Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes has one of the blogs I read daily. She not only has the most beautiful hair color, but she has such a quirky, yet beautiful sense of style that is so interesting to see what/how she wears her clothing. Her blog consists of photos of herself in her different ensembles. Her style is very bold and theatrical, two things that I lack.
*Natalie Vodianova for Jalouse April
There’s something so beautiful about their youthful, deep expressions. Although this was from a fashion editorial, the focus in the picture is on the people and not the clothing. It is not really their beauty that makes them really speak to me, but it is something about their expression and the intensity of the girl’s eyes.
The Multi-Talented Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t just design clothing, he also styles and photographs them for magazines. Here is some of his work of Freja Beha Erichsen and Heidi Mount for Numero Magazine
Platforms For Spring
After analyzing the shoes that came down most of the Spring/Summer 2011 runways, it has been determined that platform shoes are the shoe to wear. Unlike other shoes, these are a relatively comfortable form of high-heels. The options are limitless with platforms because you can wear wedge-style like Prada (3rd picture) or go for regular heels on a platform at Christopher Kane (2nd picture). Or...
The perfect combo of a little boys sweater and a beautiful, full skirt. If I ever get taller than my current 5”3, or decide to wear heels to any event other than parties, than I would love to try this look out. But at my current height, the skirt isn’t my most flattering look.
Sweaters For Fall
*Kim Noorda in A4 Magazine
The Grown Up Schoolgirl
This is such a classy, elegant take on the typical schoolgirl look. And her jacket and skirt are to die for.
Just Some Fall Collections
Since the fashion world is already deep into Spring of 2011, it’s not always easy to remember what is currently in style and in stores. Here’s a handful of the Fall 2010 collections, not necessarily my favorite, but just some that sum up the season. Chloe: Givenchy: Proenza Schouler: Stella McCartney: Pringle of Scotland: Sonia Rykiel:
Manolo Blahnik Tote Bag
I know it’s very messy, but this is pretty much what I want for Fall. Due to the unusually cold weather this fall, I’m straying away from complicated, layered outfits and going towards basic clothing that keep me warm (sweaters, jeans, boots…). My main focus this season is on sweaters. Clockwise from left: Adam sweater, Burberry Prorsum boots, Alexander Wang backpack, Vince...
Josefin Off Duty
With the insane amounts of style & fashion blogs lately, it takes a lot to have truly distinct style. So many people get photographed for what they are wearing, even if they themselves don’t actually have style, they’re just wearing a designer piece. However, Josefin N. actually does have awesome style. She does wear many designer pieces, being that she is a model, but she has...
The Overly Worn Parka
As the parka becomes a fall staple in every girl’s wardrobe, there are infinite ways to wear it; whether with lace, or tights, or jeans, or black, or leopard.
*Vogue Korea November 2010 Cover | Constance Jablonski by Rafael Stahelin
These are my two favorite outfits from the Chloe Spring 2011 collection. They are so beyond gorgeous. The fabric moves perfectly with the body. There is a simplicity with the pieces but at the same time a very strong design. Chloe always knows how to make wonderful clothing for women.
Gap Spring 2011 Collection
For Spring, Gap has maintained its focus on simple, chic staples for every women’s wardrobe while incorporating some sportier looks and fits into the collection.
It seems that lately models have been getting increasingly more stylish. They used to just dress in plain jeans and tank top, serving as only the hanger for which clothes would later be displayed upon. Yet now, models have become celebrities, thanks to the internet and blogging specifically. I am personally happy for this change in their attire, because some of my personal style icons happen to...
Marchesa Goes Bridal
Marchesa just hit the masses. Well, not quite. They are still making women’s dream come true, but instead of red-carpet entrances or celebrity parties, its for weddings. Being one of the most lusted after brands by celebrities, socialites, and just anyone with style, the designers behind Marchesa must’ve finally realized the realm to which their clothing is desired by. Known for...
Just too many great elements about this outfit to even begin. And partially, I wish I owned that coat.
*Sienna Miller, Carey Mulligan, & Mary-Kate Olsen
A simply beautiful collection made up of wonderful separates. Not many designers can create such basic, simple clothing when the fashion world wants “new” and “dramatic” and “avant-garde,” but Neil Barrett has managed to stick to clothing that women can wear again and again and not worry about going out of style.
*Decade: An Illustrated Diary
I’m spending this whole weekend studying for my AP Art History tests, so I’m predicting a slow-down of posts for a few days. But knowing me, I’ll still post a few sporadic posts because blogging is my favorite way to procrastinate. *Jessica Stam by Lina Scheynius for Vogue UK November 2010
Return of the 70's
Last season, designers were referencing the 50’s and 60’s with their curvaceous silhouettes, below-the-knee hemlines, and kitten heels. But for spring, designers have advanced forward a decade or so into the 70’s lifestyle scene. From psychedelic prints, wide-legged pants, wide brim hats (recalling Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver), and oversize shades, this season is all about...
The Many Faces of Claudia Schiffer
*Claudia Schiffer for ZEIT Magazine’s 40th Anniversary
Alexa Chung: Fashion's It Girl
Recently, she is one of fashion’s most-talked about faces. She came unto the fashion scene, unintentionally, but she has been creating quite the impact. Her clothes are to die for, her style is even better, and her not-so-typical beauty is quite charming. What else is there to want from a style icon?
Creepy, Crawling Purses
Toy-like creatures are all the rage right now. From Tavi to the StyleBubble to beautiful women captured by street fashion photographers, their item of choice to be caught carrying is a purse in the shape of a creature. It’s a little odd at first, since you think they are holding their child’s stuffed animal. But once you realize that its a purse, its actually quite cool.
Urban Outfitters Fall 2010 Catalog
A Rare Miracle
I know that this is not fashion-related at all, but sometimes it’s important to step back and realize how grateful we should be for our lives. Yesterday, along with thousands of people around the world, I was glued to my computer watching the live broadcast of the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners. For those of you who don’t know, yesterday, 33 Chilean miners were rescued out of their...
Garance Dore has one of my favorite blogs. She not only is a street fashion photographer, but also an illustrator. Her fashion sketches are my absolute favorite part of her website. They are quick, simple drawings that really get the perfect image out. I wish that I could sketch like that. Anyways, check out her beautiful blog sometime.
Karen Walker: My Dream Spring Collection
Although in reality SAT’s and AP tests will be my main focus this spring, the image that still pops up in my head when I look forward to spring is just flowers and frolicking through a field. Karen Walker’s collection couldn’t have evoked those emotions any better. This was just a perfect spring collection filled with butterflies, flowers, beautiful colors, and wonderful...
On the Streets
I have always loved cream-colored, flowy dresses. There is something very feminine and earthy about them. A femininity that can’t be achieved through many other styles.
A Collage of the New Statement Coats
*Courtesy of style.com
As the face of Burberry Prorsum and the leading girl in the world-famous Harry Potter series, you would think that Emma Watson would be on everyone’s radar. But somehow, despite her beauty and charms, she is a very low-key actress. She never appears in tabloid magazines for any reason other than to promote her movies. Along with her low-key personality, she has impeccable style that...
Karl Lagerfeld never fails to put on a wonderful runway show, especially at Chanel. I didn’t see any new ideas or concepts, but it was still a wonderful collection. Beautiful pieces and a beautiful set.
It's All in the Wrist
How is it possible that someone can pair the same style of tie-dye socks that I made at summer camp when I was little with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and manage to make them look purely genius?
Oh how I wish I could own these beautiful Valentino shoes that are gracing every foot in Paris right now.
Every few seasons, a pair of shoes comes out with intricate heels that makes every girl lust after them. And I can’t help but wonder how they manage to walk in them. But these are the latest Louis Vuitton heel creations. Charming yet not as extreme as some other shoes we’ve seen before.
McQueen Reigns on, Thanks to Sarah Burton
This collection was definitely stunning, but it was still no Alexander McQueen collection. It had many elements that he would have been beyond proud of, and even some pieces that he might’ve created himself. Some were even reminiscent of his past collections, but with a new twist. But it didn’t have that effect of taking you to another world through his shows and...
Black & White & Polka Dots
*Melodie Dagault by Kai Z Fen in Lula Magazine
Marchesa's Unrestrained Amounts of Beauty
You would think that georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the duo behind Marchesa, would run out of ways to create a couture gown. But not at all. These girls just keep pouring out better and better creations. The reference for this collection seemed to be a little bit oriental. One dress was a butterfly come to life. One was an explosion of tulle, in the best posible way. I was in shock by their...
Black, White, and Yellow All Over
Every collection this season had the minimalism and bright colors, but I think that this was one of the best executed of the two ideas. I don’t think I’ve ever paid much attention to Yigal Azrouel. But from now on, I definitely will. The collection was a very simple, minimal collection. The colors were basically white, black, and yellow. Very soft looks, even though they were...