Check it: hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day and love letters. I'm urging you to add hot heart prints to your wardrobe. These aren't sappy heart prints; think colorful graphics and bold statements. I'm smitten with this Rory Beca Rothko Zipper Back Top ($246). The abstract heart shape and purple palette is right up my alley. Come on peeps, time to add more love to your life!
They haven't proliferated the retail shelves just yet but they will, so long as the Spring 09 runways have anything to do with it. Crop tops, whether they're silk or cotton, super-short or just slightly above the waistline, are a great compliment to the true-rise and high waist pants we'll be seeing for seasons to come, and, they're a great layering trick for slipping over dresses and tunics. Don't get us wrong, we're not advocates of the midriff as a fashion statement but we do love this look. It's a trend that lets you get creative with your outfit and that, in the end, is something we can never turn down.
sandra werner is a sight to see in her black and white ensemble. I like how this sophisticated lady cleverly cinched in her textured coat with a black leather belt. This smart styling trick gives her the perfect hourglass shape. Channeling Carla Bruni-Sarkozy . . .
Here's what she has on:
- Coat: Rory Beca
- Handbag: Anya Hindmarch
- Shoes: Gucci
- Belt: Unknown
Congrats to sandra werner!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!
Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon? Modern mustard is the latest hot hue. Hear it from Michael Kors when he says, "I think mustard has an automatic warmth to it. They work like the solid that's not a solid. A good investment piece isn't always black pants or a white dress."
This yellowish green looks best on textured fabrics, like a sweater, and if the color doesn't suit you skin tone, opt for a striking belt or bag. How will you spread your mustard?
Raise your hand if you think Gwyneth's sequin Proenza Schouler tee is too short on the July cover of Bazaar? Considering it is a t-shirt, and not a dress, or a tunic, I think it's a wee short. (Do I see a shadow of cheek?) But Gwyneth's legs are flawless, as she flaunted on her Iron Man tour, so she can get away with it. But can you? A few words of advice: If you dare to don a mini mini wear simple nude or black boyshort underwear — I swear by these — make sure you are bikini waxed and beware of wind!
Though we're not man eaters, we sure are fashion eaters! That's why we should dig in to Maneater Threads' sale section. It currently houses dresses, tops, and skirts all for 50 to 80 percent off. Mouthwatering.
There have been a couple of times where I've been duped with the whole "up to" a certain percentage off deal so I always make sure to check out the merchandise before I dutifully report to you. This sale is totally legit with over 300 items marked 70 percent off — wowsers.
Granted, most items are leftovers from the previous Fall and Winter season but if you scrounge around, I'm sure you can find a couple of Springworthy pieces. Check out this Rory Beca Striped Trapeze Dress, ($92, originally $308). Take away the stockings, pair with nude open-toe heels, long pearls, and you're good to go. For those who don't feel like using your creative juices, select Spring items are also marked 20 to 50 percent off.
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 . . .
Twenty-five year old Rory Edelman, founder and designer of Rory Beca, is quite a lucky gal. She began her career in 2003 by making hand knit scarves; soon after, they landed on major TV shows Friends and Crossing Jordan thanks to designer and stylish Deb McGuire, whom she was working with at the time. As if that's not impressive enough, New York's Henri Bendel gave Rory two exclusive trunk shows and they sold out immediately.
Luck may play a part in her fashion fate, but Rory is all about hard work. In 2006, she expanded her line to include one-of-a-kind dresses for red carpet events and as well as a Summer 2006 women's line. She currently has a Fall/Winter 2007 collection ($193-$435), as well as a Resort 2008.