Monday, February 27, 2012


Model Ming Xi stars in a creepy Hitchcock-inspired editorial for the Vogue China March 2012 issue. ‘Hitchcock Beauty’ pictures Ming in a variety of looks that recall some of Hitchcock’s women most famous style choices, like the silk scarf worn in the spirit of Grace Kelly, a beige trench coat and an eerie black cat.

The editorial was shot for the March 2012 issue by photographer Terry Gates and styled by fashion editor ,, and showcases ‘50s femme fatale looks with a serious film noir feel, helped by the damp, dimly-lit and foggy scene of the shoot. The refined looks that Ming Xi wears are some of spring’s most refined and glamorous dresses and accessories.

The Vogue China March 2012 cover features supermodels Natasha Poly and Isabeli Fontana in pretty pastel Prada, which was shot by the legendary Inez and Vinoodh.

References: models and thingsilike-rotex.blogspot

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring into Summer 2012

Spring Summer Bag Buys

I love that bright colors are trending. I also adore that prints are staying around for another season.  Consider bright ethic patterns with attention to detail a way to spark up a simple timeless style.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Making a Statement without Words

36.00 dollars each. what?? This is so amazing. Handmade. These necklaces are beautiful, edgy, and ahead of the trend for the right price!

"This southwest inspired necklace is made with an assortment of natural and hand dyed porcupine quills in grey, bright lime and ivory. It's completed with a strip of reclaimed black leather and rests on a 26" gunmetal chain with matching toggle clasp. Chain can be made shorter or longer upon request. Measurement from leather to longest quill is approx. 2" and width is 1 1/4".
"Each necklace is a unique one of a kind piece, porcupine quills can vary slightly in width and length."

Raw Earth Studio



The March 2012 issue of W magazine features a series of Kate Moss by Steven Klein. The shoot is a juxtaposition of stark iconic good and ghostly endearing evil. The light and dark is ambiguous and deeply troubling.

The series features such props and spiders, stuffed rouge swans and an accompaniment of religious imagery. Controversially, both the light and dark personalities of Moss tout god-praising props. One photograph in particular portrays Moss as a nun, wearing a habit; however, there is a satanic red light splashed on her face, emphasized by a sweaty sheen. The look is piercing and fear-inducing.

The artistic concept is complex and multi-layered. The grim reality of both side is portrayed masterfully. Each photograph is engaging, with varied levels of texture and heavy contrast in both color and lighting.

References: wmagazine and hautemacabre

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012


"These Miu Miu Fashion Week bags have been designed in order to celebrate, on an even grander scale, a whole week’s worth of high style and glam. The collection is ladylike and playful, showcasing the signature style of this iconic fashion house.

The collection consists of 46 different handbags with a total of 17 different materials used for each one. Featuring luxury materials like ostrich and crocodile, the Miu Miu Fashion Week bags will make you feel like you’re walking the runway wherever you may be going. The bags also come with ID cards to make you feel like a princess traveling the world.

The bags will be available at the company’s stores in New York, Milan, London and Paris to celebrate the opening of each city’s fashion week."

References: miumiu and graziadaily

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Americana Manhasset Spring 2012 Lookbook

 ""This bright and punchy photo set is the new Americana Manhasset Spring 2012 lookbook, which features top model Karlie Kloss and Simon Nessman. The vibrant lookbook is full of fresh energy, featuring bold and bright hues spanning the rainbow and chic outfits with a retro twist.

The Americana Manhasset Spring 2012 lookbook features styling, photography and production by Laspata/DeCaro, and it offers a kitschy and fun collection of images in which Kloss and Nessman make the perfect domestic couple—one who owns a 1959 Ford Galazy Skyliner and goes on dates at the local drive-thru diner.

According to Charles DeCaro, the brand simply didn’t want to be subtle this season, but instead run with a ‘50s theme “in a big, fun way, with a ton of kitschy props and a wink and a smile.”"
Published: Feb 10, 12 • References: americanamanhasset and sassisamblog
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Over Indulging with Rings and Bangles

 I have a new Fashion Obsession. Naturally I am the kinda girl that sticks her her same jewelry routine. Wearing the same pinkie ring, diamond cluster, and one sterling silver cuff. When I came across a trend that make me think differently. Over Indulging with rings and bangles. I doubt that this is breaking fashion news. Trendsetters probably have been doing this so a long time, but I totally am loving it in every way. I put a small collection together of rings that I think would be amazing to achieve THE LOOK. Enjoy

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


"Retro styles and pastel hues have been truly dominating the fashion industry for the past few seasons, but the Hailey Clauson Vogue Australia photo shoot pulls off the look better than any fashion editorial has recently.

It’s hard to believe that the beautiful blonde model is only 16 years old, but Ms. Clauson has quickly become one of the top names in the modeling industry, although she has only been working for two years.

The fashion editorial is called ‘Viva, Las Vegas’ and was shot by photographer Nicole Bentley and styled by Vogue Australia’s fashion editor, Meg Gray.

Wearing designs by the likes of Acne, Mulberry, Marni, Karen Walker and House of Holland, the Hailey Clauson Vogue Australia photo shoot is a look at a stunning, retro-chic road trip.
Published: Feb 6, 12 • References: anneofcarversville and fashnberry"

Souzan Michael
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shopping with Simple Style

Get Caught on camera for the right reasons, not the wrong .... Simple style for picking up a few things at the Walmart. 

Trips to walmart

Walmart Survival Style

We all have seen it. The Walmart style offenders. So I put together a super simple collection of items to help you navigate wally world while looking fabulous, I tried to keep all items interchangeable and under $50 bucks a piece. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Creating Downton Abbey Class

Downton Abbey

If you follow my twitter feed you probably already know that 9 pm est I am tuning into Downton Abbey. The style that I share here is a touch of decadence from season one and simpleness from season two. If you plan on invoking Mary Crawley you must remember to add a long necklace to your outfit. I mean what else would you fiddle with while drooling over cousin Mathew??

Downton Abbey Style



M.I.A "Bad Girls" Style

A few screen Shots from M.I.A.'s new single "Bad Girls", produced by Danja. "Bad Girls" is out NOW. I already downloaded it from i tunes and watched the video online a zillion times.

One thing is for sure MIA is original, innovative and inspiring. I love the fact that she stays true to her own style and works it. The video is beyond brilliant and I am so excited to see something fresh and authentic.