October 21, 2014

"Fashion is about dressing fashionable. Style is more about being yourself" - Oscar de la Renta

In sad news, Oscar de la Renta passed away yesterday at the age of 82, but his beautiful designs and loving, kindred spirit will live on. In more ways than one, de la Renta set the tone for American fashion, dressing First Ladies from Jackie O to celebrities like Taylor Swift. From his early days designing in the 1960s, de la Renta has been known to follow a feminine, dramatic, and powerful model. The flirtatious designs range from polka-dot frocks and big hats to fitted florals and bold faux furs, each demonstrating a flirtatious and sexy tone with the utmost class. Some of his trademarks include striking flamenco ruffles, bell sleeves, tropical prints, and boleros, often topped off with an equally as showstopping hat.

Below are just a few of my favorite designs created by Mr. de la Renta throughout the years.

Holiday 1979

Spring 1982

Fall 1990

Spring 1991

Spring 1994

Fall 1995

Fall 2001

Fall 2002

Spring 2004

Spring 2005

Spring 2006

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

Spring 2011

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Fall 2012

Fall 2013

Fall 2014

Spring 2015
all images via Getty

October 11, 2014

Spooky & Pretty Halloween Inspiration

With the recent premiere of American Horror Story: Freakshow (which was absolutely incredible and I'm so excited for the rest of the season) and the anticipated season premiere of The Walking Dead tomorrow, I'm definitely feeling Halloween more and more, alongside its tendency to creep up on me sooner than I expected. Last year, I was everyone's favorite childhood ventriloquist doll, creepy smile and all. I simply can't justify buying a pre-made Halloween costume anymore, unless it's designed impeccably well and I'm in a hurry. Plus, I've really been eager to amp up my make-up and design skills, so I've browsed around for some inspiration!

What are your plans this Halloween as far as costumes and festivities?

all images via Pinterest

September 30, 2014

Goodbye September, Hello October

I absolutely love the last three months of the year, being it's Pumpkin season, Halloween is soon, my birthday is in November, I get to layer more, and the holiday season is all around us. Although my move to San Francisco means no more heavy layering, I'm still very excited to bring out my tights, jackets, hats, among many other cool-weather layering accessories.

Today we're saying goodbye to September and hello to a lovely, spooky, and cool October.

My September round-up via my Instagram!

Snickers =^-^=
Can't get enough of these hilly streets in SF!
Lunch at La Boulange!
Diesel Hat / Betsey Johnson Sweater / Michael Kors Track Pants / AE Flats
I cut my hair for the first time in forever and already miss my long hair - growing it out again!
I'm a HUGE fan of Birchbox (I've done a few reviews in the past!)
My haul from Daiso - featured on the blog!
Lunch in Japantown!
The best graphic T I own (which I also designed!)

Wonder Woman glassware my sister got for me!
A stylish #TBT
The best macarons I've EVER had in LA!
Finally got my desk - slowly organizing it!