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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Links a la Mode

Edited by: Marie Denee of "The Curvy Fashionista by Marie Denee" The Curvy Fashionista.

Last week, Links à la Mode fashioned a roundup of the latest fashion perspectives and trends for the anticipation of another highly anticipated Fall. With the "September" editions landing on our doorsteps and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week right around the corner, we brace our pocketbooks for the damage it is about to endure. Whether the latest developments in plus size fashion, a Brazilian blowout, or style inspirations, this week's links act as a guide of both inspiration and aspirations to Fall fashion. Before we delve into snatching up the latest "it" items from our secret wish (lust) list, below are a few must reads from the intuitive fashion bloggers who share their insights of what to expect from fashion, head to toe.

Links à la Mode: August 19th

  • All Tumble Down- Focusing on style "best practices"; what we do well instead of what we don't

  • Amanda Lee- 6 Great Ways to Repurpose Your Clothing

  • Beyond Fabric- Tips on size and fit for menswear

  • Chic Steals- Street Style the New Determinate of Cool? The Evolution of the Girl Next Door as Style Icon

  • Dramatis Personae- Style on the Run Guest Post: Fall Lust List

  • Fashion Cents- wants to make sure you don't break any vows. Get 3 tips on what to wear to a wedding this season

  • Fashion Pulse Daily- Dana Lorenz, designer of Fenton Fallon Jewelry, oversees a blogger DIY jewelry session in her Lower East Side Boutique

  • Fete a Fete- Review of Givenchy's new Blooming Fall 2010 makeup collection

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: How Does the Coach Poppy Project Benefit Bloggers?

  • Just B- B Deceived: Handbags in disguise

  • Lovely and Lavish- Fall 2010 RTW: the Worst Accessories!

  • Manda Bear- Sally Hansen Limited Edition Xtreme Wear Nail Polishes - Reviews, Swatches and a Giveaway

  • Mrs. Bossa Does the Do- Autumn's a-comin', and brings with it our perennial love of heritage chic - dig out your sequins and tweed, ladies...

  • RetroChick- 5 ways to update your wardrobe for next to nothing

  • Return to Sender- A fabulous interview with fat acceptance advocate, and author of FAT!So?, Marilyn Wann and her view on "fashion."

  • Shoe Day Dreams- Skin Secrets - maintenance is key over the long-haul.

  • Style Eyes Fashion- Fashion bloggers and consumerism - how fashion bloggers are discouraging consumerism and encouraging sustainable style

  • Style Wax Poetic- 10 to die for shoes All Under $100.

  • The Curvy Fashionista- Plus size indie label, Jibri gives the Curvy.Confident.Chic Fashionistas a tease with her Fall 2010 collection

  • The Coveted- Blown away by the Brazilian Blowout

  • Watch this Place- Dark, but don't let it be dreary... how to wear Autumn's dark colors without looking drab.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fashionable Reads...

Walking around Concord yesterday (it's a favorite pastime of mine) I ambled into the Concord Book Shop thinking I might pick up Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts but while browsing the shelves I found a lone copy of the Ruben Toledo edition of Wuthering Heights!
Now, I had read over a year ago that Penguin Classics was planning to re-release classics with covers drawn & designed by Toledo but I thought they were in limited editions and never dreamed of finding one for myself.
Apparently, they're widely available (in stores and online) and I'm just oblivious!
All thought of Sacred Hearts went out the window- I practically lunged at the shelves!
For those of you who don't know- Ruben Toledo is an artist and filmmaker from Cuba. He's married to Isabel Toledo (the fashion designer favored by Michelle Obama) and his work, particularly his fashion illustrations, have appeared in magazines all over the world.
He's kind of a big deal.
I did feel like $16 was a lot to pay for a paperback edition of classic that you can get for like $5 (especially one that I already owned...) but then one look at Toledo's interpretation of Heathcliff on the back cover and I was sold.


It's dark and gloomy and perfect.
So my old ripped, beat up, barely held together copy is in the recycle box and this lovely new one will take its place on my bookshelf!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Events in Boston: US Weekly Party!

My friends and I will be there & I hope you will too!

Mindless Self Indulgence

I'm not really a fan of "What I'm Wearing!" posts.
Don't get me wrong I love seeing what most other bloggers are wearing- I find it very inspiring!
But for myself? I mean, I can style other people but my personal style is really not...I'm just boring. Plus, I have a fairly crappy camera.
However, since I have little to add to the fashion conversation today and since four different people stopped in Harvard Square to say how cute I looked, AND since I just lost 20 pounds I figured what the hell...
I call this my "Sloane does the Hamptons" outfit.

Please be kind. I'm no Erika de Paloi!

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black tank, forever 21
blue stripped button down, aerie
white jean shorts, true religion
"Je ne sais quoi" change purse as clutch, rebecca minkoff
chain & ribbon necklace, loft
leather & rhinestone bracelet, aerie
vintage stag charm bracelet
child's crown thumb ring (worn on ring finger)

Speaking of my brand spanking new coin purse from Rebecca Minkoff I found it yesterday at the most charming boutique while walking in Concord yesterday.
Viola Lovely has two locations- the one in Concord is mostly accessories but they're stunning and include everything from Rebecca Minkoff to Tom Ford to DVF to Havaianas without any of the small, designer boutique snobbery that so often turns me off.
I'm officially in love!
I'll definitely be making lots of trips and if you're in the area you should too!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quick Note of Thanks!

I just wanted to quickly say thank you to Become.com's style blog for featuring Bostonista as one of their Best of the Web Style blogs a few weeks back! I'm honored to be in such great company!
Another big thanks to Shiseido for sending me their limited edition Holiday collection palette. The colors are beautiful for fall/winter and I know I'll feel glamorous anytime I whip out the glossy compact!
Also, yet another new header, this time featuring some good old Madonna wisdom!
Better than the last one, yes?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lots of Pretty Pictures...?

I can't decide if the Oil & Water editorial from Vogue Italia by Steven Miesel is horrible, offensive, and disgusting or a beautiful, artistic way of bringing the utter devastation to the masses...

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Kristen McMenamy is the only girl who could even attempt to pull this off.

This month also marks Kate Moss's 30th appearance on the cover of British Vogue.
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My favorite model Jessica Stam recently stepped into a designing role at RACHEL Rachel Roy. You can read all about it in this month's Marie Claire (it has MK on the cover!) and check out the collection at Macys!

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And finally the totally freaky Vogue Paris Collections Fall/Winter 2010 edition that features Freja...and only Freja! I know everyone loves her but that is definitely an overdose!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Obsessed: Kate Lanphear

You probably know that my obsession with Kate Lanphear runs pretty deep.
I mean, she has one of my dream jobs (Style Director at Elle magazine) and her style is INSANE.
So I was super excited that she agreed to pose for Eddie Borgo's fall 2010 campaign.

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She's so badass and the pics make it obvious why Eddie is a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee for jewelry design!

(Thanks to Fashionologie for the pics!)

Life Updates

As you can see I've put up a new header.
I did it really fast and I'm not sure that I like it but I felt like I needed a change.

I'm sure you've noticed a lack of posts...I feel like I've done this type of note to you guys so many times...but I do have a chronic health condition and unfortunately have been very, very sick for the past month. I've barely seen my friends, let alone kept up with the fashion world- I've been too lethargic and stuck on the couch watching bad TV.
You'd think this would be the perfect situation for blogging but you'd be wrong- I get too upset when I don't have the energy to really put passion and focus into it.
So I thought I'd give you an update on where I stand!
Tomorrow night I'm "checking into" Beth Israel to get ready for lots of tests & stuff on Thursday.
So any prayers/positive energy/sweet thoughts you send my way will be much appreciated!

Hopefully, by the time NY Fashion Week rolls around I'll be up to my usual snarky play-by-plays, and in depth reviews of the shows- those are what I most enjoy writing so I'm looking forward to that!

On an unrelated note- The Rachel Zoe Project premiered tonight and can I just say that the show is so much better without that brat Taylor Jacobson? I could never really watch it before because I'd get too upset about that ungrateful, bitch having my dream job and having the audacity to complain about it. I know there are two sides to every story, and obviously the show has edited her in a certain light for a few years now which kind of perfectly sets her up as the bad guy thief but I don't think the representation was all that far-fetched.
Are you guys pro-Taylor or do you think as highly of her as I do?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Events in Boston: BOLDFACERS!

C'mon, Muffy, dah-ling, break out your seersucker and head to the W Boston for a very preppy, shopping event with Boldfacers!

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