Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was looking for a bit of excitement after the calming effect of the Rena Lange Trunk Show. So I stepped into the Shoe Department.
See the latest Christian Louboutin creation on the left (this design was formerly a bootie in the Winter Collections), and the geometric cutouts on the suede Chanel wedge heel! I guarantee these styles will be copied by the more affordable labels soon.
I saw the African Safari influence that seems popular this springtime. The khaki and tribal outfits were all over the March Vogue issue.
This jacket had slimming detail down the front seams and would look great with cream slacks.
This shirt dress was on snake print fabric. That made it slightly edgier than the usual khaki version.
All-in-all, nothing outrageous, but wearable couture.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I used to travel every week, and even now, frequently travel overnight once a month. You don't have to sacrifice your beauty routine even with the new, restrictive baggage rules:
- Next time you are replenishing your skin care products at the Department Store, ask for samples that suit your skin
- You can get samples of your make-up too: foundation, eyeshadows, blush, lipstick, mascara - all in travel sizes
- The perfume counter also gives sample sizes of your scents. It's great not to have to carry a heavy bottle that spills.
- If you like scented candles while you take a bath in the hotel tub, there are 2" versions of scented candles. Just wrap it in tissue paper first before rolling a belt or socks around it in your luggage.
So don't be shy. Ask for those samples! The sales staff are happy to give it away.
Monday, February 22, 2010
If you like what Lucky editors call "Posh Eclectic", see this fun mix of textures to keep you warm on your apres-ski gatherings. I just like anything that evokes Dr. Zhivago.
- The bell-sleeve knit turtleneck echoes the A-line leather skirt
- The silk sash makes the furry vest less bulky
- Suede boots with metal buckles and fur trim add interest
- Top it with a classic, shearling pillbox hat
This look can work for almost all body types. If you are very petite, just watch the proportions of the skirt and boots so it doesn't look granny-ish.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
In the meantime, enjoy Winter Break for those in the Northern Hemisphere, and enjoy the Winter Olympics for those around the world!
Posted by The Foolish Aesthete at 8:18 AM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
While I left with a pet-approved furry bolero, what caught my attention was the prevalence of hardware in the shop. See the studded pashminas below. There were studded everythings.
More unique items were the handmade silver jewelry from Greece and the metallic, embellished belts (some with Capiz Shell buckles). These belts are sold for much more in places like Bloomingdale's.
You have a classic sheath dress that makes you look sharp in the office or polished at reunions. But can you give it "Downtown" style for times when you just want to meet up with your friends? You bet!
- Top it with an informal jacket that cuts close to the body.
- Calf-length boots on nude legs are great for springtime.
- A whimsical accent flower can lighten the mood.
- Another easy trick is to put a wide belt on which instantly changes the dress. (Be careful if you are trying to hide tummy bulge though.)
Now you get double-duty on your hard-working sheath dress. That's perfect for Recessionistas!
- Boots keep their shape best when standing upright in your closet. Save a spot on the floor, or even on a high shelf that has room at the top.
- Clean off any stains or debris from your boots. Suede boots need to be brushed off.
- Keep their shape by stuffing the toe areas with tissue paper.
- Tall boots benefit from boot trees. If you don't want to purchase them, thick magazines folded in half lengthwise do the trick.
They will be in great shape for next year!