Friday, June 5, 2009

Phillip Lim Forever

Nine times out of ten, when I see an outfit that I absolutely love, it's by Phillip Lim.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

They Don't Come Better than Liv Tyler

Look at this stunning Stella McCartney gown on super stunning Liv Tyler. This lady's on my make out list:

What we can learn from this:
  • Set off pale skin with a deep gem-tone--everything about you will light up.
  • You can go for a super-deep v-neck without looking trashy if it's in the context of something refined, i.e. a wrap dress with cap sleeves.
  • A little cinch goes a long way. The tonal belt/hem at the waist keeps your eye on the narrowest part of her torso. It enhances her figure, and it's not so tight that she's bulging out around it.
  • When you're going dramatic in the dress (color, cut, length), keep the makeup simple. Liv looks fresh, clean, and dewy. Dark lipstick and cat eyes would've turned the dress costume-y.
  • Show a little leg. There's a slit. It's in the front. She's poking her foot out of it coyly. Just do as she does.
I want a job that requires me to wear gowns on a regular basis...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Perfect retro shoes

My friend Karyn has an excellent sense of style, one that is very much her own. Last night at dinner I noticed she was wearing a beautiful pair of spring-green peep-toes, and thankfully she pointed me to the Re-Mix Vintage Shoes Web site, a great resource for vintage reproductions from the 1920s through the 1970s. Karyn says not only do the shoes look great on, but they're also incredibly comfortable, great for city walking. Some of my favorites below.

I'll take the chocolate browns, please:

Don't know what I'd do without red shoes:

And the ever-fabulous metallic wedge:

Friday, May 1, 2009

The perfect dress...

...for a spring/summer wedding guest. From Keith Lissner's collection of cocktail dresses.

This came to me by way of DailyCandy, which, if you aren't already subscribed, you probably should be.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Perfect for your first day of junior high, 1992

From a real guilty pleasure blog, Go Fug Yourself:

Oh my god.

[Photo:Splash News]

I can't believe they still sell this dress. It makes me wonder what else they're going to start selling from 1992. Sure, I get that plaid is back and grunge has been sort of re-envisioned, but this? This is like pure suburban mall rat, mid-July, grabbing an Orange Julius before drifting over to Express to look at the polyester, flower-printed skorts and then reluctantly going to the bookstore to buy the books on your summer reading list that you are never going to read, despite your best intentions, because even for those of us who would read a book on a hike if we could do it without walking into a tree, homework is just not enticing when it's 101 degrees outside. Sadly, this dress did not do much for me in 1992 and it's not doing a ton for Miss Anne right now. On the other hand, at least she doesn't have homework waiting for her. Presumably.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gorgeous Spring Shoes

Coclico seems to know exactly what my Spring wishlist looks like.

And this naughty number's on sale...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Facebook tell me what shoe defines me

You are defined by Christian Louboutins
You are a sexy and slinky with an edge. There is an aire of mystery about you as you prowl. People around recognize you immediately, but don't much about you, and that's the way you like it; to keep them guessing!

First of all, who wouldn't love to be described this way. Second, I need to figure out how I fixed the quiz so that Christian Louboutin would be the result. Third, does being defined by CLs earn me a free pair? Please? Hello?