Friday, November 30, 2007
This twist on a classic borrows from the biker boys yet adds a decidedly chic twist. The gorgeous neutral color has a European flair, perfect for zipping off on a Vespa or picking up groceries at the chilly produce section of the supermarket. The antique and distressed texture gives it just enough of a roughed-up finish to keep it from looking undesirably new. The fact that it's a hoodie combines casual with luxe, making it wearable for many occasions. And the pièce de résistance: the hug-you-in-all-the-right-places fit.
I can picture this as a hugely versatile piece. Worn with jeans and a sweater, this would be a wonderful layering piece on those days when a down puffer just doesn't give you the sleek look you want. This would also go beautifully with softer fabrics to juxtapose textures, creating a truly unique look. In essence, this is the piece for all you girls who don't want to sacrifice your femininity in order to look strong and confident.
Consider it your urban armour.
Image courtesy of http://www.standardstyle.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=52108&BrandId=1577&CategoryId=990
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
pictures courtesy of style.com and http://www.ourfixerupper.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/narnia.jpg
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
OPI - Russian Navy
When it comes to nails, navy is the new black. This is definitely a fresh take on the dark nail trend that is still lingering from last year. This gorgeous hue is from the 2007 Fall/Winter Russian Collection. This polish would look sophisticated with a short, slightly rounded nail shape to keep the look from being too hard.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
picture courtesy of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/graphics/filmslide/harry5/h4.jpg
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Oh, I am ever so grateful to my dermatologist for turning me on to this lovely product. I have tried and been unsatisfied with many moisturizers and for many different reasons. "My skin feels so greasy!" or "This burns the minute I put it on!" are common shouts heard from the bathroom. This moisturizer passes by with flying colors because it not only moisturizes my Sahara desert skin but also makes it feel just like...skin. I know, it's amazing! It just works, no fluff.
What would summer be without sunscreen? When your skin already feels oily from the humidity and the sun who wants to slather on a filmy stick? This goes on so smooth it almost feels like a primer, giving your skin a fantastic matte finish. The best part is that this has a long-lasting silky finish, with light-reflecting particles to make your skin glow that much more in the sun.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
All good things come to an end, and that means a really wonderful vacation in the City of Lights! I have never seen such beautiful architecture and art, every corner had another surprise. If any of you have the opportunity in your life to go to Europe, definitely take the time to just look around, soak it up, and enjoy the gorgeous city.
Now on to the good part. The shopping in Paris was a dream! It was so hard to choose from one unique shop to another. Not only were the boutiques amazing, but even the pharmacies stocked hard-to-find luxe beauty goods. It was hard to choose what I would blog about first, but I have chosen a worthy contender.
Colette is the Kitson of Paris. This means that it is the mecca of insider trends. Every inch of the three-level building is bursting with the next big thing in Parisian style. There are books, CDs, skincare, makeup, fragrance, toys, accessories, and high-end fashion, just to name a few. There is even a restaurant in the basement, heating up the building and making it the perfect escape on a chilly day (but unfortunately not so great in the sweltering heat).
It was so hard to choose from all of the quirky finds at the super boutique, the dollar being so weak right now, that I narrowed it down to three. I bought this cute pair of skinny black jeans, a Colette mix CD, and a cute handmade teddy bear key chain.
If you ever have the opportunity to go the Paris, put Colette on your list. It's a madhouse of quirk, creativity, and people, but it is so worth it.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I am off to the city of lights! I am so excited! I can't speak a word of French, Spanish is my forte. I will be gone for a few days, and then get right back to posting! I will also finally visit my blog's namesake, Versailles!
picture courtesy of http://www.world-city-photos.org/Paris/paris_eiffel_tower_show/Eiffel_Tower_1.jpg
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Shopintuition Silk Wide Turban Head Wrap
Dancerteria Knot Headwrap
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Last month Chanel, Christian Dior, and Alberta Ferretti debuted their stellar collections for the buyers and the wishers to marvel at.
Love the color and the asymmetry. The bright shoes are drool-worthy too.
Menswear stripes look fresh when used in this abbreviated style. The floppy hat is always a great resort must-have.
Love, love, LOVE the lattice pattern on this dress! Nude with black is so hot, almost to the point of being conservatively revealing!
Another asymmetrical dress in a very daring print. Cheetah feels so new and fresh in green!
A paisley, swingy, A-line dress that creates the perfect silhouette.
This look screams Jackie O. Not only is the shift dress punchy and vibrant, but also the petite frame bag and retro shades are to die for!
The sumptuousness of the material on this dress is gorgeous. Silk + bow = feminine knockout.
I love the Elizabeth Taylor glamour of this dress. This is the style equivalent of a lemon meringue pie, creamy and dreamy.
The white shirt dress has never been hotter or looked so chic. The secret to an amazing piece is fit, clean lines, and just the right amount of sheerness.
Stripes are a classic, yet are modernized when in graduated widths. This is a trendy, surprising twist on an old standby.
Navy is the new, fresh alternative to black. Cinching a loose dress gives it structure, reigning it in while maintaining the flirty, swingy shape.
A very beautiful, shimmery nude in a subtle, yet spectacular metallic. The disk belt is very Grecian and is an accessory in and of itself.
This gown would make a gorgeous wedding dress! The lines are very modern, sleek, lengthening, and flattering.
all pictures courtesy of http://www.style.com/fashionshows/collections/2008RST/runwayshows
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
This spring, the t-shirt takes a chic new turn as a dress. T-shirt dresses are a great take on summer layering, making them the perfect complement to leggings. As long as the hem is not too short, these pieces can be a great way to show off legs or add an interesting new proportion to your wardrobe. Its also an amazing way to beat the heat with the cool cotton and jersey material that skims the body without clinging.
Depending on the shape, this piece can be quite flattering too. If you want to emphasise your waist, cinch it with a cute skinny belt. For a little extra volume, pick a style with a slight bubble hem. For height and boho glamour, pair it with a chunky pair of wooden platforms and a heavy necklace.
Your favorite old standby t-shirt just might get a little jealous.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2007 runway photo courtesy of