Monthly Archives: January 2014

Instantaneous Obsession ♥: Proenza Schouler Sandals

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Yep. Totally LOOOVIN’ these chunky heeled sandals from Proenza Schouler’s Spring ’14 line.  I adore the softly curved lines of the heel, the cleanness of the wood, the stacked platform and the texture of the leathers that were chosen. I love the “retro” nod to the Hurache’s of my youth. Though I never actually owned a pair of Hurache’s (nor did I desire to at the time) this modern day take on an old classic definitely gets my vote. Adding a wooden platform to this style puts it front and center for Spring 2014. The wooden platform reminds me of the kind of wood used in minimalist Swedish interiors, it automoatically gives the shoe a modern vibe. Yep. Not much else to say about these except GET. IN. MY. CLOSET . . . NOW!!!!

I LOVE.

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The Paris Flat I’ve Always Dreamed of . . .

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This beautiful apartment is located in the Hôtel des Maréchaux, in the Place de l’Etoile in France. It offers an amazing 3,982 sq. ft. of Parisienne awesomness, including a view of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The recently renovated apartment features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths + a staff studio apartment and adjoining parking. I have already created a life in my head around this apartment, one in which I have a bedroom-sized closet of amazing clothes and attend Paris Fashion Week regularly . . .

 . . . speechless and coveting in Cali . . . ♥♥♥

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For more info contact Sotheby’s Realty

Label Love:: Gabriele Colangelo

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Gabriele Colangelo Pre-Fall ’14

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I really love Gabriele Colangelo’s collection for Fall ’14. There is a great meshing of color, pattern and texture. Though the line is mostly neutral, she balances the neutral grays with pops of citrus yellow and textures like fur, pin tucking, leather trim and pleats. The line has a decidedly menswear influence to it, with it’s use of geometric shapes, silhouettes and fabrics. I’ve selected a few of my favorite looks above and created a color palette for you. This happens to be one of my all-time favorite color combos. I love how the acid yellow stands out against the neutral grays.

Would you wear any of these pieces or colors?

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McQ Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall ’14 Quick Picks . . .

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I guess it probably seems like I am all over the place seeing as I just posted on Spring ’14 color palettes. But that’s kinda how the fashion industry is. Ahead of the seasons. Anyway, for those of us suffering through the Polar Vortex, here are some of my fav Pre-Fall looks from Alexander McQueen’s sister line, McQ. I admit, these clothes would not stand up to the throes of the polar vortex, but I did say they were Pre Fall. ☺  I’m a sucker for sexy looks with an edge . . . and I’m not mad that tartan is hanging around for a while longer either . . .

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Paris Fashion Week:: Haute Couture Color Palette Inspiration: Go Bold or Go Home!

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Bold Color Palette for Spring . . .

 

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Here’s what’s happening on the Haute Couture Front . . . Giambattista Valli’s Spring ’14 collection is bringing fierce color to the runways! I love the combination of citrus-chartreuse and raspberry. I also love that Mr. Valli used these colors together for evening wear, which, let’s face it, can be a little predictive with it’s choice of colors (black, blush, navy etc.).  Balanced out by a little black and satin pink, this palette is refreshing, bold and feminine. You could easily incorporate these colors into your existing wardrobe with accessories; A bright citrus bag or scarf, or even a sweater. Adding a pop of bold color like this can go a long way to brightening up dreary winter outfits. Especially in the midst of a Polar Vortex!

Would you wear these colors together?

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Paris Fashion Week:: Haute Couture Color Palette Inspiration: Soft Tones

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Soft Palette Colors for Spring . . .

 

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The Haute Couture shows in Paris are taking place as I type. Here are a few soft looks from the Giambattista Valli Spring ’14 show. I’ve created a color palette as a guide to how you might be able to incorporate some of these colors into your Spring wardrobe.  Tomorrow I will post a bolder palette relating to the Spring ’14 Valli Couture show.

Have a colorful day!

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Mood Board Mondays: What I Would be Wearing if it Wasn’t 80° Outside . . .

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I’m not going to complain about the weather, because I know there are those of you who would much rather be running around in sundresses and flip flops. But the title of this post pretty much sums up how I’m feeling. This hot January weather is really wrecking my style game!!! ☀

Happy Monday!!

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