Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baby Skyler Is Bananas For Missoni

Remember when Rachel Zoe worried during last season's "Rachel Zoe Project" that her career would be put on hold if she had a child.  Well, it turns out she's even more successful post baby.  Oh Rachel, you did all that worrying for nothing.  The recently released season 4 trailer for her reality show proves that pregnancy didn't slow down this working mama one bit.  Who better to demonstrate that you can have it all, a family and career, than the superstar stylist.  In fact, having a baby has created quite a lot of photo ops and publicity.  Zoe has been photographed on and off the red carpet with super chic baby Skyler and it's pretty apparent Missoni is already his favorite designer (like mother, like son). The busy mom also just announced that her new 70s inspired clothing line is now available for pre-orders on  Her collection officially hits Neiman Marcus store in August 2011. I'm predicting a baby clothing line soon, possibly Missoni-inspired.
So, are they gonna try for a girl next?  Otherwise, who will get her amazing wardrobe?  If not, I'm accepting donations. Just saying.
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This looks like an advertisement for Missoni Baby. Rachel Zoe swaddles Baby Skyler in a Missoni blanket, takes him on the red carpet in a Missoni sweater, and bops around town in a limited edition Missoni Bugaboo stroller.  p.s. he's even stylin in a trendy pair of round sunglasses.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Prepping for a Royal Traffic Jam ... and, of course, the Royal Fashion

When I'm stuck in horrible traffic next Friday after work because of Kate and Will's visit to L.A., I'll try and focus on how excited I am to see what the Duchess of Cambridge will wear around Tinseltown.  Most recently, she has stepped out in a pale pink Jenny Packham gown for a charity dinner (I'm in love with this dress. - p.s. Leighton Meester wore this same dress on Gossip Girl. Ironically, it was the episode where the Prince proposes to her)  and, just today, a Temperley London white dress at Wimbledon (also a favorite of mine).  Apparently she doesn't use a stylist, and has reportedly said she won't accept free clothes, but according to Grazia Daily she is using a personal shopper for her North American tour.  If she really isn't using a stylist lately then she's come a long way in a short period of time with her personal style.

On a side note, the Duchess reportedly purchased a pair of bright red J Brand 811 jeans recently.  It would make sense if she wore them during her trip to L.A. since J Brand is an L.A.-based company.  Maybe I'll wear my pair that weekend in hopes that she will too.

Top left to right: The Duchess wore a Reiss white suit to the 2011 Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse, a pale pink Jenny Packham gown to the annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) dinner, and a Temperley London white dress to Wimbledon.
Bottom left to right: She wore a navy Alexander McQueen military dress to the Irish Guard Armed Forces Day, a Zara geometric print dress to a friend's wedding, and a nude Reiss dress to meet the Obamas.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Best H&M Designer Collaboration Ads

Donatella in Versace for H&M
H&M's newest collaboration with Versace was just announced yesterday along with a preview of the collection.  I'm beyond excited to see the rest of the collection, but even more excited to see the ads H&M will come up with for this collaboration.  H&M's print ads and TV commercials for their collaborations with Lanvin and Viktor & Rolf are my favorites, but I also love the TV commercials for the Karl Lagerfeld collection, their first collaboration in 2004, and the Stella McCarthy collection. Hopefully the Versace for H&M ads are just as fun and creative.

p.s. I'm crossing my fingers for a Lady Gaga cameo since she seems to be tight with Donatella lately.

Related article:
Lanvin for H&M Debuts This Morning!

Lanvin for H&M Print Ads 2010

Viktor & Rolf for H&M Print Ads 2006

Check out my favorite H&M TV Commercials after the jump...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fashion Flashback - Brooke Shields 1980 Gianni Versace Ad

After Brooke Shields posed in the controversial Calvin Klein ad, Gianna Versace chose the 14-year old model for his 1980 ad campaign.  Definitely not as scandalous as the CK ad.

 Click here for more Fashion Flashback photos

Friday, June 17, 2011

2012 Resort Collection Picks for a Fantasy Summer Vaca

I've recently finalized details for my summer vaca in Cabo, but now I must figure out my all important wardrobe.  Browsing through the plethora of recently released 2012 Resort Collection lookbooks and runway shows, I can't help but fantasize about a dream wardrobe for my upcoming trip.

Let's start with the swimwear/onsies for the beach or poolside:
Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Lanvin

Long maxi dresses and pant onsies are a must for just lounging around the resort:

Lanvin, Thakoon, and Tory Burch

A few lose fitting dresses for bopping around town to do some shopping:

Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and Louis Vuitton

Short shorts are a must on any summer vaca:

Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton

A few fancier dresses for those nicer dinners:

Donna Karan, Jennie Kayne, and Chanel

Finally, a few sexy dresses for checking out the nightlife:

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, Z Spoke by Zac Posen, and Derek Lam
A girl can dream...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Splendid Gets Crafty at The Grove

As I spotted back in April, the new Splendid boutique officially opens at The Grove on Friday, June 17th, but the big party happens on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th. They have collaborated with Crafting Community, an organization that brings families closer together through the power of art and recreation, to host a free event which features fun, interactive workshops focused on reusing and repurposing natural materials. I'm loving the green theme!  The activities for the day include Sew Splendid Cart, where families can design their own custom Splendid scarf by mixing and matching fabrics, Fun with Fabrics, a fabric and beading workshop where participants create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and key fobs by braiding, twisting, and knotting Splendid fabric with colorful beads. If at the end of the day you're still yearning for more crafty fun, you can purchase "Fun with Fabrics" to-go kits that include all the ingredients necessary to construct DIY accessories at home. Plus, yes there is more, five of the limited-edition to-go kits contain $250 shopping sprees at the Splendid store.  Since it's Father's Day, Splendid is offering 20% off all men's merchandise throughout the day.  What dad wouldn't love a super soft and comfy shirt?

Related article:
Splendid Store Opening Soon at The Grove

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Style Crushing - Amber Heard

Lately I've been style crushing on Amber Heard, who's been popping up on red carpets everywhere.  Not too surprising since she's starring in the new "Mad Men" TV series, "Playboy Club."  I'm loving her red carpet style which ranges from Donna Karan to Philip Lim.  I have a feeling that we'll be seeing a lot more of this blondie, especially in the fashion world.  Designers should be paying extra attention to her and securing a relationship for the future cause this girl's got a bright one.

Related article:
Style Crushing - Lucy Hale

Credit: Getty Images

Amber was most recently at the CFDA Awards in New York on June 6, 2011 in Cynthia Rowley.

Credit: Rob Kim / Film Magic

Amber in Donna Karan Casual Luxe at the 2011 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governor's Island, NY, June 4, 2011.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Oscars of Fashion - CFDA Awards

Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung Take Home Wins at the CFDA Awards on Monday night in New York.  Affectionately called the Oscars of fashion, it's the only awards show where the nominees dress themselves. Some highlights from the night included Lady Gaga accidentally texted Anna Wintour "We did it Bitch" (apparently she meant for it to go to another Anna, oops!), Gerard Butler revealed a new look (is it me or does he look like a soap star?), DVF announced that Anderson Copper, who hosted the show, had to leave early to deal with "a Weiner situation," oh, and some amazing fashion too. Here are a few of my favorites from the night.

Related articles:
Oscar Red Carpet Favorites
Emerald Green and Long Sleeve Gowns Ruled the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in The Row

Chloe Sevigny in Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Jessica Alba in custom Diane von Furstenberg
More photos after the jump...

Thursday, June 2, 2011 is Officially on Marc Jacobs' Sh*t List

“Is Marc Jacobs No Longer Cool and Relevant?” That was the headline of’s article about the critical NY Times article on Marc Jacobs. They also tweeted the headline with a link to their story which prompted a sarcastic response from Marc Jacobs’ twitter account. Here is the Twitter tread between @Fashionista_com, @MarcJacobsIntl, and @CherylAnneNY (the writer of the blog post):

I don’t blame Marc, or the PR person behind his Twitter account, for being a bit peeved about the post. What a way to point out a scathing article that Marc was hoping would just go away! Good job, The famed fashion blog bullet pointed all the critical points the NY Times article made about why Marc Jacobs is so last year. Although they start off saying that Marc’s shows are still one of the most anticipated shows of NY Fashion Week, towards the end of the article they seem to agree with the Times article. After receiving Marc’s tweet, tries to backtrack and even attempts to kiss his ass by saying, “We love you.” Really?!?! The smart approach would have been to ask for an interview first before writing the article, instead of the other way around. I personally think Marc is not out the door just yet. He’s got many designing years ahead of him.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Leighton Meester's Vera Wang Commercial is Beyond!

I'm lovestruck by this commercial!  Leighton Meester looks gorgeous in a Vera Wang gown waiting patiently on a NYC apartment fire escape for her rugged prince to arrive. Blake Lively seems to be getting all the great fashion campaigns lately (i.e., Chanel), so it's nice to see Miss Blair getting a piece of the fashion endorsement pie.  Although Meester looked great in the Missoni campaign, she wasn't the solo star.

Related article:
Gossip Girl Without Leighton Meester?!?!?!