Friday, February 29, 2008

Hats off to Dior

Things to know about Dior A/W 08-09

1. Sixties America Theme
2. Big Hats
3. Big Hair
4. Bold Color
5. Big Attitude
6. Matching all accessories is a must

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

These are a few of my NEW favorite things...

Mickey is topshop

All products from Nougat London

Tie Front Dress from Topshop

Susannah Hunter Coin Purse

Multi Chain Necklace by Muse available at My Wardrobe



I don't think I've never liked a Blumarine collection. I think their designs are always well structured and feminine. This season was interesting because the beginning of the collection was full of pastel colored dresses and soft sweaters, then it took a turn and lots of leopard animal print was shown. I like this contrast because you don't want to be wearing dark colors all winter so I like how they incorporated lighter colors into the mix.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Colors of the Oscars

Even though it was raining during the red carpet arrivals, the celebrities brightened up the evening by wearing lots of color. Heidi Klum looked stunning in her red gown and Kelly Preston has never looked better. Marion Cotillard also looked really beautiful in her white mermaid-like dress by Jean Paul Gaultier.
You can go to eonline to view the best and worst dresses of the night.


Hello All, sorry for not updating much lately, I have a viral infection in my throat.
I went to the most useless doctor yesterday and all he suggested I do was to continue taking the over the counter medicines I have been taking for the past week. Everything he told me I knew already.
The only reason I went to see a doctor is because I thought I was going to get antibiotics. BUT he did say that I should come back if it gets worse and then he would give me antibiotics...
oh and rob me of more money.
Anyway, hopefully I will get a few posts up today!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kate Moss for YSL

A short manifesto that goes behind the scenes with Kate Moss at her photoshoot for YSL

Saturday, February 23, 2008

All about the shoes


I will admit it, I like Prada's accessories this season more than the clothes. The collection is very old Victorian with lots of lace and turtleneck/longsleeved dresses. The shoes on the other hand are beautiful and sculpture-like. Once again another designer is bringing spring floral designs into their winter collection, but this time it really works.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring into Winter

When I clicked to view Roberto Cavalli's A/W 08-09 collection I thought I accidently chose his S/S 08 collection. It just happens that he decided to continue his feminine fifties dresses into the winter. It did surprise me though to see white floral dresses in this collection, but at least he added the occasional grey and black pair of trousers. Truthfully, I wouldn't want to wear spring-like dresses during the autumn and winter, I very much enjoy wearing chunky sweaters and long coats. I do on the other hand like the third black dress above, I wouldn't mind wearing it on a fancy evening out ~

Marcio Madeira/VOGUE.COM

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lookbook: Gucci A/W 08-09

Marcio Madeira

Mariah's Home

I wanted to post this video because it has been a while since I've seen Mariah Carey's episode of cribs. I just watched The Ultimate Cribs on MTV...and of course Mariah's house was number 1. Its beautiful and her closet looks like a luxury department store...

As the saying goes...Let them eat cake!

Charm City Cakes

Duff Goldman, or Chef Duff, is the creator and owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland. You probably have heard of him or would recognize his face from one of my favorite shows 'Ace of Cakes' on the Food Network. Chef Duff and a hand full of his friends (artists, musicians, architects, graphic designers etc..) create these masterpieces. They design road sign cakes, ski slope cakes, and cakes to look like something out of Alice and Wonderland! You really should look at these on their website, you won't believe your eyes. They are so amazing that if I was given one, I would almost feel guilty eating it ....almost


Cakefool is a bakery in London that designs cakes around the joy of celebration. They make cakes for every occasion and for every occasion the cakes end up being the main attraction. So whether you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, or the arrival of a new born it's worth trying these decorative and delicious cakes. They can get expensive, but the bakery offers a variety of sizes and shapes to suit your budget.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I see Paris! I see France! I see Stellas......

Stella McCartney is taking the world by storm and as I mentioned last month, Selfridges dedicated part of the store to showcase her new collections and collaboration with Adidas, LeSportsac and her new lingerie line. Unfortunately, today is the last day 'the world of stella' will be in the department store. I really do suggest that everyone in the area check it out while you still can.
Stellas collaboration with Bendon, a New Zealand lingerie manufacturer is something the designer has wanted to do since she started her label.
"The day has come for women to embrace lingerie for themselves! It's not just about pleasing men but about pleasing yourself! For me, what underwear I choose reflects my mood. It goes hand in hand with what you put on top of it" as she told Elle Magazine in their March issue.

Stella's new lingerie collection bounces off the idea for her S/S Ready to Wear collection with soft cotton, sheer, and lace fabrics with floral and feminine prints. She even came up with names for different ranges of the lingerie collection such as: Eve Giggling, Sandy Stripping, Dolly Snogging, and Daisy Dreaming.

V Magazine

You can find her lingerie at the Stella McCartney boutique in West London, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty, and

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Zuhair Murad

As requested: more photos of Zuhair Murad's beautiful dresses. Which is your favorite?!

Location: Camden Town II

Camden Town Style

The famous Hawley Arms Pub

Location: Camden Town, London

As Amy Winehouse not so 'clearly' stated at the Grammys, 'Camden Town Ain't Burning Down!'

For those of you who do not live in the UK may not know that there was a fairly large fire on the evening of the 9th in Camden. Neal and I saw it as it just happened from a distance in Primrose hill as we were walking to a grocery store. A few days ago I walked into Camden to see the damage and took some pictures.
First I wanted to post this youtube video to show you what went on.

Click here for the Camden Council's media information on the fire.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Fashion Video: Diane Kruger for Elle

Click here to watch this behind the scenes video from Elle Magazine

Dame Vivienne Westwood: Red Label

BBC news has created an Audio Slideshow of Vivienne Westwood's A/W collection for her Red Label. This is put together very well with lots of pictures from the runway show along with interviews and commentary.

Click here to watch

Chanel Nails

You have one month left (so the professionals tell us) to treat your nails to the trend of the autumn and winter seasons, glamorous dark colored nails. My personal favorite is Chanel Rouge Noir nail enamel, well any Chanel nail polish really. I think they have the best color choices of the major luxury makeup companies. Click here to see their products.

Spa Day

Located: 211 East 51st Street

Okeanos Day Spa and Club is one of New York City's finests luxury getaways. The spa specializes in Russian body treatments and traditional Russian saunas called Banyas. They promise to de-stress you from your hectic city life. Okeanos provides express treatments that can be done on your lunch hour such as Shave and Go for men. All express treatments have lunch available upon request.
Massages, waxing, facials...oh my!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's Lonely at the Top

Of the Plaza Hotel ....

Part of the Plaza Hotel in NYC has recently been converted into luxury apartments with nearly 100 out of 181 units sold already. This New York Times article interviews a woman who is a full time resident in the building, but she has yet to meet any of her neighbors. About half of the people who own apartments in the building actually live there full time and the rest use it on weekends or as a second home. I don't know about you, but if my neighbors weren't around half the time I was in my $5.8 million home I would be jumping for joy, not feeling lonely.

Halloween At Luella

Luella A/W 08-09

Lily Allen and Kimberley Stewart backstage at Luella

Erin O'Connor

All images:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Valentine's Day Sushi Date

Valentine's Day breakfast: Eggs in the middle (heart shaped of course)

All the trendy restaurants in the area had been booked up for months just for Valentine's Day. So we ended up going to our favorite sushi restaurant, which ended up being a great idea. Here Neal is helping me put on my 'B' diamond necklace that was given to me by my twin brother for Christmas.

Topshop T-Shirt Dress
Out on our date at Feng Sushi

Some good advice...

Friday, February 15, 2008

White Roses

Finally the package arrived! And by the way, it was nearly my size. It was definitely worth the wait, two dozen white roses and a bottle of champagne. Neal knows the way to my heart is through white or pink roses not red :) Aren't they beautiful?!