Friday, September 20, 2013

Ta Ta For Now.

Illustration by Izah Zenou | Henri Bendel

Cheers to the weekend mes amis - next week LPB will be back with a slew of hautness. Get ready! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Seeing Plaid (& Skins Too) !

Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood, Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture,   Anja Rubik in Anthony Vacarello
 Getty Images
I have been seeing PLAID ever since the Met Gala - that timeless print  will forever be in VOGUE (pun intended) & this fall I plain to plaid it out all season. 

Top From Left: JUNYA WATANABE contrast sleeve jacket $1,837 FARFETCH.COM; FAUSTO PUGLISI Tartan Bomber With Embroidered Leather Sleeves $14,285 MODAOPERANDI.COM; ALEXANDER MCQUEEN mandarin collar pleated tunic $1,480 FARFETCH.COM; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Anita 85 buckled tartan pumps $1,395 NET-A-PORTER.COMFAUSTO PUGLISI Embroidered Panelled Tartan Wool Crepe Skirt $11,760  MODAOPERANDI.COMVALENTINO Studded leather army boots $1,495 NET-A-PORTER.COM;  ALEXANDER WANG Sigrid cutout-heel leather knee boots $995 NET-A-PORTER.COM
Leather and Plaid is a perfect combo and these haute little finds need to come home to me! 

Top From Left: EQUIPMENT contrast plaid signature blouse $265 FARFETCH.COM  3.1 PHILLIP LIM plaid color block dress $650 FARFETCH.COM;  SEA NEW YORK ruffled blouse $285 FARFETCH.COM ; JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARCONS  patchwork jean $815 FARFETCH.COM ; CURRENT/ELLIOTT tartan print jean $248 FARFETCH.COMMSGM plaid trouser $420 FARFETCH.COM;  Alaïa Animal-print calf hair and suede ankle boots $2,320 NET-A-PORTER.COMSimone Rocha Leopard-print calf hair platform pumps $1,100 NET-A-PORTER.COM ; Charlotte Olympia The Dolly suede slingbacks $855 NET-A-PORTER.COM

These looks are spot on daytime plaid perfection - say that 5x fast.  Color blocking was so yesterday- mon petites, it's all about a haute plaid mash up...  What prints are you mad for ? 


Time for me to put my big girl PANTS on.... and I know the just want to wear! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chauffeured Pursuits: What's Driving You?

Mon petites, I can honestly say that I have lived my life thus far with passion, tenacity and just enough resilience to not give up after the constant hurdles, obstacles  and set backs along the way - much like a high-octane motor vehicle. Most enthusiasts can vividly recall the significant instance when they realized their passions.  I too can remember the moment I fell in love with la mode, I was little girl going through countless fashion and collections magazines while my grandmother would hand sew on beads to the  incalculable wedding gowns for her clients. It was those occasions where I would collect the scraps of the beautiful fabrics and envision a glamorous dream (usually on my barbies but that is another post altogether). Fast forward a few years and here I am steering my way through life as a fashion stylist \ costume designer living my fantasy on my terms. While I wish I could share that it has been an effortless journey down a magnificent terrain - it has involved roadblocks, detours, diversions and just about every setback one can incur along the way. 

Behind the scene shot from a spread I styled for L'Officiel Ukraine.
Photo Courtesy of C.Cantave | La PETITE Blog 
This drive I have for creating beauty is such a desire that words never seem to suffice,  this passion, fervency of zeal and fanaticism has literally kept me going after the long , sometimes hazardous expedition that ensues when going after your dreams.   I’m sure it is easy to conform, follow the pack but I am certain the odyssey to figuring out what you truly want out of life is the greatest voyage one can experience. Like the all-new Nissan Versa® Note™ my exuberant quest for creating a world of beauty has fueled my life and trust me it’s worth it! 

Another Behind the scenes shot from a spread I styled for BG Magazine.
Photo Courtesy of C.Cantave | La PETITE Blog 

Much like the Nissan Versa® Note™, my drive and vigor stems from my those bygone days of my childhood, the nonstop fascination of beauty and the need to create will keep me focused on my course in life. Like any pilgrimage to one’s own Elysium we can sit back and be chauffeured with the hope we will get to our Mecca. No, mon petites we have to grab those keys and get moving! With its outstanding MPG, advanced technology and ample cargo capacity, the all-new Nissan Versa® Note™ is designed to be the perfect partner in your pursuit to do more of what you love. The all-new Nissan Versa® Note™.  Your Door to More™.  Mon petites, what’s driving you? 

Compensation was provided by Nissan via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nissan.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LBD FILES: Must Have Frocks


Mon petites, the old adage "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress." said from the Kaiser himself —  Karl Lagerfeld rings true. From a night out on the town with your girls to a haute date experience with your paramour wearing an ulta sexy LBD is usually the answer. From Mrs. Timberlake and Carter respectfully to The Only Girl in World Rihanna there's a plethora of ways one can dress up a LBD to perfection. Here are a few options worthy enough to be in your wardrobe! 

From Left: Emilio Pucci Metallic Dress With Lace Overlay $2,849 - MYTHERESA.COM;  Alessandra Rich Ankle-Length Lace Dress $2,517- MYTHERESA.COMVERSACE one sleeve lace cocktail dress $3,230 - FARFETCH.COM

From Left:ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Embellished wool-crepe dress $2,460
 ; MARKUS LUPFER Sequin-paneled merino wool dress $575 -  ; THE ROW Hunting stretch-jersey dress $580

From Left: BALMAIN structured wrap dress $2,908 - FARFETCH.COMSaint Laurent Ruched Silk Dress $5,626 - MYTHERESA.COMMUGLER calfskin leather dress $10,395 - FARFETCH.COM