Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"Steal Her Style" Shopping Guide: Penny Lane

One of my all-time favorite female characters is miss Penny Lane from Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. 
Kate Hudson radiates light as Penny, 
and no matter how many times I've watched the film, 
I fall in love with her free-spirited ensembles over and over again.
Dancing barefoot on a deserted stage post-concert, backstage passes, room service, ticket stubs, band tees. 
Velvet bell bottoms, blowing kisses, messy hair, and belting your heart out in the back of a tour bus. 
We can't all be Band-Aids, but we sure can dress like 'em.
Below are my picks for a Penny Lane-inspired wardrobe.
All items are currently available for purchase online!
Almost Famous is currently streaming on Netflix instant! Check it out if you've yet to see it!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

For Love & Lemons: Knits Fall 2014 Collection

I stumbled upon this look book this evening and these shots totally took my breath away.
The model is stunning and the photos are perfection.
But what's really tugging at my hear strings here is this absolutely perfect line by For Love & Lemons
and the flawless styling by Ashley Glorioso displayed in each and every one of these shots.
These outfits are so meticulously and expertly crafted, I'm in awe.
This is the kind of line that motivates a girl to clean out her closet to make some space.
I feel supercharged with inspiration after ogling these photos, and I know you will too.
Heatbroken these pieces aren't already in my closet.
Simply perfect.

Monday, November 3, 2014

FEATURED ARTIST: Cindy Mangomini

Cindy Mangomini is an artist born and raised in Maastricht, a town in the Southeast Netherlands.
She continues to reside there currently and works freelance while finding inspiration in her daily life
and the people she sees in and around her town. 
Never without her notebook, Cindy loves sketching and jotting down ideas wherever she goes.
Additionally, she finds inspiration through her favorite blogs and books. 
Cindy is a weekly contributor for Hello Giggles, the popular site for women, 
co-founded by the ever-effervescent Zooey Deschanel. 
You can find her posts "here".
"Electric Raspberry by Cindy Mangomini"
Above is an original illustration by Cindy, inspired by my personal style and daily life!
You can see samples of her other work below.
You can also follow Cindy on social media via the links listed below!
main blog
online shop

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gemma Ward, We Love You

My obsession with the fashion industry reached new heights when I hit junior high.
I had always loved clothes, but it wasn't until my tweenaged years that I really threw myself 
into the world of runway couture, VOGUE editorials, and elaborate design campaigns.
I would spend hours upon hours at Barnes and Noble after school and on the weekends.
I'd save up my cash to buy the glossy magazines you couldn't beg your parents for at the supermarket checkout- Vogue Paris, W, i-D…
These magazines were comparable to books--not only in size, but content as well.
Each issue told seasonal stories, fairy tales…they took me to Paris, to Milan.
It wasn't long before I found the correlation between fashion and the world around me.
Studying the images and articles in magazines allowed me to perceive other artistic mediums in a new way.
I could plainly see the connection between styling and film making.
I'd watch a Bernardo Bertoulucci film, like Stealing Beaty, and I could see each scene unfold 
as though it were an editorial spread in Vogue Italia.
During this time, it's safe to say that Gemma Ward was every designer's "it girl".
I remember picking up Teen Vogue and seeing her on the cover. 
I didn't know much about Gemma, 
though I'd plucked her out of dozens of ad campaigns and photo spreads for her unique appearance.
She was different from any model I'd seen before. She was ethereal--her face absolutely drew you in. 
Gemma's look was pure magic, the kind of girl Francesca Lia Block wrote books about.
She retired back in 2008, and it felt as though she was disappearing far too quickly.
I think it's safe to say there were a lot of us girls who let out an audible shriek of excitement 
when Gemma returned to the Prada runway last month for Milan Fashion Week.
Welcome back Gemma! We've missed you!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Editorial Rewind: Vogue Paris 2005

One of my all-time favorite shoots.
Everything is flawless, including baby Natasha, looking ever so ethereal.
"Age of Innocence"
Natasha Poly for Vogue Paris, 2005
shot by Patrick Demarchelier
styling by Emmanuelle Alt
(Talk about a dream team.)