May 2011 archive

SURFACE TO AIR x DAISY LOWE – “From Dusk Til Dawn”

I’ve always been in love with Surface To Air. As a matter of fact, over the weekend, I was able to buy some Surface To Air shoes at the outlet mall. So excited!!!!! Surface To Air is a design collective that not only designs clothes, but makes films as well. A few weeks ago they released a video featuring the music of SebastiAn and model Daisy Lowe. She is wearing a few pieces from the Surface To Air SS11 collection. Check it out and tell me what you think.

TREND Report: wide-leg

Above: Bottega Veneta Resort 2012, Style.com; Chanel Resort 2012, Style.com; Sportmax Resort 2012, Style.com.  M Missoni patterned wide-leg pants, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew Irene orange linen wide-leg pant, Net-a-Porter.com;  Tucker printed silk blouse, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew striped jersey top, Net-a-Porter.com.

While older generations may find the wide-leg trend evoking images of Janis Joplin and peace sign-wielding Vietnam protesters, we who live on the chic side of life see otherwise.   Denim and pant alike were stretched out and lengthened on the Spring 2011 and Resort 2012 runways.  Paired with a sheer top and classic blazer, the look that comes together oozes luxury.  Plus, wide-leg pants are extremely flattering on women of all body types.  And, unlike the denim leggings of fall and winter, wide-leg pants can be perfectly light and airy for summer.  Pick a pair in a bold color for added effect and compliment with a favorite pair of skinny wedges (chunky will definitely give you the 1970’s effect) and a structured, lady-like clutch and you’ll be turning sun-burned heads all summer.

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Women In Philanthropy’s Power Of The Purse

Power of the Purse

Last night I was lucky to attend the Women in Philanthropy’s Power of the Purse silent and live auction fundraiser. I want to thank Staci Rutherford from the Handbag Report for inviting me to the event. It was set atop one of the highest buildings in Columbia at the Capitol City Club. As the ladies dined on hors d’œuvres and looked out onto a scenic view of the city, purses lined the room.

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Sessilee Lopez For The Contributing Editor

I love this bright, tribal inspired editorial featuring Sessilee Lopez for The Contributing Editor. I twas edited by Andrew Mukamal, who some of you may remember from the Bravo show Kell on Earth. Check out the rest of the International Geographic editorial here and on my Tumblr.

sessilee lopez for the contributing editor

CREDITS:

Photographed by Tetsuharu Kubota

Fashion Editor: Andrew Mukamal

Make-up: Kristin Gallegos

Hair: Wesley Graham

Model: Sesilee Lopez at Supreme

* Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest!

Crafty Feast Features: Verabelle

verabelle

This week’s Crafty Feast Features is spotlighting Verabelle, a crafty brand from Charlotte, NC that reworks vintage goods into incredibly unique items. Verabelle sells cute vintage apparel and shoes, hair accessories, and the cutest appliques so you can get your design on too. Maybe you prefer vintage housewares to vintage clothe? Try Verabelle’s Attic for cute vintage housewares. They make the perfect housewarming gift. If you are looking for cute gift ideas period, just check out Verabelle and Verabelle’s Attic.

* Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest!

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

I have always wondered about the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation because I had heard some great things about this product for African-American skin. Here is a great review from Rose Anne Tang on how to apply the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation , how to make it look smooth and less cakey, and the pros/cons of the product. I hope you found this tutorial as helpful as I did. I may be trying this out soon.

* Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest!

Of Note… Alexander Wang

 

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is one of America’s hottest designators. At the age of 27, he has already mastered the art of designing cool garments with a sleek, sophisticated design edge that models, hipsters, fashion mavens, and the chic adore around the world. The downtown NYC  look is a staple of his main line Alexander Wang , and his basics based men and women’s line T by Alexander Wang.

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Washington Roberts Spring/Summer 2011

Washington Roberts is back with his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. You may remember me writing about Washington Roberts in September. The collection is inspired by the movie Avatar. It also features sheer, textured fabrics and cutouts.  I am loving the feather accents and body conscious looks. There are also a few pairs of white pants in the collection that are perfect for the summer. Roberts will show at Africa Fashion Week in July. What do you think of this collection?

Washington Roberts Spring/Summer 2011

Billion Dollar Babes Sales

 

Use promo code FREESHIPMAY for free shipping now through 05/21.

Thursday, 05/19: D6 Women’s Apparel, Emu Australia Sandals, Hermes Accessories

Sunday, 05/22: Great 8 Blowout: Apparel from Torn, Literature Noir, Free People & more

Monday, 05/23: Gifts for Dad: D6 Clothing, English Laundry, Sony Music, TAG Heuer, Avant-Garde Swimwear, Vintage Designer Watches (free shipping on any sales for Father’s Day – promo code FATHERSDAY11)  & Shop the Designer Closest

Tuesday, 05/24: Bungalow Bebe, Kid Galaxy, Le Chic USA Jewelry

Wednesday, 05/25: Petit Bateau for Women, Rock & Republic, Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbags

Thursday, 05/26: |NK NEW YORK, Equipment Collection, Yelete Hosiery

 

All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and last for 48 hours.

TREND Report: pretty in prints

Above: Model images from Style.com. Missoni Spring 2011 RTW, Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 RTW.  Thread Social Flutter Paneled Romper, Shopbop.com; Tibi Paisley Chiffon Long Dress, Shopbop.com; Etro Printed Silk Shorts, Net-a-Porter.com; Diane von Furstenburg Layland Embellished Camisole, Net-a-Porter.com; Wayuu Taya Foundation Susu Bag, Shopbop.com; Chan Luu Multicolored Beaded Bracelet, Shopbop.com; Missoni Large Zigzag Ballet Flats, Shopbop.com; Stella McCartney Citrus-Print Skirt, Net-a-Porter.com; Alexander McQueen Tiger-Print Scarf, Net-a-Porter.com.

I’ll be the first to admit, the magnitude of prints that arrived on the Spring 2011 runways this past winter was a bit of a sensory overload.  But, now that the weather is (slowly) becoming more like summer weather, the idea of bright, bold prints seems less overwhelming.  The key to prints: if you’re uneasy about wearing more than one print at a time (mixing different prints is not longer a fashion faux pas, in case you were wondering), then stick with one piece with an interesting or bright pattern while keeping the rest of the pieces neutral.  If, on the other hand, you’ve been waiting patiently over the past few years for fashion to take a turn from bleak minimalism, then now’s your time lady!  Pack on the prints and make the streets your catwalk.

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WTF Barnes & Noble Censors Dossier Cover

Censored Dossier Cover

Have y’all seen this? The new Dossier with everybody’s favorite androgynous model Andrej Pejic on the cover was censored in Barnes & Noble stores around the country. They never censor male chests ever, but they went and censored this one because Andrej looks too much like a woman. SMH! How do you feel about this? I think this is a bunch of poppycock! Photo from Fashionista.

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