March 28, 2009 // Posted by: Fashionbug // Category: Fashion talk
I was at Mr. Chow”s Oscar party (coverage of that later) which I am actually still recovering from so excuse the delay of this story. I am happy to see that people are paying more attention to the clutch and using ones that make their own statement rather than blending in and resorting to the beaded box miniaudiere, although that is still the majority of what we saw. It need not be said that Meryl Streep is the most loved actress of our time, not just for her talent but for her grace and effortless beauty. She has the perfect clutch to set off the tonal Alberta Ferretti chiffon gown. She said she wore this because she put it on and it fit. I am sure there was more to it than that!! Angelina Jolie looked happy and was quite chatty on the red carpet! I loved loved loved her striking contrasting emeralds she wore with the sleek black Elie Saab and she topped this off with the Lana Mark Cleopatra, whom she resembles doesn”t she? Everyone”s favorite comedian is way hotter than she portrays herself to be, the Zac Posen champagne gown is deceptively modest but the plunging neckline and hip hugging curves gives it all up. She chose the VBH Martini clutch in laminated silver python, which shows that she is the animal on the inside that we”ve always suspected. Such a fabulous clutch!
By: Kelly Source
March 21, 2009 // Posted by: Fashionbug // Category: Fashion talk
I keep saying I”m excited that the 80″s are back but only if updated with a 2009 aesthetic (because really, it was the most hideous decade of all). Most designers are taking inspiration from the 80″s, not trying to replicate the 80″s. The designers at Pauric Sweeney, however, were too lazy to modernize or update– they”re just partying like it”s 1985. Which means hideous patchwork in various offensive shades of animal print that resemble those awful leather earrings people were nuts about– on nylon no less. I”m mostly shocked about the price though. Who has the audacity to charge over a thousand dollars for a bunch of scrap leather on nylon? The only person this bag is appropriate for is my 4 year old niece; but she”s quite the little bag snob and I have a feeling even she would refuse, unless it was filled with lollipops. PAURIC SWEENEY - PADDED PATCHWORK TOP HANDLE € 810.00/ $1,032 with free shipping (because they”re just begging you to take it) at Luisa Via Roma.
By: Tina Source
March 16, 2009 // Posted by: Fashionbug // Category: Fashion talk
Big Smoke, pictured left.
Tester: Asian (Filipino) about Tia Carrea”s complexion with short nails.
“I”m a big fan of butter LONDON polishes and have used several of their shades from the pale neutrals to the reds, so this was a nice new shade to throw in the mix.
Big Smoke is a lovely color that”s edgy and chic at the same time. It”s a really pretty deep smoky blue shade with a touch of gray. It”s very unique in that it”s a soft metallic shade. This means that even though it was dark, I never felt out of place wearing it during the day or for business.
The Butter LONDON formula dried quick and went on very smooth. With a top coat applied every other day, I was also able to have about 4-5 days with very little chipping.
This is another winning shade from their line. Because of the softness in this color, it”s also really flattering on all skin tones as well. For those of you who are dark nail addicts (as well as those of you who have never ventured into edgier shades), this is a must have polish to add to your collection.” L.V.
Editor”s Note: For those of you who noticed Beyonce”s hot nail shade on the cover of the November 08 Essence magazine, this is a really good dupe for it!
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By: Palacinka Beauty Source
March 03, 2009 // Posted by: Fashionbug // Category: Fashion talk
I doubt Ibiza was the inspiration for the Ibiza bag from Thomas Wylde (trust me, my girlfriend lives in Ibiza and no one dresses like this. The Stockyards of Fort Worth Texas, however, is a different story). There is so much craziness with the long fringes, dangling beads, pewter hardware, skull embellishment that you forget it”s a bag. Apparently Thomas Wylde forgot, too, because the actual bag part is practically non-existent. So, let”s not even call this a bag. Let”s just call it “Thomas Wylde Texan Arts and Crafts project” for $2,200 at Net-a-porter.com
By: Tina Source