Saturday, October 31, 2009

Olsenboye by Mary-Kate & Ashley

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have gone back to their fashion roots by re-creating an affordable fashion line for their adoring fans. The new line is named Olsenboye- 'Olsen' following their surnames and 'Boye' as a homage to their norweign ancestrial surnames, which is both fitting and meaningful.
The new line previewed on ABC News and will be exclusively stocked at J.C Penney and in their own words it is targeted at "tweens & teens", priced at between $20 and $50 a piece. It will be officially available in February 2010 and will feature a few key pieces including denim jeans and easy to wear plaid shirts that go beyond their target market and wearable by any age group.
Mary-Kate and Ashley hit the road in a customised truck in order to sell a few pieces from their preview collection where all proceeds go to charity. On the bus the sisters kept it fashionable as always wearing matching oversized coats. Ashley looked polished in her studded Prada T-bar heels and the infamous Chanel 5018 half-tint round sunglasses. Mary-Kate was eclectic in her Harem pants, platform booties; mismatched jewelry and the new must have Dior Diorette cat-eye sunglasses.
With three fashion lines including The Row, Elizabeth and James and now Olsenboye, these two never fail to impress me.  
If you missed the Olsen Twins promoting their line on ABC News, then here is the link to it on Youtube.

Enjoy :)

Trick or Treat: Halloween 2009

Mr Bones Pumpkin Patch must be the new Ivy Resturant as celebs were seen flocking their with their kids & co for a photo opportunity. The Pumpkin Patch is the family friendly Halloween destination of choice for celebrities & their chlidren including David Beckham, David Boreanaz, Heidi Klum, Chris Noth, Christina Aguilera, Tori Spelling, Gwen Stefani, and Mark Walberg.

Never one to miss a photo op, Paris Hilton decided to go along wearing a beaded teal dress by Hale Bob, Christian Dior Glossy 1 oversized sunglasses, a Chanel Medallion and sky high heels. She looked odd among the sea of stylish young mums donning boots, satchel bags, oversized shirts and shades.

Just a mere few months after giving birth to her second child, Sparrow Madden, Nicole Richie was back to her pre-pregnancy body sporting Jet ripped blue jeans, BDG grey tank top, an oversized Anne Demeulemeester printed shirt and medium length Ugg boots in black. She accessorized with a black bowed fedora and Thierry Lasry Velvety sunglasses.

It's funny how far Miss Richie has come. Now a mother of two with a long term partner and a successful fashion business. Yeah sure, Paris has her own line of this and that, but her life just seems that little less meaningful as she goes back and forth doing the same thing shes been doing for the last 5 years.

Anyways back to Halloween festivities, Richie's fellow young mom, Christina Aguilera wore a trendy plaid shirt with thrashed grey skinny jeans and black combat boots. She accessorised with classic Prada spr 09L sunglasses in honey brown and an edgy Alexander Wang Max Denim Fanny Pack Bag.

It's nice to see Hollywood parents actually spend quality time with their tots before they going out and getting smashed at yet another Hollywood Halloween party.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Execute a Jumpsuit

It's no surprise that the jumpsuit dominated the trend list of 2009. Many of the hottest stars began by wearing the sleek 70's inspired piece at formal occasions. Rihanna donned an slimline Helmut Lang suit at the Inglorious Basterds premier. As usual she added her edgy touch with lace gloves, vintage wayfarer sunglasses and layers and layers of covetable pearls around her dainty neck.

For those of us that don't have premiers and openings to attend anytime soon, then the more relaxed jumpsuit works perfectly for casual everyday wear. Kate Bosworth went for a blue grey jumpsuit as a daytime alternative to black and styled it with a sleek bun and Tom Ford 'Cary' wayfarer sunglasses. The looser style looks perfect cinched at the waist with ballet flats and on trend designer sunglasses.

With every trend, we see new variations on the same style. Rachel Bilson, Leighton Meester and Sophia Bush wore youthful summer jumpsuits accentuated by bow, frill and floral details. For summer, the short jumpsuit works hand in hand with our active Australian lifestyle. It's a mixture of sexy, cute and practical-no panty flashing in sight!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pleasantly Pregnant: Richie & Casta

There seems to be something lurking in Hollywood's water supply as many celebrities have been falling pregnant or giving birth recently. It may be the water or it may be another trend to see who stacks up the most amount of children in the shortest amount of time. Either way, Moms-to-be Nicole Richie and model Laetitia Casta seem to be blissfully enjoying their pregnancies as they proudly show off their burgeoning baby bumps while frolicking on the beaches of Malibu and Tuscany respectively.
Laetitia kept her beach look classic pairing a brown bikini with a pair of classic Chanel 5102 Sunglasses. While Nicole did what she does best-accessorise! Miss Richie wore a simple black boy-leg style bikini with a long purple printed headscarf. Never to be seen without her oversized sunglasses, she chose to wear a pair of Thierry Lasry Jalouzy 111 sunglasses in a scarf-clashing print of red, white and black.
Even though I'm a big fan of Nicole Richie's style, I prefer Laetitia Casta's simple style at the beach. Regardless, they make pregnancy look like a walk in the park as they frolic freely around the beautiful beaches.

Posh Trend: The Blazer & The Dress

When it's not quiet hot enough to wear a dress on it's own, what does a bony celebrity do in order to prevent goose bumps while wearing their itty bitty designer dresses? Put a chic blazer on of course. Recently many celebrities including socialites Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian have been taking the modest approach to dressing by wearing slim fitting blazers over cocktail dresses.
While where on the topic of socialites, Laguna Beach's Kristen Cavallari, along with Britain's finest Kate Moss have been pairing inexpensive yet awesomely printed Topshop summer dresses with classic black blazers. The look isn't revolutionary but it's definitely classy and makes wearing one dress twice as fun the second time around.

Victoria Beckham's New Sunglasses Collection

It may be odd to see Victoria Beckham in a pair of sunglasses that are not from her very own dVb sunglasses collection, but recently Victoria has been promoting English eyewear label, Cutler and Gross by wearing a stunning pair of Cutler and Gross 0811 sunglasses.

Cutler and Gross have accepted to work along side Victoria in order to create a fresh new line of sunglasses for her 2009-2010 Victoria Beckham eyewear collection. I seriously cannot wait, VB is absolutely amazing at whatever she does.

As for the Cutler and Gross 0811 sunglasses, Nicole Richie and Ashlee Simpson have both been seen in this pair as well.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Balmain Jeans worth the Green.

Balmain jeans have hit the fashion circuit like there's no tomorrow. Well, for some of you interested in a pair of the french fashion house's denim, there may be no tomorrow, as the jeans are flying off the rack at record speeds.
Christophe Decarnin's designs were first seen on Paris' fashion elite including Vogue's Fashion Director, Emmanuelle Alt, top model Natasha Poly and mini pop sensation Kylie Minogue. Now they've made their way across the pond and have been seen on the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Ellen Pompeo, Nicole Richie and Kate Moss.

The appeal of Balmain jeans comes from their worn and torn "lived in" look which gives them that extra edge which designer Decarnin constantly aims for. However, the fact that these jeans are constantly sold out isn't the only reason they are so difficult to obtain. Some have scoffed at the US $2000 + price tag which might also act as a deterrent. No matter how you feel about this look and price tag, Balmain jeans are the hottest investment of 2009.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Victoria Beckham Top Fansite Shuts Down

One of the highest rated, most viewed and up to date Victoria Beckham blog is shutting down. The Blog owner, Vlada who also writes for other fashion websites has stated on her blog that she "fallen out of love with Victoria's style, which is the reason I fell in love with her so long ago. I can no longer support her, so it would be unfair to continue this blog."

This came as a shock to many, as this site would never say a bad word about Victoria no matter how bad her outfit, clothing collection or excessive behaviour is. Many comments on the site also stated that Victoria Beckham's move to the U.S has prompted her to act like a fashion victim, by making sure she has the biggest Hermes Bag collection, the most expensive Jackets and the most expensive celebrity fashion collection. Others said that everything she does seems to be calculated, fake and revolves around shopping, shopping and more shopping.

Regardless, i still love Victoria Beckham to bits!

Posh Peepers: Nicole Richie

Miss Nicole Richie is known for her unique taste when it comes to sunglasses. The tiny starlet confessed to having over 200 pairs of sunglasses (and counting) in her collection, which include both designer and vintage frames. The most recent addition to her collection is a pair of Theirry Lasry 'Velvety' sunglasses.

Clearly her favourite new pair, these sunglasses feature a glossy black frame which can only be described as a hybrid between a cat-eye and wayfarer style.

Perhaps this will be the start of celebrities embracing the 1950's cat-eye trend that has been promoted by several eyewear designers including Pollini, Gucci, Oliver Peoples, Dita and Tom Ford over the past few seasons.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

That time of year is already upon know, the one where fashion's finest faces wear their most exquisite couture dresses only to have them smelling like an ash tray by the end of the night from chain smoking sessions in the ladies loos. But by the looks of things, perhaps a cigarette burn or two would have done the dresses worn at the MET gala some good.
This year, the The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was a rather daring fashion affair. The theme, "Models and Muses" was definitely being overplayed by guests including supermodel Kate Moss who turned up hand in hand with designer Marc Jacobs. She wore an off the shoulder gold lame mini dress with matching turban head gear by Milliner, Stephen Jones. I actually liked this look a lot, it's 'Mumbai meets Manhattan'.
Ashley Olsen looked wore a draped creation by her own label, The Row. She looked sophisticated and gorgeous as always, but a lot less frisky than the others.

Her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, kept her unique style in a Christian Lacroix sequin, tulle and lace dress. It was a pimped out Esmeralda, from Hunch Back of Notre Dame costume.
I'm sorry, but WTF is this? I'm all for following themes, but seriously WTF? Madonna looked like a haggard old mess in this Marc Jacobs concoction for Louis Vuitton-fashion victim at its finest.

Finally, a bunch of girls that looked decent at the event. Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Liv Tyler and designer Stella McCartney arrived as a fabulous foursome. The girls played it really safe and sophisticated as they wore designs by Stella McCartney. Stella's lace jumpsuit was definitely a hit, she looks fabulously unique.
And now someone who's dying for me to stuff my two fucken dead finches in her hair. Tyra Banks wore a brutal Buzz cut style bun with a gorgeous black Badgley Mischka Couture fishtail gown and jewels by the designer.

Although Anne Hathaway's look was criticised, the disco-tec hair is super cute with yet another Marc Jacobs dress. She accessorised with Pour La Victoire shoes and Van Cleef and Arpels Camelia earrings.
Now back to the theme "Models and Muses", aren't models meant to look hot? If that's the case, then Eva Mendes definitely suited the part. This look has been seen a thousand times before, it's boring but it still works.

Finally, Rihanna. This is her first public appearance after the alleged assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. RiRi's gorgeous make-up was worn with a Dolce and Gabbana satin tuxedo featuring exaggerated 80's puffy shoulders. I hated it at first, but the more I look at it...wait...i still don't get it. Hey, but you allowed to have fun with your look right?
This years gala was tragic to say the least, it felt more like an advertisement for Marc Jacobs designs then anything else and according to Cathy Horn it is Marc Jacob's company "whose company is sponsoring the event", which also resulted in talented designers like Azzedine being exempt from the gala along with his muses Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista...and they reckon this was meant to be a "model and muses" theme...please...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trend Alert: White Maxi Dress

With Summer on the way, Jeans are being pushed to the back of the closet while floaty dresses are making their entrance. Once again, pregnant Nicole Richie has led the bandwagon into wearing maxi dresses, and this time in bright white.

Nicole Richie was seen heading for a meeting wearing a sheer white Henley dress by L'Agence with round Oliver Goldsmith Goo Goo sunglasses and a Givenchy Nightingale Bag, oh and lets not forget the requisite Starbucks. Nicole Richie also amped up the hippie luxe with a white dress and a stack of accessories as she promoted her jewelry line House of Harlow.

Lindsay Lohan was looking frail as she shopped at sunglasses store Eye Candy. She picked up sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Ray Ban and many more while wearing a Vix Crochet maxi dress.

The irresistibly cute Kate Hudson was also seen wearing promoting this trend, by wearing a Lauren Moffatt 'Bottom of the Sea' white dress with a mini 'Miss Martini' handbag by Dolce and Gabbana.

Beach Style: Lindsay in Maui

Within a decade, Lindsay Lohan has gone from being a child star, to rising star to tabloid fodder. With a stage mum, psychotic dad and bitter ex-girlfriend to deal with, Lindsay's life is all a bit Bold and the Beautiful. And what better way to get away from the drama then jetting off to Maui, Hawaii?
Lindsay Lohan & Co, which included her sister Aliana, were seen wearing nothing more than itsy-bitsy bikinis and oversized sunglasses as they relaxed in the Hawaiian sun. LL was seen in numerous different bikinis in a short space of time, including a Vix Amalfi bikini in Navy Stripe.
Later on, she was seen maxing out her Black American Express credit card at the local Fendi Boutique. She was right on trend wearing PRPS denim cut off shorts in Splatterpop with a one piece monokini style swimsuit adorned with fringe detailing around the bust.
The one piece, monokini and cut-away swimsuit was seen all over the 2007 designer runways from Chanel to Hermes and now it's finally making a mark in mainstream fashion. LL is wearing this fringe LSpace 'One Love' Swimsuit with Gucci 1813 aviator sunglasses.
Lindsay also wore a black and white striped bikini top wit black bottoms in order to let her Pink Gucci Abbey tote bag stand out. She paired it with wayfarer sunglasses and a bottle of "fruit juice", probably mixed with Vicodin...i kid.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Posh Peepers: Ray Ban RB 3025 Metal Aviator Sunglasses

With a history dating back to 1937, Ray Ban aviators have pioneered the sunglasses industry like no other. First created for pilots flying in extreme weather conditions, ray ban aviators will provide you with the best quality eye protection at a reasonable price.

More than 60 years later, the classic Ray Ban RB 3025 aviator is taking over Hollywood's hottest faces. This particular pair is offered in numerous lens colors and our favourite celebrities are adding new colors to their collection every season. Jennifer Aniston, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens have been experimenting with all the new colors available.
  • Jennifer Aniston wears: Gunmetal frame with gradient brown lens (color code: 004/51)
  • Lindsay Lohan wears: Gold frame with Gold mirror lens (color code: W3274)
  • Nicole Richie wears: Silver frame with light blue shaded lens (color code: 003/3F)
  • Vanessa Hudgens wears: Gold frame with Mirrored Pink and Gold shaded lens(color code:001/3E)
If your a "one pair of sunglasses type of person", then i suggest purchasing the Ray Ban 3025 aviator in the original Gold frame with grey green lens (color code:L0205). Everyone should have at least one pair of these sunglasses in their collection. It's a timeless style and works well with any outfit as demonstrated by Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie.

Another great thing about the Ray Ban aviator is that it can be worn by both men and women and still look equally fantastic. This unisex style has been seen on David Beckham, Zac Efron, Al Pacino, The Jonas Brothers, Vince Vaughn, Hugh Jackman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brad Pitt and who can forget Tom Cruise?

Trend Alert: The Denim Jacket

Within the last two days, tabloid magnets, Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson have sported very similar looks.
Jessica Simpson was seen leaving L.A restaurant Katsuya on Thursday night. She draped her body in a wild (literally) print maxi dress covered in tigers, leopards, zebras...hey lets just settle for the entire animal kingdom. She paired this dress with a True Religion 'Jimmy' cropped denim jacket. The jacket was perhaps the most subtle of the outfit which also included a studded Lanvin Jet Set handbag and Christian Louboutin leopard print heels.
Seen leaving a hair salon earlier this week, the positively pregnant Nicole Richie wore a multicolored paisley print maxi dress to cover her baby bump. She pulled the look together with an up style knotted bun in her hair, sleek wayfarer sunglasses and a Paige Premium Denim Vermont Jacket in Westward wash. While Jessica Simpson opted for heels, Nicole kept it casual with Havaiana flip flops...or thongs as we like to call it Down Under ;)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mary-Kate Olsen: The World through tinted Lenses

After months of hiding from the paparazzi lens, Mary-Kate Olsen has finally come out in all her quirky glory. I'm not going to lie, this week has got my panties in a pretty knot with the daily Mary-Kate Olsen watch. As we know by now, Mary-Kate is all about the "mix" when it comes to her personal style, mixing hot-out-of the atelier designer wear with vintage, second hand or high street finds.
One high street find that is reminist of pieces from the Fall 2008 Rodarte collection was an oversized Topshop knit sweater that M.K sported yesterday. Within a week M.K has also worn her Barbara Hulanicki Biba for Topshop Shirt on high rotation. She dressed it up with wedged heels and Ozzy Osbourne style sunglasses featuring a round frame with high impact blue lenses for a spot of shopping. Earlier in the week, she wore the same shirt, (as a dress- the adavantages of being short), with Ray Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 sunglasses and Carol Christian Poeller leather Boots.
She's been rocking a lot of new bags lately as well, including a brightly colored tote bags, a tan Proenza Schouler satchel bag and a bad ass Alexander Wang black leather studded bag. This exclusive bag was sported by Mary-Kate before it was even available to the general public or other celebrities for that matter.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fashion Bite: Denim White

With Summer approaching for the other half of the world, what better way to welcome the sunshine than in a crisp pair of white jeans.

Whitney Port showed us that white isn't just reserved for summer's baby-doll dresses, teaming her white Work Custom jeans with a jester-style beaded sweater and black buckle boots.

Hilary Duff kept her white denim youthful with a Harlow Watercolor tank and a classic Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Speedy handbag.

Michelle Williams and her gorgeous daughter, Matilda, were out walking wearing matching cross-body satchel bags. Michelle smartened the look up with classic Ray Ban wayfarer sunglasses, crisp shirt and pastel pink ballet flats.

Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical and nude photo scandal fame, is one of the new generation trendsetters. Always seen in the latest must-have she wore her light denim with her CC skye chain bracelets, Christian Louboutin Heels and a best-selling Botkier Morgan fringe bag.

Always one to make a statement that usually requires minimal clothing, Pamela Anderson has been bringing the fashion goods ever since she signed up as face of Vivienne Westwood. Miss ex-Tommy Lee/Kid Rock/Rick Salomon looked unusually put together in an all white ensemble with Prada Spr 17 IS sunglasses and a covetable Hermes Birkin Bag in White.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wide legs: It's Jean-etic

This season 70's influences have seen us wearing oversized sunglasses, fringe boots and fur jackets. So it's no surprise that ankle swaying flare jeans have come back as the new direction in denim styles. Due to the fact that skinny jeans have had a good 5 years in the limelight, more and more celebrities are reverting back to the classic.
Recently Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Claudia Schiffer opted for dark flared jeans teamed with oversized sunglasses to give them that ultimate 70's look. While Nicole Richie, Katie Holmes and Miley Cyrus prefer casual light washes with extra slouch. Whether you prefer dark and dressed up or light and casual, it is definitely time to embrace the trend.

Posh Peepers: Gucci Studded Sunglasses

Gucci's most recent collection saw lanky models slithering down the runway in fringe, leather, velvet and stud detailed attire. It was a cross between the 70's carefree bohemian and the ultimate rock and roll groupie. This feel has been transferred to Gucci's new eyewear collection. Adornments including gold horse bits, metal bows and studs have been creatively placed to heighten the rock star feel.
The direction seems to be working in Gucci's favour as many celebrities have been seen in Gucci's new eyewear collection including High School Musicial Star, Ashley Tisdale. The 23 Year Old was seen wearing Gucci GG 3037 s aviator. It's a sturdy plastic aviator with glamorous gold studded temples. It's a very cool easy going pair that is recommended for those who want that extra BAM to their look.
Gwen Stefani is never one to shy away from bold styles. This week she was seen wearing a new pair of Gucci GG 3039 s. It is an oversized shield style that well definitely have you standing out.
Both Ashley Tisdale and Gwen Stefani's sunglasses can be purchased authentically at the professional sunglass site Otticanet for US $230.

Drew & Dresses

I'm not entirely sure what's going on with Drew Barrymore lately but she's been looking amazing beyond belief. Perhaps it's a new stylist or just the glow of getting back with on-off boyfriend Justin Long, either way, she was a knock-out in this asymmetric 60's striped Narcisco Rodriguez dress at Live with Regis and Kelly.
Kim Kardashian came out today to support Tori Spellings new "intellectually stimulating" guide to motherhood in Hollywood appropriately called Mommywood. Kim looked sweet in a Camilla and Marc Alabama dress in creme.
As Drew was out promoting her new television film Grey Gardens yesterday i was left speechless by her ensemble. She looked breathtaking in a Alberta Ferretti bead and sequin gown complete with a matching veil. This vintage nod is by far one of my favourite celebrity looks of recent time.