September 29, 2011

Can I Just Say...

...that Fashion Week is an excellent idea? Whoever thought of having a week filled beyond the brim of wonderful, whimsical, usually-not-functional fashion is pure genius.

That being said, recently in our Spanish class, we had to make a presentation on a Latino (or is Hispanic more PC?) celebrity. Now some chose Shakira, another Enrique Iglesias (who, though may be 37-ish, is still lookin' mighty fine), but I, yes I, chose Oscar de la Renta. And honestly, it was the best choice. I got to watch fashion show after fashion show after fashion show... all for homework. Now I would be glad to post the finished product (a movie) for you, but alas, it's in Spanish.

But, going to back to Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta? Brava brava brava.

But besides the creepy clapping hands with no body, that show was fabulous. And now you may be asking yourself, 'how in the world does she know? Was she at Fashion Week?' But alas, I was not there. Though in fact, I could've there, thanks to a wonderful thing called Youtube. In a nutshell, Youtube had a live feed of Fashion Week, as well as some wonderful wonderful person who posted de la Renta's entire Spring 2012 line.

You're welcome.

Some of my favorite looks? A must.

And I'm not really sure if I like this... but it sure is interesante...

Oscar de la Renta, how I love you.

September 27, 2011


Not only is orange lipstick {mentioned here} "all the rage", but am I going crazy, but is bright orange nail polish everywhere, EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE?!?! (I was trying to go for the echo affect there...)

Anyways! I'm actually not averse to the "trend". I quite like orange. Even as I begin to write this, I'm wearing a bright orange sweater. It brings nourishment to my soul to know the world is slowly embracing the wonderful litany of loud, attention-grabbing, usually neon colors that are in the color spectrum, and are coating their nail plates in the said wonderful substance.

Now this trend is not just for those who wish to have Halloween all year long. Let's be honest, it has to be cool-- even Tyra Banks wears this vibrant trend.

So! Where can you get such a prized possession?

Well, OPI is a good place to start. 

O • P • I  Atomic Orange

China Glaze Orange Knockout

Orly Orange Punch

The choices are endless! So go out on the limb, and why not? Go orange!

September 23, 2011

How to make a literal hair bow

Just thought this looked incredibly cool and too awesome to pass up... guess who's rocking a literal hair bow right now. Nice guess, but no, not me. At least not until I finish writing this!

Lady Gaga, anyone?

September 18, 2011

What to do when you have that certain know what I'm talking about

Face it, we've all done it, whether meaning to (I hope not!) or not. And by this I mean spilling a tiny bit of your favorite nail polish on carpet. Bummer, right? But at least mum's not coming home for a few more hours!

Nail Polish On Carpet

Nail Polish On The Carpet
The type of carpet you have will determine the ease or difficulty of removing the nail polish.  But if you use a combination of these solvents, you should be able to remove the nail polish from your carpet in within 20 minutes.

Common Products Used To Remove Nail Polish From Carpet:
Hydrogen peroxide, hair spray, rubbing alcohol, spot remover from Stanley Steamer, brake fluid cleaner, Oxyclean, Goof Off, Motsenbocker’s Lift Off #3, carburetor and choke cleaner, nail polish remover (acetone), Spot Shot Carpet Stain Remover

Use The Products You Already Own First
To save time and money, I recommend trying the products that you already have lying around the house.  Since every nail polish junkie also has nail polish remover, apply it to the stain first, and scrub.

Nail Polish Remover Fail?
If using nail polish remover fails to remove the nail polish from the carpet, then apply the hydrogen peroxide and hair spray to the stain in small amounts.  If you’ve scrubbed all three of these products into the stain, and the nail polish still won’t budge, try one last home remedy: window cleaner.  Spray the window cleaner onto the stain and wait 15 minutes.

Holy Grail Fail?
If you tried the holy grail to no avail — Nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide, hairspray, and window cleaner — at this point it’s probably safe to say that you are losing this battle.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Throw a concoction of any of the products listed above on the stain and see what happens.  It can’t get any worse at this point.

The Last Weapon in the War
If you’re ready to surrender, try one more thing.  There is one more weapon that can be used in this battle, but unfortunately, it’s probably not in your arsenal.  Make a trip to your local hardware store and get a can of Motsenbocker’s Lift Off #3.  It’s a pain to find, but there’s a big chance that it will work.  If it doesn’t, you have bionic carpet and nothing else will.

P.S. Remember to hide all your concoctions before mum arrives! (especially that unsightly can of Motsenbocker's Lift Off #3!) Don't say I didn't warn you.

September 14, 2011

Fall & winter's best trench coats

Just got back from London after visiting some friends and going to some (kinda slightly mad) fashion filled parties. (Harry Potter premiere anyone?) ...Lies... It's been a while, but I can't get Brit fashion out of my head!

So what's the fashion secret the Brits hold that we, their American cousins, can't seem to grasp? Maybe it has something to do with how they manage to look totally chic even in their not–so–Californian weather?

Turning to Britain's budding fashion icon, the Duchess of Cambridge, America has got to learn some pointers on how to dress to kill even in the rain. Really guys, rain isn't an excuse to go sloppy on your wardrobe!
Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge rocking it out in a Burberry trench coat

So here's a list of the top three trench coat must haves in a girl's closet:

1) DKNY Women's Belted Rain/Trench Coat (in Camel)

No surprise this classic color is first on the list of my top trench coat picks. With a classic cut, a few old school pleats and of course (how can we forget!) a belted waist, this pick is quite the ideal trench coat!

2) Miss Sixty Women's Roll Sleeve Trench Coat (in Khaki)

Another perfect specimen of the rare species of the exotic trench coat. Slightly lighter than DKNY's trench coat above, this shade of khaki tends to go really well with lighter skin tones. The longer pleats and shorter hem line make the illusion of longer legs and the roll up sleeves are just the sugar and cherry on top!

3) Tommy Hilfiger Woman's Double Breasted Cotton Trench Coat (in Black)

Every girl needs at least one black trench coat. Sure, the "classic" look of the trench coat brings to mind colors of camel, khaki, tan, and at the lightest beige and off white, but sometimes black is just the way to go. With this black trench coat, you can wear it over evening wear as well as on a walk to the park. This trench coat also comes in khaki, and though this khaki is lighter than the one above, it's also A approved.


Till next time my beloved trenchies, and may the coat be with you!

September 13, 2011

September 11, 2011

Topshop on vacation

Bye bye Topshop and have a nice break. I (not my wallet) do hope you come back soon!

September 4, 2011

Mine, mine, mine!

Not gonna lie... seen these connected necklace and earrings things around, and I would definitely not mind owning a pair. But think of their potential safety hazard...

{above photo and product from here}
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