Monday, April 30, 2012

The Front Runner Is -

Start anew this week with Monica Vinader's moonstone ring. Made with 18 karat gold vermeil, this statement ring will put you in a good mood all week long. Love it!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prada's Nostalgic Campaign

Designed by Armenian artist, Vahram Muratyan, Prada's SS2012 takes a spin through the 1950s and releases a nostalgic campaign entitled "Parallel Universes". Loving the bold, colorful graphics!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lanvin + Alber Elbaz = 10 Years of Happiness

Designer Alber Elbaz is currently celebrating 10 years with Lanvin in Beijing, China. Love it!
Celebrating from Beijing, China

Friday, April 27, 2012

All Over Overalls

Bubbling up from the music festival scene, (I'm blaming Coachella from this past weekend) there has been a resurgence of, dare I say it - overalls! Remember these instant outfit makers from the 90s? I definitely had a couple that saw their fair share of sunlight back in the day! 

The twist on the overalls of today is that they can be worn dressed up or down, depending on your mood. Take for example, the woman below donning pearls, a red lip, pointy toe pumps and a lacy bra that peeks through the side - a definite game changer in comparison to old school methods. What do you think? Is this come back a do or don't?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Urban Outfitters x TOMS

  • Urban Outfitters will be Styling Your Sole in three major cities. Great time, new customized shoes and excuse to give back. Love it!

    Event details:

    Urban Outfitters Walnut Street
    1627 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    +Artists: Jason Turner, Kris Chau, Chris Kline
    +DJ Mike Z

    Urban Outfitters 5th Ave.
    521 5th Ave at 43rd St. New York, NY 10175
    +Artists: Michael Gallegos, James Ulmer, Tony Gonzalez
    +DJs Dave P. and Sammy Slice

    Urban Outfitters Space 15 twenty
    1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
    +Artists: Bill McRight, Joshua Charles Hart, Lorin Brown
    +DJ Nico

NARS x Thakoon

Inspired by the Indian spice markets, Thakoon collaborates with NARS cosmetics to release perfect shades of nail polish for summer. My favorite picks include Anardana - named after dried pomegranate seeds, Lal Mirchi inspired by red chili pepper powder and Koliary - a cyan that will definitely get you noticed poolside. Love it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lanvin Boutique Coming Soon

Opening this Fall 12 in NYC, Lanvin on Madison Avenue! They will offer finest in luxury ready to wear and bespoke services. Love it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In Distress

Long before Coachella hit the stage, distressed denim made their debut during Fashion Week and came on strong when Spring began to bloom. 

With the reputation of grungy, unflattering and unkempt - distressed denim is making a difficult come back; but if you ask me, a successful one. How to score the look you ask? One option is to purchase the Acne "Pop Trash" high-rise distressed number here for the shocking sticker price of $440. 

The second option is to head to your local Home Depot, purchase sandpaper for a few bucks and go crazy on those old, faded pair of jeans that haven't been worn in a few months. Voila! Now you can look just as cool and laid back as the fashionistas below. Love it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Front Runner Is -

Loving these earrings from Lizzie Fortunato Jewels! It's all in the details - rhinestones, pearls, bold gold, a handcrafted look and neo spikes, what's not to like?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Travel To Brasil Via Macy's

Entitled "Brasil: A Magical Journey", is a partnership with 18 Brazilian companies who were hand picked to work with Macy's. Expect to find espadrilles from Rachel Roy x Seu Jorge, bikinis from Cecilia Prado and Carlos Falchi reversible nylon bags. 

Best part of this whole celebration of Brasil? 10% of the sales from the "Brasil: A Magical Journey" will go towards protecting the Amazon Rainforest. Love it!

Image via WWD

Friday, April 20, 2012

Coach x James Nares

The latest accessories collaboration is with New York based artist James Nares who paints his signature single brush stroke paintings on canvas totes. The limited edition bags will run you $798 and be available in black, blue, green pink and red. Only available in select Coach stores and online for the rest of you at this Friday. Is this not the perfect summer bag? Love!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dip Dye Confirmed - GOOP Approved

Gwyneth Paltrow took the dip dye dive with her newly dyed locks. Say that three times fast! Sporting darker tinged strands on the bottoms, Paltrow is proving the strength of the trend and if it's good enough for Gwyneth, you know it's good enough for us. Love it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dip Dye Bonanza

From Prada's Fall 2012 RTW to the latest locks of Coachella, dip dye is having its fifteen minutes of fame. And now, shopping look just got super easy with stores like Zara, Topshop, ASOS and H&M dabbling in all sorts of dip dye, tie dye or ombre variation - the risk of dying is no risk at all. Now everyone can get the look, you just have to choose whether you want it on your clothing or if you dare make a bolder statement with your hair. Love it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bill Cunningham's Hats To Be Sold Online

Most know Bill Cunningham as the cycling street style and society photographer for the New York Times. Fewer, however, may recall that millinery was how the blue-jacketed Cunningham got his start. In the Fifties and Sixties, Cunningham made extravagant, whimsical toppers under the William J label. On Wednesday, 23 of his creations will go on sale exclusively on through vintage fashion dealer Katy Kane. She got the hats through Alison Shacter, who considers the photographer a family friend and whose aunt, Mitty, was quite a collector of them. “I was astounded to hear all the stories, and to see the family photographs,” Kane recalled of her first visit to Shacter’s home. “He had a brief career as a milliner, and did it with such a sense of whimsy.” The sale is timed well: Cunningham is the honoree at the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Gala April 23. - WWD

Love it!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Front Runner Is -

Take inspirations from upcoming summer destinations - far and wide. Even if you don't get a chance to go on that safari you've always wanted to go to, at least look the part! 

Loving this Isabel Marant cropped vest with the most stunning embroidery. Global trekker look - check! To purchase or drool over, click here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tommy Ton's Big Splurge

You know Tommy Ton - founder of Jak & Jil, street photographer, style stalker and trend spotter on the real runway. But photographing all of those gorgeous clothes and accessories must take a toll on Ton who recently spent the average person's salary on clothes! I can't blame him, it's hard to look but not touch. 

Over the past year Tommy Ton has not regretted anything he bought including one little incident on a night he couldn't quite catch some Zzzz's on:

"I couldn’t fall asleep one night after the shows, so I was scrounging online to find something to calm myself down. I bought a jacket, which cost me $2,900 including customs and duties, and I was like, 'now I can calm down,' and that was at seven in the morning!"

Hey Tommy, I understand. . .

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Daphne Guinnes Will Auction 100 Items From Her Personal Closet

If the Daphne Guinness at FIT was any sort of spectrum of what Guinness will be auctioning off, then it is safe to say only one word, "whoa". 

Guinness announced that she will be auctioning off 100 items from her personal closet including designs from the late Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Chanel to name a few at Christie's in London on June 27. All of the proceeds will go to the Isabella Blow foundation that benefits emerging artists as well as mental health charities.

If you want to see what's up for grabs, the clothing will be exhibited to the public in London during the week leading up to the auction.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Stepping It Up

While outdoor markets are starting to open up around the city (here's looking at you Dekalb Market that just opened this past weekend), one is always still wanting to look ever so chic while perusing hidden treasures, yet still be comfy because it is the weekend after all. 

So what's the cure all you ask? Why this Be&D sneaker with a colorful pump of course. So simple and graphic, why no one thought of it before is beyond. Love it!  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

CR Fashion Book

Carine Roitfeld (former Editor in Chief for Vogue Paris) is launching a new magazine under her own name entitled CR Fashion Book, or CR for short. What do you think?

Carine Roitfeld shared news about her forthcoming magazine, CR Fashion Book, which will launch this September.  Expect more of Roitfeld's signature edgy spreads, exclusively long-format articles, stories in written in the author's native language with English translations and an accompanying website. [Fashionista via WWD]

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Donate To A Good Cause

Do you have any gently used or never been worn bras? Random question and why do I ask? Because La Petite Coquette (located @ 51 University Place) is asking, that's why! 

The "Feel Your Boobies Foundation" is holding a flash mob in Union Square from 12 - 2PM this Thursday, April 12th in support of breast cancer awareness, and with that, bringing with them a load of bras to create the longest bra chain ever. Love it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dessert Couture

I can't get over these! Tricia does an uh-maze-ing job on these. Love it!

Below images are styled and produced by Tricia (The Glam Foodie).