Archive for January, 2011

A new red carpet accessory!

Loved all of the belted looks at last night’s SAG awards! They may inspire a Nona E Rose evening line..!

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

Claire Danes in Louis Vuitton


Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen


Photos from and the examiner


Simply Charmed by Matchbook Mag!

Yesterday was the launch of online magazine, “Matchbook Magazine, a field guide to a charmed life.” As an avid follower of Co-Founder Katie Armour’s blog, The Neotraditionalist, I could not wait to pour through the brightly colored pages of fashion, travel, and lifestyle articles. At first glance, the entire magazine is just amazing!!

Can’t wait to read the rest, a snowing day may be the perfect excuse to curl up with my macbook!

Dozens of ways to wear it…

I recently inherited a bag of fun, bright vintage scarves. At first, I couldn’t wait to start wearing them but it was hard to make certain sized scarves of prints look quite right.  Luckily, Hermes launched their first social media website, (I love my scarf) . The site is full of colorful scarves, amazing street style snaps from London, New York,Paris, and Tokyo, AND the best part; how to guides next to each picture to show how to tie each scarf knot!

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Glamour Guild Quick Reads..

Another reason to pick up the December edition of ELLE Magazine, UK edition(aside of course from the stunning  cover and spread of Anne Hathaway) is the incredibly thoughtful essay by The Pulizer Prize winning Washington Post fashion columnist Robin Givhan. “The importance of Clothes” touches on what certain outfits have said about different social groups throughout history and today.  From Dreis Van Noten Jackets to traditional Burqas, Givhan discusses  the messages our outfits convey and how much control we have over the messages are recieved.

Grab it while its still on the stands!

Understated Elegance at its best…

Over-the-top sparkle and long flowing gowns were all over the red carpet at last night’s Gold Globe awards but my personal favorite look was Emma  Stone in Calvin Klein Collection.  I love tastefully risqué looks such as these that show that you don’t need plunging necklines or short hemlines to be incredibly sexy.

Photos  JustJared

“Glamour gone awry…”

Lizzie Fortunato’s Fall/Winter collection,” Fly me to the moon” tells the story of a Betty Draperesque 50’s houswife desperate for escape. The collection photos are as beautiful and creative as the pieces themselves using  vintage fabrics, prints, dishes, and in the below photo; perfume bottles as a backdrop.

I’m especially in love with the “Do right woman” neckless” $266 Available at Stuart and Wright

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How to wear it-Vintage Inspired Florals

“You look like the curtains!” My Step mother will exclaim anytime I try on clothing with a big. bright vintage inspired floral print. The truth is; most of the time she’s right. Certain prints tend to wear you as opposed to you wearing them. Loving vintage inspired florals as I do, I’ve refused to give up on finding a way to pull them off. This outfit from ASOS may be just the ticket! Having the floral on a fitted top instead of a flowing skirts makes it significantly less curtain-like and the skirt with a pop of color gives the outfit a modern twist.

Sweater $60.34 on

Photo via {This is Glamorous}