Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I've packed my bags and I'm ready to go!
I'm heading off to my favorite place- Walt Disney World!
We're staying at Disney's Port Orleans: French Quarter this time around.
It may not be Disney's Beach Club but I've always wanted to stay there so I'm really excited!
I'm planning on bringing my laptop down but Disney charges like $10 a day for Internet access so I won't be blogging until I get back on Tuesday!
Remember to check out my Twitter for mini-updates this week!
You kids be good while I'm gone!
I love Amanda Seyfried. She's always my favorite part of everything she's in!
Here is a quick sneak peak of her upcoming cover for Allure!
And of course a back-stage look at the making of the shoot...
If you haven't seen any of her work you need to check it out! She is hilarious in Mean Girls and has some of the funniest/ most memorable lines in the movie. And she's absolutely heart-wrenching in the latest season of Big Love.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I was really excited to hear that my favorite line, Rodarte, was doing a line for Target because lets face it, when am I ever going to be able to afford Rodarte otherwise?
When I thought about it I was pretty concerned- how on earth could Rodarte translate their very specific, and beautiful, aesthetic at that price point? They can't...can they?
It turns out I was right- but not entirely. Rodarte & Target offered the press a sneak peak today and Paper blogger, Julia Frakes snuck a few cell phone pics for twitter.
I'm pleasantly surprised by what I see!
The colors, shapes, and use of tulle and ribbons keep things as whimsical and pretty as the real line.
Plus, unlike most Target collaborations, the Mulleavy sisters have designed a huge collection and it's all priced at under $80!
Expect to see the collection hit stores in time for the holidays!
UPDATE: Target sweetly asked me to remove all pictures from the Target Long-Lead Editor preview of the Rodarte collaboration. I can't wait to see the full collection and give you guys the proper introduction that it deserves closer to the holidays! Thanks for understanding!
Monday, August 17, 2009
This is just a simple sampling of some photos, people, outfits, things that I love right now.
Yeah Alexa Chung is wearing the same Opening Ceremony dress that Diane Kruger was wearing the other night but I love the skinny, studded belt that she added to it. She makes every thing she wears look fresh!
I love Blair's Gatsby-esque outfit! I'm so excited for Chuck & Blair on Season 3! Time for a Gossip Girl countdown!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Charlize Theron, again?
You know, its her fourth cover and each one gets more and more boring.
I get that she is a beautiful woman with a movie to promote.
But I have a crazy idea!
How about trying to put a stylish woman with a movie to promote on the cover of your fashion magazine?
I mean, Charlize is great. She's a great actress, and a strong woman who overcame adversity. I have nothing against her. I just don't need to read about her for a fourth time in Vogue. Especially as she has a "I'm too good, sincere, and spiritual for that" approach to fashion.
Um. Then why are you doing a photo shoot for Vogue?
Theron has had some great red carpet moments (none of them recently) but its pretty clear they were styled by someone else and that off the red carpet she has little to no interest in personal style. And that's fine!
But when I look at the September issue of a fashion magazine (the biggest issue that sets the tone for the rest of the year) I want to be inspired. I don't find a bland glamour shot all that inspiring.
So who would I have put on the cover if I was Anna Wintour?
Not only does she have a massive movie to promote (Inglorious Basterds) but she is a woman who lives and breathes style. Plus, she's clearly a part of the fashion community-always attending fashion events, sitting in the front rows of shows, and looking amazing even after a 13-hour flight.
I love that she reuses pieces (like her favorite hat) and that she does casual without looking like a mess. I wish I could get the hang of that!
She can do old Hollywood glamour too...
She also supports young designers like a pre-Obama Jason Wu!
I've always loved her but she's really stepped up her style factor for the premieres and press junkets for Inglorious Basterds. I think she's about to become a huge star and Anna Wintour will be scrambling to put her on a cover! After all, Diane's graced Vogue Italia, and German Vogue so an American Vogue cover should only be a heartbeat away!
If you're a woman looking to wear a tuxedo this is how you should do it!
I just love her!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Remember how completely insane I went over Chanel's mint green nail polish from the Fall 09 show? Well, it's been 8 months but the polish finally has a release date!
Jade was created by Peter Phillips and is expected to hit stores sometime in October.
I'll be wearing it with very short slightly rounded nails.
If green isn't your thing (and I'm appalled if it isn't) then you can pick up Jade Pink a similarly ice cream shade of pink.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Valentino's Boston outpost was hit by some fashionable criminals this week.
They smashed open the windows on Berkeley St and grabbed what they could from the Newbury St store before getting away.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Oh Blair Waldorf's headbands!
I could swoon over their excessive, girlie glory for the rest of my life. Even if Little Jenny Humphrey declared headbands banned from Constance Billard's queen bees I have a feeling that the world's chicest women will always have a place for beautiful hair accessories.
Some of the best come from Andrea's Beau- exquisite, high quality, handmade hair accessories that add some sparkle and individuality to every outfit at an affordable price!
Feel like playing Blair?
Try the preppy Laurel Jacquard Bow headband ($26)
try the iridescent Luxe Bow Headband ($34) for evening.
If you prefer wearing your hair up the Flapper Feather Salon clip ($30) will add drama to a simple twist.
You can channel the fairy Titania with crowns of flowers and berries...
like with the Calla Lily Headband ($38)
the whimsical Velvet Wreath Headband ($26)
My favorite piece (next to the stunningly realistic Calla Lily) is the extravagant Wild Rose headband ($78) that I would love to wear when I'm a bridesmaid in October!
Andrea's Beau has been generous enough to create a limited time 20% discount just for Bostonista readers! Just let them know you're a Bostonista reader in the "comments" section of the ordering page!
I'll be using it on the amazing Calla Lily headband...what do you think?
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Fashion Reporter Website Launch Fashion Show - To celebrate the launch of the Fashion Reporter website will host a fashion show with Fashion Evolution at District Lounge at 180 Lincoln St, Boston, TONIGHT at 9 p.m. The show will feature the fall collections of Tibi, Vera Wang and Rebecca Taylor. Proceeds benefit Boston Cares and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk.
Tickets are $20 for GA and $40 for VIP!
Monday, August 3, 2009
I've been aware of the British TV show Skins for quite a while now but I hadn't watched it until yesterday when I was sucked in to a marathon of the teen drama on BBC America.
I loved it! It's not Gossip Girl but it is far superior to other teen shows plus I found a new muse with character Cassie Ainsworth's style (played, and styled, by Hannah Murray)!
From Victorian-era lace and broaches, sailor vests, and minidresses with layers of thigh highs and tights Cassie has an eccentric sense of style.
How can you add even more drama to a stay in a psychiatric ward? Why with a big straw hat, white Warhol shades, and sheer red lipstick of course!
Serious conversation? A lingerie top with leopard print tights may not seem like the obvious choice but you're sure to have the upper hand.
Need to make a dramatic entrance? When we first met Cassie she was decked out in a gold shift dress with a men's tuxedo jacket complete with long tails- just fabulous!
Pull out all your lace pieces, school boy blazers, ripped jeans, eclectic screen-printed tees, and flapper style headbands and long length gloves, please!
I think we should all just mix some mod with some bohemian just like Cassie only lets try to avoid the self-destructive behavior okay?
Saturday, August 1, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAIME FROM LA VIE J'AIME!
She's won a pair of Current/Elliot Legging jeans from Chick Downtown! Jaime, I can't wait to see how the jeans look and how you style them! I hope you send in a picture!
I had so many really great entries and it was really hard to pick just one! I wish I could have picked you all because you're all stylish and inspiring women! (and man!)
Thanks to Chick Downtown and to everyone who entered!
I hope I can continue to offer great contests as well as great content so please keep reading & commenting!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"I wish people would stop trying to make Sienna Miller happen."
and that is pretty much how I feel every time I have to read an article about her.
On the other hand I do think she is blond, and pretty, and stylish enough so I don't really mind pictures!