Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Lag and Swag

Hello, Hello!!!  I hope everyone had a great holiday!! I arrived back home today after my trip and I am beat.  It was so great to spend time with my family though and meet my new nephew!  Talk about cute!  As predicted, there was wine, Tom and Jerry's (which is apparently a warm, eggnog-esque drink - so yummy!) sweets, and lots and lots of food.  Some Christmasy treasures, cookies, and artwork from my nieces and nephews came home with me.  Along with a great camel-colored belted coat and a pair of grey over-the-knee boots that I can wait to experiment with!  Some of my favorites are above... enjoy.
Photos:  Vogue Germany, Street style via jakandjil and stockholmstreetstyle

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Making Merry!

Mere hours until I'm country bound.  I can't wait to see my family, especially my brand new nephew Cillian!!  Italian beef, frosted cookies, mulled wine, turkey, ham, friends, family, gifts, music... the anticipation is killing me!!! ;)  So now... I am taking a bit of a break.  (The internet connection where I am going is not that great)  I'll post again next Wednesday with all my Christmasy updates. I hope everyone has a very happy holiday!  
Photo: Ekaterina Kiseleva by Ellen von Unwerth

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cynthia Rowley

I was laid off  last October.  So...for the past 2 months, I've been desperately searching for a new job.  Instead of applying for another boring office job, I viewed this time as an opportunity to finally start making my way up the very high, very long, fashion ladder.  And after what seemed like the loooooongest 2 months of my life...I got a new job with Cynthia Rowley!! I can't wait! I've always loved Cynthia's collections.  She is really playful with the balance between her neutrals and the bold pops of color.  
So excited... wish me luck!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jump for joy

Numéro is quickly becoming one of my favorite fashion publications.  The spreads are genius!  This one is no exception.  I love all the red... and of course the orange tights!!!!  Fantastic!!! Now... Where to find them? Hmm....
Photos: Greg Kadel for Numéro Magazine

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Street Style: Inspiration

These ladies know how to do it right.  Such great inspiration.
Photos: The Sartorialist, Jack and Jil

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Swan Lake

It has been a snow filled couple of days in Chicago.  Everything is covered in a beautiful, white blanket creating a winter wonderland out of our dark, hard city.  I love the contrast between the white snow and the black roads... very beautiful, very Chanel. ;)  For the same reason I adored this Swan Lake inspired spread by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro Magazine.  It is light and whistful, dark and edgy... just like winter.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Street Style Icons: Models Off Duty

These lovely ladies are as stylish off the runway as they are on.

From top: Constance Jablonski, Kasia Struss, Frida Gustavsson, Eniko Mihalik, 
Imogen Morris-Clarke, Charlotte di Calypso
Photos: Craig Arend for Exit Magazine via fashiongonerogue

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reds and Greens

It snowed in Chicago today.  I can't believe I'm saying this... but I wish it would have snowed more!! It fell in beautiful, large flakes but unfortunately didn't stick.  I loved it anyhow!! It really got me into the holiday spirit, as if I wasn't already.  But for some reason, I'm even more excited about Christmas this year.  Our tree is up already, I've been humming carols for weeks now, and I'm contemplating buying a new holiday sweater for my pup, Audrey.  So when I saw this spread it made me smile from ear to ear. 22 days... anyone else excited?
Photos: Maximova by Tomaas for Push It magazine

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Santa Baby...

Is it too early to ask Santa for a few... little... things?  I didn't think so either.  
Santa: Feel free to leave any of these little treasures under my tree.  I've been very good this year. :)
From top, left to right: Lanvin, Givenchy, Pierre Hardy, Camilla Kovgaard, Fendi, Bruno Frisoni, Derek Lam, Nancy Gonzalez, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen