Sunday, October 27, 2013

Favorite Blogs

As a new blogger, I wanted to share the blogs that inspired me to create my own in the first place. These fashion bloggers showed me that making it in the fashion industry doesn't mean you have to live in New York or work for Vogue. Making it in the fashion industry can be possible if you are just creative, determined, and passionate enough. I hope to one day have at least half as successful a blog as these women do.

Gal Meets Glam

This girl's feminine style and ability to mix high and low items effortlessly shows you can never be too overdressed. I love how she mixes trendy items with classic pieces, creating a unique and personal look every time. Her written posts give you a glimpse into her personal/professional life; from spending sundays at the park with her husband to attending NY fashion week, Julia Engel has a life a million girls would dream about.

Late Afternoon

Daily outfit posts, Flower Fridays (she is a florist), Brunch recipe Sundays etc. etc., this blogger knows how to appeal to a wide audience. Her glamorous and urban bohemian style ensures for surprising and unexpected outfits every time. She is the ultimate free spirited modern it-girl.

Gary Pepper

The Gary Pepper blog is full of breathtaking images; they're basically editorial-worthy. Although a fiancee as photographer doesn't hurt, her style and beauty are genuine and covetable. Her posts take us around the world, from the US to Paris to Australia and Italy, always making for an exciting surprise.

What I Bought Today

Anneli Willis from What I Bought Today shares her most recent purchases with the blogging world, be it high-end or low-end items. A health-foodie (something I can relate to), she frequently posts about health food purchases and tips as well. A Norweigan living in London, her urban-European style is simply refreshing, not too fussy, but definitely not boring either. This blogger is one to follow!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

French Nonchalance

I have always been fascinated by the effortlessness of French women. They always look great, but never like they are trying too hard. No-nonsense hair; bare, unpolished nails; striped breton tees; great denim jeans; leather jackets; ballerina flats and oftentimes lipstick to pull it together, the tomboy-meets-independent woman look that French women are known for is an addicting one. This season, it's contagious too. With stores like Madewell centering their whole collection on the genre, and other high-profile designers incorporating details such as quilted chain bags (indicative of CHANEL), blazers, and neutral color palette's, it is suddenly even more cool to look French (as if it never had been).
Images (not my own unless stated): Tumblr, Madewell

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014- CHANEL

As a girl obsessed with fashion, there is no denying that Fashion week seasons are my favorite times of the year. There is nothing I would rather watch than a fashion show to take me away from reality for a little while, just like magazines do for me for the rest of the year. My favorite show is, and always will be, CHANEL. I therefore patiently wait for Paris Fashion week to roll around each Fall and Spring. Here are some images of my favorite looks.
Karl continues the punk trend that he has developed the past few seasons at CHANEL, and that has dominated the Fall 2013 shows at other designers as well. Smokey makeup, short hair, draping shoulder pieces and black accents all added to the edgy feeling of the collection. Karl continued his mastery of edgy meets demure, however, by including CHANEL's signature tweed, pearl, and black-and-white accents. Structured jackets (oversized, I might add), and long drapey dresses rounded out the 20's meets 60's feel of the collection. (Images courtesy of StyleCaster and NYTimes)