Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trend worth sticking around- Tuxedo Jackets

Erin Fetherston FW Fall 08'

Menswear for woman has been a trend that has come and gone, come and gone. Fortunately for us, it seems as though it is making its return. This look hit the runways back in 2008, but is just now making it's way to a retailer near you.

My personal favorite, the tuxedo jacket, seems to have be the casual wear wardrobe staple that wears well with anything.

To find your own tuxedo jacket, try this Grosgrain Collar Tux Jacket by Topshop, or for the even thriftier fashionista, this dressy Tux Blazer by Forever 21.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

To die for... Bottega Veneta S/S 2010

Last season, Tomas Maier said in spite of the recession and all that was going on, he wanted to design a line that made women feel pretty and attractive. Well, it looks like he's done it again. Maier managed to make neutral hues and Grecian inspired gowns erotic with a sense of intense class. The woman wearing this collection is certainly noticed, but too intimidating to approach.

Bravo. A collection I would die for.

For more information, please visit Bottega Veneta

Coming to an agency near you.... Ellisa.

Darling Ellisa.

Photography by Michael Sutton

Styling by Brandis Hildebrandt

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Come one, come all....

Do you have dreams of walking in Fashion Week, but just don't know how to get there?
Have you been in every local publication and are waiting for that paid job?
Do you want to meet with reputable agents from the midwest?
Are you 5'8" but still think you have a chance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you NEED to be at this seminar!
Get the hard, honest truth and advice from professionals with REAL industry experience. Have the opportunity to be seen by agents booking models in the midwest market. Hear what it's like to work as a real model. Get the answers you need from people who REALLY know.

October 24th, 2009
Eisner Museum Milwaukee, WI

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dressing on a Dime

I am a firm believer that you don't need to be made of money to be fashionable. Here is an outfit that I built for Forever 21 in Milwaukee, WI. They asked me for "vintage, rocker, floral chic." Voila- my interpretation.

What is it?
*Long Sleeve Tee *Plaid Tights *Floral Tube Dress *Satin Ruffle Blouse

The Details...

I used a black fedora and added a sequin ribbon and floral headband. Her arms are adorned with chunks of pearl and gemstone bangles. Around her neck are basic, black colored chains, as well as a faux pearl choker with leopard ribbon woven in. On her other arm, which is not pictured here, I used the same necklace as a bracelet, wrapping it around her wrist twice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

And the madness begins....

Hello loves,

So here is where it starts- the fresh start, the new chapter, the grown up life. And to think, it only took me twenty and forever years to get here.

Confused already? I have the tendency to do that to people.

In one way or another, I have always been at least mildly obsessed with style. You see, I am a true believer that a person expresses who they are based somewhat on what they wear and how they present themselves. Style is a walking form of art- the only way we can express ourselves to one another without ever having to open our mouths or pick up a pencil. Think I am full of shit? You're probably right, but bare with me- we may just have a little fun.

Anyway, there was a time when I thought that the only way I could work within the fashion industry was to become a model. Well, and let's be honest, who wouldn't be a model if they could be? Besides the point.... long story short, been there, done that. What many fail to realize however is that modeling can only be a real career for a very select group of people, ie- your Kates and Heidis, ect. For most of us, we turn 20, or look 20, whichever may come first, and boom! You're done, out the door, over the hill. What comes next? Luckily, my time within the couture gates only solidified my obsession with fashion and lead me to my big tada moment- I want to make the world a more fashionable place, one Ugg wearing college student, khaki wearing midwesterner, and Croc wearing moron at a time.

I hope you'll come back and join me on this little life adventure. We may not always agree on things, and that's ok, as long as you keep coming back for more.

Ta-ta for now...