Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
1. The Birds
Tippi Hedren was the epitome of chic in this classic film where a small New England town is terrorized by just about every kind of bird imaginable. Despite the terror that ensues, she keeps her hair perfect and her fur coat looking fresh. Alfred Hitchcock can do no wrong in my book.
Poor Carrie. I have always felt bad for her in this movie and will continue to do so every time I watch it. Despite the fact she gets blood dumped all over her, she really does look beautiful in her white satin dress and sparkling tiara. Those kids got what they deserved if you ask me.
3. A Clockwork Orange
This is one of the most sinister movies ever made in my opinion. Alex and his droogs are a band of delinquents that love to steal, kill, and rape their victims. Despite their bad behavior their uniforms have become one of the most recognizable in movie history. Who ever thought that one set of fake eyelashes could make such a statement?
The kooky cast of this classic film has stood the test of time as memorable and fashionable. My favorite accessory at this dinner scene? Delia's sideburns.
5. Hocus Pocus (just for fun)
I know, I know... this isn't a horror movie or even a scary one at that. Okay, maybe it did scare me when I was little. My main point is that I think just about every little girl wanted to be Sarah Jessica Parker when they watched this. She looked pretty and had an awesome costume as did many of the other characters who wore period pieces.
What scary movie(s) do you find fashionable? Let me know below!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
2. You can start adding fur to your outfits little by little.
3. It's time to break out your boots, whether they skim your ankles or hug your thighs.
4. You can wear your leather jacket all the time.
5. Layering becomes your new art form.
6. You can buy tights in just about every color and print.
7. Your best accessory is a hot drink that involves apples or pumpkins.
8. Scarves can add some extra layering and add a pop of color to your outfit.
9. No more makeup melting!
10. Cold mornings and lazy weekend afternoons provide ample time to catch up on fashion magazines.
Fall is my favorite season, what about you?
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
People wore glamorous outfits that consisted of fur, feathers, sequins, polished shoes, and suits. Drinks were simple and people used socializing to keep themselves busy rather than the slew of drinking games that has evolved over the years. Oh yea, people DANCED too. I don't know about you but I want to be a part of all the parties below.
The party scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's is the most glamorous party scene in history, at least in my opinion. Holly Golightly's small apartment is transformed into an eclectic grouping of men and women who love to let go and look fashionable. Some highlights include women in beautifully crafted hats, gold cigarette holders, watches on ankles, and jewels galore.
Party must haves:
-Elbow length gloves
- Pearls, diamonds, or both
- A hat or hair accessory of some kind
- A wristwatch around your ankle (something I want to do for shock value)
- Lots and lots of mascara and a red lip
Auntie Mame has always been a favorite movie of mine. Rosalind Russell starred as the oh so glamorous Auntie Mame, a women who suddenly becomes guardian to her late (and estranged) brother's son. Before she takes on her role as an aunt, she hosts a few parties that are lavish and eccentric. Monkeys, afghan hounds, and foreign royalty are some of the characters that make an appearance at her apartment.
Party must haves:
- Fur (real or faux)
- Sequined anything
- Some sort of animal (the more exotic, the better)
- A turban
- Drinks galore
This final party may not be filled with old school glamour, but it is glamorous nonetheless. This scene is from Sex and the City during an episode entitled Cock A Doodle Do. The setting of a Manhattan rooftop filled with good friends, trannies, and flirtinis sounds like a good time to me.
Party must haves:
- A cool location
- A fun twist on a classic drink
- Local neighborhood trannies, gays, or just plain fabulous people
- Necessary decorations such as outdoor lighting for ambience
- A big flower brooch for accessorizing
What are your favorite fashionable parties from movies/tv shows? Tell me below!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Anyways, I began to notice a lot of people wearing the same leopard pants and faux leather skirt. Coincidence? No. Zara? Yes.
For those of you who don't know what Zara is, you need to know immediately.
My first experience in one was in Mexico when I was studying abroad. Between Zara and Mango I thought I had landed on another planet. The mannequins were dressed in chic displays of restrained fashion. At the time I was still madly in love with Forever 21 and almost felt slightly embarrassed in such a posh store with my neon and crazy prints.
As time goes buy, more and more Zara stores have popped up in the US, we even have one in Philadelphia. It is a great store to get a little extra quality for not much more money.
See my fall favorites below.
trench with faux leather detailing is a great way to explore this season's leather trend without going overboard. skirt was a fan favorite that I saw among the fashion crowd. cape is amazing. The detailing on the shoulders adds some extra sparkle, perfect for a chilly fall day. top. Obviously most of us would need to wear at least a bra with it. Nevertheless, it a incredibly romantic and very date-worthy. messenger bag mixes black with chestnut brown in such a perfect way. Despite what some people think, I love this color combination. Whether this is used as a purse or travel bag, the possibilities are endless.
What are your favorites from Zara? Tell me below!