Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cluster Earrings

We always love a modern take on an elegant classic, pieces that will forever be in style if done the right way. That's exactly why we were thrilled to see trendsetter Ashley Olsen showcasing the very chic diamond cluster earring paired down with a simple look. Right now its all about high and low and why not add a bit of gorgeous glitz to your everyday uniform. Whether it be pants or jeans paired up with a gray athletic inspired top, or your evenings best, these classic baubles are sure here to stay.

Here are a few of our very own cluster earrings that will help take your everyday look from has-been to completely-now.

Ashley Olsen photos courtesy of Getty Images

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Surfs Up

I think right about now we are all wishing for some sunny weather and warmer temps, and what better way to prepare us for summer then this chic surfs up story featured in Vogue Australia March edition. This spring many designers influenced by the sun, sand and surf showcased vibrant colors and print, and introduced new ways to wear sporty surf fabrics for everyday and evening looks. Designers Proenza Schouler even took it up a notch by color blocking the tips of their models locks during their runway presentation which clearly influenced this pictorial. If you can't surf quite yet, why not look chic by sitting on the sand dune sidelines.

 Photographer: Max Doyle

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Celeb Sighting

This just in...
Elizabeth Banks wearing HOL to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Beverly Hills tonight.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jessica Biel wearing 2 House of Lavande bracelets at NYFW today.


Many Moods

I'm always intrigued on what inspires a designer's creativity and thought process for the concept and creation of a new collection. Whether it be a particular artist, film, fabric, exotic destination, muse, or something of the obscure, its always most inspiring to see where the creative mind begins and how the collection evolves into a masterpiece. This season, Vogue has provided us with a behind the scenes look of what motivates some of today's designers by showcasing their mood boards comprised of the various sources of influence that helped to create their fall 2010 collections.

Vena Cava

Rag & Bone

Oscar de la Renta

Michael Kors


3.1 Phillip Lim

Erin Wasson

Photos courtesy of

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Face Trends

The ready-to-wear prancing up and down the runways during NYFW aren't the only standouts making a fashionable trend setting impact this week. Hair & makeup looks can be of equal influence when it comes time to set your au courant choices for the seasons ahead. One of the easiest, quickest and most budget friendly ways to update any look, whether it be from season to season, or as simple as a daily mood change, it can simply be done through the right choice of a red lipstick or latest must-have nail lacquer. And like fashion, these beauty trends normally make their grand debut right on the runways. Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics professional makeup team, here are a few standout beauty looks that are sure to be trendsetters. Take notes.

  Jason Wu
"The look is fresh-faced and boyish - natural luminescence with a magical metallic eye."
- Lucia Pieroni
Herve Leger
"Its all old-school glam: sharp, sophisticated and strong to compliment the collection. " 
- Lisa Butler

 Alexander Wang
'It's early 90's Kate Moss, all about fresh skin and a reddish brown, gorgeous eye."
- Diane Kendal

Monday, February 15, 2010

Velvet Goldmine

The revival of velvet is certainly making its statement on the fall runways during New York Fashion Week. Being shown in many more ways then one, this luxe fabric is shaping up to be the must-have choice come next winter. Here are a few fashionable takes on how to kick-start your own personal velvet era redux.

Shine one on for evening at Diane von Furstenberg

Alexander Wang takes the look in a new deconstructed direction

Red hot and monochromatic at Zac Posen

 A perfect strapless shift showcased at Thakoon

Photos courtesy of

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fashion Week Madness

Backstage at Alexander Wang

As the official kick-off to NY Fashion Week begins tomorrow, we're pretty hyped to hear that we can experience front row access without even daring the fashionable crowds nor the current epic winter weather. Thanks to photographer Nick Knight's very hip website {}, one can witness the collections of both Alexander Wang and Rodarte (2 of our personal NY faves) live as the models walk down the runway. Many are saying this is the new visual innovative experience of fashion so be sure to click the link above and tune in. The Alexander Wang show debuts at 5 p.m. on February 13 and Rodarte following at noon on February 16.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Avedon Fashion 1944-2000

Today marked the opening day at Palm Beach's Norton Museum of Art of the highly anticipated Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 retrospective. This is a definite must-see for all lovers of fashion and iconic imagery. Avedon revolutionized fashion photography in the post-World War II era with his spirited, imaginative images of the modern woman. The exhibit features more then 160 works created during Avedon's long career at Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker and beyond. Here's a small tease of what you can expect to see...

Dorian Leigh, hat by Paulette, Paris Studio, August 1949

Audrey Hepburn, New York, January 1967

Twiggy, hair by Ara Gallant, Paris Studio, January 1968

Malogosia Bela and Gisele Bundchen, dresses by Dior Couture, New York, March 2000

The exhibit runs until May 9, 2010
Norton Museum of Art

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Celeb Sighting

We spotted Rihanna looking rockstar chic in Miami yesterday for the Super Bowl wearing House Of Lavande!!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Couture Couture

We reported last week on the street couture seen around the alley ways of the City of Lights during the very recent Spring 2010 haute couture collections. Now we're happy to share some of the very creative couture confections created by some of the fashion industry's most talented and celebrated designers. Here are a few of our most desired favorites. A girl can always dream.

Elie Saab



Christian Dior



Jean Paul Gaultier