Tuesday, May 27, 2014

the new look: coordinates.

when i was a teenager, i would go shopping with my mom and she would dress my brother in garanimals, clothing that was built on the idea of matching sets. it's something that i rediscovered when i was shopping for my first office job, and you had to wear suits (yes, i did wear coordinates from macy's that were 2 or 3 for $99). it's an idea that seemingly died out, at least as far as i was concerned, until the past few years when matching sets have become de riguer. so in the interest of what goes around comes back around, i've pulled out this early aughts colorblock calvin klein silk jersey set that looks like a dress. and while i've enjoyed wearing the pieces separately, it's never as good as when they're together.

calvin klein collection top and skirt (check out some other coordinating sets below), alexander wang pumps, céline clutch (similar here and here), forever 21 hoops, jewelmint (similar), céline (similar), eddie borgo and hermés bracelets; dannijo and gorjana rings

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Models in Cannes 2014

1 Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sasha Luss, Daria Strokous all in Roberto Cavalli at Roberto Cavalli Dinner Party in CannesJacquelyn Jablonski, Sasha Luss, Daria Strokous in Roberto Cavalli

 79946598Natasha Poly in a Oscar De La Renta dress and Salvatore Ferragamo sandals. 
Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic

 3 a3Natasha Poly in Roberto Cavalli

 4 Izabel Goulart in Roberto Cavalli (2)at Roberto Cavalli Dinner Party in CannesIzabel Goulart in Roberto Cavalli

 493584851FB00167_amfAR_s_21Alessandra Ambrosio in Roberto Cavalli 
Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage

 6Toni Garrn wears  Barbara Casasola (left) and Elie Saab and de Grisogono jewelry (right).

 7 Rosie Huntington Whiteley at Roberto Cavalli Dinner Party in CannesRosie Huntington Whiteley in Roberto Cavalli

 8Coco Rocha and Natasha Poly in Roberto Cavalli suits

 9 Liu Wen in Roberto Cavalli at Roberto Cavalli Dinner Party in CannesLiu Wen in Roberto Cavalli

 99 Chanel Iman at Roberto Cavalli Dinner Party in CannesChanel Iman in Roberto Cavalli

 489651785JL00009_Saint_LaurIsabeli Fontana in a Tufi Duek dress and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.
Uncredited photos courtesy of the respective brands.

I loooove Liu Wen`s 1920-inspired dress! So sexy & glamorous but still very classy.

What is your favourite dress? Which model looked best in hers?

Friday, May 23, 2014

the vanity fair international best-dressed list.

a month ago, i started entering photos in the vanity fair international best-dressed challenge, and it was a nice surprise to find that one of my looks was tapped as an editor's pick for the week of may 15th. i've been reading the best-dressed issue for as long as i can remember, not only to see who is chosen, but also to check out the features on the most influential names in fashion. i love that now the list includes fashion professionals and originals as well as couples and siblings. some of my favorite style icons are pictured here, and it's a honor to have amy fine collins and reinaldo herrera, the two main keepers of the list, choose me as an editor's pick. i'd love if you could vote for me (click on the heart of your favorite looks) so i can possibly earn a spot in the september print issue—i'm continually adding new looks to my profile so please keep checking back.

if you're in the u.s., have a wonderful long weekend!

photos via perryhagopian.com, lamodelmamafia, thekingofnice.blogspot.com, nymag, harper's bazaar, fabsugar

Cannes 2014 (2/4): De Grisogono Diamond Jewelry On The Red Carpet

Natasha Poly wears earrings studded wih amethysts and rubies from the 'Melody of Colours' collection.   

2Cara Delevingne wears a de Grisogono necklace on her back. 

3Zoe Saldana wears gold earrings studded with white diamonds.   

4Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears rose-gold earrings with white diamonds from the 'Gocce' collection and a rose-gold ring studded with brown diamonds.   

5Kelly Rutherford wears de Grisogono creoles.   

6Zoe Saldana wears yellow-gold earrings with a big yellow diamond and black diamonds from the 'High Jewelry' collection. 
7Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears emerald earrings.   

8Amber Heard wears de Grisogono earrings.   

9Freida Pinto wears earrings studded with white diamonds from the 'High Jewllery' collection.   

  99Sharon Stone wears earrings studded with rubies and two white diamonds from the High Jewellery' collection.

Photos courtesy of de Grisogono.   
OMG how adorable is Cara`s banana-monkey necklace!?! I love Natasha`s earrings, too.

What are your favourite pieces of jewelry?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

the new look: into the pale.

when it warms up, it just feels natural to gravitate towards lighter colors. so last week when the temperatures rose, i reached for this henley tunic dress from zara in the palest of peaches. it was also a no-brainer to pair it with a similarly pale bag and...those valentino flats again.

hope you're having a great week!

zara dress (available in-store), valentino flats, alexander wang bag (love this one too), proenza schouler sunglasses, dior earrings (similar), jewelmint (similar) and sabine bracelets, vita fede and alex mika rings

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cannes 2014 (1/4): Best Of Actresses On The Red Carpet

42-58667902Aishwarya Rai in Roberto Cavalli 
  Photo © Crystal/Splash News/Corbis
 2 Gong Li Roberto CavalliGong Li in Roberto Cavalli
 3 Freida Pinto - Saint Laurent premiere - SGP nude-farbene Satin High Heels mit Plateau von SALVATORE FERRAGAMOFreida Pinto in Michael Kors and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes
Photo: SPG
 4 Hofit Golan Swarovski_V&R partyHofit Golan Swarovski attending the Swarovski / Viktor&Rolf Party 
Photo: Swarovski
 79957087Zhang Ziyi wearing Rubin Singer and a Salvatore Ferragamo bag 
Photo:ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
489785805FB00107_The_SearchAishwarya Rai in Roberto Cavalli 
Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images
 7 Swarovski_V&R partySwarovski /Viktor & Rolf party
Photo: Swarovski
 8 Paz Vega Swarovski_V&R partyPaz Vegain Pamela Rolland and Salvatore Ferragamo
Photo: Swarovski
 COLLEGE OPEN AIRGong Li in Roberto Cavalli  
   Uncredited photos are property of the respective brands.  
What`s your favourite dress and which actress looked the most graceful?

the new look: pledge your allegiance.

last year when lpd first came out with the designer tees, there were only a few (philo, tisci, margiela), but i was holding out for a nicolas ghesquière one, even though he hadn't been working for almost a year. i had followed fashion before he came onto the scene, but there was something about how he worked at balenciaga—mixing the old with the new, the street with the couture—that was truly inspiring. i was finally able to get one from net-a-porter right before fashion week in september, where the tee made it's debut at the tibi show (and coincidentally when i met designer ben fainlight). it's a cool way to show your allegiance to your favorite designer—lots more have been added, including "olsen."

acne studios leather jacket, lpd new york t-shirt, asos skirt (old, see some more black and white colorblock skirts i'm loving below), vince pumps (now 33%; also in whitemushroom and taupe), céline clutch, honestly wtf x bauble bar necklace, jewelmint (similar), eddie borgo, céline (similar), and hermés bracelets, linda farrow x alexander wang sunglasses, bauble bar c/o and noir rings

photos by dan johnson