I was at the Ballet last night. It was amazing as always but reminded me I am a long way from the Joyce Theater. (I’ve been taking ballet classes again). So not only was the performance a real kicker in the reality department, it also prompted a reflection upon the ballet flat. I have to say this foot fetish has never really received a standing ovation from me; primarily because Tory Burch more than put the nail in its coffin four years ago. I think the onslaught of TB-clad toes scarred me so badly that I have never fully recovered to a place of acceptance. That said, I do appreciate the concept of the ballet flat. They definitely have their leading role in certain looks -- skinny jeans, a short, flirty dress or a Spring mini. But it’s important you add a little pas de deux to your selection – some color, a print, even a little embellishment. Just no more TB’s, please. (Richard Avedon)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I mentioned in my post yesterday a “full skirt”. Not to have been misinterpreted for that recommended look as a full-length skirt. That would have been ridic’. Rather, what was meant was Spring’s mini trend where skirts lacking in length, are complete with volume. I’ve been holding off on this purchase in anticipation of warmer weather and tanner legs. But last night I had a mini melt down over this pink bubble and broke back. I don’t think there was a site I didn’t search for every full, flared and flouncy skirt that hits above the knee and high at the waste. That’s the look my ladies, short and simple. And it’s getting near leg baring time so start looking for your perfect mini -- that’s of course assuming I left any to be had. (Italian Vogue 06)
LC Shop-It Reco: One of my shop attack purchases from last night is this A-line flared Adam Lippes mini. If full isn’t right for your body shape, you can always try straight, tulip, lantern, or any just-right fit for you.
Monday, March 29, 2010
LC Shop-It Reco: Try a yummy Spendid henley available in multiple, fun colors.
Friday, March 26, 2010
I have a beef with a couple of end of week incidents. First, how did I get on the mailing list for Lands End, L.L. Bean, Garnet Hill, and PB Kids? All four of these catalogs were stuffed into my mailbox last night; clearly, someone else is missing their mail right now. Second, under all that madness lay my March W. Yay. But there she was, starting up at me, “Jen”. Ms. Paper Cut herself. Boo. Along with co-star Gerald Butler, who does nothing for me. But I gave this cover duo a chance and flipped to their “Turn Up the Heat” seven page spread. Cold. Only someone like Jennifer Aniston could make sexy so bland, uncomfortable, and unnatural. Snooze. And then there’s my girl Kate -- a for sure natural at turning up the heat. I love her recent Roberto Cavalli ad. The energy, the beauty, the kind of sexy that makes me want to dress up in my own mini moment, killer heels, and turn up some Akon. Na Na Na Na. So ladies, put your W’s down and have a happy sexy weekend! (Just Cavalli Spring/Summer 10)
LC Shop-It Reco: Akon’s Right Now and Beautiful
Thursday, March 25, 2010
One of my 2010 goals is to plan a Safari trip to Africa. While there I fully intend to feed a baby elephant and bring back a picture just like this. I love that little Babar is totally channeling André Leon Tally with his Louis Vuitton cape. And love even more that Queen Celeste, Kiera Knightley, paints an unexpected take on Safari. Another Spring trend, but not one I am sure I can embrace -- never been much for straw hats, camo and binoculars. Practical or not, I’d probably go for more of an earthy, femme bohemian meets wildlife kind of wardrobe. Well, at least for my picture. (Vogue 07)
LC Shop-It Reco: Nicole Richie’s Camelia dress from her Winter Kate collection. Perfect color, flow, and all around vibe.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
There’s no doubt Monday’s are a total drag. But not if you know how to show em’ who’s in charge. What better way to do so than in Spring’s military inspired look. If you’ve been paying attention to the pages of March pubs, you’ve found yourself surrounded by this trend’s full on artillery front. And just this weekend on a history outing to one of Virginia’s Civil War battlegrounds, I found myself literally on the front lines of this current influence on fashion. The staple to this uniform is definitely the tailored jacket. Whether long or short, green or khaki, dressed up or down, this piece will definitely make your Monday stand at attention. Speaking of attention, this undeniably amazing trench by Burberry Prorsum has got mine. Sir, yes sir! Suddenly I find myself very interested in U.S. Military spending. (Serge Leblon 10)
LC Shop-It-Reco: If you’re not in the trenches with a Burberry purchase, you can easily infuse this look into your Spring wardrobe with simple accessories. Check out a webbing eyelet belt from BeltMe or a soilder cap from Zappos or Nordstroms.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
On a separate housekeeping note, many of you have asked how to follow me here. Scroll down the right hand column to the new Followers feature. Using your existing google, twitter, yahoo or AIM accounts, you can sign up. And seeing as it's the weekend, you have no excuse for not having the time to do so. See you Monday!
Friday, March 19, 2010
One of my biggest weaknesses is sunglasses. I think I own about 12 pairs. Just the other week I added some yummies from Guc' to my ever ridiculous and growing collection. Gucci is definitely one of my go to’s along with Oliver Peoples and Dior. These are Prada’s Butterflies from last Spring’s collection -- they were major. And this picture majorly captures the exact essence of my sunwear love affair. Total attitude. Uber mystery. And as RZoe puts it best, the ultimate do not disturb sign. (Chictopia, March 09)
LC Shop-It-Reco: For Spring 10, it’s still all about the retro influence. Classic frame styles, bright colors and multi flash lenses. I’m a big fan of Solstice. They always have an amazing and current selection.