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Sexpot-ism

9 Feb

Accessory edition.

Clothing is one thing, but sometimes the accessories paired with what would be an elegant dress are just all wrong. Case in point: Christina Aguilera. All the time. The girl’s been my idol since the age of 9, but seriously who lets her near that much bleach??? (I won’t mention the recent Superbowl debacle. Girl needs a break.)

Let’s start with the antithesis: The Hooker Heel.

Platforms are great – don’t get me wrong. But can anyone realistically walk in these? I mean, no matter what, you’re going to look less than sophisticated when you show up standing a full foot taller than your natural height.

For classy sexy, try these instead:

1. Michael Kors Naples Leather Platform Bootie. Peep toe: Gooood. Snakeskin: gooood. Open heel: gooooood.
2. Pelle Moda Intrigue. Normal-sized platform: perfect. Strappy accents: extra perfect.
3. L.A.M.B. Crepe Bootie. Peep toe: sexxy. Sheer textile accent: So Sexxxy. Blush color: Super Sexxy.

Jewels. Antithesis: The Hooker Hoop. Apologies to anyone reading this who may be wearing them.

 

Replace with:

1. Juicy Couture Baguette Chandelier. The Chandelier. Long chains: sexy.
2. Elizabeth and James Knuckle Ring. Just hot. But still classy. Unique.
3. Label Lab Gold Knotted Necklace. Chains: hot. Knot: tie me up sexy. Without saying too much.

Modern times are tough. There are so many wrong choices to make. But it sure as hell beats the days of the corset. Ouch mami.

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.

Tribal-ism

24 Jan

Newest obsession, craving, desire, lust: Tribal jewelry. Only those pieces with sharp enough points to ward off vampires and ex-boyfriends (not necessarily mutually exclusive) and/or the creep in the elevator are worthy contenders. Summon the spirit of the ancient tribes with colors and patterns (and spikes) fit for performing rain dances to the beat of the buffalo skin drum.

Take these, from

1) House of Harlow

2) Lulu Frost (LOVE LUST DROOL)

3) Pamela Love

Let your imagination go wild. Embrace the feisty spirit within this style. Pair with anything from equally-loud patterns to plain LBDs to a t-shirt and jeans.

Yikes Spikes.

Natural-ism

20 Jul

Ayala Bar is a jewelry designer from Israel who specializes in gorgeous beaded pieces created using simple metals, glass beads, mineral stones and crystal rhinestones. She is the leading jewelry designer and exporter in Israel. If you are seeking natural, colorful designs at a very reasonable price, this is most certainly a designer to look out for. These are great colors for fall, when the natural tones are high on trend. This piece would really stand out against a plain top or dress, and natural beading is a huge trend right now.