Designers are constantly influenced by styles of the past whether it be a silhouette, a pattern, a cut or a fabric. Whenever I really like a contemporary garment, it is almost always because it reminds me of something vintage. So, when I saw the lovely Jessica Alba in this Valentino Resort 2013 gown, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of deja vu! Continue reading
Fashion Week came and went ever so quickly this September and there were a surprising amount of vintage inspired collections on the runways! While I am not much of a label hound (Seriously, who has that kind of money to burn?), I like seeing designers with a retro spirit and obvious appreciation for the classics. After going through what felt like a zillion photos from all of the shows, I managed to weed out the best vintage looks for Spring 2013! From 1930’s Art Deco evening wear to mid-century floral frocks, there’s a little something for everyone 😉 Continue reading
While shopping around downtown today I met Temi, a 19 year-old Jersey Girl by way of Nigeria. Her look literally stopped me in my tracks! She was so breathtakingly beautiful I couldn’t help but notice her. I just loved her whole ensemble, from her floral tapestry handbag to her perfectly applied scarlet lipstick. It was a wonderful transitional look that can easily go from late summer to early fall. While everything she was wearing was new, (from Forever 21!!!), her style was definitely vintage inspired. How fabulous! Continue reading
Following in her “Black Swan” co-star Natalie Portman’s footsteps, Mila Kunis is now the new face of Miss Dior. While her Spring 2012 campaign was beautiful, she really knocked it out of the park with this surprisingly retro look for fall.
I’ve loved her ever since I saw her for the first time on “That 70’s Show”, (one of my guilty pleasures). While her character Jackie Burkhart was a spoiled, bossy and often times mean-spirited teen, she has since showcased her acting versatility in major motion pictures like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Friends With Benefits”. Not to mention being the voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy!
These amazing black and white photographs, taken by Mario Sorrenti, depict Ms. Kunis as a glamorous 1950’s starlet being hounded by photographers. She looks oh so chic in her jeweled sweater, pencil skirt and of course her classic crocodile chain link handbag!
Just gorgeous! Mila, you are pin up perfection 😉
One of my favorite go-to accessories in the summer months is a turban! These babies are truly magnificent at covering up a bad hair day or keeping all of your hair off of your neck and shoulders when the mercury starts rising. There’s just something about a turban that always looks chic and glamorous. Many of old Hollywood’s elite have been photographed wearing this timeless head adornment since the early turn of the century. Continue reading
Summer is officially here, and mother nature has certainly made that clear today! With temperatures suddenly soaring into the upper 90’s, she has decided to get straight to the point with a record-breaking heatwave. While New York City is sweltering in this unprecedented weather change, I tried my best to keep my cool while still looking hot 😉 Continue reading
Every now and then while thrifting or digging through a pile of clothes at a local fleamarket, you will find a truly unexpected gem. For me, it happened over memorial day weekend when it was super hot and humid and I was just about to leave. I happened to spy this beautiful sweater dress sticking out from underneath a bunch of random clothing. Immediately intrigued, I pulled her out from the abyss to have a closer look. I asked the price, 3 whole dollars, and upon viewing the label, I knew I had just made a super score. It was a Milly dress! Milly is one of my favorite brands because not only do her designs eloquently mimic lust-worthy vintage looks but the quality and cut of her garments are superb. Continue reading