I've been reading the adorable book "My Mom Style Icon" by Piper Weiss lately and with each picture and every story, I become more and more fascinated. I love old photos and to hear the back stories is an extra plus. As I pass each photo, I can't help but think, "My mom and grandma should totally be in this!" I had heard of this awesome blog a while back, but always forgot to submit so I figure now is as good a time as any to show the world my favorite style icons: two ladies I like to call Mom and Grandma.
My grandma, Lorenza, seemed to have an enviable collection of dresses. Read More
There’s a corner of vintage wonders called Billy’s Antiques where a friend of mine sells some amazing jewelry at amazing prices. I once took a street style photo of a girl who works there sometimes, Jasmin Rodriguez, and have kept up with her blog, Vintage Vandalizm, ever since. I love that her style sort of blends rockabilly, pin up, and classic vintage into a pretty modern look. She reminds me of an early Dita Von Teese in that way, but what I really admire about both ladies is the commitment to everyday style. Read More
There have been a lot of Marilyn Monroe inspired movies and/or photo shoots over the years with many celebrities trying and failing (cough*Lindsay Lohan*cough) to capture the complexity of Monroe, the girl and the movie star, but I have high hopes for "My Week With Marilyn." The film revolves around Monroe's first trip to Europe and a short affair with a production assistant named Colin Clark, who later wrote about the affair in a tell-all book that the film is based on. I'm a big fan of Michelle Williams and I think she was an unexpectedly amazing choice for this role. Read More
Frustrated at the lack of fashionable options for plus-size ladies, everyones favorite bridesmaid and one of the funniest SNL hosts in a long time (am I right?!), Melissa McCarthy, has decided to take matters into her own hands. “Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible," she said. "It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle. Read More
I know there hasn't been a blog of the week for a while now, but I'm hoping to get back on track to showcase some of my favorite blogs and fashionistas. I thought I'd start back up with one of my favorite bloggers, the always gorgeous Ashley of Fancy Fine. I recently had the pleasure of making her acquaintance at the Blogger Picnic during NYC Fashion Week and not only was she impeccably dressed, rocking a Laura Ashley original, but incredibly sweet as well. Read More