Thursday, July 31, 2008

Celebrities love Balenciaga floral dresses

Colectia de primavara/vara Balenciaga este cu siguranta una din preferatele celebritatilor. Coleen McLoughlin, Terri Seymour, Catherine Deneuve sau Victoria Beckham sunt cateva exemple.

Intre timp si Ashanti a imbracat o rochie Balenciaga care i se potriveste foarte bine

Produsele de make-up preferate de Christina Aguilera

In numarul de august al revistei In Style, editia americana, Christina Aguilera dezvaluie produsele de beauty pe care le prefera si noul ei parfum: "Inspire".

Christina a mai lansat doua parfumuri: Xpose si Christina Aguilera

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reinterpreting the Shirt Dress

Shirt dresses are the best. They are smart, sophisticated but still very feminine and daytime perfect. Tailored, clean cut, prim and pretty, they are the sisters to classic DVF wrap dresses (and can even be worn by girls less well endowed in the chest area!). These kind of shirt dresses, like the ones shown from Ralph Lauren, will never go out of style. But in a more casual atmosphere, as I almost always find myself in, sometimes these shirt dresses make me feel slightly too dressed up, even if they are designed to be perfect for the daytime- like a sore thumb who somehow landed on the streets from the country club.
Luckily for me, the newly updated shirt dress this season neatly solves my dilemma. They are less structured, more casual, with fun, youthful details. And yet they still manage to maintain the very proper and put together effect of a classic shirt dress! These two are from DVF (left) and Sass & Bide (right). I especially love how they made it into a high collar instead on the Sass & Bide dress.
Over at Paul and Joe Sister (left) and Derek Lam 3.1 (right), they turned in the buttons and switched it for laces . Usually I'm not a fan of this type of lacing up (too Pocahontas!), but I think it works here. It gives it a more casual, outdoor-sy feeling to the whole look.
Here are two of my favourite reinterpretations of the shirt dress from Top Shop (left) and Corey Lynn Calter from Nordstrom (right). The Top Shop dress barely looks like a shirt dress with its wide round collar, bubbly sleeves and scrunching. But all the crucial elements are still there. With the right accessories i.e. big colorful necklace, this dress would look so cool and now. Going in the opposite direction, the dress from Nordstrom is loose but still structured in a futuristic kind of way. The addition of the bright yellow belt is absolutely genius. It completes the look. I DEFINITELY wouldn't mind owning this dress!

Image Source: Ralph Lauren, Paul and Joe Sister, Top Shop, Nordstrom and Net a Porter

Paris & Fegie au lansat noi linii de incaltaminte

Ieri, la Macy's, Paris Hilton si-a lansat noua colectie de incaltaminte din Paris Hilton Footwear Collection. Primele 300 de persoane care au cumparat o pereche de pantofi din colectia de toamna/iarna au primit poze semnate de Paris.
Pantofii sunt creati dupa ultimele tendinte, dar au preturi rezonabile.

Intr-o rochie alba Dolce&Gabbana Fergie si-a lansat, la Laz Vegas, linia de pantofi Fergalicious by Fergie, in colaborare cu Brown Shoe. The Dutchess a declarat:
"I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat."
Dupa linia de genti realizata alaturi de Kipling, Fergalicoius se vrea a fi un nou succes pentru The Dutchess. Stilurile sunt pentru toate gusturile: sandale gladiator, platforme, tocuri, incaltaminte sport.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"We would drink together and smoke together . . . and it's just a bad deal. It's not something that is conducive to being a role model—no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don't know how to do it like a gentleman. I don't know how to have one drink." - Shia LaBeouf in the September 2008 issue of Details mag, coming out just after his recent arrest for drunk driving.

- Erin Dustin

Two Is The New One

Rebecca Romijn has joined the list of baby mama's to-be as she and hubby Jerry O'Connell are expecting twins! The baby(ies) craze continues!


Photo Credit: WireImage

- Erin Dustin

Blast From The Past

Have any idea what happened eight years ago today?

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got married!

Today, Brad is no longer with Jen, instead with Angie, and the father to six kids, who would have thunk it?

Photo Credit: WireImage

- Erin Dustin

Victoria la aniversarea lui Kate Beckinsale

Ce pacat ca paparazzi nu au surprins mai clar intregul outfit al Victoriei Beckham, pe care l-a purtat la aniversarea lui Kate Beckinsale, pentru ca este superb. Pretty in pink , Posh a purtat o rochie Balenciaga si pantofi Versace din colectia de toamna/iarna 08/09. Clutch-ul roz este still a mistery.

Celebrity style: chocolate brown bags

In colectiile de genti, mereu in crestere ale celebritatilor, predomina in ultima perioada o noua culoare: maroul ciocolatiu. Este un preview pentru toamna, cand maroul va fi foarte in voga.
Victoria Beckham cu Hermes Birkin

Jennifer Lopez cu geanta Hermes

Ashley Tisdale cu Prada

Jessica Simpson cu geanta Gucci din colectia de toamna/iarna 08/09

Ashlee Simpson

Lauren Conrad

Rachel Bilson cu o geanta Chloe "Elvire"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Urban Renewal

I usually walk past the Urban Renewal section of Urban Outfitters, thinking it is vintage stuff, which is not really my thing (not unless they come from a member of my family anyway). At the back of my head, I'd always wondered exactly how they got so many vintage items of the same style in different sizes together in one place. I mean, aren't vintage items supposed to be unique? But I'd never really been interested enough to read the fine print on their website and find out how. It wasn't until my friend mentioned it the other day that I realized what it was. Apparently what they do is collect vintage clothes/fabric and put them together to form new, more updated clothes. That is how they come up with so many pieces of the same style in different sizes. You can buy it at the store or online, where they claim you can even choose colors and they'd make you a completely unique piece using different materials in the same cutting as shown. The whole idea is to re-use materials and it has been around for over 20 years (before the whole go green craze!)- I didn't even know that Urban Outfitters have been around for over 20 years, let alone this division.
One of the reasons I don't like vintage clothes is that whenever I see them they almost always look very dated, hippie and bohemian like, which is so over - thank god! And indeed they do have such stereotypical vintage clothing in this collection here (above: ugh). In fact, most of the collection is like this and I was not impressed. However, there were a few pieces that are intriguing- like this denim vest (right). The extra trimming is quite sharp and refreshing! I'm not really sure how this black blazer (left) is vintage, but I like the cutting.
The ruffled tunic shirt (left) is feminine and romantic looking. Perfect paired with that crisp cropped blazer above! And the floral skirt is cute, reminds me of the floral skirts in the Prada ads this season. Though one should be careful when wearing that in case you look like you're wearing your curtains. Paired with something smart, tailored and modern, it would look stunning.

The thing is though, I'm still not really sure how I feel about this concept of "Urban Renewal." Besides the fact that you still do not know who the previous (many!) owners are, I heard that the renewed material is very scratchy and not very comfortable. On the other hand, we do use recycled paper and why not clothes? Thoughts?

Image Source: Urban Outfitters

The UV Rays Up There

So remember how I've been travelling a bit last month? Most of the flights I took were daytime flights and one thing that really irritates me about daytime flights is the amount of sunlight in the plane. This might sound weird to most people, and even my parents think I'm a total freak for applying sunscreen before a flight but here's the logic: up there in the sky, there are no shades or clouds or anything so the UV rays are naturally stronger and more direct. And it doesn't help that almost all passengers love keeping their window covers up and let the sunlight get through. I usually try to get a windows seat just to keep the blinds down!

So maybe I'm a bit overly paranoid. But while going through my magazines from this year (before throwing them away,) I noticed Elle (UK) had a "Top Tips For A Healthy Flight" editorial from a few months ago. Most of these tips are pretty much what you always read about, like make sure you hydrate by drinking lots of water and applying good moisturiser *Insert product recommendations, naturally*. So most of the time I ignore these editorials since let's face it, they basically just tell you common sense and sell you a bunch of unnecessary beauty products. But there was a 'tip' that I just have to share here since not most people seem to not know or care about:

"Wear a lotion containing sunscreens. 'Recent Studies show that UV rays can penetrate an airplane's windows. Because you're higher, the sun's rays are stronger as there's less proection from the atmosphere,' warns Dr Tom Monroe, director of research and development at Clinique."

See! It's not just me. OK, so a doctor from a major beauty company saying this obviously has commercial reasons, but it sounds logical doesn't it? I'm no dermatologist so I have no idea which sunscreen is the best, but BG and I do love Bioderma's SPF products.

Anyhow, I actually wanted to write this post to rant about people who keep their window blinds up during the flight -just because you like the sun and don't mind the UV rays damaging your skin cells doesn't mean the passenger next to you wants that! OK, rant over.

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Rihanna in In Style US August 2008

La sedinta foto pentru editia americana a revistei In Style Rihanna a purtat haine si accesorii Bill Blass, Fendi, Valentino, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Emanuel Ungaro, BCBG Max Azria.

Celebritati si catelusi

Pentru multe celebritati catelusii s-au transformat in accesorii. Ii cara peste tot, la filmari, sedinte foto, interviuri, shopping, sunt mereu stresati de multimile de fani, paparazzi, luminile reflectoarelor, dar viata de caine de vedeta nu este asa dura cum pare. Celebritatile ii rasfata cu sedinte de terapie, de yoga, vizite la saloane de infrumusetare, masaj, bling blinguri cu diamante, haine de designer, mancare fina, produse de ingrijire organice - eau de chien cu vitamine, deodorante, lotiuni. Si calatoresc peste tot in lume in Louis Vuitton sac chien/dog carrier

Paris si pomeranianul Marylin Monroe

Paris si celebrul Tinkerbell

Catelul lui Ashley Tisdale

Secretul siluetei Alyssei Milano: urechiuse de catel

Mariah Carey si Jack

Sharon Osbourne. Asta sa fie cina lui Kelly?

Hilary si Lola

Rihanna si DJ

Jess Simpson si Daisy, cadou de la Nick, fostul sot

Adrien Brody

Nicole Richie cu Foxy Cleopatra si Honey Child

Tori Spelling cu Mimi La Rue

Martha Stewart cu Paw Paw si Francesca