Monday, February 28, 2011

Lexus CT 200h

Now I really can't wait to graduate!! For more info on Lexus' newest hybrid, click here

John Gerhardt for The Coveteur


I'm sure I'm not the only guy obsessing over how drool worthy John Gerhardt's wardrobe is. The creative director for Holt Renfrew has an incredible collection of sweaters ranging from Marni, Margiela, and Jill Sander to Dries Van Noten, Prada and Comme Des Garcon blazers. I'm currently obsessed with shoes like I have never been and seeing Gerhardt's vast collection of desert boots makes me want to start my own collection. I really need to invest in belts too, they're such an abused and often forgot about accessory for men.

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More of John and his amazing home/wardrobe here.

Of the moment: 5 Inspiring Quotes.

1. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
2. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever, because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path and that will make all the difference. - Steve Jobs
3. If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark
4. It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. - Lena Horne.
5. When enough is never really enough or when you feel like you're never satisfied, step back and give yourself credit because the last thing you want is to lose yourself within yourself. Love your mind, love your body, and love yourself.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars Red Carpet Favs 2011


Anne Hathaway in 2002 vintage Valentino Couture & Florence Welch in Valentino Couture


Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture & Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein


Halle Berry in Marchesa & Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier


Sharon Stone in Dior Haute Couture & Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere


Mila Kunis in Elie Saab & Amy Adams in L’Wren Scott.


New Obsession: make that obsessions...PLURAL.


Olivia Palermo: Socialite/Model - There's no denying this girl's got style.


Preetma Singh: Editorial Intern for Refinery 29 - Funky Fresh, just like Shala. =)


Lauren Remington Platt: Socliate/Entrepreneur - Prim & Proper, which is how I like it on a given day.


Nini Nguyen: Fashion Blogger/Stylist - LOVE HER SHORT PIXIE HAIR. Also addicted to her blog. She's practically the asian version of Karla.


Yasmin Sewell: Fashion Retail Consultant/Creative Advisor - A street style fav to many. DUH.


David Thielebeule: Senior Access. Editor for Harpers Bazaar US - Besides he's charmingly good looks, he's one talented guy. I've been on his jock for hmmm.. a few months now. I'm in love. Eff off.

Women's Milan Fashion Week Favs Spring 2011 Part THREE


Roberto Cavalli // The animal print/gypsy-esque vibe from Cavalli's Fall 2011 collection was very dark, but sexy. Like Gucci, I also got a rock and roll feel in this collection, but loved the velvet, play with fur and those scarfs (which I'm sure Kate Moss will be snagging!). Those patent loafer heels were also amazeballs. what do you think?

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Jill Sander // Following an amazing and probably one of my fav Spring 2011 collections, Jill Sander continued to bring in the colors with bold yellows, reds, and blues. Much of the collection emphasized volume, mens wear, turtle necks, thick knits, and sorry but could I just say how beautifully chic that yellow number is?! Undeniably stunning. It's really all about shapeless dresses/shifts next fall. LOVE IT.

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Emilio Pucci // If I could be any designer girl, I'd be a hybrid of Lanvin, Gucci, and Emlio Pucci. Effortless, Power, and Sexy. You can never go wrong with a piece from Emilio Pucci, which is why I decided to include more photos of this collection. I loved the printed sheer tops, the double breasted coats, the blue and red audrey pants, the pointy heels, the laced up heels, that embellished long sleeved mini, the printed mini and floor length numbers, and the emerald dresses that walked the finale. The collection literally had me on a fashion high, and I felt like I didn't want the show to end!! No wonder Pucci is a fav for sexy celebs like Zoe Saldana, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Fergie, and Olivia Wilde. Def one of my top 5 collections in Milan.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

At Rodarte Fall/Winter 2011

I'd die to be in between Virginia, Anna, Hamish, and Shala. Where's Tonne? I'm her BIGGEST fan.
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Love, Wedding, Marriage with Mandy Moore & Kellan Lutz

I'm DOWN to watch any movie Kellan Lutz is in, plus this one looks pretty good! "She raped Saks. She ruffied it, bent it over, and ....." BEST LINE EVER.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Women's Milan Fashion Week Favs Fall 2011 PART TWO

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Etro // I love marveling at all the Etro at work, because it's so rare for me to see Etro pieces anywhere, plus I don't see a lot of women flaunting Etro. ESPECIALLY in Santa Barbara. The pattern loving fashion house, went with a subtle yet very Etro approach in this fall collection. I adored practically all the pieces, especially the leather jacket with sherling collar, the wool coat Anna was sporting on the runway with the black sherling(?) sleeves, and those shiny metallic looking printed dresses were absolutely astonishing. Can't you see Kate Bosworth in that turquoise number?! Faboosh.

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Gianfranco Ferre // Pointy heels, double breasted suits, pops of jeweled tone coats/dresses, and turtle necks were apparent in Gianfranco's fall collection, which continues all those trends from previous shows. Given how simple the collection was, the clothes were well made and well tailored I might add. Damn, I want me a double breasted suit now!!

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Versace // Versace is such an iconic brand that to me only women who have extreme confidence can really pull off any piece from the design house (like January Jones, who proved to be a fav for Donatella). Versace is always so sexy, so I was surprised to see how toned down the sex appeal was in this fall collection. I got more of a power chic than sex vibe from this collection. Nonetheless, I loved the military-esque coats in fur, the gorgeous finale dresses at the end, and those shoes literally gave me a heart attack! It's practically sex in a shoe!! I died.

From Angels to Super Models

In Carine's last issue of Paris Vogue, she features a spread with Victoria Secret models: Adriana Lima, Isabel Goulart, Lily Donaldson, and Karolina Kurkova. From sexy to high fashion. LOVE IT.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ummm Since When?!


Dear Apple,

Can you please slow down when it comes to developing the "latest/NEWEST" version of what ever amazing product you have?! I seriously CANNOT keep up. This MB Pro looks exactly like mine (thank jeebus), but now I want the new one!! The latest features include: 2x faster processors, 3x faster graphics, Ultrafast Thunderbolt, FaceTime HD, Multi-Touch Track Pad and a Longer lasting battery. WTF, not fair.


Women's Milan Fashion Week Favs Fall 2011 PART ONE

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Gucci // Frida sent out an amazing collection down the runway, which showcased a lot of 70's sophistication and play on fur, mens wear, polka dots, jeweled tone dresses, which kind of reminded me of Marc's spring 2011 collection with all the high slits and complex bows, but I loved it all. It was all very chic and all very Gucci, which felt very rock and roll chic. How fierce is that black fur number with the black hat? Abbey's yellow number should instantly be a contendor for any women's MET Gala uniform. Def a fav collection of mine from Milan, agree?

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Alberta Ferretti // The structured pieces in this collection were phenomenal from the first to the last outfit that paraded down Ferretti's Fall 2011 collection. How stunning would Julianne Moore look in that navy blue one long sleeved shoulder dress? Or Anna Wintour in that embellished orange and grey coat?! I also thought the suede knee high boots were screaming Carine! Great collection overall.

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Max Mara // Although this collection was very muted and minimal (kind of like Calvin Klein), I enjoyed the long sleeved shifts, the coats with the seat belt looking clasps, and the camel coat had me drooling. I also thought that long length coat was impeccable, you don't really see those anymore. My friend Danny asked me about my opinion on pointy toe heels and in this collection, they were absolutely stunning. So chic and so simple. It brought me back to those old days with Donna Karen.

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D&G // I never saw this collection coming, as I'm sure everyone else was. But given how loud and obnoxious the collection was, it was still very D&G and definitely was different from all the other collections we've been seeing in Milan. It was vibrant and fun, and I quite enjoyed the alphabet scheme of the collection, besides D&G is meant to be fun and youthful and that's what I got out of the collection despite those horrible horrible sneaker wedges. I definitely enjoyed those neon colored boyfriend blazers, which reminded me of Marc's Fall 2009 collection. It definitely took me a while to warm up to Dominico and Stefano's collection, but given the right girl, the pieces would definitely speak for themselves. Nylon/Teen Vogue I'm sure, will be all over this collection.

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Prada // Even though I'm still going cray cray over Miuccia's spring 2011 collection for Prada, I thought she did a splendid job for the fashion house's fall 2011 collection. I got to see a lot more of those fish scale inspired cut outs, and I adored how mod/twiggy/schoolgirl, and 70's inspired everything was from the coat dresses to the clutch bags. And is it me or is Arizona Muse's coat EFFING GORG/TO DIE FOR?! Leather/Reptile skin/Fur?!! I'm sure it'll be the it coat of the season! Surprisingly enough, I saw both fur and reptile combinations a lot in the Milan shows like Gucci... Love it.