Boxing Kitten

April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

If it has a vibrant color palette, an artsy fartsy edge, and opulent accents, chances are – we’ll love it. And if there is neon colored African print involved, chances are we’ll have to get it- have.to.get it. Needless to say, Boxing Kitten captured our attention and immediately drew us into a web of neon eccentricities with their modern twist on vintage ensembles.

Boxing Kitten infuses vintage designs with a modern edge, uniting old and new designs in a playful, vibrant, and desirable manner. Maya Lake is the prowling force behind the kitten, she importants West African Ankara fabric, dyes it through a wax hollandaise method (resulting in the vibrant colors we all love) and then pairs the electric colors with vintage silhouettes (peplum frills to sleek figure enhancing dresses), revamping the 60s sex kitten into a daring darling. 

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Teetering on the edge…of stilettos

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

We’ve all done it. Hit that imaginary puddle of water or tripped over that painted line. And the results…not too pretty or nonexistent if no one is around. Quick double take over the shoulder and keep it moving.

Well, the queen of the little monsters, Lady Gaga, has taken her fair share of spills on the stage. When you’re teetering around in 12-inch platforms, how can you help but fall? Gaga’s latest tumble inspired an homage to the greatest spills…and recoveries that we could think up. We’ll start it off with our inspiration, GaGa in Houston.

Didn’t miss a note!

Another great performer and recoverer. Is that a word?

Can’t forget about B’s former group mate, Michelle, on 106 and Park.

Here’s our girl RiRi.

Now for the runway. One of the best of all time. Dying with laughter over here.

Please don’t think we’re mean. We do this all in fun and games. None of these ladies were hurt and like the true performers they are, they bit the dust but didn’t miss a moment of the show. We applaud all of them. If only we could be so graceful under pressure.

Paper Wigs Palooza

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Embodying ridiculous glamour and intriguing fanfare, paper wigs are lining the path to a fantastical land where dreams become reality. A friend recently posted these designs on my Facebook page, sure they would suite my fancy, and clearly, she is right (yes, I give credit where credit is due)! A lover of avant-garde pieces, paper wigs are naturally right up my ally. Willing and able (if I’m not, don’t tell me) to adorn myself with elaborate, unconventional designs, naturally, I am dying to get one! At the intersection of present and fantasy, the wigs are styled like “real” life, from pigtails to afros to ice cream cones to hats, all bases are covered.

Below are pictures from a paper wig line created by designers Nikki Salk and Amy Flurr for a clothing store. Fun, elaborate attention grabbers that are guaranteed be cooler than wigs made of hair. Unfortunately they do not look as glamorous on the in-store mannequins, perhaps they should have selected contrasting colors so the wigs popped.

Be courageous and grab a paper wig before Lady Gaga does 😉  Actually, paper wigs may be a step backward for her, after draping her body in raw meat, paper is likely to be too conventional!

‘pigtails’


‘curly butterfly’


‘ice cream cone’

Images from www.paper-cut-project.com.

Jennifer Lopez Behind the Metal

April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Jennifer Lopez
J.Lo is back in the game. Her new album Love? is expected to drop May 3 and her second single, “I’m into You,” includes Lil’ Wayne – always a good look. A look all to herself, People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World was naturally granted an”all access” pass to Chichen Itza, Mexico, where she posed on noteworthy archaeological sites. One of my fave images is J.Lo bound by metal strips, legs straddling the Mayan steps,eyes focused on the horizon (we wish she her look was a bit more intense, more “i’m going to pounce on the next thing coming,” but it’s cool) . And is J.Lo wearing a matching dress/turban combo – love that. Well when the video is up, perhaps we will post that as well, right now, we wanted to acknowledge her metal ensemble, LOVE IT!

Model Monday: Bambi Northwood-Blyth

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Bambi. A white-tailed animated Disney character, known for the awkwardness of a child and having large, doe shaped eyes,  has nothing on the modern model Bambi. Stefani, correctly renamed Bambi for her thick eyebrows and memorable doe-shaped eyes, is an Australian native that is captivating the modeling industry with her runway finesse and editorial pizzaz. Once in a generation a young lassie raises out of the thicket with wild eyebrows and a desire to be a supermodel. Whether or not that success will be seen is unknown, whether her eyebrows will become iconic like Brooke Shields is also unclear, but undoubtedly, this youngster is well on her way to stardom and a welcome addition to the bushy brow crew…

 

Anywhoo, this Aussie’s piercing blue eyes and pouty lips, first hit the scene in her hometown, Melbourne. After signing to ELite models, she officially moved to the US and debuted at the Spring 2011 runway shows for Jen Kao, Rag & Bone, and Diesel. The laundry list of runways she walked in Europe is quite impressive, ranging from Giles, Topshop Unique, Loewe, and Emanuel Ungaro in UK- all shows styled by Love magazine’s Katie Grand, might we add. To a whirlwind European tour, including Balenciaga’s and Chanel’s runway shows in Paris.

 

 

Celebrity Kids’ Fashionable Frocks

March 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

If there is an age requirement for having style, it is certainly not until a little one has “come of age,” and even then, your older self will undoubtedly regret your younger self’s decisions. Sad, but true. Even the most stylish adults, have “childhood” regrets. Exactly what age is “the age of reconning” is somewhat unclear, but it is safe to say, that ages 4-12 are not in the equation.

But if you were raised by the artistic whimsy of a celebrity, you may have been a bit different. Perhaps encouraged, if not forced, to cultivate a personalized look. You may have even fallen prey to the allure of avant-garde fashion, plus, had a wallet that could afford it!

A few quirky frocks, overly sophisticated outfits, and fun hairdos are all you needed to make our “12 and Under Dressed to Impress” List. Some of the cutest little ones around were selected for exuding above average fashion savvy (yes, we’re crediting them for selecting their own outfits) and possessing the swag to pull it off. We don’t mind the unconventional, and we absolutely love everything exotic. So go ahead and make your statement on the world, might we even say, “Whip your hair back and forth.” lol!

Willow Smith – we love her innovative and uninhibited fashion sense!!

Stevie Wonder’s son Kailand is too cute in his plaid jacket!

Max , Christina Aguilera’s son, is clearly a hat man!

Christina Aguilera and her son Max are joined by husband and dad Jordan Bratman in his red Ferrari after visiting 3 Square Cafe.

Kingston Rossdale (Gwen Stefani’s son): Another B.J. fave (especially in his dragon costume), is clearly a fashionisto to keep an eye on ;-)! If you didn’t know, you’ve been warned. He’s also absolutely adorable – double win!

Spotted strutting in a sleeveless fur vest, combat boots and a ‘Justice League’ T-shirt, complimented by his bleached blonde (like mother, like son) one sided, bang heavy ‘do.

Kingston Rossdale Gwen Stefani and Kingston Stefani Rossdale attend the L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, NY.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's son Kingston Rossdale out buying flowers at Ralph's with his nanny. Kingston was wearing a dragon costume and pointing the flowers at photographers like it was a gun.

Ava Phillippe: Reese Witherspoon’s not so secret twin daughter!

Suri Cruise – We cant get over her wearing heels! Where did they find a pair so small???  And is that lipstick?


Nahla Aubrey – Halle Berry’s beautiful baby girl! We just love her in the button down shirt and boyfriend jeans… Just too cute!

Sparrow Madden – Nicole Ritchie’s son

Picture perfect pregnancy fashion

March 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Half of Hollywood is preggers and looking delightful, might we add. They’re strolling the red carpet, street and airport terminals looking amazing with they’re growing baby bumps. Being pregnant doesn’t mean letting go of that fashionista bottled up inside. It just means learning how to work that belly, and new body and look as fabulous as you must feel as you await your new bundle of joy.

We’re not pregnant, so we don’t know the oooey gooey delightful feeling that expecting mommies must feel. But, we’ve seem some chic mommies strolling our own the street (and the red carpet), so we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeve.

How could you not love a little sparkle? It’s the perfect pick-me-up. One shimmering competent will have you looking fabulous and feeling the same!

Maternity pants have come a LONG way. Be comfy, sexy and oh so fly with a pair of leggings and long cardigan. It’s the perfect look for so many occasions. Date night, an afternoon of shopping, a lazy day with the ladies. Make it your own so that it suits whatever you may be doing.

Fun and flirty, but at the same time, perfectly simplistic. A flowing dress in any color is perfect for a growing belly. It just looks free, doesn’t it?

Who said moms-to-be can’t rock the night. So you may not be in the middle of the dance floor mixing it up with all the other So You Think You Can Dance wannabes, we get that. But, when the night calls your name, don’t be afraid to show them exactly what you’ve got. Confidence, style, and a little “Yes, I still got it!”

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