Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Family Affair

My aunt came over for dinner the other night and ironically we were dressed very similar! My aunt has been a huge inspiration for my choice in major at school and overall fashion sense. She was lucky enough to be an assistant buyer for the giant Macy's in New York City on Lexington Ave. I hope to follow in her footsteps and achieve the success that she did when she was my age! 


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pretty Looks

 via vintage love story
 via shu84
 via the sartorialist
 via le fashion
 via cashmere and cupcakes
 via karla's closet
 via shu84
 via chloe & kelly
 via vintage love story
via haute and fierce


Monday, May 23, 2011

2011 Billboard Music Awards

Last night the Billboard Music Awards took place in Las Vegas to honor today's hottest recording artists that top the Billboard music charts. Recipients and winners included Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Neil Diamond. There definitely was a wide variety of outfits worn to the show, some spectacular and others, to put it in a nice way, were questionable. What are your thoughts on these stars' fashion choices?

Rihanna looked stunning in an all white outfit with a touch of nude (Louboutins), that contrasted with her red hot hair

Taylor Swift

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicki Minaj 

Kylie Minogue
Hilary Scott (Lady Antebellum)
Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child)

Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child)

Selena Gomez

I also wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the victims of the deadly tornado that occurred Joplin, Missouri this morning

Images courtesy of AOL.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shots All Around

The weather in Philadelphia has been dismal for over a week now. I think within the last 10 days there has only been one sunny day, and the rest have just been cloudy, stormy, gloomy, depressing - you name it. To try and relieve my boredom, I grabbed the camera and took a few shots of things I love around the house! It cheered me up for the time being, but now I need a new activity...
Mall perhaps? :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ralph Lauren

Today's post is all about one of my all time favorite fashion designers, Ralph Lauren. I recently watched an Oprah special on his life, family, and 17,000 acre ranch outside of Telluride, Colorado, and it was absolutely amazing.

Here are some facts I jotted down while watching the show:
He grew up in the Bronx, New York (ironic coincidence because that is where I go to school)
His business started off with selling ties out of a drawer in the Empire State Building
He has 452 stores in over 80 countries

Ralph and his wife of 46 years, Ricky
Ralph Lauren has expanded from initially just clothing, to children's clothing, fragrance, swimwear, and home interiors. He chose the name Polo because he enjoyed sports and felt that polo was a sport of sophistication.

He said that fashion is his passion and that the most important thing to him is living and the quality of life. He puts a tremendous amount of love into what he does, which is what distinguishes him as a designer.

Ralph feels that his brand represents America around the world. He speaks with great integrity and handles business honorably. 

Views from RL Ranch
He tells stories with his fashion. For example, he can't just design a random dress for a random woman. However, if someone told him "design me something for an artist living in SoHo" he would know exactly what to do and what she should wear.

Ralph's latest, and one of his most important designs is a wedding dress for his daughter Dylan, who is expected to get married in June.

 Gotta love Ralph!

The interview was SO inspirational, I highly recommend watching it! 
Images courtesy of Vanity Fair