Romance In Spring


Givenchy Lace Embellished Top and Black PantsSaint Laurent Gold Paillette Embellished Sweater and Floral Print Dress

Vittoria Ceretti Models Spring Romance

Roberto Cavalli Ruffle Embellished MinidressVittoria Ceretti Models Spring Romance

As the air fills with the aromas of jasmine and cherry blossoms, the days are delightfully longer and temperatures warm, romantic notions take up more and more breadth in my thoughts. These days my indulgence in amorous day dreams translates to my preference in wardrobe —  flowing bohemian and ethereal dresses.

Next month in China’s Vogue David Bellemere shoots Vittoria Ceretti (one of the finalists of Elite Model Look 2012 Italy) in Spring’s most romantic and dreamy dresses. Stylist Irina Marie selected the designs of Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy and more for the poetic shots while makeup artist Tiziana Raimondo gave Vittoria her natural glow and Maxime Mace her soft upswept hair.

 

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Lovers & Friends Haiden DressIsabel Marant Jane SandalsLola Lace Ruffle Mini Dress

Zara Guipure Lace JacketASOS Floral Ruffle Top Maxi Dress See by Chloe Vicki Small fringed suede and leather bucket bag

Givenchy Lace Embellished Top  and Black Pants // Saint Laurent Gold Paillette Embellished Sweater and Floral Print Dress // Vittoria Ceretti Models Spring Romance  // Alexander McQueen Lace Tiered Mini Dress // Roberto Cavalli Ruffle Embellished Minidress

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LWD Or Two


Johnathan Simkhai Cotton & Linen Knit DressElizabeth & James Melinda Strapless Stretch-Ponte Mini DressZara Dress With Cape SleevesAlice & Olivia Sofie Lace Up Side DressZimmermann Realm Embroidered Panel DressC/meo Collective Small Things Dress With Split Sleeves in White

When the weather warms up the color of white almost makes a a daily appearance in my wardrobe. My dry cleaning bills may sky-rocket — I manage to get it dirty in the first few wearings — but the fresh, chic feeling I get makes it worth it.

These days a LWD (little white dress) or two is every bit as much a must have for every au courant fashionable girl’s closet as the LBD (little black dress) is. It’s just as versatile, taking you from dinner to brunch to clubbing to walking along the beach with your favorite beau.

I’d have all of these dresses if I could, but my standout favs are Jonathan Simkhai’s cotton and linen blend knit dress with fringe – love the cutout detail on the sleeves, and Zimmermann’s embroidered cotton dress for when I’m feeling beachy and bohemian!

Johnathan Simkhai Cotton & Linen Knit Dress // Elizabeth & James Melinda Strapless Stretch-Ponte Mini Dress // Alice & Olivia Sofie Lace Up Side Dress // C/meo Collective Small Things Dress With Split Sleeves in White // Zimmermann Realm Embroidered Panel Dress // Zara Dress With Cape Sleeves

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Summer Staples


Summer Staples

Summer Staples

The official start of summer may be a little over a month away, yet it is never to early to start building that summer fun wardrobe. Here are my top ten picks every closet (and bathroom) should not be without his summer.

The items I’m fixated on for this summer are Proenza Schouler’s perfect black maillot — cuts high on the leg, Talitha’s cotton and silk blend maxi dress with side slits — ideal for pool parties as well as lunching and lounging in style, and this summer’s must have off the shoulder top — this one by Pixie Market with ruffle sleeves.

While I highly recommend getting your wardrobe prepped and ready for summer, it is equally necessary to savor every last day of Spring!

1. Madewell The Boardwalk Slide Sandal // 2. Talitha Jaya Cotton and Silk-Blend Voile Maxi Dress // 3. Comme des Garcons Grace by Grace Coddington // 4. Proenza Schouler Solids Swimsuit // 5. Proenza Schouler Striped Tissue Tee // 6.    Aquazzura Suede Tulum Sandals // 7. Joe’s Jeans The Charlie Shorts // 8. Mansur Gavriel Canvas Bucket Bag // 9. Pixie Market Light Blue Ruffle Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top // 10. Joie The Nantucket Hat Lipstick – Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain.

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When in Rome…….

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Amal Clooney – The Queen Of Cannes (So Far)


Amal Clooney In Atelier VersaceNaomi Watts Armani Prive

Elsa ZylbersteinBella Hadid In Roberto Cavalli

Kirsten Dunst In GucciJessica Chastain in Armani Prive

Lily Donaldson in Saint LaurentCeline Sallette

Kristen Stewart in ChanelDiala Makki

Major celebrities have descended upon the French Rivera to promote their films in what is one of the biggest film festivals of the world, Cannes, and therefore, one of the most popular red carpets.

So far, Amal Clooney has won the prize for most beautiful dress (as well as being 1/2 of the most glamorous couple) wearing Versace’s spectacular pastel yellow one shoulder chiffon gown. (Naomi Watts is a strong second in Armani Prive.) The festival is in its first few days with almost 10 days to go so there is plenty of time for another lovely celebrity to dethrone her. Stay tuned, only time will tell!

Amal Clooney In Atelier Versace // Naomi Watts Armani Prive // Bella Hadid In Roberto Cavalli // Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive // Celine Sallette // Kristen Stewart in Chanel // Lily Donaldson in Saint Laurent // Diala Makki // Kirsten Dunst In Gucci // Elsa Zylberstein //

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When Will I Have My Last First?


IRO Agnette JacketOnia Nina Halter One Piece

J Crew Petal And Crystal NecklaceAdriano Goldschmied Phoebe Cropped Jeans

Hotel Particular Regular BeltLouise et Cie Abri Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat

When being thrown back into the dating pool some might like to play it tame and opt for a slightly more conservative look. I, on the other hand, will take the plunge (pun intended) in Onia’s sky blue halter one piece. For a fresh take on denim I’ll keep the main pieces tonal by pairing the one piece with Iro’s Agnette jacket, in a darker shade of the same hue, and Adriano Goldschmied’s Phoebe ultra light cropped jeans. Black accessories will serve up just enough edge to keep this look exciting!

Weigh in: Which bag do you prefer to complete this look? Black or Patchwork denim.

IRO Agnette Jacket // Onia Nina Halter One Piece // Adriano Goldschmied Phoebe Cropped Jeans // Louise et Cie Abri Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat // Hotel Particular Regular Belt // J Crew Petal And Crystal Necklace

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Cleaning Out The Lingerie Closet


Free People Slow Dance Bra & Only Hearts Lace Sleep ShortsFleur Du Mal French Net Lace Balconette Bra & Panty

Nasty Gal Sheer Up Bralette and Panty SetFleur Du MAl Seamless Panty Set

I have embarked on a spring cleaning of my home, and of course my closet comes first. This year I’ve decided to include my lingerie – it needs some major TLC as well. One new designer I’ve taken a fancy to is Fleur Du Mal. Especially the French net lace bra and panty set — so sexy-, and the seamless panty set (both above). I love my lingerie drawer to have a good stock of basic Cosabella boy shorts – BNY has some on sale here!

Free People Slow Dance Bra & Only Hearts Lace Sleep Shorts // Fleur Du Mal French Net Lace Balconette Bra & Lace Panty // Victoria’s Secret Unlined Lace Demi Bra & High-Waist Thong Panty // Fleur Du Mal Seamless Panty Set // Nasty Gal Sheer Up Bralette and Panty Set // Calvin Klein  CK Black Sensual Push-Up Bra & Calvin Klein CK Essential Panty

The Best Of The Met: Manus x Machina

There were a few other gowns from the Met gala Manus x Machina I liked as well or even a bit better, but these gowns were my favorite in following with this year’s theme.

Emma Watson In Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein (in conjunction with sustainable brand consultancy Eco Age) took the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” literally designing Emma Watson’s gown from reused plastic water bottles. In fact,  every part of the garment — down to the zippers and the inside of the bustier — is made with sustainable materials. Check out what Emma had to say about the dress on her Facebook page.

Nicole Kidman In Alexander McAlexa Chung In Thakoon

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Lupita Nyong'o In Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong’os’ Calvin Klein gown also had sustainable components incorporated into it.

Naomi Watts In BurburryGigi Hadid In Tommy Hilfiger

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Emma Watson In Calvin Klein // Alexa Chung In Thakoon // FKA Twigs In Atelier Versace // Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein // Gigi Hadid In Tommy Hilfiger // Gigi Hadid In Tommy Hilfiger // Lui Wen In Iris Van Herpan // Naomi Watts In Burburry // Emma Stone In Prada // Nicole Kidman In Alexander McQueen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First Monday In May


First Monday In May

First Monday In May

Rihanna in Quo Pe 2015

Just in the knick of time I snuck in a viewing of First Monday In May. From the first shot of the outside of the Metropolitan Museum I got flutters in my stomach. Two of my favorite pleasures in the world together in one documentary – fashion and museums!!

Last year, filmmaker Andrew Rossi, who directed Page One: Inside the New York Times, followed Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour as they planned 2015’s exhibition and gala “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Over a course of almost a year they clearly demonstrated the hard, and sometimes tedious, work that goes into creating such a lavish production. Starting eight months out the weeks turn into days and then into hours; as the pressure mounts they work against the clock to ensure every art display is beautifully lit and every hem line is perfectly coiffed.

While there isn’t a red carpet I don’t love (with the Met being my favorite), and I adored looking at all the gowns of the stars as they made there entrance, I would have preferred a little more discourse on the question, ” is fashion art?”. Such a provocative and much debated topic deserves more attention and stronger light shown upon it.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary and recommend trying to see it before the first monday in this May’s new Met exhibit — Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Streaming live at vogue.com this Monday at 7:00 pm (EST).

 

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Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss 1995

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture 2010Madonna In Stella McCartney 2011

Daphne Guinness In Alexander McQueen 2011

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Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon 2013

Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa 2014

Cher In Bob Mackie 1974 // Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss 1995 // Madonna In Stella McCartney 2011 // Daphne Guinness In Alexander McQueen 2011 // Lauren Santo Domingo In Oscar Del La Renta 2013 // Sarah Jessica Parker In Giles Deacon 2013 // Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa 2014 // Gwyneth Paltrow In Prada 2012 // Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture 2010

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