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January 2011

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Travel in Style

Just came across this interesting post on Apartment Therapy that talks a bit about the history of the travel trunk, particularly by Louis Vuitton. Although these heavy duty pieces of luggage were created for completely practical purposes, they are now often used strictly as home decor. Would you use a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk as a coffee table? Here are a couple to ponder: LOUIS VUITTON Antique Monogram Steamer Trunk LOUIS VUITTON 1890’s Antique Damier Steamer Trunk~Owned by Abraham Lincoln’s Granddaughter! Image…

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Dior Couture: Simply the Best

I absolutely can not get enough of the images from John Galliano’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show from Monday. Stunning is an understatement–these clothes are pure art and are totally inspired. Galliano’s reference was the fashion illustrations of René Gruau, Dior’s iconic advertising creative director during the 1940s and ’50s. His work was punctuated by light and shade, as well as pencil marks and color washes. Galliano recreated the effect with layer upon layer of graduated tulle, fantastic makeup, and cartoon-like…

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Notable Necklaces

I think Mandy Moore looks adorable here promoting her new Disney movie Tangled. Her sweet Paule Ka LBD only needs two strong accessories–fabulous red satin heels and a multi-strand pearl and diamond necklace (that I’m assuming is vintage). Some people might look at this necklace and think ‘old’, but Mandy did it just right. Her not-too-perfect topknot is just the right hair for her age, and she wisely stays minimal on the makeup and other jewelry. Think pearls and crystals…

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Golden Globes '11: What We Loved

Because New York City is my hometown, I had two special events to look forward to yesterday: the Jets taking on the Patriots and then the Golden Globes. Funny enough, I found myself yelling at the TV during both broadcasts, but for very different reasons. Since this isn’t really the place for a sports breakdown, I’ll use this post to talk exclusively about the Globes. My absolute favorite looks are listed here, with a little explanation as to why they…

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Look of the Day: Blake Lively

One look at Blake Lively at the National Board of Review Gala last night in NYC and I was starstruck. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes an outfit feels completely fresh, very of-the-moment, and just has that ‘oh!’ factor. My eye was first drawn to the gorgeous pop of turquoise jewelry against her purple Marchesa dress. If this pairing doesn’t convince you to immediately try the two colors together, I don’t know what will. Plus, it’s a great reminder that…

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Hello, Sailor?

Stripes can be terrifying to women, mainly because we were always told to avoid horizontal stripes in order to look as svelte as possible. So what’s a lady to do when these symmetrical lines are back in a big way? Style.com is “In the Mood For: Stripes” this week, and I have to agree that the look is showing up everywhere. Whether you’re feeling preppy or just a bit avant garde, stripes can convey totally different styles. If you’re not…

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Friday Favorites: The Sartorialist documentary

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5NgG5koPZU&feature=player_embedded#!] I get tons of fashion inspiration from the man-on-the-street blog The Sartorialist, so I was excited to see a short documentary on the blogger himself, Scott Schuman. It’s really nice to hear more about his process as well as seeing him in action in New York City. I feel so lucky to live here in NYC where there are style trailblazers everywhere you look. Not so lucky in your own hometown? The Sartorialist is a perfect way to get…

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First Finds: Zagliani

If you haven’t heard of Zagliani before, we’re really excited to introduce you to this unusual, but beautiful, handbag line. Created by an entrepreneurial dermatologist who figured there must be other ways to use his workplace techniques, the collection fuses exotic skins and silicone to create a whole new genre of luxury. Intrigued yet? Here’s the story: Mauro Orietti-Carella had the novel idea to apply the same concept of Botox on people to the animal skin of bags. Once injected with…

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Tom Ford: He's baaaaack!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItfhi7cclc&feature=player_embedded#!] It’s hard not to love Tom Ford if  you are a fashion devotee. From his impeccable personal style (hello, gorgeous!) to his stints at Gucci and YSL, Ford has always pushed the envelope in terms of high glamour. Since 2007, gents have been lucky enough to have access to Ford’s eponymous menswear line — full of perfectly tailored suits and unusual prints — but women have been pining for his return to ready-to-wear. Luckily, the wait is over. Back…

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