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.

Agyness Deyn having a Fashion Stroke

Not to many models are lucky enough to evolve from covergirl to celebrity but Agyness is well on her way. And why not? She is one of the most sought after models of recent times, singer and dating a singer, Albert Hammond from The Strokes.
However aside from her superb editorials and campaign shoots, Agyness popped on the fashionista's pedistool thanks to her quirky and individually adrogynous style. However of late, the more she tries to stand out, the more i wish she didn't. I normally like a lot of her outfits, but the pinafore with matched up red bag, scarf, socks and converse sneakers isn't one of my favourites outfits but i guess if your famous you can get away with anything right?

Summer MAXI-mized

Last season hemlines were going sky high, but this season shorty gotta get low-low-low. The minis more conservative cousin, the maxi dress is fast becoming the style staple of summer 08 with Nicole Richie paving the way to a more carefree hippy-loving summer.
Designer runways including Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Pucci and Blumarine all contributed to the brightly printed maxi dress trend which are favoured by pregnant mums including Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Ashlee Simpson.

For those of you who are stuck in the middle of winter like me, do like Nicole Richie and pop a warm leather jacket over a maxi dress and layer with boots, tights and a scarf to make it cold weather friendly.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The O.C Double Take

The O.C alumni are always in the spotlight for their passion for individual fashion, but they seemed to be on the same style pages last week.
Both Mischa Barton & Rachel Bilson donned what appeared to be oversized t-shirt dresses paired with dainty belts to cinch in their little waists. Whilst Mischa Barton opted for a more boho look with her Moccasin fringe boots, Rachel Bilson kept the look fresh with summer's essential footwear- Gladiator sandals.
With fringe being a massive trend on all the international catwalks from Balmain to Gucci back to DKNY, Rachel Bilson wasn't letting this trend slip her by. She added fringe details with an oversized black fringe bag. Both Barton & Bilson wore Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 sunglasses which i posted about a few months back. If you can't let go of your the wayfarer style, then these could be a fresh addition to your sunglasses collection.