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Sweet Knockers

August 15, 2013

Sweet_Knockers

Clockwise from top left: Oscar de la Renta, Feverish, Topshop, Delfina Delettrez, Asos, The 2 Bandits, Elizabeth Cole, BaubleBar, 2020, Mario Testino for Mate, Dannijo

 

Would you look at that? Another post with a misleading title! You may have thought this was going to be a dedication to breasts, but I’ve got you again; I’m talking about oversize statement earring knockers. Though come to think of it, extra large earrings and breasts may be more similar than we think seeing as how the weight of gravity will eventually pull either your lobes or your feedbags down over time. But enough of that. I’m still perky.

After spending freshman year of high school through freshman year of college wearing oversize plastic earrings in the shapes of airplanes, hearts, guns, and shoulder grazing hoops, I’ve taken a sizable break from the sizable lobe pullers. Not only was the plastic I was wearing worthy of a Barbie’s shoe, but even when I tried to venture into something more sophisticated like a simple gold chandelier earring, I felt that they aged me. The earrings may have been glamorous but my smudgy eyeliner, ripped t-shirts, and tangled hair were not. But the times have changed; I’ve gotten older, my taste has become more sophisticated, and I’ve gone so far as to purchase a more powerful and expensive vacuum. So obviously reintroducing statement earrings into my wardrobe was the next logical step.

Here I’ve compiled a jumble of earrings that will not only compliment a look but also detract from the horrendous thing that is mid-to-late-twenties acne. No one is going to be looking at the volcano on the center of your forehead when you’ve got a Swarovski encrusted unicorn on one of your lobes. Nor will they notice the forest of blackheads on your chin when a colorfully woven pair of earrings are dangling well below your shoulder line. But this of course is not only about acne, many of these earrings provide the exact amount of glamour you may need for that black tie affair or date night at McDonald’s. Oscar de la Renta may as well be the king of female elegance as is evident by the top left pair of icy blue chandelier earrings, while Delfina Delettrez takes the lead in appealing to the younger side of the spectrum making pearls cool again and eyeballs still an important accoutrement.

Though punk continues to be a hot theme in the world of style, I understand if you’re not willing to go so far as Miley Cyrus and give yourself a mohawk. But with an ear cuff by the very affordable 2020 that may as well be inspired by Rufio’s mohawk in Hook, you can get that punky look without grabbing the razor. And if you think two mohawks are better than one, then look no further than the edgy black pair by Elizabeth Cole that hug the lobe and dangle mid-way down your neck. RU-FI-O! RU-FI-O!

Then there are those situations, like the coronation of your goldfish or a belly-dancing class, where we require something gold and intricate. You could go the Dolce & Gabbana route since that’s their shtick, but I prefer the more pocket-friendly outlets like Topshop and Asos who do a phenomenal job with inspired replicas.

Lastly, there are the geometric silver biddies for those of us who prefer the more sculpted things in life like David Beckham’s butt and Frank Gehry. And while such architectural shapes may not be the defining feature in brand’s like Dannijo, The 2 Bandits, and BaubleBar, they certainly know how to construct such pieces.

Wearing the Pants

January 21, 2013
tags: , , dressed up pants, james perse, , pants, , , pictures, red splatter, , San Francisco, , , , white suit,
by Sonia

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When it comes to dressing up, I have always been more of a dress person. But in the last year I have found myself increasingly drawn to pants, pants, and more pants. My closet, which once boasted perhaps three pairs of “fancier” trousers, is now overflowing with pants in a rainbow of colors, and I without question reach for them more often than not.

It’s not that I’m not longer fond of dresses — I love those feminine frocks, you know? — but there’s something rather powerful and dare I say, sexy, about a woman in pants and heels.

Now, I have yet to ask any men about their thoughts on the power and sexiness of women in pants over dresses; but it’s not about them, is it? If you feel good in what you’re wearing then eff the rest! Am I right!?

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BCBG blazer | James Perse shirt | Tibi pants | Oscar de la Renta heels | Gorjana necklace

A Touch of Pink

May 24, 2012
tags: color bug, dye, , hair dye, January Jones, kevin murphy, , , pink, , , streaks, temporary color,
by Sonia

When it comes to hair I’m about as boring as it gets. Aside from my daily routine of shampoo, conditioner, and a touch of Moroccan Oil, my hair never changes. I don’t do up dos, I look weird with it straightened, and my arm gets tired after about five minutes with a curling iron. So basically I’ve had the same jellyfish tendrils for ten years, give or take a few inches/bangs, but I’m always looking for easy ways to change it up…just a bit.

I’ve grown curiouser and curiouser about this whole My Little Pony color streak trend. I’d never do anything permanent, but a temporary dip into the pink color pool could be fun for a day or two. Don’t you think? A friend of mine recently tested out Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug and said it rinsed out no problem (after about two washes). January Jones debuted a few subtle but sweet streaks of baby pink a few months ago and Oscar de la Renta sent neon streaked hair down his Resort 2012 runway. If Oscar approves you know it’s something worth testing.

So what do you think? Should I give the ol’ pink streak trend a try? Tell me before I dip my whole head in a pot of kool aid.

Looking Ahead

January 2, 2012
tags: 3.1, , altuzarra, balenciaga, barbara bui, bcbg max azria, Burberry Prorsum, camilla and marc, , Christopher Bailey, , cotton candy, , , , , giles, j. mendel, Jason Wu, , karl lagerfeld, , , , metallic, , olivier theyskens, , pastels, phillip lim, pinks, prabal gurung, , , , , , , , , theyskens theory, , tribal, ,
by Sonia

{ From left to right: Mary Katrantzou, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Camilla and Marc }

To me, the new year is about looking ahead; thinking about how you want the year to turn out, things you hope to accomplish, and of course the clothes you’re going to wear. Since fashion is always a season ahead, I’ve been sitting on my favorite trends and looks for spring since last September. Suffice it to say, my buns are sore and it’s time I stood up and shared them!

Take the floral prints above.  At first all I could think was “flowers? for spring? groundbreaking.” (we all know that Devil Wears Prada quote) but then as I reexamined I realized that these aren’t your average peonies and roses, these are some crazy city chic flowers that are as vibrant as a tropical school of fish!

And while we’re on the vibrant note, let’s discuss the jazzy tinfoil treats below. I’m a big fan of metallics - on my feet, on my body, on my silverware - and I am loooovin the colorful metallic tones from last season’s runway. The holographic iridescent leather trousers from Theyskens’ Theory (second from the right) had me totally transfixed on the runway and ditto goes for the Prabal Gurung dress on the far left. Both have that sleek feminine look while still being entirely unusual and daring.

(Keep reading! More trends and descriptions below!)

{ Prabal Gurung, Suno, Balenciaga, Theyskens Theory, Giles }

Now, I’ve never been one for pastels; they wash me out and have always felt a bit too Easter eggy for me. But oh, these cotton candy hues had me droooooling and it’s not just because I love me some cotton candy. The colors seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jill Stuart, Versace, etc. had a crisper feel that made them sophisticated instead of baby-chick-in-a-basket-cheesy. Though I’ll have to see how they look on my skin tone, I’m looking forward to trying out some mint green and strawberry sorbet hues come springtime.

{ Prada, J. Mendel, Jill Stuart, Versace, 3.1 Phillip Lim }

 Give me a tribal print any day of the week and I am as happy as a beaver in a dam. Alexander Wang (far left) went the sportier route while BCBG (far right) took me on an island cruise with resort ready dresses and kaftans. And you gotta love Christopher Bailey for putting all those embellishments and rich tones on the staple Burberry trench coats! As much as I love the signature trench, it’s refreshing to see the switch up, especially with crazy collar and lining ornamentation.

{ Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Burberry Prorsum, Barbara Bui, BCBG Max Azria }

Last, but certainly not least, we have the heavily structured and detailed candy colored dresses that dominated (and I mean dominated) the runways at Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Again, normally something I would shy away from, but hot diggity dog if Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty were getting dressed today this is most certainly what they’d be wearing. Between Marc Jacobs’ broderie anglaise at Louis Vuitton (far left) to the lacey details at Oscar de la Renta (center) to the razor cut outs at Valentino (far right), I’m going to have to give my spring evening attire a complete and utter makeover!

{ Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Valentino }

Can we just go ahead and skip winter?

SAG Awards 2010

January 26, 2010
tags: , anna paquin, , Carey Mulligan, diane kruger, elie saab haute couture, emilio pucci, Jason Wu, kate hudson, Lanvin, Marion Cotillard, nicole kidman, , , , sag awards
by Sonia

I know I’m a bit behind on this, but I just have to post my favorite looks from the SAG Awards. I was THOROUGHLY impressed with the red carpet, it was a major step up from the Golden Globes. Tons of looks that came straight from the runway.

Kate Hudson in Pucci

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Marion Cotillard in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin

Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen

Nicole Kidman in Oscar de la Renta

source: celebuzz