Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Who Will Make the Best 80s Carrie Bradshaw?

SJP in Girls Just Want to Have Fun
The CW has officially greenlit The Carrie Diaries pilot, Carrie Bradshaw before Mr. Big, but they haven't said yet who will play the young Carrie. The rumors include Blake Lively, Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning.  So, which starlet will make the best 80s Carrie Bradshaw?  Let's take a look at their 80s style.  I've also thrown Katie Cassidy, Emma Stone and Taylor Swift into the casting mix.

Since Blake Lively is already tied up with another CW show, Gossip Girl, I'm leaning more towards Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Fanning or Taylor Swift. Who would you choose?

Blake Lively

Elizabeth Olsen

Emma Roberts

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pretty in Pastel - Spring 2012

This spring it's all about pastels and florals, and the Spring Couture shows currently going on are not immune. Some are more excited than others, but you can feel the trend in the air. From Chanel's yet again reinvented tweed suit in a pastel blue to Eli Saab's flowing pastel gowns with floral appliques and Valentino's iridescent floral gowns, it's time to feel pretty in pastel.


Christian Dior

Elie Saab

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Victorinox Opens at the Bev Center

As the second store in the U.S. (NY being the first), Victorinox opened it's first west coast store last month at the Beverly Center.  The label known for it's Swiss Army knives and watches, also has a women's and men's clothing collection.  I was particularly fond of a fur hooded long coat, even though I wondered if I'd ever have a reason to wear it in L.A.  Regardless, it's good to have just in case it gets below 50 degrees.  The store includes everything Victorinox in one location including (besides the knives, watches, and apparel) household cutlery (who knew they made these!), fragrances, and luggage.  Definitely the place to stop if you're taking a trip into the wilderness or going to Mammoth for the weekend.  Let's not forget the Swiss Army knife that was left behind in 127 Hours.

The 2,333-square-foot store includes geometrically cut oak wood walls, steel fixtures and the familiar Swiss Army shade of red throughout the store.  The wall of Swiss Army knives in various colors is a great centerpiece and even stands out when you pass by it from the outside.

Victorinox Swiss Army on the Beverly Center's sixth floor is located between the J. Lindeberg and Godiva Chocolatier stores.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

H&M Spring 2012 Lookbook

H&M's spring collection is filled with loose and airy whites, but some of my favorite pieces are in bright colors and even a neon dress.  Christopher Kane's influence sure does get around.  I don't know about you, but it's not even Christmas and I'm already exited for spring.

H&M Spring 2012

See the full collection here:


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sporting Shorts Over Tights

Shorts over tights may not be new, but it's still trending now that the weather is turning from hot to cold.  I'm personally obsessed with the look, especially when it's done right.  One of my favorites is Leighton Meester's pink shorts in Season 4 of "Gossip Girl", when Blair interns for W Magazine.  I've also always loved shorts with heels, which go as far back as Sarah Jessica Parker in 1999 (very fashion forward of her for the late 90s).  Most recently Amanda Seyfried walked the red carpet in an H&M shorts suit during her the London premiere of In Time.  But ladies, you must have amazing stems to dare to go bare legged.

Leighton Meester, Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Olivia Palermo

Amanda Seyfried 2011 and Sarah Jessica Parker 1999

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gen Art Shows Off It's Fresh New Face

Finally, an LA Fashion show worth attending. After shuttering 18 months ago, Gen Art returned with it's legendary Fresh Faces in Fashion Los Angeles show.  Hosted by Zoe Saldana at the former cathedral of St. Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night, the lineup for this year's show included We are Handsome, Dear Creatures, Odylyne, Chambers, 71 Stanton, Funktional, Stand and Deliver, as well as accessory lines Sticks and Stones, Iman Toloui, Plomo and Tomtom.  I wasn't sure what to expect since LA Fashion Week isn't exactly top of the list, but I was pleasantly surprised.  For me the standouts were Dear Creature and Fuktional. With their pretty, airy and laid back collections, they are perfect L.A. based labels. The standout accessory line was definitely the geometric designs of Tomtom, which were on display in the courtyard instead of the runway. Although We Are Handsome, Odylyne, and 71 Stanton had some great pieces, I wasn't excited about the collection overall.  My least favorite was Stand and Deliver. It was way too S&M/punk rock for my delicate taste. Plus, the staged make out session and guys brawl was more cringeworthy than entertaining.  After the show, instead of shooing guests away, the DJ and drinks continued late into the night.  Welcome back, Gen Art!  We missed you more than you know.

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Dear Creature