Archive | February, 2011

Chloe-ism

3 Feb

Obsession of the day/week.

Chloe, oh chloe:

I was just casually strolling through Chloe’s Summer 2011 collection when my heart momentarily stopped beating and my eyes bulged out of my head like they tend to do after I down my morning double espresso with just a hint of milk.

Let me tell you WHY these bags are perfect: the soft, neutral pinky-beigy leather, the rich, elegant gold chains, the perfect size and shape, and the ever-classy just-enough beaded embroidery. It’s my grandma’s favorite bag from the 1930s, reworked into a modern classic. Delicious, sophisticated, very Chloe.

A girl can dream.

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Shooter-ism

2 Feb

Boom boom pow.

Picture holding an old vintage cast-iron pistol. Can’t you just feel the cool, sleek, powerful metal? It’s the refreshing allure of that old gunmetal that always gets our goat. What if you could harness that energy and keep it by your side? Lucky for us, gunmetal chic is all the rage in the fashion realm. Take aim and shoot your fashion prowess to a new level.

I was inspired and intrigued by the intensity and drama of this gorgeous knotted clutch by Bottega Veneta. Solid rectangular clutches have always struck me as so fierce, so dramatic… and so non-practical. But hey isn’t that the point?

While we drool, check out these gunmetal-inspired pieces guaranteed to add some flare to your ensemb:

Pack heat at all times.

1. Noir Jewelry CZ Pyramid Ring.
2. All Saints Rajani Earring.
3. Leslie Danzis Gunmetal Chain Necklace.
4. Tasha studded head wrap.
5. Foley + Corinna metallic plated disco city bag.
6. Talullah tu jewelry vine cocktail ring.
7. Michael Kors Vienna Sandal.
8. Giant silk bow elongated flap clutch.

Furry-ism

1 Feb

Lovin that shag. Me-ow.

For the umpteenth time since the decade itself, That 70s Look is back in swing. Time to be hip to the hippie and rock those forehead bands and wide leg jeans over 6-inch platforms.

One element from the era of peace and love that has picked up a lot recently is fur. Preferably faux fur for our tree-huggin PETA lovers out there, but fur nonetheless. Vests are a really simple and chic way to incorporate it, but there will always be those that take it to new levels with floor length coats, big fur skirts, and those shaggy boots we all love to hate.

Check out these friendly furry finds and plan to snuggle up:

Vest: Kensie Faux Fur Vest. Easygoing accessory.
Snood: ASOS Long Fantasy Fur Snood. For fur in the face.
Jacket: Twisted Heart Biker Jacket. For just a hint of wild animal.
Bag: Wabags Yvette Fur Handbag. Makes an impeccable accent.
Hat: ASOS Fantasy Fur Cossack Hat. To top it off.

Go fur it.