Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fashion Model: Lee Holloway

Secretary, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, is a favorite film of mine. The black comedy is different, unpredictable, and fashionable. Gyllenhaal plays Lee Holloway, the repressed secretary, in an anything-but-stereotypical way, and her sheer, flowy blouses are to die for. The bow-tie necks and unbuttoned tops are feminine, sexy, commanding, and vulnerable all at once. She always looked like she was about to come undone.












Photos courtesy of maggie-gyllenhaal.net

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yael Naim covering Britney Spears "Toxic"

The lyrics sound meaningful and almost haunting sung in a manner like this. Though, I love the violins in the pop version too.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Books: The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia's The Little Black Book of Style is a fun read, nothing revolutionary (stick to basics, always check for VPL), but illuminating none the less. What I enjoyed the most were her list of style-inspiring movies and the charming quotes throughout the book. Movies include:

Bringing Up Baby



Breakfast at Tiffany's


Love Story


The Great Gatsby


Pulp Fiction


And quotes include:

"I was not ugly. I might not be anything for men to lose their heads about, but I need never again be ugly. This knowledge was like a song within me. Suddenly it all came together. If you were healthy, fit, and well-dressed, you could be attractive." Elsie De Wolfe

"I love America, and I love American women, but there is one thing that deeply shocks me...American closets. I cannot believe one can dress well when you have so much." Andree Putman


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci


"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Mark Twain


"It's not money that makes you well-dressed, it's understanding." Christian Dior


"Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy." Albert Einstein


"Is not the most erotic part of the body where ever the clothing affords a glimpse?" Roland Barthes


"Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?" Yves Saint Laurent


"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." Coco Chanel


"If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody." Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fashion Model: Margherita Missoni

25 year old Margherita Missoni is an heir to the Missoni fashion house, known for it's patterned prints and knitwear (Margherita wears both often and well). She is an ambassador for Missoni, and has appeared in it's fashion campaigns and perfume ads. Margherita is known for her feminine, unfussy style.







Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More gushing over Blair's style

I absolutely adored the yellow dress Blair had on at the beginning of Monday's episode of Gossip Girl, Woman on the Verge.

Trying to incorporate some Blair into my wardrobe, I just purchased this Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress, though I'm sure she would disapprove of Target :P

Shia Labeouf

I have had a crush on Shia ever since he was Louis on Even Stevens on the Disney Channel. Transformers and Disturbia cemented his cuteness in my mind, and I'm sure Indiana Jones will as well. He is hilarious in this interview; I love how he took this embarrasing situation and made a great anecdote out of it. The funnies get the hunnies, as my sister would say.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Chanel

I have high hopes.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Summer wish list...or the beginning of one

It's summertime, which for me always means time to buy new flats. I have been looking for a pair similar to the ones Sofia Coppola wore to the Louis Vuitton show during fashion week, and I think I have found them:

I found them at urbanoutfitters.com, and I actually prefer that they're open-toed, however, I think I'll look around a bit more. Along with flats, my shopping list includes:

Headbands with huge jewels/bows a la Blair Waldorf


Secretary blouses, like Maggie Gyllenhaal's


A shiny motorcycle bag similar to Vanessa Hudgens


White pants like Jackie O's


And dark plum/maroon skinny jeans like...no one, I just think they'd look cute :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A very self-possessed 19 year old

I have not read any of the Chronicles of Narnia books (which I must get on, as my friends tell me they're very good) and have only seen the first movie once, which I liked but was not blown away by. However, I must give credit where it's due, and as I saw pictures from the Prince Caspian premiere in New York, I was charmed by 19 year old Anna Popplewell, who plays Susan Pevensie. She has poise and dresses in a lovely, elegant and age-appropriate manner. I will be keeping an eye on her.

At the Prince Caspian premiere.

At The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe premiere.

At the Memoirs of a Geisha premiere.

Photos courtesy of apopplewell.org

Thursday, May 8, 2008

An Intriguing Beauty in Vogue Italia




How gorgeous is this editorial shot by Tom Munro? Anja looks luminous.
Photos courtesy of www.community.livejournal.com/ht_photography

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

They deserve it

I love this show and it's cast...it's rapidly becoming an obsession. Blair Waldorf is the best thing on TV right now.

Miranda Kerr at the launch of Victoria's Secret Heavenly Kiss perfume





She is just too pretty. And I love the nude pumps!



Photos courtesy of ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com

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