Tagged: Nicole Kidman

Things to Look Forward to in 2014

It’s officially New Years Eve! If you’re still looking for a last minute cocktail, party snack, or way to complete your look, please see my tips for NYE. But, if you’re all ready for the big night, I’ve got some more reasons to celebrate the New Year! Here are five things to look forward to in 2014!

Image courtesy of Popsugar

Image courtesy of Popsugar

The Golden Globe Awards (Sunday, January 12)

Image courtesy of GIRLS HBO

Image courtesy of GIRLS HBO

GIRLS Season 3 on HBO (Sunday, January 12)

Image courtesy of Flickr

Image courtesy of Flickr

New York Fashion Week showcasing Fall 2014 (Feb 6 – 14)

Image courtesy of IMDB

Image courtesy of IMDB

Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman (Friday, March 14)

Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Costume Institute’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (May 8 – August  10)

For more fashion to look forward to in 2014, see this article in Forbes!

Headlines You Should Know This Thursday

15 Best Online Stores

Official Logos

Official Logos

Fashion blogger Emma Werner of Fashion Hotbox names her “most affordable, trendy, unique, and overall BEST” desintations for shopping online. What are your go-to sites for online shopping? Some of my faves fell on her list, such as Nasty Gal, Shopbop, ASOS, and Urban Outfitters. See which e-tailers made the cut, and who knows, you might learn about a new online store or two! Read her post here.

Stacy London’s Picks

Assorted bracelets from Baublebar

Assorted bracelets from Baublebar

Stacy London has teamed up with Baublebar to create the ultimate holiday gift guide. When in doubt, gift a girl some jewels! London weighs in with her picks for best statement pieces, layered looks, and timeless classics. If you’re looking for a gift for your mom, your sister, or your girls this holiday season, this guide has got a look to please every uniquely styled lady in your life! I’m personally coveting the layered looks – so versatile!

P.S. Check out Baublebar’s blog, The Post, for the brand’s tribute to What Not to Wear, What NOT to Gift!

The 90’s Trend that Actually SHOULD Come Back

Cole Haan Chelsea Low Pump, $298

Cole Haan Chelsea Low Pump, $298

Many ladies would argue that I’m not a true fashionista for the following reason: I’m 5’2″ and refuse to wear a heel over 4 inches. I know you tall ladies are fuming at me for not taking advantage of the ability to wear 6-inch pumps and only be 5’8.” After years and years on pointe shoes back in my ballet days, I refuse to torture my feet any longer! So, it’s no wonder I’m rejoicing at this 90’s comeback: the court pump. And the heel height is (drum roll please…), 3.5 inches or less!

P.S. My philosophy is: you can have it all and never pay full price. See how much (or rather little) I snagged these pumps for from Rue La La. The deal is over now, but Cole Haan is a brand that recurs on many members only deal sites like Rue La La, so stay on the lookout!

At Auction

Mark Shaw Editioned Photograph-Lee Radziwill in Dior Coral Dress, 1960. © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com

Mark Shaw Editioned Photograph-Lee Radziwill in Dior Coral Dress, 1960. © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com

A collection of early Dior photographs from former photographer of the stars Mark Shaw  was recently revealed. Shaw is best known for his photography for Life magazine in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These intimate images are up for auction at 1st Dibs. These are a must-see!

Swoon-Worthy Campaigns

Banana Republic Holiday 2013

Banana Republic Holiday 2013

Tis the season for remarkable holiday and resort campaigns that make our wishlists runneth over. Popsugar has highlighted seven campaigns they find particularly swoon-worthy. Of their picks my personal fave is probably the Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Resort 2014 collection I featured on the blog a few weeks ago. However, I’m also loving the Banana Republic ad. If this doesn’t say classic holiday campaign, I don’t know what does! Check out the complete list here.

Tuesday’s Top Three

My Continued Fascination with Costume Design

This sketch, signed by Head, is for a costume to be worn by Jeanmaire in Anything Goes (1956). Courtesy of "Edith & Oscar: A Costume Exhibit" at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

This sketch, signed by Head, is for a costume worn by Jeanmaire in Anything Goes (1956). Courtesy of “Edith & Oscar: A Costume Exhibit” at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

You may have noticed the tribute to Edith Head on yesterday’s Google homepage. October 28th marked what would have been legendary costume designer’s 118th birthday.  While you may not be familiar with the designer herself, you may know some of her designs if you’re a fan of the classics, such as Samson and Delilah, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and White Christmas just to name of a few of the dozens upon dozens of iconic films she worked on. Head still holds the record for most Academy Awards received for her work in costume design, an impressive feat for an inspiring lady that paved the way in this industry. You may have read some of my other posts about the members of the costume design community that are still trying to make a name for themselves nearly 80 years after Head’s successes. I look forward to continuing to follow this industry and the strides women are making within it!

Bargain Fever

Bargain Fever by

Bargain Fever by Mark Ellwood, Penguin 2013

It’s no secret that I love a good deal, so it should come as no surprise that I can’t wait to get my hands on this book, Bargain Fever. In journalist Mark Ellwood’s new manual about how to shop the discounted world, he explores every facet of today’s bargain junkie from their genetic makeup to the extreme lengths they will go to for a good deal. In reading synopses and reviews of this manual, it eerily sounds like this is a book about me. However, it also sounds like I could learn a thing or two from this bargain manual. While I consider myself a pretty savvy shopper, I’ll never turn down new advice about snagging the best deal. Bargain Fever hit shelves earlier this month, so grab your copy now!

Nicole Kidman’s Newest Campaign

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo, Resort 2014

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo, Resort 2014

You may already be swooning over Nicole Kidman’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign for the iconic shoe label, Jimmy Choo. Now, it has been confirmed that Kidman has returned to the brand for their Resort 2014 collection. I may be a little biased because I’m a longtime Nicole Kidman fan, but the actress looks better than ever in the photos leaked for the 2014 ad. In the campaign, Kidman is channeling famed French actress, singer, and model Brigitte Bardot. Needless to say the collection elicits a distinctly sexy 1960’s vibe. In the photos, Kidman rocks an era appropriate beehive, creating a stark contrast to the edgy bob she sports in the Fall/Winter campaign this season. There’s also a must-see behind the scenes promotional video for the campaign that you can watch here!