Snob Essentials

Beauty Trend Report: Braids at Rodarte

I’m a little obsessed with braids at the moment and there were so many on the runway. Rodarte’s ready-to-wear collection was one of the more unfortunate ones I thought. It was inspired by L.A. and kind of a big hot mess. The hair however was fantastic! Working for John Frieda, Odile Gilbert created a “rocker princess with a cool, “undone” texture.”

Paire Jewelry

Paire Jewelry: Runway to Real Life

I’ve found your next obsession – Paire! The new site sells runway pieces that you can’t find anywhere else, and what better to wear as you’re watching the latest hit the NYFW runways than runway jewelry? I just had to bring a few pieces to NYC. First up was Rodarte’s snake collar ($595) – it’s exclusive to Paire and somehow also on sale.


Celeb Trend: Going Sheer

Lately, celebs have been passing on full-on cutout dresses in lieu of something a little more concealing – gowns with sheer panels. The style manages to be sexier with more fabric, playing with the fun of leaving more to the imagination. Model of the moment Cara Delevingne is the most recent to try the trend, … Continue reading “Celeb Trend: Going Sheer”


From Chaos to Couture: Some Awesomely Chaotic Met Gala Fashion

Often called the fashion equivalent to the legendary Vanity Fair Oscar’s Party, the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings out the best of the world of fashion, celebrity, society, sports, and more. Merging this with the philanthropic mission of the Costume Institute Benefit, and you have one of the world’s greatest parties. … Continue reading “From Chaos to Couture: Some Awesomely Chaotic Met Gala Fashion”


Rodarte Shoes Fall 2011

Kate and Laura Mulleavy took a dramatic turn with their fall collection and the shoes, created in collaboration with Nicholas Kirkwood, reflected that new aesthetic. The tough, tribal-looking footwear with Native American beadwork, though spectacular in design, was less appealing when not paired with the complementary Rodarte garments. I much more preferred the black leather … Continue reading “Rodarte Shoes Fall 2011”


Rodarte Spring 2011

The redwoods of Northern California served as the touchpoint for Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s spring Rodarte collection. Evident in the knotty, grain-effect silks and leathers, the samurai-style paneling was a direct result of the fusion of West Coast and Japan. How about the Ming Dynasty, reminiscent in the blue and white floral prints that were … Continue reading “Rodarte Spring 2011”