Friday, February 22, 2013

London Fashion Week: Trench Kisses

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Collection, French Kisses, has taken the label's signature piece, the trench, and adorned it with metallic accents and textures. 
How is it that they can string us along for years so that we fall in love w the classic trench, over and over again. Thanks for pulling us into the trenches.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Pardon the absence and dwindling of love and care. I've been a little busy trying to narrow down Chris Martin's dance moves. It looks super easy but it's not. I mean, jogging in place with sporadical inserts of moon walking to the beat is not that easy, especially when you are in the middle of conceiving a baby. Welcome to the world Papaya, a British slash Barbadian baby musically-bred on stage last summer on Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto tour. Baby Papaya (also known as the single Princess of China) is rumored to have been conceived just by the scratch of Riri's oval shaped nail on Chris' cheek. Watch and agree...

Thus the power of finenails and eye makeup. A great love affair in the form of performance, where they sing about a very moment we all wish we could experience once in a lifetime. This might make you think twice about your nail shape at your next mani. I might just grow and round mine out like bad girl Ri.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

NYFW: Alice+Olivia Fall 2013

Playful and extravagant are nothing rare for quirky brand Alice + Olivia to portray, while Fall 2013 Fantasy Street Style was nothing and everything but. Sophisticated and whimsy, A+) FW13 is high fashion street style transformed into a wearable everyday wardrobe. Stunning statement separates that don't look out of place when taken out of fashion week or a style blog. These sophisticated pieces are a mature version of street style fashion. The collection is composed of unexpected pieces joined to create pure, but easy genius. Easy as is attainable, because it is a collection that entices one to take that risk without looking like a freak because it's not fashion week. It's edgy and nothing short of major spark. Perfect for what I see is an A+O girl, a career driven individual that favors an edgy and youthful twist on high fashion. Demonstrated through the layering and mixing of textures and prints, Fall 2013 merges feminine silhouettes in lace or brocade florals, patterned knits, simple suiting and embellished separates with tougher elements like burn-out velvet, metallic distressed denim, plaids, chunky furs and laser-cut leather.
Stacy nails it in this collection with the big three must have's for fall:  1. Topic of dinner accessories, you know like the tyoe to get you out of the awkward weather convo. "Omg is tyour purse a zebra? that is adorable!" yes, yes it is, and i totally fit so many things in it." (blah blah probably a lie but you wear it for seasons to come because it's just that precious).  2. The non weather related layering piece: a - line vest, is the new fur vest.   3. The ball skirt. This is that skirt most fashion lovers would impulse purchase then have to return because "I just wish I had something to wear it to," but this season, designers show us that ball skirts aren't just for balls. Gala affair or not, this season A+O treats us with a brocade floral evening skirt sported with a simple tee. 

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013.
Alice+Olivia Fall 2013.

“In a moment when street style influences fashion more than ever, I wanted to create a fantasy inspiration for how the alice + olivia girl dresses every day."
Stacey Bendet