Dear Mouthful of Style Readers,
I'm sure you have been wondering where I've been! First off apologies for not posting earlier. After much thought, I have decided to take an indefinite break from posting. I am working on many exciting projects for MFS however I need the time to take it to the next level.
I will still be updating my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts so make sure you are following me to continue to receive my luxury fashion insights and outfit postings.
I won't be gone too long so please check back often and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support!
March 11, 2013
And now, let's talk about these boots. Every season no matter the shoes, Isabel Marant's wedge heels, ankle booties and velcro-strap sneakers are always backordered or out of stock. For the AW13 season, I predict will be no different especially with these these boots - a play on her well-known wedge heel and velcro sneaker. Luckily for everyone reading MFS, Moda Operandi's Isabel Marant trunk show went live today where these boots are available for preorder and delivered straight to your door come Fall. See the trunk show here and cut the line!
Photo credit: Moda Operandi
March 8, 2013
Photo credit: FORWARD by elyse walker
March 5, 2013
The AW13 Balenciaga show was newly appointed Creative Director Alexander Wang's first collection for the brand. Despite mixed review, I quite liked the show especially because it was very much a reflection of Balenciaga as a brand. The collection was black and white (very Alexander Wang) but with intricately structured pieces and classic silhouettes that only a luxury fashion house can achieve with credibility. Alexander Wang is known for his own sportswear line often filled with drapery. This show was a departure from what we normally see from him in a positive way.
Style.com's video recap I included above I think critiqued the show very well. Take a look and let me know, what do you think about Alexander Wang's debut collection?
March 2, 2013
So I know its Paris Fashion Week at the moment (and I will be posting soon on my favorite shows), but I just had to highlight Helmut Lang's short suit from the SS13 show as it is hitting stores soon. We all know the Helmut Lang brand as edgy, urban cool. But this specific look takes all that to a whole new level for me. Printed suits for one and with shorts for two! It's all about modernizing classic pieces and this fresh look is my choice for SS13 designer fashion.
Photo credit: Style.com
February 27, 2013
I’m really into the wing tip eye these days. It’s not a new look by any means but one that has been a consistent beauty trend over time and that I have seen all over the AW13 runways. For me, the key to success to achieve the perfect wing tip eye is all in the choice of liquid eyeliner. YSL’s Shocking False Lash Effect Eyeliner is my choice! A great guide below I found on how to use this wonderful bold felt-tip pen to achieve this look easily and with perfection time and time again.
Photo credit: Shariq Siddiqui Photography & Pinterest
February 26, 2013
Giorgio Armani silver sequin gown
Giorgio Armani overlay of white sequins and crystals gown
Elie Saab Couture sheer black gown, embellishment of beads and lace
Monique Lhuillier strapless dress
Alexander McQueen lilac organza embroidered gown
There were no fashion faux pas at this year's Oscars. All beautiful (and trend alert: embellished) muted colored dresses (minus the stunning red Valentino on Jennifer Aniston). With designer's vying to dress the Oscar attendees and stylists looking to get the very best from designers, it was a win-win this year with plentiful sparkle for all!
Photo credit: Vogue
February 23, 2013
Model of the moment, Cara Delevingne
February 20, 2013
Balthazar is opening in London's Covent Garden this week! Perfect timing with the closing of yet another fabulous London Fashion Week. I haven't been this excited about a restaurant opening since, well, I've been in London really that I decided it needed its own post. The famous NYC eatery was one of my personal favorite Sunday brunch hangouts while I was living in NYC. Officially a French brasserie with the best Salad Nicoise and Eggs Benedict I've ever had, make sure to check out the London version here and make a reservation now as the wait list is already filling up!
Photo credit: goop.com
February 18, 2013
I've definitely been running around London over the past few days, but in a good way! London Fashion Week premiered at 10am on Friday at Somerset House with Zoe Jordan sponsored by Vestiaire Collective and I got the best view from front and center first row! Having heard of the designer but not too familiar with her work, I am now a follower and fan! The show was a mix of some of my favorite styles and trends: matchy-matchy tops and trousers, structured jackets, silk mixed with rougher fabrics and fun pops of color. An extremely wearable collection staying consistent to Zoe's signature style she describes as "feminine swagger." Ah, don't you even just love that description!
Looks photo credit: London Fashion Week
February 15, 2013
Living in NYC for years before moving to London, I have a very strong affinity towards the power woman look. The AW13 fashion shows were a dream to me with so many new ways to celebrate the NY-woman. Honestly, these are just A FEW of my favorite looks from the shows (also loving Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, Theyskens Theory...).
The new tiny waisted power suit.
Femininity exuding strength.
Give me that blue dress now! And I love the barely there midriff. So commanding.