Kamis, 30 April 2009

I Like Drew Barrymore's New Look

The New Drew

Although I have to admit I was not feeling it at first. I really thought she had honed her edgy- bohemian look over the last couple of years and I had enjoyed seeing that look evolve on her.

Her auburn hair colour I covet and she always had an edge to her ensembles, even if it was just a glimpse of her ankle tattoo. It's her warm and down-to-earth self-deprecating personality that reflects her outer glow and makes her someone you would like to have as your friend I think. She's a little bit naughty too and isn't afraid to show it.

Her portfolio for Missoni in 2006 was beautifully shot and showed Drew looking like a gorgeous and sexy Italian seniorina.

The first I saw of Drew's change in style the Golden Globe Awards in January. I was not sure that her stylist (if she was using one) had steered her in the right direction at first. I was just not expecting to see her blonde, frou-frou-ed and so Hollywood!

Then as I saw more and more of her Grey Garden's premiere looks I began to look forward to what she would wear next.

Each new ensemble was expertly put together and even though I sometimes think that Drew is not a high fashion mannequin (like say Nicole or Uma), she nonetheless has achieved poise and grace in her look and as she appears in more and more fashion spreads for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue it seems as if her look is in demand and that Fashion Editors are clamouring to have her appear in their magazine.

I'm a sucker for assymetrical patterns, stripes and I just can't say no to a sexy red heel!
While I look forward to her return to the auburn hair, jeans and relaxed attitude, I am liking this look a lot more now.

Boy Boy

I've been dying to wear this blazer. It was part of my uniform when I worked at Zara, which was basically just clothes they grabbed off the racks and gave to everyone!

Blazer - Zara, Shirt - Anthropologie, Jeans - Paul & Joe for Target, Shoes - Shiekh Shoes

Life in Technicolor

I absolutely love eyeshadow. It's my favorite part of my makeup. I don't even care if I have lipstick on, as long as I've done something with my eye shadow. However, I'm not very good at it because I freak out and think it might be getting to be too much.

Still, here is some makeup that I love and wish I could recreate for myself.

Almost all of my makeup is Urban Decay, so I sort of tried it, but less flashy looking:

It came out nicely, but photographed horribly! This was the best picture I could get. I tried to do it with spring colors because it was so sunny outside.

I love the cat eye look. I think it accentuates the eyes beautifully. And my favorite makeup artist did a wonderful version of the cat's eye.

This is Xenia, aka Doe Deere. She has her own line of makeup and she does wonders with it.

Here she does her makeup as Fafi

She also does some really flamboyant ones such as this:

This makeup, by makeup artist Miskha Mink, uses Doe Deere's eyeshadow

And then Alice Point had a friend do her makeup and it came out really lovely!

*Trend: Statement Shoulders

Bold sculptural shoulders are a key trend this Spring, as we saw on several catwalks.
After the Balmain show, longer- exaggerated shoulders are officially the big thing for summer.
However, the new big shoulder isn’t just an 80’s throwback to the shoulder pad stuffed power suit.
For 2009, shoulders have new prints like a geometric edge.
When you wear this trend, it's very important to give the silhouette some balance.
A great trick is to wear your accentuated jacket with a tight fitted pencil skirt and to accessories with a belt, to emphasise your waist.
Here some great pieces as example:
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Alexander McQueen Crepe fitted jacket

Alexander McQueen Crepe fitted jacket

Balmain big shoulder jacket

Balmain Exaggerated shoulder top

Balmain shoulder top

Preen Line Hobbie jersey top

Preen Hobby jersey top

Oscar de la Renta Silk pleated sleeve jacket

Oscar de la Renta silk pleated sleeve jacket

Marchesa Embroidered silk sheath dress

Marchesa Embriored silk dress

Balmain Embroidered mini dress

Balmain embriodered mini dress






Rabu, 29 April 2009

Skirting the issue

Yeah, that's a dorky title.

BUT, there are so many skirts that are unique and have different structures that I want each and every one of them.

Reddoll Satin Bunny Skirt

Outside of jackets and blazers, I think skirts are my favorite. I don't actually own a lot, but I do love them and wish I could get more.

Selasa, 28 April 2009

Building Blocks

This skirt is super cute, but there’s something about it or my body that doesn’t quite work perfectly. Because the waist is so narrow and the zipper doesn’t go down as far as it could, I have trouble getting it over my butt; in fact, without some pretty awkward squeezing, it doesn’t go on that way. So I have to pull this skirt down over my head to get it on!

I fear today was the last of the nice weather, but I’ll see.

I Like These Cute Looks Right Now

I'm really in to this cute little dress by ParkVogel.

Another opportunity to show you some gorgeously ridiculous heels, such as these works of art from Galliano's 09/10 Winter collection.

Even though this is an old shot of Kate Moss (from a Pirelli Calendar), I think am liking the idea of a beret this Autumn.

I can't go past a pair of Converse and cargo pants, one of my all time favourite things to wear.

Another summer dress, I know, sorry!  But I saw this cute frock and just had to post it.  It could be made a little winter wearble by adding some tights, some boots and a cute little cardigan or even a cropped leather jacket.

Another gorgeous pair of red shoes, simply to die for!

I like this photo for mostly the look in her eyes.  I am curious now about what she is thinking.
The wedge seems to be sticking around a bit this time, yes?

Thank you to The Sartorialist and to Bliss blog for some of these images.

Senin, 27 April 2009

Flora, Fauna

Beautiful weather is here! Probably not to stay, but at least it's here right now.

Along with the super comfy pants I bought at H&M, I also bought this skirt, which was amazing to me. Normally, I can't find a single thing I like at H&M or I can't find something that fits me. I don't know if it's the stores I go to or if it's the stores in the U.S. or if it's just me. All I know is that I was shocked when I found two pieces that I was searching for and I really loved.