Monday, April 26, 2010

Chanel on the beach

I'd like to think of my style--or more, how I want my style to be--as sophisticated, pulled together, head-turning, possibly preppy, sometimes glamorous, sometimes mysterious, sometimes fun. Even reading that I'm kind of laughing at myself because I know I don't dress like that now. For one thing, I'm a horrible shopper--I'm always buying stuff and then hating it 2 weeks later, so half my clothes I'm not even crazy about. But here are some pictures that I reallyreallyreally like...I usually am only drawn to editorials that I feel encompass what I'm trying to "do" with my style, not sure if this completely says "me", definetly not me right now, but maybe how I'm trying to be...

Masha Novoselova for Elle

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I just love how clean-cut everything is. Black/white is so easy!

Enjoy :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Christy: A little Geek Chic

I was supposed to do my version of Q&A for this post but I had some pictures I wanted to post instead.
I find men's fashion interesting. Less attention is given to it and yet when a guy is dressed well you sit up and take notice. I like the indie/geek look that has become popular among certain types of guys. I found a photoshoot that I think captures pretty well that nearly classy and sophisticated yet rumpled look.

The model in these is Victor Nordlander and he was photographed by Esteban Palazuelos for Tendencias FashionMAg.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Laura: Questions and Answers!

Christy asked me some questions, and I answered them:

1 If you had no money/reality limits what would be your ideal prom dress?
I find it hard to decide between floor-sweeping glamour, and fun cocktail lengths...either way, I'd probably go for one of the dresses from the latest Oscar de la Renta collection. If I went long, then it'd be all very retro Hollywood glamor...if short, it would be cute and colorful.

Prom Shoes? I would never wear flats, so the heels would have to be uber comfy--wedges, probably.

2. What's one thing you would love to wear but are afraid you'd feel self-conscious in?
combat boots...also I don't just think I'd feel self-conscious in them, I think they'd look bad on me XD


3. What's one fashion trend you thought was amazing when it appeared but quickly decided was awful? Those short boots/heels...I have a pair that in theory look amazing but whenever I put them on they just...somehow...don't work. It's extremely discouraging.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zvi4Em7XHpQ/SLjOwDeg5YI/AAAAAAAABnw/a9Jiq7APHPQ/s320/payless+madison+button+ankle+boot.jpg

4. Whose hair do you covet? Juno Temple's, atm.
http://www.teenvogue.com/images/peopleparties/pp-09-young-holly09.jpg

5.Which was your favorite dress ever worn at the Oscars? ahh....*thinks* It's kind of random, but I still really like Keira Knightley's maroon colored dress from 2006. I just think the silhoette is so elegant. I also really like a sort of silvery dress Cate Blanchette, and a oddly colored yellow one on Michelle Williams.
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/cm/cosmopolitan/images/Q9/michelle-oscars-best_LG.jpghttp://media.entertainment.sky.com/image/unscaled/2009/1/21/Keira-Knightley-oscars-06.jpghttp://media.entertainment.sky.com/image/unscaled/2009/2/10/Best-Oscar-dresses-100208-20.jpg


6. What's your favorite magazine cover you've seen recently? Probably just cause I really love Karlie Kloss, but this one grabbed my attention instantly.
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/39/2010/04/500x_karlieteenvogue0412.jpg

7.Which male actor do you think has the best style?
http://ed-westwick.net/gallery/albums/film/gossipgirl/season3/onset/December11/021.jpg
Seriously, who else was I supposed to put?? Yeah, I know that's Chuck Bass...and not Ed Westwick, but still.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Laura: all things bright and beautiful...

These are just some pictures that are pretty much the sort of style I'm loving right now...just really quaint, sweet, outfits...very summery, in the sort of way that you never look like you're dying of heat in the least bit.




This one isn't like the others, but I just love Karlie Kloss...she always looks so fresh and clean, that sounds kinda creepy I know but she definetly inspires me.



(first 3 pictures from allthishappiness.blogspot.com, other pictures are from TeenVogue)

Christy: Bright and Cheeky

Sometimes I feel so ignorant about fashion. I know that I love clothes and colour and I know that feeling when you see some neglected piece of clothing in a second hand store and you just know you can breath new life into it but I can't list of names of models and lesser known designers. I guess i'm still in the learning process :)

anyhow...today I wore my new little black leather shoes for the first time but I didn't take pictures...whoops.

Instead here are some pictures that I found.
The first are from an Ion magazine photoshoot. I picked up a free copy in a random clothing boutique and enjoyed it.

She & Him


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Here are some photos from Vogue Australia, April 2010
Photo: Nicole Bentley
Model: Rosie Tupper

So beautiful. White dress love anyone? I love the drapy dreamy quality of these. Very summer like.

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I'm in love with all these outfits but especially the last three dresses.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Christy: This isn't really fashion

Hey :)
This isn't really a fashion post but I thought I'd make it any ways. For one of my classes I have to assemble 4 surrealism-esque photos, either in a collage fashion or digitally.
I haven't begun taking my photos for the project yet but I decided I'd fool around with some photos I have on my computer to see what kinds of things I could do. So here is my try. I'm not sure how surrealist it actually is but I'm kind of pleased with it :)

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also, here's another thing I made, though not at all surrealist.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Becoming Penelope..

http://static2.modcloth.com/productshots/0034/7153/11305-1.jpg?a0ad8cb92f3a5a35d47cf5e2ffbed9ea7782fdfb Here are some handpicked items for the perfect smuggler/con artist look...just the thing for any occasion, but especially appropriate for trips to the Continent.

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Remember, everything must be paired with opaque tights, combat boots, an awesome hat (sadly modcloth's summer selection did not include any hats worth mentioning)
p.s. everything but the boots are from modcloth!