Friday, September 28, 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker Sings on Glee!

All of our whimsical fantasies about what Sarah Jessica Parker's office would look like if she had one on camera have just come true!  Couture clothes, shoes, light pillars and accessories galore lined the fabulous office on set for SJP's appearance on last night's episode of Glee!  And it was simply divine!

And did we mention she sings?  Making her Glee debut, Sarah Jessica Parker played a fashion editor while doing a song and dance number mashup of "The Way You Look Tonight" and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile."

Sigh.  It was pretty much the most awesome thing ever.  What a delightful world Glee is!  Watch the video and enjoy!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lanvin Inspired Designer iPhone Cases

You spend your time plotting the perfect outfit, watch the runways for the new on demand trends, and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

And while most attention to detail is spent on the perfect top and pants combo, rings, heels, and bags, why not take a moment to give your phone a designer makeover?

Timed perfectly to reflect the Fall 2012 looks for Lanvin, trendy cases have popped up from Milly with a Lanvin inspiration, taking on the fuchsia and lace appeal.

The lacy pink case, which also comes in chartreuse, looks as if it had its own spot strutting down the runway.  And at $40 a pop, may be the most modestly priced runway look you'll find!

Happy accessorizing!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Look We Love: Leather and Denim

The weather is finally starting to cool down (well, unless you live in Southern California like we do!) which means it's time to bring out the transitional pieces that make fall fashion something to fawn over.

Case in point, crop tops, jeans and leather!  This look is the perfect transitional statement look, from the classic cool blue denim to the long tan trench.  Wearing a long sleeve crop top keeps the look light, and on the cooler side for the earlier part of the afternoon when temperatures are still on the warm side.

The long, lightweight trench is also the perfect fall staple, and the neutral color and scrunchable sleeves keeps the look relaxed, making it ultra versatile for many looks.  

And then there's the splash of leather!  We absolutely love the leather fedora with this look.  It brings a western element to the outfit without adding an overwhelming amount of leather since the weather isn't cold enough for that yet.

Add a fringe scarf, leopard peep toe sandals and a cream leather bag and the look is complete!  What do you think of leather and denim?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photo: Venkavision)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Giorgio Armani Fashion Week

As if taken from a midnight, twinkle laden night skyline, Giorgio Armani's designs glided down the runway during this years Fashion Week, showcasing the Spring 2013 collection.

One thing that really struck me was the stark difference of this collection to the many others we've seen lately walking the runways.  While others are playing with bold patterns and vibrant hues, Armani went with sequins, sheers, and neutral cosmic blue color palates.  We like!

Silk separates in dark navy and blacks highlighted the day looks, light teals and baby blues were used as accents, structured patterns added texture to they eye, and evening dresses and gowns were layered over relaxed fit trousers to create a classic elegance.

What are your favorite looks from the collection?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos: Imaxtree)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake's Designer Makeover!

Long, lanky, leggy models aren't the only ones strutting their stuff during the whirlwind of fashion events during Fashion Week.  The one and only Minnie Mouse was just honored in London (adore!) and now our beloved red head is getting a chic makeover to make Minnie just a little jealous!

Strawberry Shorcake is getting a head-to-toe look revamp from French designers like Sonia Rykiel for a line of original Shortcake dolls to be auctioned off next month in Paris.

And just when you thought Miss Strawberry couldn't get any sweeter... all of the proceeds go directly to Ce Ke du Bonheur, a French charity that strives to better the lives of children and teens in hospitals.


Posted by:  Spankie V.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Gweneth Paltrow's Fashion Looks!

While there are many many women who's style and grace we just adore, Gweneth Paltrow is one leggy blond who reaches the top of our list for fashion saavy and class.

We love her talent as an actress, her devotion as a mother, and have the highest respect for her commitment to keeping her personal life, well.... personal!

And boy can that girl dress!  Here are some of our favorite looks Gweneth has worn recently.  Which is your favorite?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos:  SplashNews)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

London Fashion Week: Burberry

Fashion Week has jumped the pond all the way to London, and designers are going for gold this season, pulling out stunning look after look from an endless bag of tricks.

And one of our favorites thus far is Burberry's Spring 2013 collection by the very brilliant director Christoper Bailey.  With a truly stunning mixture of corsets, capes, vibrant color palate and electrifying shine, the designer spanned day looks with the classic trench, to evening gowns of peplum, sexy skirts and bustier dresses.  

And let's not forget the accessories!  Just as lusciously hued as the clothes, we saw sleek and bold pumps, candy sunglasses, transparent day bags, and clutches.  

What is your favorite look?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos: Imaxtree)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jennifer Aniston's Hilarious New SmartWater Video!

Yes we love fashion and fashionable stars, and we adore the always lovely Jennifer Aniston.... but what we love even more than her iconic hair and casual chic fashion choices is her wonderful sense of humor!

SmartWater just released a new video campaign, featuring Jennifer Aniston re-enacting just about every rumor that has ever been said about her in a hilarious, carefree way!  From being preggers with triplets, to diva at a workout, to bad driving, to swimming in a pool of only SmartWater, she pokes fun at herself in the most delightful ways.  And what about that hair at the very end???

Watch the video above for a good laugh!  We love her all the more now!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013

What's a girl to do with so much color??  Why, squeal and celebrate like a kid in a candy store of course!

While we've gushed about some stunning runway looks we watched stalk the runways during New York Fashion Week, many of them up to this point have been all about clean, classic lines, solid color blocking, and tailored sophistication.  And then Marc Jacobs explodes down the catwalk, blowing our chic hairstyles back with bold colors, patterns, loose hemlines, and socks!  Oh my, the socks!

Take a look at some of our favorite looks!  What do you think about the turbans and chunky stacked bangles?  And those scarves on top of layer on top of layer!  Wow!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

 (photos: Imaxtree)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Look We Love: Printed Jumpers

It may be still blazing hot in Southern California (our hottest months are still ahead) but everywhere else it seems is cooling off a bit as we hit the Fall season in about a week.  And a fashion staple that I'm obsessed with in transitional periods just got a fun new twist!  Enter:  patterned jumpers!

Yes, florals are great for Spring and Summer, but they make a chicly bold statement when brought into the fall, and having them all over a drapey panted jumper is a slice of flower heaven.  Patterned jumpers are popping up in the shops of all the major designers, and we fell in love with this one.

The vibrant colors play beautifully off the cream background color (a better choice for fall then white), and the cinched in waistline give the onesie a tailored and ultra feminine accent.  Pair this look with some solid colored low heels or flats, and a solid cross body bag and you're stepping into fall in full fashion swing!

What do you think of the jumper?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photo: Melisaminca)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham

Clean, sophisticated, and oh-so sexy!  Those are the 3 adjectives we feel best describe one of our favorite designer runway shows during New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013.  And who's the designer?  Victoria Beckham of course.

With a delightfully bold choice of vibrant red and color blocked lines, Victoria Beckham's Spring 2013 collection is not only tailored to a perfect T for the classic feminine silhouette, but the cutout accents and slightly mod details bring an elegant sex appeal to the line.

I personally never grow tired of color blocking, and was very excited to see it in a Spring preview.  But rather than blab on and on about it, why don't we just let the photos do the talking!  They most definitely speak for themselves!

Which is your favorite look from the runway?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(Photos:  Imaxtree)