Mila Kunis is rocking the cover of Nylon’s December 2010 issue. She looks amazing in these pics. Any girl who can be the voice of weirdo Meg Griffin and be the coolest chick in Forgetting Sarah Marshall is golden in my book. Looks like she’s got a new movie out too, Black Swan with Natalie Portman. It looks INTENSE. It’s directed by Darren Aronofsky. (He also directed Requiem for a Dream. If you’ve seen that movie then you get what I mean. INTENSE) On a lighter note, the ballet costumes were designed by Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Trailer is below for your viewing pleasure…
I picked these boots up a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been wearing them constantly. Thigh high boots are on trend right now and these are especially amazing. Seriously, the leather is soft, it’s easy to take on and off because of the inside zipper at the bottom, and it looks awesome with jeggings, a slouchy sweater, and a long, colorful scarf. I should start posting some pictures of myself but I’m not that brave yet.
I haven’t shopped at Guess for years. I think it’s because I never pegged myself as a Guess girl – sexy, wears tight clothes, and towers the streets in skyscraper heels. I’m rethinking my assumptions because there are so many great quality shoes that I’ve recently seen in store and online and the prices are reasonable (especially sales). If you’re in the store, you must try on the distressed brown leather thigh-highs called the Gwenevere. I don’t see them online anymore but hopefully you can pick them up at the store. They are HOT! Ask any sales girl at Guess and chances are she’s got a pair at home. I got them on sale for $135 as well. I’ll try and post a pic of both the boots.
While Sunday window shopping (from my couch of course), I came across the cutest cardigan sweaters ever! Seriously, you can’t get any sweeter than a chunky oversized sweater with a bunny hood. Saw these at Black Label Boutique. It was my first time on the site and I’m liking their selections.
Prada has always been synonymous with taste and luxury. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Miuccia Prada’s grandfather, Mario Prada traveled the world in pursuit of ideas and inspiration. Mario discovered luxurious materials and sophisticated craftsmanship. He soon became the ultimate gentleman-connoisseur: a man of exquisite taste.
Prada still embodies that curiosity for luxury and craftsmanship. Their “Prada Made In…” project is the current outcome of their quest to work with excellent artisans throughout the world. Here are the first collaborations of the “Prada Made In…” Project:
Prada Made in India
This is a collection of entirely handmade garments from the workshops that specialize in an ancient and refined type of Indian embroidery – Chikan. The collection will consist of garments, handmade ballerina flats, sandals, and handbags all employing the traditional weaving technique.
Prada Made in Japan
This collection will feature jeans produced by Dova, the world’s most sophisticated jeans manufacturer. The jeans will be able to be custom ordered in four different varieties of cloth and seven different washes.
Prada Made in Peru
This collection is all about knitwear. Using artisanal techniques from traditional Peruvian workshops (called “campesinos”), Prada will offer garments made from alpaca wool.
Prada Made in Scotland
This collection will offer traditional tartan wool knits from the original UK workshops using centuries-old manufacturing and weaving techniques.
All sounds pretty sweet. Looking forward to seeing the full collections!
Wet Seal has a buy one get one for a penny sale this Thursday & Friday. The sale is on their clearance items only. I usually score pretty well at this super clearance sale. I’m eyeing these twill cargo skinny pants. I’ve been wanting a cargo skinny pant for a while now so this might be just the pair I’m looking for (and the price I’m looking for!). I guess I better decide quick before my size runs out…
While perusing the Sartorialist, I came across some wonderful runway shots of the Jil Sander Spring 2011 RTW show. I stopped mid-scroll in pleasant surprise. The voluminous shapes and bright colors are a welcome change to the current fashion norm. Gone is the marine layer of tight blacks and grays. It’s time for sunshine and color…with sophistication. Things to take away from the Jill Sanders show:
Oversized does not have to mean shapeless. Draping and bounciness are key.
Long skirts and dresses can be beautiful and edgy. Sorry guys! I know you like it when we rock the minis.
Minimalism isn’t boring. You can create interest with pops of color or surprising cuts.
You can easily look polished by choosing pieces made with great fabric rather than expensive looking adornments.
Don’t be afraid of layering blocks of color to create interesting combinations.
I picked up a 2pk of tees at Target the other day. In high school I used to buy the boys 5pk Fruit of the Loom white tees and wifebeaters. I wore them for years. Then I started getting tees from Forever21 and then I succumbed to the American Apparel trend. AA tees are a bit too pricey for me and the two I picked up a a few months back did not turn out to be my go-to tee shirts.
I took a chance on the Hanes Perfect-T 2pk from Target. I think they were $9.99. I got the size S/P in grey and they are amazing! They are perfectly casual (not too tight and not super baggy). I roll up the short sleeves a bit to give it a relaxed, girly feel. I’m definitely buying them in every color now. Sadly, I had trouble finding it online. Target and Hanes both seem to be sold out. I wonder if other stores have a different name for them because ‘Hanes Perfect-T’ isn’t coming up with much. Think I’ll give Hanes a call tomorrow and see what’s up.
I also picked up a pack of Fruit of the Loom white tees from Target which I’m also liking. Sorry, I can’t seem to find them on the site. The cotton’s a bit more see-through and not as soft as the Hanes Perfect-T, but I’m still reaching for them in the morning.