Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Royal Wedding Slumber Party

Official Wedding Program Portrait by Mario Testino
Very early tomorrow morning west coast time, the procession for the royal wedding begins. This special day will mark the first time a princess will be from a "middle-class" background, graduated from a university, and lived with her prince out of wedlock. Although Lady Diana was considered a "commoner," she still came from an aristocratic background.

The months leading up to the wedding have been filled with rumors about who's designing Kate's wedding dress to gimmicks for royal wedding paraphernalia including $20 imitations of Kate's engagement ring. I'm planning to stay up and watch the wedding with the hubby, but since it might be hard to stay up until 2 a.m. here are a few ideas to make the night a jolly good ol' time!

Essentials for A Royal Wedding Slumber Party:

* Some bubbly (that's British for champagne)

* A Royal Wedding Game. Whoever correctly answers the majority of these questions wins:
Who'll design Kate's dress?
Who'll design the bridemaid dresses?
Will Kate wear an updo, loose curls, or her normal long straight hair?
Will Kate wear the Queens tiara?
What will Victoria Beckham wear to the wedding?
How many visible details will go wrong?
At exactly what time will they say "I do?"

* Dames should wear a British designer dress (either Burberry or Kate's beloved Issa), a tiara (a fake, cheesy one will suffice) or a Kate signature hat, and your finest jewels.  No pj's allowed!  You mustn't look rubbish for a Royal Wedding.

* Gents should wear either a lounge suit (that's British for a regular suit), morning coat, or a royal guards uniform

* A few British flags and red, white,and blue themed plates and cups

* Early grey tea and crumpets (since it will already be morning)

Related articles:
A Fashionista in the Making
What Will Kate Middleton Wear...To All Those Wedding Events? 

British Vogue's 1981 Royal Wedding Special with
Diana on the cover before she became Princess

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who Wears Short Shorts?

Summer is just around the corner, so it's that time again to start shopping for short shorts.  All you need is a pair of espadrilles and you'll be all set for those sunny days ahead. Yippie!  Bring on the 90 degree plus weather.

1 - Vanessa Bruno Short in Vert Fluo $323

2 - Madewell's Denim Midi Shorts $59

3 - Phillip Lim Frayed-Pocket Shorts $295

4 - Alice + Olivia Cady Cuff Shorts $165

5 - Mango's Minimalist Shorts $72

Related articles:
Kate Spade Sprouts Something Green for Spring
Yummy Shoes - Alice + Olivia

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fashion Flashback - Oscar de la Renta

Oscar PR Girl posted this vintage shot from 1958 on her blog.  I loved it so much I've decided to steal it...hope she doesn't mind.

from Oscar’s bookshelf; Jerry Schatzberg photo, Fulton Fish Market, 1958

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

ELLE Music Issue Party Style

In celebration of ELLE Magazine's music issue they hosted a party at LA's Music Box last week with performances by Robyn and Theodophilus London with Solange Knowles.  The event brought out some unique styles, some worth imitating and others not so much.

ELLE's various cover for their Music Issue

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fashion Flashback - Versace 1994 Ad Campaign

Prelude to Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless" and Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time."

Nadja Auerman, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffe, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour; photographed by Richard Avedo; Versace Fall 1994 Campaign

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rory Beca Sample Sale

Rory Beca Sample Sale
Friday, April 15

850 S. Broadway #604
Los Angeles 90014
all forms of payment accepted


Related Article: Rory Beca Launches Adorable Collection at Forever 21

Kate Spade Sprouts Something Green for Spring

Kate Spade recently announced a new addition to their brightly colored fashion clothes and accessories. A bright green bicycle! It's specially designed with clips on the handles to attach a basket for your little dog to ride alone while you cruise around NYC with absolutely no purpose expect to pick up cupcakes (as the video demonstrates below). Around the same time last year, Gucci introduced a Cruiser Bicycle with their logo, signature stripes, and a Gucci satchel attached. However, the Kate Spade bike is a tad more affordable retailing at $1100 instead of $6365. Plus, I would rather ride around in a fun green-colored bike than one that I would be too afraid to leave locked up at a bike rack. The bike is available at Kate Spade stores or online at

Kate Spade New York for Adeline Adeline $1100

Gucci Cruiser Bicycle $6365

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dear Mr. Louboutin, You Don't Own the Color Red!

First, Christian Louboutin sues YSL for copyright infringement of his trademarked red soles, now they are suing the São Paulo-based brand Carmen Steffens of Brazil for the same thing. Really ?!?! It seems to me that someone is feeling a little territorial and insecure.  These "knock-offs" (although I'm not sure you can say that YSL is a knock-off) don't even remotely look like Louboutins, even with the red soles.  Plus, why would you want to create an enemy out of a fellow luxury brand?  Nothing good can come from such petty actions.

YSL red suede heel which prompted the lawsuit
Carmen Steffens of Brazil heel with "red" sole

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis wearing Louboutins on the set of Sex and the City 2

Related Article: Brian Atwood - The New Louboutin?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fashion Flashback - Twiggy Vogue Magazine 1967

Fun Fashion Fact: Twiggy launched a craze after she appeared in Vogue Magazine in 1967 with the infamous Louis Vuitton Papilion. To this day it is still one of Louis Vuitton's most popular bags.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Society for Rational Dress Sale

Society for Rational Dress is having a sale this Friday and Saturday, April 8 & 9 from 10-4. Almost everything will be $75 or under... leather jackets, silk dresses, and cashmere knits.

On Saturday at 3 p.m. Aska Matsumiya will play an acoustic set while you drink champagne, eat cupcakes and shop!  Sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon to me.

Portions of the profits will go to Japan via The Rainbow Project.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Miu Miu Launches First E-Store With Lots to Offer

Miu Miu finally jumped on the bandwagon and launched it's first E-Store with more to offer than most luxury brand's online stores. The site features all of the label’s collections, making it the biggest Miu Miu store in the world! It allows you to view, select and purchase an entire collection or to filter your search according to color, material and heel height. The Miu Miu E-Store also includes a “Fashion Show Selection” where you can browse through exclusive key looks, as seen on the Paris runway. Utilizing a state of the art zoom function, the high quality and very detailed product images can be examined from various angles, allowing you to explore each piece of the collection in depth. It's like a live shopping experience! A-mazing!

Related Article: Yummy Shoes

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yummy Shoes

Alice + Olivia debuted their exclusive shoe collection on today, but the best part was the short film they release along with it.  The film is a playful fantasy world of my most favorite things, CAKE and SHOES!  If this promotional gimmick doesn't get you to buy these delicious shoes, then nothing will. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweating Over J Brand's Haute Hues Jeans

Somebody please hand me a glass of water cause I'm literally Hot! Hot! Hot! over J Brand's Haute Hues jeans.  The bold and bright colors are oh so very irresistible that I want one in every color!

Splendid Store Opening Soon at The Grove

While meandering through The Grove this Sunday, I noticed a sign for a new Splendid store in between La Piazza Ristorante Italiano and the Apple store.  I think it was a Quiksilver surf shop before.  It's a pretty hidden spot so I'm not surprised businesses don't do well there, but we'll see how Splendid does.  This will definitely create some competition for Michael Stars, another LA-based comfy t-shirt company, which is located around the corner and across from Barney's Co-Op.  According to The Grove's website, the store opens this Summer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fashion Flashback - Inès de la Fressange for Chanel 1987

Fun fashion fact: Ines de la Fressange was the first model to sign an exclusive contract with a haute couture fashion house.

It was recently announced that de la Fressange, who is 53, will be the new brand ambassador for Roger Vivier and the new face of L'Oreal Paris.  Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Ines de la Fressange.

Inès de la Fressange at the Fall-Winter 1987 Haute Couture show

Inès de la Fressange; Chanel 1987 Ad Campaign