SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Golden Goose

I’m a sucker for any fashion item vaguely reminiscent of comic books or superheroes, so naturally, when I came across these cute little white and black boots from Golden Goose, I was smitten.  The chunky heel gives it a casual, laid-back vibe, and the open-toe is perfect for the spring and summer.  Pair ’em with cropped boyfriend jeans, or balance the monochrome black & white with a bright, colorful ensemble.

Golden Goose boots, $860

Golden Goose boots, $860

Golden Goose

What do you think of these quirky boots by Golden Goose?

xo

5 Easy Hacks to Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

5 Easy Hacks To Update Your Wardrobe for Summer

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gianmarco Lorenzi

Gianmarco Lorenzi is all about glamour, luxury, high fashion, and lavish extravagance, among other glittery things fashionistas dreams are made of.

So, how could I resist showing off this shiny and beautiful leather sandal from the Summer 2015 collection?  I simply cannot think of anything this sandal wouldn’t go with, but am dreaming of rocking ’em paired with a pastel romper or dressed up with culottes and a high neckline.

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $665

Gianmarco Lorenzi, $665

Gianmarco Lorenzi

 

Gianmarco Lorenzi

 

What do you think of these unique heels?  What would you pair ’em with?

xo, Sophie

The Top 10 Quirkiest Bags Only Fashion People Would Understand- and Where to Shop ‘Em

Moschino Fall/Winter '14-'15

Moschino Fall/Winter ’14-’15

There are certain things in life only fashion people understand.   Examples of this include Fendi’s furry buggies that sell for an upward of $800, man-repelling outfits, anything Jeremy Scott, and the following ten of the cutest damn bags I’ve ever seen.  Click on the picture of each bag to find out more info and shop ’em…if you are one of many who drank the fashion kook-aid.

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Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Rick Owens (NSFW)

I’m going to confess something that 90% of people in the fashion world will find atrocious: I don’t love Rick Owens.  In all nonsensical honesty, I feel like Rick Owens’ designs are an inside joke that I just don’t get, and I’m stuck smiling awkwardly…while I wonder if anyone else *really* gets it either.

Rick Owens F/W 2015-16 Runway

Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2015-16 Runway

For example, his Fall 2015 runway show where he sent his male models down the runway wearing clothing that exposed their genitals.  Or his extremely unconventional Spring 2014 show where he featured anything but your average size 0 models.  I can totally respect avant garde fashion and pushing the limits of creativity, however, I feel as though these bizarre stunts are just that- stunts to get noticed.  

I believe the clothing of fashion designers should speak for itself- and be unique and amazing enough to capture the attention of the public.

A Shot From Rick Owens' Spring/Summer 2014 Runway

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 Runway

I will say, however, that this matte leather mule by Rick Owens is certainly one hell of a conversation starter, and would complement any “cavewoman chic” wardrobe.  Wear ’em with a cozy, suede cloak, or perhaps a solid pair of assless leather chaps.  Of course, if you are feeling a little more wild, pair ’em with one of those classy genital-exposing cloaks (or something like that).

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

 

 

What do you think of these sandals?  Are you a Rick Owens fan?

xo

How to Choose a Flattering Neckline

Originally posted on Style Me Up:

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The right neckline on your top or dress will flatter you from the bust upwards, and draw attention to your face. It will make your neck appear longer and more slender. In most cultures a long, slender neck is recognised as an attractive part of the female body, and some go to great lengths to attain this. (Pardon my pun)

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Without being this drastic, it’s not too difficult to enhance your neck by choosing the right neckline for your body shape and bust size. If you’re not sure of your body shape, please see my previous blog https://patersonpersonalstyling.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/whats-your-body-shape/

There are so many necklines and different ones come in and go out of fashion almost as regularly as the ocean tide.

Here’s a diagram showing the most popular necklines followed by my guide on what you should choose based on your body shape. I suggest you ‘pin’, save or print this so it’s always…

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Etro

One of this summer’s hottest trends is bohemian-inspired styles circa 1970, as seen on the runways via platform shoes, fringe, wide-legged flares, and paisley prints.  Etro, a label known for its free-spirited flare and colorful prints, showcased knee-high fringe moccasins on their Spring/Summer 2015 runway, while these beaded suede sandals are now stealing the show.

Etro Beaded Sandals, $1,100

Etro Beaded Sandals, $1,100

Pair ’em with embellished white denim trousers for a low-key daytime look, or with a fringed skirt, like this DKNY one, to amp up the sex appeal.

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What do you think of these delicate sandals?  What would you pair them with?

xo,

Sophie

Designer Spotlight: Au Jour Le Jour

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately.  It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour.  The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.

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Designers Mirko Fontana e Diego Marquez

The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.  

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Their lines include both mens’ and womens’ wear, and prices range from $200 to over $1,000.  My personal favorites include this bus-printed skirt, this pair of sequin-embellished denim shorts, and this apple-print playsuit.

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer '15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer ’15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

What do you think of their funky designs?  Would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Nicholas Kirkwood

What better way to wear a pop of color than on your feet?  

Colorblocked shoes were seen all over the Spring 2015 runways, from blue & pink at Versace to green, blue, pink, & yellow at Burberry.  Nicholas Kirkwood shows off his unique style with an orange, yellow, pink, & blue pump adorned with a chunky silver metallic heel.  Although it seems at first glance it would be difficult to pair such a colorful shoe with many outfits, I’ve found that the more colors in a shoe, the easier it tends to be, as each one of the subtle colors blends perfectly with a solid color outfit on top.  Or, pick one or two of the colors, and match it with a printed dress in the corresponding color, and voilà!  A perfectly styled outfit that’s right on trend.

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/516833

What do you think of these Nicholas Kirkwood pumps?

xo

Weekend Wardrobe: Rainy Day Women

There is something to be said for the perfect rainy day outfit.  It can transform a gloomy, damp afternoon into a cozy and comfortable haven.  Since Spring is the season of rain showers and puddle jumping, it only seems reasonable to have an outfit to go along.  And, if there’s an outfit, well, it only seems reasonable that it be Burberry-inspired.

Enjoy!

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Do you have any rainy day staples?