Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NYC premiere of Sex and the City 2

 Our Favorite girls! <3

Sarah Jessica Parker, aka Carrie Bradshaw-Preston, wore a gorgeous citrus 
Valentino Couture gown to the Premiere.  It was not until after the Red
Carpet that her true fashionista came out when she opted for black lace
Elie Saab Fall 2010 dress and added a pop of color with pair of lovely black 
and turquoise Nicholas Kirkwood heels. She never ceases to amaze me!

Kristin Davis, aka Charlotte York-Goldenblatt, in a vibrant pink Jean Desses
gownfor the Red Carpet and changed into a stunning vintage Pierre Balmain 
Couture dress which was also from Decades.  

 Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda Hobbes-Brady, in a beautiful black Carolina
Herrera gown.  She looks so elegant and that body is phenomenal. 

Kim Cattrall, aka Samantha Jones, in Naeem Khan with a plunging
neckline, showing off her great assets, of course! Work it sistaaa

At the London premiere of the  
‘Sex and the City’ movie in 2008

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New! ABOVE Magazine

Beauty will Save the World

"We are committed to promoting an art of living that improves the environment without depriving daily life of its intrinsic pleasures. Our contributors are among the world’s great photographers and writers, who freely showcase here the splendours of a vanishing world and remind us of the immediate, vital, need to safeguard what remains of it."
So I was at Barnes & Noble, getting my fashion fix, when I came across ABOVE Magazine and, I have to say, I fell in love with it!!!!!  It's new kind magazine for the environmentally conscious, fashion lovers, and everyone else who is interested in the future by using fashion, art, photography, architecture, and design to help narrow our focus, and raise awareness, on the need to preserve nature and the endangered beauty of the world.  It's filled with pages of, what I can only describe as, heaven! The fact that there is a magazine dedicated to improving the environment, without depriving our daily lives of its intrinsic pleasures, keeps my heart in the right place and mind at ease; There are people out there that care about the earth, just like I do. I literally was in my own little world reading this magazine. Before I left the book store I quickly, and secretly, whipped out my phone and snapped a picture because I just HAD to share it with you; it's absolutely fabulous, the epitome of the future and without a doubt, my new favorite magazine. Trust me, if you love fashion and are committed to helping the Earth and saving your future you have to go check it out!

Closet Diaries

Sexy Intrigue with a side of love


Today I wore a purple skinny strap tunic with lace at the bottom-I love the look the lace gives the outfit, it adds a bit of sexiness to it. Over the tunic I wore a striped draped jacket, with fitted shoulders, from H&M, a vintage silver studded belt, mixing a rocker edge with the sexiness of the lace-very chic! I finished the outfit off with a pair of amazing Modern Vintage T-strap heels that I spotted at a vintage store in Wicker Park. I'm wearing a double finger "Love" ring that I couldn't resist when I was filling accessories at work.  For $3.80, why not?!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Model of the Moment

Crystal Renn

"It's simply bizarre that 'normal'
is the new overweight."
-New York Magazine

As a plus sized supermodel and Author of her book 'Hungry' Crystal Renn, is fastly becoming one of the most talked about and most wanted model in the world-and get this-she isn't starving herself...she's normal!  Standing 5'9" and a healthy size 12 she is the change that so many people want to see in the fashion Industry.  She's giving people the power and confidence to love their bodies and love themselves the way they are.  It's really a breath of fresh air knowing that the pressure of being thin in our weight-obsessed culture is finally starting to drop!
Gracing the covers of countless magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar and working with the top brands in fashion such as: D&G,  Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Torrid-which I'm sure you've seen while walking through the mall.  I know I'm stating the obvious here but Crystal is gorgeous, and as a thin person myself I envy her beauty and confidence.  She shows young girls everywhere that you don't have to be thin to be beautiful which has been the idea of perfection for the past decade.

It's unfortunate that my summer is only a short 3 weeks because I have yet another book added to my summer reading list.  Renn's first book, Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, was co-authored by Marjorie Ingall and released on September 8, 2009.  At an early age Crystal Renn dreamed about being a model but it it seemed nearly impossible as a size 16 at the age of only 14. Determined to make her dream a reality she started to diet and lost 40lbs in only a month, the turning point to anorexia and the start of her 4 year journey through the fashion industry and the fight to get her life back.  A great insight into the pressures of being a model in the fashion industry.  She went to hell and back and isn't afraid to share it with the world...now that's a woman!
Get your copy at Amazon now!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Daily Love

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
- Marcel Pagnol

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A day in the Windy City

 This weekend one of my best friends, Brittany Highlander, came to visit me from Lexington, Kentucky.  She had never seen the full beauty of Chicago beyond Michigan Avenue so we got up, caught an early train to Union Station and spent the whole day walking around, soaking in the busy streets of my home away from New York.  We walked to Millenium Park, then walked down Michigan Avenue-stopping at a few shops, of course.  Then we walked along the lakefront to Navy Pier where we somehow managed to muster up the courage to go on the Ferris Wheel- it was an awesome experience and had an amazing view of the city from the top.  Quite an adrenaline rush! After Navy Peir, and spending $8 on a double scoop ice cream cone (oih!) we made our way to Grant Park to see The Buckingham Fountain, then back to Union Station.  Our legs were killing us at the end of the day but it was so much fun, and quite the adventure, being in the city and catching up with an old friend.
So Beautiful.
Brittany and I at the Bean!
Millenium Park
View from the top!

she's hiding her fear. haha 
Terrified of heights!

I'm wearing a Love 21 Romper from Forever 21, with a Forever 21 belt, Daisy Fuentes striped cardigan, black cage sandals from H&M, vinatge over the body purse, vintage sunglasses, and my favorite "Krysta" Necklace. Brittany is wearing some fabulous JLo sunglasses she purchased on Michigan avenue and a super flowy, chic chiffon top (I wish I knew where she got it) and a fuschia Kate Spade purse. <3

The Daily Love

"If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."
                                       -Vince Lombardi
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Camilla Belle

I first heard of Camilla Belle when pictures of her and Robert Pattinson (my boyfriend) were published in almost every gossip magazine.  I have to admit, I never thought of Camilla Belle as a stylista- only as the woman who was seen (possibly dating) the sexiest man in hollywood - but recently I find myself googling her, wanting to see more pictures of what she's wearing, and not who she's with!  She is immaculate , her style is chic and its evident that she is not afraid to have fun with her clothes.  She mixes classic pieces and trendy accessories to make her wardrobe the envy of girls all around the world. Camilla Belle is fearless when it comes to fashion and, may I add, absolutley gorgeous! It's safe to say that she is one of my new style crushes, right next to SJP and Alexa Chung!
In Cartier

In Swarovski
In Jason Wu
In Marchesa
in 3.1 Phillip Lim
in Alexander McQueen
In Valentino
In Jason Wu
Robert and Camilla

Friday, May 7, 2010


I finally got a whole day to myself, no work or school, so I decided to spend it at Barnes and Noble.  As a dedicated, almost obsessive-actually, very obsessive- Sex and the City fan I have been awaiting the release of Candace Bushnell's, author of Sex and the City (the book that started the HBO series) The Carrie Diaries. 
After stacking up fashion magazines ( all the Vogues, Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Marie Claire, Cosmo, InStyle, etc)  until my arms went numb, I Immediately found my way to the Teens section where the mysteries of Carrie Bradshaw, before moving to the big City, was waiting for me.
"Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything....The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer….Through adventures both audacious and poignant; we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins."
This summary, on the inside cover of the book, correlates to my life so much, I just can't wait to start reading it!! I always thought of myself, and wished I was, Carrie Bradshaw...It's the first book on my list for my summer readings.  Now, if this quarter will just go by just a LITTLE bit faster, that would be great.
I wore my comfy black leggings from Forever 21, a heather gray cotton zip-up sweater from GAP with a vintage Guess jean vest (with the sleeves cut off), over a long black cotton tee from American Apparel, and my chic forest green, gold studded flats from TJ Maxx. OH, and don't forget my lovely white vintage over the body purse and my "Krysta" necklace (to honor Carrie, of course)! So comfortable and chic, this outfit was perfect for a day of flipping through pages of Haute Couture, fashion ads and the latest stories on styles and trends for the new season.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mallary Catherine Sullivan!


Everyone has a best friend; Someone who will always have your back, no matter waht. Someone who knows you more than life itself and would never stop to judge you, instead they love you unconditionally.  I've been lucky enough to find that someone, the one person who was there for me through everything; MY best friend, Mallary Catherine Sullivan. She has been the person who has never left my side ever since we became instant friends the first day of fourth grade.  Through everything: using up my erasers in one day of school, to first loves, thick and thin, after all these years she still makes me feel important from hundreds of miles away. She has taught me trustworthiness, patience, and most of all the value of friendship.

Poop, you are an amazing young woman and I'm so happy to have you in my life. I will always be there to catch you when you fall, protect you from Ians, sneek out in the middle of the night, play teacher, fall off scooters with you, and clean up your pee whenever you need me! haha And remember: fart it out. It works for me everytime!
 I named this one Bubble gummm girls. haha
Have an AMAZING 20th birthday little stinker
You and Me when our tits are to our knees
... and we will still be FABULOUS!

Closet Diaries

Hello Lover
Today I am wearing an Organic Cotton, blue and white striped t-shirt from H&M, a-what looks more like perry winkle-blue collared button up from H&M, my sparkly black leggings from Forever 21 (I wish my phone camera could pick up on the sparkles), and blue suede pumps from Forever 21.