Fashionspiration just when I needed it. I decided to browse the March issue of Elle over my morning cup of black tea with lemon and mint, and the first page that fell open was a picture of actress Chloë Grace Moretz chillin’ with the Coach Swagger 27 Patchwork Floral Bag. Excited, I quickly got on the internet and found the Coach site, and that is when I saw the Coach Swagger 27 Patchwork Print Carryall. Yep, my poor tea was long forgotten, and unfortunately, cold by the time I remembered it.
The floral patchwork got me initially because while I am a Barbie, I am not a big floral girl, (however flowers are encouraged when apologizing fellas) but there were just the right amount and variety of flowers for me. It’s not too bright, and it’s not too dark, plus the leather patchwork has dots thrown in. I love dots. This is the perfect spring bag for me.
The print carryall is something I would carry all the time. As anyone who follows this blog knows, I tend to gravitate towards darker colors, and black and blue are favorites (actually, my perfect color is midnight blue, but I digress) so this would go with most things in my closet. I think the randomness of the leather plaid and dotted patterns is perfect.
I also love the double-turnlock hardware on the bags, and you can tell that there is a lot of room inside which is attractive to someone who takes EVERYTHING with them. They are Swaggerlicious. The floral carryall retails for $550, and the print carryall retails for $650, so while my wallet says “no”, at this time, the minute it says “yes”, these bags are mine.
I haven’t seen anything as cute as Charlotte Olympia’s Valentines capsule collection in a long time, in particular, this suede, platform sandal showcasing multiple tones of bleeding hearts just in time for Valentines Day. I have to admit, I had a hard time choosing which item to showcase after viewing the entire collection on Marie Claire UK, and I almost went with this adorable heart embellished bootie, but ultimately, this sandal won out.
The collection is full of whimsical clutches and footwear that can be injected into any existing wardrobe long after Valentines Day is gone. Some pieces are blatantly love themed and others are dedicated to the things we love, but none are boring or cliché. You’ll find it easy to fall in love with Olympia’s latest collection.
Aren’t they heavenly? These absolutely stunning yellow gold and diamond celestial earrings by Blackbird And The Snow are subtle enough for day and eye-catching enough for night. I found these beauties on W magazine online and I gasped when I saw how much were, but upon research, I found Blackbird And The Snow is designed and owned by fellow Coloradoan, Boulder jewelry designer and recording artist Marie-Juliette Bird.
Bird’s ability to incorporate pre-industrial artisanal techniques with unique metals and stone cuts to create delicate, yet innovatively modern cerebral pieces suddenly justifies the $4,000 price tag. The crescent moon and stars makes me want to lay down and dream about how badly I want these earrings.
I haven’t posted an “I Want” post in a while because I haven’t seen anything that gave me chills. That was until I saw Christopher Kane’s velvet paneled skirt.
As a person who loves black, this skirt is perfect for breaking it up. The print is abstract and so is the hemline although other’s might consider it to be asymmetrical. It is also made with sheer silk-voile with a silk-voile lining that is also sheer.
You might want to wear a slip if you don’t want to show your lady-bits. If you are an exhibitionist, this skirt is for you.
This skirt is as versatile as they come. It can be worn with a t-shirt, a pull-over, or a sheer blouse. I would wear this with ankle boots, but I can also see a nice pair of stilettos. It is pricy at $2,335 so as much as I love Mr. Kane, I will be looking for an alternative. So, how would you style Christopher Kane’s velvet trimmed silk-voile skirt?
Is this not the cutest haircut ever? Michelle Williams rocks a carefree and funky ‘do that definitely suits her in this Louis Vuitton accessories ad. Her hair was styled by Sam McKnight (genius),and the gorgeous actress was lucky to have the one and only Stéphane Marais grace her face with her enviable artistic skills. Love the lips.
If this choppy coiffe inspires you, make it happen with a hairstylist that knows how to cut hair. It’s worth it to spend a little more for a great haircut. There is nothing more soul sapping than a butchered cut, and it’s not worth all the potential bad hair days. Seriously, research and splurge and if you have found a stellar stylist that can cut the sh*t of out some hair, don’t be selfish, pass the word around. Let’s make a concentrated effort to eradicate bad hair days.
Evidently, Michelle’s haircut looks good even during the growing out process. The proof is in this photo taken at Old School in NYC. It reminds me of that asymmetrical style trend worn by Rhianna, Cassie, and Amanda Byneswhere one side is long and the other side is shaved except Michelle’s cut is a little more balanced and less extreme. It’s also great because it’s low maintenance and the messier it looks the better.
I can’t say I’m a diehard Michelle Williams fan I am likely to watch a film if I know she is in it because she is a talented actress, she is picky about the roles she chooses and she makes great choices. I find her intriguing because while she appears demure there is nothing demure about her sense of style. She’s gritty, and there is something truly magical about her which makes me take multiple looks when I see her on the red carpet. I like grit but I love how she represents edgy hairstyles even better.
Twice this week I have zoned in on someone’s jewelry and the brand was Vita Fede, a brand I had never paid that much attention to. The jewelry in question was the leather and chain wrap bracelet, and I thought it was stunning and had an earthy elegance about it. Upon further investigation, I discovered I was drooling over the Capri 5, which wraps around the wrist five times. There are two more models, the Facino, which wraps three times, and the Monaco wraps twice.
The edgy wraps are made of curb chain made of rose gold, sterling silver, and gun metal nestled on top of supple lamb leather in a variety of colors. The magnetic or snap closure allows the addition of more bracelets to build on. The effect is a casual cool that works whether you’re working or playing.
I may not have been paying attention, but high-end fashion magazines and celebrities certainly have. Vita Fede jewelry consistently pops up in editorial fashion shoots, and on celebrities like Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway, who are fans of the wrap bracelets.
The creative force behind the Italian jewelry line is Cynthia Sakai, who is inspired by the universal appeal of art and architecture. The craftsmanship shows an artistic sense of Asian, American, and European influences that have made the luxury brand so universally appealing.
“Born in LA, made in Italy, inspired by the world”