Thursday, August 31, 2006

Polo's for Fall

I know that this fall is all about darkness, grunge, and big clothes but I am still a fan of the polo shirt. They come in bright colors which at the moment is apparently a fashion sin, but they are adorable, cute, and actually can work in with your dark layering wardrobe. You can brighten up your outfit if you're not all the way into wearing all dark, a cute polo can work perfectly with a bubble skirt, big sweater and leggings. Plus everyone knows that the polo shirt is a staple for preppys, cute school girls, me, and just about everyone else. The polos from Abercrombie and Fitch are cute, inexpensive, and come in a plethora of colors. Charlotte Classic
$39.50 , Abercrombie & Fitch
Heather Grey
Charlotte Classic
$39.50 , Abercrombie & Fitch
Charlotte Classic
Dark Grey
$39.50 , Abercrombie & Fitch
Even though the fashion for fall is grunge, its ok to stray from it for a little while. Besides who can resist a cute polo? Definetely not me! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cartier LOVE Bracelets

I have been flipping through magazines and seen a lot of ads for the Cartier LOVE bracelet. Even though it is totally outragesly priced, or at least for me, I think the whole idea is cool. Apparently in the 70's Cartier found its inspiration for these bracelets in New York City. The concept is that the bracelet has a little key, that is supposed to be locked on by a loved one, symbolizing and everlasting bond. The entire thing is so romantic! I love that, like something from the era where people wrote songs for each other, and recited poetry. For any of you that can afford this amazing bracelet, I am envious! :)
18 Carat Gold LOVE Bracelet, Below Silver LOVE Bracelet

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Layering for Fall

Layering is huge this fall. How do I know? Only becuause it is in every fall collection, fashion magazine, and store I walk into. I think that layering is perfect for fall, since it goes well with the cooler weather. For those of you who are worried about pulling off the look, its not too hard, the trick is not to go overboard. Choose light-weight peices so that you don't get too hot, and you can pile on more.

16 Items needed for layering:
1. Leggings
2. Legwarmers
3. Long sweaters dresses
4. Light weight tank tops, and long sleeved shirts
5. Scarves
6. Bubble skirts
7. Mens-wear shorts
8. A cute pair of knee-high, ankle, or thigh boots
9. A pair of ballet flats
10. Light weight turtle neck, with 3/4 legth sleeves
11. A pair of wide legged trousers
12. A pair of skinny jeans
13. Boxy-Cropped Jacket
14. Volumous coat
15. Ruffly-romantic blouse
15. Cardigans

Trust me, I am not an expert, but picking out my items for school, I am begginning to get quite good. I am planning on going to school in a lot of cute sweater dresses with leggings underneath, long cotton dresses with flats and t's underneath, and my skinny jeans paired with a cute cropped a ruffly blouse and a cardigan. I think this look for fall is going to be great, and I am totally hyped to put my outfits together!

Have fun!!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Leg Warmers

Its official, the 80's are back. The leggings, the slouchy off the shoulder sweaters, the bright colored pumps, plastic jewlery, and best of all, drum roll please: Leg warmers. Somebody is such a genius for basically inventing a sweater for our legs. Besides being pracitcal, they are so cute. Perfect for this seasons layering look, throw some over bare legs, or over leggings, I promise they will look really cute. Its basically a retrospective to the days of Flashdance. Jennifer Beals was so cool as a welder by day, exotic dancer by night, and inspiring ballet dancer. I think it was the legwarmers.Just try not to buy them in neon colors like in the actual 80's. That is a big no. Here are a few of my favorite styles for this fall.

I love these thigh legth grey legwarmers. They're adorable, they also come in black. Too bad they're a bit pricey.
Daryl K Legwarmers, $205.00.

Charcoal and black striped legwarmers . I love stripes!! Alice+Olivia Legwarmers, $117.00

I abosulotely love these. The button on the side are SO cute!! Marc by Marc Jacobs, Button-Up Legwarmers, $78.00

Enjoy, and with this fashion statement you're sure to be warm!


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette

The new September Fall Fashion issue of Vogue features Kirsten Dunst on the cover and in a photo spread potraying the young qeen Marie Antoinette. The spread was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, and I love it. I think that the dresses that Kirsten wears as Maria Antoinette are beautiful. The photos are well shot, and very realistic for the time period. I hope that the movie will be great and that she will hopefully play the role well. Here are a few of my favorite shots. The September Vogue cover with Kirsten Dunst. I love her hair.
An amazing dress, look at how poofy it is. I love it!!
Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette attending a mask ball.
A shot of Kirsten Dunst with her "husband" King Louis XVI
Even though some people think that Kirsten Dunst might not do Marie Antoinette justice, I think she was cast perfectly, she looks great, and hopefully the movie will be just as good!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fall/Winter 2006 Prada Adds

One of my favorite Fall/Winter 2006 ad campaigns is Prada. These ads have Shasha Pivovarova modeling the fall collection. She is really beautiful so that adds to the sophistication of these pages. I love the contrast of the dark clothing around the bright, lit backround. Sasha looks great too, the hair and eyes are both messy, but her lips are a dark blood red. These are a few of my favorite shots from the campaign.

Prada's ads are always great, but I think these are beautiful! Hope everyone else does too!


Friday, August 25, 2006

Kate Moss Returns

Has anyone noticed how much Kate Moss has rebounded since the drug/cocaine scandal of September 2005. Lately she is become uber girl super model again. Every issue of Vogue, British Vogue, Vanity Fair? The all seem to have her on the cover. This year alone, Kate Moss has already made 11 million dollars in income. In a recent issue of British Vogue, Moss was in 8 ad campaigns, including Chanel, Versace, Louis Vouttin, Longchamp, and Burberry among others. I have also seen her in a David Yurman ad recently. Its crazy how the fashion world reaccepts people. Kate Moss is beautiful, she is a great model, and she did or still does cocaine. I'm not saying all models do it, but it does keep you thin. The fashion world just forgot about that, remembering how great Moss looks on camera and in their ads. We live in a world where beauty rules, but didn't it always?

The March issue of Vogue, 2006. This is Moss's 21st cover of Vogue, wow.

A recent Versace add, staring Moss(center), Carolyn Murphy, and Daria Werbowy. This ad is inspired by the glamour of supermodels.

The Fall 2006 ad for Burberry, staring Moss, who was removed from the ad about this time last year.

A Chanel ad staring Moss, another design house that cancelled her contract last year.

The most recent cover of Vanity Fair, staring Moss.

It just shows how quickly the fashion world moves, make sure you keep up!


Thursday, August 24, 2006

French Sole

French Sole is an adorable little shoe store in New York. They make only flats, with the occasional heel, their shoes fit perfectly, come in tons of bright, pastel, dark, and rich colors, and don't cost too much. The shop is in New York on Lexington and 77th street, I'm pretty sure, but don't be mad if I'm wrong. I love their shoes, and they are perfect because flats are right now the chicest thing. Here are a few of my favorite picks of the flats they carry.
Black sparkly flats, perfect for a party. French Sole, $65.00
Adorable navy blue flats w/ white poka dots and bows. French Sole, $65.00
White quilted flats w/ black tips. Very classic, kind of look like the classic Chanel flats. French Sole, $60.00
Cute little pink flats with gold lining and bows. French Sole, $60.00

Chocolate brown suede flats w/ baby pink lining and bows. So cute! French Sole, $60.00

Enjoy, flats are really in, plus they don't hurt you feet like heels!


Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Another trend for fall is plaid. First reaction is to think of little Scottish men doing a jig in a kilt, but in reality plaid is cute sweet, a partly school girl. A lot of the designers are using it in their collections, here are a few of my favorite peices. The trick to plaid is not to overload it, otherwise you will look Scottish and not cute. Just choose one peice thats plaid like pants, a shirt, skirt, shoes, a bag, or hat.
Lux Plaid Inverted Pleat Skirt
$48.00, Urban Outfitters

Lux Plaid Skinny Pant
$58.00, Urban Outfitters

Lux Plaid Pleated Bow Dress
$58.00, Urban Outfitters

Make sure to pair plaid with nothing to loud. It can make the outfit way to busy! Enjoy the plaid!


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Grunge for Fall 2006

Has anyone noticed how in grunge is this fall? I have. I love all the oversized sweaters, baggy wide legged trousers, leggings, giant fluffy hats, long loose sses, and big scarves. Dressing like you just got out of bed has never been chicer. So guys, pile it on. This season there's never too much. Put a dress over leggings, over a tank top, with a sweater and scarf over that. Its a fun look to put together. Marc Jacobs' Fall collection is beautiful, and totaly grungy and I love it. The fluffy, big hats are my favorite part. His peices are amazing. Here are a few of my favorite.l

All from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2006 Collection. The plaid, fluffy hats, and giant coats are to die for!


Monday, August 21, 2006

Welcome to my blog!!

Hi everybody!! Welcome to my blog! I will be trying to update everyday, giving fashion tips, trends, and just things I'm liking in this seasons fashion. Hope you like reading!


P.S. I'm going to be signing my posts, F.A. for fashion addict so that doesn't confuse anyone.