Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Style Icon: Sienna Miller

Ever since Sienna Miller starred in the film Factory Girl, I have been utterly obsessed with her style.  Factory Girl, for those who haven't seen it (you must!), portrays Sienna as Edie Sedgwick, the famous muse of Andy Warhol in the late 60s.  Edie Sedgwick is a free-spirit who dropped out of college in the late 60s to become the next Holly Golightly in NYC.  A chance encounter with Andy Warhol leads to a startling rise on the New York scene for Edie.  With a sultry bob and statement earrings, a carefree attitude and a strong spirit, Sedgwick manages to enchant nearly every man she comes across.  


I found Miller to be the perfect actress to play Sedgwick.  It seems their personalities are quite similar.  Miller has always struck me as a bohemian in style and spirit-never too put together or predictable.  In fact, that's why I love her style.   She isn't afraid to make fashion mistakes and doesn't seem too concerned with the latest trends.  She seems to have an innate taste that always manifests so beautifully.
Sienna once said, "I'm really not good at dressing up or being glamorous."  Perhaps that's why I find her so intriguing- she's not your typical beauty queen and doesn't seem to wear all designer labels.  She appears to put relatively no thought in to her outfits, yet always makes a fashionable statement.  A past winner of the prestigious Elle Style Award for Style Icon, here are some of my favorite Sienna fashion moments:



Sienna's effortless fashion sense transitions nicely from the streets of London to movie premiers to the red carpet.  Although I adore her quirky boho style, some of her red-carpet moments took my breath away.


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Sienna Miller's ever-evolving style can teach us all a lesson:  In fashion, you cannot take yourself too seriously or be afraid to make fashion mistakes.  Making mistakes is how we learn to define and refine our personal style. Whether rocking boots and jeans or a red Valentino gown, Sienna reminds us confidence and a carefree spirit really can make an outfit.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Morning Inspiration: 50s Girly Glamour

In case you missed it, February's issue of Elle printed a 50s-inspired editorial full of classic girly glamour.  



The seductive silhouettes pay homage to sultry classic beauty a-la Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.  To say this editorial filled me with delight would be a massive understatement.


  A 50s-inspired aesthetic seems to be among many collections this spring. Designers are expanding the aesthetic from the simple, clean lines of cinched-in boxy jackets with below- the- knee full skirts first introduced by Christian Dior in the early 1950s. (See this post for more on Dior).   Using this spread as inspiration, I collected my favorite feminine spaces full of soft pinks, florals, and June Cleaver-esque interiors for your viewing enjoyment.











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So very Brady Bunch chic, no?  

Friday, January 27, 2012

Color Crush: Tangerine Tango


 In early January, Pantone announced that 2012's color of the year is tangerine tango!  According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive direction of the institute, " Tangarine Tango is reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset" and "marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy." This color has me crushing hard.












What color has you falling in love?  Happy Weekend loves!  I hope it is filled with lots of relaxation and inspiration!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nailhead Trim


Nail-head trim will never go out of style.  Don't believe me?  Well, Nate Berkus said it first, ladies!  I absolutely adore exposed nail-heads.  Whether it be a wall, an ottoman, a couch, or a headboard, the intrigue added by a nail-head trim can't be rivaled.  Gold or silver glossy nail-heads create a glamorous touch, while rustic browns and blacks create a more rustic vibe.

Brassy Nail-Heads:








Glossy Gold & Silver Nail-heads








What's your take on nail-head trim?  Do you prefer the brassy or glossy version?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spring 2012: Minimalism

I can't say it enough- I love the plethora of color, shape, and pattern we have seen on the Spring 2012 runways.  I love a good 50s-style floral dress as much as the next girl.  However, understated fashion has held it's own this season and believe me, I've taken notice.  How dreamy are these outfits?



I was particularly impressed with 3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring 2012 collection.  The collection perfectly mastered a balance between minimalism and playfulness.  His collection was inspired by kites, which was evident in the minimal, super thin blouses, jumpsuits and dresses.  The clothes were cut with a little extra fabric on the collar or the sleeves that delicately swayed as the models walked.






This collection absolutely killed it.  No bold color, pattern or shape was needed to make a big statement this season for Phillip Lim.  I am craving all these luxurious silk ensembles that drape so beautifully.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

From Wardrobe to Room

This cozy outfit reminds me of all my favorite things about winter fashion- cozy scarfs, oversized sweaters, and high braids and buns.  The varying shades of browns, caramels and beiges create such a calming vibe, and the touches of bright red add an element of playfulness.  


I love it when an outfit inspires an interior idea.  When I saw this winter ensemble, I immediately thought of a cozy calming space.  The room would include lots of browns, splashes of red, and an overall home-y vibe.





Don't these rooms look like the perfect hideaway during a wintery week?  Since arriving home late last night from Cabo, I am definitely still in vacation-mode.  Is it Friday, yet? :)