Wednesday
Jun152011

In My Shoes

Hello from afar darling blog readers. I am off on a jaunt to London and Paris to visit family, take in some sights and do some shopping damage.  I've got a few fabulous blogger friends to fill my shoes whilst I'm away, the first of which is the gorgeous Lani from Mon Petit Chou Chou. She's just back from her own Parisian ventures so check them out here. Without further adieu, here's Lani....

I have always admired Lissy's use of color. She is bold, takes no prisoners, and wears her signature brights to the office as well as out and about on the town.

I decided to break with my normal hum drum office routine and take a page out of Lissy's color palette by wearing these hot pink Zara pants to work! The more I read through her blog, the more I see we share between wardrobes! She is an endless resource for ideas on remixing the items I own, and the items we own in common. We both share a soft spot for Zara's on trend pieces, so it should come as no surprise that is where we overlap the most.

Lani in pink Zara pantsLissy in pink Zara pants

I upped the "Girl in Boston" quota by pairing the hot pink pants with my camel Zara jacket, another superb find I know we both share. This jacket is fitted, goes with everything, is a fabulous weight, and has just the right amount of sass with the shoulder pads. One of my favourites!! I am going to totally steal Lissy's idea and put a broach on it next time I head out.

 Lani in Zara camel coat

 

 Lissy in Zara camel coat

My co-workers were all digging my new daytime look. What do you think? Would you try some of these brights in the office? I'll definitely be doing it again!

A beintot!

XOXO

Noelani

Tuesday
Jun142011

Neutral and Neon

If you know me, I'm way more neon than I am neutral.  But I'm always up for a fashion challenge so for the latest Bloggers Do It Better neon/neutral challenge, I figured I could try to swing it.

Zara dress, Cambridge Satchel Company bag, Chanel necklaceThrowing on my fluorescent pink Cambridge Satchel Company bag was a no brainer but what should I pair it with remained the question.  So I pulled out this neutral beige Zara dress and my fave Miu Miu studded oxfords. 

H&M trench cape, Elisha Daniels scarf, Miu Miu oxfordsMy goal this day was to get my nails done (gels since I'll be traveling) and to get a much needed cut and color (which explains the ponytail).  Plus it was cold and rainy so I needed something to cover up and the trusty H&M trench cape was the perfect item for that.

Monday
Jun132011

Jennifer Chun at Louis Boston - June 25 & 26

I first heard about Jennifer Chun from my friend and local blogger Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou (see her post about Jennifer here).  And lucky for those of us who are Bostonians, Jennifer will be at Louis Boston for one of the Louis Exposure weekends on June 25 and 26.  I'm thrilled to say that Jennifer was kind enough to spend some time talking to me so that you, darling blog readers, could gain some insight into her background and design aesthetic. 

Jennifer has always loved some aspect of design and fashion is her true passion.  Being the daughter of two very fashionable parents and the grandaughter of a woman who always dressed like a lady, Jennifer knew the importance of well made clothing with the right fit from a very young age.  At the encouragement of her parents she studied law and while she didn't end up following that path, she feels that it gave her the confidence to follow her heart and do what she really wanted to do.  She studied fashion design at the Pratt Institute and then worked for such well regarded designers as Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Brian Reyes.   

Her designs have been inspired by her travels and the people she has encountered.  On her honeymoon in Paris, she spotted Natalia Vodianova and loved her effortless casual style and emulates that in her own designs. 

Her customer is a woman who likes to wear clothing that is different from what everyone else is wearing and she knows how to integrate Jennifer's pieces into her own wardrobe and style.  She might take a classic like a cocktail dress and give it a casual vibe with a cardigan or wear a ladlylike pencil skirt with a pair of oxfords instead of heels. 

Jennifer Chun's fall 2011 collection is part schoolgirl (with a mature spin), part mod and part tomboy meets lady.  It's super fantastic and here are some images to give you a taste.

Jennifer Chun tweed coat, silk gorgette striped top, denim trousers

Jennifer Chun tweed dress, silk gorgette blouse

Jennifer Chun denim coat, alpaca/wool sweater, calligraphy print dressJennifer Chun wool/alpaca sweater, faux, fur detachable collar, printed silk tank, denim a-line skirt

Not that I'm wishing away a summer that has hardly yet started, but doesn't this collection make you long for fall?  I can totally see integrating several of these pieces into my own wardrobe.  Which are your favorites?

Jennifer Chun is sold at a select number of boutiques but if you are interested, you can contact her here to arrange to buy her pieces.  Or better yet, meet her in person at Louis Boston June 25 or 26.  See you all there!

 

Sunday
Jun122011

Tropical

Zara jacket, Talbots dress

If you've seen any of my crazy getups, it's clear that I have a love of all things colorful.  But I also have an affinity for a bright floral which has been more than satisfied by Zara's bevy of floral printed blazers.  I bought this one really liking the tropical print from afar but not sure I was going to keep it.

Tory Burch sandals, Balenciaga bag, Coach and Chanel necklaces

And then, on a particularly hot day, I decided to wear this green Talbots dress and as soon as I put on this blazer I knew.  I knew like you know about a good melon.  It was just right so I kept it.

 

Friday
Jun102011

Friday Wishes

Twice a week I get an email from net-a-porter taunting me with all the new wares they think I might enjoy.  And usually they are right.  Here are some snippets from this week's taunting.

Erdem cotton twill dress

RED Valentino floral satin dress

Valentino lace T

Anna Sui silk chiffon blouse

Alexander Wang crepe de chine top

Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag