Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seen: Ashley Tisdale

23-year-old Ashley Tisdale looked cute in a black sleeveless top with bright blue pants, neon fringe sandals, and her celebrity shades, sashaying past awaiting paparazzi.

Noticed: Rihanna

Pop star and fashionista Rihanna donned a art inspired frock to party out in LA last night.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Top It Off: The Michaela Flannel by BB Dakota

Fall '08 will be a season of many a plaid (more on that later) and The Michaela Flannel by edgy BB Dakota is a great piece to start with. Featuring three-quarter sleeves and an overall feminine fit with a large plaid consisting of blue, red, green, and black. These details keep the button-down chic and versatile. For a more casual, sporty look try adding a black or dark denim skinnys and a pair of sneakers (Nike Dunks would work magically). Accessories like a charm bracelet or headband will keep the outfit modern and cute. If glam is more your style don't fret! Tuck this plaid number into denim trousers, then add a skinny belt, heels, and gold hoops. Good to go!

Available at ($40.00)

Seen: Lauren Conrad

Reality starlet and fashion designer Lauren Conrad was spotted out running errands in West Hollywood August 13th. Lauren donned her summer staple high-waisted skirt and mixed it with a black satin pair of flats and a Chanel handbag. You will soon be able to catch Lauren and her Hills co-stars in all new episodes beginning on August 18th on MTV.

Oh Baby, Baby: Isla Fisher

Actress Isla Fisher was spotted out for a stroll with her 10-month-old baby Olive, enjoying the beautiful weather in Westwood, California. The adorable mommy/daughter pair sported matching red tops and denim shorts.

Fierce Flats: Blue Drea Flat by 12TH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT

Flats are definitely here to stay and pointy toe flats are whats chic now. Made of patterned silk resembling a mix between ikat and florals, these flats will add effortless sophistication to the simplest of outfits. Rich Girl suggests pairing these funky flats with a pair of dark denim skinnys, a white v-neck tee, a black fitted blazer and a long gold necklace.
Available at Revolve Clothing ($224.00)

Noticed: Cassie

Model and R&B songstress Cassie was spotted out in NYC in head to toe black and one of Fall '08 hottest trends, feathers!

Seen: Chanel Iman Plus More

It-girl model Chanel Iman was spotted in New York City for a taping of the Tyra Banks Show. The model helped celebrate the success of the historic all Black issue of Vogue Italia. The episode is scheduled to air on September 11, 2008 on "Tyra".

Models Chanel Iman, Veronica Webb, Noemie Lenoir, Selita Ebanks, Beverly Johnson and others joined Tyra to celebrate in NYC.

Fab Fit: Lake Bell

Stunning actress Lake Bell rocked a sweet, retro look at the Downtown Film Festival premiere of In Search of a Midnight Kiss. The actress broke up her cranberry monochromatic look consisting of an American Apparel skirt and vintage Carven top with a blue vintage belt, chocolate Ferragamo pumps and a two-tone clutch by Kara Ross. Now this is how you do retro right!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Trend: Skinny Belts

Skinny, thin belts couldn't possibly be bigger for Fall 2008. These skinny belts although subtle, can pack a powerful punch of color or texture to your outfit. Available in a myriad of prints, solids, textures, and skins, these belts can be found in a variety of price points. As seen on the runway, skinny belts work well over cardigans, skirts, loose dresses, with trousers, and of course jeans. Skinny belts are an easy trend to wear that work flawlessly with most of your closet finds. Here is some of the best!

From top to bottom: Forever 21, Old Navy, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Robert Rodriguez, J.Crew, Leatherock, Linea Pelle, Old Navy, Louis Vuitton, MICHAEL by Michael Kors, D&G, Forever 21, Jack Rabbit, J.Crew

I Gotta Have You: Modern Art Skirt by Trina Turk

With a multitude of both full skirts and short high waisted skirts infiltrating the retail masses it's special when one truly catches your eye. The bold colored swatches of art over soft shimmering sateen heighten the appeal of the vibrant skirt. A flattering silhouette with unpressed pleating adds soft volume that almost anyone can wear comfortably. For a uber fashionable look add a solid dark tee, black opaque tights, and round-toe suede pumps. You can play it safe with all black and let the skirt be the star, or you can add one other bright piece to keep the look a bit more youthful and fun.
Available at ($228.00)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Luna Knee Length Knit Dress by Forever 21

A fabulous find, this sweater knit dress by Forever 21 is a piece that works the transition of seasons extremely well. This simple colorblock dress will pair beautifully with beige pumps or flat boots. A gold dainty necklace would also be a great addition to the scoopneck top. The waist tie bow is removable, leaving the option of adding your own belt. With its neutral coloring, this dress is a fashionable buy you won't regret. Go get it!
Available at Forever 21 ($19.80)

Top It Off: Love Zebra Tee by Ruby Republic

This Love Zebra Tee by Ruby Republic is major. It will be perfect for topping off a pair of grey or black skinnys or layering come fall. The vintage tee will not only look cool with a bit of distressing, but feel amazingly soft to the touch. The bold zebra graphic provides a solid contrast and a sweet message. Pair it with skinnys, flat boots, and a textured beanie for a comfortable, hipster look.

Available at Ruby Republic ($45.00)

Seen: Eva Longoria Parker & Hayden Panettiere

Actresses Eva Longoria Parker and Hayden Panettiere attended the Whalemen Foundation's Benefit hosted by Hayden at Eva's restaurant Beso on August 10, 2008 in Hollywood.

Cover Me: Tyra Banks for Harper's Bazaar

Tyra Banks reprises the role of covergirl for the lovely September 2008 cover of fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Tyra also poses as Michelle Obama in the feature spread.

Seen: Rihanna & Chris Brown

R&B superstar Chris Brown and girlfriend Rihanna touched down in her native Barbados this weekend. Rihanna wore a vintage Mickey Mouse tee with dark skinnys, a striped vest, and black Louboutins.

Oh Baby, Baby: Jessica Alba

Actress and new mommy Jessica Alba was spotted carrying baby Honor Marie to a doctor's appointment in L.A..

Cover Me: Keira Knightley for Vogue

British actress Keira Knightley graces the uber-important September 2008 issue of Vogue Magazine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Party Shoes: Christian Louboutin Very Brode Pumps

Elegant beyond words, the Very Brode Pumps by Mr. Louboutin are nothing short of wearable art. Made of fushia suede with intricate embroidery in contrasting black, these peep-toes demand attention while exuding grace. Add a striking pop of color to a little black dress with these fabulous pumps, and set out to paint the town fuchia!

Available at Net-A-Porter ($1,095.00)

Cover Me: Victoria's Secret Ladies for GQ Magazine

Victoria's Secret models, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart cover the September 2008's cover of GQ Magazine.

Seen: Vanessa & Angela Simmons

Fashionistas, Angela and Vanessa Simmons stepped out in style to attend Vanessa's birthday party at Corio on August 3, 2008 in NYC.

Fashion News: America's Next Top Model Promo Picture

Season 11 of Tyra Banks hit show, America's Next Top Model, returns early next month with this promotional picture being released. A little over the top, no?

Star Fashion Faves: The Maxi Dress

With only weeks of summer left, starlets everywhere are owning this summer trend and stepping out in a plethora of maxi dresses. Sophisticated, and dare we say easy to wear, the maxi dress provides elegance, versatility, and comfort in one garment. Available in a multitude of colors, prints, cuts, and price-points, this trend is one to shine in, the stars sure are.

Cover Me: Rihanna for InStyle Magazine

Emerging fashion icon Rihanna graces the cover of August 2008's InStyle magazine.

Noticed: Rihanna

Trendsetter Rihanna was spotted in a chic ensemble consisting of skinnys, a white tank, gladiator heels, sunnies, an armful of bangles, and a fabulous ethnic inspired scarf.

Jeans: Earnest Sewn Grace Pintuck Classic Wide Leg Jean

Add a sensible pair of jeans to your denim rotation with this pair by Earnest Sewn. The Grace Pintuck Classic Wide Leg Jean features front and back pintucking details on dark rinse denim. The tailored fit provides a more streamlined jean, perfect for evening or casual Fridays at the office. Definitely booty-flattering, button-tab welt pockets on the back are my favorite feature. Add a button-down shirt, skinny belt, and great pair of heels for a hip, put together look.

Available at ($232.00)