June 22nd, 2014
Gypsetters are a group of people that represent a wanderlust society who live and work around the globe. Its a community that usually consists of explorers, artists, designers, surfers and bon vivants who travel the globe. Gypset style is bohemian, the style is loose fitting clothing, plentiful jewelry with wooden beads, bright stones, multiple bangles and pendants. The style represents their carefree, creative and optimistic lifestyle of people who blend fashion and art and lead a carefree laid back approach to life. We love Julia Chaplin’s stylish book, Gypset Style.
- Maxi Print Dress, CuratedVintage.com 230.00
- Clutch by JadeTribe, Everythingbutwater.com 114.00
- San Joy Bolero, CuratedVintage.com 42.00
- Lead wood bracelet set, Shopbop.com 115.00
- RayBan sunglasses, Net-a-Porter.com 160.00
- Pyramid necklace, CuratedVintage.com 70.00
- Missoni bikini, Net-a-Porter.com 500.00
- Tunic, CuratedVintage.com 125.00
- Earrings by Miguel Ases, Shopbop.com 275.00
December 5th, 2011
I don’t think there are any words to express the admiration I have for designer Tom Ford. Everything he does is perfection in my mind. I really fell in love with the designer the moment I spotted the long white one shoulder gown from his 2004 collection at the Gucci flagship store on Madison Avenue, and I have continued to be amazed by his vision and beautiful work. It was the fashion equivalent to love at first sight.
Tom Ford began his career in fashion as a design assistant for Cathy Hardwick. In 1988 he took a position at Perry Ellis and worked under designer Marc Jacobs. After moving to Europe in 1990 he went to work at Gucci and was promoted to Creative Director in 1994 when Gucci was acquired by Investcorp. While in this position, he arguably became the most influential designer of the decade by putting the glamour back into fashion. In 2004 Ford parted ways with Gucci over issues with creative control. I mourned him leaving Gucci but knew great things were still to come from him. I rejoiced when he opened his own store (also on the Upper East Side of New York) that catered to men’s fashion. I wondered how he could possibly top his glamorous collections for Gucci but upon entering the store, I was stunned by the way he could create the same breathtaking fashion for men. It was the first time men’s fashion seemed more fun than women’s and although gorgeous, the looks were also masculine and refined.
When his film, A Single Man, hit theatres in 2010 I was there and once again in love with this man! He took all the beauty of his fashion and managed to put it to motion in a film. Of making a film he has said, “You don’t just get to design what people wear, but you design the whole world and whether characters get to live or die. There is a permanence to film that fashion lacks.” Most recently he launched his own cosmetic line available at Neimans or Bergdorff’s which includes the most stunning shades including my favorite shade of lip color Wild Ginger, nail polish in Pink Crush and fragrances Santal Blush and Neroli Portofino. To top it all off he recently launched his own women’s collection (on Kate below) and it is everything you could expect from such a fashion icon. Perfection.
November 1st, 2011
While camel coats and trenches are BIG this season you can’t exactly call them a trend. A great classic trench or camel colored coat is one of the most essential wardrobe staples. Check out some my favorites, as well as styling tips that show a myriad of ways this item can be worn.
1. Soia & Kyo Vivi Zip Coat in Camel $395 http://www.revolveclothing.com
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Jackie Cashmere Coat $698 shopbop.com
3. BB Dakota Dedrick Long Overcoat $145 shopbop.com
4. L.A.M.B. Mid Calf Belted Coat $770 shopbop.com
October 26th, 2011
One of the best trends this season is outerwear in bright shades of red, pink, orange, yellow and green. During the Fall 2011 shows designers like Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Burberry Prorsum, Les Copains, Bill Blass, Celine and Blumarine featured bright outerwear in their shows. Bright jackets and coats look rich and bold and really make a statement. The color can make a simple black outfit pop or can be worn with prints for a more fashion forward look. It can also dress up jeans and a T shirt. I think there is a big misconception that a jacket like this is impractical because it “won’t go” with anything. To those who think that, I say throw caution to the wind and embrace this fall trend.
October 16th, 2011
One of the biggest trends on the Fall Runways was ladylike dressing. Think Mad Men style. (If you haven’t seen Mad Men, netflix it or buy season one; it really is THAT good). While this trend may intimidate some, it really is quite easy to pull off. The most essential pieces are a nice structured bag and a pair of pumps. Black or Nude are the most versatile. Then just think a feminine dress that might look vintage inspired like the Zac Posen above or a pencil skirt with a blouse or a blouse topped with a cardigan. As for accessories, a nice strand of pearls, simple studs, waist cinching belt and a pretty scarf are all good options to achieve this look. Pretty simple. While some of the pieces I included in this post come with a BIG price tag, these looks are everywhere now and can be had at a variety of price points. I love the Gap, H&M and Zara for finding runway worthy pieces for a fraction of the price.
October 4th, 2011
High shine nail color was a consistent theme at the Fall Shows. The models walked the runway in the Chanel show wearing polish also by Chanel in Peridot, a unique shimmery moss green shade. Narciso Rodriguez models wore Deborah Lippmann’s Stormy Weather which would be a great alternative if you love dark shades and are still stuck on OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark. At 3.1 Phillip Lim the models wore CND’s shade, Desert Suede, which would be great for that girl who loves neutral polish and is still wearing Essie’s Ballet Slipper or Limousine. At Jason Wu’s show models wore CND’s Gold Chrome, a shimmery shade of gold perfect for the Holidays. I’m crazy about all of these shades and think they are perfect for Fall/Winter.
September 18th, 2011
I just love shopping for a cause. With only 300 pairs of the Exclusive Nike Mag left, if you hope to snag a pair you better start bidding. Only 1500 pairs were made and once they are gone, they are gone. The best part of getting your hands on a pair of these futuristic sneaks is that the proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s research. Happy Bidding!
September 14th, 2011
I saw this on Nordstrom.com and emailed it to a friend headed to college who wanted some advice on updating his look. I loved this because the pieces are so classic and versatile, and the seven looks would be great on just about anyone. For any of you guys looking to add pieces to your Fall wardrobe or even looking to overhaul your entire wardrobe, I think this is a really great guide.
August 18th, 2011
Kristen Stewart gets 60′s glam for the September cover of W magazine shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I am LOVING this look on her. Who did her makeup?? Stunning!