Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The 60s Effect

As I was flipping through the pages of the September issue of Vogue 2011, I couldn't help but fall in love with these beautiful pictures of model Lara Stone in these bright and retro feel oversize knits paired with 60s long skirts. The pictures reminded me of the character, Betty Draper from Mad Men played by actress January Jones.

There is no denial that Lara in her "Betty Draper-esque" hair (from Mad Men) with a tiny bit of blush and some serious red lipstick appears to be channeling the sophistication and femininity of 1960s suburban housewives with a modern touch of its own.

To add a little retro feminine style into your modern-day look or draw some '60s inspiration into your personal style , pair your sheath dresses with a classic camel colored trench, add some bright-hued pullovers/crewnecks and even a leopard print cardigan to your structured long skirts/high-waisted pencil skirts. And, remember! No 60s look is complete without some bold red lipstick and cultured pearls.

So, are you ready to take a fashion trip back to the 60s?
Cause I am..

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here are the picks for my Top 5 from NY Fashion Show 2011

Emma Roberts looking sharp in this bold cobalt one shoulder pleated dress by Michael Kors

Kelly Rutherford looking very feminine and Spring-ready in this beautiful pastel-printed dress

Usually, not a big fan of Kim K's style, but i think she looks polished in this Charlotte Ronson's mini skirt paired with this cropped tuxedo blazer

Rosario channeling this sequin dress in an effortless manner makes me want to get one for myself

Olivia looks preppy, but not overdone...Her style is always refreshing and very "her."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A fashionable education

So, I watched the movie An Education this afternoon (set in 1960s suburban England starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard) and I absolutely loved it. Everything about the movie was amazing--the script, characters and the storyline. However, the best part of the movie was the character Jenny's wardrobe played by Carey Mulligan. It was great to see Jenny evolve from a plain-Jane schoolgirl into an elegant cultured woman. Her evolving style was very much similar to Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's - but more colorful, bold and vibrant.

MyTangerine Dream

    This year, the winter has been pretty brutal and deceptive for mid -westeners . So, I can't wait for spring to arrive. I have been fantasizing about spring so much lately that I actually can't wait to incorporate some  tangerine pieces into my wardrobe.

     My list comprises of the following:

     A burnt orange dress (perhaps a maxi dress)
     A  deep orange skinny belt
     Some eye popping tangerine accessories