Merry for Mulberry.

I feel so out of the loop, fashionistas! Lately, my life is being consumed by lesson plans and teaching 1st graders!  I have no time to write!

I can’t complain.  My 1st graders are fantastic, but my fashion ventures have taken a back seat!

So, alas!  I am finally posting again!  Have you seen the “Oh, my gosh! I want to scream”, fabulous Mulberry satchels?  They are to die for.  Gorgeous, versatile, and a definite staple in your wardrobe.

As you all know, I’m in college and on a very strict budget (like I really stick to it!). Lucky for me (and you!) Mulberry has teamed up with Target to create affordable satchels for all!

I have to say, they are really lovely!  Obviously if I had a choice, I would opt for Mulberry’s designs and skip the Target collaboration, but I’m not that wealthy (yet!).

I’ll leave it up to you, my fellow readers!  Can you spot the difference between Mulberry and Mulberry for Target?  Do you have a preference?  Let me know!

 

Mulberry, Spring/Summer 2011

Mulberry

Mulberry For Target

Mulberry for Target

Mulberry for Target (this one is my favorite!)

October 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. 1 comment.

Tough but sweet

It seems like Lauren Conrad, better known as “LC”, is just about everywhere these days.  If she’s not promoting her third installment in her L.A. Candy series, she’s promoting Lauren Conrad Style or filming her new reality show.  Not to mention her brand new clothing line—which will soon be revealed in her new show! Jeez.  I can’t keep up!

Since Lauren is bursting onto the pop culture seen once again (with big help from MTV), many magazines have used Lauren as a cover girl!

Lauren shows off a new mix for fall-  the tough leather jacket and boots, mixed with a flirty and feminine dress.  This photo was shot for Women’s Health.

“I like to wear a shrunken blazer or leather jacket with a formal dress. It updates the entire look, making it a bit different from the standard fare”, says Lauren.


+ Jacket: Joie ($698, Singer22.com)
+ Dress: Nanushka ($350, Beyond 7)
+ Boots: Steve Madden ($130, SteveMadden.com)
+ Necklace: Jennifer Fischer Jewelry
+ Bracelet: Archive

I am someone who can not pull of the whole “motorcycle, combat, I’m rough and tough look”.  It’s just not me.  Lauren’s mix of the tough and sweet shows fashionistas like me that I can pull off the combat trend.  Yeah! I’m happy!

October 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Get familiar: Colorblind.

Attention fashion darlings!  I get so excited when I see fresh, new talent!

Look no further than Colorblind, a brand new clothing company!  Straight out of Union, New Jersey, partners Jeff and Wilfredo have teamed up to give fashion lovers pop-culture inspired attire.

I, for one, love it!  The pop-culture commentary, printed t-shirts, and bright-colored sweatshirts can easily mix into your already fabulous wardrobe.  I was given the privelege to interview these talented designers:

Name

Colorblind Clothing Co.  (Jeffrey Perina, Wilfredo Ruiz)
Location
Union, New Jersey
Age

Wilfredo 21/Jeff 22

How long have you been creating/designing clothes?

Wilfredo actually started a clothing line about 2 years back called DKA (Dopest Kids Around) with a friend of his. During that same time Jeff actually started Colorblind with another one of his friends. Both of them flopped at that time (clearly).

What prompted you to start a clothing/design company?
Jeff has been making his own shirts for about 2 years now and always gaining compliments from them. Wilfredo saw how many people were asking him where he got his shirts so he decided to go to Jeff with the idea of making a clothing line and Jeff thought it was a great idea and we started it the next day.
How would you describe your style?

Our style is basically whatever we like and anything that gains attention.

Is this going to be your livelihood? Can you explain in more detail what you do for a living? How does this play into your style?

We want it to turn into our lives, hopefully. Jeff works at Nordstrom dressing people up everyday. Wilfredo is a professional photographer. The line’s shirts play the largest part into our styles because they’re all attention grabbing, eye catching, controversial shirts, and that’s what we feed off of.

What has inspired you/this company?
Our love for fashion and voicing our opinions on matters that very few people agree with.

 

What are your plans for producing and selling clothing?
The big plan is to keep up with the styles that are constantly changing. There is always going to be a large demographic of people who wear clothes that have a meaning behind them. You don’t really have that anymore with lines out today. Another thing is our marketing is all about the diversity of people we use to model our clothes. We believe that the marketing aspect is the most important part to a clothing line and it’s something a lot of companies are lacking today.
Where do you see this company in 5 years?

In 5 years, we hope to have at least one full line store and a set name established for ourselves. We want Colorblind to be a household name. We just got to have faith. (Maybe, start making baby/kids clothes!)

We want to add an estimated release date for everybody to actually start ordering and purchasing the clothes. It should be around the first quarter of 2011.

We’re also planning a HUGE release party for Colorblind where we’ll be handing out goodie bags and a free limited edition shirt for the event. Our main priority right now is just getting the word out and getting feedback on the concepts we put out.

KS

All photos courtesy of


 

October 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Psychedelic glamour.

I know this a little delayed! School has been beyond hectic–student teaching, working, lesson planning!  I can’t forget about my fashion!  Sorry darlings!

I loved all the looks from Fashion Week last month.  A lot of designers paid tribute to classic 70’s psychedelic glamour.  No designer did this better than Marc Jacobs.

This season showed beautiful silohuettes, silk, and tailored ensembles–everything a woman needs in RTW and Spring/Summer 2011.  I love the color palette and the high-heels stiletto shoes!  Kudos to Marc!

October 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

You couldn’t get this for six quarters.

But I did!   Oh my gosh my fashion darlings.  I had a serious fashion moment this afternoon. Cue Rachel Zoe’s “I died” here. 

I went to get some lunch today with a friend and while I was waiting for my lunch to be ready, I hopped next door to the local thrift store. Oh, that rhymed.  The thrift store benefits a local hospital here in NJ, so I was hoping to find something nice to buy for myself.

As I was meandering around with no particular item in mind, I found the bag.  Marked for $3.00 was a fabulous black Chanel satchel bag.   I squealed– in public.

I’m fully aware that it is a knockoff and I would never try to advertise it any other way…but it’s still ridiculously cute.  I brought it to the register where the nice elderly woman informed me that all bags are half off today. Really? I paid $1.50. Just pinch me.  I think I may have blacked out for a moment!

I kindly let her know that this bag cost less than my lunch today.  I thanked her and then she said, “It looks like you needed a new bag anyway”.  She was insulting my vintage pink crocidle clutch.  ( I will use it until it falls apart in my hand—I love it too much!) Her snide comment could not damper the fashion high I have been on since about noon this afternoon.  I purchased a purse with the spare change in my wallet.  I think that is the ultimate score.

Swoon! 

  

October 6, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Such a lady.

Santana of Glee put it best:

Well, congratulations. Normally you dress like a fantasy of a perverted Japanese business man with a very dark specific fetish but I actually dig this look. Yay.

For those of you who aren’t obsessed with Glee–The above line refers to Lea Michele’s character, Rachel Berry.  Her vocal talent is impressive, but her wardrobe lacks, to say the least.

Lea Michele shows fans that the only thing she and “Rachel” have in common is their vocal talent.  Lea looks absolutely stunning in the new issue of Marie Claire UK.

I was surprised to see a little nip slip..but hey, if you got it flaunt it! She looks fabulous!

October 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.