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20
May
08

Net-A-Porter.com is having a sale and these are my picks….You should check the sale out

I was surfin Net-A-Porter.com and realized they were having a sale. There were several things I liked but none in my size :(. The few pieces that I really liked were also not my size but maybe they will be yours ;). Enjoy & happy shopping.

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06
Mar
08

The Black Coats are coming!!…….The Project Runway Season 4 Finale ends with the crowning of a Prince inspired by the 17th Century

Mini Recap* Note -Longer recap to come in a little while

So I’m sure it was no big surprise to anyone that Christian won the Season 4 Project Runway Finale Show. After seeing a few of the looks that were leaked/previewed after the Bryant Park shows of all 5 designers looks I predicted Christian would win. His look was the most creative and dramatic. Although during the show last night I thought Rami gave him a run for his money.

It was funny that for once I agreed with most everything the judges said. Jillian’s collection did look a bit disjointed but I was surprised and took a liking some of her knitwear. Rami’s colors weren’t chic enough for the clothes but he has amazing attention to detail and his evening wear is stunning. Christian’s look did get repetitive and monotonous after a while. I wrote as I was watching it “more black”, “more slim black pants” and finally “CHRISTIAN THERE OTHER COLORS THAN BLACK!!” But Christian knows how to bring the drama. He took the inspiration he got from the Spanish painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo of a 17th century military man that he used in Episode 11 when they went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He used it as a starting off point, expanded on the idea and went running with it. Not everyone maybe able to wear his clothing but I don’t think anyone can deny how creative he is.

I think this was the best project runway show so far. These designers so outdid the designers from the previous seasons. There were designers I liked from previous seasons, such as Jeffrey Sebelia from last season, but these guys certainly did take it up a notch. Maybe it was because this designers all had more experience than previous seasons but I could definitely see all 3 of them going on to be major designers.

Rami showed he so deserved to be there. From the pictures in the magazines and online I saw I thought I would be disappointed by him but I really liked his looks. Bravo to you Rami for being able to step outta the box. Christians looks from the magazine and online soooo blew me away so maybe it was anti climactic for me because I had already seen some of the great ones. He really does knows how to put on a show and bring the fierceness and fabulousity (having the quality of fabulousness to an unbearable extreme). Unfortunately, Jillian was my least favorite. Although I was impressed with some of her designs, it was not on the same level I was with Rami and then Christian. Christian did surprise me at the end by pulled a Ricky before he was announced the winner. He started to tear up. Then he balled when they announced him as the winner. Oh just a couple of “Crying Shames“.

04
Mar
08

Spring 08 – Trench Coats are coming – Part 2

Trends come and go but “Classics” stand the test of time. Trench Coats are one of those classics. An items of clothing that doesn’t go out of style. It does often get updated though to incorporate current trends of the moment. While surfing I found some Trench Coats that were updated with some of the current trends of the moment: patent leather, feminine details, metallics to name a few…. So if you don’t have a trench coat in your closet now is the time to get one. Here are some solid ones I found in my internet sufing (If you are more into pattern ones I posted a blog a few days ago about Pattern Trenches)

Solid Trenches



Soia & Kyo Asymmetrical Trench Coat – $265 @ Nordstrom

Huge saucer buttons funk up a contemporary-fit trench with contrast piping at the button-tab sleeves and belt. Large oval buckle gives emphasis to the nipped-in waist, while front and back inverted pleats give fullness to the skirt.
Back button-tab belt.
On-seam pockets.
Water-resistant.
Approx. length from shoulder: 38″.
Polyester lining.
Cotton/polyester; dry clean.
By Soia & Kyo; imported.

 

Laundry by Shelli Segal Single Breasted Trench – $168 @ Nordstrom

The classic trench at its most feminine, styled with soft front and back pleating at the sashed waist for a fit-and-flare silhouette. Sleeves fall to gathered and snapped cuffs.
Four-button front.
Inverted pleat at back shoulders.
On-seam pockets.
Brown contrast stitching throughout.
Approx. length from shoulder to hem: 44″.
Lined.
Cotton/nylon; machine wash.
By Laundry by Shelli Segal; imported.

 

Laundry by Shelli Segal Long Fit & Flare Coat – $168 @ Nordstrom
Polka-dot print peeks out from the flared cuffs of a coat cut for a feminine, flouncy look.
Three-button closure.
On-seam pockets.
Belted cuffs.
Pleated back.
Approx. length from shoulder: 38″.
Polyester lining.
Cotton/spandex; machine wash.
By Laundry by Shelli Segal; imported.

Elie Tahari Laminated Trench Coat – $450 @ Nordstrom
Slim, fashion-forward cut with an open neckline and bracelet-length sleeves updates a classic double-breasted trench in a glossy, laminated linen blend.
Split lapel.
Silvertone buttons.
Turn-back cuffs.
Fabric belt.
Center-back pleat.
Approx. length from shoulder: 39″.
Linen/polyester/rayon; hand wash.
By Elie Tahari; imported.


Laundry by Shelli Segal Trench with Faux Patent Leather Trim – $138 @ Nordstrom
Faux patent leather trim is a high-shine update to a double-breasted trench, knotted at the waist with a square-buckle tie belt. Single front gunflap yoke and back yoke add detailing.
Front slant pockets.
Belt loops.
Approx. length from shoulder: 29″.
Lined with polyester backed by polyurethane/PVC.
Cotton/nylon; machine wash.
By Laundry by Shelli Segal; imported.

Jones New York Signature Twill Trench Coat – $159 @ Nordstrom
Black piping outlines a clean, classic trench coat cut from heavy cotton twill. Long sleeves are finished with buckled cuffs, and crisp epaulets detail the shoulders.
Front double-breasted button closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck.
Two side pockets.
Adjustable belt at waist.
Back storm flap; back vent.
Approx. length from shoulder: 34″.
Fully lined.
Cotton; dry clean.
By Jones New York Signature; imported.

TWILLTWENTYTWO ‘Grace’ Double Breasted Twill Jacket – $242 @ Nordstrom
A distinctly feminine take on the classic trench with shirring at the pockets, slight balloon sleeves and a softly rounded notched collar.
Button front.
Two front pockets.
Ties at waist.
Contrast stitch detail.
Approx. length from shoulder: 34″.
White floral lace lining.
Cotton; machine wash.
By TWILLTWENTYTWO; imported.



Hot Kiss® Ruffle Collar Trench Coat – $54 @ Nordstrom

Face-framing, double-ruffled collar adds charming femininity to a stylish double-breasted trench.
Front button closure.
Long sleeves with belted cuffs.
Two front pockets.
Fabric belt at waist.
Approx. length from shoulder: 33″.
Fully lined.
Cotton; machine wash.
By Hot Kiss®; imported.

Pearl Overcoat – $178 @ Anthropologie
Too striking to remove indoors, this old-fashioned duster is made of lustrous champagne sateen. By Elevenses.
Removable self-belt
Hidden button placket
Silk, cotton; acetate lining
Dry clean
37.5″L
Imported

Belted Tulip Coat – £75.00 @ Topshop

Lightweight knee length coat with tulip skirt, hidden front fastens and double layered sleeves 100% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.



Asymmetric Military Trench – £80.00 @ Topshop

Above the knee length trench coat with asymmetric front, buckle belt and military style buttons 100% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.

29
Feb
08

Spring 08 – Trench Coats are coming

Spring is around the corner and Trench Coats are propular. While surfing I found some I liked.Dip Dye Trench CoatsHalf-Past-Six Coat from Anthropologie $198Early morning blushes upon Taikonhu’s double-breasted twill overcoatCinched with removable buckle belts at the waist and 3/4 sleeves.Front pocketsButton closureCotton; acetate lining35.5″LI also found this dip dye trench coat at Topshop but it wasn’t my favorite: or this color  Dip Dye Trench Coat from Topshop £65.00Above the knee length dip dye skirted trench coat with higher empire waist belt and cuff tab detail 100% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.Printed Trench CoatsCheck Mate Trench Coat from Anthropologie $368Large-scale houndstooth looks sharp, especially when strategically matched with double-breasted military buttons and a swingy shape. By Hayden-Harnett.Patch pocketsLinen, viscose; polyester liningDry clean34″LApril Showers Trench Coat from Anthropologie $228The graphic dahlias of Anna Sui’s sash-tied topper await splashes of color from your rainy day accompaniments: galoshes, an umbrella, perhaps a rain hat?3/4 sleevesCotton; acetate liningDry clean32.25″LNanette Lepore ‘Racy’ Croc Trench Coat from Nordstrom $525Graphically arresting croc print patterns a crisp trench in a shorter length. Wide, bell-shaped three-quarter-length sleeves and a curvy notched collar round out the chic silhouette.Double-breasted button closure.Two front slant pockets.Wide fabric tie at waist.Back flap.Approx. length from shoulder: 32″.Fully lined.Cotton/silk; dry clean.By Nanette Lepore; made in the USA of imported fabric.Ramosport Printed Trench Coat from Nordstrom $695All-weather trench with a punched-up print is fashioned with an asymmetrical front and pleated saddle shoulders that fall to wide, modern trumpet sleeves. A narrow belt cinches in the waist.Hidden snap closure.Approx. length from shoulder to hem: 39″.Unlined.Cotton; dry clean.By Ramosport; imported.  

06
Nov
07

Cropped Jackets I like for Fall 07

MINT jodi arnold Setterio Ruched Collar Jacket $420

MINT jodi arnold Setterio Ruched Collar Jacket

Setterio Ruched Collar Jacket * Asymmetric collar with soft gathers * Elbow length sleeves with pleat detail * Cropped length * Off center closure with buttons and bound buttonholes * 50% Viscose, 44% New Wool, 6% Nylon * Dry Clean Only * Made in USA

PLASTICLAND – Brown Houndstooth Cropped Jacket by Tulle Clothing $82.00

This 60’s mod style chocolate brown and ivory houndstooth cropped wool jacket, from Tulle Clothing, has 2 large oversized plastic buttons on the front, and an adorable Peter Pan collar! It features a retro babydoll swing cut with a rounded hem, cute rounded patch pockets on the front, and 3/4 length sleeves.
* This Item Runs Small
* Length From Shoulder 19″
* 30% Wool, 70% Acrylic
* 100% Poly Satin Lining

Anna Sui 3/4 Sleeve Floral Jacket,Black,M – (eBay item 120177322088 end time Nov-04-07 21:03:31 PST) $78.00

Feather Stitch Swing Jacket – Outerwear – SALE – Topshop 15.00 pounds

And one Trench Coat I liked (cause Trenches are big this season):

Frilly Trench Coat – Coats – Topshop 150.00 pounds




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