Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sweet Candy Palette

Donatella Versace already has her pre-fall lineup ready. This oober sexy collection is filled with a sweet candy color palette, eye-catching shapes, and skin-tight garments. From mini dresses to studded jeans, this Japanese inspired collection is bound to make some eyes turn!

Inspiration of the day: ” A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. I look for that special piece that sets the watch apart from the norm. I want to have something unique that differentiates itself with style and glamour.”- Donatella Versace

Goodnight, CB

Sharon Maloney

Today in my styling class we were very lucky to have a guest speaker come talk to us: Sharon Maloney. She was a very friendly, down to earth gal, who is a fabulous stylist. I was very inspired and impressed with her portfolio. She seemed to have worked in so many different areas of the fashion world from Elle Magazine to doing editorials. A lot of people in the fashion industry have a snotty type of attitude, as if they are better than you. I did not get this feeling from Sharon whatsoever. She wasn’t trying to be someone she wasn’t, and she seemed like a normal person, which is so fresh to see in an industry filled with fake people. A lot of stylists do work to show what edgy high fashion is, and they don’t focus on actual real people, and wearable items. Sharon had a nice balance of both, which I think is an important skill to have. Ms. Maloney gave some great advice and tips on how to be prepared for a shoot. It was hilarious to see her walk into the classroom lugging an oversized case, which was almost the size of her filled with styling tools. It was like Mary Poppins bag, filled with never-ending goodies!  I bet you all are thinking: styling tools, what type of tools are needed to dress a model? Let me tell you, a lot more goes into styling a shoot than you might think. It is a very draining, but fun job. Make sure to check out her website, she is truly talented. I hope that one day I will be able to make myself as successful as her.

Today's Diamond In The Rough

RIght now I am pretty obsessed with oversized sweaters. First of all they are the most comfortable things, and second of all, they are so stylish (if you pick the right one)! I found a vintage Missoni sweater dress that I am really fond of. I like the color of it, and I like how low-cut it is in the front. I can totally see myself wearing this on a lazy Sunday with leggings and a magazine.

Get cozy here.