Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Awesome DIY projects from around the web

Finding DIY step by steps is one of my favorite things to do! Actually, I like it so much that I have a loooong list of projects that I have been saving up for ages that look amazing. Creating things yourself instead of just going out and buying them is so rewarding because the projects, made by your own hands, can be adjusted to however you would like them to be: plain or unique.  I'm thinking about doing a weekly series on cool DIY tutorials on the internets...

Feeling ambitious? Here are a few projects that would be super fun to try. I'll keep you posted if I make any of them.

Leather Wrap Belt
Perfect for summer to wrap around a cute, flowy, boho dress
 Tutorial found at ...Love Maegan

Faux Fur Vest
a great topper for any outfit!!
  Tutorial found at P.S. - I Made This... 

Alexander Wang Inspired Studded Bag
Looks super cool, love the studs!!

Tutorial found at Park and Cube

Monday, May 24, 2010

VTG shopping guide: Beautiful Boho Summer Style

So, summer finally feels like it's upon us, time to get your styling sun dresses out of storage! Lately I've been digging fabulous boho gypsy styles that are so perfect and carefree for this time of year.  Right now I'm really loving floral prints etc. on sheer fabric with a breezy loose fit and  REALLY want a crochet monokini!!! Tomorrow I am shooting some really great boho items for my shop, which I should be posting within the week, stay tuned my friends!

Here are some of my favorite boho finds on Etsy right now:

vintage 70s FLORAL SEMI SHEER DRESS. s/m

Available at sheHEARTSvintage

70s red and white chevron stripe full skirt sundress

Available at squashblossomvintage

Adorable Floral Romper

Available at HuckleberryVintage

Psychic City- Beautiful Blue Hippie Boho Top- S/M/L

Available at Salon Mystique

 50s Map Print Skirt Size XSmall (Altered)

Available at RetroFix

pastel pretty LILAC floral BABYDOLL dress

Available at smittenclothing


Vintage 1970s Black Boho Mini Dress M

I am soooooo in love with this:

 Brown pineapple - crocheted swim suit

Available at swimmingsuit

Thursday, May 20, 2010

60's French Cinema Style

Tres chic! 

Lately I have been loving any movie that references 60's style (love: mini skirts, mini dresses, eyeliner and plump hair) and it's no secret that it is my all time favorite fashion era. The 60's were a good mix of naive and naughty both in cultural affairs and style. 

The two most recent 60's french films that I've watched are Une Femme est une Femme (A Woman is a Woman) with Ana Karina and Masculin Feminin which has a little cameo by the ever beautiful Bridgette Bardot. Both are really great movies for style reference (I prefer Masculin Feminin’s story line) and a sneak peek into the life and times of the French youth in that era. I definitely recommend both!

Here are some Screen shots from each of the movies:

Masculin Feminin

 Une Femme est une Femme

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Downtown LA

This short video that shows off a little slice of the aesthetics downtown LA has to offer.  It's a little rough around the edges but beautiful nonetheless!

A Day with the 7D from Aaron Gambel on Vimeo.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Favorite Looks on LOOKBOOK

I love LOOKBOOK.nu! It's the perfect place to find wardrobe inspiration when you need it most! People from all over the world submit pics of their personal style and daily outfits. There are some super creative people with amazing outfits, it's a great place to find fresh ideas.

Here are some of our picks:

 Great combination of some classic pieces

 Lace top and cutoff shorts- love!

 Perfect Simple Floral Dress

 Jeans + silky top

Camel + White = a fashion win!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remember Now- A short film by Karl Lagerfeld

This short movie is total eye candy- the hair, the make up, the clothes and the color palate. Simply Beautiful!

Remember Now Part 1

Remember Now- Part 2 (starts at the 2 min mark)

Monday, May 10, 2010

VTG shopping guide: Aztec Love

If summer is not the perfect time of year to wear bright colors and funky patterns, I don't know what is! Lately I've been loving native-inspired prints, I love how all the colors dance together to form a beautiful mosaic of colors. These care-free prints are so easy and perfect to wear during the summer. Here are my favorite Etsy finds!

Aztec Love

Aztec Print - Vintage 80s Body Con Dress 
available at sabrosavintage  

 Draped Vintage AZTEC PRINT Dress
Available at IKAHN

thirsty and miserable vintage ethnic print full skirt s m l 
available at persephonevintage

Vintage southwestern print mini Medium
Available at PrettyRaccoon

Vintage Ethnic Mini Dress M L
Available at santokivintage

Psychedelic Trip- Red and Purple Butterfly Sleeved Caftan- S M L
 Available at Salon Mystique

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fantastic Fabulous Fashion @ The Met Ball

Every year that passes brings on another Met Ball, a lovely (and in some cases, not so lovely) fashion feast for the eyes. This is a lot different than most red carpet events because it gravitates around fashion therefore pushing the celebs to be more fashion forward than classically pretty.

I have been feeling under the weather this week, it must be from working so hard during my move. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I can't do everything. Looking through these photos made me feel a little better  as I imagined myself at the ball socializing with a champagne glass in hand. Gotta Love the Glamour!

Anyway, here are my favorite outfit picks. Enjoy!

Chloƫ Sevigny

Chanel Iman

Jessica Stam

Alexa Chung

Kirsten Dunst

Emma Roberts

Zoe Kravitz

Kristen Bell

(photos via Just Jared)