Posts Tagged ‘Dresses’
I realize that this is a ton off stuff, but I felt that it worked best as a collection – indulge me. Amongst the must-have items this season are tuxedos and tailcoats for women (love). “Tailcoats can be worn with a long skirt and a lingerie-inspired top,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design. “Or over a feminine dress, or even with jeans and a T-shirt, glammed up with bright red high heels.” Ann-Sofie says that details are key; “Hair accessories add a special twist this winter. I love the sequin and feather accessories, and there’s also a lot of beautiful jewelry.” I would have to say that I wholeheartedly concur.
T is my fashion friend against whom I measure all others; when in doubt I ask myself, “Would T wear this…?” Born and raised in Manhattan, she has an inherent sense of timeless chic that can only come from spending your entire life in just such a city. Mind you there was her four year foray at art school with yours truly, where we became besties at dirty warehouse parties clad in Betsy Johnson and swilling Paul Masson straight from the carry-out carafe. Some things never change. Psych.
Worn almost as a chic badge of honor, thanks to Valentino and Sonia Rykiel, roses are a HUGE trend in fashion, appearing on both clothing and accessories alike. Having become less camp and more luxe over the years, it’s high time to find the perfect oversized rose for you. From roses that fall in soft knit layers to stiffer petals, and even the more more ostentatious varieties found in leather iterations on a bag, there are all kinds to suit your fancy. Our picks (below) are for both the modest and superfluous rose-wearers – which is your favorite?
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ximena Valero, an L.A. based fashion designer, whose signature is a convertible piece wearable in a myriad of ways. While there are other brands that offer the same idea, Valero’s is the first I’ve actually seen up close and tried on. In fact, she gifted me one of her ‘OMG’ dresses, and I’m very excited to wear it! I’ve played around with it, but haven’t had a chance to actually wear it out since it’s really long – built for leggy models, I guess. So until I can find a pair of suitable platforms, I’ll have to settle for studying this video that demonstrates all the different ways to wear the dress – fun!
Maya Meinert is the editor of ShopEatSleep.com. She covers retail, dining and hospitality in Los Angeles, as well as contributing her own personal picks. She was most recently the Marketplace reporter at The Los Angeles Business Journal, and has contributed to The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Santa Monica Daily Press, Los Angeles magazine and Giant Robot magazine. Maya can be contacted at email@example.com.
That’s right, I said the F word – in July. Probably because I awoke to rainy weather, in the mid-fifties, on July 6th in Hollywood. Unheard of. It’s something I go through every season, after the initial thisiswhatshotrightnow fashion hype dies down and I’m in the throes of mid-season barren sales racks and redundant looks. Regardless, check out this (super) early sneak peek for Fall 2010 – that rabbit shrug is my new boyfriend.
Because nothing says chic like a cello and a set of fake tits. *blink* Allow me to backtrack; Exhibit A: Jersey Couture, the latest in a string of marginally riveting (and not in a good way) ‘Jersey’ themed reality TV shows. Exhibit B: couture n. 1. The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women. Exhibit C: The actual website for Diane & Co, the shop in which the show takes place, and where I was able to procure the above stunning visual…and remember – ‘The password is GLAMOUR.’ Wha…?
“Did you do that yourself with a Ronco Stud-O-Matic?!”
‘Of course not silly, I bought it at the ‘COPS’ boutique…’