Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sandra Backlund

Photo: Oscar Falk, Lundlund

Leave it to the Swedes to create outragous yet comfortable crocheted and knitted clothing. Sandra Backlund is a fairly new designer who just had her first runway show at Stockholm's fashion week. The show recieved nothing but rave reviews and she is well on her way to transforming Swedish style. Watch out H&M!

The World of Stella

Just a quick note for you Stella McCartney fans. From February 6th-20th Selfridges will be hosting 'The World of Stella' in their London Flagship store. The store is going to be transformed into a tribute to Stella McCartney and her designs. Her new collections and collaborations with other brands such as Adidas and Notify will be featured as well. On February 13 from 5-6pm Stella will make a personal appearance at the store. You can get more information from Selfridges website.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sonia Rykiel handbag

Made by Sonia Rykiel, this is the clutch to have this season. The fabric is a beautifully draped pattern of suede and has a large decorative bow in the center. The handle itself acts as a bracelet giving the look of two accessories in one. It is available now at Sonia Rykiel and comes in many lovely shades.

Vintage Posters

There is something about vintage posters and photographs that I love. Though I am not exactly sure what it is. They are classic, creative, and it interests me to see images that have been captured in an era that I was not part of. Vintage posters are truly original and simple advertisements, unlike the complex graphics that are presented to us these days.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

Brigitte Bardot is a French actress, model, and singer who is wildly famous for her sexy plantinum blonde look and persona from the 1950s to 70s. Her style: She took the classic American look (think Ralph Lauren) and put a French twist on it.

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Sex and the City Pictures images

I must be on a Sex and the City kick or something because I cannot stop looking at pictures from the filming of the movie. Rumor has it March is the release date. On February 22, it will be four years since the show aired its final episode.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lookbook: Matthew Williamson S/S 2008

Matthew Williamson's new collection is full of floral and Aztec prints. The looks are a mix between safari and hippy chic. He included lots of different pieces ranging from cropped jackets and short shorts to embroidered and beaded dresses.

This Season: Heels

Chanel, Dior, Peter Som, Stella McCartney
Photos: Don Ashby/VOGUE.COM

This A/W 2008 season, designers give you many options for your shoes. Would you like stillettos...wedges...lace-ups? I think designers are also trying to say "the higher, the better". The shoes are bold, bright, heavy, and textured. Wear if you dare!

Hot Water Bottle Revisted

The hot water bottle I own and wrote about in one of my first posts was mentioned in Grazia Magazine this week (January 28 issue). It has some wise words of advice. " Sauvignon Blanc + boiling kettles = third degree burns". I also, do not suggest using a hot water bottle while drinking, but I am sure most if not all of you probably knew that already!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sex and the City Movie Trailer

My day is now complete. I just watched the Sex and the City Movie trailer. The wait to see the movie is nearly over. It should be coming out this spring, but the release date is still to be announced. You can watch it on IMDb

Seeing Stars

Keeping up with this seasons trend of stars, Topshop just introduced this shirt to their stores a few days ago. Could their inspiration have come from Kate Moss??

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Birthday Night

Yesterday was my birthday and we went out to dinner for curry. Not just any curry, but posh curry! The Bombay Bicycle Club.

This was not your normal Indian restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was beautiful. Sitting at our table we felt as if we were on a beach holiday. As a bonus, the waiters gave us champagne, liqueur, and dessert on the house. They even gave me a 'special' birthday candle for the table.

Other pictures from the night

Dress: Pitaya, Coat: Banana Republic

If you love curry and love great food and service, then it is worth having dinner here. I plan on going back in the near future. Click on the link for The Bombay Bicycle Club's website

Friday, January 25, 2008

Salvatore Ferragamo

The picture of Claudia Schiffer posted below at the Chanel couture fashion show reminds me of the recent Salvatore Ferragamo advertisements that she is in.

Haute Couture Arrivals

Claudia Schiffer at Chanel

Sophia Coppola at Chanel

Diane Kruger at Dior

Clemence Poesy at Chanel
Photos: Harpers Bazaar

Farewell Valentino

Valentino Garavani walked down his last haute couture runway this week. The runway show in Paris was a spectacular event with a star studded audience. Valentino’s fashion house is one of the most famous in the world and even though he is retiring, the Valentino name and empire will still exist with a new design team. As the fashion legend took his final walk to a standing ovation, the audience was full of tears, but Valentino kept his cool. After 45 years of making fashion history, Valentino will greatly be missed, but I have a feeling this will not be the last we see of him and glamorous creations.

Photos: Marcio Madeira/VOGUE.COM

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Out in London Town

Last night we went out to celebrate my cousin Erin Rose's birthday. Even though we were running late, we decided to stop outside a store and admire a beautiful chaise lounge in the window.

We got to the restaurant, PJ's Bar and Grill in South Kensington, realizing we were the first ones to arrive. Good thing, because I feel awful when I arrive somewhere late. After a few birthday drinks and some chit chat, we parted with the group and my love and I went out to dinner at The Little French Restaurant in Earl's Court.

Outside the restaurant waiting for our table

On our way home, I noticed a house that I pass by every day, but never noticed the lights by the front door at night. Looks great, don't you think?.

It was a lovely night. Happy birthday Erin Rose once again and I hope you had a great evening!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad is one of the most extraordinary Haute Couture designers in the world. Every dress he creates is magical and whimsical. I highly suggest looking at his website to view his latest collection, it is remarkable.


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Mariah Carey was photographed topless while vacationing in the Caribbean. Just wearing a black bikini bottom and a magazine carefully placed, I have to say, she has never looked better. Mariah doesn't seem to be bothered having her picture taken either. Good for her!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Orange Coat

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
(More to come on Audrey Hepburn. Will be posted soon)

Early autumn I bought a stylish orange coat from Zara. I was looking for one similar to Audrey Hepburn's (my style icon) in Breakfast at Tiffany's for a few years. It is a beautiful color that simply fits the season. The look is classy and sophisticated. Hubert de Givenchy is the genius who created the iconic coat for the movie in the 60's, and ever since then, designers have been imitating and re-creating the trend.

Pictures of myself

Valentino A/W 07-08

Sweet Violet

Gianfranco Ferre and Alberta Ferretti

From lilac to plum, purple is taking over the runway this spring. The look is very romantic and feminine. Purple is the color to wear when you want to make a statement without being too bold. The color is being matched with satin and sheer fabrics for a soft and glamorous look.