Fun Bobs

Ever since I cut my long hair into a long bob I’m obsessed with this hairstyle.  It is so chic and above all so easy to upkeep.   I can’t believe how much less time it takes to wash my hair and blow dry it.  I have to thank my best friend Joli for giving me the idea.  When I was in NY a couple weeks ago she took me to her favorite hair dressers at Warren Tricomi at the Plaza.  She showed the hairdresser Gwyneth Paltrow’s bob and she did the rest.  I’ve gotten endless comments ever since and I’m so glad I listened to her. If you are contemplating whether to cut your hair I’d say check out one of these models below and go for it

Here are some of my favorites.  What are yours?

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Dream Dresses

Lately I have been obsessed with the dresses from Elie Saab. So obsessed that I missed my flight to Germany as I was happily pinning away on Pinterest while they were calling my name several times.  All the while sitting right in front of the gate and supposedly keeping an eye for boarding.  I ended up on another flight to Germany which made my adventure even more fun. But I digress….. I love his attention to detail and his ability to always come up with the most feminine, sexy and elegant dresses.  He has mastered the fusion of east and west to produce nothing short of stunning couture gowns.  Below are some of my favorites but one can do no wrong with any gown from Elie Saab.

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Rare Hermes Constance Mini Bag

This beauty is of my dear friend Lisa.  She just got the ultimate bag “The Birkin” and she wants to give the Constance a fun new home.

I LOVE this bag! If it was mine I would keep it and wear it every day.  The leather on the outside is so perfect.  The highest quality I have ever seen and touched which makes it worth so much because it will look and feel new for a very long time. This leather does not wear easily let me tell you. The stitching is impeccable.  Not one deviation from a beautiful straight line all the way through even around the rounded corners.

My favorite part is when you open the bag, the interior lining of leather is so soft it actually rivals a baby’s bottom.  So soft that it is a pleasure taking out and putting back my iphone for the 100th time.

And the Color. Ah the color is ah-mazing!!!  It is that kind of shade where you only get in very high end items like Hermes because both the pigment and the leather have to be of the highest quality to culminate in a stunning color like this one.   Need I say more?  Here are some pics of it and where u can buy it!

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

BUY HERE

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

BUY HERE

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

BUY HERE

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

BUY HERE

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

Hermes Constance Mini Bag

BUY HERE

Shades of Summer 2013

Having sold all of my sunglass collection on ebay, I am in the market for new pairs of sunglasses to rock this summer in the Croatian, Albanian and Greek coast during yacht week.  Here are the shades I’m in love with right now.  Let me know if there’s a cool style you like that I should consider.

Holes Kaleidoscope SunGlasses

Holes Kaleidoscope SunGlasses

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Ray Ban

Ray Ban

Ray Ban classic club master

Ray Ban classic club master

Chelsea sunglasses by house of Harlow

Chelsea sunglasses by house of Harlow

Minkpink Kitty sunglasses

Minkpink Kitty sunglasses

Minimal Baroque sunglasses by prada

Minimal Baroque sunglasses by prada

KLS black & gold polarized sunglasses by 9five

KLS black & gold polarized sunglasses by 9five

Baron 12k gold frame sunglasses by Dita

Baron 12k gold frame sunglasses by Dita

Flat top cheetah by retrosuperfuture

Flat top cheetah by retrosuperfuture

Giaguaro trio by super

Giaguaro trio by super

Braverman sunglasses by oliver peoples

Braverman sunglasses by oliver peoples

House of Harlow copy

House of Harlow

Accessorizz!!

As spring comes upon and the weather gets warmer, naturally we show more skin and with that comes the opportunity to showcase our personal style through the latest on trend accessories. I’m in love with the accessories for spring 2013, from chunky necklaces, to delicate/fine ones you will be sure to find your pick and wear it as your go to piece.  When I find a piece that I love, I made it my go to piece and wear it over and over again.  This comes from being too practical (or lazy in my case).  While I love accessories because I believe they complete one’s look, it is one more step added to my daily routine, so I love it when I have a versatile necklace, earrings or ring that I can put on as I walk out the door and still look fabulous.

Here are some of my favorite works of art.

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Inspired by Vintage

Vintage is a word that is often thrown around when describing articles of clothing/accessories that are used or old. But many people often fail to make the distinction between something old and valuable and just pre-loved fashion.

Did you know that Vintage comes from the wine-making business and it is meant to describe the process of picking grapes grown and harvested in a single specified year therefore creating the finished product a vintage wine?

So in the fashion world, the word Vintage refers to any clothing item that was produced after 1920 and at least 20 years old from the present day.   Vintage items are those that were produced in 1993 or earlier.

I happen to love when certain vintage fashions come back in style giving us the ability to mix and match the new with the old.  Here are some of my latest loves in vintage.

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Vintage Levi's Denim Cuttoffs

Vintage Levi’s Denim Cuttoffs

Vintage patent leather clutch

Vintage patent leather clutch

Robin Piccone 'Penelope' Crochet Overlay

Robin Piccone ‘Penelope’ Crochet Overlay

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Vintage leather tote

Vintage leather tote

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How about some vintage Cindy Crawford.....back when models were sexxxy

How about some vintage Cindy Crawford…..back when models were sexxxy

New Year, New You

Fashion Resolutions for 2013

1.  Be Feminine

“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality” –Alexander McQueen.  Enhance your look by wearing pieces that accentuate your curves and make you feel powerful for the woman that you are.

Striped Dress H&M

Striped Dress H&M

J. Mendel Spring 2013

J. Mendel Spring 2013

2. Indulge in more Color

“Going into the new year, I, and women all over, need to indulge in more color. I’ve been guilty of gravitating toward black and muted colors. However, I’ve become immersed in the idea of mixing colors, which we’ve come to know as color blocking. It’s an instant mood changer and visually provocative. It was a huge hit this year, and I plan to take the trend into the new year.” -Jil Sander.

NYFW Spring 2013

NYFW Spring 2013

Ethnic Color

Ethnic Color

J. Mendel Spring 2013

J. Mendel Spring 2013

Lanvin Spring 2013

Lanvin Spring 2013

3.  Shades of Blue

Blue Eyeliner is the eye makeup statement for Spring 2013.

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New Year’s Eve 2012 Dresses. What will you wear?

I was looking online to find some inspiration on what to wear for New Year’s Eve and I did not find anything I liked in the top 10 lists that magazines had compiled. I found most of them cheesy, for lack of a better word.  I love sparkle but it has to be tasteful and chic to look just right.  Hope you find some of these looks interesting in terms of dresses, hair and make up.

Burberry

Burberry

Balmain

Balmain

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Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Faberge

Faberge

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Nior By Lazaro

Nior By Lazaro

Bhutan, happiness is a place

As soon as we approach the check-in counter at Katmandu airport and before we could make out the words “can we please have a window seat on the left side of the plane”, the answer was no. By the quick reply i could tell that The agent gets this question from every single passenger every single day.
The reason:for the duration of the flight you can enjoy being at eye level with the worlds highest mountains in the Himalayan range including of course Everest the highest of them all. So now you can see why those seats are in such demand. A good trick that worked for us was to upgrade to business and get that window seat.
Before boarding the flight, I was a little skeptical of whether Bhutan was worth the $$$$ price tag that was mandatory to experience the country. As it turns  out, this country of 700,000 people was that kind of special place that it was worth every penny. It was a once in a lifetime experience where authenticity, tradition and exceptionally beautiful nature lived in harmony.
Unfortunately this “last authentic place on earth” as Time magazine calls it, is changing quickly as more & more tourist are able to afford the minimum spend and is in danger of loosing what makes it so special.
The three things that impressed me the most were:
1. Wild untouched nature.
 70% of the country is forested with beautiful pine, fur, cypress etc. Mountain ranges reach up to 7500 m and run across very narrow valleys with terraced rice fields up to 4000 meters.
Luckily the national road is cut out of the edge of the mountains along the valleys and rivers so it allows for some of the most magnificent vistas as you look straight down 1000-3000 m or look out at mountains and valleys criss crossing ahead for miles.
2. 100% Traditional architecture.
The only architecture that you see in Bhutan is traditional Bhutanese 3 story buildings with intricate painted roofs and windows. These are the most distinct houses I have ever seen and they look magnificent against the backdrop of pine covered mountains and fairy tale valleys.  The religious temples and monasteries are even more impressive as they sit tall at the edge of a 3000+ meter mountains and have the most spectacular views one has ever seen.  Its no wonder it is the preferred meditation place for lamas.
The government has made sure that even the new buildings confirm to traditional architecture.
3. Traditional dress.
90% of all Bhutanese we have come in contact with wear traditional dress.  This may change in the future but seeing most of this nation reflect their customs in their wear is such a pleasant and again very very unique sight. Can you think of a place where all people of one nation still dress in their traditional dress? I certainly have not seen it throughout the 50+ countries I have visited
I have to say that food and accommodations leave a lot to be desired but I hear that if you stay at the Aman resorts you won’t have to worry.
Facts:
Archery: national sport
Chillies & cheese: national dish
70% forest cover
Favorite places:
Phobjika
Phunaka
Tigers Nest at sunset (no tourists)
Chume Valley in (Bumthang)

Tiger’s Nest

The King and the Beautiful Queen of Bhutan

 

 

Voluminous Coats

The statement piece for AW 2012 is the oversized coat which we have seen in the runways of Celine, Jil Sander, YSL, Dior, Burberry Prorsum, Simone Rocha, Acne etc. Although I personally prefer more form fitting lines, I can not help but like the look of these coats if you keep a sense of proportion and strike the right balance with the pairing pieces.

Jil Sander Aw12

Celine AW12

Maison Martin Margiela

Celine AW 12