April 27, 2012

This event is what I have spent my past few months doing outside of school. It was a student hosted fashion show on Earth Day Weekend dedicated to sustainability. All designers were challenged to create pieces made from recycled, vintage, organic or reusable materials. It was amazing to see come to life. 

March 30, 2012

February 14, 2012
So I havn’t been blogging lately but I am going to start again. First with some of my favorite photos from my recent New Zealand trip over the next few weeks. This photo is of my kiwi friend Chamolie on the cliffs of Piha beach in the Auckland region. I love her mermaid dress.

So I havn’t been blogging lately but I am going to start again. First with some of my favorite photos from my recent New Zealand trip over the next few weeks. This photo is of my kiwi friend Chamolie on the cliffs of Piha beach in the Auckland region. I love her mermaid dress.

February 14, 2012
So happy to call this boy my valentine for 3 years :)

So happy to call this boy my valentine for 3 years :)

November 18, 2011
wearcolor:

(via STREET FASHION STYLE: A San Francisco and New York Street Style Blog (SF to NYC!): Dyanna in Vintage   Autumn in Central Park - New York (NYC))

wearcolor:

(via STREET FASHION STYLE: A San Francisco and New York Street Style Blog (SF to NYC!): Dyanna in Vintage Autumn in Central Park - New York (NYC))

November 17, 2011
Vintage dresses at the Brooklyn Flea this summer. I miss it.

Vintage dresses at the Brooklyn Flea this summer. I miss it.

November 9, 2011
Winter Trends Worth Buying Into

     This winter I have seen a lot of my favorite trends being revived from the past. Based on the Fall/Winter 2011 runway shows, this guide emphasizes some staples that should be added to every woman’s wardrobe this season. While last spring and summer we saw a lot of 1950/60’s style clothing inspired by the TV show Madmen, and the summer film The Help, this season we are going to fast forward into the 1970’s and late 60’s for some mod structure and groovy patterns. For more vintage inspiration we will be looking at the 1940’s skirt and dress lengths, which are coming into play once again

                                                   The Crop Knit Sweater

    The great thing about a cropped, slouchy sweater is that you can wear it from fall through spring. In the fall and winter it can be best paired with high waisted pants for a 70’s look, or skinny pants for an 80’sfeel. In Oscar de la Renta’s spring 2012 collection he has chunky, cropped sweaters worn with full maxi skirts, which is the best way to transition them from winter to spring while still keeping your legs warm. 

      image      Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection Pullover from Urban Outfitters$59

                                                  The High Waist Flare Pant

     The 70’s“bell bottom” has come back with a whole new meaning, only now the trend is the high waisted flare pant, which is essentially the same style with a little more class and structure. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011 collection showcased many variations of the flare pant, all paired with sophisticated blouses and straight, simple jackets to achieve a lean look. The flare pant look can be tailored for a businesswoman, or for a casual day out. In order to avoid the extreme “bell bottom” look, I recommend that you buy the pants at a longer length, and wear them with heels. 


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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011     ASOS High Waist Flare Jeans $37.74

                                                 The 1940’s Tea Dress

     The A-Line, menswear inspired, 1940’s tea dress is making a comeback in floral patterns. Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection demonstrated the style with a strong shoulder line. The stark structure of the40’s tea dress makes it almost mandatory to have a delicate pattern, and looks best paired with chunky heels and mid calf socks to bring out the feminine nature of the style.

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Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011 40’s Tea Dress       Oriental 40’s Dress from ASOS $32  

                                                     The Pale Pea Coat

     According to the October issue of Vogue, the “No white after Labor Day” rule is being thrown out, thank God for that! Wearing creams, taupes, and stark whites shouldn’t be just for the warm months. We see so many dark and solemn tones in winter wardrobes, why not go against the grain and wear light shades? Donna Karan’s shawl-collar pea coat was featured in Vogue’s spread, “A Winter’s Pale,”along with other beautiful pastel and fresh white overcoats. 

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   Donna Karan New York Sculpted Coat       J.Crew Lady Day Coat $325 

     If you are anything like me you do most of your shopping online. Let me recommend a few stores that will have the season’s latest trends at fair prices.Asos.com has a great selection of designer and ASOS brand clothing ranging from inexpensive to top dollar prices. UrbanOutfitters.com also has very up to date stylish clothing, but doesn’t always measure up in quality. TopShop.com has the trendiest pieces from the UK, but their prices are in the more mid to expensive range. When looking for shoes online I would shop at SteveMadden.com, especially to find heels and leather boots. In my experience they are exactly as described. If you are searching for shoes or clothing varying in price, I would also suggest Nordstrom.com because they have free shipping and their Brass Plumline is very affordable, yet stylish. Another area of online shopping to consider, especially with reoccurring trends of the past, is the vintage clothing market. The best prices you will find are on the Etsy and eBay vintage boutiques, such asBustown ModernThriftwares, and Art House Vintage.

     Although I have only given examples of a few of my favorite Winter 2011/2012 trends, there are many more key styles that will be hitting the streets during these cold months to come. Light colors are no longer just for warm seasons; creams and pastels are going to be big this winter, in addition to the classic 70’s browns, oranges and metallics. 1960’s color block sweaters, A-Line blouses, mod high-heeled boots, and swing pea coats seem to be making a come back as well. Retro and vintage are no longer just for costume; our popular styles today are being influenced greatly by our past.

-Grace Hartnett     

November 9, 2011
Maxi skirts are a must have this winter! 

Maxi skirts are a must have this winter! 

(Source: streetstyled)

November 9, 2011
Love her blog, and her, not to mention this outfit. Color blocking heaven. 
fromme-toyou:

GPOYW- Malibu Dreamin’ - Where the evenings are made for color. 
Dress- gift from Prabal Gurung (Spring 2011 Resort)… remember this?
Shoes- L.A.M.B. $345 (borrowed from The Glamourai!)
Beer- Pliny the Elder because he said we can’t get it in NY and it’s awesome. 

Love her blog, and her, not to mention this outfit. Color blocking heaven. 

fromme-toyou:

GPOYW- Malibu Dreamin’ - Where the evenings are made for color. 

Dress- gift from Prabal Gurung (Spring 2011 Resort)… remember this?

Shoes- L.A.M.B. $345 (borrowed from The Glamourai!)

Beer- Pliny the Elder because he said we can’t get it in NY and it’s awesome. 

(Source: annstreetstudio)

November 9, 2011
Loving this look, I think I may have to get one.
fashism:

We have been keeping our eyes peeled for a functional yet adorable cold weather turban. We this this Free People Rocking Knit Turban in taupe for $28 from Karmaloop is a pretty good contender. 

Loving this look, I think I may have to get one.

fashism:

We have been keeping our eyes peeled for a functional yet adorable cold weather turban. We this this Free People Rocking Knit Turban in taupe for $28 from Karmaloop is a pretty good contender. 

(Source: fashism)

October 31, 2011
Been awhile since I have blogged (been having a computer angst lately) but I am back again andddd I love this shirt. Something about the plum color is awesome. 

Been awhile since I have blogged (been having a computer angst lately) but I am back again andddd I love this shirt. Something about the plum color is awesome. 

(Source: streetstyled)

September 27, 2011
<3 this outfit and the collar tips 

<3 this outfit and the collar tips 

(Source: streetstyled)

September 27, 2011
Inspired by: Nasty Gal’s September 2011 Look book

arthousevintage:

Who says fall isn’t a time for color?

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September 26, 2011
iconoclassic:

Natalie Wood, mid 1950s (by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?)

iconoclassic:

Natalie Wood, mid 1950s (by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?)

(via wearcolor)

September 23, 2011

arthousevintage:

What Inspires Us: Oscar de la Renta’s spring 2012 line featured at New York Fashion Week

These photos are from the fashion blog, from me to you. I love this blog and her photography is phenomenal! Not to mention this line is gorgeous beyond belief, poufy colorful skirts and cropped sweaters? I would wear it all. 

-Grace Hartnett

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