Saturday, September 25, 2010

Apostrophe To The Ocean

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet can not all conceal.
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin, his control ..."


Photo by Mario Testino and found at the Doll Factory.
Poem "Apostrophe to the Ocean" by George Gordon Byron found from the book
The World's Best Loved Poems.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Are You A Follower Of Fashion? Links A' La Mode Via Independent Fashion Bloggers

links a la mode

Are You a Follower of Fashion?

Edited by: Ann of Holier than Now

Last week marked the end of New York Fashion Week. Post-show, the editors, buyers and bloggers went to work to define and list the trends, hoping we'll follow along. But for many of us, the sheer shirts of Spring '11 were are about as realistic for our wardrobes as a meat dress. Instead, we looked outside of Lincoln Center at the street style of individuals, hoping to find the inspiration to zig when everyone else is zagging. This week's post celebrates the path less ... followed, with counterpoints on everything from current trends to blogger compensation and competition.

Links à la Mode: September 23


Latest at Shopbop: Denim -Madewell - Skirts - Under Ligne - Obakki -Dresses - DKNY



Found at Independent Fashion Blogger Website

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The First Collection From Polish Stylist Turned Fashion Designer Marta Sililol

When most of us think fashion and design we think of finding them in New York, Milan or Paris. Showcased is Polish stylist turned designer, Marta Sinilol, and her first collection.

Her designs, styling and photography are
incredibly creative, professional and inspiring.
I can't wait to see where she goes from here.
What do you think?

Photo credits: as'ter magazine

Lookbook: Marta Siniło Season: Fall Winter 2010.11 Designer/Stylist: Marta Siniło Stylist's assistant: Areta Szpura Hair: Emil Zed Make-up: Aneta Kostrzewa Photographer: Łukasz Ziętek Website: www.martasinilo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Working The New Season With Fabulous New Discovers~ Links A' La Mode, Top Fashion Weekly Posts From Independent Fashion Bloggers

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Working the new season with fabulous new discoveries.

Influences, Impressions, and Interpretations of Fashion and what it all means

Edited by: Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

It is without a doubt that fashion makes the world go round. Just last week, Fashion's Night Out helped revive the economy, fashion week's across the world bring together old friends, new friends, and those in between. Technology fused with fashion now offers inside perspectives- once only exclusively shared. Adding to this breath of fashion are those who blog.

This week's roundup offers a retrospect of fashion as New York Fashion Week comes to a close, designers have teased us with what's to come, and the world comes back to life- the fashion blogger's mind only now begins to race with influences, impressions, and interpretations of Fall Fashion and what it all means...

    • Amanda Brohman: How the nerds(and their style) conquered the fashion world:

    • Amanda Lee Dot Org: How to Make High Heels Bearable

    • Denim Debutante: Wearing White AFTER Labor Day

    • Dirty Hems: Fashion is a Tramp: the cyclical nature of cultural appropriation in fashion, particularly pertaining to the homeless & "hobo-chic"

    • Dramatis Personae: Fall Fantasy Lookbook- the bits and pieces I'm coveting for Fall '10

    • Fashioncents: 3 guidelines for wearing or not wearing socks with shoes. It's time we all got on the right foot with this one.

    • For Those About to Shop: So much invaluable information at the IFB conference. I decided to take Gala's advice and write my first "how to":

    • Grechen Blogs: how to make your fashion blog more user-friendly

    • Houndstooth and Tortoiseshell: So, how do you make it in the fashion industry: Real life advice on how to break into the fashion biz from a successful runway producer.

    • Interrobangs Anonymous: Gender roles in fashion blogging:

    • Mimosas in Bed: The big apple gets evolved

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: The Thrift Virgin - One girl's deflowering when it comes to thrift shopping fashion.

    • Previously Owned: Exclusivity vs. availability: New media taking over?

    • SLSVGG Fashion: The best bits of London's Fashion Night Out

    • Style Eyes Fashion: Join the evolution for a new fashion democracy - do you get fed up with being told what you 'must have for the season ahead' here's how to end the dictatorship and have your say.

    • Style Spotting: Fashion's Night Out in LA with celeb stylist Taylor Jacobson and her collaboration with Kasil denim. Loved her hot rocker chic!

    • The Curvy Fashionista: My Fall 2010 Luxe(wish)list- aka my birthday wishlist

    • The Lingerie Addict: Should You Buy Your Lingerie Online or In Stores? A brief guide to knowing the best place to buy your most intimate fashions.

    • The Little Curly Girl: The camel coat is one of the most talked about pieces for Fall 2010. Will you be wearing one this season?

    • Your Saving Style: A Thought About Real Women


      Now at Shopbop: Ever - LD Tuttle -DL1961 - Tapeet - IRO - MiH - Factory - Sexy Tops



      Saturday, September 18, 2010

      Sheer Elegance

      Sheer elegance is difficult to accomplish. But, not for the ladies. They have created the perfect balance with this fashion trend. Kylie Minogue walks the tight rope perfectly with her sheer lace form fitting dress.
      I am loving the elegant black beading design with the sheer and the addition of dark black tights and shoes on "Heroes" star Hayden Panetiene. The tights, dark nails and pulled back hair really tone down the sexiness and class up this outfit.

      I wish, i wish... I could see this in person. The details looks amazing, even when photographed. Although, this almost boarders on a dress with a bit too much going on. But, she really knows how to work a dress and look so graceful.

      Singer Adrienne Balion and NY Jets Darrelle Revis looking hot. Adrienne is in a solid black cocktail length with sheer details turn a 80's favorite into a modern look. Her hair being slickly pulled back helps balance the sexiness of the dress and gives it a modern twist.

      This sassy fringe and sheer combo on Eva Longoria is perfection with it's balance of sexy, flirty and ladylike details.

      Hot salsa dancing romantic number
      on Disney star Vanessa Hudgens. This dress makes me want to go dancing.

      I am adoring this adorable and age appropriate dress on Disney star Selena Gomez.
      And, check out those acrylic heels with the black bow! This gal has it going on and at such a young age.

      Hot little 1980's metallic details with sheer number found at Om Again Vintage. This shop is really packed with so many vintage dresses and eras to choose from!

      Fabulous 1980's black stretchy cocktail dress with pearl details on the shoulders found at Fabulous Finds & Co.

      Oh so cute reconstructed hot pink and black dress with flirty black lace bottom found at Fabulous Finds and Co.

      What do you think?
      Who wore it best?
      Is wearing sheer up your alley?


      All celebrity photos found at New York Daily
      Metallic sheer found at Om Again Vintage
      Last two photos found at Fabulous Finds and Co.

      Tuesday, September 14, 2010

      It's Time To Celebrate With A Waterman Pen Giveaway With Launch Of Belle Inspiration Magazine!

      To celebrate the launch of Belle Inspiration e-Magazine
      we are planning a launch party of sorts.

      A fête to mark the occasion.

      The location is Blogland, over at
      Mimi' Bleu's place at Bonjour Romance.

      Also, you'll want to get your name in now for the special giveaway.

      A Waterman fountain pen.

      A special edition pen with a pretty band of Swarovsky crystals, and a blue case.

      The winner will be announced at Bonjour Romance on the evening of the 15th.

      Good luck kids!

      I received my e-magazine of Belle Inspiration
      and it is truly a heavenly feast for the eyes,
      the articles are impeccably written and
      full of amazing information about living romantically.
      It is a glorious 172 pages that feature my sweet and
      and the Bonbon Rose Girls (Kristen & Megan). What a delight!

      Don't miss out, dear friends.
      Photos and information found at Bonjour Romance via Mimi Bleu

      Monday, September 13, 2010

      Guess Who?

      I know you are savvy.
      So, I thought you might know this one.
      Who photographed these?


      Photo credits to follow... No hints!!

      Working The New Season With Fabulous New Discovers~ Links A' La Mode, Top Fashion Weekly Posts From Independent Fashion Bloggers

      links a la mode

      I've been overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions and I hope you'll enjoy reading these as much as I have. This week the issue of workwear is tackled whether as a fashion blogger you're heading to Fashion Week or you're not sure how to translate your everyday style to the office. The latter is a dilemma I'm often confronted with when dressing for work. Through the links I have also gleefully discovered some wonderful designers to dreamily sigh over the work of; these garments would most definitely fit into my wardrobe perfectly, be it in the smart section or the purely frivolous one.

      • A La ModestReintroducing the morality within green ethical fashion

      • Bachman's Sparrow What better way to greet the new season than a beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace?

      • Beyond FabricEnhancing your image: posture and body image.

      • Boheme NoirTen ways to style the classic Chanel jacket young & fabulous.

      • Fabulous Finds Girl Ann Wiberg creates future vintage by recycling materials with Trash-Couture.

      • Fashezine Inspired by the sensuality of Joan, the determination of Peggy, and Betty Draper's elegance, a girl goes mad for Mad Men.

      • Fashion Limbo Brand Love or I Want What She's Wearing - How brands fail to get me and what/who truly inspire me

      • Grit and Glamour Staying true to you when dressing for dress code.

      • Hello beauty! Review and makeup lesson video with the NARS Fall 2010 Collection with NARS National Makeup Stylist Janice Daoud

      • Intrinsically Florrie Exploring the historic city of Bath in style.

      • Manda Bear Fall Outwear Finds, Beauty Goodies and other Treasures.

      • Mis Papelicos A first Ebay buy and what to look for when shopping online.

      • Oranges and Apples A vintage wedding dress on a budget, plus some ideas for styling it.

      • Poetic and Chic In which I spot the most beautiful pair of Louboutins and get inspired.

      • Pull your socks up! What do you do with an inherited, precious and much-coveted family heirloom?

      • Retro Chick Retro Style for Autumn: Lena Hoschek Autumn Winter 2010

      • Seven Deadly Cyns Death by Cosmetics- the dangers of harmful ingredients in our beauty products and what you should look out for.

      • The Coveted What to Wear to NYFW

      • The New Professional How high is too high for heels in the office?

      • Wit & Whimsy Designer on the Rise: Whitney Pozgay

      SPONSOR: Cosabella - Dannijo - Houlihan Cargos - T-Bags - BE & D

      Xo and Enjoy,


      Friday, September 10, 2010

      Fashion Designer at Home with Ann Wiberg of Trash-Couture

      Oh yes... the power of black, grey and white.
      I found these beauties over at the blog Scandinavian Chic of fashion designer Ann Wiberg's personal pad. FABULOUS!! You can see my previous post this week on her designs if you missed it.
      I love a sneak peak into any fashion designers home because it usually is just as creative and bold as the fashion designs they create.
      What do you think?
      Who is your favorite designer's pad?

      Photos from Blogger Scandinavian Chic from Elle Interiors Norway Magazine

      Thursday, September 9, 2010

      Countdown To Belle Inspiration Magazine Launch

      Gorgeous images, interesting articles, faraway places, and easy design and living style. Belle Inspiration e-Magazine is a bi-monthly publication that is sure to be a delight. Plus, one of our fellow bloggers, Mimi of Bonjour Romance, is part of the creative team. Mimi is an American living the dream in France with the saying "Put a little oh la la in your life". Her blog is fabulously inspiring.

      If this video is even close to a representation,
      this magazine is really going to be something special.
      Subscribe now before the September 15th launch
      so you don't miss a thing!

      Monday, September 6, 2010

      La Nuit Collection of Future Vintage Trash-Couture by Ann Wiberg

      In 2002, Scandinavian designer Ann Wiberg , created Trash Couture. Trash - Couture recycles vintage materials into works of art. The label is a pioneer of environmentally conscious and ethical couture production. It was Trash - Couture , which opened Prêt - à - Porter last spring with a huge show to mark the launch of the Ethical Fashion, as fashion industry's key element for the future. Trash-Couture presents their collection bi-yearly at Pret-a-Porter.
      Each creation is unique and created as a limited edition which include ball and bridal gowns and corsets. The entire collection is made out of silk, tulle, couture embroideries, and is decorated with vintage lace and semi-precious stones.
      Check out her website that is a fairytale of visual and auditory delights that takes us behind the scenes of this photo shot.
      If this is trash, well... can I take it out? And wear it!!

      Saturday, September 4, 2010

      Back to School They Go... With MayaLee Photography

      If I had a little girl, this is the desk
      I would love to create for her school work.
      for see her amazingly creative eye
      in photograpy and her home for fun ideas.
      What do you think? Fun?

      Photos found on MayaLee's blog.