Saturday, October 31, 2009

It Girl of The Month: Gala Gonzalez (October Edition)

Who she is: Gala Gonzalez, 23, was born in Spain and now resides in London.

What She does: Gala's is the mastermind behind the blog Inside Amlul's closet.  She started the blog in 2005 and since then has gained millions of followers and a name as one of the top, young, fashion bloggers in the world.  We have to say that her blog was one of the first fashion blogs that we dedicatedly subscribed to.  This was mostly due to her numerous pictures of her interesting and creative outfits and her ability to inspire us with a single look.  When Gala isn't blogging she works as a stylist, a creative consultant and most recently a fashion designer.  Gala just came out with her first collabrative line The Music Collection.  As creative director of this line, she aims to portray the complicated link that fashion and music have to one another.  She describes this as one of the biggest and most exciting challenges she has faced.

Why we love her: This girl won our hearts as one of the first fashion ladies to take pictures of their outfits every day and post them online.  This is such a trend now, it is hard to remember a time when no one really did this.  Gala helped start this movement and ended up accidentally inspiring many young girls and their outfit choices.  We love Gala's creativity and are constantly impressed with everything that she does.  We look forward to her updates and her newest ventures.  We find this girl to be one of the most interesting twenty-three year olds around.

On her style: Gala is best known for her impeccable ability to mix high and low pieces.  She constantly has the best vintage pieces, mixed with high end designers.  Pieces from Zara are a constant in her wardrobe mixed with Mulberry bags and shoes by Burberry Possum.  She rocks YSL shoes, jackets from top shop and tees of her own creations.  In our minds she has won first place in mixing the high and low. Her style is a mix of London edge and fashionable elegance.

If you haven't yet, we recommend you check out her blog and her newest clothing designs.  You can also follow her on twitter here

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kate Moss for Topshop

Photos from Kate Moss's newest collection for Topshop.  Will be in stores December 09.  Amazing eastern influence in this collection.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Even more sample sale sites...

When Gilt and Hautelook started doing business we nearly jumped for joy.  No more digging through boxes at sample sales, no more standing in line, pushing, and shoving for the best merchandise and no more scrounging around for the best deal.  Then Rue La La popped up along with Editor's Closet and Top Button.  The list goes on and on.  Obviously we have favorites and we do appreciate the sites' main goal (to get us designer merchandise at a lower price, sound familiar?).  We are just wondering when the market will be fully saturated, or what will happen when the economy gets better and designers don't have as much overstock.

Well get ready for another sample sale site, although this one has more promise than most.  Daily Candy is launching a new site, Swirl. The soft launch will be the week of November 16th and luckily the editors of Daily Candy will be picking the merchandise.  We may be sick of all of all of these websites, but we know we will for sure be checking this one out.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Would you rather? Backpacks vs. Fannypacks

Yesterday Abby from Fashionista denounced the comeback of the fanny pack and
Refinery 29 did a piece on backpacks as a fashion statement.  Marc Jacobs debuted a few fanny packs in his Spring 2010 collection, and many designers have added stylish backpacks to their list of products for the fall and spring.  Just check Opening Ceremony for a slew of stylish backpacks.

Anyways, the debate goes on as to which of these two accesories of the past are making the real comeback. We have spent a portion of the day reminiscing about our amazing Kate Spade mini backpack (our first "designer" purse purchase as a teen) and thinking about how handy fanny packs are for numerous different costume options (college cemented our love of fanny packs).

What are your thoughts? fanny packs or backpacks? or neither at all?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Models, Models and More Models: Modelinia on Model Street Style

We know, we know, we are addicted to models.  We just can't help it.  They always have the perfect outfit on, the most amazing effortless style, the coolest friends, nightly plans, stories from abroad, etc.  We could continue the list of why models are so cool for a very long time.

Anyways, thanks to altamira we were just informed of this cool piece on Modelinia about model's and their Paris street style.  We have already seen most of these pictures, but Modelinia takes it a step further by telling you exactly how to get the look that they are wearing.  We are obsessed, seriously.

One more reason our love for Modelinia grows every day. Check out the story here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Can't get enough: Patterned tights

The weather has finally gotten a bit colder (or at least in LA we are pretending it has), so we have broken out the boots and sweaters and actually started ordering our usual starbucks coffee hot.  As we have started to look ahead at our fall wardrobe we quickly realized that our plain colored tights were getting a bit boring.  We love pairing tights with boots and a short skirts, but we are pretty tired of plain colors.  So the other day, we went on a serious tights shopping spree.  Polka dot tights from Club Monoco, ribbed tights by Wolford, Thigh highs from american apparel, a sheer lace pair by Spanx.  You name it, we tried it on.  We left this spree with four new pairs, that we hope will add a whole new dimension to our fall wardrobe.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Third Times a Charm: Olivia Polermo on The Sartorialist

We have to admitt that we usually dismiss the cast members of The City and The Hills as wanna be actresses rather than up-and-coming fashion designers/tastemakers/stylish human beings.  We wish that we could praise these girls for some kind of contribution to the fashion industry, but we typically think that the shows give the fashion industry a bad name, while also painting an unrealistic picture of working in fashion.

However, today we are biting our tongues.  Olivia Palermo has proven to be a bit of a tough girl throughout this season of The City, but let's be honest, we really don't care about the plot.  She continues to assert herself as someone who won't be pushed around, and she does so in some of the best put together outfits we have ever seen.

It looks like Scott Schuman thinks so too.  Today we saw that Olivia was posted for the 3rd time on The Sartorialist.  She was posted for the first time on the blog about 5 seasons back, followed by the two pictures above.  The one on the left is from the fall shows in February 2009 and the right one was posted on Saturday and was taken during the London shows.

We have to hand it to her, she has impeccable style.  We take back our dismissive attitude about her, and we will now start following her clothing choices more carefully.

Also, don't forget Scott Schuman from the Sartorialist will be doing a book signing on Thursday Oct 22 at the Beverly Center in LA from 8-10

Friday, October 16, 2009

Keeping in theme with the model obsession....

We have been looking back at all the shows over the last 6 weeks and have been trying to piece together which models showed the most, where they showed, in what cities etc and who we think will be in the next group of it girls.  Thankfully for us,, Altimara and The Fashion Spot have compiled lists of the models that have walked in the most shows.

Out of the list, we have picked these three ladies as the ones to watch:

Coming in at #1 is Constance Jablonski (middle picture) of ELITE Milan.  She showed in 72 shows, opened 8 and closed 3.

#3 Kasia Struss (pictured to the left) of Women Paris showed in 61 shows, opened 3, closed 1 and scored a new Balenciaga Campaign

#4 Frida Gustavsson, (pictured to the right) of IMG Paris did 60 shows, opened 4, closed two and is the new face of sensation of the season.

We love these three fresh faces for a few reasons.  Constance has an amazing face, with strong cheekbones and piercing eyes.  She also has impeccable style on and off the runway. Frida's look is younger and more innocent than the others, however she has recently started to embrace the rocker chic trend and show her versatility as a model through different types of shows and shoots. Kasia is most likely the biggest IT girl of the season.  Her features are strong, but her look is still soft.  She has an amazing face and strong features and she was just recently chosen as the new face of Balenciaga.  Expect to see alot more from her in the next few months.

All 3 girls have great threads on the fashion spot, so to see more of them view the links below:
Constance's thread
Frida's thread
Kasia's thread

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We caught the model bug

Check out this oldschool video of Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell posing for a Perelli calendar shoot. This was a nice find on Fashionista on this rainy Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Model of the Moment: Sasha Pivovarova

Sasha was quite popular this show season.  It seems designers, editors and girls everywhere just can't get enough of her (us included!)  Not only has she been the face of Prada for the last six seasons but she walked in the Spring 2010 shows for Valentino, Chloe, Stella Mccartney, Chanel, Celine, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano and Hermes (to name a few).  Check out her Modelinia profile here and see her show pictures on here.

pictures: top left Tommy Ton, others tfs.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Would you rock sequined lingerie?

We love the trend of showing off exquisite bras underneath tanks with low armholes, see through tops and even sometimes underneath the perfect boyfriend blazer.  We have filled our closets with lacy bras of many colors just to indulge ourselves in the trend of having these once private items shown to the public.

We found this picture from New York Fashion week on Jak and Jil's blog.  We had never thought of wearing a bra adorned with sequins or jewels.  We must admitt, this is a pretty amazing look.  Would you ever wear undergarments like this?  And if you already do wear them, are they comfortable at all?

We are very intrigued.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Street Style from Tommy Ton (via

Often times some of our best fashion inspiration comes from outfits worn by everyday people doing everyday things. We nearly die of happiness when we see a perfectly put together outfit, outside of a store or off the runway. We think it is an amazing talent to be able to create a great look and take it out to the streets, hence why some of our favorite blogs include The Sartorialist and Garance Dore (who both capture the art of every day people dressed impeccably on the street).

We are very excited to see this new piece on Photo blogger, Tommy Ton (of JakandJil) captures the amazing looks of people outside of the spring 2010 runway shows (in all four major cities). Granted these people aren't really doing every day things, we still love it. This piece captures some of the fashion worlds most stylish people and the outfits that they chose for some of the years most important events

Check it out. They are still adding more pictures as we type...

Picture courtesy of JakandJil

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paris Favorites: Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and Lagerfeld

Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and Lagerfeld.  Pictures courtesy of Marcio Madeira for

Obsession of the Day

We just came across this picture and absolutely had to share it.  Rumi from Fashion Toast just posted this picture of herself in an amazing outfit, that just happens to be a backwards sweater.  We are obsessed. So basically we will be spending next weekend searching for a sweater that one of us can do this to as well....

Thanks Rumi for the inspiration.