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Monday, June 23, 2014

MAJOR GIRL CRUSH...OLIVIA PALERMO

Hello Dahhhlings,

There are a few people who I just watch to see what they wear..Victoria Beckham, Marion Cotillard (rarely seen in anything other than Dior) Yasmin Sewell Ciara.  Just to name a few However, I just adore Olivia Palermo's style....so put together - yet looks so effortless.  It's what we all strive for right?  Oh...."this old thing?" "I just grabbed the first thing I could find."  Well at least I strive for that.   I hate to see or feel myself uncomfortable in what I wear.  It shows all over your composure  - in how you walk, talk, carry yourself all together....  Right?  You know it when you have seen that person - the outfit, bag, shoes are great but they look "OFF" like they don't wannna move in it - not comfortable in their own skin.  Nothing classic or sexy about that.

Well that is not Olivia's problem.  I can call her Olivia because I look at all her pictures so much and follow her style so we are on a first name basis.
Here are just a few recent styles I love.
GIRLY IN RED

  • PHOTO: Splash NewsWe love this dainty red paisley dress.
    Similar style: Diane Von Furstenberg Carpreena Mini Floral Stamp Dress ($425)

    Denim on Denim looking Fab....
    PHOTO: Splash News
    Add polish to a denim-on-denim look by tucking in your top.
    Similar style: J. Crew Denim Western Shirt ($88) in Pale Indigo; Current/Elliott The Perfect Cotton-Chambray Shirt ($200)

    ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
    Invest in a bold orange dress or top this summer.
    Similar style: Elizabeth and James Magdalena Flare Dress ($131) in Tangelo

    WHITE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR
    PHOTO: Tom Meinelt / Splash News
    Mix white and off-white in your next outfit for a day-in-the-city polished look.
    Similar style: Vince Button Down Blouse ($295) in Ivory; Paige Denim Jeans Skyline Ankle Peg Jeans ($152) in Optic White

    Also her makeup is flawless - the smokey eye, or simple red lip, often with hair back...... yes Miss Palermo you are doing it right - thank you for the inspiration! 

     

    BTW:  Received several of the Ben Nye Powders as well as"EYES TO KILL" mascara from Giorgio Armani - will let you know my thoughts....

    Thanks for stopping by,
    XOXO LORI

Monday, June 16, 2014

Some of The Most Iconic Movie Sunglasses of All Time—and How to Get the Looks

Hope you all love the pics & info!  Who doesn't love a great pair of shades - they do more than protect from the sun... sometimes the hide a mulituted of sins (not that any of us have any).  Remember to take care of those peepers our yours!  Happy Sunning
Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix
Let’s stop a moment and give thanks for the fact that The Matrix was made well over a decade before Google Glass had invaded our consciousness: In this film’s version of dystopia, at least, you can still look good. As Keanu Reeves’s hacker counterpart, Carrie-Anne Moss was the ultimate sexy cyberpunk in Catwoman-sleek black leather and, of course, concealed behind the ubiquitous narrow dark frames that were armor in the matrix. After the film, Moss said, “I can’t wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me.”

Simone Rocha patent lace coat, $3,155
lagarconne.com

Marni oval sunglasses, $398
farfetch.com

Oribe Rock Hard Gel, $38
neimanmarcus.com



Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A Givenchy LBD and an outrageously long cigarette holder are but two of the instruments of reinvention for escaped Southern girl Audrey Hepburn as she window-shops and scales the social ladder in New York City. For the penultimate disguise, just add Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses.

Kenneth Jay Lane rhodium-tone, faux pearl and crystal necklace, $190
net-a-porter.com

Saint Laurent classic 23 sunglasses in matte black acetate with brown lenses, $350
ysl.com 

Balenciaga open-back crepe dress, $2,095
matchesfashion.com


Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan
Punk drifter Susan (Madonna) exists in multiple underground worlds, consorting with mobsters, musicians, magicians, clubbers, Aidan Quinn, and Richard Hell—all of whom recognize her by her trademark jacket with its giant embroidered pyramid that is, until it falls into the hands of Roberta (Rosanna Arquette). When you find you’ve lost your signature style—that single piece that truly defines you—perhaps the best way to preserve a sense of self is to go incognito instead in a pair of classic dark shades.

What Goes Around Comes Around vintage Chanel charm necklace, $3,850
shopbop.com

3.1 Phillip Lim black acetate sunglasses, $295
31philliplim.com

Hood by Air HBA block tee, $240
openingceremony.us

Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger
When one is agelessly beautiful Catherine Deneuve playing an agelessly beautiful vampire (alongside David Bowie and Susan Sarandon), only a few sustaining essentials are required: blood, naturally, and a respite from the all-punishing sun, here in the form of perennially stylish silver-trimmed cat-eyes.

Eddie Borgo spiked urn gold-plated pendant necklace, $471
matchesfashion.com

Adam Lippes chain-embellished silk-georgette gown, $1,470
net-a-porter.com

Tom Ford Grace sunglasses, $425
marissacollections.com

Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise
Going fugitive, after all, should be a good time. Susan Sarandon’s oversize cat-eyes, and accompanying scarf, are as perfect for eluding the law as they are for joyriding cross-country in your Ford Thunderbird convertible with your best-friend sidekick (Geena Davis).

Laura Mercier lip colour shimmer in coral, $24
sephora.com

Barton Perreira Ronette cat-eye sunglasses, $525
matchesfashion.com

Givenchy Madonna silk square scarf, $360
forzieri.com

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Reflect for a moment on the fact that 360,000 people were so moved by the sight of Tom Cruise lip-synching to Bob Seger in his underwear in Risky Business that they went out and bought Wayfarers. Thank God he met his match in Top Gun, and switched to the aviators that complement Kelly McGillis’s aviator pair: Sunglasses diffuse the tension simmering between the two in this hot-for-flight-school-teacher romance.

Foundwell two-tone women’s Rolex Oyster zephyr dial riveted bracelet, $4,850
modaoperandi.com

Ray-Ban Caravan sunglasses, $130
jcrew.com

Victoria Beckham Denim stretch-cotton t-shirt, $185
net-a-porter.com

Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
The wedge sandals, cropped top, curled hair, short shorts, and floppy hat could’ve belonged to any suburban teenager in the mid-seventies, but add the protective factor a pair of giant sunglasses provides, and Jodie Foster’s Iris is ready to walk (yes, ahem, professionally) the grittiest streets of then-very-gritty Manhattan—from which the toughest cabbie of all time, his mirrored Ray-Ban Caravans shielding him from the world, tries to rescue her.

Seafarer Calypso mid-rise boot-cut jeans, $326
matchesfashion.com

Linda Farrow circle sunglasses in yellow gold, $1,066
forwardforward.com

Rochas 140mm printed cotton pumps, $875
luisaviaroma.com

Jane Fonda in Klute
After being staked out by detective John Klute, high-dollar call girl Bree Daniel finds herself on the case as well, surreptitiously helping to solve the mystery of a colleague’s disappearance. How better to go undercover than in Jane Fonda’s superobvious oversize ’70s frames?

Proenza Schouler medium leather bag, $2,025
thecorner.com

Marc Jacobs rimless sunglasses, $395
shopbop.com

Missoni natural brown haircalf pencil skirt, $1,985
stylebop.com


I loved looking through the vintage glasses, clothes and bags.......

HUGS & THANKS FOR STOPPING BY,
XOXO LORI

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DIY Patio lights -

Evening All,  

A quick little post I wanted to share.  I was sitting outside this evening  thinking how the design my back patio will go - not much space and the grading is horrible so will have to be cleaver with space planning.  For now it is still in my mind with some very basic sketches. Anyway, it got me thinking about decor and how I will entertain and I don't know about you but I just adore those Italian style string Patio Lights!  Oh so romantic - 

You most likely already have white twinkle lights on hand (and who among us doesn't have a giant ball of tangled twinkle lights in the garage/basement / attic - holiday decor box right now?)  this project will cost you very little...... 

I do have some of the rattan ball string lights from Target that I have never used and are still in the box for over 3 years - why? I don't know... anyway they are coming out this summer BUB.  However, they are a little on the pricey side for outdoor lights that I don't know how often I will use.  Also I need about 4 more strands out there for example, this was $27.95 from Target.  My solution "dahlings" ........ keep reading.

$27.95  SAY WHAT?..............

Your local discount store  should have them.  The Dollar Tree by me sells these grapevine balls by the bag. They come in two sizes. I used the larger size, which is about 3" in diameter, just because that would vary with the one's I already have.

They're cool inside or outside and the little spheres can be spray-painted any color you like before they're popped onto the twinkle lights. For the most part, the balls hold on just fine without any help, but you can apply a little hot glue to keep them more secure.

Happy DIYing everyone!!!


Thanks for stopping by,
XOXO LORI