Fri 03.09

Seen on the Street Roundup: Paris Fashion Week, Fall 2012

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: a bag can make or break your outfit. Few occasions make that more apparent than Fashion Week, when It-bags are seen on It-girls all over the sidewalk and in most cases they are “making” it. Here, the most noteworthy clutches, totes, and satchels of Paris, where […]

Thu 01.12

Pre-Fall 2012 Trend: Into the Nude

Sometimes the best and boldest way to make a statement is to not to try to make one at all. Such is the pattern that has taken shape with Pre-Fall 2012 footwear. Nude is the new color! When it’s done right, there is absolutely no shoe chicer, no pump more sophisticated, no ballet flat more […]

Sat 12.31

The New Platforms: Easy Does It

What comes around goes around – and the platform sandal clearly isn’t going anywhere. Something that has changed for Spring (and it’s not just the fact that you’ll be seeing more and more slim, pointy toed, and lean-heeled pumps): the mood of the platform. It’s no longer harsh and severe, a look we’ve gotten used […]

Fri 12.30

Top 5 New Bags of the Year: 2011 Really Took Shape

2011 may be old news, but the fresh bag silhouettes to come out of it are anything but. Out of some of the most prominent fashion houses, new shapes came to the forefront, proving that what makes an “It” bag is not flash and logo-driven panache but innovation of shape and mood. Here, the top […]

Thu 12.01

Céline Luggage Tote in Hot Pink: Express Yourself

I have always believed you can say it with color (your mood, personality, temperament) and I have always been a fan of hot pink. What’s a trendy color for some – scratch that, most – is a long-standing basic in my wardrobe. Not only does it set off neutral shades with ease (with navy, it’s […]

Tue 10.04

Céline Spring/Summer 2012 Collection: A Change Will Do You Good

The time has arrived for something different, and no designer should know that better than Phoebe Philo. The sleek and clean streamlined revolution Phoebe started two years ago has influenced everyone (including even spunky maximalists such as Sonia Rykiel, known for her sense of humor and fun). Now Céline has taken it too far and […]

Wed 09.28

Céline vs. J.Crew: Dollars vs. Sense

Go J.Crew for delivering some great Frugal Snob options these days! The one that really jumped out at me is the Edie purse ($238), a classic flap shoulder bag with a precision-similar vibe to the Céline. Smooth, sleek, and the archetypal modern ladylike bag: this season, every girl who aims to look polished needs a […]

Tue 09.20

Seen on the Street Roundup: New York Fashion Week

Now that the frenzied fashion pack has shuffled their sky-high sandals across the Atlantic to London, it’s time to take stock of the street-style looks that managed to stand out among the ahead-of-the-curve editors, off-duty models scampering between shows, and yes, the well-heeled bloggers! Let’s take a look at what Mr. Newton for Harper’s Bazaar, […]

Wed 09.07

NYFW Bag Prediction

Tomorrow is the first official day of New York Fashion Week and just as excited as seeing the new collections, is dissecting what some of the world’s most stylish women will be toting! Without a doubt we’ll be seeing a ton of Celine, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and some Chloe. I’m at some type of […]