Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fall 2011 Fashion Month Favorites.

Isabel Marant: We can always count on extreme wearability and playfulness. Love this twist on the boyfriend's transformed into the boyfriend vest.

Sass & Bide: Don't get me wrong, tribal prints are by no means innovative or fashion forward, but I do like the way they styled this look with neutral print mixture and bold color accessories.

The Row: The Olsens killed many a furry animal for their collection this season so I'm showing a look that's cruelty-free (at least I hope so). Sheer, sequined, gloved perfection.

Philip Lim: Ok, this one required animal killing (hello fur belt), but the simplicity of the dress is tweaked with an amazing contrast in the form of those brilliant sleeves. Love the clogs too.

Alexander McQueen: Sarah Burton is doing McQueen proud. Ostentatious, flamboyant, dramatic, tailored perfection.

Enjoyed my random sporadic thoughts...?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chanel Goodness.

I was flipping through my monthly InStyle and found these gorgeous shots of Georgia Jagger (yes, Mick Jagger's offspring) for Chanel's Resort 2011:

those shorts.

I always love an open back.

classic Chanel.

Boho Chanel.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Someone tell me fashion isn't an art form...

Alexander McQueen SS RTW '10

That's all folks.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

NYFW Favorites.

Here are my top (and most wearable) looks from my favorite designers at New York Fashion Week. The overall theme for this year was this sort of "return to femininity". The whole menswear idea from past seasons was wonderful, but there's nothing better than the feeling you get when you wear girly, sexy fabrics and silhouettes. I tried to describe the overall tone of each of their collections in 5 words or less...thanks to for these photos!



Saturday, September 11, 2010

FNO: Palermo Style.

Fashion's Night Out was a huge success both here in Gainesville and the fabulous city of New York. I looked at a few pics online of the event and came across Ms. Palermo in one of my favorite looks from the DVF S/S '10 line...which has appeared here on the blog several times around BUT it keeps popping up everywhere! Olivia looks amazing as usual. This tribal mustard number is so perfect for her coloring, and of course the accessories (her specialty) are unexpected yet go so well.

Here is the look shown last September....Olivia gives model Abbey Lee Kershaw a run for her money, don't you think?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fashion's Night Out: Gainesville Style.

Last year's Fashion Night Out in NYC was a huge success. This night of shopping is designed to help stimulate our hurting economy (the fashion industry namely) by promoting special deals for lovers of all things chic. However, this year local businesses in Gainesville have adopted this idea to provide us a similar opportunity right here in the 352.

Here is the official announcement from Matt Turner, owner of Wolfgang:

Good evening Gainesville!

It's weird, Labor Day weekend is supposed to be nice and relaxing,
you know? A chance to get out of town, let loose, have fun, etc.
Yet, every person I talk to acts like they were all collectively
hit by a Mack truck at some point or something. Everyone's a wreck!
Anyway, that's not important. What IS important is that this
Friday, 9/10/2010, Wolfgang is more than happy and proud to present
the city of Gainesville with it's 2nd annual Fashion's Night Out!

If you are unfamiliar with FNO, it is an international celebration
of fashion and style, hosted in NYC, Paris, Milan, etc., and many
other fashionable cities across the world. Here's the link,

We are going to have our own version of this illustrious occasion.
It goes like this:

Wolfgang, along with other boutiques like Dahlia, Etc. Boutique,
Gifthorse, Persona, Mesh and Calzatura, will be selling Fashion's
Night Out cards for $5 each. With that card, from 6PM-10PM this
Friday, you can go to each of the 16 LOCAL businesses participating
and receive discounts, freebies, hook-ups, drinks, food and all
sorts of great stuff.

Great start, right? But that's not all. The FIRST person that
gets a stamp or signature or some proof of going to ALL the
businesses listed on the FNO card and brings it back to Wolfgang (headquarters)
completed will receive a very special GRAND PRIZE filled with
amazing gifts from all of the participating businesses. In addition,
the first 10-15 that arrive at Wolfgang with a completed card will
receive smaller gift bags with coupons, freebies and lots of
smaller gifts from all of the businesses.

Participating businesses include:
Wolfgang, Dahlia, Etc. Boutique, Calzatura, Mesh, Persona, Gifthorse,
Karma Cream, Volta, Tecnicolors Salon, Mode Salon, Salon La-Di-Da,
Sharab Lounge, Alcove Bar, Lux Bar and Spannk/Speakeasy.

You can't really lose. It's $5 to get hooked up all over the city.
You can do the race for the grand prize or just go to a few of your
favorite places and hang out and enjoy their perks. Its a great
way to support local business in Gainesville. The FNO cards
will also be valid at all of the above listed bars /clubs until they
close at 2am. You can ONLY get credit towards the prizes between
the hours of 6pm-10pm, though.

Any questions can be made to me at 904.716.4194 or 352.505.8123.
Tickets will be available to purchase tomorrow afternoon. Please
come and join us for this fantastic occasion!

Here's the Facebook invite if you need more info as well:

Hope to see all of you on Friday! Take care,

Matthew Turner

Monday, August 30, 2010

And the Emmy goes to...

How fantastic did Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev look in this Zuhair Murad stunner? The Lebanese designer is known for his standout silhouettes and incredible artistry when it comes to fabrics and embellishment.

The young actress looks perfect from head to toe. The hair is classic yet youthful and the makeup is done right...not distracting us from the dress whatsoever. The jewels and peep toe pumps add the extra glam factor to make this look a Perfect 10! Who were your favorites?