i was seriously skeptical of the new designers who took over such an iconic design house as Valentino, especially after watching this. But this collaboration is new, youthful, and respectful of the Valentino culture and romantic aesthetic at the same time. I like the use of leather and chiffon together- a cool play on hard and soft. there is also a cool transparency thing going on with lace. and the shoes are stunning.

^^^ check out the crazy artistry of the heels in the video

valentino9my favorite…it looks like lace but it is made from leather.

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ruffles made from leather ^^^valentino5valentino6valentino7

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via style.com and youtube.com

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Karl Lagerfeld really knows how to put on a show!

at first i did not know how i felt about this collection, then i was mesmerized by it. its something about the contrast of both the colors and the patterns. and the head pieces i think are really pretty in an organic, disheveled way. enjoy

Dior’s Spring 2010 collection fascinated me… very inspired by film noir and transparency/lingerie. the hair and makeup is so stunning.

this collection is so beautiful, so romantic, so wearable. LOVE.

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loved his S/S 2010 show at NYFW.

very romantic clothes. very beautiful makeup.

spring 2010

a past season that i was in love with.

Spring 2010. BEAUTIFUL.

i remember loving the artistry of this eye-makeup at the Chanel Fall 2009 runway…they did these really cool white/black  appliques on the bottom lash line…. i have been experimenting in a more subtle way with a great white kajal eye pencil i got from Rimmel London (i like it a lot!), lining the inner corner of my eye and using a trick i learned from Kandee Johnson to make eyes look whiter, brighter, and bigger (I have notoriously bloodshot eyes that need extra precautions ha) by lining the bottom rim of your eye in the white pencil…it works!

via Allure, Kandee Johnson

i read  this article on W Magazine blog about a famous font guru, and I knew Keenan would love to learn about him!

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via W Magazine blog

http://www.wmagazine.com/w/blogs/editorsblog/2009/09/28/master-of-the-flea-market.htm

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via W Magazine blog

” The enigmatic Rei Kawakubo has come together with plenty of unusual partners, but her latest collaboration just might beat all. It’s with The Beatles. Comme des Garcons and Apple Corps Ltd. – the London-based company that manages the legacy and musical catalog of the British band – are teaming up to launch a new collection of bags under The Beatles/Comme des Garcons label, with the first styles slated to debut mid-November at Dover Street Market, Kawakubo’s multi-brand emporium in London, and Gyre in Tokyo, with additional distribution to follow. While details were scarce at press time, the deal with Apple Corps is a long-term one, and could see Kawakubo also design other items such as T-shirts.”

via WWDFashion

Love this idea for an intimate concert….a sunrise concert at Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Los Angeles….. they do movies in the cemetary too, and tons of people go…. i don’t think it may be as creepy as it sounds.

I love the blog Fashion Toast…. Rumi Neely is so cool. I love her street style…this blog is kind of like The Sartorialist, except she is in many of the street style photos. Her style is FREAKING cool, and she mixes high end with inexpensive pieces. Love these pictures from her blog…..

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Here is Rumi after BCBG….love her style!

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via fashiontoast.com

found out about these AWESOME concert posters/prints on Hello! Lucky’s blog (my favorite stationary company!) The website is called Poster Cabaret.  these are such cool/artistic posters of some of my fav bands. I love the really geometric ones, and the whimsical circus-inspired ones! checcccck it out.

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it’s a Beatle’s-rific day (well, actually day after). Beatles Rockband (so freakingggg funnnn!) and The Beatles Remastered CD boxsets came out.  Love them, love everything about them.

via nemsworld.com/beatles; rollingstone.com

I tried to find some pictures of girls with long hair that had pretty hair cuts. Rachel Bilson’s hair is always a longer length with piecey long layers. Her hair colors are always really pretty too (and lighter than your current hair color).  And i threw in some other pics of actresses with pretty brunette hair colors/cuts.

and i like ashley olsen’s hair cuts

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so…i am really starting to love the pin up look… liquid eyeliner for a winged cat eye, coral/red lip, bubblegum pink lips. i’ve been experimenting with new looks, and i like!

katy perry’s and zooey deschanel’s looks intrigue me.

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colors to get this look:

– Max Factor Ms. Understood, Max Factor Pin Up Pink, Nars Roman Holiday, Nars Schiap, MAC Girl About Town, NARS Funny Face, Maybeline Color Sensation Make Me Pink, Revlon Super Lusturous in Gentleman Love Pink

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Discovered Mandy Willard on Etsy. So vintage and cute! And sooo inexpensive!

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