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Face Time

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I’ve been seeing a lot of silhouette faces in the fashion world lately. Most are women’s faces with big eyes, big lashes, and big lips plastered on  T-shirts and sheath dresses.

The above pics have just been released from the Prada 2014  Spring Ready-To-Wear Collection. The show was inspired by street art from LA, Mexico and South America. The collection is feminine and strong with an eccentric touch of Pop Art and glam.

Miuccia Prada hired some street artists to create the dramatic back drop. “I want to inspire women to struggle.” She told reporters.

OK, well, I guess struggling makes you a stronger woman, but most struggling women can’t afford to dress head-to-toe in Prada. (I’m just sayin’.)

Although I may be a bit confused by her comment, I still think the designs look strong, beautiful and independent. And, I completely encourage women to be strong, beautiful and independent. So, if you’re struggling to gain strength, you might want to put on your poker face, or your Prada face (if you can afford it).

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Snoopy Style

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Spring 2014 is looking retro-fabulous with Tommaso Aquilano and Robert Rimondi at the helm of Fay. They’ve taken ’70s style hoodies, skater skirts and baseball shirts and twisted them up with rainbow colors and Snoopy icons.

This is seriously something I would have worn in 1973. Oh wait! Here’s a picture of me in 1973 on my way to school with my yellow, Snoopy lunch box. Snoopy brings back some instant, happy childhood memories, so I’m going to say, “Yay for Fay!”

All Fay needs now  is some Woodstock accessories and a few Charlie Brown T-shirts and the line will be complete! Or, better yet, re-producing some metal, lunch boxes as handbags would be adorable. I wish I would have kept mine.

I can’t wait for this collection to hit the stores so I can buy a piece of happiness.

xo

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Socks Please!

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We’ve seen designers and runway shows pairing socks with sandals for over a year now, but this fall it’s hitting mainstream!

It’s so fun and different, and a great way to add personal style and originality to any look. I recently met with one of my vendors who specializes in bath and body products, and this season they’ve added an entire line of colorful and quirky socks.

And guess what? I bought them all for the store. Look for fun prints, stripes, argyles, and comic-inspired hosiery to add to your wardrobe. Pair ankle socks with wedges and heels and pair knee-socks with flats, mary janes and tennis shoes.

The first 2 pics are all of the cute socks I ordered for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The 3rd pic is a great style lesson from a runway show.

The 4th pic is Prada. Need I say more?

Mark my words! Socks are the new black!

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Googly Eyes

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I spent all day yesterday working on my holiday deliveries for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique, and, at the end of the day, I realized I had dedicated a decent chunk of my open-to-buy to googly eyes.

I  think I may have gone a little crazy.  I ordered small, medium and giant eyes. I couldn’t  resist the mini emergency cans of  stick-on googly eyes, so I bought them and the glow in the dark version too. They’re so cute and humorous and are guaranteed to add a little fun to everything. I’m going to keep my supply with me at all times. It will go something like this when I grab my handbag: iPhone- check. Lip gloss- check. Wallet- check. Keys and googly eyes- check.

I’m pretty sure this googly eye trend will beat out the mustache and bacon trend. If not, at least the Roadkill Girls and I will be having lots of fun.

The top picture is from the Blonds runway show, it’s an all-over, googly-eyed masterpiece.

The rest of the pictures are of merchandise I ordered for the boutique.

I’m gaga over googly eyes. I can’t wait for the day UPS brings us the coveted box. Trash cans, trees, backs of chairs, and, perhaps our toilet lid, will all come to life with the giant eyes. I’m sure the fruit in the fruit bowl and smaller household items will also begin to come to life as soon as my son gets a hold of the small eyes.

Trend alert! Mark my words!

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Snake Charmer

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After viewing some of the runway collections from The Resort 2014 Show, it’s safe to say that snake skins are in! From traditional snake prints, to colored skins, to small accessories, the look is hissing it’s way through the fashion industry.

I’m in love with the first ensemble by Roberto Cavalli. The blue and green tones add a bit of romance and femininity to the look. Perfect for daytime play dates.

The second outfit is a Diane von Furstenberg classic; always chic and always timeless. This look is bold and beautiful, yet emulates a playful vibe. Perfect for that cocktail party after work.

The third picture is Michael Kors. I love the sleek, seriousness of the suit accessorized with just enough venom accessories to intimidate the predator. Wear this when negotiating your next biting investment deal.

When making purchases this season, look for the snake, it’s got longevity and won’t be slithering out of sight any time soon.

Happy Monday!

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So Tired!

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week and my new motto for the rest of the year, “Don’t tread on me!”

The Goodyear Dunlop Company actually commissioned designer Carl Elkins along with photography studio Mierswa Kluska to create a powerful photographic series expressing the key characteristics of the Goodyear brand.  The company is known for producing strong, robust tires that can withstand the most adverse driving conditions. This amazing art collaboration was creatively done by transforming tires into fashionable suits of armor.

So when the rubber meets the road, make sure it’s Goodyear! Hey, that’s a pretty good tag line, considering I’m still half asleep.

Oh, and what about Goodyear’s Blimp? How come the Blimp isn’t getting any fashion attention? Is it too big? Too curvy? Not fit for the runways? Alright, I’m going back to bed now.

T.G.I.F.

 

 

 

 

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Get Laced

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Do you want to know what’s hot now in the fashion world and trending into fall?

Lace!

Not only are designers using lace details, but they are also using head-to-toe lace outfits. Whether it be a solid lace pantsuit or a dress, or a simple camisole treated with lace, anything goes.

These are a few of my favorite designs from recent runway shows.

The first is a high-neck, lace blouse by Dolce & Gabbana. It adds a little mystery and sexiness to a day skirt.

The second picture is Roberto Cavalli. I love the textures and silhouettes of this ensemble. It’s the perfect mix of femininity and innocence infused with high style.

The third picture is Valentino. It’s dramatic and fierce, yet there’s a certain serious vibe about it.

The fourth picture is of Marc (Have I told you I love you?) Jacobs in an all-over lace outfit. I’m telling you, there’s nothing this man can do fashionably wrong in my eyes. Also, this picture was taken back in 2012, it just goes to show you how ahead of the trend he is. A true visionary!

So get laced! Add a little lace top to your boyfriend jeans, or take a lace dress and pair it with summer sandals. Look for colored lace and lace detailing on skirts, jackets, shoes and handbags.

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Clammed Up

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week, the clam dress. This was made years ago by the late designer Alexander McQueen. I thought his death was tragic and untimely, but his creativity and ability to think outside of the box will inspire me for the rest of my life. I love how he was just walking with a friend along the beach and decided that the empty clam shells needed to be repurposed into a couture gown. Love that mind! You are missed!

In McQueen’s Words

“My friend George and I were walking on the beach in Norfolk, and there were thousands of [razor-clam] shells. They were so beautiful, I thought I had to do something with them. So, we decided to make [a dress] out of them. . . . The shells had outlived their usefulness on the beach, so we put them to another use on a dress. Then Erin [O’Conner] came out and trashed the dress, so their usefulness was over once again. Kind of like fashion, really.”

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Razor-clam shells stripped and varnished
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Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

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Calla-Girl

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T.G.I.F.

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OC’s Avant-garde

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OC Fashion Week was in March, but the pics are still rolling in. I wrote about some of the emerging designers and the dramatic styles a few weeks ago, but it really didn’t translate to my blog the way I had anticipated since none of my pictures turned out.

My photographer friend Megan Crothers was able to get some amazing shots, because, well, she’s amazing!!! So, better late then never, here’s some more great shots from OC Fashion Week. Thank you Megan Crothers for always getting it right! I can’t wait for her to take more pictures for our Roadkill Ranch site that’s coming soon.

Check out more of her brilliant photography at   http://www.meganjeannephotography.com

Avante-garde and Emerging Designers: Coral Castillo, Dan Richters, Kerrie Kordowski, Luis Valenzuela and Pravenn Sinha.

Visit http://ocfashionassociation.com for more info.

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