Friday, May 28, 2010

Sex and the City 2 Fashion Review

While I found Sex and the City to be a little short on the drama, it did not disappoint on the fashion front. Most of the film was set in Abu Dhabi and the outfits reflected the over-the-top oppulence. The fab four wear lots of headscarves, turbans, long skirts, and of course, fabulous shoes. The following are a some of my favorites. The first outfit worn by Carrie is super-chic. The white dress is Halston Heritage (SJP is the creative director), the clutch is Chanel and the shoes are glittery gold Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps.

My favorite outfit that Samantha wears is the red Lady Gaga-esque spiked shoulder ensemble she has on for the karaoke scene. I couldn't figure out who the designer is, but Rihanna also wore it, with a lot more cleavage, and I don't think she quite pulled it off as well as Kim Catrall.

Charlotte has some of the cutest outfits in the movie, including the Gianfranco Ferre suit she wears with a Chanel scarf for the plane ride to Abu Dhabi and the pink and white Oscar de la Renta dress she wears towards the end of the film, but unfortunately I couldn't find pictures of most of them! This outfit is a little matchy-matchy for me, but the Oscar de la Renta dress is still really cute.

My favorite shoes from the movie are these studded pale purple Brian Atwood platforms worn by Carrie, but sadly, they are not shown in the film! Not sure about the outfit she pairs them with, though. Anyway, she wears them at brunch with the girls.

Oooh, I want these SOOO bad!!!! They are sold out everywhere, though.

They payed a little homage to the TV series by having Carrie wear the Dior newpaper print dress from Season 3, when Carries interrupts Natasha's lunch. She pairs it with some amazing lace Christian Louboutin heels for her date night with Mr. Big, in a cute scene that harkens back to the early days of Big and Carrie.

One of my favorite scenes for the sheer ridiculousness of it, is when the girls all walk over a sand dune in the middle of the dessert, totally decked out, from head to toe. FYI the girls change outfits 3 times during their day in the dunes.

At the beginning of the film there is a flashback to when the girls first met each other. Turns out, they were all just as dedicated to fashion then.

Charlotte of course is preppy to the max, in what looks like a Lilly Pulitzer skirt and Carrie, no surprise, is emulating Madonna.

Miranda is very Working Girl with giant shoulder pads and a terrible haircut. Samantha is decked out in painted on acid-wash jeans with BIG hair.

All in all, while I don't think the movie was as good as it could have been, the fashion did not disappoint. Sometimes I wish people dressed like this in real life.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Marie Antoinette: Fashion Through the Centuries

I have decided that every so often I need to pay homage to the muse of this blog, and dedicate a post to Marie Antoinette. This post will be dedicated to the enduring influence that the Last Queen of France has had on fashion through the centuries. In the years leading up to the French Revolution, fashion in France reached heights of over-the-top, fantastical ornamentation. Panniers (giant skirts that go out at the sides) and bustles with cinched corsets were the popular silhouhettes of the time. The Louis heel shoe was the most popular style of the time, not quite a stiletto, but still sassy. Giant, white powdered wigs were the favoured hairstyle of the time. Our Marie Antoinette refused the court hairdresser in favour of the most fashionable hairstylist in France. The Queen was of course a fan of fans, used for seduction purposes.

Kirsten Dunst in the 2006 film "Marie Antoinette"

Marie Antoinette has influenced everyone from Madonna to Christian Louboutin. Madonna dressed up like her to the MTV Video Music Awards in 1990 for her performance of "Vogue." For Spring 2009 Christian Louboutin created the Marie Antoinette shoes. Only 36 pairs of each colour were made, and they cost in the range of $3, 000. Don't you wish you snagged a pair when you could?

Louboutin shoes adorned with tiny Marie Antoinette wigs

The Sofia Coppola film placed Marie Antoinette firmly in history as a fashion icon. The elborate costumes and stunning sets caught the attention of Vogue magazine, and put Kirsten Dunst on the September 2006 cover.

Whenever you feel like you may need a little bit of extravagent femininity in your wardrobe look to our muse of frivolity for inspiration.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Photo Shoot

On Saturday my friend Sarah and I posed for a photo shoot. Our photographer and stylist was Shino, and Sarah's sister Sonia assissiting in the styling. It was REALLY cold and windy that day, but we did it anyway. I think it turned out to be pretty fabulous. Please check out Shino's blog and the photos at Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A New Spring Bonnet

I have never really been one for hats. My mum tells me that when I was three I was really obsessed with a hideous yellow hat, but since then I have always thought that I couldn't really pull off wearing a hat. However, this spring I have decided that hats are fabulous, and everyone should wear them. I have compiled a list of the top hats to have in your wardrobe this season, and for seasons to come.

The Big Beach Hat: A wide-brimmed hat, great for sun protection. Looks best when paired with a black swimsuit, oversive sunglasses and a cocktail. This hat was worn to perfection by Samantha in the Sex and The City movie.

Find it at: H&M, The Bay

The Fedora: Especially cute for spring in straw or white, this is a fun, cheeky hat. Very Carrie Bradshaw, this hat is unversally flattering and can be a little bit sexy in a playful way. Mix it up with different coloured bands. Avoid sequined ones (too Britney) and pinstiped ones (too Al Capone).

Find it at: Forever 21, Holt Renfrew

The Fascinator: Small, quite fancy, often adorned with mesh, feathers or flowers and worn usually to the side of the head. These lovely little hats fit in perfectly at Royal Ascot, the famous horse race in the UK. Hats required in the Royal Enclosure! The fascinator is popular for weddings, worn by brides, bridesmaids and guests. Also quite appropriate for any fun evening or afternoon party, it will make you feel like lady, and everyone will be asking where you got your fabulous hat.

Where to find it: Forever 21, Le Chateau, French Twist (in Banker's Hall, Calgary). Of course the best ones are found in England.

This girl has a FABULOUS fascinator!

So, ladies and gents go out and get a fabulous hat, I promise you it will put a little spring in your step!