I can never tire of the sexy librarian look. Is it the soft long cardigans? Or maybe it's the notion that you don't have to show a lot of skin to look sexy. Whatever it is, this look paired with some high heels, a la Burberry Prorsum's Resort collection, seems to do the trick. Note how soft fabrics and high heels keep you from looking frumpy, and yes, socks are optional!
Hot mama Halle Berry visited the dentist's office in a casual, clean ensemble. I can just envision her effortlessly throwing on her Inhabit cowl-neck linen dress over a gray camisole, adding a long beaded necklace, and beaded T-strap sandals. To tie a nice bow around the look, Halle incorporated beaded bracelets, her Tom Ford sunnies, and favorite Versace bag. Au natural with a pinch of glamour.
I am guilty of it. Celebs are guilty of it. We're all guilty of dressing like what Mother Nature delivered that day. If it's dark & stormy outside, the temptation to reflect that through your dress is palpable. If you have the energy to resist and wear bright colors and a smile, go for it; if you just want to throw on some cozy, dark layers feel free to do that too. Just promise me one thing: always try to look your most Fab. Which is what I was thinking when I put together my own dark & stormy ensemble here.
I love when this happens . . . you try on a dress that's either too big or small, and then you find it on sale online! That's precisely what happened with me and this Graham & Spencer Tie Waist Skirted Dress ($98, originally $328). Isn't it gorgeous? It looks like a skirt and top but really it's a dress. I love the melding of light and heavy fabrics. Oh, and it looks equally stunning unbelted. I got mine, so now you get yours.
Fab old-timers may recall that Winter yellow is not a new trend: Kylie Minogue brightened up last Winter with a chipper coat that we all loved. Well, we can all continue the love because yellow is not going anywhere. The happy hue even made its way onto the set of the Sex and the City movie — furry friend included. Blake Lively recently looked radiant in golden Michael Kors while Phillip Lim lightened up his Resort collection with a spritz. Want to wear something unexpected for New Years? Here's your chance . . .
It's so fitting that I'm listening to Radiohead while I bring you some moody flora. Just when we've been convincing you to fight the darkness of the shorter Winter days with bright colors, gloomy and gray floral patterns emerge. But these don't have to bring you down, see this crisp Cruise frock by Giambattista Valli? The neutrals and contrasting black and whites provide the perfect accompaniment for a splash of tomato red or canary yellow. Like the music of Radiohead, moody flora is, well, moody.
I wasn't a Senior bitch in high school. I was so over high school by the time the fourth year rolled around. I was attending college parties and eagerly awaiting college. I wasn't a bitch, I was aloof.
But, after seeing Dazed and Confused I so wanted to be a Senior bitch. Parker Posey, who played Darla, was my favorite. If you haven't seen the movie add it to your Netflix now, but the scene pictured is when the Senior bitches haze the incoming Freshman girls. These four foxes spray and squirt the girls with raw eggs, flour, peanut butter and ketchup — yum! They do have the courtesy of driving them through a car wash to rinse them off.
This costume is easy and breezy; but learn this line, as Halloween is the only time you can say it without repercussions: "Wipe that face off your head bitch!" Go Darla!
All this time I have been drawn towards the opulence of gold and I forgot about the power of silver shock. While I am a golden girl when it comes to jewelry, I love metallics just as much as the next fashionista — if not more. A shock of silver is more sci-fi and glam rock than gold though. So, to tame your look and avoid looking too costumey, pair your silver shock with modern pieces — a cool blazer and organic denim. If you are going for the Barbarella look though — Halloween costume alert! — glittery eye shadow is a must.
The Glamour Girl
- Name: Samantha D.
- School: The Fashion Institute of Technology
- Favorite subject: Fashion Journalism
- Collection of the moment: Blugirl
- Listening to...The Buzzcocks, The Shangri-Las, Shirley Bassey, Stray Cats
- Favorite candy: Lollipops
- Favorite accessory: Chanel anything, leopard print and shades