Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AmandaBeth Bracelet Giveaway!!!

Whew! So I'm finally checking back in here. It's been a busy day, but I've loved seeing the posts and photos you have shared! Keep them coming and remember that you can link up at any time through Saturday!


Now, here's a little giveaway to make this mini-event more "event-ish." (Doing a tiny one day event is feeling really weird. ;) All you've got do is leave a comment with your name (either real, or an online "pen name") and some way of contacting you (email, blog, et cetera), and you could win this lovely Beads on a Wire bracelet from AmandaBeth Boutique.

A simple gold-plated wire is strung with a lovely mix of glass pearls and ocean blue glass beads, making this a sweet jewelry accessory for any occasion. The bracelet hooks closed, and the beads shuffle themselves around on the wire with movement.


In order to get additional entries you can:
Make sure you leave a separate comment for each thing you do or the additional entries will not be counted. The giveaway will run through midnight (EST) on Saturday, September 11th, the winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced the following day.

Good luck! :)

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OMG a DIY!

I was snooping on Moptop Maven's blog, and I saw this tutorial for ruffles. Like she did, I thought, "Hey I can do that!" So I did =)



I only put the ruffles on one side, since there was already a lot going on with the shirt (which you all may remember from previous posts). I absolutely loooove it! I'm tempted to put ruffles on all my clothes, but that's overkill, no? I think I may do a cardigan and then call it a day.

Dress 80's Style

Dress 80's StyleAhhh the 80s Madonna appear! Who does not want to provide this a go? Really it wouldn't shock me if this design comes back again even. Believe sexy and busty tops. Then, add lace your lacey bra is very acceptable. Bonus points in case you look for a mesh shirt. If it is cold, put on a denim jacket. Discover some leggings to put on below a brief skirt.

Now, purchase a pair of fingerless lace gloves. You most likely may have to purchase these on the internet. Amazing mesh and lace fingerless gloves are obtainable via the add-ons section from the 80s Style Fancy Dress website. Click about the website link in the direction of the bottom from the web page beneath.

And go treasure hunting for lots of 80s Madonna style add-ons. Put on a few necklaces if you are able to. Consist of big crosses and strings of fake pearls. (Much more than 1 is okay)

To become certain you've carried out nicely using the 80s Madonna style, you require bracelets. Lots of bracelets. The last time I checked you can get a pack of 10 or so slim, silver bracelets in the $2 store, or perhaps a small bit additional within the style jewellery shops. If you are able to, get the rubber bracelets as well.

Particularly if you are able to discover the black types that looked like o ring seals from 44 gallon drums.

We utilized to put on individuals all of the time within the 80s. It was absolute treasure to look for a 44 gallon drum that nevertheless had 1. I keep in mind my action mum telling me that 1 day I'd appear back again and laugh at how we utilized to put on them. Obviously, she is correct!

Have your correct earring much more dangley than your left. A dangley cross will be quite a lot ideal. Do not overlook to mismatch your earrings.

Make certain you consist of a large belt, as Madonna loved them. Look for a broad belt with spikes, bright colours and perhaps even a large buckle.

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Masquerade - An Online Event!


I am pleased to announce that Masquerade - An Online Event is now up and running! Today's the day to get your lovely "masquerade" themed posts and photos up on your blog (if you haven't done so already!) and link them all in the box below. (I decided to leave it open through Saturday, so you've got plenty of time! :)

Please be sure link the direct post URL and not your blog address. And if you haven't read the details and rules of the event yet, please check out this post.


  1. SHEALYNNS-FAERIE-SHOPPE: My Masquerade Costume
  2. Cute N Modest: A Marvelous Masquerade!
  3. Masquerade. . . Who Are We Really?
  4. Fairie Ball
  5. Iradessa: Masquerade!
  6. My Next Project Analysis: The "Masquerade" Gown
  7. Musings of an Innovative Maiden
  1. A Masquerade Ball. . . what a splendid party.
  2. Bridget at Gonna Take a Ride Across the Moon
  3. Ileigh Jean A summer masquerade
  4. Bramblewood Fashion - Sisters at a Masquerade
  5. Fairies and French Fries - Musical Masquerade
  6. Is This Modest~Isnt It Just Loverly?
  7. ? MASQUERADE! ?? ~The Thomas Family

  8. This linky list is now closed.


On Saturday, we were blessed to attend a real life masquerade ball put on by a friend, and it was loads of fun. I was blown away by how creative and gorgeous everyone's costumes were, especially the masks! These essential accessories varied from half masks to those that covered the entire face (I considered one of those myself), and were made from plaster, paper-maché, foam, fabric, lace and more.

The day was warm, and dancing with a mask on made things slightly more sweaty, but I was delighted to see how many people stuck it out and wore their masks faithfully. I must admit that I dumped my shoes, stockings and gloves within the first half hour. ;)


I made my edwardian gown back in March when I was a "Dreamer" (a.k.a. dead person ;) in the musical The Secret Garden, using an old Simplicity costume pattern that wasn't too farby, and some lovely sheer white fabric that I was lucky enough to snag for only $2 a yard. (This is actually the same fabric that I used to make the Chemise Dress I've featured in a few other posts.) The lace for the belt,  the cuffs and the neckline came from a bag of random bridal trimmings I had on hand. The basic mask came from Jo-Ann's, and I cut it quite a bit to get the shape I wanted before gluing another bridal lace piece over the entire thing and adding ribbon ties.


My original scheme was to attend the masquerade as the ghost of some historical or literary character. After an extensive amount of research (and more than a few creepy web site visits) I decided on the victorian actress Lillie Langtry, who has supposedly been "seen" on a few occasions. ;) But due to her rather awful love life, I changed to a more generic "woman in white/snow queen/gibson girl/debuntante/ghostly lady from your dreams." Just lovely, right? ;)

Anyway, feel free to share your own costume inspirations! I'll hopefully be cooking up some more masquerade-ish fun today - stop in again later!  :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Models off Duty: vote best dressed

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Let the count down begin....

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With only 10 days to go till New York Fashion week, I am superbly excited to see what designers have in store for us with their Spring/Summer 2011 collections, after such an unexpected array of wearable beauty shown at the Fall 10 collections it will be interesting to see where they pick up from...

September 9th
9am: Nicholas K
10am: Project Runway
11am: Richard Chai
1pm: Ruffian
2pm: Christian Siriano
2:30pm: Bensoni
6pm: Farah Angsana
6:30pm: VERRIER
7pm: Concept Korea
9pm:Richie Rich

September 10th
9am: Guli Collections
9:30am: Tadashi Shoji
10am: BCBGMAXAZRIA
11am: Duckie Brown
12pm: Michael Angel
1:30: Buckler
2pm: EDITION Georges Chakra
3pm: Ports 1961
4pm: Alexander Berardi
5pm: Nicole Miller
6-10pm: Fashion's Night Out
8pm: Academy of Art University

September 11th
10am: Lacoste
10:30am: Binetti
11am: Cynthia Rowley
12pm: Jill Stuart
1pm: Prabal Gurung
2pm: ADAM
2:30: Yoana Baraschi
3pm: Vivienne Tam
4pm: Mik Cire
6pm: Charlotte Ronson
7pm: Z Spoke by Zac Posen
9pm: Venexiana

September 12th

10am: Derek Lam
10:30am: Timo Weiland
11am: Lela Rose
12pm: Malandrino
1pm: DKNY
2pm: Rebecca Taylor
2:30pm: Rebecca Minkoff
3pm: Max Azria
4pm: Diane von Furstenberg
5pm: Trias
5pm: Y-3
6:30pm: Global Glam Collection
7pm: Custo Barcelona
8pm: Tommy Hilfiger
9pm: Vassilios Kostetsos

September 13th
(whoo my birthday)
8:30: William Tempest
9am: Jenny Packham
10am: Carolina Herrera
11am: Carlos Miele
12pm: Diesel Black Gold
1pm: Tracy Reese
2pm: Donna Karan New York
3pm: Monique Lhuillier
4pm: Yeohlee
5pm: Herchcovitch;Alexandre
6pm: Betsey Johnson
6:30pm: Leifsdottir
7pm: Perry Ellis

September 14th
9am: Elie Tahari
9:00am: Monique Pean
10am: Badgley Mischka
11am: Vera Wang
1pm: Rosa Cha
1:30pm: Bibhu Mohapatra
2pm: Herve Leger by Max Azria
3pm: Dennis Basso
6pm: Luca Luca
6:30pm: Sophie Theallet
7pm: Tibi
8pm: Narciso Rodriguez
9pm: Toni Francesc

September 15th
8:30am: Bill Blass
9am: Tory Burch
10am: Michael Kors
11am: Nanette Lepore
12pm: General Idea
1pm: Adrienne Vittadini
2pm: Gottex
3pm: Milly by Michelle Smith
4pm: Eva Minge
5pm: Odd Molly
6pm: Anna Sui
6:30pm: Mackage
9pm: Zang Toi

September 16th
9am: J. Mendel
10am: Ralph Lauren Collection
11am: Ralph Lauren Collection
11:30am: Andy & Debb
12pm: Isaac Mizraho
1pm: Davidelfin
2pm: Argentina Group Show
3pm: Calvin Klein Collection Women's
4pm: Calvin Klein Collection Women's
6:30pm: Rebecca Moses
7pm: Naeem Khan
8pm: L.A.M.B.
9pm: IVANAhelsinki

Most anticipated ....
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Fashion in 1980s

Keep in mind the 1980s? Stadium Rock was the music from the day; Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan created up the dynamic duo about the world's political stage; and pastel colors coupled with the "bigness" of fading '70s fads dominated the style within the Decade of Excess. Nicely buddies, style and cultural trends are cyclical and like it or not, the '80s are back again to some degree.
Fashion in 1980s
1 from the greatest mediums to witness the resurgence in is style, most notably within the realm of t-shirts. The 3 staples of t-shirts within the '80s had been vibrant colors, clever slogans, and caricatures. The colors started to quiet down using the turn to the '90s, but retailers are as soon as once again starting to showcase neon green and pink, vibrant security orange, spectacular turquoise-blue, and fire-hot red. The colors that need sunglasses to appear at.

Slogans and caricatures are back again as well. From "choose life" to Operate DMC towards the Transformers, it appears that something '80s could be plastered on the t-shirt for you personally to announce towards the globe. Even the modern day culture has embraced the '80 t-shirt genre, such as that hip literary and movie phenomenon recognized as Twilight.

Twilight t-shirts, hoodies, bags, along with other add-ons are presently a warm item at clothes shops in Europe, Asia, and also the U.S. Driving the sales is really a demographic which consists of pre-teens, teens, and young adults enthralled using the story of Bella and Edward in the Twilight novel and movie. The plot line and vampire theme are just the sort of points that will effortlessly capture the imagination of younger individuals.

A lot from the Twilight equipment sports the customary black colour from the horror movie genre, but that hasn't stopped clothes manufactures from slapping "I want to become a vampire" or "I adore Edward, for life" on the vibrant neon-green hoodie. The sight of this kind of a mixture of colour and also the somewhat macabre isn't s strange since it seems. Carried out tastefully, the two really complement 1 one more nicely.

For all those who choose officially licensed equipment do not be concerned, you've not been left out within the cold. There is really a vast choice of hoodies, tees, bags, as well as kitchen aprons boasting the pictures of Twilight's 3 primary actors: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Cam Gigandet. Particular references to their characters and also the plot line are aplenty as nicely.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Esteban Cortazar con exito

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Stunning Fall 2010 collection by Esteban Cortazar
Modelled by the gorgeous Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Shoe fetish ♥

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Well I am completely awe struck by these ANDI Clog Stirrup Ankle Boots from Topshop, a definite must have for this Fall, I can't wait to get my hands on a pair next time I'm up in Topshop..... with their Stunning Balenciaga Fall 2006 style how can one not develop a shoe crush....

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Uptown & Downtown

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V Magazine 67
Photography by: Mario Testino
Models: Carmen Kass, Freja Beha Erichsen, Anna Selezneva and Sasha Pivovarova
Styling by: SaraJane Hoare

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Daily Inspiration ♥

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Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington become classy dolls...

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To celebrate Fashion’s Night Out this September, Barneys New York commissioned the Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Yang to make these one-of-kind, hand-sewn, hand-painted rag-doll replicas of the celebrated Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington.

“I had to special-order Anna’s wig and cut it myself to get the bob right,” Mr. Yang says. “And Grace’s hair was the right color, but it needed a perm.”

Anna and Grace will be auctioned off on charitybuzz.com beginning August 31, with the proceeds benefiting The New York City Aids Fund.
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