Mini-Fab

One of my favorite bag trends of the season comes in a smaller scale. The mini bag is fun but not overbearing. Here are a few that are gorgeous.

Jason Wu Miss Wu Python Mini

Jason Wu Miss Wu Python Mini                      Source

D&G mini

D&G mini                                        Source

Michael Kors Hamilton Mini

Michael Kors Hamilton Mini Source

Balenciaga Mini

Balenciaga Mini City                                     Source

Chloe Mini Elsie

Chloe Mini Elsie                                            Source

Celine Luggage Mini

Celine Luggage Mini                                      Source

 

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Fashionable Little Ones

There are a number of things parents instill into their kids: values, morals, integrity, virtue… and style?

There are a growing number of designers who have an equally fashionable line for kids in addition to their women’s and men’s lines. Dsquared is one of the latest to jump on board; the design duo will be launching a ready-to-wear kids and accessories collection for Spring 2014. These collections may be for kids but they’re targeted towards the parents (most often the mom) who are the ones with the credit cards. Some looks are casual, some are very fashion-forward–so much so that they look more like shrunken women’s outfits rather than those designed for little girls. These designers have traded glitter cat screen prints in favor of beaded applique. Here is a collection of designer kidswear images.

Burberry

Burberry
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Burberry

Burberry
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Lanvin

Lanvin
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Lanvin

Lanvin
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Lanvin

Lanvin
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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
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Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
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Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
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Little Marc Jacobs

Little Marc Jacobs
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Marchesa for Target + Neiman Marcus Collection

Marchesa for Target + Neiman Marcus Collection
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Missoni

Missoni
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It’s in the Details

I love the effect Pinterest has on my creativity–it never fails to spark new and exciting ideas. One of my latest boards, Details, focuses on the tiny details that make life amazing; The details that make a person jump out of bed, excited to start the day. It’s easy to overlook them but it’s the little things that make big things happen. Everything from perfect wine pairings to thinking outside the box is included.

Some of the details  included in my board (like shopping) may seem materialistic but it goes beyond that. Shopping is the equivalent of a child’s trip to Disneyland. It’s exciting, there are a lot of visuals to see, and so much to try (on). There’s a certain magical element that makes Disneyland a popular destination. That same, shall we say  je ne sais quoi, exists within retail shops. Everything from the music to the merchandise displays to store decor add to the magic. And in the end, all you want is a souvenir to remember the experience.

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Real Life Fairy Tales

Long, beautiful fabric flowing with graceful movement. Gold, silver, and rose gold shining as it catches the reflection from the sun’s rays. Bold, red lips. Dark, sultry eyes. Flawlessly framing tuxedos. Perfectly polished leather. Award shows are more than a recognition of inspired writing, brilliant performances, and overall film creativity. Visually, they’re glimpses of real life fairy tales, where dresses are extravagant and elegant, makeup is dramatic and sexy, hair is styled beyond everyday simplicity, tuxedos are as timeless as ever. I love award shows purely for the red carpet glamour.

Here are my favorite picks from the evening.

On the light side

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
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Anne Hathaway in Chanel
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A slit up to there

Lea Michele in Elie Saab
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Eva Longoria in Pucci
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Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier Couture
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Bold colors

Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture
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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
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Embellished

Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood
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Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
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Curve defining

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
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Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
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Who was your favorite this year?

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Falala-lovely

There’s something so exciting about the holidays. I love any chance to decorate to extremes. And Christmas is no exception. I love the lights that illuminate neighborhoods, the beautifully adorned pine trees, the smell of Christmas baked goods, and the window displays. Yes, the window displays. They are incredible sources of creative inspiration. Here are some of my favorite window displays of 2012.
Christian Louboutin, London
Christmas trees comprised of Louboutins
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Le Bon Marché
The entire exterior was decorated with more than 11,000 white and golden spheres.
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Harrods created 10 window displays, each featuring a fairy tale princess. I love this nostalgic spin on dressing up the holidays.

Jasmine from Aladdin by Escada
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Mulan by Missoni
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Cinderella by Versace
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Pocahontas by Roberto Cavalli
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The Little Mermaid by Marchesa
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Wishing you the best this holiday season.
Z

Super Beauties

When I read through fashion magazines, I’m not only looking at the jaw-dropping fashion but at the beautiful faces. I think the most successful models are the ones who look the most exotic. It’s hard to tire of something -someone in this case- that looks so different. It was no surprise to see that the top ten highest paid supermodels according to Forbes have very distinguishing features. These are the faces (and bodies) that everyone can remember. Click for the full list.

5. Doutzen Kroes
Born in: Netherlands
Earnings: $6.9 million
Fun Fact: Was a speed skater before she began modeling.

Source: Vogue Netherlands
Source: http://photoshootbloger.blogspot.com/2012/06/doutzen-kroes-for-victorias-secret_20.html
Source: Vogue

4. Adriana Lima
Born in: Brazil
Earnings: $7.3 million
Fun Fact: Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of the year.

Source: http://fashiongonerogue.com/adriana-lima-blumarine-fall-2011-campaign/
Source: http://photoshootbloger.blogspot.com/2012/03/adriana-lima-victorias-secret-march_14.html
Source: Vogue Spain

3. Natalia Vodianova
Born in: Russia
Earnings: $8.6 million
Fun Fact: Sold fruit on the street when she was younger.

Source: guerlain.com
Source: Vogue Italia
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2. Kate Moss
Born in: London, England
Earnings: $9.2 million
Fun Fact: Has been on the cover of British Vogue 32 times.

Source: Elle France
Source: Vogue UK
Source: Vogue Russia

1. Gisele Bündchen
Born in: Brazil
Earnings: $42 million
Fun fact: Was rejected from many modeling jobs at the start of her career because “her nose was too big”.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar UK

 

By Peter Lindbergh
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

 

Source: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Entertainment

 

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That’s So Last Century

     One of my main sources of style inspiration comes from decades past. I absolutely love vintage clothing because I’m a bit of a fashion historian. I am in awe with the way fashion evolves over the years (decades, centuries); the way hemlines drop or raise, silhouettes slim down or enlarge, heels stack up or form a different shape, trend accessories change – All these elements influenced by what was going on at the time in terms of politics, music, war, career, etc. I’m completely fascinated by the cyclical nature of fashion. Traces of the 70’s are still seen on the streets today – in the form of maxi-length hems and giant platforms. Fashion is a great way to feel connected to the past, to feel as though you’ve lived through many decades and experienced the glamour of each one.
     The 1920s have been on my mind lately. I came across this amazing video clip that is a silent commercial, if you will. It’ll make you want to put on your flapper dress and mary-janes and dance the Charleston (Seriously).
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