Sunday, 18 March 2012

Karla from Karla's Closet, Lady of Style

Of all the bloggers out there who dress up and pose, Karla from Karla's Closet is my all time favorite. Maybe its that perfect pixie cut, or her love of 80s statement jewelery, or maybe its her unapologetic high-class lady like style.
In any case Karla is hands down one the chicest girl out there. Check out her blog here.

All images from Karla's Closet.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


In honor of Sarah Jessica Parker's spread in VOGUE this month, we thought we'd celebrate all things yellow, black&white, and polka dot!

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Victoria Beckham gave birth to her first and only daughter today; a lucky girl who stands to inherit a wardrobe like no other.
Love her or hate her, but Victoria Beckham has come a long long way since the Spice Girls. Over the course of 10 years to be exact, we have witnessed her transformation  from ex-pop star WAG to fashionista LADY, with all the bumps and hiccups in between. There is a pic out there for every one of the thousands of outfits Ms. Beckham has worn over the years, documenting her transformation is astonishing detail. Here we break it down.

WAG 2003-2006 
Post Spice Girls Victoria found her new identity as the Queen Mother WAG (Wife and Girlfriend) and the look was as a walking cliché of girls who dress for the opposite sex; hair extensions, lip gloss, tan, fake breasts, tight revealing low slung jeans. It was car crash hoochie all the way.

                                                                                                                       WHEN IT ALL CHANGED: THE BOB 2006
In a move to distance herself from the growing pack of b-list british WAGs Victoria suddenly chopped off her hair to a angled bob, decided she was a lady- thus unofficially resigning from the WAG race. In the snap of a finger she went from Cavalli to Roland Mouret and began to cover up and dress in prim, mature fashionable clothing.

                                                                                                                       THE BLONDE 2007
In 2007 Victoria seems to have suffered an identity crisis and briefly relapsed back to WAG territory (was it the move to LA? Her reality show?). She suddenly appeared as a blonde and started hamming up her new lady-like look to border-line vulgar (see: the pink dress with pink Birkin). The breasts came out again in full force, as did the revealing teeny tiny outfits.

                                                                                                                                    THE PIXIE 2008
In 2008 VB made the drastic and bold change that redeemed her from all past fashion crimes. Coinciding with the launch of her fashion line, she emerged at Fashion Week looking like a fresh and beautiful gamine with a tight pixie cut that left us all breathless. Perfection. What followed was a paired down, classic look made up of minimalist tailored pieces and accessories- in other words VB became the walking, talking advertisment of the Victoria Beckham line. And we love the VB line.

                                                                                                                          POST PIXIE EXTREMES
Now….. as evidenced by the WAG look and the 2007 blonde disaster, VB tends to easily drift to extremes when no one is paying attention. It would be wrong of us to proclaim VB a fashion icon without noting that there have been some rather questionable sartorial moments along the way. (Most notably the brief period where Victoria took to sporting the leather military look........). 

Thankfully VB has as of late continued to keep her look classic, chic and paired down, just like her collection. The long hair is back, but this time without the extensions and, she’s bought a package of hair elastics and left the curling iron at home. Behold the completion of the VB fashion transformation.

With the birth of her (yet unnamed) daughter we can’t wait to see where she will head fashion wise. In any case, we hope she continues to dress up and step out and forever provide us with more fashion fodder.

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Daria Werbowy channels Ava Gardner for VOGUE US March 2006 photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Giambattista Valli has long been one of our favourite fashion designers. While many of his collections have been more fashion fantasy than wearable reality, we still drool all over the lovely details and his sense of volume and silhouttes.
So of course we were overjoyed that he has now ventured into the Haute Couture- an arena so perfectly suited to his beautiful creations. As expected his genius now truly does shine a star brighter. Pure fashion genius. Below are some images of our fav's.
See the whole collection HERE.

Images via

Thursday, 7 July 2011


VOGUE 1954                                                                      THE DAILY MAIL 2010

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Well girls (and boys), if you have a few grand hanging around and feel like treating yourself or someone very very special- why not visit WGACA (What Goes Around Comes Around) via SHOP BOP and order in some vintage chanel.
Nothing says Lady like CHANEL. period.

CC & Pearl Earrings, $1,045.00                                                         '80s Charm Bracelet, $3,300.00

'93 Gripoix Charm Bracelet, $2,090.00                                               Little Quilted Bag, $2,750.00

Slant Flap Bag, $2,002.00                                                                 Antiqued CC Bracelet, $1,155.00

Monday, 4 July 2011


A wonderful editorial shot by Nicole Bentley for VOGUE Australia July 2011.


Shala Monroque is one of those creatures who you just have to look at. In the sea of cookie cutter beauties out there on the New York social scene she's a breath of fresh fashion air. She's got that type of unique style that isnt really defineable as this-or-that..... she seems to simply resort to what works best and mix it all up with some vintage, some colour and out-there accessories. We love her like we love all the ladies who can rock a turban and fruit necklace with some furr.  Madmoiselle Monroque is an editor, a blogger (SHALAs RABBIT HOLE), art consultant, girlfriend to art world king Larry Gagosian, sometimes model and bestie's with Miuccia Prada, who loves to lend her clothes....


THEN & NOW featuring images from Laura Stone in Vogue US.

Anne Francis 1950s                                      2010

1949                                                          2010


Click HERE to see more vintage VOGUE covers

Sunday, 3 July 2011


AMICA Magazine 1964
So chic it hurts.

From left: Pierre Balmain, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Irene Galitzine, Jacques Heim

Saturday, 2 July 2011

SHEIKHA MOZAH, first Lady of Qatar

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned is the (second) wife of the Emir of Qatar and perhaps the fiercest female on the planet. Her Highess is hands down the chicest Lady of the Middle East; she oozes over-the-top glamour and unlike the rest of the "First Ladies Club" she isn't affraid to go out on a limb and make a style statement. Her stature and presence is overwhelming (she makes Carla Bruni look like a short school girl and the Queen like a little old dwarf) and her couture outfits serve to attract attention, rather than fade into the background amoungst her husbands entourage. 

"Her personal style is rich with power and confidence, yet retains a real femininity that many women aspire to." (Julian Macdonald)

We love that she proves that a lady can exude fashion fabulousness while incorporation tradition and covering up head to toe. (Of course all while resorting to the hallmarks of chic lady style- the big shades, nipped in waist, turban and bling).

Not only is Sheikha Mozah one of the world's top fashion icons she is a busy woman; she is the mother of 7 children, a special correspondant for Unesco, vice president of the Supreme Education Council and Chairperson of the Arab Democracy Foundation, amoung many other assignments. This is a woman on a mission- as proven by her position as one of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women.

And on a side note; we believe she could succeed where Prada's Spring 2007 collection failed and single-handely reignite the turban as full-blown contemporary style statement.

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