I’m not big into luggage (I use pieces passed down to me from my parents), but I just love Everlane’s weekender bag. I have a similar olive bag that I use for smaller trips.
Right now I’m most inspired by Steven Meisel’s archives, Miuccia Prada, Vanessa Axente and Edward Enninful. I don’t know. I kind of hate fashion right now.
Favorites: Prada, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Celine, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, The Row, Marni, Ports 1961, Burberry, Preen, Emilia Wickstead, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu and Balenciaga.
Least Favorites: Jason Wu, Gucci, Fendi, Christian Dior, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy and Kenzo.
I’ve been meaning to find a hat that fits your description. Lots of different options here - from caps to visors to your common straw hats. I hope you like my choices!
Vanessa Axente, Daphne Groeneveld, Ondria Hardin, Kremi Otashliyska, Arizona Muse, Anais Pouliot, Kati Nescher, and Nadja Bender are probably my favorite models at the moment. All of these girls are stunning in print and have a strong presence on the runway. Vanessa is probably at the top of my list right now, aside from Daphne. Just as Demi says, she’s an icon in the making.
As for newer girls, I’d have to say Katya Riabinkina, Lin Kjerulf, Sasha Luss, and Manon Leloup are very intriguing me.
Not my type of model, but good for her walking Calvin two seasons in a row.
As for Daphne’s “comeback”, it is realistically what I thought it would be. A lot of people are disappointed because she doesn’t look like a 12 year old anymore and isn’t opening a slew of shows, but we can’t all be Kasia Struss (runway champ). Daphne has never really been a runway staple for me. Her look is too profound, and I think that at the moment designers and casting directors want their models to blend together rather than stand out individually. She also doesn’t wear heavy makeup well, and that can be a problem on runways. However, I’m not at all disappointed with her showlist. A small number, but really great, a-list shows. Whether or not it’s because she is being selective, didn’t get booked, or was working on other jobs (she was apparently shooting during the week), I’m satisfied.
Over the past couple of seasons, there’s been this wave of new girls that are all pretty boring and expressionless. And out of the sea of brunettes currently dominating the catwalks, Marine is really the only girl that seems to catch my eye. She does well on the runway and I’m excited to see how her career unfolds. I’m more interested Vanessa Axente this season - she is an icon in the making. Also, Daphne is going to castings in NYC and looks great, so we’ll see how that pans out.
It’s one of those collections where I can’t even bother to finish the slideshow on Style.com. I really liked Raf’s first couture collection at Dior, but everything after that hasn’t impressed me. I almost feel like he’s trying too hard, especially with the colors.
ASOS is a great website to use! It generally runs pretty cheap, has free shipping/returns, and it’s almost guaranteed that your friends won’t be wearing the same dress. I’m going to forget about all of the specifications regarding your appearance and focus more so on cheap party dresses.
A style that’s sure to flatter any frame. If you feel like it swallows you, just cinch a belt around your waist and voila! I think I’d wear my denim short sleeve shirt underneath it, black tights, and suede ankle boots. If you wanted to be even dressier, you could try pairing it with a statement necklace, patterned tights (small polka dots, pin stripe, etc.) and heels.
I love the texture, shape, and color of this dress. It’s one of those perfect transitional pieces that you can take with you through every season.
Swing dresses are really quite fun to wear. You don’t have to worry about sucking in, but they’re generally feminine enough that you don’t feel like you’ve lost your shape.
I could do without the bows, but I think I love this dress because the black and white jacquard print reminds me of the Louis Vuitton S/S 13 collection. Think I’d pair it with a pair of lower, pointed toe heels.
Just the cutest LBD I’ve ever seen. A little bit much expensive, but so precious.
This is probably out of your price range, but it’s a drop waist dress and therefore an A+ in my book. And for the shorter girls, it’ll make your torso appear longer! Wear it with a nude heel to extend the length of your legs as well.
Not my type of dress, but I think it would look lovely against really pale skin.
If you’re short on time, as you are, and need a dress asap, I’d recommend your local flea market or charity shop. You’d be surprised how well an over-the-top sparkly blouse can work as a party dress. Good luck!
Thank you! Either or, in my opinion. I think that as long as you paired the top with a pair of dress pants or slacks, you’d be fine. If anything, I’d be worried about the sleeve (or lack of). Make sure there’s some sort of sleeve!