Faux Fur :)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
I got an e-mail today asking to post places to find some faux fur that is decently priced. I did a search today at the most convenient stores for everyone, but the website fabulous furs, has a TON of faux fur and not too expensive. You will be sure to find something, and if not let me know and I will continue to post more places that I have found. Hope this helps!
Enjoy! xx
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Friday, November 20th, 2009
Finally, The Row lookbook my sister just finished styling. It looks unbelievable. I love how they incorporated mudd on the model as if she were a canvas. Regardless of all the great clothing, the styling is fantastic. The glasses are very Johnny Depp-ish, but a girl version, Mary-Kate went through a phase where she always wore those circle lens classes, I’m not sure how I feel about them, but they happen to look really cool on the model. Also, all the head pieces are very christ-like, same with some of the clothing. I love that it’s all black and white, and I have fallen in love with those white satin pants.
Enjoy, xx.
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Faux Fur

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

(Hat: Topshop, Faux fur: no name, Dress: Graham & Spencer, Heels: Brian Atwood)
Faux fur is one of my favorite things for the fall/winter. You can buy faux fur anywhere and decently priced! It truly makes an outfit stand out ten times more. It’s so important though that when you do purchase faux fur, you need to make sure it doesn’t look cheap because that tends to happen with anything that isn’t real. My dad just brought this fur vest home for me from a sample rack. It’s funny how my parents are the ones providing me with the things that I consider cool to wear, without even asking them for it. I have a ton of faux fur and most of it is from my parents, because it reminded them of me. I have this wonderful black faux fur cape that my mother bought for me in Morocco, I will photograph that next. It is truly one of a kind, hand knit. Also, just bought this hat from Topshop that I absolutely adore. I went to a charity event thursday night called Art Rocks at the Bowery hotel, and I saw a model wearing a hat just like this with jeans and a t-shirt and thought it was the coolest thing and had to get one myself. I am actually on the hunt for more faux fur so I will post places you can buy cool pieces. Hope everyone had a good weekend!
x Arielle

shorts and tights.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Just found this pic of MK…kind of like my sequin shorts and tights!!! Looks really cute with a black sweater, and love the red bag with it. Adds something.
xx, Arielle
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A word from L.A.- Aziza H. Dyer

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Initially for this post I set out to to find someone dripping with style on the streets of LA. After a few days of hunting for my victim in Malibu, I began to notice an ever present fashion faux pas…

If anyone understands that the fashion fads of the eighties and nineties are back in full effect its me. I rock my neons, jewel tones, and Club Master Ray Bans every day with pride. While people watching, I saw so many amazing nineties nostalgic pieces, but no great ensembles. I think I have figured out why. When piecing an outfit together with elements of eighties and nineties style, the key is to make things pop, and not overwhelm the eye. For example, pick one retro item. It can be anything, a top, bottom, accessory, outerwear, whatever you decide. Let that chosen item be the centerpiece of your ensemble for the day. This way you’re achieving a far more accurate vintage look than if you were to just plaster yourself in color, creating sensory overload. Take a look at this L.A. Gear ad from 1992 endorsing the Michael Jackson L.A. Gear sneaker line. MJ is clad head to toe in black and what pops…? The shoe! The red and metallic silver detailing really stand out and make much more of a statement than if they were to be paired with other super loud pieces. Next, here’s a snapshot of Anna Wintour in 1992 as well, once again using a mix of muted/neutral tones paired with neons, to make a statement and not a catastrophe. Notice how she has used shape, and fabric as elements of style, versus color. She kept her color palate simple while there is nothing simple about her outfit as a whole.

Adding a splash of excitement, and even leaning a bit toward the understated side always leaves people wanting more, and makes you stand out in a crowd. I guarantee that more of your style will be appreciated, and far more noticed than before. Here are some other examples of vintage inspired pieces and ads, that make a little something go a long way. Remember… I am the poster child for those who seldom follow the “rules” when it comes to putting my gear on BUT there’s a way to go about breaking all the rules, without simultaneously shattering mirrors

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