Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Hopeful Californian

Yellow Dress, Roble, Forever21

I was walking around and I overheard this conversation, probably in reference to my outfit...

1: You know what the problem is with all you California people?
2: Haha what?
1: It's that you guys are all so "hopeful". You're always hoping that it's going to be a beautiful, sunny day. And then it turns out to be cold, and you guys end up being inappropriately dressed.

I mean...being optimistic is SUCH a problem!!! What?!? Hahah

Yellow Dress, Roble, Forever21

I thought the black shoes would tone down the bright yellow shoes, but I guess I still looked to "hopeful"!
Now that it's no longer summer, I'm pretty much the only person wearing any color or a skirt at all for that matter where I live!

Yellow Dress, Roble, Forever21

I'm wearing a Forever 21 dress and Kenneth Cole black patent pumps.

Alsoooooooo, quick reminder to enter the Anna Sui for Target GIVEAWAY.
I'm giving one lucky winner an outfit from the collection!


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Also, MORE INFO on the giveaway in the previous post HERE.

I'm catching up on all your comments and visiting your blogs right now!

Friday, 25 September 2009

A GIVEAWAY to Gossip About


THANK YOU, thank you to everyone who visits my blog and has made this such a fun and rewarding experience.

Since so many of you are loyal Gossip Girl fans and have shown excitement about the Anna Sui for Target collection, I'm going to be giving away an outfit from the collection! The winner gets to pick any one of these 7 looks below from the Anna Sui for Target collection :)

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For additional entries, follow me on Twitter HERE.
International entries welcome!!!
The prize is subject to availability. I'll do my best to find you your favorite outfit in your size!!! :)

  1. Tulle Tie Top & Leggings

Which Gossip Girl are you?

I'm definitely a Blair...but of course I'm not plotting against my best friends!
You know what I'm just dying to wear now that it's fall? Gloves!!! They make me feel oh-so-very grown up, and very importantly keep my hands warm! My hands always feel like they're going to fall off from being so cold when I'm biking to class in the wind/rain!

Alssssooo wearing a new sleeveless top with little pleats from MM Couture by Miss Me, one of my favorite brands!! I can't stop buying everything by MM Couture!

I'm wearing a tailored blazer by Luna Chix, a pleated top by MM Couture, a skirt by Betsey Johnson, my favorite mary jane spats a la Prada Spring 2008, vintage gloves, and bracelets from Charlotte Russe.

Good luck with the giveaway! Thank you all for always being so sweet and all your support!!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Trend Report & London Fashion Week

When I found these shoes online I was in the library and I totally gasped out loud!!! I mean obviously I couldn't start jumping up and down or anything, and I just couldn't help it, I really really wanted to just call and tell someone that I had found the shoes of my dreams from the past few months!!! Seriously, I would have taken ANY shoe that even resembled this, I even started checking Forever 21 religiously every single day in the hopes they'd put up a knockoff pair again! Anyways way way wayyyyyy happy!

preppy, blair waldorf style

preppy, blair waldorf style
As usual, I have my little neck tie to dress up the boring old button down.

preppy, blair waldorf style

I'm wearing a Banana Republic shirt, random bubble skirt, Hue flower patterned tights, and my lovely mary jane spats a la Prada Spring 2008.

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD my blogging "big sister" from VitaMINNstyle was inspired by one of my outfits and wore this super cute schoolgirl outfit! I'm so honored! Best big sis evr!

preppy, blair waldorf style


Trend Report

All the designers are using copious amounts of sheer materials in their collections for Spring 2010, so much so that there are too many examples to even list!!! Mixing prints is becoming the norm and so is using lace! Here are the trends I like from the Spring 2010 collections in New York and London :)

Long White Dresses

chado ralph rucci, white dressaltuzarra, white dressyigal azrouel, white dress
Chado Ralph Rucci, Altuzarra, Yigal Azrouel

Huge Hair Bows

Milly, hair bowErin Fetherston, hair bowMarc By Marc Jacobs, m by mj, hair bowPhotobucket
Milly, Erin Fetherston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson

Strange Shoulders

Todd Lynn, sculpted shoulders, hornsTodd Lynn, hair shouldersAlexandre Herchcovitch, sculpted shoulders, bold shoulders
Todd Lynn, Todd Lynn, Alexandre Herchcovitch

Cutout Dresses

Julien Macdonald, cutout dress, sheer, sheer panel, body con, dress, black, lbdCushnie et Ochs, cutout dress, sheer, sheer panel, body con, dress, black, lbdAshish, cutout dress, sequin dress, black, body con, black, lbd
Julien Macdonald (with sheer panels), Cushnie et Ochs (with sheer panels), Ashish

Metallic Bottoms

Jenni Kayne, Metallic, sequinsJaeger London, sequins, metallic, pants, bottomspreen, metallic, silver pants
Jenni Kayne, Jaeger London, Preen

Cutout, Sheer, & Decorative Leggings

UniqueThreeasfourThreeasfourJulien MacdonaldCushnie et Ochs
Unique, Threeasfour, Threeasfour, Julien Macdonald, Cushnie et Ochs

Plastic Jackets

Charles AnastaseMatthew Ames
Charles Anastase, Matthew Ames

Sheer Panel Leotard

Danielle ScuttThreeasfour
Danielle Scutt, Threeasfour

Safety Pins & Body Chains

Vena Cava, safety pins, body harness, body chainVena Cava, safety pins
Vena Cava, Vena Cava

London Fashion Week

Runway Recap

LFW is living up to some high expectations!

Bora Aksu

Ultra innocent flower prints and feminine sheer materials mixed together with tough leather jackets, boots, and shredded and torn up dresses and stockings. It would be hard to pull off one extreme or the other, but when girly girl meets goth rebel in one outfit, I think it's totally wearable.


All the gold armour fit for a Joan of Arc. The gold collar bolero is my favorite, it looks like she's ready to go fight! Not to downplay the incredible designs, it reminds me of Givenchy Fall 2009 Couture.
qasimi, gold clothes


Loved the all white collection! Even though the designs were minimalistic and uniform in color throughout, I really appreciated the clean structure and geometry to it all. Osman's use of gold panels and blocks made the clothes look goddess like, but with a very urban, modern twist.

P.S. I want these shoes from Osman Spring 2010!!!
osman, osman spring 2010, wedge shoes, cutout shoes, futuristic shoes

Photos for Runway Recap and Trend Report from Style.com, FashionWeekDaily.com, & Refinery29

Saturday, 19 September 2009

NY Fashion Week Recap


Christopher Kane for Topshop

launched September 18, 2009 featuring 39 pieces of crocodile versions of the infamous gorilla tee and dress, lots of sheer, mirror embellishments, and eyelet designs. christopher kane, crocodile shirt, mirror leggings, embellished leggings, eyelet, eyelet handbags On my wishlist:

  1. Crocodile Print Tee, $90. I can pair it with a black skirt and make my own version of that dress!

Photos from Topshop


NY Fashion Week: Runway Recap

My computer almost had a heart attack with me pressing ctrl C+ctrl V+ctrl S x 100 repeatedly (copy, paste, save, 100 times). I haven't even finished going through the collections.

Erin Fetherston

aka my favorite designer...ever...like ever ever

With my obsession on all things fairy tale and ballet, Erin Fetherston is my go-to designer as her collections are always storybook perfect. I secretly pretend I live in a fairy tale...I wear my ballet costumes around the house. Obsessing over large hair bows, chiffon, bold metal collars, and long sheer skirts at Erin Fetherston's Spring 2010 runway show.


The collection was inspired heavily by Fetherston's childhood trip to Nara, a place known for its free-roaming deer. The dotted caramel prints draw a clear inspiration from the spotted deer themselves.


Do you remember when I went to Nara to feed the Bambi? I was wearing a light blue and white number much like this!!!


Alexander Wang

aka designer i really, really want to meet

As is customary, Alexander Wang continues to impress with his Spring 2010 collection of clothes that really are ready-to-wear. There was a clear athletic theme to the 41 piece collection with variations of the broad-shouldered top, gray sweatshirt, ribbed knee highs, and football-shaped handbag making multiple appearances. The use of sheer and fuzzy material, cutouts, and leggy leotards kept this sporty collection from seeming to masculine.


Did you notice the models sported backless knee highs? Reminiscent of shin guards!


I know Alexander Wang always uses these uniform colors, but one request: more color? for spring?



Michelle Smith of Milly certainly knows how to juggle runway ready and wearability. Milly stuck by her bread and butter silhouettes of mini shorts and 3/4 sleeve jackets though ditching her usual colorful prints. The runway show also marked the debut of her costume jewelry, piling on each model with bold necklaces and bracelets. The collection featured gold embellishments, huge hair bows, side ponytails, & socks in sandals, all on a light pink runway.


Christian Cota

The laser cut flowers are what Christian Cota hopes will make "a woman look like she was blooming". To keep this garden urban and blossoming in the city, Cota paired his ladylike designs with arm and body chains, exposed midriffs, and dark strappy shoes.


Dennis Basso

Ballerina influences, nude thigh highs, mink and organza coats, & superhero eye masks.


Koi Suwannagate


Peter Som


Proenza Schouler


Temperley London

The scene at Temperley London was definitely circus.


All photos for Runway Recap from Style.com

Sophie of Teacups & Saucers from the UK gave me this blog award!!! You are so sweet!

Sunshine in a Cloudy Sky from Germany tagged me to say 10 facts about myself. I wish I could read more of her posts in German!

Ali of Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You from Australia tagged me with Honest Scrap. She just turned 18!!

Thank you so soooooooo much for thinking of me and giving me these awards! It made me really happy!

So here are my 10 facts! I tried to keep them fashion related!

  1. I have 2 real closets (my room and the guest room), 3 portable closets, 3 wardrobes, and 7 storage boxes of clothes (not including shoes or accessories). Don't worry I'm not a major brat, it's mostly Forever 21 over the years!
  2. If I'm feeling down, I play dress up to cheer myself up! Works EVERY time!
  3. I carry my camera everyday everywhere. It's been a habit since long before I started blogging!
  4. I have a phobia of feet/toes, so I never wear open toed shoes or sandals unless I've had a pedicure, I'm wearing socks inside (socks+sandals all the way!), or think I won't run into anyone. This translates into rarely wearing my many open toed shoes!
  5. I was scouted out to be a store model at Abercrombie & Fitch. I really don't understand why people complain about working there so much b/c it was a fun parti-time job. My friend Jeremiah and I would come up with outfit ideas and debate them on our breaks.
  6. I get all my designer, vintage, and custom-tailored clothes from my aunt.
  7. I'm not really into makeup, I've had the same makeup application for the past 5 years.
  8. In Japan I couldn't find any shoes in my size (26 cm, US 8) because they only carry up to 24cm usually. And most clothes didn't fit either!!! It was so embarassing trying things on that clearly didn't fit in front of the sales associate!
  9. Shoes win over handbags! When it comes to shoes, I'd rather have multiple decent, non-designer shoes. But with handbags, I'd rather have one investment piece instead of many bags.
  10. I hate when guys wear those velcro mountain hiking man-sandals...or man sandals in general...

What was your favorite collection this season?

Stay tuned for more Runway Recap and new Trend Report in the next post!

P.S. Thank you all so much for your comments and continued support! Sorry if I haven't visited your blogs recently as I've been studying for the exam I had Friday (which I passed!) and working on the Macy's Fashion Show. I'm responding to questions and stopping by your blogs now!!! xxx