Monthly Archives: September 2012

Choke Me!

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week. A choker? Choke her? Hmmmmm….too bad I didn’t have these earlier at an event when I was forced to sit next to diarrhea mouth (the self absorbed human who could not stop talking about how great she was). I would have gladly worn these!  And used them! Not for the sake of fashion, but for the sake of ridding myself from the heinous, cackling, crow. On the other hand, maybe I would have rid her instead (insert evil laugh)!

Oh lighten up! I’m getting my Halloween groove on!

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111 Years of Extraordinary!

Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating 111 years in business. Why celebrate 111 and not 100? According to the store, the 111 year milestone properly conveys “Bergdorf’s being one store in one city, providing one singular luxury experience.”  And rightfully so! The store drips with the best designer goods, a splendorous interior and impeccable customer service.

In celebration of their significance, the window displays were dressed with 12 outfits that depict fashion since 1901. On top of that, the 12 displays were all made out of paper by New York artists Mark Gagnon and Samantha Smith. UH- MAY- ZING!!!

Over 100 designers including: Oscar de la Renta, Jimmy Choo and Valentino, have created exclusive anniversary collections. The designer shoe pictured above is an exclusive by Charlotte Olympia.

I stood by the glass case and drooled over the lavender wedge with its intricately-stitched shopping scene. Then I vacillated over the thought of taking a photo or leaving with just a mental image. I didn’t want to risk the chance of being reprimanded by the staff for unauthorized  photos, but when I glanced over at the display of stacked books titled “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman”, I pulled out my Canon Rebel and clicked.

I figured life is too short to not take risks, and if I was going to get myself in trouble in NYC, it best be at the distinguished “first family of fashion’s” glorious establishment. Luck was on my side, I got the shot, and I left  thinking that I too would like to have my ashes scattered over BG.

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Shoe Addict

What makes for a perfect Saturday? For me, it’s  walking down Madison Ave. in New York with my “bestie” checking out window displays and shopping for shoes. And, that’s exactly what I did last Saturday (hence the lack of blogging all week). New York was amazing and the only bad thing about the trip was that it went by too fast! I was so inspired by all of  the boutiques and specialty shops; the amount of pride and visual integrity that went into the presentation of the store window displays was extraordinary.

My favorite, by far, was Barney’s. Since, they’re celebrating shoes all month, they took it to the extreme. They transformed their window into a live fish tank where Christian Louboutin pumps floated in mid air while hundreds of pink fish swam around them. “Swimming with the Louboutin” was the epic message.

The opposing window was a collage of pumps. It looked as though someone had dumped a truck load of shoes into a giant, glass box. The sign read: “Count The Shoes”. Of course, after you stood there for 45 minutes counting shoes, you were encouraged to submit your count inside the store for a chance to win a shopping spree. I didn’t have time to count the shoes, my ADD was kicking in and I found myself on the 5th floor of Barney’s lusting and crying over the most amazing shoes in the world.  It was sick!!!

Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what happened next, because my husband sometimes reads my blog. Hint: YSL wedge.

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The Skinny

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has teamed up with undergarment power house Jockey to create a new line of intimates. The items are known as Rachel’s “Major Must Haves” and will include body-slimming pieces for all shapes and sizes. Look for bikinis, thongs, shirts, slips and briefs that will hide, suck, smooth and control “certain areas”. Rachel best describes the line as, “cotton-rich comfort meets all-day curve control.”

Her label will be called “Preferred by Rachel Zoe” and is slated to hit stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s in mid October.

So remember, it’s not what’s on the outside that counts, it’s what’s on underneath that counts.

Happy “HUMP” Day!

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The Mad Hatter

London Fashion Week is home to the avant-garde and over-the-top couture. And this show by hat maker Philip Treacy was no exception. The outrageous and theatrical designs were all in tribute to the late pop star Michael Jackson. The show was cast with a crew of  all black models who wore hats that had significant remembrance of Jackson. From the Thriller jackets to the infamous white glove accents, it was definitely a collection of masterpieces.

Lady Gaga (AKA Mother Monster) opened the show in pink netting that covered her entire body and announced: “Ladies and gentleman, the greatest milliner in the world— Philip Treacy.”

Hats off to London Fashion Week!

photo: Gareth Cattermule/ Getty Images

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We Heart It!

Roadkill Ranch & Boutique supports “All The Arts For All The Kids”. It’s a non-profit organization that focuses on making sure that each child in the Fullerton School District has an opportunity to be  schooled in the arts. Local artists donated their time to create art  hearts that will be auctioned off at the end of the month. Each participating venue was delivered a heart that will remain on exhibit until the auction. We weren’t sure what heart we were getting until this masterpiece by Wendy Lloyd Davies arrived.

Katherine England (the brainchild behind the program) handpicked each heart for each venue. The more we looked at it, the more we were amazed how it fit so perfectly with the store, and how it represented what the Roadkill Girls are going through at this time. We interpreted it like this: it’s flourishing, it’s blooming, the visions are strong and our roots go deep. The mix of vintage jewelry (our roots) and the eyes centered in them, indicate growing our visions.

We are a tight team and we all encourage each other to follow our dreams and grow our visions. We have some big goals for next year (our 20 years in business anniversary) and this heart is just a reminder that we are strong visionaries who are rooted and grounded and ready to flourish.

We’re not sure if that’s what the artist was thinking when she designed this, or if that’s what Katherine was thinking when she hand-picked it for us, but that’s how we see it and we love it!

Check out  All The Arts for more information.

Happy Monday!

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City Chic

City Chic
I normally don’t blog on the weekends, but I was in a “sweet street” mood and created this outfit. Maybe I’m channeling vintage Chanel? Maybe I’m getting excited about my trip to NYC at the end of the month? Or, maybe I’m just hungry for macaroons? Really I’m just addicted to fashion and had to get my morning fix along with my  coffee.
Happy Saturday!
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Prints of Whales

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pick of the week. It’s Thom Browne’s spring 2013 collection for men. I guess it’s not so much “freaky” than it is comical. I would say this look reads: preppy, golf hunk meets “save the whales” activist who doesn’t know how to do laundry. It’s hard to take shrunken sweaters layered under shirts and  flood pants paired with liquid-metallic loafers seriously. I do like the color combinations and the exorbitant use of the whale icons. And the legs on these guys are hot (oops… did I say that out loud? I meant, I really like the knee-socks)!

Have a fashionable weekend!

Photo courtesy of  Thom Browne New York.

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Betsey’s Birthday Bash

During New York’s Fashion Week, Betsey Johnson ended her Spring 2013 show with her famous cartwheel and splits. Her show was a crazy, confetti-driven, hot pink bash. With daughter Lulu jumping out a life-sized cake and Cindi Lauper’s live performance of, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, our fearless, crimped-haired, fuchsia-loving leader knows how to party!  Not only was she celebrating her 2013 spring fashion collection, but her 70th birthday as well. Yep, that’s right, 70!!!

But wait!!! There’s more!!!  The Style Network has just signed the icon and her daughter to star in their own reality show called Betsey and Lulu. The show will feature their lives in the ever-changing fashion world, and  is due to air early next spring.

Happy Birthday Betsey, you are such an inspiration!

The Roadkill Girls love you! xoxo

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Mod Squad

Marc (Have I told you I love you?) Jacobs is going MOD for his Spring 2013 collection. Look for bold geometrics, clean lines, stripes, chunks and blocks. He captures the ’60s fashion trend with short mini dresses and skirts, then swings the pendulum to long, sweeping maxi-dresses. I love the sharpness of the line and can’t wait to delve into spring.

Happy Tuesday!

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