Friday, September 28, 2012

Miu Miu, Oh My Oh My!

Do I NEED this pair of sunglasses like I need a second kidney? Probably not. Do I WANT this suuuper sexy pair of red glitter cat-eyes with the svelte gold wire temples? OH, HELLZ YEAH.

My oh my for the Miu Miu, if you will. Me wants them muy muy much. In fact the entire fall collection of Mui Mui fills me with want, I'm not sure how Madame Miuccia Prada does it, but her cerebral application of fashion concepts to entirely wearable + desirable clothing (and accessories) year after year, is something I greatly admire + am inspired by. Prada proves that you can love fashion, be successful and be as clever as punch. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Over-the-Top, or just Over 40?

Hey Buddy,
So ya think we're too OLD to be TOP TIER?

Uh, get OVER it.

Here's the best of the best of the best fashion bloggers you'll find anywhere.

They just happen to be over 40 years of age. In fact, some of them were 40 a long, long time ago.
But they are now, super mavens of style, and not to be OVER-LOOKED

Check them out:
Bag and a Beret
Misfits Vintage
What I Wore 2Day
Not Dressed As Lamb
The Dusk Zone
Tamera Beardsley
Style Montreal Sud-Est

And...some honorable mentions:
The Elegant Bohemian
Style Higher
Dross Into Gold
Button, Buckle, Zip
Senora Allnut 
Kitty's Vintage Kitch

Already Mentioned, but Worth Mentioning AGAIN:
Vintage Vixen
Helga Von Trollop
The Style Crone
Mis Papelicos

A big juicy hug and a kiss to Ari Seth Cohen for putting the +50 fashion maven on the fashion map. His "sterling" street style blog featuring the men and women in their golden years has put the spotlight on a generation previously invisible to the fashion machine. Now you'll see gorgeous specimens of "a certain age" modelling for the likes of American Apparel, Lanvin and others. His blog required reading, not just the over 50 crowd, but for anyone interested in fashion, and you bet you'll find it in the readers of millenials and twenty-somethings looking for colorful inspiration from the stylish crew of Advanced Style.

A great post from That's Not My Age has her handing out +40 Style Awards. Love that pic of Ari of Advanced Style!

Maybe it's all the catwalk watching I've been doing over at but man, I'm itching to see some older and curvier models tramp the ramp during a fashion show. How fabulous would these ladies be in the Spring 2013 collections of Dolce and GabbanaCreatures of the Wind, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, and Marni

Maybe the next best thing is going to be reading Sacramento's report on her front row perch at Milan Fashion Week!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Outfit Post: Visible in Black + White

FACT: Stripes go with everything. 4 out of 5 Zebras agree. So when I felt a bit like dolling up, but still needed to be hoofing it, I chose comfortable shoes, a classic A-line skirt in an abstract print and paired them with the ever desirable black and white striped shirt.
Just 5 easy pieces to make an impact.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fur for Thought?

What's your take on wearing fur? 
Do you wear it, or forswear it? 

Are you FOR it, or FAUX it? 


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trending: Floral Headbands

Blossom and BLOOM.

Product Review: Easy Canvas Prints

With all my snaps on Instagram, you probably can guess I like to take photos. So vanity getting the best of me, I said yes to a chance to review Easy Canvas Prints, an online service that lets you customize any image of your choosing into a work of art for your walls.

The following is a review of their image transfer to canvas service.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Outfit Post: Casual Azteca

Sometimes the best accessories aren't the ones you wear. They are the company you keep.

I wasn't feeling particularly stylish that day-  j'eggings, and a T-shirt that started out cute, but due to the fact it's made out of a cheap poly fabric, is quickly losing its shape and luster at every wash. My loafers, a brand new white leather vintage score from my neighborhood Goodwill were small comfort, as I think they make me look a bit uh, pedestrian, which is fine in real life but will it ever make the front page of Chictopia? Uh. NO.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fashion Fixation: 40+ Women

Good God, I am obsessed with the beauty and the style of "Socks." 

Just look at the mug above: she is at once gorgeous, glammy and tarty, and you just know she'd be fun to hang with. I never tire of her style, which is anything but "age appropriate", but simply, all-ages inspiring. Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the glamour tree, as her latest post indicates; her baby girl has award winning style as well. Inspiring? As Desiree would say: Feck yeah!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CITIZEN LOVES: My Choices Are My Style

She is a whisper of a girl: young, thin and lithe, consisting mainly of long legs, long hair and a big smile. She's a style chameleon, squinting into the lens, often caught on camera joyously leaping  gazelle-like mid-air. Eclectic, electric is her way, and while she wears the typical youth oriented garb, culled from the fast fashion sites of Romwe, Oasap and their ilk, Stella styles them in such an original way, that she comes off as nearly timeless in her aesthetic. Even at her young age (she's just 17,) she's already an expert stylist and seems almost preternaturally capable of mixing any era and making it work. 
Play. Feel unique. Feel different. Experiment. That's what fashion is for. -Stella P
Her name is Stella P, and she LOVES fashion. 
Her blog, My Choices Are My Style seems an afterthought; she seems more at ease rubbing elbows on the pages of Chictopia and Lookbook than cultivating her own brand and website. She's refreshingly humble and is one of the first to compliment another girl's outfit. For me, Stella is the embodiment of ALL-AGES STYLE.  I easily imagine her at age 60 still rocking a crazy hat, an odd pair of sunglasses with a wild dress, and amiably chatting with friends. So, of course, I had to chat with her. We did it via the internet. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Love These Shades: Emporio Armani from Sunglasses Shop

Remember my product review of a pair of Emporo Armani sunglasses? No? Yes? Let's refresh that glass by clicking HERE. And how I listed 3 sunglasses picks for Fall? Well, the lovelies at Sunglasses Shop sent me my top pick, and asked me to write a review for them, too.

My product review in short: FAVORITE PAIR OF SHADES, EVER.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Friends Who Shine (the Metallic Shoe Edition)

"Gold and silver shoes should be as common as the Nike. Then the world would be a happier place." -La Sophia

Get your shine on, peeps! Seems the trend of metallic shoes has walked beyond the bloggersphere, and well past the fashion magazine fortune tellers predictions. It looks like the metallic shoe trend is ACTUALLY being worn on the streets, by (gasp!) REAL women! Terri, the academic and blogger behind the most excellent Rags Against the Machine noted in a recent post that while the gold trend wasn't one presently being reported on, it does seem to actually be occurring. 

Ah, the shine of it. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bee's Knees + Sea of Bees

See me, the bee's knees
a jagged blade of black and yellows
a poison to the handsome fellows

Wearing my bright-as-day zig-zag yellow and black tights from We Love Colors is a powerful way to feel vibrant and get noticed. I love adding a personal touch to whatever I wear by adding their colorful socks and tights to my outfits.

Linking up to Patti's Visible Monday.

Colorful Tights for Colorful People: WE LOVE COLORS

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer to September + Jumping by the Sea

It seems summer is just getting started over in my neck of the woods, so it seems a bit strange to start packing the summer frocks and unfurling the wardrobe for Fall. But I know in a blink the short summer will be over and Autumn will arrive with no more fan fare than a sudden shift in light and a shortening of days.

Jumping for Joy: Bella + Mary leap for joy while Boyfriend captures the moment on camera.