Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Right now Alexander Wang & Proenza Schouler are my favorite! Both are young, innovative, and create insanely wearable pieces. I’m so inspired by them going after what they want and not waiting until they’re “grown up”
If you could come back as a dress, what would it be?
Something colorful and feminine yet a bit of a fashion risk. Probably a dress like Michelle Williams’ 06 Oscar’s Vera Wang dress. I have a penchant for yellow!
If you could come back as a model, who would it be?
One of the 90’s supermodel legends like Christy Turlington.
If you could come back with someone else’s body, whose would it be?
I adore Rachel Bilson’s petite frame! She looks like a doll in everything she wears.
I have the worst sweet tooth! Cupcakes and ice cream are my guilty pleasures.. and I probably indulge more often than I should!
Who are your fantasy dinner-party guests?
Carine Roitfeld, Edward Cullen, Mary- Kate Olsen, Edith Head, and Diane von Furstenburg.
Fantasy celebrity one-night stand?
Adam Brody! I still haven’t given up on him since the O.C. days!
Favorite place to have a drink?
A pina colada at a tiki bar at the beach! Mmmm paradise!
What can’t you travel without?
Something to read! I will die of boredom without reading material.
Last book you read?
“It’s Called Break-Up because It’s Broken” by Greg Berendht (the guy who wrote “He’s Just Not That Into You”. It seriously changed my life. I reallyyy recommend it to anyone recovering from a painful breakup.
At age seven, you wanted to be…
An actress! I was in an acting troupe & singing lessons. I wanted nothing more than to be in movies or the next big girl pop group! I’ve always wanted to do something creative
What’s the thing you find easiest to forgive?
When people are truly sorry for what they’ve done
What’s the thing you find impossible to forgive?
Cheating significant others. No one worth your time should hurt you like that!
Like I said above, I have an unreasonable addiction to Starbucks. (I’m actually sitting there as I write this!) I also love nothing more than sleeping in reallyyyyy late.
Favorite place to shop?
I love vintage stores for finding something really unique that no one else has. I run into Forever 21 for a quick item every now an then. I love looking at the displays and pretty clothes in stores like Bloomingales & Neiman Marcus but admittedly don’t do much buying!
Favorite place to shop online?
Online boutiques like shopbop.com, chickdowntown.com and nasty gal vintage! It’s amazing how much an online vs. Brick and mortar store can hold!
Whose diary would you most like to read?
Anna Wintour! She’s such a private person with such an envied job!
If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
A mechanically operated closet & computer that creates outfits like me like Cher’s in Clueless. Would that not be amazing??!
Who are your favorite furniture designers?
Eames! His furniture his decades old and still looks so modern! My gramma actually owns a lounge chair that I’m super envious of.
I wouldn’t trade anything for my yellow truck! It’s so ME! Bright and fun and stands out on the road. Plus I can see above all the other cars which comes in handy when you’re as tiny as me!
What was your childhood nickname?
My dad used to call me “Laurney Toons”? haha
When and where are you happiest?
At fashion shows! I really feel like I’m in my element. I can’t help but be insanely happy surrounded by beautiful clothes and stylish people! It's an intoxicating atmosphere.
What piece of art would you most like to own?
I love Salvador Dali’s painting, Meditative Rose
What are your favorite vacation spots?
The North Shore of Hawaii (I’d loveee to live there someday), Paris, Tuscany, and my grandparent’s lake house in Wisconsin.
Most treasured possession?
My pictures. Things that I really can’t put a price on.
Favorite fictional character?
Blair Waldorf in the Gossip Girl books!
If you had another profession beside your own, what would it be?
I will be the happiest girl alive to work in the fashion industry in any facet when I get older. I’d really love to own a boutique slash coffee shop and hand pick vintage items for it and other beautiful labels!
What current trends would you like to see disappear?
Not a fan of the dresses with banded stretchy hems on the bottom. They’re just not flattering on anyone!
I love my black leather jacket I splurged on in Italy. I feel like a female version of James Dean in it!
Follow your heart.
Let the negative things people say break your spirit!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I would not mind taking a walk in Oliva Palermo's sky high platforms one bit! The City's resident "mean girl" has been looking super chic lately. I'm a big fan of her always polished style, although I suppose you should expect nothing else from a social scenester. I love this menswear inspired look on her; though I have no idea how much walking one could withstand in NYC wearing those gorgeous (albeit painful) heels!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Ah, I'm really excited about this post! I love any opportunity to give back to the readers. These are some of my current obsessions for summer:
- Embroidered Tunic: It can easily be taken from the beach to the streets. Throw it on over a bathing suit for a dressier look to grab lunch or hit up some local shops.
- Floral Top: The floral design is super trendy this summer, ruffles add a feminine touch, and is flattering on every body type. (read below on details on how to win this blouse!)
- Boyfriend Shorts: I have a pair that I've been living in lately. Choose a loose fit for a slouchy look and pair with a tucked in tank & long necklace.
- Turquoise Jewelry: I'm accumulating so much turquoise! I love piling on all my bracelets, or sporting my chandelier earrings solo for a bold look.
So, here's the details on winning the silk B.B. Dakota top from ChickDowntown.com! Make sure to check out their store they've got a terrific selection of dresses, tops, denim, and accessories from designers like Alice & Olivia, Lorick, Black Halo Dresses, and Elizabeth and James.
All you need to do to win is leave a comment below telling me 3 things on your wishlist this summer. A winner will be picked at random. Unforunately it's only open to US & Canada residents (sorry!) The giveaway ends in 2 Weeks on June 2nd. I'm looking forward to reading your answers!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I tried out Dove's Go Fresh Burst Body Wash & Soap and loved the yummy nectarine & whiteinger scent. It was not overpoweringly sweet like some can be. It had a thick texture & a nice bubbly lather. The pricetag is "recessionista-friendly" as well!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Photo from Quiksilver Women's Blog
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.
This has sort of been my latest outlook on life! Taking life for the adventure that it is & enjoying each day :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Even though Chanel just showed their Cruise collection a mere hours ago in Venice, Italy, WWD already has images up & twitterers were giving live updates! Such a fast paced fashion world we live in; I love it! The clothes are absolutely gorgeous and so ornate. There is an obvious thirties inspiration with the Paul Poiret-eqsue lines of the clothing, layered necklaces, and curly cropped wigs.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fulfulled my retail therapy urge yesterday at Marshalls in their CUBE section which is like a boutique within the store. I scored this adorable black & white gingham shirt dress for $16 and studded stilettos for only $15 (two of my favorite summer trends)! I switched from gladiator sandals during the day to my new heels at night. I paired the look with pouty pink lipstick!
A close-up of the new shoes; They're just the perfect mix of punky and pretty!
I think it's so funny how people are just discovering how great discount stores can be while I've been getting good deals in them forever! It's a great place to shop when you need a new summer outfit but don't want to blow your budget. Call me a shopaholic but there's no better feeling than getting a really good deal on cute clothes:)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
How happy and in love does Kate Bosworth look? She looks carefree & cute in her vintage looking romper and sandals & the eternally chic wayfarer sunglasses. It doesn't hurt having an equally as stylish boyfriend either! Ah, Where are you my stylish summer fling counterpart?
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I'd hardly refer to myself as a "jetsetter" considering my travels are usually in coach not first class or on family vacations instead of carribean islands. But, I really love the term and the images of glamour and luxury it evokes! Traveling is one of my favorite pastimes. I'm anxiously counting down the days until I leave for my study abroad trip! (and saving up my paychecks for some international splurges!)
One of the most common issues people run into while traveling whether an experienced first class passenger or a first time flier is what to wear on board and in the airport. Comfort is key, although there are much more stylish options than sweats and a zip-up hoodie!
- A lightweight sundress made out of jersey material will travel well & stay wrinkle free.
- A cozy pair of flats in case you need to dash across the airport to make a connecting flight.
- A sleeping mask comes in handy during daytime flights; a nap can help you adjust to time changes.
- Scarves are great if the air conditioning on board is too high, or your hair gets flat and you need something to tie it back with.
- Smith's rosebud salve is perfect for dry skin from traveling it can be used on everything from hands to lips!
What are your travel essentials?