Monthly Archives: December 2012

Valentino’s Rockstud Collection Spring 2013

Heels from Valentino’s Noir Rockstud capsule collection have solidified their place as the It Shoe of 2012, with everyone from celebrities, to fashion editors, to fashion bloggers sporting a pair. Since taking over for designer Valentino Garavani in October 2008, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have assumed responsibility as creative directors for the established […]

Luhrmann’s ‘Gatsby’

I was a bit disappointed to find that the Christmas Day release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby had been postponed to the spring of 2013. Not to say that Les Miserables and The Hobbit aren’t half bad alternatives… As with 1999’s Romeo+Juliet, Luhrmann melds a classic story with contemporary elements in a retelling that […]

The Rise of the Demi-Bob

Although 2012 may be classified as the year of the bangs (yet, are they ever out of style?), the latter half of the year saw a slew of bobbed cuts.  Stars such as Olivia Wilde, Julianne Hough, and blogger extraordinaire Elin Kling (above) took the plunge this year, with a slightly different take on the […]

Artists to Watch: Beck, Burg, and the Cinemagraph

I first spotted Jamie Beck’s work in her Cinemagraphs capturing 2011’s Spring Fashion Week, and later, in her photographs for the hair tutorials featured on top women’s lifestyle blog, Cup of Jo. Beck has the ability to capture simple, classic shots, many of which could easily be stills from cinema of the 1930’s. The theatricality […]

Achieve The Look: Natural Beauty

As much as I advocate the runway acting as the ultimate creative outlet for a designer, looks are easier to emulate when there’s little to no transition into real life wearability. This certainly applies to makeup, where a dramatic eye may not be office appropriate. The fall runways featured many natural looks that are easy […]

Holiday Beauty Trend: Bejeweled Hair

The holidays are an excuse to get extra dolled up, particularly when it comes to gold and glitter. Nail polish, accessories, and other small hints of sparkle are a great way to incorporate the trend, yet the fall runways provided inspiration for holiday worthy hair. Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte (above) set their collection’s […]

Tomboy Style

Style icons such as Diane Keaton, Katharine Hepburn, and Jane Birkin have epitomized the tomboy aesthetic, which found its niche starting around the 1930’s, yet has always remained in style. “Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion,” a library of sorts for the style phenomenon, was helmed by Lizzy Garret Mettler, a true tomboy herself, […]