Jan 31, 2011

Rachel Zoe's Bump

Peek-a-boo we see you. Rachel can no longer hide her bump under yards of silk. You have to admit... she has got a glow to her.

The Future of Finishing Touches

Here is a sneak-peak of accessories in the future. Thanks CC Skye, the bag and cuffs are beyond cool.

Black Belt in Fashion

My nieces are obsessed with cinching their shirts with wide black belts and I've got to give them props, it makes their (natural) waistline look teeny-tiny. So, maybe there's something to it. Ladies, here's some chic belts that will help whittle down your waist.
1. Vince Camuto Skinny Stud Belt  @ Dillards.com | 2. Costumenational.com | 3. Streets Ahead Skinny Studded Belt in Black @ Singer22.com | 4. Diane Von Furstenberg's Serafina Belt @ Matchesfashion.com | 5. Y-3 Clip-Fastening Leather Belt @ Theoutnet.com | 6. Wide Waist Belt @ Rag-bone.com

Jan 30, 2011

Leather Skirt Lust

The craftsmanship of this Chloe skirt is breath-taking. It is signature '70s chic and will most definitely be a sell out.

Timeless Classic

How much do you love your honey? This Baume/Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph would be a gift of a lifetime.

Jan 29, 2011

Marc Jacobs Loves You

Just in time for Valentine's Day Marc Jacobs has a handful of love tokens your sweetie can wrap up. Now all you have to do is start dropping hints!
1. Classic Marc Logo Band Ring @ Marcjacobs.com | 2. Mademoiselle Rivera Watch @ Marcjacobs.com | 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Love Dove Satchel  @ Endless.com | 4. Classic Marc Bobby Pins @ Marcjacobs.com

Vera Wang for the Masses

First Kohl's... now David's Bridal. Vera Wang is at it again, images from her new line for David's Bridal have finally been released. These beautiful creations go on sale February 11th.

The Most Perfect Day

If you are among the select few who have not yet seen Coco Rocha's wedding video by Americana Cinema... you must. What a treat, you can be a voyeur to this top model's perfect day. It is truly exquisite.

Coco + James // Teaser from Americana Cinema on Vimeo.

Jan 28, 2011

Hollywood Shorts

Maybe it has something to do with cutting off all my hair, but I am obsessed with googling starlets with super cute cropped cuts. Here are some of my favorites. How adorable is Ginnifer?
Ginnifer Goodwin | Audrey Tautou | Michelle Williams | Keira Knightley


Located everywhere but here, global sensation PennyBlack (Max Mara Fashion Group) captures the essence of the quintessential cool girl. So, if you are heading to Europe, Central Asia, Far East, South America and/or Australia stop by PennyBlack and stock up!

Cupcake Couture

Frosting, marshmallows and creamy centers.. oh my. Last week, I had a perfect little coconut cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. It was so light and lovely. I thought I would share the love and wax poetic about Sprinkles, Crumbs and Magnolia Bakery... why? Because it's Friday and I can't think of anything more important right now then satisfying my sweet tooth, even if it is only through images and taste-bud memories. YUM!
1. White Hot Chocolate @ Crumbs.com | 2. Chocolate @ Magnoliabakery.com | 3. Vanilla @ Magnoliabakery.com | 4. Red Velvet @ Sprinkles.com | 5. Red Velvet @ Crumbs.com | 6. Chocolate Covered Cherry @ Crumbs.com | 7. Double Chocolate @ Sprinkles.com

Jan 27, 2011

Merry Little Mash Up

EmersonMade is a terrific mash-up of crafter cute meets smart fashion. Emerson, the founder/designer/model of the online store, builds on a good thing by adding a mini-moto jacket. I really enjoy watching her design evolve.

In Living Color

Jonathan Saunders is using his whole box of crayons. Love the cheery colors and flirty cuts. Certainly a whimsical way to start Spring.

Lower East Side's Exotic Inhabitant

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, is a global delight. Of all the independent boutiques in the Lower East Side (NYC) this one offers something decidedly different, the owners Mayram and Udar (pictured below) concentrate less on labels and more on giving a voice to diverse design perspectives.
photo by: Theselby.com

Jan 26, 2011

Steven Alan's Relaxed Style

Steven Alan's Spring line is SoCal relaxed and eternally chic. Bum around town or attend a besties dinner party. It's win-win.

Rachel Zoe's First Collection

Rachel Zoe's first full collection debuted with streamlined suiting, over the top sequins, and perfectly tailored outerwear. I am really impressed with some of the real-life/everyday options she presented.

Romance is in the Air

Romance is in the air, the Spring Collections have so many heavenly pieces. These three items are beyond adorable... dare I say bewitching?
1. MCQ by Alexander McQueen @ Farfetch.com| 2. Miu Miu Flower Patent Leather Ballerinas @ Mytheresa.com | 3. Lanvin Happy Mini Pop Bag @ Barneys

Jan 25, 2011

Harvey Nichols Style Forecasting

Harvey Nichols' selections for Spring are stunning. I love the pinks, peaches, reds and dove grays, they're so delicate without being over-the-top girlie.
1. Alexander McQueen Washed Pink Leather Biker Jacket | 2. Issa Side Gathered Silk Dress | 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal Zip Clutch | 4. Juicy Couture Deco Glam Baguette Ring | 5. Chloe Chain Flower Ballerina

Smitten With Gray

I found these slate gray outfits on Smittennyc.com, I think they successfully convey sexy and easy-going at the same time, which is quite a feat, with such a restrictive palette.

Boogie Down Tuesday | Crazy In Love

I thought yesterday was Tuesday. Sorry about that, Jayz and Beyonce shake it up in the real Boogie Down Tuesday! Check out the rooftop photo shoot.

Jan 24, 2011

Graphic Ties

Spring wish list item #1: A loose and graphic-heavy silk blouse.
1. A.P.C. Printed Gauze Blouse @ Lagarconne.com | 2. Tucker Printed Silk-Satin Blouse @ Netaporter.com | 3. Carven Graphic-Print Silk Blouse @ Theoutnet.com | 4. Adam Printed Silk-Chiffon Blouse @ Theoutnet.com

Boogie Down Monday | Well, Well, Well

Duffy shimmys her Bardot bod down cobblestone streets. Oh yeah!

Madewll Spring 2011

The Spring 2011 Madewell line rolls out crisp shorts, cropped trousers and cool jackets. Love the Piccadilly Circus combo with the patterned pants and split pea hued jacket, may need to do my own take on it for my vacation in February.

Jan 23, 2011

Knit Wits

The Roboty Ręczne knitwear team is all about freestyle design. That definitely explains the yarn cuff. 

Hasbeens on the Cheap

Well. Well. Well. This is an interesting development. H&M partners with Swedish Hasbeens on a trio of clogs for Spring. Look for them in April. I got my eye on the red ones.

Jan 22, 2011

Closet Envy | Long Time Coming

Finally, someone has devoted an entire website to peeking into the closets of internationally influential cultural forecasters and documenting the contents, The Coveteur. One of their first guinea pigs is Mona Sharf, director of communications & celebrity for Theory - Helmut Lang. Her collections and inspirations are well beyond drool-worthy.

Perfect Little Ballet Flat

I am finally back from New York, it was a crazy busy trip, but thankfully I did get a chance to shop. And while in the SoHo I stumbled across the most adorable little flats by Bloch. Now here's the big question, do I need another pair of black flats? Hmmmm, internal struggle.

Jan 20, 2011

Water Every Where...

...but not a drop to drink. I have had a busy 3 days in Manhattan and I have had no time to post. Today, I was at a commercial shoot in the middle of the fashion district and yet the only interaction I had with fashion is the hour I spent at Barney's Coop yesterday where I saw this delightfully pointy number.
3.1 Phillip Lim Berry Wristlet @ Barneys.com

Jan 18, 2011

TSE Pre-Fall 2011

Structured and austere, that sounds like a slam but this is written with complete adoration. I love order and TSE's showing for pre-fall 2011 has such calculated subtlety and wearability. They take working women into consideration and I appreciate that.

New York State of Mind

Leaving for NYC this morning. I am very excited to be back in the fashion capitol of the world, it's been too long old friend, MWAH. I hope to steal a few minutes and hit up Zara, Castor and Pollux, Mick Margo and Barneys.
Silver-and-enamel necklace @ Solange Azagury-Partridge

Jan 17, 2011

Lavender Gaze

I am so happy to see lilac make a comeback in eyeshadow. So, many hues to pick from. I'm going to have to pick up a couple... that's right more than one.

Jan 16, 2011

Golden Globe Stunner

So far, my favorite dress on the red carpet at the Golden Globes is Olivia Wilde's strapless coffee brown Marchesa ballgown. Stunning! 
Photo Credit: HFPA

Jan 15, 2011

No Place Like Home...

...especially when you're wearing a fire-engine red Mary Jane. Mr. Blahnik, your Campy heels really loves the ladies.

Kors' Sweet Tooth

Michael Kors' Kingsbury Totes come in so many candy coated colors. The orange and green are to die for!
MICHAEL Michael Kors Kingsbury Medium Tote @ Michaelkors.com

Jan 14, 2011

Flower Bombed

Remember Samantha's flower ring in SATC the movie, for me it was one of the highlights of the film. Well, that and the scene with Carrie and Big in the street on their wedding day, Charlotte's face after their confrontation, whoa. Anyway, I found this shiny white enamel flower ring on Forzieri.com and I think it is lovely, it really reminds me of Sam.
Rosato Iris Diamond White Flower Sterling Silver Ring @ Forzieri.com

Hair Envy

Kate Lanphear, Elle's style director, has the most amazing, edgy, punky hair, in fact she was the inspiration for my last haircut. Although, I was a little too chicken to take it as short as she does. But I have another hair appointment tomorrow and I plan to take the plunge. So excited!

Jan 13, 2011

Traveling in Style

Are you kidding me, this traveling vanity is beyond posh. You don't even want to know what the Marie Galante make up trunk costs. Just follow my lead and stare at it longingly.

Oh, Marvellous Milly

I don't know if it was intentional, but Milly's Spring collection gives a little wink and nod to Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe in Roman Holiday. So refined and ladylike. Sigh.

Flirty Skirt

Oh Joy! featured this skirt and the minute I saw it I had to know more. Well, lo and behold the designer only sells this skirt at boutiques in Minnesota, so attention all Midwestern divas the whimsical Flynn Skirt by Anne M Cramer can be yours. Imagine a bride-to-be wearing one to her rehearsal dinner, how divine!

Jan 12, 2011

Parisian Style on a Budget

Letrainbleu.com is having a humongous online sale... lucky us. Easy going cuts with high fashion flair. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Take a Chance

Julia Leach, founder and Creative Director of Chance, is giving Saint-James and Petit Bateau a run for their money. Don't you just love how a high quality long sleeved striped tee can transform a wardrobe?

Emmanuelle Alt | One Powerful Lady

Emmanuelle Alt, newly appointed editor-in-chief for Vogue Paris, has a personal style that embodies androgynous French cool. This woman can work a fitted jacket like no other.
photos: jakandjil.com

Jan 11, 2011

Botkier Beauty

The Botkier 'Venice' Satchel is so luscious... that purple is just dripping with flavor and I bet that leather is beyond soft. I want this bag so bad it hurts.

Calling All Bad Girls

Are you a secret tough girl? If you nodded yes then you need to strap on some studs to show the world you can't be messed with. It's a stylish way to tell your foes to, "Back Off".
1. Flutter by Jill Golden Felix @ Gargyle.com | 2. Nicky Hilton Sterling Silver Spike Stud Earrings @  Amazon.com | 3. Christian Louboutin Lucifer Spike Bow Pump @ Bergdorfgoodman.com

Boogie Down Tuesday | Veruca Salt

Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt rip it up with Volcano Girls. Turn this one up!

Jan 10, 2011

Girls' Weekend | LND

A dear friend of mine is looking for the perfect black dress for our girls' weekend in Las Vegas. Voilà, I think I've found that perfect dress, albeit Navy. The cut is so flattering, plus I think she could totally get away with wearing a head wrap! Just think about it Mrs. M, I implore you!
Mya Wrap Dress in Navy DVF.com

Mulberry's in Full Bloom

What's in a Name?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". I have a coworker who expressed utter delight at the thought of getting Chanel's Rose Insolent nail polish. I have to agree with her that Rose Insolent is worth cries of delight, but I also like the softer, subtler Jade Rose. Which one should I get for Spring? I hate tough decisions.
 Rose Insolent | Jade Rose

Jan 8, 2011

Gone (Ice) Fishing

Brrrrr... I will be ice fishing this weekend, my first and most likely last time. But in the spirit of trying everything once (well, almost everything), I promised my husband I would give it a whirl. So, for the next 2 days Incandescent Matter will be on vacation. Look for my next post on Monday morning.

Jan 7, 2011

Sail Away

I heart you Sailor sweater from J.Crew.

Supersized Gold

Gorgeous gold cuffs that will dominate your arm. The raw look of #1 and the nod to Gustav Klimt in #4 makes these cuffs true conversation pieces.
1. Gold Solid Molten Cuff by Alexis Bittar @ Charmandchain.com | 2. Heidi Klein Brushed Gold Cuff @ Matchesfashion.com | 3. Twirl Bow Cuff @ Katespade.com | 4. Gold Extra Large Klimt Cuff @ Alexisbittar.com

Little Black Flats

I just bought some Marc Fisher black flats with the cutest metal studded bow. I couldn't find a picture of them online for show and share, but I found some other great versions of this chic little shoe.
1. Zoomer @ Ninewest.com | 2. Floppy Bow Flat Black Suede @ Mulberry.com | 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Embellished Leather Ballerina Flats @ Net-a-porter.com | 4. BLOCH BL469 Black Shoes coggles.com | 5. Fendi Studded Ballet Flat @ Barneys.com