Anna Scholz…what are you doing to me? You’re so fabulous and these latest images from her Hippie Chick collection from Anna Scholz Black Label Spring/Summer 2012 only prove it. I’m dying over here! I’ve always loved her use of prints with a feminine touch. And this collection is a perfect example of that.
Hippie Chick is “down-to-earth girliness with a sophisticated twist.” I agree. You will find maxi dresses and tunics in colors and prints for almost everyone. I will admit I’ve only owned one of her maxi dresses, but it’s so amazingly…amazing…that I just might have to splurge and grab something from this latest collection. Take a look for yourselves…what do you think? I can’t decide which one I want…
Oh Rachel Pally…you just don’t know what you’re doing to me. I’m sitting here waiting until I hear those magic words “Sample Sale.” Then I can head over and grab one of you creations below from your White Label. You’re warehouse is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. I love living in L.A.
If you don’t know, the Rachel Pally’s White Label is made exclusively for sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X. But, beware these sizes “can” be a little generous. I think that’s because her designs are meant to be chic and comfy at the same time. Imagine that…looking fab and feeling fab at the same time! And what I love about them is how wonderful the material feels on your skin. Yummy!
Take look below at some of my White Label favorites! I’m especially loving the Misha Dress!!
I am in LOVE with the Anna Scholz ‘White Label Collection’ Autumn/Winter 2011 look book. The backdrop is Montefiascone, Italy. It’s sooooo romantic! Shot by designer Anna Scholz’ brother Jonas, this look book is very reminiscent of Sofia Loren. I’ve been to Italy and this makes me want to go back! Oh and her designs are gorgeous as always.
Stylist Rachel Zoe not only dresses the hottest celebrities out there, but she also has her own collection. I’ve see her designs before, but I came across a few of her accessories yesterday and thought…”hmmm those are pretty cute.” Nothing to holler about, but great basics.
Then I looked at the price points for her shoes and handbags. They start at $295 and up. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think her pieces are a little overpriced. I love her unique personality, but that’s not really reflected in her collection. Unless, she was purposely trying to mimic all the bags and shoes she’s bought over the years. Some of them do have a vintage touch.
I want to know what you think.
Would you buy at these prices because your genuinely like her designs and because of her “celebrity” status?
Tory Burch has always caught my eye, especially with that logo! I’m sorry, I’m not normally about logos, but I can’t help but look when I see someone wearing one of her pieces. Especially if it’s an accessory.
I have featured Tory in one of my first Style & Designer pieces here.
I was doing some research last night for the next issue of Plus Model Magazine and I couldn’t help but fall in love every time I saw one of her handbags. So, today I went looking for a few pieces and found these.
She’s keeps everything so classic and clean. Something I really appreciate when it comes to accessories. I would take everything here, because I can’t choose just one.
Although, the boots are kind of calling my name.
What would you rather wear, the flats or the boots?
Via the blog, All the way up here, here is a sneak peek at the Missoni for Target look book! These are just a few of the items that caught my eye. There’s a little discussion going around asking what sizes they will go up to. Hopefully, an XXL! that way I can squeeze myself into something here.
According to the blog, there will be more than 400 pieces. This includes luggage, home, children’s, men’s, swimsuit, and a really cute bike!! I can’t wait to see them all, especially this first chocolate sweater/poncho. Delish!
The collection will launch at Target on September 13th.
What is a true fashionista? We all have our own definitions, but one word I always come to is “unlimited.” A true fashionista has no fashion limits. She will try on anything, regardless of the what the label says. “What? The label say’s it’s a large? So, what! I like it and I’m going to see if it fits.” Actually I know a few who don’t even look at sizes.
I thought of this yesterday, as I was shopping of course.
If you haven’t met my friend Ivory of the blog Ivory Jinelle, then you’re missing out. Not only is she a true fashionista, but she’s an awesome person to go shopping with (You’ll be seeing her a lot more around here). I love her outlook on fashion and her passion for not fitting the mold.
She’s one of the first curvy ladies, I met that didn’t “stay inside the lines.” When we go shopping, she goes straight to the ‘straight sizes.’ No pun intended. I’m always like…”Hey, the plus section is over here.”
Today, because of her and a few other curvy fashion inspirations online, I do not fear walking into the “straight sizes.” Actually it’s more of a personal challenge for me. As some of you might have read, for a long time, I was intimidated to walk into “straight size” stores or departments. Not anymore and for that I thank you…true fashionistas.
Here are a few straight size lines/brands that I’ve found. Make sure you try them on, some of their pieces are hit or miss. And remember I’m a size XXL or 16/18.
I’m on an official mission to find out who designer Manon Baptiste is. Do you know?
I think he/she might be a French designer. I’m on Navabi.us and I’ve noticed a lot of this designer’s pieces are sold out. And I can’t for the life of me, find any more information about this designer on the internet. It’s driving me crazy. LOL. Sorry, I’m anal like that.
These are my two favorite pieces and for designer fashion, the prices aren’t too bad. I am loving how these just hug the natural curves of the body. Don’t you just love that?
The first dress also comes in white and would have been perfect for the Full Figured Fashion Week “White on White” Sunset Cruise! Why are all the good dresses gone?
OK, back to the craziness. I’ve already emailed Navabi for more info on this designer, but if any of you out there know, please share with me. Pretty please?
For those of you who don’t know, Navabi sells “designer fashions in plus sizes.” You can find Anna Scholz, Elena Miro, Roberto Cavalli, and more.
Yes, that’s right…designer fashions in plus sizes! You can thank me later.
“Partnering with a well-established footwear and accessories business such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to live out my life-long dream of designing on a larger scale. I was able to take one of my favorite patterns and create a collection that captures both my design aesthetic and the spirit of the Nine West brand.” -Sophie Theallet
Avant Garde designer Giles Deacon’s collection is slated for fall 2011. The British designer will debut the “Giles Deacon for Nine West” collection and will be “cutting-edge in its incorporation of technology in a fashion-forward way.”
As I write this, the snow has already begun to fall in the Northeast. Brrrr…I love the snow, but what I’ve heard about this storm is not appealing. So, what does any fashionista do in the snow? Put on fabulous snow boots of course! As a California girl, I’ve never owned a pair of snow boots. The closest I’ve gotten to any cold weather boots are my trusty Uggs. Sad, I know.
If I had to choose a free pair, I’d definitely take these
I think I’m going on a designer binge after checking out Milan Fashion Week. It’s all I can think about and sometimes that’s not such a good thing for a girl like me on a budget. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to look and save money for a much needed pair of designer sunglasses. I’m just sayin’! I’m still looking for the perfect pair.
While I’m at it, let’s take a look at a
Sometimes, this bargainista likes to buy designer items because of their quality. Ok, this is getting dangerous. I’m outta here!
Day 1 of New York Fashion week has come and gone. I saw a lot of mixing of prints, clean lines, military inspired looks, romantic pieces and bare midriffs? Really? Bare midriffs? Oh well. Here are a “few” of the Spring 2011 pieces I liked. I’m not a professionally paid fashion critic but, I really had to look hard for these! Hopefully, day 2 will be more inspiring.