Friday, July 31, 2009

Shred Me Up..

I love this look.. it's all over the place, but I seriously don't care, it's really cute.. Such an easy Do It Yourself project.. Street Style Xerox in process, haha.. Happy Saturday, bitches. xoxo.

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Lovin' Lanvin...

I really loved the look of Lanvin's Fall 2009 collections. With a bit of forties flair paired with influences of Parisian style, I found this collection to be very glam. Fabulous ruching, strong sexy suits, all paired with full lengthen black leather gloves, showcased the Lanvin woman as strong and powerfully confident.

Bag's were done in a classic shapes with fabulous materials like croc and silk with amazing embellishments. The use of fur was in heavy rotation, from amazing stoles to full waist length coats completing the glamorous ensemble.

Accessories were HUGE, from very angular, geometric pieces to bold, rounded & stacked neck hugging pieces studded with enormous simulated diamonds and pearl accents in an array of sizes. I LOVE the jewelry, some of the boldest pieces I've seen so far for the Fall 2009 season.

Shoes were kept simple in shape, with various different heel shapes with metallic accents on them. Booties, caged toe heel's and simple classic pumps as well as a pair of thigh high boots with a platform toe.All together I feel like the collection was very well executed (duh). It exuded the a strength and confidence that is very appealing in today's shaky economy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

uHhHh, U've Got Ant's On Ya' Face..?

So as part of 'Want It, Wednesdays' I've decided to show one of the things I personally want really, really badly, Grey Ant 'Status' over size wayfarers. I scoured the net relentlessly trying to find the picture of Pete Wentz that I saw in a random magazine while at a doctors appointment with Mama Del'Accort, as well as asking everyone I knew for the names of brands that currently make HUGE glasses that wears in L.A., I know, what a broad question..

Seen on anyone from Beyonce to Lohan and countless others, I DIGGGGG these glasses. I love my glasses big, and I've been going at least a year or two without a pair of sunglasses due to the fact that I'm SO picky about which glasses possess all the traits I require to feel comfortable wearing them, and not feeling like I look like a dB (douche bag).

Currently on back order on, these glasses are quite popular, but that doesn’t sway my decision to finally purchase a pair of glasses that I feel will fit my big fat face perfectly.

Available in black, clear with silver lenses, red with gold lenses (on I've also seem them in tortoise (on Erin Wasson), which I really want, also white and a darker gray-ish clear. Until I can find the tortoise, I'm guessing I'll be snagging the black ones once their available.

Available at ($230) and I'm sure a million other places? But I'm just too lazy to search, haha.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Balanced on Balenciaga's...

With Balenciaga being one of my top picks for shoes, as far as shoes from a design house, I couldn’t help but write my first posting about the shoes that I'm currently obsessed with. Nicolas Ghesquière's Fall 09 collection was a mix of beautifully draped silk skirts and amazingly tailored tops and jackets. I found it to be very soft and delicate but still strong and exuding some sort of masculine strength..

But back to the shoes, god the shoes, from the fabulously draped suede side sash to the rubber sole inserts and rounded arch at the heel, these shoes had so many different elements that were both feminine and masculine. The rounded heel arch gave the shoe a very unique profile while the suede sash added a touch of feminine delicacy. The rubber used on the sole of the shoe looks as if it would provide the lucky girl wearing them with added traction and perhaps added comfort for extended wear during a night out.

My favorite out of the collection is most definitely the suede cage bootie with the side sash and second being the knit jersey bootie, in any of the color selections. Another option is the suede and stingray sandal which is cute with the skirts while I feel like the bootie would be best paired with a skinny pant or leggings, but shit, I'd wear them with almost anything.. You will most definitely be seeing future postings featuring amazing shoes from Balenciaga, ever since Ghesquière's creative take over of the house, I have been nothing short of enraptured with each and every new collection.

ALSO I'll be doing Shoes & Shows on Sundays and Talk Talk Tuesdays. Alexander Wang's bio would normally be seen on Tuesdays and this entry seen on Sundays, but since I just recently decided to make this change I decided to improvise.

(Original images from and

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Holla Holla, Mariacarla!!

Mariacarla Boscono has long been one of my favorite girls on the runway, not only because of her killer looks, amazing editorials and SOLID walk, but because she IS a true super model, one who dedicated their lives to fashion. I always feel like the girls who really, reallly love the industry, as a whole and are fashion obsessed, always stand out like a 10 karat flawless VVS diamond in a sea of zirconia’s.

Born on September 20th 1980, in Rome Italy, Mariacarla grew up in a fashion family (her parents created the brand Saucony) that traveled all over the world. Her family moved to Key West for a short time before deciding to move back to Rome so Mariacarla could connect better with her Italian heritage. Shortly after moving back to Rome the family decided to move to Africa and lived in a small village between Malindi and Mombasa.

Discovered over dinner with her family by a family friend, Maria Carla began her career as a model at the age of 17 and quickly became one of fashions Main Muse's, scoring praise from Uncle Karl (Karl Lagerfeld) himself. She’s graced the covers of every major fashion magazine from i-D to Vogue, and has down countless campaigns. In the year 2005 Mariacarla grabbed $3.5 Million bucks for a years worth of fashion work earning her a spot on Forbes List Top Earning Supermodels.

Also in 2005, she walked in over 70 shows and a $15,000 PER SHOW its easy to see she snagged her spot on Forbes. A few of her campaign clients include, but most definitely are not limited to..

Dell'Acqua, Escada, Ferretti, Armani, Chanel, Blumarine, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli.

Mariacarla Boscono's Spring/Summer 2009 Show List:

Julien MacDonald
Gianfranco Ferré
Aquilano e Rimondi
Ermanno Scervino
Roberto Cavalli
Dolce & Gabbana
Rick Owens
Yves Saint Laurent
Christian Dior
Jean Paul Gaultier

Currently she is the face of Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy and Farragamo. In an industry dominated by the 17 to 20 something’s, at the age of 29 Mariacarla is definitely a fixture in the industry that I don’t see being replaced anytime soon.

Ala-Alexander Wang

Undoubtedly one of my favorite new designers, Alexander Wang has certainly taken the industry by storm. At the age of 24, the CFDA Fashion Award nominee is quite the inspiration. He moved to NYC from his hometown of San Francisco at the age of 18 and attended Parsons School of Design; he also snagged internships at Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam and Teen Vogue.

In 2006, Wang launched his first collection under the name Alexander Wang his sophomore year and automatically grabbed the attention of everyone from fashions power players, 'of the minute' it girls and the fashion obsessed kids of the world.

To even begin to write a list of his fashion follers would be pointless, ANYONE you can think of, love his collections..

I came to know of his amazing design sense through a favorite model of mine Erin Wasson who is also Alexander's muse and runway stylists, she’s been a favorite model of mine for quite some time and her personal style has always been flawless.

Its no wonder that Alexander and Erin's vision of style would meet eye-to-eye, with his seemingly pure aesthetic Wang's collections have a bit of a street style edge mixed with the 'off duty model look'. From his tank dresses and fabulous cardigans to leather fringe sandals and studded leather bags, the look of his collections screams edgy, but clean and CHIC. I adore his tanks, their so light and comfortable. I'm definitely looking forward to the collections to come..

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shoulder Sex..

As we all know, the shoulder pad's return isn’t exactly breaking news anymore, but it is a trend that I really love so I chose to write about it for this week’s street style entry.

About a year and a half a go, one of my best friends and I were having one of our notorious, late night, power fashion conversations while sitting on his balcony with a few cocktails. Some how we got on the topic of the 80’s power suit, and how amazing it was. At the time, I didn’t really see it returning and being as fabulous as it actually did. The more and more I tried to envision it I kept flashing back to images of the Golden Girls and other late 80's early 90's TV shows with OLD woman.

The more I began to see it emerge the more I began to remember pictures of my mother in her photo albums, standing at 5'11 and 117 pounds in some of the most amazing
80's one-piece mini skirts with insane leather and denim jackets and her high-waisted denim shorts.. I couldn’t wait to see the shoulder pad come back in a major way. Now, it is one of my FAVORTIE trends.. I think it's VERY sexy, and as I've heard before, the shoulders truly are one of the sexiest parts of a woman..

Designers like Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler, Martin Margiela and Balenciaga have all sent some of the most amazing looks down the runways recently, totally bringing back one of the most talked about "fashion faux paus" of the eighties and I think its glorious, haha..

Celebrities from Rihanna, Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, to Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen and even Mylie Cyrus have all been seen rocking jackets, dresses and tops with shoulder pads of all different shapes and sizes.

I choose to post images showing the style in editorials, on celebrities, and also on the street. I have to admit this will be one trend that I will be very sad to see fade, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. I just hope with the futuristic looks that are to come, a good, strong, sexy shoulder will be something we will be seeing more of in the future.

(images from,, streepeeper and trendycrew)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Balmain on the Brain!<33

Balmain was one of my favorite houses this year for both the Spring and Fall 2009 collections. Christophe Decarnin put what I think is the perfect spin on a oh-so (but totally better) 80's look, with 80's music bumpin from the Dj booth the inspiration is clear. It's no wonder he has become the Number One most copied designer in only two seasons flat. Knock of manufactures must be making a slaughtering and with Balmains prices there’s no wondering why..
Price doesn’t include dreaming fee's.

Blue Sequined One Shoulder Mini Dress $16,698
Black Sequined Mini $ 10,439
Stone Washed Denim Jeans $2,050
Quilted Leather Jacket $10,020

and almost at every boutique, these pieces are SOLD OUT.
Christophe, being labeled as the Gianni Versace of modern times from his Spring 09 collection because of his use of crystals and BLING,choose to show in a place where Versace often showed his collections in his early days, the swimming pool at the Ritz Carlton, Paris.

Spring and Fall 2009 Shows opened by Anna Selezneva @ SILENT Models, Paris.

With old-school Madonna blasting in the background, I feel like his fabulous mix of look at me blingin' (the shoes, oOoOoh the shoes, fucking sick) mixed with a rocker chick/drummer boy jackets covered in crystals, bondage like dresses, MINI mini dresses and the god scent revival of the stone washed denim there was nothing else to expect but a collection that would steal headlines and grab attention for every fashion lover on the planet and that it did..

The second I saw the pictures of Natasha Poly in the green sequined dress with the crystal and stud covered stilettos I knew I would be in L-O-V-E with the entire collections, and obviously.. I was..

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Raw Sex, take a look at Hugh Lippe's Dirty & Sweaty take on editorial.

I recently came across some of Hugh Lippe's work on one of my favorite websites, that I’m devoting to checking every single day.. I automatically fell in love with his raw and almost grimy style of work. To me he seems to catch the intimate moments of what could very likely be seen as raw and not-so-intimate situations. Here is some of his bio, borrowed from his website...

Hugh was born and raised in Texas, his background lies within the arts. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His rural background brings an edge to his approach with the camera and he currently works and resides in New York. Check out more of his amazing work, and more information on him on his website at..

The two images bellow are some of his most recent work with male model Tony Ward who is known as a risk taker in the industry and I think that's an obvious observation given the amazing images below. With Lippe's recent interest in the editorial world, I'm looking forward to seeing more of his work in the future..

Bringing Glossy Back..

So after a long time of not posting, I've decided to resume Glossy and bring it back to a regularly updated spot to check out the latest and the greatest (in my opinion) in Fashion, Personal Style, Models, Photography and MUST have items on the net.

Currently I'm also working on a jewelry line, Persnickety, which I'm SOO excited about along with a book that I'm working on in my spare time. I decided to keep all of the old postings on Gloosy rather than starting fresh because there are tons of fabulous images, and tons of opinions..

The way I'll be updating with be as follows...

Model Mondays, where I'll be highlighting New Faces along with recent work, including editorial shoots and runway shows, done by the amazing models that rule the industry.

Talk Talk, Tuesdays I'll be discussing anything from current fashion news to bio's on designers and fashion insiders or showcasing art exhibits, or even social events in LA or whatever city I happen to be in, basically since Sunday is the 'day of rest' it'll basically be a day of me, covering whatever I want, haha..

Want It Wednesdays, where I'll showcase some of the current Must Have Items, or just items I think everyone shouldnt be without. Including fashion (duh), accessories, skin care and electronics.

Take My Picture Thursdays, where I'll highlight up and coming photographers, amateur photographers that I adore or perhaps even random pictures I take..

Fabulous Fashion Fridays, this ones obvious, but just incase your running on low, I'll be giving you highlights of current collections, shows and installations from all over the world, or showcasing couture collections we all wish we had in our closets.

Street Scene Saturdays, I'm really looking forward to this set of updates because I feel like so much inspiration is found on the streets, I'll be showing the trickle of fashion's trends from the runways, to the celebs and fianlly to the streets. I always love peoples translatations of what they see on the runway and how it fits into their own personal style.

Shoe & Show Sex, Sundays. Where I'll be highlighting my two favorite things about the industry, Shoes and Shows. Current shows, old shows, all about shows that I love.. And what can I say about shoes, their one of my passions, I'll be sharing new shoes, old shoes, whatever shoes are HOT.

So there we have it.. a rough outline of the format in which I'll be updating the blog that I was once so in love with. Along with the occasional rant of entry here and there.. Never abandoned, just got sidetracked.. And I'm looking forward to whatever may come of it, even if I'm the only reader, haha..

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