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Burberry Prorsum: Runway to Reality

There’s no doubt that fall marks the new year in the fashion calendar. That being said my absolute favorite fall investment is a killer piece of outerwear. And this season you don’t have to break the bank to make a statement.

With so many options to choose from—a classic camel coat, military-inspired pea, faux fur vest or metallic trench—who other to turn to than Chris Bailey of Burberry Prorsum for spot-on outerwear perfection. For fall Burberry featured the most incredible pieces (top three across) and what I think makes them so desirable is that they’re all “wear-anywhere-with-anything”!  Whether you’re rocking your go-to skinnies, heading to a business meeting or off to a party in your black mini dress, you can wear the same piece of outerwear. The versatility of these pieces allow them to look polished or perhaps hipster, day or night, and the list goes on… But back to reality, all of our garb can’t be straight off the runway. So, I did a little digging and found great alternatives to those amazing statements at a fraction of the price.

Love the Burberry Prorsum navy, double-breasted, military coat with that fabulous fit and gold button detail? Try the Marc by Marc Jacobs Gemini Melton or Milly Bastille coat. If you prefer the more rugged look of Prorsum’s shearling aviator with an oversized funnel collar, then fake it with Aqua’s faux-shearling motorcycle or Plastic Island’s Stonehenge. And, as if you could resist the teddy-bear look and over-sized proportions of that final look on the far right. No worries, both  Alex + Olivia’s metallic faux and Cynthia Steffe’s Eliza do the same trick.  Of course, we’d all like to spend the big bucks; however, we need to decide which investments are worth it. Remember: Don’t empty your pockets on a piece you won’t wear a million times over ;)

Xo,

Kristin

Shady Lady

With the sun blazing from LA to NY, this girl needs some runway inspiration before I melt away in my boring white tank. Season after season Giambattista Valli never ceases to amaze me. I couldn’t help but ogle over his 2010 collection and share with you two “shady lady” images that scream glamorous summer!  Whether it’s a day-time mini, chic-evening frock, a look inspired by the Roaring Twenties or a throwback to the ‘50s, I want every piece in my wardrobe now (hey, this fashion, savvy-twenty something can dream, right?)

Black and green being two of my favorite colors mixed with fringed mini skirts… forget it, I’ve died and gone to fashion heaven! Unfortunately, these goodies will not be hanging in my closest anytime soon. However, I can replicate some of these leggy catwalkers’ style .

For starters, these jumbo mirrored lenses instantly remind me of Johnny Depp in Willy Wonka & I love it! They are timeless (I swear my Grandma once wore these), chic and unquestionably sexy . I found the perfect pair of Chloe Myrte’s to achieve all of the above.

Now, I wouldn’t be a tartelette if I didn’t notice that  stunning neon pout. The bold hue is both red and coral. I hit the beauty lottery by swiping on 1 base coat of LipSurgence™ lip stain  in joy (a perfect peach) and 1 top coat in lust (brilliant red)! I love both colors alone, but why not give it a twist by layering? It’s the perfect lip product for pop colors because they require no liner and are juicy, but not too glossy that the color might bleed. This creative boost of color completes the entire look. I hope this inspires you to step out of your style box and have fun with your fashion before the summer is over.

xo,

Kristin

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Backstage with tarte at Lela Rose

Early Sunday morning under the tents at Bryant Park, you could say the tarte team felt more in outer space than midtown Manhattan. OK maybe that’s a bit extreme, but Lela Rose was inspired by the textures and depths of the universe and her Fall 2010 collection speaks to that notion of nighttime skies and lunar moons. The tarte artistry team along with celebrity makeup artist lead, Tina Turnbow had the privilege to create the beauty look that complimented the ‘constellation like’ lineup.  Tina created a muted, matte & cloudy complexion using tarte’s smooth operator tinted-moisturizer, provocateur pressed powder, blissful natural cheek stain & t-zone travel mattifying powder. But the focus was on the mysterious, moonlit eyes. Turnbow and team shaped depth with black, silver & graphite shadows using their eye-couture palettes; working from the outer corners in, they left no edges to the hazy look.  A balmy but muted pout, textured updo by Ted Gibson & sparkling nails by Debra Lippman completed the ethereal feel.  After two hours of backstage chaos & anticipation (might I add much-enjoyed chaos) the leggy beauties strutted the runway & “across the universe”.

Xo,

Kristin

Finally, My J.Crew Ponte Pants

The funny looking Jodhpur pant is all over this year’s runway and leggings have become a bit too …well, blah. At last, the perfect in-between that has it all, the J.Crew Jersey-knit (Ponte) pant. Then in good fashion, Vogue features this sleek black ankle pant and there it appears– the dreaded waiting list. I hopped online first thing in September (ordering 2 sizes to make sure at least 1 fit) and finally on the last day of November they arrived. It was well worth the wait they are everything I wanted them to be: slim, midweight, yoke details on the inside of the legs, and the perfect gold exposed-zipper up the back. They look amazing day or night, with a patent flat or a 4-inch pump. I wore mine out on the town with a hammered satin top, over-sized jewels, and killer heels. Their ease and versatility dub them this season’s must have staple!
-Kristin