Monthly Archives: January 2008

POP!

02m1.jpgFall 2008 is just around the corner and fashionistas are anticipating Jonathan Saunders’ collection During NYC Fall Fashion Week on February 3.

In a report from Style.com, Bergdorf Goodman’s Roopal Patel has this to say about the Scotsman and Central Saint Martins grad, “Jonathan has an eye not only for prints and patterns but colors and techniques, and his clothes work well in urban environments”.

What can we expect from the show? Style.com predicts, “modern, minimal silhouettes, inspired this season by Irving Penn’s sand collages, the work of Constantin Brancusi, and classic science fiction.”

This dress is just breathtaking in my opinion. The first thought that came to mind was, “Wow what a POP of color.” It looks like the optimistic splashes of color from Spring 2008 have carried over to Fall. It’s much better than the gloomy grey and black that dominated Fall 2007’s runways. What do you think?

Photo: Marcio Madeira 

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50 Years of Italian Style

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As a huge photography fan, I was really drawn to this photo from 50 Years of Italian Style, slated to be shown at Twelve 21 in New York City, February 2 through 4. 

50 unforgettable images were “culled from the pages of Vogue Italia, Casa Vogue, and L’Uomo Vogue. In keeping with the original context, the photos will be enlarged tear sheets and will appear exactly as they did when they were first published. The work of famed snappers like Oliviero Toscani, David Bailey, Elisabetta Catalano, and Steven Meisel is all in the mix.”

If your in NYC next week, you should check it out.

 

 

Photo: Steve Hiett / Courtesy of Vogue Italia and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Source:Style.com

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Move It!

I decided to do a post on fitness fashion to motivate myself to get to the gym in the morning.  I have been trying to get back to my regular workout schedule and going to McDonalds $1.50 Happy Meal Night did not help my waistline. 🙂

One other thing to note, February is Heart Health Month and lucy will be donating 10% of all Pump It Up Tee sales to WomenHeart.  I have included the cute little T-shirt in my post tonight, so I hope you check out the site.  lucy has a lot of really cute fitness and casual wear.

So now that I have put this in print, I have you to hold me accountable.  Right?

Anybody else work out?  How’s it coming along?

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Fashion and the Politician

In honor of the final State of the Union address tonight, I will address fashion and the female politician.

feb-2008-vogue.jpgInterestingly in February’s issue of  Vogue magazine, editor Anna Wintour laments “Imagine my amazement, then, when I learned that Hillary Clinton, our only female presidential hopeful, had decided to steer clear of our pages at this point in her campaign for fear of looking to feminine.”  She goes on to offer her style advice to Ms. Clinton by way of a Calvin Klein suit entitled “Suit Yourself”.  But she raises the question, what is a female politician to wear to be considered intelligent and serious, yet feminine?  Is she restricted to a pant suit to be taken seriously?  I hardly think so. Vogue.com takes the issue one step further, by stating “Hillary’s going to need a makeover if she is going to be our president for the next 4 years.”  They offer this ensamble from the Chanel Spring 2008 collection for a meeting with the Chinese president.

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Last Thursday, January 24, the Wall Street Journal published an article ‘Women in Power:  Finding Balance In the Wardrobe’.  In this article it contends “Nowadays, women who want to be taken seriously look to Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Condoleezza Rice for style cues, much the way young women have long followed the lead of the celebrity set.”   

In my former professional life, I wore a suit everyday and I must say I never once looked to Hillary Clinton for fashion advice.  But then again, I was not the CEO of my company either.  What do you think?  Are they business fashion icons?

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Converse Comes to Target

look4-thmb.jpgThe discount retailer Target announced in a recent press release “its latest partnership with Converse, to offer One Star vintage-inspired lifestyle apparel and footwear exclusively at Target stores nationwide and at Target.com beginning in February[3rd] 2008.”  It goes on to say they will offer “exclusive lifestyle and vintage inspired contemporary sportswear collections for men and women, including denim, non-denim bottoms, knits, wovens, graphic tees, sweaters, dresses and outerwear. One Star footwear includes exclusive and limited-edition product for men, women, and children.”

In the outfit pictured, the highest item was $29.99 for the Lace Up Oxfords and the rest of the items were $24.99 or less.  During my brief review of the line, it appeared that the highest item was the Paper Bag Dress at $39.99.  (There were 41 pictures to review and I did not have the opportunity to open each one to check each individual price.)  There was also a Pencil Style Denim Skirt in Dark Wash for $26.99 that I think would be very practical for many people. 

In my opinion, it looks like an interesting line of clothing.  I think the target demographic  for this collection is 25 and under, but there are certain pieces that would suit a 30 something on a casual day out. 

To see more including a promotional video, click here for a link to their sneak peak.

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free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

It’s Saturday, and I’m in a fluffy sort of mood.  No time to do much of a post today, so I hope this will suffice.  Have a great day!

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Fashion Lesson #1

Ok, so it’s Friday and I thought it was time for our first free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com.  In this first lesson, we will be going over undergarments.  Depending on where you come from, the names vary: knickers, panties or draws (leave a comment of your favorite term) and the most important being the bra.

We’ve all see those women who are either not wearing one or have had their ill fitting bra for the past 10 years.  I am here to wrestle that old bra away from you and convince you that those girls need your support!  Don’t ignore those loveys or soon gravity will have them staring sullenly at the ground.

So here’s my advice.  Go to your nearest professional bra fitter and get fitted.  I don’t mean Victoria’s Secret.  They have never done an accurate fit in my experience.  Go to someone who is certified to get the job done.  Each make and line of bra has their own fit and a store owner knows her product.  She can get you to the right style that will have you looking like a 19 year old pin up girl again.

_5393947.jpgNext, don’t ignore the knickers.  Unless you have the body of a goddess you need to keep certain areas sucked in.  Spanx are always a perfect go to to keep everything neatly tucked away.  If Spanx are not in the budget and lets face it at $22 to $46 a pop, it’s an investment.  Look a little harder the next time you are out and take the time to make sure that your undergarments leave a nice shape.  No one likes to see your butt cheeks hanging out and muffin tops under your clothes.

Finally, if you are wearing a form fitting dress, you MUST buy Shape wear.  Here is an example from the Spanx site and Nordstrom‘s live pic of the same item.  The advantage of this particular body shaper is that it also lifts your backside, but does not create a “uni-butt” where your lovely lady lump is one big flattened silhouette.

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Remember all lessons require comments, so let me know your best stories.  Have a great weekend! 🙂

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