06/01/2009 - 07/01/2009Bostonista: 06/01/2009 - 07/01/2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Survey Says...Tag! You're It!

What is your current obsession?:
definitely purple-diary.com I don't know why I find pictures naughty French strangers so fascinating but I do.

What is your horoscope & do you relate to it?:
Cancer and for the most part very much so! I'm super emotional, I love pearls, I freak out if anyone is critical of my mother, I fall in love very easily and become absolutely for life fiercely devoted to nearly everyone I love even if they are mean to me, my boobs are my best body part, I'm manipulative and insecure, I love kids and I have a roundish baby doll face. These are key traits to Cancers. But unlike most cancers I do not save or earn a lot of money. I spend it like its water.

What are you wearing today?:
well it is bed time so my new la perla pink boxer short bottoms (I got them on clearance for like $14 at the Saks outlet!) and my "vintage t" (from Target) sweet liberty bubble gum- also pink.

What is the last thing you bought?:
missbehave magazine, a backless safari print dress from j crew, and some funky accessories from forever 21.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?:
Erika is the prettiest, most stylish fashion blogger on the planet. Check out her blog Fashion Chalet!

What’s for dinner?:
I had grilled chicken with grilled chopped tomatoes, onions and green peppers plus a baked potato and my current favorite soda diet fresca!

What’s your favorite decade, fashion wise?:
Probably the mid-sixties to mid-seventies. I look at YSL's Le Smoking collection and all that Helmut Newton was doing for French Vogue and that is just IT. You can see the passion and the brilliance in the work. And of course in that time period- Edie & Andy, the whole factory scene, Loulou de la Falaise! And Lagerfeld at Chloe! I just love the mix of androgyny & feminine glamour with all those sadomasochistic subtexts drenched in decadence. So much of It is pure art and such a reflection of life as it is and as it should be! I could faint with all of the emotions those designs and images stir up in in me--I can't imagine living it!

What are your must haves for summer?:
Minidresses, flip-flops, colorful silky hair scarves and always, ALWAYS giant sunnies!

What would you love to be able to afford?:
balenciaga bags, christian louboutins, subscriptions to Paris Vogue & Women's Wear Daily, my own apartment

What is your favorite piece of clothing from your own wardrobe?:
I don't really have a favorite piece. I pretty much dislike everything I own in terms of clothing right now. Not even joking. Probably my DVF wrap dress because I love how it feels. The fabric is just dreamy.

What is your dream job?:

What’s your favorite magazine?:
Vogue, Teen Vogue, Missbehave, Paris Vogue, Fashion Week Daily, Fashion Week Mini, i-D, and British Elle

What do you consider a fashion faux pas?:
Ed Hardy & the entire Christian Audigier family of brands.

Describe your personal style:
The quirky girl next door. Restless and a little bit boring. I honestly don't really have personal style which is sad coming from someone who loves the fashion industry as much as I do.

Which Beatle is your favorite?:
Paul. Obviously. But then Ringo.

What are you proud of?:
My family and my friends especially my mom!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Mask Obsession Continues...

You all know I'm addicted to costume masks as a sartorial statement but since its hard to go to work in a feather mask how about a cat mask necklace instead?!
This hand sewn leather and gold chain necklace by Sabrina Dehoff is a little steep at $255 but oh how delicious!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yolanda's Closing After 41 Years

Picture Courtesy of Boston.Com
I went to elementary/middle school in Newton and sometimes on the way back and forth we'd pass the legendary Yolanda's in Waltham. The building itself, white, and brick (I seem to remember grecian columns at the entrance) held a certain mystique and I'd always crane my neck to get a glance at the beautiful wedding dresses in the window from my perch in the back seat of my dad's car. If I had known then that a real life Barbie (Yolanda Cellucci) owned and ran the store I probably would have deemed the place heaven.

Yolanda has built a bridal empire in Waltham that included a health club/spa, beauty salon, and of course a gasp-inducing formal wear/bridal selection. Brides were treated to a complete princess experience at Yolanda's while shopping for their gowns as Yolanda believed that they should be! With selections from Reem Acra, Monique L’huillier, and Badgley Mischka it would be hard to not feel special!

Yolanda announced today that she has decided to close her legendary store next month after 41-years of business! The 74-year old is planning on spending more time with family but will continue being one of Boston's most glamorous women!

Unfortunately, I've never had the opportunity to step into those hallowed halls- and now it seems unlikely that I ever will- unless I can convince Mommy Dearest to look at the selection of Mother-of-the-Groom gowns for my brother's upcoming nuptials!

The final sale begins next week with everything in stock at 50-75% off!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ideeli (and an offer for Bostonista readers!)

Have you heard of the invite-only sample sale website, ideeli? Lots of great brands and designers are using ideeli (and similar sites like gilt group) to provide sample sales to customers outside of NYC and LA. I just scored the pictured Linq silk dress for $49 on ideeli regularly $148! You have to be quick (there is a limited amount of each piece and they are usually only available for less than a day) and invited--lucky for you ideeli has provided a code just for Bostonista readers!

Just go to ideeli and on the main page when it asks for your Invite Code/Password just enter TheBostonista!

Past sales have included BCBG, Vince Camuto, and Cole Haan (starting at 60% off!) plus with just one click you can enter great give-a-ways--how does the infamous Lanvin "It Bag" sound?!
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!!

What a fantastic birthday present! The trailer for Coco Before Chanel!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

And On The Eighth Day God Created Chanel

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It's Couture week in Paris (yes, Mommy Dearest, again) and that means I'm drooling all over my computer! I'll have more detailed updates soon but right now I can't get over this beautiful grecian style dress from Chanel.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Model Moment: Travel Essentials!

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I just love this adorable video from Modelina!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America! (And Malia Obama!)

Happy Fourth of July!
I hope you're all having a great day so far!
Enjoy the fireworks tonight and remember to stay safe!
Also, a very happy 11th birthday to one of America's most stylish girls...
First Daughter Malia Obama!!!
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Man, I love those girls! And how cute is little Sasha in this picture?!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Model Moment: Coco & The Vogue Beauty Closet

Style.Com has a cute piece about Coco Rocha raiding their beauty closet. She literally just helped herself to whatever she wanted in the alphabetized, beauty addict's heaven. But who can blame her?! I thought I liked her new dark hair but, in this picture at least, it really washes her out.

Speaking of models hanging out at magazines Teen Vogue welcomed Chanel Iman to their infamous fashion closet. Chanel actually helped out the interns with organizing the closet rather than stocking up on basics.
She's too adorable!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The September Issue Trailer

I can't wait!!!!!

A Celebrity Moment: Keira Knightly For Chanel

A first look at Keira Knightley's newest ad campaign for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle!
I like the look of this one much more than her previous shoot for them although I'll always adore the television commercial they shot with it.
Do you think Keira is still a "Chanel" face or should Karl have moved on to another "It" girl this season?

Fashion on a Budget

Love the Ella T-Strap sandals by Pour la Victoire but hate the $225 price tag?
Me too!
That is why I was so excited to see this similar style on ASOS for only $51.30!
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It is missing the zipper detailing and doesn't come in a blue but otherwise it almost perfectly recreates the style of the significantly more expensive Pour la Victoires. I think I actually prefer the ASOS version!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Snakes Are Only Good For One Thing--Accessories!

It may seem a little weird or morbid but I really love this vial of snake bones necklace from LondonsGate on Etsy.

Yes, those really are tiny snake bones and yes, I really would wear them around my neck.

Hey, at least I wouldn't wear a vial of my husband's blood around my neck like Angelina Jolie!

Just Live Your Life

Teen Voguer Carlos Lopez made a tribute video to all of his friends a few months ago and damn does he have some fabulous friends! Keep your eyes out for Olsens, Trainas, Ronsons, and Nicole Richie! Why isn't my life that glamorous?!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Girl In The Green Scarf...

I will definitely be buying Confessions of a Shopaholic on DVD today. It is my favorite "guilty pleasure" movie and was treated really unfairly by critics and audiences when it was released in February. Isla Fisher is adorable and the film ends up having a really nice message. You should rent it for a girl's night in!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lanvin Resort 2010

My favorite Resort 2010 collection is from Alber Elbaz. I think it is the perfect embodiment of everything a resort collection should be. Colorful, sexy, and travel friendly without being tasteless. I loved that I could picture a specific city and different dances with each different look. They were vibrant, detailed and fun with lots of excellent capsules and accessories that are sure to sell out of stores quickly. As a whole the collection is nothing short of delightful!

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How hilarious is that background, btw?!

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