Patch it Up!

la modella mafia patchwork denimDenim is, no doubt, my wardrobe staple.  From cuts off’s, to shirts, denim is here to stay in my world.  Lately there’s been a lot of patchwork denim popping up.  Wether literal patches on the denim or different denim sewn in with other denim, patchwork is having it’s moment.  Keep in mind where lines and patches hit you, with the combination of light and dark, accentuating the wrong patch can be disastrous.;)  xoxo

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A Ballerina Moment think there’s a moment in every little girls life that we dream about being a ballerina. Pink tutu’s worn 24/7, for years, is common place in a girls world.  As time passes we start believing, (or get told) that tulle is better left for quinceaneras. 😉

Last night at the Oscars’s, a few women had their ballerina moment, and they were stunning.  My personal favorite was Amy Adams in an amazing, tulle filled, Oscar De La Renta gown.  Nobody does ballerina better than Oscar.  His designs walk the red carpet, season after season, with fantasy written all over it.

Over the years we’ve had some unforgettable ballerina moments.  Amy Adams at last nights Oscars, SJP in a heart stopping Versace gown in Sex and The City, and Penelope Cruz gliding in a Donna Karan design, just to name a few.  It goes to show that the ballerina within is alive and kicking.  I can only hope that when it’s time to fulfill my ballerina dream, layers and layers of tulle is what’s there to catch me.  Happy Monday.  xoxo


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Peeling Back the Layers

fass-nyfw-fall-2013-street-style-day03-01-hLately I’ve been obsessed with layering.  The more “bag lady”  the look, the better.  I’m loving long cardigans with shorter parkas, and leather jackets underneath fur vests.  As we’re transitioning into spring our weather starts with it’s unpredictability.  It can literally be 75 degrees during the day and 50 degrees by 5pm.  Layering is a chic solution to not being left in the lurch.

Layers can sometimes feel overwhelming and restricting, but keeping your hair simple and your clothes unfussy will solve any unnecessary fidgeting.  Play around with your layers, there really aren’t any rules, just the one’s we impose on ourselves.  xoxo


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Overall, Overhaul


Overall’s have managed to make their way back into our closets.  I’m not sure how, but overall’s have had an overhaul.  They’re not necessarily our 90’s overall, but the shapeless, not so feminine trend has been resurrected from the dead.  In today’s fashion world, a paper bag can be made to look like a chic piece of art, but I for one will tread cautiously into this, men at work, revival phase.  Nonetheless, style is style, so if the trend calls out your name…own it.  xoxo



All That Glitters

IMG_6445-582x387Thakoon glowed with a shimmery eye.

With fashion week heading into it’s 7th day we’ve seen some great shows.  Derek Lam showcased an amazing navy fur vest that I’m coveting, and of course Alexander Wang didn’t disappoint with his tribute to, my favorite palette, black and grey.  It’s so much fun watching the fashions come down the runway and the high that is felt after the shows, buzzing about what piece is a “must have,” is exhilarating.

In completing a designers vision, hair and make-up is so important for pulling a look together, and honestly one of my favorite things to anticipate.  From theatrical to classic, we see it all on the catwalk and translating it into everyday living is where our creativity comes in.  Whether we try a literal translation or tone it down to our personal comfort level, every season brings a new palette to help in the re-invention of ourselves, and Fall 2013 is no exception.  xoxo

IMG_6156-582x387Derek Lam’s berry lip and soft eye is simply beautiful.

IMG_5161-582x387Prabal Gurung kept hair casual with a messy bun.

IMG_5367-582x387Alexander Wang added a fiery, sleek ponytail to his line up.  Love.


One of my favorite looks during fashion week…Jason Wu with a strong eye, neutral lip and a center part.

hbz-beauty-nyfw13-Rag-and-Bone-gel-liner-02-lgnRag and Bone kept it soft, feminine and classically beautiful.

Photos provided by Into The Gloss


The New Cleavage

183873597257893428_DjmsfmNz_cLately there’s seems to be a new sexy.  Where cleavage once stood as the reigning eye catcher, legs have now taken center stage.  From the Golden Globes to Sunday nights Grammy’s, one legged exposure has become the new cleavage.  I personally love to see a toned sexy leg over some bazooka’s, and it looks like designer’s have followed that same thought.  Hitting the gym a little harder now, is a definite must.  xoxo

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Changing Your Stripes

Screen-Shot-2012-03-13-at-5.27.34-PM-600x416This week I’ve blogged about black and white, separately.  So why not end the week marrying the two.  Spring 2013 runway shows, showcased a lot of black and white specifically worn together as stripes.  From Jill Sander to Dolce and Gabbana, many designers put their spin on the ever popular nautical favorite.  Whether worn as stripes, or more color blocked, I love black and white as a go to uniform.  It may seem boring and mundane to the serious fashionista that adorns herself in head to toe color, but you can’t go wrong with the simply classic.  Have a great weekend. #NYFW xoxo


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To the Dark Side

hbz6Monday’s post was all about winter white’s.  Being that we’re in a cold snap and NYFW is getting on it’s way, black will no doubt be the chosen color.  It will forever be the go to classic and flawlessly, eternally chic.  If you’re ever in doubt about buying another black piece, put the insecurity away, black is always money well spent.  xoxo

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