Tuesday, April 30, 2013

247,000 Swarovski Crystals on the Dress! Mowtown The Musical

ESosa is at it again!  In case you don't know the name, ESosa is the Tony Award nominated costume designer for many Broadway productions.  The name automatically incites drool worthy costumes of the highest, most elaborate regard, and this month is no exception!

The new Broadway show, "Mowtown: The Musical" opened at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this month, featuring the golden era of when Mowtown was the only town to be seen in.  The show was inspired by the story of how Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Mowtown Records, and essentially reshaped the face of music forever, releasing artists like Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and Miss Diana Ross.

And boy does Diana Ross, played by Valisia LeKae, shine on!  ESosa partnered with Swarovski to create a collection of dresses that bear 247,000 crystals.  The designs?  Custom of course.  And fabulous.

Our only question is, how much do those dresses weigh?

Posted by:  SV

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Monday, April 29, 2013

OPI Phone Cases!

When it comes to fashion, we spend most of our time i the mirror, putting together an outfit for the day that reflects our mood and occasion.  We pair the right shoes, bag, and hairstyle... and even coordinate our nails for the week.  But what about that other accessory that is constantly in our hands?  The phone?

I just came across these new OPI iPhone cases and thought they were delightfully fun and ever so girly!    OPI teamed up with My Case Couture to create phone covers that exactly match some of their most popular lacquer colors.  How fun are they?  

And in addition to getting the case, they also include a mini bottle of the color.  So what do you think of the cases?  

Posted by:  Spankie

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner,  Hayley DeckerTo enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Vera Wang's New Wedding Dress Collection 2014

It's that time again!  Bridal Fashion Week is upon us, and eyes of brides-to-be and bridal wannabes are glued to the runway, as designers like Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrerea, Marchesa and Vera Wang showcase their new spring 2014 bridal collections.

And this time, when Vera speaks, we all listen.  She promised there would be "a whole new statement" for her collection, and she wasn't kidding.  Playing on the trend we're starting to see pop up of the resurgence of the roaring 20's drop waist (thanks to Gatsby and Tiffany's new blue box collection), Vera surprised us with her take on modern sensuality.  

Leather opera gloves, two-tone gowns and cutaways were the big statement, and in black nonetheless!

So what do you think of Vera Wang's new collection?  Will you be strutting to your "I do's" in a dramatic black-and-white?

Posted by:  Spankie

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner,  Marisol PenaTo enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kat Von D Releases New Book: Go Big or Go Home!

Kat Von D has accomplished so much in the past few years. The famed tattoo artist has certainly kept herself busy with a seemingly endless list of creative endeavors including launching a makeup line with Sephora, designing her own clothing line, creating the annual tattoo and music festival Musink, opening the art gallery Wonderland, releasing two books of her art and tattoo work, and even writing her own music! Kat’s definitely made her mark on the world, all while asserting herself as a force to be reckoned with in the mostly male-dominated world of tattooing. Basically the woman is a total bad-ass!

She has just released her third book, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing. And just like everything else she’s done, it’s pretty epic! Simply not content to be merely a dreamer, Kat has always chased down her passions with abandon. Through drawings, insightful essays, and beautiful photography featuring some of the large-scale tattoo work she's undertaken, she provides an intimate look into her penchant for adventure in every aspect of her life.

Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing is now available in book stores and online. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for Kat if you want to meet her; she’s now making her way around the country on a book tour!

Posted by: Michelle R.

(Photos: Kat Von D, Instagram)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Coachella Celebrity Fashion Wrap Up

Ah Coachella.... the once-a-year music driven gathering where celebrities, regular folks, and hippie fashion intertwine, in a modern day Woodstock extravaganza.  

And while this year, we saw even more of the corporate pop-ups and designer endorsed parties and sponsorships, celebrities still came out in full force, dressed head-to-toe like... well.... everyone else!

Fringe, colors, relaxed fit, boho, flowers and flats are all the rage for the event in Indio, Cali, and we've collected some pics of some of the highlight looks you would have seen at the 3 day event!  Enjoy!

Supermodel Alessandro Ambrosio in a fringe vest and knit top and skirt, complete with flat calf boots.

Katy Perry in a playful citrus 2 piece ensemble with white wedges.

Vanessa Hudgens in a frilly 2 piece short set.

Rita Ora in some type of sheer menswear and printed skirt?

Leggy Solange in a summertime citrus gown.

Rihanna in Channel and studs. 

And, of course, Dita von Teese in a playful color patterned shirtdress.  

Posted by:  Spankie

Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Wear Leopard Pants!

One of my favorite things about jeans is that there are no rules!  Literally.... you can rock jeans in just about any style these days and make them look chic... case-in-point:  patterned jeans.  And more specifically, my new favorite finds, the leopard print jeans.

Spring season is all about mixing prints and patterns, and your own individual style can shine through brilliantly when working with patterned jeans, as they cover about 1/2 of your body.  So whatever statement you're making, make sure it's you!

When wearing leopard pants, your best bet is to go with solid neutrals to sandwich the look.  Meaning, a classic white tee and fitted black blazer on top is superb, and neutral black pumps on the bottom is fabulous.  Because the print of the jeans is so bold, you don't want to detract too much attention away from them by also wearing that kind of bold pattern up top, unless of course, you looking for even more stares as you cross the street.

Throw on a black satchel over the shoulder to keep the look casual, and voila!  Instant chic!

What do you think of the look?

Posted by:  Spankie

(photo: chictopia - tatulina)

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fresh Twist on Shorts Elegance!

Spring is going strong now, and while we're all hot-to-trot over the current fashion trends like black & white, emerald, and pastels, we're also digging this fresh take on a classic look!  It's the white short... or should we say skirt?  Actually, it's a skort, and we couldn't be happier to see it!

It's been a while since fashion has cycled back to the skort, the shorts-disguized-as-shorts look, but when this little white number flashed across our eyes, we were thrilled!  It ads such a playful and ultra feminine look to a pair of white shorts, just perfect for the warmer months.

Pairing your shorts, skirt, or skort with a simple, drapey tee is the perfect way to balance the airy, lightness of this casual-meets-chic look.  It is so effortless, you could actually wear this to a brunch, outing with friends, or an evening affair if paired with a clutch and perhaps statement necklace.

The simple strappy sandals add the perfect touch of elegance, and the exposed toes really elongate the legs!  Who doesn't want that?!

So, hooray for the skort!  What do you think?

Posted by:  Spankie

(photo: MEGANROSES - chictopia)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Jewelry Collection: Style of Jolie - 100% Profits to Charity

Thank goodness there are stars like Angelina Jolie in the world... the ones who utilize their celebrity for the greater good of those in need, and contributing financial aid as well.  

And of course, in true fashion, miss Jolie has found a red carpet worthy way to give!  Her new jewelry line, Style of Jolie, is officially on the market, though it may be tough to find.  It's only available in one location in the United States, Tivol in Kansas City, Missouri... not exactly sure why on that one...

The collection contains radiant pieces in the color of the year: emerald, set in 18k rose and yellow golds.  The like was designed alongside Robert Procop.  And to give the line the perfect finishing touch, 100% of the profits from the sale of the jewels will benefit her organization Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a group that has already built 8 schools in Afghanistan.  

So we say, yes to that!  

Prices are available by calling Tivol at 816-531-5800

Posted by:  Spankie

(photos: Tivol)

MAC Launches Hayley Williams Collection

As a performer, Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams is not one to play coy. Fearless and brazen, with a voice explosive enough to demolish the very stages she commands, she is no stranger to serving up major sass. Naturally, she’s just as bold when it comes to her beauty choices. Case in point: her signature fiery red-orange locks.

Last month, MAC announced their collaboration with Williams and now it's finally here! Coinciding with Paramore’s latest self-titled release, MAC has officially launched Hayley’s collection featuring nail lacquer, eye shadow, lipstick, and skin finish powder. Considering the line was inspired by the spunky songbird’s iconic vivid ‘do, the colors are everything you’d expect them to be- assertive, striking, vibrant.

The perfect makeup line for any gutsy gal, the Hayley Williams collection is now available exclusively online at MAC Cosmetics.

Posted by: Michelle R.

(Photos: Hollywire, Paramore, MTV, MAC)