Friday, November 21, 2008

Posh Peepers: Prada spr 18 I sunglasses

Sasha Pivovarova may not be the reigning queen of Prada anymore but she certainly went out with a bang in her final campaign for the brand. Her distinctive look and modeling prowess definitely had a lot of followers swooning over Prada's fantasy inspired tea-cup heels, hand painted fairy bags and flared pants with whimsical designs.
The dreamy collection also included a modern collection of sunglasses both fantasy and vintage inspired, which is a refreshing approach considering the safe and sporty shield styles Prada have been producing for the last few seasons. The new collection includes one stand out style, the Prada SPR 18 I Sunglasses. These sunglasses were modeled by Sasha Pivovarova and are commonly referred to as "Prada's Butterfly Sunglasses". Some people get the quirkiness of the sunglasses while others are still trying to figure out the appeal of having butterflies on their face.

Regardless, these oversized sunglasses have cracked out of their cocoon and onto the some of the most recognisable faces including Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Michelle Tratchenberg and Paris Hilton.
These sunglasses come in two different width sizes to better fit your face, so if your daring enough to wear them or simply mesmerized by Prada's advertisement, you can purchase an authentic pair of these Prada spr 18 I sunglasses on Otticanet.com.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Leopards at the Zebra Crossing

Kate Moss has recently brought out her wild side favouring her bold Leopard print fur coat over demure style on various occasions. Animal print was brought to the forefront again last season with Balmain's collection of zebra stripes, raging red leopard print and golden snake coils. Emmanuelle Alt showed her support for the brand in a shoulder padded silver sequin and zebra print jacket.
While Kate Moss wore a pair of flared zebra pants to her daughters birthday party, a fashion week attendee took it a step further by literally wearing zebras on a grey jumpsuit which resembled a pair of pyjamas i owned as a child. For those of you who have a rack full of Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse inspired scarfs from a few seasons back now have an excuse to bring them back out.

Victoria Beckham: Dress Times Two

Last month Victoria Beckham was seen taking her sons to a Build-a-Bear store for a day of fun and bear building. While the rest of the mothering population would have probably chosen to wear a pair of jeans and a nice blouse for a day out with the kids, Victoria once again went a little OTT with her outfit by wearing pair of grey sky-high Marc Jacobs shoes adorned with gold bows, dVb 11 sunglasses, Giorgio Armani python bag, gold Rolex watch and a bright orange round neck summer dress.

This week Victoria was seen in a very similar get-up. Wearing an emerald green version of last month's orange mini dress. This time round she paired it with edgy Christian Louboutin ankle boots, black Roberto Cavalli 'Apple' bag, emerald dVb 2 drop arm sunglasses, gold Rolex watch and a charming BRC initial bracelet. BRC stands for her three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Celebrity Sunglasses: Katie Holmes Sunglasses

Working her way up the fashion icon ladder, Katie Holmes is proving to be the new face of low key glamour spruced up with first class designer brands. From her choice in Chloe bags and Chanel coats, it is no wonder she is the new one to watch.
Her choice of great sunglasses isn't lacking either. Mrs Katie Holmes-Cruise has been seen in an array of sunglasses recently, with oversized styles being a favourite. In New York, Katie has been shading herself from paparazzi flashes with a unique pair on Balenciaga Bal 00333/S sunglasses. These sunglasses are a plastic frame, with another metal frame wrapped around the top of the lenses which work their way out and act as the arms of the sunglasses. A hard style to pull off due to its narrower size, so definitely try before you buy.
This week Katie was seen wearing the new Dolce and Gabbana 2050 B sunglasses. These sunglasses are a large round rimless style with a refreshingly discreet Swarovski crystal DG logo on the sides, perfect if your after a vintage look.
The exclusive Oliver Peoples range has fast become popular with many celebrities and Katie is sporting the new Oliver Peoples Sofiane Sunglasses. These sunglasses are of the highest quality featuring suspended metal which gives off the illusion that the internal wire is floating. These sunglasses have also been seen on Tori Spelling, Claudia Schiffer, Christina Aguilera and Kate Beckinsale.
Lastly, Katie has been wearing the classically styled Michael Kors 526 sunglasses in dark navy. The sunglasses which were first made popular by Angelina Jolie and were later seen on Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba and have finally made their way on this pretty face. These are beautifully crafted sunglasses with crocodile skin pattern arms and a small Michael Kors logo plate on the sides. Simple and truly beautiful.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wide as wide can be

Although Skinny jeans have become somewhat of a staple, it seems that celebrities are pushing the calf cinching style to the back of their wardrobes for the time being.
Celebrities are bringing back 70's Flare and boyfriend style jeans as advocated by the catwalks. Ashley Tisdale was in Rome attending the 3rd Rome International Film festival wearing an on-trend blue floral tank top paired with a grey leather jacket and some refreshing wide leg pants.
Always the one to stay on top of the trend, Victoria Beckham launched her Fall 2008 DvB collection at Jade's in Dusseldorf Germany recently and added shape to her twig like frame with a pair of kicking flares.
Making one of her rare appearances, Jessica Biel, alongside Ashley Tisdale attended the 3rd Rome International Film Festival. She wore a smart silvery grey pant suit that was a nod to the man style trend. Her wide leg pants were perfect for hiding a pair of sky-high heels which made her look that much more statue-esque.
Lauren Conrad whose life revolves around filming her reality TV show, partying and shopping had the time to do a little outfit shopping for her recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. She rocked up wearing a nicely put together outfit which consisted of a white Yaya top, Mike&Chris leather jacket, Chanel bag and a Saks studded belt as seen on Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City movie. However her black bellowing trousers were the true statement as to the direction of womens wear for the next few seasons.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ripped and Torn but Still Worn

While most of you are beginning to rug up in your cashmere sweaters and leather jackets, down under we can't take them off fast enough. Every summer, the staples are pulled out of our wardrobes, daisy dukes, chaotic print dresses and 70's inspired boho tops.
While Maxi dresses may have been a girly alternative for some, distressed denim shorts really stood out in the sunlight. Kate Moss has taken a shine to more vintage looks with light washed denim whilst on vacation at Ibiza.
A very buxom Scarlett Johansson was seen about town sporting what some have referred to as her mum shorts. Definitely not sexy but these high-waisted frayed shorts go perfectly with her quirky vintage style.Although these famous twins try to be as individual with their style as possible, you can't help but be influenced by those around you. Both Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen were seen indulging in a cancer stick or two outside their New York City apartment wearing frayed hem shorts with matching trilbys and oversized shirts.
Nicole Richie looked cute as a button wearing in her purple Indian boho shirt, Siwy denim shorts and black Moccasin Ankle Stomper boots. She topped off her look with oversized vintage sunglasses and Chanel bag.
Ashley Tisdale's recently wore home made cut-off shorts with the seasons must have plaid shirt and fringe gladiator sandals. She bought out the classics with a monogram Fendi Spy bag and Ray-Ban 3025 sunglasses.
Love her or hate her, Kirsten Dunst wears what she wants when she wants. The super rich 20-something-old was seen buying off the $5 Sale Rack at a local H&M store wearing a printed oversized t-shirt, black calf-length boots with a vintage bag and green Chanel wayfarer sunglasses.
We were lucky to see Victoria Beckham at least once this summer without being dressed to the nines. Showing off her fantastic pins in turn-up frayed shorts she paired them with an easy fit black t-shirt, large dVb aviator sunglasses, Haviana flip-flops and a leopard print Marc Jacobs tote.
Then we've got Mary-Kate Olsen doing what she does best, making some cringe and fashion magazines glee. She paired her cut-off shorts with a sheer black and white pussy bow shirt and flat knee high gladiator sandals. She accessorised with black bracelets, a Rosary bead necklace and Cutler and Gross sunglasses.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Latest Obsession: Katie Holmes Rehearsals

As she headed to rehearsals for her latest Broadway play All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Katie Holmes was under the watchful eye of many fashion critics. Many Anti-Scientologists ripped into her about her dress sense, way of life and style transformation.

I'm probably in the minority here, but i absolutely adored everything Katie Holmes wore as she headed in and out of the theatre doors to a paparazzi choca-block. Her distressed baggy jeans by PRPS Jeans with a starting price of $300, were ridiculed because they brought back the 80's peg-leg look.

I prefer Katie smartened up in her high-waisted, wide leg, J-Brand jeans with a casual t-shirt, cardigan and sky-high heels or skinny jeans with a well fitted blazer and metallic coated ballet flats.

Although her looks were kept simple, her handbags were top notch. The first photo shows Katie Holmes carrying around a Chloe Python Paratay bag which has also been seen on Mary-Kate Olsen. She has also been seen toting around a tan YSL Muse 2 bag, Hermes Kelly bag and Giorgio Armani oversized crocodile tote.

She has also been seen numerous times wearing the a crazy amount of high end sunglasses. She has been seen in Michael Kors 526 Crocodile sunglasses in dark navy (4th picture), also seen on Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner. Other sunglasses seen on Katie include Oliver Peoples Sofiane round sunglasses in Red Passion (3rd picture) and a few buckle temple classics by Roger Vivier (1st & 5th pic).

You may not agree, but all in all, she was understated and fabulous.

Girl put your Beanie on!

No longer reserved for family trips to the snow, the beanie is new cool kid in the hat department. The look which sprung off the well groomed heads of Paris and Milan fashion week attendees, saw it make its way on many catwalks, promininetly that of Alexander Wang.

Rachel Bilson has adopted the look by wearing her simple black beanie with a loose white tank, Chanel chain handbag, gold sandals and the celebirity favourite, Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in tortoise shell.
Nicole Richie also looked super darn cool as she headed to Beverly Glen Country Mart for ice-cream with her man's brother, Benji Madden. She was L.A personified in her downtown city style.
Miss Richie wore distressed looking frayed 'Nicollette' shorts by Abercrombie and Fitch, teamed with a grey American Apparel t-shirt, laid back haviana flip flops and a studded vintage style belt. As with her fashion equal, Rachel Bilson, she too opted for Ray Ban sunglasses. Nicole Richie wears Ray Ban Large Metal Aviators. This is a look that is definitely going to be a staple for me this spring/summer in Australia.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tie Dye, not dying down

The catwalks advocated and the celebrities reciprocated by wearing this seasons essential tie dye trend.
Tie dye has been flooding the floors of all our favourite high street stores and has become a summer staple. It's 60's, it's carefree and oh so cool.
Many stars have been seen rocking including Fergie, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson and even Miss Sensibility Hayden Pannettiere got in on the trend and wore a loose lavender tank.

But as always, Nicole Richie made casual look captivating. As she strolled through New York City with baby Harlow, she wore a black, salmon, grey combination tank top with Abercrombie and Fitch 'Nicolette' distressed frayed denim shorts and classic Ray Ban Large Metal II RB 3026 gold frame sunglasses. The plaited belt and hair added to the hippie vibe. But nothing beats a chilled Starbucks and a gorgeous baby!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Victoria & David Flash their Excess!

Victoria Beckham flashed her money during her son's soccer game this week. She dressed to the nine and halves in a Prada print dress, classic Orange Hermes Birkin bag, DvB sunglasses and Jimmy Choo high heel sandals.
Her outfit gave me instant deja-vu to late 2007, when Victoria wore the exact same outfit as she headed out of Heathrow Airport with her Spice Girl pal Melanie Brown.

While Victoria was flashing her designer goods in one direction, David Beckham showed off his $600,000 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead coupe, as he picked his children up from school. He was also escorted by two security vehicle. Ahhh to be a Beckham!

Catwoman Returns!

Halle Berry may have turned a dozen pubescent boys heads in her leather-clad portrayal of Catwoman, but the real life catwoman turned heads for all the wrong reasons this week.

Jocelyn Wildenstein, dubbed catwoman for her extensive plastic surgery to resemble a "wildcat", was seen out having lunch with her fashion designer boyfriend Lloyd Klein. Jocelyn has become the poster child of 'plastic surgery gone too far'.

During her marriage to the late Billionaire Alec Wildenstein, Jocelyn feared that her husband was losing interest in her, thus she underwent cosmetic surgery in order to reignite his passion for her. She surgically enhanced her facial features to resemble the cats of the wild with the knowledge that her husband was an avid feline enthusiast.

Her husband naturally shrieked in horror when he saw her face, (wouldn't be surprised if her face were the cause of death)...

With Jocelyn's knowledge, would it not have been more sensible to take her husband on an African Safari as opposed to modelling your face after a cat? Just saying...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fall Trend: Jump on over

Jumpsuits hit it big at the Versace Spring 2008 runway show, and many designers jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon. Kate Moss, as always was first to embrace the look with her own Top Shop version.
This season jumpsuits replaced glamorous dresses for some at movie premiers. Maggie Gyllenhaal turned up for The Dark Knight premier wearing a simple Stella McCartney silk jumpsuit in a theme fitting black, whilst Selma Blair wore a tight fitting Marchesca.
Before Hollywood has a chance to catch on, London girls had already tired and tested the jumpsuit. However, as most Londoners, Stylist Sam Ranger chose a more radical approach to the jumpsuit trend teaming robotic Balenciaga ankle boots with 60's rounded sunglasses with the a black and white checkerboard style jumpsuit.Depending on fit and fabric, jumpsuits can be surprisingly versatile. London Fashion week saw jumpsuits worn casually during the day, whilst Beyonce rocked a golden Roberto Cavalli, during her performance at the Fashion Rocks event.
And when it comes to trends you can count on Victoria Beckham to stock her wardrobe with the latest trend-worthy items. She was recently seen going out for dinner in Manchester, England wearing a sleek Giambattista Valli jumpsuit. Girl has amazing fashion sense and always looks so darn good!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Who is Pucci Perfect?

This summer the house of Pucci caught the eyes of two of Britian's best known imports. Victoria Beckham and her all-of-a-sudden-chummy-buddy Naomi Campbell both chose to wear bright Pucci printed mini skirts.

Victoria kept hers classy by teaming her mini with a conservative baby pink sweater and demure cardigan, whilst Naomi Rage-a-thon, wore her mini really daggy. She wore it higher on the waist and attempted to match it to her bikini. The floppy hat, and bling watch just helped kill the whole look.

Victoria definitely did the Pucci mini justice with her ensemble in my opinion, but then again this post is full of bias because i frankly despise the way in which Naomi conducts herself and the way in which she treats others. So in all fairness who do you think wore the Pucci print better?

White and Bright: A Summer Delight

With summer's rear end fast approaching most continents of the world, it's time to make the most of your summer essentials.
Bright whites and brighter blues teamed together can only feel so right when the sun is shining and your in vacation mode. Both Eva Longoria and Kate Hudson teamed the blues with stark whites to create a fresh light look perfect for summer.
Everyone should have a white tunic to slip into on the beach. Kate Beckinsale takes the tunic that notch higher, teaming it with screaming red Jackie O sunglasses and strappy wedged heels. High heels appropriate for the sand? Probarbly not, but mummy Kate still looked damn good!
Halle Berry's baby doll dress is more than enough attire for our Australian summer which we're looking forward to come December. Halle chose to accessorize with a Versace handbag and Versace 4114 sunglasses which have been seen on the likes of Kate Moss, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Leona Lewis, Melora Hardin and Megan Fox. Halle's love affair with Versace stems from the fact that she met her deliciously gorgeous partner slash baby daddy while she was modelling for a Versace campaign.
Finally, if your brave enough, do as Jennifer Garner does and have a white out. Jennifer went took her daughter Violet out for a day of shopping wearing a tank top, unbottoned shirt, cotton pants and Havaiana flip flops all in white. Her Yves Saint Laurent YSL 6183/S sunglasses were also black and semi-transparent white. However all that white looked quiet chic and understated.
Being drowned in a sea of black clad women, white dresses and slacks make me wish summer would come just that tad bit faster.

Victoria Beckham's Skin is blingin!

Damn! Victoria Beckham looked like quiet the sun-kissed babe as she had dinner at pal Eva Longoria's Beso Restaurant a few nights back.

Before you all start telling her to lay off the fake tan, lets remember FAKE TAN is better than a REAL tan!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Balenciaga BABY!

Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2007 runway collection gave us a sneak peak as to the future of the Paris fashion houses eyewear collection. Once Balenciaga's robotic crew of models marched their way off the catwalk, not many celebs took note of the house's sunglass launch.
However the eternally chic women of Paris embraced the new collection with open eyes. The collection features a mix of sporty, futuristic and old school vintage styles. The eternally chic French Vogue Editor, Carine Roitfeld, feel in love with one particular Balenciaga pair- the BALENCIAGA BAL 0003/N/S.
The BALENCIAGA BAL 0003/N/S model features huge round saucer-style lenses with two-tone frames. The pair took over at Paris & Milan Fashion week and has since be featured on many celebrities including Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Elisha Cuthbert, Kate Walsh and Rachel Zoe.
This pair is definitely big and beautiful. If you love vintage glamorous style sunglasses, you can purchase an authentic pair of these sunglasses on Otticanet for $265.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

BOB IT!

Although The Bob is no new do, Hollywood hair is definitely getting the crop of late. While Victoria Beckham maintains her brunette bob, her BFF Eva Longoria recently chopped her lovely locks for a new role. It's a shame that she needed a acting role in order to try out a new look, because this look is absolutely STUNNING on her.
Surprisingly Hayden Panettiere went for a swanky new short do which is beyond her years. Then again she comes across as a lot more mature then the rest of the DUI starlets driving around.
Although the rumour is that short hair is easier to maintain, when not maintained it could make for a childish dishevelled look which could get you confused with your 2 year-old daughter...jokes love you Katie!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mary-Kate: Vintage Dresses & Lennon-esque sunglasses

With a winter of black on black, Mary-Kate Olsen is starting to venture out in beautifully coloured summer dresses. At the after-party for her new movie, The Wackness, held at The Gramercy Hotel in New York City, Olsen wore a vintage Pucci number toughened up with wrap around bracelets and cocktail rings.
However, at the Late Show with David Letterman, Olsen opted for her signature black look teaming a vintage Halston kaftan with a studded belt and Christian Louboutin pumps whilst keeping accessories to a minimum.

One accessory which i am in love with are the Paul Smith ps 419 sunglasses Mary-Kate chose to wear as she entered the Late Show studio. She is really bringing back the round sunglasses trend which can be worn by men and women.

Small round John Lennon-esque sunglasses are being advocated by the likes of Chanel, Karen Walker, Persol, Pollini, Linda Farrow and Balenciaga are sure to become the sunglasses trend in the next few years.


The Olsen Twins are always at the forefront of new sunglass trends, but Mary-Kate is not a stranger to quirky round shades. At the 2006 Fashion Shows, Mary-Kate drew a lot of attention for her purposely obnoxious vintage Chanel sunglasses. It's about time a different style came into the forefront.