31 October 2010

Runway Rationale

So I finally caught the season finale of Project Runway...
While I personally found all the designers this season to be underwhelming in comparison to past seasons, I definitely think the 3 with the most potential had a fair chance at Fashion Week, and the best man won.

Andy has some real potential but was a real disappointment. His challenge pieces were so much more innovative than his finale collection. I personally wouldn't want to wear anything from this collection:

I was starting to route for Mondo in a couple of episodes, but he really needs to take it down one notch if he wants to be taken seriously in the industry. He may be a master of mixing prints but there comes a point where it's just too much and just not wearable. These were my two favorite looks:
And finally the winner, Gretchen, who started this season off on top, but then lost her edge for a while. After finally setting her ego aside and taking some suggestions, she pulled through in the end and I was impressed with her transition. These are my top picks from her collection, which I could totally see me wearing:

And I soooo want her jewelry and hats!

And just one final comment. Who the hell decided to make Jessica Simpson a guest judge?! She is not a style icon in any way, shape, or form!!

***Oh and I realize I've been MIA for a bit, but midterms and life have gotten the best of me. 
But I'm back now and have some cool new posts coming your way soon! ♥

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12 October 2010

Runway Rentals?

If you're looking for a designer dress to wear for a special night out, but don't want to shell out the big bucks for something you'll only wear once, you may want to consider Rent the Runway. Once you become a member, enter the date of your event, your size, and your zip code to search through tons of current runway styles. With over 95 great designers to choose from like Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Catherine Malandrino, and Hervé Léger, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect dress for your special occasion.. and at a great price. Your dress will be shipped to you a day or two before your event date, along with a backup size, and should be returned the day after. If you're worried about cleanliness, RTR only sends dresses that receive a 100% seal of approval from their eco-friendly dry cleaners. It sounds a little crazy at first, but RTR actually has fabulous press from The New York Times, WWD, InStyle, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Rachel Zoe, Tyra Banks, etc.  

Badgley Mischka
Halston Heritage
Rachel Roy
Herve Leger

To browse through more designer dresses and find out all the details behind RTR, check out www.renttherunway.com

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05 October 2010

One Stop Shopping...

With the sunshine swiftly lingering away, I finally feel like fall is in the air and it is definitely time to suit up in some of my favorite trends of the season. After my delightful find at TOPSHOP yesterday (a runner-up for my Burberry dream boots), I also found a substantial selection of fall essentials that will make the transition from summer to fall as easy as pumpkin pie. TOPSHOP is always a go to spot for an abundance of the latest trends. So if you reside in the UK or New York City, head over to your local shop, otherwise shop online at www.topshop.com.

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04 October 2010

On the Rebound

Thanks to TOPSHOP, I've found a viable substitute for those Burberry boots that I've been obsessing over...

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010
Topshop's Amore Shearling Ankle Boots
I ♥ you TOPSHOP.. my feet will be visiting you shortly!!

images via style.com, topshop.com