Monday, March 31, 2014

Arlenis Sosa for Vanidades by Enrique Vega

The beautiful Arlenis Sosa simply sizzles in these red hot looks!

Shades of Red–Face of Lancome Cosmetics, Arlenis Sosa is red hot in the April cover story from Vanidades Magazine. The Dominican model poses for Enrique Vega in scarlet-hued looks from the spring collections of Prada, Valentino, Zuhair Murad and more in these images. Arlenis goes from ladylike chic to sultry vixen in outfits styled by Anna Katsanis. / Makeup by Sandy Linter for Lancôme, Hair by Hilda Coleman (Fashion Gone Rogue)

Spring Essentials?

Featured are items which the editor's at ELLE magazine state are spring essentials. As I review "the list," I'm reminded that I need to update my trench....I'll probably opt for something colorful. While I love the idea of a crisp white dress, I usually shy away from them due to their transparency and the SPOT FACTOR. Additionally, I not a baseball hat person. I love the way that they look on other people, but they just don't work for me. See what you think.

The Tiny Lady Bag

Brahmin Ophelia Shoulder Bag, $345; brahmin.comMarc Jacobs Grand Waxed Calf Mini Metropolitan, $1,595; marcjacobs.comCoach Mini Borough Bag, $398;

The Trench Coat

A.P.C. New Classic Trench Coat, $635; uscheckout.apc.frSmythe Water Resistant Trench, $695; scoopnyc.comSeal Trench Coat, $750;

The High-Waisted Jean

Topshop Moto Raw Hem High Waisted Jeans, $80; us.topshop.comMango High Waist London Jeans, $69.99; Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jean in Warm Charcoal with Busted Knees, $56.46;

The White Shirt Dress

Mulberry Cotton Shirt Dress, $950; mytheresa.comRosie Assoulin Exposed-Back Midi Shirt Dress, $1795; modaoperandi.comTory Burch Carolina Dress, $350;

The Striped Something

Harvey Faircloth Striped Mini Wrap Skirt, $375; modaoperandi.comSaint James Naval II, $130; saintjamesboutique.comChloé Striped Cotton-Jersey Dress , $1295;

The Ballet Flat

Anniel Ballerinas, $200; shoescribe.comYOOX Pretty Ballerinas, $109; yoox.comSalvatore Ferragamo Iconic Ballerina Flat, $450;

The Moto Jacket

Coach Slim Leather Moto Jacket, $898; coach.comPapin Leather Biker Jacket, $650;

The Lightweight Sweater

Chinti & Parker New Mosaic Sweater, $545; chintiandparker.comVanessa Bruno Long Sleeve Sweater, $353; thecorner.comEquipment Roland Crew with Contrast Buffalo Check, $248;

The Sundress

Carven Printed Cotton Dress, $890; net-a-porter.comJoie Carlissa Dress, $298; joie.comMoschino Floral-print Embroidered Organza Drop-Waist Dress, $1,695;

The Baseball Hat

J. Crew Jacquard Baseball Cap, $34.50; jcrew.comFresh Floral Baseball Cap, $8.80; forever21.comFendi Hat, $135;

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ah Spring!

Happy first day of Spring all! I hope that you at least get a glimpse of sunshine today even though it might not be warm. My local forecast is 73 and sunny by the day's end, though it's still chilly at this point. In honor of the dawning of spring, I thought that I would pay homage to flat sandals. As you know, there are sooooooooooo many styles from which to choose. Had I added all that I wanted to, Id' be here for the rest of the day!

 I honed in on a couple of the biggest trends.....ankle-straps, and gladiators. Also, you've probably noticed an influx of Isabel Marant look-a-likes, inspired by one of her most popular styles from last year. I still get a shiver when I look at "Carol."


Chinese Laundry's version, "Time Flies" is definitely one of the best, and sure to be a popular seller. I've included it below. Similar styles can be found on Go Jane, Forever 21, Lulus, just to name a few.

When sandal times arrives each year, they're always my first choice (aside from occasionally wearing a sneaker), as I'm not really a thong/flip flop person. While I like a thong-type sandal, I gravitate towards a toe-ring sandal like those from BCBG, shown in the first picture (those are on my list!). I just LOVE the way that they look on the foot. When I want something to just slip on, I will choose a style similar to the Michael Kors version in picture two. I'm also partial to both ankle-strap and gladiator styles, and look forward to adding some new ones to my closet.

BCBG, $89

Michael Kors, $145

Vince Camuto, $89

DV by Dolce Vita, $69

BCBGeneration, $89

Lucky brand, $79
Enzo Angiolini, $110

Circus by Sam Edelman, $45

Report, $60

Marc Fisher, $59
Nine West, $69

DV8 by Dolce Vita, $29

Guess, $89

Fergie, $99
DV by Dolce Vita, $79;

Zara, $99
Zara, $99.90

Zara, $69.90;
Michael Kors, $125

Vince Camuto, $89

DV by Dolce Vita, $69

Vince Camuto, $110
Michael Kors, $145

Steve Madden, $89.99

BCBG, $115

BCBG, $118
Vince Camuto, $98

Steve Madden/Keyshia Cole, $129.99

Volatile, $59.99

Lucky Brand, $79
Jessica Simpson

Report, $69.99

Vince Camuto, $98

Latigo, $110
Chinese Laundry, $89.99

Kenneth Cole, $130

Sam Edelman

DV by Dolce Vita, $79
Tory Burch, $275

Laurence Dacade, $975

Vince, $225

Pour la Victoire, $91.50
Gucci, $585

Christian Louboutin, $995

Joie, $315

Donald Pliner, $248
Alberto Fermani, $395

Christian Louboutin, $1,395

Donald Pliner, $228

Michael Kors, $125
Michael Kors, $150

Laurence Dacade, $945

See by Chloe, $345
Laurence Dacade, $995

10 Crosby Derek Lam, $295

Balenciaga, $865

Stuart Weitzman, $398

Ash, $195