Proenza Schouler Fall 09 shoe collection. There's something about it that's a little bit retro but so refreshing at the same time. It's a nice change. This picture doesn't really do the shoes justice since you can't see the detailing. Go to the website.

http://www.proenzaschouler.com/

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Dapper D├ęcolletage

While doing some internet retail browsing like usual, I came across some serious neck jewelry. Statement necklaces like these are perfect conversation pieces. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple with not a lot going on. The necklace will do all the talking.

















From left to right: Silver Shopbop Fiona Paxton-Lane Necklace; Shopbop Rock Fringe Necklace; Shopbop Tuleste Market-Hammered Choker; Shopbop Lee Angel Jewelry-Yasmine Necklace; Shopbop Lee Angel Jewelry-Jen Bib Necklace; Banana Republic Gold Chainlink Necklace; Tom Binns Multi-Layered Necklaces
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