Friday, November 7, 2008
It's not quite the white mask of my dreams but how fun would it be to walk down Charles St wearing your Luella Batman Mask Sunglasses? Or just all the time?
It would be super fun but probably not $400 worth--of course you could always rent them for $36 a week!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Christopher's Haven is a great place where families with children undergoing cancer treatment in Boston can have a home-away-from-home. On Your Feet Project is helping to raise money for Christopher's Haven by hosting a party and fashion show on November 13th at Parris. There will also be goody bags and a live/silent auction.
Please help out this great cause and attend! Tickets are only $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Thanks to PunkyStyle for letting me know!
Suzy Menkes interviewed the amazing Sofia Coppola this week in Paris to discuss her Louis Vuitton collaboration. She's created an amazingly sophisticated accessories line for the brand. It's not surprising that Sofia has done a high-profile project since she's been Marc Jacobs (he is creative director and head designer at LV) muse for most of his career and she is possibly the chicest modern woman.
The bags are based around her ideal day bag while the shoes are based on a memory of a pair of YSL's that belonged to her mother in the 1970s. And while this isn't her first trip down the fashion road (she co-founded the super adorable Milk Fed in the 90s with friends) she almost (almost) rules out the idea of doing a full on collection claiming she doesn't have the patience to really learn about proportions and details.
The line is launching in Tokyo on December 5th and will hit LV stores world wide in March.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I'm also a huge Britney Spears fan although if there are two things that don't go together it is Britney and high fashion.
Which is why I almost fainted this morning when Fashionista pointed out that Britney is wearing a Rodarte dress on the cover of her upcoming album, Circus. I can't believe I didn't notice it before! Although to be honest I glanced at the artwork thought "eh" and moved on.
Can Britney even pronounce Rodarte? And even though she looks beautiful why on earth didn't the photographer use the theme of the album and the odd shaped dress to better advantage?
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
You can now follow Bostonista on BlogLovin! I've been having fun following a lot of my favorite style blogs using BlogLovin and I hope you'll follow me!
You may have heard the rumor that Karl Lagerfeld had bought an estate in a tiny Vermont town and planned to shoot Chanel campaigns there. Well, it's true! A local Vermont news team spotted God on the property this week and apparently both renovations and photo shoots have already begun to take place!
Who else thinks a road trip to Vermont is suddenly a million times more appealing?
Teen Vogue is opening a temporary store in a mall in New Jersey where it won't sell anything.
It didn't make much sense to me either but then the New York Times explained.
Considering that Conde Nast just cut 5% off its budget (resulting in Men's Vogue being absorbed into Vogue as a twice yearly supplement and Portfolio losing most of it's web staff and being reduced to ten issues a year) and other teen magazines like CosmoGirl! have folded entirely building this kind of small but fiercely loyal audience is probably a good call on Teen Vogue's part. If I were a 16-year-old Jersey girl I'd be there chomping my bubble gum every day.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Armani announced today that Victoria Beckham will be helping to launch the first Emperio Armani Women's Underwear Collection by starring in the international global advertising campaign. Her husband, David Beckham, infamously posed for the designer for the Emperio Armani Men's Underwear collection. Last spring Victoria wore a lace Armani creation to the famed Costume Institute Gala in New York City where Giorgio was a co-chair to the event.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well, okay, it's actually, "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion" but as a self-proclaimed model junkie that just translates into one word for me...MODELS!
I love them. I don't know why. It might be the way that they look like aliens, or that I wish I could be that skinny, or at least well-traveled. Whatever the reason is I love them. So the MET hosting an entire exhibit based entirely around them is like a dream!
Anna Wintour has picked the ultimate model Kate Moss to co-chair the May 4th opening night event in addition to Marc Jacobs and....Justin Timberlake. I don't know why she picked Justin Timberlake but I suppose its a less strange combination than last years Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Giorgio Armani. I would have preferred Kate Moss, Gemma Ward, Natalia Vodianova, Karlie Kloss, Iman, and Christy Turlington but I'll take what I can get.
In honor of this awesome news I give you some fantastic pictures of my favorite type of person.
Iekeliene Strange is a Desert Queen!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
4 Things I Did Today:
Read the October issue of Vogue
Got Starbucks for free
Went to a fashion show
Cleaned my room
4 Things On My To-Do List:
Pick up a book on hold at the library
Buy my nana a birthday present
Read the pile of neglected magazines in my room
4 Guilty Pleasures:
Shopping with credit cards when I have no money
Biographies about Anne Boleyn/Marie Antoinette/Etc
Movies with Paul Rudd
4 Random Facts About Me:
I get tongue tied around boys I have crushes on
I love decorating for different holidays
I make the best completely homemade whipped cream you have ever had
I'll probably run away to London if McCain wins
4 Bloggers that I'm Tagging:
The internet has been going crazy over this picture of cute-as-button Piper Palin carrying what appears to be a Louis Vuitton bag at a recent rally. We all know that the GOP forked over $150,000 to Sarah Palin for a shopping spree at Neimans and Saks but did it include a $790
monogramed Louis Vuitton? Um. No. It didn't. That bag is as fake as McCain's smiles during the last debate.
Considering that President Bush just signed an anti-counterfeiting bill putting $25 million towards preventing the creation and sale of fakes as well as stiffer consequences for pirates of intellectual property is it appropriate for a high profile candidate to be endorsing carrying a fake?
A lot of people don't see the harm in a knock off bought off the street. And I'm all for recreating a runway look or high end trend in an inexpensive way especially in this economic climate. But there is a difference between being stylish on the cheap and buying a fake, copyright infringed bag off the street.
This bag that she is allowing her 7-year-old daughter to carry was produced by a child, in a filthy usually underground factory for very, very little money. And most of these factories are in US cities because it's easier to produce them here than smuggle the counterfeits into the US.
It is common knowledge that the sale of counterfeit luxury goods supports human trafficking and child prostitution. Some say that it helps to fund terrorism. Regardless, it flaunts child labor laws so extremely they might as well not exist.
It's possible that Sarah Palin isn't aware of any of this. It's possible she believes that it is a real LV bag. If thats the case then there is something unsettling about allowing a 7 year old to carry a $790 bag in front of a struggling America.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Soap & Glory has fast become my favorite bath & body line. You might remember my obsession with the Flirtigo spray body moisturizer (I'm on my second bottle!) and I've continued trying out their products since then. I love their packaging, the fact that it was created by Bliss mastermind Marcia Kilgore, and their great prices!
My hair has always been a sore spot for me. It's frizzy, and coarse. Some spots are wavy and others are stick straight. It's also crazy thick. Plus, my blonde obsession (stemming from mommy dearest btw) doesn't help the situation. I'm always looking for hair products that will condition, smooth, and, most importantly, SOFTEN it.
But most products are heavy and weigh it down, or sticky and make it look and feel greasy. Its super frustrating.
So, when I was at Target in Watertown the other day I naturally ambled over to the Soap & Glory aisle. And thank god that I did! I picked up Hair Supply a conditioner/deep mask. I always figure what the heck and I am SO thrilled that I tried it. Hair Supply has a special gel formula but looks and works like a cream to hydrate and de-frizz without adding weight!
First off the actual product smells amazing. A very light almost peach scent thats very clean. Some products are very overwhelming but when my hair was dry it just was very delicate and sweet. It was SUPER hydrating but still very light. I loved how it felt on my hair (I left it on for five minutes as a masque but its definitely good as a daily conditioner too) and then it actually rinsed out really easily without leaving any kind of residue.
Afterwards my hair looked and felt amazing. Amaaaazing!!! It was much softer than usual, and actually looked glossy, not greasy, for the first time ever! I just can't get over how healthy my hair looks! If it's worked this well after just one use...will I have a chance of the Heidi Klum-esque hair I dream of? Okay, probably not, but I think my hair will be the best that MY hair can be and thats pretty damn exciting.
Plus at $9.99 no one can beat the price!
Soap & Glory is available exclusively in the US at Target and Target.Com.
I wanted to let you guys in on some great fashion events happening on Thursday!
Macy's is hosting a screening of Fashion Cinema at the Regal Fenway 13 (my old haunt!) to benefit AAC & GLAD. Tickets are $25 but include complimentary concessions, a champagne reception, and an exclusive Macy's shopping pass! The movie features ten segments of designer runway shows from 2008 including Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Alfani, Levis and Christian Audigier.
This is for a really great cause and I hope you can attend!
The reception is at 7 with an 8 pm show star time.
Also on Thursday is the Grand Opening of the new flagship location of Nicole Marie in Concord at 18 Walden St. The celebration includes a fashion show and cocktail party from 6 to 8:30 pm. You'll also be able to receive 15%-20% discounts on shopping! I'll definitely be there!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Set your Tivos now! My style icons, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen will be on Oprah this Thursday October 23rd! It will be their first visit since 2004! They'll probably be talking about The Row, Elizabeth & James, teaming up with Steve Madden to create an E&J shoe line and the October 28th release of their style book Influence. If you're lucky enough to be in Manhattan on October 28th the girls will be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble in Union Square at 12:30!
Also, don't forget to watch MK's guest star role on Samantha Who airing November 10th! And Ashley will be on David Letterman on October 30th!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I'm not usually a huge fan of Posh's sartorial choices (though I do love her) but you know my Rodarte obsession runs deep. Last night, on a date with her hot husband, she wore the Christian Louboutin for Rodarte shoes and paired their bad ass awesomeness with a lacy, girlie mini dress. Its just the sort of thing I always want to wear. Love, love, love.
Thanks to Faded Youth!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The favorite childhood hair style has quickly become a big celebrity hair trend--braids are making a big impact both on the red carpet and the Spring 09 runways! SalonCapri owner Nick Penna was lucky enough to attend the Zac Posen show as a guest of L'Oreal and he's embracing subtle hair details, like tiny braids, for his Boston clients.
My favorite execution of the look are milkmaid braids. Remember a few years ago when Sienna Miller rocked a Heidi-esque pair on the red carpet and was slammed for it? Well, I liked it then and I like it now. Besides, a person with true style picks up on looks long before the rest of the crowd even if they get slaughtered for it!
So what do you think? And how are you planning on wearing your hair this year?
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It's no secret that I'm a pretty hardcore liberal. But for those of you who aren't why don't you make yourselves a "Real Women Hunt Moose" tote bag just like Republican VP candidate?