Peace, Love and Happiness

January 30, 2009

So I’ve been thinking about occasionally adding a look book on here for how to physically match up some of the seasons hottest looks and today I actually decided to do it! So without further adieu- here is Muse’s version of the hippy look for Spring ’09. outfit3

The first one is uber casual. Toss on some aviators and you’re ready to go shop it up for Summers cutest looks. This is also probably the most “far out” of them all as it not only channels the hippies but it also channels in some old school denim and the elusive 2008 vest trend. Plus, who doesn’t love moccasins? I do think to keep the outfit very 2009, a large bag that says “statement” without screaming it (no bright colors, absolutely no patterns) will work.

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This outfit is probably most me. I would throw on my big ole bug eye glasses and hit up Georgetown for lunch with the girlies. Very Boho but safely. I’m absolutely obsessed with gladiator sandals and while I like the flat pair Clergerie is calling my name about the wedges. Man I love wedges. However you decide to dress it up this outfit is about accessories. Bangles, Pendants, BIG belts, and shiny “look at me bags” are what brings spice to the outfit. And yes, the white skinny jeans are a must. One it’s spring and it’s time to bring the white out (please forget that white is for summer only old time rule) and the skinny jean allows you to show off the pretty first pedicure of spring.

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Finally for those who are a bit dressier, I’ve included a cute and very sexy option of the minidress (you can also substitute a longer dress- billabong has a really cute off the shoulder dress). This dress due to it’s length looks so much more bohemian with calf length or thigh length (if you’re really trying to sex it up) boots instead of your normal short boot which might take you over to a nother side of sexy… bedroom sexy only. A small belt helps you to reign the dress in to emphasize your curves (or lack thereof if that’s your thing) but a big belt will make the dress look even smaller so try and go for small braided or studded ones. Finally, if you do a sharp boot do a sharp bag also to contrast with the style so you are so hippy dippy.

I hope you’re feeling the mood man, cuz fashion around here just got a lil bit sweeter…

til next time- grosses bises.

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Magazine P(l)aythings…

January 24, 2009

So I’m going to doublepost today to make up for my many months of abscence…

It’s Ad Season!

One of the best parts of buying Vogue is not the editorials but rather the pages upon pages upon pages of beautiful ads teasing this little Muse with purses, sweaters, shoes, dress, jewelry… Seasonal ads are like the Picassos of the advertising world and the Mona Lisa’s of magazine pages. Without further adieu- Muses favorites…

Gucci- Winter ’09

In addition to the hippie style that I am SO feeling for the spring (peasant dresses and knee high gladiators anyone?), I like the creepy doll like poses and most importantly I like the fur. She looks like a Russian Heiress and they are just so darn glamorous.

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Gucci- Spring ’09

At this very moment I am refusing to buy food in hopes that I can afford the purple dress and the killer stilettos. Well I’ll buy dog food for Jaasper but the spending stops there…

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Alberta Ferretti got me with the cool girls in the bar ad… Everybody loves a fly girl with a drink in her hand. Especially if she she bought it herself.

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STOP THE PRESSES. Not only do I love the “peepshow” tone of this photo but that dress needs to be plastered onto my body with the Gucci heels (see above) and onto some fabulous party. Like Yesterday.

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I’m not really a Missoni girl but… School Pictures! Genius!

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Prada has done it again. Not only do I want nearly everything in these ads but they make me want to study ad-chitecture because these are fabulous. And then more fabulous.

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Finally Roberto Cavalli has managed to combine my love for the 1950’s as well as my favorite actress Marilyn Monroe. Many Cheers Cavalli. You win my best of Spring ’09.

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Uber gorgeous fashion model Chanel Iman is making waves in the modeling world with her frank discussion about not only the lack of African American models in couture but even the lack of minority models also.

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Iman remarks It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models…” Muse says – Phooey. There are some beauitful minority LEGENDS who know how to work the clothes so that they show off the designers creations. And let’s just be real, the fashion shows are not just about clothes anymore- models run the scene. My final note before I illustrate my point is that if you’re worried about the model upstaging your clothes- ur doing something quite wrong.

African/Carribean/Black/African American Models:

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Naomi                                                    Alek                                                   Iman

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Jourdan                                           Tyra                                                           Liya (my fav)

Hispanic Models:

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Arlenis                                                Daniela                                         Sessilee

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Cecilia                                                Camila                                           Bruna

Indian/Asian

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Carol                                                               Kangana                                             Lakshmi

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Du Juan                                                   Han Jin                                                Mo Wandan

And these are just a selection…. so no Arak Yeramyan, there are more minority models to choose from. You just don’t care to take the time to look!