Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eye Candy: Derby Hats

Horses and hats. Those two h's are the only things that matter at the Kentucky Derby. In order to celebrate this shining moment in my hometown that happens the first Saturday of May, I have searched the spring couture runways to find the most interesting headpieces to inspire those of you who just love a fancy, frivolous hat.
A fabulous hat is the piece de resistance of the Derby. Well, the celebs that show up are cool too.
Christian Dior Couture Spring 2008

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Monday, April 28, 2008

GO International: Rogan

It was a cold, wet, and miserable day until I heard news that brightened my afternoon like a beacon of light. After going in to Target recently, I noticed that, instead of a new designer name, GO International was simply GO International. Now don't get me wrong, the clothes were cute, but the magic wasn't there. The excitement of getting a little piece of the designer dream just wasn't the same with these nameless clothes, without knowing the genius behind them. Back to the present: I have just learned that there is hope on the horizon. Rogan for Target GO International is the next designer collection to debut May 18th. Rogan Gregory, a CFDA Fashion Award winner, is an edgy new designer know for his ecologically conscience clothes, as well as his sharp tomboy-chic aesthetic. While I can't say whether this line will be green, I can say that, from what I have seen, it looks like quite the cure for an afternoon slump.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Summer Must-Haves: Havaiannas

It doesn't matter how often you wear heels, or how often you claim how "comfortable" they are, the flip-flop is the comfort-food of footwear. It's easy, low-key, and the closest thing to walking around barefoot (yet without the hillbilly factor). My hands-down, tried-and-true favorite is the brazilian brand Havaianas. Those Brazilians know their sandals.

These flip flops are sturdier than your standard pair, hold up for an entire summer (even with everday wear), and best of all: no toe chafing! This is a biggie for me concidering every other pair seem to rub in that spot between the big toe and the other toes. Concidering the generally cheap price of other flip-flops, these may seem like a pricey pair ($15), yet they are worth the money for the comfort and the ease (not to mention the fantasy of that perfect Brazilian cabana on the beach that I seem to daydream about whenever I wear them!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mulitpurpose Marvel: Egyptian Magic

Use #1: Healing cream
Here's the scenario: one clumsy girl trips ever so gracefully while playing a game of basketball. In her cute yet impractical strappy sandals. Needless to say this resulted in a seriously scraped-up knee. Ouch.
She thought to herself "This is short-short season! I need to heal this thing...and fast!"
She ran to her bathroom and grabbed a small, unassuming, yet slightly comical jar of Egyptian Magic Healing Cream.
"Hmmm," she thought to herself. "Campy, but lets see if it works".
She began to religiously rub the thick balm on her tender injury twice a day. In only a week the scab had already fallen off, leaving behind a pink mark on the mend.
She couldn't help but be amazed. What would have taken weeks only took a few days! In a little while she might even be able to wear those cute little shorts without feeling like a extreme sports enthusiast.
The girl pledged to keep the magical little jar on hand from then on as the first weapon to combat her many elegantly coordinated trips and falls.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Spring Break: Sun Edition

It's that time of year...spring break. The crazy week that young people all over the country jet off to fab locals to release some tension. And by locals I mean mostly Destin. Seriously, my whole city will be there, but I will be missing out on the sun in favor of a different getaway (more on that later). Here are some must-haves to keep you sand-and-surfers lookin' good: