Monthly Archives: March 2012

No laughing matter…

This one actually hurts a little

This is how I wake up every morning too!

Vomit Much?

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Special Shout Out..Photographer Deborah Turbeville

Came upon this photograph recently and fell in love.  Spookily Gloomy, yet so very beautiful.  A real piece of art.

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Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

We all know that feline inspired fashion is nothing new.  The epitome of leopard chic is the legendary Brigitte Bardot in the wild cat print, or the prim and proper Audrey Hepburn sporting it on a pillbox hat.  However the trend appears to have a taken a turn towards the more literal sense and I’m quite fond of it!  The vibe of these kitty inspired looks is a bit more light hearted than its predecessor, and brings some humor into the picture which I am all for.

Victoria By Victoria Beckham, Spring 2012

THE STREET CHIC TAKE

"kitties on bicycles" print inspired by a 1950s dress

Caturday Tunic available @ Modcloth.com

Tortoise Contessa Sunglasses available @ Fredflare.com

Paw Me a Cup of Tea Set in Cat @ Modcloth.com

Top Left: Little MJ Ilonka Miss Marc with Cats T at Barneys, Famous Faces at ModCloth, Cat's Out of the Backpack at ModCloth
Bottom Left: Fur Sighted Top at ModCloth, Spisani Book Ends at Barneys, It's raining Cats Umbrella at ModCloth

Cross Your Path Wedge, You've Gotta Be Kitten Me Bottie, Whisker Sweet Nothings Heel all at ModCloth.com

The Kitty Sister Tank by Apliiq

WildFox Swimsuit, New Jack City Sweatshirt, Vans Tank all available @ Karmaloop.com

More to come for Fall 2012!

Kenzo, Fall 2012

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Carpetbagger’s Edition of Elle’s Lessons on Street Style

LESSON NUMBER ONE: STATEMENT SHOES

LESSON NUMBER TWO: NEON ACCESSORIES!

LESSON NUMBER THREE: STATEMENT SKIRT

LESSON NUMBER FOUR: THE VALENTINO BAG

Frida Gustavvson

Alexa Chung

Ruby Aldridge

LESSON NUMBER FIVE: THE NECKLACE

LESSON NUMBER SIX: GEOMETRY

LESSON NUMBER SEVEN: T SHIRTS!

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the best of Paris fashion week fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Lanvin, Fall 2012

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Katy Perry in Emilio Pucci

This is a wonderful outfit choice for Katy.  It’s nice to see her not trying so hard, and wearing something that totally works for her image.  This Pucci dress is classic in its silhouette, yet still has a bit of the whack factor.  And I LOVE the blue hair.  Not that I ever really would have the balls to go through with dyeing my hair, but if I did, I’d take her picture to the salon!

structured Todd Lynn blazer, gray tee, J Brand skinny jeans

Simple and cute.  Maybe could have added some interesting jewelry to up the ante here, but still cute all the same.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail, no, no, no, Sweetie!  I’m wondering, in what world does she think it’s a good idea to disguise herself as a 47 year old pro bono lawyer?  This is ALL wrong for Abigail and it’s a real shame, because she is at such a ripe age; she should be having fun with fashion!   But instead of exploring her options, it appears she hired some nut stylist who thought this mess was a good idea.  Note to Abigail: get a new wardrobe team!

Charlize Theron in Dior Dress and DKNY Shoes

Nicely done!  Here we have Charlize strutting her (totally bodacious!) stuff in a sleek and modern version of the lbd.  This dress enhances her amazing womanly curves and has pounding the pavement like she owns it!  My personal favorite part is the turtleneck- it  keeps things fresh and gives a fun spin on the traditional little black dress.  The strappy shoes and classic oval cat-eyed sunglasses finish this haute look off with perfection.

Taylor Swift

Looking ever so prim and proper (as usual), Taylor Swift shows us that yellow is definitely her color (not than any color wouldn’t look stunning on this girl).  I’m loving the loose fit of this free-flowing trench in mustard; it’s an excellent nod to menswear, but feels totally feminine worn by Taylor.  The dress is nothing to freak out over, but it does a good job of keeping your eye flowing throughout the whole look.  The slipper trend, I honestly somewhat loathed for quite sometime, but recently I’ve noticed myself taking a liking to them.   Taylor makes them look subtle, yet perfectly sweet.  The pearl necklace is a bit too granny for me, but it is the angelic Taylor Swift we’re talking about here.  And the bold red lips and guitar case are the perfect accessories!

Rihanna

Rihanna is smoking!  The first thing about this look that catches my eye is the super cute two-tone shoes, they rock!  And I positively love the suited getup.  She is the perfect girl for wearing menswear inspired looks.   Being as ridiculously sexy as Rihanna is, stepping into androgynous territory is seriously hot.  The printed pants are adorable and the grey tweed blazer tops off the whole look.  And let’s not forget the smug look on her face she often wears when off duty and among the people.  The girl looks uber hot and she knows it.  You couldn’t touch that fierce poise with a ten foot pole!

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Needlepointing High Fashion

It appears that Grandma’s favorite pastime has made an impressive place for itself on the runway. At Fall 2012 Fashion Week, some designers showed some beautifully intricate tapestry inspired pieces and me likee!

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Check it!

Very aesthetically pleasing and beautifully captured.

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