Grey Antics Square Cut Leggings

Grey Ant Square Cut Leggings

Grey Ant Square Cut Leggings

Am loving these square cut leggings by Grey Antics.  A combination of traditional legging style with a slight touch of quirky (the harem flare is a modern take on the classic riding pant).  In fact, I was quite surprised to find that they were leggings because they actually look like pants. I would sport these as pants (would you?)!

Get them now at Urban Outfitters  for a modest $39.99.

Fifties Couture, Photographed by Olivier Theyskens

My recent obsession with the television show, Mad Men, has sparked a newfound appreciation for 50’s/60’s fashion.  For women of means, it was a time of glamour and sophistication.   Full skirted dresses were fashioned with enough lace and tulle to make the austere styles of the Second World War era easy to forget. 

Olivier Theyskens, with his passion for Parisian couture, was able to capture the decadence of this era with a project for NºD in 2002.  In it and with the help of his assistant, Theyskens photographed six gowns from various couturiers of  the 50’s era in a setting he recreated to mimic the clean, minimal studio setting of the time.  It is a very interesting piece and, for the quality alone, is worth a visit.     

 

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

[photos courtesy of ablogcuratedby.com]

JPG Eiffel Tower Stockings

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2010-11 Haute Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2010-11 Haute Couture

FINALLY! someone added the right amount of character to this eternal accessory that women will actually be glad to to wear them again.

What better way to spice it up than adding the Eiffel Tower?  The pièce de résistance is, of course, the addition of the world renowned tower on the back of the calves.  Way to leave a lasting impression!  Love it.

Fall 2010 Couture

Seven of  my favorite Fall 2010 Couture pieces from three of my favorite designers: 

Valentino

 V highlights: trapeze coats, bows (galore!) and ecru lace trimmed with feathers for a fresh, modern appeal.

Elie Saab

 ES highlights: lots of tulle, chiffon, sequins and lace classically draping the feminine form, showcasing the same and ever popular asymmetrical lines from collections past.

Christian Dior

CD highlights: strong, vibrant colors sashayed down the runway in floral inspired pieces that had been feathered, ruched and ruffled.  The end result was like a bouquet come to life (just breathtaking).  Galliano, ever the genius when it comes to vision, does not disappoint! 

[photos courtesy of nymag.com]

Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss proves she’s not just a pretty face.  If you haven’t already seen Ms. Moss test out her designing chops, it’s definitely worth a look (if not a worthy purchase – Topshop).  From maxi dresses to rompers, her collection invites fashionistas to not only look pretty but modern, too.  The dresses & playsuits collection contains pieces that every smart, fashionable girl should have as part of her summer wardrobe.

1. Printed Swing Dress – £65.00
2. Oriental Print Slip – £50.00
3. Open Back Playsuit – £80.00
4. Poppy Lace Chiffon Dress – £70.00

And here she is promoting the collection…

Curious Cat Shoulder Bag

Curious Cat Shoulder Bag

Curious Cat Shoulder Bag

Tell me this isn’t cute!  This lovely little shoulder bag is a nice way to pay homage to our feline friends.  I am actually on the lookout for a casual shoulder bag and because I simply adore my three feline babies, once I can spare some change, I will purchase this lovely little bag.  Cats are the fiercest and most captivating creatures so am really excited about this one!   

The bag comes in three colors: olive, orange and sand.  Added bonus: a portion of the cost goes to help fund the vaccination and food of shelter pets.  Donate $29.95 to The Animal Rescue Site and receive this adorable bag!

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Paloma Picasso Collection

Paloma Picasso Marrakesh Collection

Paloma Picasso Marrakesh Collection

More pretty trinkets I wish I could add to my jewelry collection: Paloma Picasso’s Marrakesh Collection from Tiffany’s.  I’ve always adored Morrocco and Marrakesh has been recognized as one of the most romantic places in the world.  This collection captures what I’ve only imagined (many, many times) its essence to be.

1. Marrakesh Pendant – shown here in sterling silver.  Yours for $275.
2. Marrakesh Link Bracelet – shown here in sterling silver (7″ long). Yours for $375.
3. Marrakesh Ring – shown here in sterling silver.  Yours for $425. This ring also comes in gorgeous 18K yellow gold with a blue enamel finish ($2,400).

If you have some spare change, visit Tiffany & Co. for the entire collection.  It’s breathtaking!