Sunday, January 31, 2010


I thought I'd share some of my favorite lookbook ladies recently, all of which have wonderful senses of style, and beautiful clothing.

who are your favorite lookbookers?
lovelove, M.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haute Couture

Hi bloggers! From January 24th to January 28th it was the Spring 2010 Haute Couture week in Paris! The shows were all wonderfully amazing, and I wanted to share my favorites with you!

#1. Chanel - A mixture with of futuristic tones and romantic feels, the Chanel Couture collection was an amazing collection of detail and shine. It focused on silvers and pastels, and featured no black or gold, a first for Karl Lagerfeld. It was definitely my favorite of the season, especially since silver and pastels are two of my favorite things (I really don't wear gold!)

#2. Christian Dior - For this collection, John Galliano was inspired by the Charles James gowns at the Costume Institute at the MET. With the feel of a woman who rides, the pieces feature top hats and veils and beautiful cuts. I love the vintage feel of it all, and all the red really stands out when pastels are taking over the runway!

#3. Elie Saab - I loved the dream-like feel of Elie Saab's gowns in this couture collection. The dresses were all romantic, in the pale pastels that we've been seeing on the runway but with a bit more dusty tones. Also, he decided not to use jewelry and natural hair/make-up. So the dresses stand out even more.

To see collages of my favorite looks from the runways, detailed pictures and more, visit my personal fashion blog, Owl Wings!
xo, C.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Havin' a blast thinking about the summer, the beach and bathing suits. Especially vintage inspired suits, high waisted bottoms, cute little tops, or one pieces with little shorts at the bottom. In classic colors, polka dots, or cute prints. How wonderful does that sound? Someone bring me to Hawaii, I need the warmth! While I'm waiting here are some of my favorite pictures of vintage suits.

credit; google, sweetsassafrass

Some inspired ones for sale now:

Both from Urban Outfitters

Both from ModCloth

Both from Anthropologie

dreaming of summer!
lovelove, M.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ciao Bella

Hello, hello! Recently the dreary weather in Paris has led me to do some more "therapy shopping". It also doesn't help... my bank account, that there are AMAZING sales all over Paris either, for it is soldes season.  (For those of you who don't know what soldes is, French shops tend not to have a "sale section". Instead, to clear out Winter inventory before Spring/Summer, and to clear out Summer inventory before Fall/Winter, the stores have huge sales - 75% off - mid-January to mid-February and mid-July to mid-August.)

Since soldes is coming to a close, stores are starting to do their final markdowns, which are just too irresistible. So far my purchases, in addition to all of the vintage, have been: a red-orange cable knit tube scarf from Kooka├» (a shop, full of beautiful clothing, which seems to exist everywhere but the Americas. Oh poo.), black shorts with detachable suspenders from Zara (this purchase was quite exciting for me because my last pair of suspenders broke awhile ago, and I've been having trouble finding a replacement!), a fun neon pink and orange necklace from H&M (definitely a statement piece), and a dusty rose dress that I've been eyeing at Zara all semester that finally went on sale!

To see how I wore the purchases, follow Quinntessential Style.

In other news...
I wanted to say Arrevederci to you all for I leave for Italia on Saturday. I may have time between cleaning my room and packing my suitcase to squeeze one last post in before I leave, but if not, ciao bellas! I will hopefully come back with some wonderful posts from my whirlwind tour.

xx, Q.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blast from the past

Recently I've been inspired by vintage fashion and icons, well not recently... I'm always inspired by vintage anything. It's been even more this week because 1. my art history teacher was talking about analyzing a picture or work of art and being able to tell when it was made or taken by symbols, clothing etc. She used a picture of Jackie O. (Kennedy) as an example. This reminded me of how much I love her, so I had to show you some of my favorite pictures and more things inspired by vintage and her.

credit; google, weheartit

I also found an editorial a couple of weeks ago that I thought I'd never post about but it's pretty vintage inspired and looks like Jackie O's style with a modern twist, so now I feel the urge to show you that as well. It's called Cote d'Allure from the January 2010 Vogue Germany, with Madisyn Ritland.

To see the whole editorial and details visit The Fashion Time Magazine

I hope you enjoyed all my new favorite vintage inspirations!
visit Marissa Explains It All for vintage inspired collages

AND a big THANK YOU to Nunu from Classically Cool for our first blog award, it's really exciting for all of us! We have to pick some blogs to pass it along too, that will happen soon. Thank you again Nunu <3

lovelove, M.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haute on my mind

The spring 2010 couture runway pictures are being released and I can't be more excited to show you my favorties from Chanel's showing. Although there are over 60 looks, I tried to narrow it down! The colors, textures, TIGHTS, designs and accessories are all amazing and blew my mind. Karl, you never dissapoint me<3

so gorgeous I can't even handle it.

head over to Marissa Explains It All for some outfit posts!
lovelove, M.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Check It Out

Hope your day wasn't too blue!
Check out Quinntessential Style to see what I wore to bring some cheer to my day.

Bring on Terrific Tuesday! (thanks Lightning Heart)
xx, Q.

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Somebody Has A Case of the Mondays...

Good Morning! Feeling down? It's very possible you're feeling the results of Blue Monday, established in 2005 as the "most depressing day of the year". Blue Monday hits each year on the third Monday in January. Making this year's, today. So, in celebration, or perhaps uncelebration of this event, I've posted some blue inspired images to add a little cheer to your day. Enjoy, and keep smiling.

Don't stay in bed, go out and play!

For a Blue Monday bonus, lasting until next Monday, follow my personal blog: Quinntessential Style!

xx, Q.

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