Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: Dita's Decor

This week's Inspiration is bordering on complete jealousy! Pictures of Dita Von Teese's LA home is featured in the Feb. issue of InStyle magazine and have been circulating the web like crazy.
You can see why...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Retro Looks in the Modern World: Glass #4

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
This week's edition is from Glass magazine.
The hair, make-up, clothes and accessories are amazing!
Models: Alicia, Kara, and Marlena
Photographer: Micaela Rossato

Love that polka-dot purse!


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekend Reading: Links A La Mode

Fashion Week's Inspirations

Edited by Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

During the midst of New York Fashion Week, fashion took another direction. Beyond the beauty of an artist’s creation, fashion bloggers take their inspirations to raise questions, reflect, challenge the status quo, create and fashion pieces of their own, and analyze the trends in digital and social media- nevertheless, fashion inspired. With this inspiration comes an eclectic look into this week’s Links a la mode.

Links à la Mode: February 17th, 2011

  • Alterations Needed: Getting a dress altered - before, after, and the thought process in between.

  • Beyond Fabric: Embracing a more stylish ride

  • Brunette Blogging: Blog Seasons - How different seasons have an impact on your blog

  • College Girl: Liberty London Girl spares her time to answer some in depth questions about her blogging experiences and gives amateur bloggers some exceptional advice in the process...

  • Dressing With Courage: Valentine's Day lingerie: Take back the sexy

  • Fashion Writes: Let's Get Digital. Digital. Women are small in numbers in the always-enhancing and ever-evolving tech side of the fashion industry, but we as fashion bloggers are going to begin skewing the curves.

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: A blogger's moment with Anna Wintour at Milk Studios

  • Katrya-Kyla: "Print vs Video: The Industry's New Plan of Attack"

  • Khola's Kloset: Looking Back: The models and images that made fashion special

  • Lariza da Blog: my struggle with the vanity of fashion blogging:

  • Metallic Kiwi: Top black models emerging within the industry.

  • Most Serene Rabbit: Is there really such thing as ethical leather? Why is there a double standard when it comes to ethics In the fur and leather industries?

  • Previously Owned: BEHIND THE GLITZ- Q&A with designer Carolina Rodriguez about her food/fashion/music inspiration

  • Same Sensibility: Rihanna just ruined your Valentine's

  • Scrap and Run: Why I remix

  • Seamstress Stories: High heels yay, headscarf nay? Double standards in the symbolic value assigned to female clothing.

  • Style by Santina: My "Happy" Weight: When the Body and Brain Disagree

  • The Button Owl: Why your creative space identifies the real you just as much as your outer image.

  • The Coveted:Running into Anna Dello Russo at NYFW

  • The Curvy Fashionista: “DIY Diva” inspiration with Be Vain or DIY Trying

  • The Demoiselles: Crystal Renn on body image and pressure from the media.

SPONSOR: Rag & Bone, Parker, Derek Lam, Rachel Pally, 3.1 Phillip Lim, CKU, Pencey, James Perse, Madewell

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day my lovelies!
Here are some images of beautiful Old Hollywood couples:

Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier

Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

Bogie and Bacall

Which couple is your favorite?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Projects: New Garter Sets!

I've been busy sewing up some new garter sets. They are all listed in my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail!

La Boheme Tosser- In ivory and caramel with a blonde peacock feather.

La Boheme Set- In ivory with a blonde peacock feather.

Ma Fleur Set- In ivory with a ballet pink ribbon flower and pearl.

Ma Cherie Set- In ivory and chocolate brown.

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Christian Dior Couture Spring 2011

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
The Spring 2011 Christian Dior Couture collection is incredible and filled with retro references.
Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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