Friday, September 30, 2011

Commuun Spring 2012

Here is another favorite from Paris Fashion Week so far!!  Started in 2005, Commuun has stayed true to their design philosophy of: nature, respect, and quality.  Each collection is made out of natural fabrics and constructed with high design.  I love the clean look and geometric prints of the Spring 2012 collection.  See the entire collection here


Uptown Chic for Under $200

FRENCH CONNECTION Winter Bex Beads Top, $198
ZARA Fashion City Bag w/ Flap, $169
NINE WEST Sheryl Mary Jane Pump, $89
TOPSHOP Origami Wrap Pencil Skirt, $76

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dries Van Noten Spring 2012

Paris Fashion Week has begun, and I love the prints in Dries Van Noten's Spring 2012 collection.  The collection ranged from tropical day prints switching to city night prints halfway through the show.  I loved that the day prints were lighter, vibrant, and colorful juxtaposed by the dark muted colors and black for night.  Check out the entire collection here


Sleek Gold Watches

With all the different trends that occur each season, it's nice to have a classic watch versatile enough to wear every day.  Whether you gravitate towards minimal, edgy, or bohemian looks, these watches are sleek and modern, yet timeless making each of them a perfect choice.  

Clockwise from top left:

Philip Stein 'Active' Large Chronograph Gold Bracelet Watch, $700

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Marci' Mirror Dial Watch, $175

Burberry Gold Plated Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, $495

Michael Kors 'Runway' Chronograph Watch, $250

DIESEL® Large Round Bracelet Watch, $160

Nixon 'The Spur' Bracelet Watch, $300

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grey Gardens

Lanvin's Fall Collection consisted of mostly dark pieces with a few bold pops of color; however it was Alber Elbaz's dark floral prints that really stood out.  While floral prints are traditionally reserved for spring collections, Lanvin's romantic black and grey floral prints feel perfect for fall.      

Rose Print Dress w/ Gigot Sleeves, $4,490; Rose All-Over Dress, $5,345
Jacquard Wool-Silk Sheath Dress, $2,985; Printed Silk-Gazar Dress, $6,800

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Fall Scent: Cartier Baiser Volé

Cartier’s latest fragrance, Baiser Volé, translated as ‘Stolen Kiss’ is one of my favorite new fall scents.  The name comes from the idea that a stolen kiss is from a moment of pure passion.  It features the lily, a flower of passion and femininity to create a fresh, floral, and powdery aroma.  It will certainly be a bestseller so be sure to get yours asap!       

Baiser Volé: Available at Cartier stores,, Nordstrom stores and online.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Booties: Top 5 Trends

If there's one pair of shoes you should buy this season, it has to be booties.  Booties are the hottest shoes for fall, and we can't seem to stop buying them.    Whether you want sky-high heels, studded accents, or sexy lace-up boots, we've got you covered.  Here are the top 5 trends in booties and our top picks!      

STUDDED: Valentino, $875
PLATFORM: Vince Camuto, $139
STILETTO: Giuseppe Zanotti, $795
LACE-UP: LD Tuttle, $690
CUT-OUTS: Nicholas Kirkwood, $1,135

Friday, September 23, 2011

Amanda's Fall Favorites

One of my favorite trends this fall is layering!  I love pairing a maxi skirt with a loose fitting sweater and an oversized unstructured coat.  It's a great way to make comfortable baggy clothing look pulled together and chic.   Add a stacked heel bootie to make the look more sophisticated.  Here are my Fall Favorites!

1. VINCE Hooded Double Face Coat, $675
2. ACNE Claude Tasseled Knitted Scarf, $330
3. HELMUT LANG Asymmetric Open-knit Silk Top, $310 (Love the asymmetrical hem!)
4. MASON by MICHELLE MASON Georgette Pleated Maxi Skirt, $410 (Great Fall staple.) 
5. IOSSELLIANI Three-In-One Ring, $195 (Love the mixed metal!)
6. BARE ESCENTUALS Natural Lipcolor in Red Zin, $15
7. JIL SANDER Snap Bootie, $695
8. NEWBARK Lauren Leather & Calf Hair Shoulder Bag, $940
9. MOROCCAN OIL, $41 (Repairs damaged hair & controls frizz.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Taylor's Fall Favorites

Fall officially starts tomorrow, and I can't wait!  I love the energy that fall brings to fashion with the styles getting more sophisticated and sharp.  I especially love how each of these pieces, specifically these boots, automatically adds an edge to any outfit.  Check out my favorites below!

1. Chloé Eau de Parfum 2.5 oz., $110.00
2. 3.1 Philip Lim 3D Cable Knit Pullover$589.00
3. Zara Studded Leather Bracelet, $14.90
4. Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Noir Radical, $30
5. Miss Selfridge Alba Black Leather Riding Boot£58.00
6. Levi's Made & Crafted Pins low-rise skinny jeans, $190
7. J. Crew Edie purse, $238
8. Zara Snake Print Belt, $19.90
9. Marc By Marc Jacobs 'Amy' Leather Strap Watch, $150

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Line: Kenton Michael Design

Want to add even more leather to your wardrobe?  Kenton Michael Design brings you some of the edgiest handmade leather accessories that will toughen up any ensemble.  Founded by Kenton Michael Dunn in 2010, this new up-and-coming line specializes in handmade leather and silver jewelry designed for both men and women.  His passion for creating began with art and has developed into this innovative collection of leather and silver bracelets and cuffs.  These pieces make a powerful impression especially when mixed & matched and worn together.    

   All designs are available online.
Clockwise from top left: $58, $104, $188, $330

The new fall collection will be available at Studio Suzan in Newport Beach tomorrow.  I got a sneak peek of some of the new designs today, and from what I saw I can't wait to see the rest of the collection!  Think mixed metals and braided leather with an artistic edge.  The fall collection will be available online soon!  Visit Kenton Michael Design's website to shop the collection and learn more about this amazing line!  

6 Ways to Wear Leather

Every year around this time I find myself on the search for the perfect handbag and pair of leather boots.  However, this fall I'm looking for new ways to add leather to my wardrobe. Whether you want an edgy or sophisticated look, we've found some amazing leather pieces that will help you fall in love with fall!  Topping my list this season: leather shorts! Surprisingly versatile, you can wear these Kelly Bergin leather shorts now and then pair them with tights and booties as the temperatures begin to drop.  Or try pairing this Vince skirt with an oversize V-neck sweater and classic pumps for a flirty look.

1. THEORY Pencey Leather T-Shirt, $615
2. KELLY BERGIN Leather Shorts, $430
3. THAKOON Leather Combo Dress, $1,955
4. THE ROW Menford Coat, $3,100 (Love the leather accent sleeves!)
5. CURRENT/ELLIOT Zip Flare Leather Skinny Pants, $895
6. VINCE Pleated Leather Skirt, $545

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Investment Piece: David Yurman

I have been obsessed with this David Yurman ring from the Confetti Collection for years now.  This stunning 18-karat yellow gold pave diamond four-row ring is sure to brighten up any day.  This is one investment piece I can't wait to purchase!
David Yurman Four-Row Pave Diamond Confetti Ring, $2,750

Top 5: Neiman Marcus The Book

The Neiman Marcus October Issue of 'The Book' is full of great fall items available online and in stores now.  Here are our top 5 picks!
View the entire catalog here

 p.18 Diane von Furstenberg Box-Silhouette Tunic, $325

 p.21 Theory Black Dyed and Tip-dyed Goat Coat, $1,975 (in stores only)

p. 22 Robert Rodriguez Bow-Front Leather Jacket & Lace Pencil Skirt, $895 & $325

p. 59 Elie Tahari Estelle Lace Dress, $789

p. 75 NM Exclusive Sofia Cashmere Coat, $795 (in stores only)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zara: Long-sleeved Dresses

Although summer is coming to an end, it doesn't mean you need to cover up your legs just yet.  As we transition into fall, go for a short dress with a sleeve.  There's something so chic about wearing long sleeves while showing your legs.  Here are some great long-sleeved options from Zara to keep you warm and still show off your summer tan a bit longer.  If you worked as hard on your tan as we did this summer, then you'll appreciate these leg-baring dresses as much as we do ;)
From left to right:
Rib Knit Dress, $29.90
Mini Dress, $59.90
Tunic w. Zip, $89.90
Dress w. Split Sleeves, $79.90
Two-tone Dress, $59.90

Friday, September 16, 2011

Anna Sui Spring 2012

Anna Sui has fun with fashion, and her latest collection shows just how much she enjoys it.  Each season Sui delivers creative designs that are bold and exciting, and her attention to detail is impeccable.  There are so many amazing looks in her spring collection; it was hard to narrow down my favorites.  Here are some of the most memorable looks!  You can view the entire collection here!     


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Victoria by Victoria Beckham Spring 2012

On Monday, Victoria Beckham presented her new line Victoria by Victoria Beckham.  This new collection consists of fun and flirty dresses in bold colors and unique prints.  Each dress is loose and easy-to-wear but looks perfectly pulled together and surprisingly fresh.  Here are some of my top picks from Victoria by Victoria Beckham Spring 2012.  See the full collection here!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sachin + Babi Spring 2012

Over the past couple years, Sachin + Babi has gained popularity in department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks and boutiques around the world.  The Spring 2012 collection is another step in the right direction.  This collection has sharp and sophisticated pieces with a flirty and feminine edge.  View my favorite looks below and the entire collection here!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jason Wu Spring 2012 Collection

One of my favorite Spring 2012 collections thus far is JASON WU.  I love the way he combines ladylike sophistication and edge making each look modern and fresh.  Here are some of my favorites from the collection.  To see the full collection, click here!


Jenni Kayne Spring 2012 Collection

Jenni Kayne's Spring 2012 collection is full of easy to wear pieces with an urban chicness.  I love that each look is influenced by her California roots giving the clothes a relaxed feel.  Here are my top picks from her collection.  View her entire collection here!