Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GET THE LOOK: PARTY TRIBES The Bold & Beautiful

Continuing with my fav styles for the party season, it’s LOOK TWO.
The Look… go for a striking solid color or pair it with a bold black & white print.
The Colors… try royal blue, fuchsia, canary yellow & purple.
The Fabrics… sequins, silk, suede, satin & patent.

Brooklyn Decker in Nha Khanh & Jimmy ChoosBrooklyn Decker
in Nha Khanh & Jimmy Choos (photo Jordan Strauss/WireImage). Emmy Rossum blue sequins dress Emmy Rossum (photo JB Lacroix/WireImage). Emily Blunt in Notte by Marchesa Emily Blunt in Notte by Marchesa (photo Paul Morigi/WireImage). Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Mark & Spencer and Christian Louboutins Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Mark & Spencer & Christian Louboutins (photo ABACAUSA.COM).

GET THE LOOK...Get the Look The Bold & Beautiful LEFT TO RIGHT: Zebra print belted dress, currently on sale $43 (originally $86),
Jane Norman."Danielle" 14k gold plated purple agate earrings, $60, Kendra Scott available at Endless. ‘Adrienne’ dress in silk taffeta, $235, J.Crew. Sultry high platform heels, $100 (£65), Topshop. ‘Darcie’ silk dress, $425, Kate Spade. Sequined mini skirt, currently on sale £64 (originally £160), DKNY available at The Outnet. Patent Slide Sandal, $675, Valentino available at Nordstrom. 'Splatter' Clutch, $78, Muze available at Nordstrom.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TALKING TRENDS: The New Romantics

With the party season upon us deciding what to wear and how to make an impact can be tricky. I’ve picked my two favorite holiday looks to help you select your perfect style. The Look…is girlie-girl think soft, feminine and prima ballerina The Colors…stick to soft muted colors like blush, sliver & dusty rose The Fabrics…tulle, chiffon, sequins, beading, silk & feathers Lea Michele in Jenny Packham & Emma Watson in Elie Saab Lea Michele in Jenny Packham, $3,835, available at Stylebop. (Photo courtesy of Dimitrios Kambouris/Wireimage). Emma Watson in Elie Saab (Photo courtesy of ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images).

The Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham & Taylor Swift in Reem Acra The Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham
(Photo courtesy of Fame & WENN). Taylor Swift in Reem Acra (Photo courtesy of Royce DeGrie/Getty Images).

GET THE LOOK... Get the Look The New RomanticsTOP TO BOTTOM: Tulle dress, $618 (£425), Project D by Danni and Tabitha available at
My Wardrobe. Beige lace heels, currently on sale $477 (originally $795), Valentino available at Net-a-Porter.com. Silk Gold Smoky Quartz Doublet Ring, $195, Alexis Bittar available at Charm & Chain. Sequin-embellished one-shoulder silk dress, currently on sale $166.50 (Originally $370), ALICE + OLIVIA available at Outnet.com. Tiered tulle skirt, currently on sale $473 (originally $675), Red Valentino available at Net-a-Porter.com. Antique button earrings, $50, Caro Lee available at Bloomingdales. ‘Carmen’ beaded clutch, $36, Akira Black Label. Bandeau Dress With Embellished Bust and Feather Skirt, $454.50, ASOS. ‘Sophia’ satin T-strap heels, $149.95, MICHAEL Michael Kors available at Nordstrom.

To be continued…PARTY TRIBES look two to come

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

GET THE LOOK: Sandra Bullock

A perfect party look for the holiday season. Sandra Bullock in Stella McCartney Sandra Bullock in a Stella McCartney jacket and an All Saints dress. (Photo by Erika Shisler)

GET THE LOOK...
Get Sandra Bullock's look
CLOCKWISE: ‘Erodes’ sequins dress, $495, All Saints. Chain bracelet, $118, J.Crew. Classic Blazer, $450, Rag & Bone available at Barneys. Crystal Encrusted Rose Gold Ring, $275, Alexis Bittar available at Bloomingdales. ‘Masquerade belle’ nailpolish, $8, Essie. Lytton Leather Convertible Clutch, 325, Diane von Furstenberg available at Saks Fifth Ave. 'Dajani' Pump, currently on sale $35 (originally $50), Call It Spring® available at JC Penny. Sandra Bullock in All Saints

Thursday, December 01, 2011

BEHIND THE SCENES: Advertising Shoot

My latest photoshoot consisted of my wrapping a man dressed in a Welsh Guard uniform head to toe in wrapping paper.


It took me over 2.5 hours and 4.5 half rolls to do this!





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GET THE LOOK: Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton in Sonia Rykiel (image from InStyle.com) There Pippa goes again off to work looking fabulous. I’m glad to see her in a bold fuchsia color – it really suits her. Pippa is wearing a very cute Sonia by Sonia Rykiel dress. Difficult to believe I know but it’s a dress with a knitted top and a pleated skirt bottom. If you want this dress I unfortunately can’t find it in this berry color anywhere but I know Selfridges & Co have it in grey. She is also carrying her favorite Modalu London bag now known on their website as ‘The Pippa’. BTW I also love her new, side sweep hairstyle.
If you love this outfit but hate the price tag or if it’s sold out here’s how to…GET THE LOOKGet the Look Pippa Middleton LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Tippi’ Sweater, $69.50,
J.Crew. Black blazer with wide lapels, $129, Zara. ‘The Pippa’ $267, Modalu London. ‘Rachella’ suede boots, currently on sale $118 (originally $169), Nine West. ‘Polly Push Lock’ gloves, $220, Mulberry. Pleated skirt, currently on sale $114 (originally $285) Vanessa Bruno Athe available at Boutique 1.

Friday, November 18, 2011

TALKING TRENDS: Monochrome

Fall Trend Monochrome RUNWAY LOOKS (clockwise): Ralph Lauren, Burberry Prorsum, Giambattista Valli, Salvatore Faragamo & Burberry Prorsum. (Images from Style.com)

Ginnifer Goodwin in Prabal Gurung Ginnifer Goodwin at the CMA Awards in a ruffled Prabal Gurung design and strappy heels. (Image from InStyle.com) Dianna Agron in Libertine Dianna Agron at the CFDA Fashion Fund finalists at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont in a black-trimmed lace dress from Libertine. (Image from InStyle.com)

GET THE LOOK... Get the Look MonochromeCLOCKWISE: Lace and taffeta dress, $395, Alice + Olivia at net-a-porter. ‘Geo Star’ charm bracelet, $195, Tory Burch at Nordstrom. ‘Tonda’ polka dot clutch, $594, Diane Von Furstenberg at Intermix. Pearl drop earrings, 468, Kate Spade. ‘Saffi’ Mary Jane heels, $136, Topshop.

CLOCKWISE: Bi-Layer Jacket, $650, 3.1 Phillip Lim at Barneys. ‘Quinn’ clutch, $495, Michael Kors at Neiman Marcus. Color block tunic, currently on sale $129 (orginially $258), Ian R.N. at La Garconne. Set of 5 gold plated rings, $220, Mathias Chaize at net-a-porter. Leather lace up Brogues, $80, Topshop. ‘Biara’ trousers, $335, Theory.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

HOW TO WEAR: High-Waisted Jeans

It all started with Alexander McQueen and his 1997’s bumster – a new design and cut of trousers that changed everything in fashion for the last decade. However the reign of the low-rise trousers has slowly been coming to an end with the return of the high-waist. Don’t be alarmed this doesn’t mean in any way that “mom jeans” are in fashion. It might be a hard move for you if you are addicted to your low-waisted jeans but give it a chance. The cut is a fresh looking silhouette that hasn’t been seen for ages. It will accentuate your waist while elongating your leg, making you look taller and thinner, BONUS! Kim Kardashian high waisted pants
Kim Kardashian


Bar Refaeli high waisted pants
Bar Refaeli


Heidi Klum high waisted pants
Heidi Klum


How to wear this look? Wide leg, boot cut or skinnies they all work high-waisted it’s really down to your preference of style. However you must be careful when selecting both your top and shoes. You want to tuck in the top or you’ll lose the shape, which is key to this look. Also a chunkier shoe works better with a wide leg or boot cut, nothing too delicate – having said that you can wear flats with skinnies. Trust me once you’ve put on a pair you wont look back!

GET THE LOOK... Get the Look high waisted pantsCLOCKWISE: Silk ‘Bookmark’ blouse, $110, Madewell. ‘Melina’ suede platform heel, $69.99, Bakers. ‘Kristen’ jeans, $80, Topshop. English leather satchel, $19 (£74), Cambridge Satchel. 

Get the Look high waisted pantsCLOCKWISE: Annabelle silk shirt, $220, Equipment available net-a-port.com. White gold green amethyst and diamond ring, currently on sale $1,200 (originally $2,400) Effy available at Lord & Taylor. Single breasted silk gentlemen’s style blazer, on sale $435 (originally $719), 3.1 Phillip Lim available at MyTheresa. ‘Classic Q Francesca’ leather shopper, $428, Marc by Marc Jacobs available at endless. Wide leg micro stripe trousers, $625, M Missoni available at My Wardrobe. Floppy ‘heather oatmeal’ $38, Tarnish available at Nordstrom.

Friday, October 28, 2011

HOW TO WEAR: Neon Pink Pumps

Emma Stone and Jessica Lowndes hot pink shoes This fun trend has been popular with celebrities like Emma Stone and Jessica Lowndes (Image from InStyle.com).  You might wonder ‘How do you wear this look?’ The key is to pair it with a neutral outfit as you don’t want anything competing with the shoes. I’ve made a selection of some great looks sticking to colors like black, white, beige, grey and navy. LEFT TO RIGHT: Pleated pencil dress, $95, Topshop. Pleated one-shoulder dress, $107, ASOS. Twisted yarn dress, $39, and palazzo trousers, $79, both Zara. 50’s dress, currently on sale for $60 (originally $115), Oasis. Sequins dress, $330, Tibi.

Here are the best 5 hot pink pumps out now!
Stereo Suede Stud Shoe Boots, $185, Topshop.

Patent Leather Point Toe Platform Pumps, $775, Christian Louboutin at Saks Fifth Ave.

‘Party R’ platform heels, $129, Steve Madden.

Pink suede heels, $99.99, Guess.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TALKING TRENDS: The Clash

A big trend that’s carrying over from the summer is a clash of colors. A great look to give maximum impact during a time when the normal color palette of the season is usually subdued with blacks, greys and browns. This look has been huge both on the runway and with celebrities. Runway images: Preen, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Milly (InStyle.com) Who’s been color blocking you might ask? Only Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Blake Liverly and Cameron Diaz, just to name a few.

HOW TO WEAR: Color Clashing Sarah Jessica Parker in  Prabal Gurung Sarah Jessica Parker in a Prabal Gurung runway look gets it right by sticking to just two colors and by not over accessorizing she keeps it clean. Caped blouse, $750, Prabal Gurung available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Blair Eadie Atlantic-Pacific Fashion blogger, Blair Eadie (above), wears this trend brilliantly! She makes it work by only having small amounts of color and by pairing it with shades of neutral.(image: atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com) Jacket: DKNY. Dress (worn as skirt): Alexander Wang. Top: H&M. Socks: Madewell. Belt: J.Crew. Shoes: Luxury Rebel. Bag: YSL. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Scarf: Ann Taylor.

If you love the outfit but hate the price tag or it it’s sold out here’s how to…GET THE LOOK Kim Kardashian Dubai Kim Kardashian spotted here in Dubai does it right by only wearing two colors. Her decision to put nude Louboutin heels with the outfit was a good one, it kept the look from going over the top.  Silk crepe bow blouse, $680, ChloĆ© available at net-a-porter.com CLOCKWISE: ‘Fleetwood’ tie-neck blouse, currently on sale $136 (originally $228), Marc by Marc Jacobs available at Neiman Marcus. Ponte knit pencil skirt, $59, Halogen available at Nordstrom. ‘Eden’ slingback, $250, Kors Michael Kors.

Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad in orange jeansChiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad goes with clashing bold accessories. (image: theblondesalad.com)
CLOCKWISE: Mid-Rise skinny jeans, $338.25, J Brand available at My Wardrobe. ‘Allegra’ cashmere scarf, $650, Yves Saint Lauren at net-a-port.com. Quilted leather biker Jacket, $340, By Boutique at Topshop. Suede shoes, $99, Steve Madden. Lacquer quilted single shoulder bag, $525, Marc Jacobs at Bergdorf Goodman. Tank, $3.50, Forever 21.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GET THE LOOK: Leann Rimes


LEANN RIMES at airport Spotted! Leann and her hubby landing in Washington DC on Thursday. I love this travel outfit, it’s stylish, chic and dare I say practical. What makes this look is her leopard print trilby. I’m not always a fan of animal print, however Leann does it perfectly by having just a single accessory in this bold and often intimidating print. If you love the outfit too but hate the price tag or it it’s sold out here’s how to…GET THE LOOK Get the Look LEANN RIMES CLOCKWISE:  Mid-rise skinny jeans, currently on sale $94 (originally $235), Helmut Lang at theoutnet.com. Belted asymmetrical coat, $1,730, Ann Demeulemeester available at Barneys – if this coat breaks the bank take a look at ‘Frieda’ by Reiss for $465. Pony leopard trilby hat, $12.50, Charlotte Russe. Brown suede ‘Bathanne’ boots, $199, Joan & David available at DSW.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GET THE LOOK: Blake Lively


Blake Lively & pumpkinBlake Lively hailing down a cab in New York in her Rag & Bone jeans, Theodora & Callum wedges, Chanel bag and a pumpkin. Who else could be this fabulous holding a pumpkin?

STILL AVAILABLE: ‘Clouded leopard haircalf biarritz’ espadrille, $435, Theodora & Callum. ‘Jean Zipper’, $198, Rag & Bone.

Get the Look Blake Lively LEFT TO RIGHT: Floppy brim fedora, $220, Rag & Bone available at La Garconne. 'Metro' nylon tote, $195, M Z Wallace available at Nordstrom. ‘Zepplin Leggerra’ Jeans, $121, Work Custom Jeans at singer22.com. Black boyfriend blazer, $130, Topshop. Sleeveless tunic, $150, 3.1 Phillip Lim available at Barneys. Winery-I platform sandals, currently on sale $90 (originally $129) Steve Madden available at Macys.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

GET THE LOOK: Pippa Middleton


Pippa Middleton & Prada bagThe Middleton sisters know how to mix both high and low fashion beautifully, and this look by Pippa is no exception. Here she’s paired an Alice by Temperley (a diffusion line of the British designer Temperley London) with a high-end Prada leather bag.

PIPPA'S OUTFIT LEFT TO RIGHT: Leaf creole earrings, £205 (approx. $323), Vinnie Day available at Astley Clarke. ‘Panthera’ leopard print woven wool scarf, $73.50, Alice by Temperley. Leather ‘Cinghiale’ shoulder bag, currently on sale $672 (originally $1,495), Prada. Cashmere dress ‘Cleopatra’ $636.55, Tania. Suede ankle boots, Kate Kuba. from the 2010 collection and no longer available.

If you love this outfit but hate the price tag or if it's sold out here's how to...GET THE LOOK

Get the Look Pippa MiddletonSuede ankle boots, $124, Topshop. Ribbed pocket babydoll dress, $75, Oasis. Silk scarf ‘Gracie’, currently on sale $52 (originally $75), Reiss. ‘Essex large Scout’ bag, $445, Kate Spade.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Topshop Gift Cards

If you are out and about today in Chicago keep your eye out for the TOPSHOP trucks. They're handing out these lovely cotton bags which contains a TOPSHOP magazine and best of all a GIFT VOUCHER ranging from $5-$100!