Fashion Fiend

Jul 30

” The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

So I’m a bad person, I haven’t updated in four months and I have a half done fashion week review thats been waiting to be finished much longer than that. But before I finish it I feel like I should inform all of you lovelies what I have been doing, because I’m just so interesting.

First it was spring break and I set sail on a 7 day cruise with my best friend, Nina. I was gone for a total of 10 days all without my parents and let me tell you it was bliss. What does this have to do with fashion you ask? Well obviously not a lot seeing as it was a cruise and there wasn’t much clothes wearing going on. However when we went in we went hard. With the amount of dresses Nina and I packed we could have been going on a 7 day ball. Of course there were more than just dresses, skirts were involved along with an array of tank-tops in different cuts, patterns and colors. We had the most extensive wardrobes on the ship to say the least, luckily the closets were large.

Then, 3 days after arriving home from my journey, my family and I took a whirlwind, long weekend trip to Maryland for my cousins Bar Mitzvah. It was filled with fabulous outfits, wild children and tons of family. Unfortunately, I didn’t get anything new to wear to the service and ended up wearing a favorite of mine, a mismatch-y strapless number from Urban Outfitters. Fortunately, I did get a new outfit for the party, which was at Dave & Busters, so nothing fancy just a tunic like shirt, from Urban, of course, and a pair of black leggings. And incase you were concerned I, unlike my sister, did not travel in sweatpants. Instead I opted for a long sleeve, empire-waisted, grey, thigh-length, t-shirt dress from Forever 21 with a lacy, off white vest from Hollister paired with floral lace up sandals and or course a statement necklae and flower adorned headband.

Then there were finals, but we don’t need to re-live that misery. Finally the last day of school came and I wore a purple floral, tiered, halter style dress from American Eagle. Next there was cheer camp, 5 days of cheering, chanting, stunting and matching outfits. Of course the bus did break down on the highway and we waited at a local mall., unfortunately the stores were closed so no shopping there. That following week I began a Physics summer course so I won’t have to take it next year. Now these 3 weeks were not my proudest, they were filled with sweatpants, t-shirts and nike shorts. It was not a good thing, and of course there was the dying of the hair. Yes, you read correctly, I have a purple chunk and to be honest I kinda love it. I feel pretty bad-ass in a cute, girly way and because my hair’s dark-ish brown and I didn’t bleach before dying it’s not super noticeable. The fashion point of all this? It makes a great statement with every outfit and gives me a great excuse to tie in seemingly random purple accessories. Next was 3 weeks of drivers-ed (eventful summer, right?) aka 3 weeks of nothingness, I’m working on re-decorating my sisters room while she’s out of town so the most eventful fashion moment was buying a shirt to go with those floral leggings I bought forever ago, it’s from Urban, of course, and blue with floral detailing along the neckline.

I’ve also spent much of the past 3 weeks watching the entire Sex and the City series multiple time, along with the first movie which I’ve seen about 400 times. I’m officially a Carrie, she’s what I would’ve dressed like if I hadn’t been like 4-10 when it was filmed. Not to mention her personality, and the shoes, oh the shoes, thats a prediction of my future, I will go bankrupt for Manolos. This past week I was at our beach house (which, for the record, is 30 minutes from my actual house…I don’t get it either.) with my parents. My aunt and her boyfriend visited for a long weekend and 3 days ago my cousin got here. We literally went to the beach all day, every day and although I’m tan I have yet to pair it up with some great outfits, other than the jean shorts (jorts), oversized t-shirts and some cute dresses I sometimes call cover-ups the week consisted of. Luckily I’m dry and at home now and said cousin is fast asleep nest to me, which makes sense seeing as it’s 6:30 AM. But I, of course, drank 5, 8oz glasses of iced tea and had 2 caffeine filled Excedrins, so no sleep for me, but it’s lucky for you.

I’m going to the Yankees game tomorrow, I’m a big Yankees girl so I’m super excited. I have my Jeter shirt and hat all ready and we’re going early to try and get autographs, now that’s a fashion forward day. Then 4 days after that my sister comes home, joy.So I’ll be spending that time before hustling to finish her little suprise, luckily my little helper’s here now. The week after that Thomas’ (afore mentioned cousin/not-so-little helper) mom, younger brother (aka my aunt and cousin), her boyfriend and his 2 daughters are coming down. They’re doing Disney, I’ll do one day at Universal, purely for Harry Potter ( which I’ve already done, thank you Physics. I wore a cute outfit, expecially considering it was a theme park.[grayish-blue Urban shirt with exposed zipper down the back with dark washed jorts and an awesome necklace]) and maybe a water park. And then cheer practice will start and the back to school shopping will commence, aka my faveorite part of the school year, besides breaks, which I also use for shopping purposes. I’ll actually update this month, I promise. Probably this week, I hope, maybe. Stay stylish. xoxo.

Mar 11

“If boys don’t want bad songs written about them then they shouldn’t do bad things.” – Taylor Swift

I have expressed this in the past but I’m saying it again. I love Taylor Swift! She’s an incredible performer, an amazing song writer and best of all a fabulous role model. In fact she’s my role model, I honestly can’t think of one person who wouldn’t want to be Swift, just for a little while.

And on Thursday night I had the great pleasure of seeing Taylor Swift perform live. Granted the seats were pretty terrible, but we got them only 4 days before, and some of my companions were to afraid of security to stealthily procure better seats, cough NIna cough cough. But that doesn’t matter because I did get to see her and she was incredible.

Now I’m sure your wondering to yourself, what does this have to do with fashion? Well it has everything to do with fashion! Okay maybe not everything, but it does have something. Swift’s outfits were almost as amazing as her performance was.

Sparkly dresses, marching band uniforms, 1800′s garb, awesome boots, and did I mention sparkly dresses? Swift had all the best outfits to light up the stage. While the looks probably wouldn’t pass for walking down the street or going to the mall they looked incredible on stage.

I am, however, one for making a statement so if sparkly dresses, or a top is what you want to wear go for it. And always ignore what other people say, their just jealous that they don’t have the guts to wear it.

Swift, as I am, is a huge fan of dresses and that’s exactly what she wore the whole night. Each dress was different and each was radiant. Even her finale dress, that got soaking wet when Swift stepped into a waterfall. I can’t even express into words how much I enjoyed the show but I can say, I’m an even bigger Taylor Swift fan now. So I suggest to all of you to pick up the Platinum Edition Fearless CD and promise you won’t be disappointed. xoxo.

p.s. Sorry some of the pictures are black and white. I forgot my camera and my friend Nina has a slight addiction to special effects.

Mar 01

Bags, Bags, Bags

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“Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

I love bags, I have to many to count. In fact I have a bin that spans the length of my queen size bed full of purses of all kinds, and still it is not enough room. They hang on the back of my door, tucked on a shelf in my closet or discarded on the floor. There is not one place you can walk in my room with out seeing some form of carrying device. In fact this is true of my entire house, with three women living there the amount of bags are overwhelming and unsurprisingly it drives my father crazy, yet a purse is always his go to gift for any occasion.

A bag is universal, something that all women–and men, can relate over. I also learned that Vivienne Westwood is a genius, I love discovering designers, not that she isn’t very prominent but I was never really into her designs, until now. I also, once again, fell in love with Marc Jacobs, There’s a reason he’s my favorite. I know I promised a review of New York fashion week but I’ve been sick and this is all I can muster in my weakened state. But don’t despair I have some pretty pictures for you to enjoy as I regain my strength. I swear it won’t be long! xoxo.

Vivienne Westwood bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

Feb 15

Saying Goodbye

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“British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in british heritage.” – Alexander McQueen

Thursday a tragedy struck the fashion world when we lost, possibly, the greatest designer of our time Alexander McQueen. As you all must know by now Alexander McQueen is my absolute favorite designer ever and I am in complete shock. Let us not remember him by the way he chose to go but by the legacy he left behind. Lee Alexander McQueen will be remembered forever as the genius that he was.

His revolutionary designs made him known to the fashion world as the industry’s bad boy. He has inspired many (including moi) with his uncanny ability to portray every women’s exact emotion in the art that is fashion. McQueen’s decision to hang himself the day before his beloved mothers funeral has left us all with questions. Answers may never come but we have his collections to console ourselves with.

However the show must go on, that is what McQueen would’ve wanted. New York Fashion Week is upon us and there is much to be expected. I was most looking forward to McQueen’s show but other designers will surly not disappoint. So buckle your Swarovski studded seat-belts because I will soon have an overview my darlings. xoxo.

p.s. I’m sorry its taken so long to upload, my Mac hates me at the moment.

Feb 12

Fashion Flash

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“The difference between style and fashion is quality.” – Giorgio Armani

So I was browsing around on Net-A-Porter today during Journalism class, because that’s obviously the most productive way to spend my time, and I came across a few items that I would die to own. Unfortunately I don’t have $1000 laying around for a pair of shorts, but i have realized how much I love Chloe, it really is a genius line. Take a look at some of my favorite pieces. xoxo.

Chloe look, Chloe blazer, Chloe shorts, ADAM shorts, Thakoon shorts, Alexander McQueen boots, Miu Miu sandals, Alexander McQueen bag, Sonia Rykiel bag

Feb 05

“Everytime you shine, I’ll shine for you.” – Taylor Swift

In many respects I’m not like any other girl, most ways in fact. My uniqueness is something about myself that I really cherish. I love that I think different, dress different, act different. But I’m still a fifteen year old girl and I therefore can only be so unique. One thing about me that is the same as every other girl in the world is that I love Taylor Swift. Although really does that count? My father, a business man in his mid forties, loves blasting Swift in the car whenever we drive together. Taylor Swift is universal, she is impossible to hate and every girl, if not person, in the world can relate to at least one song of hers.

Her style is also impeccable, from just walking the street in the clothes she picks out to the red carpet looks a stylist chooses she always looks great. And yes this is almost a week late to say but at the Grammys she looked fantabulous. I was out when the Grammys started and sat down to watch only minutes before Swift accepted her Country Album of the Year award. I was blown away by her dress, it was perfection especially on her. Kaufman Franco could not have had a better model or celebrity wear that amazing number.

So here’s a big congratulations to Taylor Swift, for her 4 Grammys and of course for always looking great. xoxo.

Jan 27

Crazy For Chanel

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” – Coco Chanel

I just need to say three words today, that’s all three words. I love Chanel. That’s it, a simple truth, Chanel is my life and I could never hate it. I love the simple lines and the unassuming nature of the items, the always classic suits and the twists on the usual, Karl Lagerfeld has out done himself, yet again. Just look at the pictures and you’ll understand. xoxo.

Jan 26

“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.” – Christian Dior

From when I was about 9 years old and really started getting into fashion I always had the impression that gold was tacky, that it wasn’t for my skin tone, that hardly anyone could actually pull in off and that even less bothered to try. And now 6 years later I have been proven wrong.

The road to the difference in opinion began over the summer when I bought a top at Forever 21. As it is with everything I buy there jewelry was a necessity. I combed through the trusty racks of silver multiple times before I finally accepted that the orange and black tank could not survive without gold. And then there it was a gold leal and white italian horn hanging off a gold chain. It was simple and perfect for the shirt and it showed me that gold might not be as bad as I thought.

A few weeks later I found myself with the same dilemma, a new dress and a hopeless search for silver jewelry. However this time I admitted defeat with one look and quickly found the perfect gold piece. I then realized that gold was going to have to be a part of my life.

And now I open my Allure magazine straight from the mailbox and staring right back on my is a page all about gold. I can no longer deny in gold is great. My lesson should be one for everyone, don’t diss it or you might miss it. xoxo.

Jan 21

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” – Coco Chanel

When you hear the world florals you think of something your grandma wore when she picked you up from pre-school. Florals are what you were forced to wear in elementary school. They’re the sweaters you begged your mother not to wear throughout middle and high school. Am I right? Well not anymore, florals are back with a vengeance and not for your family’s tacky pleasure.

Every spring designers seem to incorporate florals into their lines. Not that they usually look bad, this year they just look better. They are no longer all over patterns in dull colors but vibrant statement pieces.

I have never taken a real liking to floral patters before but after seeing a striped sweater with a single flower on it paired with silk peony printed pants at DKNY i was a little more sold. It was all the other pieces together that changed me. A cardigan at Tory Burch, a Lyn Devon twill dress, a one shoulder jumper at Lilly Pulitzer that I would normally not be drawn to, a Lauren Moffatt shirt and shorts pair that brings back strong memories of childhood, a romper from Anna Sui, even the timeless Chanel clutch has flowers, but my favorite by far has to be a large print floral bubble skirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

I even went so far as to buy a floral cardigan this weekend. It’s absolutely adorable and amazingly soft. I just got it from Delia’s, nothing special but I thought I should get used to the trend before I get my hands on that Marc Jacobs skirt! Here’s a picture of my outfit this weekend.

And it’s not just florals, it’s all patterns. Spring should bring bright colors, as usual, but also beautiful flowers and designs to make everyones wardrobes smile. xoxo.

Jan 17

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.” – Quentin Crisp

Purple has been my favorite color for almost fifteen years. As long as I can remember I have loved purple. My previous bedroom was a nice shade of blue with purple sponge painted throughout and purple curtains. I find, personally, that purple is a fall back color for me, it always looks good no matter what a persons skin-tone is. Purple is also the color of royalty, something that draws me to it more, it is regal and when you have purple on you can’t help but feel great.

In my head purple is always ‘in’ however right now other peoples heads agree. Many designers are putting out items with every shade of purple imaginable. So be sure to go out and get some purple, you won’t regret it, especially when you’re having a bad day. xoxo.