the limited edition CK "Clueless" dress @ confederacy

CLUELESS is by far my #1 favorite movie of all time. i used to pop in the vhs after school and even though i was a 4th/5th grader, had no idea what an Alaia was, nor was old enough to shop at contempo casuals, I still managed to get my hands on knee-high socks and argyle sweaters to channel my inner Cher.

so when i saw that Confederacy was doing a limited edition release of the famous dress...
(cher's dad: what the hell is that? cher: it's a dress! dad: says who? cher: says Calvin Klein!)
i immediately was brought back to the days of Clueless..

the what-evers, the whiny radiohead music loved by josh, the rollin' with the homies, the outrageous plaid outfits, .. i can go on forever.

things to do today: watch Clueless (but dvd this time) :)

Bridal Ringlets

This is an adorable curly style with cascading ringlets set off by a bejeweled hair comb.

il est superbe, non ?

chanel "paris shanghai" | episode #2

the making of the paris-shanghai collection, debuted in december 2009, coinciding with the opening of the first chanel maison in china. coco chanel herself never had a chance to visit china, but through the eyes and scribbles of karl lagerfeld, i can imagine this collection would be close to what she'd imagine.

and while on the subject of chanel, i am also lusting for the 'temporary skin art' seen in the S/S RTW '09 show. said to last at least 75 days (sans exfoliating, i presume), i think these $75 tats are totally worth it. **

LES TROMPE-L'OEIL DE CHANEL available for a limited time @

**hint: gift for anna

Owls and Hearts

Owl neckalace: H&M
Heart neckalce: My sister Rebecca
Tee: From a souvenier shop in L. A.
Skirt: I Pinco Pallinio

Fantastic Side Bun

This chic style leaves no hair out of place.


Georgia May Jagger for Vogue China July 2010

yay for gaps :)

Jessica Alba And Genlux Mag

Jessica Alba looks stunning, but with added edge in this beautiful photoshoot by Genlux Magazine. I love how they didn't give us Jess-in-a-bathingsuit usual shoot (finally) as she's better than that.


fashion week 101: first come Spring collections during the beginning of Fall (september, trickling into october in paris). then come Fall collections during the beginning of Spring (february-march-ish). then later in the beginning of summer (june) appears Menswear Spring for the next year. couture shows are seemingly falling few and far in between during January (Givenchy isn't even showing on a runway this season, so we have chanel, dior, armani prive, gaultier to look forward to at least). and last but not least we have RESORT (aka "cruise", "holiday", "pre-spring", "pre-summer", "pre-fall", "pre-collection") showing sometime in January, to be released the upcoming late summer/early fall... ?

i'm confused too. thank goodness for this delightful little article/Q&A that NY Mag did, titled,"Resort Report 2011: Fashion Experts Answer Ten Big Questions, Like, "Why Does This Season Exist?".

i'll do a little paraphrasing of a few of the questions to save you some time. i know you may be busy shopping for fur coats right now. it is, after all, summer.

1. 'Resort' and its synonyms (in parentheses above) - what should we call it? 'Resort' and/or 'Cruise' can kind of sound elitist and paints a picture of shiny white yachts and beautiful, tanned people in nautical stripes. but, it's not always like that. most of those collections actually feature outerwear, pants, and dark colors..and bathing suits too.

2. Mo' collections, mo' money? and is it worth it? absolutely. according to CFDA executive director Steven Kolb, the collection is just as important and successful as Spring, has a longer shelf life (6 months), and doesn't get marked down in prices as quickly as the other two seasons.

3. Where/when did this collection come from? since the World War I & II years. in our day, Karl Lagerfeld has taken this in-between season into his own hands and threw decadent parties all over the world for the sake of showing. newcomer Jason Wu is also a huge fan, saying that he and his company has expanded because of this collection.

4. why are most Resort shows shown in the US? because we americans LOVE to shop. and we get bored easily. and our climates vary a lot. word.

5. resort=time to experiment? yeah. since it's still a mystery season, designers have free range to play with fabrics, colors, etc. and not get slapped on the hand for not being in uniform with the rest of the flock of designers.

6., 7. & 8. do editors favor this collection? if i was an editor, it would drive me MAD. juggling and separating three different seasons at a time, paired with a three-month lead requires a person with major organization and memorization skillz. it may be difficult to keep up with all the shows and presentations happening all over town. and, it can become daunting and may result in them becoming BORED. though overall, it's new product to place in editorials.

9. Resort 2010 highlights? the '60s at chanel, MJ, and balenciaga; clean lines and neutrals at celine; classic tailoring at stella mccartney ; shrunken straw boater hats at jason wu, marc jacobs, and oscar de la renta. see slideshow.

10. 'Resort' living up to Spring and Fall stature? some say it already is, but some say it probably won't ever call for its own Fashion Week.

now, here's my personal point of view. i don't care what they call 'resort'. i don't care when fall or spring comes in. what matters is that whatever i am shopping for right at that moment is there for my taking. it's normal to see outerwear in the 'new arrivals' section during summer, and to see bathing suits on sale already before beach season even begins.

said karl lagerfeld in an interview with, "the future of fashion is six months." it makes sense for designers, always having to come up with Fall even before they show the Spring collection they JUST finished for fashion week. always on their toes.

our need for newness is definitely a major factor to the designers and is huge pressure to pump out newer, better, bigger things - things we don't know we need until we see them. it's like a catch 22. we need fashion just as fashion needs the consumer. it's a love/love relationship, and will always be, no matter what you call it.

straw hats at jason wu
dark resort at the row
clean lines and neutrals at celine

content via NY Mag
photos via

quite extraordinary.

Paris Highlights: Fall 2010 RTW

the return of minimalism by pheobe philo of celine. faux fur & real ice at chanel, long hair at balenciaga. real women with curves at marc jacobs. and according to leigh lezark (and quite apparent in all these shows), "i think the recession is over!"

how exciting! i think i'm over summer already...

The Situation Showing off his Stiuation

Here's just a couple of pictures of The Situation showing off his well what else his abs. Mike must like his Calvin's he wore some to the MTV Movie Awards and the CMT Awards, also can't wait for the premiere of Jersey Shore season 2 on July 29. 13 pictures of The Situation inside! 

Shirtless Sunday: Zac Efron is Packin in Maui

Zac Efron looks smokin hot in Maui earlier this week while swimming at the beach with his younger brother Dylan. Zac's muscles looks even bigger then before, and if you look closely can also see a little bit of his BVD underwear waistband! 15 pictures of Zefron showing his abs inside!

Picture source: Zac Efron Source