March 31, 2012

Skirtin' Around

"Feel like a woman. Wear a dress!"  was famously said by Diane von Furstenberg...but how about wearing a lady like skirt instead? "Feel like a woman. Wear a dress" /"Feel like a lady wear a skirt". Look at these chic ladies who prove dressing like a lady isn't just for Stepford Wives, indeed.







March 29, 2012

March 28, 2012

Pumped Up Kicks

I have always loved my Superga's. Ever since I was little I have worn them in almost every color. First it was cherry red, white and navy. These days its a constant rotation of blue linen, baby pink, navy and silver leather. They just work with everything! 
Their popularity has picked up again (or maybe never left) and thanks to a pretty ad campaign starring "it girl" Alexa Chung, they're cooler than ever. Whether you like to keep it simple with white, navy or beige or want to try out lime, grape or stripes, there's a pair for everyone. If your feeling decadent check out the cashmere and linen kicks from Superga for The Row
Alexa Chung




Ashley Olsen

via Singer22

Leandra of the Man Repeller


Alexa Chung

March 27, 2012

Whiter Shade of Pale

When you take away the colors of spring, the flowers bursting with color and blue skies above green grass, easter egg hues and the first glimpse of colorful life, you are left with some striking silhouettes for spring. Captured by L'Officiel Singapore, model Vita Sidorkina dons all white against shades of black and grey. The result is spring-y and fresh in a paired down way.
No need to wait for Memorial Day to break out your whites this year!







March 26, 2012

"Why don't you go where Fashion Sits"

"Puttin' on the Ritz..."
Kate Moss's Vogue shoot marks the latest visit the magazine takes to the legendary Ritz in Paris. Vogue has a long history of shooting fashion's finest against the hotel's ornate and oh so Parisian rooms. Gorgeous gowns and luxurious rooms...total fashion heaven.
Tim Walker 2012

Tim Walker, 2012

Arthur Elgort, 1984

Ellen von Unwerth, 1993

Ellen von Unwerth, 1993

Ellen von Unwerth, 1993
Arthur Elgort, 1999

Arthur Elgort, 1999


Mario Testino, 2004

Arthur Elgort, 2009

Tim Walker, 2012
"Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrowed collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time
If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.
Different types who wear a daycoat, pants with stripes
And cut away coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the ritz.
Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)
Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
Or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz"
-Fred Astaire

Blustery

On a day, like today, filled with gusts of wind...
it would be lovely to look half as chic while being windblown. 
via The Sartorialist

March 25, 2012

Maxed Out

I usually HATE, HATE, HATE maxi dresses as they sort of look like sacks, but this season the offerings are quite promising. Shopbop has some cute offerings in a variety of prints and prices.






March 23, 2012

What's your sign?

My birthday just came a little early with the arrival of an early surprise (as in I bought it for myself). Enter my new aries ring from Asha. Nothing like wearing your sign on your sleeve...or in this case your finger.


According to astrology.com this is what it means to be an Aries...
"Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and that's pretty much how those born under this sign see themselves: first. Aries are the leaders of the pack, first in line to get things going. An Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete. The leadership displayed by Aries is most impressive, so don't be surprised if they can rally the troops against seemingly insurmountable odds. An Aries won't shy away from new ground, either. Those born under this sign are often called the pioneers of the zodiac. Aries is a bundle of energy and dynamism, kind of like a Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm and charisma.
The symbol of Aries is the Ram, and that's both good and bad news. Impulsive Aries might be tempted to ram their ideas down everyone's throats without even bothering to ask if they want to know. You're not likely to convince the Ram to soften up; these folks are blunt and to the point. Along with those qualities comes the sheer force of the Aries nature. Much of Aries' drive to compete and to win comes from its Cardinal Quality.

Aries is ruled by Mars (Mars was the God of War). These folks are bold, aggressive and courageous. They can summon up the inner strength required to take on most anyone, and they'll probably win. Aries do not lack energy or vitality, and they can stay in the game longer than most anyone else. Now that's a winning edge. Rams are also, for the most part, independent and well aware of their own interests in a given situation. This sometimes myopic view may not be for everyone, but it does help Aries get things going. Further, their competitive natures ensure that they will play the game with zeal and vigor. Sadly, Aries won't usually be around for the final victory (defeat? never). These folks will more than likely have bolted to the next project before the first one is done.
The element associated with Aries is Fire. Think action, enthusiasm and a burning desire to play the game. Aries love physicality, so they won't sit on the sidelines for long, if at all. They'll jump into the fray full force and will contribute much in the process. Talk about eager beavers! You'll never find an Aries who regretted taking a shot.

Making things happen is what it's all about. Aries are also unafraid of stepping onto new terrain. The challenge in taking on the unknown is heaven on Earth for Rams. Sure, they may appear arrogant when they take on the world, but they'll be quick to tell you it's the only way to go. While a common Aries refrain might well be 'me first,' there's no point in arguing with them since, in their minds, they are first. Is this unbridled ego? Maybe, but that might be what it takes to blaze a new trail. Oh, and on the subject of arguing, it's the Ram who will have the last word, so save your breath.

Aries plays as hard as they work. In the game of love, the Ram's ardor is unquestioned, although Aries can also be playful and romantic with their mate. With Aries ruling the head, face and brain, those born under this sign need to be on the lookout for headaches and are well-served to take the occasional deep breath. The Ram's color is bright red, a sure sign of the fire that breathes within.
The great strength of the Aries-born is in their initiative, courage and determination. They love to get things going and are fearless along the way. Their dynamism and competitive spirit add considerably to any of their endeavors."

For those who know me this is pretty accurate, if I would say so myself?


shoe shopping

Repetto's spring colors are the perfect way to perk up your look. From suede to canvas in shades of blueberry, gold and green apple its hard to pick a favorite.




If you want the same look for less, Topshop always has pretty ballet flats too.

March 22, 2012

Chic in Paris

Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebel glammed it up in Paris for LifestyleMirror.com