Thursday, December 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Dollys inspired by Mondrian, Picasso, and Pollack
The famous primary colour-blocking of Piet Mondrian also made it onto a YSL dress in 1965.
The upper of the shoe features a famous artist, but the sole is all Charlotte Olympia, featuring her signature spiderweb.
I love the Jackson Pollack shoes!
The Picasso Dollys are the most popular, but personally, I like them the least.
All of the shoes were hand-painted by famous British artist and photographer, Boyarde Messenger. For more information on the artist, visit http://www.boyarde.com/. If only my biggest problem was choosing between the Pollack and the Mondrian!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tis the season for Christmas parties! And you all know what that means...tis the season to buy a new party outfit! There are so many options out there, it makes me wish that I had a million parties to go to so that I could wear a million different outfits. Last year, for New Year's Eve I had the worst time trying to find the right dress. My approach was to buy the shoes first (amazing red suede YSL's, as seen on last year's Christmas wish list), and then find the perfect Little Black Dress. I couldn't manage to find anything that did the shoes justice, until my friend Jennie lent me her Helmut Lang ruched number with an asymmetrical lace sleeve. I loved it so much that I convinced her to sell it to me!
This year, my plan was to base my outfit around some amazing shoes again! Unfortunately, as shocking as it may sound, I cannot find the right shoes!!! Nothing in Holt Renfrew is inspiring me, Gravity Pope doesn't really have any WOW shoes, and everywhere else seems cheap. This year it seems that the clothing side of the outfit is coming along better. I think that I am opting out of the dress. Instead, I am going Bianca Jagger syle in a jumpsuit! I got an amazing tuxedo style one from Judith and Charles, and I have my eye on a Rory Beca romper, with long sleeves.
I was thinking of wearing the romper with grey snakeskin effect Wolford tights that I got last year, and my grey Camilla Skovgaard open-toe booties.
The only thing that makes me hesitant to wear these, is that pale grey leather can be risky in a situation where drinks could be spilled. That being said, I have no idea where I will actually be going, if anywhere.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
A strong cape at Christian Dior RTW Fall 2011. Very superhero.
A fairytale princess cape at Chloe. I would like to be wearing this if I ever got lost in some snowy woods. How could the handsome Prince Charming resist me in this gorgeous cape?
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2011. This is a good choice for the girl who might not be fully convinced on the cape trend, it's half coat, half cape!
A cape at Alexander Wang. Also love the booties!
An eveningwear option at Giambattista Valli Fall 2011.
So, ladies get on your capes, and get ready to wield your fashion super powers!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The must-have shoes of the season, the high-heeled loafer is trend that I plan on getting on board with. This style is a gorgeous tan nubuck from Boutique 9. If you plan on trying this trend, be sure that you go for a really high heel, or you will risk looking quite frumpy.
I also picked myself up a gorgeous blonde coloured fox fur vest. The fur vest is an extremely versatile piece, as the lovely ladies above show. Kate Moss dresses hers up for a more formal occasion, pairing it with opaque tights, a mini-dress and Louboutins. Kim Kardashian goes more casual with leggings, aviators, and some long necklaces. Never one to be too dressed down, she tops her look off with YSL pumps and a Birkin. I also love the fur vest worn with jeans and boots for the weekend. For a more affordable option, you could always go for faux fur, but be sure its not a cheap-looking version. I would avoid Forever 21 for this. I have an amazing faux mink jacket that I got a couple years ago at Winners. It fools everyone, and feels nice and silky.
A fedora is the hat of the season. Shown here at Gucci in every colour of the rainbow, a jaunty feather makes this hat even more daring. I think I am after a grey one...
This Camilla Skovgaard wedge bootie is perfect to wear in winter underneath my '70s flared jeans. The chunky rubber sole makes it extremely comfy, too.
So, what's on your list this fall?
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Some spice-coloured looks
I wish my biggest problem was trying to choose which colour...
I love the loose, fluid pants and the fedora!
Hot, hot, hot! Note the green snakeskin shoes: love!
A fuscia 1940s look.
So cute! The non-trampy way to do an over-the-knee boot. I already have a pair of grey over-the-knee socks, so I'm going to do this look with socks! Much more affordable than boots.
Bianca and Mick at Studio 54 in the seventies.
I wanna party at Studio 54!
On my fall shopping list is a fedora, a jumpsuit, and snakeskin! What's on your list?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Agatha in red. I am currently really into super chunky high-heeled loafer styles, and this is a super feminine take on the trend.
Bruce in black. Bruce is the store mascot at the Charlotte Olympia flagship store. He is a carved wooden leopard. And now he's on a shoe!
Alice Siamese. One leopard bootie, one tiger bootie! Would you wear these?
Carmen, in a gorgeous teal velvet with ostrich embossing. Amaze!
Cindy Piano. A quirky design, typical of the Charlotte Olympia. I once had neon pink biker shorts with a piano up the leg...not sure I can go there again, but maybe you would!
The Orient Express...I can't decide which colour I love more! I'm leaning towards the blue...but it depends on the outfit!
Polly in leopard pony hair. LOVE! Red and leopard go together like cheese and crackers.
Priscilla in black and gold stripes. This would be a perfect party shoe to jazz up your LBD.
Priscilla in purple. I love the little fan detail on the vamp.
Lydia in green. I would love to see this with a colour-blocking look. Maybe paired with bright blue or yellow.
Bruce the leopard, featured in the "To Die For" look book.
To see more of this fabulous collection please visit www.charlotteolympia.com
Monday, July 18, 2011
Diane Von Furstenburg vinatage two-piece. The first big swimwear trend of 2011 is vintage pin-up. This DVF ones totally reminds me of the orginal Barbie from 1959! A '50s-style swimsuit flatters a curvy figure.
Barbie in 1959. She even has beach accessories, I love it!
Christian Dior sunglasses. Cat-eye frames are the perfect compliment to a vintage beach look.
Emma Stone wearing a vintage-inspired Marc by Marc Jacobs swimsuit on the August cover of Vanity Fair.
Elizabeth Taylor in a ruffled bikini. Tres chic!
The other big trend for beachwear that I LOVE is a very glamorous rich-lady look. Michael Kors did this best. This look often features leather trimmings, gold hardward, animal prints (espeically snakeskin, if you want to be bang-on trend for 2011) and of course, huge sunglasses.
Michael Kors spring 2011 print ad. Love the leather detailing on the one-piece.
Python, one of the biggest trend for spring, carrying through into fall, is an easy way to look super-glam. One shoulder maillot by Michael Kors.
Michael Kors does the bikini version. Love this!
Vix leopard print bikini. I own this one, and it comes with a detachable halter strap. I love the ruffles on the top and the turqouise detail.
A glam beach look requires a big hat. This striped Prada hat does the trick.
Elizabeth Taylor in an adorable ruffled bikini