Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yesterday Karl Lagerfeld staged the Chanel Resort 2012 at the world's most expensive hotel, Hotel du Cap in Antibes!
There was a lot of over the top extravagance but that was the only cohesive theme in the collection.
I'm usually a blind Chanel/Karl fan but I felt confused by this collection.
From the too long, mid-calf skirts to the thong boots there was a lot of ugly to ponder. There was also beach wear, suits, day dresses, gowns for galas, and messy prints. With some menswear thrown in for good measure.
Of course resort is in stores the longest so the lack of cohesion could be explained by the fact that it needs to cover everything that a Chanel client could want in that time.
There are some lovely pieces and looks scattered throughout. I especially loved all the yellow which I'm craving this summer. It just wasn't enough to make me love this collection.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
THIS is why I love models- they always bring the drama!
While most of the celebrities missed the memo my catwalk girls hit the McQueen mark!
I hope I was able to find some pictures you haven't seen yet!
Karolina Kurkova in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture
Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen
Karlie Kloss in Christian Dior
Coco Rocha in Alexander McQueen
Lily Donaldson in Erdem
Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski in Alexander McQueen
Caroline Trentini in Michael Kors
Natalia Vodianova in (and with) Valentino!
Raquel Zimmermann in Alexander McQueen
And finally Hilary Rhoda in McQueen!
Thanks to The Fashion Spot for all of the pictures!
I was so excited for the red carpet at last night's Costume Institute Met Gala.
I figured that since the exhibit this year is dedicated to the brilliant career of Alexander McQueen that celebrities and models would be going all out.
How wrong I was!
One of the great things about the Met Gala is that it isn't covered by mainstream media and while Hollywood is always in attendance it is truly a fashion event. You don't have to worry so much about the US Weekly worst dressed list. You can take risks!
But this year it seemed to be mostly about looking pretty.
At least we can always count on Daphne Guinness!
Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen (Archive)
Lack of theme aside, here are my picks for the best dressed celebrities!
Diane Kruger in Jason Wu!
She was definitely the most elegant, sexy, best dressed of the night. Her style choices always work. While I would have loved to see her take a risk she blew the "pretty" competition out of the water.
Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture came a close second.
I've seen a few people wear this particular dress but Liv really owns it. I love the strategically placed feathers, the fringe detail and the way the color changes from white, to yellow, to almost gold. She went for simple jewelry just some bangles and the hard, square clutch provided a perfect balance to the soft, flowing feel of the gown. I was trying to find a clear picture of the back for you to see because its just amazing but so far no luck. I'll keep looking and try to update if I find one!
Certainly the most charming look of the night had to be the adorable Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney. At 14 it would be really easy for her to be drawn to more of a "prom" look but time and time again she arrives on the red carpet looking stylish, fashion forward and age appropriate. Just check out those amazing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes! I was surprised that this dress was Stella because I associate her with a different silhouette. This shape seemed like a good homage to McQueen. I wish she had gone for a bright color as the beige washes her out just a bit but overall a beautiful look. Hailee is definitely someone to watch!
Who were your favorites from last night?
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I need to get over to Zara b/c I'm totally obsessed with their hot pink, double-breasted blazer!
It is from their April look book and since tomorrow is May (FINALLY!) I hope I'll still have a chance at snagging it!
I really get annoyed at big, international brands that don't have online shopping!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Luna Boston is one of my favorite shops on Newbury St. since they basically introduced me to the fabulousness of Rebecca Minkoff!
Anyway, Luna Boston has relaunched their website and to celebrate they're giving Bostonista readers 20% off most merchandise on the site!
(This offer excludes MZ Wallace, Rebecca Minkoff pre-orders, LB exclusives, and sale merchandise.)
Thanks to the Boston Globe for the picture!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
As you probably know, Monday is the annual Boston Marathon!
If you're braving the infamous Heartbreak Hill then you deserve a great reward, I mean, besides a sense of personal accomplishment and being in amazing shape.
And don't the real best rewards come in little green boxes?
To that end Tiffany & Co. has launched a limited edition tag charm to celebrate the 2011 marathon!
This four-leaf clover charm would be perfect on a bracelet or necklace especially as a gift for your favorite marathon runner! And for an extra personal touch Tiffany's master engraver will be on hand at the Copley location Saturday and Sunday to hand engrave the charm with names or race numbers!
Best of luck to all of you marathoners!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Every year I forget to celebrate my blog's birthday!
Bostonista officially turned three yesterday!
I'm not where I thought I would be three years ago and neither is Bostonista but all in all it has been a pretty good run so far!
Thanks to all of my readers, friends, and family for the support!
It really means so much to me!
I'm looking forward to another year of fashion blogging!
Last week the Olsens made a surprising announcement- they're teaming up with BeachMint (the company behind Kate Bosworth's popular JewelMint.Com) to launch StyleMint.Com in July.
StyleMint is an opt-out monthly subscription e-commerce site.
What the hell does that mean?
When you join the site (signing up is free) you'll take a quick personal style quiz that helps to generate your style profile. Each month a new collection arrives on the site and uses your style profile to make recommendations. If you like a style you can purchase it for $29.99.
StyleMint will carry an exclusive t-shirt line by the twins that will change every month. Beginning in July the site will have eight styles available in multiple colors made from a cotton and modal blend. You'll be able to post your recommendations and purchases to your Facebook or twitter accounts to get your friend's opinions (a virtual dressing room!) and find exclusive Olsen content (such as video interviews or styling tips).
This is Ashley and MK's fifth fashion line in nearly as many years and if the success of the previous four are any indication StyleMint is only going to grow right out of the gate!
Even though the site isn't launching until July membership is limited so you'll want to sign up now to ensure access!
(FYI: The links here bring you to my personal invite links for which I may gain membership points or shopping credits.)