Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Albert Elbaz is too cute for words

Lanvin's Fall 2011 ad campaign included the release of this music video with Raquel Zimmerman and Karen Elson (dressed in Lanvin F/W, of course) dancing to a familiar Pitbull song. The moves remind me of a mesh of Napolean Dynamite and the little girl from Little Miss Sunshine. Awkward and cutely self-deprecating. When the designer joins in at the end, it totally hypes up the cool factor. Now I'll go dance like no one's watching... I just need some Lanvin dresses first!

Sofia's Alaia Wedding Dress

I personally found this dress breath-taking. It is custom made lavender chiffon Azzedine Alaia. From other photos, it is short and flouncy above the knees. It's just so different from any wedding dress and so low key Sofia Coppola. I don't know how this woman pulls off being so elegant and classy without trying in the least bit. On Saturday, Aug 27 2011, she married Thomas Mars of the band Phoenix in a small, private wedding held in her grandparent's home town Bernalda, Southern Italy.

Photo:EPA/Landov via people.com

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crazy Stupid Stylish

Photo: thistooismeaningless.com
 The girls and I had a chick flick outing last night and we definitely got our $12.95's worth of impeccable eye candy from watching Crazy Stupid Love. Not just that Ryan Gosling was visually impressive, so was his ultra modern house. What we came away talking about most was the seriously sharp wardrobe of the male cast. Steve Carrell's character gets a man make-over by the already 'rico suave Ryan's character, Jacob. Costume designer for the movie, Dayna Pink, was bang on with dressing them modern chic without over metrosexualizing the get ups. And to undorkify Steve Carrell is a major feat. In an interview with GQ , she explained that she sought pieces from Gossuin, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, and custom made Ermenegildo Zegna just to name a few. Its all about fit not matter what your budget, she said. And fit does make a remarkable difference indeed. If you watch the movie, you will see for yourself. Now I if only she can dress the men in our lives... :)

 Emma Stone was super cute too!
Photo: www.nnekaatlarge.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yummy mummy: Miranda Kerr

Photo: www.celebuzz.com
Style.com had featured Miranda Kerr on their Look-of-the-day poll and I can't help but feel that biological clock speed up! I do wish when my turn comes, I can be such a glowing and stylish mother. That Flynn is just way too adorable. I supposed that is the genetic advantage of being Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's offspring.

Photo: www.celebuzz.com

Trashy Louboutins

Louboutin Ecotrash Slingback, available at Neiman Marcus for $1095
Photo: www.blog.neimanmarcus.com

As much as we love recyling around our home, Christian Louboutins Ecotrash Slingbacks are well... garbage? Literally this winter collection includes rubbish collected from the garbage cans at Louboutin's Parisian atelier. All laid out under clear PVC with leopard printed heels and golden water snakeskin platform trim. Each shoe is one of kind (apparently!) A true test for Louboutin lovers... to which I choose to fail with pride and I'd rather save my $1095. For those that love them, see the rest of shoes on Neiman Marcus' blog, NM Daily.

Thread, stamps, and you-name-it under clear PVC
Photo: www.blog.neimanmarcus.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lust List: Summer Shoes

Of course, a woman's love of shoes will never die. Especially after a lovely and hot long weekend and most especially with those enticing end of summer sales! Here is my wish list for the shoe fairies to answer...

Nicholas Kirkwood Dalia Metallic Cut out Heels. Just pure works of art.
These were from spring '11 and are unfortunately sold out.
$1150 - $1471 USD from www.mytheresa.com or www.kirnazabete.com
Rebecca Minkoff Beach Babe Sandals - that teeny wedge is super flattering for the calves when you want to wear flats. It elongates even the bulkiest of calves (like mine!)
$148 USD at www.shopbop.com

 Alexander Wang Stella Suede Heels. As you can see, I'm on a neutral kick here. That suede looks so cozy..
$495 USD at www.shopbop.com

L.A.M.B Kesha Sandals. If only L.A.M.B had a track record for comfort, these would be a steal.
They are on sale with only sz 38 left for $162.50 USD at www.shopbop.com

YSL Tribute Pump (shown here w/ the maryjane strap). I tried the super popular Trib sandals on a couple years back and I nearly fell over in the store because they were soo soo wobbly. I gave these ones a try on Friday and what do you know, the pump version is so much more sturdier. Comfortable as far the store room will deceive you to believe! :)
$795 USD at www.ysl.com