Thursday, September 30, 2010

Links a la Mode - this week`s 20 best blog posts voted by the Independent Fashion Bloggers

+ Boheme Noir: Burberry S/S 11 Show Coverage

+ Brachman’s Sparrow: So you want to know how to grow your blog…

+ Chic Steals: Marshall’s and the World of Off-Price Retailing

+ Dramatis Personae: Fashion vs. Fatfashion Blogger

+ Dressful: Fashion is Art, Not Trivial!

+ Fashion Pulse Daily: New York Fashion Week Team’s Top Spring 2011 Trends

+ Fete a Fete: Dolce & Gabana Evocative Beauty Fall 2010

+ Hello Beauty: Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Fall 2010 Collection Review & Video

+ Independent Fashion Bloggers: The Importance (and Unimportance) of Being Niche’d

+ Leia’s Delights: No Comments?

+ ModlyChic: How to Take Your Own Outfit Photos

+ Retro Chick: Revies Illamasqua Lipstick

+ Scarlet Letter Style: Are Boobs Really Back?

+ Style Spotting: The Women of Warpaint

+ The Column of Samantha Tyler: Decoding: Bestiary of the IT Girls

+ The Coveted: Getting Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

+ The Lingerie Addict: How to Dress Like Dita von Teese

+ The Simpliy Luxurious Life: Tips for Looking Fantastic Each Day

+ Vogue Gone Rouge: New Upcoming Designers Show

+ Wit & Whimsy: Getting to know designer Phillip Lim and why everyone’s talking about him and his line


Editorial: "The New Romantic"





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Sandals and long dresses are available at Kiki"s Fashion

"Fall" in Southern California

Just because the calendar has turned to fall, doesn't mean the weather has. At least not here in Southern California. Thanks to the Santa Ana winds, the summer that never seemed to start is finally delivering us heat and thunderstorms. I did a double take on Monday when the clock/thermometer I drove past on way to my crack den (aka Starbucks) read 109 degrees! I was shocked when I saw people dressed in long pants, shirts, and boots. Herein lies the SoCal dilemma...
Born and raised on the East Coast, I enjoy wearing open toe/peep toe heels as much as possible. Only about 20% of my closet is boots or closed toe shoes. Even though I am ready to wear my new fall tights, skirts, and work pants, it is just too hot out. After living here seven years, I am always amazed by how people can tolerate Uggs, sweatshirts, jackets, long sleeves, etc. in this hot, hot heat. Even though Uggs are very comfortable, they are not for me. I am perplexed how feet don't catch on fire in those things. At risk of offending some of my dear friends, Uggs stands for ugly! Give me ankle booties or tall boots any day. Since I am on a good ranting, I also do not understand how 60 degree weather necessitates gloves, jackets, and beanies. Maybe a cute scarf or light jacket, but not snowball fight attire. These fashion sightings have always confounded me.

Sharon and Laura, I still love you...Uggs and all!

With Love From the West Coast,

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Release Date: November 5, 2010

Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan
Plot: A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Genre: Drama

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Dress like a Star

Life During Wartime(Allison Janney, Charlotte Rampling, Paris Hilton, Paul Reubens, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson)

Life During Wartime

Release Date: July 23, 2010

Director: Todd Solondz
Writer: Todd Solondz
Cast: Allison Janney, Charlotte Rampling, Paris Hilton, Paul Reubens, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Renee Taylor, Michael Lerner, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chane't Johnson, Eric Wareheim, Chris Marquette
Plot: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.
Genre: Comedy | Drama

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top 10 runway picks: coats f/w 10/11


1. Burberry


2. Valentino


3. Burberry


4. Gucci


5. Alexander McQueen


6. Yves Saint Laurent


7. Dries van Noten


8. Louis Vuitton


9. Valentino


10. Celine

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Which one is your favourite?

Wish List Wednesday

Night at Opera

Every girl needs a wish list!

Night at Opera by lotus blossom design featuring a kenneth jay lane necklace

12 GBP -

With Love from the East Coast,


Leopard trend