Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Not so Ugly Betty

America Ferrera otherwise known as from the 2 Golden Globe, 32 wins, and 16 nominations show Ugly Betty, has taken her style up ten notches. She is truly a fashion icon, and an amazing talented accomplished actress. She has had several quotes such as, "I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie." And for sure, America looks great with her curvy body. In the picture to our left, she looks great in a fitted purple satin dress with a belt cinched at the waist. I love how it compliments her body so well, and proves that you don't need to lose weight to look good. Our favorite "It" girl is more than a celebrity, she knows what every girl feels like, inside and out. Do you think her outfit is cheap or chic? It's time to start posting!

Full of Lush

I searched my area to find the coolest, and hippest clothing boutique in the town. Luckily, my senses brought me to a little shop called, "Lush Boutique." It is run by Kathleen and Tracey McHole who opened the shop in 2001. Already, he had got attention in the famous magazine, "InStyle", and also on the media of fashion network. They feature brands such as Ella Moss, Rock & Republic, Juicy Couture, and the new designer Lauren Conrad (from The Hills). Now have relocated now to Eton on Chagrin Boulevard, Clevelend, OH. And hope to offer as many varitey of clothing as possible. And yes, their clothing is right from the runways and streets of New York. Their motto is, "A trendy spin on the classics, and a classy spin on the trends." That is something we so look forward to be listening to. To find out more, go to

*On youtube, Fashion TV Network has a interview with one of the co-owners of Lush Boutique.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to...pull off knee high tights

You haven't heard? They are all the rage for Fall/Winter '08 fashion wear. Wear them with boots, flats, oxfords, and even sneakers if you can pull them off. But anyone with the right color and right shape will be perfect in these sensations.
Just like you would think, all the stars are wearing them. Check out Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City, and Blake Lively with friend Leighton Meester traveling on the Gossip Girl set. The link is to see them looking fabulous in the knee high tights.
Now just like everyone you know from putting on a scarf, beret, and top it's time for me to show you how it's done to look well put together. Now for the Top Five Tips.

Tip 1: Love the look with fun colorful dresses or skirts that match the tights. Also try bermudas too. No matter what, let them show!

Tip 2: Look great above the knee. What's great is that it makes your leg look slimmer, and outlines the great qualities of it.

Tips 3: Makes a slouchy, but casual outfit chic. P.S. a skinny top, and jeans makes it skimpy, not fashion forward material.

Tip 4: Try to get as many different styles as possible. These knee high stockings will be a classic (I promise).

Tip 5: When pulling this look off, not only are you trying something new, but you are expressing your own self! The next time you walk through the doors wearing these new tights, have confidence, and SMILE!

What is your "How to..." idea? Post it online!

Back to Basics with a Twist

Tired of the L.L. Beanbackpacks, and the cheesy Jansports, time to saddle up with the cool Japanese inspired Harajuku Lovers. It's the new "It" item this fall. These bags come in unique bright colors, and can hold all your papers, books, and accessories. We have to give a hand to Gwen Stefani. She has proved herself with this awesome brand full of fun, exciting clothes, handbags, and watches. Thanks G!

Dial H for Haute!

When you just that Ralph is done till next season, he pops out with another
label called, "Rugby." Talk about haute! With fun colors, and great new designs the polos are a must have! You can find the next "BIG" thing at a Rugby store. Right now the fall collection is in stores, and one of the must haves is a new crested polo. Also a cool college scarf. And not to forget an old favorite, a khaki ribbed wool beret. Check to see if there is a store near you on their website, and I will be watching closely!