Monday, February 28, 2011

Guest Post Robbie - Seventies Are Here Again

Many of you will remember when the lovely lady of this blog posted an outfit entitled 'Boho is my new love', expressing her adoration for anything seventies related. Well, after her enthusiastic approach to the trend, I wanted to spread a little more seventies love...
As I'm sure you will know, the seventies theme is set to be one of the most substantial trends of the season, with Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel and Anna Sui all attaching elements of their S/S '11 collections to a piece or icon of the decade. Whilst there are many ways to incorporate the trend, these are just a few of the fundamental pieces: wide brimmed hats, wide legged trousers, oversized sunnies, vivid colour, maxi skirts and dresses. In order to capture the essence of the look it's great to study images of female muses from the very decade; Jerry Hall, Tina Chow and Linda McCartney to name just a few. When aiming for this look, take on a heady, hedonistic approach to life and dressing. Have fun. Make a loud statement. But most importantly feel fantastic in what you're wearing, after all this decade was all about the self-assured female figure.
If you liked this post, be sure to check out Robbie's blog, theothersideofthepondmydear.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Outfit Post - You and Me, We are Free

I am sooooo sorry it has been so long since I posted any outfits!! I am crazy busy with work and my side job still doing hair so please forgive me for the lack of posts!
So, moving on!! I wanted to post this outfit that I actually bought at one of my favorite stores, Free People! If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you know I am a Free People FANATIC!! Since I am working at Anthropologie, I get a discount at Free People as well. Wow, my pocket book has seen better days! HAHA!
I went over to the new Free People located in Houston at the new City Centre shopping center.  I picked up this incredible gauzy shirt dress that ties at the waist.  I layered a long tee underneath and paired the dress with my insanely comfortable moccasins!! I love those things.  I finished the look off with a layered chain necklace and a braid in the hair.  I am so drawn to this carefree look and vibe.  I find myself buying more of these light, airy pieces.  Have I mentioned how comfortable they are too!??
I hope you are all doing well and let me know what you think!!

Free People dress, tee and necklace, Minnetonka moccasins, Ray Ban sunglasses

Frank decided he wanted to come along with us for the photoshoot!! He wanted to say hello to eveyone!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Inspirational Lovlies - Artist Monica Guerrero-Abney

I first met Monica through email since I realized from her blog that she lived in the Houston area. One email was all it took.  We became fast friends and I consider her one of my closest friends now.  She is honestly one of the most genuine, sweetest people I have had the pleasure of being around.  She has an amazing fashion blog, Classy & Fabulous, and also runs her own art business on Etsy. (Visit her HERE)
I could not wait to share her fabulous work with you all and her interview so you can get a quick glimpse into her inspirations and passions.  
Monica gave me these two painting for Christmas. I was totally surprised! She made sure they matched my wardrobe room perfectly, and they most definitely DID!!

Now let's get to know Monica:

Have you always been artistic even at a young age?

Yes! Since I can remember I always had to be drawing or painting or creating something. I’m guessing it started as a child to keep me entretain. I was an only child for 11 years and as every only child knows we get bored very fast, drawing and painting was always something that keep me occupied for hours and I really enjoyed.

What was your first piece?

Honestly, I can’t remember (sorry) I ALWAYS draw or paint and started experimenting with acrylics, watercolors and pastels when I was about 10. My parents have a few paintings from back when I was 12 – 13 years old. Also when my brother was moving into my old room he and my dad found some fashion sketches that I drew when I was about 11.

How have your painting evolved over time?

 I remember as a kid sketching everything and anything, I didn’t really had any technique. When I was in middle school, I remember learning about post impressionism, Impressionism, cubism and pop art; that truly change my life. I felt in love with ‘starry night’ by Vincent van Gogh ( just like everyone who’ve seen it, It is truly Brilliant! ) and start to paint with a more of an impressionist or even some times pop art – ish technique. Later during my high school and even college year I was obsess with panting flowers and vegetables. Now I’m having a fashion / European obsession I guess.

Have you always been interested in painting fashion pieces?

Fashion has always been one of my favorite things to either sketch or paint.  I have been sketching clothing since I was a little girl. Even as a little girl I made sure all my Barbies had the best outfits. Recently I started to sketch more for my blog. There you can see how my sketching technique has changed in only one year.  Also lately with my fashion / European obsession (lol) I been painting many pieces inspired by fashion in a pop art style, such as hand bags and the iconic Chanel no 5

Speaking of fashion, you run your own fashion blog, Classy & Fabulous (which is fabulous by the way); what made you decide to get into the fashion blogging industry?

Awww Thank you! Well I have always been obsess with fashion. A little more than a 1 years  ago I was watching E! news ( please don’t judge me) during fashion week and they mention how huge the influence of bloggers was getting in the fashion community. Ok so at first I had no idea what a blogger was ( again please don’t judge lol ) so I went on line and read a few blogs. I notice that not many had tips on how to dress or look good wearing something, It was mostly pictures of them self at parties wearing fabulous clothes (mostly because it was during fashion week) . So I decide to just write one with little tips on how to wear a trend or with simple things as the essentials for your closet.

Do you prefer painting to blogging?
To be honest I love both but painting is so much deeper! I love blogging and communicating with fellow ‘fashionistas’ who also appreciate the art ( yes! it’s an art) of fashion, but painting comes from the heart.

What mediums do you like to work with most?
I’m very old school. Well I guess it is more than I don’t have any art education ( boo!) so anything with computers I have no idea how to do. My favorites are acrylic and watercolor! Simple and so much fun!

Where do you gather inspiration for colors, etc?

I can’t really tell you were my inspiration comes from, I wish I could, but for me it’s the oddest thing;  I get an idea on my head and I just have to create it. My use for bright colors I’m guessing is my child like spirit and I mean bright colors can always bright your day! =)
What projects are you working on now that you would like to share with us?

Right now I’m working with Life + Dog magazine as a fashion editor. Hopefully still working on C& F and as always painting =)

Don't forget to visit Monica on her blog and her Etsy store!!!

Here are more FABULOUS pieces by Monica!

This girl is talented!!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Outfit Post - Boho is My New Love

I was STOKED to buy these new jeans at work the other day.  They are a denim pant with an EXTREMELY flared leg.  They are pretty much bell bottoms.  I am sure you all know that the 70's look is coming back and I could NOT be more excited! I love the boho style and will totally embrace this trend to its' fullest extent! Hence my bell bottoms and floral tunic.  I would have loved to wear a floppy hat, but I have still not figured out how hats will fit in at work so I will save my floppy hat for the weekend!
I also wore two necklaces. One is from Anthro, but the other I picked up during Fashion week at The Elaine Turner Champagne Reception for David Peck. (More of that is HERE)
What do you feel like when it comes to the 70's trend? Yay or Nay?

Anthro blouse, jeans, and necklace, Steve Madden Boots

These are seriously flared at the bottom!

A close up of the blouse and two necklaces

I didn't wear this headband wrap thing that I got at F21 but I plan on wearing it sometime soon. I love this little thing!! Very Nicole Richie!

I REALLY want to get this top too!! It is a designer by the name of Leifsdottir.  All of their pieces are super bohemian and funky.  I think this top is beautiful, but I must wait for it to go on sale. Of course this designer is one of the most expensive we carry!

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I hope you all have a fabulous week and Superbowl Sunday!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Outfit Post - Second Day at Anthro

Hey Guys!! I just wanted to thank you all for such a huge amount of support and thank yous from everyone!! It really means so much to me, and it is actually what keeps me blogging if I am feeling a little "blogger burnout" coming on!
I am going to try to comment back to everyone, but it might take me a couple of days to get back to you but don't worry I will! I am thinking about downloading Disqs again and then I will respond to everyone on my blog. I might do this anyways just so you are aware!
So, this is my second day outfit. My first day I actually wore an outfit that I wore in a previous post (click HERE if you want to see it).  I love this dress and I bought it before I got the job on sale on NYE!! It is so cute and simple. It doesn't take much to style this dress. I just threw a muted floral scarf around my neck, pulled on my cognac knee high boots and I was off!
Let me know what you guys think!

Anthro dress, Hue tights, H&M scarf and belt, Nine West boots

The outfit that I wore today (but will post tomorrow) is SUPER 70's. I am talking bell bottoms and all!! Hippy chick here I come!!