Sunday, November 20, 2011

Latest obsession: Michael Kors belted Sequin Jumpsuit

 Obsessed may be an understatement. Once again, Michael Kors has created perfection. The envy of jumpsuits everywhere; his black sequin jumpsuit is so endearing that I, along with the rest of the world, have fallen madly in love. It's truly a piece of art.
My gorgeous friend, Michelle was one of the lucky ones who was able to snatch one up before they were gone (from our store) and she looks absolutely lovely. She's wearing MICHAEL from head to toe: Black sequin jumpsuit, black patent York peep-toe platforms, and Michael's black boyfriend blazer-which gives it the perfect balance into a casual everyday look. Okay, so now it's time to get off your ass and hurry to one of Micheal Kors many boutiques and pick up this look if, not just the jumpsuit, before it's sold out everywhere! here  xoxo

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kyle Anderson Replaces Taylor Tomasi Hill as Marie Claires Accessories Director

Yes, it's true! Taylor Tomasi Hill has moved on as the Style and Accessories Director at Marie Claire Magazine to Artistic Director of Moda Operandi, an online source for exclusive pre-orders directly from the runway. This is a very huge loss for Marie Claire but a great, significant gain for Moda Operandi and their team as Taylor is a fashion influencer and artistic innovator within the industry. She is absolutely brilliant!

As I look back at my time at Marie Claire I'm so fortunate to have been able to work with such amazing people. Of these, I must say that Taylor Tomasi Hill was the most influential. Everyday, she would come into the office ready for work, looking fabulous and would fuel the lust I had for the fashion industry. Her kind spirit and hard work was a true inspiration and through thick or thin, madness or slowness she always had a smile on her face. She was a genius and trendsetter when it came to styling editorials, pulling together mood boards and finding the most intricate, unique accessories- case in point: The jeweled collar she is wearing in the picture above. It's incredible. Where she found it? It has always been a mystery to me but she was constantly finding ways to showcase these rare pieces and created a need for them in the fashion world. She created art out of lavish jewels and accessories and caused readers everywhere to covet and lust after it all.  Her talent is unquestionable. I remember the way she would danced around the office- you could see and feel the inspiration flowing through her. She was such a crucial part of Marie Claire Magazine and I'm not sure Marie Claire will ever be the same. This is just my opinion so what does it even matter, right?

So, who is the lucky lad that will fill the giant hole that is left since the loss of Taylor Tomasi? The one and only, Kyle Anderson. I know what you're thinking....Who? Well, it wasn't until recently that I found out I had been following him on Twitter for quite some time (@KyleEditor). Kyle is the former Senior Accessories Editor for Elle Magazine and he is taking a giant leap, joining the Marie Claire Fashion team. He seems excited and confident he can fill Taylor Tomasi's shoes as he shouts it to the world via Twitter. Although I am saddened by the news of Taylor leaving, I am truly happy for Kyle and can't wait to see what he brings to Marie Claire's Accessories Department. Change can be a wonderful thing...Congrats Kyle!!  The world is waiting.
Left to Right: Kyle Anderson, Taylor Tomasi Hill. 
Read more about the story that has shaken the Fashion Editorial world on The Cut.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Incredible fashions for oober cheap

The Miu Miu Glitter & Suede Bow Peep Toe ankle Booties from Saks  vs. the pleated Pink Velvet Glitter Booties from Charlotte Russe. Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud Spiked Slingback Pumps (SOLD OUT) vs. the Nude Spiked bow Peep-Toe Slingback from Charlotte Russe.

Can you believe this?! Yes, I was thinking the same thing.
Holy moley!! Charlotte Russe has, for the first time, left me screaming like a kid on Halloween! Let's just say I bought both pairs and will be stopping back in Charolette Russe again soon. You've done well Charlotte-keep it up- if not for the sake of my sanity then at least for the sake of my wallet...and closet! As you can tell, I'm all about the glitter and studs. So chic!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Valentino Rockstud Dome Satchel

Woooooow...this isn't just a bag. It's Valentino's approach on taking luxury to a whole new level. It's a portable slice of heaven.  The studs are perfectly sized to keep it elegant and sophisticated while the shape is large enough to make due as an excellent shopping, casual everyday essential bag, not the mention the color-it's perfection.  $2,875...worth every penny- if you have it to spend.. (Saks)
It has that rocker chic, Breakfast at Tiffanys kinda feel to it.
Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

An Evening with VOGUE

*cough* please excuse the blurriness  of these two photos...a bathroom mirror 
and lighting does not make a quality photo. Just incase you were wondering :)
To see more pictures of the Event click here: Social Life Chicago

I am wearing an Impulse jumpsuit from Macy's (incredible isn't it?! You think its a dress but, NOPE, it's a wide leg pleated pant suit. Ticky...but absolutely lovely) my leopard print bag is a vintage, my shoes are Michael Kors (despite not being able to see them...oops!) and my belt is Simply Vera Wang. I was in a fairytale all night long.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Anja Rubik for Giuseppe Zanotti

The all white Spring 2011 campaign makes me want to strap on my summer sandals and skip through winter. What do you think?

Lisa Perry Pops up in Chicago

If you're free on Tuesday, November 8th, come join Cari Sacks in Chicago at Water Tower place. Help support our fellow Chicago designer who has been featured in many fashion medias including: Vogue,, WWD, and many more. I hope you can come!