Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Grazia's Best Dressed 2009

Olivia has made it to # 2 on Grazia's 2009 best dressed list. #1 was taken by Rihanna...not sure I agree with that, but hey, style is in the eye of the beholder..
Photo: Grazia UK

The Best of December 09/January 10 Sales

Lola Rose cocktail ring: 80 euro

Kara Ross cocktail Ring: 108 Euro

Kara Ross necklace: 231 Euro

Iosselliani feather and jewel ring: 70 euro

iosselliani cocktail ring: 237 Euro

Dannijo ring: 69 Euro

Nicole Richie necklace: 75 Euro

Shoes and Bags

YSL tribute sandal: 373 euro

YSL tote: 909 Euro

See by chloe: 142 euro

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti boots: 303 euro

Christian Louboutin: 375 euro

burberry tote: 717 euro

Pedro Garcia broque: 232 Euro


dianora salviati: 159 Euro

erdem scarf: 142 Euro

balenciaga wallet: 210 Euro

DVF top: 111 Euro

Anglomania: 108 euro

Alexander McQueen: 123 euro


twenty8twelve dress: 174 Euro

philosophy di alberta ferretti Dress: 256 euro

philosophy di alberta ferretti dres: 214 Euro

malene birger organza dress: 226 euro

bcbgmaxazria tulip ruffle dress: 138 Euro

alexander mcqueen: 442 Euro

Jackets, Blazers & Coats

Smythe left bank jacket: 297 euro

luella boucle jacket: 536 euro

day birger et mikkelsen night suit tuxedo:136 euro

See by chloe: 465 Euro

RM by roland mouret wool jacket: 819 Euro

PHI wool and cashmere biker jacket: 1692 Euro

Derek Lam: 978 Euro

Ok ladies – its Sales time and time for lots of decisions to be made. Here are my picks of the best Sales got to offer! I concentrated on investment pieces - each of the below items is not contrived by seasonal trend (well maybe a little )P).

The best Sale sites (30 - 50% discount):


P.S. for those of you based in Dublin:
Harvey Nichols is reselling bags which were not shifted during last season’s sale, but shoe selection is quite good (Alexander McQueen & Jimmy choo pumps would be the highlight).
Brown Thomas: Sale bags and shoes are one pity sight this season. I suggest 3rd floor brands Selected, Pinko and Philip Lim Sale section J

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fixation of the Month: LV Leopard Stole

Louis Vuitton : 480 Euro

Fixation of the Month: Reviewing leopard print trends got me thinking of last month’s fixation: Louis Vuitton scarves you see on every celebrity lately.These are gorgeous....but 480 Euro a pop are tad expensive...

River Island: 20 Euro

Solution of the Month: River Island scarves are the next best thing on the High Street. These look amazing and are 4% of the LV price (HEllO REASON!). I got a blue print shawl from River Island the other day and am absolutely loving it.

Style Hit or Miss: Leopard Print

MISS: Alexa Chung in Katy Rodriquez
I gotta warn you, Alexa - with her kooky fashion sense - will be gracing a lot of my ‘MISS’ sections. Once in a while, Alexa hits a home-run by mixing and matching clothes in unthinkable ways. The one above wouldn’t be one of her masterpieces! My advice - ditch the bag PRESTO!

HIT: Jenny McCarthy in Bluemarine
You would think that being dressed in leopard print head to toe would appear tacky… Not in this little number by Bluemarine. This dress is breathtaking and I suspect would make many body shapes look good.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Aliona Doletskaya to be the next editor of American Vogue?

I once heard an old Chinese proverb which roughly translates into: ‘in times of need, buy a loaf of bread and a flower". To me this flower has always been a copy of Vogue. In recent years, I admit, I lost touch with the US and UK editions....or maybe Vogue has lost touch with me? Among other things..Vogue became irrelevant and completely out of touch with the woman of today. It is the likes of Grazia and Marie Claire that are offering the right mix of reality and fashion fantasy!

Anna Wintour is due to retire next year and rumour has it that the editors of French and Russian Vogue Carine Roitfeld and
Aliona Doletskaya are the two favourites to replace the infallible Anna. Here are my reasons for why Aliona should be the next editor-in-chief of American Vogue – a.k.a. the mothership ;):

1) Unlike her counterparts in other editions, Aliona has not lost touch with the REAL woman – she knows the difference between aspirational and unattainable and avoids the latter.

2) I actually read Russian Vogue from cover to cover: it’s opinionated, smart and edgy!

3) She’s the mastermind behind the most creative fashion charity event of the decade:
Russian Matreshka- Designer auction (SOOOO WANT ONE OF THOSE!)

4) She is one tough and intelligent cookie with a Ph.D. in comparative linguistics from Moscow State University.

5) Lastly, in times of recession the world needs an injection of over-the-top Eastern Glamour – it’s on the streets of Moscow that you see effortless chic, and only in Russia can a woman look fabulous in a mink coat covered in embroidered flowers! I say bring it on!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Style Hit or Miss: Peekaboo trend

MISS: Chloe Sevigny in Miu Miu
I have to admit, I was never a fan of Chloe Sevigny's style. I do applaud her courage to take risks with fashion...but in my eyes, more often than not she misses the point. This Miu Miu outfit is a good example - although I do love each piece separately, the whole ensemble just doesn't work.

HIT: Dasha Zhukova in Rodarte
I may be getting a little tired of Rodarte's one-note dresses, but this outfit as a whole works! It's edgy and girly at the same time!

Oddity of the day: Lanvin stamps

I'd love to recieve a letter with Lanvin stamps on it- tres chic et tres parisienne :). These were designed for 120th anniversary of Lanvin and will be available next year! anybody want to send me a letter from France (HINT HINT HINT)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blog Review: GOOP.com

Checking out the latest posts on Goop and Sartorialist are among my daily Must-Dos! Goop is Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle blog. She writes about everything: her travel, fashion, food, and even her favorite shopping sites. Her latest post was about trip to Morocco, for which she gives plenty of tips on where to go, to stay and eat. Paltrow's blog is very clever, personable and so very fashionable! Lala gives 5 out of 5 stars!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another Sale, Another Temptation




Vanessa Bruno




Vanessa Bruno

Paul and Joe

Karen Walker

Karen Walker

Some of my favorite designers are on sale at http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/ now.
Most Wanted: Karen Walker’s mixed print dress and Vanessa Bruno’s grey dress. There is a good selection of Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania pieces: the toga skirt is really funky!

For now though, I think I’ll go for this Luella triangle t-shit (50% off !!!!!). IT might pacify my cravings for this gorgeous silver leather Luella Clutch...(btw it’s a great xmas gift for any girl if anyone is interested )P).