On this beautiful Monday my brain was working overtime. I randomly started thinking of the types of resources available to fashion bloggers and local forums that allow for opportunities to get fashion minded together regularly. I came up with a few ideas but the execution of these brilliant ideas is a challenge for me. I’d like to hear if you have groups or events in your neck of the woods that are dedicated to fashion or tell me the types of events/ activities that you would love to see offered in your community.
As always, thanks for reading. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Xo
(Top: H&M, Vest: Express, Bottoms: Marshalls, Shoes: Wet Seal)
Be sure to check out Maybelline’s 2012 calendar. It’s packed with makeup inspiration. Each month unveils a super bold, sexy, and creative style. Shiny and glittery pouts, lux lashes and colorful blushes – are all ways to breathe new life into your daily makeup routine with the help of Maybelline. I’m taking notes on how to recreate these looks at home.
Stella McCartney Hawaiian Spring Collection
In the past I hadn’t been a fan of Hawaiian prints but this isn’t your normal Hawaiian garb. These styles have appeal because they are modern and fresh. The tunics and harem pants are items that you’d find in any collection but the island flare puts them in a league of their own. Bursts of color and clean lines make this collection sensational. I can definitely see myself wearing these anywhere hot and sunny.
I have to start by saying that I idolize and adore Gwen Stefani. She is a fashion pioneer, gutsy and demure. Her trademark glam rock style sets her apart from her peers. This hairstyle is another sensation out her fashion cupboard. I like that it’s whimsical and elegant at once. The high knot is appropriate for a night out or a day at work. It’s also simple to create and will continue to look great after a long day or night. You can also add hair pins or clips to amplify the style.
Oscar de la Renta is trying a hand at designing children’s clothing.
The collection is slated to drop in the Fall. The line will be offered online via the Oscar de la Renta website and at select retailers. Oscar de la Renta has dabbled in children’s wear in the past for charitable causes including the Children’s Defense Fund.
Catherine Monteiro de Barros has been enlisted as VP of design for the brand. Monteiro de Barros has an extensive background in designing clothing for children. She created the lux European handmade children’s line, Papi d’Anjo.
I can’t wait to see the designs from this collection. Clothing for kids make me smile. First of all, they are so tiny. It’s hard not to chuckle. I’m sure that these clothes will be more stylish than the duds I wore as a tot. While Pricing hasn’t been mentioned, I’m guessing that it will cost more than your Oshkoshs.
Feast your eyes on these beautiful creations from Elle. These ready to wear pieces of art come from their gallery of 27 amazingly desgined fashions from the runway, home, and more. I picked the pieces that I liked the most to share with you. They are all brilliant and imaginative. I would KILL to have any of them in my wardrobe. (It’s funny the intense emotions one can develop over clothing.) These items also call to mind how fashion and art relate. They awake your senses and get you thinking.
Who knew fashion could be so deep?
Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Fashion is, perhaps by necessity, in a world of its own – one that only rarely overlaps with anything resembling real life. This fantasy and exoticism is part of its appeal, of course. (Vince Aletti)
It’s hard to let some things go. Like my shorts…Over the weekend the weather was pretty delightful so I wore shorts. When the weather is cooler they look great with a sweater and tights. It’s easy fashion that yields a lot of style. I would recommend wearing corduroy, leather, tweed, or wool shorts. Texture is everything. Also, make sure that your top isn’t longer than your shorts. You don’t want it to seem like you’re not wearing any bottoms.
(Sweater: AJ Wright, Top: AJ Wright, Shorts: Marshalls, Boots: Aldo)