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Monday, October 25, 2010

pink inspiration

i normally hate the color pink -- not sure why, but it just doesn't do anything for me. lately, however, i've been oddly drawn to images loaded with the candy-floss hue. i've found myself saving those images to go back to for style (whether it's personal or home) inspiration. above are a few of those images!

pink also represents breast cancer awareness, and october is breast cancer awareness month. if you'd like to make a donation, please visit the susan g. komen for the cure website.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

long skirt trend

i've been seeing this trend here and there, and i must say, i'm liking it a lot! i haven't seen long skirts done in the winter for a very long time, so it's a revival of sorts...but in a fun and modern way. it's most appealing to me when done monochromatically, as michael kors did in his fall 2010 rtw show. tone on tone with a cool, easy, hip-slung belt and you've got a look that's incredibly chic.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

lattice - home style

not too long ago, i wrote about how fun decorating a new house can be. well that fun hasn't stopped yet because i'm still looking for all the perfect pieces to make the house a home.

there's so much out there to choose from, but certain home elements really catch my eye, and one of those is lattice patterns. lattice is super fun and easy to incorporate anywhere.

what i love is that the bold, geometric lines of this print against a monotone background looks so very sharp and stylish.  with all the curved lines and shapes of say a tufted sofa, a crystal chandelier, or a cozy flowing throw....the tailored and distinct pattern of lattice really brings a room together with its sharp contrast. whether its visible in a rug, a pillow, a table, or even a've gotta have lattice.

sources: decor pad, jcpenney, jgkitchens, casa sugar

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

sabyasachi couture 2010

just now getting a look at all the images from the 2010 sabyasachi couture show, and all i have to say is "wow." besides the amazing mix of patterns and prints on exquisite fabrics, take a look at all that layering...especially in the 2nd image. for starters, you've got a long kurta (tunic) with floral designs and paisley-looking motifs combined together. then, long, patterned net sleeves give it some air and freshness, while a small heavily embroidered vest gives the look a fun vibe. not to mention, i think i see some hints of velvet on the bottom border of the kurta, as well. and we're only at the top portion of the entire outfit so far. sabyasachi has placed this kurta with a lightly patterned full a-line skirt, printed churidar (leggings) beneath, and a long chunni (scarf) beautifully draped on one shoulder.

there are so many elements to this one outfit, but somehow they all go together with such ease and beauty. oh, and check out those very much on-trend platform oxford booties...quite the unexpected with an outfit like this!

i have always loved sabyasachi, but this collection was brilliant. it might not translate as well in real life, but it just shows how well of a mix-master, genius designer he is. the whole look -- in its earthy colors, absence of bling, and even zero makeup, still manages to look far more royal than any other crystallized in-your-face outfit normally seen and expected from indian designers. looking forward to seeing these pieces in some great editorials. (aishwarya rai is already featured one such editorial, by HiBlitz magazine. check the pictures on high heel confidential.)


Friday, October 1, 2010

cozy booties

it's friday and it's officially fall, and so of course i was doing what every other girl in the world was - online shopping for new boots. and i saw these. and i l.o.v.e. them.

these rugged yet cozy booties by lamb are so perfect. they've got a great neutral shade, a wonderfully soft-looking shearling cuff, cool lace-up ties, a glamorous 5 inch heel, and the perfectly rounded toe. all that's missing is me (or you) in them.

source: piperlime