Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kay Unger

I just recieved an invitation from Saks, inviting me to a special event to meet designer Kay Unger. The famous dress designer is coming to the Saks Fifth Avenue in Raleigh on April 16th. At this event you can meet the designer and have a personal wardrobe consultation while viewing her Spring 2009 collection.

Kay Unger was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She first discovered her passion for clothes by sewing scraps of fabric into dolls' dresses. She recieved a dregree in design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. After graduating college, she was an apprentice for Geoffrey Beene. Only a year later, she decided to take a chance and develop her own line. She designed clean line dress that stress class and femininity. She then developed The Gillian Group, which unfortunately failed in 1994. In 1999 she launched Kay Unger New York.
Kay Unger designs dresses for all ages and all body types. This is why my mother and I absolutely love her dresses! My mom actually just got re-married in one of her designs.

Here are a few of her dresses available at Saks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebs...Hot or Not

Here are a few pics of celebs in the spotlight this week...what do you think about their fashion choices?

Reese Witherspoon at the Premiere of her new film, Monsters Vs. Aliens. Reese is wearing a very fun, fashion forward Rodarte mini dress with some Balenciaga heels. I think this look is HOT! I love the mini, so unique and appropriate for the event. The shoes are killer too, they added a nice pop of color and made the look even more fun! I also am looking forward to seeing the movie!!

Ginnefer Goodwin in front of NYC's Ed Sulliven Theatre. She is wearing a Yves St. Laurent little black dress along with YSL dove grey sling backs. NOT HOT! I really do not like this look all that much. I love the peices as seperates, but together...not so much. I like how she was attempting to add contrast with the heels, but I think she should have opted for a BRIGHT color heel. She looks dreary, it's Spring!!

Eva Longoria Parker at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in a white Badgley Mischka '09 dress. This look is HOT! I love the glitz on the bodice, it's so delicate but makes a bold statement. The shreaded skirt makes the dress more youthful, and fun. I also think the color of the dress compliments her skin color beuatifully.
What do you think?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Crazyyy for GaGa

Lady GaGa just kicked off her tour at The House of Blues in San Diego! I love Lady GaGa, and I wish she was coming to the Carolinas. I guess I will just watch her on YouTube. I also love her sense of style, it's so unique and exuberant. One of the outfits she sported at her kickoff concert was a nude colored body suit with plastic bubbles all over and fishnet tights....nice. I am always looking forward to what she is wearing. Lady GaGa said she wanted her tour to reflect an Andy Warhol concept. Here are a few of my fav. outfits.

CFDA Nominations Party

On March 16, the Council of Fashion Designers of America had a nomination party on the Rooftop Gardens of Rockefeller Plaza. Nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year are Marc Jacobs, Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Narciso Rodriguez. Marc Jacobs will also recieve the International Designer award, despite the fact he is from Teaneck, New Jersey. First Lady, Michelle Obama, will also be honored by the CFDA. The First Lady will recieve the Board of Director's Special Tribute Reward. Nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear is Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul, and Alexander Wang. The event will be held June 15, with the ceremony at Lincoln Center's newly renovated Alice Tully Hall.

Anna Sui and Narciso Rodriguez.

Anna Wintour

Carolina Herrera

Pictures from

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Do's

I don't know if anyone has been on Yahoo today, but one of their main stories is Fergie new hair do. According to US Weekly, Fergie loves her new hair color and so does her hubs Josh Duhamel. I also like it, I think it looks very smooth and sophisticated. I'm also digging her outfit, the color is really beautiful. What do you think?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 RTW

I have seen so much coverage on this collection. Alexander McQueen's Fall'09 was featured on the "Today Show" and "Regis and Kelly." There has been a lot of controversy over it, many claim it is out right ridiculous while others state that it's very artistic and individual. Personally I thought some of the looks were out there, but it's Fashion week. If a designer cannot express his or her true feelings and artistic non-commercial ideas during fashion week, when can they? If you even look at pieces individualy as oposed to a whole look, many are very wearable. One thing I hated was how the models wore lipstick way over their lip line, it looked frightening. What do you think...creative or creepy?

Pictures from

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

American Idol <3

AHHH so I love American Idol, I watch it religously. Here are just a few of my favorites this year...all styled brillantly by the American Idol stylist, Milles Siggins.

Danny Gokey 28 from Milwaukee, WI.
Alexis Grace 21 from Memphis, TN.

Anoop Desai 21 from Chapel Hill, NC!!!!!! TARHEELS!!!! Right near my hometown!

Allison Iraheta 16 from Los Angeles, CA.
Adam Lambert 26 from Los Angeles, CA.
I predict that either Danny or Adam will win it all. What do you think?? Who will win? Do you like the american idol contestents' style?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Real-Life Barbie Dream House

In Malibu, California somone decided to build a REAL Barbie Dream House!!! 3,500 sq. ft. pad overlooks the Pacific Ocean! Mattel, makers of Barbie, atually decided to build the magnificent home. For the 50th anniversary of Barbie, Mattel commisoned interior decorator Johnathon Adler to deck out the dream house.

"Barbie was a dream client because she doesn't exist as a person," Adler said. "She exists as fantasy and is the perfect client because she's always happy and fun and loves everything. I thought to myself, 'How would Barbie live?' What I thought was Barbie would have a house that is glamorous, kittenish, chic, colorful and happy — as well as functional."

Barbie's closet is fully equipped with 50 pairs of shoes, all pink! Her bedroom is pink carpeted wall to wall, printed with her initials. In Barbie's garage is a pink bug with a pop up vanity set in the trunk!!!

You may ask yourself why would Mattel build this Dream House? It's going to be the site of their Posh Party on Monday night. This soiree is in celebration of Barbie's birthday. After the party, almost all the furniture is going to be shipped to the Palms in Las Vegas. There the furniture will furnish a special pink Barbie suite, ideal for bachelorette parties.
Pictures from Associated Press

Friday, March 6, 2009

Worst Dressed of the Week?? I don't Think so.

OMG! on did their weekly round up of "Worst Dressed." I disagreed with some of their choices!

Yahoo's fashion guru's hated this look. Saying head bands are so 2008??? I disagree!!! I love this look, it is so adorable. I love how Paris opted out of wearing something skanky, and instead chose a sweet ensemble. The headband adds some glamour!!!

"Watchmen" star, Malin Akerman, wore this Rami Kashou gown to the movie's permiere. I loved it! The creme color was very complimentary to her complexion. The ruffles were so delicate, but made a big statement. She looked elegant, but also very stylish! Yahoo's fashion police disagreed, saying the outfit was "anything, BUT fab"

Yahoo dissed this new 90210 star's look. I thought AnnaLynne McCord looked great! I loved how she wore a red belt, it gave the dress a nice pop of color. I also loved the snakeskin print scarf, very current!! The only thing I can see wrong with her is her sunglass tan lines around her eyes.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dolce and Gabbana

I absolutely adored Dolce and Gabbana's Fall 2009 collection. It seemed as though it was 40's fashion with an 80's twist. Classic, stylish, fun, and confident all in one. Loved the patterns, fabrics, structured sleeves, and colors.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Frida Giannini created a wonderful Fall 2009 collection for Gucci. The collection was sexy, yet sophisticated. One amazing piece was the thigh-high leather boots!!!!!! Many women can probably agree with me when I say I could definately see myself going to a great nightclub or martini bar in this collection. Oh, if I could only afford Gucci.

Check out the boots!!!!

I love the shimmer in this suit.