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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Glimpse into the Past

Whenever I travel, I always make a point to visit the local antique shops. During my recent trip to Missouri, I was fortunate enough to come across an antique mall called Forever Antiques located in Farmington. The advantage to visiting an antique mall is that these large showrooms typically represent many (often times hundreds of) unique dealers in their own individually leased spaces. As I explored the endless aisles of vintage collectibles, I was in awe of how much history each piece held and how at one time, these items belonged to someone that lived several decades or even a century ago. These rare treasures truly give us a glimpse into the past. Photos by: Style-Haus

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leather, Spikes and Studs

Leather, spikes and studs, worn individually or together, these elements lend an edgy look to any ensemble. Whether your style inspiration is biker babe, rocker or sleek sophistication, the mix of leather and/or metal embellishments are key elements to achieve these looks.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ode to Chanel

Since 1909, Chanel has revolutionized fashion by establishing itself as a symbol of sophistication, luxury and elegance. Chanel is a fashion institution, widely recognized for its haute couture, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics and accessories. Chanel's popularity and influence, which spans across all age groups, has led to worldwide demand for its iconic style . As shown in this photos, it's undeniable Chanel adds an element of timeless elegance to any look. Fun fact: Chanel's signature quilted fabric/leather was inspired by the jackets of jockeys. Image credit: Jak and Jil, Stockholm Streetstyle

I wanted to extend a big "THANK YOU" to Karolina of KcomeKarolina for the fabulous CSN giveaway where I was announced the lucky winner! I'm so excited and can't wait to redeem my promotion code. Thanks again Karolina! I'm a regular visitor of Karolina's blog for her style filled posts. Check her blog out here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rock Royalty

Fashion and rock and roll have always seemed to gravitate towards one another. And so it would be no surprise that Georgia Jagger (18), Daisy Lowe (21) and Amber Le Bon (21), all daughters born into rock and roll royalty, naturally ended up in front of the camera lens. Georgia Jagger, daughter of legendary musician Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and model Jerry Hall, appeared most recently in Hudson jean ads, Versace, Chanel Resort and has even graced the cover of November 2010 Harper's Bazaar. Daughter of vocalist/musician turned fashion designer Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Daisy Lowe, boasts a portfolio that includes campaigns for Mango, DKNY, Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Amber Le Bon, daughter of Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran and model Yasmin Le Bon, has modeled for Moschino, River Island and was featured in Playing Fashion's October 2010 edition. While they come from a lineage of rock icons and famous models, these young ladies are making a mark in their own right.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cover Wars: November 2010

Many of you are probably already enjoying your November issues. For those that don't subscribe or haven't picked up the latest copy, included in this post are some of the international November covers of issues currently available at newstands. Which magazine(s) are you most eager to pore over?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashion Meets Technology

After the release of the iPad in April 2010, Apple created a frenzy among consumers; selling 3 million iPads in 80 days. The demand for this sleek computer tablet with its signature sleek Apple design, prompted many designers and fashion houses to introduce accompanying luxe iPad cases. Designer Top Set from top left to right: Burberry $475, Yves Saint Laurent $795, Chanel $1,555, Salvatore Ferragamo $390, Oscar de la Renta $290, Louis Vuitton $390. For those where couture cases are not within the budget, there are some fashionable affordable options available as well. Bottom Set from top left to bottom: Acme Skinny Sleeve $29.99, Incase Neoprene Sleeve Plus $39.95, Hard Candy Bubble Sleeve $49.95, Case Logic Herringbone Case $29.99. Credits: Designer cases originally featured in Harper's Bazaar article here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fierce Footwear

You might recognize this designer's shoes from my earlier Shoe Gallery post. Raphael Young made his debut in 2007 and three years later is opening his flagship store on the famous rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris. Since his debut, Raphael has quietly created a name for himself with his highly innovative and architectural designs. He was mentored by his uncle, Alexandre Narcy, who was known as the principle shoe designer for Yves Saint Laurent. Raphael credits his uncle for grooming him to be the designer he is today. With innate talent and passion for footwear, he has creates shoes that are exquisitely crafted, incorporating space age designs and sculpted heels. Fun Fact: He had a brief stint in the Navy before pursuing his dream to be a shoe designer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Masquerade, à la Vogue Paris

French Vogue celebrated its 90th Anniversary last week by hosting a decadent masquerade fête held at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo in Paris, France. The grand affair was attended by some of the most high profile and influential figures in the fashion scene. Supermodels, celebrities and designers alike wore masks inspired by the Eyes Wide Shut theme; some more disguised than others. The event was glamourous, provocative and dramatic...true to French Vogue form. Image Source: Wireimage, Wenn, Vogue Paris Oct 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Napa Getaway

Napa Valley is located approximately 55 miles North of San Francisco and known worldwide as a food and wine mecca for travelers. There are over 400 wineries and the Valley boasts several Michelin Star restaurants to please the most finicky diners. With it being a short distance away, I try to plan a trip once a year and this past weekend was my opportunity to indulge in food, wine and relaxation. The landscape and scenery is breathtaking to say the least, which presented the perfect opportunity to practice my photography. When in Northern California, I highly recommend spending a few days or more to explore the beautiful Wine Country. Image credit: Style-Haus

Friday, October 1, 2010

Celeb Style Sightings

Some celebs never cease to impress me with their instinctive sense of style. Pulling off chic looks becomes second nature to these style icons. Here are some recent celeb sightings to kick start the weekend... p.s. I love how some of the celebs are accompanied by an entourage of handlers. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone hold your umbrella?
Image Source: Zimbio