ON TREND: TASSELS

Mara Hoffman ss 2014

Mara Hoffman ss 2014

Tassels are all the rage this spring, with big designer names like Valentino, Proenza Schouler and Dries van Noten getting on board the proverbial bandwagon with lust-worthy handbags and clutches, while Van Noten and Marc Jacobs included tassels in their ready-to-wear collections. You may think tassels are the domain of earnest spinsters with antiquated taste, but the fashion powers-that-be beg to differ. And who are we to argue, when they look that good on a clutch or a pair of Manolo’s?

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DESIGN CRUSH: MARY MCDONALD

maryMary McDonald is the LA based, award winning designer, whom you may recognize from the hit reality series “Million Dollar Decorators”. With her flair for design, her exuberant style and outspoken nature, Mary was a TV natural and according to some sources, the inspiration for the character Karen on the long running TV series Will and Grace. Continue reading

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HUE DU JOUR: ORANGE AND BLUE

via Inga Roberts

via Inga Roberts

Have you ever tried the color combination orange and blue (preferably a dark, moody blue)? It’s a wonderful, less saccharine alternative to the all-time preppy favorite pink and green, and it’s perfect for spring. Whether in the home or out on the town, this color combo is fresh and youthful and surprisingly chic. But in case you’re not convinced, I’ll let the pictures do the talking! Continue reading

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SHOE FETISH

ZaraI have recently become the proud owner of the most awesome pair of heels. THANK YOU ZARA!!!!! From the ankles down I now feel hot hot hot! These babies are gonna get a lot of mileage, I promise you that. These are like the Alaia’s I have always dreamed of owning but never got round to purchasing. It was always a question of  price versus practicality for me. Continue reading

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TOP OF THE CROP

source: Elle Magazine

source: Elle Magazine

It might not have escaped your attention that cropped tops are all the rage this season. If you are anything like me, the thought of baring your midriff will cause you to break out into hives. After having borne a couple of children, my stomach isn’t what it used to be but I think I have found a way to incorporate this trend without scaring anyone! Just check out Jessica Alba’s more covered up approach below. Continue reading

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