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Attn Men: No Jean Shorts EVER!

April 12, 2011

I’m not sure if you’ve read my post yet about offensive 90’s fashions, which should never resurface. Well, here is one more: Jean shorts for men, more commonly known as jorts. I really hope to never see any gentleman in these–they scream outdated and lame (sorry to be so mean). But really, they are a no no. Now I should clarify that I speak about blue jeans..because gray denim and black denim shorts are a whole other arena.

Instead of denim jeans, do khakis, dark colored cottons, twill, or linen–hot for summer. Also consider capris (Rafael Nadal’s pant of choice), which if done correctly paired with leather sandals and a light-weight button-down or fitted T), can look great. I will give you the full scope of men’s summer clothing options next week.

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WWRZD: Spring’s Color Pallet

April 6, 2011

New Prints for Spring! Yes, that phrase deserves an exclamation mark.

In this monthly installment of WWRZD (What would Rachel Zoe Do?) the fashion know-all/style guru Rachel Zoe answers a very relevant question, what colors/prints to wear this Spring?

It’s hard to believe that it is already Spring..in fact it has been for a few weeks already. But if you’re anything like me, there’s a chance that you haven’t gone Spring shopping yet. I’m actually ashamed to say that I haven’t even read April’s issue of Vogue (swamped with work..I know, I know, never an excuse), so I’m a bit unprepared to spice up my wardrobe for warm weather.

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EyeGlasses: Chic Not Geek

March 24, 2011

I love my eyes. I really, really do. I find them to be my best feature. So when I learned that I needed a glasses prescription from an eye exam 3 years ago, I panicked. What? Cover up my eyes? No way!

I knew that my eyesight was getting worse but for years, I thought that I could get away without wearing them. Of course I knew what I was in for at my eye exam; I knew that I didn’t have 20/20 vision: I mean I could no longer read the Neiman Marcus sale sign from 20 feet away while driving by my mall or watch Project Runway on my tv without looking like a goon with one eye closed and the other squinting as if I just got soap in my eyes. My girl friends would make fun of my constant squinting, but I tried to pass it off as a sexy glare. Still, those words, “You need glasses,” penetrated the depths of my soul. I hated the idea of covering up my eyes.

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Would You Wear Trash?

March 7, 2011

Yes, literally, would you wear Trash? If you’re at all familiar with the phenomenon of Trashion, the creation of clothes from recycled/found/used materials, you may answer, “yes.”

My first introduction to this very original, unorthodox art movement was by watching Project Runway. In the early seasons, I remember watching a challenge where the designers had to design a non-bridal outfit out of a wedding dress and another episode where designers used old worn jeans to create an entire denim look. More impressively, one challenge asked the designers to create fashions made from plants (branches, leaves, flowers, etc). I have no idea how they did it, but the results (well most of the results) were jaw-dropping.

This past June, the El Paso Public Library in Texas hosted its own Trashion Show, featuring works from local designers.

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Mila Kunis Wins Best Dressed at Oscars 2011

February 28, 2011

If you’re a crazy, fashion obsessed girl like me, you probably pay more attention to the fashion at awards shows rather than the nominations. I was sad that I only managed to catch 30 minutes of the Oscars this year (it was impossible to stream the shows live from my computer), but thank goodness that the part that I did tune into was the highlight of the night.

Presenting the award for best animated film along with Justin Timberlake was the beautiful Mila Kunis. She looked immaculate in a delicate, goddess-like Elie Saab gown. The dress fit her perfectly, the lace gave just the right amount of sexiness, and the lightness of the fabric and draping made it look like she just stepped off from a puff-cloud.

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Fashionable Crocs?

February 23, 2011

I was just about to reward CROCS with the “Ugliest Shoe of the Decade” Award, until I went to their website to do some research. And what I found is something entirely unexpected…There is a change brewing at the Crocs company; some one on the design team has created some decent, rather fashionable shoes.

When most of us think of Crocs, we think of tacky, rubber, cartoonish clogs with stupid holes on the top ( I guess it’s for air ventilation..or scuba diving). Shoes that are only acceptable if you are a two year old (as my friend, Tim, says, “Two Year Olds Can Pull Off Anything), a resident nurse/doctor, or wind surfer. Other than that, those ridiculous things should be avoided at all costs. Read more…

Warning: Tear-Prone Clothes at Anthropologie

February 21, 2011

I have been a devote fan of Anthropologie for years now. My love for the french-chic store began in high school and it has carried on into my 20’s. I love their feminine, sweet, delicate blouses, their European approved coats, their designer jeans (Yay for Joe’s). But delicate is the key word here. As beautiful as some of their apparel is, their products are just as fragile. What I mean by this is that weeks after wearing a cashmere sweater or silk top, it’s likely that my new purchase will tear.

Yes, I am a bit of a clutz and the master of spilling lattes all over my clothes or getting gum stuck to everything (I woke up in the morning to discover gum on my pillow and in my hair!). But, I find it unacceptable that half of my clothes from Anthro have been destroyed; not from my sloppiness but from their less than perfect fabrics.

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