Monday, March 23, 2009

Wrap Bracelets

Lately I've been sporting a more bohemian look... Across the forehead headbands, suede boots and flats with fringe, feather accessories and wrap bracelets!

The top wrap bracelet is by Chan Luu. Although she also designs scarves and other types of jewelry, her wrap bracelets have gained popularity as her signature piece and have adorned the wrists of many celebrities including Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston. Luu's bracelets have also appeared in magazines such as
Vogue, Elle and Glamour. I received this as a gift and it has become one of my favorite staple pieces. After a few beach outings and swims, it has that perfect worn, vintage look that I love!

The bottom bracelet happens to be my own! Initially, I wanted to start my own blog to serve as a documentation of designers and styles that caught my eye. But now, I think it is also an excellent opportunity to showcase my hobby - designing and creating jewelry, headbands and clothes. More posts of my original work to come! :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Towering Heels for the First Day of Spring!

Stella McCartney

Loeffler Randall
Pour La Victoire

Cynthia Vincent
Photo Credit: Intermix


I LOVE HIGH HEELS. The problem is I specifically am interested in the budget-breaking designer kicks. I blame my brother who bought me my first pair of Manolo Blahniks a few years ago. To me, the higher the heel, the better. Figuring out a way to walk without falling on my face is just a slight consideration before buying. And these spring platforms are high... Every shoe pictured are at least 3 inches or higher. Gladiator-inspired designs seem to still be hot and the strappier the better! I love the subtleties and embellishments of each design... Studs, zippers, braids, mesh, metal hardware, bows... Love it all.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

DSquared2 for Britney Spears


Britney's Circus concert kicked off in the Big Easy last night! I'm not one for concerts because I hate all the pushing and shoving against my 5'2 stature, but this is one show I'm dying to go to! Britney and The Pussycat Dolls, please come to Hawaii!

Aside from what is guaranteed to be an amazing performance, Dan and Dean Caten, the Canadian twin brothers behind Dsquared2 have designed numerous ensembles for Britney and her dancers! I'm excited about this because when I was 17, I fell in love (and into debt) with Dsquared2. I was a big girl with my very own credit card so I purchased a black, gold studded dress from Aloha Rag. The delicate bow in the back was the hooker!

The Caten's circus-themed costumes for the tour are WILDLY hot. According to Dan Caten, Britney, "starts off with the cheetah-head, removes it to become the ring-master and lion-tamer, and then strips off the jacket to reveal a Swarovski-crystal corset, fishnets and thigh-high boots." Hot damn!

Photo credit: People

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Heidi Merrick

Ever since I can remember, I have been a sucker for the color coral. My prom dress was coral, my 21st birthday dress was coral, my favorite blushes and lipsticks are... CORAL. So it should come by no surprise that I absolutely LOVE these pieces in Heidi Merrick's Spring 2009 line! The flowing chiffon and delicate ruffles creates a look that is ultra feminine and at the same time oh so boho chic! For more information on Heidi Merrick visit her blog here.
Photo credit: Heidi Merrick