Friday, October 31, 2008

Yes for Jess!

Many people have their opinions about Jessica Simpson...her dating disasters, creepy Dad, or divorce talk. I'll give one thing to the girl--I love her shoes. Since my boyfriend's dog recently destroyed two pairs of my brown pumps, my boyfriend graciously offered to buy me any pair of brown pumps I wanted! What more could a gal ask for? I have a pair of her patent black leather pumps with the tortoise shell heel, back a few collections ago--still have them and they're not only comfortable, they look brand new! So of course I turned to her to help me find the perfect brown pump that could go with anything like my black ones. When I saw the cognac Crocodile Parigi pump on display, I knew I had to have it. I ripped my Ugg boots off my feet and stomped around the shoe department in my sweats like a little Heidi Klum in heaven! They made my legs look longer (which wins me over every time being 5'2) and sexy! I loved the closed toe platform look. I looked like Victoria Beckham except the graduate school student version. Her shoes are gorgeous and expensive looking yet affordable considering how durable they are. I ran home and cleaned my house in them I adored them so much. For those of you who prefer more of a kitten heel, Jessica provides you with Siegel in suede options, Manning Mary Jane pump in patent leather options, and a Nesco a wedge option. In her Fall '08 collection she has included a variety of takes on the boot including tall, short, and booties. She has leather and suede booties in a variety of colors and fun buckles. Her take on tall boots are
tremely chic. My favorite being a patchwork leather pair that remind me a little bit of Chanel. I enjoy mid calf boots and would love to get my hand on these nude Salderos which again is the closed toe platform with rouched leather. She has a variety of boots for all gals. "Yes to Jess!" with her amazing shoes in a variety of styles and colors. They also provide amazing durability and keep money in our pockets with great prices, allowing us to look and feel like a million bucks!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

can i please be Whitney Port?

So I can't stop thinking about Whitney Port since the Hills on Monday---take that back since Sunday when I shrilled with excitement during my boyfriend and I's weekly view of Entourage Sunday night! She made a guest appearance yeay! She's made it! But I feel like she had made it way before prancing around with the boys of Entourage--no offense Vincent Chase...Whitney has her own fashion line Eve&A ! (Love that she didn't slap her name on the label) I love it because of the color palette focuses on grays, blacks, and purples which I wear just about everyday. The collection consists of 20 pieces ranging from 50$ to $220. She parallels her own life as her pieces can go from leaving work at DVF to running to meet her new fab NY friends for a cocktail. The fact that this girl created a wool skirt with pins included to adjust from mini to above the knee is genius work appropriate then sex kitten appropriate. Continuing to amaze me...On The Hills Aftershow was a preview for Whitney's new show The City. It looked so exciting (check out the trailer here the camera crew follows her to her new pr job at DVF (amazing) having fun with her new cute roomate, and juggling men! What is a girl to do! I am so ready for a new show The Hills is just getting so old I wish Heidi and LC would just be friends again and Audrina would forget about JBobby but thats beside the point---Whitney is my favorite cast member and I am so glad the one whose a little more grounded and interesting has her own show and not Lo. So Whitney is pretty much my role model at 23 styling and working pr for DVF frolicking around NY looking fabulous with her own label on her back. Tune in Dec 29 for the debut of The City and you can catch Eve&A online and in the Los Angeles showroom Movement.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

LA fashion week.

After trucking through my first research paper of graduate school I can finally write about what I want to write about--LA Fashion Week. Now after spending a summer in Los Angeles I love it's take on fashion its very eclectic and I love how everyone there takes risks with their fashion choices and literally wear what they're feeling. What I had been reading up on regarding Fashion Week was all the celebrity lines. I think LA+Celeb Designer Trying Really Hard=Lauren Conrad. I don't know what it is call me crazy but I've never been a fan of her jersey maxi dresses and halters ranging from a bland color palette of blues and whites. They seem like something that would be in GAP or some local boutique in the small college town I'm in. However I did enjoy her mini cocktail dresses in the nude floral print breaking up the blues and whites! She should have ran with it! I felt like Whitley Kro's collection hit the nail on the head a little more when I think of Los Angeles style I enjoyed how casual yet stylish it was at the same time and the collection reminded me of the perfect outfit for class (if you could afford runway collections) if you wanted to be comfortable and still trendy which is something I always struggle with (especially going to school in the South!) I enjoyed the white trapeze dress with the funky jungle print paired with the baby blue Birkenstocks.  I liked the long boyish sorbet striped tanks paired with a long scarf it looked so comfy chic. But lets talk about someone who is as good to look at as his jeans...Mr. Justin Timberlake. Now I may be a little biased since I've been planning my wedding day with him since I was in middle school but I love this man's jeans! I will just try them on just to make myself feel better because they make your legs look pin thin and your rear look amazing! The man knows how to dress a woman! I would wear all that came down that run way but I enjoyed his take on wo-MEN'S wear this cute little cropped baby yellow cardigan with the chic white top with the smallest bow tie ribbon detail just enough men's wear touch for me. I liked how it was cohesive yet everything was different it wasn't just blue and white and black maxi dresses marching down the runway. Also the accessories added a little bit of a rocker edge. Nicely done as always J-Tim. However everyone is buzzing about Crispin and Basillo's Spring 2009 collection. Again loved someone that's going to pair amazing colors like navy sherbet golds and whites together. Everything was sheer and flowey everything a spring collection should be! I enjoyed how there were long sheer vests thrown over fabulous dresses that popped just to give them some edge go from day to night. This look was my favorite I loved how the colors worked together the crisp white and blue brought out by the gold flecked skirt...I would throw this on and wear it to work now!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

project runway shoe-in

So I have been dying to write about last night's Project Runway finale. Well as happy as I am that it was three women in the final deep down I couldn't help but cringe at the fact that snot nosed Kenley was allowed to make it to the tent.  Even though I knew that Leanne was going to win I was still in suspense because you never know what crazy thoughts those judges are going to have. To give Kenley some credit I thought some of her pieces were amazing works of art playing on a fantasy theme, I loved the contrast between her choice in the harsh black rope against the whimsical flower fabric.  However the fact that she was "insulted" that the judges compare her works to that of Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, ect. is she insane? She DOES need to do her research the fact that her reply was, "I don't look at other designers" what on earth is she doing in attempting to be one? It just made me sick at how ignorant she was and her snotty ungrateful attitude did her in and how classless running backstage in front of the other contestants' parents, "This is bullsh--" umm Kenley please get over yourself, take a lesson in some professional etiquette, and read up on your fashion 411 thank you.  As for Korto love the girl for creating such amazing silhouettes with her play on the a-symmetrical dresses and halters.  Any woman would die to wear those and would look amazing agreeing with the judges, she knows what a woman wants.  The first look was my favorite with the play on peacock colors and it was just breathtakingly elegant.  But I'm sorry Leanne's collection literally left me gasping for air.  Every single look I would wear hands down!  I loved how her models looked like little Tiffany's boxes!  If I had to pick a would be the first look with tea dyed volume top and high waisted petal mini. I loved how all of her models wore chunky nude pumps just the whole collection was amazing. I immediately wanted to jump on and buy all of it!  Her looks were all cohesive, modern, and elegant at the same time.  She was consistent through out the competition and has a true appreciate passion for designing (not that Korto doesn't but I can't say the same for Miss Snot and half Kenley...) either way the show was hot and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  Plus I love that cute little Tia won the spread in Elle! I am so happy for Leanne and can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


During one of my weekly trips to Walgreens...I was browsing the magazine section (since I collect fashion magazines like it's my job) and couldn't help grab the new
Teen Vogue with one of my fashionista idols Rachel Bilson gracing the cover. Finally her fall line for DKNY is out and she's talking about it! Anyone who follows fashion knows that the pint sized actress has been noted in the weeklies for her eye for fashion and throwing great pieces together as if effortlessly. Well DKNY has called upon her and her great sense of style to create an affordable line for us Bilson-followers! The collection is about 15 pieces including takes on mens wear, cute dresses, tops, jackets, and two different styles of denim. Unlike some stars who just simply slap their name on a fashion line they are semi-creatively involved in Rachel talks about how she wanted her dabble into designing to be seperate from her career as an actress, seeing as the label itself is named after her grandmother and a close friend of the family's. So run to your nearest Macys, Lord& Taylor, or Nordstrom and pick up an Edie Rose dress, throw on a scarf, and a pair of fabulous high heel booties in true Bilson style.