Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Proenza Schouler Spring 2012-Inspired Nails

I am newly in the mood for spring and always in the mood for a little Proenza Schouler. For this nail look I replicated my favorite pattern from their Spring/Summer '12 show, blue tropical flowers repeated on a bright yellow base. I copied the flowers with Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect in Air and my fine black nail brush to get the retro wallpaper vibe. To keep it fresh, I went with Sally Hansen Lightening, my favorite bright yellow. I know I always say it, but I loved how these looked on!

Photos by Mark Iantosca and Jak and Jil

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Need: Floral Dr. Martens

If I'm going to participate in the floral trend (and I am), I want to do it my own way. Plus, I've always felt that a statement flat helps you get away with wearing flats.

Dr. Martens Floral 1461

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Prabal Gurung Fall 2012 Runway Jewelry

Prabal Gurung can basically do no wrong at the moment. The fact that the jewelry for his F/W '12 show felt so right is of no surprise. Last season's harnesses were inspired and now we have creepy cool cow skull jewels that make "Cowboys & Aliens" seem like a viable source of inspiration. I literally can't wait to see what he does next.

Via Vogue.com's wonderful runway preview series

Friday, February 10, 2012

Celine Spring 2012-Inspired Nails


What was supposed to be straightforward Celine-inspired nails turned into a sort of goth Valentine's Day look (not exactly the words I would use to describe Phoebe Philo or her fans). To get the look I began with a base of OPI Alpine Snow and used my red nail art pen to outline and fill in red geometric details. The combination of elements from the three looks make this set a little more current.

Photos via Mark Iantosca and Vogue.com

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stella McCartney Spring 2012 Campaign

Natalia Vodianova and Stella McCartney are turning into one of my favorite fashion partnerships of late. McCartney's Spring 2012 campaign was shot by Mert and Marcus with collaged flowers. I'm no expert, but I do wish we could see the fun colors of her spring line.

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Backstage at Spring 2012 Couture Week

Vogue.com has been producing some amazing backstage and front row content from recent fashion weeks. This time photographer Kevin Tachman tackled Spring 2012 Couture week (these shots are from Valentino, Dior, Armani Prive and Versace). I can't wait to see what he snaps from the upcoming Fall 2012 season.

Via Vogue.com

Also check out Kevin Tachman's site BackstageAt.com and his coverage of the Spring 2012 season

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blog Trend: Fashion + Food

Can it be true? Recipes inspired by runway and street style looks? +1 for creativity all around.

Top image from Taste of Runway, bottom image from Miss Moss

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cross-Stitched Georg Jensen Ads

Cross-stitch is one of the many crafts that I love and I've been thinking of how I could use fashion imagery as inspiration for a little while. I just found the beautiful spring 2012 Georg Jensen campaign by Inge Jacobsen of Freja in the Danish designer's jewelry.  The mix of thread and photography is so pretty.

Via Design Boom