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29
Jun
09

My Favorite Things

Chicisimo

I know a number of you have been featured on Chicisimo, but I wanted to thank the lovely Maria for recently choosing and posting some of my looks on her site.  Maria also just launched Chicisimo Brides, providing fab inspiration pics for wedding dresses.  I’ve discovered some amazing new blogs from Chicisimo, so check her sites out!

Another thank you goes to the always complimentary Antoine of florilège d’esthète for passing along the One Lovely Blog Award.  He has an incredible way with words, making his writing and descriptions unparallel to anyone else.  Antoine, thanks for making me blush with your kind words…

Becs, Epitomesque “BOMBnextDoor” who Really knows How to make blow a dazzling/electrifying “Wind of Sexy Freshness” from L Aaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!

And finally, the always hip and incredibly sweet Eden from Chic in the Tropics tagged me for a list of my 20 favorite things…

1.  COLOR – Red and black are my college colors, so I’ll always be a fan of those.  I’m also partial to blue.

2.  DESSERT – I’m actually not a big dessert or cake person, even though I have a sweet tooth for candy.  I don’t think I’ve ever had actual cake on my birthday… always ice cream cakes.  In fact, here’s my little Carvel ice cream cake I just had last week.

Birthday ice cream cake

3.  SMELL – I dig fruity scents like coconut and strawberry.  I also like vanilla.  My perfume at the moment is Versace Bright Crystal.

4.  FLOWER – Orchids and sunflowers

5.  ANIMAL – I love monkeys!  Whenever I go to the zoo, I love to watch them swing around.

MonkeysSan Diego Zoo

6.  MONTH – June because it’s my birthday and the start of summer

7.  BEVERAGE – My daily beverages include lots of water and Nestea.

8.  SHOES – Favorite shoes that I own are my Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties.  Shoe crushes are the Alexander Wang “Hanne” Triple Buckle Boots and Balmain Multi-zip Suede Boots.

Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted BootiesJeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties now availabe in black and taupe at Urban Outfitters

Alexander Wang Hanne Triple Buckle Boots

Alexander Wang “Hanne” Triple Buckle Boots


Balmain Multi-Zip Suede BootsBalmain Multi-zip Suede Boots

9.  SNACK – If I want something sweet, I’ll eat Skittles or Sour Patch Kids.  If I’m craving something salty, which is usually the case, I’ll opt for popcorn or Kettle potato chips.

10.  SONG/S – Yea, I have too many favs, but I’ll always love “Sway” by The Perishers, “With or Without You” by U2 and “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure.  And no matter how many times they’ve been overplayed on the radio, I still dig “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga and “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rhianna.

11.  BOOKWhere the Wild Things Are (can’t wait for the movie!)

12.  FRUIT – Pineapple and mandarin oranges

13.  HAIRSTYLE – Honestly on a daily basis I don’t do anything with my hair.  I let it air dry after washing it and I’ll fess up that I don’t even brush my hair… until it gets too knotty to stand, and then I’ll whip out my brush.  The most I do with my hair is twist it into a tight bun if I want to add some waves.  On occasion, I do like to throw on a headband every now and then.

UO headband

14.  PIECE/S OF CLOTHING – Skinny jeans, leather jackets, oversized blazers, corset tops and men’s plaid shirts (like the Stapleford Buffalo Work shirt via Urban Outfitters below) .

Stapleford Buffalo Work shirt

15.  STORES TO SHOP – Since my mall trips have steadily declined, my fav online shops are Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal Vintage, Shopbop, Oaknyc and RevolveClothing.

16.  SEASON – Summer lovin’

17.  HOBBY – Dancing, following college basketball, dreaming up ideas for my future screenplay, watching bad reality TV, discovering new music bands or artists and of course shopping and flea marketing.

18.  THINGS TO COLLECT – Quotes.  I have an ever growing collection full of movie/TV, song, life, friendship and love quotes.

19.  MOVIE – Oh I could never just pick one, so off the top of my head, my favs are Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Dirty Dancing, The Rock, The Notebook, The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, The Hangover and I Love you, Man.

20.  RESTAURANT – Any Italian restaurant.  I could eat pasta everyday!

To keep this circulating, I’m tagging:

Shin from Fashion Cappuccino

Libby from FASHIONconfectionairy

Joelyne from the sydney girl

Ash Fox from Tit Tees

Carolina from The Clothist

Sylvia from Chaotic Cookie

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!  The June Gloom has passed and we are now enjoying the sunny LA weather again.  Yesterday, I saw “My Sister’s Keeper” and cried my eyes out.  OK, maybe I didn’t ball, but the tears were flowing every 5 min. or so.  If you like beautiful slow songs, then check out a sampling of the soundtrack.
05
Jun
09

My Affair with Love Brigade

Love Brigade Fall '09 Collection1

Love Brigade Fall 09 Collection2

Love Brigade Fall 09 Collection3

Love Brigade Fall 09 Collection4Photos via saintlouisfashionweek.com

A few weeks ago, I posted pics of the amazing side-swipe jeans I bought from NYC-based company Love Brigade.  Their clothes are a mix of rock-and-roll meets street style with an edgy vibe.  Above are select images of Love Brigade’s Fall ’09 collection, “Going Home,” from Saint Louis Fashion Week in March.  After having the pleasure of being interviewed for their Love Blograde, I then decided to put my past journalism experience to use and interview Christopher ‘Tinypants’ Dang, Sales & Marketing Director / Co-Owner of Love Brigade.

Love BrigadeLeft to right:  Jamie Rockaway, VP/Founder. Alyssa Key, CEO/Founder. Tinypants, Sales & Marketing Director/Co-Owner

Going with the whole randomness trend from my last post, my questions were no exception on the random-esque scale…

1.  In five words, describe the Love Brigade customer.
Our girl is seductive, adventurous, confident, edgy and sometimes tomboy-ish.  Our boy is rugged, utilitarian, confident, aware, and a lover.

2.  Finish this sentence:  Personal style means…
being honest with yourself.

3.  If you could choose one song to describe your life right now, what would it be?
Le Fin Du Monde by Rob Roy

4.  If your house was burning and you could only grab only one piece of clothing to take with you, what would that be and why?
My Black Sateen Love Brigade Dangerpants.  Guys are creatures of comfort.  I wouldn’t be Tinypants without these guys.

5.  If you could smash a pie into someone’s face, whose would it be?
Obama!  I just want to see if he can stay cool while taking a pie in the face.

6.  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

Lick 1: The introduction
Lick 2: The exploration
Lick 3: The intent
And then you bite it b/c you just don’t have the time to wait.

7.  Favorite quote or motto to live by:
“Obstacles Offer Opportunity”

Love Brigade2

Thanks Tinypants for entertaining my slightly off the wall questions!  And I also learned that Love Brigade will be creating online exclusives and re-issues of classic items, including the fabulous side-swipes in lightweight spring/summer fabrics.  I’m definitely a fan of these jeans because of the uniqueness factor, and will keep you posted about when they’re available on Love Brigade’s site.

Love Brigade sideswipes1

Love Brigade sideswipes2

This is a bit overdue, but thank you to the fabulous D of Dream Sequins, Sofie of Modediktat and my other half Melly of Wrecked Stellar for the Lovely Blog Awards!  You are all amazing!

25
May
09

Spreading the Blog Love

The fabulous and gorgeous Mimi from La Mimi featured me as the Fashion Idol of the WeekLa Mimi is chalk full of fun and informative articles about fashion, beauty and celebrity style.  She also has a ton of great giveaways for her readers!  Thank you so much Mimi!  I feel very honored you chose me because I love your personal style!  Check out her site and my interview!

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If that wasn’t enough, the beautiful and sweet Aline from Aline’s Fashion Diary just awarded me the Lovely Blog Award!  Aline accessorizes her outfits better than anyone I’ve come across with her attention to detail and great eye for accent colors.  Thanks Aline!  Now I get to award some other blogs that I dig.  Here are the rules:

1)  Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2)  Pass the award to 5 other blogs.

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I’m awarding the Lovely Blog Award to:

The Sydney Girl

Pretty in Leather

Dapper Kid

Dream Sequins

Fashion Cappuccino

I started my blog just a little under three months ago in March and must say, that I have “virtually” met and come across so many fantastic people.  It’s amazing to be able to connect with people from all over the world who share a similar passion for fashion and personal style, and to just have a creative outlet to let your thoughts flow.  Thanks so much for continuing to read and leaving such sweet comments!

21
May
09

Love For Love Brigade

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Love Brigade Jeans_UO top5Love Brigade Sideswipe jeans. Silence & Noise zip bustier via UO. Jeffrey Campbell Doo Lace-Up Peep Toe shoes

Here are the amazing Love Brigade Sideswipe jeans I had blogged about buying in a previous post.  The cutouts provide instant edge, and they fit like a glove.  Since the jeans are the highlight of this outfit, I chose to keep the rest of my look simple.  I also wore my recently acquired Jeffrey Campbell Doo Lace-Up Peep Toe shoes for the first time and they are fab.  The leather is uber soft and they are comfortable to walk in.  I keep telling myself this is the last pair of shoes I’ll buy for awhile since after turning into a “shoe person”, I’ve bought around 13 pairs of shoes in the span of 4 months (half are vintage).  Yikes!

Getting back to these rad jeans, based in NYC, Love Brigade is a culturally aware and musically charged company that consists of three fashion labels, a retail store and a music merchandising service.  They were kind enough to feature me on their Love Blograde.  Check out my mini-interview!

Having been a journalism major in college, my reporter instincts came out and I decided to turn the tables and ask Christopher ‘Tinypants’ Dang, Sales & Marketing Director / Co-Owner, a few random, fun questions.  I’ll be posting my interview with him tomorrow!




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