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What a wedge!

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I am seriously hyperventilating, BIG TIME!  

I have a love for shoes, maybe a better choice of words would be obsession.  But after seeing these Charlotte Olympia for Peter Som Spring 2011 wedges, it just got a lot worse.  Crazy for, obsessed with, dreaming of are all not enough to explain what I am feeling.  Waiting til spring will be a true killer, especially when I am waiting for these must-have wedges.

The black and nude lace is my favorite but the blush lace is more spring appropriate.  Can you see the frill on the top part of the heel! The wedges are feminine mixed in with a little bit of naughty, every girl’s dream.  

My hunt for these will begin from now and I will get my hands on a pair!!

Charlotte Olympia for Peter Som

Photo Courtesy of Vogue.com

Favorite Looks from Days 2 & 3 of NYFW

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I’ll cut right to chase.  So far it has been all about the whites, sheers and school boy collared shirts.  Could we get any more minimalist? Probably not, but minimalist is one of my favorite styles, so I am pretty satisfied with the spring 2011 collections, so far. Now onto the real business…

Is mixing prints still a trend? Whatever, even if it isn’t, this outfit is simple, comfortable, and chic which are all perfect for resort wear.  The black and white nautical stripes matched with a brown belt is a great way to play around with neutrals.

Bensoni

I have to admit I have a cropped tee obsession so when I came across this cropped chemise, I died.  Chemises are clean but Doo. Ri managed to make them both clean and hip.  Matched with a wide-legged pant, this look is more than perfect.

Doo Ri

To me, this Ports 1961 dress is the definition of chic steaming from its modesty.  A little Faye Dunaway maybe? I also love the hair and make-up!

Ports 1961

This Costello Tagliapietra dress is impeccably cut and wonderfully flowy.

Costello Tagliapietra

For a little more edge while remaining to be minimal, this Rag & Bone sheer skirt maxi dress is fabulous.  The color combination of neutrals remind me of my mother, which is a good thing in this case.

Rag & Bone

With one of the most talked about new designers showing early on in fashion week, picking just one of his looks was not enough.  I narrowed it down to my two favorite looks.  The first being a powerful cream short suit matched with the most stunning feminine black bow-tie blouse.  The second is a beautiful cocktail dress, the one I would most want to own/wear out of the whole collection.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

The O.M.G. moment of the 2&3 days came from none other than Christian Siriano.  I can’t say the O.M.G., in this case, implies anything positive.  Honestly, what was he thinking? Why the huge ruffles, almost double the model’s width, in an florescent red that I don’t think even existed before this dress? Even on a model this dress isn’t flattering.  Talk about extravagance!

Christian Siriano

All runway photos are courtesy of style.com

Favorite Looks from Day 1 of NYFW

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Below are some of my favorite looks from Day 1 of NYFW.  I don’t think an intro is necessary in this post other than, I couldn’t be more excited.

I love this Lyn Devon look because it is both feminine and masculine at the same time.  The cropped trouser is a spring take on the fall trouser trend.

Lyn Devon

This look makes me picture a modern-day GatsbyI love the cropped cardigan with a maxi skirt.  The volume created by the hat is to die for and it is organic too.

Organic by John Patrick

The styling of the outfit below is fabulous.  Who doesn’t love black and white?  The layering of the skirt and the belt add a tough edge to white blouse.

Sachin + Babi

The willowy white boho dress with rockin’ boots and a huge collared jacket make you really think that mixing and matching does work.  I totally picture a model strutting her stuff in Stockholm in this outfit.

Nicholas K

And for the O.M.G. moment of the day, Nicholas K styled his collection with a belly dancer belt inspiration! See below what I mean!  It is tied the exact same way and I am crazy for the inspiration coming from my roots.

Nicholas K with a belly dancer belt

Belly Dancer Belt

Photos Courtesy of Style.com

The Cut’s Designers Spring 2011 Inspirations

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The month of fashion weeks has just begun and I couldn’t be more excited.  The Cut, one of my favorite fashion blogs posted on 100 designer inspirations for their Spring 2011 Collections.  I can’t wait to go back to this link after the shows and figure out if you can truly match the inspiration boards/pictures to the collections.

Click HERE for the full slideshow.

Below are my favorites with the ultimate being Marchesa.  I always look forward to the detailed craftsmanship and with their Orientalist inspiration, the details should be stunning.

Marchesa "Orientalist"

Badgley Mischka "White Mischief"

Alexander Berardi "Breathless"

Bibhu Mohapatra "Charley"

Cushine Et Ochs "Peel"

BE INSPIRED.

Beauty: Les Khakis de Chanel for Fashion Night Out

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Les Khakis de Chanel

 

Photo Courtesy of ChicProfile.com

Last Fashion Night Out (FNO) it was Jade and this year it is Les Khakis de Chanel.  Does Chanel really have to make me feel like I missing out any more than I already do?  I am dreaming of being in NYC for FNO and now I am jealous of every girl in the big apple that will get her hands on one of these beyond fabulous nail polishes.  My survival is solely based on the slightest hope that they will be sold internationally a month later and hopefully not exclusively in Paris, which is a rumor I have heard.

The collection, which includes Khaki Brun, Khaki Rose, and Khaki Vert, is dead-on fall 2010.  With a monochromatic fall season, what better than a monochromatic nail polish collection by the beyond amazing Chanel.  Thanks to Peter Phillips, creative make-up director, we have a fall beauty obsession!

Everyone has picked a favorite shade, as for me, I want them all! BE INSPIRED.

Shopping Bag: Tip Top

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For my second edition of my shopping bag, I decided to pick two tops perfect for fall.  They are two completely polar items but I like placing diversity and opposition hand in hand. 

I picture the Elizabeth and James printed blouse tucked in a cream trouser for a Margaux Hemingway look paired with a loose up-do, tan booties and the Fendi’s tan Classico bag.  Oh what a wonderful world! 

The Topshop knitted cropped sweater is fabulous for layering, a key fall dressing technique.  Layering is a great way to keep warm and add personality to your outfit.  Imagine a light grey long-sleeved tee, camel leggings, brown riding boots, a camel scarf, and a light grey large YSL Muse Two bag.  As Rachel Zoe would say, mah-jor! 

Elizabeth and James top from net-a-porter.com, click HERE

Topshop knitted cardigan found online, click HERE


Looking of the Week: Ravishing Rossdales

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Photo Courtesy of Just Jared

There is nothing I love more than a stylish pair.  The Rossdales are one of Hollywood’s most stylish couples that also have one of the most stylish kids in town, Kingston.  The duo look like the epitome of old Hollywood glam on their way to a wedding on a yacht in California.  

Gwen, the designer behind L.A.M.B, looks absolutely stunning in a polka dot 1950’s siren dress accessorized with a fringed bag, black Louboutin pumps, and a beige fringed shawl.  Her hair and make-up match the look perfectly.  Could you get more of a WOW factor?  

Gavin is rockin’ a beige suit, white shirt and white sneakers. What a clean-cut rocker.  BE INSPIRED.