Friday, July 31, 2009

Celebrity Summer Handbags

I absolutely loooove handbags and I'm often curious which handbags du jour are toted on the designer-clad/money is no object arms of celebrities, so here are some exciting photos of your favorite celebrities wearing their current favorite bags....

Sarah Jessica Parker & Tod's bag

Cameron Diaz & Prada Nappa bag

Angelina Jolie & Julie K Jules Weekender Tote

Beyonce & DVF Stephanie bag

Hilary Duff & Prada Cervo Lux Print Bowler bag

Isla Fisher & Kate Spade clutch

Kylie Minogue & YSL Downtown Tote

Dita Von Teese & YSL Obi Large bag

Gossip Girl Leighton Meester & Tod's D bag

Reese Witherspoon & Marni Balloon bag

Rihanna & Gucci Darwin Backpack

Jessica Alba & Tod's G bag ( and way too tight jeans)

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Linda Loudermilk

She's been hailed as the "Vivienne Westwood of eco" by Elle magazine, and she's the first proper pioneer of the 'luxury eco' lifestyle. However just because revolutionary designer Linda Loudermilk wants to save our planet doesn't mean she's creating shapeless dresses out of recycled potato sacks. Quite the opposite, Loudermilk's designs are sharp, expertly tailored, and inventively creative, and also happen to be made out of sustainable materials. I bet you thought going green could never look so chic.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Forever 21 Jewelry

I feel as if I've discovered some glistening hidden treasure whenever I pop into Forever 21's jewelry section, except that thousands of excited girls before me have already plundered the endless assortment of affordable bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, pins, and watches. Prices are so cheap in fact, that one can't help but wonder about the amazing price of metal. But that's neither here nor there... As I see it Forever 21 is our trendy accessories saviour in these economically trying times, so loosen up your purse strings and browse online or in any of their countless shops across the US. The only problem you'll encounter is how to choose!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Not many colors can conjure up summer like Yellow. Its sunny disposition can brighten up a day and bring a warm pop of color to any outfit and accessory (you'd be surprised how many colors look fab with yellow). Mellow Yellow? Hardly......

Photos courtesy of,,,, Amy Atlas events,, Oscar de la Renta SS '07, Christian Dior F'09 Couture, Valentino,,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Isabel Toledo : 'Fashion From the Inside Out'

I just recently visited the brilliant retrospective of Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Museum in NY. Toledo, a fiercely independent designer of her namesake line as well as one-time creative director for Anne Klein, never expected the onslaught of attention when First Lady Michelle Obama wore Toledo's Lemongrass dress and coat on Inauguration Day. The designer's dresses and creations are unique and brilliant in their 3-dimensional 'sculptural' shapes, manipulated surfaces, and organic geometry. "I never thought of myself as a designer," says Isabel. "I’m a seamstress. I really love the technique of sewing more than anything else. The seamstress is the one who views fashion from the inside! That’s the art form, really..." Toledo also works seamlessly and inseparably with her husband of 25 years, the fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, whose inspirational sketches beautifully illuminated the ceilings of the exhibit. Isabel Toledo's craftsmanship is impeccable and so is her unique beauty and approach to fashion. I'm simply in awe.....

Michelle Obama's Inauguration outfit

Isabel and Ruben Toledo in their Atelier loft

Isabel Toledo by Ruben Toledo

Illustrations by Ruben Toledo

Photos courtesy of The Museum at FIT,,,