Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just a Story

 Nerves started to creep in, it had been too long since we last saw each other. I caught myself chewing on my thumb nail, my front teeth were probably covered by molten metal nail polish chips.  It was half past ten. He was ten minutes late, but I didn't mind because a flimsy straw splattered dots of latte along my cowl necked top. Wow. It's too early for me to be wearing silk, not to mention the red pants. I wondered if he was running late enough for me to have time to jet home and change. Why am I here? There is no one coming. I began to stand up when I hear the unnecessary noise a car of his sort makes. I felt my muscles tense with hope. to be continued

                                                                                                                        Blevio, Italy
Top  -  JBRAND Reds

Tutto Chiuso

A rainy Saturday in Blevio. Wandered myself to Milan's "Quadrilatero d'Oro." Though I got some nice shopping in,  twas a sad sad day for me to find Alan Journo's shop chiuso (closed). Damn I really wanted one of those spectacular head pieces Anna Dello Russo looks so fantastic in. I tried banging on the door and pleading "pretty pretty please with a cherry on top" (no pun intended). They will return on the 5th September. Shame on you fabulous Italians. 


Friday, August 26, 2011

attraverso il lago a barca

 I really wish I had that "no tears tangle reducing" shampoo I used as a child. Thinking  I looked super chic with my hair blowing on a boat ride across Lago di Como I've tangled my thin maine into some nasty knotts. Solution: Kerastade masque + hair comb + patience.

T by Los Angeles Dress - Lisa Freede necklace - bracelet

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sun Blockin

Blessed with skin on the lighter side of the spectrum, I've been trying achieve just a little hint of a sun kiss so that veins don't pop through my translucent legs. Unfortunately, tis a dangerous game to play.  Just a tiny nap on a rocking floating pool can really set you back. I spent all last night lathering my red self with all sorts of hydrating cremes I found at il favorite: Dove's intense stuff... 

 Tunic  -  Necklace

Hair  -  Skin

Monday, August 22, 2011


Chillin lakeside with Dre and his Shwoods sunnies.
 I realized how cool Dre's shades were when the five year old deutch boy with a fedora and the tiniest Ray Bans I've ever seen came up to ask him where he got his shades, then proceded to swim away in his arm floaties. Dre's glasses are Shwoods, wooden sunglasses made in the good old US of A.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jump across the pond

Its been a long time since I came around
Been a long time, but I'm back in town. 
This time I'm not leaving without you
 This weekend Cinched jumps across the pond for a fam trip. The next two weeks I will spend lakeside with my brothers for full on quality bonding time. Composing our itinerary I was already yelled at for referring to a Riva as a "wooden boat thing", older bro responds "its not a canoe you idiot." Whatever, they are shiny, wooden, and pretty. But most importantly they are my tool for trying to creep on George Clooney on the lake. Anyways, back to packing...

Because of my ever so wide hips and short stature I have always been hesitant towards the maxi, but yesterday the lovely ladies at Katia introduced to Cinched a Mason by Michelle Mason skirt and I'm hooked. The ever so soft jersey is a nice way to stay cool whilest the slit gives a perfect peek to show off new shoes. All I'm packing are scarves and maxis...not really but a jersey maxi has found its way into my end of summer and intro to fall uniform. Who knows, I could see me wearing this baby into winter. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Shelly

While my style isn't particularly boho forward, I'm really diggin Ember Skye's fringe covered bucket bag. In a perfect throw it all size the long braided strap seems particularly comfy. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm gonna marry the night

Leave nothing on these streets to explore.
Mah mah mah marry the night. 
While we all have that special LBD to get us through a myriad of events and occasions, I have stumbled upon a slinky number that can be twisted into over 15 different styles...Two Bird's Convertibles come in short, tea, and long length...and better come with instructions because I can just see me spending way too long on some ultra complicated knot that will completely unravel and leave me topless as I'm tearing up the dance floor.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Glitter this, glitter that

Tis the time to kick away the summer blues. Fall is creeping around the corner and so are all the festivities it brings. Stand out among the crowd in some fairy dusted accessories...
Miu Miu belt  - Marni pouchDolce Gabbana tote -  Miu Miu Pumps - Pedro Garcia navy -
Pedro Garcia Geri - Pedro Garcia Ankle boots

These little feet of mine,
I'm gonna let 'em shine.
these little bags of mine,
I'm gonna let 'em shine
let 'em shine...let 'em shine...let 'em shine

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cinched Does Dallas

The H-town heat gave me the anxious jitters last week so I hopped in the Cinch-mobile and headed north to meet Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power of WhoWhatWear. Presenting their second book What to Wear, Where Hilary and Katherine stopped by Scoop in Dallas to share their styling genius with local shoppers and fans. And just to let them know I'm their number one fan and a huge dork, I of course brought their first book for an autograph as well.

 Elizabeth+James blazer- Helmut Lang Top - 3.1 Phillip Lim Shorts


Dont Miss: Mixers of the Map

Culturemap Houston hosts appetizers and extra-special drink specials at Canopy tuesday, August 16, 2011. Come mingle with your tried-and-true Urban Green friends, or come learn more about this eco-chic young professionals’ group supporting Hermann Park Conservancy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Red Leather Yellow Leather

How about brown leather black leather. If you live in heat scorching cities like Screwston, Texas, the leather shorts are bit uncomfortable to trot around in till mid November. Check out J brand's new coated waxed look. It gives the leather look sans the thick non breathing fabric...

Wax Coated Short Brown - Wax Coated Short Black

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gnome Alert

I've gotten a lot of lovely feed back about my blingin laquer post, however, an adorable character has stolen my thunder from the depths of the images. Meet Fred. He's my Philippe Stark desk Gnome and overall work companion. I pinch his nose when I can't focus, and rub his belly on particularly stressful Monday mornings. We often collaborate on my blog posts. I suggest you adorn your home or workplace with one of Fred's cousins...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Minis are flattering- Short, cinched, sort of hide my thunder thighs. Pleats on the other hand, I usually veer away from. However, i'm diggin these pleated minis for fall. Cinched band to slim the waist, autumn friendly prints, and mini length for our warm Fall days. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

blingin lacquer

Latest addiction to share with cinched readers: PERIDOT NAIL COLOUR.
I've been dipping my digits in a blingin laquer by Chanel - Peridot. In the sunshine my fingers turn gold, in the office a bit of green, and underwater...well you should find out and see. Let's just say they make me look super cool when texting on ma' berry. 

Nails: Peridot   -   Bag: Peekaboo

Monday, August 8, 2011

grab n go

I'm not a hoarder- prefer the terms bag lady, shoe lady... So what. 
I'd like to share my latest best friend- ThursdayFriday tote. She's my grab n go to gal. Wether its groceries, the office, books, boys, etc..i really can over-stuff it with anything, and look hilariously chic in doing so. ThursdayFriday doesn't stop at the Together Bag (tote w printed images of a birkin), check out their latest creations...

Together Bag

Blog Crush: Pneumonia, Black, and Bear

When I stumble upon a good read I tend to dream about meeting the characters. For the past couple of weeks I've been chilling with a big hearted teddy Bear and a bad ass bloggin photog, pneumonia white and her bestie Black.Weaving words in a magestic manner, pneumoniawhite is my addiction. I suggest you dive into her world...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

To Watch: God Save my Shoes

What are my shoes to me? I'd like to find out really.  On my long list of films to catch this fall is God Save My Shoes, a documentary about the relationship between women and shoes.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beauty Secret: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Eyebrow expert to the stars Anastasia has extended her genius into a beauty line of products Anastasia Beverly Hills. From brow perfecting kits, hydrating lip glossers, and skin firming bronzers Anastasia Beverly Hills is composed of face perfecting products. One of Cinched's lifelong battles has been with the not so there strip of hair above my eyes - I never can pluck them evenly, calculate how much liner to fill them with, or instruct someone else to do so. Finally I shall listen to the genius of brows and follow her easy to do Express beauty kit. I mean, if this is the secret behind Britney and Blake Lively's looks- I'm there!

Anastasia has long been the definitive eye and brow expert for icons such as Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah as well as hip up-and-comers like Diana Agron, Selena Gomez and Kristen Cavalari and has recently expanded into colors that match their superior standards for skincare based cosmetics. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Festival Babes

As some of you darlings head to Chitown for Lolapaloozin, I send you off with some music fest garb advice. Let's begin with essentials: Wildfox tees, festival proof boots, over shoulder bag, and of course...the sunnies. You musn't forget to shield the windows of your souls with an awesome-ly bright pair of sunnies.

burberry images per refinery 29

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cinched Men: Happy Feet

You can always judge a lad by his socks.

 If he's got a hole w his fat toe poppin out, he's been to war. If he's wearing thick whities,  he's probably wearing the same ones he wore to the gym this am. If they are navy, brown, or old man like- he's either a complete bore or he borrows socks from his pop. Dear Cinched gentlemen add interest to your otherwise boring look/ wardrobe with a simple accessory, correction necessity. Remember, girls notice...

LBD of the Week

Yeah, i know its harsh of me to select an LBD of the week that is missing a limb, but what can I say? Its shark week! T by Alexander Wang drape wrap dress...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Click for Cinched

I'm not a hoarder, I shop and blog a lot. Quenching a thirst for the latest and greatest creates Cinched at the Waist, an easy way to share my travels, eatings, an of course, waist cinchings.
Which is why Cinched longs to be a part of Bloggers Wardrobe, help by clicking HERE!!!