Monthly Archives: October 2009

I have a Jimmy Choo for H&M Crush…

Before today, I resolved that I would NOT wait on line at 6am on November 14th for Jimmy Choo for H&M shoes. However, I spotted a pair of shoes that may have changed my mind…

You see those cuties on the bottom right? I’m seriously contemplating braving the lines for them. They will retail for $149, so I’ve decided that I will not buy then unless I deem the quality sufficient. And I know they’re a little out there… but for some reason I can’t stop looking at them. I’m picturing them becoming my signature piece of footwear this fall. They are definitely unique, but I think they’ll make anything look better. This is what fashion’s all about right? Going outside your comfort zone and taking risks! I’ll keep you updated on November 14th 🙂

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Michelle Obama on the Cover of Glamour!

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the December cover of Glamour. And doesn’t she look radiant?

glamour

Glamour - December 2009

MObama’s style has definitely reached buzz-worthy status. She’s been praised for wearing clothes from H&M and J.Crew while loving designers like Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Isabel Toledo. She has redefined the first lady look, and made the “power dress” an acceptable rendition of the sometimes-boring power suit. There are blogs and entire Look Books devoted to her. She is a style icon… but Cindi Leive, Glamour Editor in Chief, says that she picked MObama for the cover because she’s passionate about empowering young women.

(And she’s a style icon)

On style she talks about something that is pretty empowering:

“People are always going to have opinions, and people have a right to their opinions, particularly when you’re the First Lady; you’re representing the nation. So I can’t be surprised that people are interested. But I’ve tried to be at peace with the choices that I make first, and then be open to everyone else’s reflection.”

The key to style is being confident in your choices. If you think you look good, should it matter what anyone else thinks? Dress for yourself and you’ll always have enviable, effortless style.

 

 

Sneak Peak at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2010 & More at minkette.com

True to form, it doesn’t surprise me that I can’t get enough of Rebecca Minkoff’s site… minkette.com. Since I’m a web nerd, I love to see designers do something different with their online space, so naturally I love minkette.com. The site is THE place for Rebecca Minkoff fanatics like yours truly.

Don’t believe me? Check out the latest post — A sneak peak at Spring 2010!

Photo Courtesy of Minkette.com

Image: Courtesy of minkette.com

This image is from a recent video shoot, which means the sneak peak video will be up on minkette.com soon — so check back often.

Another reason I love Minkette.com — the addition of celebrity guest blogger Shenae Grimes, star of 90210. She’s inspired me, a stick-to-the-classics kind of girl, to delve into the realm of retro shoulder pads! I can’t wait to try this trend using her easy, DIY tips!

Bottom Line: Minkette.com is a fun site for RM fans and lovers of fashion! So happy clicking 🙂

The Future of Fashion… According to some credible sources.

On Wednesday, New York City fashioniste flocked to the 92nd Street Y to discover where the Future of Fashion is heading. The discussion was led by Cindi Leive , Editor in Chief of Glamour. Leive was joined by panelists Ashley Olsen, Isaac Mizrahi, and Robin Givhan of the Washington Post who contributed to a hilarious and lighthearted discussion about the future of the industry in transition.

Photo: 92nd Street Y

Photo: 92nd Street Y

Isaac Mizrahi stole the show with his humor and outright hilariousness. Robin Givhan kept things serious by playing the role of intelligent fashion writer, and Ashley Olsen was well spoken and looked divine in a white The Row creation topped with a black Chanel jacket.

The panel discussed MObama and her status as fashion’s first lady, the idea of mixing high and low and getting it RIGHT, who women get dressed for everyday (the answer: other women!), and trends to love and hate. Mizrahi noted that his favorite trend is LOW-HEELED SHOES. Thank you, Isaac. I could not agree more. Ashley Olsen is loving TOMS Shoes, while Robin Givhan and Cindi Leive hope that platform heels never go away.

Here was my favorite quote from the night….
“Fashion Happens — Design is Eternal” -Isaac Mizrahi

And my favorite question of the night… Leive asked panelists to sum up the future of fashion in a phrase!

In the future… fashion will be:
“More Democratic” -RG
“Less obvious, more visual. More ‘fetishistic'” -IM
“More exciting” -AO

I don’t know what fetishistic means, and I don’t care.
Cheers to a more democratic, exciting, fetishistic future of fashion!