Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Libertine for Target

Yesterday I went to Target and checked out the Libertine line, which was the most anticipated one (for me) behind Proenza Schouler. Much to my dismay, the cardigan lacked pizazz, the embroidered shorts weren't too special, and the scralled blouse was a little off. And even worse, the blazer that got me so excited was ill fitting. Nothing shouted, "You must buy me!" (unless I had unlimited funds, and if I did, I would have bought the shorts, sweater, and the blouse) Fortunately, I have no regrets that I didn't buy anything, which is much better than buyer's remorse.

Statement Heels

Fall shoes are edging onto higher ground as platform heels continue to reign. It is with open arms that fashion editors and stylists alike are welcoming the more decorative styles that can stand alone as statement making accessories. Although I prefer flats to heels any day, I am fond of quite a few of the ones shown here. (Above, the lego-look at Balenciaga)
Quilted heels at Chanel...
Studded at Burberry...
Prada's bejeweled statement...

Alberta Ferretti 's heels...
At Miu Miu...
Nina Ricci's ballet look
Photos: style.com


The fall collections featured several looks with ombre, an effect that resembles shading as one color blends into another. Most notably found at Louis Vuitton and Prada (where it was incorporated into everything from bags to shoes to skirts), the look can be either subtle (as seen in the Alberta Ferretti dress, below) or attention-seeking (as in Prada's heels).
A Prada bag with the shading effect...
Autumn's "it" shoe: Prada ombre heels...
More fabulous ombre at Prada...

Alberta Ferretti's ombre dress...

Marc Jacobs' approach at Louis Vuitton...
One of my favorite looks of the Louis Vuitton show, complete with ombre skirt...
From green to tan, ombre takes an unusual (but beautiful) turn on a Prada skirt

Photos: style.com

Monday, July 30, 2007

Fire and Black Tulips

I know I'm a little obsessed with nail color, but my new favorite colors are worth obsessing over. The first is Fire by Chanel, a fabulous bright red. The second is Yves Saint Laurent's No. 34, Black Tulip. The YSL color is a deep, dark purple that is perfect for those who love the look of black nails, but want a new alternative for fall. Two coats of each polish delivers great results; the Chanel color lasted one week and the YSL lasted about 5 days with few chips.

Must-Have Summer Makeup

The new Bobbi Brown Stonewashed Nudes Eye Palette is a favorite with beauty editors and customers alike. The shimmery shadows, as well as the matte ones, create a light smokey eye effect. Perfect for those who prefer not to venture towards the classic smokey eye or want a pretty daytime option. Find it online at nordstrom for $50.

Photo: nordstrom.com

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Chanel Sneaks

I officially love these Chanel sneakers! They are so chic! I saw this photo of Elisha Cuthbert (of "24" fame) wearing them while shopping with Paris Hilton, and the shoes were too cool not to share.

The Nanny Diaries

I can't wait to see this movie!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Absolutely Brilliant

I just saw the latest Harry Potter movie (Order of the Phoenix) and I was incredibly impressed. Since first reading the books in fourth grade, I've practically been obsessed. I was so glad to see that the film did justice to the book... the fifth book is my favorite and the movie was fabulous! I know I saw it a week after release, but I loved it! Definitely one of my new favorite movies... and I really enjoyed the maturing acting by the lead characters! Job very well done!

Emma Watson... the new face of Chanel?

It has been widely speculated that Emma Watson, also known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, will be the new model for Chanel's ads. The seventeen-year-old actress wore Chanel to nearly every movie premiere for the new Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as well as to several interviews and parties. A good pairing? Absolutely! Chanel is known for being classy, elegant, and poised. These are rare qualities for a young starlet, but Watson has embodied these traits through her stardom... making her perfect for the job!

Photos: At the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix London Premiere (left) wearing Chanel, and at a gala in London (right) wearing Chanel Haute Couture

Le Magnetique...magnifique?

I just found out that beauty giant Lancome is launching a new nail polish called Le Magnetique. What's so special about it? Using the magnetic strip on the front, you can create a starburst design in the shimmery shade. Check it out starting September 1st; see pics of it at alllaqueredup.blogspot.com

New Nanette Lepore for Keds

As I was perusing the Keds website, I found that Nanette Lepore will continue her collaboration with the classic stylish sneaker company with some fun flats for fall. The use of dark satin and velvet makes them perfect for autumn's somber hues, and the shimmery, glittering designs make them even better. I especially love the ad campaign (starring Mischa Barton and handsome rugby players) at Oxford University. Find them online at keds.com starting in August!

Photo: nanettelepore.com

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Eliza Magazine

The Salt Lake Tribune had an article in the Business section that profiled one-time Ford model (and member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints) Summer Bellessa's new magazine, Eliza. It was created for young women hoping to dress modestly but still remain fashionable. Find it at a Lolabella boutique near you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Proenza Schouler at nordstrom.com

Proenza Schouler arrived at nordstrom.com in the Designer Collections today. Although I am far from being able to afford their beautiful clothing for fall, I can't get over their fabulous fall collection. Check it out at style.com, or if you can spend over $3000 on the outfit at right, visit nordstrom.com!
Photo: nordstrom.com

Monday, July 9, 2007

Erin Fetherston for Target

Okay, I know I'm a little obsessed with designer collaborations, but I just love high fashion at a low price! Next up on the Go International for Target roster? Erin Fetherston, whose floaty frocks and clouds of chiffon conjure sweet images of cotton candy and unicorns. I had a peek at the images on Target's online pressroom, and there are enough hearts to satisfy Cupid until Valentine's Day in 2017. Some specific pieces, however, would look great if paired with other items that aren't quite as frothy and, well, fluffy (which adequately describes a dress printed with bunnies). The collection will be available sometime around December, but until then, take a look at the adorable Libertine collection, available July 15th, and the sophisticated looks by Alice Temperley, available September 15th.

Photo: Erin Fetherston's Fall 2007 collection at style.com/Marcio Madeira

Friday, July 6, 2007

Models and More at the Shows

Vlada Roslyakova, backstage at Armani, takes a snack break. (Armani images: style.com/Greg Kessler)
Flavia De Oliviera, Olga Sherer, and Inguna Butane pose backstage at Armani.
At Armani, Flavia De Oliviera goes for the tomboy look.
A model backstage at Armani.
Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman at Dior. (Dior images: style.com, courtesy of imaxtree.com/Fabio Boraso)
Backstage at Dior, Mariacarla Boscono pairs a skull-printed tee with a blazer.

Kasia Struss backstage at Givenchy. (Photo: style.com, courtesy of imaxtree.com/Fabio Boraso)
Chanel Iman looking lovely backstage at Gaultier. (Gaultier images: style.com, courtesy of imaxtree.com/Fabio Boraso)
Milagros Schmoll looking cool in her biker jacket at Gaultier.
Linda Vojtova getting prepped at Gaultier.
At Gaultier, one model looking chic in her menswear and skinny jeans.

Givenchy Haute Couture

At the Givenchy couture show elements from nature and ancient Greece were combined to create beautiful, effortlessly chic dresses and jackets decked out with feathers.

Photos: style.com, courtesy of imaxtree.com/Alessandro Lucioni
These dresses keeps me riveted! The detailing is so pretty.
The feathered top becomes street-cool when paired with monochromatic pants and heels.
This bird-looking dress is lovely.
Love the column dress!
This skirt is very unexpected!
I can just see the Vogue editors making an order for this jacket.
This is the dress that reminded me of a robot! The breastplate becomes so much softer with the wrap around it.
I love the neon yellow with beige... very nice.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Elie Saab Couture

I was in awe when I viewed these floaty frocks, all of which are from the new Elie Saab couture collection for fall. Like with Lacroix, I can just picture several celebrities in these gorgeous gowns.

Photos: style.com/Marcio Madeira

Cate Blanchett perhaps?
This dress is fit for a queen! (It looks so democratic!)
The sheer sleeves give this dress so much character.
This dress makes the model look like she's floating on a cloud.
Very Beyonce!
The adornment on the shoulders is very nice.
So Mischa Barton!