Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon

Kim Kardashian

Lance Bass

The Today Show Crew

Lydia Hearst Shaw

How to Wear the Boyfriend Jean

Shopbop put together these amazing looks. Pairing the baggy boyfriend jeans with more sleek sophisticated tops, shoes and accessories.

Celebrity style: Halloween special: cranii/skulls

Pentru ca astazi este Halloween-ul m-am gandit la un post mai special, mai scary. Nu, nu este vorba de celebritati fara machiaj, ci de celebritati care poarta imprimeuri cu cranii, simboluri ale acestei sarbatori alaturi de dovleci, vrajitoare, pisici negre, fantome si asa mai departe.
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Nicole Richie cu celebra esarfa semnata Alexander McQueen

Hilary Duff cu cercei cu cranii

Lauren Conrad purtand un top Lauren Moshi

Mischa Barton cu un cardigan Giulia Piersanti


Paris Hilton

Lindsay Lohan cu esarfa Thomas Wylde

Victoria Beckham cu pulover Alexander McQueen

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sam and Lindsay Take The Subway

Spotted: Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan at an NYC Spring Street subway station. Who knew they rode public transportation?! That's actually pretty cool : )

Man Fashion: Tom Ford With Moore and Firth

Tom Ford is finally going public with his movie plans.

As I told you earlier in my blog, the fashion prince will make his directorial debut with a movie adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel, A Single Man.

Colin Firth will star as a gay college professor who is dealing with the death of his longtime lover. Julianne Moore costars as a lifelong friend of the professor’s.

While early talk was Jamie Bell would play one of his students, it turns that role has gone to Matthew Goode.

The story takes place in 1962 in Los Angeles. Filming will begin in L.A. on Nov. 3.

Ford spoke publicly about wanting to get behind the camera when he left Gucci in 2004. He acquired movie right's to A Single Man about a year ago.

He also started his own men's fashion line last year with stores in New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, Los Angles and Moscow, among many others.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Make-Up 2008

I promise this is the LAST Halloween post I'm going to do this year. In case any of you still have not thought of what you want to be , I thought I'd give you one last idea- just go with the crazy make-up. People would be so busy admiring your eyes that they won't have time to care about the rest of your outfit!
Besides Galliano, my two other favourite crazy make-up looks are from Dior (left) and the Lacroix haute couture (right) show. Both redefines the upper and lower part of the eyes making their eyes look HUGE. They are in essence however, the opposite of each other. While Dior uses a sharp white base, Lacroix uses a smokey black base. Either way, I'm loving both of them. Go for the Dior look if you want to look feline and the Lacroix look for something a bit darker. A bit more subtly, we have the smokey eyes of the Chanel haute couture (left) and the Balenciaga (right) show. Just go heavy with the eye liner and the smudging. If you do have a costume, these would be more subtle looks for you. You don't want to take away too much from the outfit now do you?

And as for some simple DIY ideas: You can be forks/knives/spoon with alumninium, a piece of steak and ketchup/mustard to go with that. You can be Tetris pieces. Pacman and the ghost. Or a Twister board- just wear white and stick colored dots on yourself and carry the spinning thing!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Population Sweater Dress at

This cozy sweater dress by Population is not only warm it is flattering as well. I love the cowl neck and the longer length. And it is available for only $86.00 at This weekend they are also having a 40% off sale. Be sure and check out their well stocked sweater selection for great finds by Laurie B and Free People too.

Introducing Zuma

Gwen Stefani took new baby Zuma out for his first public appearance! Spotted in Beverly Hills, the two were going to the library. How cute is he?!

Massive FashionBinge Savinz at jb and me -- For Reals, 40% Off!

Hey fwenz! My new fwenz at jb and me -- they're a mother-daughter boutique in Holland, Michigan, and they're expanding their online presence -- are relaunching their WHOLE site and just hooked us AWL up with a promo code for 40% off all original price items. Seriously.

Just use promo code: TAMAR (heeee!) from now until November 2nd.

A few things I'd recommend, nu?
($99, BCBG Girls,
$59 with awesome promo code TAMAR! The mirrored heel is holiday footwear HOTNESS!

($130, Population,
A VERY Catherine coat. Only $78 with promo code TAMAR!

($148, Free People,
I love everything about this dress, and it looks like it costs a bathousand bucks! But it's only $88 with promo code TAMAR!

Now have AT IT, ladies!

Man Fashion: Casual Business Clothing

Presentation is everything when it comes to business clothing, As everyone should know the first impression is almost important. Hence, right business clothing, be traditional, casual classic, or smart casual can actually help a person's level of confident and chance of being successful too. Therefore, working business men are always in search for ways to differentiate themselves from their peers, and what better way to do it than to look different?

Unless you are in the fashion industry, dressing too faddishly will have your bosses wondering if you are more concerned with your wardrobe than your job. So instead of formal business attire, most of the men moved to Casual Business Clothing.

Three Level of Business Clothing

The new business casual look evolved as Silicon Valley opened up the world to young entrepreneurs and a more relaxed way of doing business. Casual business clothing comes to three basic levels: classic, smart and relaxed.


Traditional business and Classic casual business clothing is elegant. These two level of business dress call for an elegant, clean finish to your look.

Traditional business wear consists of a suit, shirt and tie. It is the most formal of business attire. The suit is made of well constructed suiting. The suit jacket should always be buttoned up, except when sitting perhaps.

Casual business classic is a small step down from traditional. It works best when you want to create an overall impression of professionalism, authority, dependability. The jacket is the key in casual business classic fashion. But bear in mind that it should not match your trousers, as that will dress it up to the traditional level.

This casual business classic clothing style is most suitable if your business is based in outdoor lifestyles and products.

Casual Business Smart Style

Casual business smart works best when you want to create an overall impression of accessibility, friendliness, competence, creativity.

So for this look, you only need a neat trousers and a shirt. If you happen to have a jacket with you, remember to loosen the jacket to create the dress down effect.

Casual Business Relaxed Style

Casual business relaxed look are most welcome on end of the week, ie. Friday. The key item is denim. This is the most relaxed form of dressing and should only be worn when you are definitely not expecting to meet any clients. However, Casual Business Relaxed Clothing are also well received by technology group of people working in Silicon Valley.

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Equal adversaries.
As we know opposites are attracted to each other.
Black clothes perfectly get on with bright ones this season, laconic clothes get on with superfluous, tight-fitting get on with puffed clothes. The modernes designers and modellers are assured that all these shapes andstyles have the right to a life this fall-winter 2008-2009.

Gaudy colours: Dresses: Emilio Pucci, Shoes: CĂ©line
Black colours: Dress: Jil Sander, Coco Chanel

Halloween- The Galliano Way

On the topic of Halloween, we must not forget our favourite showman of all, John Galliano. When it comes to putting on a great statement, there is no one quite like him. Going through his FW08 runway, I've pegged the drama down to two elements: crazy hatwear/hair and crazy make-up.
So maybe there is no rationale behind most of these, but hey, it's time to be creative!
This could be the dead sea captain perhaps?
The show girl. And check out the amazing, vibrant make-up! Talk about drama. Not sure about the lump on her head (looks a bit like a tumor), but am loving the gold spikes!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kooba Kooba Kooba!

Ladies of New York City, get thee to the Kooba sample sale! I stopped by yesterday at three (after they were closed for an hour, presumably restocking) and cleaned up. They had a bunch of current-season bags (like the Gracie) for around $175 or so, but the real deals were to be had in a tiny room off the main one. There they had boxes of sample bags going for $60, and a ton of belts for $20 each. Some of the bags were horribly stained, some were missing straps, and some (like the ones I got) just had minor stitching problems that can probably be repaired (or just hidden). For 10% of the retail price, I can deal with a little loose stitching on the back of the bag. Here's what I scored:

The Sydney shoulder bag but in black (couldn't find a picture of it in black). Looks tough. LOVE IT. And again, only $60! (Note: cat just found the loose thread. Must fix immediately).

The Sienna bag but in plum (ditto). As soon as I picked this up a lady behind me said, "Oh, I was going for that one." Oh, were you? Sorry! Mine all mine!

This one, the Avery tote, got away, which is to say, I stalked it on the arm of a fellow shopper hoping she'd reject it (which is how I got the black one), but no dice. Maybe tomorrow?!

This is a shitty picture of one of the belts I got, which retails for $200 but is sample selling for $20. So flattering.

They also had lots of leather jackets starting at $150, many with the oh-so-annoying cropped sleeve.

So basically that was a pretty fantastic use of a shitting-rain late lunch hour. Recommended!

Quote of the Day

"He's a bit of whore this year" - Chase Crawford on his Gossip Girl character Nate Archibald.

MK & A Launch Influence

Today fashionista style icons, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched their coffee table book Influence. They celebrated by holding a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Union Square, NYC. The book features their own interviews with respected artists and designers who have influenced them throughout the past 10 years including Christian Louboutin, Karl Lagerfeld and Lauren Hutton. There are great photos, personal touches and if you love fashion and MK & A, you'll more than appreciate this work of art!

What color should your blog or journal be?

Your Blog Should Be Blue

Your blog is a peaceful, calming force in the blogosphere.

You tend to avoid conflict - you're more likely to share than rant.

From your social causes to cute pet photos, your life is a (mostly) open book.

Deci, am ales bine culoarea blogului.
Ce culoare ar trebui sa aiba blogul tau?
Fa-ti testul here

Man Fashion: Men Finery Code

When refer to Men Finery Code, one that you should focus on is the whole dressing attire rather than small portion of the whole, which include clothing, accessories and others that could affect your appearance.

So let breakdown a day into 2 major time frame, daytime and evening, and how you should dressing in style.


Formal Day Dress/Morning Coat
It is most commonly worn to weddings, and occasionally seen at the other important functions. This dress code consists of striped pants with braces, a cutaway grey or black jacket or other darker color if you like, a white shirt (normally) a grey silk cravat (optional of course), black shoes and a waistcoat in grey. beige or black.

Keep it Light and Simple
Wear lighter colors during the day to look your best. Save black for evenings. Keep your outfit simple is another key to daytime glamour.

Jeans can be appropriate as long as clean and fit well
Just to make sure it suitable for the ocassions you are going to.

Lose the tie, not your credibility
A crisp shirt left open at the neck with in a fabulous pair of cufflinks will dress any outfit up. Make sure it is a good quality fabric that will not have you looking as if you slept in it after an hour or two.


White Tie Formal
This is the most formal of all styles of dressing. You can choose between a white or black jacket, but you will definitely wear a white bow tie or white dinner shirt.

Black Tie Formal
Traditionally, black tie events require a bow tie and white dinner shirt. Some non-traditionalists will wear a black cravat or a naru collared shirt with a collar button.

Cocktail/After 5/Lounge Suit
In all of these style you will always look perfectly presented in a smart suit and tie. You can always check with the organizers, sometimes ties could be optional too.

Wing it
Never wear your wingtip shoes or brogues with your wingtip shirts. Your shoes should be plain black leather for evening functions.

Lastly, it is advisable to keep the pockets of dinner suit sewn up, this is to ensure the shape of the pocket is in shape, and to resist the temptation of hanging your hands in there and stretching the line of the jacket.

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Kate Moss for Topshop Christmas Collection

Astazi s-a lansat linia speciala pentru Craciun, editie limitata, din colectia Kate Moss pentru Topshop. Cuprinde tot ceea ce ai nevoie pentru a arata sic de sarbatorile de iarna, in stilul rock'n'roll al lui Kate. Piesele glam-rock, de inspiratie vintage sunt nelipsite.
Intr-un interviu acordat revistei "Sunday Times Style" Kate vorbeste despre iesiri in oras, fashion, must-haves pentru o night out , muzica.
Cateva intrebari din interviu:
Cum te pregatesti sa iesi seara?
Kate: Imi adun prietenele, pun muzica si beau ceva ca sa intru in stare.
Cu ce nu poti da gres la o petrecere?
K: Cu the little black dress, bineinteles. Daca ma duc sa dansez atunci port cele mai inalte tocuri cu cea mai scurta rochie.
Ce trebuie sa aiba o fata in geanta pentru o seara in oras?
K: Eyeliner negru, chei si bani.
Ce bautura preferi acum?
K: Vodka tonica.
Cu cine iti place sa dansezi?
K:Cu prietenele mele si cu barbati care stiu sa danseze.
Pe ce muzica iti place sa dansezi?
K: Rock'n'roll si happy house.
Care este cea mai de succes rochie pe care ai creat-o?
K: Rochiile mele imprimate au intotdeauna un succes imens si cea rosie imprimata cu panselute, din colectia de primavara de anul acesta a fost cea mai buna. Linia gatului se potriveste tuturor siluetelor si culoarea a fost grozava pentru vara. Era perfecta pentru zi cu sandale si mergea la fel de bine si pentru seara, cu dresuri si tocuri. (Kate a vandut 6500 de rochii imprimate cu panselute, a cate 60 de lire sterline fiecare)(in jur de 270 ron).
Exista jacheta de piele perfecta?
K: Da. Este ceva ce poti pune pe tine in fiecare zi si arata mai bine cu timpul. Tocmai am cumparat o jacheta biker de la Balenciaga - e superba.
Spune-ne despre bijuterii. Ce ai purta pentru o seara in oras?
K: Imi plac diamantele vechi.
Ce make-up ar fi potrivit pentru o seara in oras?
K: Ai nevoie de un machiaj de impact. Ochii smokey sunt intotdeauna, intotdeauna un look bun.