With summer right around the corner, swim suit season is arriving as well. While most favor bikinis I like one piece suits as well, this floral vintage inspired one is very pretty. The floral fabric, the vintage cut, the tie in the back, it is all perfect.
The Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 RTW collection was filled with classic colors and new shapes, creating non boring neutral dresses. While the navy blue pieces seemed better for fall and winter, the beige works for spring as well of the rest of the year. The dresses above were my favorite from the collection, but the whole show is worth taking a look at.
Nineteen designers recently drew sketches of what they thought their favorite opera characters should wear. They sold these designers to raise money for the New York City Opera, above are my two favorite. Designed by Gilles Mendel for Violetta from La Traviata (left) and Peter Som for Amelia from A Masked Ball (right).
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I recently finished Audrey Hepburn by famed celebrity photographer Barry Paris. The biography cover every moment of Audrey's life from her experiences during World War II as a child to her last days work with U.N.I.C.E.F.. There are personal counts from friends and family as well as pages of photographs. Every part of the book was extremely interesting and provided a lot of interesting information about the film industry and Audrey's friends such as Hubert de Givenchy, whom created most of her clothes on film and in life. The book shows insight into her influence in film, fashion, and charity all over the world. I highly recommend this book to any Audrey Hepburn fan.
I love gingham fabric, especially in summer. I love this pink gingham bikini by Chanel. The color is so pretty and the ruffles are really cute. Although it really doesn't look like traditional Chanel, I think it is great.
I recently discovered this designer after seeing the first dress shown on Blair Waldorf on Gossip girl. I decided to look up the designer because I loved the dress so much and I was pleasantly surprised to see that her entire spring line was filled with sparkling and shimmering gowns made of silk, tulle and outstanding beading and sequin work. Unlike many designers her spring and fall lines both fit each season perfectly.
I love this photo of what appears to be some sort of table used for getting ready. I love the whites and pastels as well as the simple pretty flowers. I am especially fond of the mat for all the pretty displayable perfume bottles and makeup. I often times find myself wanting perfume just for the pretty bottles, however I do own the Chanel Mademoiselle one shown above and it smells as wonderful as it looks.
After viewing all of the gowns worn to the Met Ball, thrown by Vogue for the Costume Institute, I was wildly unimpressed. I did not care for any of the dresses, most were too over the top and artsy. But I did like the one Ashley Greene wore, well I liked the cut and the color, I wasn't crazy about the sequins. But despite that, she does look pretty.
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I really loved the film "Water For Elephants" almost as much as the book. The film stayed very true to the story from the book and was overall very good. I especially loved the 1930's clothing that Reese Witherspoon's character wears. The formal gowns were all made of beautiful silk and I love the bias cut of the one above. Her casual clothes were all very pretty as well as her glittering preformance outfits.