Thursday, November 30, 2006

Our Special Love For Tees: Shop

Burnout Tee in Black - $49

This Aqua VI shirt is punk rock with a girly touch! A simple black tee with a skull graphic outlined in gold on the front.

Custo Barcelona -
Ult Oh Tee

This tee makes me wanna meow in glee! This Custo Barcelona tee has an image of a cat on the front and is jam packed full of fun bright colors. It has the cutest princess sleeves with turquoise piping at the sleeve opening.

Z-Brand -
Moreno Floral in Cappucino

Keep it simple yet classic with this Z Brand long sleeve tee. A simple tee with distressing on the waist, arm openings, and shoulders. It also has a fun design down the left of the tee.

Couture in the City readers - Use code couture20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order!


Lucy Sykes, Alex Gaines and Susan Lazar Sample Sale

Who: Lucy Sykes New York (women’s and children), Alex Gaines (women’s) and egg by Susan Lazar (children)

What: Sample Sale – 60-65% off Fall merchandise

Where: 230 West 39th Street, 9th Floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues)

Times Square or Penn Station subway stop

When: December 6, 7, 8 from 10am-6pm daily

Payment: Cash and major credit cards

Lucy Sykes New York:

Boys sweaters start at $40 (originally $110); Boys shirts start at $35 (originally $88); Boys Coats $90 (originally $250); Boys Pants $40 (originally start at $110)

Girls holiday dresses start at $40 (originally start at $120); Liberty corduroy dresses and skirts start at $50 (originally $143); coats and gilets start at $70 (originally start at $176); cardigans start at $40 (originally $110); Tops start at $30 (originally start at $88)

Womens Granny cardigan $110 (orig. $295); Dolman jacket $170 (orig$495); Skinny cord $95 (orig $265); liberty cotton blouse $105 (orig $295)

Alex Gaines:

Tunic sweaters $150 (orig $425); Wool skirts $125 (orig $350); Wool/cashmere coats $350 (orig $795); Wool/jersey turtlenecks $55 (orig $150)

Egg by Susan Lazar:

Blankets start at $50 (originally $120); jersey tees, leggings and onesies start at $10(originally $30); and voile dresses, pants, tops and hats start at $15
(originally $35).

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Would you Wear It? Hot Hats, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Volkswagen
Paris tops it off in a black derby with Nicole (photo source)

Caught in the Act! Jessica, Ashlee, Eva & More
Jessica and Ashlee in a Gray Fedora
(photo source)

THE BIG DAY! photo
Victoria Beckham (photo source)

Back in the day when every lady-like Fashionista wore hats every day, they were fairly commonplace. Only a very few people today don't consider themselves "dressed" until they have on their hat.

However, it is this humble Fashionista's opinion that hats are slowly creeping back into the mainstream. Whether worn casually like Ashlee or Paris with a tee and jeans or super dressy, like the extreme hat that Victoria Beckham wore to the TomKat wedding, celebs are really embracing the hat look. Then there are some celebs who just don't get it...

DEJA VU photo
Britney Spears (photo source)

It's not the hat itself that irks us, per se, but maybe the color? It's just not very wintery, wait, hold on...

Mary Kate Olsen and Ashlee Simpson (photo source)

See Brit! This is how you do the floppy crochet hat look. Nice try though.

But our celebrity hat award goes to...

Dita von Teese
Dita von Teese (photo source)

Mrs. Manson herself, Dita von Teese works it best in the hat department. It's 40's Glam meets burlesque goth and we love it. Make a hat statement of your own this winter, because it will be a long time before you can work the summer straw hat.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Fab Fashion Blogs Monday

Omiru Poll Results: Shirtdresses are In!
We asked: Are Shirtdresses In or Out?

Nili Lotan Shirt Dress | $475 at Shopbop.

You said: It’s time to shop for shirtdresses. 68% are all over these versatile dresses, and only 12% and 19%, respectively, believe they’re On the Way Out and Out.

Omiru’s take: The perfect workdress, Shirtdresses manage to straddle the line between professional and figure flattering. Not too casual, but not too fussy, Shirtdresses travel effortlessly from the boardroom to cocktails at the local bar. We’re stocking up on both short and long sleeve styles (such as the attention-grabbing mod dress pictured at left) to take us through Winter and Spring! [Omiru]

Shell Shock - Tortoise Shell “it”
Elle spotlights that tortoise shell has resurfaced as the season’s most unexpected accent, turning up on everything from breezy dresses to wedge heels.

For my direct experiences I was completely torn between the Prada sunglasses I bought (the hipster pair I shared) and these Oliver Peoples Varadis 284. The dash of not-too girly pink is so chic! Trust me I was torn between the two but dropping another $300 wasn’t in the budget (insert shopping pang here). read more
[The It Lists]

Street Chic - Sheer Goes Chic

I don't know about you, but every once in awhile, I find a totally awesome shirt that is, unfortunately, totally sheer - almost see-through sometimes. I usually put these shirts back on the rack, thinking I'll never wear them, but I've found a great example of how to wear a sheer shirt with this stylish look:

I love how the black and white striped shirt peeks through the white top, which is accented by an ornate black pattern - the contrast is amazingly cute - black vs white, stripes vs ornate pattern, etc. Black and white are, of course, always cute together, but the overall outfit just rocks. I believe she said most of the pieces were from Express, so check them out if you likey the outfit. read more
[Shopaholics Anonymous]

Style Watch Poll


CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The Brazilian supermodel sizzles on the pink carpet in a sweeping Roberto Cavalli gown at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in L.A.


CREDIT: Alan Weller/FilmMagic

The mom of two keeps it simple – pairing her ruched black satin dress with pin-straight locks and peep-toe pumps – at the Prince's Trust Gala in London.


CREDIT: Todd Williamson/FilmMagic

The Fashion House star is a victim of trend overload in her belted, sparkly split-sleeve tunic and leggings while taping a TV appearance in L.A.


CREDIT: Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo

The heiress indulges in a chocolate-brown swagged skirt-dress with matching pumps at the afterparty for the Victoria's Secret fashion show in L.A.
[Celeb Fashion Hit or Miss]

Ugg Fringed Boots: Love It or Hate It?

I am strangely attracted to these Fringed Boots by Ugg, but I am afraid they might be a little much. What do you guys think? Love It or Hate It? [FabSugar]

Art & Sole is a nationwide program created by UGG(r) Australia to
benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(r)

A-list celebrities and talented artist put their artistic skills to work
for UGG(r) Australia's fourth annual Art & Sole Collection. Using the
word 'hope' as their muse, the select group painted signature UGG(r)
Australia Classic Boots creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art. December
1 - December 14, 2006, the hand painted boots will be auctioned off on

Celeb Reinvention, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie (photo source)

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson

One of the most fun aspects of celebrity style could possibly be their frequent style reinventions. Since the queen bee of reinvention, the one and only Madonna herself, seems to have given up her post as "most frequent style-changer," we would like to feature a few other celebs with ever evolving styles:

1) Nicole Richie: Richie did her change from light locks to dark in a very classy way; she went with a reddish hue for a while before going directly to a chocolate brown. The darker hair gives her a more polished look, and rumor has it that she no longer works with stylist Rachel Zoe.

2) Britney Spears: Brit Brit is almost back to her old self after dropping the baby weight (and that pesky ex-husband dead weight...). While we liked her short, natural bob better than the extensions she's currently rocking, we've got to give her props for ditching the Matt Lauer interview cut off shorts and investing in some flattering grown up frocks.

3) Ashlee Simpson: The once Hot Topic-clad pop-rocker chic is looking more polished than ever, and dare we say, maybe a little classier and more fashionable than big sis Jess? Despite the unnecessary nose job, we are lovin' Ash's new look.

But the fashionista with the most new style changes award goes to....

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

While Gwen is undoubtedly lookin' hot post-baby, dare we ask what is up with the wig/glasses/assymetrical cut dress? Gwen is by far the biggest style reinventor of our time, and is possibly the only woman alive who can work this look (or pink hair for that matter!) Whether its 50's glam meets rockabilly, ghetto fab or 70's retro-futuristic, Gwen can pull off any look.

Which celeb is best at reinventing styles in your book? What about the ones we listed above? Sound off!

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Couture in the City would like to wish all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving..!
We will be back on Monday November 27th...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Spotlight on Ella Moss, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Melody Tunic Dress
Ella Moss Melody Tunic Dress, $128.00

Faith Cami
Ella Moss Faith Cami, $108.00

Edie Dress
Ella Moss Edie Dress, $194.00
(photo source)

Ella Moss's line of comfy wool, viscose and rayon dresses make us pine for warmer summer months. With cute styles in cuts that would flatter almost any figure, Ella Moss's designer, Pamella Protzel, is considered a prodigy in the fashion industry and started creating her colorful and sexy line at the age of 27. Her line is the perfect blend of vintage and edgy, without being too trendy, and celeb fans of her line include Liv Tyler, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Get the Ella Moss Look LeFashionista style with these similar styles from indie designers Yu Clothing and Misile:

Yu Clothing Spaghetti Halter Dress, $119.00

Yu Clothing Petal Sleeve Rousched Dress, $140.00

Misile, Love in Numbers Dress, $180.00

Misile, Parc Bleu Dress, $180.00

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Xmas Gifts Fit for a Princess

e.vil "Emeralds Rubies" Cashmere Sweater- $298

e.vil We'd call this a classic cashmere sweater, but with a twist... it's crystal-studded with the words "EMERALDS AND RUBIES AND DIAMONDS OOOH-BOY."

Caserta Pets - Rosso Turquoise Dog Collar- $70

Turquoise & gold... This precious collar is made from rich turquoise metallic leather adorned with a golden rhinestone ornament set with clear crystals. Something special for her adorable

Caserta Italia - Fallen Angels Cuff- $195

Like stars glittering in the night sky - glittering crystals by the a shimmering cuff bracelet made from Swarovski Austrian crystal mesh, thirteen rows of peridot crystals set in golden metal.

Victoria's Secret PINK®- $68
Bling sweats

Proves that diamantés are a girl's best friend. Drawstring elastic waist. Full-length, can be worn scrunched to knee. Red and pink have rear "TRUE PINK LOVE" and front "86" silver graphics with rhinestones.
Victoria's Secret PINK®- $68
Bling hoodie
Proves that diamantés are a girl's best friend. Zip front with pockets. Red and pink have rear "TRUE PINK LOVE" and front "86" silver graphics with rhinestones.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Holiday Looks We Love, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Cate Blanchett (photo source)

Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd (photo source)

Cassandra Tie Belt Top
Tie Belt Top by Ella Moss, $128.00 (source)

No matter what your religion or what traditions you hold, chances are, there is a holiday event in the near future that you will need to dress for. Whether its a full blow-out gala or just opening presents and eating turkey with family, this is the time of year to treat yourself.

But holiday wear doesn't mean silly looking snowflake sweaters or tons of red and green...if you pick carefully, you can find cute holiday pieces that will carry through to be worn again and again. Look for:

1) Sparkly tops: Cate Blanchett was our muse for this relaxed holiday look. Paired with a cute clutch and jeans, a sparkly gold sweater is just the ticket for holiday get togethers. Bonus: Can also be worn as a winter top for a night out.

2) Ribbon bow belted dress: Ashley Judd looks just like a sweet present in her dress by Dolce and Gabbana. The shiny satin at the waist and silver sling backs, and gold clutch add the perfect accesories (note the minimal jewelry!). Bonus: This is also a great look for a wedding or other formal event.

3) Belted tunic tops: A flattering look on any figure, get yours in a holiday color for a fun touch. This top by Ella Moss also comes in cream, and can also be worn to the office, out to name it!

Want to snag a cute holiday look without spending the big bucks? May we suggest...

Old Navy Tiered Dress (now on sale $24.50!)

Tell us where your favorite looks are, and happy holidays!

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BodyRocks Jewelry: 5 Times a Charm

BodyRocks Jewelry designs are timeless, yet fashion current and are fabulously fresh for 2007. Whether sporting a flirty little black dress or a pair of haute jeans, BodyRocks Jewelry’s 21-inch, five-drop faceted gemstone on Sterling Silver chain necklace with lobster clasp is sure to add subtle glamour to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

BodyRocks Jewelry’s five-drop necklace designs are currently available in two stunning styles; Amazonite and Coral.

The five-drop faceted Amazonite Necklace: Five soothing, ocean toned faceted drops of Amazonite float femininely from this stylish, 21 inch Sterling Silver chain with Silver Lobster Clasp. The five faceted drops are the calming color of the sea and the pale shade makes this piece a stunning fashion accessory for Spring.

The five-drop faceted Coral Necklace: Five drops of rich crimson Coral dance from a lengthy Sterling Silver chain and a Silver Lobster Clasp fastens this 21 inch piece. Coral is an eternally fashionable gem, and the Red Coral Drops Necklace is sure to be a favorite addition to your jewelry collection for years to come. The romantic, red shade is reminiscent of romance and the five-drop faceted coral necklace makes the perfect Valentine’s Day or Anniversary gift.

BodyRocks Jewelry's 2007 pieces are not available on their website yet, but can be viewed and purchased by inquiring with owner Nancy Shebby at the following link:

Every BodyRocks Jewelry piece is uniquely hand-crafted with great attention to detail ensuring superior quality. Visit today and be prepared for many compliments.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fab Fashion Blogs Friday

Sip “it” - Wear What You Drink

It’s seem that everything can become a fashion accessory - even what you drink.

Here’s something new from the world of water - the world’s first magazine on a bottle! iLove is a peel away 32-page glossy. And this isn’t some cheezy rag - it’s packed full of health tips to Herme, and glam’ covers are starring the likes of Pink, Mischa, Lohan, and Charlize. It’s currently only available downunder, but don’t be surprised if Australia doesn’t share it with our borders soon. read more on this hip water bottle story
[The It Lists]

Trend Alert: Leg Warmers

Hearts Leg Warmer, $18, available here.

There is perhaps no Winter fashion more fleeting than leg warmers, but that's no reason not to buy a pair! Seriously, these retro cold-weather accessories may be silly, but they are also highly practical for this season's leggings and skinny jeans styles, so why not wear them while they're hot? Just try not to wear your leg warmers at the same time you're sporting a pair of arm warmers. [FabSugar]

Hayden-Harnett Ibiza Convertible Flight Tote

$193 at Hayden-Harnett.
Ben Harnett was inspired by a WWII Helmet Bag, which evolved in a spell of 3am creativity into a bag that does more than double duty.

What to pair the bag with? According to Harnett, the versatile tote goes with anything and everything–from sweats to YSL.

Something you didn’t know about Hayden-Harnett? The company was started on April Fool’s day by two hardworking people and a slightly less hardworking cat. But they’re no joke.
Save 15% with code BLOGGER and free shipping until 12/1

Classy Chic - My Fave Style

Ok lovelies, so I was reading through my blog and realized that I haven't been doing nearly the number of posts I used to do with pictures of my outfit. That was one of the main things I wanted to blog about...not for me, but just b/c I find looking at how people put outfits together fascinating, and it always inspires me to put new outfits together when I see unusual combinations...guess I just figured other people may feel the same.

Anywho, yesterday I wore an almost 100% Banana Republic outfit. I am so loving this store and its style in my post-college, semi-professional life. BR usually features classic lines with a modern twist...right up my alley these days.

I shopped BR's sale last week and found this fab white, tuxedo style shirt with loose ties, which are fun tied up or worn loosely. I also got a merino wool sweater in gray, which I paired with the tuxedo shirt for my semi-dressy/semi-casual Monday work outfit. I also have on BR jeans and vintage Ferragamo, patent leather, black, peep-toe pumps to give the outfit a little kick...hehe...kick...get it?
[Shopaholics Anonymous]

Stylish Scarves - Cold Weather Style Unwrapped

We see it riding solo on buses and many a cab driver will receive it as a complimentary gift from October through March: the winter scarf. read more of this great article
[Second City Style]

Holiday Chic: Satin Lace-Up Bruno Frisoni Shoes

Satin lace-up Bruno Frisoni shoes $825 via Saks

Ooh la love.

Giuseppe Zanotti may be my Italiano lover, but Bruno Frisoni is my Parisian boy.

Taking me to holiday cocktail parties, Bruno Frisoni has me watch my walk in his 4½” stiletto, Bruno Frisoni keeps me on my toes with his phat platform, Bruno Frisoni’s lace-up shoe is deliciously selective, unlike Mr. Madden’s and Monsieur Louboutin’s peeptoe.

And unlike Mr. Man who’s been peeping at all the ladies tonight. Tah-tah, doll. Laced-up tight with Bruno, Frisoni’ll make it easy to glide away.
[Kristopher Dukes]

Suzanne Somers

Image: Us Weekly

At the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills.

"I think Suzanne has a mad craving for gold" Editor comment
[Fashion Police]

Sarah Jessica Parker

Image Credit: Chris Ford/Pmc

Wearing a Marni t-shirt and an Alexander McQueen leather skirt, the stylish star hosted a party for makeup guru Laura Mercier in New York.

"I love this leather skirt by Alexander McQueen.. Sarah looks amazing here." Editor comment
[Style Watch Poll]

Art & Sole is a nationwide program created by UGG(r) Australia to
benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(r)

A-list celebrities and talented artist put their artistic skills to work
for UGG(r) Australia's fourth annual Art & Sole Collection. Using the
word 'hope' as their muse, the select group painted signature UGG(r)
Australia Classic Boots creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art. December
1 - December 14, 2006, the hand painted boots will be auctioned off on

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