Wednesday, March 28

Rodarte 2012 Polaroids









There is something beautifully cryptic about these images.



Tuesday, March 27

Spring 2012 Runway Makeup Trends

 Marni, Terracotta Tones (my fav)

Richard Nicoll, Strong Liner

 Preen, Dewy, Gloss and Sheen

Louis Vuitton,  60s Inspired Cat Eyes Lashes

Jonathan Saunders, 60s Inspired Cat Eyes Eyeliner

Rodarte, Navy Smokey Eye 

 Christian Dior, Red Lips (and sun-kissed)

 3.1 Phillip Lim, Silvery Eyes

Derek Lam, Strong Eyebrows

Louis Vuitton, Sun Kissed Face

Love the nails.

It's not always easy to follow runway's uber-dramatic makeup trends but taking a cue from the work of makeup artists during the season can give you inspiration to spruce up your makeup routine whether it's for a night out, to work, or just walking around Sephora for ideas.  It never hurts to experiment because at the end of the day, all you need the best makeup remover of all time.  


Images courtesy of elle.com and elleuk.com


Monday, March 26

Rodarte Behind the Scenes: Fittings


This is a strange thing to admit but I always have rodarte.net open in one my browser tabs.  The creative, beautiful and innovative photos they have on their site by Autumn de Wilde blows my mind season after season.  I'm genuinely fascinated with the Mulleavy sisters and appreciate their presence in the fashion world.   I'm not sure what a genius is or if that exists, but there is some kind of genius in their work that transcends "fashion".  This week, I'll be presenting different images and work by the sisters behind Rodarte, it really makes me want a sister...


Images courtesy of rodarte.net

Thursday, March 22

Asli Filinta S/S 2012









                                        

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I was recently contacted by up-and-coming Turkish designer, Asli Filinta about her new eponymous collection for Spring/Summer 2012, called The Paragon Parrot.  Asli is not only one of the nicest designers I've ever been in contact with but as you can see, she's also gorgeous! She's recently been picked up by some heavy hitters like Barneys, Opening Ceremony and basically my favorite shopping destinations.  I also got a sneak peak of her A/W 2012 collection and it's dynamite.  Asli has a talent for creating pieces that tell stories by mixing prints and layering interesting textures and fabrics on specific pieces.  Her collection is currently inspired by the story "The Merchant and the Parrot," originally written by Mathnawi I.  She excerpted the sections, 1547-58, 1575-1577, 1586-1592, 1649-1657,1691-1701, 1815, 1825-1832, 1845-185, which shows that she took great care to use selective literary passage as a point of departure for her fashion designs. As a result of her intellectual and creative energy, I think there is an understated-ness that makes these pieces wardrobe basics but at the same time, I think they have detailed elements that uniquely embellish their simple silhouettes.  I'm really excited to see these pieces in the stores and to see what Asli's talent and intelligence has to offer in the future!

All images courtesy of Asli Filinta.    



Wednesday, March 21

Nike N7 Air Force 1 Low GS for Native American Fund









Here's a change in direction that this blog has never gone in:
The Nike N7 AirForce 1 Low GS is one of the hottest sneakers I've ever seen.
Apparently they are inspired by Native American design or 
the native and aboriginals people of North America's design, 
and funds go to support an active lifestyles and sports in their communities.
Wannntttt.


Thank you so much Sneakerette for these amazing photos and finds.
One of my new favorite blogs!




Sunday, March 18

Monki


 








Dear readers from Europe, I am jelly bean of you because Monki ships to your countries.  This brand is so affordable yet styled so well.  They cost less than 20 euros on average.  The prints are magical and I hope they will ship to the U.S. someday.  Do any of you have any of their pieces and how is the quality?


p.s. I'm sorry if I've neglected my blog.  I'm addicted to Pinterest so you can follow me there to see my daily inspirations!

Images from monki.com