Today is the day that I finally admit: even though I love wearing silver in real life, there is no arguing with the fact that gold looks so much prettier in photos. Such is the case with this Burberry Gold Etched Paisley Necklace. I love the concept, because the rectangular danglies are very Art Deco, but the paisley pattern makes it much more amenable to pairing with softer, romantic looks. I think I would have preferred it more if it was more of a damask pattern (aside: I loves me some damask), but since it’s heading on spring/summer, why not?
The only possible hurdle, and one that should be expected when you see over-toted brands like Burberry, is the price. I feel like if I tried hard enough I could find something similar in some sordid Chinese alley for approximately 10% of the current price, on top of which the real thing isn’t even made of real gold. It’s made of brass! Somehow, I don’t think the price justifies the product.
Bottom line: if you’re OK with buying this overpriced piece of jewelry for $358 (down from an even more asinine price of $895), then feel free to head over to Gilt.

Today is the day that I finally admit: even though I love wearing silver in real life, there is no arguing with the fact that gold looks so much prettier in photos. Such is the case with this Burberry Gold Etched Paisley Necklace. I love the concept, because the rectangular danglies are very Art Deco, but the paisley pattern makes it much more amenable to pairing with softer, romantic looks. I think I would have preferred it more if it was more of a damask pattern (aside: I loves me some damask), but since it’s heading on spring/summer, why not?

The only possible hurdle, and one that should be expected when you see over-toted brands like Burberry, is the price. I feel like if I tried hard enough I could find something similar in some sordid Chinese alley for approximately 10% of the current price, on top of which the real thing isn’t even made of real gold. It’s made of brass! Somehow, I don’t think the price justifies the product.

Bottom line: if you’re OK with buying this overpriced piece of jewelry for $358 (down from an even more asinine price of $895), then feel free to head over to Gilt.

The 2010 FW “Winter Tales” campaign for Louboutin is simply lovely. This one, my favorite, is named after The Steadfast Tin Soldier. I’m also rather inordinately fond of the Snow Queen and Cinderella :)
carolinerie:

Louboutin by  Khuong Nguyen 
http://www.kyongnguyen.com/

The 2010 FW “Winter Tales” campaign for Louboutin is simply lovely. This one, my favorite, is named after The Steadfast Tin Soldier. I’m also rather inordinately fond of the Snow Queen and Cinderella :)

carolinerie:

Louboutin by Khuong Nguyen

http://www.kyongnguyen.com/

How To Eat A Cupcake, or as I personally refer to this, How My Life Changed Forever. Why have I not ever been introduced to this method before?!

How To Eat A Cupcake, or as I personally refer to this, How My Life Changed Forever. Why have I not ever been introduced to this method before?!

Who knew that I would ever end up posting so much about tattoos? And yet, this is the third one in so many months. Sure, that URL says ugliesttattoos.com but I think this is more of a diamond in the rough. Subtle yet clear in its message. If I cared that much about Guitar Hero, I would get this too :)

Who knew that I would ever end up posting so much about tattoos? And yet, this is the third one in so many months. Sure, that URL says ugliesttattoos.com but I think this is more of a diamond in the rough. Subtle yet clear in its message. If I cared that much about Guitar Hero, I would get this too :)

This comes a month late, but Tommy of Jak & Jil apparently shot Anna Dello Russo’s Milan apartments (one specifically for all her clothing! I die). I’ve always had a huge soft spot for all things French, and what has to be customized wallpaper is killing me. What a way to so easily make a room feel amazingly decadent. <3

This comes a month late, but Tommy of Jak & Jil apparently shot Anna Dello Russo’s Milan apartments (one specifically for all her clothing! I die). I’ve always had a huge soft spot for all things French, and what has to be customized wallpaper is killing me. What a way to so easily make a room feel amazingly decadent. <3

FUCK YES. The Lake &amp; Stars is starting a more moderately priced sister line in conjunction with Urban Outfitters, named Double in Brass, to be available starting May 10. While I&#8217;m a little worried about overall quality, the designs are looking decently solid thus far. I wonder if they will do anything similar to their gorgeous camis?

FUCK YES. The Lake & Stars is starting a more moderately priced sister line in conjunction with Urban Outfitters, named Double in Brass, to be available starting May 10. While I’m a little worried about overall quality, the designs are looking decently solid thus far. I wonder if they will do anything similar to their gorgeous camis?

Something from last week to tide us over in these slow fashion times: Demi Moore in Marchesa Fall 2010. Yes it looks kinda funky from the side, but that open back is as delicious as apple pie. Let it be said here that while I subsequently found out the pattern was paisley, I still think that there is a beautiful Asian influence going on here. The pattern looks like some sort of qipao dragon print and the neckline/shoulders also emulates your standard cheongsam. Note to Vivienne Tam: this is what you should be doing!

Something from last week to tide us over in these slow fashion times: Demi Moore in Marchesa Fall 2010. Yes it looks kinda funky from the side, but that open back is as delicious as apple pie. Let it be said here that while I subsequently found out the pattern was paisley, I still think that there is a beautiful Asian influence going on here. The pattern looks like some sort of qipao dragon print and the neckline/shoulders also emulates your standard cheongsam. Note to Vivienne Tam: this is what you should be doing!

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-sandwich-makes-you-its-bitch-in-11.html

Sometimes, life gets the better of you. And by “life,” I mean “sandwiches,” and by “gets the better of you,” I mean “makes you its bitch.”

I had actually blogged about a piece from the Christopher Kane 2009 RTW collection before (Frieda Pinto&#8217;s absolutely gorgeous black number) but I never expected something so Chloe-like to also emerge. This lovely pastel number (generically named &#8220;Scalloped Silk Dress&#8221;) has me gushing, seriously. You have the avant-garde that is Kane&#8217;s modus operandi, and yet an unexpected softness. The layered/different-sized scallops are just parfait, and the color is just the right amount of saturated to last you through any spring season.
Unfortunately, with knowledge comes disappointment. Of course, it&#8217;s sold out. What once was discounted 80% (AHH! £3,227.77 to £645.55 [sorry, not avail on the US site]) is now out of my reach forever. Still, il y aura un jour &#8230;

I had actually blogged about a piece from the Christopher Kane 2009 RTW collection before (Frieda Pinto’s absolutely gorgeous black number) but I never expected something so Chloe-like to also emerge. This lovely pastel number (generically named “Scalloped Silk Dress”) has me gushing, seriously. You have the avant-garde that is Kane’s modus operandi, and yet an unexpected softness. The layered/different-sized scallops are just parfait, and the color is just the right amount of saturated to last you through any spring season.

Unfortunately, with knowledge comes disappointment. Of course, it’s sold out. What once was discounted 80% (AHH! £3,227.77 to £645.55 [sorry, not avail on the US site]) is now out of my reach forever. Still, il y aura un jour …

Fabulous is a word I would use to describe this Vera Wang Beaded Gold Leaf Bib Necklace. I actually think this looks more like feathers, but no matter; the intricate beading detail is exquisite. Honestly, after wearing this, how could you top this kind of flawless perfection in jewelry? Answer: you can&#8217;t. I would love love love to see this paired with a deep dark-colored (navy, perhaps?) V-neck evening gown on the likes of someone like Marion Cotillard.
Sold out, because this kind of finery doesn&#8217;t stick around for long at discount prices, for a measly $259 (down from $1,450! I die) over at Rue La La.

Fabulous is a word I would use to describe this Vera Wang Beaded Gold Leaf Bib Necklace. I actually think this looks more like feathers, but no matter; the intricate beading detail is exquisite. Honestly, after wearing this, how could you top this kind of flawless perfection in jewelry? Answer: you can’t. I would love love love to see this paired with a deep dark-colored (navy, perhaps?) V-neck evening gown on the likes of someone like Marion Cotillard.

Sold out, because this kind of finery doesn’t stick around for long at discount prices, for a measly $259 (down from $1,450! I die) over at Rue La La.