Christopher Bailey took J.Crew up a notch by giving us preppy horizontal thick stripes, velvet skirts, and bowed belts that accessorized every ensemble. (My apologies for the small picture—I’m working on making it bigger)
I feel that I’ve abandoned my roots a little lately. But in all fairness, February is a hectic month with red carpet appearances every Sunday and now NYFW and LFW. Right now its about living in fashion’s moment, not vicariously through the past.
However, in staying true to Timeless Beauty I’m going to post a few of my favorite looks from British designer Emilia Wickstead, who resembles more of a designer we’d see in New York City or Milan because she gave us such a timeless minimalistic collection that was truly stunning. We’d expect something must more edgy, experimental, and fashion forward from our British designers. But the simplicity was refreshing.
Maybe she’ll single handedly bring back elbow-length gloves.
PS: looks like the red/pink trend has made its way across the pond!
Left to Right: JCrew, Anna Sui, DVF, and Vivienne Tam
Left to Right: DVF, Carolina Herrera, Thakoon, Jill Stuart
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day it seems that NYFW designers were feeling a bit romantic about the holiday. Reds and Pinks were a very dominant dynamic duo. The berry hues are sure to warm up the chilly fall season.
Greetings fashion fiends. Now that we’ve wrapped up NYFW I’ve been digesting the magnitude of clothing that strutted down the runways at Lincoln Center. Let it be known there was the good, the bad, and the ugly this year. But what’s most exhilarating was the immense array of color. The departure from typical burgundy, navy, forest green, black, and brown really was a sweet surprise.
But seeing so many celebrities wearing Spring 2012 off the runway looks has also been a little alarming. Although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, signaling another six weeks of what we can call winter, it is clear that fashion doesn’t play by Phil’s rules. Pastels and florals may not exist right now in nature, but they do find themselves on the outfits of Jessica Alba and Zoe Soldana. Who said color was only for spring?
So before I start posting my forecasted fall trends, I’ll leave you with this. Global warming has not only altered our seasons (thank God I didn’t buy that season ski pass), but the increase in Earth’s temperature has also left our designers a bit perplexed.
(Zoe Saldana looking gorgeous in Spring 2012’s Prabal Gurung)
The opening ad of this month’s Vogue with Taylor Swift as its cover girl, was none other than Louis Vuitton and its ultra innocent and feminine collection. The ad, set in a 1950s soda-pop shop has me craving more than just that sundae. I want Louis Vuitton. It’s better than dessert!
As I made my way through the Vogue issue I came across Mulberry’s spring ads. The british label shot its ad campaign at the boardwalk of Brighton Beach, England where its impossible to pass up soft-serve ice cream on a hot summer day!
I think its safe to say that we’ll be wearing a lot of candy colors this spring and summer! That’s fine by me!
Michelle Williams wore a floral Erdem sheath from the Spring 2012 to the David Letterman Show today. Great to see spring florals during the winter!
Michelle also wore another Erdem Spring 2012 dress back in November while promoting My Week With Marilyn. The softness of her make up really compliments the delicateness of the dress!
Last year Michelle wore an unforgettable red-lace Erdem dress from the Spring 2011 collection to the London Film Festival.
Jessica Alba on Wednesday for a taping of “Live with Kelly” in a Doo Ri Jacket, Erdem pants, Acne sweater, and Barbara Bui sandals. Although its dead of winter, there is something really refreshing about wearing bright in January.
There’s nothing more timeless than utilizing black and white to make a fashionable statement. Whether at the Jason Wu for Target party, BAFTA Awards, or the Chanel Haute Couture show it’s evident that black and white outfits guarantee a chic and sophisticated look! *And Cameron Diaz looks amazing with her new bob. Reminds me of her adorable days circa My Best Friend’s Wedding.
In Paris Creative Director of Christian Dior, Bill Gaytten, surprises by giving us undeniably sophisticated 1950s elegance by dating back to Dior’s New Look years. Cinched-waists and full skirts prevail, giving women both confidence as well as femininity. (That crocodile jacket is to-die-for!)
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 white cotton-and-silk jacket and skirt styled for the runway and a 1950s-inspired editorial for Elle magazine.
The moment Natalie Portman posed on the Golden Globes’ red carpet in that fabulous two-toned Lanvin dress I was immediately reminded of the red dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Funny Face as a model posing in Paris and the iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes when she sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Some fifty years later and Natalie Portman wears a similar dress but still looks like a modern yet timeless movie star.
It seems that DANNIJO has monopolized on the bib/collar necklaces. The only problem with that? They are WAYY out of my college-girl bank account. So I went to fast-fashion to remedy my yearning for a bib necklace. Forever21 had an assortment of fun trendy necklaces and this one (picture shown above) was sticking out like a sore thumb waiting for me to purchase it. The cost you ask? $8.80!
Rooney Mara known for her role as Lisbeth Salander in Girl with the Dagon Tattoo is someone to keep your eye on in 2012.
I have been looking around for appropriate yet stylish outfits that show off both my professionalism as well as my own personal style. The hunt has been harder than I thought. But while shopping around I found this beautiful winter-white drop-waist dress by Victoria, Victoria Beckham which I assume to be priced at around $800 to $1000. On the right is Top Shop’s tennis dress for a steal at £85. So would you Splurge or Steal?
Since my name is Pamela I think its only natural that I feature Stella McCarthy’s elegant and exquisitely detailed black and nude dress. The cap sleeve and the high neck is just timeless.
Jane Russell, who recently died this past February, is forever immortalized as the sexy busty brunette bomb shell that wooed Hollywood throughout the 1940s and 1950s. She is most known for her role in The Outlaw and as Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes alongside the blond bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.
Although Marilyn Monroe was given the lead role and took center stage, it is impossible to ignore Jane Russells beauty, talent, and her “assets.” She’s not only undeniably gorgeous, but this Old Hollywood starlet could also carry a tune or two and even tried to launch a musical career. With 2011 in our rear view mirrors, Jane Russell will not be left behind.
Deborah Kerr is a forgotten name when it comes to Hollywood royalty, but she’s been in some of the most iconic films which include An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, and The King and I, and Casino Royale just to name a few. She was most famous in the 1950s when she came out with a movie a year basically and then was known as being the oldest Bond girl when Casino Royale came out in 1967. She was 46 years old!
Last night was my second time watching An Affair to Remember. I had forgotten just how romantic and sad that movie truly is. I think the ending of that movie will make me cry every time I watch it. It has thus far. Another famous film, From Here to Eternity, has been on my must-see list, but I have not gotten around to seeing it yet. I’m dying to see the love seen at the beach. Hopefully during my month-long winter break I’ll get a chance to watch it.
A shoe to be wearing when the ball drops and the clock strikes 12—Jeffery Campbell Velez Sandal $164.95 available at Nordstrom. Patent leather and both silver and gold metallic..everything a girl could want all in one fabulous looking shoe.