Something to Marvel About…

May 19th, 2015 Posted in curiosities, Fashion, Special Projects, Style & Fashion | No Comments »

Made especially for sci-fi fiction gal fans…  Finally wears which are feminine and cute, if that’s what you’ve been looking for!  With all the hype surrounding the recent The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, I wanted to attend the viewing in style :)!

I’m not the biggest Black Widow fan so I suggested to Her Universe that a Maria Hill Shield jacket also be made.  I did receive some enthusiastic responses to this request but we’ll see what will come of it.  I’d definitely be the first in line for one!  This company also stocks Star Wars, Dr. Who, Transformers, Star Trek, and Nerdist products.

*Photocredit: Her Universe

Here are two of my Star Trek favorites!

Talbots: My New Found Treasure

December 18th, 2012 Posted in accessories, Fashion | No Comments »

I’ve known about Talbots for years.  I never gave them a real chance when I was in my early 20s (currently in my 30s).  Even back then they carried basics and American classics; however, I believed they were for the more mature woman (nothing wrong with this but it didn’t appeal to me at the time).  Like JCrew and Banana Republic, over the years they have really revamped their designs in certain ways, so much it seems that I can sense a more inclusionary younger vibe.

My sister-in-law placed a teal Talbots tote two years ago on her wishlist which kind of planted a seed in my mind to look them up online.  Shortly after, my husband received a catalog from them and I browsed through it, falling madly in love with a fitted button down denim shirt (something I’ve always wanted to own).  I was quickly impressed by their quality, cut, and sizing (which fit me like a glove more than any other brand whether I was looking for a top, sweater, blazer, or pants).  As for sizing, they have something for everyone unlike other brands which cater to select populations.  My husband usually hates Christmas shopping especially at the mall, so I encouraged him to give our nearby Talbots a try.  Also, their customer service whether in-store or over-the-phone is impeccable.  Have you ever seen the way they package things too?  Always with great care and professionalism.  They get an A+++ from me!  I just bought their Gallery Cable Flyaway Cardi in frost grey heather and had to also order one in black!  Like any other girl who knows what’s good for her, anything which flatters your figure (picture you smiling at yourself in front of the mirror) is priceless =).  Even better, both my sweaters were purchased at drumroll please…  40% off (it’s a steal)!  I love my new cardis because they are beautifully made, thick, and soft to the touch.  I’m planning to wear this to my upcoming Christmas gatherings with a festive Anthro top and dressier Talbot jeans (the Curvy Fit black rinse trouser jeans to be precise).  I know you might find it odd that I mentioned Anthropologie and Talbots in the same sentence but they both have an important role to play in my closet.  Anthro offers whimsical retro silhouettes while Talbots offers sophisticated refined beauty.  That to me, when paired correctly creates a good fashion balance.

Give Talbots a chance; I guarantee you’ll want to become a new convert =)!  For those who are long time Talbot lovers…  I know you’re out there so comment below and tell me about your cherished finds ;)!

P.S. I’m nuts for their handbags, pearl necklaces, and shoes too!  Below are several of my favorites from this season…

*Photocredit: Talbots




Doo Ri

January 11th, 2010 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

Never a dull design from Doo Ri. Something very geometrical and modern about their designs. Would be interested to see a collaboration between Doo Ri and Adidas, much like Stella McCartney’s. For certain, together they can pull off a great collection.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Richard Chai

January 11th, 2010 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

I’m crazy about shearling. The design is a little odd but I’m willing to think out of the box and appreciate it for its originality. Only problem is that it allows too much cold air in :-(; even uniqueness can’t rescue that. Gorgeous blue of the cashmere coat; would love to own that luscious petal neck knit! He’s another polished designer.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Foley & Corinna Clothing

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

Their star design is too darn adorable :)! Still have to find some time to visit their boutique in Manhattan. I have a feeling that I will want one of everything there.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Robert Rodriguez at Ruelala

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

I saw some great clothing by RR at a recent Ruelala sale. My two faves were the crossback tank and double wrap tank, both in black. Really pretty and go great with both dress pants or jeans.

*Photocredit: Ruelala

Anthropologie Updates B

April 10th, 2009 Posted in Fashion, Furniture, Handbags | No Comments »

Temperley of London at Gilt

April 10th, 2009 Posted in Fashion, Handbags | No Comments »

I was definitely keeping my fingers crossed that TOL would finally arrive at one of these sample sales. Yeah!!! I just want to say, Temperley, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE open a store in New York! I loved the Garnet Bags- they’re lust on chains…

*Photocredit: Gilt

Nina Ricci

February 11th, 2009 Posted in Fashion, shoes | No Comments »

Beautiful, trendy, wicked… Something about it stands out from the rest. For me, I love the choice of colors, especially the rich blues and purples.

*Photocredit: Gilt

A Refreshed JCrew

February 11th, 2009 Posted in Fashion, Handbags, shoes | No Comments »

I was just thinking today how much JCrew has evolved over the past couple of years. For the longest time their fabrics were so-so; there designs were practical yet dull. Now feminine, fun, even whimsical… Kudos to their design team! It’s like they’ve read my mind. But the truth is they’ve probably found a successful angle against their competitors. Here are some current season picks… BTW, where were they in 2003 (their Bridal Collection I’m referring to)? I would have loved to wear one of their floral numbers down the aisle.

*Photocredit: JCrew