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Archive for April 2010

Look of the Week: Keen on Kate

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The offspring of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, Kate Hudson, is our modern day version of Marylin Monroe in this LBD (little black dress) by Louis Vuitton.  Kate chose the old school movie siren look at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Killer Inside Me.  I love the stunning details of black leather lining, all over the dress, which give it a modern day feel despite its traditional shape. 

Kate Hudson in a Louis Vuitton LBD and Brian Atwood Pumps

Who doesn’t own a LBD?  It is a wardrobe staple first introduced in 1926 by none other than ‘Coco’ Chanel.  Please have a look HERE at my other post on the LBD for more on its history and ways to wear the ubiquitous staple.  BE INSPIRED.

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Designers and Disney

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I love when fashion magazines play with designers’ personalities creatively to create a cool spread.  Spanish Elle has done it again with a spread of some of the top present day designers as disney characters; it was smartly named, ‘La Moda Animada’.  I always find these spreads artistic and witty.  Below are some of my favorites, enjoy!

Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel

Donatella Versace

John Galliano of Dior

Alber Elbaz of Lanvin

Sonia & Nathalie Rykiel

Jean Paul Gaultier

Look of the Week: Hung on Hanneli

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This week I decided to feature Hanneli Mustaparta, a model, MTV VJ and fashion blogger, who hailed the fashion world from Norway.  I came across the tall beautiful Norwegian while reading the Vogue bloggers feature and that is when my obsession with her blog began.  

Since the Coachella Festival was held this past week and many cool vintage outfits take over the blogosphere, I chose to pick my favorite Coachella look. Hanneli’s look for the festival was the definition of spring fab yet somehow working well with the “hippie” look of the festival fans.  Here, Hanneli is wearing Catherine Hammel shorts, Nina Jarebrink Shoes, Selima shades and vintage Venice tourist scarf.  I also found the second picture, on Style.com, where the model is sporting almost the exact same attire, but instead of a cashmere sweater an American Apparel tank top and she switched her Nina Jarebrink bag for a Mulberry.  I love how the outfit is all cream’s yet the textures and shapes add style.  Be inspired. 

 

Hanneli Mustaparta at Coachella

 

Hanneli Mustaparta at Choachella at style.com

 

HANNELI MUSTAPARTA’s BLOG, click HERE

Ps.  I decided to add this picture as well, another Coachella attendee that I thought was pretty cool.  I just couldn’t resist to keep it to just one!  I love the Catherine Hepburn/Brigitte Bardot look she is going for.  AWESOME VINTAGE ROMPER! 

 

Ophelia Lovibond at Coachella

My Favorite Spring/Summer Bags

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While I have to admit that I am much for of a shoe girl than a bag girl, the shoes this spring are way too bulky for my liking.  So I decided to share with the bag ladies my favorite spring/summer bags. 

My absolute favorite bag, created by none other than Derek Lam, is original yet versatile.  It can be carried on your arm, your shoulder, or across the body.  At the same time, because of the cream and chestnut brown base, it can be worn with the latest spring trends of military, neutrals, and blushes. 

The Celine Boxy tote took over fall fashion week carried by leading fashion magazine editors.  With time, it has come to be one of my favorite new bags, simply because it is different.  We haven’t seen this shape and size for a while.  Celine also created an amazing box across the body bag in a fabulous midnight blue, so props to Phoebe Philo. 

The Miu Miu cream deerskin tote is a perfect spring classic, only if you can keep it clean.  If you can’t, and prefer black, then I would suggest the Mulberry Alexa which is very similar in style. 

For evening bags, I suggest the Judith Leiber clam shell clutch and the Alexander McQueen python clutch.  The clam shell clutch is perfect for a destination wedding while the McQueen clutch is more unique for a fashionable night out. 

Finally, the lust over bag, the craze of bloggers across the world, the Proenza Schouler PS1.  You can find it in different shapes and sizes, but my favorite is the large camel crocodile bag.  All I can say to myself though is, dream on.  Maybe one day!  

Fashioninspa's Favorite Spring Summer Bags

Look of the week: Refined Rachel

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Rachel Bilson in Preen and Brian Atwood

 

Rachel Bilson, the actress and big time fashion enthusiast, is my best friend’s favorite fashionista because she never ceases to amaze.  At the N.Y.C. premiere of Waiting for Forever, Rachel donned a peek-a-boo cream Preen bustier dress with nude Brian Atwood pumps and a Cecelia clutch.  Who doesn’t love Preen and Brian Atwood?  Then the both of them together…on Rachel Bilson!  She looks refined yet sexy with the peek-a-boo and the pumps are simply perfect, very useful for the spring season.  Click HERE to preorder them on Intermix online.  What do you think?

Fendi’s Spring Summer 2010 Ads

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Can you tell I am obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld?  The fashion designer, also a photographer, is known to capture extraordinarily fashionable moments defining fashion and Karl.  Aside from Chanel and his namesake line, Karl has again wowed me and the fashion world with the Fendi S/S 2010 collection.  This dreamy ad campaign for the collection is simply beautiful.  Anja Rubik, looks stunning, wearing two gorgeous cream silk dresses pictured with soft lighting in a divinely magical location.

 

Fendi Spring Summer 2010 Ad

Gorgeous Fendi Dress

Look of the Week: Just Julia

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Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Carine Roitfeld’s daughter and one of NYC’s socialites, sports the latest spring trends with an ultimate utilitarian cool.  Her neutral dress, which is the first spring trend, is draped, trend two, and topped with a military jacket, trend three.  On top of this practical yet stylish outfit she accessorizes with classic Chanel quilted bag, sky-high chunky platforms and simple gold jewelry.  I love how the contrasting outfit works perfectly.  She is trendy yet classy, feminine yet androgynous.  Be inspired.