Saturday, December 31, 2011

Style Crush: Sofia Coppola



I've long admired Sofia's style. Her looks are always simple but never boring. Sofia often sticks to monochrome classics. Love her LV alligator clutch and red carpet LBDs. She proves that less is definitely more.

January Wishlist

January Wishlist

Mango three quarter sleeve dress
£15 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Mou shearling shoes
$695 - net-a-porter.com

Mulberry satchel bag
$1,000 - net-a-porter.com

Mawi black metal jewelry
€657 - luisaviaroma.com

Mulberry fringed shawl
$270 - stylebop.com

Dorothy Perkins black fur hat
$28 - dorothyperkins.com

Girls and the City of Moscow by Tommy Ton & Pennyblack


I've discovered a hot new label: Pennyblack - part of MaxMara fashion group. Unfortunately there are no stores in Ireland but I found their latest collection on Yoox.com. Check out Tommy Ton's video on the pennyblack.com which depicts fashionable Muscovites sporting Pennyblack winter collection. Loving Mira's paisley scarf and checkered coat!

The Hottest Fashion Jewelry Labels of 2011

I think my love for costume jewelry is pretty obvious at this stage. Nothing beats the excitement (well few things) of discovering a hot new label. I've already covered my all time favourite fashion jewelry labels: Mawi and Erickson Beamon continue to be on the top of the list. Below I listed some of my hot new finds:
1. Anton Heunis
2. Merle O'Grady
3. CC Skye
4. Merle O'Grady
1. Alice Menter
2. Alice Menter
3. Henriette Lofstrom
4. Eddie Borgo
1. Katherine Alexander
2. Fallon
3. Moxham
4. CC Skye

Alice Menter's exquisite neck pieces and bracelets are definitely my best discovery! On the High Street nothing beats Cos' and Topshop's fashion bling. I wasn't mad about Kurt Geiger's new costume jewelry line launched in 2011. And Butler and Wilson continue creating gorgeous and inexpensive pieces.

Friday, December 30, 2011

On the hunt for vintage alligator and snakeskin clutches

I cured my xmas cabin fever by checking out all of ebay's vintage alligator and snakeskin clutches. I resorted to ebay, after discovering the price tags of croc and python arm candies pictured below. Iconic Nancy Gonzalez alligator bags start at $1000. Snakeskin is definitely more affordable. Angel Jackson, Cala and Beirn all make gorgeous snakeskin clutches and wallets that won't break the bank. Anyhow, I decided to scout Ebay and other vintage sites for the most appealing reptilian classics.

Croc Converts

Olivia Palermo with vintage Hermes Baccara and another vintage find, Heidi Montag with Nancy Gonzalez classic, and Rachel Stevens with Givenchy foldover clutch,

1. Pierre Cardin clutch found on farfetch.com - £295
2. Vintage croc clutch found on vintageskins.com - $345
3. Pierre Cardin clutch found on ebay.com - £27.
4. Unknown vintage croc clutch found on ebay.com - £79

Lizard Ladies

Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie with vintage python clutches, Eva Longoria with Adriana Castro lizard clutch, Olivia with Carlos Falchi foldover clutch.

1. Devi Kroell found on ebay.com - $599
2. Unknown vintage bag found on ebay.com - $223
3. Judith leiber found on ebay.com - $625
4. Unknown vintage clutch found on ebay.com - appx $20


So my advice is to stick to ebay. You can get a gorgeous snakeskin or crocodile skin vintage bag under £80 (appx $120). Be careful not to go for crocodile print, but crocodile skin. Judith Leiber and Devi Kroell would be definite investment pieces (although they are more expensive than 'unknown' make finds). Be also on a lookout for beautiful vintage italian snakeskin bags. Unfortunately vintage Hermes and Gucci will cost you an arm and a leg, I'd spend that money on a modern classic :). Happy bidding!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fantasize vs Economize: Celine vs Zara tote


Both Celine and Zara totes come in various colors. This classic Celine tote is fabulous and timeless, but you can't beat the price tag of Zara's version.

Look of the day: Liv Tyler


Loving Liv's baseball jacket and leather skirt!


Cuteness Alert: Angelina and Zahara with matching Valentino bags



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Get the Look: floor length feather skirt as seen on Jenna Lyons

Jenna's outfit at Met Gala this year was among my all-time favorite red carpet looks. Massimo Dutti's plume feather skirt paired with a cashmere sweater is a definite deja vu. We thank them for recycling something that fabulous and at a "reasoble price".


Jenna Lyons in J Crew sweater
and bridal skirt at Met Gala


Style Hit or Miss: the Feather Skirt

Style Hits



Style Miss

I recently featured fabulous feather skirt by Mango in my December Wishlist. My preferred way to wear it would be with a sequin tank. If the skirt is black, white or beige will make the outfit pop. I loved the two unexpected ways of pairing a red feather skirt with a blouse and a beige one in a monochrome look. As gorgeous as Kim is, her Givenchy outfit is hardly flattering. The bottom is a little boxy, so it's a Miss for me.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Look of the day: Ukraine Fashion Week


I saw this pic in Grazia last month and was blown away. Love the combination of floor length skirt, stripy top and velvet jacket.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Wishlist

December Wishlist

Vince keyhole shirt
£255 - net-a-porter.com

Mango feather skirt
£115 - mango.com

Charlotte Olympia stilettos pumps
£595 - harveynichols.com

KG Kurt Geiger snakeskin handbag
£250 - kurtgeiger.com

Black bangle
atelier-mayer.com

Trend Alert: Lace LBDs

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter RTW 2011

Lanvin Fall/Winter RTW 2011

Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter RTW 2011
Roksanda Ilincic at Debenhams £300
Marks & Spencer €88
Mylene Birger £279

Photos: style.com

Party heels of the Season!

Miu Miu blue glitter heels
Reiss tassle sandals
Charlotte Olympia satin pumps
Reiss pink glitter pumps

Look of the Day: Kirsten Dunst in Derek Lam leather LBD



Xmas Gifts for Her


From top left to right:

Hermes enamel bangles: starting at £370

Oddity of the Day: Christian Louboutin's Alex pump



SJP in Moscow
Blake Lively in her Alex paws

After having seen SJP rock the paw pumps in her red gown, I rest my case - this is one fabulous oddity! For £3195 a pair....it's an endangered species!