Saturday, February 27, 2010

I got a header!

I finally got a real header! It's from a UK Vogue issue (Not sure which one), and one of my favorite pictures of all time!

I also got some pictures for the sidebar. They're from US Vogue's September 2007 issue, and were in the movie The September Issue. Very 20's inspired.

Do you like 'em?

Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture

I just love this Elie Saab collection! Normally I'm not a big fan of his work, but this collection was different. It kind of reminds me of the ocean. I haven't done a post like this for a little while, so I figured I'd do one now. Especially since i got publicly humiliated yesterday. You see, in Home Ec., I had to take a test on measuring and I did something really dumb. I forgot to do the back page of it! And to make matters worse, the students all checked each-others tests. Yeah, people laughed. But they're the real idiots in this situation. And kinda me. But mostly them. Inconsiderate jerks.

So you see, blogging is my escape from the inconsiderate jerks of the world.

These are some of my favorites. And there's a lot of favorites. I love the printed dress. It looks a bit like watercolor. The other dresses look almost gauzy. They're very flattering on the models. Who knows how they would look on a normal woman. Probably good, though.
Here's another watercolor print dress. I like this one even more, though. The ruching in the bodice is very pretty and the tulle underskirt is a nice touch. The little cap sleeves are my favorite, though.

The other dresses aren't quite as nice, but the pale beige one is close enough. I like how flowey it is.
Hmmm... I don't like these as much as the others. The brighter colors are a bit refreshing, though.
These are some of my favorite short dresses. The little cocktail bolero is really cute. I love the pink dress, though. It has so much simple detail.
And alas, we are to the end of the pictures. The beige one is very  sea-like. It looks a bit like coral and seaweed.

So, this Elie Saab collection gets an 8/10 in my blog. The colors are all a bit too similar.

Byebye for now!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spring Trends- Ruffles and Bows

Two major spring trends are ruffles and bows. These two trends have been popular since the days of Marie Antoinette and all those royal court people.
This is a portrait of Marie Antoinette as an adult. Very elegant, right? I'm just glad we don't have to wear corsets nowadays. We can still wear ruffles, though.

Here are some ruffley things for $100 and under. The pink shoes (Jeffrey Campbell! LOVE!) are like 100 or so. They're the most expensive item in the Polyvore set. The bikini top is American Eagle. I might get it. The strap can be removed, so it can be strapless (Obviously). It's all just cheap-ish clothes that most teenagers can buy and love without going totally broke.

Bows by catlover103 featuring Monsoon

This set has all $50 and under... I think.

I actually used the earrings in another Polyvore set I made a while ago. They're Juicy Couture. That brings me to a tres (French for very) horrible thing most middle-schoolers think.

They think that Juicy Couture is REAL COUTURE!!! REAL couture isn't mass-produced!!!

Do you know who believes this? Those "Popular" girls who think they know just everything about fashion when they really  know NOTHING about it! Do they go home from school and look at runway shows first thing? NO...

Sorry... That was a bit of a rant, I now see...

But really? Who wants to walk around with the word "Juicy" on their butt? What if there's a cannibal around?

Ok. Back to the main point now.

Bow. Ruffles. LOVE THEM!

Byebye for now...

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Springtime Polyvore

Hi! Sorry for no post in a while. I had to go back to school after like 12 days or so (Probably less, though) of SNOW DAYS (And weekends. And President's day... But you get the point.) Us Virginians got what seems like another Winter break! But now it's over. Boohoo...

To get to the REAL fashion-y stuff here, I wanted to show you an OLD (10 months old, really) Polyvore that I made.
I made this when I was younger and totally obsessed with a website called Stardoll and some blog about Polyvore someone from Stardoll made... Odd, right?

You might recognize this dress from somewhere... That's right. You in fact, should recognize it if you watched The Bachelor like 2 weeks ago. Ally wears it on her last night there, remember???

I can't seem to find a picture of her from the night she wears it, which ticks me off a bit. Urgh...

There's something in that look which I suppose is Chinese? Japanese? Korean? Vietnamese? Some-other- Asian-country-ese? I have no clue, really.

Any thoughts on this rookie-made look?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

As many of you must have heard, Lee McQueen, designer and founder of Alexander McQueen, was found dead in his home this morning. He committed suicide after his mother died on February 2nd. At age 40, he was so young. This came as a total and complete shock to me. Wow... This was the death of a fashion god. On, it says that his family has asked for privacy in this time of grief. I understand that completely. Wow.

Here are some of my favorites from this talented designer. 
This photo reminds me of Marie Antoinette. The beautiful pale skin, light hair, and most of all, the wonderful dresses.
Lady Gaga in Bad Romance. Very cool.
Another Bad Romance picture. 
Influential and painful-looking shoes. The ones on the left are what I used for my profile picture.

R.I.P., McQueen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Polyvore and Other Random Stuff

I've been making a bunch of Polyvore sets recently. Polyvore is a really cool website where you make cool "sets" of clothing, accessories, and backgrounds.Here's one of my latest sets.

My mom is an Anthropologie Addict, which is where the dress comes from. Cute, right? Some Anthro stuff is just the opposite.

Take this bag-lady dress for example. It reminds me of my math teacher.

My math teacher wear ankle-length, denim, button-up dresses with too-short long sleeves to her job! Ick... Why do some teachers make the fashion-obsessed kids' eyes suffer like that? School is bad enough with the stupid relationship drama and "Popular" kids. Now, to make matters SO much worse, teachers dress horribly. Well, some teachers look good. It's usually the nice teachers that look nice. Coincidence, much?

I want to post a real picture of my sneakers, but I don't exactly have a camera... I guess this Polyvore pic will have to do.

Items in this set:
Jayme Sneaker, $110
Jeffrey Campbell Haley Stud, $100

 My lovely Coach sneakers... $110 plus $8 tax. They didn't have them in the store, so I ordered them in-store to escape shipping charges. I suggest that any Coach fans do that if they don't see what they like in the store.

Next are my Jeffrey Campbell Haley Stud flats...I actually have 2 pairs of them. Black and Pewter. I got the pewter ones in October or so. I wore them out trick-or-treating (A fact that I regret now. But they were the only shoes I had at the time to match my mime costume.) Now my lovely pewter flats aren't the nicest looking around the edges... 

I got the black ones for my school band concert. We have a strict uniform (Black pants, white shirt, black shoes), so I needed black shoes. They came in the mail the day before the concert. I did end up escaping a black-pant horror scenario. Since I'm thin and tall, I have a hugely hard time finding pants that fit. Abercrombie Kids is the only brand that fits me when I get pants. We went there to look, but the salesgirl told us that they sell nothing black. That sounds so stupid to me because they sell pretty much EVERY neutral! Well, except for black, as I now know.

Well, in the end, I went to Nordstroms and found a nice black skirt and tights

The end. 

 I've been thinking of having more Polyvore-related posts. With random moments/stories. But first, I need some feedback. Did you like this post? Love it? Hate it? Fall asleep while reading it? Just tell me!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Christian Dior Spring 2010 Couture

es, readers, I am back! And so much better than before. I had exams last week. I had to study for my French P.A.L.S. I was busy-ish and I kept telling myself every single weekend up until now "Yes, I will blog today!" As you can see, that never really worked out. And I feel guilty-ish. On the bright side, I am reviewing Couture for the first time!
Ooh-la-la! The pastels! The big tilted hats! Some of these looks seem almost magical with Chantilly lace and flower appliques.

I just LOVE the ankle boots! The white give it a more feminine look, while the black are a bit more tough.
They have such an old-fashioned look. I especially love the little buttons. 

These ones are okay, too. Not my favorite, though.
What wonderful colors! This collection uses such a good variety of colors. You see the pastels and then this; beautiful ruby, sapphire, amethyst, etc. The far left look reminds me of a peacock. Maybe it would a bit more if the shoes were teal or green, too. Now the ball gown... The first of many, indescribably beautiful gowns... The colors are so perfect. It has a nice bustle and bodice.
Now these are so pretty, too! I love the color combos. Who would ever think to put cream with that orangey-brown color?  And the pale pink and periwinkle mermaid dress has such a cool bustle!

Now that blue and sage dress is REALLY cool. At first I though it was a weird jumpsuit, but then I realized it was a skirt. The ruby-red dress has such a nice bow on the bodice. But one of my top 3 picks in the entire 60-something piece collection is The scalloped/bow silver/pale pink/white dress! Are there even words to describe such a dress?! 

This collection is in my top 3 for Spring Couture. To see it all, click here.

Bye-bye for now! Get ready to see a new couture collection soon...