Friday, July 15, 2011

Carven Resort 2012

A carnival of Carven! During last week's couture shows in Paris, Guillaume Henry lifted the curtain on his very first pre-collection for the fashion label. His inspiration? The Bavarian and Swiss Alps! “I wanted to express the crispness quality of all the things coming from those mountains," said Henry.

Prints of vintage postcards and maps were incorporated into Henry's designs, and even the debut of a crisp white swimsuit found its way into the line. My favorite part? The classic Carven heels.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Closer to the Sky

“I could not help being inspired by English National Ballet. After all, isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel?

... The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven!”

- Christian Louboutin

I do not care if you can not walk in them. I would like these very much, s'il vous plait.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

A couple of notes:

  1.  First of all, no way has it been over a month since my last post. Second of all, I'm terribly sorry about that last bit. I've been super busy with college planning, dorm shopping, and most excitingly of all, hanging out with my family's new foreign exchange student from France!

  2.  She is simply fabulous, and you better believe I've been documenting her every wardrobe decision whilst she's been here in the states.

And without further ado, on to the part of this post that actually relates to its title! 2011 Hairstyles for Summer and Fall. From super short to lustrously long, a presentation of every cut and style (the updated versions, of course) to suit your fancy.

1. The Waved Bob. As chic as ever, this look has been updated from its much shorter counterpart in that the tips of the tresses now reach all the way down to the shoulders. It's your Spring-cut bob all grown up, or, out I should say.

Though I'm still partial to the sharp, straight, and short version à la Anna Wintour, this updated cut is certainly a breath of fresh air. And now that I've gone several weeks without my regular trim, the style quite mirrors my own! Except for the dorky smile. Just Kidding! But really not.
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2. The Fringed Bang. The popular style hails from the 1960s-1970s era. The true Era of Style, as everyone is aware. For most, the look is difficult to pull off. However, our French student is definitely rocking it.

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3. The Combo. Fringed bangs and a bob? The 2008 trend is back for another romp! And looking pretty good.

Model Abbey Lee Kershaw dons the fabulous look.
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4. Pixie Cut. Last but not least, this look has resurfaced on the head of our beloved Emma Watson (A.K.A. Hermione Granger). Another glamorous style from the 1960s-1970s Era.

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And there you have four fabulous looks for the current season and next. You are very welcome, and I thank you for inspiring me to post more regularly. That's the goal.