June 2009 archive

The Girl and The Robot

I love this song so much. I found this video on Jeaniuss. I totally forgot about how good Röyksopp is. Their new cd Junior is amazing. It features vocals from Robyn, Lykke Li, and others. Please itunes that cd pronto.

It Is Too Freakin’ Hot

You would think I would be used to heat since I was born and raised in the South, but I can’t take it. I just can’t. If you read my questionnaire the other day, you would know that I like dressing myself in the cooler months. You can layer and be more creative with what you wear. When I went into the American Apparel store downtown a few weeks ago, I saw the perfect items for my fall wardrobe. I can see myself wearing these pieces daily. I plan on buying them in August.

The Two Pieces I Can’t Wait To Wear:

  • Unisex Bat Wing Hoody- $39.00

It comes in various fabrics and colors, but I am leaning toward the thicker Black/White Composition one. It looks like it would keep me warm for days.
Unisex Bat Wing HoodyUnisex Bat Wing Hoody

  • Unisex Matte Faux Leather Hoodie-$60.00

There is something so bad ass about a leather jacket. It reminds me of a motorcycle gang or the boys from Justice. Either way this hoody looks hot, and I am going to rock it to the fullest.

Unisex Matte Faux Leather HoodieUnisex Matte Faux Leather HoodiePhotos From American Apparel.

P.S. I got a job working at the Urban League doing PR and things of that nature. I had my first day on Monday, and it was pretty good. School is also kicking my butt, but I will get over it. Wish me luck! I also haven’t been on Looklet in awhile. I had to ween myself off of it. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I Really Want This Overnight Bag

hello kitty duffle bag 35 years old

Hello Kitty turns 35 years old this year! Happy birthday Hello Kitty! I am obsessed with Hello Kitty. I love all of the products. I really want this distressed leather, crystal encrusted duffle bag now. Unfortunately, even with NYLON’s 75% off code EMPLOYEEVC75, I still cannot afford this $675 bag. I am about to start a collection plate for funds just like in church. Photo from Sanrio.

Resort 2010 Is A Big Hit Or Miss For Me

Zac Posen resort 2010
Zac Posen… where is anyone going to wear this? I love you, but the only place I see this is on some hotel room’s wall. Oh my! Can someone tell me where her arms go?

Collete Dinnigan resort 2010This is how you do resort wear. It is bright and vibrant and blowing in the wind. It is feminine without being gaudy or over the top. Collete Dinnigan really knows how to stay current and cute.

Photos from Style.com.

P.S. I went away to Atlanta this weekend, and I took a blogger break. For some strange reason, this post didn’t magically appear on the 19th. I just want you all to know I didn’t forget about you or the blog. I hope you all had a fabtabulistical weekend.

Still Obsessed…

Looklet.com

So I have done 17 outfits now, and I have become a fan of Looklet on Facebook. What do I do? I need help, and rehab is not an option. I ended up doing about 6 outfits Saturday night because the neighbors were having a party. That darn party lasted until 2am, and I couldn’t sleep. Looklet to the rescue. I now vow to step away from Looklet for at least a week. :)

Looklet.com

I Want To Move Part Deux

Marie Jo's Apartment in NastMarie Jo's Apartment in Nast

I don’t know if any of you remember my April “I want to move” post, but I stated that I wanted to move. Surprise! Surprise! Well guess what… I still want to move, but this time I have found my ultimate inspiration. In the last post I showed you all some photos from WeHeartIt.com,which seems to be having a site breakdown at the moment, that were going to be my inspiration for my room. They are GORG, but these new pictures are better.

Marie Jo's Apartment in Nast

I found them on the BEAUTIFUL French Style blog Nast. I read this site from time to time, just like I read the others, for inspiration. Well I found it in these pictures. They are of this woman named Marie Jo’s apartment. So amazing! The paint on the walls, the art, the home accents, everything is so wonderful. She has a balcony! HELLO! Some people might be sick of having colors like this in their home, but as they say in “Funny Face”… THINK PINK!

Marie Jo's Apartment in NastMarie Jo's Apartment in Nast

Photos from Nast.

H&M + Jimmy Choo


From Reuters:

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish budget fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz said on Wednesday luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo Ltd would become the latest in its string of high-profile guest designers.

The world’s third biggest retailer by sales said the collection by Jimmy Choo Ltd, also known for its bags, would be available from November 14 in around 200 stores across the world.

“This autumn, British accessory brand Jimmy Choo will bring its international glamour and covetable shoes and bags to selected H&M; stores,” H&M; said in a statement. “It is the first time that H&M; is collaborating with an accessories brand.”

Malaysia-born Jimmy Choo, who founded the firm together with current Chief Executive Tamara Mellon, became known to many through cosmopolitan U.S. television series Sex and the City that started running in 1998, in which Jimmy Choo’s stilettos were among lead character Carrie’s favorites.

Jimmy Choo left the company in 2001, a H&M; spokeswoman said, and sold his share of the business.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wore shoes by Jimmy Choo Ltd on her husband’s Inauguration Day.

H&M; said the guest line would also include women’s clothing and a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories.

Other fashion greats that have collaborated with H&M; include Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney and Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo.

Their launches have generated frenzied scenes as shoppers sought to buy chic designs at cut-rate prices, and some collections have sold out within minutes.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; editing by Simon Jessop)

YESSSSSSSSSS!!! I can’t wait…

UPDATE: WE HAVE A PICTURE FROM H&M…;

Photos from H and M and Jimmy Choo.

Motel Rocks

Motel Rocks
Motel Rocks
I love MotelRocks.com. That store can do no wrong in my mind. They sell basics, skirts, shirts, coats and jackets, pants, jeans, and jumpsuits. Their dresses ae my favorite. Everything has a vintage feel to it, and I like it. It isn’t a forced vintage feel like American Apparel. Even though both stores sell similar dresses, MotelRocks seems less sleazy and skantified. Yup I made up my own word, but anyway the clothes are cheaper than you would expect too. I haven’t seen anything on the website over £50. They also have great sales. Check it out.

From the website:
Rifling through the fabulous thrift stores of the West Coast of the States all the way back in 1999, the Motel crew was struck by something. A realisation spoke to them; the UK needed a vintage-inspired, prints-driven brand to sink their hungry for innovative fashion teeth into. Motel was born, creating classy and stunningly-crafted tops, trousers, dresses and skirts in a huge array of styles and with an ever-expanding list of inspirations.
Motel Rocks
Motel Rocks

Preen Cruise 2010 Collection

Preen cruise 2010

I really love this dress from Preen’s new Cruise collection. I found it while reading Fashionologie today. It reminds me of those bathrobes that movie stars used to wear in the old black and white movies. I wish I could look at it up close, so I can see the pattern on it.

Fashion’s Dark Side

From Picture Me’s Myspace page:
Filmmaker Ole Schell follows model Sara Ziff for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the process, Ole and Sara go behind the scenes and chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, but also relies on footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard. With appearances by Gilles Bensimon, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Miller and more.

From Fashionologie:

In it, the stories are hardly pretty. Ziff told the Guardian about a 16-year-old model who complained to her agency when a 45-year-old photographer made a pass at her: “Her agency said she should have slept with him.” She captures another model talking about how weight is approached: “In castings, people have slapped my thigh, and I’m not in any sense overweight, I never have been. I’ve been the same weight for a long time, but they’ll slap your butt and be like ‘Oooh, fat’ in Italian or in French. ‘It’s too big here.'”

Walking Contradiction

7 Random Fact about TheFatandSkinny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMlRCo_US7Y/youtube

Couture Carrie tagged everybody who reads her site to do this questionnaire ,so I am going to tag everybody who reads my site and who hasn’t done this before. She usually tags everyone for these questionnaires, but I have been doing too much to complete them. Yay for free time before I start summer school in a week or so.

Ok here we go…
1. I love thrift/vintage/consignment shopping but the scene here is so dead.

2. I have too many shoes to count. I love buying shoes because they usually always fit, unlike clothes which are usually hit or miss.

3. I am totally into watching sports, but I am not athletic at all. So I don’t play sports. I tried it just isn’t for me. I’m a nerd, so I would much rather go read a book.

4. I am an only child, and I love my parents. I wish I had some siblings, but whatever. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

5. I think my wardrobe is better in the winter than it is in the summer. I feel like I can find better clothes for me and my style in the winter.

6. I am a walking contradiction. There are entirely too many sides to me. That is why I am hard to judge. I keep telling people that,but they don’t believe me. I am also very sarcastic, so I guess it is hard to tell if I am joking or being serious. Hmmmm….

7.I do not want the LA Lakers to win the NBA Finals. I like them. I really do, but I just want someone else to win. I am not being a hater. The Lakers have won 15 out of the 30 finals they have been to. Give someone else a chance.

And there you have it…

Rupert Sanderson’s PR Is On Point!


I mean they really are on point. Usually you see a celebrity in some kind of apparel or accessory and you have to try and figure out who or what they are wearing. Well… today I got an email from Rupert Sanderson’s pr team telling me that Cheryl Cole, who is famous in the UK, was wearing their shoes. It think they must have been reading my blog, or someone told them about my shoe obsession. Either way I have been wasting my morning perusing their website. Thanks.

I actually had no idea who Rupert Sanderson was, and what he was selling. I thought it was a spam email at first, but I like learning about different brands so I looked at the email and went on the website. I really like the shoes. They are so amazing. They are a little too expensive for my recessionista taste, but they are gorg. They also had some cute saddle oxfords too. My friends laugh at my saddle oxfords, but I have been wearing saddle oxfords since the 2nd grade. I don’t know why I can’t part with them. LOL! Photos from the Rupert Sanderson website.

So note to all PR teams that read my blog, send me more emails. I love learning about new and old brands that I may be unfamiliar with, and I might just rant or rave about them. Please remember that I like to keep it really real. I will talk about your product on my own. Don’t beg me to write a review, and DO NOT think that sending me an email requires me to talk about you. It doesn’t. Have a nice day!

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