I wear my heart on my sleeve. But, this new find, Loquet, would let me wear it around my neck, too. I’ve always been a fan of a heart-imbued jewelry, it’s my girly side shining through. But since becoming a mom, I am even more delighted by sweet initial and personalized jewelry.
The bespoke collection from Loquet allows the wearer to customize their keepsake with different charms, trinkets and sweet letters or numbers, and because the “locket” can open, you can continue to add to it.
The website is great and it website allows you to play around and design (and redesign your own!) or peruse the gallery if inspiration is needed.
What a great gift to mark a special moment in your life!
On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama recognized First Lady (of American fashion) Anna Wintour at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated and renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mrs. Obama wore a designer favorite (of her’s and mine) Naeem Khan for the fashion royalty event.
You can take a similar verdant, lace approach to your day wear in these smart, cropped trousers from J. Crew (on sale!):
You know how for most (not me, but most) people the Oscars is the “main event” and the red carpet telecast is the “pre-show”? The Met Ball is the opposite. The Red Carpet is the main event and the “afterparty” is a beautiful gala inside a resplendent Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The annual Costume Institute gala has a theme and honoree and this year it was classic evening wear in honor of British-born couturier Charles James, who revolutionized American couture, and determined by British-born editor Anna Wintour, who revolutionized American Vogue, fashion and trend.
Here are the superlatives of the night:
Best Model: Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
Best Texture: Lily Allen in Chanel
Most Head-Turning: Sarah Silverman in Zac Posen
Most Seemingly True to Self: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Valentino
Best Crop Top/Most Appropriately Youthful: Emma Stone in Thakoon
Best Brand Positioning: Victoria Beckham, own design
Most Improved: Kim Kardashian in Lanvin
Best “I’m Still the Biggest Star on this Carpet” Moment: Beyonce and Jay-Z in Givenchy
What do you think? Agree, disagree? Other favorites?
I’m a gloss girl. Call me “chicken” for avoiding the chic stain of merlot, but to finish off the makeup and food analogy, chicken and red wine aren’t really a perfect match anyway.
I’ve thought about trying it, going all Snow White with my makeup inspiration, but would it work?
Let’s turn to the beautiful Margot Robbie for guidance… Exhibit A, Vanity Fair Red Carpet and Exhibit B, Academy Awards Red Carpet. Same night, same hair, same clothing color. Striking on the right, for sure, but I think she’s radiant on the left.
What do you think? And, more importantly, would you kiss this trend?
The Academy Awards, last night’s grand finale of the awards season, was it exactly what I wanted it to be. Like dessert, it was fun, sweet and everyone looked great!
Here are some of my favorite looks and details of the night:
Best texture in an updated classic: Calista Flockhart in Andrew Gn
Best Use of Sparkle and Shine: Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Best Supporting Wife: Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan
Best Classic Beauty: Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
Best in Show: Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab (Brad Pitt in Tom Ford)
Who were some of your favorites?
I’ve been following along with the runway shows of NYFW Fall 2014. The colors are gorgeous, the textures are sublime and while I don’t want to skip past spring and summer (at all!) it does promise something fashionable to look forward to in the months to come.
Here are just a few of my favorites so far, but check out all of them in my Pinterest board in real time!
Follow The Daily Batch’s board NYFW Fall 2014 on Pinterest.
Designed in New York for the cool, easy-going, downtown girl, Parker New York has caught my eye for their resort collection. Featuring sweet dresses, silky separates and unique prints, the collection feels uniquely sourced from special, “in-the-know” boutiques.
The great thing about these pieces is that they’re real life ready while still feeling special and interchangeable within an edited wardrobe. They could go from work to play, from French martinis to french toast.
Shop the pieces from the Parker 2014 Resort Collection.
Bold prints, curves for days, rich knits – a look that’s on trend and affordably attainable? Sign me up.
Torn by Ronny Kobo has been turning out “it-girl” favorite pieces for a few years but it’s the latest collection that’s gotten my attention for its ability to stop traffic. The pieces are on trend with Kim Kardashian’s latest look and the stretch knit proves that sweater weather can mean va-va-voom.
Shop the pieces from the Torn Cruise 2014 collection.
A first kiss, a memorable trip, engagement, wedding, birth of a child and so many other special events create cherished memories. This cool new collection, Coordinates, captures a memory with its longitude and latitude coordinates.
The bracelets and rings can be customized by metal, stone and of course coordinate and engraved inscription.
I love this as a sweet way to wear your love and memories.
Guys, never mind that the dresses were awesome, the jewels were downright, outrageously drool worthy.
Here are my swoon-for-it favorites:
Multiple rings for the young ladies (Vanessa Hudgens and T. Swift)
Vintage art deco inspiration (Jaime King, Molly Sims, Jennifer Lawrence)
Knock your socks off, statement necklace on Sofia Vergara