Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Projects: Crocheted Off-White Fingerless Gloves

I finished these fingerless gloves a short while ago. It took me awhile to get photos taken. These are crocheted with Red Heart Solid acrylic yarn.
Instead of crocheting a bow, I added a cute gros grain ribbon bow.
Perfect for chilly Spring days!

More information and this pattern is available on my Ravelry page!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 in Elle Ukraine

Dolce & Gabbana's ivory lace Spring 2011 pieces are modeled by Ragnhild Jevne for Elle Ukraine. I have always and still am a lover of lacework. With Rome as the background and shot in gorgeous black and white, how can this not be inspiring?


Photographed by Nikolay Biryukov
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: A Precious Glam

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 March 2011 issue of Vogue Italia gives us "A Precious Glam", a feature that draws upon the high society looks of the Classic Era with modern gowns from Givenchy, Valentino, and Chanel Haute Couture.
Model: Carmen Kass
Photographer: Miles Aldridge

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Reading: Links A La Mode

As the World Turns

Edited by Fajr of


With so much going on in the world, the Japan earthquake, the upheaval in Libya, the aftermath of John Galliano’s actions and the social phenomenon that is Charlie Sheen, it’s great to see the fashion blogging community talking about the issues and bringing a little light with the fancy of fashion! Included in this week’s amazing links: Shopping to Aid Japan Relief, an outfit post for Charlie Sheen, exploring the new neon trend and behind the scenes of how Hermes scarves are made!


Links à la Mode: March 24th



Shopbop Sale: Jen Kao, Maison Scotch, Free People, Tibi, Jil Sander, Herve Leger, Tory Burch, & Alexander Wang

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8

Today's sad news of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor is upsetting. She truly was one of Hollywood's greatest beauties and an amazing actress. My favorite movie starring Elizabeth Taylor is Butterfield 8 (1960) which won her an Oscar. Here are some inspiring images from that film. She was absolutely stunning!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mid-Week Inpsiration: Gwen Stefani Elle UK

Gwen looks amazing on the April cover of Elle UK. I also love the design and simplicity of this issue, how refreshing!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Miu Miu Fall 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.
Miu Miu sent 1940 looks down her latest runway for Fall 2011. Broad heavily padded shoulders and narrow skirts. I loved the angled lines mixed with soft furs, the large coin purses and the sunglasses.
Here are my favorites:

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Reading: Links A La Mode

Making it Your Own

Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

Wow...I'm a Links à la Mode editor...can you believe it?! So thrilled to have the opportunity to discover new blogs and compelling posts to share with all of you. That said, give me two minutes in the pulpit, and my "better blog" sermon starts welling up, totally involuntarily. So allow me a moment to share what I am looking for when I review submissions. It's pretty simple: Be creative and original, tie your post into beauty or fashion, use proper grammar and punctuation (spellcheck and proofread before publishing), and credit your photo sources. Always.

And on to the list...bloggers were in deep thought this week, pondering ethical fashion and feminism, male gaze and Marthettes. But in case you need to escape the heavy stuff, there is: denim! Happy reading, and as you peruse and comment on this week's posts, why stop there? For every comment you leave, why not check out the blog of the person who commented above you and comment there too? It's a great way to expand your mind—and your readership.

Links à la Mode: March 10th

  • ALinetoZ: An Open Letter to High-Waisted Jeans

  • Arash Mazinani: How ethical are you when it comes to fashion? A look at the hypocrisy often involved in being ethical in fashion.

  • Beyond Fabric: Men's daily essentials—inside one man's bag holdall.

  • Corinne Monique: Cellissimo: a music-meets-fashion photoshoot inspired by high fashion ad campaigns.

  • Dress With Courage: Are you more likely to buy something if the model looks like you?

  • Designed By Ann: Reading glasses are suddenly fashionable—so here are makeup tips for girls who wear glasses.

  • Free Honey: On moving to 5 must-know tips for new bloggers.

  • Fishmonkey: On The Man Repeller, the male gaze, and its role in shaping fashion choices.

  • Grit & Glamour: Klout: What it is and Why it Matters

  • Holier than Now: Spring's Most Beautiful Lace Looks—5 Ways for < $50

  • In Her Stilettos: How to organize your jewelry while traveling—cheaply and stylishly.

  • Made-to-Travel: Asos Africa—the incredible ethical makers of this gorgeous line—oh! and it's on sale!

  • Melina Bee: Life and style tips inspired by Sophia Loren.

  • Obsessive Coolness: On the relationship—or surprising lack thereof—between talent and success in fashion blogging.

  • Oranges And Apples: Thoughts on Marthettes, blogging about 'feminine' stuff, and perfection.

  • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: A chic and easy way to wear the double denim trend.

  • Sidewalk Chic: Six ways to showcase accessories in outfit photos.

  • Sugar and Spice: Natalie Portman is effortlessly eco-chic at an Oscars after-party—in an inexpensive dress that hits H&M next month.

  • Trés Awesome: The weather may be crappy but that didn't stop people from being out and about with their bright and beautiful umbrellas.

  • Try It On Me: The resurgence of the denim shirt—not just for cowboys!


Shopbop Jeans: Citizen's, Seven's, Juicy, Joe's, Hudsons, Paige, James Jeans, Vince, True Religion, J Brand, & Siwy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: A Dreamy Touch

This dreamy editorial featured in Vogue Italia features a romantic assortment of some of my favorite things: sheer fabrics, lace, and polka dots!

Model: Melissa Tammerijn
Photographer: Solve Sunsbo

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011