Round And Round

At yesterday’s NYC premiere of Oogieloves, there was one character from the movie that unexpectedly caught my eye. Dotty Rounder, whose name is self explanatory, has a major crush on polka-dots and all things round. She dresses in them, decorates her house with them, and even paints them on her cheeks. I was inspired by her adoration for a specific trend, and for keeping true to herself. It’s very important to find what you gravitate towards, and rock it with confidence. Everyone has different style and that’s what makes the streets of NYC oh-so-lovely. Big shout-out to Dotty, who will attribute a love for fashion in all the children who see the movie!   xxSharona

Left: Me and my Sister, actress Tara Schreiber enjoying the premiere

Right: Dotty Rounder

A Cover Story

Sometimes things that are planned do not work out, yet it turns out for the better. Sound familiar? Anna Wintour seems to believe so, and so do I. For her first Vogue cover in November 1988, Wintour completely changed the look of what was expected of the magazines representation. A typical Vogue cover would portray a model clad in fancy jewelry and excess make-up, but this cover changed it all. Israeli model Michaela Bercu did not fit into the skirt that was meant to go with her top, so Wintour styled her in jeans instead. Michaela’s jeans were not the only thing out of the ordinary on this Vogue cover. The moment captured is candid, differentiating from the usual posed models, and this sparked something within Wintour. Regarding the iconic cover Wintour has said, “I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds o f change,” and “This one broke all the rules.” She was bold since day one and was not scared to change things up, which is exactly how you must be in the lovely world of fashion. This was the beginning of a new era for Vogue, one we are still enjoying today.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Peter Lindbergh

Spoiled With Bergdorfs

Congratulations! Bergdorf Goodman will be celebrating its 111th anniversary this Fall with many exciting things to look forward to. BG magazine will focus on the milestone and include quotes and illustrations from designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and Marchsea. There will also be a section of the magazine featuring men and women’s RTW fashion and accessories created for the special event. A documentary directed by Matthew Miele is also in the works, and it will include people such as Mary-Kate Olsen, Michael Kors and Giorgio Armani sharing their experiences of shopping at Bergdorfs. The film also shares behind the scenes footage of preparing for the renowned holiday windows. It doesn’t stop there, because a book is also in the works focused on insider stories regarding the store and its many celebrity and socialite encounters. Gotta Love Anniversaries.

xxSharona

Anna, Always In Our Hearts

“She dresses the way one plays a role. She’s a great performer, but she is also the author of the play,” is something Karl Lagerfeld once said describing Anna Piaggi. Known for her expressive and eccentric style, the late fashion icon will always be remembered as one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. She was one of the most notable front row faces, and has a devoted following of her whimsical two page spreads in Vogue Italia . Her outfits were always carefully rendered although they may appear to be thrown together. She was always expressing a story through fashion and has said,” My philosophy of fashion is humor, jokes, and games. I make my own rules.” Anna was a muse to many influential designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones.

Anna will be forever missed and always be in our hearts.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Glamour.com

FNO: The London Edition

Not going to be in New York City for Fashion’s Night Out this year? Well… hopefully you will be in London. On September 6th, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill and British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman will kick off FNO by hosting a party together. The rest of the nights events will include palm readings at Christian Louboutin‘s Mount street boutique, a street-style photography booth hosted by Jimmy Choo, and more. Jonathan Saunders designed the official T-shirt for this years event, which includes one of his signature prints. With a portion of the shirts proceeds going to Refuge (a charity for victims of domestic violence), this T-shirt is not only cute, but now charitable too. Win-win.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: Vogue.co.uk

Dior Amor

Rachel Weisz was the second lucky person to wear a Christian Dior Couture dress from the debut collection of Raf Simmons. At The Bourne Legacy’s Monday night premiere, she let the dress do the talking. Rachel looked absolutely stunning in the minimalist look, pairing the ensemble with a black Charlotte Olympia clutch, a Bulgari bracelet, and fabulous see-through Christian Louboutin pumps. Gotta-Love-it!

xxSharona

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Chic This Week

The Beverly Hills Hotel was filled with small screen stars of The CW, CBS and Showtime this past Sunday night. They were gathered there to celebrate the Television Critics Association‘s Summer party. I was not very impressed with the red carpet choices, but there were definitely a few winners in the crowd. My favorite outfit of the night was Rachel Bilson’s casual-chic pairing. She matched a Malene Birger blouse with Alexander McQueen pants, and ShoeMint pumps. How great does she look?

xxSharona

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Collar Craving

Does Karl Lagerfeld ever sleep? Three of the designers new lines were debuted in London last night at a private party. Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, Karl and his capsule collection, which is appropriately Olympic themed, are all officially for sale at London’s trendy Selfridges stores. Unfortunately, the ‘Olympic’ goods, which includes gold splattered jackets and sequined collars, will only be sold in England. With no spandex in sight, Karl makes it a bit more attainable to rock gold around our necks.

xxSharona

Photo Credit: CatwalkQueen.tv

Teen Choice Print Award

At last night’s 2012 Teen Choice Awards, as I watched to see ‘who wore what,’ I couldn’t help but notice all the lovely printed dresses on the pink carpet. The printed looks were seen on Kat  Graham, Victoria Justice, Hannah Simone and more, but my favorite printed dress of the night was worn by the night’s host, Demi Lovato. Her dress by Falguni and Shane Peacock, paired with Christian Louboutin‘s Exagona platform sandals were a great choice for the fun-filled award show.

xxSharona

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Women Wearing White

Two of Gotham’s girls made a daring decision when they both decided to wear white to The Dark Knight Rises premiere on Monday night in NYC. Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard both stunned in their gowns, but Marion kills it, especially with her Christian Louboutin spiky sparklers. Anne chose a gown from Prabal Gurung‘s most recent resort collection, and Marion chose a Christian Dior haute dress. Do you agree that Marion was the night’s ‘Red Carpet Queen‘?

xxSharona

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