Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Sew Chic, and Famous

While I was attending the recent annual Kent State Fashion Show, I met fashion designer Tad Boetcher, who is a genius in fashion.  From the tailing, to the designs, he is amazing!  He worked for designers and brands such as Michael Kors, Billy by Bill Bass, Ellen Tracy, Magaschoni, and Dana Buchman.  While I was there, there was a interview for him.  You ready?

Q:  Tell us about your Job.
A:  As design director, I pick all the colors, prints, and trend direction and then oversee the design team to make sure the vision is consistent.

Q:  You have an unusual work week, can you elaborate?
A:  Everyday in the fashion industry is a bit hectic, but I have an unusual schedule that works with my creative needs.  I work three days a week and I stay in Manhattan those days.  Then on my days off I have a weekend home in Woodstock, New York.  That's where I have my design studio set-up.

Q:  What was your favorite memory at Kent State?
A:  My favorite memory was my senior show; I won the most photogenic collection award-the first year that award was given.  Also I was "the Artist in Residence" at Verder Hall my senior year, and I really enjoyed that.

Tad Boetcher will launch his collection in Spring '09.  Will be retailed at nationwide Dillard's and Lord & Taylor stores!  Wish you luck Tad!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

How to...pull off the cowlneck sweater

In some recent GAP ads, you've seen many celebs looking more fabulous than ever.  I was at the mall one day thinking, why can't everyone look like that?  Answer:  they can.  My fingers ran across tons of fabrics searching for the perfect "It" item for any women. Suddenly I found it.  It was the Cowlneck Sweater I had seen on the model Maryna Linchuck.  This fall/winter, I know for sure it would be huge.  The great rugby stripes makes it super cute, and the tailored short-sleeves are to die for.  On the street, Rebecca Romijin had been spotted promoting this one of a kind look.  Click I WANT TO SEE  now.  Back to this trend-setting item, everyone woman needs this item.  And now for my Top Five Tips. You ready?  Then go!

Tip 1:  Layering is great with this "It" item.  Try a wool blazer over it or double-breasted coat. It gives you that warm feel to the look.

Tip 2:  Add some color!  Some nice plain pastel colored tees are perfect with this sweater.  Also some jewel accessories will make a great statement.  Be bold!

Tip 3:  Wear it everywhere!  Not kidding, this is a perfect piece to use all the time (but of course not everyday).  Work, school, whatever!  This is a pure classic!

Tip 4:  To make this outfit laid back, add some wide legged pants or flare dark denim jeans.  A bell skirt would also make this outfit comfortable, and casual.

Tip 5:  Show some spirit!  Not the cheer kind, but the smile kind.  The way to make everyone envy you is that you love what you're wearing.  So it may be different from other stuff people wear, so what!  This is all about you making your very own statement.  Show off your new look, and get ready for everyone to be green with envy.

More "How to..."s coming really soon.  And remember to check out Glambition!       

Labels for Love

Jones New York has started a new non=profit organization called, Jones New York In The Classroom.  This is an organization that supports the teachers who educate the heart and soul of children everywhere.  Cheryl Hines is supporting this great organization by purchasing her very own limited edition JNY tee shirt designed exclusively by Sujean Rim who has illustrated for the Daily Candy, The Fashion Forward Adventures of Imogene Series, and Target.  You can purchase yours a Macy's stores nationwide. Hurry, to get your soon, and support teachers everywhere!  Check it out at www.macys.com 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Quite a Charmer

On my regular shopping day, I scouted the streets high and low, until I was charmed by this adorable, unique, colorful, eye-catching piece of jewelery. One word to describe it? "It." Not the kind of ick or crazy, but the happy. I know this may sound weird, but the moment I saw it, my feet just sprung with happiness. I found this bracelet at the store Anthropologie. The Lucky Meld Bracelet (that's what it's called) is totally versatile type of piece, and although not as practical as the Toywatch I featured, is so super cute. Handmade in the USA, has a lobster clasp, contains accents of color, and is 7.5"L". You may probably think, do I really need this? I would say yes! I have said this may times, but this bracelet is memorable. This bracelet is so geometric, and very different than many other pieces I've seen.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine

Are you a fan of "The Clique"? Then you are so in luck. Our very own Bridgit Mendler a.k.a. Kristen Gregory got an interview for Glambition about her style, and a little about her upcoming movie! Excited or what? Here is the interview I had with her. Enjoy!

Q: What would you say is your personal style? Is it kind of like Kristen's?
A: My personal style is a little more casual than Kristen's, because Kristen has a fairly high fashion style in the movie. My personal style i don't think really has a label. I like casual but chic. I like skinny jeans, boots, vests, scarves, and jewelry. Finding the right combinations of those items and others is really fun, although just hanging around in sweatpants and a t-shirt is great.

Q: What stores do you love shopping at?
A: I love stores like Urban Outfitters and Lucky.

Q: Do you have a fave celeb alpha you look up to?
A: I really look up to celebrities who are in acting not to be famous, but because they love their craft like Ellen Page. I also like funny actors like Will Ferrel and Sarah Silverman.

Q: What make-up can you not live without?
A: I really love chapstick. That would probably be my favorite make-up.

Q: Who are your favorite designers?
A: I really like Gucci's style this season along with Burberry's accessories. I love their rocker style, I just have to find a way to pull it off.

Q: What was your favorite experience of being part of "The Clique Movie"?
A: My favorite experience as a part of the Clique Movie is hard to choose because the whole time I've just had so much fun! I loved the day that Tyra Banks came to set, it was really cool to meet her, I also liked goofing off with all the girls on and off set, running around like crazy in the hotel, and some of the scenes we shot like one where he had to jump into the pool were really fun.

Q: What was your favorite piece of clothing you got to wear on the set of "The Clique"? Did you keep any of the clothes?
A: I really liked this outfit that was a dark blue Diane Von Furstenburg jacket with black high heeled boots and a headband.

Last Question (sigh): What is your #1 fashion tip for girls out there?
A: I know this sounds cheesy, but the number one fashion tip for girls would be confidence. You can rock any outfit so long as you aren't worrying about what other people think about it. Besides that, I think learning how to match by not matching all the time (if that makes any sense) can add a lot of character to style.
Best Wishes,Bridgit Mendler

She Conquered in Style

Shirely McClaine is Coco Chanel. As you all know, Coco was the one invented Chanel No. 5, the Little Black Dress, but most of all changed the way women dressed today. If it wasn't for her, we probably wouldn't even be wearing our favorite pair of pants let alone showing any of our legs. This movie is a Lifetime Movie event ( http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/coco-chanel)
I just watched this movie, and gives it 4/5. It was very dramatic, and so inspirational to me. I think everyone will get a message out of this movie. You can catch the movie later tonight at 7:00 P.M. Tell me what you think of the movie!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Other Lanvin Girl

She is a officially one of my favorite Hollywood actresses, and fashion icons. She has starred in several movies such as Where the Heart Is, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and finally my personal favorite The Other Boleyn Girl. Several girls at my school call her their role model. "She's a great actress," quotes Taylor. "Not only that, but seems to come off so caring and warm."
For the December/January Issue of Teen Vogue. Portman quoted she hearts Lavin. If you haven't noticed, on the red carpet, she's always pulling off a Lavin Frock. She was recently spotted in a white one at . She was also seen on the addicting Bravo's Project Runway as one of the judges for a challenge. Do you have a favorite role model? Tell me, and I'll post it at the end of September! Natalie Portman is a legend, and it's going to stay that way. Is her outfit cheap or chic?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

iAsk Chloe

Dear Fashion Addicts,
August over, leaves are changing, new accessories for the fall/winter, and a lot more questions. I just want to clarify for all of you that, I want to thank all of you for giving me feed back on my fashion blog. It really means a lot to me. I never knew this many people love the great topics I post. Anyways, I will be giving a monthly note to all of you, and giving you my feedback to all my comments. Oops, I almost forgot, I want you to post your fashion questions for me or fashion tips. I would love to help you as much as I can. Just post you question, and I for my next topic, I will answer all your questions. Thanks again for being great readers/subscribers!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Constance Billard's Guide to Style

"A lot of us try to bend the rules when it comes to our uniforms," quotes Charlotte, 17 (see Teen Vogue Dec./Jan. '08). In the article Uptown Girls girls speak out, and tell readers that the fashions you see on Gossip Girl are definitely not realistic. Of course, that does not mean we can still wear something like it. This fall a huge trend is the preppy collegiate look. Blair seems to know how it works, but what really does happen to all those private school A-Listers? I love Gossip Girl, and I have to say the character wardrobes make you want to step right into their shoes. So what are these preppy essentials?

Prep Essential #1: The Snug Blazer. They are huge this season, and make such a fashion statement. What really great if it has a crest www.ralphlauren.com, which gives it that really cool prep feel. Black, brown, ivory, or navy is the perfect color for a blazer. It's memorable, yet fashionable.

Prep Essential #2: The Plaid Skirt. A hard search, but is a must-have in everyone's closet. Not only that but is great, and goes with practically anything. Serena van dor Woodsen shows it off great on GG, and we hope to see this cute pattern on the runways-wait it is already! Check out www.saksfifthavenue.com for this one of kind necessity.

Prep Essential #3: Cozy Cashmere V-Necks. Will keep you warm this whole winter! They are great for a quick rush in the morning, and give a great pop of color to your wardrobe. I have stocked up on tons already, and hope to buy more as times to come. I went to www.jcrew.com and got mine from there.

Prep Essential #4: The Rugby Scarf. This is one of my favorite accessories, and probably the most fun to play around in. I love all the different ways you can tie it. It's something also that special touch of color. Amazon.com has the best prices. They are only $5.00!

Prep Essential #5: The Knit Beret. You can say as much as you want that it is not preppy, but it is. It gives any outfit something very cute to pull it altogether. White is the best, but I also love grey and pink. Check out www.nordstrom.com and remember to pick a color that flatters you face!

*Our Prep School Gossip Girls pull the look off!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Teacher's Pet

You have all those books that you carry from class to class. Everyone once in a while you forget a textbook or your homework. And yet you still look like a perfect angel? I don't think so! You need at "It" bag. No not an average tote bag, but a bag. The bag all your friends envy, the bag that holds everything you need, the bag that will make you at the top of your class. My favorite bag is the Mulberry Maggie. Not only does it carry a heavy load, but makes your life so easier. Instead of stopping at your locker, carry all your books around at the same time. In this fancy handicap, their is one main large compartment which is pretty much all you need. Not only that, but comes in such memorable colors. "A big, good-looking, practical bag is the holy grail," quotes fashion designer Melissa Coker (see in Lucky August '08). "The color makes this one special." If you have some extra cash, stock up on this great accesible tote. I recommend this to anyone who needs something to carry all your things. If you don't have the money check out Target, or Steve & Barry's (all clothes and accessories are under $10.00)! Get your "It" bag now!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Picture Perfection

School is back, which means homework, homecomings, and did I mention yearbook pictures? Some of us dread them, and other are clueless to the basic tips to get your picture at its best. Trust me on this one, flashes from the camera enhance our flaws. That's why it is good to cover up those blemishes, and hide blackheads. I suggest a quick facial mask before the "BIG" day. Another note is to stock up on eye liner and mascara. Not too much on the eyes, but something that makes your eyes pop! Although you don't want to look like a tramp. After shampooing (Nexus Smoothing Creme, to fight frizz), go for a straight look. Curly will show too much of the frizz, and it is sometimes messy. If you do have curly hair, pull out the straightner, and get to it! To keep your smile fresh, and clean try Ultrabrite toothpaste. In a matter of 24 hours your smile should be whiter than usual. Now for lips, try a sweet color for example peach or strawberry. Red often scares people (including me)! And finally, keep your outfit simple. A cool solid color is great, and will never go out of style. Lauren Conrad looks great, and ready for the camera. Good luck, and make your picture perfection!

Heavy Duty

It's time to trade in those gold karat Cartier timepieces, and Timex watches, and get the new futuristic look. Made from Toywatch, this brightly colored and eye catching device is very addictive. My personal favorite color is purple. I tried this watch on at Nordstrom, and just fell in love with it. Not only that, but the reliability is outstanding! Including water resistant to 100 feet, a magnified date window, stainless steel, having a band lenghth of 185 mm, and width of 20 mm, and glow in the dark. Especially with the dark burgundys, and greys, it's time to add some pop to your closet, and wardrobe! I call this watch a "must-have." What you really should look when shopping for jewelry, that it is memorable, and that no one else has. This watch is for sure a time piece to remember!