Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

As a past reality star on The City alongside Lauren Conrad, a model, and a fashion blogger herself Olivia Palermo is one of my all-time favorite style icons. A popular street-style celebrity, Palermo always looks perfectly put together from head, showcasing her beyond stylish sunglass collection, to toe, where there are usually a pair of heels or boots waiting to be photographed. Olivia Palermo dresses with such a high degree of class that even if she's just out grabbing coffee or walking her dog through the city, she'll soon be featured in a magazine's style section for her incredible everyday fashion sense. Palermo was recently married and instead of wearing a traditional dress, she wore a white sweater-shorts combo complete with a tule skirt. If anyone else was to even think about attempting this on their wedding day they would never be able to pull it off as well as Olivia did. I mean, she wore shorts and still managed to look as elegant as she would have if she wore Vera Wang! I look forward to seeing what Olivia Palermo wears in the future as well as what she features on her own blog because she is no doubt one of the biggest inspirations to my own fashion sense. 

Palermo in Carolina Herrera for her wedding day

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Denim Days of Summer

During the dog days of summer, nothing is better than finding denim alternatives to wear rather than facing the heat in your favorite pair of jeans. For these looks I decided to pair chambray with a few printed and textured items to create a look perfect for the July heat. Thank you to my friends Emily & Lauren for modeling! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Paris Fashion Week: Giambattista Valli Fall 2014

Giambattista Valli caught my attention today as I was scrolling through photos from Paris fashion week, which is currently going on and showcasing fall 2014 collections, and I have fallen instantly in love with his work. While looking through his fall couture collection, I felt as though I had been transported to the French Riviera at a time when old Hollywood still reigned and I couldn't help but picture someone like Grace Kelly wearing these clothes while lounging around on a terrace overlooking the sea in Monte Carlo. 

Grace Kelly and Cary Grant driving along the coast of Monte Carlo in To Catch a Thief
The clothes in this collection mix a certain look of pajamas with detailed florals, embroidery, and tulle that give the woman wearing the couture an air of glamour without even trying. She simply woke up, grabbed a scarf  to tie around her undone hair and a pair of sunglasses, and went outside to enjoy the morning air while looking out onto the waters of the Mediterranean. The Alhambra gardens also played an important role in inspiring Valli by incorporating the spanish florals into almost everything in the collection. The florals are also the only thing bringing pops of color into the neutral colored clothing which mainly focuses on variations of black and white. The gigantic ombre tulle dresses that served as the finale of the show were by far my favorites and definitely something I could see on red carpets in the future. I think it's safe to say I've found a new favorite designer.