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Scoping Out: The September Issue

“The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published.”–www.arp.tv

You know you all loved The Devil Wears Prada. Now you can catch a glimpse of the real life Anna Wintour in action producing the most important of magazine issues, the Vogue September issue.

Wintours infamous imperceptible poise at runway shows

Wintour's infamous imperceptible poise at runway shows

Here’s a preview of the film, which is supposed to come out in August of this year in a limited release. I’m excited to see it, hope you’re as excited as well 🙂

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Dedicated to: Working Women Everywhere

Most of my friends are working women–I am one myself– and there are two particular friends of mine who came to mind as I created this Polyvore set.

One is currently working in the NYC fashion scene and recently got promoted (Congrats! Keep the good stuff coming!). The other got back from a whirlwind month-long job searching, LES perusing and party-hoppin’ stay in the city that never sleeps. She dreams of going back and setting up permanent camp in the big apple.

Here’s to you my dears.

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My Opinion, if You’ll Have It

Plush has gotten a whole lot plushier (if that’s even a word). The renown stuffed animal company Steiff (more info here) has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to create the Karl Lagerfeld Bear. Recessionistas (I hate that word, but I must admit, it works), this is your cue to roll your eyes and navigate away from this post.

The bad-ass looking furball was originally priced at a cool $1500 but now it can be purchased at Neiman Marcus.com for a humble $989. Aw, how thoughtful. So here goes my constructive criticism.

I absolutely adore Chanel. It’s definitely one of my favorite fashion labels out there and I think that Karl Lagerfeld has been a genius for brining the house into the modern world while still conserving the key traits that Mademoiselle Chanel herself embodied and worked so hard to make iconic. So yeah, there’s the constructive part of my criticism…

But Karl, what the heck are you thinking Karl? Honestly? During a recession you launch a teddy bear that goes over $1K?! I know that most of these fashion personalities do these things to receive a flabbergasted “Are you kidding me?!” response from the rest of us ‘mortals’ but I think this is pushing the line. However, the reality of the situation is without outrageous things like this, fashion would be simply another industry, and not a world of magic and fun that feeds dreamers and lovers alike. Thanks to you, Mr. Lagerfeld, for giving us the everlasting aspirations towards the unattainable.

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Refinery29: On Ads and Socialites

Our friends at Refinery29 (Twitter: @refinery29) have posted two very cool articles today.

The first is on NYC socialites from the 50s till today: http://pipeline.refinery29.com/under_the_influence/from_tina_to_tinsley_the_evolu.php

The article includes Sedgwick in her timeline

The article includes Sedgwick in their timeline

The other on the new Emma Watson pics for Burberry:

http://pipeline.refinery29.com/news/just_released_burberry_plucks.php

Please see below for a sample of the Burberry pics. Emma looks stunning!

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Feeling Retro.

Ok so the other day, I went to a surprise party for a friend of mine, and I decided to go a little retro.

Sorry for the bad picture quality..but one of the items on my TO DO list is get a new camera so you can enjoy better pictures!

retrochic

wicked pretty

wicked pretty

shoes

Nail polish: Wicked by Essie

High Waisted Bell-Bottom Pants: J Brand

Blouse: Celia Birtwell for Express

Shoes: Zara

Earrings: Dunno, they were a gift!

Other pretty pieces worn by my friends that night were…

gladiator

Anabelle’s gorgeous brown gladiator-ish heels from Zara

betsey

Laura’s pretty Betsey Johnson bumble bee earrings.

headband

Luli’s pretty pretty headband from Anthropologie.

That’s all for pretty things from that night…stick around for more social gathering-related ensembles!

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RDFW Day 1 Favorite Pieces

Ok, so I tried to do a gallery for these pictures, but unfortunately, my blogging skills are yet to reach that place where I can think of something and do it seamlessly (but I am a dreamer, so some day people…some day).

Here are my three favorites from RDFW. All three items are from the Mariano Toledo collection. Descriptions below…

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This was a black cutout dress that came towards the end of the show. Although I couldn’t get a shot from where I was sitting, I couldn’t catch the back to the dress, which was sheer black with a solid black panel from the neck to almost her um…the end of her back? You get the idea… 😉

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I absolutely loved the shoulders on this purple mini dress. Although it had a lot of fringe à la Great Gatsby on the front, the futuristic shoulder pads made the frock…am I really gonna use this word?…FIERCE. I felt if I wore that, I’d feel totally bad ass.

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Not that I would EVER be able to pull this off, but I loved the Madonna meets Leia look above. It’s the perfect melange between Erotica, the Confessions horse theme with a dash of Leia. I think someone should work that look into a movie…

I'm really liking these collages...

I'm really liking these collages...

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