Monday, June 20, 2011

Fascinator Fabulous

We just can't get enough of looking at pics of the royals.  Here are a few pictures of Princess Eugenie wearing an Alexander McQueen sheath to the fifth day of  the Royal Ascot.  The look was made, though, by the navy fascinator she wore along with matching pumps.  My eyes were drawn up toward the headpiece, and that was a good thing; red can be unforgiving, especially if you're a bit north of a size 2.

Fascinators are in full swing, and not just for brides and hipsters.  They can be worn on the top of the head, as shown on Eugenie.  They are best, and a bit less stuffy (and easier to pull off), when pinned to the back and to the side atop a side swept ponytail or bun. I love these in all feathers with tendrils of hair swirled around or through it. The look below echos a bit of refined class, particularly in a monochromatic color scheme.

They are best suited with a summer weight tailored suit or dress with a trim silhouette.  I envision a dress by Victoria Beckam or Oscar De La Renta.  They will work with suits and dresses from fall collections as well. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dying for Fall

OMG OMG OMG. Fall preview looks have hit Bergdorf''s. I am beside myself because fall collections are my favorite and this year will not disappoint.  The silk dresses by Piazza Sempione and Alberta Feretti are so pretty I will keep my Spanx at the ready....and I'd love to pour myself into the Dior dress.  I am envisioning myself taking up smoking so I can smoke, sit with my legs crossed, wear red lipstick, smoke, and throw my head back while I am laughing. Maybe I'll even throw a dirty Grey Goose martini with bleu cheese olives in the mix.  Anyway, here are a few of my little loves so far.

PIAZZA SEMPIONELong-sleeve boat-neck dress in green/multicolor “Casa” print silk with drawstring waist. Sizes 4–16. Italy. $1,120.

ALBERTA FERRETTIOff-the-shoulder paisley-print dress in taupe/marigold/purple silk with crochet trim and grosgrain tie belt. Sizes 38–46. Italy. $1,395.

DIORFaux wrap-top belted dress in brown Prince of Wales plaid wool/cashmere with pencil skirt. Sizes 36–46. Italy. $3,100

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lucy in Disguise

British singer Lily Allen and sister Sarah Owen have launched a line for their vintage store, Lucy in Disguise.  The diverse line echos looks from Biba, the roaring 20's, and even a bit of disco circa the 1970s.
There is something for everyone in this collection, and it will be a smash. I am loving the celadon dress below.

Here is another favorite, no disco ball required.

It goes on sale next week in the UK and online and will be just a matter of time before it's available here in the states.