Bamboozle 2012

The lineup for Bamboozle 2012 has been posted on http://2012.thebamboozle.com/.  Bamboozle in New Jersey is one of my favorite music events! The dates are May 18th, 19th and the 20th.   It is a great day to listen to great bands and have fun.  Last year New Found Glory killed it.  I am sorry to say that as of right now the will not be performing this year.  This year one of my favorite bands, Blink 182, will be returning which I am really happy about.

Incubus will be performing the 18th who are amazing live.  A few other favorites that will be there this year are Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Motion City Soundtrack, Boys like Girls and The Story So Far.  They are all pretty great bands so I am super stoked to get to go.

Chanel Spring/Summer Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld has been shooting the Spring/Summer Campaign for Chanel and there are literally no words. But since this is a blog and there must be, here are my thoughts.

The campaign was shot in Cap d’Antibes with models Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls.  They look flawless in their summer scene with the ocean view behind them.  A new trend that I am seeing (and liking) is sandals and high socks, I think it is simply adorable.  The clothes drape so delicately and the colors so clean and crisp.  I am in love.

The youtube video posted by Chanel captures the moments of the shoot and it is just amazing.

Making of the Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear campaign

Sticky situation.

Marc Jacobs. What a clever man. Let it be known that he is known to glue the models feet to their shoes before they step out onto the runway!  The Sunday Times reported that – “At the Louis Vuitton SS12 show, the teetering mules are stuck to the models’ feet with wig glue. It may be a nightmare to get off afterwards, but it’s just one of the backstage tricks that Marc Jacobs and his team use to ensure that everything is perfect on the day.” Jacob’s has not made a statement on this claim yet so we’ll have to wait and see if he’ll say whether it is true or not.

Last year, five of Marc Jacob’s models fell during a Marc by Marc Jacobs show.  I am guessing he does not want to go through a humiliating moment like that again.

This may seem crazy but it is no secret that many designers use special techniques to make their show run as smoothly as possible.  People may think glue is a little much but for the amount of time and money that is put into a runway show, I believe it’s worth it.

Jeffrey Campbell

I am in love with these Jeffrey Campbell black suede heeless Mary Janes. So inventive.

For only $170.00, these shoes are a steal! They come in many colors, prints and fabrics.  With such a bold shoe, the black suede is definitely my pick for a night out.  You can rock the “Night Walk Shoe” with a dress, skirt or even a straight leg jean.

Many reviews state that they are very easy to walk in despite having no heel. They are also noted as true to size and can be a bit snug for people who usually go down a half size.

 

 

Lonnymag.com

So, this past weekend my sister went to Vermont with her fiancé and met this girl named Michelle Adams.  I am amazed to find out that this one girl has made it so far in the fashion world and now has her own online magazine and blog that was launched in October 2009. Lonny is an online publication where you can go on and click anything in the magazine and buy it on the spot. How cool is that?  I recommend everyone to go on her website.  This is the kind of entrepreneur I would like to become. Very smart.

http://lonnymag.com/home

Golden Globes Red Carpet Review

Wow! What an amazing red carpet last night! I am truly impressed with all of the beautiful selections that were chosen.  I saw a lot of mermaid gowns which is definitely one of my favorite styles.  I wore mermaid for my senior prom. The fit is most forgiving and definitely the most flattering. Loved this dress!

Okay back to the carpet.. A few of my favorites are as followed.

Reese in Zac Posen.  She is flawless.  I don’t know if it’s because I think she would look beautiful in a potato sack but this Posen gown illuminates her skin.  Im not always a fan for red on the red carpet but this definitely works!

Another favorite was Laura Dern’s emerald’s city gown. I am in lurrrvee! I missed her on the red carpet but when I saw her stand for the win my jaw dropped.  This color has been seen all over lately and I am a big fan. This Andrew Gn gown is simply sparkling and is made for a winner.

Emma Stone, one of my favorite actresses has been really surprising me lately in her last two emerald looks (People’s Choice- Wednesday and Critic’s Choice-Thursday)  which she looked amazing in both, but this Lanvin gown she wore last night was simply breath taking. Love that belt!

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t pay homage to Brad and Angelina.  The couple were just too damn sexy.  Very nice to see a change in Angelina.  Not her every day beige or black! P.S. That red lip rocks!

Now for the worst part. My failure of the night. I am sorry but if you have the honor of going to the Golden Globes, please do not let your daughter pick out your dress for the night! BTW, I am not making this up, she mentioned this to Giuliana Rancic.

Zooey Deschanel

One of my favorite singer/actress/fashionista’s Zooey Deschanel has posted on twitter something I find rather cute.

Along with “I am wearing a gown but my nails are wearing tuxedos!!! #goldenglobes” I think it is such a cute and clever idea considering no one is really looking at your nails while your on the red carpet. Can’t wait to see her dress!

COACHELLA!

Music on the mind today.  The Coachella lineup was posted and I am really itchin’ to head to L.A. come April 13th-15th and April 15-22nd. I would love to go there for one of the weekends, let’s keep our fingers crossed.   Radiohead is headlining on both Saturdays which is pretty nice.  A couple other favorites that will be there are The Shins, Arctic Monkeys, and the amazing Florence.

Song of the day: Who Can Say- The Horrors

Music Video of the day: The Death of You and Me- Noel Gallagher

And so it begins.

Happy New Year everyone! So today I decided to start this blog and share my thoughts on my own fashion sense, the music that I love, and my time living in New York.

When walking the streets of New York, you really do get the idea of the “melting pot”.  Different attitudes, different clothing, different people.  I love seeing what other people’s ideas of fashion are.  To me being a fashionista doesn’t necessarily mean being up to date with the latest designers or the latest trends, its making your own trends.  I find being your own person is what makes a fashionista.  Isn’t that how a trend is made?  Finding what others think is different and rocking it?

Doing your own thing doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look out for Vogue’s newest trends, but it is best to meet somewhere in the middle.  When I look at the late greats who inspire me, they are mostly people who pushed boundaries, created their own idea of what “fashion” is, and made a name for themselves through becoming one with their time.  Case in point, Edie Sedgwick, Rita Hayworth, and Brigitte Bardot.  A few modern day celebrity style-cons would be Rachel Bilson, Victoria Beckham, Sofia Coppola, SJP, and my favorite Nicole Richie.

Music is another outlet for myself.  Just like clothing, it is a way of expressing yourself.  I have to admit most people can guess that type of music I love by the way I dress.  I have to admit plenty of the greatest tunes and clothing trends did come from the years of peace, love, and happiness.  The clothing is making its biggest comeback as we speak.

Harper’s Bazaar has named Flower Power as one of their top trends for 2012.

A couple of my favorite Hippie looks have been from Emilio Pucci and Altuzarra. I especially loved Pucci’s 70′s inspired lace-up suede thigh high boots in Spring 2011.

 

Song of the day: Video Games- Lana Del Rey

Music Video of the day: Don’t Gotta Work It Out- Fitz and the Tantrums