30 May 2014

Style Icon: Twiggy

   She re-defined fashion and was the original supermodel. Her look alone inspired a generation. Twiggy is the 1960s. She wrote the book on Mod style in her super short mini-dresses, sleek bob, and Mary-Jane's. With her baby-doll eyes and lanky frame, she melted everyone's heart. She put the swinging in the Swinging 60s, and we're still following her lead.

photo credits: getty images

29 May 2014

Remembering Maya Angelou

   This week, the world lost a beautiful soul. Poet, author, modern-day Renaissance woman Maya Angelou pasted away Monday at the age of 86. To pay tribute to the legend, here is just a fragment of her bountiful wisdom.

23 May 2014

Style Icon: Jane Birkin

    Jane Birkin is the original English It-Girl. She blasted open a space in our hearts for the Alexa Chung type girls we love today. She killed with her wide-eyed gaze peeking through her wispy chestnut bangs. She and long-time lover Serge Gainsbourg reshaped fashion in the 60s and 70s; hitting the streets in matching all-sequin frocks and their signature pea coats. Jane, herself, broke the fashion rules in see-through mini dresses, her signature basket, and her overall cool, bohemian style. To this day the world cannot get enough of the lovely Ms. Birkin. And who could blame them?

photo credits: getty images 

19 May 2014

Debby Ryan Went Platinum. And We Can't Get Enough!

credit: Kristin Ess
   Disney sweetheart Debby Ryan has busted her "good girl" shell this weekend by going totally platinum. The color is a huge departure from her usual hue, an auburn sometimes coppery mix. She took the plunge while on break from filming her hit show Jessie with a little help colorist to the stars Kristin Ess. The new look is all in preparation for the release of her debut album with her band, Debby and the Never Ending. The album is set to drop June 24th featuring their latest single, "When The Dark Falls." New music. New look. New Debby.

See a full interview on her new, light, locks on teenvogue.com!
(source: Teen Vogue)

16 May 2014

Chanel Resort 2015

  Dubai is booming, become one of the most powerful cities in the world. So it's only fitting that Karl Lagerfeld bring an extravagant Chanel runway show to the newest "It-city" on Earth. The collection was full of Middle-Eastern flavor: Islamic tile prints, red and white checked dishdasha patterns,  and intricate Indian style bead-work. Lagerfeld mashed classic Indian silhouettes with the iconic sense of Chanel. The hair and makeup were highly dramatized; with big voluminous hair, a small headpiece, and dark, dramatic, and jeweled eye makeup.

 photo: Courtesy of Chanel; instagram

Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

   Brigitte Bardot is a true style icon. She was that perfect mix of quirk, bombshell, and class. She made every women in the 50s and 60s long to be French. She lounged on the beaches of St. Tropez in her signature ittsy-bitsy bikini, with the wind blowing through her coveted golden locks. Women to this day long for "The Bardot" look. Blonde bombshell #1. Legend till the end.

14 May 2014

Coming Soon: Ultraviolence

photo: NYLON 
  Finally!! Lana Del Rey announced this morning that her second LP, Ultraviolence, is to hit shelves June 17. Del Rey hinted at a May 1 release date in early April, but after hopeful waiting the rumors proved false.
Lana also announced that - along with the CD, vinyl, and digital versions - a special collector's box set will be released containing: a deluxe LP picture disc, 2 printed heavyweight vinyl LPs, a deluxe CD digipack, and 4x12x12 art prints. With that, the cover art, and track list; anticipation couldn't be higher. So mark your calenders and wet your pallet with her latest single, "West Coast".

Track List:
1. Cruel World
2. Ultraviolence
3. Shades of Cool
4. Brooklyn Baby
5. West Coast
6. Sad Girl
7. Pretty When You Cry
8. Money Power Glory
9. Fucked My Way Up to the Top
10. Old Money
11.The Other Woman
Bonus Tracks:
12. Black Beauty
13. Guns and Roses 
14. Florida Kilos 

12 May 2014

Music Monday - Sam Smith

photo: getty images
   Sam Smith. Do you see that name? Remember it. Lock that pup down in your brain bank because this guy will be legend. Chances are you've heard Smith's insane range flood the air waves on the infectious track "La La La" with fellow Brit-hit Naughty Boy. But believe me, there is so much more. If you haven't heard of Sam think of him as Adele's musical twin spirit brother! He released his absolutely stunning Nirvana EP in October 2013. In October of the previous year Sam collaborated with British brothers Disclosure for the melodic yet dance-y tune "Latch". His highly anticipated debut LP In A Lonely Hour is due sometime this month. Until then we will just have to keep the other tracks on replay. No harm in that..

11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

  Well, unless you're living under a rock today is Mother's Day! Now I know it's Sunday - the day of rest and all - but I have three things that you absolutely must do today. One: give your mother a hug and tell her you love her (no matter what). Two: make her breakfast, or a cup of coffee to show her you care. Three: take this moment to enjoy some fashionable mommas we all love.

photos: getty images

09 May 2014

Style Icon: Anita Pallenberg

    I've decided to start a new weekly series, called "Style Icon," to showcase some of history's trailblazers in fashion and my personal idols.
    So for the first post of this series, I could only think of one woman: Anita Pallenberg. Known best as the girlfriend/lover of most of the Rolling Stones, Anita took 70's London by storm. Part flower child, part rock 'n' roll, she wore embroidered shawls, printed mini-dresses, and her signature shag coat. Her style was as intoxicating as her personality. Can you see why the Stones fell in love with her? Now if only there was a way to travel back in time...

photos: getty images

06 May 2014

2014 Met Gala

   The 2014 Met Gala was held last night in New York City. Here are some of the fabulous highlights from the stairs of fashion's biggest night. photos: getty images

Alexa Chung - Nina Ricci

Cara Delevingne - Stella McCartney

Emma Stone - Thakoon

Georgia May Jagger

Rihanna - Stella McCartney

Rita Ora - Donna Karen Atelier

Rosie Huntington-Whitley - Balmain

Suki Waterhouse - Burberry

Taylor Swift - Oscar de la Renta