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Monday, October 31, 2011

Tim Burton's High Fashion Halloween

Two years ago, filmmaker Tim Burton collaborated with photographer Tim Walker in a twisted photo shoot prior to Tim Burton's retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2009. Photographs by Tim Walker captured eerily stunning shots that meshed Tim Burton's creative dark mind with high fashion. Although dated, these shots are great for a little twisted fashion inspiration on this spooky Halloween holiday...













Monday, October 24, 2011

D&G Spring Summer 2012.

The D&G Spring Summer 2012 Woman's Collection is simply to die for. I am severely obsessed with every single look (besides maybe 2 involving long boxy shorts to the knee that was clearly a mistake gone bad down the runway, i.e. no. 19 of the gallery). I normally prefer Dolce and Gabbana to D&G on any given weekday - but not in this case...at all. D&G hit it so on with the vibrant mix of patterns, silk, flowing structural elements, and above all a bold, sexy, fun feeling. I would be in utter heaven if this was my wardrobe for next season!

Take a look at my favorites out of the the beautiful creations by D&G...











As much as I'd love to post all of the images from the Spring Summer 2012 line, you'll have to visit the D&G Fashion Show Gallery here to view the complete collection!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Goo "Couture"

I'm never terribly excited about the Halloween holiday itself because frankly, I'd so much rather go out in a hot outfit by my favorite designers than go out in a tacky and uncomfortable Halloween costume. However, I do happen to love the festivities that come to play leading up to this holiday!

Caramel Apple Party in the Kitchen!


We tackled two trays of caramel apples this afternoon (pistachio, peanut, sea salt, and a disgusting...but holiday appropriate...candy corn creation), are continuing a never ending scary movie marathon, and are bringing out the knives and goo for the pumpkin carving and pumpkin seed roasting party later on this week!

While these activities are endless fun, they're not exactly the most glamorous. Maybe Rachel Zoe wears Chanel while scraping the insides out of her pumpkin, but I'm not going to put my darling designers into danger.

Here are a couple great pieces I picked out to wear that are comfy and totally practical, but still cute to celebrate this spooky holiday in...take a look at my "Pumpkin Goo Couture":

Haute Hippie Fringed Jacquard Cardigan
$425.00

7 For All Mankind® 'The Skinny' Stretch Velvet Jeans
$178.00

Tory Burch 'Carla' Turtleneck
$225.00

Rebecca Taylor Striped Poncho
$395.00

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Seamed Super Skinny Jeans
$228.00

Free People Chevron Sweater Tunic Dress
$168.00


All pieces shown above are available at Nordstrom - I suggest styling with a great pair of flats, boots, or bare feet (if you're indoors), and be sure to take off all your rings and bracelets when dealing with pumpkin goo!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

The weekend is almost here, darlings...


...we must not forget to accessorize!


I've picked out a quick couple accessories that are (impractical) essentials in order to spark your look without changing your entire wardrobe...

Burberry Cable-Knit Rabbit & Fox Scarf
1495.00

Stephen Dweck Black Agate Cathedral Hoop Earrings
320.00

Rag & Bone Dean Leg Warmers
175.00

Diane von Furstenberg Darina Gold/Black Dot-Buckle Belt
325.00

Alexis Bittar Faceted Crystal Bunny Ring
295.00

Not entirely serious on this last one below - but I spotted this little poodle while browsing Saks and I couldn't resist putting it up. A brooch like this might be a much more practical thing to ask for than a playful poodle of my own...at least until I'm ready to get my Choos chewed!


Isaac Mizrahi Poodle Pin
420.00

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Blogging.

Fall is seriously the easiest season to blog about because the Fall fashion is downright fabulous! I could post 10 write-ups a day because there's always something popping up that catches my eye that I'm dying to share with you. All the fun pieces to layer, the structured boots, the slouchy sweaters, various textiles, warm colors - I just love it all.

Take a look at a few of my favorite new Fall essentials from head to toe...

Eric Javits Moxi Medium-Brim Cloche Hat, Black
$350.00


"Haute hat: this Eric Javits cloche hat features a wavy, yet slightly structured brim that flatters virtually all face shapes and speaks to a timeless chic."

Wallace Sewell Multi-knit Pattern Wrap
$250.00


I am obsessed with this fun wrap - they're such fun colors that you would never expect for a Fall piece, but that somehow makes it work! The thickness is really perfect for this season too because it's not too thick so even if it's not quite cold enough for a scarf, you can still rock it!

Diane von Furstenberg Ahiga Wrap Sweater
345.00


"Subtle, yet striking, this Diane von Furstenberg sweater features a soft wool-cashmere knit with the designer's famed wrap front and clean lines to keep it structured."

Barneys New York Perforated Corset Belt
$225.00


I think this belt is so fun to cinch in a little blousy top or give a bold waistline to a boxier tunic over leggings. It's really sturdy so watch what you pair it with - i.e. shoes, no delicate flats because it just won't match, and no crazy combat leather boots because that will just scare.

Vince Leather Miniskirt
$495.00


"Even a small touch of leather lends a cool feel to your Fall look. This Vince miniskirt is perfectly pleated and cut short for a trend-perfect, sassy style."

Givenchy Wrapped Lace Knee Boot
$1,290.00


I went "head to toe" for a reason because these boots knock all the Fall pieces out of the fashion world so far! I absolutely love how the boots mix brown and black so you can wear with anything and everything and the structure is just to die.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jewels by Dunn.

I'm really excited about this next jewelry collection I'm about to share on here. It's my latest jewelry obsession as of last week and I couldn't wait any longer to post about it!


"Highly influenced by art-deco,
rock n roll and glamour culture."


The jewelry line is called Jewels by Dunn, owned by the talented and fun Miami Beach, Florida designer Taryn Aronson. Noticed at a young age as a third generation jewelry designer, Taryn Aronson had an incredibly unique and personal approach to fashion jewelry. Starting early on, Taryn Aronson made gorgeous handcrafted jewelry for herself and friends, gradually building relationships with personal acquaintances and referrals...she then began to produce her own line known as Jewels by Dunn. Taryn Aronson's attention to detail within the purely hand made, locally produced jewelry, allows for limited production - making these pieces truly rare finds!


"Each unique piece is hand made in South Florida from materials imported from India, Instanbul, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She includes semi precious stones, vermeil and .925 sterling silver accenting, and vintage elements in her unique designs."

You know how much of a sucker I am for anything involving materials from all over the world, beautiful mixes of gemstones and metals, and one of a kind pieces - and Jewels by Dunn is exactly that!

Here are a few of my very favorite pieces (and trust me, narrowing it down to "very favorite" was SO hard to do)...






I also got a chance to speak with Taryn Aronson briefly and ask her what pieces she really loved out of the collection and she gladly shared...


It's all about the snakeskin and bright skulls!






Just after looking through the dozens and dozens of gorgeous images to use for this post on my computer screen, I got this huge craving to just grab as many Jewels by Dunn bracelets as I can find, pile them up on my wrists, and shake my arms in the air! As I said, obsessed.


Find a list of Jewels by Dunn retailers near you here:
http://dunnwithlove.com/retailers

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