Sunday, April 6, 2014

Twins for Peace - Maxime and Alexandre Mussard 
Finally made my way back to the blogosphere after my mini hiatus. A hiatus that included a wonderful trip to France where I discovered the totally cool lifestyle brand Twins for Peace.  And when is say totally cool, I mean totally cool. The brand was started by two brothers Maxime and Alexandre in 2009. Not only are the shoes and accessories totally awesome ways to complement a cool casual look (note the hand-beaded shoes in the first picture), but they're the raddest way to promote humanitarianism (promise not to say rad again). Each time you purchase a pair of shoes they donate a pair to a kid in need. The brand also donates to children's education each time you purchase an accessory. All-in-all this brand deserves the hype, the products are stylish and karma points are great. Be Cool Be Good.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Top 5 Looks of Milan Fashion Week

Philipp Plein
Most of the show was a look into what it would be like if the Upper East Side had cowboys (and let me tell you it is a good thing they don't). However, Plein did manage to create a diamond in the rough. Not just your average diamond either. I'm talking a full-fledged Kim Kardashian engagement ring type diamond. This coat is really something. The combination of bright red plaid, studs, AND a fur collar was risky. But let me tell you, it was a risk worth taking. 

Dolce and Gabbana
So, I was wondering if a handsome young prince could put a ring on it sometime soon so I could become a princess and wear this dress. This is definitely a princess dress. Dolce and Gabbana has a way of creating clothes that just make you feel luxurious. From stunningly simple silhouettes to rich colors and detail, Dolce and Gabbana is fit for the royals.
 So there may be a little bias in adding this Trussardi look to my top 5 list. Not only is it mostly black (my weakness), but it is composed of leather pants, an oversized sweater, and a beautiful, beautiful pair of loafers (also a weakness). They might as well have just named the look after me. Perfect.  
Alberta Ferretti
It was really hard to find an evening dress that was fair to put in a top 5 list with the Dolce and Gabbana number. This Alberta Ferretti dress really gives the other a run for it's money. If I haven't already hammered it into your head, simple is wonderful. The fit and shape of this dress isn't anything crazy, there is not any avant-garde element. The dress is even more stunning for that. There is something about a easy elegant look, that is much more desirable. There were definitely some red carpet worthy dresses this season in Milan.
The obsession with menswear inspired looks is real. It is very real and bordering on unhealthy (if that is even possible, of course). Menswear inspired looks are just cool. There is no other way to say it. Just like the Band of Outsiders look from NYFW, this look is for someone who is totally fashionable and just doesn't give a d*#@. I mean really this is so beyond effortless but astonishingly chic. Time to dig through my closet and try to figure out how to recreate this look.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

5 Best Looks of London Fashion Week

Christopher Kane 
Now I'm not usually a graphics girl - I tend to veer towards the embellishment or pattern side when looking for something bold - but this look is totally cool. The best thing about this look is how effortless it is. A lot of the time people look to accessories to make an outfit, but a look that can be killer standing on its own says a lot more.

Mother of Pearl
Where do I even start with look? Every element is brilliant. From the colors to the shape all the way down to those loafers (which may be the mother of all loafers). This look is totally chic and totally classic. The great thing about classic is that it lasts forever. This look is still going to be in style 10 years from now. Especially the loafers. Did I mention I adore the loafers? OK, just checking.


Once again I am drawn to the simple, classy looks. I mean, the title of this blog is Color Me Classy after all. What I'm really obsessed with is the dress over the top and the bottoms. If you would have suggested I put a dress of any sorts over my outfit before seeing this look, I would call you crazy. Actually, if you suggested it now I would call you crazy. This is the only outfit that rocks it. At least that I have yet to see in my life. Plus, the dress would look too chic over another simple dress or shirt and skirt combo. This is a fabulously versatile look. 

Temperley London 
Fresh. This look by Temperley London is fresh. There is absolutely no other way to describe it. The cool blues and crisp white is just simply stunning. And don't get me started with how perfectly the scarf clashes with the pattern on the jacket and skirt. I would wear just about anything with this pattern and color scheme on it. Like if you handed me a muumuu with this on it, I would wear it.  

Once again I am guilty of favoring the black simple looks. This look actually couldn't be more black or more simple. But the those are the characteristics that create a timeless piece. Now, of course that's not to say that only black simple pieces are timeless because that is absolutely not true at all. What it does mean is that it is very hard to find something that is black, simple, and not timeless.  Oh one last thing for the people at Whistle, is there any way I can get this dress before my trip to Paris next month? That would be spectacular (a girl can dream).

Monday, February 17, 2014

5 Best Looks of NYFW

Alexander Wang
I am completely in love with this look by Alexander Wang. Not just the "oh that's really cute - I wish I had it" kind of obsessed. I'm talking full-on, I would do illegal things to obtain this look - kind of obsessed. The whole vibe is very equestrian, but at the same time screams detective with the multiple pockets in the Sherlock Holmes-esque dress. Major. 

Alice + Olivia 
A moment of silence for all of the future coats that have no chance of living up to this Alice + Olivia masterpiece. This look is killer to begin with, but that coat is absolutely brilliant. The red fur collar is hot. I never thought a collar in itself could be hot, but this one is. It completely makes the look. It is the perfect contrast to the black and white. The coat also does a great job of taking minimal color and pattern a long way. Perfect compliment to the detail of the rest of the look. 
Ok, I am a total sucker for black and white. So, it is no surprise that when I saw the Philosophy collection I fell in love. The second look in the show was by far the best. Although it wasn't the most elaborate or the fanciest, it was stunning. Simplicity can go a very long way which is something that is often forgotten nowadays. I seems that the times of "less is more" are long gone. This look brought that philosophy (totally not supposed to be a pun) back and it rocks. 
Marc Jacobs
What would a top 5 list be without my man Marc? Marc Jacobs is one of my favorites, if not my favorite designer. He does what he wants and he puts on a show season after season. He is also one of the few designers who is on the simplicity train right now. Don't get me wrong, I love detail and pattern as much as the next person. Simple is just a breath of fresh air though, something that needs to be done sometimes. This collection was very simple and very clean. I mean look at this dress, it can't get more simple. It also couldn't be more stunning. It takes more talent to make something beautiful  then something elaborate breathtaking. Marc Jacobs can do it. By the way, I will not be discussing my thoughts on the oldest Jenner girl being the show (cue the eye-roll).
Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders is for the cool kids who don't want to admit they're actually cool. You know the type. The type of person who is a total BA and acts as if nothing is a big deal. Like, the world could be attacked by an army of aliens and they would be leaned up against a brick wall somewhere straight faced, sunnies on, contemplating the new indie band they just discovered. That is Band of Outsiders and that is this totally killer look. The whole collection is completely vintage school-boy and school-girl. This look though, is the best by far. It's just effortlessly cool.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I was going to write a post on my favorite looks from the Grammy Awards, until I realized that I can't think of a single dress that was really worth remembering. The dresses weren't bad, but they sure weren't anything special. I do have to say Jared Leto and Macklemore were looking mighty fine though. Ok now back on topic, Zuhair Murad's Spring 2014 Couture collection. Delicious. The line was truly something to marvel at. Just looking at the pieces made me feel elegant. The colors were subtle but packed a punch. The line was the kind of delicate that makes you feel powerful. They carried a strong sense of "I am a woman" and "I want to look beautiful". Which, would be an understatement of how any piece from this collection would make you look. The gold details and the leaf inspired belts were a perfect touch. This line is definitely going down as one of my top 3 from this years couture season. Oh, and just so you know, the wedding dress at the finale (which I will get my hands on as soon as I trick a man into dealing with me for the rest of my life) had around 25,000 appliqué flowers on it. Yes, you read that right, 25,000. I'll just go ahead and say what you all were thinking, that is INSANE. This collection was absolutely something. It seems rare nowadays to find a collection that feels pretty, rich, and powerful. The three things every woman wants to be. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

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Raf Simons is truly a man with a knack for designing clothes that fit a woman's figure. If his spring 2014 couture line for Dior isn't proof, then I really don't know what is. He manages to make loose garments just as feminine and flattering as their form-fitting counterparts. That takes a lot more talent then it may seem. I mean how often have you tried on a loose-fitting dress that looks beautiful on the hanger, but looks as if it would better fit a box of cereal when you put it on? The line was a step in the right direction for modern couture. With a few slashes here, a couple flowers there, hints of fresh color, and a slew of sheer fabrics, this collection defines what spring couture should be. I don't think there will ever be a day that Dior isn't deliciously classy. What a brilliant line.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o, in Ralph Lauren, with Fred Leighton jewels.
Amy Adams, in Valentino Haute Couture, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  
Emma Watson, in Dior Haute Couture, with  Roger Vivier shoes and jewels by Repossi and Dior Fine Jewelry.
  Julianna Margulies, in Andrew Gn. 
Caitlin FitzGerald, in Emilia Wickstead, with an Anya Hindmarch clutch. 
Sarah Paulson, in Marchesa, with Irene Neuwirth jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Kate Beckinsale, in Zuhair Murad Couture, with Chopard jewels and an Edie Parker clutch. 
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Award season has rolled around once again. And if you are anything like me at all, you care more about the dresses then seeing who actually wins. I mean sure, I'd love to see Emma Watson take home a win from every category she is in. However, what I really care about whether she kills it on the red carpet. Of course, she always does and this year is no different. Above are my choices for the best dressed at the 71st annual Golden Globes. One star topped them all though. She may have actually topped anyone ever as far as I am concerned. Lupita Nyong'o's Ralph Lauren dress was stunning. I really can't think of any other way to describe it. From the color, to the fit, to the cape, it was just brilliant. It almost wasn't fair to the rest of the stars. Let's be honest, it is physically impossible to find a more beautiful dress. And if you manage to, please let me know where I can find it ASAP.