Monday, August 2, 2010

After The Rain Has Fallen

PHOTOGRAPHER Assistant: Kosuke Furukawa
STYLIST: Heidi Grunwald
MAKE UP: Susan Donoghue
HAIR STYLIST: Seiji Uehara
MODEL: Juliane Stensrud from Major Models

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jules Reid Spring/Summer 2010 Collection @ Sherman Pickey

Designer Jules Reid presented her Spring/Summer 2010 collection this past weekend at the Sherman Pickey boutique in Georgetown (Washington, DC). The collection features bold and vibrant colors and prints with a vintage flair.

Spring/Summer 2010 is the first signature collection for the designer who is a native of Fredericksburg, VA. The intricate detailing utilized in some of her dresses are stunning. Reid uses colors in a way that is sure to grab your attention. As beautifully made as many of the pieces are, they are equally comfortable, which is not always the case in women's apparel.

The designer notes that in her work she’s inspired by style icons Emilio Pucci and David Hicks. This collection inspires the look of casual chic in an effortless manner.

Jules Reid spends her free time between homes in Virginia and New York where she lives with her husband, daughter and three young boys ages 9, 7 and 4. With the release of her recent collection and her Fall/Winter line due out in September 2010, the designer has already begun working on her Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

Jules Reid Spring/Summer 2010 collection is currently available online and in select boutiques. For more information and to view more looks from Jules Reid, visit

Monday, April 5, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Desiree Rogers: A Fashionable Farewell

With news of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers decision to resign from her post effective next month, the thought of paying homage to a woman of style comes to mind.

One hopes that she will be remembered for more than the scandal of the state dinner that precedes her announcement, but more as a woman of high class who’s goals along with the President and First Lady , was to make the White House the “Peoples House” in hosting events that opened up the doors and allowed more than just heads of states and celebrities through.

Desiree Rogers fashion sense is undeniable. Whether she was attending a fashion show during New York fashion week or walking the grounds of the White House before the annual Easter Egg Roll, she always managed to look chic and stylish…and it was effortless. She loves fashion and it showed from her signature hair cut, to the casual yet elegant looks and use of color both radiant and bold. Even though she's moving on to life in the corporate world, her style is sure to keep her as one to watch.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Grammys: I'm about you?

They arrived, won and toasted at the after parties but did anyone really show up or step up to high fashion for the 2010 Grammys? I think not. I can't help but feel a little disappointed at the fashions on the red carpet. Outside of Lady Gaga (was she really able to sit down in that outfit??)

there weren't many celebrities who were able to pull of daring but spot-on looks. There were a couple of looks I loved.

This lady had an awesome entrance to the red carpet and an even more fabulous performance: PINK! I loved her fade to black couture gown by Tony Ward. The dress was simply stunning with intricate bodice detailing and a splash of glimmer to make Pink shine.

Even though she didn't snag the award for best new artist (SIGH & BOO) Kerri Hilson was a definite winner in her elegant nude Dolce & Gabanna mermaid inspired gown. Kerri did a great job at keeping it simple with minimal but stunning accessories which shows she understands less is always more.

Although she was deemed the darling of country music in 2009, thank you again Kanye, Taylor Swift's choice of dress was a bit...out there (think spaceship and another galaxy).
For sure, the night belonged to Mrs. Sasha Fierce, Beyonce. Still I couldn't help but think that her pick for the red carpet arrival her gown created by Stephane Rolland was safe and predictable.