Friday, November 27, 2009

Sparkle in Sequins

I've tossed aside my boyfriend blazer for something just a little more sparkly. Prepare to dazzle with Joie's Arietta Soft Sequin Blazer. Made from silk with long sleeves, Joie's sequin blazer adds the right amount of unstructured shine to any outfit. Retailing for $598, the Arietta Soft Sequin Blazer is available at Shopbop.

Celebrity Spotting
LC hits a Maxim sponsored event dressed in this chiffon and sequin blazer.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Go Goyard

While I appreciate the "it" bag of the season as much as the next girl, there is something to be said about classic bags. Classic bags never go out of style, they stand the fashion test of time. Think Chanel's 2.55 Bag. Think Balenciaga's Motorcycle bag. Now think Goyard's St. Louis Tote, the classic bag of all classic bags.

Though simple in shape and design, each Goyard bag is one of a kind. The bags are made completely by hand using silk screening techniques. Through their individual construction process, each bag differs slightly from the next in colour and and print. For a personal touch on this classic bag, add stripes or your initials. Made of fine natural unbleached linen, cotton and hemp, Goyard bags are available at Barney's New York Madison location. Buy your very own and join the exculsive Goyard club.

Celebrity Spottings
From the Simple Life to designer duds and Goyard bags, Nicole Richie tries it out for wear in white.

Lauren Conrad travels in style with the black version of this Goyard bag.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Haute Cakes

When upset, there is one thing which never fails to make me feel better. There is truly nothing like the power of cupcakes to help improve moods. Really, a little cake with a touch of frosting can go a long way.

While most trends debut first in New York City, this season’s must have cupcake hails from Beverly Hills. As with any of the latest trends, all fashion girls want a taste of Sprinkles Cupcakes. Owners of the sweet spot, Charles and Candace Nelson say they sell about 1, 000 of the mini cakes daily. In fashion terms, that is roughly the number of shoes on display at Saks’ Fifth Avenue store.

To get your hands on even a single Sprinkles Cupcake, you will have to join the joint's the half hour line first. Surely if Jimmy Kimmel can wait 45 mins for cupcakes, you can too.

Oh wait, now you don't have too. Sprinkles Cupcakes mixes are now sold at William Sonoma outlets. You can get Sprinkles baking right in your very kitchen. I have to admit my banana cupcakes with vanilla icing turned out pretty damn good. I should know, I ate six of them.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Alexander Wang Watch

Alexander Wang is a total design genius. And I'm not just saying it because I just so happen to be wearing his amazing cream ruffle skirt with a heavy zipper running down its front. Actually, maybe it is. Regardless, at only 25 years old, Alexander Wang is the designer to watch this season.

His line is inspired by day off dressing, and his muse is the always striking Dree Hemmingway. Alexander Wang's wear features clean silhouettes with street edge. The Denim Leather Combo Jacket by Alexander Wang mixes together an urban modern look with quality fabrics. The jacket comes with a studded notch collar and an asymmetrical zip closure. To create different looks from this one jacket, zip away the detachable hood and sleeves. Made of leather, denim and terry, the Denim Leather Combo Jacket retails for $1,285 at ShopBop.

Celebrity Spotting
Wild child, Taylor Momsen wore the Denim Leather Combo Jacket on this week's episode of Gossip Girl.

Rihanna rocked the blue denim version, with ripped jeans. Check out this good girl gone bad.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Jeggings

Many early mornings I debate whether it is a jeans or legging type day. Today, I chose both. The fusion of jeans and leggings, the jeggings, bring together the best of both worlds. You simply can't go wrong with a demin fit combined with the comfort of leggings.

Current Elliot is the denim child of design duo Emily Current and Merritt Eliott and thier CEO, Serge Azria. The denim line lead the way of last year's boyfriend jean cult revolution, and now they bring you the Moto Leggings. The Moto Leggings come with a distressed look and contrast topstitching and seam detail. With a skinny fit, these jeggings work best paired with a well worn leather jacket. Designed to be classic pieces for which your love will only grow over time, The Moto Leggings are now available for $265 at Singer22.

Celebrity Spotting
Check out the one and only Mrs. Cruise wearing Current Elliott's Moto Leggings below.

Monday, November 16, 2009

She was Wearing What

No longer should you wear designer wear from head to toe. The best of fashion is a mix between high and low. However, the fusion which results in perfect outfits is not easily achieved, and it is best to learn from example. I bring to you Olivia Palermo, queen of mix and match and Accessories Editor at Elle Magazine.

At a recent GQ event, Palermo mixed Brian Atwood boots and an Hermes clutch, with this Knitted Stripe jacket from TopShop. The Knitted Stripe Jacket, is double breasted and features gold buttons. Did I mention it retails for only $80?

Buy yours today, and start mixing and matching.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Fashion Pick

While for some graduation is about law school, for me graduation is about a new wardrobe. Pieces selected for said wardrobe must be appropriate for work and after work engagements with a touch of flair.

Known to make city essentials for work and the weekend, Vince is about perfect fits in luxe fabrics. Vince's Carrot Shape Trousers feature pleating and slant pockets at the front. These slouchy ankle pants can be worn for just about any occasion, and are best paired with a fitted top. With darting and welt pockets at the back and button detailing at the sides, Vince's Carrot Shape Trousers retail for $265 at Bergdorf Goodman's.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reach New Heights with Brian Atwood

At only 5"1, I have long understood the magic behind a good pair of heels. And really who couldn't benefit from a few extra inches?

This ex-model began his fashion design career working with Versace, but now Brian Atwood has created his own brand of effortlessly chic shoes. All 5 inches of these Miri leather ankle boots by Brian Atwood are worth the investment. The luxe-hipster boots are highly verstile in taupe, and retail for $785 at Net-A-Porter.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mad for Plaid

A perfect hybrid between comfy and fashion, some shirts aren't worth taking off. Though I am generally opposed to consecutive days wear, I once lasted a week in my green and blue version of this top.

If you haven't already, you will surely go mad for plaid with this Plaid School Boy Shirt by Elizabeth and James. With a just right loose fit and slightly ruched sleeves, you'll want it in every colour it comes in. The top has a three-button gusset at the back for adjustment options, and retails for $245 at ShopBop.

Celebrity Spotting
Straight from the Hills, Lauren Conrad has an eye for the right top when she see it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Love Him Lim

Every girl has one man she can't get enough of. And that man for me is Phillip Lim. With tailored cuts and daring accents, Lim tops my "must-have" list each season. There I said it, I love him.

When it comes to ruffles from Phillip Lim, more are always better. Made of layered silk ruffles, the Tiered Flounce Skirt has all the charm and versatilty that 3.1 Phillip Lim has to offer. Retailing for $550, pick up your size at Nordstrom's stores before it sells out completely.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Party Girl Jackets for Party Girl Fashionistas

Author's Warning: The following is a statement jacket it. Wear it and watch heads turn.

Work this season's glam-rock trend with this Party Girl Coat from Nanette Lepore. The ruffle jacket comes complete with ruched sleeves, stud accents and an all-over sparkle finish that is sure to be noticed. In this military cut with feminine details, you will dazzle at any holiday gathering. The Party Girl Coat retails for $548 and is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Celebrity Spotting
For those who missed Blake Lively's Upper East Side alter ego Serena Van der Woodsen rocking this fabulous jacket on last week's episode of Gossip Girl, look no further.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Chloe Cool

Some seasons the "it" bag is a must buy, and some seasons you want something different. After much searching, I bring you just that. Behold, something nobody else has...yet.

Made for the perfect night out, this Petite Velvet Tassel Bag is brought to you by Chloe. Designed to hold just the essentials, this bag features a velvet tassle with gold chain link fringe, and of course, a gold metal shoulder strap. With a gold plated knob closure, this bag is sure to turn heads. Chloe's Petite Velvet Tassel Bag retails for $1,546 at Intermix stores.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Haute Hippie Styles

Some dresses are those "I saw it, I loved it, and I had to have it" type dresses. This is one of them.

Giving a whole new meaning to flower power, this Haute Hippie dress is available in both champagne and black. Made from silk this dress retails for $895. Buy it today at Shopbop.

A Pledge of Fashion Allegiance

As your virtual stylist, I promise to bring the best in contemporary wear outfit options directly to your computer screen.

I promise to visit hot spot stores from Toronto to New York and Chicago, and take snapshots of all must-have items.

I promise to recommend daily fashion styling options available now in stores that you should simply not live without.

But most importantly, I promise that if you follow my every fashion suggestion, you will be what Coco Chanel said every woman should be: "both classy and fabulous."