Celine Pre Fall 2010: Not for the Color Shy

January 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Off the Runway

Celine, Pre Fall 2010; Photo: Courtesy of Celine

Celine, Pre Fall 2010; Photo: Courtesy of Celine

Looking at this stunning outfit from Celine’s Pre Fall 2010 showing, I would never guess that this fashion house started in 1945 as a made-to-measure shoe business for children. I absolutely adore Celine and am issuing a disclaimer that our next Off the Runway segment may also focus on Celine because I saw about a dozen other looks in this collection that I would love to feature.

Replicating this solid-colored ensemble is a piece of cake; just throw on a long-sleeved black mini-dress, red footed tights and red Mary Jane’s.  But don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple combination; red and black make a bold duo that immediately pops. Picking out the right combination of shades is key. Opt for dark crimson red tights; when choosing shoes, stick with a lighter shade of red that has more orange undertones to it.

(Tangent: Doesn’t this look totally remind you of Kate Spade? I’m not sure if it was a seasonal thing or more of a branding effort, but this fall one of the Kate Spade ads featured red tights AND all of the staff members were wearing them when I went to the Kate Spade store during the holidays.)

Given the intensity of the colors, stick with a simple hairstyle. Try a ponytail with a side part, flat ironed tresses parted straight down the middle or some soft waves. When it comes to makeup, once again–less is more. Emphasize just one feature by pairing a strong red lip with just a bit of liner and mascara. Or you can do a smoky eye with a nude or sheer lip.

Black Knit Dress Refined ($24.80, Forever21)

Red Tights .

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rsvp Lauren

Black Knit Dress Refined ($24.80, Forever21)

Red Nylon/Lycra MicroFiber Solid Color Tights ($12.50, www.welovecolors.com)

rsvp ‘Lauren’ Ruffled Mary Janes ($56.05, Zappos)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 5

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 5

Yves Saint Laurent Zip-Top Easy Tote

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Splurge Worthy

Zip-Top Easy Tote, Medium ($995, Neiman Marcus)

Zip-Top Easy Tote, Medium ($995, Neiman Marcus)

Dayuuum. That’s all I have to say about the YSL Zip-Top Easy  Tote. No, seriously though, this may be the most fantastic bag I’ve ever seen.

That color! The website calls it red, but to me, it’s clearly pink. I realize that this color may limit the mass appeal of the bag. As someone who has phone, camera, laptop, iPod and wallet are all pink, I sometimes overlook this aspect. I think this is what makes this a gutsy, “I stand out” bag, but that’s just one website’s opinion, and we know there are many websites online with different opinions, content and services from fashion products to adult services like https://www.zoomescorts.co.uk/.

What else is perfect about the YSL Zip-Top Easy Tote? The size. 11″ x 16″ x 8″ means it will fit papers, a couple of folders, a little makeup bag and other stuff you need for the day. So that means you can take it to work! Isn’t that always the ultimate justification for a fashion purchase, whether you can use it for work or not?

I realize I may sound way too excited right now, but there must be something to pink bags if Sarah Jessica Parker wore one, right?

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

Red Nails + Black Rings

June 13, 2009 by  
Filed under 30 Second Fashion Statement

Red nails, black ring Red nails, black sparkly ring

Red nails, black and gold ring

Take Two for Jean Jackets

May 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Stylish Savings

Ecko Red 3 Pocket Denim Jacket ($33.99 at www.drjays.com)

Ecko Red 3 Pocket Denim Jacket ($33.99 at www.drjays.com)

Word is that the jean jacket is making a comeback. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this. When I think of  denim jackets, I picture middle aged men wearing them with ripped jeans and white sports sneakers, circa 1990. But recently, many celebs have been sporting them–Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson just to name a couple. Read more