Friday, February 25, 2011

Tada! Prada!

I'm so impressed by Miuccia Prada every single season (Okay, I won't lie. I wasn't impressed last season, but it was totally an exception!). The Prada show just happened and she's done it again. Absolutely fabulous, Miuccia!

 A perfect little white dress. And what is going on with those shoes? Love them! Such a fresh idea.

And the collection takes a 180* turn to burgundy and luxe fur.

More fantastic footwear.

Unexpected color combinations and chic scale-like sequins.

I am so into this collection. It's lovely and fresh.

Which shows have knocked your socks off, so far?


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Round 1 of NYFW

So many inspiring ideas came from New York Fashion Week this year!

It was especially fun for me because I got the daily round-up of how our editors felt about each show. It's been so thrilling to have the inside scoop on NYFW. Even better, I definitely chose many of the same looks as my favorites as my bosses did.

I think of myself as an editor-in-training, so I'm always listening, trying to get other opinions, and keeping a very open mind. Despite this, I still have some very clear favorites from the first and last few days of the week. I'll do another round up (because there is always more to love), but these are my clear standouts from the week!


Derek Lam:


L'wren Scott:

3.1 Phillip Lim:



Looking forward to "Round 2," yet?


Thursday, February 17, 2011


Does anyone else love a teeny, tiny, yellow chain strap bag like I do?

This little Ann Taylor number was gifted to me, so I will assume the answer is no.

Have a great weekend and expect some MAJOR (and concise) fashion week coverage come Monday.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Photo 12

It's that time again everyone! Fashion week is upon us. I wish I could report that I was going to a show or working one, but sadly all I've done is helped our editor's prep for the shows... And they do get invited to the most fantastic shows!

One that I would have fought to go to is Peter Som. He's always a favorite of mine. Here are my favorite looks from his show.

What a fab color combo: aqua and orange! More orange for all seasons, please!

Chic/kitschy heels go perfectly with a super classic dress.

These booties are so quirky. I'd love to see a close up!

Have a great weekend all!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Working Girl

So you got it from the title, I wore this little ensemble to work. And oddly nothing makes you more aware of just how "little" your ensemble is than going to work in it.

Blouse from Gap, vintage belt, skirt from Gap, tights from Target, booties from Vince Camuto.

I've always embraced short hemlines (what else is a short girl to do?), but admittedly this is pretty short. I'm certainly more aware of mini-length skirts and dresses now. Especially when I'm bending over a copy machine and running around the office. It's definitely something to watch out for in the future, but overall I still think this outfit is pretty cute.

But I'll be honest, I only wore it because I have been dying to wear my new wedge booties. They are so versatile, that I think they would look great with just about anything. (I intend to test out this theory, too. Pajamas and wedge booties, jeggings with wedge booties, dresses with wedge booties, sweatpants with wedge booties... The list goes on and on!)

 Luckily, because I'm indoors almost all day, I can pretty much wear what I like. That doesn't mean wearing what I like is always the smartest idea. I still carry flats in my bag and run (while cursing the cold) all the way from my transportation to my office building.

What can I say? It's part of my very glamorous life as an intern!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pattern Play

In my blogging life I have seen quite a few blogs attempt to explain mixing patterns. I've also seen magazines attempt to do so. I'll be honest and say that I haven't really seen any examples work really well. (Sometimes the mixes just look crazy and outlandish to me, but that's me...) Maybe my style is too subtle or pattern mixing is a more of a personal preference kind of thing.

Fortunately, I will say that I've mixed patterns successfully twice this week and I think I've found some great ways to mix prints.

This is one I should have thought of at least once  because I've worn this jacket approximately 1642 times (approximately...) but it just keeps finding ways to surprise me.

The print on the jacket is so subtle, but it is still somewhat noticeable up close. I think this pairing is really cute and I may not have attempted it, if this jacket wasn't such a wardrobe staple. The two navy colors play off of each other really well here.

Jacket - Proenza for Target, Dress - HandM

This idea I stole from my very stylish boss. She wore something similar at our interview and I think it's genius. Lace is totally a pattern! I hadn't thought of it, but lace can actually be pretty hard to coordinate with other items. 
It turns out all you need to do is add some leopard! I just love this mix. It's dead on!

Leopard faux fur scarf - Ebay, lace top - Target

How do you mix prints? Do you really go all out or are you more into subtle mixing?