Sunday, December 13, 2009

Big Girl in the Big City

Ashley Falcon has done something most fashion interns only dream of doing. She got noticed. And it wasn't for jamming the photocopier or sending a Burberry outfit back Prada. No, it was Ashley's style that was noticed by Marie Claire's Editor-in-Chief, Joanna Coles.

Joanna Coles loved her intern's fashion sense so much, that just a few months ago Ashley was given her very own column in the magazine. Called Big Girl in a Skinny World, Ashley brings a whole new perspective to the magazine. Through her work she proves looking good has little to do with size, and everything to do with attitude and often a dose of patience.

I may be a skinny girl but I'm so into this big girl's world.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Future of LV Collaboration

She is into art and photography, and she has an eye for design. And now, I bring you a fashion word from Miss Stephanie.

Louis Vuitton has just announced its 2010 campaign duo: supermodel Lara Stone and superphotographer Steven Meisel.

Lara Stone

The collaboration represents a return to fashion tradition for the luxury brand. A previous campaign produced by photographer Annie Leibovitz featured unlikely fashion celebrities such as Mikail Gorbachev, Keith Richards and Sean Connery. The photos received plenty of buzz, and managed to blur the line between portrait photography and advertising.

Sean Connery

But in the fashion world, nothing is constant. Miesel is back at the helm, and he is sure to create yet another fresh look to represent the historical brand. I look forward seeing the results of the campaign.

Thanks to Carly Ostroff for featuring a guest post on Fashion Finds PR. Please visit MISS STEPHANIE for more visual inspiration in art, photography, design and fashion.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mulleavys Right on Target

December 20th is marked in my calender because Target is about to a lot more etheral with a Rodarte line from Kate and Laura Mulleavy. I especially love these Mulleavys because their futuristic meets romantic line started just as any good story should -with just a box of fine dresses, two heads filled with big dreams and one trip to New York.

It began with Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon and Tracy Feith, and now finally the edgy-chic Rodarte asethetic will be available through Target's Go Internal line. The 55 piece collection includes all things Rodarte, from high waisted tights finished with bows to fancy bra tops. Prices range from $9.99 for knee socks to $79.99 for a faux leopard jacket. In their first collection for Target stores, the always fabulous Mulleavy sisters were inspired by their all time favourite movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Rosemary's Baby and Harold and Maude.

Celebrity Spottings
Dakokta Fanning at Teen Vogue shoot in a Rodarte for Target leopord dress.

Said to "define" the Rodarte for Target line, uber blogger Tavi Gevinson works her muse magic in the nude chiffon dress with bows.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shades of Nude

While I can personally assure you that there is no such thing as too much black, Spring 2010 is very much a pastel season. Dresses are dreamy and flowy, blouses are light and covered in ruffles. From Fendi, to Burberry, to Valentino, each designer has their own take on how to keep you pretty in pastels.


Fendi models walked the runways in chunky shoes paired with short frilly dresses in all shades of nude.

Burberry Prorsum

At Burberry, Christopher Bailey created belted pastel coloured looks with heavy ruching and towering strappy platform shoes.


Models' statement dresses at Valentino were layered in ruffles of soft cream chiffon. Black shoes provided the perfect contrast to these fun flirty looks.

Spotted: Richard Phillips

The last time I was this excited, Phillip Lim announced his shoe line. The thought of 3.1 bows head to toe was almost too much to handle. Almost. This time my fashion freak out is all about Richard Phillips.

Those of you who pay attention to the fine details, surely noticed Richard Phillip's paintings hung on the walls of the Gossip Girls lofts. However, if you thought that "Scout" or "Spectrum" would look better hung above your bed, now is your chance to own one. Now available for sale at Intermix's 98 Prince store, each canvas reproduction retails for $250, with 100% of proceeds given to the Art Production Fund.



Monday, December 7, 2009

Fro Yo For You

While interning in New York City, a friend and I found a real restaurant gem located on the seventh floor at Bloomingdales. While the carrot soup is good and the sandwiches are nice, 40 Carrot's frozen yogurt is to die for. Their coffee fro yo topped with M&Ms is Alexander Wang on sale type good.

After opening in 1975, 40 Carrots has sold an estimated 3.2 million servings to the frozen yogurt obsessed. The yogurt recipe has not been changed since its debut 32 years ago, and continues to be the restaurant's number one selling item. Lines for the cool snack are long, and portions are huge. Not only delicious, the yorgurt's original version is low fat, and flavoured versions have no fat. Yes you can have your frozen yogurt and eat it too. With loads of toppings to choose from, get yours from any one of Bloomingdale's 19 40 Carrot locations.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Twenty8Twelve Twenty4Seven

Monday may be a glamour girl day. Tuesday may be a boho reinvented day. And Wednesday will likely be a rocker chic type day. For clothes that work any day, I suggest Twenty8Twelve.

The best contemporary fashion lines include a little bit of glamour with a whole lot of edge. And Twenty8Twelve does just that. The line by s.miller is filled of wearable pieces with whimsical details, made by fashion forward sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller. The sisters describe the collection as grunge turned glam, or the fusion of pirates and Grace Jones. Designing what girls really want to wear, here is Twenty8Twelve's velvet Timour Jacket in titian. With a notched collar and 4 button closure, the Timour Jacket retails for $415 at ShopBop.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Skip that Shower

If I had the time to wash my hair each and every day, I would have much less time for school, blogging and other such fabulous activities. So for the busy girl, here is a quick fix. Go ahead, try dry shampoo. It goes perfectly with your chipped nails.

Oscar Blandi is one man you can trust completely. Well, at least with your tresses. Combining innovation with years of hair experience, Blandi creates products that can manage the even the most unruly heads of hair. Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo promises to refresh hair in only minutes, no water or hair dryer needed. Known to be a fast fix for dirty hair, the shampoo soaks up oil and product, while adding volume. Available at Sephora for $18, the shampoo comes in spray and powder versions. Skip that shower, and use yours for in between washing days.