Wednesday, August 24, 2011

low prices meet high fashion

Missoni having such a huge impact in Italian fashion is collaborating with Target to bring their beautiful art to the public on low bugdet . Being a lover of Italian fashion , I am very proud to share this video(thanks to .

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Behind the scenes at CFDA Fashion Awards

Ultimately it take a team dedicated to their jobs to make beauty.


The brilhante Sarah Burton continues the house McQueen with true heart and soul. The edgy classic rock inspiried outfits give the runway a vibe of elegance with straight cuts.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Make-up tips directly from the pros!!!!

I get alot of questions regarding make-up tips for the summer and what better way to answer then to hear it directly from the pros themselves <3 enjoy tiny toppers!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pre-fall trend alert: CHOKERS!!

Put away thoses dangles and chains. For the Fall, designers are having a fetish style party on the runways! Black leather, beautiful feathers and CHOKERS!
Whether they came in door-knocker sized ornaments like Lanvin's

Wilma Flintstone-esque pebbled jeweles a la Bottega Veneta

or a fetish-y leather as the did at Emanuel Ungaro

It was all about achieving a snug fit that sits atop the collorbone.
Alexander McQueen ...heart forever!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Christian Louboutin - what inspires him

" If you want to run, buy sneakers.." Probably my favorite line said of all times! Take a look at Christian Louboutin's favorite passtime hobby and get to know the artist's favorite movie that inspires him.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fashion trend for spring 2011 - Color Block

Last night I read a British blog sent by a good friend of mine that I wanted to share with my fellow tinytoppers. It's a trend that has hit spring 2011 with a bang called color/colour block.
Color Block or Colour Block(British spelling) is the term used when one puts two or more blocks of different solid colors next to each other. Clothing, makeup and accesories including shoes, jelewry and handbags can all feature color block design.
The effect can be built from neon bright or muted colors and by contrasting or complimentary colors as seen at Jil Sander, above.
This trend is also very useful in "hiding your figure flaw". A darker column of color down the torso will have a slimming effect. The color block look then easily can be created by paring a brightly colored jacket, blouse or cardigan worn open.
Don't be shy to experiment , but be aware of fashion common sense. If opting for a color blocking bag, go easy on the shoes and clothes in order not to take away from the beauty of the bag.
And remember : HAVE FUN ..

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DESIGNERS CIRCUS- A fashion "hidden gold mine" in Boston

Hello my fellow fashionistas! I wanted to share with all of you something that I've been proudly a part of in Boston. It's called Designers Circus. Located in the heart of Allston/Brighton, it's an under-the-radar clothing event. Up to 70 designers participate in selling their end of inventory at wholesale prices all under one roof!!
The clothing is an eclectic mix of styles and sizes. Even curvaceous girls like myself always find pieces of clothing that I can either put together or make whole outfits from.

I was inspired by a couple of paintings that I saw at the MFA recently and by the spring colors this season. As a result I whipped up these creations.

Designers Circus will be open April 27 for their Mother's Day sale.
For more information visit their facebook page.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Lilly Allen is uniting forces wih her sister Sarah Owens . According to WWD , the singer who's 25yr released a vintage style clothing line in 2010 called "LUCY IN DISGUISE" , also the same name as the boutique the sisters own in London . Expanding the line with 18 pre-fall pieces inspired by the fictional character called 'Lucy'.
lilly allen and her sister sarah owens

"lucy is traveling thru time and invites us to explore her wardrobe." Allen explain at an interview.
The collection which incluides a variety of dresses is expected to arrive at stores in June and will cost aroud US$175 TO US$630.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin ... my new obssesion

As I was flipping thru this months magazines I could not help myself always finding LANVIN. Being curious and intrigued, I started to research Alber Elaz and his sensibility, creativity and amazing ability to use his skills in drapping.I was mesmerized by his spring 2011 collection. Strong ,feminime and modern; Elbaz had originally designed incridibly high shoes for his spring collection but after seeing the models fall one after the other made a bold decision to have them wear flats .

"I wanted models to stride down the runway with real power. But when one after the other stumbled, I could see fear in their faces. So I told them to wear flats. And all of a sudden , everything looked right..Women are powerful;their strength is internal. They need a wardrobe that lets them be themselves instend of what a designer thinks they should be."

"Fashion is instintive and sensual. Learn to love what you
wear. It should feel like eating chocolates .. without the calories."... I love this man

"Fashion isn't an intellectual excercise , its about creating something desirable." Thats the philosophy that has made the Lanvin designer so beloved.
Taking a high-fashion approach to lower-priced clothing is the mentality lanvin took to colaborate for H&M
"Nothing is more appealing then someone who embaces her maturity." The designer has a key eye to dress any age.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scaasi - american couturier

I recently went to the Scaasi show at the MFA in Boston and was completly mesmerized by the beauty and elegance of the lady-like designs and the breath taking peices!
Arnold Scaasi designed and made clothes for some of America's most talented and famous women from Sophia Loren to Joan Rivers. Even Barbara Bush got a hold of some of his unique pieces!
a drawing of Arnald Scaasi..
The silver dress with red coat was created for the broadway actress and television star Arlene Francis to wear in the climactic Once more,with feeling.The bubble-skirted dress show-cases Scaasi's ability to display his fabric choice to maximum effect while still emplying intricate drapping and pleating.
This gorgeous black dress is completly covered in small silk bows and was worn by Natalie Wood ,who called it "the sexiest dress in the world".
In 1974, Scaasi incorporated innovative embroidered and appliqued fabrics into his collection. This is a great exemple of how the designer continued to produce his tradmark emsembles even as his silhouettes and hemlines changed with the times
Scaasi wanted to create a youthful ensemble for the 23 yr old
Barbara Streisand to wear to the 1969 academy awards . The pantsuit, which Barbara called it "kind of nutty", became one of the events most infamous ensembles appearing transparent when the glare from hundreds of flashbulbs hit it.
This unique ensemble was worn by Gayfryd Steinberg and also ordered by Elizabeth Taylor. The designer fused small metallic "stickers" to the silk to give it a shimmer and allow the petals to become stiff , giving the gown a feathery texual apperance .

Monday, March 21, 2011

Get ready girls and boys! Spring 2011 is here

Think of fashion as a continuous cycle that re-inventes it self ..ALWAYS..
The insipiration for the season must have come out of a magical 70's style attic because it is full of bold neon colors that pop in your eyes , dramatically wild prints , beautiful lady-like cuts and silhouettes and lacy seductive prints that would make any fashionista fall in love!

Jil sander is a wonderful designer to watch this season with beautiful eye popping colors that can easily be mixed and matched with black as seen here

Notice that this season the "lady-like chic" is back with a classic style that would compliment any figure !

Notice how high the waist is giving the legs a long river-like flow

Usually the word 'LACE' remainds me of weddings and underwear, but this season the designers, unlike myself, thought outside of "the box" and brought out beautiful, inspiring garmets that made me drool with attention as seen here by alice+olivia and Alexander Wang

Sunday, March 20, 2011

spring 2011 what to expect :)

One of the things that I ABSOLUTLY love in fashion is the sensation that I get when I see a trend that was brought back from a decade ago or so ,renewed with a ferocious desire to change how people behave and think .. Welcome to spring 2011 :)