January 28, 2010

{Spring Wish List} J. Crew

I popped into J. Crew today and as per usual, saw about a hundred things I wanted. The collection gets better and better with each season. My go-to pattern is stripes and I can't wait to start pairing them with florals this spring. Everything is so romantic and feminine, reminds of Paris!

{Images from J. Crew}

January 27, 2010

{Extra, Extra!} Mixed Media Jewelry

Check out this post on mixed media jewelry I did for a cool new blog I'm excited to be a part of. My picks for the best in show are Fallon, Dannijo and Assad Mounser (see ah-mazing necklace, above). Read more at Boy Collective!

{Image from Assad Mounser}

January 25, 2010

{Muse} Diane Kruger

First, a confession: I have never seen any of Diane Kruger’s films (edit: I just rented Inglourious Basterds). But that doesn't keep me from being completely enraptured by her. The German ballerina-turned-model-turned actress is one of the few in Hollywood that can really pull off high fashion. On the red carpet, Diane possesses the glamour 1940s screen sirens were known for, but she also brings her own unique twist. After all, should we expect any less from the girl who played "the face that launched a thousand ships?"

{Images: 1-2. Elle France, 3- 4.Vogue France, 5-6. T Magazine, 7-9. Elle, 10-11. Vogue Italia}

{Muse} Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is one of those faces that will still be remembered in fifty years. She's absolutely stunning, has impeccable style and oh yes, let's not forget that Oscar. Vanity Fair captured these beautiful photos of Penelope throughout the past decade. Each shot exudes equal parts grace and sex appeal, which appears to be the Spanish beauty's trademark.

Stay tuned for more posts on the icons and muses that I am inspired by and admire...

{All images from vanityfair.com}

January 20, 2010

Dreaming of a Tropical Getaway...

These sweet necklaces are the next best thing to palm trees and pina coladas.

Kara Ross, $325 at Kara Ross New York.
Lee Angel, $195 at Charm and Chain.
Candace Ang, $195 at Candace Ang.
Lanvin, $1, 200 at net-a-porter.
Lizzie Fortunato, $425 at Kirna Zabete.
Tory Burch, $295 at Tory Burch.

January 18, 2010

Alexis Bittar Helps Haiti

As Haiti recovers from the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster, please help the country move forward. Aid in any way you can - donate to the Red Cross, send supplies or even go shopping. From Jan. 18 - 22, Alexis Bittar is very generously donating 100 percent of all website sales to the relief efforts. Do good and look good...do you need another reason?

January 8, 2010

Is It Spring Yet?

We're barely a week into 2010 and I've already got spring on my mind. And how cannot I not? One look at this gorgeous spread in the new issue of W magazine and I'm swooning. Everything is in soft hues of nudes and blushes. It's all about embracing your sensual, feminine side. And the shoes - oh the shoes!

{All images from W magazine}

January 6, 2010

Inspiration: Grey Gardens

I recently saw the remake of Grey Gardens (with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange) and fell in love with the retro glamour style that Little Edie Beale possessed in the 1930s and 40s. She was a debutante, model and socialite in her heyday, and although we know how this tale bizarrely ended, Edie still remains a style icon.

Grey Gardens Collections is an amazing online store that celebrates this style and offers vintage jewelry inspired by the Edies. And it comes from a good source. The site is founded by Eva Marie Beale, the wife of Little Edie's nephew. Take a browse through the selection. The in-house designed velvet cuffs and brooches are especially notable.

{Images from greygardenscollections.com}