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Top Emmy’s Looks

So the Emmy’s were last night. As in any awards show, the dresses/suits were my favorite part.  As per usual, Neil Patrick Harris suited up fantastically.

My top looks on the ladies are as follows:

I love Lea Michele. The navy color of this dress is v. flattering, and her necklace is freaking gorgeous. She also looks comfortable and happy in this dress.


Dianna Agron is so freaking gorgeous. I know a lot of people don’t like the dress, think it’s too old for her, whatever, but I love the color and I think she looks stunning. It’s also pretty different, and kudos to her for not getting something basic.

This dress works so well with Nina Dobrev’s coloring.

Kyra Sedgewick and her no degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. Love this shade of purple.

What were your favorite looks this year?

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London’s Markets: my picks

One of my favorite things to do on weekends while living in London was to visit one of the many amazing markets. I would get up early and have a great coffee and pastry while looking at interesting clothes and accesories at Broadway Market, have a falafel and a freshley squezed juice at Bourough Market, or search for a unique gift for a friend at Greenwich Market. Here is a guide to some of my favorite markets in London.

Broadway Market:

Broadway Market has a little bit of everything. Delicious food, such as Violet’s Cupcakes pictured above, as well as vintage clothes, handmade jewelry and crafts, cards, and books. In my time living in London, I’ve spent several Saturday mornings here, and always left happy and pleasantly full. I bought my passport holder here, and I’ve received compliments on it from friends and border agents at airports alike 🙂


Official Site: http://www.broadwaymarket.co.uk/

Open on Saturdays: 10 minute walk from Bethnal Green Underground Station, or London Fields Rail.  The market is a “no-plastic bag zone” so bring your own tote if you plan on doing heavy shopping!

Greenwich Market

Image from Time Out London.  Greenwich itself is worth a visit for many reasons: the observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the architecture, the views of the river and the Docklands, but the market is one of my favorite things about the bourough. Leaving Zone One is completely worth it! The market has both a great food court on the weekends, and a cool array of arts and crafts. I bought handmade chocolates for a friend and a headband for myself made out of lace from a Victorian petticoat. Go to the market, and have lunch in a nearby cafe, and browse the stalls and the shops.

Open: Wednesday-Sunday, more is available on the weekends. Site: http://www.greenwichmarket.net

Directions: You can get there by train, boat, or tube. DLR: Cutty Sark Train: Greenwich Station from Charing Cross, London Bridge, or Cannon Street
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Spitalfields is a great place to see new fashions and get a gift for a friend. My friend Katie got Banksy-printed blocks for her boyfriend here, and I bought a dress. It’s an indoor market, and can get very crowded, but it’s worth take a look around. The restaurants and shops around the covered market are very nice as well. It feels more like an outside department store than anything. The market had a recent revamping, but there has been a market in this area in 1682, which as a history buff find so cool. You can buy wares from vendors like others have been doing for more than 300 years.

Open: All shops and stalls open Sundays (Not on Saturday!), Thursday:: Antiques & vintage Friday: Fashion & art

Directions: Tube to Liverpool Street

Borough Market:

Borough Market is a food lover’s heaven. The market only sells food, it’s like a farmer’s market on steroids. You can get anything from a kangaroo burger to an exquisite french pastry here. It gets really busy on Saturdays, so I would advise going in the morning or on Thursday for lunch. I try and get something new everytime I’ve come here. Be on the lookout for famous chefs and foodies, Jamie Oliver has been spotted here.

Open: Thursday-Saturday.

Directions: Tube to London Bridge.

Brick Lane Market

You can get anything and everything at Brick Lane, from a curry to a pair of fake Ray-Bans to a handmade designer dress. It’s bric-a-brac at its best, chaotic and exciting. I like the upmarket fashion area of Brick Lane and the outdoor makeshift stalls.

Open: Sundays

Directions: Tube to Aldgate East

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Milan Fashion Week: Armani and Bottega Veneta

After viewing these fashion shows, I was ecstatic to see COLOR! Finally, two designers use a palette not entirely made of neutral tones of black, gray, beige or white. Armani was my favorite show of the day because of the multiple bright colors and playful attitude of the clothes.

Armani

Bottega Veneta

This dress is for my fellow blogger, Sarah.

This dress is my favorite. There’s nothing like red to make an outfit pop!

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Milan Fashion Week: Dsquared, Gianfranco Ferré, Jil Sander and Versace

It’s day two of fashion week in Milan. On February 26, Dsquared, Gianfranco Ferré, Jil Sander and Versace revealed their fall fashions.

Dsquared

Dsquared’s line was my favorite out of the day. I love the stark contrast of black and red used subtly interlaced on the lipstick, dresses and tights. The majority of the clothes were black business suits with a 1940s and 1950s cut.

Gianfranco Ferré

This line featured a lot of black power business suits and neutrol tones of white, beige and gold. The gold dress is the boldest fashion choice by Gianfranco Ferré this season.


Jil Sander

Personally, I didn’t care for any of this designer’s clothing. I choice two of the more interesting samples. The first is a black plaid dress outfitted and the second a plaid suit that was replicated in many dark fall colors.

Versace


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Milan Fashion Week: Fendi and Prada

It’s fashion week in Milan! On February 25, Fendi and Prada debuted the latest trends for fall. Here are selected pieces:

Fendi

I love the balance of the white billowing sleeves and black shirt with black leggings. It looks very chic.

I’m never a fan of fur in fashion, but this one screamed Curella de Ville. Anna Wintour, anyone?

Again, I dislike the use of fur, but mustard is very in for the fall fashions. It was a huge theme during New York fashion week. The cut of the dress is calling back to the power suits of the 1980s.

Prada

A black dress is always in style, but this coming fall season, there is a hearkening back to the Victorian fashions.

There were several coats in this plaid style in variations of black, gold, purple and green.

I wasn’t floored by any of the designs from the Fendi and Prada shows, but it’s still early! What are some of your favorite fashions so far?

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New York Fashion Week!

For the past two weeks the fashion world has been rushing about preparing for the latest designs for Fall 2010. Over 50 major designs have featured their latest creations. The fall fashions are repeating the long lean look with color inspirations of mustard, plum, mauve and globs and globs of black!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

Band of Outsiders

Christopher Kane

Elie Tahari

Burberry

Ralph Rucci

Vera Wang

Matthew Williamson

What were some of your favorite fashions? Or some of the wildest?

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Audrey Hepburn’s cocktail dress sells for £60,000

by the BBC

A cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1966 film How to Steal a Million has been sold at auction for £60,000.

The Chantilly lace outfit, by Hepburn’s favourite designer Hubert de Givenchy, was among dozens of her dresses, hats, belts and letters being sold.

A satin bridal gown for a wedding called off by Hepburn in 1952, when the late star was 23, sold for £13,800.

Some £268,320 was raised in the auction at La Galleria in central London, with half the proceeds going to charity.

The Givenchy dress was worn by Hepburn in a scene set in the bar of London’s Ritz Hotel in How to Steal a Million.

The Oscar-winning actress, who died in 1993, starred opposite Peter O’Toole in the crime romance.

Her dress attracted a winning bid of £50,000, rising to £60,000 once fees and taxes had been factored in.

In 2007, a cocktail dress worn by Hepburn in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s sold in the US for almost £100,000.

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