Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mykita Ferris Sunglasses


Burgundy ‘Ferris’ aviator style sunglasses from Mykita’s Collection No.2. These glasses have a dark red gradiated lens, slim tapered arm and are 100% UV protected.

I likey...

New Website Spotted: Looklet

Forget Polyvore!
Looklet gives you the opportunity to dress real models with the most fabulous clothes. The concept is in fact quite similar to Polyvore. You choose a background, a model and the clothes that you wish to use. The site has recently been launched but it’s already a huge success.
Go to Looklet.com for more info and start dressing your model!

Adriana Lima Has a New Givenchy Ad and a Baby on the Way!

Just when Adriana Lima's new fall Givenchy campaign launches, she has to go on bump watch. Lima confirmed she is pregnant by her husband, NBA star Marko Jaric.
They eloped on Valentine's Day and Lima will give birth to a genetically flawless, eternally cellulite-free child this winter. But what about her career? Not that getting fat is a threat, because it is a law of the universe that models never get fat from having babies. But Adriana was so interesting to watch this season! She raised eyebrows when she walked in Givenchy's fall 2009 show. These days she's known for selling $65 Victoria's Secret bras and Maybelline mascara, more so than high fashion work. So now that she's with child, what of the spring 2010 Givenchy runway show? Or the spring campaign? At least she can pull a Heidi Klum and strut onto the Victoria's Secret runway in a giant pair of wings five minutes after giving birth. And there is a clever pun for Maybelline to make about being born with it in here somewhere.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tom Ford Adds Italian Cypress To The Private Blend Collection


For the first time since the Private Blend Collection was launched in the spring of 2007, Tom Ford Beauty is adding another revolutionary fragrance to the line. Italian Cypress, the new sartorially inspired scent is being launched this summer in honor of the new Tom Ford store in Milan, Italy. 
Created for true connoisseurs of fragrance, all of the scents in the Private Blend Collection deliver original blends of the most fascinating notes in the perfumer's lexicon. In the world of fragrance, Tom Ford scents are as distinct and instantly recognizable to the well-trained nose as a Gucci purse is to even the most untrained eye. 
Italian Cypress blends woods and resins, delivering the robust essence of Italian quality and sophistication. This truly complex blends lingers with final notes of labdanum, Icelandic moss, ciste absolute, and Indonesian patchouli. 

ROMPER ROOM!



I love Rompers!
Whether you are beach bound, gallery hopping or head twirling at Events, the trend for this season (and all year round in my book) is the romper and playsuit.  A fresh, playful and sexy look to play up or down.  

Trend Alert: Teal Green Nails


Lauren Conrad, known for wearing her signature black nail polish, was out and about yesterday at T-Mobile's Sidekick LX launch party in LA debuting a lighter, brighter pedicure of blueish-green polish. Do I spy a trend here?

Perhaps this will be the season for bold, vibrant colors. Celebrities haven't been shy about going beyond the standard classic red manicure; and at an event in March we saw Natalie Portman sport some bright yellow nails, opting for a lighter opaque shade of lemon just yesterday.

As for Lauren, her cool-toned teal polish is fresh and fun, not to mention perfect for both Spring and Summer looks.  I have been wearing a few new OPI Shades, so far a super light lilac one has been my Fav called Done Out In Deco ..Pedicures, here you come.

Love 21 by Forever 21

Forever 21 is on a roll to launch different lines within the brand to expand its empire to cater to all women out there. Earlier this month, Faith 21 was launched in hopes to win some plus-size ladies to shop the brand, it was a good move but after reading the comments it seems to be a bit disappointing. But in 4 days, May 19th, Love 21, their first contemporary line will be released featuring a sophisticated look, butI thought Twelve by Twelve was their contemporary line, hmm, I don’t mind another line. Stay tuned for the look book coming soon…


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Christian Siriano dishes Heidi Klum’s Maternity Style

Heidi Klum has said that the secret to her sexy pregnancy style was skipping the maternity clothes, but with baby number 4 on the way, Heidi is turning toProject Runway winner and maternity designer Christian Siriano for a little help looking chic.

“She’s all about black,” Christian says. “We made her some pieces from my Fierce Mama Maternity line and she wanted everything in black.” But since it’s Heidi, black is definitely not a boring option — even if it is a little more conservative than the bright colors she usually favors. “I think she’s trying to cover it a little this time,” Christian adds. “She’s getting older and wants to be more sophisticated, not casual. She’s trying to keep it a little quiet.” 

And though her belly might be getting bigger, Heidi is continuing to take great care of herself physically, according to her trainer David Kirsch, “Why should she do anything differently? [Heidi] had a beautiful body all throughout her pregnancies. She’s very disciplined and dialed in to being healthy.

I personally love Heidi, hard work pays off, after her 3rd pregnancy she was on the Victoria Secret's runway not even 2 months later looking amazing! That's hard work and determination...

BREAKING NEWS: Evangeline Lilly and Freida Pinto to Be L’Oreal’s New Faces

Revlon may have inked a deal with Jessica Biel this week, but they’re not the only beauty giant adding an A-lister to their ranks. L’Oreal has just announced that they are welcoming two big-name stars to their roster of celebrity faces: Freida Pinto andEvangeline Lilly

Despite persistent internet rumors that the Slumdog Millionaire star would be the face of Estee Lauder, the Indian actress says she is thrilled to be the face of L’Oreal. “I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” Freida says in a statement.

Also stepping in front of the lens will be Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.” Check back for more information on their dazzling new campaigns.

Rock & Republic’s Recession Ready Line: Plain Wrap


Coming This August 2009...

As this recession continues, life’s extravagance lacking simplicities are consuming our daily lives. We walk places that used to seem cab necessary. We skip out on the espresso and opt for a cheaper, chalkier tasting coffee. We have do-it-yourself spa days instead of getting weekly pedicures...boo I really hate that one...

Completely aware of this recession mentality, Rock & Republic, who you used to drop almost $300 on denim for, is slated to release their rendition of the recession cutbacks. 'Plain Wrap', a very basic “jeans and tees” kind of line will be available this August as a cheap alternative to disposable fashion. 

This recession conscious line is definitely a great idea, but who really wants “T-Shirt” written across their tees or “Windbreaker” written on the back of their windbreaker? The “Stiletto” stiletto I don’t mind so much, but as soon as Plain Wrap hits the street, you’re going to be able to know exactly who has succumb to the recession blues…just look for the guy with the “Jacket” on his jacket. 

Stolen Girlfriends Club Black Silk Bandage Leggings

You know me and leggings, we’re attached to the the hips or rather legs haha...
I'm currently obsessing over these Stolen Girlfriends Club, Black Silk Bandage Leggings, they look so hot! It looks good worn alone or layered over patterned leggings or tights.
I heart crazy and funky leg wear, too bad they are sold out!
I’m going to keep an eye out on this brand now...

Do you love it or hate it?

Get the Look: Star Beauty

BLAKE'S PERFECT PONY
Renato Campora for Frederic Fekkai created a sexy and modern ponytail to complement Lively's sultry Versace gown using Fekkai products for the Met Gala.

How to Do It:

1: Use Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse on wet hair.
2: Blow dry straight with Extra Large Round Brush.
3: Tease roots and pull hair back into tight ponytail. Secure with a band.
4: Use a touch of Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme over hair, finishing with Sheer Hold Hairspray.


KATE'S NOIR WAVES
Renato Campora for Frederic Fekkai used the brand's luxe styling products to create Veronica Lake-inspired waves for Bosworth's Met Gala look.

How to Do It:

1: Apply Pre-Style Thermal/UV Protectant and Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse to wet hair.
2: Blow out hair with the Large Round Brush.
3: Using 1-in. iron, curl small sections of hair and pin to head until cool.
4: Brush to create waves and finish with Sheer Hold Hairspray.



ASHLEY'S MODEL GLAM
Inspired by the Met Gala's "Model as Muse" theme,
Dior makeup artist Polly Osmond gave Olsen a glittering look.

How to Do It:

1: Apply Dior skin Nude Foundation to skin.
2: Create smoldering eyes with Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Reflection.
3: Pump up lashes with DiorShow mascara.
4: Finish with Dior Addict Lipcolor in Rose Lingerie.

bebe Summer 2009 “A Safari State of Mind” Catalog


I LOVE me some BEBE! Since I was about 13 I fell in love with bebe... and I think their style has gotten better and better. It's my no fail store.. If I can't find a fab dress anywhere..I know I will find something I can work with at bebe.

So this past Friday I received bebe’s summer 2009 catalog, “A Safari State of Mind”, in the mail and loved it! The shoot took place in the exotic African safari featuring animals like elephant, giraffe, zebra and lion alongside with model Diana Moldovan as a young adventurer. Aside from the amazing animals and background, I’m not a car freak but I couldn’t take my eyes off the sexy old school G Wagen in the shoot, so hot! And also the fab wardrobe blending of new haute styles and untamed animal prints, captured in raw silk and structured canvas, get your safari chic on!

You can shop the summer 2009 catalog at
www.bebe.com or always Shop Style my fave...

Power Couple: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem



Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem. Their names alone conjure up images of sexy. Separately they're steamy, but together you need a fire squad to tame the flames. Most recently, the pair costarred in Woody Allen's movie Vicky Christina Barcelona. They also shared the screen in 1997 in Pedro Almodovar's steamy Carne Trémula (though Pen had a very small part). I can go on and on about how gorgeous these two Spaniards look together, but I'm here to talk about their styles.

Here is a couple who is the opposite of the always-fancy Brad and Angelina. Javier is rugged, Penelope laid-back chic, but when they hit the red carpet, they deliver.
What's particularly charming is that they always wear coordinating colors (whether it's deliberate or not) and have a fondness for baseball caps. And when they're vacationing in their bathing suits? Well, I'll let the photos speak for themselves . . .

Sneak Peek! H&M Fashion Against AIDS Collection


H&M is no stranger to philanthropy.
Like in the past, the retailer has collaborated with major celebrities to fight AIDS.
This year, the likes of Estelle (above, whose tee says Life is too short, have sex, be safe), Katy Perry, Dita von Teese, Roisin Murphy, and Cyndi Lauper have lent their drawing skills to sassy t-shirts whose 25% of sales will be donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects.

"The designs have a real '80s feel to them. Fighting AIDS is always of great importance, and H&M is overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and the commitment from each and every celebrity involved in this collection," said Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M head of design.

The tees hit your local H&M's DIVIDED department May 28!

Celebrity Moms Design Baby Blankets...


Maybe a little off topic... from my normal gab, but hey I like variety... and always a good cause.

Toys“R”Us has partnered with Save the Children on a new philanthropic campaign called Bundled in Hope to provide blankets to babies in need in impoverished areas in the United States.
Kicking off the campaign, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund donated $250,000 to Save the Children’s U.S. programs but they have also organized a great charity auction involving celebrity moms.
One-of-a-kind baby blanket designs by Marcia Cross, Jamie Lee Curtis, Isla Fisher, Jennifer Garner, Jennie Garth, Melissa Joan Hart, Julianne Moore, Kyra Sedgwick, Niki Taylor and Kerri Walsh will be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting the campaign, between Mother’s Day and July 11.

Even if you’re not interested in bidding on a blanket, you can take part in this campaign by donating as little as a dollar at Toysrus.com/BundledinHope.
Also, through July 11, if you have registered for baby gifts at Babies”R”Us, you can request donations for the campaign from friends and family who are shopping the registry.

Nice! I will be sure to give a donation!

New William Rast Styles

William Rast has released new Men’s and Women’s styles for Spring 2009.
The collection features, tees, shorts, blazers, jackets and jeans.

The Scarlet Short (above) with cuffed shorts, come in two washes, Dark Handstand with holes and Pinstriped.
The Jerri Ultra Skinny leg jeans (above), which comes in two washes, Hematite and Dark Handstand wash again.

The Ben Straight Leg (above), which comes in six washes, Mockingbird, Evening Blue, Colt, Sitting Bull, Stallion wash, and White.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cutoffs vs. Boyfriend Shorts


The warm weather brings with it a flood of cutoff shorts to our fair streets.
The perfect pair of cutoffs is that rare thing — distressed and faded just enough in just the right places.
You could purchase the perfect pair, like Current/Elliott’s rolled, stretch-denim cutoffs, for $187. But then you'd be that girl who paid $187 for shorts that look more fit for rubbing Pine-Sol on floorboards than serving as bottoms.
Style.com thinks paying $187 for those shorts is "nuts," too (way to go, Style.com!).

Also, the ideal pair of cutoffs is not bought, but salvaged from ugly old jeans one no longer wears. My mom taught me that trick when I was about 12... I think we all know it..
However it's difficult to fashion the perfect pair of cutoffs all on one's own.

But perhaps the bigger question of this most pertinent matter is why we are still trying to cut off our shorts? This was the big trend in bottoms
last summer. I think it will always be a classic trend.. but it's nice to mix it up.. soooo Shouldn't we move on and latch onto a different trend?
Like BOY FRIEND SHORTS! I absolutely love them!
Isla Fisher is seen here in PRVCY Premium denim boyfriend shorts... great look for the summer, dressed down, fancied up... works all around.

Ciara Joins a Harem

The singer wore genie pants (by Halston) and strappy heels at Operation Smile in New York.

Are you embracing the trend yet?

Celebs are diggin Wildfox



Why is it every hot young thing in Hollywood is beyond obsessed with Wildfox
Is it the totally fly graphics? The uber cool slogans? Or is it the relaxed yet sexy fit? 
Clearly the correct answer is all of the above. 

Right now the reigning president of the Wildfox Fan club has got to be the coolest and hottest of them all, model, Alessandra Ambrosio.
Alessandra could wear Hanes and melt ice but opts instead for Wildfox.
She showed up at Coachella in the Hawk Feather Tank with the shortest of shorts and biker boots. Day two of the music fest, Wildfox’sArizona Crop tee, headscarf and studded cut-offs. And it’s not just concerts where she sports the foxy Wildfox- airport chic doesn’t lookbetter than Alessandra in Red Plaid leggings and the Only Rock Tee.
Alessandra may be Wildfox’s Queen Bee, but there are plenty of other hotties buzzing around. Aundrina and Ashley have been spotted in Love Potion #9 and Laguna Beach cutie Kristin Cavallari, sparkles in the Sparkle Heart Tee. Fergie works out in LeFreak Cest Chic tee and both HSM alums look too cool for school in the Light Feather Raglan tee.

Nicole Richie Promoting House of Harlow

Nicole Richie was seen posing on the red carpet of the launch event for the House of Harlow 1960 Jewelery Collection at Ida and Harry at Fontainebleau in Miami, FL on May 6, choosing yet another rocking maxi dress for her nighttime look. For her eyecatching frock, NR chose a pool-blue patterned maxi that perfectly displayed her growing-by-the-day baby bump. 
Jewelry wise, of course Nic donned all House of Harlow 1960 pieces such as a shiny gold wrap-around bangle on her bicep, thicker golden wrist bangles, and a huge black circular finger ring. Finishing off her look was a pair of black peep-toe heels.

 She never fails to bring it when she steps on to the red carpet... even when preggers! It seems that Nicole and her babydaddy Joel Madden had a blast while in Miami, as Nicole took to her official blog to let her fans know the recent updates. 
She said, "I have to say, I love Miami! Never has work been this much fun. This morning I was on the Regis & Kelly Show promoting my jewelry line. They are in Miami this week shooting at the pool of the Fontainebleau Resort. I managed to appear on their show, and get a tan at the same time!

What a life!

Charlize Theron in Adriano Goldschmied Denim

Actress Charlize Theron is spotted exiting an airport, while looking a bit peeved at the paparazzi, wearing AG Adriano Goldschmied Ex-Boyfriend Crop Jeans. We've spotted her in these before. I love this look for the summer.... Nice day look.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jellies, just for kids?

Top Pic-
Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC leggings, $28.
See by Chloé sandals, $125.
Bottom Pic-
Armani Exchange sequined dress, $195.

Rebecca Taylor slip, $200.

Melissa + Vivienne Westwood flats, $120.
Think again!
In splashy hues and chic styles, these summertime favorites are approved for all ages.

Stella McCartney's Capsule Collection for Net a Porter Debuts Today


Stella McCartney designed a 23-piece capsule collection for Net a Porter which went live today. Seven of the pieces feature a limited-edition cloud print which was the result of a collaboration between McCartney and pop artist Peter Blake.
It's a dreamy, gentle collection and Stella herself said she wanted to design something that would flatter a woman's shape. Stella came under fire recently for her
Met Costume Gala outfit which consisted of a lace jumpsuit, but I rather liked it. At a talk last night she said:"I had to have a girlfriend take me in an out of it every time I had to go to the bathroom - so it does have it's drawbacks, but I love them because they're just so effortless."
Her collection contains a stunning silk jumpsuit, so we think she's definitely onto something!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rihanna's Red Carpet comeback at Costume Institute Gala 2009


Rihanna made her first red carpet appearance last night at the annual Met Gala benefit and, wow, what in the... I mean it is the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum Gala.
So she was stunning... even with her 80's shoulder pads.

She wore a black silk Tuxedo inspired suit - Black capri pants, white dress shirt under a jacket with extra puffy shoulders and gathered sleeves and bow tie. She accessorized with stud earrings, leather gloves and black statement heels.

Her hair was swept to a side with prominent platinum blond highlights and she wore blue eye shadow that extended beyond her eyelids.

Rihanna later attended Marc Jacobs after-party at 'Monkey Bar' in New York City, where she hung out with Katy Perry.

Other celebrities at the event included Madonna, Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria with husband Tony Parker, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Moss, Jessica Biel with Justin Timberlake and Victoria Beckham.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and most important art museums, located on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan, New York.

Its Costume Institute contains more than 80,000 costumes and accessories. Due to the fragile nature of the items in the collection, the Costume Institute does not maintain a permanent installation. Instead, every year it holds two separate shows in the Met's galleries using costumes from its collection, with each show centering on a specific designer or theme.

Swine Flu Chic


Depending on which news source you turn to today swine flu is either behind us or just about to decimate the world's population. Whatever eventuates its influence on the public's psyche is undeniable, and accordingly the fashion industry is jumping onto the bandwagon. 

Introducing swine flu chic;  the one fashion trend we hope you avoid more than double denim.

W Showroom is now on Twitter!

Who doesn't love social networking? OK maybe a few.. but they will soon love it!
When twitter first debuted we signed up...nothing much was really going down, but now it has exploded!  
So come follow us on Twitter for all your fashion news, our upcoming showroom events, new designers we add, celeb gossip and much, much more...
Sometimes I even give you some great hints on where you can get discounts... keep an eye peeled ;)

Pete Wentz in Purple Diesel Denim



It's been two years since Pete Wentz and his business partners first opened the doors of their NYC bar, Angels & Kings. Pete did it up right on the anniversary for the Bar with some cake and drinks. He decided to wear a pair of purple Diesel jeans for the event. (top pic)
This can be pulled off by very few men.. but since he has such a rocker look, it works... 
For women we can get away with (almost) anything! I am in love with red denim.. it looks super hot, Paige Premium has some kick ass colors to choose from... (bottom pic)

The Unknown Factory Fall Look Book 2009


The Unknown Factory is a denim line designed by French-born Eli and Moshe Azran. At a young age, the brothers started working in the denim industry. Eli with 575Taverniti, and Neo , and Moshe with Yanuk and Taverniti. They are both in their EARLY 20's

Their denim look is: fresh and effortless. Complimentary of a woman's shape. Their line consists of premium denim with European influences and a fashion-forward details.
I like and want to see more :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hard 8 still a hard hitting men's line....

The Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix is an annual race for formula 1 cars & it's a big event in California... The guy who won the race was sporting a Hard 8 tee from their new line LA 90015 on his way back home in his private jet.
I have always loved the "Chosen" tee by Hard 8 and always wanted one in a grey baby tee!
Can't wait to see what more they come up with.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

V 59 Summer 2009: pick your favorite Testino cover


V magazine loves to pull something special for each of their issues (any why not, the change facing the fashion industry is impacting most heavily upon fashion print media at present, uh no more Nylon mags...) and their Summer 2009 issue is no different. A multi-cover issue, it features models Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Daria Werbowy, Claudia Schiffer, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and hypermodel Kate Moss in six different, though equally loud, photographs by Mario Testino.