Thursday, August 26

WIN $1000 US Dollars Just For Foraging On Polyvore!

I put my favorite FALL 2010 Items & Some Great Set Fillers Together So You Can Build Your Very Own Favorite Looks!

To enter the contest, check out the Mini-Editor below, create your very own Polyvore sets, and you could win $1000! Each set submitted is another opportunity to win, so be sure to come back often!

For this contest, one blogger (like moi) and one reader (that's you) will each win a $1000 Visa gift card. The criteria for selecting the best Mini Editor will be based 50% on how many sets are submitted and 50% on style & aesthetics. The winning blogger will select his or her favorite set created by a reader, and that reader will also win $1,000. See the official rules here.

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Scroll through the 100 Items in my Mini-Editor. Select items by dragging the from the image bar onto the workspace. You can reposition items, stretch or shrink, and rotate them using the box around the item. Layer items by sending them backwards or forwards in your set. Create your favorite look for FALL 2010, and then use the "Publish" button. Make sure you have a Polyvore account, or create one when prompted by the editor to enter for a chance to WIN! Questions? Use the comments form and I will be happy to help! Bring your friends by and try to out-style each other, the more entries, the more chances you have to WIN!

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Runway Report - Fall 2010 Designer Showcase

Q: Whose Runway & Pret-A-Porter lines were your favorite this season?
A: Look & See!


I adore Proenza Schouler's Pre-Fall 2010 Line, it is incredible wearable, the pieces are so fabulously collectible and mix and match. This look is head to toe Proenza, but you can see how the pieces can all work in your whole Fall wardrobe and right into Winter! The look is timeless, part schoolgirl, part rocker chic, part glam society girl, all love!


If they gave awards for the youngest and freshest designers, without telling you how old she was, you would say Vivienne Westwood would win hands down. The fact that she is one of the most mature designers of substance is remarkable. Her work is fresh, full of color and rock & roll spirit. There is a sassy highland fling mixed with an almost effortless wrap and drape of fabric. But don't be fooled, Westwood knows exactly what she is doing, her work is perfection, and she amazes season after season.


A new discovery for me this season was this amazing FALL 2010 Collection by Japanese Designer Junya Watanabe. All reports suggest his show was one of the seasons best, and the clothes are simply brilliant. There is something wearable for everyone. Watanabe specializes is knits, and he is best known for his menswear and innovations, but this seasons womens collection is perfection. Military inspired jackets and skirts, amazing leggings you could kill for, and this knit dress in particular is simply WOW. It is so effortlessly wearable, mix and match, I want it all.


Designed by Wolfgang Joop, Geman Design House WUNDERKIND is another new favorite. Genius Touches with Geometric Prints, Sheerling, Suede, and other luxury fabrics, it has an Urban Gypsy feel for FALL 2010. I love each and every piece, the accessories are brilliance, and the Runway Show was styled to perfection. Check out the website and fall in love this Fall with WUNDERKIND.

It's Still Rock & Roll To Me!

Inspired by Katharine Polk's designer challenge, this week I was looking at the influence of Rock & Roll Culture on the Fall 2010 Trends. I didn't have to look far, since I am a part-time internet DJ. Here are some of my favorites.

Siouxsie Sioux was famous for wearing leather and lace, military inspired coats, and tons of other Rock & Roll looks long before they were considered Rock Chic. She is a true fashion icon and you can see her influence all over the runways, every season.

Joan Jett, Sioxsie Sioux, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Shirley Manson, the Female Icons of Rock. They inspired us then and now. Graphic Tees were everyone's look, and are still hot for fall. The Graffiti Denim is a total rock star look, inspired by grunge and that lived in look. These women threw on a Tailored Blazer over anything and hit the clubs, Boots were made for the Rock Star Walk, and chunky jewelry and tattoo inspired themes are all about the music. On every runway this fall, you see Military Inspired looks, Graphic Prints, and Leather, and these women wore it first and made it famous.

Rock & Roll always has pushed boundaries, and this is particularly true in fashion. Rock & Roll and Runway go hand in hand this season as always, but often it is a "Chicken and Egg" dilemma. I believe the biggest trends are always from the street first, and we are inspired but the music ans the images we see. This season, grunge, graphic, and military are major trends, but you saw them first on the Rock Gods & Goddesses of the past and present.

Arguably one of the most influential women in music history, but after the release of "The Runaways" movie this year, she has impacted a whole new generation. Joan made her own grunge tees before there was such a thing, she wore those leather pants like no one else. Her standard leather jacket became the look of all bad-ass girls to follow. Here you can see her influence in the suede pants, leather blazer, and graphic print tee, with biker influenced boots and bags, and cuffs not unlike Joan's studded standard. Some things never go out of style, and some influences are seen in every designer's collection at some point in their careers. This fall women are wearing strong bu still feminine, and this look nails it!

Pat Benatar has some serious pipes, and her anthem "Heart Breaker" says it all. She was such a huge icon of the 80s', her style was famous. All of the items featured are new for FALL 2010. Bucket Bags, Metallic Cuffs, Over The Knee Laced Boots, Graffiti Jeggings, Knit Tops, Leather Blazers. All very Rock & Roll, sexy as heck, and perfectly re-mixable in your wardrobe!

Saturday, August 21

Fall 2010 Fashion Preview

I can't wait for Fall! It's a little to do with the weather and a lot to do with fashion. The new trends are coming fast and furious and are more hit than miss. So take a chance to check out what is happening on the runways, and here are a few of my favorites!

For the Grunge loving rocker chick in me, there is just so much this season! The graffiti jeans and denim look is a particular favorite, grunge style prints with concrete appeal. Geometric prints are everywhere, from tops to skirts to dresses and scarves. The blazer is back in a big way, but it is fitted and tailored with a feminine edge. Boots are the thing for fall, whether chunky platform low boots, or knee high wedge boots, there is something for everyone. Bags how I love thee, there are some amazing totes coming out for Fall, in leather or suede or animal prints and textures. Jewelry is chains of all sizes, single or multi-strand sets, chunky is my favorite trend.

For the classic business woman on the go, there is even more in the offing. The Must-Haves List; Knit Pompom Beanies, Military Inspired Coats, Wedge High Boots, Geometric Print Frocks, Multi-Chain Necklaces, Animal Print/Texture Bags. It is simply perfection, and I can't wait!

For full shopping details, click through and view the set details on my Polyvore profile!

Thursday, August 5

Gotta Keep Em' Separated!

I have always loved the mix and match-ability of separates. Lets face it, we all love a perfect dress, but that is usually a big investment. I think Fall 2010 will be marked by a lot of mix and match, particularly mixing classic pieces from our existing wardrobes with the odd new find. The economy is still tanking, and who can afford to splurge on a single look outfit? The solution, buy a piece that can be worn many ways over many days.

Here are some examples of mix and match outfits that you can select a piece from and create a whole new outfit around. It's much more fun that sticking with a single dress and just selecting a matching clutch and heels.

For a great example of the ultimate mix & matcher, check out my favorite blogger, Tavi Gevinson on her blog, or look at her Polyvore sets!