Gold & Summer

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Such an easy and colorful summer outfit.

You would not believe the drama I went through to get this to look right. I had to publish something because Polyvore threatened to deactivate my group if I didn’t create a set. Unfortunately, I forgot to publish to draft, and it all went downhill from there. If I were wearing this outfit instead of brown satin pinstripe pajamas, and not  longing for caffeine, I wouldn’t have had this problem.

What do you think about my idea of the perfect day out outfit?

 

Yossi Harari drop earrings
marissacollections.com

Vogue: Carey Mulligan – Great Expectations

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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Oscar de la Renta Dress. Jewels by Tiffany & Co.
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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Dior Haute Couture top, sautoir from Stephen Russell, and bracelets from Gray & Davis, Ltf. Headpiece created by Julien d’Ys.
Photo Credit: Mario Testino – RARE BLOOM -Chanel Haute Couture sequined dress. Necklace from the Three Graces with enamel portraits (worn as headband). Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Diamond ring from De Vera.

It’s like she’s living in a movie of her own life,” says Mulligan of Daisy. “She’s constantly on show.”

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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Alexander McQueen ostrich feather dress with chiffon-covered pearls. Tiffany & Co. earrings. Miu Miu jeweled heels. Fred Leighton bag.
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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Nina Ricci silk-satin dress with flower appliqués. Chanel Fine Jewelry diamond-and-onyx earrings. Bracelet from Gray & Davis, Ltd.

See the behind the scene video of the Great Expectations Cover Shoot

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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Oscar de la Renta beaded silk organza top and matching skirt.
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Photo Credit: Mario Testino -Chanel Haute Couture chiffon, feather, and tulle dress with flouncing open shoulders. Twenties headband from New York Vintage.
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Photo Credit: Mario Testino – Miu Miu dress, embroidered with Swarovski Elements, and heels.

Great Expectations: The Inimitable Carey Mulligan | Vogue.com

Set design: Mary Howard.

Produced by: GE Projects.

Costume Designer: Catherine Martin

Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo.

Hair and Headpieces: Julien d’Ys.

Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington

Photographed by Mario Testino

StylEnigma’s Facebook Style Maker – Items

These are some of the 100 items in the Style Maker  that you can use to create your own fashion sets on StylEnigma’s Facebook page. Come on over and give it a try. It’s addictive!

Are You Fashion Savvy? Create Fashion Sets With StylEnigma’s Stylemaker On Facebook

Create Memorable Fashion Images With StylEnigma on Facebook

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled into Polyvore and have been hooked ever since. I blame Pinterest. If you have followed the Shoe-aholics Dilemma series, you know that I have used Polyvore to create the images. I have had a blast discovering different brands, seeing how other’s are wearing the current trends, and most importantly, seeing how the fashion savvy are creating trends on their own. I have been truly inspired and revitalized with the amazing fashion sets I have seen.

The image displayed above is called “Feeling Dainty” and I created it with the Polyvore “mini editor” on StylEnigma’s Facebook page. I would have loved to have the mini-editor here, but WordPress doesn’t support the application, which is a travesty in my opinion. Thankfully, Facebook does, and I would love to see what my blog followers can come up with, seeing as many of you are fashion bloggers, or are otherwise creative creatures. I don’t consider myself to be particularly artistic, and I impressed myself creating Feeling Dainty, so I know you guys will blow me away.

Please visit my Facebook page and play with the mini editor and don’t forget to follow PLEASE!!! All images will be saved in the mini editor gallery for others to enjoy, you can pick your favorites and I can feature them here. I am excited, and I hope to see you there – and here.

A Shoe-aholics Dilemma Part 3: Peep Toe Peep Show

A Shoe-aholics Dilemma Part 3: Peep Toe Peep Show
Martin Grant’s “Dana” dress is made for peep toe pumps; the higher the better. While it is natural to stick with the navy, white, and gold colors in the dress, it is perfectly OK to kick it up a notch or two by introducing other colors into the mix. As you can see, I used a lot of red. I was feeling patriotic, and I have a lot of red shoes that have not made recent appearances.
Martin Grant leather dress / rsvp heels / Gucci open toe pumps, $595 / Alexander McQueen open toe pumps / Giuseppe Zanotti leather pumps / Promise Shoes red high heel shoes / Peeptoe shoes, $23 / Giuseppe Zanotti peeptoe shoes, $730 / Abbey Dawn platform high heel pumps