Monday, January 31, 2011

Canvas Together

None other than the kings of leather are suing a little indie label for their Thursday Friday Totes. Priced at $35 bucks a pop, the Birkin mocking totes are canvas carryalls stamped with a print of the legendary handbag. 
"Here’s the thing: these are not knockoff bags. These are not fakes masquerading as authentic Birkins. And it’s pretty hard to confuse screen-printed canvas totes with the world’s most coveted leather handbags. But Herm├Ęs thinks the company is “confusing, misleading, and deceiving the public.” (Styleite).

Together Bags

Good old fun, I simply think Hermes needs to quit sipping on the hater-ade and chill out. Just for this, I must order one. It shall become my new gym bag. 

The Family of Modern Family

Look how adorably elegant my favorite tv family looked at the SAG Awards this evening...Sofia Vergara stunning in Cavalli while costar Julie Bowen braved the red carpet in a Malandrino jump suit (People). 

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Friday, January 28, 2011


A grey leopard bordered oversized scarf and I have been dating since December. We met this winter when he arrived from Gilt Groupe. It just so happens that I've come across a twin of his in a purple hue. With a wool cashmere blend Yarnz scarves are luxe soft and come in an array of joyful prints...hence my obsession. 
Happy Yarnz my friends!

Yarnz leopard bordered scarf on gilt

Desktop Breakfast

Desktop to stay cinched.
I've posted about my obsession with Blueberries and their magical powers...lets hope they are true because I'm addicted.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lady Fingers

Found some armor for my ladyfingers thanks to Eddie Borgo's beautifully crafted rings. I can't wait to adorn my digits in these tough jewels.

Shop Rings: Eddie Borgo

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lips a Crackin...

Clinique Chubby stick to the rescue!

With great reviews I've opted to try Clinique Chubby Stick to cure my kisser from the harsh winter air.
"This gorgeous lip color treats lips to mouthwatering moisture and a hint of soft shine. It never needs sharpening—simply swivel up to reveal more of the balm" (Sephora).


Adorning some of the top restaurants in the city with creative genius is local artist Caroline Schiller. Featured on our Stylefiles last fall,  the talented painter continues to graze canvases with her soul. Caroline's enchanting paintings will show at Salon Ceron February 12th.
Stop by and feel the love...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Waisted Skin

Core revealing ensembles are trending on the red carpet.
Now where do I get the abdomen to tackle this trend?

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lunch with Andre

Once a week I venture with my partner in crime Dr. Dre, my younger brother, to savor a new local eatery. Today, we've trotted over to my favorite Houston neighborhood Montrose to check out local food cart Eatsie Boys parked next to Agora coffee house, a Montrose gem.
The gourmet grub truck offers an array of sammies. Dr. Dre flavored the loaded Sabotage (roasted pork with braised greens on a french baguette) whilest Cinched opted for the Pork Snuggies (steamed buns with pork belly and home made pickles).  After picking up our grub we wandered to Agora for a Fanta and Fiji to enjoy the eats!

Bulletgirl ring, my fav
Eatsie Boys at Agora

Friday, January 21, 2011

Refinery 29's Next Big Style Blogger

Refinery 29 is on the hunt for The Next Big Style Blogger! I would love your support to vote by finding my image HERE and clicking on heart.  And to all you fellow bloggers, enter the contest!!
A wonderful friday to all!!

vote for Cinched!

Stay cinched,

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Latest screening is now one of my favorite movies starring Daniel Craig, Flashbacks of a Fool. A love story really, begins with a Hollywood actor reflecting upon the loss of his childhood friend, takes us in flashbacks to his adolescent years.
Of course I am absolutely obsessed with his teen crush's menswear inspired ensemble..cinched at the waist trousers and silk blouse adorned with suspenders and tie, just divine.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LBD of the Week

An avid reader of Vogue Diaries (amazing ensemble blog), I came across this adorably cinched at the waist little black dress sported by Frankie Sanford, a British rocker.  
Amazingly this LBD is from the masters of TopShop.

Black crepe drape dress

Crop it like its Hot

Though its a bit chilly to embrace this trend, what do we think of the cropped pant for this spring?
A brilliant way to show off statement pumps, the cropped jean is a great option once the temperatures begin to rise. I turn to Netaporter to check out J Brand's array of cropped jeans...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Blogging is for Life

Obsessed with this image Tommy Ton captured at menswear shows. 
Laptop carried like a clutch...only bloggers would appreciate this.


On another note, I've fallen in love with all of Marc's tech accessories...

images per Netaporter, MarcJacobs

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Princess Moment

Olivia Wilde just stunning in Marchesa gown and golden Loubs at the Golden Globes. 


Friday, January 14, 2011

Getting Cinched

New year, new workout goals. 
Due to Cinched’s serious love affair with delicious eats, daily workouts are required. Though I workout with a trainer (Lisa, she is awesome) four times a week at a marvelous studio gym in my hood, Aerobifit, this year I’ve decided to set new goals: stronger and leaner, which I'll achieve through various training exercises with a TRX Suspension trainer, Bosu, kettle bells, and pilates. 

Images per: SportsauthorityLululemon, NikeTRXBosu

Fringe This

I'm feeling fringy this friday guys. 
Aren't these fringe detailed pieces just divine?

Herve Leger strapless with fringe
Betsey Johnson Punk Tunic

Stay Cinched,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Capes, Not just for Superheros

This week it snowed in forty nine states! Of course we didn't see any white powder in Houston but we did feel the chilly temperatures. This brrr has got coats on my mind, especially superhero inspired outerwear, cape coats. Rachel Bilson, a little fashion superhero to us all, sports the most adorable Topshop Hooded Duffle Cape.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Ultimate Mascara?

I came across a new  mascara treatment, Lash Dip "A revolutionary, new semi-permanent professional lash coat"....could it be the ultimate cure to everyone's makeup routine? 
"LashDip is an innovative cosmetic application that is poised to revolutionize the mascara industry. "Dipping" your lashes just once allows you to maintain gorgeous, beautifully sculpted, semi-permanent painted lashes for up to six weeks!"(Lashdip)

Has anyone tried this treatment?

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I want my footsies to have cleavage, thank you Christian L.
Latest shoe crush...

Check out blake lively in a pair of black fastissimas.

Failed Fusion

It seems that reality television celebrities Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie have decided to unite Nike and Hermes. Yes, they are two greek gods, but the two only belong together in a greek mythology textbook. Epic fail ladies, get some gym bags.


Friday, January 7, 2011

oh Kim...

Lately I've been smitten with Kim Kardashian's daytime ensembles. Seeing as we share the same bottom heavy figures (not saying I actually have a gorgeous silhouette like hers, just similar proportions, ja), I've tuned to see what the reality celeb cinches herself with. I love the thigh high boot look on her, as well as longer tops and cropped jackets to accentuate her slim waist.  


Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Hair

That's what's up.


People's Choice Awards

It may seem i have a mad crush on Leighton Meester this week, but who doesn't?
Loving how adorable these two look at the People's choice awards.
So cinched.
Their looks couldn't be anymore different, but the textures and feminine cinched dresses flatter both of these ladies. Leighton's hue tone number is from Vionnet and Minka's off the shoulder frock is Vivienne Westwood.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Just watched this making of Country Strong...pretty sure I'll be  catching the 11am showing friday morning. 


 I'm loving the big Texas hair...



Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Woah, 2011 really has like begun.  How did you ring in the new year?
Cinched spent it with these dolls at fav Houston eatery, RDG

Liz, Shaden, and I
(I'm wearing Pauw skirt, Temperley London top, Chanel boots)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Faux Fur: Ultimate inVESTment

Cinched's latest contribution to Culturemap was a total faux...FUR that is. In search of this winter's biggest trend, Cinched trots to Abejas boutique to find...

Photography: Tim Proto of Tim Proto Photo

Styling: Annina Stefanelli